Author Archives: The Prairie

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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WT community continually being strengthened

Enrollment at West Texas A&M University is at an all time high this semester, reaching nearly 9,000 students. This number is evident in the parking problem that students still voice concern about. Usually around mid semester, the parking problem has decreased as students stray from their normal routine and miss a few classes. This semester,…

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Plus INT #35 Show Notes

Want to listen to this episode? Click here! This episode was recorded on September 30, 2014. This episode is 26.1 MB. This episode is 57 minutes long. This episode uses the songs The Journalist (live) and Yellow Dust by Rolemusic. This track was found on Free Music Archive and is used under a Creative Commons…

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Embrace your political power by casting a ballot

            November just around the corner and the mid-term elections along with it. A student can spend endless hours debating the merits of one party, candidate or issue but it’s all hot air if that student does not exercise their political power. Young people between the ages of 18 and 24 have historically been the…

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WT mens soccer wins again

Despite possessing a young team, the West Texas A&M men’s soccer teams have been able to re- bound after having a three game winning streak snapped by St. Edwards on Sept. 20. As of Sept. 30, the Buffs soccer team have gotten back on the right track,followinga2-1 victory over Oklahoma Chrisian on Sept. 25 and…

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Hashtags enable dialogue over domestic violence

Word on the street is that hashtags are taking over the world of social media. United States news outlets agree and have grabbed ahold of the hashtag in recent media stories and often feed them into mainstream news. There has been an increased effort from the media to view these hashtags and the content behind…

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Students should examine, debate personal views

With the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching, questions arise about what role patriotism plays in the life of a student attending college. Most undergraduates are going to have been born sometime between the fall of the Soviet Union and the Sept. 11 attacks, closer to the former rather than the latter and…

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National, local minority graduation rates suffer

When choosing a university to attend, there are several important factors to consider.  Most students going into college take note of the university’s size, location, housing and cost of the university. However, one important aspect that is continually pushed out of the picture seems to be graduation rates. In 2013, the national 4-year graduation rate…

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