Lady Buffs winning streak continues

The West Texas A&M Lady Buffs extended their winning streak to 11 games as they defeated Texas Women’s University 81-65, and Eastern New Mexico University 82-54, on Jan. 25 and Feb. respectively. The Lady Buffs have matched their best start since the 2009-2010 campaign by being 8-0 in LSC league play and 17-1 overall. On…

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Internships help students gain experience

How can students earn class credit, gain valuable experience and even get paid? The answer is simple: internships. Internships can prove to be one of the most valuable experiences that students have while in school. There are many benefits to doing an internship while in school. “You get career confirmation, gain contacts, learn more about…

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Amarillo Pro Wrestling scene needs mending

The front-page article from Jan. 28 created excitement and overwhelming gratitude from THCW Nightmare Pro, and the reaction from WTAMU’s student populace was minimal. However, there was indeed comments regarding the story on The Prairie’s website that were quite negative. This brings me to one of two points harbored in this column. First off, The…

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Paradox Interactive making new games

Paradox Interactive, developers of successful strategy titles such as Crusader Kings II and Europa Universalis IV, have been very busy as of late. Starting in January they began teasing fans on their forums by dropping hints about two mysterious projects codenamed Armstrong and Nero. On Jan. 23 at the 2014 Paradox Convention, the veil was…

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Amarillo Bulls split with the Brahmas

The Amarillo Bulls took on the Lone Star Brahmas on Jan 31 and Feb 1, taking their 32-12 record into the Amarillo Civic Center. Over the weekend, they split with the Lone Star Brahmas, winning on Jan. 31 3-1, while the Brahmas exacted revenge on Feb. 1, winning 2-0. The first 20 minutes marked a…

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Herdsmen and others host Relay for Life

On Jan. 30 the Herdsmen, the Herdsmen Hearts, and other citywide organizations will participated in their annual Relay for Life event to help raise money for the American Cancer Association. The event will take place at the Buffalo Sports Park at 7:00pm; the whole community is invited to join in and help raise money for…

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Clean up after games

Basketball games: fans attend them but some do not stop and think about what goes on after a game. Since 2002, these games have been held at the First United Bank Center, also known as the FUB. The 77,000 square foot building is cleaned top to bottom by four or five people in less than…

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WT students overcome homesickness

Going away to college can be a bittersweet transition in a person’s life. It comes with saying goodbye to friends, family and classmates, along with the excitement of a new environment, new friends and a new start. For some, it also comes with homesickness. Homesickness is a natural thing, and it can happen to anyone…

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Thoughts about the State of the Union

As I turned off my television last Tuesday night after the 2014 State of the Union Address, I was torn. I felt both emotional after a touching and dramatic end of the speech, and disappointed that college education was by and large ignored in the address. As with any political speech, there were both positives…

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Movie Review: Her

People seem to develop oddly emotional relationships with their electronics. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen someone angrily whack a TV with bad reception, desperately beg a bluescreening PC to live, or excitedly preening over a shiny new iWhatever. It makes sense, I suppose, since technology has become such an ubiquitous part…

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