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Organic Bookstore

UNM alumni open bookstore in Nob HIll

A brand new books-without-batteries bookstore has opened in the Nob Hill area. Family owned, Organic Books recently opened its doors in a part of town that hasn’t had a bookstore in decades. The Brewer family owns and operates the shop. Seth Brewer, who graduated from the University of New Mexico last spring, said the idea for the store’s name came from the value of reading physical paper books and not just picking up a tablet or a phone to consume literature.

Cutline clockwise from upper left album art from: James Blake’s “Assume Form,” Toro y Moi’s “Outer Peace,” Ariana Grande’s “7 rings” and Future’s “The Wizrd.”

Big music releases set to drop this weekend

With a new year comes new music. Starting off a series of releases dropping this Friday, January 18, are projects put together by Toro y Moi, Future and James Blake. Ariana Grande also made her newest release Instagram official a week ago, with “7 Rings” album art that was very on brand for the artist. These new projects will lead us into a year of anticipated music and surprising releases to entertain the masses. Let’s take a closer look on what 2019 has to offer in the beginning of the new year.

Students and UNM faculty voice their opinions on topics ranging from budget cuts to other items on the agenda during the public comments portion of the Board of Regents meeting onJune 13, 2017 in the SUB.

Regents remain a hot topic in government

It’s no secret that one of the more pressing issues facing New Mexico is education. In higher education specifically, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has an unprecedented number of university governing positions to fill. At the University of New Mexico, she will have to replace five of seven regents whose terms have expired.

UNM Welcome Back Day

UNM opens semester with Welcome Back Day

Welcome Back Day is a long standing UNM tradition where students can learn more about departments, Greek life, student services and even jobs. On Jan. 16, students gathered in the Student Union Building atrium for complimentary drinks, snacks, free glam and a plethora of different information.

Tim Keller Speaking at his State of the City Address.

Mayor Keller gives first State of the City Address

As the opening riff to Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” thundered throughout the room, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller walked to the lectern, giving his first State of the City Address. Keller lauded what he said were many accomplishments of his administration, including improved crime rates, police reforms and an improved economic outlook. “We woke up a few years ago to a city that had gradually slipped behind, worked our way to the top of the bad rankings and bottom of the good,” Keller said. He cited Albuquerque’s 2018 crime statistics which saw a nearly 30 percent decrease in auto burglaries, a 30 percent decrease in auto theft, and an almost 20 percent decrease in commercial and residential burglary. Homicide and robbery saw about a 10 percent decrease according to a 2018 report compiled by the City of Albuquerque.

Dan Beebe

UNM Athletics hires risk management firm

Beebe runs a firm offering services for universities to analyze policies and procedures. The firm also provides training, assessment and consulting services to deal with alleged discrimination, retaliation, bullying, sexual misconduct, hazing, NCAA violations, academic fraud and financial impropriety.

Eric Garcia's Political Cartoons

Political cartoonist and UNM alum tackles immigration

Political cartoonist Eric Garcia is not afraid to speak his mind. He’s not afraid to draw it either. On January 10, Garcia stopped by the National Hispanic Cultural Center to speak about his life drawing against oppression. About 80 people were in attendance as the University of New Mexico alumni began his talk. Throughout the talk, Garcia (no relation to the writer) belabored that his cartoons, one of which portrayed Former Attorney General, Jeff Sessions as a Ku Klux Klan member, were more than just a quick buck.

UNM Day Training

ASUNM offers lobbying training for students ahead of UNM Day

University of New Mexico students will receive lobbying training in an effort to protect a component of the Lottery Scholarship for the upcoming 2019 UNM Day at the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe. All students are welcome to receive a one day training session on Jan. 17 or Jan. 23 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Student Union Building in the Fiesta room. The event, hosted by the Governmental Affairs branch of the Associated Students of UNM, expects upwards of 30 students to go to the Roundhouse on Jan. 28, said Libertie Green, the executive director of governmental affairs.

Growing Sustainability

Sustainability: It's more than just a trend

It’s 2019 and people are throwing “sustainability” around like we are playing a game of catch. With sound slogans and aesthetically pleasing products, it’s no wonder the term has evolved into a buzzword. I can’t count the number of times I have heard someone recycling, only to receive the adorational response, “Oh, that’s so good of you,” as if the recycler has just solved climate change.

Asian Representation Collage

The historic rise of Asian representation in 2018

2018 proved to be a historic year for Asian representation in several different industries. For years the minimal representation portrayed on film for Asian-Americans capitalized on racial stereotypes for entertainment. However, the actors, directors and musicians signified the representation that many Asian-Americans have not seen much of, broke down those stereotypes by showcasing different Asian identities and cultures.

Snow on the La Luz Trail

Where to enjoy the snow in and around Albuquerque

This winter season has brought an unusual amount of snow to Albuquerque and the surrounding area. During the upcoming cold months Burqueños have a variety of places to go for sledding, winter hiking, skiing and other forms of snow play. However, before going out to any of these locations check the weather forecast and make sure to be wearing the appropriate amount of clothing.

Aisia Robertson goes for a layup in the first quarter of the New Mexico Lobo women's basketball game against Sacramento State on Wednesday, Dec. 19. 

Women's Basketball: Lobos dictate pace in blowout over Sacramento State

The pace of Wednesday night's game was supposed to be played at a high tempo. And for at least one team — it was. The University of New Mexico women's basketball team won its eighth consecutive game and improved to 9-1 after taking down the Sacramento State Hornets by a score of 85-53 thanks to an concerted effort from several Lobos. New Mexico freshman guard Jayla Everett led the way for her team, posting a game-high 19 points to pace a trio of Lobos who finished the night with double-digit scoring performances.

Grad Issue: Elizabeth Sanchez

Grad Issue: Former Lobo editor in chief earns her degree

Former Daily Lobo editor in chief, Elizabeth Sanchez now enjoys sleeping in on Sundays instead of working fourteen hours straight to produce the state’s largest student newspaper. Sanchez is now getting ready to graduate from the University of New Mexico with a double major in Spanish and Multimedia Journalism. Sanchez said through journalism, she has expanded her knowledge of everything from beetles to medical devices. But her favorite part is meaningful connections and sharing the information she finds.

Grad Issue: Lori White

Grad Issue: Mother graduates alongside her daughter

Being a mother and a student are full-time jobs on their own, and Lori White has managed to do both at the same time during her years at the University of New Mexico. White, who is graduating with a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the School of Public Administration, is now able to share her graduation with her daughter, Alea White, as they both graduate from their respective programs this semester.

Grad Issue: Jose Carrillo

Grad Issue: Music student credits wife's support for his success

Jose Carrillo, a first generation college student, will be graduating this semester with a bachelor’s degree in music education. Carrillo was born in 1975 and raised in Zacatecas, Mexico. He first came to Albuquerque in 1991 as a teenager and brought an affinity for music with him, mariachi music specifically. Carrillo said he first got involved in mariachi music through his family, but did not have the means to play when he was growing up.

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