Patrick Lopez Works to Bring NFB to Grant County


Silver City, NM – Patrick Lopez, a 40-year-old Social Work student at WNMU, has been working hard this past year to bring the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) to Silver City. He is hoping to have it established by January. Patrick found out that he was losing his vision in April 2011 due to

Student Spotlight: Kaity Ellis and Ranger


Silver City, NM – Since starting at Western New Mexico University in the fall of 2013, Kaity Ellis has made quite the impression on her fellow students as well as on the school itself with her position in Student Senate and her involvement in making the campus friendlier towards its handi-capable students. Kaity was diagnosed

Actor and Comedian Ian Harvie Performs for Glam Week at WNMU


Silver City, NM – Transgender men and women have been in the spotlight of the media recently fighting for acceptance and trying to educate the public on who they are. For any reader who might not know, a transgender person is anyone who identifies with a sex different from the sex that they were assigned

The Center Presents: The Dragalicious Lip-Sync Battle


Silver City, NM – As part of The Center of Gender Equity’s Glam Week, a Dragalicious Lip-Sync Battle and Show was put on at Light Hall on Wednesday night. Students and staff members performed for a packed house while dressed in full drag, with special performances by Augusta Wind, Summer Osborne, Mona Little, and Raul

Summer Osborne Returns to WNMU


Silver City, NM – On Tuesday October 20, Summer Osborne came all the way from Vandalia, Illinois to make her second appearance at WNMU. Summer came to WNMU last May to perform at the Center of Gender Equity as part of Summer Osborne and Sarah McCracken’s Left Coast Tour of Epic Mind Blowing Awesomeness. Dr.

Student Social Work Association Raises Money for Extended University


Silver City, NM – During the tailgate prior to the Homecoming game on Saturday October 10, the Student Social Work Association held a booth selling soda, water, fruit bowls, and free face-painting in order to raise funds for their club. Albert Placencio, a WNMU student and President of the Student Social Work Association, told the

“Bordertown” writer comes to WNMU!


Silver City, NM- On Thursday October 8, Lalo Alcaraz, an artist most famous for his political cartoons, came to Western New Mexico University to speak with students and community members about his new show, Bordertown, and raise awareness on the immigration issues presented in his show. Alcaraz was invited to WNMU by Guadalupe Cano, a

Southwest Festival of the Written Word


This past weekend, Silver City hosted the Southwest Festival of the Written Word. The SWFWW is a biannual event that allows people to come together to meet and hear from some of their favorite authors. The festival focuses on authors who come from and write about the southwest region. Each of the authors featured comes

Glam Week Is Coming!


Silver City, NM- There are many misconceptions about drag culture that the media has created and many people who do not even know what drag culture is. These misunderstandings can often have harmful consequences. Fortunately, the Center of Gender Equity is hosting a series of events from October 16 through October 22 educate and spread

Welcome Week Scholarship Winner


Silver City, NM- Cherokee Marquez, a 23-year-old senior from California, was able to start her year off with a pleasant surprise. As part of a new plan to encourage student participation in school events and show their Mustang pride, The Associated Students of Western New Mexico University, more commonly known as Student Government, decided to