Cosmic Homecoming Recap


Mustangs celebrated their Homecoming week in an extraterrestrial way this semester. The celebration took place from September 29 to October 5. Students participated in events such as Survey Says, a Lip Sync Battle and the Bonfire. The Mustang Newspaper staff created a video to remember the moments students lived throughout the week. Check the full

WNMU Homecoming Parade

Photo Credit: Jay Hemphill

On Saturday morning, WNMU and Silver City community united to enjoy this year’s Homecoming Parade. The parade started in Downtown Silver City and ended at the end of College Avenue. There were nineteen entries to this year’s parade. There was a contest for the best floats for the following categories: Best Overall (Sweepstakes Award) Best

Mustangs Takeover Falcons in Homecoming Game

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Mustangs gathered in Ben Altamirano Field on Saturday, October 5, to support their WNMU football team during the Homecoming Game, which was also the first night game for the university. Before the game started at 6:00 p.m., everyone had time to have a good time at the homecoming tailgate right outside Ben Altamirano Field. Students

Students compete in Survey Says during Homecoming Week


Mustangs were shouting answers across Light Hall Theater on Monday as they participated in Survey Says, a Family Feud type-game, the second event for Homecoming Week. Two teams of four, faced each other to try to guess what 100 college students across the nation said when they were surveyed. The crowd was very interactive, screaming

Former Mustang Editor Returns to Say Goodbye

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Homecoming is an occasion that has always held a special place for me, especially in regard to the publication that you are currently reading. Three years ago, in 2015, I had only barely taken over The Mustang as Editor and, along with my brand new, untested staff of student journalists, we took Homecoming 2015 by

Homecoming 2017: Outstanding Alumni: Thaxter “Scrappy” Richard


Silver City, NM- A familiar sight around the Grant County area is New Mexico State Police Officer Thaxter Richard, a.k.a “Scrappy. The Officer, known for his kindness and his character, was recently honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award at the 2017 Western New Mexico University Homecoming Celebration on September 23rd. Scrappy had a varied career

Homecoming 2017: Lip Sync Battle


Silver City, NM- Mustang Entertainment lived up to their name by engaging a full house of WNMU students and staff in a colorful and energetic “Lip Sync Battle.” Students ranged from solo acts to group performances, including an entire sports team taking the stage, making for a very diverse and overall wild night. The show

Homecoming 2017: Outstanding Alumni: Larry Barstow


Silver City, NM- On September 23, WNMU honored two outstanding alumni, one of which was a man named Larry Barstow. Barstow graduated from WNMU with the class of 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Sciences. Barstow also played Left Tackle with the WNMU