Blackwater Draw Black and White

Press Release Blackwater Draw National Historic Landmark, the archaeological site located six miles northwest of Portales, was first discovered in 1929. Excavations since 1932 have found projectile points and other stone tools as well as the remains of mammoth, bison, dire wolf, camel, saber-tooth cat, and ground sloth. Blackwater Draw is the type site of the Paleoindian Clovis culture, the earliest accepted culture in North America, and the unique style of projectile point found there is known as a Clovis point. The Blackwater Draw Black & White exhibit is a…

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ENMU Hosted Commencement Ceremony and Presidential Inauguration

By: Marissa Tijerina and Abigail Pino There were 491 candidates for graduation at the fall commencement ceremony held Saturday, Dec. 16. The candidates included 387 undergraduates and 104 graduate students. Celebrating the graduating class of 2017, ENMU was also celebrating the inauguration of its tenth president during the ceremony. According to Board of Regents President, Dan Patterson, 77 applications were reviewed for the presidency position before the board unanimously selected Dr. Jeff Elwell. The Board of Regents chose Elwell because of his leadership, communication, and listening skills. During his inauguration…

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Winter

By: Kendall Schneider Winter has always been my favorite season. I love everything about it. I love the first sparkly frost that covers the ground and wearing thick socks and scarves. I love real snowflakes and the kind that leave tiny white triangles all over the carpet. I love looking out the living room window and watching the snow fall all night. I love the crackling sound that comes from the fireplace on cold evenings and how it warms my nose and cheeks. I love how bright white figure skates…

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Why Do You Go to Church?

By: Rev. David Wilson Rogers The preacher looked out over her congregation and asked a very straightforward question, “Why are you here?” She then went on to say that, it appeared that many in the church were not there for the right reasons. There are many good reasons why a person would choose to attend a church. Unfortunately, many faithful church-goers do not have good reasons. Rather, they attend this or that church for purely sinful and idolatrous motives. “I go to my church because that’s where I get fed.” …

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ENMU Named ‘Military Friendly School’

By: John Houser Military Friendly, a division of Victory Media — a service-disabled, veteran-owned business — has named Eastern New Mexico University in Portales as a Silver Level “Military Friendly School” for 2018. This distinction makes ENMU among the top 30 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide in assisting the military community. The list was determined through research into thousands of higher education institutions on the services, benefits and special attention offered to the military community. In order to receive the designation, ENMU had to first be recognized…

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Five Shows You Should Be Watching This Winter Break

By: Sophia Romero Winter break is the time to stay inside and watch a new series in your pajamas with something warm in your hand. If you’re like me and like staying in on the holiday’s, then these are the shows that you should be watching over winter break. Master of None: Written and starring Aziz Ansari from the syndicated sitcom Parks and Recreation, it follows Ansari as a bachelor navigating New York City and dating with his two friends Arnold and Denise. It is worth bingeing this winter season.…

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Five Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

By: Sophia Romero I have always loved and have been an advocate for music while driving. However, as I have stepped into adulthood, I have found myself wanting something more and different during my car rides. I have heard of different podcasts, but have never listened to them—until I downloaded Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations. Then I embarked on a love affair with podcasts, and chose to listen to them on long car rides consisting of more than an hour. So, if you’re like me, and are looking for a different…

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Five Ways to Keep the Holiday Season Simple

By: Kendall Schneider It often seems like the holiday season is the craziest, most chaotic time of year, rather than the most wonderful time of year. Everyone rushes around buying gifts and frantically cleaning the house for guests. Here are five ways to keep this holiday season simple, focus on the important things, and keep from getting too caught up in the craziness. Take some time for yourself. Make sure that you set aside time for yourself. Yes, this season is known for spending time with others, but allowing yourself time…

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A College Girls Guide: How to Stay Healthy During Christmas Break

By: Sophia Romero with Taylor Tapia I have struggled with my diet and eating healthy since high school. I have done a juice cleanse, low carb diet and Paleo; however, I do eat relatively clean most of the time—I have troubles eating in moderation and exercise. This brings me to exercise- it is the bane of my existence! I feel like it’s a cesspool of germs and a bunch of guys staring at you like you’re in a meat market. Now back to health, with winter break right around the…

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