University Students May Be Stealing Parking Permits
There have been reports that UNM students may be stealing CNM parking permit decals, said Dean of Students Rudy Garcia.
He said the permits are at risk of being stolen because some students may want to avoid paying the higher parking fees at the UNM lots.
The general parking lots at Main campus on University Boulevard and Avenida Cesar Chavez are located near a UNM shuttle bus stop, which makes the CNM general lot enticing to some UNM students, he said.
“The reason parking permits are now required, especially at Main, is to ensure CNM students, faculty and staff have available parking,” said Garcia.
The proposed ordinance to raise the city’s minimum wage was officially included on the Nov. 6 ballot by the Supreme Court of New Mexico, said County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver.
After being denied in District Court because of concerns with the scope of the proposal which would raise the state minimum wage to $8.50, OLE New Mexico, a community organization group, appealed the decision.
The State Supreme Court then upheld the validity of the petition and ordered the County Clerk to place the ordinance on the ballot, said student and OLE NM organizer Lucia Fraire.
“It’s a huge victory for us obviously, but there’s a lot more work to be done,” said Fraire.
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“Cooking In Season” is a monthly column designed to help students learn to cook using locally available ingredients. Look for the next installment on squash in issue nine.
Students lucky enough to have the time to garden are likely inundated with tomatoes right now. Even those who are too busy for a garden probably have friends who are growing tomatoes and have a plethora of the lovely, juicy beauties.
Like zucchini and yellow summer squashes, tomatoes tend to give their fruits all at once, leaving gardeners with so much produce that they will push it on anyone who stands still long enough to accept a bagful.
That leaves the question of what to do with the bounty when it all hits at once. There are nearly endless uses for this beautiful gift of nature.
A way to take this staple vegetable (yes, technically tomatoes are fruits, but all fruits are vegetables, while not all vegetables are fruits) to a higher level of elegance is to make an “Insalata Caprese.”
In the simplest form, this “Salad in the style of Capri” is just sliced fresh tomatoes with slices of buffalo Mozzarella cheese and fresh basil, drizzled with olive oil. This easy recipe can be dramatically flavorful when made with garden-fresh tomatoes, basil just trimmed from the plant and a good Mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil.
There are many ways to tweak the recipe: Drizzle some fine balsamic vinegar on top; finish with a nice vinaigrette; or stack the cheese on thick slices of tomato and broil just until the cheese starts to brown and garnish with finely chopped basil.
The library section of the Student Resource Center now includes a quiet zone for students to study away from the hum of computers and foot traffic, said SRC Librarian Olivia Baca.
The second-floor quiet space on the south side of the building was created, at no cost, in response to a spring 2012 survey in which students requested study space in a noise-free space, said Baca.
“We want to listen and be responsive. To see that space really being utilized kind of helps emphasize how badly it was needed. Our mission is to support students and support student success,” said Baca.
Interim Director of Libraries Poppy Johnson-Renvall said she saw this as an opportunity to listen to student’s needs and to meet them quickly. It is something the library staff prides themselves on, she said.
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“Dredd 3D” will be able to join the ranks of other 2012 remakes and reboots like “Three Stooges,” “Dark Shadows” and “Total Recall” as an utter disappointment.
Director Pete Travis (“Endgame,” “Vantage Point”) decided to not only remake 1995’s “Judge Dredd” which starred Sylvester Stallone and was based on a popular comic, but also to hop on the new technology bandwagon and make it in 3D with the help of Slumdog Millionaires cinematographer, Anthony Dod Mantle. However, no amount of special effects can make up for poor character development, bad acting and large plot-holes.
Karl Urban (“Star Trek,” and “Red”) fumbles in the role of Judge Dredd. Urban never takes his helmet off, a staple trait of the comic character, but on screen it makes him wooden and disconnected.
CNM, especially Main campus, has a serious infrastructure problem. Some of the buildings have leaky roofs; others are in desperate need of replacement carpeting.
Many of the security kiosks are out of commission, which could leave students or employees without a way to contact help during an emergency.
While it is great to see CNM purchasing property near Main campus, as well as demolishing damaged buildings in the area to help beautify the neighborhood, there is a much more important issue at hand.
Several departments and student organizations have been displaced because of fire code violations, many of which do not appear to have been resolved.