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Wrapping Up 2020 at The Round Up

Student Media, taken April 3, 2020 after being disinfected and closed for the Spring 2020 semester due to COVID-19.
January 4, 2021

We made it. Far from ordinary, fall 2020, as it was for most, was unlike any year faced before. In journalism, the unexpected is meant to be expected, and in a year like 2020, it became the new normal...

Letter to the Editor: A Call for Change

Candlelight vigil during Juneteenth observance, June 19, 2020.
November 6, 2020

By Molly Kaiser, NMSU Student Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Atatiana Jefferson, Stephon Clark, Alton Sterling, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and the list goes on. These are just a few of...

Opinion: A Failure of One’s Own 

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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...

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

NMSU's department of Government located in Breland Hall.
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...

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

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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...

Lifestyle: A critique of Nolan’s Tenet

Lifestyle: A critique of Nolan's Tenet
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...

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

Associate Professor of International Relations

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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...

I Can’t Breathe

Digital Art created by Lauren Roman
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...

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

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

Column: Thanks for everything, NMSU 

Leah Romero, News Editor 2019-2020.
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...

Column: Much more than a just a college job

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

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

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

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