Albuquerque's Spring Crawl just keeps getting bigger every year - from the ticket prices and crowd attendance to the advent of national acts mixing with the local scene. Spring Crawl is a Downtown festival sponsored by the Weekly Alibi, Albuquerque's alternative arts newspaper.
Former death row inmate Juan Melendez Jr. said Tuesday that he was not saved by the system, but something else altogether. "The system wanted to kill me," he said. "I was saved by the grace of God." Melendez, who spoke during a senior seminar course in Mitchell Hall, said a man living under the constant threat of death who does not grab something spiritual will either go crazy or kill himself.
College of Education graduate students will get feedback from peers on their research ideas - minus any pressure - at the 7th Annual Graduate Student Research Colloquium today. The colloquium will be from noon to 8 p.m. in the upper level of the Student Union Building.
The UNM Board of Regents selected two new vice presidents in a special meeting Thursday, bypassing the University's requisite national search for vice presidential positions. In a unanimous vote, with only Regent Sandra Begay-Campbell missing due to familial obligations, the regents selected David Harris for the newly created position of executive vice president for administration.
Everyone lies. Some just lie more than others. Maybe those who tend to lie too much are politicians. Then perhaps those who help facilitate the lies are the media and political commentators. When this happens, it hurts the entire country. That's the main point of comedian Al Franken's best-selling new book, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.
Once again, New Mexico was the nation's epicenter of poetry during its 22nd Annual Taos Poetry Circus from June 6-14. Although the circus had many events, including the annual poetry slam and Tag Team Bout, nothing packed the venue as much as the circus' coup de gras - the World Heavyweight Championship Poetry Bout.
OK - when's enough enough? Women are put through the wringer in this world to look like this perfect "image" that's constantly assaulting us at every street corner, every television screen, every magazine and every computer screen. Our mothers tell us that beauty is only skin deep.
Doctors are not God. Nor should they ever be perceived in such way by the patient, the doctor or the public. Medical science is exactly that - science. Yet the world has allowed itself to create the persona of the almighty doctor, giving those professionals the right to play God, allowing these men and women the decision to take or give life.
I feel safe. I feel really, really safe. In fact, I feel so safe that the thought of walking down the street at night makes me shudder because I'm leaving myself open to attack or rape. I feel so safe that every time I open the newspaper, I'm reading about children killing adults.
Former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart's visit goes to the heart, pardon the pun, of the Democratic Party's continued lack of power and the entire political system in general. The Democrats lack a strong figure to lead it back into either a majority or into the White House.