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

The PRAIRIE

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

The PRAIRIE

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‘IT’ delivers the terror in new adaptation

‘IT’ delivers the terror in new adaptation

September 26, 2017

Plain and simple, I liked ‘IT’. In a year filled some fantastic movies in the horror genre, (The Devil’s Candy and A Dark Song are two gems worth checking out) Andy Muschietti’s big-screen adaptation...

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WTAMU welcomes new organization

WTAMU welcomes new organization

September 26, 2017

Starting a new organization on campus has the potential to be a trying experience.  So much time and effort is put into establishing the most basic of framework, then it could all be wiped away at the...

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Student Body Presidential Candidate: Rigo Baeza

Student Body Presidential Candidate: Rigo Baeza

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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The Prairie to Host Town Hall Event

The Prairie to Host Town Hall Event

February 23, 2017

On March 1, The Prairie, in conjunction with WTAMU Student Government, will be hosting a Town Hall event in which candidates seeking election to student body president and vice president will be available...

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February 23, 2017

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Dr. Emily Hunt, School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics dean, addresses a gathered crowd.

WTAMU’s School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics to Expand in More Ways Than One

November 15, 2016

The West Texas A&M University School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics is well on its way to becoming a much more sought after place of study after university officials on Monday made...

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Donald Trump to be Americas Next President

Donald Trump to be America’s Next President

November 9, 2016

The electorate has spoken.  Despite numerous polls suggesting a third Clinton presidency, Donald Trump  swept key states across the electoral map on his way to becoming this country's 45th Commander-in-Chief. What...

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Election Night Watch Party

Election Night Watch Party

November 6, 2016

The Prairie and the WTAMU Political Science Club have joined forces to sponsor an Election Night Watch Party in Legacy Hall on November 8, at 7 p.m.  In an attempt to foster civil discussion, any and...

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Spectrum vice president, Abbie Deanfred, and president, Sierra J. Lanier, show their Buff Pride.

Organization Spotlight: Spectrum

October 25, 2016

Driven with the purpose to “foster diversity and equality across campus”, Spectrum is the focus of this edition of Organization Spotlight.  Led by president Sierra J. Lanier, sophomore animal science...

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WTAMU Mens Soccer Rout ENMU Greyhounds In Final Home Game of Regular Season

WTAMU Men’s Soccer Rout ENMU Greyhounds In Final Home Game of Regular Season

October 22, 2016

As the regular season draws to a close, the West Texas A&M University men's soccer team showcased  their talent in a 3-0 win against the Greyhounds of Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, October...

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2016 Presidential Election Proving to Be Historic on Many Levels

2016 Presidential Election Proving to Be Historic on Many Levels

October 19, 2016

Despite the controversy surrounding both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the 2016 presidential election is shaping up to be a historic event. In many states across the country, history is already...

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WTAMU Fall Carnival to Offer Safe Alternative to Halloween Festivities

WTAMU Fall Carnival to Offer Safe Alternative to Halloween Festivities

October 17, 2016

The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership (OSEL) will once again host their annual Fall Carnival on the campus of West Texas A&M University on October 29 at Buffalo Sports Park from 7 – 9 p.m. With...

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WTAMU President, Dr. Walter Wendler officially breaks ground at the site the future Agricultural Sciences Complex.

WTAMU Breaks Ground on Agricultural Sciences Complex

October 14, 2016

The morning of October 14 marked the beginning of a bright future for West Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Science.  Bolstered by the college’s continual growth over...

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Hispanic Student Association President and Vice President Gabriela Orona and Kathy Saenz

Organization Spotlight: Hispanic Student Association

October 6, 2016

West Texas A&M University has a multitude of diverse student organizations, and The Prairie has only just begun scratching the surface of what campus has to offer.  This week, we are spotlighting...

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October 4, 2016

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From left to right: Landry Morren, Student Body President, Zach McMeans, Student Body Vice President and Ben Gilliland, Student Body Chief Justice.

Organization Spotlight: Student Government

September 28, 2016

Student organizations are a vital component to the success of many major universities.  In an effort to highlight the many diverse organizations across the campus of West Texas A&M University, The...

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Rogers LEAD WT Leaves a Lasting Mark

Rogers LEAD WT Leaves a Lasting Mark

September 14, 2016

Unlike Buff Brandings of the past, the 2016 event proved especially unique due in part that it was organized and implemented primarily by students of West Texas A&M University. Spearheaded by the...

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Memorial Day: A Remembrance of Brotherhood

Memorial Day: A Remembrance of Brotherhood

May 29, 2016

Not all brothers are born of familial blood.  The greatest men I have ever known were brothers born of necessity and circumstance.  Our bonds were molded in wartime and sealed with blood and anger and...

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Buff STAT Presents: FoozeFest 2016

Buff STAT Presents: FoozeFest 2016

April 25, 2016

Buff STAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) hosted their annual event, FoozeFest, on the campus of West Texas A&M University on April 22.  Teams from different organizations across campus participated...

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Give-A-Goat Fundraiser Culminates in Shack-A-Thon!

Give-A-Goat Fundraiser Culminates in Shack-A-Thon!

April 21, 2016

Students at West Texas A&M University were able to get a unique view of poverty by participating in Shack-A-Thon on April 20.  A variety of campus organizations built shacks from wooden pallets and...

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3rd Annual Leadership Summit to Take Place on April 21

3rd Annual Leadership Summit to Take Place on April 21

April 17, 2016

On April 21, 2016, the Rogers LEAD WT Program will host their 3rd Annual Leadership Summit dubbed, Lead the Herd.  Set to take place in Legacy Hall of the Jack B. Kelley Student Center at 5 p.m., students...

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Tyler Higgins: A Musician on the Rise

Tyler Higgins: A Musician on the Rise

April 15, 2016

Being the son of a podiatrist, there were natural concerns when Tyler Higgins told his parents he wanted to be a musician. He didn’t always want that life though.  The career path he had in mind...

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WTAMU is One Step Closer to a New On-Campus Stadium

WTAMU is One Step Closer to a New On-Campus Stadium

March 31, 2016

The votes are in and the student body narrowly approved the referendum to build a new stadium on campus.  With a tally of 787-719, the next step in the process begins with the University taking the proposal...

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Inconsistencies in Campus Voting Times

Inconsistencies in Campus Voting Times

March 29, 2016

“All elections shall be a two (2) day voting period.  Voting shall run continuously from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. CT on Tuesday through Wednesday… Absolutely no voting shall take place before or after...

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

WT talks tattoos, their perception in society

November 19, 2015

Self-expression is as old as the human race itself. Each day we wake, and whether it be subconscious or not, the clothes we don and the music we blast, are representations of self. Fads and fashions will...

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Town Hall Meetings Address Campus Concealed Carry

Town Hall Meetings Address Campus Concealed Carry

November 2, 2015
The Campus Concealed Carry Task Force at WTAMU addressed how Senate Bill 11 will affect campus.
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