New Starbucks coming soon

Starbucks Coffee Company is coming to the Jack B. Kelley Student Center. The Java City Coffee is no longer open and is covered in order for construction to occur safely. Coffee lovers on campus have demonstrated tremendous excitement and concerns about the opening of Starbucks. “I think this was a great idea, and I have…

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University faculty hires new student affairs VP

West Texas A&M administration has hired a new student affairs  Vice President to over see the Code of students, Emergency notifications, Student Honors, Notary and Student judicial affairs and student fee committee. This department allows student’s to be empowered to become an informed, responsible, creative and articulate decision maker. The Prairie: “Can you tell me…

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WT sets new school record with dorm capacity

The number of WT students living on campus is the highest it has ever been. WT reports the number of students living on campus is just below 2,400. “We are completely full. The rooms that are left are the sorority rooms which are filled, at this time we are happily operating at full capacity,” Bethany…

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Mikey Williams confident in Buffs Soccer team

Mikey Williams, senior from Plymouth, England, is the captain of the men’s soccer team. He began playing soccer at the age of four and has since been encouraged by his parents. To any young aspiring athlete, Williams would say, “Train hard. Always listen to advice from either your parents or your coaches. Constantly work at…

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WT graduate follows music aspirations

“The band had been on the radio station and I would help out,” said Izaak Chavez, a graduate of WT, “I had made a joke that if they needed another guitarist to let me know.” Shortly afterwards, the band Abolishment of Flesh invited Chavez to try out. “I was learning songs, juggling classes, working at…

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Outdoor Pursuits adds adventure to WT

Located at the Virgil Henson Activities Center on the campus of West Texas A&M, the Office of Recreational Sports houses more than just intramurals and oversight of the amenities that the building provides. WTAMU Outdoor Pursuits is a program dedicated to teaching environmental ethics, technical outdoor skills, safety, judgment and leadership on extended outdoor expeditions…

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Women of the West exhibit opening soon

On April 25, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum had a reception to celebrate the museum wide gallery opening dedicated to Women in the West. There are six galleries dedicated to this exhibit, including Gems of the Plains, and Girls of the Golden West: Photography from the Permanent collection.  These two exhibits are on the first floor…

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Dance Academy starts competition team

The West Texas A&M University Dance Department is home to the WTAMU Dance Academy. This past year the Dance Academy started its first ever competition team that has flourished through the Dance Academy at WTAMU. The WT Dance Academy is a dance school for children ages three to 18 offering classes in Tap, Jazz, Ballet,…

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Counseling Services

With finals week swiftly approaching, the level of anxiety on campus is rising as students prepare for their exams. Testing anxiety is common among college students, especially near the times of midterms and finals. While this type of anxiety does have a negative effect on students’ performance on their finals, there is a resource on…

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Traveling Through Tales bring stories to WT

When students think of storytelling, they think about being in kindergarten again sitting in a circle with classmates while a teacher reads to them out loud. But the Communication Department at West Texas A&M University thinks of it as more than that. Traveling Through Tales is the name of the theme for this year’s Storytelling…

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