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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

Hannah Valencia

Hannah Valencia, Senior Reporter

My name is Hannah Valencia. I am a senior strategic communication major from Santa Rosa, California. I love to write! My favorite part of working with The Prairie News is learning about all the events happening at WTAMU and meeting new people.

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[Video] The SafeZone app: Keeping the WTAMU community safe

October 22, 2021

The University Police Department at West Texas A&M University recently launched a safety app called SafeZone to provide an extra layer of security for the WTAMU campus community. According to CriticalArc,...

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Poetry: A vehicle for deep empathy

October 15, 2021

There are many forms of artistic expression, including music, dance, painting and poetry. Artistic expression is a great way to express emotions, but also to promote understanding between people. According...

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Theory of Relativity production in action. Photo by WTAMU Communication and Marketing

A time of trial, learning and coming together: WTAMU Theatre in Theory of Relativity

October 15, 2021

“Theory of Relativity,” a song cycle made up of disconnected songs joined by a through line, was particularly fitting during a time when the students of West Texas A&M University were feeling quite...

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[Video] The value of a college education: How COVID-19 changed college culture

October 8, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt on many aspects of life, including traveling, going out with friends and attending live concerts. Schools and colleges, locations of large public use, have also been...

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Block party sparks conversation about COVID-19 vaccination at WTAMU

October 1, 2021

On Wednesday Sept. 29, West Texas A&M University put on a block party/vaccination clinic called Big Shot Block Party. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between the Fine Arts Complex and...

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Are you ready for WTAMU’s Fall Career EXPO?

Are you ready for WTAMU’s Fall Career EXPO?

October 1, 2021

West Texas A&M University’s Fall Career EXPO is coming up! The event is open to all students and is an opportunity to connect with employers from across the region. The EXPO will be held at the...

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NBC duo brings two perspectives on racial unrest

September 24, 2021

Antonia Hylton, correspondent at NBC News and Mike Hixenbaugh, national investigative reporter for NBC News, featured in The Texas Tribune’s TribFest21, share their perspectives of working together...

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New, personalized aptitude assessment available to WTAMU students

September 24, 2021

West Texas A&M University’s Office of Career and Professional Development is introducing a new aptitude and interests assessment called YouScience to students which will replace the previously...

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Op/Ed: The Golden Rule

Op/Ed: The Golden Rule

September 17, 2021

The Golden Rule. Almost everyone knows the meaning of this principle of reciprocity in relationships with others. To, quite simply, treat others as you would like to be treated. But what if the meaning...

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WTAMU graduate spending the year in Spain for Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

WTAMU graduate spending the year in Spain for Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

September 17, 2021

West Texas A&M University graduate, Alondra Villa, will spend this 2021-2022 year working in the Galicia region of Spain as part of a nationally competitive scholarship she has been awarded, the Fulbright...

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[Video] WTAMU student worker pay to increase over 25% starting this fall

September 10, 2021

The minimum wage for student workers used to be equal to the Texas minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. However, West Texas A&M University’s Office of Human Resources announced last week that the university...

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