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Category: Editorial

From college housing to off campus
[ 0 ] April 22, 2014 |

From college housing to off campus

When it comes to housing while one goes to college, there are those who are proponents of living on campus, and there are those who move off campus as soon as they possibly can. There are undoubtedly positives and negatives to both views, which is why one of the best things a college student can […]

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Designated midterm week is needed
[ 0 ] April 8, 2014 |

Designated midterm week is needed

We’ve passed the halfway mark and are headed towards the final stretch of the semester. This means cramming, all-nighters, caffeine binges – in a simple word, stress. But many students are still stuck on the midterm mountain, awaiting test grades, feedback on papers or simply an upgraded average for the semester. Though many students expect […]

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Why WT’s runoff election is important
[ 0 ] April 1, 2014 |

Why WT’s runoff election is important

On April 1 and April 2, the West Texas A&M student body will go to vote for the president of their choice. The candidates, senior Biology major Edward Akiyemi and senior Engineering major Benton Allen, have to wait and see just who the student populace decides upon. Whomever the student populace of WTAMU approves, they […]

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

Spring break, skipping vs. extending: Extending Spring Break

While my good friend and co-editor Megan Moore has expressed that spring break needs to be shortened or extinguished for the sake of saving, one’s schedule, I’m the polar opposite when it comes to Spring Break. I want it to be two weeks instead of one. First off, when I work on something, I give […]

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Ukraine stuck between a rock and Putin
[ 0 ] March 4, 2014 |

Ukraine stuck between a rock and Putin

If one reads or watches the news as of late, there is a worry surrounding Ukraine and Russia. Formerly a part of the Soviet Union, Ukraine is an area full of fertile grounds and as of a few years ago, is the third largest exporter of grain. The Ukraine also boasts the second largest military […]

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Faculty may pay more for same parking
[ 0 ] February 25, 2014 |

Faculty may pay more for same parking

Before the fall semester of 2012, parking on campus was divided up into different zones. Each zone was reserved for different groups, and each group had a specific parking permit that corresponded with their zones. The zones were color coded, with teachers allowed to park in green spots and students allowed to park in blue […]

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Internships, get your foot in the door
[ 0 ] January 28, 2014 |

Internships, get your foot in the door

As college students, we want nothing more than to figure out what we want to be when we grow up. We spend countless hours debating a change of major and contemplating the concept that once we graduate, we will be in the real world. We have heaps of homework, studying and projects that are supposed […]

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Sport fans’ support must be consistent
[ 0 ] January 21, 2014 |

Sport fans’ support must be consistent

We at The Prairie would like to welcome back returning and new Buffs alike for this spring semester. For some, graduation is coming up in May while others are aiming to complete their first full year at this humble abode that is West Texas A&M University. As much as we could write a piece that […]

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Black Friday hits new lows this season
[ 0 ] December 3, 2013 |

Black Friday hits new lows this season

Black Friday has always served as a way to end the Thanksgiving Holiday and bring about the Christmas Spirit with crazy shopping hours, early mornings, long work shifts and people being trampled to death. This year Black Friday found itself creeping into Thanksgiving Day even more so than in years past. Stores that are usually […]

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