Volume 115 | Issue 29 | Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Round Up
SPLASH IN! Aggie Outlaw program oďŹ€ers a way for the community to get involved in swimming. Find out more about the classes.
BEHIND THE COVER
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CAMPUS NEWS Watch where you walk. Reasons why intersections on campus are cause for concern.
Volume 115 | Issue 29 | March 4, 2014
Administration Executive Director Alexandra Von Wolff
Director of Finance Michelle Tejeda
Administrative Assistants Tatiana Miyazaki William Peck
CAMPUS NEWS In case you missed the debate we’ve got you covered.
Editorial Managing Editor Jesca Cervantes
Sports Editor Lewis Harry
6 FEATURE It’s heating up outside and so is the swim program. Find out what makes this team great.
Staff Writers Anthony Albidrez Liz Baker Chris Brilliante Kyla Hollister S.O Nicli Justin Martinez
Filiberto Perez Maria Harris Brynn Herndon Skyler Wilson Ty Stevers Robin Howzell
Design Design Specialists Ana Ayon Fernanda Teixeira
Web Editor Nate Turner
PHOTO MOMENTS Missed the game? Check out our best pictures from the weekend.
Kyle Chancellor Jenny Marin
Sales Advertising Manager Ashley DeMott
Director of Marketing Zak Baeza
13 US VS. THEM Regular season play is about to conclude for basketball. Learn about how we rank against our opponent.
14 *cover photo by Kyle Chancellor
Circulation Specialist Lawrene Garcia
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An Irish man walks out of the bar.
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BLOTTER CASES HANDLED BY NMSU POLICE DEPARTMENT TIME PERIOD: 02-04-2014 to 02-06-2014 NOTE: This is a listing of police reports taken by the NMSU Police Department during the time period indicated. It does not include all police activity, such as traffic citations, alarm responses and initial investigations that do not result in police reports being filed. Additional information on these cases may be obtained by contacting the NMSU Police Department. This listing complies with the requirements of the Clery Act for a crime log maintained by the institution.
Nature/Description of Crime or Incident
Warrant (Outside LC/ Within NM). Concealing Identity. Possession Paraphernalia.
Subject was arrested and incarcerated.
02/17/14 7:05pm to 02/21/14 7:05pm
Information. Unknown subject tried to get victim to pay money.
Fugitive From Justice. Warrants State of Kansas.
02/21/14 5am to 02/21/14 12pm
Open. Subject was arrested and booked into jail.
Criminal Damage to Property < $1000.
* Provided by New Mexico State University Police Department
ST U D ENT SU B M I S S I O N When traveling down a one lane track It is best to mull over ones sins Lonely be it might Languish in the sorrows of yesterday’s pain Inevitably you will out run them
Always shall the human race prevail Morning after morning, day after day; Justify your causes to no man Ordinary or not Retroactively looking ahead Do life a favor
And do something worthwhile Near the end may be, but so too the start; Perception is the key Elasticity in daily endeavors Carefully shall we traverse the journey Knowledge enough to surmount the one lane track Albert Speer
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Freezing your beer will make it stronger.
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Ash Wednesday Service 6PM MARCH 5, 2014 LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS 5:15PM EACH WEDNESDAY FOLLOWED BYLENTEN WORSHIP AT 6PM “THE CRUCIFIED KING”
WE’RE SWITCHING (TEMPORARILY)
BIBLE STUDY, YOUTH CATECHISM, AND CHOIR PRACTICE BEGIN AT 6:30PM
During the month of March our SPORTS issue will be on Tuesday and our CULTURE issue will be on Thursday. Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The first puck ever used in a hockey game was a frozen piece of cow crap.
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Social Justice Week aims to address current issues by Christina Solis Staff Writer
Social Justice Week began Monday and will end Friday in hopes to open students’ eyes to the social justice issues in local, national and global communities. The National Association of Social Workers defines social justice as a “view that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities.” Although the definition of social justice varies depending on who you are talking to, everyone shares the common idea of human rights and dignity. Olga Cabada, associate professor in the school of social work and field education director, says social justice is part of her field’s preamble and code of ethics. “It is part of our identity,” Cabada said. “This is ongoing for us and it’s a permanent thing for us. Any activities that relate to social justice, we are in full support of.” Since college is well-known for diversity among many different types of people, it is important to acknowledge the issues many face in silence every day. This week is supposed to empower students to take action for the greater good. “It’ll be great for people to see outside of their social bubbles and realize that issues in society affect all kinds of people every day,” said education major Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick says he sometimes sees discrimination against him as a Black man, but it’s not too fre-
quent. “In a perfect world, everyone would have the same opportunities as each other, but that isn’t how it is,” he said. Social Justice Week hopes to slowly change the way society sees different aspects of life. From Feb. 17 through Feb. 28, Residential Areas, IFC Organizations, Greek Organizations and Student Organizations held clothing drives in anticipation for two separate clothing swaps during Social Justice Week. Monday was dedicated to providing services for the community. In addition to the “Day of Service” events offered, the Tunnel of Oppression Gallery opened in Corbett Center Student Union on the second floor. The artwork features oppressive topics in an educational format. The Tunnel of Oppression Gallery will be available to view all week. On Tuesday, student groups and organizations are invited to showcase opportunities in participating in a spring time service trip or initiative. The meeting will be held on the second floor of Corbett. On Wednesday, another clothing swap will be held and will offer business and business casual dress where students can shop with a valid student ID students for up to five items in the CCSU Rio Grande Room. Clothing and monetary donations are welcome.
photo courtesy of MorgueFile Shaquille O’Neal wears size 22 shoes. He puts on a brand new pair before every game.
Students are encouraged to be attentive when crossing the streets on campus. photo by Kyle Chancellor
Intersections: cross at your own risk by Chris Brillante Staff Writer Maya Salazar, a graduate student in the English program, said she always looks both ways when crossing any street at New Mexico State University. “People are crazy when they drive, so I always make sure it’s clear before I cross,” Salazar said. “It’s dumb because people are always on their cell phones and listening to music when they should be paying attention to the cars.” Salazar said she feels she is one of few who pays attention at the crosswalks. Roderigo Matthews, civil engineering student, echoed Salazar’s statement and expressed his frustration as a driver. “There’s always that one guy who just walks across the street, and I have to slam on my brakes,” Matthews said. According to the NMSU Envi-
ronmental Health and Safety Website, there is a list of safety standards for pedestrian and bicycle safety, which everyone should follow. However, there is no listed statistic for traffic related fatalities on campus. Most recently is the death of nursing instructor Lucy MontesSandoval in January last year at the intersection of Wells and Espina Streets, according to Round Up reports. Montes-Sandoval died later from head injuries suffered at the scene and her family filed a wrongful death suit against the student employee responsible for the vehicle and the NMSU Board of Regents. Salazar said she remembers hearing of the accident. “I remember that for a few weeks it seemed like everybody kept checking the road before they crossed,” Salazar said. “People really need to pay attention to what’s going on.”
However, Salazar said within a few weeks she noticed people back at their old habits of texting while crossing the street and not being aware of their surroundings. The University of New Mexico reports a total of 307 traffic fatalities on their campus in 2013, according to their health and safety website. This compared to 359 in 2011, which out of those, 52 deaths were pedestrians. Matthews said he is not surprised at the statistics. “UNM is in the middle of the city and of course more people are going to be idiots,” he said. Salazar said she thinks crossing signals would be helpful. “Even if they just put them on the busiest part of the campus I think it would be a really big help,” she said. Salazar said people still need to pay attention and be aware of their surroundings. Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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Contenders battle for spot in office by Jesca Cervantes Managing Editor The candidates vying for the Associated Students of New Mexico State University presidential and vice presidential seats debated over controversial issues and discussed their plans if they were to be elected into office in the Corbett Auditorium Monday. Although the debate was delayed by 5 minutes due to technical difficulties of the first live streaming in debate history, the 35 students in attendance waited patiently for Wesley Jackson and Jesse Forte, the two presidential candidates. Both candidates first delivered their opening statement before Daniel Sontagg, chief elections officer, delivered the random questions. “I want to be someone who helps out the individual students here at this university,” Forte said in his opening statement. “It’s not all about what I can do. It’s all about what we can do.” In return, Wesley Jackson opened his statement by stating his involvement with ASNMSU as assistant attorney general, senator for the College of Business and now as vice president. Sontagg first asked why each of the candidates want to be president. Forte replied it’s in his “nature to be a part of an organization that can affect lives in a positive manner.” Jackson responded that he wants to improve the college experience for students because he loves serving the
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students. The questions allowed the candidates to respond to issues that pertain to many students such as the Lottery Scholarship, parking and events. “I think that from having 60 percent to 100 percent would be the goal,” Forte said in regard to the Lottery. But Jackson rebutted and said, “we’re actually at 100 percent not 60 percent that is going to be funded not just for this upcoming year but the year after that.” Both agreed they would help increase student spirit through concerts and football games and believe a complete smoke-free campus may not be the answer. Concerning tuition, Forte said keeping tuition rates low is important for students. In addition, Jackson said: “Right now President Garrey Carruthers has a plan for a four-year flat tuition rate, (so) when you come in your freshman year, you pay the same tuition as you do your sophomore year, junior year and senior year. We really need to advocate for this plan.” Candidates differed on the topic of parking where F o r t e would like to s e e additiona l
parking added, and Jackson would advocate for free parking and Aggie Transit. Sontagg asked Jackson what he would like to implement or change to the standards of ANMSU and Jackson said he would provide a para-transit service for the disabled, reboot the online readership program and increase the transparency of ASNMSU. “Not a lot of people know what we do other than provide free scantrons,” Jackson said. Forte said he does not want to get rid of books but “help them go a different way.” “I want to have a technological savvy environment,” Forte said. In his closing statement Forte said: “Regardless of what it is that happens just know that to the best of my capability I will be serving this program. If you vote for me, we are going to improve the university and the culture and intertwine with each other to the best of our capabilities.” Jackson closed and said: “ASNMSU president is not an entry-level position. You need a president with experience – I have that experience. You need
Collin King and Jeremy Witte discuss campus issues in the debate held Monday in the Corbett Center Auditorium. photo by Kyle Chancellor
a president who is going to move ASNMSU forward – I will move ASNMSU forward.” After a short break, vice president candidates Collin King and Jeremy Witte debated on similar issues but mostly discussed how they would improve Senate. In King’s opening statement, he discussed his positions serving as president pro tempore, rules committee chairman, graduate school senator and on several additional committees. W i t t e serves as director of
governmental affairs, has previously served as chairman of rules committee and as a senator for the college of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. King said his three main goals are transparency, efficiency and accountability. “I plan to keep students involved in changes,” King said in reference to the Bill Tracker. Witte said he hopes to encourage senators to attend college councils, understand bills, learn the Law Book and “fix Senate as a whole.” “No one understands what senators do and why they support what they support,” Witte said. Voting begins March 10 and ballots can be cast at asnmsu.nmsu. edu. Left: Wesley Jackson and Jesse Forte prepare notes for the debate. photo by Kyle Chancellor
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IHOP’s National Free Pancake Day returns by S. O. Nicli Staff Writer Tuesday is National Free Pancake Day at IHOP and that means exactly what you think it means. IHOP, the popular breakfast restaurant chain, has been giving away free small stacks of buttermilk pancakes in honor of National Free Pancake Day since 2006, and this year is no different. But why does IHOP do this? It’s simple. National Free Pancake Day is for charity. “In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” states IHOP’s website. IHOP’s goal is to reach $3 million for charity this year. Since its inception in 2006, National Free Pancake Day and IHOP have risen “$13 million to support charities in the communities in which it operates,” according
to IHOP’s website. Wil Pogue, manager of the IHOP on University Avenue, which has been open since May 1, 2013 said everyone at IHOP is excited for Tuesday. “We’re always excited for it,” Pogue said. “It’s going to be hectic, we’re getting ready and it’s always a big deal. Hopefully we get lots of college students to come by.” IHOP has also become a positive part the local community. Not only do they serve delicious pancakes, IHOP also takes time out of their busy days to cheer up local children in need. “We went and visited the kids at the local hospital with our mascot Suzy,” Pogue said. “We went to the pediatric ward at Memorial Medical Hospital (last week). They’re very excited for National Free Pancake Day and so are we.” Patrons will be able to enjoy their free short stack of pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday so
there is more than enough time to enjoy their one free stack of buttermilk pancakes. Do keep in mind that there is a limit of one free short stack per guest Although the pancakes are free, other meals or drinks will be charged. The proceeds of anything purchased at IHOP during National Free Pancake Day will not go to charity. One can simply go to IHOP, get the pancakes and leave without donating any money, which is completely fine, but National Free Pancake Day supports Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The donation of a few dollars will help countless children in need.
The Associated Students of New Mexico State University recently returned from the legislative session after making five different trips to Santa Fe between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20 to solve problems NMSU and other state colleges are facing. “We went up there for several issues, but Lottery was the most important,” said Jeremy Witte, director of governmental affairs at ASNMSU. “That being because the Lottery fund ran out this year, so they needed to figure out some way, by adding new money or reducing the amount of students, to make it balance again.” During the last minutes of the session, legislation reached a compromise to provide the full Lottery Scholarship to eligible students for the next two years. The additional money to provide this will come from tax revenues from the state’s general fund. Witte said this gives the legislature time to figure out what they want to do to make the scholarship solvent.
“After those two years if additional revenues are not available or any other changes are made the secretary of higher education has the power to reduce the amount to be awarded to a percentage of tuition, and that will even be across the state,” Witte said. Witte said there was $11 million to provide for the scholarship for this year, $11.5 million for next year and $16 million for the year after that. Many students at NMSU are happy a compromise was made because now there is more security with their scholarships. “I’m glad they decided to still fund the scholarships because it’s really stressful when you have to worry about paying for school,” said Gabriel Hamilton, digital film making major. “I just hope in two more years they can find another solution.” The next step will be for Gov. Susan Martinez to sign off on the agreement, which Witte said she has already agreed to sign. After that, the money will be distributed to financial aid offices where they will determine the distribution of
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Lottery scholarship remains solvent for now by Bethany Blundell News Editor
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the money. “The solution is not a success, we still have a lot of work to do,” Witte said. The compromise reached during the session was not the original Lottery bill that was presented in Senate. Witte said Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez submitted an initial bill that gave students less money during their last two years on scholarship. Witte said this was not the vision of ASNMSU so they fought to make amendments to that bill. These amendments were the last things discussed before the session closed. “We opposed that simply because we think that’s the wrong message to send,” Witte said. “We think as you’re continuing through school you should get more money instead of being penalized for that.” Some other topics concerning NMSU that were discussed during the session were compensation increases for faculty, capital overlay for renovations on Jett Hall and a higher education endowment for increased graduate assistantships.
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Aggie Outlaw: A program that lets people of all ages join an activity that involves a refreshing pool and learning aspects of swimming.
by Skyler Wilson Staff Writer
pring is just around the corner and swimming is one of the best choices for beating that upcoming summer heat. The Aggie Aquatic Center offers Aggie Outlaw, a program that lets people of all ages join an activity that involves a refreshing pool and learning aspects of swimming. This program offers three different kinds of groups that come together and take the time to learn and compete against others in the art of swimming. The first two groups the program offers are competitive and non-competitive gatherings. The main focus for these two groups are for children and youth to learn basic skills of swimming. These two groups offer instruction for people from the ages of 5 to 17. While children and teens are taught the swimming skills, they are also taught about sportsmanship in swimming as well as all
sports. “These groups help the development of swimmers and it introduces them to competitive swimming,” said Alexandra Garcia, aquatic center representative. The third and final group the Aggie Outlaws offers is somewhat of a master group. This group is strictly competitive and is mainly built for adults. If young people become interested in the sport of swimming while they learn in the previous groups, the next step would be to enter in this mastery program. This Outlaw program has become popular enough for the team to participate in swim meets around the state of New Mexico. The entire Outlaw program is extremely involved with all people related to the New Mexico State family. “NMSU staff, faculty, students and Las Cruces community members are welcome to practice, train and compete with us,” Garcia said. This opens up the opportunity for all Aggies around Las Cruces to get involved in customized workouts
and increase their abilities in the swimming pool. The program not only gives all Aggies opportunities but students of the university run the program as well. The coaches who mold the young swimmers attend NMSU and are more than willing to put in extra time to help anyone who comes through the door and wants to learn about the sport of swimming. The 10 and under swim group won the state championship in Farmington last weekend. Three swimmers from the Aggie Outlaws competed. “The Outlaw’s coaches are dedicated NMSU students who are excited to share their passion for swimming with others,” Garcia said. Those interested in joining any of the Aggie Outlaw swim teams can contact Coach Lorin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach Kelsey Quinn at email@example.com
*photo by Kyle Chancellor
Did you know, an Olympic sized swimming pool holds approximately 660,000 U.S. gallons of water?
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Pedro Villagrana HOROSCOPES Professor on Review
By Robin Howzell Staff Writer
Pedro Villagrana is from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua. He moved to the United States after completing grade school and later graduated from Mayfield High School in Las Cruces. Teaching has been part of Villagrana’s career and was a graduate assistant at the Foreign Languages Department at New Mexico State University while working on a master’s degree in Spanish. “I’ve concluded that teaching is perhaps the greatest opportunity to change lives and make an impact on the future,” Villagrana said. Villagrana graduated from NMSU with a double major in broadcast journalism and Spanish. He went to graduate school and has a master’s degree in Spanish. He also graduated from the Leadership Academy at El Paso Community College in 2011 and was certified as a medical assistant in 2012 . He currently teaches two courses at
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NMSU, grammar for journalists and electronic news gathering. He is the assistant director for News 22, which airs through the Public Broadcast Station affiliate KRWG at NMSU, and supervises the Spanish news segment. “Coming back to NMSU after 30 years in the commercial broadcasting business is indeed a unique opportunity because it allows me to bring into the classroom the experience I developed as a television reporter and anchor. I believe sharing my experience with NMSU journalism students is one way to give back to this university and this community what I received from them many years ago,” he says. “My job as an instructor has to do with passion and enthusiasm because in my opinion, it is unforgivable to bore my students.” Villagrana said also said “Being sensitive to the individual needs of my students is a priority to me, as well.” Villagrana’s hobbies include reading and running.
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Your relationships have taken on a grown-up tone. You’re discovering you’re not responsible for everyone’s happiness and learning to mind your own business.
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Ambition is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s just rare for you. So, hide the guilt, stash the ego and make your demands. The only problems could arise out of secret moves and underhand distortions - not like you at all.
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That determination to stride through locked doors is clouding your vision. You need excitement, but there’s no need to spread yourself so thin. Save time for friends who need your strength now.
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None of today’s lessons come with instructions. For once, you’re wondering whether you really are always right. There’s confusion ahead.
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Work-related news has you in a spin. Whether it’s what you wanted to hear or not, it’s having the desired effect which is to wake you from that emotional coma. So up you get.
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Even high-maintenance relationships have perks, especially if they provide opportunities to tame the wild horse inside you. Without killing its spirit, of course.
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There’s a new energy in your love life and you’re confused. Ask yourself: what is intimacy and is it worth the risk? And what is the difference between a close friend and a lover? Timeslive.co.za/entertainment/horoscopes/
Odontophobia is the fear of teeth.
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Stevers sports talk by Ty Stevers Staff Writer The Aggies are by far the best basketball team in the Western Athletic Conference. However, there is something strange about these Aggies; they are seemingly incapable of winning conference games against much lesser opponents away from home. The Aggies are 13-1 at home this season and haven’t lost a single conference game at home. However, they are 9-8 in road or neutral site games including 4-4 in WAC road games. Losses at then No. 1 Arizona and at then No. 19 Gonzaga are excusable. Losses at Kansas City and Idaho are not. Keep in mind; these Aggies are the same team that dominated New Mexico at The Pit. In conference home games this season, the Aggies are averaging 82.8 points per game. On the road, that number falls to 75.6 ppg. Of the four teams the Aggies have lost to on the road, they have beaten each of those four teams by at least 21 points at the Pan American Center. So why can’t the Aggies win on the road? Maybe it’s preparation. Maybe the players have trouble getting up for road games against inferior opponents because all the teams the Aggies have lost to in the WAC are inferior to the Aggies. The case could even be made that the Aggies should be in a better conference, and the players probably want that too. However, the Aggies should be able to go on the road and beat teams like Chicago State, a team they shredded by 29 points in the Pan Am before they can even consider themselves for a better conference. The Aggies need to fix their road woes, and fast. They don’t have the luxury of playing the WAC tournament at home and every team will be gunning for them. At this point, it’s a WAC championship and a trip to the dance or the season will be viewed as a failure. Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Liberal arts majors have value by Brynn Herndon Staff Writer An English major, an art major and a music major all walk into a bar. They are all ridiculed for pursuing what they love. That’s a joke that’s been going around for a while now. The unofficial follow-up would be something like the three liberal arts majors walking out of the bar realizing they don’t need to drink as much as engineering and chemistry majors do because they aren’t spending 12 hours a day hating life and doing endless amounts of math. This is not to bash students who pursue the hard sciences, that’s a
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great thing. The world needs more doctors and people to invent new technology and medicines, but people who say English, art, music and film degrees are useless need to take a step back and realize what they just said. They wake up one day on their day off from their demanding job and maybe they want to read a book. There are no interesting fiction books because people are convinced writing is useless and force themselves to enter science, technonolgy, engineering and math fields. There are no technical manuals because there no technical writers anymore.
“Yes, but I think it’s gotten better. We need a traffic crossing signal at the Breland and Stewart intersection.” Alejandro Baca Senior, Information Systems and Technology
They can’t watch a movie because there really aren’t any interesting ones. All of the current movies are shot on iPhone cameras because nobody learns how to use high quality film cameras anymore. There aren’t even posters for them because there are no artists or graphic designers to make them. There’s no music released anymore because who cares? At least the people who are working are making money, but they can’t buy a nice big house because the architectural designers are off trying to do chemistry. Maybe the above is an exaggeration, but it’s not far off from what
“I think it is because skate boarders and bikers don’t obey traffic laws.” Josh Padilla Senior, Theater
could happen if everyone just continues to sit back and accept that nothing is more important than working “9-5” and making money. The fact that people think those who pursue degrees in the arts are doing it because they’re unintelligent about their future success is appalling. People have been conditioned to think that those degrees don’t matter, and it’s not fair to the people who want to be artists, writers, movie composers, designers or anything other than a scientist or engineer. Everything has value, absolutely everything, and people shouldn’t forget that or be ridiculed for believing it.
“Yes, it is because I jaywalk.”
Marianna Gallegos Junior, Theater
The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, and Busta Rhymes attended the same high school.
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baseball The distance between the pitcherâ€™s rubber and home plate in baseball is 60 feet, 6 inches
Left: Abby Scott drives to the basket. Middle: Danesia Williamson shoots over Alyssa Shannon during the Cal State-Bakersfield game. Right: Sasha Weber dribbles down the court in front of a home crowd.
Left: Trey Gonsalez pitches during a game against Oakland. Middle: Quentin Mansfield delivers a pitch. Top Right: Aggies line up to show their sportsmanship . Bottom Right: Kent Blackstone throws out a runner at first base. photos by Jenny Marin Tuesday, March 4, 2014
US vs THEM
NMSU V 22-9, 11-4 WAC
No. 2 in Western Athletic Conference
77.6 Points per Game
.490 Field Goal Percentage
Aggies hope to defeat GCU for the second time by Jarrett Trantham Staff Writer
Left: DK Eldridge dribbles the ball during a game at the Pan American Center. Right: Daniel Mullings looks for an opening to drive to the basket.
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The New Mexico State Aggies have done well at home this season and hope to claim another conference win at the Pan American Center against Grand Canyon University. The Aggies won their first conference road game against GCU with the final score 84-62. With NM State 7-0 for home conference games, a second matchup against the ‘Lopes should be a great opportunity for the Aggies to further their success in the Western Athletic Conference. In the last meeting between NMSU and GCU, the Aggies were able to move the ball around on offense and open up plenty of scoring opportunities. Kevin Aronis made six shots from behind arc and finished the game with 20 points. Daniel Mullings put up 15 points while DK Eldridge recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Daniel Mullings leads the Aggies in scoring, averaging 17 points per game. Mullings also leads the team in free throws and steals. The intensity that Mullings brings offensively will be critical to obtaining a win
against GCU. DK Eldridge also plays a fundamental role for the Aggies by bringing an intense energy to the court as well as averaging 11.5 points per game. The Aggies have shown they are capable of playing fast offensively, but they must be cautious of turnovers. It will be important for the Aggies to keep the ball on their side of the court and just as important for them to produce defensively. Putting pressure on GCU and forcing errors is critical for the Aggies to gain momentum. The Aggies need to make GCU feel uncomfortable on offense by playing tough underneath the basket and quick around the arc. “Chile” Nephawe leads the team in rebounds with 7.5 per game and Sim Bhullar leads the team in blocked shots averaging 3.5 per game. Bhullar is currently No. 3 in the nation in field goal percentage with .641 and No. 5 in the nation in blocks. Preparation on defense will lead to a strong offensive showing from the Aggies. NM State currently leads GCU in the conference standings, but stand second to Utah Valley. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday. Another conference win for the Aggies will give them a positive outlook leading into the WAC Tournament, March 13-15 in Las Vegas.
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VS. GCU 14-13, 9-5 WAC
No. 3 in Western Athletic Conference
72.6 Points per Game
.438 Field Goal Percentage
Grand Canyon seeks late season magic on the road Lewis Harry Sports Editor The Grand Canyon Antelopes men’s basketball team is searching for one last way to improve their season. A win at the Pan American Center Thursday night would have the ‘Lopes just above the .500 mark with a final game remaining. GCU (14-13, 9-5 WAC) is finishing its first season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. Currently sitting No. 3 and 1.5 games behind leaders New Mexico State and Utah Valley, GCU’s hopes to make an impact in the tournament are small but not invisible. With quality victories over conference foes Seattle and Chicago State, the ‘Lopes have the potential to play at a high level at any time. Guard Demetrius Walker leads the team with 16.9 points per game. GCU’s offense has a stable of scorers that can produce double-digit numbers when on point. GCU has edged their opponents this season by slightly outshooting them, comparing
their 43 percent shooting to opponents’ 42 percent. GCU’s defense has struggled early in the game this season, allowing a total of 851 points in the first half of all games. Turnovers have been a constant issue for GCU, averaging 12.8 turnovers per game. Paired up with 4.8 steals per game that NMSU has, the length of possession could be a major factor in the game. Senior Killian Larson has been the core of GCU’s defense. Larson is averaging 11.4 rebounds per game and is currently ranked No. 4 in the nation in that statistic. The 6-foot-9-inch center could be a pivotal part in keeping the ball moving for the Lopes against the Aggies. Trying to avenge an 84-62 loss at home to NMSU earlier in the season, GCU is also trying to improve a dismal 4-8 road record. The 22-point loss to the Aggies is the largest conference loss the ‘Lopes have incurred this season. To prevent history from repeating itself, GCU must overpower NMSU from Left: Daniel Alexander of the Grand Canyon Antelopes dunks in front of a crowd the field. If you go, the game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at home. Right: Jerome Garrison of Grand Canyon University drives up to the basket against New Mexico State at home. photos by Darryl Webb It will also be available on ESPN3. If you were a basketball, I’d never pass because I want to keep you all to myself.
MEET THE PLAYER
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photo by Jenny Marin
MADDIE HUNT by Skyler Wilson Staff Writer
ugby is a sport not many people are acquainted with because of the little amount of people who participate in the United States. The terms scrum, tackling and tossing might confuse those who do not associate themselves with this sport. However, New Mexico State women’s rugby player Maddie Hunt is more than familiar with what goes on in the complicated game of rugby. Hunt is one of the rare individuals who participates in rugby. Hunt is from Farmington, N.M. and began playing rugby when she started attending New Mexico State. Hunt has played for almost two years and has loved every moment of her rugby experience, she says. There are many aspects of the sport Hunt enjoys, but there is one in particular that tops the others.
“I really enjoy tackling,” Hunt said. The intimidation of this rough sport might drive people away, but Hunt says this is a sport many people can take pleasure in doing. “This is a sport that everyone can enjoy, no matter how big or small you are,” Hunt said. The passion Hunt brings to the game of rugby shows that bringing heart is more than half of what you need to play. The New Mexico State Lady Chiles are not known by most of the student body. This club rugby team is constituted of women players like Maddie Hunt that play for one another. Hunt loves the concept of teamwork and playing for the person that is out on the field next to her. “I concentrate on my opponent in the moment,” Hunt said. This is the type of player Hunt conducts herself as, which transfers to the playing field when her players need her the most. Hunt is not only a rugby player but also a dedicated student.
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Scrum me, maul me, ruck me!