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Since 1919

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Since 1919

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Filiberto Avila, Contributor

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Welcome and ¡Bienvenidos! — A Fresh Start, A Continuation of Legacy

Welcome and ¡Bienvenidos! — A Fresh Start, A Continuation of Legacy

Filiberto Avila, Contributor
January 16, 2024

Dear Buffaloes, ¡Bienvenidos de nuevo y bienvenidos a los nuevos! With great enthusiasm, I extend a warm welcome back to our returning students and an equally spirited greeting to those joining our...

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[Video] Students involved in Greek life at WT learn leadership and teamwork

Filiberto Avila, Contributor
November 21, 2023

West Texas A&M University is home to many Greek organizations. Greek organizations, commonly known as fraternities and sororities, are social groups at colleges known for their structured recruitment,...

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[Video] Members of WT partner with local church to establish food pantry

Filiberto Avila, Contributor
November 13, 2023

Members of the West Texas A&M University and St. Ann's Catholic Church communities will join efforts to establish The Market on Tierra Blanca Street food pantry to help students grappling with the...

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World flags located in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center on the West Texas A&M University campus on October 10, 2023. Filiberto Avila/The Prairie News

WT study abroad programs impact students college experience

Filiberto Avila, Contributor
November 11, 2023

Faculty-led study abroad programs at West Texas A&M University offer students a chance to expand their academic horizons, engage with diverse cultures and foster personal development. These programs...

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¡Viva la herencia hispana! – 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month

¡Viva la herencia hispana! – 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month

Filiberto Avila, Contributor
September 15, 2023

Estimada familia universitaria:  As we come together to celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, I am deeply honored to be here at this extraordinary Hispanic Serving Institution, where culture,...

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Welcome and ¡Bienvenidos! — A New Semester, A New Legacy

Welcome and ¡Bienvenidos! — A New Semester, A New Legacy

Filiberto Avila, Contributor
August 21, 2023

Dear Buffaloes, Welcome and ¡bienvenidos! It is with great honor and pride that I extend my warmest greetings to you all. My name is Filiberto "Fili" Avila, and I am truly excited to serve as your...

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Students frustrated by parking situation during football season

Students frustrated by parking situation during football season

As the citizens of Canyon prepare for the first football game of the season, the residents of Jarrett Hall groan as their parking lot becomes the designated VIP spot. Students who do not move their...

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Screenshots of Yik Yak posts made by WT students during the Buffs Around the World event on April 6, 2022.

Opinion: We are tired of the ‘lip service’ about addressing racism at WT

Filiberto Avila, Contributor
April 29, 2022

“We must be impatient for change,” said Claudia Flores, immigration campaign manager for the Center for American Progress. “Let us remember that our voice is a precious gift, and we must use it.” West...

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The Song of Achilles: Fate, love and glory

‘The Song of Achilles’: Fate, love and glory

Filiberto Avila, Contributor
April 10, 2022

If you were looking for a retell of one of the greatest stories in Greek mythology, there are countless options. Paris and his love (or lust) for Helen, Orpheus and his devotion to Eurydice or even Alcestis...

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The wardrobe staple of Spring 2022: The slip dress

Filiberto Avila, Contributor
March 5, 2022

As fashion lovers, we must accept that trends and styles come and go. However, there are a few that have endured, like the little black dress, miniskirts and denim jackets, to name a few. In recent...

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Bowling: Bowling brings the perfect combination of playful and competitive spirit. Nothing screams confidence like flowy, high-waisted jeans with a crop-top and your favorite pair of sneakers. For a bonus styling tip, you can combine with a red cap and layered silver necklaces.

Choosing the perfect outfit for your Valentine’s date

Filiberto Avila, Contributor
February 13, 2022

For the last couple of years, Valentine’s Day has been anything but exciting. Couples and friends alike have celebrated this day in a restrained kind of way, with the holiday consisting of takeout and...

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