Laci McGee is a Senior and English major at WT. She is a staff reporter for the Prairie and will graduate August 2014. She has been on staff since August 2012.

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Women of the West exhibit opening soon

On April 25, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum had a reception to celebrate the museum wide gallery opening dedicated to Women in the West. There are six galleries dedicated to this exhibit, including Gems of the Plains, and Girls of the Golden West: Photography from the Permanent collection.  These two exhibits are on the first floor…

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Theatre department performs Macbeth

“Loved it,” Jessica Vallejor, junior English education major, said. “There were moments where I forgot to breathe.” On April 10, the West Texas A&M University Theatre Department began its performances of Macbeth in the Happy State Bank Studio Theatre . Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s tragedies in which a Scottish Thane is prophesized to about…

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Johnny Reverb plays at the One Sessions

On April 3, Johnny Reverb and his band played at this semester’s One Sessions.  Reverb plays in a variety of genres.  He has begun playing music 1966 and started writing music when he was 12 or 13 years old.  Reverb can play guitar, bass, and piano. “I thought that it was a great awesome opportunity,”…

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Lost painting discovered at the PPHM

A little known fact is that about five percent of the art work at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum has very little known it.  One of these paintings was a piece that was donated to the PPHM in 1966 by the widow of Dewitt M. Lockman.  Lockman was a rather famous portrait painter in at…

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Canyon’s Varsity Theatre to close soon

“It makes me really sad,” Mattie McAlavy, a senior English major, said. “I’m quite fond of The Varsity – it has a certain charm that you just don’t get at bigger, chain theaters. Admittedly, I don’t have the opportunity to go as often as I would’ve liked but every time I did I thoroughly enjoyed…

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Buffs Can food pantry opens on WT campus

March 18 was the West Texas A&M food pantry grand opening.  Buffs Can is available for use by any WTAMU student that has need of it.  The pantry will be open twice a week: Tuesdays from 11 to 4 and Fridays 12 to 5.  Putting together this food pantry was the work of CORE and…

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Dance Marathon Sponsored by SAGE

On March 29, SAGE (Students Assist in Good Endeavors) will be hosting a dance marathon to raise money to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network.  This marathon will last from 2 p.m. – 2 a.m.  Everyone is welcome to sign up and the registration is open from now until the day of. “I’m so proud…

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Eating healthy on a budget and in a dorm

One of the problems of being a broke college student is that you don’t always eat as well as you should.  You end up putting tons of processed foods into your bodies.  I enjoy cooking, but not everyone has the luxury of a kitchen.  So what can you do to be healthy with out having…

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WT’s Food Pantry

West Texas A&M University, through the work of students, the student government and student affairs, has decided to open a food pantry. This pantry is currently in a temporary location at the old information desk in the JBK.  The Grand Opening will be on March 18. “We have been working really hard to get to…

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Yellow City Mini Con draws in a crowd

On Feb.22, there was a mini comic convention put on by YC3 (Yellow City Comicbook Convention). This con was held at The Table’s Edge Gaming and Comic store. The comic con lasted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Yellow City Mini Comic Con helped raise money through donations for the Children’s Miracle Network. “It’s…

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