WNMU Nursing Professor writes The Tortilla Star, hosts a book signing


On February 18, nursing professor Abbey Carpenter had one of her first book signings on campus at the On February 18, nursing professor Abbey Carpenter had one of her first book signings on campus at the Miller Library. The Tortilla Star is a contemporary fiction book that tells the story of an English teacher that

Professor Roberta Brown on celebrating National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day

March 4 is National Grammar Day in the United States. According to Nationtoday.com, National Grammar day was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough, the founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar. The day’s motto is, “It’s not only a date, but it’s also an imperative: March forth on March fourth to speak

Agape Foh-Amoaning shares her insights on Black History Month


Agape Foh-Amoaning is an international student from Zambia which is in South Central Africa.  Foh-Amoaning is majoring in nursing and hopes to become a Nurse Practitioner. She has been attending WNMU for a year now. Foh-Amoaning participates in the Mustangs Care Club and Arts Club. She has a work-study position in the Facilities Department.  The

Student Government Member, Fransisco Estrella, participates in student affairs conference

From left to right: Dayanara Beltran, Holly Gallegos, Gregory Romero, Catalina Arana- Mendoza, Francisco Estrella, and Thomasina Ortiz- Gallegos

The New Mexico Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NMASAP) Statewide Symposium 2020 is a bi-annual conference provided to student affairs professionals and colleagues to connect and learn from different schools. The NMASAP was hosted at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque on February 20-21. Colleges and universities came from across the state to attend

Taylor Allison on Strong African Americans in Today’s Society

Taylor Allison

Taylor Allison is a senior at Western New Mexico University majoring in Cellular Molecular Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She is from Frisco, Texas. Allison is a team member of the Lady Mustang basketball team. Her position on the court is center. The Mustang Newspaper Staff interviewed Allison in one of an ongoing series

For LeShauntai Adams, Black history is powerful history

Black History Month

In 2016, Adams arrived to Western New Mexico University from Shiprock, NM, on an academic scholarship for the fall semester. She is currently a Senior and will be walking in May with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Rehabilitation Services and a minor in Psychology. Adams has a work study position in the Center for

Navigating and Overcoming Culture Shock!

Photo Credit: Essmeralda Corn

  On Wednesday, February 12th,  Student Life Event Coordinator and part of the Cultural Committee, Ashley Templeton, created the event “Navigating Culture Shock”, along with student Andrew Ayala. This event was held in the Student Life Lounge from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. After interviewing Ayala, he mentioned his goal for this event was to

Black History Month Interview with Mustang Stevan Winn

Credits: Jay Hemphill during WNMU Homecoming Parade 2020

This is Stevan Winn, also known as Steve. Winn is originally from Inglewood, California. He is a junior year WNMU student-athlete, majoring in Business Management.  Winn is also a work-study office worker for the Student Accessibility Services located in the Center for Student Success (CSS). Winn shared with The Mustang his perspective on Black History

Students share love every day of the year here at WNMU

Valentines Day

With February arriving 2020, everyone is getting ready for Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is an annual celebration to recognize love, friendship, and appreciation toward loved ones. It is celebrated every 14th of February; however, we can share the love all year long. The Mustang Newspaper Staff asked students and staff one question, “How could we

WNMU students make chocolate for annual Fantasia fundraiser

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On Saturday, February 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., The Mimbres Region Arts Council hosted their annual Chocolate Fantasia in downtown Silver City. Stores throughout the historic Mainstreet partnered with community chocolatiers to create 400 chocolates for over 20 sites. Tickets sold at $25, and participants were able to try up to 20 different