Prairie wins seven college press awards

The Prairie has won seven awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Division 3 competition this year! One went to the entire staff, while six went to individual members of the Spring 2009 and Fall 2010 staffs. Congratulations to everyone who won! On-Site Competitions On-Site Feature Photo, Honorable Mention: Frankie Sanchez Previously Published – Individual…

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Pre-Vet Club Makes Big Comeback

There are several up and running school organizations on West Texas A&M’s campus, however, one has lain dormant for a few years and has recently been re-established. Veterinary medicine is important to all pet owners and animal lovers. Although WT does not have a veterinary school, they do offer a pre-vet curriculum. This degree is…

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From the Editor – Now Hiring!

This week we have a myriad of stories that will have something for everyone, I’m sure of it! We have everything from an update on the Turkey trip during Spring Break to a name change of a local football team. You won’t be disappointed with this issue. We only have two more issues for this…

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Readership 2010

The freshmen class of 2010 read “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini as the common reader. The WT readership program was created to give freshmen a common experience that would expose them to the world outside of their own. Every year the common reader is incorporated into the academics of freshmen level courses such…

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In the Spotlight: Sarah Blair

Sophomore pitcher Sarah Blair has been a big hit on the WT Lady Buff softball team this season. Having pitched 73 innings for the Lady Buffs, Sarah Blair tops the leader boards in wins from the circle with a record of 8-3. “I started playing softball when I was 6 years old,” Blair said. “A…

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Green Zone Takes the Easy Road

Any films on recent history tend to be a tricky endeavor. The timeliness makes for relevancy, but mining modern events and issues for entertainment value can seem exploitative. Green Zone addresses the complexities of why the U.S. went to war with Iraq, without fully embracing the shades of gray prevalent in international politics. Like most…

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What’s On My Mind? – Amarillo Venom

In case you haven’t been keeping tabs on Amarillo’s sports scene (yes Amarillo has a sports scene) I’m here to let you in on the latest happenings. The Dilla’s are still alive and kicking with possible upgrades to the Dilla Villa, the Gorillas are wrapping things up and the Amarillo Dusters are no longer here…

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Centennial Celebration: Up to the Mike

Former presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee will be speaking at the First United Bank Center as the University’s Centennial Speaker on March 31 at 7 p.m. Huckabee’s visit to campus was orchestrated by the Distinguished Lecture Series who chose the former governor of Arkansas to be the culmination of the spring celebration of WT’s 100th year…

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From Century to Century: Always WT

With 16 years teaching at West Texas A&M University, Associate History Professor Dr. Marty Kuhlman, was chosen to write WT’s Centennial Book, Always WT. The book release and signing took place Monday, March 22 from 3-6 p.m. at the Cornette Library on Campus. Marty Kuhlman says, “When WT was having a centennial, they decided they…

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