Volume 115 | Issue 23 | Tuesday, February 11, 2014
BEHIND THE COVER
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CAMPUS NEWS No, it’s not “bring your pet to school day.” Some students need service dogs for specific physical, mental and emotional disabilities.
Volume 115 | Issue 23 |Feb. 11, 2014
Administration Executive Director
Alexandra Von Wolff
Director of Finance Michelle Tejeda
GENERAL NEWS Need a lift to the bar? The Associated Students of New Mexico State University provides a free service to the student body.
FEATURE Renovations on the baseball complex are soon to begin. Find out how the funding happened.
Staff Writers Anthony Albidrez Liz Baker Chris Brilliante Kyla Hollister S.O Nicli
Tara Melton Filiberto Perez Maria Harris Brynn Herndon Justin Martinez
Garson Lamb Heather Miller
Web Editor Nate Turner
Check out some of our best pictures from sports this week.
Basketball is set to play Kansas City. Find out what the players will be expecting.
14 *Cover photo by Kyle Chancellor
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Ana Ayon Fernanda Teixeira
Photographers Kyle Chancellor Jenny Marin
Sales Advertising Manager Ashley DeMott
R O S A PARKS
Editorial Managing Editor
Tatiana Miyazaki William Peck
Director of Marketing Zak Baeza
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BLOTTER CASES HANDLED BY NMSU POLICE DEPARTMENT TIME PERIOD: 01-10-2014 to 01-17-2014 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. Date Reported
Nature/Description of Crime or Incident
02/05/14 6:30pm To 02/06/14 1:30pm
Information. Vandalism to right rear window.
12/17/13 8am To 1/10/14 8am
Larceny from Building Fel/Firearm.
Assisting Other Agency.
Information. Female fainted, possible heart attack/
Subject refused transport to local hospital.
Information. Dog getting out of yard.
Owner contacted. No action taken by animal control.
Concern for Welfare.
Contact was made with female subject.
Possession of Marijuana < 1oz.
Criminal Citation Issued.
* Provided by New Mexico State University Police Department
STUDENT SUBMISSION From the first I saw you; I knew. That that night was to be along vigil between myself, the stars, and the moon. But when the sun first surmounted the craggy peaks, Life surged forth into this vessel. A renewed vitality awoke, washing away the dreary fog of idleness. When then I perceived you again; In full golden glory. The heart beat afresh, drinking in the life, That it was so deprived of. So here, I now, dedicate this to you The one who brought forth the meaning of heroic hearts. I would want nothing more than to spend the day with you. Every morning the sun will shine Beaming with the knowledge that it may see you anew. Though the sun will never fully realize the faculty with which I feel for you.
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“Make the most of yourself for that is all there is to you.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
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To the editor: Las Cruces has an ugly secret. Each year, a Utah-based group named Predator Masters holds its annual “hunt and convention” here. They come to southern New Mexico to kill our coyotes. Not for the pelts, not for the meat. They kill them because that’s what they like to do. Killing coyotes is legal in New Mexico. This is not an illegal event. In my view, it is an immoral one, and an embarrassment to our community. It is the worst kind of tourism. Although the group insists the event is not a competition, it is motivated by the same disregard for life as wildlife killing contests in which participants compete for prizes to see who can kill the most animals. This year’s event is scheduled for February 6-8. Attendees will meet in the evening at the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, and fan out to hunt coyotes during the day, mostly on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Electronic and mouth calls are used to draw curious coyotes into range and then shoot them with high powered rifles. Participants call and shoot coyotes until they get tired of it—there are no bag limits. The dead animals are discarded in the desert. Although participants pay a fee to attend the event, which is called a “hunt” and is organized by a “hunt coordinator,” the group insists that organized hunting is not part of the event, and therefore it is not required to obtain a special recreation permit to hunt on BLM lands. So far—inexplicably--the BLM has agreed, although it requires Boy Scout troops and university classes to obtain such a permit for their activities. The event serves no legitimate management purpose. Proponents like to say it is needed to keep coyote numbers in check, but in fact, research shows that the opposite is true. Because they are territorial, coyotes regulate their own numbers. When resident coyotes are removed, others quickly take their place. If there is a problem with coyotes attacking livestock, the solution is to target the offending individual, not randomly kill coyotes in a large area. In fact, ranchers can call on a federal agency, Wildlife Services, for assistance in handling such problems, at taxpayers’ expense. As predators, coyotes help to keep prey populations in check, such as mice, rats and rabbits. Not only does this help keep nature in balance, but it helps control diseases such Tuesday, February 11, 2014
This letter was written prior to the Predator Masters event. It was published in this issue due to the recent protest.
hantavirus and plague which are carried by rodents. While unregulated coyote hunting does not usually have a long-term impact on coyote numbers, it disrupts pack family structure and causes needless suffering to individual animals, not just to those that are actually killed or wounded, but to those that are left orphaned and unable to fend for themselves. Events like this give responsible hunters a bad name. In an age of industrial food production, hunting wild game can be the most ethical and sustainable way to put meat on the table, but this is different. Using animals for live target practice violates one of the core tenets of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation: wildlife should only be killed for a legitimate purpose. Most residents of Dona Ana County would probably agree that killing for fun without using any part of the animal is not a legitimate purpose. Economically, Dona Ana County has far more to gain by branding itself as an ecotourism destination than by putting out the welcome mat for these types of events. According to a 2011 survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, nearly one-third of New Mexicans say they enjoy “non-consumptive” uses of wildlife, i.e. wildlife watching, photography, birding, etc. And, they spend a lot of money in the pursuit of these activities: $328 million annually. Ultimately the Legislature needs to enact laws that end the wanton killing of New Mexico’s wildlife. There should be bag limits and seasons for all wildlife, not just the handful of game species pursued by hunters. Until that happens, it is up to local communities to take action to protect their wildlife. The Dona Ana County Commission recently passed a resolution recognizing the importance of wildlife to county residents. While it doesn’t specifically mention Predator Masters, it sends a message that these kinds of events are not welcome. We applaud the Commission’s action, and urge the Las Cruces City Council to follow suit. It is important that our community tells the world with one voice: we respect our wildlife, and expect visitors to do the same.
Executive Director of the Southwest Environmental Center Jimmy Fallon or Jay Leno?
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Service dogs prowl campus by Anthony Albidrez Staff Writer Stacy Maxwell, 21, started experiencing depression and anxiety, and then she met Amelia Schwiebert, 20, two years ago, and discovered she too had a service dog. After a long process of research Maxwell decided a service dog would be beneficial to her disabilities and help her with various obstacles. Maxwell and Schwiebert then set out in search of the perfect service dog. Schwiebert also has certain disabilities, one requiring her to be temporarily in a wheel chair. Her service dog Merlin was trained in a program in Santa Fe. Assistance Dogs of the West provides trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities. Schwiebert joined in the training of Merlin. “Tasks must have a connection with trainer’s disability,” Schwiebert said. “Legally service dogs are not pets.” Merlin is able to perform many different tasks that aid Schwiebert. Merlin alerts her when her blood sugar is high or low. He taps her leg and sits down if her blood sugar is low and sits up when it is high. Schwiebert trained Merlin to alert her when her blood sugar is low through trial and error using her spit on a cotton ball. The service dog can smell blood sugar through sweat and spit. He is also capable of alerting other people when her blood sugar is abnormal. “He is a bit of a tattle tale,” she said. This is known as scent based alert. Schwiebert is a skilled service dog trainer. She shares her knowledge with other students on campus, such as Stacy Maxwell. Schweibert joined Maxwell in the search for the perfect service animal. To do this the dog must meet a temperament factor. She said testing the temperament of a dog is important because it indicates how much stress a dog can take such as being around fussy children, the public and if they are fearful or not. To perform the temperament test, a trainer puts pressure on the dog’s paw, and depending on how agitated the dog acts is how the trainer recognizes the temperament. Schweibert said if the dog begins to squirm, it is a good sign. If the dog bites with force, then it probably is not a good candidate for the job. Maxwell’s dog Kodi was the perfect match. He helps her with deep pressure therapy. When the dog leans on the trainer, the body releases endorphins aiding in the relief of anxiety. #ReadyToGraduate
Emma Anderson, 18, has anxiety, depression and mobility issues. Her service dog Jake aids her with retrieving items when they are dropped and deep pressure therapy. Schwiebert said service dogs are typically categorized by their abilities and most service dogs fall under multiple categories: • Guide • Hearing • Mobility • Psychiatric service dogs • Medical alert and response • Allergen • Autism dogs Training service dogs depends on multiple factors, such as the type of personality of dog and trainer, the tasks being taught and the effort being put in the training. “It’s a big commitment of your money, time, skills and knowledge,” Schwiebert said. She shared her skills and knowledge of service animals in the hopes of helping her friends overcome their disabilities. “I can see that their lives are getting better, and that’s the beautiful part of it,” Schwiebert said. Meeting ADA requirements New Mexico State University must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA requires all public places to allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility, including schools, businesses and state and local governments. A staff member can only ask the trainer of a service dog two questions: Is this dog a service dog aiding in a disability? And, what work or task does the animal perform? Staff cannot ask what the disability is, request medical documentation, animal training documentation or ask the trainer to demonstrate aiding tasks.
2014 Black History Month Celebration
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Did you know... Every day in America,
28 people die
as a result of drunk driving crashes. Kids who start drinking at a young age are
seven times more likely to be in an alcohol-related crash
The rate of drunk driving is highest among
21-to-25-yearolds On average
One in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime
Crimson Coach runs every Friday and Saturday. photo by Kyle Chancellor.
Sober ride or second vehicle
Crimson Coach provides safe service to students by Jesca Cervantes and Bethany Blundell Managing Editor, News Editor
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very weekend Cody Weatherford and Tom Chaverria drive a cab from bar to bar in Las Cruces until the early hours of the morning, but more often than not there’s no one riding
along. Since the beginning of last semester, the two have worked together to operate Crimson Coach, a service offered through the Associated Students of New Mexico State University. The Coach provides a free, safe ride Friday and Saturday nights to NMSU students who need a lift getting home or a ride to and from popular locations in town. The idea for the service was created by Bethany List, former director of services, and other colleagues who were trying to find a solution to reducing Crimson Cab’s wait time. After years of planning and researching peer institutions, the Coach began last semester. However, a majority of the student population is still unaware of the service. “Lots of people don’t realize they technically pay for it,” Weatherford said. “Why not use it?” On average, Weatherford and Chaverria said they have about one to four people hopping on the Coach per night, and sometimes the only two people riding the Coach are themselves. From the comforts of the heated bus, a passenger riding can see for themselves students walking to locations on the map in the cold when they could be utilizing the Coach. “You see the same people at these locations every weekend, but none of them get on,” Chaverria said. “The Coach helps students save their gas and money.” Elizabeth Martin, current director of services, said ASNMSU implemented the cab for three reasons: taxis are inefficient for a short range/small geographi-
cal area, there is poor judgment when drinking and there are thousands of alcohol related deaths annually. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 88,000 deaths per year are related to excessive alcohol consumption. Health.usnews.com reports one in five college students admit to drunk driving. But the Coach’s function doesn’t only serve those who are in need of a sober ride, but to those who may not have a vehicle and want to get off on other stops along the route. “This program is also great for international students and students without vehicles who may want to go out to dinner or get to a friend’s house,” Martin said. “Student using the Coach are saving money by not using your own fuel or putting the wear and tear on their own vehicle.” In order to use the Coach, students must use their “Pete’s Pass,” which is available in the ASNMSU office located on the second floor of the Corbett Center Student Union. Students don’t need to be 21 years old to ride the Coach, and those who wish to bring friends can do so as long as one student has their Pete’s Pass. For now, the Coach will continue to run so long as the students demand it, Martin said. “This year is our pilot program, and during the summer we will review stats to redetermine need,” Martin said. “The current plan, however, is to keep the Coach for many year to come.” In the future, ASNMSU is looking to add other stops such as Whiskey Dicks and Graham Central Station when vehicles can be added. Martin said student suggestions for additions to the route are welcome. Students who ride the Coach before March 3 will be entered in a drawing for an iPad air. Crimson Cab is also available to students who need a ride home and can be taken to their vehicle in the morning. For more information, call 646-4415.
“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.”- Friday Night Lights
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Olympics scandals cause disinterest on campus by Chris Brilliante Staff Writer
A protestor stands on the corner of University Avenue and Triviz Drive on Saturday in regard to the Predator Masters Convention. photo by Kyle Chancellor
Coyote killing event sparks weekend protest by Kyle Chancellor Contributing Writer Protesters lined up at the corner of University Avenue and Triviz Drive on Saturday to raise their voices against the killing of coyotes being advocated at the fourth annual Predator Masters Convention. The protest, organized by the Southwest Environmental Center, was in opposition to the Predator Master’s annual convention and the hunt that took place Feb. 6-8 at the Farm and Ranch Museum. Kevin Bixby, SWEC executive director, says the protestors believe the convention and hunt are unethical. “It is morally wrong, and we don’t want people coming out of state, to this area, and killing our wildlife for fun,” Bixby said. Although Predator Masters holds hunting competitions, according to their Facebook page,
this annual convention is not a hunting competition. According to New Mexico Game and Fish, hunting coyotes is legal for both residents and nonresidents (with a license) as coyotes are a nongame unregulated species in this state. SWEC and its supporters protest the legal hunts because of the way they are conducted. They say the Predator Masters lure in the coyotes with calls that mimic territorial coyote calls or prey sounds. SWEC also says once the animals are killed, they are simply left in the desert. They believe it is both wasteful and defeats the “fair chase” generally associated with hunting. This is the second year in a row SWEC has organized protests against the convention. For more information, visit wildmesquite.org
Francisca Zimmerman, a first year graduate student in the creative writing program at New Mexico State University, has no intention of watching the 2014 Winter Olympics, and she isn’t alone. “I think at one time the Olympics meant something more than it does now,” Zimmerman said. Security concerns, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer issues and Cold War tensions have caused civil unrest for the Winter Olympics, which began Feb. 7 in Russia. With a needed security force of more than 40,000 officers and calls for the killing of stray dogs on Sochi streets, experts are calling this the most controversial winter games yet, according to CNN. The Huffington Post reports American tourists are discouraged from attending this year’s games, citing the rising security problems and tension between Russia and
the U.S. According to CNN, U.S. athletes are encouraged not to wear their team colors outside the Olympic Village or facilities. Circumstances similar to these are what Zimmerman said she felt are taking away from the original spirit of the games. “It’s supposed to be representative of international community and coming together,” she said. Zimmerman said she felt by holding the games in such a controversial place like Russia that things are only going to get worse, which is why she won’t be tuning in. Travis Kuester, another graduate student in the creative writing program, had other views. “I plan to watch them when I can,” he said. Kuester, who grew up in Colorado, planned to watch the skiing and snowboarding events. He said the attention it gets is crazy, but viewers should take it with a grain of salt. “I feel like there’s been a lot of hype and sensationalizing,” Kue-
ster said. The Winter Olympics were first held in 1908 as the Nordic Games in Sweden. In 1924, the International Olympics Committee declared a week of games to be held in Chamoix, France. Cities that have hosted the games include Oslo, Sweden, Nagano, Japan and various cities in the United States. The International Olympics Committee reported their mission is to “foster brotherhood and unity through the use of athletic sportsmanship and camaraderie and in the name of piece,” according to their website. More than 2,000 athletes are set to compete, with the U.S. competing the categories of skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, hockey and others. No medal predictions have been set, although experts have said the U.S. is set to sweep the games again, according to the New York Times.
Man sits on the outskirts of Sochi near his few belongings a year before the Olympics. photo by Leon Neal for the Baltimore Sun.
B.F. Skinner invented a temperature controlled baby crib that he called the “heir conditioner.”
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By Justin Martinez Staff Writer he sport of baseball may not be America’s past time anymore, but there are still people out there who love the game and always will. Some of those who love baseball choose to give back to the game that gave them so much. Aggie alumnus Michael Johnson grew up loving the game of baseball. Michael’s mother Mineola played a key role in his love and admiration for the game. In honor of his mother,
Michael and his wife Judy donated a gift of $1.465 million to the New Mexico State baseball program to be used for Presley Askew Field. In the 1990s, the Johnsons gave Rice University a similar gift and the baseball program won the Col-
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lege World Series shortly after in 2003. “My wife and I have always enjoyed the game of baseball,” Johnson said. “I had been thinking (about donating) to New Mexico State over the past few years, and this year seemed to be the right time.” Johnson’s donation is the second largest financial donation in NMSU history behind the $3 million Stan Fulton expansion in 2003. “He wanted to be able to do something to help the program,” said Rocky Ward, NM State baseball coach. Johnson said he would like to see the baseball program have nice facilities to be able to compete in their conference. “Of course the main interest is New Mexico State,” Johnson said. “It’s our alma mater, and we spend a lot of time at NM State watching other sports.” This increase of funding will also cause an increase of expectations, but Ward and the Aggie baseball team has prepared for the new changes. The Aggies have been to the NCAA Regionals three times: 2002, 2003 and 2012, fairing 1-6 in those games, and the funding could boost the program past the regionals and onto the College World Series. “I want to see a place where if Rocky wins the conference, he can host a regional baseball tournament here,” Johnson said.
“ESPN would be here and you can’t do that with the facilities you see here today.” Ward said he thinks the new stadium should be completed within the next year. The Johnson’s gift will assist in making much needed upgrades to the baseball complex and facilities including: • Addition of stands to accommodate more fans • Chair back seating • Stadium sun cover • Dugout expansion and renovation • Upgraded press box • Ungraded scoreboard with video display and MPH (miles per hour) showcase • Upgrade clubhouse lights and systems • Sprinkler repair • Exterior fences • Repair to the outfield fence Expectations will be high in Las Cruces over the next few years, but the team can’t lose focus on the task at hand. NM State is currently projected to finish second in the WAC. Outlooks will certainly rise over the years, but the Aggies have to keep their focus on postseason success and getting to Omaha for the College World Series. Eight of the last 12 seasons have led to 30-plus wins and the 2012 regular season conference title. The 2013 team was ranked among the top 10 nationally in multiple offensive categories. NMSU’s non-conference schedule this season consists of tough opponents including Texas Tech and Arizona State. Lewis Harry contributed to this story.
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“Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.”-Babe Ruth
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Dr. Karen Professor on Rishel Review by Brynn Herndon Staff Writer Dr. Karen Rishel is a college assistant professor for the New Mexico State University Department of Public Health Sciences with more than 10 years of clinical experience. She is currently teaching women’s health and human sexuality. She also teaches classes in basic personal health and wellness at the undergraduate level. According to the Department of Public Health Sciences faculty page, she is passionate about educating people on their health and inspires her students. She not only teaches about health but the economics of health issues, educating students on multiple levels. Dr. Rishel’s master’s degree of pub-
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lic health has allowed her to pursue her interests in public health as a health professional, an educator and a researcher. Over the past year, she worked on border area research in a collaborative effort with the Border Health Commission and the Center for Disease Control. She is a highly qualified professional with a passion for education as well as caring about people’s wellness. Dr. Rishel greatly enjoys educating and said she learns as much from her students as they do from her. She has interests in social justice issues and health disparities, finding them thought provoking and interesting. She finds paying attention to these issues prompts the urge to ask questions regarding how students and others can change things for the better in the future.
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HOROSCOPES VIRGO Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked by “can’t lose” financial schemes. If you’re looking for work, it’s out there. If you falter, there’s plenty of support out there.
LIBRA Your planets are mostly back in place but you might want to avoid unnecessary travel for the next few weeks.
SCORPIO Pay attention to your health. Handled carefully, your body could surprise you by fixing its own ailments.
It’s a stormy time. Make sure you really want all those things you’re fighting so hard to hang on to. Use your energy
Communications have taken a dive and you’re being forced to feel. Let your inner problem solver help. If the intellect can’t be trusted, maybe the heart can. Nothing wrong with being vulnerable.
PISCES With instinct as your guide, you’ll handle planetary madness well. Happily for you, the career is taking off by itself, with you following cheerfully in its wake.
ARIES Your love planet’s back on track, but not so communication. The trick? Listen more. Speak less. Work on empathy and compassion. If you don’t know what to say, don’t say anything.
TAURUS Tattered relationships have been smoothed over and your personal planet is showering you with fairy dust. Keep your wise remarks to yourself for a while and you’ll be fine.
GEMINI Your personal planet is on the fritz but you have enough natural brilliance to keep the career going.
CANCER Don’t waste Friday’s full moon. Take the opportunity to change your life, fulfil your dreams, create some magic. Focus on relationships.
LEO Finances are not great and motivation is down, but there’s time next month to catch up on serious stuff. For now, the universe is sending fun, entertainment, romance and passion.
SAGITTARIUS Be on the lookout for disagreements over money, possibly even involving theft or fraud. Don’t panic. Direct your attention at the relationships rather than the money. Timeslive.co.za/entertainment/horoscopes/
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Technology causes communication problems
LOCKER ROOM LOWDOWN With Lewis
By Filiberto Perez Staff Writer
by Lewis Harry Sports Editor College basketball has seen brighter moments than this past weekend. At a time when nationally ranked teams were in the spotlight, college basketball did not get the attention the National Collegiate Athletic Association wanted. An altercation between Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State and Texas Tech fan Jeff Orr was the center of a whirlwind weekend that sparked media frenzy. Smart pushed Orr in the stands after Orr allegedly called Smart a “piece of crap” following Smart diving for a ball that trailed out of bounds, according to reports. The altercation led to Smart’s ejection from the game and OSU dropping the game to the Red Raiders 65-61. Smart has been issued a three game suspension and has apologized and taken full responsibility. Orr has also publicly apologized and has stated that he will not attend any Texas Tech home games for the remainder of the season. Thirteen hours and two states away, another similar incident involving disorderly fans occurred. An Arizona State fan allegedly spit on Oregon coach Dana Altman and an athletic trainer during the Ducks walk to the locker room at halftime, according to reports. Following the Ducks 74-72 loss to the Sun Devils, Altman said the situation is “not good” having visiting teams walk past the student section at the Wells Fargo Arena. College basketball had a weekend most players, fans and coaches won’t soon forget. Even through all the uproar and chaos, some teams still provided the masses with good news. Stay classy basketball fans.
Sick people should stay home and rest by Brynn Herndon Staff Writer Friendly reminder to students: don’t come to class when you’re sick. Seriously, don’t do that. If anyone comes to their 8:30 a.m. class with bags under their eyes with an aura of disease, they ruin everything for everyone. Stay home. Eat soup. Do what you have to do, but don’t come to class. It’s tough to miss class, but take one for the team here. Spreading around sickness like Typhoid Mary will affect everyone, and no one likes being sick. Don’t go to class and bring the plague upon classmates and professors, no one appreciates it. The flu is going around, the temperature change is causing head colds and basically everyone is getting sick. Stop spreading it. It sounds heartless, but sick students
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are carriers. A student wants to go to class, wheezing and coughing up various fluids? No. No one in an advanced chemistry class wants to miss any lesson because those classes are murder to anyone who misses one day. So any student who is making that weird “hhhhrrrrggghhhh” noise will be avoided. That is a gross noise. A student should not come to class if that noise is likely to be emitted from their throat. Students shouldn’t be so afraid to miss class that they come in sick and tired and gross. Professors should give them a break. They shouldn’t have to be near death in order to get an excused absence. It’s college: it’s stressful, some professors aren’t very understanding, but a lot of them are. Just take one day to get better, stop coming to class sick and get better please. Everyone will be grateful.
“It’s been awhile but yes. It’s a free service and they take you everywhere. Thomas Rivera Kinesiology, Junior
It’s 2014, and the world is busy on their smartphones and tablets checking Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pintrest and many other sites on the Internet. Do people have time to put down their devices and interact with their peers? It was only in the ’80s when the Internet was not a necessity and people actually sat down and made a phone call to friends and family members. There was no such thing as Skype and FaceTime. If someone lived in another country the only means of contacting the person was through a handwritten letter and phone call. Today, people have their eyes glued to a little screen, completely oblivious to the world around them. Technology has done wonders for the advancement of the world and society, but has this technology taken the common thing humans crave? This common thing is human interaction, and it is known that without it humans cannot function. At New Mexico State University, students are constantly on the go and on their smartphones. There is no way for interaction to flourish. Of course, college students are
busy with everything in their lives, but when a serious situation arises there is no rise to action. In the news, there have been stories of people falling to their death on subway station tracks because their tablets and smartphones were a distraction. Nowadays, the only means of communication with younger generations is through text message. Calling friends is completely a waste of time because they will not call back. Many of my friends say they do not check their voicemails; if they do it’s to get rid of the voicemail icon on their phone. If there was bad news of a death of a friend or family member no one would like a text message; a phone call would be appropriate. In college, professors teach students skills that are vital in the real world, one being technology, but the other thing that is lacking is the fact society has become completely indirect. Being indirect does not help when it comes time to prepare for a face-to-face interview. Technology has crippled society to the point where interaction has become zero. Some will say they are still interacting with others, but that is through a screen. Technology has obliterated social skills when it comes to physical interaction.
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“Yes. Just in case something happened I’d use it mostly on the weekends.” Rachel Espinoza, Nursing, Sophomore.
“No, but I would if I had to. “ Cynthia Coba, Family and Child Science, Freshman
“If it’s illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail.”-Kurt Cobain
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NMSU BASEBALL #18 Michael Medina ,senior, and #20 Kyle Kilgore, senior, play in the alumni game on Saturday. photos by Kyle Chancellor
“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”-Vince Lombardi
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Aggies seek retribution against ‘roos at home
by Justin Martinez Staff Writer
DK Eldridge (#1) of New Mexico State dunks the ball during a game. photo by Jenny Marin. Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The next game for New Mexico State is a special one; the Aggies will face off against the Kansas City Kangaroos Thursday for the Lou Henson Classic. With only six games left on the Aggies’ regular season schedule, they can’t afford to take any games off as they prepare for tournament play. During the last meeting between NMSU and UMKC, the Kangaroos narrowly beat the Aggies in a 68-66 contest. The Aggies are 10-1 at home this season, and they will look to improve that record against UMKC. NMSU is led by the scoring and aggressive play of Daniel Mullings. Mullings is averaging 17.3 points, 5 boards, 3.2 assists and 2 steals per game. Mullings has certainly lived up to his Western Athletic Conference preseason MVP honors. Mullings has moved into a leadership role this season and it shows on the court. DK Eldridge has been an instrumental part for the Aggies as success as well. Eldridge’s energy alone is a big huge asset for the team but he also chips in with 11 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. The
transfer has been a big help to the Aggies. “Chile” Nephawe’s play over the second half of the season has been crucial for the Aggies. Nephawe leads the team with 7.6 rebounds per game. Renaldo Dixon, Sim Bhullar and KC Ross-Miller know their role on the court and play it well. They all look to be coming together and fitting in their positions the way Coach Menzies wants. According to ESPN.com, Sim Bhullar is ranked No. 1 in field goal percentage. Bhullar, who is 43 for 78 in field goals this season, leads the nation with 67.6 percent field goal percentage. NMSU is 7-3 in the WAC — a record that is not great or terrible but definitely respectable in a conference with tons of unexpected upsets so far. The Aggies have played a challenging non-conference schedule, claiming important wins on the road against Drake and in-state rival New Mexico. The team will be ready to redeem themselves from losing such a close game to Kansas City several weeks prior. They won’t want to win just to get revenge; they will also want to win in honor of Coach Lou Henson during the Lou Henson Classic. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Pan American Center.
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Martez Harrison (#12) of Missouri-Kansas City looks for an opening durin a game against Chicago State. photo courtesy of Missouri-Kansas City.
Kangaroos strive to take two from Aggies by Lewis Harry Sports Editor Kansas City continues the second half of conference play with a three-game road trip, which includes a pivotal game at New Mexico State. The Kangaroos (7-14, 4-4 Western Athletic Conference) visit the Pan American Center as the second stop on their road trip and for the first time in the school’s history. UMKC leads the overall series against NMSU 1-0, beating the Aggies at home earlier in the season 68-66. Freshman Martez Harrison’s 21-point charge against the Aggies led the Kangaroos win against the defending champions during the teams’ first meeting Jan. 18. UMKC’s defense stopped the Aggies’ on multiple occasions including a 20-7 run that produced a 10-point lead for the Kangaroos. Since the win over the Aggies, the Kangaroos are 1-3 with two losses coming on the road. UMKC fell to conference leader Utah Valley 66-48 Jan. 23, to Southeast Missouri State 91-81 Jan. 29 and to Chicago State 7253 Feb. 1. UMKC is a squad that is heavily led by a group of high scoring seniors including Kirk Korver, Trinity Hall, Fred Chatmon and Nelson Kirksley. Hall is ranked at No. 15 on the all-time scoring list for the Kangaroos with 840 points and is also one of four players in school history to have at least 800
points, 400 rebounds and 50 blocks. Korver, Chatmon and Kirksley are inside the top-50 on the all-time scoring list. Harrison is currently leading all freshmen in the conference with 16.2 points per game and sits at No. 10 in the national rankings as well. A local player from Kansas City, Harrison has played a big role in the Roos’ shooting success this season. The key to UMKC’s triumph over opponents this season is their field goal percentage. The Kangaroos’ ability to outshoot opposing teams aided them in six out of their seven wins by putting up a higher shooting percentage than their opponents. While playing in an unpredictable conference with scattered records and major upsets, the Kangaroos have had their fair share of tough matchups. The Roos’ non-conference schedule ranks No. 43 in the nation for Strength of Schedule, while their Rating Percentage Index rank is 219. Coach Kareem Richardson is in his first season at UMKC and is looking to establish a solid program as a new member of the conference. Richardson helped Louisville to a national championship last season as an assistant under Rick Patino. A win would mean UMKC would snap a current three game losing streak and improve the overall series to 2-0. An important win on the road would also move the Kangaroos overall record to 8-15.
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