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The PRAIRIE

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

The PRAIRIE

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

The PRAIRIE

Ceasar Escalante

Ceasar Escalante, Senior Reporter

My name is Ceasar Escalante and I am a senior, media comm major from San Antonio, Texas. I have a passion for creating content and have served as a senior reporter for The Prairie News for 2 semesters. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, friends and dogs. I hope to someday work for a large news outlet.

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A Journey comes to an end.

Op/Ed: Graduation: A long journey comes to an end

April 29, 2021

  A long journey filled with changing paths, trials and tribulations and lasting memories will be coming to a close on May 8th, 2021 when I finally cross the stage and receive my diploma. I can...

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Money Management Bootcamp for the Buffs

[Photo] Money Management Bootcamp

April 15, 2021

Money Management Bootcamp for the Buffs

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WTAMU Rogers Lead has now welcomed a new group of students to the program

[Photo] Rogers Lead looking bright for the Buffaloes

April 8, 2021

WTAMU Rogers Lead has now welcomed a new group of students to the program

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Op/Ed: The Buffs are getting Vaccinated

April 1, 2021

West Texas A&M University is approved to distribute both the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. These vaccination appointments are easy to schedule...

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Signs posted before entering classrooms show the restrictions due to Covid-19

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April 1, 2021

Signs posted before entering classrooms show the restrictions due to Covid-19

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Water fountains blocked off only allowing water bottle refilling stations

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April 1, 2021

Water fountains blocked off only allowing water bottle refilling stations

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Tables socially distances in the JBK to help with the spread of Covid-19

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April 1, 2021

Tables socially distances in the JBK to help with the spread of Covid-19

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Before entering buildings here on campus a warning is posted which all should read

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April 1, 2021

Before entering buildings here on campus a warning is posted which all should read

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Due to Covid-19 instructions on how to safely ride a elevator are put into place

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April 1, 2021

Due to Covid-19 instructions on how to safely ride a elevator are put into place

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Social Distancing markers are placed around WTAMU reminding to please social distance

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April 1, 2021

Social Distancing markers are placed around WTAMU reminding to please social distance

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 I wear a mask to keep myself safe and others safe Junior Agriculture Communication Ustina Guirguis

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April 1, 2021

" I wear a mask to keep myself safe and others safe" Junior Agriculture Communication Ustina Guirguis

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  My job is operations crew. Due to Covid-19, my role has become more focused on keeping the community safe with regular sanitation in the JBKSenior General Biology major Joe Hoot said

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April 1, 2021

" My job is operations crew. Due to Covid-19, my role has become more focused on keeping the community safe with regular sanitation in the JBK"Senior General Biology major Joe Hoot said

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WTAMU Horse Judging team on a roll

[Photo] Trotting towards victory

March 11, 2021

WTAMU Horse Judging team on a roll

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A new look at how 3D printing and WT are working with printing steel.

[Photo] A revolution in printing

March 4, 2021

A new look at how 3D printing and WT are working with printing steel.

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Erik Qualman speaking in a virtual keynote February 23 at 6:00pm

[Photo] DLS Event: WTAMU hosts best-selling author, Erik Qualman

February 23, 2021

Erik Qualman speaking in a virtual keynote February 23 at 6:00pm

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Late Charlotte Sharp being honored with a Merit scholarship here at WTAMU.

Late Charlotte Han sharp honored with Merit scholarship

January 28, 2021

The late Charlotte Sharp, wife of Chancellor John Sharp of the Texas A&M University system will be remembered and honored through The Charlotte Han Sharp University Merit Scholarship Endowment at West...

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WT looks to bring a brand new partnership to the campus of the Buffaloes

[Photo] A Partnership for the Ages

January 21, 2021

WT looks to bring a brand new partnership to the campus of the Buffaloes

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Thanksgiving this year may look different due to COVID-19 however, everyone still has something to be thankful for

Op/Ed:Coming together because of COVID-19

November 19, 2020

Thanksgiving, this is usually the time of month when everyone gets a break from school, work or life in general. Family, friends and loved ones begin to travel on that day to be surrounded by love. Many...

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Jeopardy host Alex Trebek put his heart and soul into his work and will be missed

Alex Trebek: A “Jeopardy” icon

November 12, 2020

Mr. Alex Trebek, who passed Sunday Nov. 8, 2020, we all know him as the witty host of the popular game show "Jeopardy." He has hosted the show for many years seeing countless contestants put their brain...

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The Buffs take the mound for this years annual softball intramural league.

[Photo] Softball with the Buffs

November 5, 2020

The Buffs take the mound for this years annual softball intramural league.

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While times are different now due to COVID-19 the tradition of Homecoming still holds strong with the Buffaloes.

[Photo] Homecoming during a different time

October 29, 2020

While times are different now due to COVID-19 the tradition of Homecoming still holds strong with the Buffaloes.

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Education majors are faced with many different components with COVID-19 however the Buffs remain optimistic.

[Photo] The new normal during COVID-19

October 22, 2020

Education majors are faced with many different components with COVID-19 however the Buffs remain optimistic.

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While a vaccine may take more time it is important to mask up and remember to disinfect and clean surfaces regularly

[Photo] Vaccine trials: A hope and a prayer

October 15, 2020

While a vaccine may take more time it is important to mask up and remember to disinfect and clean surfaces regularly

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Are Buffs coming back for the spring semester amid COVID-19?

Op/Ed: What are the Buffs going to do come spring?

October 1, 2020

COVID-19 has taken the world by storm, feeling like at some points that the world is literally upside down. A scramble to put in new safety measures to slow the spread of this virus has been seen all over...

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The Travis Scott meal collaboration with McDonalds takes the U.S. by storm.

Op/Ed: The $6 meal deal is “Lit”

September 24, 2020

A quarter pounder with cheese, bacon and lettuce paired with a medium fries, sprite and don’t forget the barbecue sauce. This may seem like a simple order from any fast food restaurant, but you would...

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Desks spaced apart in order to help with social distancing measures

[Photo] Coming back to school amid COVID-19

September 18, 2020

Desks spaced apart in order to help with social distancing measures

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Misty Gamble Fragments of the Body Piece showcased in What I did this summer located in Mary Moody Northern hall

Works of art displayed for Buffaloes

September 17, 2020

A faculty art show labeled “What I did this Summer” has been open to the public, showcasing seven instructors from West Texas A&M University on display in the Dord Fitz Formal Gallery in Mary Moody...

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The Hub where incoming freshman can go to get help with class schedule and information.

Advising Services tackled freshmen registration through Zoom

September 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19 taking the world by storm, Advising Services at West Texas A&M University had to figure out how advising for incoming freshmen would work without losing the face-to-face connection...

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A night full of trivia, drinks and good people at the PPHM.

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum host’s crafts and drafts event

March 12, 2020

The Panhandle Plains Historical Museum hosted their fourth Crafts & Drafts event on March 6, 2020 filled with beer-themed foods, crafts, ale from different breweries and trivia. “So it came out...

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After her talk Joanne Bland held a Q&A portion to answer questions from the audience.

Joanne Bland speaks so others will not forget

February 27, 2020

Students listened to someone who has been through struggle, segregation and civil rights in the South.Her name is Joanne Bland and her stories may not only be powerful but also her message to students...

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Borrowing for a purpose

February 20, 2020

  Money, it makes the world go around and around, it can come and go. However, the price for education leaves many with moths flying out of their wallets and an empty feeling not only in the pit...

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Cody Johnson proving that real country music is here to stay.

Country Music is here to stay

February 13, 2020

Good people, a positive atmosphere and one great way to spend a weekend. These are the things that may come your way after attending a Cody Johnson country concert. The arena filled with friendly folk...

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Accessibility issues here on campus is something that needs to be brought to light

History Professor has not seen her office in months

January 30, 2020

It is the little things that often get overlooked. Walking freely to and from class, being able to get inside of a building, the feeling of having a place to park and many more examples one may not...

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WTAMU on the road toward excellence

WTAMU on the road toward excellence

January 23, 2020

In relation to Dr. Wendler's WT 125 outlook for West Texas A&M University, the school of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics will forever be changed to the College of Engineering, starting...

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The food pantry located in the CSC is often restocked every Thursday.

Buffs give back for the holidays

November 21, 2019

With the holidays fast approaching many think of giving back. For this West Texas A&M organization, volunteers, students, and help from the Amarillo food bank work to put the local food pantry...

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Many different opportunities for students to excel in the classroom

Get connected through WTAMU internet resources

October 28, 2019

With the newly built Buffalo Stadium at J Ferg Field comes many new attachments and upgrades from the previous Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. Many welcome the changes that have undoubtedly brought a new...

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A momentous occasion

September 17, 2019

A Naturalization Ceremony took place at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum’s  Hazelwood Lecture Hall on this past week, culminating the naturalization process for more than 71 individuals from...

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