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What to know and where to go for Graduation

The University of New Mexico’s 2023 fall grads are set to graduate on Friday, Dec. 15 at the University Commencement at The Pit starting at 6 p.m. On average, a commencement ceremony lasts for about two to three hours as each student is given their own time to shine at the convocation. While UNM holds an overall commencement ceremony, various departments within campus hold their own ceremonies as well.

Tingley Beach

Opinion: Tingley Beach: Sightseeing walk of ABQ

Looking for a place for a peaceful walk here in Albuquerque? Look just south of Central Avenue where Tingley Beach resides. Tingley Beach is a recreational area of land in ABQ, home to national beauties – from parks to picnic at, trails to walk on and ponds for fishing and boating. The park covers miles of land stretching alongside the forest. There are two trails – one for hikers and walkers and the other for mainly bicyclists. You can find yourself on the forest’s path if you want the extra miles.

The Setonian

Free meals on Thanksgiving

Whether in need of a turkey to prepare or a warm meal to eat, there are a variety of events in Albuquerque over break to cater to these needs in several ways. University students are one of the groups in the U.S. that suffer most from food insecurity. According to the Basic Needs Survey run by the University of New Mexico Basic Needs Project, 37% of UNM undergraduate students suffer from food insecurity. Over Thanksgiving Break, La Posada, along with other food options found in the Student Union Building (SUB), will be closed. Only the Market at the Student Resource Center will be open over break with reduced operation hours from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. While many on-campus options will be unavailable, a few on and off-campus partners are holding events for this Thanksgiving season to combat these insecurities.

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Opinion: UNM’S MidWeek Movie showing: Barbie (2023)

The  University of New Mexico had yet another movie showing with a successful  turnout. People dressed in pink were greeting one another with “Hi  Barbie!” as they sat down for  UNM’s Midweek Movie showing of “Barbie”  (2023). This movie was the second to last movie for the semester. Directed by Greta Gerwig, “Barbie” (2023) is already considered a  classic to viewers and has become a staple for positive representation  for women in the modern world.

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Opinion: Día de los Muertos and its impact on UNM students

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican holiday that predates as far back as the Aztec era. It is an important holiday for the Mexican population since it celebrates both life and death. The holiday is often celebrated for two days –  Nov. 1 - 2 – though it can vary, and celebrations may occur anywhere from Oct. 31 - Nov. 6. El Centro de La Raza’s revolved around the traditions of Día de los Muertos throughout the week.

Hodgin Hall gets spooky

UNM’s Trailblazers provides a spooky tour of Hodgin Hall

 Hodgin Hall is the University of New Mexico’s oldest building on campus. On Oct. 25, UNM Trailblazers – UNM’s student alumni ambassador organization – worked together to create Haunted Night. Before entering the haunted house, visitors are greeted by one of the alumni students with a brief history about the house, and hear whispers of speculation that it may be haunted. “Welcome to Hodgin Hall. Be prepared, for our presence has stirred Irma’s relentless spirit. Proceed with caution, for you are about to embark on a spine-tingling journey,” the tour guides said.

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District 8 candidate guide

Current city councilor for District 8, Trudy E. Jones, will not be running for re-election, making her last term and 16 years in the position. Located in the Northeast Heights and Foothills this year, there’s two new candidates that are vying to assume the role: Idalia Lechuga-Tena and Dan Champine.

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LGBTQ recource center provides resource for those coming out

For most Queer people, coming out can be nerve-wracking. It has always been a universally complicated topic for those in the LGBTQ+ community to open up about. On Oct. 11, 1988, Jean O’Leary and Robert Eichberg created National Coming Out Day as a way to bring visibility to Queer people during the ongoing AIDS crisis that the federal government did little to support, leaving 46,134 dead in 1988, according to the Washington Post. The University’s LGBTQ+ Resource Center was first founded on National Coming Out Day in 2010. Created by students, staff, and faculty, the center has resided on Las Lomas since Oct. 11, 2010 — now six years since its opening. 

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