Suddenlink, Viacom not on terms, spark reaction

Recently, Viacom, which provides channels such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, pulled its channels from Suddenlink programming. The move comes after months of failed negotiations between the two sides, with Suddenlink claiming to try to get the lowest price possible to keep customer prices low. According to www.suddenlinkonyourside.com, Viacom is mostly responsible for the…

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WT fraternity raises funds for cancer foundation

West Texas A&M University’s Zeta Kappa chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity will host its third Tau-Gate Toss on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. in the tailgate area of Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. The Tau-Gate Toss is a cornhole tournament that will take place during the tailgating before the Buff football game against Texas…

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Twitter sues United States government and FBI

On Oct. 7, Twitter filed a lawsuit against the United States Government and the FBI. The issue at hand was one wrapped up in free speech, constitutionality and government surveillance. The main subject of the complaint is this; Twitter would like to be able to report exactly how many surveillance requests they receive from government…

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WTAMU honors 50 years of Lady Buff Volleyball

Oct. 18 marks the 50th year for volleyball at West Texas A&M University. In the spring of 1964, Coach Allene Stovall started WTAMU’s first volleyball and women’s basketball programs. From 1964 to 2014, the Lady Buff’s volleyball program has seen fourteen head coaches and 292 student athletes that are known to have competed in the…

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Jameis Winston only giving himself a bad rep

Hey yo, Tyler here. Just a quick intro to myself, I’ve been a long time stalwart of The Prairie – mostly covering and writing sports. It’s my passion, and it’s a field that never gets old. In my time with The Prairie, I’ve met many talented individuals and experienced a wide spectrum of personalities. Anyway,…

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Cowboys, Royals and Giants, Oh My!

Another weekend in the books, another weekend of sports to look at. Since baseball and football are at the forefront of things, let’s look at everything that h as happened in both this past week/ weekend. So, in my last entry, I talked about the Royals being the Cinderella story, and rightfully so. The Giants…

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Tried and True Relaxation Techniques

It is in the natural course of a college student to become stressed out. A certain number of days pass during a particularly difficult week. We look back, and in hindsight notice our descent from a relatively “together” human into a hungry, grumpy, tired, and occasionally grimy crustacean stuck scuttling sideways, back and forth between…

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Some students get Buff Alerts while others don’t

Buff Alerts is an emergency notification that gives West Texas A&M University the ability to communicate messages through text or email in case of an emergency, regardless of your location. Anyone that is signed up to Buff Alerts, which you can do easily by going onto the WT’s website and completing a brief enrollment, is…

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WTAMU defeats MSU 34-13

If the West Texas A&M football team wasn’t clicking a few weeks ago, the Buffs are now. But don’t tell Head Coach Mike Nesbitt that. “I don’t know if we’re rolling, but I thought we played pretty consistent,” Nesbitt said. “I thought all three phases [offense, defense and special teams] were good. Our guys are…

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Promise of a Pencil author speaks at convocation

  Adam Braun, CEO and founder of the for-purpose organization Pencils of Promise, spoke last Thursday at the annual Freshman Convocation in the First United Bank Center. Braun’s novel, “The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change,” was the Freshman Reader for this year. The novel is an autobiography about…

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