Dylan Kester

Silver City, NM- The Pro-Temp of ASWNMU Student Senate Dylan Kester has been fired. While ASWNMU wouldn’t disclose the unspeakable reason why Kester was relieved of his duties, most signs point to Kester’s ridiculous spending, which can be seen in Treasurer reports handed out during ASWNMU public meetings. Among Kester’s outlandish purchases include a snow

BREAKING: Mustang Newspaper Purchased by Walt Disney Company

Disney's The Mustang

Silver City, NM- The Mustang, the student-led news source for Western New Mexico University has been bought out by the Walt Disney Company. The Walt Disney Company is a multinational mass-media company known for their films, television, music, theme parks and much more. The Walt Disney Company recently bought off 21st Century Fox from Rupert Murdoch’s

Community, Food, Culture


Silver City NM- In commemoration of Cesar Chavez, Western New Mexico University is offering a variety of events around campus throughout the week. MECha launched the event with A History of the Chicano Movement, which featured a walk through presentation where individuals could come and learn more about the culture, ask questions, and learn trivia

Women of Western: Gilda Baeza-Ortego


Silver City, NM- To celebrate Women’s History Month, Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, the Western New Mexico University scholar in residence, requested that The Mustang run a feature on his beloved wife of thirty years, University Librarian Gilda Ortego. Gilda came to Western New Mexico University in 2007, seeking an environment that was conducive for her

Women of Western: Lydia Huerta


Silver City, NM- Social Justice and standing up for the rights of others is something that has always defined Dr. Lydia Huerta, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Cultural Studies. She is also an adviser who helps guide the direction of The Center for Gender Equity, an organization that host numerous events around campus and provides

Women of Western: Jessica Morales


Silver City, NM – Jessica Morales, the Assistant Dean of Student Life, as always been at WNMU, even for her college years. She was born and raised in Silver City and graduated from Silver High. During her time at Silver High, she was part of the dance team, history club, choir, peer education, honors society,

Women of Western: Amanda Moffett-Lane

Amanda Moffett

Silver City, NM- Someday, today’s students will be tomorrow’s alumni. Every graduate will eventually graduate with their degrees and move on to bigger and better things, whether it be graduate school or a fruitful career. However, regardless of where life takes them, they will always be a Mustang. Maintaining ties between past students and their

Women of Western: Lauren Dazey

Lauren (center) with her friends and co-workers with The Center for Gender Equity and Equality

Silver City, NM- One could say that Graduate Student Lauren Dazey is something of a bad ass. When she arrived at WNMU to get her Masters in Business Administration, she already had a rich background working in heavy industrial jobs, particularly working on oil rigs. Growing up in Aurora, Colorado, it was her mother’s career