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All the colors of the rainbow at the 2014 Pride Parade By Rene Thompson Editor in Chief
Some of the floats and participants in this years ABQ Pride Parade.
Pride and all colors of the rainbow were abundant at the third largest parade in the state of New Mexico on Saturday, May 31, with floats and fairies as far the eye could see down Central Avenue. Pridefest not only brings thousands of New Mexico residents to Albuquerque to celebrate pride month each year, according to abqpride.com, but also has vendors, politicians, and local businesses in attendance that support the LGBTQ community here in New Mexico. Rey Garduno, City Councilman for the Nob Hill and International areas of district 6 said that the Pride parade not only brings locals together in a great way, but also brings a better understanding of the community. Garduno, who was in the parade and at the post family pride event at Morningside Park, said that the best part of the parade for him is when people of all cultures and diversities come together and the sense of anticipation in the crowd when the parade starts at Girard Boulevard. “I think this is a good and easy non-confrontational way of learning about each other, so that’s one of the things I enjoy about it, and besides it’s a lot of fun,” Garduno said. He said the community has started to understand why these types of events are important and why the community needs to get together to support everyone. “Oh it’s wonderful. Every year I think that it not only grows, but that it gets better and people seem to have a sense of what it is and that they can learn about it, including myself,” Garduno said. Former CNM student and Social services major, Dawn Shores said that she thought that
the parade turned out very well this year and that her organizations float from the United Church of Christ stood out this year among the rest. “They’re (United Church of Christ) open and affirming, and actually my partner and I are getting married there next week with the church,” Shores said. Shores did also comment on the amount of corporations that were in attendance at the parade, when she said that the parade was a bit heavy on floats having nothing really to do with the LGBTQ community. “There are too many corporations that are getting in the parade and it’s just advertising for them— it’s great that they want to support the community, but they weren’t here 20 years ago,” she said. Psychology major, Daniel Gonzales, who attended the parade with his family, said that it is important for families to support the community any way they can, and by coming to the parade it shows that the people of Albuquerque really do care about the LGBTQ community. “It was awesome, I liked it all —I like the people, I like watching the parade, I like the diversity, it’s just everyone supporting the people,” he said. Gonzales and his wife were at the family pride event doing children’s face painting with his wife’s company, Luna Sirena face painting, and said that they both love to be an active part of the community. “I support all kinds of relationships; it’s not my business who someone wants to love,” Gonzales said. For more photos of the pride parade, go to the CNM Chronicle website at thecnmchroniclewordpress.com. Some of the floats and participants in this years ABQ Pride Parade. PHOTOS BY RENE THOMPSON AND NICK STERN
City Councilman, Rey Garduno and his dog Lola at the family pride picnic at Morningside park.
Psychology major, Daniel Gonzales with his wife face painting at Morningside park.
Former CNM student Dawn Shores in front of the United Church of Christ stand at Morningside Park.
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T h a t ’s A m o re By Jonathan Baca Guest Writer
Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria, located in Nob Hill at 2929 Monte Vista Boulevard NE, is a temple to thin crust, savory sauces, and globs of gooey mozzarella, and as New Mexico’s only certified, sanctioned Neapolitan restaurant, they take pride in getting the little things right. In order to be certified as an official Neapolitan pizzeria, pizza chefs must train with the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani, the official governing body of thin-crust, Italian style pizza, at one of their training centers in Naples or New York City. Owners Gabriel and Kimberly Amador trained with APN president Roberto Caporuscio at his number-one and number-two ranked pizza joints in the Big Apple, and came home to start the state’s first officially recognized parlor. Neapolitan pizza differs from the average pie in several key ways. First and most importantly is the wood-burning oven, which is Amore’s red-brick, fire breathing behemoth, and was imported straight from Italy. Pizzas start off no more than three millimeters thick, and are thrown into the oven at a staggering 905 degrees for only 60-90 seconds, in an attempt to get that perfectly thin, crispy crust. Several of Amore’s key ingredients must be sourced directly from Italy, and their mozzarella, sauces, dough and bread are all handmade in-house, something that was hard to believe, but makes a big difference once it is eaten. All other ingredients are sourced from as close to home as possible, and Amore has partnerships with several local farms for veggies and produce. Amore also has a very extensive wine list, along with a decent selection of local and
imported beers. They also serve some unique Italian sodas and other Italian inspired drinks. So first things first: the pizza. All pizzas are thin crust of course, and are about nine inches. They are suggested as personal sized, but along with an appetizer, salad or dessert, are really big enough to feed two. There are three different sauces: tomato, white cream, or “rose,” which is a mixture of the two. Prices for pizza range from $7.15 for the absolute bare-bones to $10.95 for the carnivore special. There are several vegetarian selections, like the Vegetariano “Trophies of the Garden” pizza, which featured house-made mozzarella, basil, roasted red peppers, artichokes, roasted mushrooms, olio and a choice of sauce. The crust was surprisingly floppy and blonde on the bottom, suggesting that it may have been slightly undercooked. But when cooking time is 60-90 seconds, it follows that the lines between undercooked, perfectly crispy and completely burned are very thin ones. Although it was not as crispy as one would hope, the crust had a pleasant texture and was fresh. The house-made mozzarella was superb, with a bright, tangy flavor and perfect consistency. Instead of being shredded and evenly distributed as cheese typically is on a pizza, Amore uses one or two big globs of cheese per slice that are plopped down and allowed to melt naturally in the oven, which was a surprising and welcome twist. The vegetables were obviously fresh and tasty. The mushrooms were clearly roasted to perfection, with a not-too-soft texture and earthy flavor. The peppers were bright and sweet, and the artichokes were not overcooked. Amore also has an impressive selection of desserts, including Tiramisu and “dessert calzones,” which are
GRAPHICS BY MELISSA SHEPARD
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Amore Neapolitan Pizzaria specializes in artisan pizzas featuring local ingredients.
actually more like dessert pizzas, as they are flat and not folded. Along with pizzas, Amore also has a decent selection of salads and pastas, along with a dish they call Pizza Sushi, which consists of Mahi Mahi rolled up in pizza dough, and topped with fresh papaya slaw. The ambiance at Amore is warm and hip, with modern lighting, warm colors and lots of seating for such a small space. And with warmer weather on the way, it is worth waiting to visit on a warm evening to take advantage of their rooftop patio, which offers absolutely beautiful views of Albuquerque. Best of all, students get 10 percent off any purchase with their IDs so do not forget to bring those along. All in all, Amore is a fun, affordable and delicious taste of authentic Italy, great for a date night or just a fun time out with friends.
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Pride and equality for all
PRIDE PARADE = 1 PROTESTORS = 0
By the Chronicle Editorial Board It is such a sad occasion that after a great event such as the Pride parade mentioned in the front page article called Pride and Equality for all, that parade goers are still advised by event coordinators to be aware of one’s environment and to take appropriate precautions after a day at Pride, according to abqpride.com. People of any creed, race or sexual orientation should not EDITORIAL CARTOON BY NICK STERN have to be advised to look over their shoulders when gathering anywhere for any reason, and are just reminded of how far our society must still go in order to achieve true equality. What was great about this year’s event though was that there were less protesters and they did not end up walking in the parade which had been the case in previous years, as only two people were protesting the parade’s beginning point at Girard Boulevard and Central Avenue. No one should be forced to hear gay slurs or be told that god hates them, because everyone deserves to live their lives the way they want to, without judgment or ridicule for just being who they are in life. Hopefully in the coming years of the parade there will be no one protesting the equality of LGBTQ individuals, because everyone is entitled to have the same rights as every other individual and should not be told how to live one’s life or who they should love. It is also a brilliant idea that the CNM community recognizes that there is a need for help in the LGBTQ community with the new LGBTQ plus group, and that students here have a foundation and are supported by the school.
The CNM Chronicle is printed by Vanguard Publishing Co. and circulated free of charge to all. GRAPHIC BY ANGELICA MANZANARES
In a Burque state of mind Across 1. Known for its rain, especially in the state’s largest city 5. Home of the Colonel’s fried chicken and the annual Big Lebowski fest 8. ‘Big Apple’ (2 words) 9. State known for its humidity, amusement parks, and oranges 13. Potatoes grow vastly in this state 14. Only state that does not recognize day light savings. 16. One of two states where it is illegal to pump your own gas 18. State purchased from Russia in 1867, and became the 49th state in 1912 19. Northern state known for its lobsters 20. State with eight main islands
Down 2. State with a city dedicated to tourism, gambling, and conventions 3. State that is sometimes mistaken for a different country south of the border (2 words) 4. State with famous Rocky Mountains 6. This state also shares part of its name with its southern neighbor (2 words) 7. State that is home to most movie studios and starlets since the early 1900s 10. Also known as the Peach State 11. State known for its many varieties of cheese 12. There are many Mormon communities in this state 15. Where Dorothy was from in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ 17. The ‘Lone Star State’
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ARTWORKS CNM Art Club & Sky Carlisle will host an OPEN RECEPTION, Introducing our #SOCIAL MEDIA for ARTIST, a 4 workshop series, this FRIDAY at CNM Main Campus in Room: JS 310, Jeannette Stromberg Hall, at CNM Central New Mexico Community College, Room: JS 310, Jeannette Stromberg Hall. CNM Speaks
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Please join us for the summers first CNM Speaks event. Two of New Mexico’s finest poets. Beata TsosiePeña and Beva Sanchez-adilla will read at CNM Main Campus. Come hear these women who write about their worlds, our world, with strength and beauty! Also, come share your own words and worlds. Thursday, June 5, 12-1:30 p.m. at SRC Breezeway.
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“How do you support June being Pride Month for the LGBTQ community?” GRAPHICS BY MELISSA SHEPARD
Veterinary Tech major
“I support the pride! I attend the LGBTQ plus meetings on Fridays at CNM main campus and I am also a member of the Rainbow Club.”
“I support pride month because I am ok with all of my friends that are part of the LGBTQ community. I don’t personally attend the functions but I support all the people who do.”
“The main way to support the LGBTQ community is to be happy for all people that have found happiness no matter what.”
Fine Arts major
“I support it from a far I think. It is not something that I would attend meetings or events for, but I think it is fine that people want to get out there and do stuff to support the LGBTQ community.”
“I have a lot of important people in my life that are gay and I love and support the things they do. I do not attend any functions or stuff like that though.”
“I support pride month. I took my brother to the Pride parade and had a lot of fun but ended up having to leave early because I was not feeling good. We had a blast for the time that we were there though.”
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