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JoLina Lopez

JoLina Lopez, Social Media Engagement Coordinator, Associate Editor-in-Chief

Hello! My name is JoLina Lopez. I am a senior Digital Journalism major from Abernathy, TX. I officially started working for The Prairie News in August 2023 but I have been in and out of the newsroom since my freshman year of college! I serve as the Social Media Engagement Coordinator and I specialize in making graphics, short-form content, and writing stories. As for my future goals, I hope to pursue a Master’s in Media Communication so I can teach future digital media students! Working for TPN, I am very fortunate to collaborate with a team that allows me to express my creative self. Keep up with The Prairie News for content for students, by students!

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Left to right: Janel Pineda and Sara Uribe. Photo by 1910 PR.

Different Identities, One Language: Spanish Program brings Latinx poets to WT

JoLina Lopez, Social Media Engagement Coordinator, Associate Editor-in-Chief
February 12, 2024

On Feb. 6, the West Texas A&M University community heard from poets Janel Pineda and Sara Uribe. The two poets lead a discussion of writing and read their poetry. Janel Pineda, a Los Angeles-born...

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Student Organization Spotlight: Spectrum WT

Student Organization Spotlight: Spectrum WT

JoLina Lopez, Social Media Engagement Coordinator, Associate Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2024

  Spectrum WT is a student organization for West Test A&M University’s LGBTQIA+ students and allies. The organization serves as a support group and community for LGBTQIA+ students at...

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[Video] Lost faces, found voices: Forgotten Frontera aims to preserve unwritten Latinx histories

JoLina Lopez, Social Media Engagement Coordinator, Associate Editor-in-Chief
November 28, 2023

In Hispanic culture, remembrance holds significance as it connects individuals with their rich history, traditions and values. But what happens when all that is left is photos, and no one to tell their...

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[Video] WT students take initiative to make a difference around campus

JoLina Lopez, Social Media Engagement Coordinator, Associate Editor-in-Chief
November 8, 2023

All around West Texas A&M University’s campus, students are taking the initiative to make a positive impact within the campus community. From the College of Education and Social Sciences to the College...

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[Video] Senate Bill 17 impacts diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at WT

JoLina Lopez, Social Media Engagement Coordinator, Associate Editor-in-Chief
November 3, 2023

West Texas A&M University is taking action to comply with Senate Bill 17. This legislation impacts the way diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are managed within public universities in...

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Top left to right: Kara Ramirez, Stephanie Espinoza. Bottom left to right: Alexa Rojas, Nayeli Galvan.

WT seniors share tips for new students

JoLina Lopez, Social Media Engagement Coordinator, Associate Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2023

New classes, new people and a new environment can be a lot for any new student coming to West Texas A&M University. Luckily, with years of experience comes knowledge, and a few WT students shared tips...

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Hispanic students struggle to obtain bachelors degrees due to financial stress

Hispanic students struggle to obtain bachelor’s degrees due to financial stress

For many Hispanic people in the Texas Panhandle, pursuing a college education can feel overwhelming. Financial difficulties have been identified as the biggest barrier for Hispanic students looking...

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Students to headline WTs Media Communication Association series

Students to headline WT’s Media Communication Association series

JoLina Lopez, Social Media Engagement Coordinator, Associate Editor-in-Chief
January 25, 2023

Drew Helterbran, Kara Villarreal, and Jordan Conde will headline West Texas A&M University’s Media Communication Association (MCA) Series in a Jan. 25 event. The students will speak at 12:20 p.m....

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WT Students have mixed feelings about voting

JoLina Lopez, Social Media Engagement Coordinator, Associate Editor-in-Chief
November 30, 2022

Early voting started on Oct. 24 and Texas voters are heading out to the polls. However, upon speaking to many West Texas A&M University students, they have different thoughts and opinions about voting....

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Students frustrated by parking situation during football season

Students frustrated by parking situation during football season

As the citizens of Canyon prepare for the first football game of the season, the residents of Jarrett Hall groan as their parking lot becomes the designated VIP spot. Students who do not move their...

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