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Pro-life vs. Pro-life
Student Believes Pro-Life Group Goes Too Far
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Editorial: Can We Trust CNM?
Volume 18 | Issue 9
A Look Inside:
By Daniel Johnson Staff Reporter
Campus Life Team, said the California-based group travels to college campuses around the country to promote their pro-life message. The group believes that anyone born after
1973 is a survivor of an abortion holocaust and that 243 out every 1,000 pregnancies will end in abortion, according to the survivors.la website.
“We believe life begins at conception and we are trying to get people to understand that,” said McNeill.
he pro-life group that protested near the Student Services Center on Main see PRO-LIFE on page 7 campus recently went too far, said Cosmetology major Connie Gashler. The pro-life Christian organization, Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, held a demonstration on campus on Oct. 15 and 16 which included large posters of aborted fetuses and pamphlets that compare abortion in the U.S. to the Holocaust. “This is not right. The use of gore and horrific images, or reference to the term holocaust as a way to scare people into a form of belief, is not right,” said Gashler, who identifies as pro-life. Kyle McNeill, member PHOTO BY STEFANY OLIVAS | STAFF of Survivors of the Abortion Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust was on Main campus last Monday Holocaust’s national awareand Tuesday handing out flyers to students. ness outreach group, The
Student Government and Non-Profit Team Up in Early Voting Campaign process,” said Martos. Valdez said NM PIRG is a nonpartisan Managing organization and the Editor student chapters focus The Executive on public issues conCouncil of Students and cerning students, then New Mexico Public research the best ways Interest Research Group to raise awareness and have teamed up to make changes. NM PIRG’s Get encourage students to vote early, said Criminal Out the Vote campaign, Justice major and ECOS which works to increase President Stephen Martos. voting awareness, want Early voting infor- sto get 13,000 students mation is available to stu- to vote early, said Valdez. dents until Nov. 3, said Group representatives PIRG Campus Organizer will be available at Main campus north of the Marisa Valdez. “Early voting is Student Services Center PHOTO BY STEFANY OLIVAS | STAFF convenient and easier with voting information, NM PIRG Campus Organizer Marisa Valdez discusses the because it shortens lines during the voting see VOTING on page 7 value of voting early.
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Students Complain of Bankers on Campus By Jonathan Baca Senior Reporter
Political Science major Bob Bilodeau said he thinks that CNM may be giving Wells Fargo Bank special privileges on campus. Representatives for the bank were on campus during the fall 2012 disbursement day on Sept. 21 offering students free check cashing, said Bilodeau. When students went to the bank for the service, they were subjected to multiple high-pressure sales pitches to open accounts and credit cards, he said. “Wells Fargo was the only bank with representatives. They basically had what felt like unrestricted, exclusive access all over the campus,” said Bilodeau. A service manager at the Richmond and Central branch who refused to give her name confirmed that Wells Fargo was on Main campus on Sept. 21 with the purpose of promoting checking accounts to students. CNM President and Wells Fargo Community Board member Kathie Winograd said that this practice is part of the disbursement deal made with Wells Fargo as a way to offer students a helpful service. She said she felt that the benefits of Wells Fargo’s involvement in the disbursement process outweighed the negatives. “We felt that free check cashing was a positive for the student, not a negative. If students felt strong-armed, I’m sorry about that. I think it’s something that our Financial Aid office probably needs to talk to Wells Fargo about,” said Winograd. “I’m sorry that they felt uncomfortable but I knew they were going to do that and I see that as an opportunity for us to offer a service to the students,” she said. Psychology major Richard Gleisner said that he went to Main campus to get his check and was approached by a Wells Fargo bank teller who gave him her business card and told him to take his business to the Central and Richmond location. However, Gleisner said that when he went to a Wells Fargo branch, he was told that he had to speak to a bank
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October 23 - 29, 2012
The newly chartered CNM The Student Allocation Board Student Veteran’s Club will The AllUSA Academic Transfer is accepting applications for student be meeting to recruit new Scholarship awards up to ten CNM members. members just on Friday, Oct. students with four years of paid The Allocation Board meets 26 in the Student Services tuition to any four-year higher monthly and distributes funds Center Rm. 202, from noon education institution in New Mexico. among student organizations for until 1 P.M. Applicants must have a events, activities and equipment. Please join us at the minimum 3.5GPA and be Members must have a minimum inaugural event for introductions, active on campus and in the 2.5 GPA. discussion and brainstorming. Albuquerque community. For more information contact Pizza will be served. To apply visit ptk.org/ James Roach at firstname.lastname@example.org. scholarships. The enrollment key CNM Main Campus for CNM is MDI4MDg15322. The Private Rooms Available Safety Walk internal application deadline is for Mothers Friday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. All students, faculty and For more information Walk-in lactation stations are staff are invited to participate contact Sharon Gordon-Moffett at available on CNM campuses: in the upcoming safety walk email@example.com. on Main Campus. Executive Main Campus Council of Students will be Pumpkin smashing hosting a walk on Friday Oct. 26. • Jeanette Stromberg Hall, Rm. They will meet in the cafeteria Project Feed the Hood 312-G, 224-3000 in the Student Resource Center is hosting the Second Annual • Student Health Center, SSC at 7:00 p.m. The event will Pumpkin Smashing Festival on Rm. 206, 224-3080 begin with orientation and the Saturday Nov. 3 from 12 p.m. to safety walk is scheduled to run 4 p.m. at the International District Montoya Campus until 9:00 p.m. Community Garden on the Corner Water and hot drinks will of Ross Avenue and Wellesly, Front desk staff provides access. be provided. The Culinary Arts North of Gibson Boulevard. • I Building, Rm. 211, department will provide baked Participants are welcome 224-5881 goods for volunteers. to join in while dressed up in • G Building, Rm. 201, Areas to be covered include Halloween costumes. There 224-5516 all CNM parking lots. Group will be a smashing contest (most • J Building Rm. 121, leaders will be provided with creative, most epic, etc.), a 224-5993 two-way radios. Forms will pumpkin pie bake-off, and a be provided to take notes on pumpkin pie eating contest. South Valley Campus location of hazard, and types Please take leftover pumpkins of hazards. Hazards to look out from Halloween and bags of leaves Staff in Rm. 40 provides access. for will be insufficient or too to the event to create a compost • SV Rm. 32, 224-5056 bright outdoor lighting, dark sculpture. Food will be provided areas, and working status of and produce will be available for Westside Campus emergency blue poles and any sale from Feed the Hood Farms. other concerns participants For more information contact Front desk staff provides access. may notice. Travis at 331-6390. • MJG Building
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Editorial Cartoon By Scott M. Roberts
“Sorry Dr. Stein; only Democrats and Republicans are allowed freedom of speech. ”
School/Bank Connection Could Lead to Student Mistr ust While it is admirable for CNM to try to go above and beyond for students, the administration was in the wrong when it agreed to allow Wells Fargo access to students while they were getting disbursement checks. In this week’s article “Joint Account: Students Complain of Bankers on Campus,” President Kathie Winograd said she believed allowing Wells Fargo to speak to students as they got their disbursement checks was the right move because it was another service the school could offer students. The problem is that students trust CNM. This trust can become strained or broken altogether when it is tested against situations similar to the one in mentions in the article. If Wells Fargo is on the campus promoting free check-cashing for students and then pressure those students into getting a bank account, it will look bad on the school whether or not administrators were aware of the tactics. It is also difficult to trust when Winograd said she was unaware of the approach used by the bank when the Wells Fargo Community Board specifically demands that its members find and use new customer opportunities. Loosing a bunch of bank representatives on students with fresh-cut checks is certainly a way to get at new customers. Winograd may truly not have known about the ways in which Wells Fargo would exploit students and she may have wholeheartedly believed that this way a great opportunity to help students. If that is the case, it may be time for her to revisit these beliefs and consider whether this approach does more harm than good for the relationship between CNM and its students. Supposedly free check cashing is not actually free if students forced to waste time and energy sitting through sales pitches from multiple Wells Fargo representatives.
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October 23 - 29, 2012
Reviewing the Applicants
A Non-Definitive Look at the Presidential Candidates By Christopher Pope Staff Reporter
With Nov. 6 just around the corner, the CNM Chronicle has provided a short look at the presidential candidates who will be on the New Mexico ballot. All answers for President Barack Obama came from Chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico Javier Gonzales. All answers for Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson came from Johnson. Representatives for Republican candidate Mitt Romney and Green candidate Jill Stein did not respond to interview requests, so all information provided is from their websites, mittromney.com and jillstein.org, respectively. Why are you running for president, and if you were elected what would be the most important issue on your agenda?
in the promise of the future of this country. He knows that there are incredible opportunties not only for those Americans who are middle aged, but also for younger Americans to be part of a country that gives them an opportunity to live in a free society where everyone cares for one another.”
Mitt Romney believes in America. He believes that liberty, opportunity, and free enterprise have led to prosperity and strength before and will do so again. America, however, must take decisive action to roll back the misguided policies of the last three years, empower our citizens, and restore the foundations of our nation’s strength.”
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Green New Deal is an emergency four-part program of specific solutions for moving America quickly out of crisis into the secure green future. We call these solutions a Green New Deal, because they are inspired by the New Deal programs that helped us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s. And these solutions are ‘Green’ because they create an economy that makes our communities sustainable and healthy.”
bring a distinctly businesslike mentality to governing, and believe that decisions should be made based on cost-benefit analysis rather than strict ideology.”
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Do you think it is right that children of illegal immigrants receive the same educational benefits as a natural born citizen?
He is running because he believes
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If you were president what would be your plans for higher education, i.e. community colleges? president has doubled the amount of Pell Grants made possible since he has been in office. The president has worked very hard to make sure Pell grants are plentiful. He has made the cost of borrowing for students lower. He is committed to reduce the cost of higher education. The president thinks you should expect to obtain a job right out of college when you graduate.”
and simplify the financial aid system. Welcome private sector participation instead of pushing it away and replace burdensome regulation with innovation and competition.”
Forgive existing student debt.
Provide tuition-free education from kindergarten through college, thus eliminating the student debt crisis.”
To give it up to the states. So
I would abolish the federal education. People don’t understand the department of federal education gives each state about 11 cents out of every dollar that every state spends, that it comes with 16 cents worth of strings attached to it. I think the federal government should totally get out of education.”
president has come out in support of the ‘Dream Act’. He absolutely believes that young adult who were brought here by their parents, who have been productive members of their communities, who have kids that want to go to college, or to serve in the military should have a pathway to citizenship.”
Mitt Romney believes that young
illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children should have the chance to become permanent residents, and eventually citizens, by serving honorably in the United States military.”
undocumented immigrants who are already residing and working in the United States a legal status which includes the chance to become U.S. citizens.”
A merica is a land of immigrants.
Legal immigration should focus on making it easier and simpler for willing workers to come here with a temporary work visa, pay taxes, contribute to society and fill jobs as the market demands.”
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Voting: What State Bonds B, C Could Mean for CNM materials and equipment including CNM’s six campus libraries. Baca said that the bond Staff Reporter funds are different than the Listed on the 2012 elec- allotted funds provided by the tion ballot are two proposed school which is used for datastate bonds that affect CNM base subscriptions, books, and directly. Since political vocabu- other resources. lary can be intimidating, the “This is helpful, since the CNM Chronicle has decon- library aids in student academic structed these proposals into success,” said Baca. intelligible language. Electrical Engineering major Kimberly Warner said State Bond B: that even though she is not up “The 2010 Capital Projects to date on the bonds that are General Obligation Bond Act being presented she thinks that authorizes the issuance and sale of library acquisition and construction bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed seven million eighty-two thousand one hundred ten dollars ($7,082,110) to make capital expenditures for academic, public school, tribal and public library acquisitions and provide for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and the collection of the tax as permitted by law?”
By Daniel Johnson
Reference Librarian Olivia Baca said that Bond B would help academic libraries across the state by giving them $3 million to purchase and update
updating the libraries’ resources is great since she utilizes them. Fellow Electrical Engineering major Jeremy Hardy said it sounded like a good deal since books can become outdated quickly. “It is great to access the most current information,” said Hardy. “Out with the old and in with the new.” The most powerful thing students can do is practice their civic responsibility and vote. The library can help to clarify any questions on
different things presented on the ballot, said Baca. “We are not here to tell you how to vote, but we hope that you do vote,” said Baca
amount not to exceed five million one hundred thousand dollars ($5,100,000) to make capital expenditures for pre-kindergarten classrooms and facilities at public schools and for public State Bond C: school books and instructional “The 2010 Capital Projects materials and provide for a genGeneral Obligation Bond Act eral property tax imposition and authorizes the issuance and levy for the payment of princisale of public school facility pal of, interest on and expenses improvement and public school incurred in connection with the books and instructional mate- issuance of the bonds and the rials acquisition bonds. Shall collection of the tax as permitthe state be authorized to issue ted by law?” general obligation bonds in an President Kathie Winograd said in an email that the bond would give CNM $10.5 million that would be used to renovate Main and South Valley campuses. South Valley would receive updates to its oldest building, including energy efficient windows and restroom upgrades, said Winograd. Main campus’ L-building, which contains the labs for biology, chemistry and physics classes, would receive many long-needed updates, she said. Chair of the Department of Biology and Biotechnology Susan Johnson said she is looking forward to the outcome of Bond C and praying that it passes. The building has had problems with the H-VAC system, which is used in the chemistry and the PHOTO BY JONATHAN GAMBOA | STAFF cadaver labs, said Johnson. State Bond B will grant all campus libraries funding to purchase more books.
“The L building has been in need of renovations for several years,” said Johnson “we are bursting at the seams.” Winograd said that the renovations would be designed to meet the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification standards. Engineering major Miquela Apodaca said that she is taking classes in the L building and feels it needs improvements desperately. “Everything needs some repair; flickering lights to the bathrooms being overhauled,” said Apodaca. Johnson said that with renovations, the building would be able to hold more classes and students in programs like nursing, operating room technician and respiratory therapy. Apodaca said that if the bond passes, she hopes Winograd will honor her statements and make those renovations a reality. Johnson said that she has confidence in Winograd and trusts her to hold to her statements on the renovations if the bond is passed. “Please get out there and vote for Bond C,’ said Johnson.
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Cooking in Season: Winter Squash
for the cold winter days, or stuffed and baked. Delicata Copy Chief and Turban squashes are ate summer and wonderful mashed and seaearly fall bring a soned. Butternut squash is stunning variety great grated, steamed and of squashes for the cooked like potatoes for creative cook. vitamin-rich and brilliantly Many grocery stores colored hash browns. will only have the ubiquiSquash is equally good for tous pumpkins, but farm- sweet or savory dishes. Honey ers markets and specialty and brown sugar added to produce stores will have roasted squash makes a delicate dozens of different hard- dessert, while butter and bread skinned squashes. crumbs mixed with nearly any Pattypans — or Starburst kind of peeled and diced squash squash — can be picked while can make a great replacement young and tender and pickled for potatoes, pasta or rice.
By Steve “Mo” Fye
Butternut Squash Soup with Herbed Whipped Cream For the Soup: • 1 large Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded and cut into ½ inch dice (about 2 pounds) • ½ pound Carrots, washed, peeled and cut into about ½ dice. • 2 Tbsp. Olive or Vegetable Oil • 2 Tbsp. Kosher Salt • 1 Tbsp. Ground White Pepper • 2 quarts Chicken, Vegetable or Beef Stock • 2 Tbsp. Cider Vinegar • 3 cups Heavy Whipping Cream, cool
October 23 - 29, 2012
Blinded By the Light
Lack of Shades in Library Causing Study Disruptions The Computer Help Station had been located in the Managing Editor study-cube area and moved The window-lined study because of the lighting problem, cubes in the upstairs south- but the student stations are still west corner of the library there. Johargrove said she and are too hot and too bright, the other work-study students making it difficult to work attempted to block the sun with on the computers in that large pieces of paper on the winarea, said Computer Lab dows, but had to remove them Assistant and Environmental at the end of each day. Now they Safety and Health major are not allowed to put anything Kathy Johargrove. on the windows, she said. The sun makes it hard for “We were over there and the students to see the material the sun was so disagreeable,” on the screens of the computer said Johargrove. “It would be stations in the area, and the nice if there was some kind of Instructional Technicians also shade or some way to help the struggle to see the screen when students to work more comforthelping students, she said. ably back there.” “If you’re facing away from Interim Head Librarian the sun, it shines right on your Poppy Johnson-Renvall said screen. If you’re looking into the in an email that ACE offisun, it’s so bright you can’t see cially receives the complaints the screen,” she said. from the help desk work-study
By Stefany Olivas
students, but knows the station was moved after an increase in student use of the area and because the help desk location was a fire hazard. They have not received complaints from students in that area for two years, but there are suggestion boxes throughout the library, she said. Interim Director of ACE Gina Rodriguez said that ACE is working to see if a solution can be determined for the area. “We are working with Facilities to determine a solution whether it is window shades or a revision to the infrastructure to allow for movement of the computers,” said Rodriguez. Johargrove said she was told by Johnson-Renvall that the issue was analyzed, but putting in shades or curtains was against the building code.
“It seems like it would not be against any rule or regulation to have some,” said Johargrove. Pre-Health Science major Yvette Gallegos said that the library study cubes are too hot and too bright to work in. She said she attempts to use computers in the library area, but all of them are often full. Often, she does her schoolwork in the study cubes, but leaves the area when it gets too hot, she said. “I was trying to find a computer on the other side because the sun is just in your face and it’s kind of hard to concentrate,” said Gallegos. This is her first semester and she studies on the computers every day; and although summer is over, it is still too hot to work in the study cubes, she said.
‘Occupying Dissent:’ There are Worse Books, Maybe
grammar errors are so rampant amount of emotion one would that they bog down the reader, employ to suggest throwing while the story itself is unfo- out spoiled milk. For the topping: cused and reads like a rush job. Andrew Torrez is supposed While it is not uncommon to be some sort of idealist lib• 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream (very cold) for authors to take creative lib- eral who somehow ended up • 1 Tbsp. minced Parsley erties with historical events in working for a big bad company. • 1 tsp. minced Green Onion the process of storytelling, a He has no back story and his one-year-old movement and sudden and fierce connection to 1) Preheat oven to 350°F. until it makes firm peaks. the events that created it hardly the Occupy movement is unexToss the squash and carrots in Garnish each bowl of soup with seem to fit the mold of historic. plained and irrational. the oil and add salt and pepper. a generous dollop of the cream. Regardless, Francis uses The story’s end is probably Roast on a foil-lined cookie Variations: actual events and thinly dis- what got Francis so excited to sheet until the squash and carguised actual members of the write in the first place. It has far rots begin to brown, about Ginger Squash Soup: Add movement. The lack of charac- more detail than any other point 35-40 minutes. 6 Tbsp. of fresh ginger or 2 ter development made it seem of the story, which actually 2) Meanwhile, bring the Tbsp. of ground ginger to stock PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SCOTT M. ROBERTS | STAFF more like Francis wanted to makes it predictable and belastock to a boil and then turn while squash is roasting. make some sort of personal bored. The relevance and emodown heat to just a simmer. Chunky Squash Soup: “Occupying Dissent” is a self-published account of a young statement about the people he tion of the scene is lost entirely Place the roasted squash and Only purée half the soup and couple during the Occupy Wall Street movement. included, rather than recreate because of the lack of developcarrots in the stock and simmer mix with un-puréed soup. all self-published pieces do — a them as characters for the book. ment. It is impossible to give a By Jyllian until they are very soft. Low-fat Squash Soup: complete lack of editing. The Leela Torrez is Andrew’s crap about caricatures of people. Roach 3) Ladle the veggies and Omit cream and substitute 2 editing process is supposed to pregnant wife. She seems to The CNM Chronicle felt stock into a blender in small cups of nonfat dry milk. 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Gashler, whose grandparents are Holocaust survivors, said that comparing abortion to the Holocaust is disrespectful and not the way to begin a discussion on the topic. “I have Jewish ancestry and the use of holocaust in the group’s name is a blatant misuse of the term and offensive,” said Gashler. McNeill said the organization is using the first amendment right of free speech to educate individuals who may not understand the process of an abortion. “We have taught some students things and they have taught us but the conversations always start with a difference of opinion,” he said. Gashler said she is all for the freedom of speech and agrees with their message, just not the method.
Continued from Page 1 including early voting locations, every weekday through Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., she said. Martos said that encouraging students to vote in a nonpartisan way is valuable for student government, NM PIRG and the students, faculty and staff. “It’s important to know that as students we need to make sure our voices are heard by the appropriate areas of government and not just the college,” said Martos. He said he encourages everyone to vote because there are topics affect the community. The elections are not only about voting for candidates, but bonds and amendments as well, he said. “Students need to know that the only way change can
Continued from Page 1 manager before his check could be cashed. He said he was taken into an office where he received a high-pressure sales pitch to open a checking account. When he declined, he was told to go to the teller, where he received the same sales pitch again. “Not only am I being approached — and pretty much ambushed — by the bank manager, I’m being told the same damn thing from a bank teller as well: how I need to open an account with them,” said Gleisner. He also said that Winograd’s connection to the bank made him concerned about a possibility of a conflict of interests. Director of Marketing and Communications Brad Moore said that the purpose of the
occur is if we remain vigilant in expressing ourselves,” he said. Valdez said many students have already volunteered at the booth, including foreign students who cannot vote, but feel that it is an important enough issue to support the elections regardless. In only four days she and the volunteers made contact with more than four hundred students, she said. “CNM students are awesome, they’re passionate and they’re out there,” she said. ECOS members are looking forward to working with NM PIRG, said Martos. He said ECOS hopes to inform as many students as possible about the importance of voting. “This is your chance to be heard and to express yourself. It’s a right given to us since the inception of our country. Don’t be discouraged,” he said.
Advertisement “Use logic and reason. Since people are ready to discuss the subject they should be given some credit and respect and not be confronted with militant actions,” said Gashler. “Not everyone is going to abide by my beliefs, but I show respect when I discuss being pro-life.” McNeill said that his group believes that the only acceptable form of birth control is condoms. Birth control pills and the morning after pill are forms of abortion that create a hostile environment, he said. Gashler said the pill is designed to not allow conception, so it is not a form of abortion. She said she used birth control pills and then proceeded to have three children when she was ready. “I think all three of my kids found my uterus pretty hospitable,” she said.
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Community Board is to provide Wells Fargo with feedback on products and services, and to help Wells Fargo better serve the community. Winograd said she was asked to sit on the board a little over a year ago and that sitting on community boards is an important part of her job. “We focus internally on our faculty and staff and how they can best serve our students. But CNM is also a public institution and building community is significant to what we do. So my role as President is to make sure that we are connected to that community, that we are a participant and know what is happening and how this college can contribute to a viable community, and I think that that is what I’m doing on every board I serve on” she said. The list of member expectations for the
Community Board, which was provided by Moore, listed the following directives: “Attend all meetings and keep them confidential. Identify business partnership opportunities for Wells Fargo Business Development. Actively identify and introduce new customer opportunites. Maintain banking relationships with Wells Fargo.” Winograd said she has nothing to do with the process for selecting which bank CNM does business with, and that the Purchasing Department is in charge of the decision. She said she felt that Wells Fargo’s charitable contributions to the school have been important, but that many other businesses have made similar donations. “I don’t see Wells Fargo any differently than I see a lot
of businesses and organizations in this city that support this college,” said Winograd. Director of Purchasing Charlotte Gensler said the Business Department actually manages the contract with Wells Fargo, and that her department is only involved if contractual or performance problems arise. Calls made to the Business Department were not immediately returned. Bilodeau said this experience has given him doubts about the school’s business dealings. “I think students definitely deserve to know whose interests are being served. Is the administration looking out for them, or is CNM turning into another institution that’s going to grab their money and do what they want?” said he said.
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The Deal With Drugs Marijuana
By Christopher Pope Staff Reporter
Marijuana can have potentially harmful psychological side effects, but it can also yield short-term benefits, said part-time CHSS instructor Karren Johnson. Marijuana also contains THC which turns into tar when smoked and impairs lung function. Cannabis can have many positive psychological effects, such as calming people with anxiety disorders and PTSD, she said. “It’s highly psychologically addictive, even though it’s not physically addictive. What we mean by that is someone can become psychologically dependent on it, but quitting won’t cause physical withdrawals like with cocaine or heroin. That’s why everyone always says ‘it’s not addictive; it’s not a problem,’” she said. Liberal Arts major Daniel Berry said he thinks marijuana use is much safer than alcohol use. He said he does not think there is anything wrong with it. It should be legalized because it
does not do damage to the body like alcohol does, said Berry. “I think it works with pain. I know this first hand from shoulder surgery and stuff instead of taking narcotic pain medication and being addicted to them. It was nice to offset that with a little bit of marijuana to help me cope with the pain,” he said. Welding major Oren Joe said that while he does not believe that marijuana is harmful, he does not think it should be legalized. “Other people have their own opinions, but personally, I don’t think it should be legalized because it’s affecting a lot of the younger generations,” said Joe. It is illegal to possess marijuana in the state of New Mexico without a prescription, according to findlaw.com. Misdemeanor possession can result in a jail sentence of 15 days to one year in prison and fines of $50 to $1,000. Felony marijuana charges come with a minimum one year jail sentence. Johnson said marijuana relaxes users because their central nervous system is inhibited, but it is also doing damage to
their lungs. Some users prefer edible versions of the drug, such as hash brownies or THC butter, because of the lung damage smoking can cause, said Johnson. Those diagnosed with PTSD can use edibles before they go to sleep, so they can have nightmare-free sleep, said Johnson. “You can get medical cannabis in the state of New Mexico for PTSD diagnoses. They will often times say ‘take an edible two hours before your bedtime.’ It lasts about six hours, and you may be able to sleep without the disturbances of nightmares and anxiety attacks,” said Johnson. Marijuana does have some practical uses, but people should be aware of its side effects, said Nursing major Katelyn Murphy. It does have medical uses, such as aiding patents with epilepsy, headaches, cancer and glaucoma, but users should not drive or engage in other activities that require sharp reflexes while under the influence, she said. She said she does not believe that smoking pot will
lead to hardcore drug use. “I don’t think it’s a gateway drug at all, I just think it’s the individual who makes the choice,” she said.
Getting Caught Code Section: 30-31-1, et seq. Possession
Under 1 oz.: petty misdemeanor, 15 days and $50-$100; 1-8 oz.: misdemeanor, 1 yr. and $100-$1000; Over 8 oz.: 4th degree felony; Subsequent offense: Under 1 oz.: misdemeanor, 1 yr., $100-$1000.
4th degree felony; If over 100 lbs., 3rd degree felony; Subsequent offense: 3rd degree felony; If over 100 lbs.: 2nd degree felony; Higher penalties if in drug-free school zone.
“The Deal with Drugs” is a special series that looks at various aspects and issues of drugs and drug addiction. Look for “Mushrooms, Ecstasy, Acid and Peyote” in issue 10.
Marijuana Facts In the state of New Mexico, there are currently 16 qualifying medical conditions for the use of medical marijuana. For more information, visit the New Mexico Department of Health at nmhealth.org Hemp has three major uses: recreational, medical and industrial. Psychoactive marijuana flowers contain 3 percent to 20 percent THC. Industrial hemp flowers contain less than 1 percent THC and are very unlikely to get a user high if consumed. Uses for industrial hemp include: food, fiber, fuel, plastics and construction material. Information from nmhealth.gov and azhemp.org
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