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Being a Lobo: The best and the worst career options

By Sayyed Shah

Waiting to declare a major? Thinking the one you picked may not be for you?

Career Cast, a website that ranks jobs nationally and helps graduates find jobs, recently released its list of the best and worst jobs of 2015.

Being a Lobo: Top five issues to concern students

Being a Lobo: Top five issues to concern students

Like many universities, UNM is full of students from all different walks of life, each with a perspective and opinion of their own. Lobos are not afraid to speak their minds when it comes to issues within the community. Here, we’ve compiled some ... Read More

Being a Lobo: Top five classes you'll be tempted to pass up

Some classes you have to take to satisfy your major’s requirements, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. With UNM’s robust course catalog, students are given a wide array of subjects to take. They may sound like “BS” classes on the surface, but they actually offer interesting subject matter. Here are five examples:

Being a Lobo: Top reasons to stay in the Land of Enchantment

Seemingly the only thing on UNM seniors’ minds during their final year is getting the heck out of state once they walk across the stage and get their hands on their degrees. And why not? There’s a huge world out there to explore...albeit a Hatch green chile-less one.

But really, aside from New Mexico’s staple food, there’s many reasons why staying in Albuquerque following graduation, at least for a little while, is an excellent idea. Here are the top five.

Crash course in ESL teaching sees high attendance

The UNM/APS English as a Secondary Language summer program had a record 70 students attend its six-week program this year.

Holbrook Mahn, associate professor in Literacy, Language, and Sociocultural Studies at UNM, said the 17-year-old institute condenses three of the five ESL courses into a six-week program for current and future teachers who want to receive English as a Secondary Language endorsement.

“It’s a high-stress six weeks because you’re cramming in nine hours of student credit,” Mahn said. “We try to maintain the rigor of it because we know that we’re preparing teachers to go into the classroom. We want to make sure they get the best education to help English language learners.”

Student drowns in Animas River

Cody Shane Pierce, a junior criminology major, lived and died like a leader.

Pierce, 19, drowned in the Animas River near Durango, Colorado, on June 25, said Laura Jean Pierce, Cody’s mother.

“One evening after dinner, a few of them were walking back to their cabins and decided they wanted to jump in the river to cool off. In Cody’s protective manner, he said he would go first, and unfortunately was overtaken by the undercurrent of the water,” she said.

Regent's divestment vote fuels controversy

Although UNM regents voted not to divest from fossil fuel companies during its June 12 meeting, pressure from pro-environment organizations and individuals continues.

Several of those parties don’t think the Board’s vote serves the best interests of those whom the University serves: its students. This has left some, including Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino (D-Abq.), wondering whether University officials have the right priorities in mind.

“I am afraid we did not light the fire that we had hoped,” Ortiz y Pino said. “They didn’t even discuss the issue behind the suggestion to divest: the reality of climate change.”

Daily Lobo to take web-first approach

In its most significant shift since going to a daily publication in the 1970s, the New Mexico Daily Lobo will transition to a digital-first approach beginning this fall semester.

The Daily Lobo, UNM’s student-run news organization, will focus primarily on its website and social media accounts to report news on campus and the surrounding area, relying less on its printed product. Rather than a daily newspaper, the Lobo will publish a newspaper twice a week: Mondays and Thursdays.

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UNM group raise funds for Nepal

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