Author Archives: The Prairie

Stronger net neutrality rulings protect freedoms

On Feb. 26, the Federal Communications Commission voted in support of strong net neutrality rules, reclassifying consumer broadband as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act. It was a decision that defied months of opposition from telecom and cable companies, as well as many Republicans on Capitol Hill.   The FCC’s decision will…

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WT News One participates in Global News Relay

West Texas A&M University once again participated in the Global News Relay. The Global News Relay, which ran its first broadcast last year, is birthed out of the University of Salford at Media City in the United Kingdom.   The production was written by members of the News One Broadcast class, The Prairie student newspaper…

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Why students should vote in university elections

The importance of voting is something The Prairie feels strongly about. In previous editorials we have discussed the importance of voting in national and statewide elections, but student government elections are something that directly affects the student body of West Texas A&M University and voting in these types of elections is just as important. The…

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Media consumers should check multiple sources

In a world that is technologically driven, media consumers have a considerably large amount of news sources available to them, essentially at their fingertips. Consumers have the power to read/watch/listen to news that comes from major cable companies such as CNN and Fox, major newspapers like the New York Times and major radio news outlets…

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Talking about and understanding sexual consent

It is no doubt that “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a controversial book and soon-to-be movie. Conservatives voice their negative opinions on the book for obvious reasons—the sex. However, beyond the sexual acts depicted in the book, there are many who say, experts included, the relationship between Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey featured in “Fifty…

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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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Food pantries on campuses help alleviate hunger

College is expensive. Each year the cost of living plus tuition plus school supplies is steadily increasing. This means that the number of college students going hungry is steadily increasing too. Though the exact number of hungry students is hard to gauge, according to Hunger in America 2014, 31% of students report having to choose…

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Speaking in class should not be for participation

Public speaking is one of the top known fears, contributing to anxiety among students at the university level. Some students have had no prior experience speaking publicly which can cause students to become distressed. This leads to thoughts that are not well organized and leaves a student wishing they had said what they were really…

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