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Lottery Scholarship should be for hardworking

February 9, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship has been a lifesaver to New Mexico’s college students, covering a huge portion of tuition expenses, and for some students, allowing them to keep attending college. However, as state lottery sales have declined, the scholarship fund is quickly dwindling, which calls for some kind of change. A new [&hellip...

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A ban, alternative facts and (maybe) some protesting

February 8, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Many years ago I took an anthropology class. As we arrived to class one day, my classmates and I encountered the professor, with a piece of pink chalk in hand, drawing little pink hearts on the chalkboard. By the time most of the students had taken a seat,...

Tale of two universities and their protests

February 7, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Before Berkeley, there was UNM. Same scheduled speaker, very different results. On Jan. 27, Milo Yiannapoulos, a far-right provocateur, came to the University of New Mexico to speak as part of his “Dangerous Faggot Tour.” The New Mexico Daily Lobo...

The basic elements necessary for a hero

February 4, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

What our nation needs is more heroes. What our community needs is more heroes. What our families need are more heroes. There is a shortage of heroes among us. Now, more than ever in the history of mankind, we need heroes among us. Can you be a much needed...

Wrapping up another United Way funding drive

February 4, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Since 1956, our community has come together each fall to raise funds to help our neighbors who need a helping hand. From that first fall campaign in 1956, which raised $58,356, to our 2016 campaign 60 years later, which raised $434,211, the generosity of our...

Honesty and the reality of the way things are

February 3, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Honesty is the window of life, allowing you to see the world as it really is. Obstinacy to honesty is the shade you pull over your eyes when you don’t like what you see out the window of life. Life boasts of no trickery. What you see is what you get. What...

Snippets: Afterthoughts on the passing scene

February 3, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Driver’s license hassle No wonder state officials didn’t want to deal with the fact that undocumented aliens could obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses. Our lawmakers must have anticipated the hassle it would bring, not only for immigrants but for...

Memories of wintertime in old Roswell

February 3, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

I’ve been thinking how winter has been with us with its occasional snow, cold winds, and freezing temperatures, and if I am ready for spring to arrive. But, since we have only recently celebrated one of America’s oldest holidays, Groundhog Day, we may be...

Immigration order raises moral questions

February 2, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

Upon hearing the new immigration ban, the phrase “Quis custodiet ispsos custodes” immediately came to mind. For those readers unfamiliar with Latin, the phrase refers to a saying by the Roman poet Juvenal. It translates to, “Who will guard the guards...

Fighting intolerance must be done with tolerance

February 2, 2017 • EditorialComments (0)

It has been said that writing is the method by which one paints a picture with words. Whether that picture is one filled with detail, color or darkness is the job of the writer. The same, in my perspective, can be said of words and actions. As human beings,...