Alyssa is one of the Associate Editors at The Prairie. She oversees the print edition and layout of the paper, and she shares social media responsibilities with the Web Assistant Editor and Editor in Chief. She is a senior Mass Communication major and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. ​Alyssa is also a member of WT's chapter of Mortar Board and the National Society of Leadership and Success. Upon graduation in May, she plans to begin graduate studies in Communication.

Author Archives: Alyssa Bonner

Volleyball fan brings life and perspective to team

The Box is packed with excited, cheering fans. The cheerleaders are getting ready to pump up the crowd. The Lady Buffs volleyball starters get together in the center of the court to share words of encouragement and motivation before the match starts. Meanwhile, on the bench, Hali Thompson excitedly makes her way to each remaining…

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Adjuncts among WT faculty

Accessibility of professors is something that is often essential to students at the university level. Office hours are sometimes crucial, and at times required, to being successful in the college classroom. What some students don’t realize, however, is that some of their professors are not full-time professors. Some students take a class with an adjunct,…

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WTAMU carries on rituals

The spirit of WT and some of its traditions are coming back to life as various sports seasons are underway.  From volleyball to football, and other sports in between, Buff fans are coming back together to show their support and encouragement to the university and its athletes. Students and fans from the community supported the…

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Rodeo takes work, dedication

Walking into the arena, a million thoughts cross her mind. Is this arena big or small? What kind of setup is this? She watches the calves to see what they’re like, knowing she must outsmart the calf she draws in order to succeed. Depending on her draw and the weather, she could end up riding…

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UPD offers police services to students and faculty

Moving away from home to attend college is an experience that can sometimes be nerve-wracking, not only for students, but for parents as well. Parents often have questions and concerns in regards to the safety of their children, even when their children are moving away to attend a smaller university like WT. According to University…

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Meet the Lady Buffs Volleyball 2014 team leaders

The 2014 Lady Buffs Volleyball team is led by senior Lauren Bevan, junior Lexi Davis, senior Kameryn Hayes and junior Jessica Johnson. The team is supported by their biggest fan, a young woman known to the team as “H-Baby.” “She’s always been around,” Hayes said. “She stands with us on the bench at home games.”…

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Mikey Williams confident in Buffs Soccer team

Mikey Williams, senior from Plymouth, England, is the captain of the men’s soccer team. He began playing soccer at the age of four and has since been encouraged by his parents. To any young aspiring athlete, Williams would say, “Train hard. Always listen to advice from either your parents or your coaches. Constantly work at…

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Intramurals begin at WTAMU

Rec Sports has partnered with IMLeagues, a website that acts as a one-stop place for individuals to learn new information regarding WTAMU’s intramural sports. Information about leagues, scheduling, playoff brackets and more will be accessible through IMLeagues.com. Players and teams can sign up for intramurals via IMLeagues.com. Interested individuals who do not yet have a…

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