Graduation- Facing the Unknown

By: Rae Arnett With graduation rapidly approaching, my family has been full of advice on what my next steps need to be. My oldest brother believes you should find a job, make it your career, and stay with it. My mother is an adamant believer in being in a place you want to be. Don’t like New Mexico? Then move to another state you like better. Maybe you would just rather be in a different town? Look for jobs there! But my father has the best advice. “Your 20’s are…

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Snyder Short Round

By: Samantha Smith Last weekend the ENMU Rodeo Team attended their eighth rodeo of the season and third rodeo of the spring semester at Western Texas College in Snyder, TX. After a less than great performance at the Ranger College Rodeo in Brownwood, TX two weekends ago, both the women’s and men’s teams bounced back strong, qualifying 12 team members to the short round of competition. The women’s team had a strong performance, with eight girls qualifying for the short round in three events. ENMU Rodeo has a well-known reputation…

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“So do you ride bulls?” Struggles of a Rodeo Athlete

By: Samantha Smith People always ask me, “What it’s like to college rodeo? How do you prepare? Does the school supply your horses or do you have your own? Is rodeo expensive?” Truth is, though it is the most decorated sports team at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU), not many people even know we have a rodeo team. Because of this, I’ve taken it upon myself to help educate those who honestly have no idea (shoutout to the kid that didn’t believe I was a cowgirl because I, “didn’t look the part,” since…

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Financial Aid Awareness Month Highlights – What Students Don’t Know

By: Sharna Johnson Perhaps it’s denial, misinformation or a lack of information altogether, but nearly half of college students are under the impression their student loans will be forgiven. February was Financial Aid Awareness Month, and it appears that awareness is desperately needed if a recent study is any indication. Created by congress in 2010, the campaign’s goal is to raise awareness about federal financial aid options and particularly the ways federal financial aid can reduce the amount of student loans necessary to obtain a college education. Recent data from…

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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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NM Legislature & Proposed Changes for College Students

By: Sharna Johnson Loan assistance for minority doctoral students in engineering, science or math fields, drastic changes to the Lottery Scholarship, college transfer credits and hazing laws are among issues currently being considered by the New Mexico Legislature. The 2017 Regular Session runs from January 17 to March 18, with legislators under a deadline of February 16 to propose legislation.  Less than a month in, hundreds of pieces of legislation have already been introduced and – from introduction to committee where they either die or move forward to a vote…

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Choosing Classes for Next Semester

By: Marissa Tijerina That time of year is upon us. It’s time to choose classes for next semester, if you haven’t done so already. I always have the hardest time picking classes. I know that having an advisor comes in handy when it comes to choosing courses. They can help tell you the courses that are in rotation for your degree plan and their advice comes in handy, no doubt. However, they can’t always tell you whether a class will truly interest you. Friends and classmates can come help tremendously…

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30 Hours

By: Samantha Smith Living 30 hours from home is most definitely not the easiest thing I’ve ever done in my life. I’m sure anyone who moves away from school will agree, going from seeing your family every day of the week to not seeing them is one of the most difficult things to do in life. My freshman year away from home was hard to say the least. I can recall other kids going home on the weekends when they missed their family while I was stuck in Portales doing…

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Online Courses and How to Manage Them

By: Marissa Tijerina Throughout my three years here at ENMU, I have taken a multitude of online courses. I’ve taken Art Appreciation, Astronomy, Applied Writing for Media, Human Growth and Development, and many more. Some classes were easier than others. Some required more time than others. Some were more interesting than others. I’ve learned a lot from taking online courses. The main thing I’ve learned is that they are not for everyone, but there are ways to help you get through them. Some people told me not to take online…

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