V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
Their Hearts Into Art
Incarcerated students’ work exhibits ingenuity and passion
By Alison Oatman [ Tue May 20 2014 3:38 PM ]
Where Juli Cobb teaches, the school uniform is orange, the attendance rate is almost perfect, and the atmosphere can be stressful, to say the least.
V.23 No.2 |
The Daily Word in Chris Christie's apology, West Virginia's water and dead chickens
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 10 2014 10:18 AM ]
People weigh in on Gov. Chris Christie's apology concerning his team's “callous” and “stupid” behavior.
HBO's "Girls" gets renewed for a fourth season. Has the third even premiered yet?
After a chemical spill contaminated the water supply, nearly 200,000 people in West Virginia were left without H2O.
A major drop in added jobs for December flusters economists.
Someone's been leaving dead chickens at a North Valley cemetery.
It seems that panhandling has become a profession for a couple (and their kids) in Modesto, Calif.
Some students in Gallup found a way to cheat the system.
A woman surrendered her dog (that tested positive for cocaine and marijuana), but now she wants her canine friend back.
Coors Banquet beer puts out an 18-wheeler engulfed in flames.
V.22 No.33 |
The Daily Word in Mubarak's potential release, bear maulings and Pistorius' indictment
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Aug 19 2013 10:16 AM ]
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.12 | 3/21/2013
The CNM Chronicle Snapshot
By Mark Lopez [ Tue Mar 19 2013 1:50 PM ]
We here at The Weekly Alibi would like to extend a congratulatory hand to The CNM Chronicle for taking third place in the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) 2013 International Best in Show Competition at the Midwinter Conference in San Francisco, which went from Feb. 27 to March 3.
The CNM Chronicle, a student-run publication, is issued weekly at the Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). The award comes as a nice surprise, considering just a couple of years ago, there was a lag in readership.
“It's a lot of validation for us because two years ago the paper wasn't doing too well, and it was kind of considered a joke on campus.” Jyllian Roach, editor-in-chief of the paper, said. “I sat down with the editor before me, and we came up with a list of ways to make the paper better.
“We felt that we were doing a good job, and we watched our numbers go up as far as readers go, so it's nice that other people recognize that we're doing the right thing.”
Ironically, CNM doesn't even have a journalism program. So, the recognition of their work is literally derived from the intuition, ingenuity and zeal of the students who run the Chronicle.
“We only have an intro class, so more than anything, we were trying to figure out how to train ourselves and how to train our staff to do good journalism,” Roach said. “As a community college paper, our legacy is just a snapshot, and my term as editor is a snapshot.
“So, the paper will grow and change with different editors. In five years, it won't be anything like it is now.”
Well, this award is one nice snapshot.
V.20 No.23 |
The Daily Word featuring blame, yakuza, sunscreen, free speech and booth babes
By Laura Marrich [ Wed Jun 15 2011 10:47 AM ]
We may finally have someone to blame for starting the Wallow Fire.
Meanwhile, firefighters in Rio Rancho are penalized for harrasing a rookie and his "private part."
The ever-resourceful yakuza and their crime syndicate overlords are capitalizing on Japan's tsunami disaster.
For my July 1 birthday, L.A. schools are banning flavored milk.
Meanwhile, two landmark court rulings favor students' free speech when they're online at home.
Here are five things to keep an eye on as Republican presidential challengers start lining up.
V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011
Courtesy of Jesse Lopez
Pride Flag Flies in Clovis
By Marisa Demarco
Demonstrators from around the state gathered on a cold, windy afternoon in Clovis, N.M., to show support for LGBT student rights.
V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010
The Daily Word 11.10.10: Pissed-off students, the history of style, mysterious gamma ray bubbles, sausage bites
By Laura Marrich [ Wed Nov 10 2010 12:59 PM ]
U.K. students riot in the streets over fee hikes that would triple tuition.
Meanwhile, UNM academics won’t feel next year’s 5 percent budget cut, acting president Paul Roth indicated yesterday.
Not so at CNM. Several vocational programs will be cut in the fall.
Sara Lee will be swallowed by Mexico’s gigante food corporation Grupo Bimbo.
Mustachioed movie critic Gene Shalit is leaving “Today.”
The FDA unveils 36 proposed warning labels for cigarette packaging.
Two “huge, mysterious gamma ray-emitting bubbles” are sitting at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers say.
Gwyneth Paltrow thinks she’s a country music singer now.
Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out sausage-pancake munchkin thingies.
V.18 No.40 | 10/1/2009
Ortiz y Pino
The Teachers’ Story
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
Genuine change in our school systems can’t happen until we get honest about education’s ugliest secret: “Dropouts” are actually push-outs, force outs and most teachers and principals have no interest bringing them back in.
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