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ASNMSU passes resolution addressing lack of resources available for Spanish-speakers

ASNMSU passes resolution addressing lack of resources available for Spanish-speakers

By Marianne Salas, New Mexico State University

November 14, 2019

The 63rd Senate of the Association Students of New Mexico State University passed a resolution Nov. 7 concerning the lack of accessibility to administration offices and resources for Spanish-speaking students and parents. Resolution 22 urges the NMSU administration to look into creating a Department...

“Ok boomer” meme reveals generational divides

“Ok boomer” meme reveals generational divides

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

November 13, 2019

It’s on hoodies, in the news and on every social media site known to the Internet; it even has its own song. The “Ok boomer” meme is the latest joke to become massively popular online--but not everyone thinks it’s funny.  “Ok boomer” is a dismissive phrase that Generation Z kids and Generation...

What Used To Be A Man’s World

What Used To Be A Man’s World

By Anthony Erickson, Anoka-Ramsey Community College

November 5, 2019

Great individuals are only recognized as such when another person accounts for their actions. When we think of great women in our history, we often think of poets and writers like Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (A.K.A Mary Shelley); civil rights activists like Rosa Parks and actress Katherine Hepburn; scientists...

NMSU Criminal Justice Department speaks out amidst professor’s attempts to purge CPB recruitment efforts

NMSU Criminal Justice Department speaks out amidst professor’s attempts to purge CPB recruitment efforts

By Aimee Ryan, New Mexico State University

November 5, 2019

One professor at New Mexico State University said that in this political climate, it is time for representatives from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to stay away from the campus. Associate Professor of government Neal Rosendorf has posted a collection of tweets off of his personal twitter account...

Humanitarian pushes through traumatic past to help others

Humanitarian pushes through traumatic past to help others

By Fernando Haro, El Camino College

October 28, 2019

The Union traveled to Tijuana, Baja California to capture the stories of asylum seekers and refugees from countries including El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Haiti. Quotes from asylum seekers were translated by The Union. Some sources requested their names be changed out of concern this story wo...

Commodore Brunch Week Seven: Back from the dead

Commodore Brunch Week Seven: Back from the dead

By Max Schneider, Vanderbilt University

October 28, 2019

Derek Mason heard the boos. He heard the calls to can him. He heard all of it. And this – this was his revenge game. Amidst a week of criticism and questions of job security, Mason plotted. “We have a plan, and I think you’re gonna like what you see,” Vanderbilt’s head coach said on Thursday...

Proposed law will re-evaluate the true cost of college

Proposed law will re-evaluate the true cost of college

By Jose Tobar, El Camino College

October 23, 2019

As a child, David Nieto grew up in a neighborhood of East Los Angeles and lived in a household with gang ties going back three generations. College was not in the works for him, he said. But things changed. "I realized there was more to living than dying for something," he said. "So, whichever...

All of Us medical research program seeks to represent diverse communities

All of Us medical research program seeks to represent diverse communities

By Aimee Ryan, New Mexico State University

October 18, 2019

This week, New Mexico State University welcomed the All of Us Research Program onto its campus—a new program that stems from the National Institutes of Health. The program collects health data from at least one million participants living in the United States to expand the research base on biomedical...

Student emphasizes STD testing

Student emphasizes STD testing

By Preston Burrows, Seward County Community College

October 17, 2019

A student sits nervously on the edge of his bed, as his leg shakes and causes the black mini fridge to move. Suddenly a call comes and Stephen Ortiz’s* heart drops. He answers with an unsure, shaky hello. He was ready to receive his sexually transmitted disease (STD) test results but the feeling in...

Opinion: Time to quit the Juul

Opinion: Time to quit the Juul

By Jack Rosenblum, Vanderbilt University

October 15, 2019

For several decades, Americans have worked hard to reduce the presence of cigarettes only to see them replaced by something which could be far more dangerous.  As of Sept. 30, 2019, 15 Americans have died from vaping-related activity in addition to 800 cases of lung disease.  Emerging over a decade ago, the e...

Hispanic heritage shapes Liberals community through business

Hispanic heritage shapes Liberals community through business

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

October 15, 2019

The image that many may associate with the concept of small town Kansas probably doesn’t involve a heavy focus on Hispanic customs and culture, but in Liberal, such a focus is very much the reality. In the last few decades, Liberal’s demographics have shifted significantly, and people of Hispanic...

NMSU programs address mental health in community

NMSU programs address mental health in community

By Leah Romero, New Mexico State University

October 14, 2019

In the United States, 19.1%-- 47.6 million adults-- experienced mental illness in 2018, according to information from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Of that number, only 43.3% of adults received treatment. Based on a national survey conducted in 2018 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

Up and coming artist turns life-long passion into profit

Up and coming artist turns life-long passion into profit

By Cameron Woods, El Camino College

October 14, 2019

Backpack strapped tight, he slowly approaches his favorite spot on campus accompanied by a large bag filled with canvases featuring his artwork and ideas for future projects. Daniel Galindo, an 18-year-old art major born in Inglewood and now residing in Hawthorne, is a middle child with two sister...

Lab students participate in Global Climate strike in Chicago

Lab students participate in Global Climate strike in Chicago

By Audrey Matzke, University of Chicago Laboratory High School

October 14, 2019

In an age where social-media “slack-tivism” is ruthlessly criticized, these student protesters say they’re committed to walking the walk. Literally. Joining a nation-wide “youth climate strike” Sept. 20, around 40 U-High students marched from Grant Park to Federal Plaza in downtown Chica...

Presidential rally spurs discussion of Latino conservatives on campus

Presidential rally spurs discussion of Latino conservatives on campus

By Marianne Salas, New Mexico State University

October 9, 2019

Following President Donald Trump’s rally in Rio Rancho, New Mexico on Sept. 16, a series of tweets surfaced criticizing Latino supporters in attendance. Accusations ranged from Latino supporters being paid to be there and stand behind the camera to being spray tanned in order to “look the part.” Dante...

For Her Brother: An NMSU student’s resilience after the El Paso Shooting

For Her Brother: An NMSU student’s resilience after the El Paso Shooting

By Ariana Parra, New Mexico State University

October 7, 2019

On August 3, Las Cruces’s neighboring city, El Paso, Texas faced one of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The shooting occurred at a Walmart supercenter near the Cielo Vista Mall, which left 22 killed and 24 injured. Joanna Rodriguez, a sophomore majoring in psychology at New Mexico State...

Patrons of the NMSU arts: A look into Devasthali Hall’s namesake

Patrons of the NMSU arts: A look into Devasthali Hall’s namesake

By Jensen Stell, New Mexico State University

October 4, 2019

“I’ve lived in this community for 32, 33 years now, so it’s my home. So what better way to leave your impact on this community than being involved at the University?” Ammu Devasthali, New Mexico State University regent and namesake of the new art building said. Growing up in India where her...

Priests accused of sexual assault in Dodge City Diocese report

Priests accused of sexual assault in Dodge City Diocese report

By Crusader Staff, Seward County Community College

October 3, 2019

The Catholic Diocese of Dodge City released a list of priests accused of sexual assault all over the state of Kansas. One of these priests, who is now deceased, served at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal. More priests were identified in other areas of Southwest Kansas. Elkhart, Hugoton,...

SCCC students speak up about future of vaping

SCCC students speak up about future of vaping

By Calen Moore, Seward County Community College

October 2, 2019

A puff of steam escaped Hailey Logarth’s mouth and filled the room. The air smelled like strawberry, mint, watermelon and tasted like candy. However, behind the bubble gum exterior lies controversy. So much so, that Logarth asked for her name to be changed. The vaping controversy began in earnest...

Campus Closed Following a Potential Bomb Threat

Campus Closed Following a Potential Bomb Threat

By Jasmine Martinez and Edgar Mendoza

October 2, 2019

A suspect is in custody following an approximately two-hour shelter-in-place lockdown at Cerritos College regarding a potential bomb threat on campus on Sept. 3. The subject entered a math class at approximately 11:25 a.m., disrupting the class, as reported by a student who was present. The camp...

Freshmen undergo sexual assault training

Freshmen undergo sexual assault training

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

September 30, 2019

For the first time in recent years, Seward County Community College is requiring freshmen to complete a course on sexual assault as part of the first year seminar classes. The course, hosted by the website EVERFI, explores potentially unhealthy aspects of relationships in college, and guides students...

Student Accessibility Group at Akron Acts as Social Networking, Advocacy Organization

Student Accessibility Group at Akron Acts as Social Networking, Advocacy Organization

By Megan Parker, The University of Akron

September 27, 2019

Editor’s Note: Megan Parker was elected President of the Student Accessibility Group at Akron. This article was written strictly based on information from other group members. The Office of Accessibility created the Student Accessibility Group at Akron (S.A.G.A.) in response to a previous campus inci...

‘Make Campus Great Again’ Initiative Launched at UA

‘Make Campus Great Again’ Initiative Launched at UA

By Jennifer Hockman, The University of Akron

September 26, 2019

Focused on increasing voter registration and supporting the re-election of President Donald Trump, the Republican National Committee and the Trump Victory Committee launched the Make Campus Great Again (MCGA) program. The first MCGA program launched at The University of Akron on Sept. 16 in the Jean...

Research by UA Professor Shows How Companies Use ‘Selfie-Marketing’

Research by UA Professor Shows How Companies Use ‘Selfie-Marketing’

By Megan Parker, The University of Akron

September 24, 2019

Think twice before sharing those selfies on social media, as companies are now starting to use those self-portraits for marketing efforts. As defined by the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, a selfie is “an image that includes oneself (often with another person or as part of a group) and is taken...

UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

By Kaitee Horstmann, The University of Akron

September 23, 2019

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is currently counting down the days until another trip to Mars in 2020 with plans to send a new and improved rover to collect soil samples. Space travel is often related back to astronauts and spaceships, but people often forget all of the ...

Military sexual trauma linked to posttraumatic stress

Military sexual trauma linked to posttraumatic stress

By Sam Jackson, Eastern Washington University

May 31, 2019

While military post-traumatic stress disorder is commonly associated with experiences from war, military sexual trauma is also a leading cause of PTSD. Some EWU student veterans wake up with night sweats, recall unpleasant memories, feel tense and avoid reminders of traumatic events—all symptoms of PTSD.   ...

LP’s Sold Out Wiltern Concert Was Not Lost On Us

LP’s Sold Out Wiltern Concert Was Not Lost On Us

By Diana Juarez, Rio Hondo College

May 17, 2019

LP brought the sold out Wiltern to its feet during her unforgettable homecoming concert March 9. After a rocky start to the first leg of her “Heart to Mouth” tour when illness forced her to reschedule a handful of concerts early on, LP recovered and brought over 1,500 people to their feet. Dedicated...

Chemistry students design, create soaps

Chemistry students design, create soaps

By Cheyenne Miller, Seward County Community College

May 15, 2019

When most people think of chemistry, images of complicated equations and strange, dangerous chemicals may come to mind. However, Seward County Community College students taking a Chemistry II class this semester might think of something a little more unremarkable: soap. Students enrolled in the course...

Ground broken for Sharp Champions Center

Ground broken for Sharp Champions Center

By Calen Moore, Seward County Community College

May 15, 2019

Plans for the new athletic building that will soon be built all started with a drawing on a napkin. Those simple plans are coming to life after years of planning. On April 25, Seward County Community College broke ground on campus. The idea started when now-retired head baseball coach as well as...

Hundreds come out to support the third annual Out of the Darkness Walk

Hundreds come out to support the third annual Out of the Darkness Walk

By Soundharjya Babu, Robert Morris University

May 9, 2019

MOON TOWNSHIP — The third annual Out of the Darkness walk brought hundreds of people to the Robert Morris University Campus to fight against suicide. On Saturday, people came together to participate in a walk around campus to show others that they are not alone. THRIVE directors promoted and...

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