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UNM fifth-year sociology/native science double major Keioshiah Peter speaks to protesters and other UNM students during a rally against Columbus Day at the G Lot shuttle stop on Monday afternoon. Protesters hung banners and eviction notices around that area, including the University House.

Students rally against Columbus Day

To many students, Columbus Day is just another Monday. But to others, it is a sanctioned holiday celebrating the oppression and genocide of indigenous peoples, and on Monday they took to campus and demanded change.Around noon, a group of students from numerous organizations and clubs, carrying signs with “F**k Columbus” written in bold letters, led a tour of campus to celebrate sites of past campus resistance and to point out examples of what they called UNM’s “complicity in colonization and oppression against native peoples.”


Student band wraps DIY album

It took 11 months of toil in Popejoy Hall, but for four UNM students, putting out their debut album ‘do it yourself’-style was worth it. Great States frontman and guitarist Morgan Ching said the process started during finals week of May 2013 and finished in January of this year.


Siblings of Run Boy Run carry the family torch

For siblings Matt and Grace Rolland, music had been a part of their family long before they were born. As fiddler and cellist, respectively, for the Tucson-based band “Run Boy Run,” the two said they are the latest in a long line of respected musicians.


Funk band keeps positive sound

Kevin “Kookie” Jones said he wakes up every morning to music playing in his head — after he finishes his morning prayers. He said being a member of a church has been a substitute for the gang violence and other troubles his family was surrounded by while living in Houston.


Nerves fade as Fun House takes stage

Chaz Chambreux, the lead singer for Frequency Fun House, said she loves to dance and mingle with her band’s audience. But in the days when she practiced singing alone in her parents’ laundry room, she wasn’t so interactive.


Sweet Weapon on tour in California

Local alternative band Sweet Weapons is going on tour this week through Arizona and California, having kicked things off in Albuquerque at the Gasworks Sunday night. “It’s like a short little run,” said drummer Jake Lang. “It’s just a week of mostly California shows.

The Setonian

‘Plagues’ album is metal defined

Tampa-based metal band Iced Earth started 2014 off right when it released its 11th studio album, “Plagues of Babylon.” “Plagues” sees the band’s one consistent member, rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Jon Schaffer, lead the way on an uncompromising album embodied by tales of death, disease and a one-for-all attitude.


Local musician returns to mentor new artists

Jak Bailey has been in music for nearly 30 years, on both the performance and business sides of an illustrious career. Now that he’s released his latest album, “Electric Noize,” Bailey is taking some time to reflect on his musical past.

The Setonian

Cartoon band knows metal

“Metalocalypse” creator Brendon Small has created something incredible with Doomstar Reqiuem: A Klok Opera — a death metal album attributed to the fictional death metal band Dethklok.


Memories by design

Daniel Libeskind talks with his fans and the public after his lecture “The Language of Architecture” at Woodward Hall on Thursday evening.

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Lobo sophomore forward Kianna Keller, 32, blocks Stanford forward Taylor Greenfield during the game against Stanford on Nov. 24. The Lobos lost to New Mexico State University in Las Cruces 70-59 on Sunday.


Lobo senior guard Hugh Greenwood, 3, tosses the ball to senior guard Deshawn Delaney, 33, during the game against New Mexico State University at WisePies Arena on Wednesday night. The Lobos defeated Valparaiso Saturday in Valparaiso, Indiana 63-46.

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