Shooting Club Flyers create controversy

By: Shaya Rogers, Staff Reporter | Photo By: Shaya Rogers

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.

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To Spring Break or not to Spring Break

By: Adriana Avila, Managing Editor

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.

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Students unhappy with rising costs of course materials

By: Jonathan Baca, Senior Reporter

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.

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Chess Club gets its game on

By: Jonathan Baca, Senior Reporter | Photos Courtesy: CNM Chess Club

Students play chess in the Student Services Center to make students aware of the 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.

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Where are they now?

By: Adriana Avila, Managing Editor

Graduate featured in gallery exhibit

Art History and Studio Art graduate Maureen Hendrick will be the spotlight artist in the Park Fine Art Gallery’s exhibit “Loved to Death” Feb. 1 to March 8.

Hendrick graduated from CNM in 2010 and said the exhibit is titled after her artwork. Her work is a still life nar­rative with a symbolic and conceptual style, she said.

“It’s based on still life, but it’s conceptual still life and it’s still life narra­tive because it tells a story,” said Hendrick.

She said when brush meets canvas, the pas­sion flows into painting her separate ideas and ties her pieces together in an unusual way.

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Life as a casita

By: Daniel Johnson, Staff Reporter | Photos By: Jonathan Gamboa, Production Manager

Applied Science students use technical skills to build a hosue

Students enrolled in the Applied Sciences programs are building a house as part of their edu­cation, said Full-time Carpentry Instructor Lino Moya.

The casita, which sits in a lot just south of Ted Chavez Hall on Main Campus, is a two-term con­struction project that involves sev­eral Applied Science classes, he said.

From start to finish, it will be completed by stu­dents, which allows for complete hands-on experience in areas of their educa­tional study, he said.

“The students start with a shell but what they do with it is up to them,” said Moya.

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Column: The fine art of misery

By: Kristin L. Roush, Ph D., Guest Columnist

Depression: Before you reach for the Prozac, part 1

*On a serious note: please know that this series is intended to be a spoof, a lighthearted invitation to look at how we sometimes create our own misery. It is by no means meant to be disrespectful or minimizing of many people’s true pain, particularly around depres­sion and anxiety.

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.

This systematic approach will slowly but surely destroy your life spirit.

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Shooting Club flyers are protected free speech

Editorial By: The CNM Chronicle Editorial Board

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.

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