Students celebrate National French Week

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis High School French I student Alexandria Johnson prepares French bread plates for French club students. Benna Sayyed Destini Arguijo thinks speaking only one language is a setback for people today. Arguijo, a Clovis High junior, speaks English and Spanish and is studying French to reach her dream of becoming […]

Study: Urban prairie dogs at higher risk

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Submitted by Jenny Ramirez Eastern New Mexico University graduate Jenny Ramirez studies wildlife and, as an undergraduate, conducted a unique project on prairie dogs in Roosevelt and Curry counties. Her research indicated that prairie dogs living in urban areas spend more time watching for predators than eating, which could harm their health. Argen Duncan After […]

Clovis Municipal Schools students earn 13 awards at science fair

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Emma Beaty, 11, of the Arts Academy at Bella Vista in Clovis, looks over her notes while waiting to hear results of the Regional Science and Engineering Fair Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. Beaty won first place in the Behavioral and Social Sciences junior division and American Association of […]

Some illnesses can be ignored

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I recently learned that many others suspect, like I do, that pharmaceutical companies have people who spend their time studying the human body in search of aberrations. When they find those anomalies, we suspect, they invent medical-sounding names for them. After that, they figure out some drug that supposedly can […]

First person: Jason Bloomer

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University cheerleader Jason Bloomer, 21, has been involved in competitive cheerleading since he was five. Given the choice of video games, sleep or studying, Eastern New Mexico junior Jason Bloomer will always go with video games or sleep. He learned not to give himself the option of […]

First person: Ringing in the season

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kim Downie spends much of her time volunteering for local charities. Kim Downie, 28, is studying psychology and sociology at Clovis Community College. When she’s not studying, taking care of her 7-year-old son Roy or spending time with her fiancee, Downie volunteers with local charities. Local lady: I moved to […]

Speller hopes to bee lucky

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Christina Benitscheck is studying words like “enlivened,” “spectacular” and “flabbergasted” for this week’s Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. But she’s sticking to the simple words to describe her excitement. “Every time it (hits me), it’s like, ‘Wow,’ because a year and three months ago, it was a […]

Speller doing more than study

Janet Bresenham Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of daily reports from Michael Martinez, the 13-year-old Tucumcari Middle School student from Conchas Dam, who won first place in the recent four-county Regional Spelling Bee sponsored by Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico in Clovis. Martinez is now in Washington, D.C., with his parents, […]