Friendships help students survive an unusual first year of college

By Justine Collister / NM News Port Moving away from home and family is one of the most challenging parts of college but the pandemic has put extra pressure on new students. It helps to have close friends, whether they’re people you’ve just met or old friends at the same school. Jane March, a first-year… Continue reading Friendships help students survive an unusual first year of college

Lady Driven

By Michaela Helean / NM News Port One cold Montana winter, a young woman in her early 20s was stranded on the side of Highway 93 with a broken timing chain on her ’63 Chevy Nova.  Julie Clark had nothing but her intellect and her pantyhose to help her get the Nova running again. “When… Continue reading Lady Driven

Majority of ABQ voters favor alternatives to police

By Talullah Begaye / NM News Port ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller enters his second term with strong support for expanding his new Community Safety Department, which began responding to non-emergency calls in September. In the wake of George Floyd and the nationwide 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, Keller pushed for the creation of the… Continue reading Majority of ABQ voters favor alternatives to police

COVID vaccine for kids: Will NM parents go for it?

By Michaela Helean / NM News Port  Now that the COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for children 5-11, the question on New Mexican’s minds is whether they will allow their kids to get the shots. Shortly after the Pfizer vaccine achieved full approval by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Continue reading COVID vaccine for kids: Will NM parents go for it?

Pandemic challenges strain Native students mental health

Native American college students are attempting to get back on track academically, financially and mentally. UNM’s Student Health and Counseling Center has reached out to Native students, some of whom may not be accustomed to seeking help for mental health.

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