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

The PRAIRIE

Marcus Rogers

Marcus Rogers, Junior Reporter

Hello, my name is Marcus Rogers. I am from Greenville, Texas and I'm studying agricultural media and communication with a minor in political science. I'm a senior and I'm a fan of any tea, but my favorite is Water Still.

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Canyon, TX – Dec 2, 2021: The WT Chamber Singer perform Christmas melodious to inspire watchers to join in on the holiday essence.

The holiday season is here

December 3, 2021

On a balmy 70 degrees late Dec. afternoon, West Texas A&M University officially lit up the campus with Christmas lights as they have been doing since 1990 in the Festival of Lights, hosted by the Residence...

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Canyon, TX – Dec 1, 2021: WTAMU students listen to the WT Turning Point USA guest speaker, Ian Haworth, about the topic of censorship in the media

Midterm elections have begun

December 3, 2021

Several Politicians and political figures have begun visiting West Texas A&M University and Amarillo as the midterm election of 2022 is less than a year away and the political primaries in March. Early...

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Chicago, IL – Nov 23, 2021: From left to right, Sara King, Madelynn Luckey, Zyna Abjuma, Marcus Rogers and Sharon Quintero-Diaz stand with the WTAMU hand sign on the Chicago Riverwalk during the last day of the AMUN conference.

WTAMU heads to the Windy City

November 27, 2021

A group of five West Texas A&M University students landed in the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the day before Thanksgiving, after attending the American Model United Nations (AMUN) conference...

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Canyon, TX – Nov 10, 2021: Flags of the branches of the U.S. military float in the light breeze with smaller american flags line the concrete path to the WTAMU Veterans Memorial.

Op-Ed: Honoring our Veterans

November 11, 2021

Since its inception in 1919, the United States has been honoring our military veterans on Nov. 11 for their sacrifice to the wellbeing of our country and society, but what does that actually mean in our...

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Canyon, TX – Nov 2, 2021: Residents and college students drive by the Randall County Justice Center on Russell Long Blvd while passing several yard signs encouraging for voters to vote against Amarillo Proposition A.

Off year election offers insight on next year’s midterm election

November 4, 2021

Nov. 2, election night, occurred and the results have shocked the nation. Around the country and including here in Canyon,TX election night and the day's following are filled with election results being...

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Feb. 20, 2021: Demonstrators rally in Union Square Park in support of Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama who are seeking to form a union.

U.S. workers strike around the country

October 28, 2021

At the peak of 100,000 on Oct. 14, 2021, workers from multiple private and public sector jobs around the country joined together and authorized union strikes against corporate interests in what has been...

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Senate Chamber, WTAMU - Oct. 25, 2021: Student senators and Student Judicial Board chief justice pack up and leave an eventful meeting after discussing scooters on campus, class time changes, changes to the student constitution and other topics covered during the meeting.

WTAMU revises campus wide lunch break

October 28, 2021

West Texas A&M University student government and Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Neil Terry conducted a student survey, which ended Oct. 26, 2021, to determine the best actions to tackle...

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[Video] COMM Week begins with Fill With Hope event

October 21, 2021

The 2021 COMM Week Stranger Games, hosted by the West Texas A&M University Media Communication Program, had their opener event on late Monday afternoon in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex...

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SAGE member,Emily Morgan, throws up the Go Buffs hand sign while SAGE members congregate around their 2021 WTAMU Homecoming parade float waiting for the parade to begin.

The SAGE Homecoming float legacy has concluded

October 14, 2021

For the past seven years, excluding 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Students Assisting in Good Endeavors (SAGE) has topped the charts of the West Texas A&M University Homecoming parade. This...

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Copper Clean patches sit on the east entrance door handles to the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Comple

Technology designed on campus kills microbes across the country

October 14, 2021

Copper Clean is a partnership between West Texas A&M University College of Engineering and Buffalo Technology Group (BTG) products here in Canyon,TX to help self-sanitize points of contact for preventing...

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Madelyn Eatley and Marcus Rogers visit with Beto while throwing the Buff hand sign at an event in Lubbock for expanding voting rights in the summer of 2021.

Beto O’Rourke expected to announce candidacy

October 7, 2021

One of the faces of the Democratic voters in the vastly growing Texas, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, is expected to run for governor against Republican Greg Abbott in the 2022 gubernatorial election. In...

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[Video] Wi-Fi on campus, is it slow or just technology

October 7, 2021

Technology has come leaps and bounds since inception in the 1980’s with advancements coming everyday for the newest and best pieces of technology, Wi-Fi on campus has followed the path of the technology...

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Womens rights placard at the Womens March in 2017.

Women’s march in Amarillo this weekend

September 30, 2021

This Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. starting in Ellwood Park located by downtown Amarillo, there is going to be a women's march in response to the Texas Legislature passing Senate Bill 8, the Texas...

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[Video] Yik Yak is back

September 23, 2021

In 2017, the social media app Yik Yak, an anonymous sharing app that has discussion threads within a five mile radius and specifically created for college campuses, was removed from the App Store due...

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WTAMU Old Main sits at the center of campus.

West Texas A&M University is 2020, at least in some aspects

September 16, 2021

Every 10 years at the start of the decade, the federal government gathers information about how many people are in the United States across the states and territories, as required by the Constitution....

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The 2021 Graduates of Distinction, Don Bell and Johnny Treiche, and First Choice Awards, the winners Virgil Bartlett and the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo. from the Department of Agricultural Sciences scholarship reception.

WT Agriculture preparing for the future

September 16, 2021

For the past 20 plus years, the Department of Agricultural Sciences has been preparing the next generation of agriculturalists in the Texas Panhandle by financially helping students pay for their college...

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[Video] Recycling, repurposing, and reusing

September 9, 2021

All around the West Texas A&M University campus there's garbage. The materials such as aluminum, paper, number one, number two, and mix plastic bottles are repurposed by KB Recycling in Amarillo, TX...

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Buffs compete at home for the Jo Meaker Classic & Multi

April 6, 2021

On a cool Easter weekend, the West Texas A&M University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Jo Meaker Classic & Multi on the campus of WTAMU. The second-ranked Buffs...

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Op-Ed: Bring back my girls

Op-Ed: Bring back my girls

March 22, 2021

For the past 11 years, RuPaul Andre Charles has been showcasing the best drag queens in the country on his American reality competition television show, RuPauls Drag Race, to find “America's next drag...

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WTAMU Meat Lab steps up in response to empty grocery shelves

March 8, 2021

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants and meat connoisseurs have had problems with finding beef products due to complications in the supply chain. West Texas A&M University’s Doc’s...

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