Spectrum partners with the Buff Allies

Every year, some of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) community leave their homes and attend college. In a study done by The Washington Post, 33 percent of all LGBT students thought about leaving their higher learning institution due to the challenging environment. Regrettably, many of the challenges they face are the negative comments and…

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Keltin Wiens’ Korner

Condoleezza Rice has quite the resumé. Put down Provost of Stanford University, United States National Security Advisor and even United State Secretary of State for former president George W. Bush. But college football guru? Believe it or not, it’s true. The first African-American woman to be named the Secretary of State isn’t the only pioneering…

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Political correctness must be sensible

Over the past three decades, numerous organizations have implemented policies to subdue relatively historical nicknames. For a great example, the NCAA calls for any university using a Native American or American Indian mascot to either change or seek approval from the local tribe to use the said nickname for their intercollegiate athletic programs. Luckily, West…

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WT Faculty lead Study Abroad Programs

The Prairie met with faculty members involved with study abroad to get a deeper look into what students can expect if they choose to join one of the faculty led study abroad programs coming up this school year. Neil Meredith, assistant professor of economics, will be leading students in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on a…

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Zeta Tau Alpha works to help philanthropy

During the fourth annual Pink Week, Zeta Tau Alpha helped raise money for breast cancer awareness. The feat of supporting such a cause is seen throughout Greek life and the way that each fraternity and sorority conducts their individual chapters. “For Greek life as a whole, each one of us has a different philanthropy,” Hannah…

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Buff News Brief

The Student Senate met on Oct. 14, and among other topics of discussion was the prospect of recognizing outstanding achievement among the student body. According to graduate English major and Student Body Vice President Amanda Kraemer, all groups of students, from scholarship winners to sports teams, have been recognized in the past. Any student or…

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Lady Buffs continue winning streak

The No. 9 WTAMU volleyball squad continued their strong play of late, sweeping the Lions of Texas A&M-Commerce [25-17, 25-18, 25-16] and the Pioneers of Texas Woman’s over the weekend. The two wins extend the Lady Buffs’ current winning streak to ten games while also extending their winning streak at “The Box” to 18. Against…

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UAA raises awareness

On Oct. 10, the student group Unconventional Activist Alliance (UAA) raised money to donate to organizations that help those caught in human trafficking but as their name says they raised these funds in an unconventional way. Students volunteered to have themselves chained to the columns that support the shading for the benched area around the…

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