New changes in store for GI Bill

Veterans using the Post-9/11 GI bill will see their monthly living stipends stopped between fall and winter semesters, starting next year, and only full time students will continue to draw stipends at the 100 percent rate. Those two cost-saving changes, plus a new $17,500 nationwide cap on Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits for students attending private […]

Dora school news —

High school final exams on Friday School is in session five days this week for grades 7-12. Elementary students will not have to attend on Friday. Final exams will be administered to high school students today through Friday. Thursday and Friday will be early-release days, with buses running at 12:35 p.m. both days. Students will […]

Monday morning briefing: Gaming, a boating accident and snow

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Game: Donkey Kong Country Returns Genre: Action System: Wii What is it? Clever level design and great artistic touches make platforming feel fresh again. ESRB Rating: Everyone Web site: http://donkeykong.nintendo.com Question of the day If you were a character […]

Dora school news — Nov. 23

Wednesday is the last day of school this week. Students will return on Monday. SPORTS • Today — JV and Varsity basketball at San Jon, 4 p.m. • Friday and Saturday — Dora Junior High Boys play at Faith Triumphant Basketball Tournament. • Monday — Dora Junior High teams host Melrose at 4 p.m. PTSO […]

Foreign students highlighted during ENMU International Week

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University celebrated cultures around the world this week with International Week. International Week highlights international and foreign exchange students and their cultures across the U.S. Danni Luo, a graduate student at ENMU and director of International Affairs, lead efforts to organize events at ENMU. “Overall, it’s been a great experience,” […]

Students holding food drive

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Argen Duncan Two groups of Eastern New Mexico University students are reaching out to Portales families with food for Thanksgiving. The Voices of Inclusive and Committed Education Students club and the Communications 202 class are collecting Thanksgiving food for seven, possibly eight, Portales families, said VOICES treasurer Jaime Silva. This is the second year VOICES […]

ENMU, Dona Ana Community College sign articulation agreement

Eastern New Mexico University now has an open door for students from a Las Cruces community college. ENMU President Steven Gamble and Dona Ana Community College President Margie Huerta signed an articulation agreement Monday. Now, when students with associate degrees from DACC want to transfer to ENMU for a bachelor’s, the university will accept 90 […]

FFA members recognized

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Argen Duncan Local FFA members recently stepped into national events, and in some cases, the national spotlight. Texico, Elida and Dora students participated in the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, and Texico FFA members competed in the American Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City, Mo. Both events were in late October. Texico FFA adviser Tod […]

Tuesday morning briefing: All-Staters and where were you when the lights went out?

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Clovis All-Staters Eight students from Marshall and Yucca middle schools have been named to the All-State Junior High Choir. They will be attending the conference’s annual meeting Jan. 27-29 at New Mexico State University. Thus far, 40 Clovis students have earned All-State status. Video […]

Nov. 9 —

Students to honor vets Elida students and staff will honor area veterans for their service to our country on Wednesday. A brief program followed by lunch will take place in the school cafeteria beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Our people: Proud Texan

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Brittany Chrisman is the president of the Associated Students of Eastern New Mexico University. A native Texan, Chrisman enjoys spending time with her horse, Fancy. Chrisman said her favorite part about her job as president is that she gets to plan and run fun-filled events and activities for the students of Eastern. “I get paid […]

Portales past: Nov. 5, 1961

Nov. 5, 1961: Portales News Tribune: Geology students from ENMU got a chance to work with honest-to-goodness mammoth remains at a discovery northeast of Portales. The find was being excavated and was placed in the Roosevelt County Museum.

Mock elections teach students about politics

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer While adults were voting Tuesday, Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School students held their own mock governor election. The votes were expected to be counted Wednesday. Social studies vertical team leader Sharon Rowley organized the mock election. The fifth- and sixth-graders learned about candidates platforms and voting procedures before the mock election, […]

Portales past: Nov. 1, 1955

Nov. 1, 1955: College students interested in taking the Selective Service Qualification Test had until midnight that day to submit application, said Henry Hahn, instructor of psychology.

Dora school news — Nov. 2

November menu calendars are available in the school office. School is in session on Veterans Day. Also, although students are usually off on Friday, we will have a five-day school week Nov. 15-19. The following week, the week of Thanksgiving, school will be in session on Monday and Tuesday only, with early release on Tuesday […]

Young voters divided on casting ballots

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Alisa Boswell To vote or not? When the question was put to Eastern New Mexico University students recently, the answers revealed a deep divide. Just as many previous generations, this group of young voters is split when it comes to voting and politics. Freedom New Mexico conducted an unscientific poll, interviewing students in classes at […]

My turn: Cast deserves recognition

I would like to give a standing ovation to the students who performed in the “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” production Saturday night at Eastern New Mexico University. The musical was one of the best productions I have seen at ENMU and the cast members captured the essence of Charles Schulz’ comic strip characters […]

Educators use Red Ribbon Week to teach youths about dangers of drugs, alcohol

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Argen Duncan Roosevelt County students are writing essays, trying out drunkenness-simulation goggles and listening to law enforcement officers as part of National Red Ribbon Week. The week focuses on encouraging students to avoid drugs. In Floyd, the schools also incorporated presentations on Internet safety and the role of alcohol and drugs in sexual assault. “We […]

Students performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

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Fairies, royalty, Old English and a play within a play — Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has all of that, and Portales High School students are performing it. The play opened last night, and performances are scheduled today (Sunday) and Monday. “It’s about the course of true love and all the bumps on the way […]

ENMU students stay up for charity

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University students plan to be up all night writing, with no homework involved. The college’s student government and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital out of Memphis, Tenn. have teamed up for a fundraising event called “Up ‘Til Dawn,” to be held at the Campus Union Building. From 8 p.m. Friday […]