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V.25 No.3 | 1/21/2016
A typical human place of learning
Arielle Jay/Morguefile.com

Education

Philomath is Where I Go

Getting from here to there with a love of learning

Practically anyone can pursue and secure new knowledge that may be used to improve one’s station in life, increase economic standing and become more interested and aware in the world around them.

Education

Game Changers

Locals tell about the classes and teachers that made a difference

Alibi took to the streets of Burque to ask the locals, “What is the best class you've ever taken or who is the best teacher you've ever had?”
V.25 No.3 | 01/21/2016
A view from the heights
Courtesy of the author

Creative Non-Fiction

Number Eleven

There is something wrong with waiting for the Sun-Tran bus number eleven at seven in the morning thought Charlie Jones as he dragged upon a Camel straight and adjusted the band on his watch. A couple of pigeons wandered over and he threw them each ample quantities of the three-day-old Allsups burrito buried in his coat pocket.

Jones was wearing stuff from his father's closet. There was something about that woolen cowboy-style suit jacket and the bolo tie—a turquoise and coral affair that depicted the Zuni Sun God—that made Charlie itchy and paranoid.

—Someone else wore this stuff around Burque thirty years ago and now it's my turn, he mumbled to the small birds.

The Lomas bus followed a wide path made from concrete and dinosaur juice and ended up on the edge of the mountains, a place nearby to Charlie's destination. On board, Jones read through his notes for the day. Once in a while, he looked out the window. The bus drove through places that used to be open range, filled with sage and snakes and the ruins of cars that never made it to Califas.

—So Tony y la familia settled in Barelas, a passenger across the aisle gravely intoned.

Charlie got out of the bus after it crossed Juan Tabo and walked the rest of the way to the high school. The place was mostly painted purple. There were also about three hundred or so depictions of lions—some sculptural—saturating the campus with an air of vibrancy, ferocity.

—The school mascot left its spoor everywhere, Jones whispered reverently.

As Charlie marched through the administrator’s area on the way to his classroom, he was mistaken for a student by the new community resource officer, a man who had just moved to Burque from New Jersey—looking for something he just knew was hidden somewhere in the sprawling western lands. His name was Dwight.

Jones produced his faculty ID. He gave the old man a solemn pat on the back, thanking him for his vigilance and incomparable public service. The two men wandered away from the other satisfied and confident about their ability to communicate with individuals from outside their respective subcultures.

It was still early; Charlie stopped by the teacher's lounge. He had a Sony Walkman in his bag. Jones was about to activate side two of the new Radiohead album when Bob Baca, the biology teacher appeared. Bob began chatting about invertebrates in a very excited tone and then with no small amount of verbal craft segued loquaciously and nearly seamlessly into a diatribe about the wonders of religion.

—A single dude like you ought to give church a try, said the biology teacher, inducing a sense of mock frenzy in Charlie’s fingers, which were unable to flip the cassette tape over at that precise moment due to an overwhelming sense of ennui in the rest of his body.

He reached his room, unlocked the door and activated the switch on the wall. Lights fluttered to life and computers booted. Students began to wander in. One of them asked Charlie if it was true that he was a communist and let his summer school students read Chairman Mao's little red book last year. Charlie waved off the question and made sure he stood with his hand over heart when they played the Star Spangled banner over the intercom that morning.

Jones gave a lesson about how technology was influencing rock music. One of his students, Zach, jumped out of his seat near the end of the talk, and began belting out "Destination Anywhere," by Bon Jovi while gesturing madly at the students in the back of the room. After a couple of verses, he retreated—funky, outrageous and parade-style through the classroom door, never seen again.

During the scheduled lunch break, Charlie sat behind his desk and played Oregon Trail on the Apple IIe. Afterward he spent the afternoon discussing a relatively new thing called the world wide web with a group of final-year students who he believed were probably going to end up designing nuclear weapons or implementing carnivorous global marketing strategies.

On the way out to the bus stop at the end of the day, he nearly tripped over Bob Baca. Jones was looking down, trying to find the rewind button on his music player. Just as he slid awkwardly past Baca, the tape inside the machine reset itself. A recording of Thom Yorke's voice began telling all about a dystopian world—filled with crash survivors and characters right out of Shakespeare—that was just around the corner.

—Fitter, happier, more productive, the voice on recording said with the informative precision of machines.

Charlie cranked up the volume, flashed Baca the peace sign and crossed the street. He walked to the bench where a bus was always waiting and listened.

V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015
Photo by Beshr Abdulhadi • flickr.com/beshro

Event Horizon

One City, Many People

Saturday, Jan 9: People Create Cities: The Lebanese/Syrian Community

Learn about the Syrian and Lebanese people who helped create Albuquerque.
V.24 No.41 | 10/8/2015

news

The Daily Word in spicy foods, hamsters, the lottery and slavery

The Daily Word

We're all in this together (student loan debt), but at least we have our college degrees.

Finland kindergartners focus more on playing than testing.

Your chances at winning the jackpot just got cut in half, but maybe that's a good thing.

The nuances of staging a musical with deaf actors.

Eating spicy foods may increase your life expectancy.

Raj the blind dog is finally adopted.

Going against the grain, one Dunkin Donuts refused to serve cop.

Textbook changes using the terms “immigrants” and “workers” back to “slaves,” after a Texan mom complained.

It's Monday, so here, have hamsters reenact the Friends theme song.

V.24 No.39 | 9/24/2015

news

The Daily Word in bae of pigs, Sumo wrestlers, a family road trip and the Emmys

The Daily Word

Prime Minister David Cameron allegedly porked a dead pig.

Craigslist ad leads to theft and crashing into a house.

Are we there yet? Family takes six-month road trip to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia.

Elvis has left the building with $400 in cash.

Missed the Emmys last night? We've got you covered with the 15 best moments of the 2015 Emmys.

100 years ago, Stonehenge was bought at an auction for a really good price.

This ten-year-old stand-up comedian is funnier than you'll ever be.

Senior year: 86-year-old woman has been going to college for 36 years.

Sumo wrestlers involved in crying baby contest. It's as weird as you think.

V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015

news

The Daily Word: How To Be An Expert (in anything)

The Daily Word

School to Prison Pipeline

He who controls the present, controls the past

The wrong side of history

Khoda

Strange Sculptures

How to be an EXPERT! (w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Behind the Logo

Yes, I’d like to order some of that blue stuff, oh and throw in a purple thing

Art, Taking OVER your town squares

“hugging” Kiosk

Cyclone of Bullshit

V.24 No.16 | 4/16/2015
Universal Studios

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: April 16, 2015

What do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.24 No.8 | 02/19/2015

news

The Daily Word in Men's Rights, cryptozoology, PARCC and Tom Joles

The Daily Word

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, February 25,

and KOB anchorman Tom Joles is having a time-out after a rumored physical altercation with one of his fellow reporters,

it turns out that even beatniks can be beautiful,

a GQ reporter visited a “Men’s Rights” conference and found out that those guys are kind of a bunch of assholes,

2 million cars in the US are outfitted with remote-shut-off technology that can, and has been, hacked,

aiming laser pointers at police helicopters remains a great way to get arrested, even if you say you're sorry,

students and parents continue to protest an upcoming standardized test,

and a local researcher says the uptick in chupacabra sightings is due in part to global warming.

Have a great day!

V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
Artist Alexis Elton has 140 seconds to tell you about her seed exchange project.
Santa Fe Art Institute/Nicole Davis

Art Scenester

Changing the World in Two Minutes

How do you fit 20 talks on 20 topics into one fun-filled night? Keep ’em short. Really short, and interesting as hell.
View in Alibi calendar calendar
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
KOAT

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Oct. 23, 2014

From first amendment litigation against UNM to ’80s radio, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news?
V.23 No.32 |

news

The Daily Word in cruel hierarchies, BrBa autopsy and sentinel wells

The Daily Word

An alleged robber was really just scratching himself.

Our mayor is doing something about chronic poverty and homelessness.

Regular safety inspections at WIPP went undone because the agency in charge of those sorts of issues didn’t know if it had the authority to inspect a Department of Energy site.

The local board of education wants to meet in closed session about superintendent Winston Brooks but they keep postponing the matter.

In the cruel hierarchy of college football, UNM walk-on and Roswell native David Anaya gets a break.

In the southeast part of town, a "smiling man" was accused of automobile theft.

Starting today, scientists will begin drilling “sentinel" wells in the Trumbull Village neighborhood near Kirtland Air Force Base.

Here’s a new LA Times article about the autopsy of some teevee show called "Breaking Bad."

Warning fellow Scots about the dangers of police militarization using Albuquerque as an example, a resident of Dundee writes, “Get the guns back in the boot of the armed response team cars where they belong.”

A 26-inch catfish was caught at Tingley Beach using shrimp as bait.

V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014

Book Review

Short on Story

Education in Albuquerque

Education in Albuquerque casts light on a neglected corner of city history—but does it make the grade?
V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014
The Hive founder, Jesse Kalapa, under an earthbag wall built with UNM sustainability students
photos by Cameron Crow

Arts Education

Gimme Supershelter

Sustainable architecture can be learned in a few weekends

Building the New World is a workshop series that puts low-cost, earth-friendly building techniques in your hands.
View in Alibi calendar calendar
V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013
Winning photo by UNM art education graduate student Junfu Han

PHOTOS

An Education Without Borders

Winning photograph speaks volumes

Winner of the 1st Annual International Education Week photo contest encompasses history and place.

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