The Battle to Graduation

By: Jianna Vasquez

As another semester comes to end, it is time to say goodbye to another group of seniors.

Ashlerose Francia will walk across the stage inside the Pan Am on May 13 to receive her diploma.

Francia’s road to graduation hasn’t been easy, but it will be worth it because she will be the first in her family to graduate from a university.

Francia was adopted at a very early age and lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first seven year of her life. Growing up, Francia admits that her family was low-income, but it was a factor that has contributed to her pursuing her education from a young age.

“My mom pushed me to work hard in school,” said Francia. “She was always active in my childhood.”

At the age of seven Francia and her family moved to Rosewell, New Mexico. Francia mother, Rosemary Matta, enrolled her in a charter school for her middle school years.

“My mother was always making sure I got the best schooling,” said Francia. The charter school provided Francia with many resources, put her in gifted programs and made sure she was on track for success. Francia admits that this school was another factor in helping her on journey to graduation.

Although, Francia was on the right track for several years that all changed when she was in high school.

“When I went to high school I didn’t want to do it anymore,” Francia admits. “I wasn’t doing my homework and I had bad grades.”

Francia was drained and tired of school. Francia’s mother continued to push her in academic’s even if Francia wasn’t doing too well.

“My mom was mad at me all the time telling me I needed to get it together,” said Francia.

Toward the end of her junior year in high school, Franica took her ACT and got a high score. Because of Francia’s high scores she was given a full-ride scholarship to NMSU.

“I was super excited I would be going to college,” said Francia.

In the fall of 2012, Francia attended her first semester at NMSU, but the setbacks continued.

Her parents were getting a divorce and she wasn’t adjusting to college, she failed a class and lost her scholarship.

Francia’s determination to get an education kept her striving for success. She got a job at Wal-mart and began to work over 40 hours a week so she could pay for her school.

“It was so hard,” said Francia. The following semester Francia met with a scholarship advisor that help her put things into prospective.

After meeting with the scholarship advisor Francia decided that her education was the most important thing and she needed to continue to push towards getting her degree.

“I wasn’t doing as well as I would have liked,” said Francia.

Francia got her scholarship back and after the spring of 2014 and started taking online classes to get back on track.

From the fall of 2015 Francia has maintained a 4.0 GPA and began to join many clubs and organizations around the campus that have helped her make it to where she is today.

Although Francia admits that it hasn’t been an easy journey to graduation she knows that she isn’t the only student who has struggled to making it to graduation.

“You are your first priority and if something isn’t working for you, change isn’t necessarily a bad thing,” advises Francia.

Francia will receive her degree in Criminal Justice and Government with a supplementary major in Law and society, this May.

Being the first in her family to graduate not only makes her proud, but it also makes her mother and 11-year-old sister, Alex, proud.

Francia’s mother sends her a message, “Myself and Alex are proud of you and we love you very much.”

Commencement ceremony for NMSU will be held Saturday, May 13. For any information you can call 575-646-7382

Diversity Matters

The Round Up recently went around campus and asked readers how they feel NMSU has done in being a diverse campus, as well as how they have seen that play out in their day-to-day lives. Here are some of the best responses TRU received:

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“I think NMSU has done this very wonderful because I’ve never experienced anything that makes me feel like I belong to a different group or a minority group. Wherever I go, or whoever I talk to, I feel like I’m being mixed with them. They receive me very well, they talk to me very well, and I’ve been here for the past three years and have walked to different places and departments here on campus and everywhere I go it’s a wonderful reception. I’ve never felt that I belong to a different group or that I’m separated, it never feels anything like that.”

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“I guess being a minority you can definitely feel a difference because of course there’s other minorities here on campus, but I think that there’s not a lot of clubs that are really related to my ethnicity as an African-American. But I guess moving forward there is a lot of talk about NMSU providing tutoring for diverse students, rather than just telling us that it’s available, instead they’re coming to us and bringing us in.

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“I definitely feel different. I think people actually know it when I tell them, other than that I’m mistaken to be a Mexican so other than that I feel like the Native-American population is super small, like really small, here on the NMSU campus which is okay. I also feel like they have accommodated Native-Americans pretty well even if we’re a small percentage here because we have our own center and lab and stuff like that. And I feel like compared to most universities that I have visited before I came here they have some pretty good stuff for us Natives. So I actually feel okay. I think they’re diverse to others too and are trying to do their best to accommodate.

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“NMSU has provided not just me, but all types of color that walk this campus at a chance at opportunity and a pathway toward success. Not only have I grown as a student but I have also furthered my development as a person with an enhanced sefawareness, social development, real world training and a better look of who I am as a person. I was given a chance like many students here to further my education and pursue my purpose in life.”

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“They’re doing what a university can. It goes down to how people react to different beliefs and diversity. I think NMSU is welcoming, it’s just that sometimes the student body isn’t very welcoming of diverse beliefs. But I mean the school can only go so far and I think they’re doing what they can do accommodate in however they can.”

American – Indian Week at NMSU

By: Jianna Vasquez

NMSU’s American Indian program (AIP) kicked off their annual American Indian week on April 3rd. The organization showcased a variety of events throughout the week, which included native dances, art, discussion panels and tacos.

The week-long event is organized by student-run organizations: American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), United Native American Organization and Native American Business Student Association(NABSA) with the support of AIP.

Members of the American Indian program want to share who they are and where they come from with the NMSU community. It is also a week to recognize the many American-Indians that attend NMSU.

“There are so many cultures that we want to share with the whole university,” said AIP member, Shawn Aragon.

Lanirae Padilla, who is a part of the Navaho Nation Tribe and is the Current NMSU Miss Native American for the 2016-2017 year, said that American Indian week isn’t only a week for Native Americans, but it’s also a week for Non-natives to come together and encourage each other different ethnicities.

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“Being here makes me happy to see how everyone comes together to get educated on each other’s culture,” said Padilla. Padilla’s roommate and escort for the day, Taryn Smith agreed with her and said that this week gives her an opportunity to learn about her friend’s culture.

“As someone who did not grow up Native American I have learned so much, not only from this week, but by living with my roommate,” said Smith.

American Indian week offered a variety of different events for the community to attend and learn about the American Indian Culture.

Wednesday, April 5, the organization held its annual taco demonstration.

“The taco is basically a staple in all our communities,” explained Aragon. “It’s just called different in every nation we have Apache tacos, Navaho tacos, Indian tacos.” “Everyone just loves tacos.”

Indian Tacos are much like traditional tacos except they are on an open-faced fried bread. Indian fry bread is made up of: Flour, salt, baking powder, water and is fried in Vegetable oil. The fried bread is then topped with meat, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and onions to make up what is known as the Indian taco.

The taco demonstration was accompanied by performance from the Cibecue Crown Dancers from the Southwest Apace tribe. The Cibicue Crown Dancers performed some of their traditional dances.

The Miss Native American NMSU pageant also took place during American Indian week. Padilla will give her crown to the winner of the pageant on Thursday.

Contestants of the pageant are judges on four categories which include: a traditional activity, public speaking, an impromptu question and overall presentation. The winner of the pageant will ultimately serve as an ambassador of NMSU’s Native American community.

American Indian closed out with an arts and crafts fair on Friday where members of the community will learn how to make traditional art and a story tellers concert.

The finale of American Indian week will be on Saturday where there will be another arts and crafts fair and one last chance for the community to purchase Indian tacos and see Jemez Dancers perform.

The American Indian program hopes that American Indian week has given the NMSU community a chance to embrace and learn about their indigenous culture and beliefs.

For any question on the American Indian Program you can call 575-646-4207

Packing Tips

Let’s face it, Spring Break is a perfect traveling excuse. Whether you are hitting the beach this break or simply visiting family in some colder places, we have a few tips to keep in mind and you get ready for your one week getaway. For a full list of packing tips, as well as other spring break ideas, be sure to check out TRU Online -nmsuroundup.net – for a full list of on-line exclusives.

Oven Mit

For your straight iron and curling iron

Dryer Sheets

Keeps clothes fresh

Shower Cap 

To keep your shoes from getting your clothes dirty

 

Stuff your socks inside your shoes to make more room

* Always carry extra ziplock bags just in case you need to put loose items in them

Plastic wrap all your liquid so they don’t leak on your other belongings 

Global Warming: How it affects New Mexico

Photo Courtesy: NOAA

By: Derek Gonzales

Global Warming has been a topic of concern for country leaders for the last 25 years. There is no way around the fact that temperatures are rising in the United States and worldwide, but has it impacted the State of New Mexico? Per the National Centers of Environmental Information, the average annual temperature has increased 2 degrees in New Mexico since 1970. Historically unprecedented future warming is likely and droughts in the region will likely increase, while snow-pack accumulation should decrease.

Dr. Dan Dugas, a professor at New Mexico State University in the Department of Geography since 1996, is familiar with the southwestern climate, believes that climate change is upon us and is much more than just warmer days.

“Certainly one can say from the scientific community and the vast general consensus is that global warming is happening we are experiencing climate change,” Dugas explained. “The reason for that is amongst the scientific community, there is belief that humans have had a role to play. The increase in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases allow for there to be higher levels of energy from the Sun, so it’s not just a temperature thing. It’s an increase of energy from the Sun that influences droughts, floods, hurricanes, and ocean temperatures.”

The average monthly high in February in Las Cruces is 64 degrees but the temperature cleared the 70 degree plateau a record nine times last month (twice reaching 80 degrees). Precipitation varies from year to year, but the driest eras in New Mexico were in the early 1950’s and the 2010’s. Because of this recent trend of below-average yearly precipitation totals, the Elephant Butte Reservoir water levels have steadily declined.

The lack of rain also shakes up the ecosystem of the Chihuahuan Desert. Extreme drought causes grasslands to die, and the grasslands were a food resource for wild livestock. Increasing temperatures also causes evaporation in moist and vegetated surfaces.

“Climate change is just so much more than being able to bust out the tank tops and shorts earlier than during Spring Break,” Alex Montoya, a 23-year-old Environmental Science major said. “I actually went on an internship and lived in the Gila National Mountains for a summer and saw first-hand what hotter-than-normal temperatures do to insects and animals. They are engineered to do certain things once the climate starts acting a certain way, and when it doesn’t get cold when it should, coyotes and bears for example will begin to starve because they cannot find the resources they would usually find.”

Projections predict that during the spring season, which is already dry, New Mexico will see even more of a decline in rainfall. Coupled with warmer temperatures, this harms snow-pack rain. Less snow, which melts quicker, means less water in rivers during the summer months, when farmers need that water for crops like cotton, pecans and chilé. Changes in irrigation would need to be made even if there was not a decline in snow, because the hotter temperatures cause the snow to melt before it usually does.

Climate change is here according to the statistics and scientists, and it will be up to this generation to slow down what could permanently harm our only home forever.

Gender Diverse Aggie

By: Jianna Vasquez

One-hundred percent of Americans use the restroom, but only one percent of the population face the issue of which bathroom to use.

As of Feb. 22, President Trump rescinded protection for transgender students that had previously allowed them to use restrooms corresponding with their gender identity. President Trumps decision will not affect many Americans, but to the one percent of transgender people this decision will affect all of them.

“I feel like now is the most important time to speak out and to speak up to protect people’s rights, all different people who are subjected to their rights being taken away,” said Agricultural Extension Education Major and President of Gender Diverse Aggies, Max Meyer.

The transgender community around America has been battling the “restroom issue” for over a year.

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Last May, former President Barack Obama, had instructed public schools to let transgender students use the bathroom that matched their chosen gender identity. Schools who did not comply were threatened to have their funding withheld. Transgender people around the nation took this as a big step towards social equality and victory for their civil rights.

Although, President Trump has rescinded the bathroom guidelines that were in place, the Supreme court will have the final say as to whether Title Nine –part of the nations educational amendments— not only covers sex discrimination in schools, but if the amendment also extends to gender identity.

Gender Diverse Aggies (GDA) is a student group promoting gender diversity and the expression of all genders. GDA has mapped all gender neutral restrooms on the NMSU campus and are working actively to convert these to unisex stalls.

GDA not only wants to bridge the education gap that most people face when it comes to the subject of transgender people, but they also want to ensure that the campus is safe for everyone.

“We’ve been working on closing that gap and making sure that people have the correct information,” said Meyer.

Meyer, a California native, arrived in New Mexico in 2015.The lack of resources Las Cruces had for the transgender community prompted him to help start up the organization.

“It was shocking and frustrating,” said Meyers. GDA was built from the ground up. In two years since starting up the organization, several doctors in Las Cruces now care to the transgender community and prescribe them with hormone replacement therapy.

Not only has the transgender support grown within the NMSU campus, but it has also grown in the Las Cruces community. The transgender resource center of New Mexico has also established a support group here in Las Cruces. The support group has have helped many transgender people have a sense of belonging within the community.

Along with the transgender community making themselves known in Las Cruces, GDA has also made many accomplishments on the NMSU campus.

“We’ve come very far in the past couple of years,” said Meyer.

The organization has established the name change policy. This system was put into place so that transgender student would be able to change their name on myNMSU and on the class rosters. Teachers must use students preferred name.

Go to the LGBT+ programs to ask about more information about this policy.

The Campus Medical Center has also trained their staff on LGBT issues and how to respectfully address transgender students and can also be used a resource for any transgender medical needs.

Transgender people have a high suicide rate, and high depression. About half of the transgender population will attempt suicide, but GDA wants the transgender community to know that there is support here at NMSU.

During these times when many new decisions are being put in place for our country, GDA will continue to promote the protection and serve the transgender community at NMSU.

“If anyone else would like to help us in this fight then come to Garcia Annex, Thursday’s at four,” said Meyer.

For more information on Gender Diverse Aggies you can contact them at GDA@nmsu.ed

So, What’s the Issue?

The Round Up recently went around campus and asked readers what issues they belive are most prominent today. These could be from a University, National, or even Personal Standpoint, ranging from any kind of issues they feel are important. Here are some of the best responses TRU received:

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“I feel that on campus right now that the whole political thing (immigrant) a lot of students feel unsafe. I personally don’t feel that way but I think it is causing a lot of people stress and it doesn’t allow them to focus on their academics. Based on that and based on people I’ve been talking to and my friends I feel kind of that pressure to perform better in school because they don’t have the same privileges they do. They’re scared of going out and looking for jobs and internships just because if their not from here they aren’t being treated as equally as they should be.”

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“Just the overall idea going on in social media and news outlets that there’s no trust. Last week there was the Pewdiepie scandal, how one media source misrepresented him according to some of his videos and that just cause a massive backlash from other performers and video makers that big news media doesn’t do their research and doesn’t trust the people that their representing and that there’s not respect toward those people.”

Screen Shot 2017-03-06 at 2.28.30 PM“There’s not enough trust in this country. Whether its in politics, whether it’s in school… How can we trust politicians who take money from back door lobbyists, or trust our own president who himself has several rap allegations against him that pending some that have been settled out of court.”

MAES Uses Valentine’s to Raise Support

By: Katherine Longoria

The Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) organization brought love and romance to NMSU students with Valentine’s Day Grams with their fundraising efforts for an upcoming trip.

The organization’s goal is to fundraise $1,000 through this and additional fundraisers in the future.

MAES sold chocolate-covered strawberries and macarons as well as delivered to people around campus.

The organization, which has more than 40 members, is planning to send four people chosen by the president and executive board of the chapter to a leadership conference.

The conference, MAES Leadership Academy, or MLA, is a national conference for leaders of each chapter and is held in Dallas, Texas. This year the conference will be from March 8-12.

Jessica Gonzalez, president of the MAES chapter at NMSU who is a Civil Engineering major, attended the academy last year and was the only student from NMSU to go.

“I joined MAES and was elected president and I was new to engineering, so I didn’t know what to expect” Gonzalez said.

The conference has many activities, including work-outs such as Zumba. The conference also includes a mock project team competition that separates people into groups and gives them a project to finish in 24 hours.

“You don’t get to choose your groups, so you are definitely out of pushed out of your comfort zone” Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez’s group was given the task to figure out a transportation problem using their engineering skills. They had to come up with a proposal, build their model, budget their project and present it to a panel.

The goal is to convince the panel that their proposal is worth being funded by the government. If the panel thinks it is worthy of being funded, the group goes to the next round to compete with others, until only one group is declared the winner.

The local NMSU chapter offers its members opportunities to not only attend the MLA Leadership Conference but also other national conferences and events throughout the year.

One of the biggest conferences they get to attend is the MAES Symposium which is held in Pasadena, California in the fall.

“Think of it as a career fair on steroids” Gonzalez said. “There are so many companies there, big companies, like Google, Exxon Mobile, NASA, and Boeing.”

The event brings together hundreds of MAES students from across the country that are seeking employment or advancement opportunities and helps them network with many potential employers.

The event also hosts a college decathlon that has chapters do 10 different activities in 24 hours. The NMSU chapter has won this decathlon two years in a row.

The MAES chapter at NMSU has been reaching out to not only Latino-Americans, but to other ethnic groups on campus.

“Anyone of any ethnicity can join. You don’t have to be a Latino, you don’t even have to speak Spanish” Gonzalez said.

MAES holds bi-weekly meetings on Thursdays at 5:15 p.m., at the Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center in room 230.

There is a $25 yearly fee to become part of the organization. For more information, contact Chapter President Jessica Gonzalez at either jgonza05@nmsu.edu or maes@nmsu.edu.

Aggies in Africa We are One People-Global

By: Jianna Vasquez

It was a hot summer day in Ghana, Africa as Robyn Howzell stood in front of a classroom of nine children. “When I come back tell me what you want me to bring you from America,” Howzell told them. Not knowing what she had gotten herself into she went to her host house in Ghana for the night and quickly messaged her daughter.

“I asked these kids what they wanted me to bring back for them and I didn’t give them a limit,” Howzell told her daughter. Her daughter responded and told her that she better be prepared to buy these children whatever it was they were going to ask for.

“I wasn’t thinking when I asked the children what they wanted,” said Howzell.

Howzell had already imagined all the extravagant things these children were going to ask her for, but nonetheless when she returned the next day she stood in front of the class and asked them what it was they wanted from her.

One boy, Sam, stood up and said that he was going to speak on behalf of the whole class. Howzell asked if this was okay with the rest of the class.

“Does Sam speak for you,” she asked. They assured her that Sam spoke for all of them.

“Okay Sam, what is it that you guys want,” she asked him. He responded and said, “We just want socks.”

Howzell couldn’t hold back her emotions when these children asked for something as simple as socks when they could have asked her for anything they wanted. Moments like these are what humbles her and reminds her of why she started We Are One People- Global.

We Are One People- Global is a non-governmental organization that helps children in Ghana, Africa receive books, paper, pencils, uniforms, a balanced breakfast and an academic education.

Robyn Howzell, an NMSU graduate student and the founder and president of We Are One People- Global, traveled to Ghana, Africa for the first time in 2015.

“Education is what the children need,” she said. In Ghana, children often begin to work as fishermen instead of getting an education because fishing is the main source of money in the Village. Volunteers often go to Africa as advocates for child labor and child trafficking for the main reason of keeping children in school.

Howzell, taught a creative writing class where she asked the children to write their stories down. She instructed them to write down what it was they wanted people in America to know about them—their village, their people, their culture. She was amazed at how despite of having a limited source of books, pencils and paper they were still so excited to share their own stories, but Howzell quickly realized just how limited their resources were when they started running out of paper to write on.

Howzell had taken only a couple of notebooks that she began to tare paper out of for the children to write on.

“They only had about six pieces of construction paper, so we had to rip the construction paper in half so they could write their books,” she said. Howzell was so inspired by the eagerness of the children that she wanted to do more for them.

“I thought of pen paling,” said Howzell. She thought that not only would pen paling give the children in Ghana someone to write to, but it would also bring penmanship back to the kids in America. And so the idea of We Are One People- Global was born.

When Howzell returned to Las Cruces she applied for the We Are One People- Global organization. Her goal is to bring people together around the globe and penmanship back into the classroom.

“You can make a change in the life of one child today”

We Are One People- Global now has seven schools in Africa with children who are always eager to write to children here in the United States. The organization is also in the process of looking for a volunteer house where volunteers of the organization can stay while they are in Ghana, Africa.

“People in Ghana are so open to what I’m doing that they want people there,” said Howzell. While the volunteer house is being built, the people of Ghana have opened up their homes to any volunteers that visit.

Volunteers for We Are One People- Global can pick from affordable two-week programs to four-week programs that the organization has to offer. While staying in Ghana, volunteers will help create programs for women and children to improve their communities, teach students their favorite subjects and learn about the everyday lives and culture of the people in Ghana. Anyone with a heart and a willingness to understand a different culture can volunteer.

Going to Ghana, Africa isn’t the only way people can volunteer for We Are One People- Global, becoming a pen pal to a child in Africa is a way to help share knowledge around the globe. The organization is always looking for students who want to become a pen pal to these children. Becoming a pen pal is a simple act of kindness that uplifts the spirit of so many children in Africa.

“There’s kids who still bathe outside, there’s people who don’t have a flushing toilet, we’re talking about people who don’t have food to eat every day and kids who don’t have water or parents,” said Howzell. She reminds herself daily just how lucky and privileged we are here in America and how much we take for granted.

“Now that I know better I feel that I have an obligation to educate people and to open people’s eyes, minds and their heart about other places, not just Africa. I’m talking about around the globe,” said Howzell.

We Are One People- Global’s mission is “to bring people together around the globe through the pen pal campaign and volunteer program. To encourage children to write and to bring penmanship back to the classroom. To send volunteers to Ghana, Africa to work with students to promote education. To help stop child labor and child trafficking.”

To become Volunteer or a pen pal visit http://www.weareonepeopleglobal.com

Kiss and Tell

By: Jianna Vasquez

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but if you don’t have a date, Aggies Activity Council and Barnes & Nobles have you covered. Aggies Activity Council will be co-programming with Barnes & Nobles to bring the community a night of games, food and music on Monday, February 13.

Barnes & Noble will host their fifth annual Aggie-Tech kiss-off starting at 5:30 p.m. The kiss-off will be a competition where a team of two people will hold a bottle of mouth wash between their chins with their hands behind their backs. The last team standing will win the competition.

“It’s a lot more fun than people think it’s going to be,” said Aggie-tech member and Marketing Major, Will VanOrder. Everyone who participates will receive a prize, but the three last teams left standing will receive bigger prizes; the third place team will receive a free three-course-meal dinner on Valentine’s Day at Fultons Bistro, second place will receive two $100 gift cards for Barnes & Noble and the first place team will receive the grand-prize of two matching Ipads.

In previous years, the longest time that the competition has lasted was two hours and forty-five minutes, but last year it was less than an hour. To sign-up for the kiss-off you can visit AggieTechKissOff.EventBrite.com or show up to the door, but there will be a maximum of 50 teams who will be allowed to participate in the kiss-off. The deadline to participate will be at 4 p.m.

Although this will be the Aggie-Tech’s fifth year doing the kiss-off it is the first year that they will be co-programming with Aggies Activity Council.

“In previous years it’s just been the kiss-off so once the competition is over there’s nothing to do, but they’re bring live music and other things to the table that we’ve never had practice providing,” said VanOrder.

Aggies Activity Council wants to take the pressure off of Valentine’s Day for people who don’t have a date.

“The idea was to have mixer,” said one of AAC’s program directors, Michaela Van Wormer. “If you don’t have date you can come be single, mix and mingle.”

This event is aimed at being interactive with one another and getting to know each other through fun and games. AAC will be hosting a game where participants ask each other questions that they would not usually ask each other.

Apart from bring games, AAC will also provide food and entertainment by the Indie-folk duo Beth and James. AAC will be giving away shirts for whoever gets up and participates in open-mic. Beth and James will begin their performance at 7 p.m..

For the indie-folk duo from Austin, Texas, Beth and James Valentine’s Day is an enjoyable holiday because not only are they a musical duo, but they are also a couple.

“It’s nice to be able to spend Valentine’s Day playing music together,” said the duo. “Also, chocolate’s the best.”

This will be the duos first time performing in New Mexico.

“We are so excited to play at NMSU and meet everybody,” said Beth and James. “We’ve never played a show together in New Mexico, but we’ve always wanted to

come.” Beth and James will be releasing their debut EP on April 28. To stay updated on their releases you can visit their website at http://www.bethjamesband.com

Aggies Activites Council and the Aggie-Tech squad’s Valentine’s Day event are both free to whoever wants to participate. The event will be located at NMSU’s bookstore, downstairs in the Starbucks café area.

For more information on either event you can contact Aggies Activity Council at 575-646-3200 or the Aggie-Tech Squad at 575-646-1791