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.

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Lady Buffs to play in South Central tournament

After a heartbreaking loss to the Tarleton State University TexAnns in last weekend’s Lone Star Conference volleyball championship tournament, the Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M University had to wait for an online selection show to find out their playoff fate. The Lady Buffs, two-time defending South Central regional champions, will make their 25th overall…

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Bevan and Hayes offensive leaders on Senior Day

Seniors Lauren Bevan and Kameryn Hayes led the Lady Buffs volleyball team to a three-set sweep of the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions on Senior Day, Nov. 8, in “The Box.” They ended their volleyball careers at West Texas A&M University aggressively, with 22 combined kills in the match.   Bevan played her first season as a…

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WT football team moves beyond academic fraud

After allegations of a violation of academic integrity, the football program and athletic department at West Texas A&M University are taking steps to move forward.   The allegations made by former backup placekicker Jose Azarte Jr. indicated that Azarte Jr. completed homework for former wide receiver Anthony Johnson and that Azarte Jr.’s parents took a…

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WT starts Rifle Club to teach safety and control

Colton Meyer, along with other students at West Texas A&M University, recently began the WT Trap and Skeet Club, which will compete in shooting events and teach gun safety.   “Most of us have a shooting background back before high school,” Meyer, senior Animal Science major, said. ”The competitive shooting events are something that we…

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WT fraternity raises funds for cancer foundation

West Texas A&M University’s Zeta Kappa chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity will host its third Tau-Gate Toss on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. in the tailgate area of Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. The Tau-Gate Toss is a cornhole tournament that will take place during the tailgating before the Buff football game against Texas…

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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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