V.22 No.35 | 8/29/2013
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
UNM professor searches for truth in his mother’s desert murder
Son of a Gun: A Memoir
How the legacy of Wyatt Earp and the Old West helped precipitate a shocking death.
Join or Be Exterminated: Whovians find home on campus
Where can you find the UNM fight song translated into the language of Gallifrey? Try UNM's newest fan club, UNM Whovians.
The new “Doctor Who” fan club debuted at UNM's Welcome Back Days last week, in time for the popular British sci-fi show's 50th anniversary in November. Which means we now have a quantitative measure for exactly how far behind New Mexico is compared to the rest of the planet.
The television program currently features Matt Smith as the Doctor and Jenna-Louise Coleman as Clara, his mysterious companion. The Doctor, a Time Lord who spends his days traveling through time and space, saving the universe from certain doom, is the star of the phenomenon. On and off the air in the UK since 1963, the show returned to public consciousness in 2005 with its new series. It began gaining popularity in the US around 2010 and Americans have been dressing up as bow-tie wearing aliens ever since.
The UNM fan group was formed and is headed by Ben Ginsburg, a sophomore majoring in Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media. On the UNM Whovians Facebook page, Ginsburg describes his inspiration to form the club:
"I am a pretty shy and awkward guy unless conversations are brought to me rather than me starting them. But after wearing my TARDIS hat around campus 2 days, I get so many people coming up to me telling me they love my hat and sometimes [we] get into some hardcore [Doctor Who] discussions. Conclusion = Whovians are the most awesome people on campus."
The group's Facebook page also contains information about club events, student fan art and tons of opinions about newly cast Peter Capaldi.
American Whovians tend to be a sprightly, enthusiastic group, often excited to meet others whom they have traveled with through time and space all these years. As a proud Whovian-Lobo, I believe this club has the potential to unite a whole group of great friends who've yet to meet one another. Ginsburg likewise hopes that the club will bring together Who fans who otherwise “have no common ground.”
Keep an eye on the group’s Facebook page for upcoming events.
V.22 No.33 |
The Daily Word in Mubarak's potential release, bear maulings and Pistorius' indictment
Egyptian officials are calling for the release of former President Hosni Mubarak from prison, which some say could result in more violence in Egypt.
A study shows that US unemployment rates increased in more than half the states in July, and hiring, which has been steady since January, took a slow decline in July as well.
Oscar Pistorius, Paralympic champion, is being indicted for premeditated murder for the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
This is why I don't go jogging in Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming … or pretty much anywhere.
I don't care if you raised the prices. We came to see some polar bears!
UNM has incorporated a new system where students can log in online to report crimes they witness on campus. … because phones are so last year.
It's not every day that you pay 25 cents upon receiving a parcel from China. … and then get arrested for it.
Just in case you ever wondered what would happen if you stuck a fork into your meat and two veg, a 70-year-old Australian man has the answer.
V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Do It In Public
Study like a Burqueño
Samantha Anne Carrillo shares anecdotal research on and analysis of environmental ambience and a short list of Downtown, Nob Hill and University sugar and caffeine purveyors.
V.22 No.31 |
The Daily Word in fat shaming professors, highway robbery and craigslist baby sales
UNM psychology professor Geoffrey Miller, who sparked controversy by tweeting that overweight people don't have the willpower to complete graduate work, will return to New Mexico this fall. We assume that he will be continuing his important work on studying the effects of being a huge asshole on one's career.
Official Alibi dating advice: never try to sell your prospective girlfriend's baby on Craigslist.
Highway robbery! A guy in Russia managed to steal an entire road.
Federal cuts to food stamp programs will hit New Mexico families hard.
Ariel Castro's house, where he held three women captive for over a decade, has been scraped off of the Earth.
The US and Russia are still in a spat over this whole Snowden business.
Hey! Here's how to make a toilet out of a banana!
London sewer workers discovered a 15-ton mass of congealed grease and wet wipes in— excuse me, I'm going to be sick now.
V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
The Daily Word in Boston Bombings, celebrity’s getting arrested and Cinnamon Challenge danger
A moment of silence will be observed today for the victims of the Boston Bombings.
Formerly homeless UNM student is graduating in May.
Tijeras couple warns of possible dognapper.
Zooey Deschanel mistakenly named as one of the Boston Bombing suspects.
A car accident at Central and Louisiana on Sunday left 1 dead and 3 injured.
The “Cinnamon Challenge” is no joke.
Need words to live by? These 22 movies have you covered.
V.22 No.15 | 4/11/2013
Experiment Like You Mean It
Experiments in Cinema v8.53 washes over the Duke City this weekend like a cinematic fever dream. This is the eighth year for the alternative film festival (or something like it, that numbering system of theirs is pretty wacky). The multi-day festival is billed as “an annual celebration of international cinematic experimentation.”
V.22 No.9 | 2/28/2013
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
A Cure for Stockhausen Syndrome
Allay hybrid anxiety with Cabinet of Curiosities
DJ and music writer Derek Caterwaul explores a Cabinet of Curiosities with Manny Rettinger and his chuppers.
V.21 No.52 | 12/27/2012
A Win is a Win, and This One’s Important
Lobo Men’s Basketball takes on No. 8 Cincinnati in Ohio tonight
Cincinnati, averaging almost 80 points per game and over 46 (that’s right, 46) rebounds per game, is one of the last undefeated team in the nation. However, none of these wins have come over ranked opponents, and this team, while clearly strong, hasn’t exactly had a chance to prove itself in what some are calling a “cupcake schedule.”
UNM, with its second-best start in school history at 12-1, had outrebounded other teams by an average of 5.3 points and held opponent shooting to 40.1% from the field leading into Saturday’s catastrophe. With a deep bench, high endurance and a strong defensive bite, this Lobo team has proven itself a worthy opponent in the early-season race.
There is no doubt about it, sparks are going to fly in the east-meets-west matchup between one team looking to hold onto its reputation and another trying to regain it. Let’s just hope the Lobos come in fierce and fighting.
Catch all the action at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 or follow along on the ESPN scoreboard. Let’s get ready to throw our Lobo hands in the air and hoooowl!
V.21 No.51 | 12/20/2012
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #276: An autopsy in the UNM stacks.
In the UNM stacks, I take the second door. Most desks have been taken, with books spread out. My friend is doing an autopsy at a fluorescently lit table. He holds up bones that are wet and squishy and turn to mush when squeezed.
UNM climbs the polls early
With the Lobos' victory over the Valparaiso Cruisaders last weekend, they improved to 10-0, their best start since going 12-0 back in 2009. Fans are extremely happy because there is a high chance that they can at least match that opening record this season.
This Lobo team is just as deep as last year's and possibly even deeper. Alex Kirk sat last season out due to an injury, but has started this season off with some exciting play that has helped earn the Lobos the number 17 spot in the Associated Press top 25.
"They are being mentally challenged right now," head coach Steve Alford said in the post-USC victory radio interview in reference to the final exams that the players were focusing on. But he admitted that they would also be physically challenged in attempt to keep their undefeated record alive. Challenging the players during finals week paid off with another victory, and we'll just have to wait and see how it affected them academically.
The next three games that the Lobos play are games against unranked opponents that should add more victories to their impressive resume. In fact, the next game that should pose any challenge will be when they face the 11th ranked Cincinnati Bearcats on the road. Starting with this game on the Dec 27th, the Lobo's schedule will increase in difficulty as they move into conference play soon afterwards.
This year, the Mountain West Conference is arguably the most competitive it has ever been. While the Lobos are definitely one of the best teams in the conference, there are several teams that would like to take the conference championship away from them this year.
San Diego State is currently ranked just below the Lobos in the AP top 25. This makes sense considering last year the Lobos were able to win two out of three matches against the Aztecs. There are also the UNLV Runnin' Rebels and the Wyoming Cowboys who are going to give the Lobos tough matches. While Wyoming is not currently ranked, there is a good chance that they will be because they are receiving votes in both the AP top 25 and the USA Today Coaches polls and have also started out with a perfect 10-0.
With high expectations this year, the Lobos are going to have to practice hard and show some true resilience as they face the stiff competition of conference play.
V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012
Grayson Kilmer graysonkilmer.com
Raunch rock act’s flyer causes a commotion
If you read the Daily Lobo or watch KRQE News, you may have already heard about local rock outfit Glitter Dick’s release party flyer controversy at UNM. I take a deeper look at the situation in Queering Public Spaces. Check out sights and sounds by performing acts below. Launchpad • Glitter Dick album release party • CanyonLands • Black Maria • Terri Schiavo Dance Party • Fri Dec 14 • 9:30 pm • $5 • 21+ • launchpadrocks.com
Grayson Kilmer graysonkilmer.com
Queering Public Spaces
Glitter Dick’s aesthetic causes kerfuffle at UNM
Owing to a homoerotic flyer, sleaze rock outfit Glitter Dick stumble onto free speech issues and GLBTQ representation at UNM.
V.21 No.48 | 11/29/2012
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #273: I ride my bike onto the UNM campus.
I ride my bike onto the UNM campus from Central. I meet my boss walking west. He has some suggestions for me. I ride on. Everything seems new and different from when I went to school. I see my boss again, who has some more suggestions. G is waiting for me on the mall with her friends. I am 5 minutes late. We must get to McGee’s restaurant. We ride together across campus. I am able to ride up and down the steps smoothly. In a concrete drain V, people lay reading. In the V, I run over a girl's stick of butter. My tires start to slip a little. We arrive at McGee’s. The waiters are all well-dressed and there are fancy green and yellow oil lamps on the long central bar. It seems like a pretty nice place for UNM.
V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
Home sweet art
Check out the house that Delahunt built for her master’s in fine art. For her final project, the 3D artist decided to ensure her future living quarters so she can continue to pursue her art.
UNM Composer Concert at UNM Keller Hall
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