Snow, rain, finals week and love hang in the air as the semester takes a slow bow. Tabitha Endriguez decided to add some Shakespeare to the table. Endriguez, coordinator of the book club Sex and Shakespeare, said she began the literary group to bring together people who have a passion for Shakespeare's more intimate works. From Nov. 22 through Nov. 25, Endriguez will expand her love of Shakespeare to include a Sex and Shakespeare: Venus and Adonis workshop. “I’ve read Venus and Adonis seven times. I fell in love with the poem,” she said.
When life and death are determined by the passage of time, the choices a player makes can affect the past, present and future. Players come across these situations frequently in “Life is Strange,” a five-part episodic adventure game created by Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix in January. The final episode was recently released on Oct. 20.
Halloween is all about fear (among other things). Those who enjoy Halloween either want to scare people or get scared. For those who choose the latter, a popular choice is to visit a haunted house. Depending on how easily scared you are, you may need a scorecard. Worry not. The Daily Lobo has your haunted house picks covered.
Many students go to college because they want to make a difference. On Wednesday, UNM students will get a chance by signing up to become potential bone marrow donors for people suffering from blood cancers and other blood-born illnesses. Interested people can sign up outside of the SUB from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alex Kimura, the director of Share American’s Marrow, and her sister Sam Kimura began this program to raise awareness and register as many people as possible in April 2010. This is the first year a Share America’s Marrow tour has taken place. New Mexico will be the 48th state that the troop will be going to.
In the seven weeks Canvas Artistry has been open on 3120 Central Avenue, the restaurant has prepared typical New Mexican entrées in ways one would only expect to see on the Food Network. After being rated over four and a half stars following its soft opening on Sept. 1, Canvas Artistry is announcing its grand opening on Oct. 24 from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Grandma is putting down the pruning shears and taking up the shovel. “All the Growing Things” is graphic novel about an elderly woman named Maude that begins with her fighting off the tentacle monsters invading her back garden. In the space of a moment, a sweet old lady with a green thumb turns into a shovel-wielding huntress. Jen and John Myers, UNM art school alumni, used the skills they developed to create “All the Growing Things,” as well as “Terra Farmers,” “Era of Great Wonders” and other comics.
Ring Around the Rosie, Pocket Full of Posies, Ashes, Ashes, we all went to Bubonicon. Caci Cooper, co-chair for Bubonicon, said Bubonicon is a place for people to express their passions. Now in its 47th year, the convention has become a haven for local and regional science fiction fans and authors.
Laci Green, 25-year-old sex education activist and YouTube vlogger, is taking down rape culture one college campus at a time. Green, who recently received her degree from UC Berkeley on rape nature and causes, filled the SUB Ballroom with over a thousand students, staff, and interested persons Thursday night.
As the weather begins to cool, people who are homeless and looking for a place to warm up now have somewhere to go for free hot coffee. The opening of a new coffee house, called Witch’s Brew, has brought an Italian concept to the table that will impact the community. The Kick Down Coffee program allows customers to pay for food and coffee for a person who comes into the coffee house, but cannot afford to make a purchase. “People want to help, and this way people can,” store manager Cory Minefee said. “If there is someone who is needy that comes into the coffee shop or any other place and asks for food, usually they get turned away.”
In recent years, the idea of universal bathrooms has gained steam in the U.S., and talk of creating them at UNM has come up more than once at ASUNM meetings. So far, campus includes 11 such gender-neutral bathrooms, although most of them are a little difficult to find: