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Afghan Refugees Arrive in New Mexico

Afghan Refugees Arrive in New Mexico

Holloman Air Force Base is one of seven U.S. military bases housing Afghan refugees.
Lilee Zapatka '25, Writer September 21, 2021

As the US works to get the many stranded Afghans from the war-torn country, New Mexico has opened its borders to provide a place where the Afghan refugees can receive sanctuary. On September 2, 2021, an...

Why Doesnt New Mexico Pay  Local Legislators?

Why Doesn’t New Mexico Pay Local Legislators?

New Mexico continues to be the only state to not pay local legislators and other local officials.
Halie Leland '23, Writer September 16, 2021

As members of the only legislature in the country that offers no salary for serving in office, representatives of New Mexico are once again proposing the controversial motion that they get paid. Under...

Draconian Texas Law Seeks to Destroy a Constitutionally Protected Right

Draconian Texas Law Seeks to Destroy a Constitutionally Protected Right

Will Texas women seek refuge in New Mexico?
Maya Macias '25, Writer September 16, 2021

Texas’ new abortion law, Senate Bill 8(SB8), took effect on September 1st after the Supreme Court declined to intervene. It is now the most restrictive abortion law in the country. Opponents of the bill...

New Mexicans at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

New Mexicans at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Don't miss Academy alum Anika Apostalon'13!
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer August 27, 2021

The United States is in its most patriotic state during the Olympics. We all sit on our couches and watch Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky dominate in the pool, and then change the channel to admire the...

New Mexico News Roundup

New Mexico News Roundup

Advocate Staff May 19, 2021

San Juan County Fire - Elizabeth Hiller '25 On May 18, a fire started in San Juan County between Bloomfield and Les Acres. As of May 17, the fire spread over 21 acres and is only five percent contained. ...

Protesters of Qualified Immunity in Michigan

Qualified Immunity Banned in New Mexico

New Mexico Becomes the Second State to Ban an Outdated Doctrine
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 20, 2021

On April 7, 2021, New Mexico became one of the first states in the nation to ban qualified immunity, a rule that allows public officials, such as police officers, to escape certain types of accountability...

Representative Deb Haaland

Race for the 1st Congressional District

Two New Mexico State legislators are running for the seat left by Deb Haaland
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 9, 2021

On June 1, 2021, New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District will hold a special election between Democrat Melanie A. Stansbury and Republican Mark Moores to fill the seat of former representative Debra...

New Mexico is Set to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

New Mexico is Set to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

New Mexico will become the 16th State to legalize recreational marijuana once Gov. Lujan Grisham signs the legislation.
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer April 5, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, New Mexico state lawmakers held a special legislative session regarding the legalization and taxation of recreational marijuana. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham called the session primarily...

Vestigal New Mexico Abortion Law Finally Struck from the Books

Vestigal New Mexico Abortion Law Finally Struck from the Books

Activists say it was a long time coming
Mireya Macias '23, School and Local Editor March 12, 2021

After years of work by reproductive rights activists, the 1969 statute that criminalized abortion in New Mexico was repealed with few exceptions after Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Respect...

Taken near the Rio Grande, this path acts as a reminder that the journey through COVID-19 will have its ups and downs, its slight twist and turns, and will seem to continue forever, but we as a world, nation, state, and community will make it there. It serves as a reminder that despite the hardships along the path, beauty and goodness surround us everywhere and that the people, goodness, and everything that we currently have in our lives should not be overlooked, but rather appreciated. One important lesson from the pandemic is that nothing is a certainty and our lives can change within 24 hours, so being thankful for everything that one currently has is crucial.

New Mexico’s Contagious Beauty During COVID-19

John Dominguez-Trujillo '21, Writer October 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to grip the world, our country, our state, and our community, stress, anxiety, uncertainty of the future, and plenty of changed plans have also become more apparent in...

New Mexico This Week

New Mexico This Week

News roundup from around the state for the week of October 19-23

News From New Mexico for the Week of October 19-23 COVID Related News New Mexico is seeing high COVID-19 numbers this October. On October 21st, there were 827 new cases, a new single day record, and...

Día de los Muertos: Ancient tradition becomes colorful celebration

Día de los Muertos: Ancient tradition becomes colorful celebration

Sarah Weber October 27, 2017

On Oct. 31, while millions of Americans eat candy corn and celebrate fall in delightfully ghoulish getup, millions more will celebrate a different holiday: Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Day...

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