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Opinion: A Failure of One’s Own 

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Ashlerose Francia , Community Contributor

September 21, 2020

Last week, I had the opportunity to hand out US Constitutions to Aggie community members who may or may not have had an interest in this country’s (no matter how disgraced) foundational document. This was for Constitution Day. I looked forward to tabling on campus.&nbs...

Opinion: Challenge Accepted: A Defense of the United States Constitution

NMSU's department of Government located in Breland Hall.

Kohlby McInnes, Community Contributor

September 21, 2020

I would like to begin by saying that Professor Rosendorf’s opinion on the Constitution has neither devalued his standing with me nor improved it. I view him as the same. However, in the spirit of his call to skepticism, I will challenge his article. There are many different angles and many different persp...

Opinion: Constitution Day Is a Sham Because the Constitution is a Failure

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Neal M. Rosendorf, Associate Professor, Department of Government

September 16, 2020

The opinions expressed in this article are solely the author’s. A year ago I published an opinion piece in the Las Cruces Sun-News asserting that Constitution Day as a celebration should be abolished at New Mexico State University, and that in its place NMSU should hold an event that acknowledges virtues like the First and Fourteenth Amendments while ruthlessly interrogating the founding document’s many shortcomings, including direct and indirect support of slavery an...

Lifestyle: A critique of Nolan’s Tenet

Lifestyle: A critique of Nolan's Tenet

Raul Flores, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Director Christopher Nolan goes deeper down the rabbit whole than ever before, unfortunately he goes so deep that it all barely makes sense at all.     Nolan is known for his mind-bending narratives. In “Memento” he created a movie that goes backwards; in “Inception,” he took us through layers...

Letter: A Reply to President Floros’s Call for Respectful Debate

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Neal M. Rosendorf, Ph.D., Associate Professor of International Relations Department of Government

July 13, 2020

“I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.” —Henry David Thoreau, On the Duty of Civil Disobedience,...

I Can’t Breathe

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Lauren Roman, Staff Writer

June 9, 2020

I can’t breathe, The solemn cry of that terrible sting, That hopeless plea that prevails earth’s light, And sends its people into darkness, black as night. The inhalation of the people’s breaths, That say one is better than all the rest. Somehow they believe color makes crime...

Let’s Talk About It: A Call to all Aggies

Let’s Talk About It: A Call to all Aggies

NMSU Leadership, NMSU Diversity Council

June 4, 2020

We, the senior leadership of New Mexico State University and the NMSU Diversity Council, are disheartened that we are still experiencing tragedies of racially based hatred in 2020. Words cannot express our deepest sympathy to the families, friends, and loved ones of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery,...

Column: Thanks for everything, NMSU 

Leah Romero, News Editor 2019-2020.

Leah Romero, News Editor

May 15, 2020

I’ve been with The Round Up for over three years, but now it’s time to say goodbye as I get ready to graduate this weekend.  That’s wild to say: graduation. I’ve spent the last four years doing homework, joining clubs, changing my major every other semester and soaking up life at NMSU. I won’t say I’ve loved every minute of it; I definitely spent a go...

Column: Much more than a just a college job

Ch'Ree Essary was managing editor of The Round Up during the 2019–2020 year.

Ch'ree Essary, Managing Editor

May 15, 2020

September 2017. It was one of those pivotal life moments that you don’t know holds any importance until well after the fact. In fact, it seemed so unimportant at the time, that I can’t even remember the exact day, or perhaps it's because what came after seems to eclipse those early days. I w...

Op-Ed: NMSU fails to provide basic needs to graduate workers

Graph shows average graduate-worker salary falls below US poverty threshold.

NMSU FIGHT, Community Author

May 14, 2020

To the Offices of the President, Chancellor, and Board of Regents of NMSU, An integral part of the New Mexico State University LEADS 2025 strategic plan is the attainment of Carnegie R1 research status by the year 2025. In our research, we have determined that approximately 98% of all R1 institutio...

Op-Ed: Maintaining Your Health, Ensuring Your Safety

Memorial Medical center to begin resuming postponed services.

Dolores Gomez, Chief Medical Officer, Community Author

May 11, 2020

As healthcare providers, patient wellbeing is our chief concern every day of the year. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, part of how we kept our community safe was limiting elective and non-urgent procedures at Memorial Medical Center. Currently, the threat of COVID-19 in our community seems...

Opinion: Identifying and removing toxic relationships can benefit overall health

Opinion: Toxic relationships can hinder mental well-being.

Sage Drake, Contributing Author

April 9, 2020

Have you ever gotten on Facebook and felt like the posts you were reading were just a variation of the same thing? A rant about the kids, a reminder there are still bad people in the world, or simply a post describing their most hated politician, and a heavily worded account of why you also shouldn't...

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