Author Archives: The Prairie

Students should take development opportunities

When college students go to a class on the first day of each semester, they often hear pitches. They hear pitches for Greek organizations, campus ministry organizations and organizations within their respective majors. These pitches often come from fellow classmates and peers. Sometimes, however, they come from professors. The professors aren’t always pitching the student…

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Understanding free press issues beyond America

So picture this, it’s a beautiful day for Boston given the circumstances of this winter. The snow had stopped, thankfully, and the excitement that moisture was not falling from the sky lifted the spirits of almost everyone who was attending The Power of Narrative Conference at Boston University. Journalists hovered around the free breakfast and…

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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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