“We need to come together as one, not just black students,” conveys Black Student Union (BSU) Vice President, DeAndre Williams.


Black Student Union (BSU) is a student-led club dedicated to unite, elevate, and empower Black People on the WNMU campus. Dr. Isaacc Brundage is the club advisor. The club’s executive members are Laruni Witty as President, DeAndre Williams as Vice President, and Breya Brown as Secretary. The Mustang Newspaper had the opportunity to interview Vice

“All students should do yoga!” expressed by Yogitha Malkireddy, Campus Recreational Coordinator

Photo Credits: Yogitha Malkireddy

Yogitha Malkireddy originally from India. She has lived in Silver City since July of 2020. Malkireddy holds the title of Campus Recreational Coordinator for Student Life at Western New Mexico University. Since early childhood, she has been part of sports, and it always drove her towards fitness and wellness. Malkireddy has a degree in Engineering;

Alejandra Estrada: Mexican American breaking stereotypes

Ale Estrada in Xochimilco

Alejandra Estrada is a level one nursing student at Western New Mexico University. Estrada is from Long Beach, California, and was raised in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Estrada was raised in a single parent household, where Estrada’s mom was the only figure of authority, therefore Estrada connects deeply with her mom’s Hispanic background. Estrada, is

Vielka Félix: Latina en Programa de STEM


Vielka Félix es actualmente una estudiante de intercambio en Western New Mexico University originaria de Agua Prieta, Sonora. Félix es una deportista retirada. Ella representó a México en varias ocasiones en competencias de atletismo. Félix decidió venir a WNMU porque la escuela ofrecía su carrera en la institución. Ella tiene dos puestos laborales como asistente

Guillermo Palacios: Miembro Mexicano de Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA)

Guillermo Palacios

Guillermo Palacios es un nuevo individuo a la familia de Western New México Universito. Es nacido en Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, pero fue criado en Albuquerque, Nuevo México. Palacios forma parte del grupo de Mariachi Plata donde toca el violín. También es un miembro activo de MEChA.  Le hicimos unas preguntas a Guillermo para conocerlo mejor:

An interview with newly elected ASWNMU President Brenda Hernandez

Brenda Hernandez

Brenda Hernandez was born in Toluca, Mexico, and raised in San Diego, California. Hernandez is currently a senior majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Marketing. She was recruited in 2016 to run for theMustang Cross-Country Team. In her college experience, she has been active with ASWNMU, Ethics Club, Rotary Club, Marketing, and St. Francis

Superheroes at WNMU: Students Share Their Phenomenal Superpowers

Superhero Day

April 28 is National Superhero Day. This special day of super powers was created in 1995 by Marvel Comics employees. Plenty of fictional stories, movies, and video games include the main characters with superpowers, the ability of humans or creatures to possess superhuman abilities. Superman, Spiderman, and Captain America are a few superheroes in popular



As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads, so do the fake news articles claiming to have the cure. It is crucial to have a trustworthy source for your pandemic news. The World Health Organization has come up with a way to provide the people with the news that they need in a familiar and straightforward way that

Senior Student, Dorian Carrasco on National Pandemic

Dorian Carrasco

In the midst of this nationwide pandemic, many have lost or will be losing both memories and important milestones. However, it is important to aid in the understanding of those who have been affected by such a large epidemic. Therefore, in order to get some voices heard, The Mustang has been interviewing students while also

Elizabeth Gonzales: Candidate for ASWNMU Treasurer

Elizabeth Gonzales

One WNMU student is running for the treasurer position for ASWNMU. Elizabeth Gonzales is a Sophomore majoring in Accounting here at WNMU. She is originally from Silver City. The Mustang Newspaper asked Gonzales some questions to get to know her better and the proposals she has as a future ASWNMU member.    Q: What led