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I Can’t Breathe

Digital Art created by Lauren Roman

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...

Letter to the Editor: NMSU faculty provide feminine hygiene products in Milton Hall

Photo courtesy of NMSU Building Information.

Selema Graham, Round Up Contributor

December 3, 2019

In the U.S. one in five girls have either left school early or missed altogether because they did not have access to period products, according to the Always: Confidence and Puberty Survey. Period poverty is the phenomenon, when women are unable to afford basic period products or must choose between...

Letter to the Editor: Crimson Concierge can help students with just about anything

Crimson Concierge photo (left is Alena Silva, staff member; right is Kelly Ahrendes, coordinator)
Courtesy Photo

Felicia Hines, Round Up Contributor

December 2, 2019

If students at New Mexico State University need to roast and ship green chilis, they can look no further than Crimson Concierge on the first floor of the Corbett Center Student Union.  The Crimson Concierge was introduced in 2018 by the Auxiliary Services department at NMSU in part...

Letter to the Editor: If I Have Deadlines, My Professors Should Too: The Grading Time Gap

Letter to the Editor: If I Have Deadlines, My Professors Should Too

Hope Barron, Round Up Contributer

December 2, 2019

Personally, I love college, and my entire journey has been unforgettable. I have truly enjoyed all college has to offer, but one issue I’ve encountered along the way has been “the grading time gap” — the gap in between the time we submit our assignments and the time our professors sh...

Letter to the Editor: Student parking is a problem

Letter to the editor: Parking is a problem

Sophia Reyna, Round Up Contributor

November 13, 2019

Dear Editor, As a student living on campus, I write to inform you about the ongoing student parking problems. The lack of parking has been a constant frustration to not only me, but many of my peers as well. Not only do we not have enough parking spaces for students to comfortably find a spot, there...

Opinion: Living on-campus inhibits student responsibility

An NMSU student walks in the halls of new residence center, Juniper Hall on Aug. 19.

Belen Alicia Calderon, Contributing Author

October 30, 2019

This letter was received from a student and does not reflect the views of The Round Up. Living on campus shouldn’t be a requirement for first-year students, it should be an option for all students. Living off-campus can help you become more independent and will give you more space. According to an ar...

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