The Importance of Voting in the 2020 Elections


In our country, Election Day is a day set every four years by law, where US citizens can vote for candidates of public officials at national degrees. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. With elections approaching, voting has become a popular topic within social media. Why is it important to vote? According to Generation

“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;

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

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

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

Clara Diaz: Camino Hacia la Doble Titulación

Clara Diaz

Clara Díaz es una estudiante originaria de Asturias, España que a sus 24 años está trabajando en conseguir una doble titulación en Educación. Diaz está en WNMU gracias a una colaboración con su universidad. Díaz estaba por aplicar para su Masters cuando se le dio a conocer una oportunidad de doble titulación en WNMU. No