WT Newspaper Celebrates 100 Years of News


West Texas A&M University’s student-operated news organization, The Prairie is celebrating 100 years. 

Hannah Nelson, Entertainment Editor said, “It’s so unbelievable to think of all the people that have come before us in these 100 years and to know that we’re continuing on what they started.”

Connecting with WTAMU and the community of Canyon is important to The Prairie. When students join the organization, it’s like working in the real world. The students are handed a topic with a deadline. 

“It was definitely really interesting going straight into it and working hard to get to that point instead of going to class, you get to learn right then and there what you’re doing and you get to do it through experience,” Savannah Wesley, Features Editor explained. 

As The Prairie prepared to celebrate their “100 Years of News” milestone, they reflected on the past and spoke to previous members. “It’s really cool just to know it is like a family almost, you have a community of people that have been here and they know what it’s like to be here. It was different then, every semester is different, every year is different, but we still can come together,” Nelson said.

The Prairie has a monthly print circulation in the Fall and Spring semesters. Weekly content is published on The Prairie’s website. Also stay up to date by following The Prairie’s social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

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