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Is the adult Happy Meal really worth it?

Melanie Garcia, Junior Reporter, News Production Coordinator October 16, 2022

McDonald's recently added adult Happy Meals to their menu for a limited time. The Happy Meal comes with two meal options of your choice and a toy. But is the Happy Meal really worth it? I believe it's...

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Pictured is Ms. Angela Allen, the chief of diversity and inclusion officer at WTAMU.

Op-Ed: Angela Allen, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Angela Allen, Contributor May 6, 2022

Located in the heart of campus, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion’s mission is to foster a safe and welcoming climate that will enhance the University experience for everyone who visits, attends...

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Around 45 million Americans are struggling with student loan debt.

Op-Ed: Joe Biden should cancel student loan debt

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter April 8, 2021

The day Joe Biden was inaugurated as President of the United States, he signed an executive order that paused student federal loan payments, but was hesitant to contemplate anything more long-lasting and...

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Prairie News Movie Review

Op-Ed: Earwig and the Witch fails to enchant

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter February 24, 2021

Studio Ghibli easily stands alongside Pixar and Disney as one of the most influential, awe-inspiring and gorgeous creators of animated entertainment the world has ever known. Many of their characters have...

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Any enjoyment I might find in the film would be taken away by my anxiety.

Op/Ed: Why I’m not going to the movies anytime soon

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter September 12, 2020

Select movie theaters all across the United States are opening their doors again for social-distanced crowds of viewers. Seeing this as a welcome vestige of normalcy is natural. The world is up-side-down...

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Chess: An honest opinion

Chess: An honest opinion

Jonah Dietz, Senior Reporter February 23, 2020

Chess. Is it dull to watch? For some, yes. Is it challenging to play correctly? For me, absolutely. Are the pieces cool? Depends on the set—a lot of sets are handcrafted and really cool. Some...

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Illustration by Savannah Wesley

Free Speech Zones

Savannah Wesley, Former Editor-in-Chief November 12, 2019

Interpretation of freedom of speech often leads people to think that they can say whatever, whenever, and wherever they want and however they want to. Contrary to that belief, there are limitations...

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DeVos, education and how she went farther than we thought she would

Savannah Welsey, Features Editor April 15, 2019

During a hearing before Congress last month, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was questioned about her suggestions for funding in the U.S. Department of Education. One decision was to cut eighteen...

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WT professors play vital role in students’ success

WT professors play vital role in students’ success

May 6, 2015

Editor Megan Moore and Associate Editor Alyssa Bonner are both graduating this semester from West Texas A&M University. The Prairie has been such an important part of both of our collegiate careers....

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Senior portfolio classes prove useful for students

Senior portfolio classes prove useful for students

April 29, 2015

As the semester winds down and classes begin to wrap up many students are forced to reflect on the value of courses as a whole by student evaluations. Senior students breeze through these evaluations having...

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‘#LikeAGirl’ shines light on feminism arguments

‘#LikeAGirl’ shines light on feminism arguments

April 22, 2015

Feminism is something that many people shy away from as soon as they hear the word. Common misconceptions about the term will have you believe feminists hate men and think women are better. They will also...

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Students should take development opportunities

Students should take development opportunities

April 8, 2015

When college students go to a class on the first day of each semester, they often hear pitches. They hear pitches for Greek organizations, campus ministry organizations and organizations within their respective...

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