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The PRAIRIE

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

The PRAIRIE

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UAA on campus trys to make a difference

April 30, 2013

As the year draws to a close, some groups and organizations on campus will take a break over the summer. However, the Unconventional Activist Alliance (UAA) at WTAMU is striving to gain support and...

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WT to host student research conference

April 23, 2013

Students from across the country will be presenting their research projects at the nineteenth Annual Student Research Conference on Friday, April 26, at WTAMU. The conference will be held from 9 a.m....

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Social justice promotes diversity, success

April 16, 2013

The fourth annual Social Justice Leadership Conference was held earlier this month on April 5. Students in attendance were given the opportunity to visit different sessions of the conference and listen...

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American College of Sports Medicine Spring Lecture Tour coming in April

March 26, 2013

  The American College of Sports Medicine Spring Lecture Tour will be held on April 1 at WTAMU with physiologist Dr. William H. Cooke as the guest speaker. The lecture will be in the JBK Legacy...

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The opening of the new tech store was delayed until further notice. Photo by Ashley Hendrick.

Technology store to open in JBK expansion

March 26, 2013

The new Tech Store that was scheduled to open in the WTAMU JBK in January has been delayed due to technical issues. “It has taken a considerable time to work with architects, designers, engineers...

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Future funding for WTAMU a top priority

March 19, 2013

Many students received an email recently providing general updated information about various issues going on at WTAMU. One of the biggest issues elaborated on in the message was that of university...

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WTAMU Professor honored by Chancellor

March 5, 2013

Dr. Ashley Campbell, associate professor of Education at WTAMU, was named to the Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators. “I feel honored and humbled to be named to the Chanacellor’s Academy...

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A Traditional View on WT Class Rings

February 27, 2013

Students around campus tend to have different opinions when asked whether or not they would ever consider getting a WTAMU class ring. Some students find themselves uninterested in class rings while...

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Pepsi increases student scholarships

February 19, 2013

The rumored decrease in financial aid that was spreading across campus has recently been exposed as just that, a rumor. As stated by Dan Garcia, vice president for Enrollment Management, in a previous...

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Winter weather causes wrecks

February 12, 2013

Web Editor's Note: Preston Thomas also contributed to this report. Traffic across Amarillo and Canyon has seen better days, and with the recent snow blowing in, many drivers have found themselves in...

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Rumors of scholarship instability swirl

February 12, 2013

Rumors of a decrease in the amount of financial aid available to WTAMU students have recently circulated around campus, but according to Dan Garcia, Vice President for Enrollment Management, there...

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Lorna Strong. Photo courtesy of WT Communications and Marketing.

Sports and Exercise Science has a strong heart

February 5, 2013

WTAMU Sports and Exercise Science Department Head, Lorna Strong has recently been named the National Athletic Trainers Association 2012 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer. This award adds to Strongs...

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Renovations begin after Jones Hall flood

January 28, 2013

WTAMU Residential Living is continuing to repair and restore what was damaged in a flood that affected Jones Hall dormitories over Christmas break. “Over the Christmas break, on either Wednesday...

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WT class ring prices spark controversy

WT class ring prices spark controversy

January 22, 2013

When the school year comes to an end, graduation is one thing that is sure to be on every senior’s mind. Some graduates purchase class rings to commemorate the event, while others feel no need to do...

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The Salvation Army bell-ringers will come back this holiday season. Photo by Hunter Fithen.

Charities get started on holiday season

November 27, 2012

With the holiday season closing in, charities far and wide have been getting an early start to help those in need. Every year around this time, organizations like Eveline Rivers and The Salvation Army...

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The benefits of living on the WTAMU campus

November 13, 2012

With the second semester swiftly approaching, WTAMU Residential Living is encouraging students who do not already live on campus to consider doing so in the near future. According to the Residential...

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Hastings in Canyon advertising Assassins Creed III. Photo by Hunter Fithen.

Game Preview: Assassin’s Creed III

October 30, 2012

Fans of the highly popular Assassin’s Creed franchise are in for treat today, with the highly anticipated release of Assassin’s Creed III. The game was developed by Ubisoft Montreal, and is the...

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The politics of WTAMU politics

October 22, 2012

With the Presidential election swiftly approaching, citizens among every political party across the nation are considering which candidate to vote for. At WTAMU, though the search for a political party...

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WT Rifle Club shooting for competition

October 16, 2012

As students across campus set their sights on October activities, organizations from all over take aim to draw new members into their ranks. One group has taken this to heart, and will be starting things...

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Navy SEAL to speak at WT Convocation

Navy SEAL to speak at WT Convocation

October 2, 2012

Freshman Convocation is right around the corner and WTAMU students, faculty and alumni are preparing for a night of opportunities and inspiration. The event will take place Oct. 4 at the First United...

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