Jasmin Ruis is a Freshman broadcast major. She is a reporter and photographer for The Prairie. Also, she interns for Telemundo Amarillo.

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University issues lockdown during spring break

During spring break, the University Police Department sent out a Buff Alert to students issuing a lockdown.   The campus-wide lockdown transpired because RCSO advised of an escaped inmate, and for the safety of the students, faculty and staff members, they were not allowed to leave any buildings until the police cleared the campus. The…

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WT Forensics takes second place international win

West Texas A&M University’s Forensics Team competed in the International Forensics Association Competition in Barcelona, Spain after meeting their fundraising goal for travel. The team came in second place overall in the competition.   “Most of the money was through private donations,” Connie McKee, Instructor of Speech Communication and Director of Forensics, said. “And hosting…

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Museum joins Google’s international art project

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is the largest history museum in the state, and it recently announced it has joined the Google Cultural Institute, Google’s Street Art Project, which is a way for viewers to access art and other cultural materials online. The Street Art Project features high-resolution images and online exhibitions from Street Artist organizations…

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ACE program helps students

West Texas A&M University currently has a partnership with a scholarship program in Amarillo known as Achievement through Commitment to Education. ACE was established in 1994 at Palo Duro High School. In 2002, ACE was implemented at an additional Amarillo area school, Caprock High School. Recently, ACE added Tascosa High School to their programs and…

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WTAMU prepares for system changeover in fall

West Texas A&M University students and faculty members will no longer be using the Angel Learning Management System (LMS) for online classes and other course-related content. Starting in the fall of 2015, students and faculty will be using Blackboard. Blackboard is similar to the current WTClass system and is a learning management system that is…

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WT alum finalist in Teacher of the Year program

For the first time in Texas since 1995 a local teacher who graduated from West Texas A&M University is one of the four finalists for the 2015 Teacher of the Year Program. The National Teacher of the Year program is ran by the Council of Chief State School Officers. This program recognizes teachers for their…

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HSA shares Hispanic culture

The Hispanic Student Association made tribute to Hispanic tradition by hosting a three day event, Hispanic Heritage Week. These events were designed to inform and educate students about the Hispanic culture. “This is the first time we do this,” Maria Mendoza Junior Bilingual ec-6th major, said. “We plan on doing this every year and hopes…

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Traveling Through Tales bring stories to WT

When students think of storytelling, they think about being in kindergarten again sitting in a circle with classmates while a teacher reads to them out loud. But the Communication Department at West Texas A&M University thinks of it as more than that. Traveling Through Tales is the name of the theme for this year’s Storytelling…

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WT students manage their disabilities

The college life isn’t easy. Many students have to learn how to balance time, manage a part-time or full-time job or two and count the hours to make sure that they get enough sleep. Although this balancing act is a challenge that students face, most do so without a hassle. In addition, there are many…

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