Calling All Artists

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Devonny Grajeda

Staff Reporter

Faculty Advisor of CNM’s visual arts magazine Leonardo, Carly Harschlip said she is inviting all CNM students to attend the first ever Leonardo Open Mic Night.

The event is for all CNM students and will be hosted via zoom on November 12th from 7:00-8:00PM she said.

If students would like to attend/preform they can email Leonardo at and they will then be added to the list, she said. Or they can go to their website under Blog and Events to sign up as well, she said.

The Leonardo Open Mic Night is intended to provide students with a venue that will be fun and interactive while allowing students to show off their creative sides, “It will allow students to share their creative work and have a sense of community, which is important for them,” she said.

Finding a community that a student can share their feelings with is just as important as taking a class. It is a big step to share creative work and it can be scary, but it can also be worth it she said.

Attending the Leonardo Open Mic Night may teach a student something about themselves, they may even come to find out they might have stage fright, she said.

She said, “Being a college student is also about exploring things and finding your place in the world.”

COVID has made things a bit harder by making everyone more isolated. Of course, one Open Mic Night is not going to change everything but it is a start she said.

Students are also welcome to attend the event as audience members only and are not required to share if they do not wish too, she said.

If students do not feel ready for either of those then perhaps they may find interest in working with Leonardo, which has been a part of CNM since 1991 and is celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, she said.

She said, “Leonardo hopes to get people interested in the magazine itself. Or, to contribute if they want to be an editor perhaps at some point or they want to submit their work to it in print which is important for any beginning writer.”

Five CNM Clubs that you’ll want to know about!

By Hilary Broman

Senior Staff Reporter

CNM offers many different clubs. However, with a student body of over 25,000 students it can be difficult to stay in the loop.

Not all of the clubs that are available at CNM are listed on the CNM website so we at the Chronicle researched to find new clubs that students might not be aware of.

Listed below is a list of CNM clubs accepting members this semester.

Club: Sunflare Photography Club

Photo Club 1
The Sunflare photography club taking a picture of club president, Hannah Choy,
while she takes a photo of them.

When and where: From 3:00pm-5:00pm on most Fridays at 4501 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 unless stated otherwise. Club meetings are announced via Facebook and email.

Club activities: The club goes to different locations such as Oldtown, Downtown Albuquerque, and the Bio Park to take photos. Sometimes they go out to eat and visit photo galleries, said club president, Hannah Choy.

Photo Club 2
Shot by Hannah Choy during one of the Sunflare’s photo walk in Oldtown.

Why students should join: “Students should join because our club is a good place to learn and practice photography skills, to make more experiences to put on resumes, to learn teamwork, to get networking opportunities, to gain leadership and to have lots of fun,” Choy said.

Contact information: Students interested in joining can contact Hannah Choy at

Club: Executive Council of Students (Student Government)

When and where: 4:00pm-6:00pm on Fridays at the ECOS office, BT3-b. (The portables near Trio and Taxhelp in the bookstore parking lot).

Club activities: The Executive Council of Students goals are to increase CNM’s sense community, provide opportunities for CNM students, provide fair representation of all students and bring those issues to the CNM administration, and to help distribute information about CNM to the students, said Council President, Jimmy Thompson.

Thompson is also hoping to provoke enough interest to support a CNMpics (CNM olympics) to host a series of events that are athletic, fun and all inclusive, he said.

Why students should join: Students should join because it not only increases one’s sense of community at CNM but it ensures a sense of community for everyone, Thompson said.

“ECOS works to represent the entire student body, no matter how small or diverse a population may be.  The greater participation we have will result in a more varied governing body with a more extensive direct outreach to the student body and all persons on campus in general,” he said.

Contact information: Students who are interested in joining the Executive Council of students ca contact Jimmy Thompson at

Club: Anthropology Club

Anthropology Club
Chandra Germain examining a Neanderthal skull at one of the
Anthropology Club’s meet and greet events.

When and where: Noon on the first Friday of each month in the Main campus cafeteria. The first meeting of the semester will be on Friday, October 6th.

Club activities: In the past the Anthropology club has held Meet & Greet events, participated in the Westside Fall Festival and College Days, attended conferences, organized field trips and demonstrations, created campus displays, held fundraisers, and provided community service, said Sue Ruth, Anthropology instructor.

Why students should join: “Students should join if they have an interest in anthropology and want to get more involved at CNM”, Ruth said.

Contact information: Students interested in joining can contact Sue Ruth at

Students can also visit the CNM Anthropology Facebook page and click the “join group” button to get updates on events related to the club.

Club: Phi Theta Kappa


When and where: The upcoming general meeting is scheduled to take place on October 17. The upcoming officer meeting is scheduled to take place on October 4th at 2:00pm. PTK members also volunteer with East Gate Church food pantry on the first Saturday of every month.

Why students should join: The benefits of being a PTK member include; being able to apply for transfer scholarships and academic scholarships in their majors, having an opportunity to participate and lead community service initiatives, having the opportunity to fulfill leadership positions, and being able to study topics which relate to local community and how it relates to the student’s own personal professional life.

Contact information: For more information, students can contact the public relation officer Frozan Popal at or the PTK student’s president Brittiana Padilla at

Club: Art Club

Art Club
Art Club flier. Jennifer Woehrle is the newly elected club president.

When and where: 4:30pm every Friday in room N12 on Main Campus

Club activities: We host workshops centering on various mediums and practices of art, anything from figure drawing to linocut printmaking, said the art club president Jennifer Woehrle.

Why students should join: Students should join if they are interested in art, or just in learning something new, Woehrle said.

Contact information: Students can join by showing up on a day that the club meets or they can email the art club president Jennifer Woehrle at, or the art club vice president Carolina Kessler-Cocina


If these clubs don’t interest you, check out our summer club story here or check out the list of clubs on the CNM website.

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CNM’s Fall Fesival

By Stephanie Stuckey

Staff Reporter

CNM’s first fall festival was held at three different CNM campuses: Main, Montoya, and the Westside from October 26-28.

Student events and program manager Libby Fatta said that the festival was made possible through the efforts of the Engagement Task Team which is composed of students, staff, and faculty.

CNM was represented well at the festival with many information tables such as CNM Connect Services, the Fitness Department, Math, Science & Engineering, ACE, the Disability Resource Center, the Student Nursing Association, and achievement coaches.

This gave CNM students the opportunity to speak with representatives right then and there, face-to-face.

Ruby Encinias, achievement coach, was informing students that the school of Communications, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CHSS) is providing flash advisement periodically throughout each term at Main Campus.

Flash advisement is reaching out to students and evaluating their degree process, Encinias said.

Barbara Garcia, a work study in the ACE department, was letting students know that tutoring is free on every campus.

The fall festival was also a great way to give students an opportunity to get involved in student clubs and organizations.

Matthew McPheeters, the vice president of the Math League of CNM, wants to inform students that the Math League meets every Saturday at JS303 for study sessions.

“Student government is basically taking temperatures around campus about issues like smoking,” said Phillip Cox, the president of student government.

To get involved or to receive email updates about these clubs and organizations students could sign-up at the tables and in most cases received a sweet or savory treat such as candy or pizza for doing so.

There were also opportunities for students who are veterans and their spouses, ESL, GED, and developmental education students, and the unemployed or underemployed to apply for the SUN PATH Program at CNM.

The SUN PATH Program at CNM will prepare students for careers in healthcare by teaching students the necessary skills to do their job while preparing them for the workforce.

Mavrina Sanchez, a job development coach at CNM for the SUN PATH Program, said there are workshops on campus and one-on-one meetings.

Among the many CNM representatives, were many representatives from around the community as well.

Nusenda Credit Union, N.M. Primary Care Association, Lobo Village, Verizon, Wells Fargo, PopeJoy, N.M. Rail Runner, and the Bernalillo County Clerk were some that were there.

Patricia Pacheco who does voter outreach for the Bernalillo Co. Clerk’s office said “your vote is your voice as an American citizen; it is your opportunity for your voice to be heard.”

She was there registering students to vote.

Nicole Trujillo from N.M. Rail Runner wants students to know that they will receive a student discount with their student I.D., there is a monthly discount offered which works well for out-of-town students, and if students purchase their pass online, they will receive an additional $10 off the student discount.

PopeJoy of UNM was there giving students the opportunity to enter their names for a drawing to win tickets to a show.

There is also an offer of up to 40% off for CNM students for specified shows.

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Minerva Valenzuela, the manager at Lobo Village, wants CNM students to know that they are welcome and encouraged to live at Lobo Village, it is not just for UNM students.

“Lobo Village is a great networking connection,” she said.

Fatta said this was a repeat of summer fest which was held at CNM and went well.

The Engagement Task team decided on doing a fall festival when there would be more students and more traffic, she said.

The location for the fall festival was changed from where it was held in the summer; fall fest at Main Campus was held in the courtyard.

“The plan for the fall festival was to have more vendors and more entertainment,” Fatta said.