Therapy Session focuses on return of 80s fashion trends

The popularity of corduroy jackets and leg warmers are making a comeback as apparel outlets are reporting a rise in 80s style fashion purchases by the millennial generation. Wider and bigger is back to being a good thing especially when it comes to hair and shoulder pads. The new trends have sparked buying binges and also psychological confusion from students who believe that the change in consumer behavior is pushing millennials back to the 20th century. “So many have done so much for the advancement of women in our society, I want to caution my fellow students to recognize the potential long-term affects that these outward displays of decades old representations can have,” said Mary Jane Smith, chairwoman of the campus chapter for the advancement of women. The outcry by feminist leaders has led to the offering of fashion therapy sessions for students and community members looking for a safe space to discuss their feelings over the hard to escape exposure to the retro...

Early Childhood students send cryptic message

The 2016 Christmas season was a little less jolly for parents of infants enrolled in the Child Development Center at Western New Mexico University. What began as a season of warmth and happiness, turned into a time of worry and doctor visits for many families whose children created cryptic messages out of holiday displays. Photos of these baby created messages were shared on social media causing panic by parents who believed that their children had become possessed by a strange power. “One morning I woke up and read on my wall the words ‘I don’t believe in Santa’, all spelled out in Christmas lights,” said Mother Parker. “My two-year old’s innocence is now gone and I can’t explain what is happening.” Photos are appearing of rearranged Christmas light displays with mysterious messages including “Where are you”, “Right Here”, and “Leggo My Eggo.” Retail companies are experiencing product returns in large quantities, as parents want to rid...

Youth search and rescue team launched

The understated and often ignored ingenuity of teenage minds will be put to the test soon with a recently initiated youth search and rescue program. Certified as an official search and rescue organization by the State Lost And Found Department, the youth team members are given leeway in using their own tactics, often not allowed by certified groups. Youth members are allowed to bring homemade search items and personal bikes. When a mission occurs, the youth members are contacted to ride along with certified personnel. Youth members can depart from the adult group for 30 minute time periods. Each bike must have a built-on light. The state’s youth program is the first to be offered outside of Midwest...

Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts to meet

Students will be attending the annual Origins Game Fair a long-standing gathering of game enthusiasts, this year to take place in Columbus, Ohio. The theme for the 2017 convention is Dragons. The event will include exhibits by game manufacturers and publishers, as well as an art show and film festival. To register, visit...

Nationally known bully goes on lecture circuit

A reformed school bully is now on the lecture circuit, speaking at campus colleges nationwide on the topic of the negative effects of bullying. Steve Harrington is a student at Hawkins High School in Indiana. Harrington shares his story from first considering himself the “big man on campus” to discovering his other side when the opportunity came to help his friends in need. “People used to compare me to Gaston from Beauty and the Beast,” said Harrington. “I could get any girl I wanted and I thought life was pretty good until I realized that those I cared about, didn’t really care about me.” Harrington’s lectures are an open book, as he details his many school pranks and selfish acts including grafitting obscene messages on a theater wall. “I was unable to see the signs that were right in front of me,” said Harrington. “Now I consider it my life’s goal to let people know the harmful effects of bullying.” Harrington will be speaking in the Fine...

Students petition for Netflix Binge Watching awareness

A petition signed by more than 1,000 Western New Mexico University students has successfully introduced Netflix binge watching as part of the Adult Education Services program offered free to the community. The petition was originated in late August when students’ parents and faculty members began to question the modern-day practice of binge watching movies by the 20-something population. Members of the Associated Students originated a resolution with the following text: Whereas the Members of the Associated Students support the education of faculty members, parents and community on the subject of Netflix binge watching; Whereas a vast majority of students at Western New Mexico University participate in Netflix binge watching, an activity that fosters community between students; Whereas the affordability of activities such as Netflix binge watching which only require a monthly subscription of $9.99, is appropriate for the median income of students; Now, therefore,...

Eggo market research study presentation

The dominance of the Eggo brand in the frozen waffle market is the subject of a new marketing presentation by students in the MBA program. The students will present their findings and their methods of research, which include amounts of Eggos eaten, interviews with dozens of children, and the influence of complimentary food items. The presentation will be given in Light Hall on Saturday, April 1 at 6:00...