As college students, we face dilemmas big and small. In this debut of The Dilemma Podcast, we explore your issues and let you know you are not alone.
By Taylor Gibson & Hope Munoz / New Mexico News Port Doj Pimentel is a 21-year-old nursing major at the University of New Mexico who also works as a Door Dash driver—but the increased cost of gas and food means he now depends on programs such as Lobo Food Pantry to make ends meet. Originally… Continue reading Inflation Squeezes Students, Too
At a young age, Cindy Nava came to the United States from Mexico as an undocumented immigrant. News Port’s Annya Loya spoke with Nava about her fears and struggles growing up and how they became the drive behind Nava’s advocacy for children today.
By Brigid Driscoll / NM News Port ALBUQUERQUE—Nearly 1,000 New Mexicans have registered to serve as substitute teachers since Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the Supporting Teachers and Families Initiative Jan. 19. The Public Education Department issued new licenses to almost 500 volunteers in the program’s first three weeks. Lujan Grisham encouraged National Guard members… Continue reading Volunteer Substitute Teachers Needed
By Alicia Inez Guzmán / Searchlight New Mexico LAS CRUCES — It was 3:30 p.m., and a line had already begun to form inside the Karen M. Trujillo Administration Complex, an old strip mall on South Main Street. The school board meeting was still 30 minutes away, but more than a dozen people stood in… Continue reading The battle over critical race theory reaches New Mexico
UNM’s shuttle bus service, plagued by a driver shortage, continues to frustrate students with delays, combined routes and less-frequent service.
By Ray Gallegos / NM News port
Parents threatening behavior and physical abuse towards teachers have Rio Rancho School District concerned they are setting a bad example for their children.
By Justine Collister / NM News Port It took Jay Garcia a while to figure out a schedule that would allow him to go to his job as a part-time cook, attend classes for his business major, and take care of his 5-year-old daughter. That meant for several weeks he was late and missed classes… Continue reading Student parents in college juggle work and studies
COVID-19 has changed the economic landscape in New Mexico, leading new college grads to reshape how they approach the job market.
By Tyler Braunhardt, Spencer Butler, Jeanette DeDios, Noah Solomon / NM News Port