By: Jonathan Baca, Senior Reporter | Photo Courtesy: andersonforsenate.org, Web
Part-time Political Science instructor Robert Anderson said he is running as a write-in candidate for the New Mexico seat of the US Senate because he felt some very important issues were being overlooked by the major candidates.
Anderson, who is running against incumbent Martin Heinrich (D) and Heather Wilson (R) for the senate seat in the Nov. 6 election, said that his policy goals are to fund education instead of war, create a jobs program focusing on creating a green economy and ensure free health care for all Americans.
“I think the issues facing the country; the economy and lack of jobs, the danger of war, the environmental crisis, the condition of education; these issues are getting worse. Our national priorities are distorted,” he said.
By: Christopher Pope, Staff Reporter | Photo By: Scott M. Roberts, Staff
Fewer voters aged 18 to 24 are casting their ballot each year, said part-time Political Science instructor Richard Fox.
Young voters in general have no motivation to vote because they feel that their social and economic interests and concerns are not acknowledged in today’s politics, he said.
“It is getting more and more difficult for young voters to see how their interests are being served by today’s politicians. In return, making it very hard for them to see the benefit in voting,” said Fox.
Free workshops will be held at Main campus for any student or community member interested in learning about starting or running a small business, said Connect Achievement Coach Michael Heim.
The workshops will begin on Oct. 5 and continue every Friday through Nov. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The workshops will consist of presentations, guest speakers and hands-on activities, said Heim.
“I think that these workshops are going to be highly beneficial for the students and community members. They’re going to leave this workshop series íwith more knowledge than they would have had before,” said Heim.
The non-profit organizations Accion New Mexico and Women’s Economic Self Sufficiency Team, have partnered with Connect to provide the workshops, which will small business owners in the community, he said. be presented by experts and
By: Adriana Avila, Staff Reporter | Photos By: Scott M. Roberts, Staff & Jonathan Gamboa, Staff
“Alternative Transportation” is a special fall term series that looks at various means of transportation. Look for the series finale in issue seven.
Public Administration major Chris Hannemann said he used to walk up to ten miles a day because of the many benefits.
“Of all the people I grew up with, I was the skinniest,” Hannemann explained, “It helped me maintain weight and stay in shape.”
Whether it was for entertainment, shopping, school or work, Hannemann said he would walk, because there was no cost to it and plenty of health benefits. Hannemann said he stands just over six feet and has never weighed more than 165 pounds.
“If everything you’re dealing is within five to seven miles of where you live,” Hannemann said, “the benefit is you don’t have to worry about the cost of car insurance, the cost of gas and the cost of maintenance.”
By: Daniel Johnson, Staff Repoter | CNM Chronicle Stock Photo
TheAll-USA Community Academic Scholarship is accepting applications through the week of Nov. 9, said Director of Service Learning Sharon Gordon-Moffett.
The scholarship awards 20 students with a $2,500 one-time scholarship, but New Mexico nominees are also awarded a scholarship which pays for up to four terms of tuition to any four-year school in the state, said Gordon-Moffett.
“It’s a really awesome opportunity for students that want to continue their education at another institution in New Mexico,” said Gordon-Moffett. Continue reading →
The National Museum of Women in Arts and Red Dot Gallery are looking for submissions from art students for an upcoming event that will commemorate 2012 as The Year of Remarkable Women, said Women in the Arts instructor Danielle Miller.
Women interested in submitting must be in enrolled in a New Mexico higher education institution and be majoring in an Arts degree program said Miller.
Studio Arts major Katie Neeley said she plans on submitting one of her oil paintings for the exhibition.
“The painting I’m going to send them has a story behind it that I’m not supposed to tell,” Neeley said, “I’m trying to figure out what to say for my artists’ statement.”
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