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Sometimes the best connections are online friends

April 13, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Despite its almost infinite uses, ‘‘you never really know who is behind a computer screen’’ manages to become the common description of the internet. It sometimes sounds as though attaching a screen to a relative would reduce him or her to an anonymous twist of wires and functions. I do not believe that robots will [&hellip...

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Statistics require skepticism

April 13, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Imagine you, dear reader, are reading a magazine discussing the experimental results on the effectiveness of a new treatment. In the experiment, 200 subjects from the treatment group showed improvement, while 75 did not. In contrast, only 50 showed...

Last call for mobile vet center at Wal-Mart

April 10, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

April 19 is a special date for area veterans. A ceremony in Artesia and a special visit of the VA Mobile Vet Center van to Roswell and at the Artesia ceremonies is planned. This is “last call” for a special commemoration marking the 50th Anniversary of...

Are you talking about your ethics or mine?

April 8, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Several years back, when I was the New Mexico State Bar president, I was speaking to a group of a few hundred lawyers at a conference and I asked the group the question, “How many of you in this room are unethical?” Not a hand went up. Good — I thought....

What I want you to know about sexual assault

April 8, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

As I sit down to write, I’m reminded of what someone asked me this past week. “What do you want people to know?” I had to really think about that. I want people to know that we’re here. Our sexual assault program underwent a change of venue and...

Braving the Chamizal as we wait for our final home

April 7, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

In 1864, the Rio Grande flooded near El Paso, Texas, causing it to change course. Since the official border between the U.S. and Mexico is the Rio Grande, the course change created two border difficulties. In one place, about 600 acres of land that once...

Remembering a spring break trip to Mexico

April 7, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Like many of you who live in Roswell and have some connection to education — whether it’s because of the children you have in school, you’re a student, or you have a job that is connected to the schools — then you either welcomed spring break or it...

Greek life not about partying

April 6, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

As a freshman college student, one of the best choices I made for myself this year was joining a Greek organization. When I joined Chi Omega, I gave myself more opportunities than I could have hoped for. Most people have only seen sororities and fraternities...

Viewing Roswell from this feature writer’s perch

April 5, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

As a features reporter, I have a unique opportunity. It is my job to find stories that should be told. My personal take on that is to find stories that could inspire people, or help people who are doing good in our town to network with others of like mind. I...

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Building an unpopular border wall

April 4, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Among the issues that helped to propel Donald Trump into the White House, it’s hard to think of one more divisive than his plan to build a towering border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. It’s not just controversial, it’s unpopular. A February poll by...