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Barbara Gomez Aguinaga, right with her mother Maria de los Angeles Aguinaga Gomez

Barbara Gomez Aguinaga: political science graduate plans to work in immigration law

Learning a new language can be challenging, but attempting to learn a new language while studying at a university more than 1,000 miles away from home is even more so. Like so many other students, Barbara Gomez Aguinaga has a lot of support from her family in Jalisco, Mexico, but that doesn’t make being away from home any easier. Gomez Aguinaga, a political science major who will graduate this semester, said she will be the second person in her family to graduate from college.

The Setonian

UNM medical school returns to top 10

The UNM School of Medicine made a comeback this year and was recently ranked one of the top 10 schools in the nation by the American Academy of Family Physicians. UNM made the top 10 from 2011 to 2013 but didn’t make the cut in 2014. This year however, UNM made the list once more, according to a press release. The award recognizes the school’s efforts to foster student interest in family medicine and produce graduates who enter the specified field.

Brandon Schmandt, an assistant professor for the Earth and planetary science department, along with scientists from the University of Utah, recently discovered a large magma chamber under the Yellowstone caldera in the Yellowstone National Park. The chamber is about 19 miles below the caldera.

Assistant professor studies sea of magma

Yellowstone National Park’s bowels are at least 9,000 kilometers deep. Although this may seem like an odd statistic, one of UNM’s assistant professors, who is working in conjunction with the University of Utah, said it was partially expected.

The Setonian

Campaign aims to combat NM drug problem

New Mexico had the second highest total drug overdose death rate in the nation in 2011. In effort to combat the issue, the New Mexico Human Services Department’s Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, announced a new campaign Tuesday called “A Dose of Reality.” The campaign aims to inform teens and parents of the serious risks involved and how to properly handle and dispose of medications. According to the release, 49 percent of unintentional overdose deaths were the result of prescription painkillers.

A worker uses his angle grinder to remove sections from a shipping container that will become a storefront for Green Jeans Farmery. Green Jeans Farmery, along with other local businesses, such as Amore Pizzeria and Santa Fe Brewing, will use recycled, retrofitted shipping containers as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional building structures.

Green edition: 'Recycled; storefronts coming to Albuquerque

Five shipping containers were cemented in place at Green Jeans Farmery off of I-40 and Carlisle Boulevard on Friday. The recycled containers are the first of eight that will house several local businesses come early summer. Roy Solomon, the developer of Green Jeans Farmery development, said he is excited to bring something entirely new to Albuquerque. A third of the one-and-a-half-acre piece of land will be dedicated to the businesses within the shipping containers, and the rest to a small portion of parking. That was partly why the lot stayed vacant for so long, he said: it’s such a small piece of land to work with. Part of the land needs to be accessible to the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority and the easements underground.

Davida Hollis explains to Josep Powers how the new Albuquerque Rapid Transit Cornell location will look. ART plans to develop multiple transit systems that run across Albuquerque, making public transportation faster than the pre-existing bus systems.

ABQ transit to shift gears

Albuquerque Rapid Transit made an appearance on campus Thursday in an effort to hear students’ opinions on a new line that will connect Tramway Boulevard and Central Avenue to 98th Street and Central in about 30 minutes. This meeting was one of a series dedicated to receiving feedback from the community, said Dayna Crawford, deputy director for ABQ RIDE. Forty-one percent of ABQ RIDE’s passengers commute along Central, which is why the $100 million project is so important, she said. The line will stretch 17 miles down Central, stopping every seven minutes.

The Setonian

Burque-born bandmates can't be classified

Former Albuquerque residents will pay UNM a special visit on Saturday to perform at Fiestas 2015!. Repel the Robot, a band comprised of Jarrett Shaffer and UNM music alum Sean Trauth will bring its unique sound to Johnson Field after recently playing at the South by Southwest music fest in Austin, Texas.

The Setonian

Review: Short stories explore life's breakups

While many people may try to forget about past loves and relationships, Tony Rauch decided to write about his in a way that’s so exciting and curious that it’s hard to put down. The book, “what if I got down on my knees,” is Rauch’s fourth compilation of short stories. The title represents his passive nature and already clues the reader into what may be, perhaps, a series of mental breakdowns and hardships. This collection is cleverly imagined. It touches on the essence of being human creatively. It isn’t too far-fetched to say everyone can relate to at least one of his stories.

Artist Harriett Tsosie, center, talks to art goers during her exhibit Linguicide Friday evening at Weyrich Gallery. Tsosies artist talk will take place on April 25 at Weyrich Gallery.

Artwork keeps language alive at Linguicide exhibit

In effort to bring awareness to dying and dead languages, one New Mexico artist is looking to her past for inspirations. Last Friday, the Weyrich Gallery opened a new exhibit titled Linguicide from local artist Harriette Tsosie. The inspiration came, she said, from a DNA test she did after rummaging through her grandmother’s belongings. What caught her attention the most was the diary her grandmother kept from 1900 to1968, she said.

Mackenzie May, senior psychology major, and her sister, Colbie May, freshman psychology major, fill out a #ShareTheWeight form at the Agora stand on Wednesday. The crisis center worked to reach out to students to bring awareness to suicide prevention.

Campus campaign encourages suicide prevention

After receiving an unusually high number of suicide calls last week, campus outreach group Agora Crisis Center created a new campaign to promote the importance of reaching out and communicating with people. The group set up a tent near Zimmerman library on Wednesday and passed out pieces of paper that encouraged students to write out past or current experiences, using the Twitter hashtag #ShareTheWeight. The papers were then hung around the tent for other students to read. The idea behind the campaign is to promote an open discussion about suicide, even through social media. “We want people to share the weight of their struggles with each other,” said Jeremy Jaramillo, associate director for Agora.

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