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WTAMU's student newspaper celebrating '100 Years of News'

The West Texas A&M University’s student-produced newspaper the Prairie will celebrate its 100th year of publication with the “100 Years of News” reception at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex room 268.

“It's very exciting to be here for this event and just be able to look back on the rich history of the Prairie. To see this news organization last so long and to be even a small part of it is amazing, and I'm happy to be a part of it,” Savannah Wesley, the Prairie feature editor, said.

The reception will feature archived Prairie articles from 1919 up to the latest issue. A newspaper’s special 100th-year issue will be available at the event featuring articles reflecting on the history of the Prairie and the evolution of journalism. The event also will feature spotlights on previous staff members followed by a 100-year reflection video featuring work from the newspaper throughout its history. Refreshments will be served.

“We have talked to past Prairie members about their memories working here. It will really give people the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments and milestones the Prairie as reached over time,” the Prairie sports editor, Alyssa Gonzales, said.

The Prairie is West Texas A&M University’s student-operated news organization. It seeks to inform, educate and entertain readers accurately and responsibly. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the administration, faculty or staff.

For more information about the “100 Years of News” reception or the Prairie newspaper, contact advisor Dr. Nancy Garcia at

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