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

Mustangs share their favorite sibling memories to celebrate National Siblings Day


National Siblings Day is on April 10 every year. This day is to honor our brothers and sisters. Siblings can be our best friends or our worst enemies. They can be many things like our biggest competition, most substantial encouragement, or the reminder of our most embarrassing moments. According to the National Holidays Calendar website,

Celebrating Mustangs on National Student-Athlete Day


National Student-Athlete Day (NSAD) is celebrated annually on April 6.. This day provides an opportunity to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of student-athletes. Many student-athletes take on roles as leaders in their community and serve as role models for other students. The day is dedicated to encouraging families, schools, and communities to support their student-athletes in

Jennifer Olson uses writing talents to share WNMU stories and news

Photo Credit: Jennifer Olson

As March comes to a close, people around the country celebrated female leaders during Women’s History Month. The Mustang conducted several interviews with female students,staff, and faculty members to learn about their contributions to campus. Many students recognize Jennifer Olson by name, as they receive important emails about university deadlines and announcements, but not many

STEM student Elizabeth Sorells shares her prediction on health crisis

Elizabeth Sorells

With the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting WNMU and its community, The Mustang Staff reached out to members of the Mustang family to understand their thoughts on the current situation of the world. Elizabeth Sorells is a Silver City native who is double majoring in Mathematics and Forest Wildlife, currently a junior, Sorells is a math

International student living through COVID-19 away from home

Elizabeth Mireles

With the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting WNMU and its community, the Mustang Staff reached out to members of the Mustang family to understand their thoughts on the current situation of the world. Elizabeth Mireles is an international student studying Chemistry. A senior from Guanajuato, Mexico. Mireles’ program is only one semester of study at WNMU.

“Women in History Need to Be Honored and Celebrated,” expressed by Elaine Howard, Early Childhood Programs Lab Site Administrator


Elaine Howard has been living in Silver City for 20 years. Her family located here after her husband retired from the military. Howard became a teacher at the Child Development Center of Western New Mexico University 13 years ago. She went from being a teacher to a teacher supervisor at the Growing Tree facility. Howard

Assistant Dean of Student Life, Jessica Morales on Women’s Desire for Equity and Respect

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Jessica Morales is currently the Assistant Dean of Student Life. Morales started working at WNMU in 2003. About five years ago, Morales moved into the Student Life Department, which was an initiative brought forward by Dr. Isaac Brundage that didn’t previously exist on the WNMU campus. The Student Life Department is in charge of organizing

Azul Barrientos keeps Frida Kahlo’s legacy alive


On March 5th, artist Azul Barrientos performed a show in Light Hall Theater. Barrientos brought Frida Kahlo’s story back to life in a creative way that was easily enjoyed by the audience. Kahlo lived through many hardships in her lifetime, and she was never given any recognition while she was alive for her work as

Student Athlete, Justyce Millan, on Rising Women

Justyce Millan

Justyce Millan is a double major in psychology and sociology. She started attending WNMU in 2016 and will be graduating in May. Millan played for the WNMU Softball Team for three years, was the President for the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and is