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

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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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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