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Author Archive: Megan Moore

Megan Moore is the current Co-Editor at The Prairie, specializing in online content, social media, and web shows. She is a senior and is double majoring in Broadcast Journalism and English. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalism.

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An uphill struggle to change a last name
[ 1 ] April 1, 2014 |

An uphill struggle to change a last name

At 20 years old, Josh Clift-Jinkens has grasped the American dream. He works full time. He goes to school full time at West Texas A&M University, and is also a married homeowner. The American dream, however, is complicated for those who defy social norms. In settling down after his marriage and honeymoon trip to Seattle, […]

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Spring break, skipping vs. extending: Skipping Spring Break
[ 0 ] March 18, 2014 |

Spring break, skipping vs. extending: Skipping Spring Break

Most college students live for spring break, counting down the days until swimsuits and vacations, but not me. Spring break is not something I look forward to. I know I’m not a normal college student in thinking this but it totally throws me off my game. By the time spring break rolls around, I have […]

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E-Cigs included in non-smoking rule
[ 0 ] March 4, 2014 |

E-Cigs included in non-smoking rule

Electronic cigarettes have drawn the scrutiny of campus officials at West Texas A&M University in recent weeks. On Feb. 18, University President Dr. Patrick O’Brien issued a change to the Supplements System Policy 34.05 and has extended the restriction of use of tobacco on campus to include electronic cigarettes and hookahs. Many institutions and universities […]

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WTAMU proposes in increase transportation fees
[ 0 ] February 28, 2014 |

WTAMU proposes in increase transportation fees

Officials at West Texas A&M University scheduled three hearings this past week to discuss fee and tuition rate changes for undergraduates. Among the fees addressed are the transportation fee consolidations and increases. The proposal will combine the transportation fee, traffic safety fee and parking permits. “The increase will be moderate in relation to what a […]

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The Walking Dead has returned to TV
[ 0 ] February 11, 2014 |

The Walking Dead has returned to TV

The Walking Dead returned from its mid-season intermission Sunday night. We last saw our favorite fearless zombie fighters waged in war with a rival survivor group led by the Governor. We saw the death of Hershel and the most likely death of baby Judith. We saw the crew split up. We saw Rick and Carl […]

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Western Writer Series hosts Rick Bass
[ 0 ] January 28, 2014 |

Western Writer Series hosts Rick Bass

The Western Writer series partnered with the Department of English Haley Professorship, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and Cornette Library in hosting Rick Bass, American writer and environmental activist, as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series Jan. 23-24. “We are always happy to collaborate with the English department and the library to host an author of his […]

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New Year, New Resolutions, New Blog
[ 0 ] January 24, 2014 |

New Year, New Resolutions, New Blog

I generally don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, or that eating black-eyed peas gives you good luck, or that the New Year is a fresh start – a blank slate. Over the past few months my perspective has changed.  Upon embracing the promise of the New Year and new semester, I made several resolutions, so […]

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Movie Review: “Lone Survivor”
[ 0 ] January 21, 2014 |

Movie Review: “Lone Survivor”

Director Peter Burg portrays the story of Marcus Luttrell, Navy Seal played by Mark Walhnburg, and his brothers in the American Navy as they take on the mission of apprehending or terminating al Qaeda leader Ahmad Shahd in the film version of “Lone Survivor.” The SAG award winning film has captured the hearts of many […]

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Catching Fire Review
[ 0 ] December 3, 2013 |

Catching Fire Review

Director Francis Lawrence awes audiences with his film version of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second movie in a four part movie series. The movie broke the Thanksgiving holiday record, surpassing the mark set by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, ranking at a total of $110.1 million. The movie opens with a heart […]

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Remembering Dr. Capt
[ 0 ] November 15, 2013 |

Remembering Dr. Capt

“I’m still in shock and feel like crying,” Caley Compton, junior Education major, said. “She was the kind of teacher that reminded you to live life to the fullest. I’ve had her for two semesters. She’s by far my favorite professor at WT.” Dr. Robin Capt, Assistant Professor in the Education Department, died Nov. 11 […]

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