Volume 115 | Issue 33 | Thursday, March 18, 2014
The Round Up
Spring Break A week that can make or break you.
While some students catch up on school and sleep, others hit the beach to party and drink.
BEHIND THE COVER
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Aggie Thursdays with any NMSU I.D. For Food Only.
HAPPY HOUR! M-F 3-6 p.m. M-Th 11a.m.-11p.m. LIKE US! Ghootersnewmexico F & S 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 3530 Foothills Rd. Las Cruces, NM 88011 (575) 521-9898
Volume 115 | Issue 33 | March 13, 2014
Campus got chaotic last week with ASNMSU campaigns. Find out who won their position for the 2014/2015 school year.
Administration Executive Director Alexandra Von Wolff
Director of Finance Michelle Tejeda
Tatiana Miyazaki William Peck
Editorial Managing Editor Jesca Cervantes
Sun 11 a.m.-10p.m.
March Madness is set to begin. Find out about the culture and how restaurants view the tournament.
Have a fun Spring Break!
Sports Editor Lewis Harry
Staff Writers Anthony Albidrez Liz Baker Chris Brilliante Kyla Hollister David De Alejandro Jarrett Trantham Filiberto Perez
Maria Harris Brynn Herndon Skyler Wilson Ty Stevers Robin Howzell Cristina Solis S.O. Nicil
Design Specialists Ana Ayon Fernanda Teixeira
Web Editor Nate Turner
Excited for spring break? Whether you plan to go out of town or stay in, check out our feature.
Photographers Kyle Chancellor Jenny Marin
Sales Advertising Manager Ashley DeMott
Director of Marketing Zak Baeza
SPORTS Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
Meet the Round Upâ€™s player of the week, Renaldo Dixon.
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840 South Telshor Blvd. Las Cruces, N.M. 88011 Open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Box 3004, Dept. CC New Mexico State University Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 Phone 575-646-6397 Fax 575-646-5557
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THURSDAY Painting Class Intermediate and advanced painting. Watercolor, acrylic and water-soluble oil painting classes will be taught by art educator Wayne Carl Huber. Cost is $50 for four, two hour and a half sessions. When: 1-3 p.m. Where: 140 Wyatt Drive
Dinosaurs from A to Z Dinosaurs invade the Las Cruces Museum of Natural History as visitors explore the past. Each class includes a discussion of the topic and a hands-on component. When: 3 p.m. Where: 411 N. Main St.
Sunset Stroll An hour of tours guided by a ranger will teach participants about the animals and geology of White Sands National Monument. The program is free and admission is $3. When: : 6:15 p.m. Where: White Sands National Monument White Sands, N.M. 88330
De La Vega’s
Thursday “Throwback Thursdaze” Old school happy hour prices: $2 house pints, $3 PVTs and $1 housemade jello shots Saturday“Ladies Night” Bill buys the ladies a glass of champagne and ladies only drink specials 7-9 p.m Where: 500 S. Telshor Blvd
Thursday- Free music with Mark Klett Friday- Free music with Derrick Harris Band Saturday- $3 pints, well drinks, shots of fireball and kazis. Where: 901 E. Avenida de Mesilla
Dublin’s Street Pub
Thursday- Open mic with Rein Garcia Saturday-Ladies night with DJ Espy and Corn Sunday- Geeks Who Drink from 6 - 9:30 p.m. Where: 1745 E. University Ave.
Thursday $3 Thirsty Thursdays with DJ Gene-E-Ous. $3 well drinks and special craft beer of the month Friday- Live music, $5 cover, $3 imports and microbrews Saturdays- Live entertainment and EDM music. Where: 1490 Missouri Ave.
Please drink responsibly.
Car Show The first car show of the year will host more than 250 cars. There will be family events, raffles and drawings along with food vendors. Viewing will be free but to display a car call 575-649-9919 for pricing. When: All day Where: Field of Dreams parking lot, 2501 W. Tashiro Road
Hiking A park ranger will be present to guide a two hour hike through the Leasburg Dam State Park. Free tour included in entrance fee to the park. When: : 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Where: 12712 Park Drive
Animal Encounters Come meet the animals of the Chihuahuan Desert at the Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science. Animal Encounters provides a close-up view into the lives of Chihuahuan Desert animals as the Museum Naturalist guides the discussion into these elusive creatures. When feasible, there will be a hands-on segment of the class. When: : : 1 p.m. Where: 411 N. Main St.
SUNDAY Mesilla Mecardo A cozy market place in historic Old Mesilla with a variety of seasonal produce, artists, crafters, musicians and more. When: Noon- 4 p.m. Where: Old Mesilla
“I’m not that girl from Freaky Friday anymore! I’m a real adult. In fact, I hate children! I hate them all!” - Lindsay Lohan
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Wesley Jackson According to unofficial election results, Jackson received 2,009 votes. Jackson was the only presidential candidate after his opponent, Jesse Forte, was disqualified. Jackson currently serves as the ASNMSU Vice President. “I really enjoy working with students, getting to know the problems they face on a daily basis and getting to solve those problems,” Jackson said.
Vice President Jeremy Witte
According to unofficial election results, Witte received 1,156 votes. His opponent, Collin King, received 933 votes. Witte currently serves as the ASNMSU Director of Governmental Affairs. “A leader’s job is to look into the future and see the organization, not as it is, but as it should be,” Witte said.
ELECTION RESULTS Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences
Not available for comment.
Not available for comment.
Arts & Sciences
“I fell in love (with being a senator.”
“I am most looking forward to being able to make greater connections with the student body as a whole.”
“I would like to be a senator who actually works to serve students.”
“I am very determined and enjoy staying involved on campus and in my community.”
“I intend to help students with whatever need that I can cater to during my term as senator”
“We have all been blessed with the opportunity to challenge ourselves and to grow.”
“I am excited about interacting with the different senators from their respective colleges and the engineers within the College of Engineering.”
“I’m most excited to simply have the opportunity to represent my peers and to ensure that their concerns are heard.”
Health & Social Service
** Run-Off Election** Jessica Leuenberger Rebekah Mijares
Purnima Dwivedi Not available for comment.
Graduate TAPASWY MUPPANENI Not available for comment.
Hope Quintana Not available for comment.
“I will be serving with competent and intelligent senators which were elected as well.” Tuesday, March 18, 2014
A beer a day keeps the doctor away.
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Spring Break 2014
Lab Hours will be changing during Spring Break. Williams Hall: Monday -Friday (March 24-28) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students use March Madness as a time to get competitive with friends. photo by Kyle Chancellor
Cruces prepares for the Madness by Ashley Cisneros Contributing Writer
he NCAA will air their annual basketball championship known as March Madness today, and as sports bars and restaurants begin setting up specials and betting pools, Las Cruces is also affected by this culture. “It gets really busy during March Madness,” said Richard Flores, manager of The Game. “Sometimes we have people coming in hours earlier to see the games.” Every year the tournament delivers its share of surprises as 68 basketball teams play single-elimination games to win the coveted national championship title. The three-weekend long event delivers some of the biggest upsets of the season, making it exciting for viewers and risk-takers who bet. “It’s crazy. It gets so busy we have to get more employees to work March Madness weekends,” said Jamie Martinez, server at local Buffalo Wild Wings. With three years in the business, Martinez said the majority of Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.
people coming in during that time are college students who come in and cheer for their bracket betting teams to win. According to the American Gaming Association, one in 10 Americans participate in a March Madness office pool. Each year they wager $2.5 billion total in office pools, which is 25 times more than the legal wager. The tournament is so unpredictable no person or computer has ever filled out a perfect betting bracket. Mike Weimerskirch, a math professor at the University of Minnesota, said in an interview with NPR, the odds of filling out a perfect bracket is about 147 quintillion to one. Warren Buffet, Forbes fourth richest man in the world, adds to the madness by announcing a $1 billion prize to any contestant who can correctly predict the winner of each game in the tournament, Forbes reports. Buffet and his company Berkshire Hathaway are partnering with Quicken Loans, to offer the “Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket.” The contest will be limited to 10 million entrants, according to Forbes. With
stakes this high, will this be the year of the first perfect bracket? Betting aside, March Madness is among the most-watched sporting events in America, with the championship game in 2013 reaching 23.4 million viewers. CBS and Time Warner have jumped the gun and agreed to a $10.8 billion, 14-year contract including rights for broadcast, Internet and wireless in 2010, according to the Huffington Post. Marketers and advertisers are now looking to March Madness as a new platform of revenue. The basketball tournament surpassed $1 billion for the first time in 2012, making it larger than any professional post-season sports championship, reports media research specialist, according to Kantar Media. That includes the Super Bowl as well. The NFL post-season took in $976 million dollars, according to Kantar Media. March Madness delivers the biggest upsets that keeps viewers and fans alike on their toes and lets them believe in the underdog again.
Sunday - Saturday (March 23-29) 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
V ista Del Monte (VDM):
Sunday - Saturday (March 23-29) 8 a.m to 9 p.m.
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Bethany Blundell News Editor
ollege students across the nation are busting out their bathing suits and flips-flops as they prepare for spring break. Spring break is the optimum time for students to take a break from their classes and spend time doing something fun outside of campus. According to dosomething.org, 1.5 million students go on spring break ever year. According to that website, the No. 1 spring break destination in the United States is Daytona Beach, Fla. A popular abroad location Cancun, Mexico, attracting more than 100,000 visitors during that time. Thousands of college students travel to exotic places all across the world for spring break, but many do not realize the hidden dangers associated with these vacations. “I think people do get more crazy on
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spring break than they normally do,” said Kelsey Andersen, education major at New Mexico State University. “They don’t have normal things that would constrain them if they were in school.” According to the Journal of American College Health, males reported drinking an average of 18 drinks per day on spring break, and females reported drinking an average of 10. The study reports more than half of those vacationers drank until they got sick or passed out at least once. But all that drinking may lead to trouble. According to dfnc.org, last year there were 2,000 spring break related arrests in Panama City and Daytona alone and more than 20,000 fake IDs confiscated. Meg Long, program specialist for Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education, said these numbers don’t surprise her. She said NMSU WAVE conducted a study that found NMSU students drink an average of four drinks per week, but these same students think their peers drink an av-
erage of 10 drinks per week. Long said this will often lead to increased drinking rates. “People perceive what their peers are doing and mirror that,” she said. Often times, the alcohol consumption on spring break is related to sexual transmitted disease scares. According to uwsp.edu, 75 percent of students reported never or rarely using a condom on spring break. Included in that, nearly 50 percent of males and 41 percent of females reported consuming alcohol just prior to sex. Long said students should be as responsible drinking on spring break as they are when they drink regularly. “Before going out think about your safety and boundaries and what you’re comfortable with,” she said. Some college students are avoiding those risks altogether and spending their spring break with a different focus. According to dosomething.org, Hurricane Katrina launched a huge volunteer trend, with about 35,000 students doing
spring break service projects in 2006. Last year more than 10,000 high school and college students signed up with Habitat for Humanity to build houses duringspring break. Kassandra Asel, digital film making major will be spending her spring break in Brussels, Belgium on a mission’s trip. “My faith is a huge part of who I am,” she said. “So I want to spend my free time sharing it with others, especially all over the world.” Asel is going with a team who will help start a college ministry called Students for Christ. The team will be organizing various events to promote the new ministry group and will also participate in campus evangelism.
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Vacation close to home Spring Break is fast approaching, but the prospects of finding things to do during that week might seem bleak and daunting. There are many close alternatives for those who are looking for a change of scenery to relax from school and work. From exciting nearby cities to countless national forests, locals have many options to spend their spring break. The Cibola National Park, White Sands National Monument, Gila National Park and the Petrified Forest National Park are just a few of the many nearby national parks and natural reserves where one can spend a day or a week. Since all these places are under five hours away and feature beautiful landscapes for those who want a breath of fresh air, national forests are a good choice to literally see spring break during Spring Break. “We go to Alamogordo because of the $2 zoo, it a great option if you have kids,” said Kimberly Reeder, English major at New Mexico State University. “Albuquerque also has a bigger zoo and a bunch of museums like the
space museum.” If nature, exotic animals and museums aren’t your cup of tea, there are some nearby cities where concerts will take place. A road trip to a show is an excellent way to spend a few days of spring break. The post-punk band Deafheaven will be performing in Tucson, Ariz. March 28. Other acts such as Cher and Tool will perform in Phoenix during our spring break. Since spring break tends to conjure up the image of beaches and swimsuits, those bold enough could endure the seven-hour drive to Puerto Peñasco. Mexico will be welcomed with crisp, beautiful beaches. This location features high-end resorts as well as frugal hotels for those who don’t want to break the bank. The week of spring break has countless possibilities for every individual. Even when it might feel as if Las Cruces is in the middle of nowhere, interesting things are just around the corner.
The Neanderthal’s brain was bigger than yours is.
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The heavens are still creating much more drama than you’d like. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. The career’s going superbly - so don’t be thrown by the occasional broken promise. In line for your attention are: relationships (still), health (in need of a new look), and buying power (in the mood to expand.) Oh, and if you’re looking to get a new car, do it this week.
(Mar 21 - Apr 19) (Apr 20 - May 20) (May 21 - June 20)
Your understanding of practicality has taken a short walk on the wild side. No longer are you interested in filling out tax forms or checking your credit balance.
Is your love life not all you’d hoped? Is your career moving in the wrong direction? Are you wondering whether you truly need to settle for second best? The moon is begging you to reconsider.
A relaxed life was never your idea of a good time. So it’s just as well you’re getting the opposite. Handle these mad energies with care, if you want to have any friends left.
June 21 - July 22)
That gorgeous moon is certainly beaming her rays directly into your fragile little soul. Some serious effort is needed now if you’re hoping to transform a mediocre relationship into a heart-stopping mini-series.
(Aug 23 - Sep 22)
(Sep 23 - Oct 22) (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
One of those secret rendezvous at midnight in the garden with the butler is what you’re after. And wear a mask. Your psyche is in need of some intrigue.
Financial changes are on the way. Whether they’re the ones you had in mind is another matter - and entirely up to you. Whatever happens, though, the momentum is building.
Ecstasy is your full-moon gift. Arrange an impromptu party. Or dance about naked in the moonlight. And don’t look so shocked. You know very well that respectable thing you do is nothing more than a thing you do.
(Oct 23 - Nov 21)
OK, pull all that tossed mail out of the bin, and start again. It’s yes to the cocktail parties you hate. A definite yes to the brain-storming conferences. And an “absolutely delighted” to the wedding of the boss’s daughter.
(Feb 19 - Mar 20)
The full moon launches you into a delicious cycle of prosperity and opportunity. Make a list of desires, and behave as though they’ve already arrived. Start with love. That’s high on the current agenda.
(Jul 23 - Aug 22)
Did it ever occur to you that those paranoid fears might live purely in your head? Reality is never as frightening as the fear of what might happen. Put your hat on and charge.
(Nov 22 - Dec 21)
(Aug 23 - Sep 22)
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“Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.” – Voltaire
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Books PHYS 212, PHYS 214, PHYS 216 Lab Manuel for Sale, Brand New never used, $40 575-910-0875
College Algebra $80 call or text 5753123437
CHEM 111-112 $50 575-202-1734
Citizens Bank of Las Cruces Provide accurate and timely service to our customers that include a variety of cash receipt and payment transactions in accordance with the institution’s procedures. Answer inquiries and provide information to customers, cross-sells products & services when appropriate. Services will be offered with the highest consideration given to our service-quality standards, recognizing that quality is the key to retaining and expanding customer relationships. Apply through Career Services
$25 Call or text 406-351-0014
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis $2750. Call or text 575-386-0171
Pedigreed Peruvian Guinea Pigs!
2003 Chevy Impala
4 door, 6 cylider, automatic, power everything. Call Lisa’s Used Cars at 575524-4310 Craigslist
Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath house. $375 a month. Seeking clean and studious student. Female preferred. Call 575-6405873
2004 Monte Carlo
Two studious gals looking for another calm and quiet roommate.
I Clicker 2
$10-$20. Excellent small pet! Call or text 575650-7915
Dark Green Couch
Gently used, clean, dark green couch. $50 Call or test 575-9059101 Craigslist
Queen bed for sale
Asking $50 OBO Call or text 575-6807131 Craigslist
Large coffee table and two end tables Sturdy wood tables. Cash only. $80 Call 575-621-7766 Craigslist
New bunk beds
Jobs El Sombrero Patio is hiring waiters/ waitress. Drop off applications at 363 S. Espina
Summer Job! Make enough to
not work during the school year! Make $100-$400 +/day selling pest control in El Paso. Housing Provided. Apply online at pestdefensesolutions.com/ job or Call 505-899-4808
Student Marketing Specialist/WAVE
$10.00/ hour The Student Marketing Specialist will develop and execute marketing programs, create advertisements, webcasts, websites; Identify media outlets for press releases and promotions; measure success of various marketing campaigns. Apply through Career Services.
Comes with mattress and rails. $180 Call 915-206-0622
Lifeguard- City of Las Cruces
$8.50 /Hour To monitor activities and ensure the safety of swimmers at aquatic facilities. Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, extended hours varied work schedules, and responding to customer issues. Apply through Career Service
Specialist- City of Las Cruces
$13.57 /Hour Assists in the development and implementation of media, public relations, marketing and advertising programs, plans, and strategies to effectively promote the image, goals, objectives, activities, and events of the City of Las Cruces. Apply through Career Services
Elephants are the only mammals that can’t jump.
Apartment for rent
2 bedrooms, 1 bath. 2 blocks to NMSU. Comes with washer and dryer. $650 a month. Call 993-4150 Craigslist
Teller- Part Time
Couch and Recliner
Excellent condition. Leather recliner. Asking $250 for both. No stains and all are very clean. Call or text 571-3892 Craigslist
2 door, automatic, a/c, rebuilt transmission, and runs great. Blue book $5850 make offer. Call 575649-4070 Craigslist
1968 Chevy Impala
Clean, 4 door, 76K miles. Has 307 motor with 2 barrel carb. Asking $3000 OBO. Call 915-241-6721 Craigslist
$500 flat rate. 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Please call 575-522-3897
Roommate need ASAP.
$400 a month. 3 minutes from campus. Prefer a graduate students staying for summer. Call David at 575-636-9236
1997 Honda Civic
Asking $2,800 obo. Has 119K miles. Headers and air intake. Call 575-650-4238 Craigslist
Personals Hi Aggies!
Brace yourselves, only a few days till spring break. Everyone be safe and forget about school for a week. Guns up.
Close to campus. Spacious units include dishwasher. Indoor/Outdoor pool. Call 575-522-6664 Craigslist
Congratulations to the Men’s Basketball team for winning the WAC.
2Bedroom for $715
Walking distance to NMSU. (1804 Wyoming Ave.) Call Tiffany or Lisa at 575-522-1309 Craigslist
Congratulations! to Lambda Chi
Alpha and Delta Gamma for winning Greek Sing 2014. All the performances were awesome
NMSU Educators’ Job Fair 2014
Men’s Giant Mountain Bike
Like new! $150 firm! Cash only. Call 575-6403142 Craigslist Strikezonebattingcages.com
Monday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 1 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to interview with over 35 School Districts recruiting for 2014/2015 K-12 teaching and administrative openings! No fee to candidates. You are strongly encouraged to pre-register for interviews online at careerservices.nmsu.edu or by contacting Career Services, 575-646-2849 or 575-646-5012, firstname.lastname@example.org. May also sign-up for interviews at the fair.
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Eat. Sleep. Sports by Skyler Wilson Staff Writer There have been many brutal arguments involving the debate of whether steroid users in baseball should be let into the hall of fame. Many have taken the side that steroid users should be implemented into the hall of fame, but that is not the case. First and foremost, the use of steroids is illegal. These users should not even be considered for a ballot to the hall of fame because they have broken a rule set by Major League Baseball. It does not seem logical to reward someone who violated a strict policy that has been a topic in the MLB since the early 1990s. The second thought is many other great players deserve the recognition into the hall of fame because they played the natural way. There are players like Derek Jeter and Clayton Kershaw that have given their organizations tremendous performances and they did not have to use performance enhancers to do so. Not only are steroid users making fools of themselves, they are disappointing dedicated fans that have watched them play for years. Another illogical thought comes to mind, thinking that role models such as Mark McGuire and Barry Bonds have enlightened the younger baseball generation to the world of steroid use. This is a complete misuse of their popularity toward young players, which should not be considered in the hall of fame. It is common sense to believe steroid use should automatically abolish a player’s chances of having a plaque set in Coopers Town. Steroid users have broken the rules, have failed to work harder than other players and sent the wrong message to fans.
Internship applications adding more stress to students by Brynn Herndon Staff Writer For many people, March is a “meh” kind of month. There is Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day, days for drinking and more drinking, but March is more of a flyover month—you just get through it. For students, March is a stressful month. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is due at the beginning, midterms in the middle and everything in class starts to get a little more serious. There’s something more to add on to stress: internship deadlines. Students wishing to receive real work experience in an office setting should apply for internships. It’s a chance to get out of
What are you doing for spring break?
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town and into what professors and other authority figures call “the real world.” It appears the world of college is not real. No one exists. This is all a terrifying dream. Why are internships so much more stressful than other March responsibilities? They’re one of the most competitive things a student has to do. That cool internship at a random company? Tens of thousands of other students want it too. Students who go to an Ivy League university, live in the town the company is located or have a more impressive resume and background will probably get that position. Good luck with getting an internship somewhere cool like California or New York.
This isn’t to discourage students, but they should know what they’re up against and maybe lower any ridiculously high expectations, just to avoid being too disappointed to get out of bed. Apply for as many internships as possible, it increases the chances of getting one. One of the hardest things about applying to internships is having a major that doesn’t actually correspond to many of the positions (hint: English majors should try searching for “publishing.” There are a lot of good results with that keyword.) It’s important for that type of student to not base their resume on that major, but the skills they have developed from pursuing it
and have some volunteer experience on there too because it never hurts to be a good person. Don’t lie about that, though. Actually be a good person. To take a break from the swirling tornado of negativity, there are several things a student can do to improve their chances of getting an employer to consider them: have a good resume, personalize the cover letter to the company they’re applying to (time consuming but effective), be confident and try not to have a terrible personality. That last one is a basic rule of thumb.
“For spring break I plan on going to spend time with my family and go on summer vacation with them.”
“This spring break I plan to catch up on my studies and homework while I spend time on vacation.”
“I do not know if I am going to do this or not, but I would like to go to Texas to Six Flags.”
Paniel Anthem Furth Mechanical Engineering, Freshman
Maryel Anas Vocal Music Education, Freshman
Alexis Grettenberger Biology/Pre-pharmacy, Junior
Stressed is desserts spelled backwards.
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Meet the Player:
By Skyler Wilson Staff Writer Renaldo Dixon, senior from Toronto, Canada, has given the men’s basketball team an outstanding fouryear career. Dixon has made a tremendous impact on the team since his freshman year as an Aggie. Working hard and keeping focused is what led Dixon into the top five for most statistics that were recorded this year. The six-foot, ten-inch forward grew up north of the United States in Toronto and attended Christian Faith Academy for high school. Dixon has played basketball for eleven years and it all started in his hometown. Basketball was not his only set sport, but he managed to train and become part of his high school foot-
ball team. Dixon’s background says a great deal about his work ethic, but every hard worker needs to relax. Hobbies to help Dixon relieve some stress on the basketball court include cooking meals and playing video games. “My favorite food to cook is probably jerk chicken,” Dixon said. With all of Dixon’s talent on the court, it would seem strange for him to have a superstition. Dixon believes he is a little superstitious but he also does not go to the extreme like some sports players. The only superstitious aspect of Dixon is what he accomplishes before a game. “Just one thing I have to do is take a nap before I play a game,” Dixon said. At the end of the day, Dixon is still a huge fan of the game of basketball and he has one particular player he
roots for more than others. Dixon’s favorite player is Jeff Green of the Boston Celtics. Green’s explosiveness to the basket is what Dixon admires most about the NBA player. Dixon may favor Green, but he favors no players more than his Aggie teammates. Dixon is playing his last season at New Mexico State and cherishes the memories with his squad of players. “I think I’m going to miss my teammates the most,” he said. Coach Marvin Menzies said he would miss both Dixon’s playing time and character. Menzies said Dixon was an overwhelming power down low that any coach would be lucky to use him in their program and he was thankful Dixon was in his. The statistics for Dixon have increased from his freshman to senior
year in m o r e of the important areas of his play. Dixon started out with only 45.7 percent shooting during his freshman year advanced to 55.1 percent during his senior year. Dixon also increased his free throw percentage, blocks and points scored in a game. Dixon scored a 551 points during the regular season with the Aggies. Dixon will be graduating after the summer semester of 2014.
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THE ROUND UP Spring break
Peer Pong Tourney March 19
Hurry! Only 16 teams needed. First come, first served Prizes for all contestants!
* Sponsored by NMSU INTRAMURALS
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21 Shots. 60 Minutes. Never 22.