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Instructor Runs for Senate as Write-In Candidate By Jonathan Baca Senior Reporter
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art-time Political Science instructor Robert Anderson said he is running as a write-in candidate for the New Mexico seat of the US Senate because he felt some very important issues were being overlooked by the major candidates. Anderson, who is running against incumbent Martin Heinrich (D) and Heather Wilson (R) for the senate seat in the Nov. 6 election, said that his policy goals are to fund education instead of war, create a jobs program focusing on creating a green economy and ensure free health care for all Americans. “I think the issues facing the country; the economy and lack of jobs, the danger of war, the environmental crisis, the condition of education; these issues are getting worse. Our national priorities are distorted,” he said. Although Anderson is an independent candidate with no major campaign support, he said he feels that it was worth going for the Senate seat, no matter how difficult it would be. “I felt that there was too much at stake in this election, so I thought I’ll do the best I can and help people have more information and more options,” said Anderson. “It’s definitely an uphill battle because you don’t have a lot of corporate money and the media doesn’t always give you the coverage that they give other people.” He said that his background as an educator has given him an appreciation for the importance of education and young people. He said he wants to work toward providing free higher education for any
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Younger Citizens Less Likely to Vote more difficult for young voters to see how their interests are being served by today’s politicians. In Staff Reporter return, making it very Fewer voters aged hard for them to see the 18 to 24 are casting their benefit in voting,” said Fox. The consequences of ballot each year, said parttime Political Science young citizens not voting is undermining what it instructor Richard Fox. Young voters in gen- means to be a citizen, with eral have no motivation to all the responsi bilities vote because they feel that and obligations that are their social and economic involved, said Fox. “The confidence of interests and concerns are not acknowledged in young voters has been today’s politics, he said. “It is getting more and see VOTE on page 7
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Part-time Political Science instructor Robert Anderson is running as a write-in candidate for US Senate. American who meets certain standards as well as ensure that people who feel that college is not right for them have access to other career training programs. “It’s really important that our young people are prepared for the workforce,” he said. This is not the first time Anderson has run for public office. He said that he ran as the Green Party candidate for Congress in 1998, for the NM State Legislature and for Albuquerque City Council. Anderson said that his campaign has been very low budget, relying on dedicated friends and volunteers to help make phone calls and distribute literature. He said he has taken advantage of any opportunity for a chance to speak to voters in public, such as local meeting forums and other political events. He said he is hoping for an
opportunity to debate with the other candidates. “We even had a float in the State Fair parade, with some of our people handing out literature. Any chance for meet and greet, to shake hands and introduce ourselves,” he said. Anderson said he feels that his independence from corporate, big money interests is one of his biggest assets, because he can make decisions in the interest of his constituents — not his campaign donors. “That’s the hardest part though, because they are not going to fund your campaign if you’re critical of their agendas,” he said. He said he feels that corporate money should be taken out of politics completely, because it corrupts candidates and makes it difficult for small, independent candidates to compete. see
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Alex Corkett (left), organizer with New Mexico PIRG and former Liberal Arts major Keith Lewis (right) canvass main campus to help students register to vote.
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Editorial Cartoon By Scott M. Roberts
Scholarship Opportunities Are Knocking, Students Should Answer Last year, nine out of 10 available All-USA scholarships, which pay for a student to transfer to a four-year institution in New Mexico, went to waste because no one applied for them. The cost of higher education rises each year – a trend that is unlikely to change – so it is baffling that students were not lining up to apply for this award. Yes, the scholarship demands that a student be active both on campus and in the community, but these things are part of what makes a productive person anyway. Compiling the necessary documents, an unofficial transcript and two letters of recommendation, and writing a handful of 500 word essays seem like pretty insignificant tasks when weighed
against the benefits. On the whole, applying for the scholarship requires a time commitment of about a day, but in the long term, a day’s time is easily worth two years of free education. Many scholarships are available to a wide variety of students, and very few applied for them. Most people struggle to pay for their schooling, and accepting loans means committing to nearly a lifetime of debt. Scholarships are a viable solution to the high cost of education, but only if students are willing to look for and put in the work to apply for them.
L e t t e r To T h e E d i t o r In Response To Volume 18, Issue 4 “Students Voice Concerns to Administration” I have been running into problem after problem when it comes to do doing the right thing. By that I mean gathering the information I need in order to further my education. I have been trying to get my financial aid taken care of so that I can get money to survive and get books and codes. I turned in my transcripts from my previous college and three weeks later they finally got evaluated. While being evaluated, I was speaking with a student advisor about my financial problems and was told that I needed to make financial adjustments in order to receive the amount I need in order to survive. I went to financial aid to make the necessary adjustments and was told I need to make an appointment; I tried to make an appointment and was told I couldn’t until my transcripts have been read. Three weeks later when I got my email about the transcripts, I call to make the appointment. Apparently it takes an additional two-plus weeks in order for me to make those adjustments. Also, it is going to take an additional four weeks to process the
rest of the financial aid paperwork so I can get my student loans. Until those adjustments are made I do not receive any financial aid. I am now ready and almost forced to quit my education because it seems like no one can help me get anything done. Almost everyone I talk to seems to want to direct me to somewhere else. I go through one hoop only to find yet another. All these hoops have left me unable to receive the needed financial aid. I feel I am being treated more like a number then a paying customer. I chose CNM and now I doubt my decision simply because of the way I have seen things handled here. CNM and its financial aid department seem to be understaffed in comparison to the number of students attending. I have met plenty of students that could use extra cash and would be more than willing to help out at CNM (including myself). Thank you for your time in reading this letter. I hope it makes a difference. I know my education is important to me. Brian Caudill, Student
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Jasmine Garcia, Nursing
I would say yes because this is
Francisco Marin, Linguistics
I honestly think no, because of
how other people feel about it. We shouldn’t celebrate things that are unfair to people. What happened in those days was just wrong, and if you asked a native about it they would be upset.”
Jimmy Gravina, Computer Networking
Oh, heck yeah. Because I’m
Italian, and there should be a day every month that we should have a day off.”
where we live and we should be celebrating it.”
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Do you think we should continue to recognize Columbus Day as a holiday?
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We should celebrate it because Columbus discovered America. Why not?”
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All-USA Scholarship Now Accepting Applications, Awards Two Years Free Tuition the student body participate. Nine of the 10 possible scholarships in 2011 went to Staff waste because only one stuReporter dent applied, she said. “I wish more of the stuTheAll-USA Community dent body would particiAcademic Scholarship is pate in this program,” said accepting applications through Gordon-Moffett. the week of Nov. 9, said Sociology major and Director of Service Learning Editor-in-Chief of the Sharon Gordon-Moffett. Chronicle Jyllian Roach The scholarship awards was the only CNM student 20 students with a $2,500 to apply for the scholarship in 2011. She said that she was surprised that more students did not apply because of the size of the award. “I was shocked that no one else had applied. Yes, the application took a little while to fill out, but I will graduate this summer and then go to UNM for free — the effort was worth it,” she said. Gordon-Moffett said she recommends setting aside twenty to twenty-five hours to complete the application which consists of three to four essay questions and a standard questionnaire. The application also requires two letters of recommendation. “The application can CNM Chronicle Stock Photo change a little from year The 2010 All-USA Scholarship winners pose after the state recognition ceremony at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe. to year so some things
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one-time scholarship, but New Mexico nominees are also awarded a scholarship which pays for up to four terms of tuition to any four-year school in the state, said Gordon-Moffett. “It’s a really awesome opportunity for students that want to continue their education at another institution in New Mexico,” said Gordon-Moffett.
Students who are of free schooling is an active both on campus and incredible award. in their communities while “I am excited to get to maintaining a GPA of 3.5 work on the application and or greater can apply for the ready for the hard work scholarship online at ptk. that it will take to complete org, said Gordon-Moffett. it,” said Martos. Criminal Justice major Martos is one of at least and Executive Council of six applicants scheduled for Students President Stephen interviews; CNM can nomMartos said he plans to inate a total of 10 students. apply for the scholarship Gordon-Moffett said this year because two years she hoped to see more of
might be different, but if a student needs assistance I am willing to help the serious applicants,” said Gordon-Moffett. New Mexican student nominees are presented with their scholarship and a recognition ceremony at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, said Gordon-Moffett. They are also recognized on the floors of the education committees for the House wwand Senate. A representative of each school also takes the students to lunch, she said. Students selected as finalists for the All USA Academic Team will be featured in an article in USA Today and presented at Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention in San Francisco, California. Thirty-seven of the winners then become part of the All-State Community College Academic Team which has a separate ceremony where scholarships and special recognitions are presented to winners, according to the scholarship website, ptk.org.
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Remarkable: Women in Art By Adriana Avila Staff Reporter
The National Museum of Women in Arts and Red Dot Gallery are looking for submissions from art students for an upcoming event that will commemorate 2012 as The Year of Remarkable Women, said Women in the Arts instructor Danielle Miller. Women interested in submitting must be in enrolled in a New Mexico higher education institution and be majoring in an Arts degree program said Miller. Studio Arts major Katie Neeley said she plans on submitting one of her oil paintings for the exhibition. GRAPHIC COUTESY KATIE NEELY | STUDENT “The painting I’m The Oath by Studio Arts major Katie Neely was submitted to the upcoming Remarkable gallery. going to send them has a story behind it that I’m not supposed to tell,” Neeley Each image must have the proceeds will go to said, “I’m trying to figure interpretation changes. Artists can send subthe artist’s name and the the National Museum of out what to say for my artmissions via email. The title of the work as part of Women in Art, said Miller. ists’ statement.” Submissions for The meaning of a paint- works must be no more a file name, she said. Remarkable will run Remarkable can be sent to art@ ing often changes from than 36 inches on a side, from Nov. 16 through Dec. red-dot-gallery.com, a deciwhen it was first created said Miller. The image dimensions 7 at the Red Dot Gallery in sion will be made by jurors on and from person to person, must be approximately five Santa Fe, said Miller. Oct. 9, said Miller. said Neely. inches by seven inches in Artists will be sellThe Red Dot Gallery is She said she finds that the more she looks either JPEG or TIFF files ing their work through- located at 826 Canyon Rd. out the show, a quarter of in Santa Fe. at a piece, the more her at 300dpi.
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Calcium Cantata: “Grandma fell and broke her hip!” The truth is that grandma’s hip very likely broke before she fell, and that is why she fell. Yes, we are talking about osteoporosis. Now if you are under 30, don’t think osteoporosis isn’t anything for you to worry about. Instead, these are the years you have to build strong bones so you don’t end up like grandma. First, avoid sodas and smoking as well as excessive caffeine consumption. (See below for moderate coffee consumption.) Avoid those energy drinks with lots more caffeine than an average cup of coffee. So does taking calcium help? A 2007 study of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that effects of dietary calcium are superior to effects from calcium supplements alone. The best sources of dietary calcium, according to Dr. Mercola, are natto, a Japanese food not usually fancied by Americans, Himalayan salt, green vegetables, as well as olive oil, coconut oil, and krill oil. He also advises against a low fat diet. Strangely enough, milk or milk products are not on his list. I tried natto last week since I am lactose intolerant, and natto doesn’t taste as bad as it looks. Avoid smoking, sodas, high caffeine intake and excessive protein in your diet to prevent bone loss. This is especially important before age 30 when the body still has the ability to build strong bones. Do men need calcium? If course! Men over 50 are at a greater risk for developing osteoporosis than prostate cancer and risk factors include obesity, alcoholism, smoking, gastrointestinal disorders, a sedentary lifestyle, and lack of sunlight, according to Dr. Mercola. Bones are living tissue composed of many minerals, and a healthy diet and weight bearing exercise is preferable to taking calcium supplements alone, says Dr. Mercola. Dr. Weil recommends two doses of 500 to 700 mg of calcium citrate with meals for a total intake of 1,000-1,200 mg total from all sources including food, plus 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily to promote calcium absorption. Coffee Controversy: Is coffee good or bad for you? Some studies conducted in Europe and published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 8/2006 found that coffee provided some protection against agerelated decline. The Journal of the American Medical Association found in nine studies published 7/6/2005 that coffee reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes. There are some negative effects to coffee such as irritation of the digestive system, bladder, prostate and lymphatic system, anxiety, insomnia, and irregular heartbeat. How coffee affects you should decide whether to drink it or not and how much, says Dr. Weil. If you drink coffee because you feel sluggish or sleepy, Dr. Weil recommends a daily multivitamin to ensure that you get the energy you need to optimize emotional and physical well-being. He stresses that supplements are not substitutes for good diets, however, but insurance against gaps in our diet if you are skipping meals or eating food that is not fresh or filled with the nutrients you need. Angelika Schwamberger is a full-time SAGE instructor and writes a monthly Health Newsletter for the CNM Community. Excerpts from this newsletter will be reprinted monthly.
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Welding Beads of Knowledge By Jonathan Baca Senior Reporter
The Welding Program prepares students for many different types of careers in all types of industry, said full time Manufacturing Chair and Welding instructor Jim Berry. Students learn to weld using many different techniques with metals commonly used in industry, and upon graduating should be prepared for entry-level jobs throughout the field, said Berry. “I think we’re the best program in the state, and one of the best in the country,” said Berry, who has worked in the industry since 1979 and taught welding for four years. He said that he has seen many graduates pass certification tests;
tests that other welders struggle for years to pass. Graduates of the program find it much easier to find work in the industry after taking the certification program, said Berry. “It excites me that we’re doing a good job preparing people to actually get a job,” he said. Hunter Jay, a firstsemester welding student, said he entered the program to learn how to weld bicycle frames. “I heard it had really good teachers. All the equipment is good, and the teachers are nice and help you out a lot,” he said. The labs, equipment and instructors available to students are some of the things that make the program stand out from others in the state, said Berry. Two large labs with many welding booths full of some of the best equipment available give students a special edge, he said.
“We keep very up to date on all the equipment that’s used out in industry,” said Berry. He said he is proud of the instructors in the program because they really care about teaching their students the skills they will need. Students enrolled in the welding program have consistently won state welding competitions for the last several years, including SkillsUSA, a national competition among students in many different trades and industries, said Berry. Many students have also gone on to compete and do well in the national competition, he said. “Our students are always on top, and we win every year,” he said. Berry said he is also proud of the program’s safety record, which has been very good. “Obviously we’re out there welding, grinding
and cutting, and every term there is some minor cuts, but we haven’t had any bad accidents,” he said Welding students regularly build valuable things for other departments, said Berry, including new tables for the Plumbing program and the new stainless steel time capsule that was recently installed on the Rio Rancho campus. “We’re one of the programs that a lot of the faculty knows they can come and ask us to build things for them,” he said. He said these make great projects for students and benefit the school as well. Welding jobs have been in high demand recently because of a lack of focus on trades in higher education and an aging workforce that will soon be retiring, said Berry. He said that CNM
has made a big effort to fill this gap with skilled graduates that will be prepared for jobs in the industry. The Welding program has been very popular, and some students have had a hard time getting into required classes. Welding major John Eichorn said he tried to get into all the first term labs this semester, but he waited too long and they were all full. Many students found they had to register early to get into the required classes. Berry said that the administration is committed to keeping the Welding program successful. “We have very good support. Everyone in administration knows it’s a good program. Our students all get employed and we have the respect of our industry,” he said.
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“We need to address this issue now. It’s destroying our country,” he said. Anderson said he has been a teacher for 20 years, working at CNM for the past seven, but that he has been interested in politics most of his life. Encouraging the students in his political science classes to become more politically aware and active is what Anderson said he enjoys most about teaching. He said that he grew up in a poor Appalachian town where he saw racism and discrimination. After leaving home, he began to meet other people with different ideas and world views.
Anderson said that although he loves teaching, if he were elected he would be happy to go to Washington to serve the people of New Mexico. “It would be sad to quit, but it would be worthwhile to move to Washington and do the best job I possibly can to represent New Mexicans,” he said. For more information on Bob Anderson, visit andersonforsenate. org. Anderson said his name will not be on the ballot, so in order to vote for him, write “Robert Anderson” in the Write-In box under the Senate section of the Nov. 6 ballot.
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“Alternative Transportation” is a special fall term series that looks at various means of transportation.Look for the series finale in issue seven.
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u b l i c Administration major Chris Hannemann said he used to walk up to ten miles a day because of the many benefits. “Of all the people I grew up with, I was the skinniest,” Hannemann explained, “It helped me maintain weight and stay in shape.” Whether it was for entertainment, shopping, school or work, Hannemann said he would walk, because there was no cost to it and plenty of health benefits. Hannemann said he stands just over six feet and has never weighed more than 165 pounds. “If everything you’re dealing is within five to seven miles of where you live,” Hannemann said, “the benefit is you don’t have to worry about the cost of car insurance, the cost of gas and the cost of maintenance.” When not driving, the daily struggle and lost time trying to find a parking space are gone. “I never once looked for a parking space at either CNM or UNM,” Hannemann said, “What’s the point of looking for a parking space when you could just get there and go? It doesn’t make sense to me.” Though walking has its perks, it does take a while to get to one’s destination. “If you have a three mile walk to school you better leave at least 30 to 40 minutes in order to get there on time,” said Hannemann. Walking is not as simple as walking out the door and heading down the sidewalk, said Hannemann. He offered some safety concerns to keep in mind: Listening to music helps to pass the time, but it should not be so loud that it drowns out the sounds of the environment, he said. “It can be the difference
between a trip to the hospital and the arrival to the destination,” he said. Plenty of water, reflective clothing and a flashlight are necessary while walking, he said. During hot weather, deodorant and body spray can be helpful to combat sweat and smell. If traveling through a dangerous part of town, Hannemann said he suggests carrying some mace. Walking is a penny saver but it is not always the best way to travel if going long distances. “There are certain distances that aren’t exactly reasonable,” Hannemann said, “I can do five miles in 45 minutes — not a problem, but now I work 25 miles away from home so there’s no way I can actually get to work on time if I was walking.” The first time walking somewhere new is always going to feel like it is taking forever, but the more the path is taken the faster it will feel, he said. After a while, a few miles will feel like nothing. PHOTOS BY SCOTT M. ROBERTS | STAFF Do not take major streets if (top) Students crossing University Boulevard at Basehart Road. (left) Group of CNM students walking through Main it can be avoided. Drivers do not pay enough attention to pedes- campus. (right) Chris Hannemann walks as his primary mode of transportation. trians , said Hannemann. Even though Hannemann owns a car, he said he avoids using it if it is not necessary. He still walks to the grocery store, bookstores and the bar. The pros and cons of walking differ but it all depends on the situation. “You won’t feel like it’s Be safe and be seen: Stay Be smart and alert: Avoid Be Careful Before Crossing worth it if you’re walking in the Visible Danger middle of a blizzard or when you • Wear bright or reflec• Always walk on the • Cross streets at crosshave to walk to work and it is 100 degrees outside,” he said. tive clothing. sidewalk. Otherwise, walks. Hannemann said that with walk against traffic. the Albuquerque climate, he • Carry flashlight after • Obey traffic laws and does not understand why more dark. • Stay sober. WALK/STOP signals. people do not walk. People miss the little things when they • Stand clear of obstacles • Never assume vehicles • Look both ways before are driving, he said. Walking before crossing. will stop. Make eye crossing. makes it easier to experience contact while crossing. the environment while travel• Don’t wear headphones ling, he said. “Wheels do make things • Be alert to engine noise or use a cellphone. easier, but it speeds up the and car lights. pace of life,” Hannemann said, “Sometimes life needs to go a little more slowly.”
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