Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration in New Mexico

By Brenna Kelley and John Acosta / NM News Port “I just want to live a sober life, away from drugs and the streets,” said 29-year-old Diane Monique-Rodriguez, who has a history of drug abuse and was recently re-incarcerated for two and a half weeks. “Now I’m just trying to get on my feet and…

Federal Immigration Policy Affecting Local Communities

Undocumented University of New Mexico (UNM) student Felipe Rodriguez takes out his pen and notebook and begins taking notes while his psychology professor starts lecturing about questions that will arise in the upcoming midterm. After about five minutes, Felipe starts losing concentration, worrying and wondering about the enforcement of President Donald Trump’s new immigration policies….

Lack of Diversity In The Newsroom

  Candelario Vasquez was in his freshman year at Florida State University when he first read the stories that made him want to be a writer who centered his work around community issues. The majority of the stories he had to analyze and give his perspective on were about British writers. “I felt like the…