Crime rate drops on campus

  Crime rate has a certain place in the brains and thought processes for the students and faculty of WT. Like anywhere else, people want to feel safe where they have to be for extended periods of time. If a person feels safe, they feel comfortable in their surroundings, thus making for a more enjoyable…

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Adjuncts among WT faculty

Accessibility of professors is something that is often essential to students at the university level. Office hours are sometimes crucial, and at times required, to being successful in the college classroom. What some students don’t realize, however, is that some of their professors are not full-time professors. Some students take a class with an adjunct,…

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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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The Paper Crane hosts new Back-to-School Bash

The Paper Crane, a local art gallery and coffee shop, hosted their first Back-to-School Bash to benefit area schools on Friday, Aug. 29. The event was held to fundraise school supplies needed for Canyon Independent School District elementary schools. Event attendees could receive 50 percent off of beverages purchased if they donated a package of…

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UPD offers police services to students and faculty

Moving away from home to attend college is an experience that can sometimes be nerve-wracking, not only for students, but for parents as well. Parents often have questions and concerns in regards to the safety of their children, even when their children are moving away to attend a smaller university like WT. According to University…

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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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