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Volume 18 | Issue 8 .


A Look Diversity Speaker Series Welcomes Folk Medicine Expert Inside: the Second Annual CNM Diversity Speakers Series, said Reference Librarian Staff Reporter Olivia Baca. The series gathers a UNM Vice President group of speakers to disfor Student Affairs and Education Dr. Eliseo Torres cuss topics to benefit the will discuss curanderismo — community, said Baca. Mexican folk medicine — at Torres is an expert in this year’s kickoff event for the field of Mexican folk

By Adriana Avila

Opinion Pg. 3

Editorial: Know Your Rights


Special Series Pg. 8

Exploring Drugs


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“I’m looking forward Torres said he plans to the event,” Torres said. to speak about why some “CNM and UNM; we’re Hispanics still have a strong neighbors and I’m excited belief in traditional medicine to share with my neighbors and the relation of herbs, ritwhat I’ve learned.” uals, items and methods used Two displays have been set for healing. up in the Main campus library “I will discuss rituals for to highlight what will be Mal de Ojo or Evil Eye to Susto learned at the event, said Baca. see SPEAKER on page 7

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medicine and teaches a class on the subject annually at UNM “It’ll be quite the experience,” said Baca. Torres said he has studied and practiced curanderismo for about 30 years and has been teaching it for about 12 years.


By Daniel Johnson


Staff Reporter

inancial aid check disbursement takes place three weeks into each term, which is a problem for students enrolled in programs such as Welding, Paramedic, Art, or Culinary Arts, said Culinary Arts major Josh Davilla. The classes for these programs require equipment which is unavailable at the bookstore and must be purchased in time for the second week of classes, said Davilla. Often, students must produce this money out of pocket, said Davilla. Other students in Davilla’s class also said that they were unhappy with the disbursement process, but did not want to be included in the article by name. “I think that it is wrong for disbursement to be done four weeks into the semester when we need our equipment by week two,” he said. “I think something needs to change.” Senior Director of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Veteran Services Lee Carrillo said that while students do not receive financial aid checks until the fourth week of the term, all textbooks and equipment for courses can be ordered through the bookstore. “A student can always order whatever they need. All they have to do is go in and say ‘I need this, charge it to my financial aid,’” said Carrillo. However, Bookstore Manager Ann Heaton said that only equipment and textbooks are normally stocked, but currently sold out, can be ordered through the bookstore and that not all required see


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Bicycles locked up in one of the recently installed bike corrals. Students may now register bikes with security.

Security Launches Pilot Bicycle Registration Program what type of lock to use, it will definitely cut down on the chance of the bike being stolen,” said Rogers. Staff Reporter Two years ago CNM The Security office now had a big problem with bike allows students to register theft, said Rogers. Three to four bikes their bikes to improve the were taken daily by a single chances of recovery if it is stolen, said CNM Security thief, said Rogers. “This person, when finally Lieutenant Bernard Rogers. The program is cur- apprehended, was found with rently only available on Main a small pair of bolt cutters in campus, but will be available his bag,” said Rogers. In the past when bikes on other campuses as the prowere found and determined to gram is refined, said Rogers “I really think the pro- be stolen, there was no way to gram will be well received by return them to their owners. Many of the bikes were evenstudents,” said Rogers Students interested in tually sold at auction, donated registering a bicycle can log or destroyed, said Rogers. The new registration onto the CNM website and print out a form which can program will give security be submitted to the Security officers the means to return recovered bicycles to the office, said Rogers. The students will then rightful owners, said Rogers. “It will not be a mandatory receive a registration sticker to apply to their bikes as well thing like registering your car, as information about how to but we hope students will take advantage of this bike best secure a bike. “I think it will make a registration so if their bike is bike safer because if students stolen they can get it back,” follow our suggestions as to said Rogers.

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Attention Veterans and Active Duty Students

The newly chartered CNM The Student Allocation Board Student Veteran’s Club will is accepting applications for student be meeting to recruit new members. members just on Friday, Oct. The Allocation board meets 26, 2012 in the Student Services monthly and distributes funds among Center Rm. 202, from noon student organizations for events, until 1 P.M. activities and equipment. Please join us at the inaugural For more information contact event for introductions, discussion James Roach at and brainstorming. Pizza will be served to attendees.

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The AllUSA Academic Transfer Scholarship awards up to ten CNM students with four years of paid tuition to any four-year higher education institution in New Mexico. Applicants must have a minimum 3.5GPA and be active on campus and in the Albuquerque community. To apply visit scholarships. The enrollment key for CNM is MDI4MDg15322. The internal application deadline is Friday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. For more information contact Sharon Gordon-Moffett at

Writing Group Presents First Visiting Writers Series The student organized Writing Group will host a reading visiting poet James Arthur, whose poems have appeared in several publications. The reading will be followed by a Q & A. His debut collection, Charms Against Lightning, was recently published by Copper Canyon Press. The event is free, and open to the public. It will occur on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at Main campus in Smith Brasher Hall, Room 100.

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The Event Planning class has teamed with Project Heart Start to spread knowledge and empower faculty and students to save lives. This hands-only CPR method takes only half an hour to learn. A Heart Start facilitator will come to your classroom and show a brief instructional video. Afterward, you and your students can practice on CPR mannequins to familiarize yourselves with this life-saving procedure. The project will be available Monday Nov. 5 through Thursday Nov. 8 at all campuses. To schedule an in-class training session, email before Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

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October 16 - 22, 2012 Editorial

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Editorial Cartoon By Scott M. Roberts

First Admendment Rights: Key to Preserving All Other Rights The First Amendment Free Pizza Awareness Event held by the Chronicle was a chilling look at how many members of the CNM Community are unaware of what rights are guaranteed to them by the First Amendment. Many of the participants could not name all five of the rights protected by the First Amendment when asked by our Editor-in-Chief. While around 50 percent of the people who were curious about the free pizza signs refused to give up their rights for food, most of them could not name those rights either. These rights are an important part of being an American citizen. No other country allows anywhere near the number of freedoms we enjoy here. Those rights are difficult to protect if we are ignorant of what they are and what they mean. As Harriet Engle pointed out in this issue’s article “First Amendment Rights: Use Them or Lose Them,” some of these rights have been eroded by things like invasive TSA searches, background checks and arrests of people who are assembling peaceably. The Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which allows corporations to privately donate to political campaigns with a monetary cap, and the now commonplace practice of political partisanship in national news media are further examples of disintegration of our rights that are often overlooked as how things are now. This should not be the case, these rights are supposedly inalienable, but only if we collectively believe in and protect them.

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Diego Nuñez, Electrical Egineering

I am against Romney because he

is against a lot of things I support. So I am for Obama even though I feel he may get screwed again if he becomes president.”

Greg Scott, Psychiatric Nursing Practitioner

I do not really try to pay attention

to one issue. I look at mainly the whole picture, but if I needed to say something it would be Mitt Romney’s animal cruelty issues.”

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would say the raising of minimum wage is the most important to me.”

“What issues are important to you during this political season?”

For those who are curious, the rights protected by the first amendment are: • • • • •

Freedom of speech Freedom of religion Freedom of the press Freedom to peaceably assemble Freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances

Michael Rodriguez, Liberal Arts National security is the main one that is important to me.”

Kendra Martinez, Special Education

I am not too happy that Mitt Romney

is trying to get rid of welfare. I understand that there are some people that abuse it but he is punishing people that actually need it.”

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Wow that is a list. What we need is

kind of spooky right now.”

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October 16 - 22, 2012

Global Cuisine: A World of Flavors By Jonathan Baca Senior Reporter

Global Cuisine teaches students vital skills they will need to work in the culinary industry, said Chef Mark Patel. Students spend the first half of CULN 2212 learning important skills like making hors d’oeuvres, setting up buffets and customer service, followed by three weeks of menu preparation and finally four weeks of operating the fully functional Global Café, where students serve meals to friends, family and faculty, he said. Patel said he is excited to give his students a realistic look at what it will be like to cook in a fine dining establishment, and give them a chance to use the skills they have been learning in all their other classes. “I really feel that CNM is doing a phenomenal job at giving students a great education that compares even with

those big Ivy culinary schools,” said Patel. The menu the students cook includes dishes from countries all over the world, including India, Russia, Italy, Morocco and Greece, he said. “We’re really excited about the menu. It’s going to be a great learning experience for these guys,” he said. Culinary Arts major Elizabeth Adair said she has been cooking since childhood, and eventually wants to start her own catering business. She said her skills have improved greatly in the basics, intricate design and decorative work since she started the class. “I think this is a great group to work with. The instructors are very knowledgeable,” said Adair. Learning new skills in the classroom as opposed to on the job in a restaurant is much more laid back, she said. CNM has created a comfortable environment where she can make mistakes and be creative, she said. “In the real world, it’s sink or swim,” said Adair.

Culinary Arts major Kimo Clardy said that he has worked in the industry for 23 years, but had never gone to school for cooking. At first, he felt he could get further with a degree, but was doubtful how much he could learn from the class. be he has been pleasantly surprised by what the program had to offer, he said. “I have learned tremendous amounts. The instructors are all great,” said Clardy. Patel, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, said he has been cooking in restaurants since he was 14 years old. Since graduating, he said he has held positions ranging from line cook to fast food to fine dining, eventually landing a corporate chef position, he said. He said that he has taught people how to cook on the job throughout his career, but that he had never taught in a school setting until he began at CNM last fall.

“I love it. Teaching students how to cook is so rewarding,” said Patel. “I’ve been there, I’ve done what they’ve done, and with all the experience that I have, I feel that I can give them a really well-rounded education with real-world experience.” Patel said he felt that coming from one of the premier cooking schools in the country; he has PHOTO BY SCOTT M. ROBERTS | STAFF been very impressed with Buffet presentation of dishes created by the Global Cuisine CNM’s culinary program. students under the guidance of instructor Chef Mark Patel. “It’s very refreshing to see that everyone in our department, from the dean level down to the faculty, take our work very seriously, and we do the best that we can every single day,” said Patel. He said he wants people to know that they do not have to spend a fortune to get a great culinary education. “If there are any students out there who are thinking about cooking as a career, definitely take a look at CNM,” said Patel.

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Global Cuisine instructor Chef Mark Patel (center, in tall hat) critiques his students’ charcuterie presentations on the buffet line in the A Building dining room.

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two-night-only stage performance of Rudolfo Anaya’s 1972 novel “Bless Me, Ultima” will be held at the KiMO theatre this month, said UNM student Liz Chavez, who is making her directorial debut. The Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 performances will be more visually stimulating and will blur the lines between theatre and dance, said Chavez, who began her theatre career as a choreographer. “My choreography strives to present an emotional connection with the audience and the characters on stage,” said Chavez. The story’s protagonist, Antonio Marez, will be played by 13-year-old Ben Silva, who

said he was honored to have been chosen for the part. “I think this book is really good for people who aren’t familiar with the New Mexico culture and the people who see the play will too,” said Silva. Author and actor Michelle Otero, who will play mentor and spiritual guide Ultima, said she was thrilled to receive the role because Anaya’s novel was an important part of her childhood. “I can’t believe how lucky I am to be Ultima,” said Otero. “It’s kind of a dream for me and it’s an amazing opportunity.” Chavez said that directing the play as 25-year-old fledgling director is an amazing opportunity. “I have so much New Mexico pride,” said Chavez, “To have ‘Bless Me, Ultima’ as my directorial debut and

bring my female adaptation to life is unbelievable,” he said. This is not Chavez’s first involvement with a production of “Bless Me, Ultima,” she said. She was cast in the role of Ultima’s owl in a 2010 version of the play, she said. The company toured New Mexico with the National Hispanic Cultural Center and performed in nine cities across the state. Chavez said the performance in Santa Rosa included a special audience member — Rudolfo Anaya. “He loved seeing his work come to life,” she said. Anaya’s original 1972 novel is the coming-of-age story of a young boy growing up in 1940s New Mexico. Both of his parents have vastly different ideas for his future, but a healer named Ultima comes to protect and guide the boy to his destiny.

Chavez said she shortened the script to an hour because she hopes to be able to tour New Mexico schools and perform the adaptation for children. Though the play is condensed, Otero said it keeps to the main points and the heart of the novel. “For a lot of Chicano writers from New Mexico, this book means everything,” Otero said. “We couldn’t write the stories that we write if it weren’t for ‘Bless Me, Ultima’.” “Bless Me, Ultima” will be performed Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kimo Theater located at 423 Central Avenue NW. Tickets are $5 each and must be purchased in advance at or at the Hold My Ticket box office at 112 Second St SW.

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(left) Director Liz Chavez dicusses her directorial debut. (right) Tony (Ben Silva) learns about nature from Ulitma (Michelle Otero).

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O 16 - 22, 2012 6 | the CNM Chronicle Coaches’ First Amendment Rights: Use Them or Lose Them Corner: Students, Staff Respond to First Amendment Awareness Event Dealing student stood outside the par- rights are unknowingly being checks to apply for simple jobs, By Stefany with Test titioned area in the cafeteria taken away because people are she said. Olivas where the event took place and so engulfed by media, most of “One false move or misunAnxiety Managing Editor protested Chroniclelandia. which is propaganda, she said. derstood post on the internet By Nikki Purkeypile HWPS Achievement Coach

Do you have a tendency to freak out before or during a test? Does your mind go blank even though you have studied the material? Does your heart rate go up, and do your hands get sweaty? If so, you may have test anxiety. At the monthly Achievement Coach meeting, clinical therapist Merry Guild provided some training on reducing test anxiety. Now, if you are anxious because you have not studied, then that is normal! However, if you have studied a little each day and taken good notes, your reaction is not healthy. Achievement Coach Barbara Burrows recommends a ritual called “3 of 3”. Do three sets of three repetitive actions, such as three shoulder rolls, three neck rolls, and rolling a pen between your hands three times. One of your sets can also be three positive comments about yourself. This will ground you in the present moment and distract your mind from thinking negative thoughts. You can also try this technique before the test. Do not worry about looking silly! You will be surprised at how much better it can make you feel. Sit in a chair. Rate your anxiety level on a scale of zero to 10, zero being calm and relaxed and 10 being very anxious. Tell yourself silently, “I can do this. I will be successful.” Place your feet flat on the floor, relax your shoulders and lift your chest to allow proper air flow. Lay your hands palm-up on your legs. Close your eyes. Take long, deep breaths, in and out, through your nose. Continue breathing and count one on the in-breath, two on the out-breath. Continue until you are at level three or below. Achievement coaches are located at each campus in the event that you would like to schedule an appointment to practice this further. You can find contact information by going to cnm. edu/achv/index.php. Click on the top-left hand side where it says “Contact AC”.

Coaches Corner is a monthly column written by the CNM Acheivement coaches. Look for the next installment of Coaches Corner in issue 12.

Education major Misty Lesiak said the First Amendment Awareness event presented by the Chronicle was an interesting approach, and that it definitely changed the point of view for some students. The event offered students, faculty and staff free pizza in exchange for the loss of their First Amendment rights while eating in the Republic of Chroniclelandia. “It definitely changed the game on a lot of people. Most people are used to meeting in social groups, being able to actually talk about things,” said Lesiak. “There are a lot of countries out there where there aren’t any rights like that. They can’t meet in groups, and can’t talk about what they want.” The rules included no using devices that can access news or other information, no religious paraphernalia, no sitting with friends, no complaining and discussing only topics from a pre-approved list. While many students adhered to the rules, one

Pre-Health Sciences major Harriet Engle said she protested the event because it was a good way to practice her freedom of speech. “I guess it just felt like the right thing to do. If rules are not just, then speak up. I am a child of the 60s, after all,” said Engle. Even though Engle protested, she thought the event was a good way to raise awareness of First Amendment rights, because many students do not know what their rights are, she said. CNM Connect Achievement Coach Sally Moore said the event was a good way to raise awareness about First Amendment rights because awareness is what helps bring opportunities for change. “That’s an interesting box to put people in and it’s good to appreciate our rights. It’s good to know that when they’re not there, that we can speak up and say something,” said Moore. Society is indirectly giving up their rights, and many

“I think a lot of what’s going on is really with our overt permission, but not necessarily our conscious permission. People are so busy and so entertainment-focused in the media. It’s not always on the front page news, when our rights are taken away,” she said. Engle said after the event she is now able to name her five rights from memory: freedom of the press, freedom to assemble, freedom of religion, free speech, and the right to protest the government to reform unjust or unfair acts. “People often don’t realize what they might be giving up until they don’t have it,” said Engle. Most people would not know if their rights were taken away and most have not realized how severely many rights have already been diminished, she said. Examples of some violations of citizen rights are invasive searches by the airlines, an overload of incomprehensible paperwork to make major purchases — especially for college education, and excessive credit

How to: Getting on the Dean’s List By Daniel Johnson Staff Reporter

a resumé, which is why she is striving to achieve it. The list is something that not many students are aware of, she said. “I did not know about the dean’s list until I was in my third term here at CNM,” said Manzanares. Gunthorpe said the dean’s list has few rewards but it comes down to a personal goal for excellence. A student must be dedicated and willing to make the effort to achieve the dean’s list, he said. “It is not something everyone can achieve even though I wish everyone would try,” said Gunthorpe. Gunthorpe said the information is on the CNM website and if students do achieve the list they will be notified

in some way by the Academic Affairs office. “We used to send out a letter, but since contact information is not always up to date, we are switching to email notification for future recipients,” said Gunthorpe. The amount of work that must be put into achieving the dean’s list may be hard to handle for single parents or students with full-time jobs, since it requires the use of personal time, he said. Manzanares said being on the dean’s list is something she strives for as a single mother so she can show the student body that anything is possible. “It would just be awesome to actually pull it off and make it on the dean’s list,” said Manzanares.

B u s i n e s s Administration major Angelica Manzanares said she is interested in being on the dean’s list, but does not know where to look for the requirements. The dean’s list, a nationally recognized honor for highachieving students, is achieved by maintaining 3.5 gpa while completing 12 or more college-level credit hours in a single term, said Vice President of Academic Affairs Sydney Gunthorpe. “Hard work and commitment are required to excel at that level,” said Gunthorpe. In some ways, it is similar to the honor roll in high school but at the college level it is very different because of the amount of work put into a single term, he said. “In college you get 15 weeks for a class instead of the nine month period you are given in high school,” said Gunthorpe. PHOTO BY SCOTT M. ROBERTS | STAFF Manzanares said she Business Administration major Angelica knows it can help with Manzanares said that it would be an honor to scholarship applications be on the deans list. and that it looks good on


can literally be fatal. Members of the Occupy movement are arrested on frivolous charges, violating their right to assemble,” she said. Moore said the awareness event was an opportunity for students to think about their rights in a way that they may not have had the chance to do before. “Hopefully it’s a place to bring our values, our behaviors, our decisions into question so that we can either agree with them or not, and then decide how to pursue changing that if we want to,” said Moore.


Students exchange pizza for their First Amendment rights in the Main campus cafeteria.


Students enjoy pizza, but not their First Amendment rights in during the awareness event.


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which some sociologists call ‘Magical Fright,’” Torres said. Along with the cure of Mal de Ojo, he will be discussing herbs like aloe vera for cuts and burns, and how cat’s claw is useful for the immune and digestion system. He said an egg can be used for cleansings because of its absorbtion of negative vibration. Certain plants are used for energy cleansings and incense, like Copal, he said. “We’ll have fun. I don’t want to give too much away,” Torres said, “It’ll be like show and tell.” Torres has written five books about curanderismo and the two most recent books “Curandero: A Life in Mexican Folk Healing” and “Healing with Herbs and Rituals: A Mexican Tradition” will be available at CNM libraries by mid-October. The Diversity Speakers Series will be presented


Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Resource Center. The series began in the fall of 2011 as a way to promote diversity and engagement on campus, said Baca. Dr. Ben Wakayama spoke about Japanese Internment camps during WWII at the inaugural event, and Dr. Harold Bailey spoke in Spring 2011 as a part of the Black History Month celebration on campus, she said. Wakayama’s and Bailey’s presentations can be viewed at cnm. edu/libraries, then select “News” and then “Diversity Speaker Series.” For more information on the event, contact Olivia Baca at or 224-3278. “The most important thing is diversity,” said Torres. “Diversity is the strength of New Mexico and that’s what makes us unique.”


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equipment is available for purchase through the campus bookstore. Davilla said that another problem is that disbursement checks are used for more than just equipment. Financial aid checks are often used for rent, transportation, food and other survival needs in addition to school supplies, he said. “I believe that it should be available the first week of school. That way we can get everything we need at other places than just the bookstore, since they do not carry everything we need,” he said. Carrillo said that the disbursement date is not fully controlled by CNM administration, but by state regulation. There is a procedure that is followed before financial aid is given, he said. “The disbursement date is decided by the Enrollment Services Department and is based on census dates set by the state,” said Carrillo. The Financial Aid Department has no control over the date checks are given to students, he said. “The census is usually conducted around the second week of school, 10 to 14 days into the semester,” said Carrillo. Director of Enrollment Services Glenn Damiani said that Enrollment Services decides on the financial aid check release date based on the census date, which is mandated by the state of New Mexico. The census data is collected twice a term to officially report enrollment data, he said. So students enrolled in late-start classes have varying disbursement dates.

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“The census sets the date of permanent records of students being enrolled in a class whether they drop later or not,” said Damiani. “We report enrollment numbers to the state which is what actually drives a lot of our processes here at CNM.” Public Information Contact Stephen Martos at smartos@ Officer for the Department of Higher for more information. Education Larry Behrens said that the release of financial aid disburseCryptogram ment is not mandated by the state; however, it is a practice throughout most higher education institutions because funding from the state to each school is based on the number of enrolled students at the time the census data is collected. - Mother Theresa The census date typically marks the end Advertisement of the add/drop period. On available for early disthis day, the college takes bursement to any students,” a snapshot of all students’ said Carrillo. enrollment which becomes Once disbursement the official enrollment begins, a student’s availthat is used for both state able funds are paid out to reporting and financial aid the bookstore, tuition, eligibility, he said. admission fees and other Begin your “Moving the add/drop debts accrued for the term, date to earlier in the semes- he said. The rest of the celebration today! ter is up to each institution. grant amount is given to Complete a Graduation CompleteaaGraduation Graduation They would need to decide students over another 10 Complete Application Packet and if it might have a negative or to 14 day period, he said. Application Packetand and Application meet with anPacket Academic positive impact on students,” Davilla said he was meet with withan an Academic meet said Behrens. told the long wait for disAdvisor by 5:00Academic p.m. on Advisor26, by5:00 5:00p.m. p.m.on on Advisor by Damiani said the date of bursement was to discourOctober 2012 the census is the third Friday age students from dropOctober October26, 26,2012 2012 of each term. This term it was ping out, but now he does on Sept. 14. Once the census not understand why the CNM Fall Graduation Ceremony is completed, Enrollment money needed by students CNM Fall Graduation Ceremony CNM Fall Graduation Saturday, December 8,Ceremony 2012 Services then sets the date of is withheld for so long just Saturday, December8,8,2012 2012 Saturday, December at 12:00 p.m. Central New Mexico Community College disbursement for Financial for the census. at 12:00 p.m. Central New Mexico Community College at 12:00 p.m. Central New Mexico Community College Aid, he said “I do not understand CNM Fall Graduation Ceremony Carrillo said Financial why our financial aid has Aid beginsSaturday, the payout process December to be delayed for a census 8, 2012 for financial aid once that date to be done,” said Davilla. at 12:00 p.m. Central New Mexico Community College has been set. “It just seems like that is a “There are no options lot of time for a census.”

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The Deal with Drugs Part One of a Series By Shaya Rogers Staff Reporter


Part-time CHSS instructor Monie Arfai discusses the differences between drug addiction problems here and in his native country, Iran.

Drugs, both illicit and prescribed, and drug addiction are hot discussion topics for a variety of reasons. This CNM Chronicle special series will look at the social, legal, medicinal, economic and health arguments and issues for and against drugs of all types. Students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to express their thoughts on subjects surrounding drugs, and their benefits or drawbacks. Part-time CHSS instructor Monie Arfai said drug addictions are not limited to any certain group of people and everyone knows someone who has had some type of drug problem, he said. “You will see people from all walks of life. It’s not only poor people, or one race. Every race, this is a commonality we have. Every ethnicity, every age, you will see them,” said Arfai. There needs to be more social awareness and proper support systems for individuals who may have a


drug dependency. Increased awareness will also help individuals learn to say no to drugs if they are confronted with that situation, he said. “Knowledge becomes power; the way out is very important. It’s a behavioral strategy to say no. It’s just not simply to tell them to say no, how to say no is a matter too,” said Arfai. Mechanical Engineering major Sharon Beverly said she is against all types of drugs, even simple anti-inflammatories and antihistamines, and will try natural medicines instead. She said she does think marijuana should be legal since it generally has only a calming effect and because of its medicinal value. “It only makes you hungry and sleepy. I would rather people smoke pot everyday than do any other drug,” she said. Since marijuana does not make users aggressive, there is a lot less harm in the behavioral effects, she said. She said she came to Albuquerque from St. Louis, Missouri and noticed the drug problem here is a lot

worse than she expected. She could easily compare the drug problem here to the problems in East Los Angeles, and she hopes to create a student organized program on campus, she said. “Once we get students to stand up, the community will stand up,” she said. She would like to focus more on student accountability to lead the way toward a clean, drug free campus, she said. Fire Science major Gary Trujillo said he is opposed to most drugs because of the negative effect he has seen them have on family relationships. He said that as an EMT, he has gained a different perspective on some drugs. He said he knows some are necessary in the medical field, but is against any form of substance abuse. The effects of drugs on a person depends on the type of personality they have, their age and their level of maturity, he said. When he was younger, he experimented with some drugs, but never developed an addiction, he said.

“I think they’re kind of a childish thing. It’s something I did as I was growing up, but it’s something I believe most people grow out of,” he said. Arfai said he is a native of Iran where there is not as much variety of narcotics available — only marijuana and opium derivatives. Almost no one experimented with drugs in high school because Iranian society is very strict in dealing with it, and mostly because of the shame someone can bring upon their family, he said. “There is a social pressure in Iran because of the collectivist culture. Your identity does not belong to you, it belongs to the group. Somebody who has that label on them is an outcast,” said Arfai. Stefany Olivas contributed to this article. “The Deal with Drugs” is a special fall term series that looks at various aspects and issues of drugs and drug addiction. Look for “Marijuana” in issue nine.

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UNM/CNM/Sunport Transit Study The Mid-Region Council of Governments will host a public meeting on October 22, 2012 for the UNM / CNM / Sunport Transit Study. This project is evaluating strategies for north-south transit service within the UNM, CNM, and Sunport area. Improved service is needed to better connect with east-west transit routes and to enhance overall transit and shuttle service within this major activity center. Strategies to improve parking and better integrate development with the transit system are also part of this study. Date: Time: Location:

Monday, October 22, 2012 6 pm to 8 pm Loma Linda Community Center 1700 Yale Blvd. SE

If the above date or time is not convenient for you, a second opportunity to participate will occur: noon to 1:00 pm, October 25 at the CNM Student Resource Center, Room 204. The topic of this meeting is focused on existing transit, parking, and development issues. Your feedback will help us better understand your transportation needs and the opportunities transit service may present to the area. We will use the input from this meeting to begin the development of potential solutions. More information about this project is available at and on our Facebook site. For questions, please contact Tony Sylvester at (505) 247-1750 or To request Americans with Disabilities Act related accommodations for this meeting, please contact Cheryl Wagner with Parsons Brinckerhoff at (505) 878-6560 by October 17th, 2012.

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