Easy and Cheap Fall Recipes

By: Kendall Schneider For the last few weeks I have been on the search for yummy fall recipes that are pretty simple, but also cheap. In college, sometimes meals like that are hard to find. However, I have been pretty successful in my search and have made some delicious food without spending a fortune. I found some of these recipes on Pinterest, and some just from searching the web. I hope that you will enjoy these recipes as much as I did! 1. One Pan Healthy Italian Sausage and Veggies…

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Fall 2017 Job Fair

By: Sophia Romero On October 12, 2017 the Roosevelt County Development Director, Orlando Ortega, held a job fair for Portales residents from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Building located at 200 E. Seventh Street in Portales, New Mexico. The Roosevelt County Economic Development hosts the job fair to help Portales residents who are in the job market, and employers seeking qualified employees for their businesses. “We hope the outcome of this job fair is to help the community, and help business find good employees,” said Ortega. Ortega…

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Christian Music—Who Says It Has To Be “Traditional”?

By: Rev. David Wilson Rogers In the last 40 years the church has waged a worship war with itself. Buzzwords such as “Contemporary” or “Traditional” have served to polarize and define worshiping communities in powerful and destructive ways. Adding to the religious tension within the church are judgmental accusations of authenticity based on preaching styles, musical focus, and theological perspective. It is hardly the way of Christ! The problem is understandable. Music matters. There is no denying the fact that one form of music can inspire some while nauseating others.…

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When I Opened My Mouth to Sing

By: Anna George Dust spattered out and I wondered for a second if I was dead. It would happen here, on a bowing stage where I’d lived, breathed, lost. But the dust floats to the ground. Glittering gowns and sheen tuxes stare up at me and I smile. I laugh. I cry for joy, which I have not held in my weak, porcelain palms in decades. Centuries, if you look at my mother and hers before her. Look at their brown eyes, dark locks, dainty, broken smiles. But I hold…

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Dear Crabby—Indecisive

Dear Crabby, It may be a little too early to start planning, but I am so ready for Thanksgiving break. I want to go home and visit my family, but I don’t know if it’s worth the trip. I am from Las Cruces, so it’s not like I’d be traveling for a full day. Unfortunately, I haven’t had to travel for a holiday break before, so I don’t know if there will be a lot of traffic. Is it even possible to leave on Wednesday instead of Thursday—when does Thanksgiving…

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My Favorite Travel Bloggers

By: Kendall Schneider Traveling has always intrigued me, and I have always dreamed of someday traveling the world. I have found that lots of other college students feel that way too. However, with a small budget and not a lot of extra time, it can be hard to find the means to travel while in college. So, in order to satisfy my urge to hop on the next international flight to—well literally anywhere, I have been reading several traveling themed blogs. These blogs are filled with stories of adventure and…

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Becoming a Minimalist: The First Step is Admitting You’re Not One

By: Sophia Romero I worked at Girl Scout camp over the summer of 2015 in Angel Fire, New Mexico and I thought I was staying the whole duration without going back home to Albuquerque. However, to my dismay I had many opportunities to go back home which I took full advantage of. Among the staff were girls from America and other girls from different parts of the globe. Since they traveled a great distance to be here, they obviously had to pack light and only the essentials. Unlike my international…

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Rise Above the Tweet

By: Rev. David Wilson Rogers The challenge is tremendous and the cycle is overpowering. President Trump fires off a Tweet, and the media pounces on those 140 characters with a feeding frenzy of convoluted controversy. Social media gets involved and opinions fly faster than the frenzied flight of water fowl after a gun goes off. Some celebrate … some retaliate. Some cry foul and some sing out with praise. Some pray, some yell, some post, some fret, and some celebrate. Then, amid the frenzied fanaticism, fingers of blame are pointed,…

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Someone Whose Inspiration Runs True and Deep

By: Jena Slater When I think of an inspirational person many things come to mind: strong-willed, hardworking, and overcoming obstacles. A picture comes to mind of a strong woman who always encourages everyone else and who may not get enough recognition for all the challenges she has overcome throughout the years. For me, Rebecka Holman is an inspirational person since no matter what the given circumstances are, she always finds the strength within to surpass the struggles. Holman plans on graduating in December of 2017 with her Bachelor’s Degree in…

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How To Overcome Presentation Anxiety

By: Kendall Schneider If you’re anything like me, public speaking, including giving class presentations is (or was— in my case) a big fear. Of course with that big fear of mine, freshman me decided that public relations would be the best major. However, I am extremely glad that I chose public relations, because I have learned so many valuable skills including writing, design and you guessed it, public speaking. So, here is a list of five things that have helped me to overcome my presentation anxiety. 1. Make sure that…

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