Goodbyes aren’t always bad

It’s been a fun and fantastic three years at WTAMU for this guy. I’ve been able to meet, befriend and work with some very fantastic people, not only at this great paper but all around campus.  When you work for the campus IT department, write for our beloved campus newspaper and work for KTWS Sports…

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Black Friday hits new lows this season

Black Friday has always served as a way to end the Thanksgiving Holiday and bring about the Christmas Spirit with crazy shopping hours, early mornings, long work shifts and people being trampled to death. This year Black Friday found itself creeping into Thanksgiving Day even more so than in years past. Stores that are usually…

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Artist makes an impression

Upon entering the exhibit of Lucien Abrams’s paintings at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, I was struck by the colorful blur of canvases of various sizes and their careful arrangement along the light grey walls. The works are grouped according their subject matter and are hung directly on the center of the wall. From the show,…

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Catching Fire Review

Director Francis Lawrence awes audiences with his film version of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in a four part movie series. The movie broke the Thanksgiving holiday record, surpassing the mark set by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, ranking at a total of $110.1 million. The movie opens with a heart…

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Goodbye WTAMU

Back in Jan. 2011, I transferred from Alcorn State University here to West Texas A&M and it was the best thing that could have happened for me. While at ASU, I became the sports editor of the Campus Chronicle newspaper as only a sophomore. However, completing my degree there wouldn’t have near the prestige as…

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WT Buffs advance by defeating ODU

The No. 19 WTAMU Buffalo football team traveled to Columbus, OH on Nov. 30 to take on the No. 7 Ohio Dominican Panthers in the second round of the NCAA Division II football playoffs. The Buffs held on for a 34-27 victory to advance to the quarterfinals for the second straight season. The Panthers struck…

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Keltin Wiens’s Korner

In the first 22 years of my life, I’ve learned a lot of things. In the next however many years I have left, I hope to learn many, many more. But, I have never learned more in about five seconds than what I learned from an 18 year-old gymnast. In the 2012 London Olympics, the…

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Cyber Monday continues annual growth

The first Monday in 2005,after Thanksgiving weekend, was given the name Cyber Monday by Shop.org, a division of the National Retail Federation (NRF). Contrary to today, back in 2005 Cyber Monday attained being the tenth busiest day of the year for e-commerce (electronic purchasing transactions on the Internet) stated Internet analytics company comScore. But in…

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Tanner Lakey is the Intern of the Year

The Prairie: What is your classification and major you are studying? Lakey: I am a senior Sports & Exercise Science major. The Prairie: Where was your internship? Who with? When? For how long? Lakey: I interned with the Wichita Wingnuts, a minor league baseball team in the American Association located in Wichita, Kansas.  I interned from April…

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The Black Friday shopping experience

Ever since 2001, Black Friday has earned the reputation for being the busiest time of the year. ShopperTrack reported on Sat. that sales for Black Friday increased 2.3 precent over the previous year to $12.3 billion. ShopperTrak, a consumer research firm reported that the early openings on Thanksgiving day has caused a marginal decrease in…

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