UNM study addresses basic needs of students, faculty and staffBy Detroit Kallunki @DailyLobo
Earlier this semester, the University of New Mexico’s Basic Needs Project — in collaboration with the New Mexico Higher Education Department — sent out a survey to 27 universities and colleges statewide to collect data on the basic needs of students, faculty and staff.
On May 5, the data collected was presented in the Student Union Building. The event included an appearance by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham in support of the work done.
The New Mexico Basic Needs Survey had over 15,000 respondents. Of them, 67% experienced some form of basic need insecurity. 59% experienced housing insecurity, and 17% experienced homelessness, in the past year. 57% had experienced food insecurity, in the past 30 days.
Sarita Cargas — the lead investigator of the UNM Basic Needs
UNM offers Intro to Asian American StudiesBy Maddie Pukite @maddogpukite
This upcoming semester, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to take Intro to Asian American Studies — a class that is being offered for the second time.
Shinsuke Eguchi, a professor in the communication department, will teach the class this fall. The course is about “understanding the historical, political and economic context in which Asian Americans are racialized,” they said.
Asian American studies is a discipline that is growing across
the country, according to Shebati Sengupta, a graduate student studying Asian American Studies.
Sengupta designed and taught the first rendition of the course. She said this class covers what she would have wanted to learn in an intro course, as Asian American experiences are often left out of other curriculums.
“It was important to me to really emphasize the political roots of the term ‘Asian Americans’ that emerged from organizing in the ‘60s and ‘70s. And that’s where the course starts,” Sengupta said.
Advocates in several states have pushed for legislation to require
Project — said that while the information was difficult to learn, it was important to understand so that changes can be made.
“We worked hard to have a successful study, and it was successful. But the results have made us heartsick, and for me, sometimes angry. But today, I choose to operate with optimism and think about (how) these results provide us with an incredible opportunity for action,” Cargas said.
The idea for the collaborative survey began less than a year ago, according to Patricia Trujillo, the New Mexico Higher Education Deputy Cabinet Secretary. Now that the study is complete, the Basic Needs Project will use the information to work on changing the way that needs are addressed on a university level, Trujillo said.
“It is so brilliant, and beautiful and powerful to rejoin here again with new partners in this as well as we return to talk about the survey we’ve done — present tense —
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EDITORAL BOARD: Albuquerque’s first Rasing Cane’s has its grand opening (pg. 7)
KEY: Staff at Johnson Center emphasizes community (pg. 8)
SECOR: OPINION: Hamilton and Popejoy bring Broadway to students (pg. 10)
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and how we’re going to use the information we’ve gathered to serve people, specifically higher education institutions across the state,” Trujillo said.
Food and housing insecurity can be major roadblocks that are difficult to overcome and can leave students unable to achieve what they otherwise could, Trujillo said.
“We collected this information because we want to use data as a
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the inclusion of Asian American history in curriculums, in response to the recent rise in antiAsian hate, according to Education Week.
“This is the kind of class you take away (information) with you regardless of what field you go into,” Sengupta said. “It helps you understand the way you move through the world — the way other people move through the world.”
Dispite past attempts to create a this course, it is the first of its kind to be offered at the University, Eguchi said. However, the class is currently a topics course and isn’t offered every semester. Sengupta said that she hopes with the transfer of the course to tenured professor, Eguchi, it could secure a more permanent status in the
tool — as a flashlight to illuminate a path forward as opposed to a hammer (used) to strike at an issue,” Trujillo said. “In any research data collection, we value what we count. And what we want to fix, we must measure.”
Lujan Grisham said that the issues of food and housing insecurity are important to address in order to move towards her goal of eliminating poverty in the state of New Mexico, which she hopes to
“I would love to see it shift into a class that fulfills the requirements of the university, and I would love to see it become a core class, and maybe a minor, a major or a special program that people can take in Asian American Studies,” Sengupta said.
This course will teach about the diversity of Asian American experiences, and counter the model minority myth that depicts Asian Americans as the fruition of the American dream, Eguchi said.
“Asian Americans are always situated as if they are aligning with the white community all the time because of the model minority myth, but in reality they are Asian American activists who are always aligning with people of color, or
accomplish in one generation.
“There has to be strategic work to solve these problems,” LujanGrisham said. “They’re not new problems, but they are exacerbated problems across the spectrum of individuals and families. And when we fix them at colleges and universities, it’s the last stop to fixing them and eradicating generations of poverty. And if there was ever a place that deserves that kind of work, it’s New Mexico.”
feminist (movements) and many others to fight against this oppression,” Eguchi said.
Asian American experiences in New Mexico are something both Eguchi and Sengupta said are offten forgotten because of the tricultural myth in the state that claims white, Latinx and Native Americans live in harmony.
“I think particularly on this campus, issues around Blackness and also Asianness can be forgotten, or ignored or marginalized due to this triangulation of white, Hispanic and Native American: Happy New Mexico. Which is very historically important, but it doesn’t mean that there is no connection to Asian Americans,” Eguchi said.
Asian American history does
While, New Mexico has had a decrease in its poverty levels over the past few years, there is still work to be done, Lujan Grisham said.
“We had to dig deep in and rerecognize that we have a long way to go in New Mexico to eradicate poverty and solve food insecurity,”
Lujan Grisham said.
The ultimate goal of the study is to use the information to take initiative to improve student life and
exist in the state and it is important to discuss, Sengupta said.
“There’s a ton of Asian American migrants here. There were multiple Japanese internment camps here, so New Mexico has this really strong history,” Sengupta said.
“Asian Americans used to move to New Mexico because it was one of the only states that allowed intermarriage.”
How identities intersect is another key aspect of the course, Eguchi said. When teaching, they plan to emphasize which perspectives are not included, or how other identities might connect.
“We need to always think about this invisible intersection that is happening in each reading that we’re going to read, so I’m going to definitely emphasize on what has
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ensure that basic needs are being met, Cargas said.
“The main focus of our efforts in the Basic Needs Project is the wellbeing of our students,” Cargas said. “The student voice is most important.”
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not been said,” Eguchi said.
In light of bans on ethnic studies programs in states like Florida, courses like Asian American studies are important for present and future students, Sengupta said.
“Learning how to take care of yourself while moving through the world, and taking care of others and building community is so important,” Sengupta said. “We’re seeing, right now, a lot of pushback against inclusive education, and this is a great way just by showing up to show that you care about that.”
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AAPIRC empowers and supports studentsBy Maddie Pukite @maddogpukite
The University of New Mexico has several resource centers on campus to support new and current students, one of which is the Asian American Pacific Islander Resource Center.
Farah Nousheen, the Student Success Specialist at AAPIRC, recently gave a speech at the center’s second annual convocation with the message, “The next Buddha will be a sangha.” Sangha means “community” in Sanskrit.
“That’s really the main takeaway for me from this year (at the center) - that we must do this in community,” Nousheen said.
The center — located on the second floor of the Education Building — provides AAPI students with a physical space on campus to form community along with support for both mental health and academics.
The center was created in 2020 due to a stark absence of resource centers for AAPI students on campus, Nousheen said.
“It was a student initiative that started during the pandemic because of the anti-Asian rhetoric … including very violent crimes that were happening, and the students knew that they needed support from our university,” Nousheen said at the convocation.
Since then, the center has worked to create a sense of community and belonging on campus
for AAPI students, Nousheen said. This past year, AAPIRC has started new programs for students, including language appreciation circles.
The appreciation circles include three languages that are not
Brundage, said that the amount of people interested in the language appreciation circles has been impactful to her.
“It’s really cool to see how our students who come to the resource center everyday, come along to a language session and learn a new language, even though that’s not their mother tongue, but they just want to support and just learn,“ Brundage said.
monthly Mahjong tournaments.
“(The center creates) more of a belonging, getting to meet people who look like me, or share the same culture or the same mindset (of) having a space just for us. Just showcasing who we are — what we can do as a group,” Brundage said.
model minority and you feel really bad. Either way, you’re impacted, so that affects the body in different ways,” Nousheen said.
taught at UNM: Tagalog, Vietnamese and Urdu/Hindi. The circles led by students, Vincent Hilario, Huy Nguyen, Aiman Aamer and Ashish Joshi are intended to be a place to connect with languages that are often lost due to assimilation.
“Loss of language happens through assimilation for second generation, third generation Asian Americans. Due to various societal dynamics, this immigrant population experiences an involuntary loss of heritage language. This brings pain and identity issues of all kinds,” Nousheen said at the convocation.
The circles are open to all students at AAPIRC, and the center’s student ambassador, Bethany
Brundage, an out-of-state student, entered the university right as the center was formed. She said that before she came to UNM, she was shocked an AAPIRC hadn’t existed and made a commitment to either start one or become involved.
“I didn’t know any family (or) friends when I came here. I only had a dorm to stay in. When I had this opportunity to work at a resource center that represents who I am, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, I can do what I love and have a space where I feel belonging,’” Brundage said.
The sense of community formed at the center, Brundage said, is built through student organization-led activities and the center’s celebrations, which include Lunar New Year, Persian New Year, Nawroz, as well as
Another priority for the center is academic support for students. As a former academic advisor, Nousheen said she aims to provide educational support for students by showing them the options for degree planning and majors, as AAPI students are traditionally forced into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics degrees.
Being forced into STEM, Nousheen said, is an effect of the model minority myth — a stereotype that frames AAPI folks as a monolithic and high-achieving group, failing to account for their diverse lived experiences, according to NPR. This can take a large toll on students mental health Nousheen said.
“Either way, people are impacted by the model minority myth. Either you’re working really hard to keep up with that model minority and trying to be the best you can, or you can’t be part of the
As a way to support students, and practice self-care, Nousheen — who’s also the founder of Yoga for People of Color — started weekly yoga sessions at the center. Yoga is something that has been appropriated and commodified by Western society, but is integral to healing for the AAPI community, Nousheen said.
“For us to work through our trauma of immigration, we have to be moving, we have to be meditating and we have to have culturally appropriate practices in order to heal,” Nousheen said.
With the history of the center being rooted in student advocacy, Brundage said that student leadership and community is integral.
“That’s why this resource center came to be. So just knowing that, you do have a voice. You can do whatever you want if you just take action,” Brundage said.
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close to me several times when I was simply enjoying the view. The other approach is to slowly walk towards a duck for a perfect shot. This is a method that can be quite difficult and has caused me to freeze in awkward positions so I could get the photo.
If you decide to take photos with a digital single-lens reflex camera like me, a long lens is the way to go. It allows you more distance between you and the animals so they don’t move away from you. It particularly helps with shots of ducks in the middle of the pond or birds in a tree.
As fun as it is to take images on my DSLR, you don’t need an expensive camera to get amazing photos at the duck pond. I have taken beautiful nature photography with my cell phone. A fancy camera doesn’t determine the beauty of the images you take. That’s all up to you enjoying the moment.
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OPINION: How-to take quacktastic photosBy Jessica Baca @ Jessica_Baca_
The University of New Mexico’s duck pond is a fun and accessible location to practice nature photography. I will take photos of the animals in the area while waiting for my friends to get out of class, or when I have some free time.
Taking close-up photos of the birds requires both time and patience; one must move slowly and quietly to avoid scaring the animals. This can be difficult because the slightest movement to get the photo could cause the animals to run away.
There can be two methods of getting close-up shots. I highly recommend staying and waiting in one spot. I have had ducks walk
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Portman & LOBOmotorsports race to the finish lineBy Addison Key @addisonkey11
For incoming mechanical engineering majors, your senior year will require a commitment to a design project. Addison Portman recently guided one of this years projects to the finish line.
Around 35 students spend three semesters building a Formula-1 or Indycar style racecar that will compete in the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) international engineering design competition, according to LOBOmotorsports’ website.
Building the racecar requires collaboration between students inside and outside of class, including mechanical and electrical engineers, community partners and the university for funds and materials. Portman oversaw the entire project.
“I oversee all of the students … and make sure that there’s collaboration between all of the subteams,” Portman said. “They’re broken down into five different subteams where they work on that specific section of the car. There’s a lot of systems integration that needs to go into that to make sure that they aren’t having conflicts with each other. Everything’s got to fit in the end.”
The group of engineers uses their first semester to digitally model their car and make design decisions. In the second semester, they start their manufacturing phase, Portman said. The course
works towards an annual competition in Brooklyn, Michigan at the Michigan International Speedway. There, the team races their car, in addition to defending the design and manufacturing choices to the judges.
“It’s very similar to a Division I style athletics competition … It definitely does get the best of the best out there and provides really competitive competition for a collegiate design series, which is a great experience to have before you go into industry,” Portman said.
Portman works with a smaller team of students to manage dayto-day budgeting, community outreach, events and tours. The management team is voted into their positions by their peers after the first few weeks of class.
Jay Oczon, the project’s deputy project manager, works closely with Portman. Oczon, who is in charge of garnering resources, finances, fundraising and the marketing team said that Portman’s leadership has been ideal.
“I couldn’t ask for a better project manager,” Oczon said. “She’s very fit for the role. She’s always supportive. She knows what she’s doing and she also has a goal set forth for us and makes sure that we follow it. She checks off all the boxes as a project manager and as a leader.”
Working as a team is a large part of the industry. Working together to produce a racecar not only mimics that, but is also one of the most enjoyable parts of the process, Ozcon said.
“Building a racecar — you only get to do this once in your life. Most people don’t get to build a racecar … And of course, the camaraderie and being able to come together with one goal … that’s one of my favorite things,” Ozcon said.
In addition to their class and competition schedule, the group works in the community to increase interest in their work and educate local students, Portman said.
“We work with a lot of schools; we’ve taken the car to different middle schools. It’s always really fun to see younger kids that are interested in this kind of stuff and teach them about it and show them that it’s possible,” Portman said.
Working with LOBOmotorsports has been a rewarding part of her college career, Portman said.
“One of the hardest weeks of your life is going to competition … It is exhausting, but it is really rewarding seeing all of your work come to fruition,” Portman said. “You’re there with all of the other teams who have worked just as hard. You get to compare designs and see what other people did and talk to people about their work. It’s just really fun to be with your team and to have it all come together at the end.”
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EDITORIAL: ‘Good luck, kick ass and get it on the record’ Apply for the Daily LoboBy Maddie Pukite @maddogpukite
Tucked away in Marron Hall, filled to the brim with past editions, colored pens, a purple couch, seven desks, a dozen rolling chairs and a few Halloween decorations left up a little too long, the Daily Lobo newsroom stands.
“Good luck, kick ass and get it on the record” is scribbled above the doorway — a reminder to reporters as they come and go in between interviews, protests, public meetings and breaking news.
The cycle starts on a Sunday. Reporters, photographers and editors gather to pitch out stories, pick up assignments and drink a little too much coffee.
Once a pitch is picked up, the work begins. A reporter is tasked with asking the hard-hitting questions and getting the story. This isn’t always easy. People don’t al-
ways want to talk, but the job of a reporter is to hold people in power accountable and serve the public by sharing the information.
This work is accomplished alongside a photographer who teams up with the reporter to bring a visual element to the story. Whatever the shot may be, the photographer speaks truth with an image and captures the moment.
Approaching the deadline, a reporter has 800 words due to the desk editor. The editor will factcheck, ensure nothing is missing from the story, no questions went unasked and that the work is clear, concise and done with integrity.
When Sunday rolls around again after the pitch meetings, the staff will venture into the blue room to layout, design and edit Monday’s print edition. Discussion ensues over commas, word choice and headlines marked up in pink, red and blue pen until the paper is done. Then the team calls
it a night and sends the paper to be printed in Santa Fe. The Daily Lobo is currently hiring freelance news, sports and culture reporters, as well as freelance photographers. Applications can be found on UNM Jobs. We are
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Staff at Johnson Center emphasizes communityBy Addison Key @addisonkey11
Johnson Center Aquatics at the University of New Mexico is available to all incoming freshmen free of charge, according to Marcus Blackwell — the 62-year-old lifeguard and instructor at Johnson Center. However, there are some classes and resources that require an extra fee.
“I teach group fitness and I try to get them to have fun and have a social interaction. When I left the last day of my step class, a girl came up and said, ‘It’s too sad. This isn’t even like a class. It’s like a bunch of friends just getting together to work out,’” Blackwell said.
After he quit his job as a pharmacist at Walgreens, Blackwell said he returned to UNM after about nine years. He initially started in 2003 when his sister, who was teaching the aerobics class, wanted a break, so he decided to apply for the position.
“I had to memorize a cool kickboxing video, and I didn’t go to sleep that whole night. I taught a class … and they cheered. I thought, ‘I’m king of the world.’ This is the best job in the world. I get to exercise and teach this class,” Blackwell said.
A UNM alumni, Blackwell majored in pre-pharmacy but is more passionate about coaching and providing resources for the community at Johnson Center. He said that caring for the swimmers is the most important part of his job.
“I just thought, wow, that’s why I’m here — to take care of these swimmers. So if I see anything, like if a little kid is even hinting at going under, I’m going in,” Blackwell said.
Brooks Stamper, a senior at UNM, has been a front office supervisor and representative of the Johnson Center since his freshman year.
like they are not just coming here to work out, but they’re coming here to spend time with the people that they are close to as well,” Stamper said.
The Aquatics Center offers many resources for students. Blackwell said that open swim is available for all members of the UNM community.
“We have these awesome services. We have swim lessons from the very beginning (level), adults that have never been able to swim before. We have little bitty kids that we teach. We recently had the guppy races where the little kids came in (and learned) a back float. And that was super fun,” Blackwell said.
The Johnson Center also offers workout classes for students. Blackwell said that he has committed years to creating classes that are as engaging as possible.
Stamper said his day-to-day consists of renting lockers, selling passes, answering phones and directing people to the resources within Johnson Center. In addition to providing a free place for students to work out, Stamper said that the gym often gives students a community.
“Especially our regulars, there’s definitely a community that forms … they’re always talking to the gym attendants … it gets everyone involved and makes them all feel
“It’s all about the music in my opinion, too. You can’t have some Michael Jackson remix. Class will suck … I spend years finding the very best music that gives me (the) chills. For Step (Aerobics), it has to be on the beat. It has to be 130 beats per minute for the entire hour,” Blackwell said.
This summer, Blackwell said he is working to get more students to lifeguard while continuing to curate classes and opportunities for students. Blackwell said that he plans to stay at the Johnson Center for the long term.
“I’ll never go back. I’m a coach. My good friends are like, ‘Dude, you’re not a pharmacist. You’re a
“They are not just coming here to workout, but they’re coming here to sepnd time with the people that they are close to as well,”
Brooks Stamper Johnson Center front office supervisor
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OPINION: Hamilton and Popejoy bring Broadway to studentsBy Elizabeth Secor @esecor2003
After two years, two delays and a pandemic, the award-winning musical “Hamilton” is finally performing at Popejoy Hall, the University of New Mexico’s performing arts theater.
The show will run from May 9May 28, and for those coming to town for New Student Orientation, there are still limited tickets available.
The musical itself was delightful. This was my first time seeing it up on stage versus the live recording on “Disney Plus.” I knew I already loved the musical, but I was not expecting as much of a difference as there was between the recorded version and live onstage.
I was able to enjoy set changes, the dancing and just about every part of the show all the more. The difference between watching something onstage and watching something through a screen is a greater appreciation for both small and big moments.
Not only did the stage production shine more in person, but the casting was incredible.
The actress who played both Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds — Yana Perrault — was my favorite. In the first half of the show, Perrault as Peggy was onpoint with hilarious facial expresions that clearly showed her character’s feelings and energy. She continued to shine throughout the show. In the second half, Perrault filled the role of Maria Reynolds;
in a striking presentation, she came out with a shaved head that was absolutely gorgeous.
For some shows offered through Popejoy Presents, there is a discount provided to UNM students. Those enrolled in six or more credit hours can get up to 40% off of select productions from the UNM Bookstore Ticket Office, according to their website. Currently, the discount is available for the upcoming “Aladdin” and “Piano Battle” shows.
Students can also purchase season ticket packages for up to 50% off. The lineup for the upcoming Broadway show season at Popejoy looks to be a good one — offering many different musicals for students to see and enjoy.
The 2023-2024 Broadway lineup includes: “Disney’s The Lion King” (Oct. 18-Nov. 5), “Hadestown” (Dec. 6-10), “Pretty Woman: The Musical” (Jan. 25-28), “My Fair Lady” (March 21-24) and “Beetlejuice” (May 9-12).
Popejoy is located on the UNM campus across from Johnson Center and south of the Student Union Building, which makes it convenient for students living on campus to go watch shows. For those who do not reside on campus, free parking is available in the “Special Event Lot (G-Lot)” with buses that offer transportation to and from the show.
Paid parking is also available at a special events rate in the Cornell Parking Structure, located across from Popejoy Hall.
For those in town for NSO
who want to pop by Popejoy to see Hamilton, or new students now eyeing the season tickets as a going-away gift, Popejoy has something to offer for everyone and is a great opportunity for students to see Broadway shows at a discounted price.
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Avoiding Stalemate (Level 2)By Eddie Wyckoff
White to move and mate in 2: In endgames where the inferior side has a single power piece left, such as a queen or rook, it is sometimes plausible to play on in the hopes of finding a stalemate trap. In today’s puzzle, White aims to avoid Black stalemate defenses which complicate the win. Hint: taking the Rg7 immediately is stalemate, and various other moves allow Black to complicate matters, e.g.1.Nb6 Re7+ 2.Kd6 Re6+ 3.Kc7 Rc6+.
Solution to Thursday’s puzzle: 1 .Qxf8+ Rxf8 2.Rxf8# - a classic back rank checkmate pattern.
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Required Knowledge, Skill and/or Abilities: Communication skills.
Preferred Knowledge, Skill and/or Abilities: Writing and reporting skills.
Duties and Responsibilities: Take photographs to illustrate stories in the Daily Lobo
Required Knowledge, Skill and/or Abilities: Knowledge of digital photography. Communication skills.
Preferred Knowledge, Skill and/or Abilities: Knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop.
Duties and Responsibilities: Design pages for the editorial sections of the Daily Lobo Work with all desk editors and Editor-in-Chief to design pages for each section of the newspaper. Work under deadline to ensure that page design is properly implemented into ﬁnal page(s) template. Prepare and send ﬁles to printer.
Required Knowledge, Skill and/or Abilities: Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe PhotoShop.
Preferred Knowledge, Skill and/or Abilities: Graphic design skills.
Duties and Responsibilities: Sell display advertising for the Daily Lobo newspaper. Establish relationships with clients, contact and maintain accounts, and serve as a general marketing specialist for a variety of businesses. Communicate professionally with clients over the phone, e-mail, and in person. Seek out new clients to advertise with the Daily Lobo. Create advertising proposals for current and prospective clients. Working with clients, design thumbnails of ads to be created by advertising production staﬀ. Schedule ads in accounting software. Handle payment transactions, including entering transactions in acccounting software and submitting cash and checks to the accounting oﬃce. Input client information and contacts into accounting software. Proof ads on a daily basis.
Required Knowledge, Skill and/or Abilities:
Good customer service skills. Experience in sales. Must exhibit strong organizational and communication skills, both oral and written.
Preferred Knowledge, Skill and/or Abilities: Proﬁciency in Word and Excel. Experience in a deadline situation.