Defense will be key in game against ENMU Zias

The Lady Buffs basketball team is starting out the spring semester 15-2, with an average of 89 points per game. This past weekend was a high for the Lady Buffs as they won games against Texas A&M University-Commerce and Texas Woman’s University. They will battle rival Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, Jan. 31.  …

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Movie releases spark debates

Over Christmas break, several major motion pictures made their debut in theaters across the nation. Two in particular have sparked debate and controversy. “American Sniper” and “Selma” have found themselves in several recent headlines centered on the controversy sparked by the two films, respectively.   The buzz about “American Sniper” stemmed from tweets by Seth…

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Wages affect student workers

Minimum wage works out to about 12 cents a minute.   At the beginning of 2015, the minimum wage was raised in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Texas was not among them, the state’s minimum wage still resting at the Federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. This translates to just over $15,000 a…

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Winter storm closes campus

Last Wednesday night, West Texas A&M University students could be seen taking advantage of quickly falling snow. The storm and its almost immediate effects on area roadways led many community institutions to closure the following day. WT was no exception; the weather conditions fell into the specific criterion required to consider cancellation of classes –…

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WT alum finalist in Teacher of the Year program

For the first time in Texas since 1995 a local teacher who graduated from West Texas A&M University is one of the four finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year Program. The National Teacher of the Year program is ran by the Council of Chief State School Officers. This program recognizes teachers for their…

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Religious freedom restrained at Duke University

Duke University has recently been under scrutiny for religious decisions made on their campus. Duke first announced that they would allow a Muslim weekly call to prayer on Fridays to come from the chapel tower. The call to prayer would last only about three minutes each Friday. This plan was meant to promote religious unity…

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Obama proposes plan for free community college

President Obama proposed a plan, named America’s College Promise, to provide free community college on Jan. 9 and reiterated his proposed plan during the State of the Union Address on Jan. 20. His proposed plan would make the federal government responsible for 75 percent of the average cost of attendance for a community college with…

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The Music Note, Ep. 5

It’s our last episode in the music note! We’re so glad all of you joined us as we hope to be back next semester! Send us an email, Facebook or Twitter message and we’ll get to you ASAP! E-Mail: theprairiewt@gmail.com Facebook: theprairiewt Twitter: @The_Prairie or #WTMusicNote Info: This episode was recorded on December 8, 2014. This episode…

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