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

The PRAIRIE

Jennifer Tuttor

Jennifer Tuttor, Assistant Editor

Jennifer Tuttor is a strategic communication major at WTAMU. Jennifer is passionate about women and children’s advocacy, not forgetting general human rights. As hobbies, she likes to read, research and cook as well. She also takes an interest in fashion and design and looks forward to becoming a cooperate press secretary, speech coach and a professional fixer.

All content by Jennifer Tuttor

WTAMU defensive lineman: Dillon Mata

October 22, 2021

Austin native, Dillon Mata plays the defensive line as a lineman for the West Texas A&M University’s football team. The six-foot-two-inch redshirt is a senior, reading general business and an entrepreneurship...

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Pink October: a month of breast cancer awareness

October 15, 2021

October has over the years been earmarked as “Pink October”- a month dedicated to creating awareness on breast cancer and the significance of having breasts checked regularly. Contrary to popular opinions,...

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WTAMU students and their take on philanthropy

October 8, 2021

  In these trying times of the COVID-19 pandemic where people still find it difficult to get around, students of West Texas A&M University still believe in philanthropy. In WTAMU, The Wesley...

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Lady Buffs on an impressive season roll

October 8, 2021

Before the start of the 2021 season, the LSC Poll placed the Lady Buffs as fourth favorites for the season. Head coaches, sports information directors and media representatives cast their votes to determine...

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WTAMU students enjoy other sports aside football

October 1, 2021

It is the fall semester, and all eyes are mostly locked onto one sport: football games. The rhetoric behind this transcends beyond college football. To others, it is a continuation of tradition. The...

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Post olympics: end of track and field season

September 26, 2021

  The Tokyo 2020 Olympic games took off successfully between July 23 to Aug. 9. Key moments in the Olympics included the historic gold-medal-sharing high jump final between Tamberi of Italy and...

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WTAMU Celebrates Leadership Week

September 24, 2021

  Students at West Texas A&M University have the opportunity to participate in leadership week. This year, the leadership week, presented by the Leadership Board, lasted from Monday, Sept....

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WTAMU’s African Students Organization president: Victory Suobite

September 17, 2021

Being away from home can be daunting on some, if not all of us. It gets worse when we are unable to find a community into which we can fit and be accepted into. West Texas A&M University, as diverse...

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Military Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan: One week later

September 10, 2021

  After 20 years of the United States of America fighting their longest war ever, President Joe Biden withdrew all service personnel from Afghanistan on Aug. 31, 2021. The troops left behind some...

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WTAMU COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted June 1, 2021

May 4, 2021

The Texas A&M system based on Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order on March 2, 2021 has lifted bans on restrictions relating to the current health trends from Potter and Randall county. West Texas...

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BLM victory: Derek Chauvin found guilty of killing George Floyd

April 23, 2021

Americans and the world have been on a long cheer following the jury’s decision in convicting the former police officer, Dereck Chauvin on April 20, 2021. Chauvin was filmed kneeling on George Floyd’s...

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WTAMU athletics’ impressive spring performance

April 16, 2021

The Buffs and Lady Buffs have altogether put on a stellar performance so far in this spring season. The Buffs have the baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer and track and field teams....

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‘Satan Shoes’ slapped with an injunction on sales

April 9, 2021

  The internet has been going wild, following proceedings between MSCHF Product Studios and Nike, over shoes made in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X. The shoes have the Nike swoosh logo. Nike...

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WTAMU new spirit initiative causes stir among affected teams

April 2, 2021

  The West Texas A&M University community have for the past weeks received some information on the merging of certain athletic teams into one spirit team. This information first came to light...

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Lone Star Conference champions: WTAMU’s track and field team clocking milestones

March 12, 2021

The West Texas A&M University’s track and field team are the 2021 Lone Star Conference (LSC) champions after competing in Lubbock, Texas. The Buffs, with a collective point of 198 defeated 2nd and...

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In-person graduation to resume in WTAMU

March 5, 2021

  Graduation ceremonies across the world have had to be reverted to virtual ones, since the outbreak of COVID-19. In a press release by the Office of Communication and marketing, West Texas A&M...

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Is Xcel Energy right to interrupt power supply?

February 26, 2021

  Many residents of Amarillo and Canyon have for the past couple of weeks encountered many power fluctuations, which have led to some residents having faulty appliances, not to talk of hikes in...

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Erik Qualman speaking in a virtual keynote February 23 at 6:00pm

DLS Event: WTAMU hosts best-selling author, Erik Qualman

February 23, 2021

  Best-selling author Erik Qualman hosted a virtual lecture series dubbed, “The power of focus: stepping into your story.” This event, which was held via zoom took place at 6 p.m. on Feb.23,...

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NBA All-Star Game 2021: welcome or bye

February 19, 2021

  The National Basketball Association is scheduled to host the All-Star Game on Sunday, March 7, 2021. The All-Star Game is hosted every year in February by the NBA, having both competing teams...

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WT Cornhole gaining momentum at the Virgil Henson Activities Center

February 12, 2021

  The current COVID-19 pandemic has sucked the life out of college activities in almost every country worldwide, and West Texas A&M University is no exception. Many sports activities have...

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WTAMU dining hall welcomes new Chef

February 5, 2021

West Texas A&M University began the 2021 spring semester with a new addition to the culinary tribe: a new chef, Julio Rubio. Chef Julio is the new executive Chef for Aramark, managers of the WTAMU...

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West Texas A&M’s Lady Buffs Ace their first home game

January 31, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, the Lady Buffaloes held their first game of the semester. WTAMU defeated Lubbock Christain University Lady Chaps in three sets. Before WTAMU’s victory took place, the team celebrated...

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Third stimulus checks on the way: President Joe Biden has promised

January 29, 2021

After his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021, President Joe Biden has begun making long strides in his quest to relieve a lot of struggling Americans from the money crisis- one lasting effect of the COVID-19...

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Does Black or White determine the reaction of the security services?

January 22, 2021

The United State’s Senate is known to be one of the most secure places in the country, but little could be said about the level of said security after certain insurgents broke into the senate on Jan....

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COVID-19 and the Spanish flu of 1918: Did we learn our lessons from over a century ago?

November 21, 2020

The world has never been the same since the first case of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 was detected in Wuhan, China on November 17, 2019. Since then, many people have compared COVID-19 to the Spanish...

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Well in my opinion, it got a bit chaotic in the beginning and towards the end there, but I feel like it was a very tight race and both parties were very head-to-head and elections have both positives and negatives about them, said Dane Glenn, a part time instructor for the Department of Communications. But I feel like this election has really in ways split the country, and those two sides are very competitive; not only with the president elect nominees, but also with the supporters and followers.

[Photo] 2020 Election results and opinions

November 13, 2020

"Well in my opinion, it got a bit chaotic in the beginning and towards the end there, but I feel like it was a very tight race and both parties were very head-to-head and elections have both positives...

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Dancing with the stars: which set of couples make it to the season finale

November 9, 2020

Monday evenings seem to be a lot of fun for people of all ages in America, thanks to ABC’s Dancing with The Stars; a reality TV show that features celebrities paired with professional dancers to learn...

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Benjamin Azamati at the finish line at the Spring 2020 LSC conference.

Benjamin Azamati: The young decorated Buff all the way from Ghana-Africa

October 6, 2020

Many a time, there are people who chance upon stepping into the limelight, and there are others who are simply intentional about the minutest of opportunities granted them to work their way all up...

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