Forrest runs to IMAX

He’s been a soldier, a shrimp boat captain and a cross-country runner. He was an All-American football player, an international Ping-Pong player, and among the first Americans to visit China in “a million years, or something like that.” He’s been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and accidentally discovered the Watergate Scandal. He was continually…

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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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iWeek at WTAMU

Students have an opportunity to get connected with organizations on and off campus during involvement week, or iWeek. iWeek is a three-day event held in Legacy hall Sept. 2-4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that focuses on connecting students with service organizations, clubs and campus departments and services that are available to them. “iWeek…

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National, local minority graduation rates suffer

When choosing a university to attend, there are several important factors to consider.  Most students going into college take note of the university’s size, location, housing and cost of the university. However, one important aspect that is continually pushed out of the picture seems to be graduation rates. In 2013, the national 4-year graduation rate…

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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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Enrollment spike at WT leads to parking problems

Many embrace the first day of school head on. Seniors know their way around campus and fall into the swing of things almost immediately, while many freshman students are still giddy about the new start at the university level. This academic year enrollment at West Texas A&M University has been higher than ever with approximately…

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Meet the Lady Buffs Volleyball 2014 team leaders

The 2014 Lady Buffs Volleyball team is led by senior Lauren Bevan, junior Lexi Davis, senior Kameryn Hayes and junior Jessica Johnson. The team is supported by their biggest fan, a young woman known to the team as “H-Baby.” “She’s always been around,” Hayes said. “She stands with us on the bench at home games.”…

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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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