Jodi Thomas makes her mark on the WT campus

Well over a million published words on page after page. Book after book, each representing different personalities, different characters, different loves and different lives. After 40 novels, Jodi Thomas continues to write new books within the walls of West Texas A&M University. Thomas is the writer in residence at WTAMU. She is a New York…

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HSA shares Hispanic culture

The Hispanic Student Association made tribute to Hispanic tradition by hosting a three day event, Hispanic Heritage Week. These events were designed to inform and educate students about the Hispanic culture. “This is the first time we do this,” Maria Mendoza Junior Bilingual ec-6th major, said. “We plan on doing this every year and hopes…

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Palace Coffee celebrates coffee and local artwork

It is not every day that university students can place artwork in nationally recognized coffee houses. Recently awarded America’s Best Coffee House, Palace Coffee Company, a local handcrafted beverage shop, was named a finalist at Coffee Fest’s National Championship. Palace is a space of creativity and art that is filled with vibrant music, people and…

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WT Buffs prep for Javelinas

After seeing their four game winning streak come to a halt at the hands of No. 23 Texas A&M Commerce, the West Texas A&M Buffaloes went back to work this week. Despite falling to the Lions, 48-21 in Commerce on Oct. 18, Head Coach Mike Nesbitt and the Buffs have to put the past behind…

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Suddenlink, Viacom not on terms, spark reaction

Recently, Viacom, which provides channels such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, pulled its channels from Suddenlink programming. The move comes after months of failed negotiations between the two sides, with Suddenlink claiming to try to get the lowest price possible to keep customer prices low. According to www.suddenlinkonyourside.com, Viacom is mostly responsible for the…

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WT fraternity raises funds for cancer foundation

West Texas A&M University’s Zeta Kappa chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity will host its third Tau-Gate Toss on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. in the tailgate area of Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. The Tau-Gate Toss is a cornhole tournament that will take place during the tailgating before the Buff football game against Texas…

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Twitter sues United States government and FBI

On Oct. 7, Twitter filed a lawsuit against the United States Government and the FBI. The issue at hand was one wrapped up in free speech, constitutionality and government surveillance. The main subject of the complaint is this; Twitter would like to be able to report exactly how many surveillance requests they receive from government…

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WTAMU honors 50 years of Lady Buff Volleyball

Oct. 18 marks the 50th year for volleyball at West Texas A&M University. In the spring of 1964, Coach Allene Stovall started WTAMU’s first volleyball and women’s basketball programs. From 1964 to 2014, the Lady Buff’s volleyball program has seen fourteen head coaches and 292 student athletes that are known to have competed in the…

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Jameis Winston only giving himself a bad rep

Hey yo, Tyler here. Just a quick intro to myself, I’ve been a long time stalwart of The Prairie – mostly covering and writing sports. It’s my passion, and it’s a field that never gets old. In my time with The Prairie, I’ve met many talented individuals and experienced a wide spectrum of personalities. Anyway,…

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Cowboys, Royals and Giants, Oh My!

Another weekend in the books, another weekend of sports to look at. Since baseball and football are at the forefront of things, let’s look at everything that h as happened in both this past week/ weekend. So, in my last entry, I talked about the Royals being the Cinderella story, and rightfully so. The Giants…

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