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Five Governing Board seats up for election By Jonathan Baca Senior Reporter

Five seats on the CNM Governing Board are up for re-election early next year, said Director of Marketing and Communications Brad Moore. The seats for Districts 1, 2, 3, 5 and 7 will be open, and hopeful candidates must file with the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office by Tuesday, Dec. 18. “The Governing Board approves all new programs in the college, and has the final say for eliminating programs. They set the tuition and fees for students and oversee many financial aspects of the school,” said Moore. Members of the Governing Board are elected officials and are

not CNM employees, said Moore. Their decisions can have a profound effect on the lives of students, and students should be aware of who is running and what their goals are, he said. “The Governing Board is not a paid position. They are basically doing it to be public servants. Board members do get paid a stipend, which is set by the State, for every day they have a Board meeting or committee meeting. But they are certainly not making a lot of money,” said Moore. The Governing Board meets once a month — typically on the first Tuesday of the month – in a general meeting that is open to the public. Board members also serve on at least one of five special

committees, said Moore. These include the Audit Committee, the Capital Outlaying Committee, the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee. There is no word yet on who will be running

Staff Reporter

A homeowner living three blocks east of the CNM main campus is left without a home after his home went up in flames. Bruce Pataky said he was making tea on Nov. 29 around 2:30 p.m. when he noticed a small flame that quickly grew into a large blaze. “I walked away from making tea and

something caught on fire and it just took off,” he said. In the time it took him to run to the bathroom and turn on the water, the small kitchen fire had grown into a huge blaze, he said. “At first I thought I could put it out; It was within two minutes that the entire place was engulfed. I ran to the bathroom to get water. I turned around and the


Homeowner Bruce Pataky said this was the second time his home on Garfield Street had caught fire.

District 1 — Robert P. Matteucci Robert Matteucci is the longest-serving member of the Board. He became a member in 1986 and has served several terms as Board chair. A longtime retail

businessman, he is now a self-employed consultant. Committee Appointments: Capital Outlay see

ELECTION on page 9

Job Connection Center to host clothing swap

Home near Main Campus burns to the ground By Shaya Rogers

for the open seats, but all the current Board members are eligible for re-election. Here is some information on the Board members whose seats will be open, taken from the CNM website.

whole ceiling was gone,” he said. This is the second time his home has burned in three years, he said. He has been living in northern New Mexico, making trips to Albuquerque and slowly getting his house ready to start the rebuilding process, he said. “I had just gone to the city today and was getting the papers to start rebuilding,” he said. He received approval from the city to start rebuilding the day of the fire, he said. “I was getting demo permits and getting the building permits to actually turn it around today, this very day. I went back here today saying, ‘Great.’ Then I turn on my tea, come back and it’s gone,” he said. Even though the house was empty of most possessions, Pataky lost many things in the fire that he brought while he was working on it, he said. His ID, car keys, a computer, tablets and a 1957 Martin guitar were all lost in the fire, but

By Adriana Avila Staff Reporter

The Job Connection Center will host its fourth annual professional clothing exchange, but with a special twist this time, said data analyst and connection center employee Teresa Valverde. Students, faculty and staff will be able to take donated clothing for free on Dec. 13, she said. As far as the exchange part is concerned, students are also urged to donate their unwanted professional clothing for the exchange by Dec. 7, she said.

“This is the very first time we just had people donate clothes and students and graduates came in to look at the clothes,” said Valverde. “We added the exchange portion because we realized that there was a lot of faculty and staff that could really use clothes.” Valverde said students, staff and faculty do not have to donate clothing to receive clothing; they are free to come in and take whatever they like. Everyone is free to donate, but it is not mandatory to receive clothing. The center is hosting the event because

many people do not have the right type of clothing for interviews, but want to make the right impression to get the job. “Often students don’t have the money to go out and buy the right types of clothes and we want them to have the right types of options when they apply for the job and to help sustain them for a little bit of time until they have money to buy clothing that fits with that organization,” said Valverde. She said she was amazed at how many staff and faculty members are in need see

CLOTHING on page 9



FIRE on page


The Third Annual Job Connection Center Clothing Swap gave many students the opportunity to select professional clothing for free.


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EDITORIAL The value of a wardrobe

December 4, 2012

Swap or Thrown Away?

Editorial By the CNM Chronicle Editorial Board

The clothing drive to be hosted by the Job Connection Center, featured in the article ”Job Connection Center to host clothing swap” is not only a wonderful resource for the CNM community, but it also provides a glimpse of the income gap among faculty and staff versus members of the administration. In the article, President Kathie Winograd is praised for donating her and her husband’s old clothing items. The seeming awe that maintenance workers can get their hands on suits that Winograd used to own is insulting. It is nice that there is a drive and that Winograd donates, but it is insulting to faculty and staff for them to have to rummage through the old clothes of Kathie Winograd. Staff and faculty should be able to afford the nice clothing they need. Winograd’s recently approved raise and bonus, covered in the Volume 18, Issue 13 article “Governing Board approves raise, bonus for President Winograd” give her the ability to buy nice clothes whenever she wants. On the sidelines, most teachers are struggling to make ends meet and living paycheck to paycheck. They lack the luxury of buying professional clothes suitable to their profession. The faculty and staff deserve better. The administration needs to look carefully at the college’s priorities. It is time to move employees to the top. Faculty and staff dedicate their time to creating a productive environment to educate thousands of community members per term. Professional educators scrounging for professional clothing is unseemly. They deserve to be able to afford a nice, new suit as needed.


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Kung Fu, Samurais, and Warlords By Daniel Johnson Staff Reporter

Students will have the opportunity to learn about the history of China, Japan and Korea from the beginning of recorded history to A.D. 1600, said parttime History Instructor Stephen Vann. CRN 2196, East Asia to 1600, will be offered in the spring

term and will educate students in the culture and lifestyle of historical Asia. It will also give CNM the honor of being one of a handful of higher educational facilities that offers courses on Asian history, he said. “It is mostly a lecture course since it is a history class, but we will be studying plays, doing research projects and learning all

kinds of cool stuff from East Asia,” he said. The class is an opportunity to connect East Asia to students who are interested in learning the history of other parts of the world, said Vann. Topics covered will include ancient Chinese dynasties, monks and samurais and how they all have affected the modernday view of Japan, he said.

The Japanese play “Chushingura,” which tells the story of 47 samurai who avenge the murder of their master, will also be studied, he said. “This play is so famous for the hero status of the samurai that a shrine was built in their honor and a shrine was also built for the bad guy of the story, which people


Part-time History Instructor Stephen Vann said this class will be only one of a handfull of Asian history classes taught in the nation.

will literally walk up to and pee on to this day,” said Vann. Various weapons will be brought into the classroom for students to examine and discuss, he said. Some of the weapons that will be presented are the Bokken – a wooden practice sword, the Katana, which is one of five swords used by the samurai, the Tonfa, which is a tool turned into a weapon, the Hook Swords, mainly used in sports and the Tetsubo, also called the iron stick, he said. “The Tetsubo is a form of a Japanese unicorn because they are rarely found in archeological digs but they are referenced in paintings and stories that are told about defeating demons,” said Vann. While living and working in Asia for three years it was easy to see that people were worried about the relationship between the U.S. and China, but most of Asia actually loves the U.S. and informing people of that is one of the goals of this class, he said. Relieving the fear of

foreign cultures is a goal of all history classes, but for this class, Chinese culture is especially important, he said. Asia is a whole different world and it is important for Americans to realize that it is an awesome world, he said. “I feel that it is important for individuals to understand each other and a great way to do that is to learn someone’s history and understand it,” said Vann. Making CNM a more multi-cultural place and more inclusive is something that this class can help to accomplish, he said. CNM is the largest institution in the state that does not offer an Asian history program, he said. “I hope to have a full class in the spring term so I can not only educate, but also start to make a change here at CNM,” said Vann. “Cool Classes” is a feature which focuses on an interesting program or class at CNM. To nominate a class or program, send an email to

Ancient Chinese Weaponry Bokken


A stick sword used for Katana practice to prevent children and beginners from cutting or chopping body parts off of themselves and/or others.


Originally used as an agricultural tool for breaking rice stock, but converted to a weapon when peasants where banned from owning steel.

Tetsubo (Iron Stick)

Used by samurai to break swords, armor and the One of five different swords used by a samurai bones of enemies. for self-defense and skill of craftsmanship showed level of owners place in society. Swords made to be flashy for the sport of Wushu which was a martial art form created when Kung Fu was banned in China.

Hook Swords



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Wooden tree

How to make a

By Jyllian Roach Editor-in-Chief

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Supplies: 1 piece of wood, found or purchased 1 strand Christmas lights 1 box small screw-in wall hooks Bowl of green paint Bowl of brown paint Paper towels

Holiday Wreath By Shanee Sanchez

Instructions: Lay the wood out on a flat, protected surface. Ball up the paper towel and dip into the green paint. Starting near the top, at an outer edge, brush the paint-dipped paper towel onto the wood in long upward stokes to create ‘branches’. Next, dip another paper towel in the brown paint. At the bottom of the wood, use long upward strokes to create the tree trunk. Let the tree dry for at least one hour. Drill a hole about one inch in diameter just below where the trunk and tree meet. Paint the interior of the hole. Take the hooks and arrange them on the tree. Twist the hooks into the wood; make sure the open end faces toward the top of the tree. A drill can be used to pre-drill the holes, if necessary. Starting at the top of the tree, hang the strand of lights from the hooks until covered. Push the excess through the hole made in the trunk. Hang ornaments from the hooks. Plug in the tree. Ta-Da!

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Materials: 1 Pipe cleaner Balloon ribbon Scissors 2 leaves Glues Directions: Tie four-inch pieces of balloon ribb around pipe cleaner until no pipe clean is showing Cut all of the ends of ribbon in half Use the scissors to make the string cur Connect the ends of the pipe cleaner twisting them together Glue leaves at the top


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made a set Tetris shaped wall lamps for my husband. It was wood and a couple of old lamp shades and a strand of Christmas lights.

coolest gift I ever made someone was a trimming off of a plant. I just stuck it in water and the roots grew out, then I put it in a jar with rocks and shells.”


Adrianna Avila

Stefany Olivas Managing Editor

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and family. I also like to make spice blends using my dehydrator. It is time consuming, but I can afford it and everyone loves getting this stuff.”

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was handpainted sweaters and T-shirts for aunts and uncles.”

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Brown and White Crispies Cookie Mix in a jar

a holiday

By Jodie Darrell Ad Sales Manager

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Yarn Ornaments By Shaya Rogers Staff Reporter

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Insturctions: Cut off a long piece of yarn and tie it to the curtain ring. Wrap around and continue wrapping until the ring is covered, repeat as desired. Cut a small piece of yarn and tie it in a circle around the top of the ornament, as a hanger. Tie ribbon in a bow around the top of the ornament.

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l, colorful pictures in them. Art magazines are an excellent choice. and smaller photographs, cartoon characters and words or phrases to place on

pen knife is best to make those small, detailed cuts. Arrange the pieces on the

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Jasmine Chavez Layout Designer

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collaged It had pictures of me and my kids and was for my boyfriend’s mom.”

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STUDENT LIFE The Box Performance Space fundraiser information What: “Music of the Night” When: Saturday, Dec. 15. Where: Art Bar, 119 Gold St. SW.


(left to right) Gianna Mathews as Pooh’s Tummy, Charlotte Mitchell as Winnie-thePooh, Jessica Barresi as Piglet, and Tauby Mintz as Rabbit examine a note left by Christopher Robin in The Box production “Disney Winnie the Pooh Kids.”

To make a Paypal donation or for more information visit cardboard-playhouse. org or

Lack of financial support may shut down local theater By Stefany Olivas Managing Editor

The Box and Cardboard Playhouse Theater Company is at risk of shutting down said Film Technician graduate and President of The Box Board of Directors Carissa Mitchell. The Box does not charge the actors to be in play productions so they rely on ticket sales, grants, and donations for funding, she said. The theater is in danger of closing if they do not

receive enough funding for 2013, she said. “We just did an Indiegogo campaign that and we raised a little bit of money. We really would love people to be able to donate to our organization in order to keep it running,” she said. Kristen Berg and Doug Montoya have managed and owned The Box since 2007, said Berg. On top of a bad economy she said funding is being pulled from many of community

art programs, she said. Many non-profits including The Box are at risk of being shut down, she said. They are already planning several of their 2013 shows, but there is no guarantee that they will be open or able to fund all of them, said Berg. “Because we just became a 501c 3 nonprofit, we don’t have the track record that a lot of other organizations do, so when they apply for a grant it’s

much more likely for them to get approved for that,” she said. The Box member Erin Hanisee and her two daughters have been participating in performances at The Box for five years, she said. “My oldest daughter was in her first play five years ago. I saw an advertisement for an audition for Sleeping Beauty and she loved princesses then so she came and tried out,” said Hanisee.

Vortex, Cultural Center, to produce Anaya holiday classic By Adriana Avila Staff Reporter

“The Farolitos of Christmas” will be coproduced for the first time in 20 years by the National Hispanic Cultural Center and The Vortex Theater to honor playwright Rudolfo Anaya, said Director Valli Rivera. The play, which will run from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16 at the cultural center, is a collaborative effort between the two groups, she said. “This is a New Mexican play and both companies have united as a way tribute Don Rudolfo Anaya,” said Rivera. Rivera said there had been a partnership before between the NHCC and The Vortex Theater, during the production of another wellknown New Mexico based story by Anaya,

“Bless Me Ultima.” “We celebrate the Hispanic heritage with the play and another reason to be in a theater like the Journal which has 700 or so seats compared to a small, but wonderful, theater that has 80 to 100 seats,” said Rivera, “More reason for more people to come and see the performance.” Rivera said they have a beautiful set which creates the feel of a village in New Mexico. The play will also include original songs of Las Posadas and an original pastorela play within the play that Anaya wrote, she said. There will also be dances which celebrate the joys of the village coming together. Rivera said she enjoys being a director with two co-producers because there is always ways to resolve problems. The story takes place

on the San Juan Pueblo Dec.16. Performances in 1944 and follows a are Friday at 7:30 p.m., young girl who finds the Saturday at 2 p.m. and courage and ingenuity 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 to give the gift of love p.m. Tickets are $12, $17, and hope in changing and $22. times, said Rivera. It is a celebration of tradition and of the importance of adapting to new ways in a changing world, said Rivera. “There was a play that Mr. Anaya wrote called “Who Killed Don Jose” and Don Jose says ‘To survive we have to adapt’ and that’s what Luz did, a 12-year-old girl” said Rivera. The play will be shown at the NHCC’s Journal Theater and there will be four perPHOTO COURTSEY THE VORTEX formances from A scene from Rudolfo Anaya’s “The Dec 14 through Farolitos of Christmas.”

Decmeber 4, 2012

How to: Survive the winter By Stefany Olivas Managing Editor

The CNM Chronicle sat down with SAGE Achievement Coach Lori Gallegos to gather a list of resources that may be useful during the winter months.

Food Where: Road Runner Food Bank What: Has lists of dozens of food providers. Contact: 5840 Office Blvd. NE, 247-2053, Where: Echo Inc. Commodities Qualifications and restrictions: Must meet poverty income guidelines, 6o+ years, pregnant or women with children under 1 year. Contact: 300 Menaul Blvd. NW # 226, 242-6777 Where: The Storehouse Qualifications and restrictions: May receive food once a month. Contact: 106 Broadway Blvd. SE, 842-6491. Call for additional locations.

Shelter Where: Albuquerque Opportunity Center Contact: 715 Candelaria Rd. NE, 344-2323 Where: Emergency Winter Shelter What: Emergency Van Pick-up points thru March 15, 2013. Qualifications and restrictions: Register with Albuquerque Rescue Mission Contact: Albuquerque Rescue Mission- 525 Second St. SW, 346-4673 ext. 248 Where: Family Promise of Albuquerque Qualifications and restrictions: By appointment only. Contact: 2801 Lomas Blvd. B4 NE, 268- 0331

Clothing Where: BCC PTA Clothing Bank Contact: 120 Woodland Ave. NW, 344-7481 Where: People Helping People Contact: 10 Industrial Park Loop, 615-1951 Where: Project Share Contact: 1515 Yale Blvd. SE, 242-5677

Utilities Where: HELP Housing Contact: 213 Truman St. NE, 265-3714 Where: LIHEAP Contact: 841-6507 Where: Prosperity Works Contact: 909 Copper Ave. NW, 217-2747, For more resources visit


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C o m m i t t e e Planning Committee. District 2: Janet Saiers Janet W. Saiers, an Albuquerque resident since 1955, is a former English teacher subsequently employed by Albuquerque Parks & Recreation in a variety of roles including employee education, public information, and planner.

She served on the Development Review Board (19851992), as staff liaison to Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (1985–2002) and on the Bicycling Advisory Committee (1980-1994). Saiers represented District 2 on the CNM Board previously, from 2003 to 2007 and has an extensive record of community service.

Valverde said that in exchange for clothing, people will be given tickets for the value of the clothes given. The tickets can be used to purchase items and donors are encouraged to pass the tickets on to other people. The tickets are not necessary to receive clothing, but Administrative Support Specialist Rhonda Ross said it is a fun marketing idea for the drive because people like to keep the tickets anyway. Ross said the right clothing worn during an interview can make the


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getting his documentation back is his biggest concern, he said. “It’s going to be a big hassle, getting my ID back. I’m going to have to jump through hoops that nobody should have to jump through.

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She likes the way the company teaches her daughters about theater and the venue is the perfect setting, she said. “They were so shy when they first started and now they have no trouble auditioning. I think they do that for all the children and they give them a chance to perform,” said Hanisee. F i f t e e n-ye a r - old

District 5: Blair Kaufman, Chair Blair Kaufman, a career educator, is principal of Sandia Base Elementary School. He was elected to the Board in 1995. A hot-air balloon pilot, he regularly flies the CNM banner. Committee Appointments: Audit Committee, Chair Executive Committee.


Debbi Moore, a firstterm Board member, has been the president of the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2002. She is also a member of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center Advisory Board, the Sandoval County Juvenile Justice Board and the Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance. Committee Appointments: F i n a n c e District 3: Debbi Committee, Chair Moore, Secretary Audit Committee.

a first-term Board member, is an Executive VicePresident at B&D Industries and recently retired as a member of senior management at Sandia National Laboratories. He serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Presbyterian Central New Mexico delivery system, as Chair District 7: of the NM Business Michael DeWitte, Roundtable, serves on Vice Chair the Board of Directors Michael DeWitte, for the Economic

Forum as well as the KNME Board. He is also a member of Albuquerque E c o n o m i c Development and a registered Professional Engineer. Committee Appointments: P l a n n i n g Committee, Chair Finance Committee.

right impression and a big difference. She said there is no way to get a second chance at a first impression and to make sure to get it right the first time. Ross said a new blouse or any new piece of clothing can change someone’s perspective and that can make a big difference when interviewing. “We have stuff that has come in from Rio Rancho and they are really participating in our event. We have received so much input from faculty and staff,” said Ross. “They have really worked together to bring in clothing and the faculty

and staff have brought in three bundles of clothing.” Ross said there is a room full of clothing and that most of the clothing is new and still has the tags on them. Some items have come directly from the cleaners. Ross said Valverde, with some help, transformed a regular conference room into a boutique. Valverde took the drapes down from her own home and stapled them to the walls to make the room look beautiful and elegant. She wanted to make the room look like a real boutique. Ross said she was impressed by Valverde’s work.

“We just want to make people feel like you’re going to your friend’s closet and you’re asking ‘Can I have this’ type of deal where it isn’t more like ‘Oh yes, you’re in need, take it,’” said Ross. A c a d e m i c Advisement and Job Connection Services Manager Anna Watkins said the community here has responded very well. “Any concerns we might have had about getting a range of sizes, we’re getting them. There’s no problem,” said Watkins. We were concerned about getting enough men’s clothing because

you get plenty of women’s clothing. We’re getting men’s clothing as well.” Valverde said whatever people can offer to the drive will be accepted. The event flyer says someone may have someone else’s future hanging in their closet. “Kathie Winograd, our president, brings in amazing clothes from her husband and from her closet and in the past we’ve seen some people from maintenance and they’re here holding up a suit that Kathie Winograd had,” said Valverde. This isn’t like a garage sale, this is really about people who care

and people who are exchanging clothing.” Valverde said one year an instructor told his students about the event and one of the students worked for the Hyatt Hotel and Resort. “He brought in several black pants and black skirts because that is what is required for the types of jobs like a hostess,” said Valverde. They were getting rid of all of those things and they literally brought in hundreds of slacks and skirts.”

I can get a new phone, a new computer, even my ‘57 Martin guitar. That little beauty is gone, but even that I can replace to some extent. It’s just going to be the personal hassles,” he said. He came to Albuquerque to study and ended up making a

life here, complete with a home on half an acre, surrounded by trees and birds, he said. “I came out of academia; I came out here to do geology at the graduate level. Then I fell into just Albuquerque, so I got this place, I wanted a big place where I could have my own park,” he said.

He was surprisingly optimistic about the situation and said there is really no point in being negative about it, but he said he does wish he had his phone and his wallet. “It’s better than being down. I would be better if I had my ID and phone, but

sometimes we have break away from these things,” he said. Pataky said he can stay with some friends in town for the time being until he can head back up to his home in northern New Mexico. While he is grateful that he was not injured, he is stressed

out and not looking forward to trying to get back all that he has lost, he said. “If I just had a little more presence of mind I’d have my phone and my wallet and would be counting myself lucky right now,” he said.

Tauby Mintz has been performing since she was six years old and has been with the company for one year and six productions, she said. After only one month of rehearsal for Disney Winnie the Pooh Kids, she has made many new close friends, she said. “We started at the beginning of November and rehearsed four days a week for four weeks. I met people and I’m

best friends with them now after just month,” said Mintz. She likes that The Box has an intimate atmosphere, she said. The venue gives kids a productive after school alternative that she looks forward to, she said. She does not have to pay for the script and performances and that is helpful to her, she said. “I like that it’s not super fancy and I love

that we can goof around kind of just enough. It’s so much fun and the people here are really nice and welcoming,” she said. Mitchell said The Cardboard Playhouse is important because it is an efficient and affordable alternative for children in the community to be involved. “I became a board member because I really loved what they were doing and the reasons

they were having this theater. It just really sold me on it,” said Mitchell. Mitchell and her daughter have been a part of The Box theater performance community for almost one year, she said. Participating with the company has given her child self-esteem, confidence, and a place to belong, she said. “That turned into a place for me to belong as well. It’s become

one of my life goals to see this theater thrive,” said Mitchell. Berg has always dreamt of having a venue, but she had never envisioned it being a non-profit, all-ages venue, she said. “The people, the families the kids have enriched my life. I’m paid through the love and the awesomeness of the people I get to work with,” she said.


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content than shock value because scenes, he said. Although “Spring Awakening” that is not necessary to make it powwas originally written in the 19th cen- erful, said Avery. tury, the issues it addresses are still “There are multiple dimensions. It is a spectacle, but there are also very relevant, said Cook. The CNM Chronicle | 11 The musical is an adaptation of a lot of straight scenes that drive the play by the same name, written by things and flesh out the story line,” German playwright Fred Wedekind. said Cook. Rated R Bateman said being a part of the It follows Wendla Bergmann as she Show Times enters adolescence. Wendla has many rehearsal process has taught her so July 19-29 questions in an era where children much about acting, singing and proThursday-Saturday: 8:00 p.m. are not encouraged to ask questions. fessionalism in general. Sundays: 6:00 p.m. “I know that I will leave the show Throughout the musical, Wendla Tickets and her friends confront sexuality, with lessons learned, lasting friendAdults: $24 puberty, rape, and what it means to ships and great memories of being Seniors 62 and up: $21 involved in an extraordinary show,” come of age. Students 13 and up: $18 “Human sexuality has not said Bateman. changed. It’s just more in-your-face “Spring Awakening” will also Tickets can be purchased at the Albuquerque Little Theater now. At that time, people had very be the first performance to christen Box Office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. repressed feelings. This show is Albuquerque Little Theater’s new or online at about dealing with those feelings,” stage, said Avery said Cook. The theater received a $25,000 Dual-enrollment student, grant from PNM for the renovaensemble member and Wendla tions and the remainder of the cost opportunities and working, professional instructors are Bergmann understudy Michaela wasSUVA’s donated byinternship patrons, said Avery. just part ofThethetheater educational experience you need to stand out when you graduate. Bateman likes that the Little board members Theater’s version of the musical not are deeply thankful for these genonly brings an absorbing story of erous contributions and wishes to BA/ Graphic Design . Animation . Interior11,Design “9 To 5: The Musical”– October 19-November 2012 life, death, identity and adolescence express their gratitude, said Avery. Illustration & Marketing “It’s a Wonderful Life” –Advertising November 20-December 24, 2012 to audiences, but that also addresses The construction has allowed “LA Aux Folles” – MarchBFA/ 1-24, 2013 these issues in a way that the audi- the cast of “Spring Awakening” Photography . Fine Arts “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” – April 12-18, 20123 ence can relate and connect to the to have more time to rehearse “The Producers” – May 24-June 16, characters, she said. and better prepare for the show, or2013 254 -7575 Call today and learn more . “I find it easy to identify said Avery. SUVAtheater has thewill samehold accreditation as traditional universities and welcomes transfer credits. emotionally with the characters The an in “Spring Awakening,” but it’s open dedication on July 29 that “The Hobbit” – September 14-20, 2012 sad to think of friends who faced will include tours, information, “Little Women” – January 18-February 3, 2013 some of the same issues, which refreshments and entertainjust makes me realize how impor- ment from the cast of “Spring tant this show is,” said Bateman. Awakening” and past productions.

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Things to do for New Year’s Eve By Shaya Rogers Staff Reporter

Ringing in the New Year with a small group of friends is a classic New Year’s Eve tradition; all that is needed is a friend with a T.V. and a few bottles of champagne. Here are some other options for a night out.

Burt’s Tiki Lounge is the local, trusty dive bar. They will be hosting a fairly mellow night with live bands and dancing. The best part, there is never a cover and the drinks are reasonably priced.

313 Gold Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 Here are some inexpensive party options for staying in this New Year’s Eve. Decorate. Buy cheap streamers, those silly little

Lotus Nightclub DJ Devin and DJ Quinco $10 advance/$20 door. Must be 18+

Roller Skate City New Year’s Even Skate Party 8pm-12pm All ages welcome

Imbibe, a cigar bar in Nob Hill, is always full of music, dancing, and fun. The rooftop patio makes for a fun night under the stars and there are always drink specials. Dress code is permitted so dress to impress.

Lotus Nightclub gives those under 21 a reason to go out and celebrate. They have live DJ’s, dancing into the night, and they know how to give the proper nightclub experience. This New Year’s Eve, go with the theme and dress in black and white.

Roller Skate City will be hosting a family friendly New Year’s Eve party, complete with a cider toast at midnight and balloon drop. This is a family activity and the kids will surely be happy to roller skate into the New Year.

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hats and some noise makers. After all, pretending to be in New York at Times Square is half the fun. Play some games. Waiting for midnight

should be full of socializing and fun. Have guests write down their New Year’s resolutions and then put them in a hat. Read the resolutions

out loud and try to guess whose is whose. Stock up on snacks. Buy some chips and salsa and make some pigs in a blanket and, voila! That easy.

Nob Hill Bar and Grill New Year’s Bash $40/$75 Must be 21+ Nob Hill Bar and Grill has a fun and casual atmosphere and is a staple for college students. They are hosting a three-course dinner to ring in the New Year, sure to be filled with music and good times with friends. The event is pricey, but worth the splurge.

Lastly, make sure to have some great music ready; everything from oldies to modern, so everyone will have a reason to get into the groove.

3128 Central Ave. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 Try Regina Spektor’s “My Dear Acquaintance” for a not so cheesy New Year’s tune.


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