Mexico needs to change perception of success

Freedom Newspapers A lot of recent data show how Mexico is doing as a country; some figures are surprisingly good; others, however, suggest the country’s progress could come more slowly than we might hope. Mexico’s government reported last week that some 28,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since the government began its crackdown […]

Music sets tone for student success

By Alan Dropps: Guest columnist Today marks the beginning of “Music in our Schools Week.” This event is celebrated annually in the Clovis Municipal School District. We celebrate in a variety of ways. We hold a poster contest for our elementary students, present a “Grand Concert,” perform individual school concerts, and conclude the week with […]

Education column: Chance to accumulate college credits helps students excel

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools If America is the land of opportunity, then opportunity knocks at the doors of Clovis schools. And, for those students who not only dream of success but plan ahead and work to achieve it, success comes earlier than later. What I am talking about is the wonderful opportunity our […]

Education feature: CHS principal touts program as road toward success

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall has a display of memorabilia from his 20 years working in schools proudly displayed in his office. He plans to add to it while at CHS. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As Wayne Marshall and his wife took their seats high in the […]

For Nitzers of Muleshoe, running a family affair

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Nizter family welcomed two new members, Beric and Berin, when the twins were born three months ago. Deb and Grant Nitzer stand with their nine children Laurel, back left, Bethany, back middle, Hudson, back right, Gracee, front left, Holly, front middle, Rasmey and Jonathan, front right, in front of […]

People must strive for own success

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist A distinguishing feature of Friedrich Nietzsche’s thought was that he believed humankind needed to overturn the old, mostly theological ethics and transform values to something new. He didn’t say what that would have to be, but he identified Christian ethics with radical altruism, advising us all to live […]

Editorial: Withdrawal from Iraq isn’t sign of success

As violence in Iraq has declined over the past year or so, American concern about Iraq has declined as well. The subject didn’t even come up — perhaps understandably given intense concern about the economic doldrums — during President Obama’s most recent press conference. But recent events suggest various tensions are merely bubbling beneath the […]

Shame on those jealous of success

By TIbor Machan: CNJ columnist Most top executives draw pretty reasonable salaries, maybe up from $250K to several million per year. This isn’t unlike how professional baseball and football players are hired and compensated, especially the stars among them. Some people are sought out eagerly and promised exorbitant pay, including bonuses above the regular salary, […]

Bill aims for smaller school sizes

By Anne Constable: The New Mexican

Patient-nurse ratio inaccurate mark of success

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