Controversy has been created around signs posted on campus by a student organization.
Signs posted on Main and Montoya Campus by the CNM Shooting Club play on students’ emotions and fears about school safety, said Psychology Major Dawn Shores.
The signs are displayed behind glass in various locations around campus and say, “10 out of 10 criminals like gun free zones” and “Signs can’t stop acts of violence. Armed citizens can.”
“Because it is behind that glass, if you look at the posters around those signs, a lot of them have to do with various aspects of things you need to do at school, directives from the school. So it looks like this is sponsored by CNM,” she said.
The Executive Council of Students is working with members of administration to get student input about the possibility of removing spring break after this school year, said President of ECOS and Criminal Justice Major Stephen Martos.
There had been a five-year agreement for spring break dates to align among CNM, UNM and APS, but now that the agreement has ended, APS is moving their spring break to the middle of April, said Martos.
It would be senseless to continue the alignment since the spring term for CNM ends April 27, he said.
“There’s no sense in us to have a week off, one week of class and then finals week,” said Martos.
Getting the required textbooks for each term without breaking the bank is becoming more difficult and students have few options when trying to save money, said Paralegal Studies Major Elisabeth Gehring.
The high cost of new textbooks and the addition of supplemental materials like reference books, workbooks and online codes, make many students feel fed up, said Gehring.
“It’s just crazy how expensive textbooks are at the CNM bookstore. It’s only my second semester and I have already spent alone,” said Gehring. almost $800 on books
The campus bookstores are run by Follett, a private contractor and book publisher that runs college bookstores all over the country, said Vice President of Student Services Phillip Bustos.
By: Jonathan Baca, Senior Reporter | Photos Courtesy: CNM Chess Club
The Chess Club brings the age-old game of strategy to Main Campus each week, said Engineering Major and club Treasurer Tim Torres.
Each Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in Ken Chappy Hall room 12, the Chess Club offers competition and friendly games for players of every experience level, as well as offering a community and a place to hang out and make new friends, said Torres.
Depression: Before you reach for the Prozac, part 1
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A proven technique to generate an internal state of depression is to start on the outside and then focus on the inside.
This two part article will begin with your physical appearance. In part two we will concentrate on your outward behavior.
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The CNM Chronicle does not believe that the answer to gun violence is to allow guns on campus, but we do believe that the Shooting Club has an inviolable right to hang the flyers on campus.
In this week’s front page article “Student club flyers create controversy,” Shooting Club President Mitchell Jackson stated that the flyers were behind glass because previous flyers had been torn down, presumably by community members who disagreed with the statements on the flyers.
While placing the flyers behind glass does make it seem as though the flyers are endorsed by CNM, those who disagree would do well to create and post flyers with an opposing viewpoint or send responses directly to the Shooting Club rather than stifle the organization’s right to free speech.