Date Ideas for College Students

By: Jena Slater Have you really wanted to go on a quality date but you cannot afford a five-star restaurant? I have a few date ideas for you. Both date ideas require spending money and time. Sometimes a simple date night is all a girl needs after a long day of classes. I am going to focus on giving insight on how to add your personal touch to date ideas. I have customized these date ideas to reflect my personal lifestyle which is simple with a hint of country, to…

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Valentine’s Day on a Budget

By: Sharna Johnson Valentine’s Day can come with a big price tag and no shortage of pressure, especially for students on a tight budget, but celebrating the day of love doesn’t have to put you in the red financially.  This year, Americans are expected to spend less on Valentine’s Day than they have for the last two years, with total spending dropping to $18.2 billion, according to data from the National Retail Federation, a trade association that closely monitors consumer trends.  Of those that will be buying gifts this year,…

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Help Make this Couple’s Dream Wedding a Reality

By: Rae Arnett Eric Estep, an ENMU Alumnus and Senior Firefighter, and Jessica Smith, a high school math teacher, are a recently engaged couple and are in a competition to win the wedding of their dreams. Their first date was in 2014, after meeting while coaching at NC A&T. “Jessica came across the ‘People I Should Know’ section of my Facebook. If you can fall in love with a picture, I did,” said Estep. Their paths had almost crossed multiple times, so close that they shared a favorite restaurant, our…

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Learning How to Win Again

By: Samantha Smith  “You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.” –Pat Riley First thing first, my name is Samantha Smith, I am from Rimbey, Alberta, Canada, and I am here at ENMU on a rodeo-scholarship. Both my freshman and sophomore years I was lucky enough to have success in the rodeo arena at college rodeos and other events. However, with some success I also found my fair share of failure. Over the winter…

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Off-Season

By: Samantha Smith Now that the college rodeos are over for the semester, what does a college rodeo athlete do? After three years of attending ENMU as a rodeo contestant I am still trying to figure this out. Before the college rodeo season, time at school is spent getting ahead in schoolwork, saving money to travel between rodeos, getting horses in top physical condition and mentally preparing for the season to come. When the college rodeos begin, life becomes chaotic for many. Professors become irritated, students do what they can…

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A Day in My Life

My name is Samantha “Sam” Smith, I am from Rimbey, Alberta, Canada, and I am a junior at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU). People often ask what made me choose to come to Portales, NM of all places for school and to put it quite simply, I am here to college rodeo. When Coach Flinn called in the middle of December my senior year of high school asking if he could convince me to consider coming to Eastern, all I had to do was look at the snow drift outside…

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“Gray”Hound Leading ENMU Women’s Rodeo to Victory.

By: Samantha Smith Last weekend, Tierra Gray led the ENMU Women’s rodeo team to a victory at the annual Vernon College Rodeo. Gray, a senior from Lovington, won the all-around cowgirl title after placing second in the barrel racing and first in the breakaway roping events. Tierra and her older sister, TiAda, are known as, “The Gray Girls” throughout New Mexico and Texas for their competitive barrel racing and roping skills. Both girls decided to pursue their education at ENMU after high school, following the footsteps of their mother, Pat,…

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Noteworthy Games

Here are a few games around the sports world that you should tune in to this week: It’s only right to start with MLB, as the chase for the coveted World Series ring continues! Tuesday, October 20th will see the key fourth game of the ALCS. The game will be between the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Bluejays. The royals outbatted the Bluejays in game one of the series, winning 5-0. The Royals again outdid the Bkuejays by a score of 6-3, giving them a two-game advantage. Monday will…

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Theatre of the Mind Announces New Production

Eastern New Mexico University is producing, performing, and recording an exciting new radio drama! As part of ENMU’s ongoing Theater of the Mind program, A Budding Connection will be performed for a live studio audience as well as recorded for download. The play is written and directed by student Amethyst Collins and stars an all-student cast. A Budding Connection is a witty, dynamic romantic comedy examining serendipity and chance in love. The program follows four characters through one long day, allowing listeners to immerse themselves in the small details of…

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ABQ Unidos Poetry Slam Team

Ever heard of Slam Poetry? It’s a performance driven competition with poetry. Poets go up and perform their poetry and get scored by 5 judges from 0-10. This is a growing community throughout New Mexico. One of the central hubs for it though can be found in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The youth team this year features one of your fellow students at ENMU, Amy Waltner. The team is composed of 6 individual poets whose names go as followed: Bianca Sanchez, Seth-Wilson Grey, Claire Wimborne, Sarah Smithson, Victoria Alexander and Amy…

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