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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

Hannah Nelson

Hannah Nelson, Entertainment Editor

My name is Hannah Nelson, and I am the Entertainment Editor for the 2019 spring semester. I am a senior public relations/advertising major here at WTAMU. This is my third semester working on the Prairie senior staff.

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The time to change is now

April 22, 2019

We hear these phrases a lot, the initiative to “go green” or to “reduce your footprint”. There is no debating that the issue of global warming is a hot topic. We have seen this issue arise with...

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Jazlyn Bailey, junior
Education grades 4-8 math/science major
“I am going to Peru for a misson trip through the Wesley Foundation.”

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Jazlyn Bailey, junior Education grades 4-8 math/science major “I am going to Peru for a misson trip through the Wesley Foundation.”

“Not fake news: I am graduating”

“Not fake news: I am graduating”

April 16, 2019

To start off, I want to make it known that I am currently writing this article the night before it is due with a glass of wine and french fries. That sentence alone is the best description I can give on...

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West Texas A&M professor receives award for her research by the International Journal of Eating Disorders

West Texas A&M professor receives award for her research by the International Journal of Eating Disorders

April 3, 2019

Dr. Mun Yee Kwan, an assistant professor of psychology at WTAMU, received the 2018 Best Paper by an Early Career Scholar for her article “Warning Labels on Fashion Images: Short-and longer-Term Effects...

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WTAMU students and faculty members who traveled to Corpus Christi Texas for the TIPA conference from March 13-16.

Media Communication students thrive at TIPA

March 26, 2019

West Texas A&M Media Communication students earned awards at the 2019 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association(TIPA) conference held March 13-16 in Corpus Christi Texas. TIPA is one of the largest...

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The White Buffalo during the restorative process after layers of paint has been taken off.

The White Buffalo: restoring a piece of history

March 25, 2019

A staple landmark for many West Texas A&M Buffalo fans, alumni and students will be making its way to the new stadium for the 2019 football season.  What is known as the White Buffalo has stood...

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“Over spring break, I am actually going to go home and work with my family. Might work at the feed lot,” Grace Small, sophomore agriculture media and communication major.

What’s The Word WT? Spring Break

March 4, 2019

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Select 2019 COMM Week Members (listed left to right): Jay Mudge, Sarah Huddleston, Kylee Douglass, Dr. Mary Liz Brooks, Alyssa Gonzales, Savannah Wesley.

WTAMU Communication Week in full force

February 22, 2019

The West Texas A&M Department of Communication will be hosting “COMM Factor”, a week-long collection of events for the 2019 Communication Week from Feb. 18-22.  “I think celebrating COMM...

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The evolution of journalism to the digital age

February 22, 2019

Whether it’s on Facebook, on an app, or an alert on your smartphone, news is everywhere. With a click of a mouse we have everything at our fingertips. People are not relying on the evening news or print...

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A month of pride and celebration during Black History Month

February 8, 2019

Throughout the month of February students and faculty will be coming together to celebrate culture and remember those who made history. “Without Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and...

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PPHM in no immediate danger

January 21, 2019

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum (PPHM), located on the West Texas A&M University campus, has recently caught attention from news of potential budget cuts. The Texas Legislator’s decision...

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International student and junior electronic media major Loukyee Songprasert holding the Thailand flag. This flag is something that she keeps to remind her of home.

Finding their “home” for the holidays

November 26, 2018

It is known as the most wonderful time of the year. A time for family and friends to gather and celebrate. Classes end, the campus closes and students head home to their families. However,  many West...

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2018 Communication Hall of Fame award recipients. Rising Star award recipient Brittany Sarret (not pictured). 

Alumni honored at COMM Hall of Fame

October 18, 2018

A theatre director, an attorney,  a speech and debate coach and an operations manager. Four people with different careers, but they  have one thing in common. For these individuals their careers all...

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WTAMU shuttle bus outside the Jack B. Kelley Student Center

The driving forces behind WTAMU

September 25, 2018

Just as the sun rises at 7 a.m., Dave Sims hops onto his shuttle to start his rounds. Sims is one of the six shuttle drivers at West Texas A&M University who ensures members of the WTAMU community...

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Owners Julie Simmons and Cody Hudson standing in front of the Squeezy Street Juice Bar on the Canyon Square.

New business mixing up the flavors on the Square

September 24, 2018

“Strawberry Fields [Forever]” may be just a song title for most people. However, step into one of Canyon’s newest businesses on the square and it becomes a blend of strawberries and bananas.  Brother...

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Skillet, for King and Country to headline tour in Amarillo

March 29, 2018

Powerhouses Skillet and for KING & COUNTRY are set to bring their spring tour to Amarillo Thursday, April 12 at the Civic Center Coliseum. “joy.UNLEASHED | The Tour” with double headliners...

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Episode 5 - Doing it for the Grade

Episode 5 – Doing it for the Grade

March 12, 2018

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Episode 4 - Doing it for the Grade

Episode 4 – Doing it for the Grade

March 12, 2018

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Episode 3 - Doing it for the Grade

Episode 3 – Doing it for the Grade

March 12, 2018

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Episode 2 - Doing it for the Grade

Episode 2 – Doing it for the Grade

March 12, 2018

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Episode 1 - Doing it for the Grade

Episode 1 – Doing it for the Grade

March 12, 2018

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Campus program offers financial guidance for students

February 19, 2018

An on-campus program focused on teaching students money management skills. From student loans to budgeting this program is dedicated to helping Buffs learn financial independence. Buff Smart is an...

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WT students give comedic performance in A Flea in Her Ear

WT students give comedic performance in “A Flea in Her Ear”

February 13, 2018

The West Texas A&M theatre presents their production of David Ives’ adaptation of “A Flea in Her Ear”, directed by Callie Hisek, assistant professor of art, theatre, and dance. This French farce,...

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West Texas A&M University faculty showcase skills at annual recital

February 5, 2018

A lone piano sits center stage inside the Mary Moody Northern Recital Hall. A crowd begins to take their seats and the lights dim as the 34th annual Faculty Grand Recital begins. The Faculty Grand Recital...

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Welch grant highlights student involvement

January 29, 2018

The Welch Foundation was recently awarded $90,000 grant to the department of Chemistry and Physics for the use of research starting in the summer of 2018. The newly awarded grant is an extension of...

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A celebration of life, honor for the dead at Dia de los Muertos

A celebration of life, honor for the dead at Dia de los Muertos

November 2, 2017

Gone, but not forgotten: Students recognized a special night of celebration, remembrance, and philanthropy as many joined together for Día de los Muertos on Oct. 27. The WTAMU College of Education...

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