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Victoria Fatiregun

Victoria Fatiregun, Senior Reporter

My name is Victoria Fatiregun. I am in my junior year here at WTAMU. I am an English major and I am keen on entertaining the advertising and marketing field after college.

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How to excel at the beginning of the semester

January 20, 2022

The semester has just begun and it is time to start studying. There are many different ways to study, but it is not always easy to know which method is the best one for you. You may be wondering how you...

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The Witcher captures audiences with dramatic flair

January 20, 2022

“The Witcher” was first released on Netflix on Dec. 20, 2019 and is based on the novel series by Andrzej Sapkowski and the video games by CD Projekt RED. It follows the story of Geralt, a hunter with...

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The cultural significance of Christmas movies

November 30, 2021

Who doesn’t love Christmas? The smell of peppermint, the gifts, the family time, it’s all worth it. There have been many Christmas films produced over the years and the ones of note for the purposes...

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Book review “Sissie Klein is Completely Normal”

November 30, 2021

Kris Clink, an alum of West Texas A&M University, is an author who released a novel, which was available for reading on Nov. 9, 2021. Known for interesting characters, “Sissie Klein is Completely...

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[Video] Why is the JBK important?

November 16, 2021

The Jack B. Kelly Student Center is a place where faculty, staff and students can hang out to enjoy themselves while they eat lunch at Chick-fil-A, Which Wich or Starbucks. There are plenty of seats and...

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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” Review

November 16, 2021

The eponymous Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” is a film that mixes Halloween with Chritstmas, only in a way Tim Burton knows to. Jack Skellington intersects with Christmas as he approaches...

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What’s up with the weather in the Panhandle?

November 9, 2021

It is currently very cold, but the weather has fluctuated from hot to cold in the past week. Looking at weather forecasts 10 days ahead, the weather will be a mixture of cloudy, sunny and windy. Walking...

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Ray McNiece poetry night at West Texas A&M University, Nov. 3 7:00 pm (Photo taken by Hannah Valencia)

Interview with Dr. Meljac, poetry performance night

November 9, 2021

The following interview discusses the Patterson Poetry series and the Ray McNiece poetry night that occured on Nov. 3, 7:00 p.m. at Legacy Hall on the West Texas A&M University campus. Question:...

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Marc Yafee performing. (Picture from Chip Chandler press release, Oct. 25 2021)

Interview with Marc Yaffee: Native American comedian

November 2, 2021

Marc Yaffee is going to be having a comedy show today at the Branding Iron Theatre. You will be able to watch the show at 6:00 p.m. for free if you are faculty, staff or a student at West Texas A&M...

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Lana Del Rey “Blue Banisters” track listing review

November 2, 2021

“Textbook” - The first set of lyrics evoke feelings of heartbreak and Lana Del Rey confesses her feelings to the listener. Everything is out on the page ready for us to see and this is one of the more...

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“Monstersongs” musical interviews with the cast and crew

November 2, 2021

Orion Macias, who is the assistant director of “Monstersongs”, was the first to be interviewed and he discussed his interest in doing a musical based around Halloween. Macias discussed he...

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Art students at West Texas A&M University design Mural

October 26, 2021

The following video details the art students on campus creating the murals. The mural in The Prairie Newsroom is now finished and the video showcases an example of the mural. The art students have...

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House of the Dragon trailer doesn’t impress viewers

October 26, 2021

“House of the Dragon” is the prequel to “Game of Thrones” detailing the journey of the Targaryen family. Viewers do not seem excited, based on the Youtube comments underneath the trailer and there...

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Homecoming traditions in Texas create joy for Texans

October 19, 2021

Homecoming is an event where there are kickbacks, and celebrations for heading towards the end of a semester. It is also celebrated by having home games. So what is different about Homecoming in Texas...

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A graphic designed by Victoria Fatiregun of Halloweentown set within the background of colors representing the fall. (Canyon, TX/ Wednesday Oct. 19)

OP/ED Why is “Halloweentown” a good film?

October 19, 2021

“Halloweentown” is the quintessential film of childhood. Watching it every year at Halloween always sets the mood for fall. The film details the story of Marnie Piper who goes to her Grandma’s town...

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[Video] First Amendment Art Mural, The Prairie newsroom

October 12, 2021

The Prairie newsroom currently has a group of art students working on an art mural. Associate Professor of Art Jon Revett is the project manager, and May Truong, a studio art major focusing on painting...

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Fiddler on the Roof

By Stein, Bock & Harnick

Fall 2009,

showcase of the Fall 2009 play Fiddler on the Roof at West Texas A&M University, courtesy of West Texas A&M University Theatre.

“Fiddler on the Roof”, happiness within pain

October 12, 2021

The 1971 musical film adapted from the 1964 Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof” emphasizes enjoying life while it is raining outside. The character of Tevye is a poor milkman, who manages to...

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Buffalo Gold Card Office which helped to make the cash machines possible for faculty, staff, students

Buffs Go Cashless

October 5, 2021

West Texas A&M University has added cash machines to the campus to make it easier for all Buffs to add cash into their Buffalo Gold Card accounts. The new machines have been installed at the “main...

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Historian Stephen Aron: Alternatives of the American West

October 5, 2021

On Sept. 30 2021, Historian Stephen Aron lectured on alternatives to the American West, based on his new book under the working title “Can We All Get Along: An Alternative History of the American Frontier”...

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Senator John Cornyn interview, Texas Tribune Festival

September 28, 2021

The Texas Tribune Festival is an event that celebrates current affairs over a course of days. The festival includes politics, public policy and news. Senator John Cornyn is the senator for Texas, and...

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Perseverance talk with instructor of nursing, Laura Reyher

Perseverance talk with instructor of nursing, Laura Reyher

September 28, 2021

As part of Leadership Week, instructor of nursing Laura Reyher gave a talk about moving forward with your goals despite the letdowns. The importance of good leadership was highlighted through examples...

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You on the Moors Now play exploring classical women as seen through a modern lens.

WT Theatre You on the Moors Now

September 21, 2021

The opening night for “You on the Moors” was at the Branding Iron Theatre on the West Texas A&M University campus on Sept.17 at 7:30 p.m. The play is a look into women in literature, taking a look...

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Dr. Kristina Drumheller showcasing Buff Allies as a proud organization

Buff Allies helps faculty, staff, students

September 21, 2021

According to the West Texas A&M University’s Buff Allies website, “Buff Allies is a group of staff, faculty and students who are committed to creating a safe campus for lesbian, gay, bisexual,...

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The Voter Registration Booth at WTAMU

September 14, 2021

The Voter Registration Booth at West Texas A&M University offered students the chance to register to vote. The voting booth at West Texas A&M University was an opportunity for students who are...

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Faculty Arts Show to Highlight Diversity, Talent of WTAMU professors

Faculty art show to highlight diversity: the talent of WTAMU professors

September 7, 2021

Every year, the faculty members of the Department of Arts, Theatre and Dance at West Texas A&M University create an exhibition to showcase their work. It allows for the professors to show the art students...

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Drumheller takes on department head role of media communication, communication studies

September 7, 2021

Dr. Kristina Drumheller, professor of communication studies, has become the new department head of  communication. For clarity to those reading, the department of communication has two undergraduate programs:...

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