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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

Alumni share sacred moment at Joseph A. Hill Memorial Chapel

Alumni share sacred moment at Joseph A. Hill Memorial Chapel

Jace Hearn , Junior Reporter November 10, 2019

 West Texas A&M University is home to Texas’s only privately funded chapel located on state university property. Formally known as the Joseph A. Hill Memorial Chapel and colloquially known on campus...

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The Clift-Jinkens’ pose outside of the City of Seattle Municipal Court of Seattle.

An uphill struggle to change a last name

Megan Moore April 1, 2014

At 20 years old, Josh Clift-Jinkens has grasped the American dream. He works full time. He goes to school full time at West Texas A&M University, and is also a married homeowner. The American dream,...

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Mass Comm. Homecoming Reunion

Alex Gonazalez October 8, 2012

Every year WT celebrates Homecoming.  Groups of friends gather and celebrate the events. This year is different for a certain group.  Current Mass Communications students are trying to gather WT...

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(L to R) Lead guitar player Ben Cargo, drummer Jordan McClain, bass player Steven Ronk and AJ Swope performing in the Lady Buffs Sports Yard. Photo by Daniela Fierro.

Amarillo-based group performs after WT softball game

Daniela Fierro April 24, 2012

Web Editor's Note: For more pics of the band, click here! AJ Swope and the Last Train Home performed 14 songs after the Lady Buffs’ softball game on April 17. The four-piece Americana group was...

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(L to R) Lead guitar player Ben Cargo, drummer Jordan McClain, bass player Steven Ronk and AJ Swope performing in the Lady Buffs Sports Yard. Photo by Daniela Fierro.

AJ Swope & The Last Train: This Week in Photos

Daniela Fierro April 24, 2012

Check out these pics we got of AJ Swope & The Last Train's performance at the latest Lady Buffs softball game! To read about the event, click here.

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Some internships for WT Tech and Science Majors

Jes Roskens October 25, 2011

The Texas Panhandle is not a place known for being a huge technology hub, but that does not mean that there are not job and internship opportunities open to WTAMU technology students. “It (technology)...

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Ghost haunts Stafford Hall

Lisa Hellier October 25, 2011

Stories have spread on the WT campus about the haunting of Stafford Hall. Though details vary from person to person, the all female dorm has been rumored to be haunted by ghosts that like to disturb and...

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Matthias Merkel-Hess displays art at Northen Hall

Daniela Fierro October 18, 2011

On Oct. 13, guest artist Matthias Merkel-Hess visited WT for the first time to display his artwork for the public. Merkel-Hess’s collections, Featherstone and Devil’s Tower-LA, is now on display...

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Guest Speaker comes to WT

Daniela Fierro October 4, 2011

Web Editor's Note: This story was written for the MCOMM 3309 - News Editing & Reporting Class On Sept. 25 Kathy Cornett, chairwoman of McCormick Company of Amarillo, spoke to the MCOM 1307 class about...

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Photo courtesy of M. Scott Craig.

WT alumnus publishes book

Lisa Hellier October 4, 2011

In “Cacoethes” the author, M. Scott Craig, uses a collection of fiction and poetry to guide readers through a relationship and tells of love along with the positive and negative obstacles and experiences...

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Daniel Galaska returns to WT

Melissa Bennett October 4, 2011

Students in the WTAMU dance department had the opportunity to spend a few extra hours outside of class with a former dance student.  Daniel Galaska graduated from WT in 2004 and returned this semester...

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Alumni Jennifer Archer. Courtesy of jenniferarcher.net.

WTAMU alumna writes novel for adolescents

Jes Roskens February 22, 2011

WTAMU graduate, Jennifer Archer has more than one interesting story to tell. First, those narratives in her ongoing list of published novels seem to continue to attract her fans’ attention. But, as she...

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