NMSU Round Up

NMSU Alumna to lead Courtyard Marriott hotel 

Photo Courtesy NMSU

Leah Romero, Feature Writer

November 27, 2018

The Courtyard by Marriott hotel, currently under construction, will have a graduate of New Mexico State University at its helm.   Amy Miller, a 20 year veteran of the hospitality industry, was named general manager of the hotel, which is on track to open in March 2019. Miller recently startin...

Floros inaugurated as 28th President, Arvizu as second Chancellor of NMSU

President John D. Floros and Chancellor Dan Arvizu stand with colleagues wearing Academic Regalia at NMSU inauguration.

Alanna Herrera, Managing Editor

November 15, 2018

Thursday marked an important day for New Mexico State University. John D. Floros and Dan Arvizu, like 27 other institutional leaders before them in NMSU’s 130-year history, received the medallion, a traditional NMSU symbol of the authority and responsibility of high office, and officially became...

NMSU honors Carol Dyer with Roberts Memorial Staff Award 

Carol Dyer, NMSU Chemical Engineering Department. Photo Courtesy of NMSU.

Krysta Quinonez, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

In a world that is at a lack of kindness and compassion, it is important to recognize those who are still unapologetically illustrating traits of benevolence and always being a helping hand.  Recently, on Oct. 25, Carol Dyer, a Chemical and Materials Engineering Department Administrative Assistant, was awarded the Stephen W. and...

NMSU student reflects on military past 

Zack Rose has returned from a tour in Afghanistan to be a student at NMSU.

Krysta Quinonez, Staff Writer

November 11, 2018

Most of us have heard the phrase, “looks can be deceiving,” and “don’t judge a book by its cover." It’s an important mindset to have when interacting with strangers, but also a wise choice when sitting in class lectures or studying at the library, because you just never know who might be...

Striking the Wonder Dog: The state of New Mexico’s goodest of boys

New Mexico's goodest boy poses on the field of his second home, the Aggie Memorial Stadium.

Alanna Herrera, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018

The crowd roars awaiting his appearance. He floats across the field, his luscious mane glimmering boldly in the evening sky. Like a strong and gallant horse, he gallops. He is awed, loved and has a fanbase beyond measure. Who is it? It is none other than Striking the Wonder Dog. Striking, a f...

Farm Fresh FARMesilla: NMSU alumni open farm-to-market store

FARMesilla is located on Avenida de Mesilla.

Ariana Parra, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018

Shwna Runyan was growing tired of seeing locally grown, Las Cruces produce being shipped out all over the country just to come back to her neighborhood Walmart instead of being sold fresh and local. Shawna and her husband, TJ Runyan,― both NMSU alumni―  recently...

Kavanaugh hearing spurs discussion of sexual assault at New Mexico State

Picture courtesy of ABC News.

Leah Romero, Feature Writer

October 17, 2018

The hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford over sexual assault allegations have spurred on a national conversation about sexual assault. New Mexico State University students hope it will encourage others on campus to become more aware of the issue at a local level. Kavanaugh and...

From Pistol Pete to athletic department employee: DJ Downs’ career at NMSU comes full circle

As DJ Downs leaves for the Phoenix Suns, he will remained beloved by Aggie fans for his time as Pistol Pete and Assistant AD of Marketing and Promotions.

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2018

DJ Downs has never been much of a fighter. With a youthful smile, a cleanly-shaven face and green eyes, Downs would appear to anybody that did not know him as the last person who would partake in any kind of physical altercation – but if you do know him, you also know he has never been one to shy away...

NMSU student catches waves and grades

Students can study abroad through Aggies Go Global.

Ariana Parra, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

Imagine catching waves before class, a university with an ocean-front view and a global education.   For Colton Monahan, that dream became a reality. As a sophomore studying kinesiology at New Mexico State University, Monahan has gotten the experience of a lifetime by participating in Aggie...

NMSU Engineering embraces relationship with NASA

Ed and Harold Foreman Engineering Complex.

Krysta Quinonez, Staff Writer

September 27, 2018

Throughout the 130 years NMSU has been established, the university has endeavored to make relationships with prominent administrations such as the National Aeronautics Space Administration, that help the students of the university to succeed in their academic career. New Mexico State’s engineering...

NMSU Special Events brings experience but no revenue to the University

Courtesy Chris Young

Leah Romero, Feature Writer

September 26, 2018

The concerts hosted by New Mexico State University have countless benefits for the college, including providing many students with their first jobs and making sure events run smoothly. Despite this, the Special Events Department and Pan American Center often operate on a deficit. Scott Breckner, director...

NMSU Celebrates 130th Birthday

Photo of the NMDA building’s construction taken in 1975.
Photo courtesy of University Archives.

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

September 17 marked the 130th anniversary of the founding of New Mexico State University. In 1888, present-day NMSU was established as Las Cruces College and combined with the New Mexico College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts in 1890. NMSU’s administration building today is named Hadley Hall...

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