Two students announce candidacy for ASWNMU Vice President


ASWNMU is hosting their annual elections for student government positions and two students have placed their name on the ballot for the student body vice-president position. Diego Luna De Leon is from Douglas, AZ. He will be a Senior in the fall semester and is seeking an Accounting degree.  Aja Corina Sanchez is from Albuquerque,

Three Mustangs run for student body president


That time of the semester has arrived where student leaders run for Student Government positions for the upcoming school year. This year, three WNMU students are running to be President of the Associated Students (ASWNMU).  Darlene Chavez is from Deming, New Mexico. She is currently a Senior majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies which she expects to

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

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.

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

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

Kinesiology Professor Hopes To Start New Cycling Club

Photo Credit: Garrett Peltonen, PhD

WNMU is welcoming a new cycling club organized and sponsored by former professional cyclist and current Kinesiology professor, Garrett Peltonen. “We live in a great area for cycling and bike riding. In fact, the university could use a cycling club,” said Peltonen. Peltonen mentioned how he is coordinating this club along with Kathy Whiteman, Director

Professor Roberta Brown on celebrating National Grammar Day

National Grammar Day

March 4 is National Grammar Day in the United States. According to, 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

Mustang Care partners with Silver City Care Center to host Valentine’s day dance


On February 14, the Silver City Care Center hosted a valentine’s day dance for their senior citizens that was made possible by the collaboration with the WNMU Mustang Care Club. Local middle school students also attended the event.   The residents enjoyed the company of the students, fun dances, and snacks. The purpose of the