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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Historical Background in The World Of Archival and Oral Research

By: Charles E. Lancaster In the history world, the term historical background is becoming an ideal to capture an image of people’s behavior and speech. The historical background is very crucial for people to understand how people of that era could have a response to the issues of that period. The unique dialogue between a commoner and head authority would explain the colonial behavior mindset. This colonial behavior mindset would explain what the exchange of ideas could probably mean in our time of antiquity. For example, in a book called…

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ENMU Women’s Basketball Preview

By: Johna McClelland The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is hoping to defy the odds again this season. Last year’s team finished as co-champions of the Lone Star Conference and was the first team in school history to make it to the regional tournament. From the team last year, ten players have returned. Some notable returners to this year’s team are All Conference First Team and All Academic Player Mikaehla Connor, better known as KK, All conference Third Team and two time Defensive Player of the week Daeshi…

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Dear Crabby—Unsure

Dear Crabby, I am in a pickle. Being a freshman on campus, I have become a social butterfly, joining several clubs and organizations and making lots of new friends. It has been a wonderful experience and getting to know more people has made me feel at home. However, I’ve noticed that my friends and club members have been treating individuals unfairly. To be honest, they gossip in their groups about these individuals and the remarks are very unkind. At times, I wonder if these remarks are borderline derogatory. I am…

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Living With and Embracing Allergies

By: Kaitlin McKay Allie the Allergic Elephant has been a friend of mine for many years. As a child, I grew up watching Allie the Allergic Elephant to understand what a peanut allergy is and how to deal with it. It was scary having to practice using my EpiPen on an orange and watching it turn a sickly green. Growing up with allergies has not only been an obstacle, but it has become a part of who I am. At a young age, my parents found out I was allergic…

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Hurricane Irma Effects Carnival Cruise Lines’ Reputation: A PR Lesson

By: Shwanna Wilson We have been closely monitoring Hurricane Irma, which is now a Category 5 storm in the Caribbean. Since the safety and security of our guests and crew are our primary concern, it will be necessary to cancel the following cruises given the projected path of the storm: Carnival Liberty – September 7 Carnival Victory – September 8 (Carnival.com) Reading the weather advisory notice posted by Carnival Cruise Lines, swiftly turned my graduation cruise plans into a PR (public relations) lesson. With a hurricane headed towards Florida, there…

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ATTENTION: Mothers Need to be Supported in Today’s Society

By: Celeste “CJ” Thomas A woman’s role in the household is simple: tend to the home, and take care of the children, or at least that’s how it was seen until the 1970’s. Today, women have many opportunities in addition to being a homemaker. In the 21stcentury, women all over the country have strong successful careers alongside happy and healthy families. The problem arises when women are societally or personally scrutinized no matter what choices they make regarding motherhood. A mother who chooses to work outside the home is regarded…

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The College Experience

By: Matthew Artalejo As the days get shorter and our hot days turn to cool nights, students around the country are settling in to the new school year. Here at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) is no different. For many of us, this won’t be our last rodeo. For others, it will be our last. Those of you who can see the finish line and life after college, do you ever think back to your first college experiences? Remember what it was like to be out on your own and…

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Former ENMU Student Recounts a Propel Into Faith

By: Patricia Duran Deanna Kincheloe grew up in a Christian household doing Christian things. She attended a private Christian school, went to Sunday school and church every week, went to high school Bible studies, and attended youth conferences every summer. “For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a Christian,” said Kincheloe. However, at times, her faith was tested, estranged, and lacking as everyone’s might be. Knowing a thing or two about how popular culture and media portrays college students, most would assume college students forget or leave their…

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A Taste of the Season

By: Kendall Schneider One thing that all humans have in common is food. Everyone has to eat in order to survive, and almost everyone enjoys it. For thousands of years, food has been uniting people in a way that nothing else can. People have different opinions and beliefs; they are raised differently, and have different careers. People come together and are able to simply be together when sharing a meal. There are many occasions for sharing a meal, and a lot of them happen to be in fall. Fall is…

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