NMSU Round Up

Letter to the Editor: Academia should support free speech

NMSU Courtesy Photo

Alanna Herrera, Managing Editor

April 22, 2019

I vigorously disapprove of my Department of Government colleague Professor Gregory Butler’s offensive social media postings that have recently been reported in the Round Up, and which are currently under official scrutiny by the Office of Institutional Equity. However, regardless of how reprehensible I may find Dr. Butler’s past tweets, I have no choice as a card-carrying liberal—indeed, a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union—but to unambiguously support his First Amendment rights, as well as the relate...

Editorial: ASNMSU limps to the finish line in what has been an embarrassing year

Editorial: ASNMSU limps to the finish line in what has been an embarrassing year

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

April 12, 2019

When former ASNMSU president Kevin Prieto graduated a year ago, he took along with him a leadership style the student government needed to operate in a correct and honorable manner. ASNMSU is supposed to represent the student body but if that serves true, the students should be nothing short of embarrassed...

Opinion: GCU need a win to have any chance at rivalry with NM State

New Mexico State enters tonight's WAC Tournament Final with a 12-2 all-time record against Grand Canyon.

James Martin, Sports Editor

March 16, 2019

The day has come — the regular-season conference champion New Mexico State has a chance to take home their third-straight WAC Tournament title against a bitter conference-rival in No. 3 Grand Canyon. But if we think about it — are the Lopes even a rival? Sure Phoenix is geographically pretty c...

Opinion: In this political world, objectivity is what we need

Attendees of the Trump rally in El Paso, TX. hold signage in favor of a border wall.

Ch'ree Essary, Director of Content

February 26, 2019

Objectivity. It’s drilled into the minds of journalism students every day starting the moment they walk into their first news writing classes. It is not our job as journalists to tell people what to think and how to believe. Rather we compile both sides of the story with evidence to let the people...

Editorial: The Round Up’s role at New Mexico State University

Editorial: The Round Up’s role at New Mexico State University

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2019

There seems to be confusion as to what exactly The Round Up does at New Mexico State University. As the Editor-in-Chief of this illustrious and historic 112-year-old publication, I feel like the time has come to address and clarify what it is we do. As a writer, I have been subjected to criticism...

Commentary: The introducing of UNM athletics’ “bail-out bill” sets cringe-worthy precedent

Should UNM athletics to get bailed out using taxpayer dollars raises the question: when will NM State athletics get help?

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2019

Earlier Friday morning, introduced by Patricia Lundstrom, Javier Martinez, Antonio Maesta, Sheryl Williams Stapleton and Brian Egolf at the 54th legislature first session in Santa Fe, House Bill 320 suggests a one-time appropriation of $2 million from the state’s general fund to reinstate skiing, be...

Column: Admit it or not, community support for NMSU athletics is a glaring issue

Student athletes for spring sport athletes have been granted the opportunity to extend their eligibility for a year following the cancellation of NCAA events.

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018

The intent of this column is not to ruffle any feathers. I know nothing I write is going to change what has been the trend in Las Cruces for nearly a decade. I am not going to attack the city of Las Cruces, or NMSU students for that matter, for not going to the games (though students have done a good...

Column: Thanks for the memories, Aggie Memorial

Lori Paulson was NMSU's honorary captain before losing her battle with breast cancer in March 2016.

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2018

Four years ago, New Mexico State football hosted UL-Monroe for the last home game of the 2014 season. The Aggies began that season 2-0 but had lost eight straight games heading into the home finale, with players such as Tyler Rogers, Larry Rose III, Dalton Herrington and Jaden Wright leading the charge...

Commentary: Do not write off NM State football just yet

Josh Adkins announced on Twitter Friday morning that he will leave New Mexico State and enter the transfer portal.

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2018

It ain’t over ‘til it’s over. After the New Mexico State Aggies earned their first win of the 2018 campaign with a 27-20 victory over I-10 rival UTEP, there should be a glimmer of hope not only NM State can salvage a couple more wins this week – but a six-win season is not out of the realm...

Column: Saturday’s game is another opportunity to show how NMSU athletics does more with less

The Aggies look to beat the Lobos for the third-straight season.

Derek Gonzales, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2018

It is hard to fight the “big brother, little brother” narrative when your athletics department has the budget half the size of the only other Division I university in the state. That is the reality in the state of New Mexico and a light will be shed on the discrepancies between the two athletic...

Theta Chi fraternity makes way back to NMSU campus

The Theta Chi was previously on the NMSU campus from 1948-1995.

Krysta Quinonez, Staff Writer

September 7, 2018

Cinema and pop culture typically portrays fraternities to be a life of wild college parties every weekend and meeting pretty sorority girls, but pledging to a fraternity is not always just that. When you’re an active member to a fraternity, you are held to a different standard and required to sustain...

Former NMSU administration addresses alleged misstatements at Board of Regents Meeting

Former NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers.

September 6, 2018

From the email of Former Chancellor Garrey Carruthers, Provost Dan Howard and Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Bernadette Montoya. Please see the attached which is a clarification and response to concerns that were voiced at the Regents meeting on September 5, 2018.  We thou...

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