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

The PRAIRIE

Tova Kibal

Tova Kibal, Features Editor

My name is Tova Kibal, I’m a Swedish girl studying broadcast journalism here at WTAMU! This is my senior year, and work as the Features Editor at The Prairie. When I'm not in the newsroom, I love eating food and doing yoga.

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Members of the Vietnamese Student Association performed a traditional dance to the song “Dat Nuoc Loi Ru.”

Vietnamese Culture Night at WTAMU

December 2, 2018

West Texas A&M University’s Vietnamese students shared a part of themselves and their home to the Canyon community at the eighth annual “Vietnamese Culture Night,” put together by the the Vietnamese...

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Junior English major Aaron Akins will have his essay published in the Spring 2019 edition of the Sigma Tau Delta Review.

[Photo] WTAMU English major to be published internationally

November 28, 2018

Junior English major Aaron Akins will have his essay published in the Spring 2019 edition of the Sigma Tau Delta Review.

Dr. Li Chen, assistant professor of media communication, is one of 25 female professors chosen as a Kopenhaver Center Fellow for 2018.

Dr. Li Chen one of 25 chosen for fellowship

November 28, 2018

 Dr. Li Chen, assistant professor of media communication, was one of 25 female professors chosen as a Kopenhaver Center Fellow for 2018.  Being chosen for the fellowship allowed Chen to attend a workshop...

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WTAMU community recognizes Día de los Muertos

November 26, 2018

A lively holiday in honor of the dead, Día de los Muertos, has been recognized in the West Texas A&M University and Canyon community with dance, music, food and traditional elements such as ofrendas...

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Energy reduction project sparks green initiative at WT

October 22, 2018

West Texas A&M University is looking to save $1.1 million annually in energy costs with the implementation of the energy reduction project starting this year.  The campus will undergo a variety...

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Midterms 2018, “Some people gave their life” for voter rights

October 18, 2018

The battle for voting rights in the United States was arguably a long and imperfect struggle, a gradual development from white men to African American men and eventually women. The 15th Amendment was...

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Budgets are cut as suicide rates increase nationwide

September 20, 2018

According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Sweden’s death rate due to mental health issues and substance use disorders was 5.9 of every 100,000 people in 2015. In the Netherlands,...

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Panel participants discuss feminism, race and diversity in schools

Panel participants discuss feminism, race and diversity in schools

April 23, 2018

West Texas A&M University is full of people from all over the world, cultures and situations. A panel composed of three women participating in the event “Faces of Feminism: Solidarity, Sisterhood,...

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Photographer and creator of Humans of New York, Brandon Stanton, spoke 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the First United Bank Center. Nearly 25 million people follow Stanton online.

Brandon Stanton, creator of Humans of New York, speaks at WT

April 13, 2018

When Brandon Stanton snapped a photo of a man on a borrowed tractor in rural Pakistan three years ago, he didn’t know he would change that man’s life forever. The post, along with the story of the...

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Agriculture Education student raises service puppies on campus

Agriculture Education student raises service puppies on campus

April 5, 2018

West Texas A&M’s furriest “student” is sure to bring some smiles as he parades down the hallways. Agricultural education major Sara Friedmann is a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence,...

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Artist Yewande Austin speaks at WTs Social Justice Conference

Artist Yewande Austin speaks at WT’s Social Justice Conference

April 5, 2018

Independent artist, humanitarian, educator and activist Yewande Austin spoke on privilege, taking action, finding allies and the importance of love as the keynote speaker at West Texas A&M’s Social...

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Dr. Hawkins, college of agriculture dean, passes away at 56

April 5, 2018

Dean Earl Hawkins, 56, Dean of The Paul Engler College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, passed away after a fight with brain cancer on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Hawkins was a loved professor at West Texas...

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Students working with local organizations in South Africa

March 9, 2018

Students at West Texas A&M students are going on a service learning trip to Cape Town, South Africa, early March to collaborate with local organizations on media projects with the goal to make a social...

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New 10-year campus masterplan presented at Town Hall meeting

New 10-year campus masterplan presented at Town Hall meeting

February 23, 2018

The future of the West Texas A&M University campus holds more parking spaces, greener scenery, new research buildings and a campus extension by 30 percent as the campus master plan is being finalized. ‘‘We...

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Dr. Paul Frazier speaks during his “Black History Yesterday and Today” speech on Thursday, Feb. 8 at Legacy Hall in the JBK Student Center.

Dr. Paul Frazier kicks off Black History Month at WTAMU

February 15, 2018

It has been over 150 years since the 13th Amendment abolished slavery and over 50 years since the voting rights act of 1965 passed, prohibiting racial discrimination in voting. But according to Dr....

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College of Education and social sciences taking students to Mexico this Summer

College of Education and social sciences taking students to Mexico this Summer

February 10, 2018

This summer, the college of education and social sciences are taking West Texas A&M University students to Mexico to lead an after-school program in a rural town and learn about Mexican culture. “I’m...

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New exhibition visits WTAMU gallery

New exhibition visits WTAMU gallery

February 2, 2018

The newest exhibition in the WTAMU gallery is a collaboration between two men who, at first sight, appears to be making very different art. But the two heavy-looking shapes in iron placed in the middle...

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