Drunken driving simulator makes students think twice

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Christina Calloway Portales High School students got to spend a class period drinking and driving in a virtual simulator Tuesday. The effects were synthetic, but the consequences were real to the students who went through UNITE’s Arrive Alive high-tech distracted driving and drunken driving education program. “It affects everyone around you,” said Jacob Nunse, 16, […]

My turn: Drama students deserve recognition

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Last week I was back in the Portales High School theater, enjoying students on a stage singing and dancing. I love attending plays and musicals for so many reasons. Obviously there’s a story taking place on the stage … but the entire event is filled with drama. Will all the lines be remembered? Will the […]

Cadaver gives ENMU students new learning opportunities

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While classmates may be intimidated with working on a cadaver, two Eastern New Mexico University students are eager to put on scrubs and seize the rare opportunity. Junior Meghan Howard is among the students in the science department that gets to work with the school’s first cadaver, which was donated to the science department and […]

Dora news: Feb. 28

Students qualify for nationals Nineteen Dora High School Business Professional Association members and sponsor, Colleen Tollett, attended the State Leadership Conference in Albuquerque Feb. 16-18. Participants came back with top awards and 14 students qualified for the National Leadership Conference. Daniella Montanez was elected as the 2012-2013 state secretary/treasurer and will represent New Mexico at […]

Students tap into primitive skills

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Christina Calloway Eastern New Mexico University and Texas Tech students brought out their primitive skills Saturday afternoon, shaping obsidian rock into stone tools, a process called flintknapping. Flintknapping was just one of the activities students practiced during the 13th annual Cynthia Irwin-Williams Lecture Series/Conference at ENMU sponsored by ENMU’s anthropology club and department. The two-day […]

Students bring their best to regional science fair

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Kevin Wilson

Teachers finding place for iPads in classroom

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Christina Calloway Special needs students at Valencia Elementary School are enhancing their learning experience in the classroom with the use of iPads. Julie Maloney-Pena’s small class of three received two iPads in October from the school district and Pena says her students have progressed in their learning and social skills since using them. “It’s been […]

Student art being featured at Portales businesses

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Christina Calloway Two Portales businesses will feature the art work of Eastern New Mexico University students each month in an effort to become involved in the community. Senior Caitlin Lindsey will be the first artist to have her photography featured in Sleep Solutions and Ashley Furniture. “It feels amazing,” Lindsey said. “I’m excited at the […]

Parents should have option to pick schools

Freedom Newspapers National School Choice Week started Monday, focusing attention on efforts of parents, activists, legislators, students and grass-roots networks to promote school choice programs throughout the United States. Legislators should take heed and this year expand choice programs for all students in an effort to fix the country’s ailing public education system. School choice, […]

ENMU’s growth continues

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Alisa Boswell Enrollment for Eastern New Mexico University is over 5,000 students for the first time in a spring semester, according to school President Steven Gamble. “We anticipate a good spring semester,” Gamble said. “We had such good growth in the fall that we have retained a large number of those students into the spring.” […]

ENMU briefs — Jan. 11

Classes will begin Tuesday Students who are not yet enrolled can contact enrollment services at 562-2178. Those who have not registered for classes can visit www.enmu.edu to register online. The last day to register for classes is Tuesday. Information: 562-2175.

Dora news — Jan. 10

Second semester begins Students return to classes today to begin the second semester of instruction. Report cards with first semester grades will be issued Wednesday.

Honors —

The following students have been named to the Fall 2011 dean’s List at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas.: • Jessica Hall of Muleshoe. • Martha Chace of Clovis. • Rachel Thyrion of Fort Sumner.

Graduates optimistic on job prospects

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Alisa Boswell Despite a tough job market, Eastern New Mexico University students graduating today said they aren’t worried about job prospects. Halee Goff, graduating with a master’s in education in school counseling, said she not only has a new job but is already working it. “My husband and I just moved to Artesia and I’ve […]

PHS students gearing up for performance

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Alisa Boswell Portales High School students are gearing up for their second time performing the play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which will be performed at the Lyceum Theatre in Clovis this weekend. Theater teacher Bill Strong said the students did a wonderful job their first time around, but attendance was down due to other […]

Cooperative efforts help students’ creativity

There are a great many gifts these days, being made in the Clovis Christian High School art and wood arts departments, especially involving joint use of the two classes, which are located across the hall from one another. The focus in this column is on handmade gifts, for those whom one loves, especially those made […]

Clovis band students dominate band selections

Freedom New Mexico Students from the Clovis High School Freshman Academy and Marshall and Yucca middle schools dominated selections on the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators Junior High All-District Honor Band. The band, named last week, had 64 of its 95 available seats filled by Clovis students. Also, Clovis students claimed nine of the 14 […]

ENMU students attend border conference workshop

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Alisa Boswell Michael Martinez’ group at a student workshop, which focused on problems along the U.S./Mexico border, created a drug awareness commercial with the slogan, “When you’re chillin’, you’re killin.’” Each time the man in the commercial took a “drag” off his marijuana joint, the sounds of gunfire and explosions would go off. “What we […]

Dora news — Nov. 15

School held all week Dora students kindergarten through twelfth grade are attending school Monday through Friday this week. This is the only five-day week for students all year.