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

Abbott strongly believes in Second Amendement

Ed. Note: Written with the help of Alyssa Bonner and Jasmin Ruiz Texas is known in the political world as a primarily red state. This election season, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott hopes to continue this trend and has recently gained endorsement from Walker, Texas Ranger himself, Chuck Norris. Norris rallied in San Antonio alongside…

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Lady Buffs Cross Country focuses on teamwork

  With a team of 10 members, the women’s cross-country team defies the normal stigma associated with long distance running. Most think of this sport as an individual race, but for the Lady Buffs it’s all about teamwork. “The team and I are together at least 20 hours a week,” Michaela Johnson, senior Health Sciences…

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Men’s golf team starts season

The West Texas A&M University’s Men’s Golf team began their season on a home course playing at the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational at Tascosa Golf Club on Sept. 15-16. Freshman Oscar Spolander tied for first with a score of 207 in his first collegiate tournament. “Oscar played really well,” Eric Moore, Head Coach, said. “I…

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Sororities implement new by-law for social media

Sororities on the campus of West Texas A&M University approached Greek Recruitment week in a new way this semester. They participated in a social media black out. “Every year they have some challenges, some tensions,” Matt Maples, Associate Director of Student Activities, said. “If we have a disagreement or a recruitment violation from a chapter…

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Campus Climate Survey launches at WT campus

West Texas A&M University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion recently began to address the issue of low graduation rates among minority students by working with an outsourced vendor to produce a Campus Climate Survey to be administered starting Oct. 1. “This is being given to all sophomores and juniors,” Dr. Rosemary Gray, Chief Diversity and…

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WTAMU student travels to China for internship

There are more than 24 million people who gaze upon the bright lights of Shanghai, China and call it home. Others travel there to embrace the rich culture, indulge in the cuisine or simply take on the international business world. For one West Texas A&M University student, Shanghai brought him an internship of lifetime. Alex…

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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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