Megan Moore is the current Editor at The Prairie. She oversees both the print edition and online edition of the paper. She is a senior student studying both Broadcast Journalism and English, and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. ​Megan is also a member of WT's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Upon graduation in May, she plans to begin graduate studies in Journalism.

Author Archives: Megan Moore

Mother-daughter duo create unique marketing scheme

Morgan Smith, senior broadcast journalism major, works as the Marketing Specialist for Barbwire Inc. with her mother, Barbara Sconyers, founder and president of the company. The two have embarked on a new creative endeavor-selling their product out of a trunk in the trunk of a car. Smith will be on campus throughout the week from…

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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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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

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

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

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

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”

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

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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