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Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

The PRAIRIE

Serving the West Texas A&M University community since 1919.

The PRAIRIE

Callie Shipley

Callie Shipley, Coordinator for Junior Reporters

My name is Callie Shipley, and I'm a senior broadcast journalism major with plans to graduate in May. I'm originally from Channing, Texas, and in my role at The Prairie, I I help teach and assist the junior staff members. After graduation, I hope to become a high school English or journalism teacher.

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Student Body Vice Presidential Candidate: Lindsey O'Neal

Student Body Vice Presidential Candidate: Lindsey O’Neal

March 4, 2017

The West Texas A&M University student body elections will take place on March 7 and 8.  In order to give the campus community a better look at the candidates, The Prairie will be feature those candidates...

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Students Explore Dream Jobs in Internships

Students Explore Dream Jobs in Internships

October 23, 2016

Launching from the classroom into the world beyond, West Texas A&M University students explore their dream jobs through internships. Over the summer, WT students interned at over 120 locations,...

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SAGE Hosts Night of Faith on Terrill Lawn

SAGE Hosts Night of Faith on Terrill Lawn

October 14, 2016

SAGE (Students Assisting in Good Endeavors) hosted a "Night of Faith" at Terrill Lawn on Friday. West Texas A&M University students sang and played worship songs throughout the evening, and SAGE served...

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Organization Spotlight: The Economics Club

Organization Spotlight: The Economics Club

October 11, 2016

Each student at West Texas A&M University can find a home in one of the university's dozens of campus organizations, and The Prairie continues to give these groups an opportunity to shine with interviews...

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Students, families enjoy Buff-toberfest festivities

Students, families enjoy Buff-toberfest festivities

October 9, 2016

During homecoming week, Friday's activities included the Pigskin Revue in the Box, a torch procession to light the Eternal Flame at the Buffalo Sports Park, and the Maroon Block Party with fireworks and...

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Students, faculty and staff share memories from 9/11

Students, faculty and staff share memories from 9/11

September 17, 2016

On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, West Texas A&M University community members recall their memories of the tragedy and honor both those who served and those who lost their lives on that...

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Bid Day 8 Refresh

[Photo] Students Join Sororities During Bid Day

September 4, 2016

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Buff Bridge, Peer Mentors Partner to Help Freshmen

Buff Bridge, Peer Mentors Partner to Help Freshmen

September 3, 2016

As students helping students, peer mentors form relationships with freshmen in the Buff Bridge program and prepare them for success on campus. The Buff Bridge program assists selected at-risk students...

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WTAMU to Raise Academic Standards for Admission

WTAMU to Raise Academic Standards for Admission

May 1, 2016

Raised academic standards for admission to West Texas A&M University will go into effect for potential incoming freshmen this fall. “We review our admission standards each year to ensure that...

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WTAMU Theatre Department to Present Jane Eyre for Second Week

WTAMU Theatre Department to Present Jane Eyre for Second Week

April 28, 2016

The West Texas A&M University Theatre Department will present its musical production of Jane Eyre for the second week on Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Branding Iron Theatre. “The...

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Kimber Harrison Named Student Employee of the Year

Kimber Harrison Named Student Employee of the Year

April 22, 2016

Junior marketing major Kimber Harrison has been chosen as the West Texas A&M University Student Employee of the Year. “Receiving this award made me feel honored and humbled,” Harrison said....

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Zach McMeans Elected Student Body Vice President

Zach McMeans Elected Student Body Vice President

April 17, 2016

Students have elected junior Agricultural Communications major Zach McMeans as the next West Texas A&M University student body vice president in a run-off election held April 5-6. “I’m absolutely...

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Landry Morren Elected Student Body President

Landry Morren Elected Student Body President

April 6, 2016

West Texas A&M University has made a lasting impact on him, and as student body president, he hopes to do the same for WT. Students have elected Landry Morren, senior advertising/public relations...

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WTAMU Students Spread Message of Service and Love During Spring Break

WTAMU Students Spread Message of Service and Love During Spring Break

March 24, 2016

Among the thousands of spring breakers partying on South Padre Island, 820 college students arrived on the island with a different purpose in mind. To love and serve. Over spring break, 83 students...

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Sigma Gamma Epsilon Aims to Build Awareness

Sigma Gamma Epsilon Aims to Build Awareness

March 9, 2016

With a shared passion for learning about and protecting the planet, students of the geosciences come together in hopes of making a difference. Sigma Gamma Epsilon “was established to recognize scholarship...

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WTAMU President, Dr. J. Patrick O'Brien, to Retire

WTAMU President, Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien, to Retire

February 27, 2016

The plan was to stay five years. Maybe six. But that was before he fell in love with West Texas A&M University. University President Dr. J. Patrick O’Brien will retire at the end of this academic...

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WTAMU Online Programs Receive National Accolades

WTAMU Online Programs Receive National Accolades

February 15, 2016

The online undergraduate and graduate business programs of West Texas A&M University have achieved top 20 rankings in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Programs for 2016. “The U.S. News...

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WT's Trang Nguyen recipient of prestigious Gilman Scholarship

WT’s Trang Nguyen recipient of prestigious Gilman Scholarship

February 1, 2016

The challenges of a foreign culture and travel across an ocean fade away in the face of a woman driven by her passion. Junior International Business major Trang Nguyen will fulfill her dream to travel...

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