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Sodexo unable to confirm rumored NMSU dining changes

Sodexo unable to confirm rumored NMSU dining changes

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

Rumors circulated in December on Twitter of a New Mexico State University Campus Dining map with possible changes to multiple restaurants in around campus.  The map showed changes such as the removal of the Gila Grill at the NMSU College Canteen in the College of Health and Social Services building, the Subway at O’Don...

ASNMSU Judiciary Branch offers to appeal campus parking tickets

ASNMSU Judiciary Branch offers to appeal campus parking tickets

Jensen Stell, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to say "appeal tickets" rather than the previously published "waive tickets" The Associated Students of New Mexico State University are offering to appeal parking tickets received on New Mexico State University’s campus by contesting them in front of a ...

Turning Point USA stirs debate at ASNMSU senate meeting

Turning Point USA stirs debate at ASNMSU senate meeting

Aimee Ryan, Political Writer

February 24, 2020

The 63rd Senate of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University passed an appropriation bill for the chartered student organization Turning Point USA at NMSU that came with much debate on the Senate floor on Feb. 20.  Turning Point USA at NMSU is a new organizati...

eSports to expand at NMSU

eSports to expand at NMSU

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

New Mexico State University’s eSports Association will soon have its own lab at the Corbett Center as they continue to grow in membership and provide more to those members.   NMSU esports Officer Matthew Lenz defined esports as “to put it simply, it’s competitive video gaming.” &nbs...

NMSU student loses scholarship money to ‘poor advice’

NMSU student loses scholarship money to ‘poor advice’

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

Undergraduate student Sarah Valdivia said poor advice she received last semester from the Advising Center at New Mexico State University cost her about $800 in lost scholarship money.  Valdivia, a senior studying counseling and community psychology with a minor in psychology and child advocacy studies...

NMSU Rodeo student loses $8000 worth of equipment to alleged theft

NMSU Rodeo student loses $8000 worth of equipment to alleged theft

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

One member of The New Mexico State University Rodeo Team is out $8,000 worth of equipment after it was allegedly stolen from a trailer on Jan. 16.   NMSU student and Barrel Racer Clay Barry explained that the morning of Jan. 17 she had gone to feed her horse when she noticed her trailer doors we...

NMSU School of Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management opens Hospitality Center

NMSU School of Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management opens Hospitality Center

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

The New Mexico State School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management at the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences recently opened the Marriott Future Hospitality Center in Gerald Thomas Hall Jan. 30.   Director of the School of HRTM Jean Hertzman, Ph.D. explained how the grant funds that are accessible to the department for a four year p...

NMSU kicks off PRIDE season

NMSU kicks off PRIDE season

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

PRIDE season at New Mexico State University is being recognized this semester as NMSU’s LGBT+ Programs will be hosting and co-sponsoring five free events that are open to the NMSU and Las Cruces communities.  Director of NMSU LGBT+ Programs Zooey Sophia Pook said that this season&...

Coronavirus risk in New Mexico, U.S. reported low

Coronavirus risk in New Mexico, U.S. reported low

Ashleigh Black, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Coronavirus broke out in December of 2019 in Wuhan, China. By January, scientists isolated the virus as novel coronavirus, what is currently being called 2019-nCoV and takes the official name COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019).  New Mexico State University’s Carol MacDonald, RN, BSN, MBA, said that...

NMSU’s Confucius Institute set to close after spring semester

NMSU’s Confucius Institute set to close after spring semester

Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The Confucius Institute at New Mexico State University is set to close following this semester. With it, programs available to students will shut down as well.   Elvira Masson, the Director of the Confucius Institute, said she is unaware of the true reason behind the organization shutting ...

New Mexico Senate Bill proposes e-cigarette ban

New Mexico Senate Bill proposes e-cigarette ban

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

New Mexico Senator Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, introduced Senate Bill 91 on Jan. 7 which would ban the sale, purchase or provision of free samples of flavored e-cigarette products for anyone in New Mexico regardless of age.  The fiscal implications section under the bill's fiscal impact repor...

NMSU ACES college to assemble botanical garden

NMSU ACES college to assemble botanical garden

Jensen Stell, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

The New Mexico State University College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences has received a grant to design and assemble the only botanical garden in New Mexico within 100 miles. The grant, from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust to The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Enviro...

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