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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...

Brief: Car fire reported in Zuhl Library parking lot Thursday

Brief: Car fire reported in Zuhl Library parking lot Thursday

Ch'ree Essary, Managing Editor

February 10, 2020

The New Mexico State University Fire Department responded to a car fire in a main campus parking lot Thursday afternoon. The fire, which took place around 5:30 p.m. in parking lot 45 between Zuhl Library and the Garcia Complex, was determined to be unintentional, according to NMSU Media Relations ...

2020 marks 30 years since unsolved Las Cruces Bowling Alley Massacre

2020 marks 30 years since unsolved Las Cruces Bowling Alley Massacre

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Feb. 10 marks 30 years since the unsolved case of The Las Cruces Bowling Alley Massacre in Las Cruces, NM.   The tragedy took place in the Las Cruces Bowl at 1201 East Armador Ave. on the morning of Feb. 10, 1990. Two unidentified gunmen entered the buil...

NMSU Black Programs hosting events in honor of Black History Month

NMSU Black Programs hosting events in honor of Black History Month

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

New Mexico State University prepares to honor Black History Month during February with events hosted by the Black Student Association. This year also marks 50 years of service for the NMSU Black Programs. Kimberly York, co-program director of the Black Programs, said one of the events the association...

Annual 2020 New Mexico Chile Conference underway

Annual 2020 New Mexico Chile Conference underway

Ashleigh Black, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

The 2020 New Mexico Chile Conference commenced Monday, Feb. 3. in its new location, the Las Cruces Convention Center. The annual event will host around 17 booths with both processors and growers. According to the Chile Pepper Institute website, graduate student posters and commercial booths will b...

New graduate application process stirs faculty concern

New graduate application process stirs faculty concern

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Department heads and program coordinators of several graduate programs at New Mexico State University have made complaints about SLATE, a system adopted by NMSU’s graduate school last academic year. The program serves as a portal for prospective graduate students to apply to programs and for facult...

Multiple NMSU campus burglaries reported over winter break

Multiple NMSU campus burglaries reported over winter break

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

Several burglaries were reported in certain New Mexico State University residential areas during winter break.    “We have had sporadic break-ins over the Christmas break,” NMSU Police Department Sergeant Justin Dunivan said.   A Timely Warning was sent ou...

AgFest, Aggie After Fest to take place in Santa Fe tomorrow

AgFest, Aggie After Fest to take place in Santa Fe tomorrow

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

February 3, 2020

The New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau will be hosting AgFest followed by the Aggie After Fest hosted by the New Mexico State University College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences Feb. 4 in Santa Fe. According to Dalene Hodnett, director of communications and media re...

Corbett Center fitness center moving to Pinon Hall

Corbett Center fitness center moving to Pinon Hall

Luis Rios, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

The equipment from the New Mexico State University Corbett Fitness Center is moving to Pinon Hall and is set to be exclusive to residents living in the dorm. The vacant area will transition into an E-Sports lab. According to Vice President of Student Success Renay Scott, the decision was made by...

New Mexico Chile heads to space

New Mexico Chile heads to space

Victoria Del Toro, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will be growing New Mexico Chile in the International Space Station in 2020 as part of the effort to develop crops to support deep space exploration.   NASA Science Expert on Space Crop Production Matthew Romeyn explained that in 20...

Brief: Former criminal justice professor files lawsuit against NMSU

Brief: Former criminal justice professor files lawsuit against NMSU

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Former criminal justice professor Francisco Alatorre filed a lawsuit against New Mexico State University on Dec. 27, 2019 in the state's  Third Judicial Court. In addition to the university, College of Arts and Sciences Dean Enrico Pontelli and Criminal Justice Department Head Dennis Giever are...

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