When I began studying journalism, I wanted to cover something completely different from what I have covered before. From state politics to competitive video games, the University of New Mexico expanded my mind and broaden my interests. An internship with KNME permitted me the opportunity to eat, sleep and breathe local politics. The competitive nature of two candidates locked into deep debate became something I craved — something I wanted to watch.
Robertson and Sons is a nationally renowned bowed string instrument shop located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more than 40 years, the shop has served the community and developed into a dealer of both rare and contemporary instruments and bows. Robertson and Sons is also home to an acclaimed restoration and repair department. The store houses three show rooms — one for violins and violas, one for cellos and one for basses. There is also a recital hall where clients can test out the instruments they are interested in.
For years, my mom has been collecting old postcards depicting different locations across New Mexico. I completely forgot about them until I was cleaning one day. I looked through my mom’s binders of postcards and was intrigued by how things used to look around Albuquerque. I decided to recreate some of the more iconic postcards in her collection. During the process of making my story, I was surprised to see how many of the original buildings are still standing with little to no change.
Student employment provides an opportunity for UNM students, both with and without work study awards, a chance to earn some additional money in a job that is built around their class schedule. For sophomore Jeb Pinckley, a physical education major, that is what his work study job in the Media Arts program production equipment cage provides. Pinckley works Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and his responsibilities include checking multimedia equipment in and out to students enrolled in eligible media arts classes and all Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program classes.
In 1969 my grandfather, Charles Love Mullins V, was deployed to Vietnam. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as an aircraft maintenance officer. During that time, the military was using Agent Orange to poison trees and shrubbery so that the Viet Cong could be easily spotted and tracked, but the United States was unaware of the life-changing effects this chemical would have on its own members. In 2003 my grandfather retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which was most likely caused by his exposure to Agent Orange.
Presentations, desserts and study abroad orientations were some of the events that took place during International Education Week last week at the University of New Mexico. Organized by the Global Education Office, the week aimed to teach students about other cultures and encourage them to study abroad and improve their professional skills. “We want to celebrate our international students that are here, and we want to help American students to go abroad and diversify their culture and language skills,” said Annette Mares-Duran, a Global Education Office advisor.
With Spanish music sounding all over the South Valley, hundreds gathered in costume for the 25th Annual Marigold Parade celebrating the Day of the Dead on Nov. Con la música en español escuchandose en todo el Valle del Sur, cientos de personas se reunieron para el 25° desfile anual de cempasúchil, o el Marigold Parade en inglés, para celebrar el Día de los Muertos el 5 de noviembre.
The Annual South Valley Muertos y Marigolds Parade on Sunday Nov. 5, 2017 started at El Centro Familiar and made its way to the Westside Community Center. Crowds waited throughout the South Valley in anticipation. Some participants and onlookers painted themselves with skull makeup and dressed up in various Day of the Dead motifs. The parade showcased decorated cars and bikes, along with music. After the parade was over, people headed to the Westside Community Center to enjoy music, food and shopping.
UNM's initiatives to improve Hispanic healthcare/Las iniciativas de UNM a mejorar la atención médica para los hispanosGerardo Archundia S. | October 29
Medicine that works is medicine that cures. La medicina que trabaja es la medicina que cura.
Last October, the University of New Mexico entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice with the goal of improving sexual misconduct policies on campus. Through this agreement, the Grey Area training was born. The mandatory training will continue to teach UNM students about sexual abuse and misconduct through December 2017. “It’s also about a change in culture, not only at UNM, but in the community,” said Cole Carvour, the LoboRESPECT training and development specialist.
Sex and Relationships Issue: UNM organizations host Paint the Campus Purple for domestic violence awarenessMakayla Grijalva | October 26
LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center and several other University of New Mexico organizations encourage students to “stop the silence and end the violence” for Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. One way that was pursued was through hosting Paint the Campus Purple on Oct. 18 on the north side of the SUB. “We are really just trying to have those conversations with students about why it’s important to talk about it,” said Jenna Hagengruber, the domestic violence and sexual assault awareness coordinator for LoboRECPECT.
From Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, Taos Mesa Brewing played host to the first-ever Jumpsuit Family Gathering music festival. Everyday from around noon to 2 a.m., music lovers were treated to music ranging from hip-hop to acoustic.
On the corner of Central Ave. and University Blvd. stands the new Veterans Support Building. Initiated by UNM at the end of last year, the facility aims to help veteran students in their transition from military to civilian life. Eliberto Calderón, president of the Student Veterans Association of UNM, said that students are surprised to find out that they have a new facility with different resources to help them in their studies. The office was previously located in the Student Union Building in a small room without the proper environment or resources that they needed.
Thousands of people gathered to watch the first Mass Ascension of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta on Oct. 7. Excited but sleepy-eyed children, families, friends, lovers and the balloons’ pilots and crews dispersed across the park in the early morning silence. The quiet didn't last long — the sky soon began to light up with the occasional burst of light from the propane fire under a balloon as it drifted up, up and away. Pilots and their crews woke up hours before the sun rose to drive their balloons to the field and start filling them with hot air before lighting them up for all to see. The first wave of balloons starts on the north end of the field, and the launch moves south in rows, doubling back to the north and starting the pattern all over again until all of the balloons are in the air.
New Mexico women’s soccer didn’t have many scoring opportunities but applied the defensive clamps to garner a 1-0 home victory over Fresno State Friday night. The two squads played to a dead heat in the first half, with neither team finding the back of the net. Fresno State mustered just two shot attempts, while New Mexico doubled that output with four attempts in the opening period. Head coach Heather Dyche seemed to suggest her team has a knack for adjusting to opponents and finding ways to rise up when things get tough.
The 45th Annual Harvest Festival took place at El Rancho de las Golondrinas Sept. 30 through Oct. 1. Las Golondrinas is considered a living museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It maintains examples and activities which illustrate life in the period of Spanish rule in the Southwest during the the 18th and 19th centuries. The land was purchased in the 1930s by Leonora Curtin, who is famous for creating Santa Fe’s Native Market. The museum opened its doors to visitors in 1972. Images and text by April Torres April Torres is a staff photographer for the Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Rio Costilla Studio Tour is in its 19th year, located in north-central New Mexico and south-central Colorado. The towns participating are Costilla and Amalia in New Mexico and Jaroso and Garcia in Colorado. The tour starts at the Plaza de Arriba in Costilla, NM. The Plaza de Arriba, or "Upper Plaza," is one of seven plazas built in the area after 1849. Six plazas were connected to it: del Media, de los Manzanares, Placitas de los Madriles, de los Cordovas, de Chalifu and de Poleo. Of the original seven plazas, Plaza de Arriba is the one that is still intact and the closest to what it would have looked like in 1849. The plazas were originally built as defensive structures, and in 1854 were the sight of a historic battle between the settlers and the Ute Tribe.
The University of New Mexico’s Homecoming Week kicked off on Monday, Sept. 25 with a variety of activities hosted with returning alumni and current students in mind. One of these events featured 3D Chalk Artist Chris Carlson. ASUNM Lobo Spirit allotted him a space near the Duck Pond to create a two-day installation project, beginning Monday and ending Tuesday. Carlson’s previous 3-D pieces ranged from images of the children’s game, the Hungry Hippos, a recreation of “Jaws,” the Statue of Liberty celebrating America’s birthday and more. But this time, he created images of Lobos to illustrate UNM pride.
As a partnership of the UNM STEM Collaborative and a First-Year Learning Community, a group of students took a field trip to El Malpais National Monument. Students were educated on different geological occurrences as they were guided through hiking trails. The main attraction of the trip was the exploration of Xenolith Cave. One of the phenomena that caught students’ attention was the sudden drop of temperature as they approached the entrance of the cave.
Party in the Pit is the first student event to offer Lobos the chance to party on their stomping grounds, the newly renamed Dreamstyle Arena. ASUNM Student Special Events is teaming up with Lobo Spirit, University Communications and Marketing and the Fractal Foundation to put on the event to cap off Homecoming Week. Party in the Pit will be held on Sept. 29, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Dreamstyle Arena. The stage near the dance floor will feature DJs Berret and Jay, as well as an opening by Yak Pak. “Party in the Pit is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime, fully immersive experience,” said ASUNM SSE Promotions Director Xavier Vallejo.