By: Stefany Olivas, Business Manager
Private rooms provided for breastfeeding mothers
Lactation station services have been expanded to more CNM campuses for students, faculty, and staff who need to pump breast milk, said Student Health Center Director Marti Brittenham.
Private rooms can be reserved at no cost with no requirements or paperwork in order to pump milk, said Brittenham.
“Mothers bring in their own pumps and lock the door so they don’t get interrupted. They can sit comfortably, read some magazines and then leave,” said Brittenham.
Achievement Coach Chioma Heim said she realized how desperately CNM needed to raise awareness about lactation stations when she returned from maternity leave and had difficulty finding a place to pump in private.
By: Jyllian Roach, Managing Editor
Both CNM and the federal government have made some big changes that will affect students beginning in the fall term, according to an email sent by the Financial Aid Department.
Pell Grant recipients will be allowed only six total years of aid
The previous aid limit of nine years has been shortened to 600 percent, or six years. For students attending school full time year-round, that means they must complete their undergraduate studies in six years.
For students attending year-round part time, the limit would be 12 years. It is important to note that while this is effective as of the fall term, it backdates for all current students. Students can find their current percentage by visiting nslds.ed.gov.
Student loan repayment grace period discontinued
Students will no longer receive a six month grace period for loan repayment after completing undergraduate studies for any loans borrowed after July 1, 2012. Loan repayment will now begin immediately after leaving school. This does not affect loans received before July 1, 2012. For students receiving a post-graduate degree, loans must be pay on while attending school.
By: Joel Wigelsworth, Leonardo 2012 Co-Editor
Someone recently made me aware of the May 22 Chronicle article on Leonardo, CNM’s literary magazine. Some pretty inflammatory statements and accusations were made in that article. I would like an opportunity to put in my two cents.
I’m not likely to make any friends with the following testimony, but I am more interested in truth than gaining allies. I will state my case without naming names, at least for now.
Did some editors saturate the 2012 edition of Leonardo with their work? I believe so. I was not in support of the large number of pieces per editor in Leonardo. I was fairly vocal about it among select friends, classmates, and CNM instructors—and my wife certainly got more than an earful.
Should I have been more vocal within the editorial staff, and with Patrick Houlihan, the faculty advisor for Leonardo? With the glorious gift of hindsight, yes. Well, here comes a big nasty secret; I did not care much for my co-editors on a professional level.
By: Paula Bauman, Editor-in-Chief
Summer musical a first for Albuquerque
Albuquerque Little Theater is preparing for the premiere of “Spring Awakening,” a controversial musical that will appeal to a different demographic, said Executive Director Henry Avery.
The Little Theater, best known for its “Family Theatre Series,” will feature “Spring Awakening” from July 19 – 29 because the theater seeks to serve the entire community while being respectful of audiences’ diverse tastes and feelings, said Avery.
“Not every show is for everybody,” said Avery.
Director and Stage Manager Ryan Jason Cook said he hopes the musical will elevate community theatre as a whole by pushing the community theater mentality into the professional realm.
By: Jodie Darrell, Staff Reporter & Jyllian Roach, Managing Editor | Photo By: Scott M. Roberts, Photo Journalist
The Vortex Theatre’s production of Williams Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” is entertaining, witty and saturated with a dazzling cast. Director Brian Hansen’s decision to set the play in post-World War I Italy breathed fresh relevancy into the 400-year-old work.
Filled with hilarious antics, “Twelfth Night” can seem chaotic at times, but in the end carries a well-received message about gender roles and life in a man’s world. The play was a smashing success and the laughter was contagious.
Caitlin Aase, who plays gender-bending Viola, delivers the role with incredible grace and understanding. As Viola masquerades as manly Cesario, Aase makes it as easy to forget that a woman is playing the part. When returning to the very feminine Viola, Aase is equally effective.
Charles Fisher is absolutely delightful as the taciturn Malvolio, who has become enamored of the Countess Olivia, played by Jessica Record. The scene in which Malvolio dons canary yellow stockings, in a mistaken attempted to prove his love for the countess, is perfectly – and hilariously – delivered by Fisher.
By: Jonathan Gamboa, Layout Designer
Rating: 4 out of 5 bullet-riddled marijuana leaves
“Savages” is a typical drug-influenced, violent Oliver Stone film that lives up to the adrenaline rush action-thriller genre to which it belongs.
The movie portrays two marijuana growers — peace loving humanitarian Ben (Aaron Johnson, “Kick Ass,” “Shanghai Knights”) and ex-Navy Seal Chon (Taylor Kitsch, “Friday Night Lights,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) — duking it out with a Mexican cartel.
O (Blake Lively, “Green Lantern,” “The Town”) narrates the story of Ben and Chon, two best friends who create an ingenious marijuana business, and share O as their girlfriend.
When O is kidnapped by the Baja Cartel, led by Elena La Reina (Salma Hayek, “Puss in Boots,” “Frida”), the two marijuana growers go on a rampaging spree of revenge.
By: Jonathan Gamboa, Layout Designer
Inter Varsity provides a community of students from the CNM and UNM area who love Jesus and want to grow and serve him in a way that also benefits the community through extensive bible study, community service and fun faith building activities, said group leader Nathan Layman.
For the 35 regular student members, participation in the bible study groups throughout the week involves the students studying books of the bible, fellowship building games and singing songs of worship, he said.
“When you’re coming from high school into college, you are beginning to move into a new community while also going through a time where you are growing into a young adult, and by joining Inter Varsity you will be able to develop a really close bond around the fellowship of friends that will help you move through the changes and difficulties of college,” said Layman.
He said that fully engaging in the group has helped him realize that college is so much more than just trying to survive the two or four years it takes to get a degree. It is about the way the community is affected by the actions of people with skills and long-term relationships.
By: Jodie Darrell, Staff Reporter
New Mexico has far too many trees and not enough water to support them, said New Mexico State Forestry Fire Prevention and Outreach Program Manager Dan Ware. As fire danger increases, the need for fire safety increases right along with it. Understanding fire safety and taking steps to improve preparedness and preventing fires will help both the people and the land, said Ware. In light of the very hot and dry season, Ware offered these safety tips for students:
Tips for Fire Safety
1. Private property should have a fire-proof perimeter.
Manage the land and create a healthier environment. Trim trees and keep trash contained. It will help protect from a raging wildfire.