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NMSU granted funds for bike racks, solar parking shades

NMSU granted funds for bike racks, solar parking shades

Ashleigh Black, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

The second session of the 54th legislature started Jan. 21 and ended Feb. 20, with many notable changes in store for New Mexico students.    New Mexico State University was awarded over $700,000 in Capital Outlay, state funding for campus improvements, while the University o...

Turning Point USA stirs debate at ASNMSU senate meeting

Turning Point USA stirs debate at ASNMSU senate meeting

Aimee Ryan, Political Writer

February 24, 2020

The 63rd Senate of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University passed an appropriation bill for the chartered student organization Turning Point USA at NMSU that came with much debate on the Senate floor on Feb. 20.  Turning Point USA at NMSU is a new organizati...

Las Cruces to hold 2020 ‘If Every Woman Voted’ suffrage event Saturday

Las Cruces to hold 2020 ‘If Every Woman Voted’ suffrage event Saturday

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

February 21, 2020

The Las Cruces community will have the chance to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the state of New Mexico ratifying the Nineteenth Amendment which prohibits any United States citizen being denied the right to vote in governmental elections on the basis of sex.  The event...

Opportunity Scholarship Bill passed by House Education Committee

Opportunity Scholarship Bill passed by House Education Committee

Ch'ree Essary, Managing Editor

February 11, 2020

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s “moonshot” proposal, the ‘Opportunity Scholarship Act,’ was introduced to the House Education Committee during the second session of New Mexico’s 54th Legislature in Santa Fe Feb. 10. The act, which was introduced by Representative Tomás E. Salazar, was pas...

Trump speaks of immigration, jobs during his third State of the Union Address

Trump speaks of immigration, jobs during his third State of the Union Address

Ashleigh Black, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

President Trump delivered his third State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill, in which he was impeached just seven weeks earlier as previously done by President Clinton in 1999. Trump spoke on several contentious topics throughout the night. A room full of ...

U.S. Supreme Court to decide on case addressing end of DACA program

U.S. Supreme Court to decide on case addressing end of DACA program

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 12, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments concerning the legality of the procedure followed by the Trump administration in ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Their decision, expected to be released next June, will affect the futures of approximately 700,000 D...

ASNMSU passes resolution addressing lack of resources available for Spanish-speakers

ASNMSU passes resolution addressing lack of resources available for Spanish-speakers

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

November 11, 2019

The 63rd Senate of the Association Students of New Mexico State University passed a resolution Nov. 7 concerning the lack of accessibility to administration offices and resources for Spanish-speaking students and parents. Resolution 22 urges the NMSU administration to look into creating a Department...

ASNMSU fall elections show increasing voter turnout, re-elected senators

ASNMSU fall elections show increasing voter turnout, re-elected senators

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

November 5, 2019

The 63rd Senate of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University is set to experience changes in membership in the spring semester as new and reoccurring members were voted in during election week from October 21 to 25.   A total of 2,068 students voted in the Fall 2019 elections, with students from the College of Arts and Sciences comprising of a majority of the votes.    According to the most recent CENSUS data enrollment by the Office of Institutional Analysis, NMSU’s main campus has a...

Ranked-choice voting to be used for the first time in Las Cruces history

Ranked-choice voting to be used for the first time in Las Cruces history

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

November 4, 2019

Residents of Las Cruces set to vote on Election Day will encounter ranked-choice voting for the first time in the ballot box tomorrow, Nov. 5.  Las Cruces joins cities such as San Francisco and Minneapolis that have implemented the use of ranked-choice voting in local elections. Ranked-choice...

NMSU Criminal Justice Department speaks out amidst professor’s attempts to purge CPB recruitment efforts

NMSU Criminal Justice Department speaks out amidst professor’s attempts to purge CPB recruitment efforts

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

One professor at New Mexico State University said that in this political climate, it is time for representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to stay away from the campus. Associate Professor of government Neal Rosendorf has posted a collection of tweets off of his personal twitter account...

Arvizu, Floros outline university goals in State of University address

Arvizu, Floros outline university goals in State of University address

Aimee Ryan, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan Arvizu and President John Floros highlighted goals they plan to achieve by 2025 during the State of the University address Oct. 14.  A key accomplishment of the past year as emphasized by President Floros the NMSU LEADS 2025 strategic plan. ...

ASNMSU Senate to set limitations on candidates running together in elections

ASNMSU Senate to set limitations on candidates running together in elections

Marianne Salas, Political Writer

October 17, 2019

The 63rd Senate of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University passed a bill aimed at ensuring greater fairness in ASNMSU Presidential and Senate elections during their Oct. 10 meeting. Bill 65 sets limitations on both the merging of budgets and on the ability of candidates to campaign...

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