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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

Jasmin Ruiz

Jasmin Ruiz, Reporter

My name is Jasmin Ruiz and I am a Journalism major at West Texas A&M University. I have been an active member of The Prairie since Spring 2014 and I am an Assistant Producer for Telemundo Amarillo.

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F1rstgen at WT: My personal experience as a first generation college student

F1rstgen at WT: My personal experience as a first generation college student

February 7, 2018

Hello! My name is Jasmine Ruiz and I am a first generation college student here at West Texas A&M University. For those of you who are seeing this post for the first time, this is going to be the beginning...

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Amariah Maes works at Pandora: The New World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Students kick-start careers with internships

September 26, 2017

With the school year beginning, students may take advantage of many new internship opportunities. Internships can help students get their feet in the door of opportunities that could help them get their...

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Photo display of the missing victims of the ferry attack

Three years since the Sewol-ho Ferry

April 17, 2017

Today, marks three years since the Sewol-ho ferry accident in South Korea where hundreds of people, including a large amount of high school students who lost their lives after the ferry sank on a route...

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Student Body Presidential Candidate: Julianna Calvaruso

Student Body Presidential Candidate: Julianna Calvaruso

March 6, 2017

The West Texas A&M University student body elections will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.  In order to give the campus community a better look at the candidates, The Prairie will be featuring...

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WTAMU hosts fundraising performance of Brooklyn: The Musical

WTAMU hosts fundraising performance of ‘Brooklyn: The Musical’

February 24, 2017

Students at West Texas A&M University along with the community have another chance to see Brooklyn: The Musical before the cast performs for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (FCACTF)...

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Reporter Jonathan Espinoza shows us his tattoos. He has more on his other arm and on both legs

[Photo] WT talks tattoos, their perception in society

November 19, 2015

Reporter Jonathan Espinoza shows us his tattoos. He has more on his other arm and on both legs

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Skin Food is a popular cosmetics company in South Korea.

South Korea is fascinated with fashion and physique

September 15, 2015

South Korea is known as the Land of the Morning Calm, but its fashion capital, Seoul, never sleeps. It’s easy to see that fashion is important, and at first glance it might appear that Koreans have unique...

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WTAMU alum accepts Teacher of the Year honor

WTAMU alum accepts Teacher of the Year honor

May 6, 2015

In January, Shanna Peeples, teacher at Palo Duro High School, was awarded Texas Teacher of the year for 2015 and was one of the four finalists for Teacher of the Year in the nation. Becoming teacher of...

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University issues lockdown during spring break

University issues lockdown during spring break

April 8, 2015

During spring break, the University Police Department sent out a Buff Alert to students issuing a lockdown.   The campus-wide lockdown transpired because RCSO advised of an escaped inmate, and...

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WT Forensics takes second place international win

WT Forensics takes second place international win

April 1, 2015

West Texas A&M University’s Forensics Team competed in the International Forensics Association Competition in Barcelona, Spain after meeting their fundraising goal for travel. The team came in second...

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Museum joins Google’s international art project

Museum joins Google’s international art project

February 25, 2015

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is the largest history museum in the state, and it recently announced it has joined the Google Cultural Institute, Google’s Street Art Project, which is a way for...

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UPD investigates three reported assaults at WT (UPDATED)

UPD investigates three reported assaults at WT (UPDATED)

February 18, 2015

Update: On Tuesday, Feb. 17, UPD issued a statement that 21-year-old Terrell Maurice Mason of Canyon was arrested without incident and booked into the Randall County Jail. Mason is a WTAMU student but...

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ACE program helps students

ACE program helps students

February 11, 2015

West Texas A&M University currently has a partnership with a scholarship program in Amarillo known as Achievement through Commitment to Education. ACE was established in 1994 at Palo Duro High...

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WTAMU prepares for  system changeover in fall

WTAMU prepares for system changeover in fall

February 4, 2015

West Texas A&M University students and faculty members will no longer be using the Angel Learning Management System (LMS) for online classes and other course-related content. Starting in the fall...

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WT alum finalist in Teacher of the Year program

WT alum finalist in Teacher of the Year program

January 28, 2015

For the first time in Texas since 1995 a local teacher who graduated from West Texas A&M University is one of the four finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year Program. The National Teacher of...

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HSA shares Hispanic culture

HSA shares Hispanic culture

October 22, 2014

The Hispanic Student Association made tribute to Hispanic tradition by hosting a three day event, Hispanic Heritage Week. These events were designed to inform and educate students about the Hispanic culture. “This...

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The poster for Traveling Through Tales.

Traveling Through Tales bring stories to WT

April 29, 2014

When students think of storytelling, they think about being in kindergarten again sitting in a circle with classmates while a teacher reads to them out loud. But the Communication Department at West...

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Landry Morren, freshman Ad Pr major uses his insulin pen to maintain his blood sugar.

WT students manage their disabilities

April 22, 2014

The college life isn’t easy. Many students have to learn how to balance time, manage a part-time or full-time job or two and count the hours to make sure that they get enough sleep. Although this...

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Local. Art by Chris Brockman.

Akinyemi voted student body president

April 8, 2014

On April 1 and April 2, voting for the run-off election between Benton Allen and Edward Akinyemi took place. During their first campaign, both candidates didn’t meet the requirements of votes needed...

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Entertainment. Art by Chris Brockman.

Young writers get their work published

April 1, 2014

“I of the sun” is a story about a young author who takes a journey to Southeast Asia. Richard Arthur was 22 years old when he traveled to Asia, and wrote a book featuring his experiences there,...

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Local. Art by Chris Brockman.

Student president runoff elections

March 25, 2014

Student elections have been going on at West Texas A&M University and a runoff election will be required to decide who will be the student body president. A runoff election must take place when...

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Local. Art by Chris Brockman.

Buff Print to install printers in the FAC

March 18, 2014

With the technology fee that students at West Texas A&M pay for, they receive 1,500 free copies of paper to print out assignments and projects every semester. However, most students have to go...

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Local. Art by Chris Brockman.

Readership WT to travel to Uganda

February 25, 2014

  West Texas A&M University has a Common Reader Book for freshman’s to read at the beginning of the fall semester. This year’s common reader book was Doc Henley’s “Wine to Water”,...

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Local. Art by Chris Brockman.

Living on and off campus, pros and cons

February 19, 2014

Living on campus has been said to be one of the best college experience to have. Students who live on campus can get active with extra curricular activities, meet new friends and have convenient access...

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