Graduating in a different way

To be fair, graduating from home is not something that I would have ever imagined, but honestly, nothing these past couple of months could have been predicted. From planned vacations to music festivals, everything was being canceled, so it was no surprise when commencement was postponed, as well.  It was definitely disheartening when this was […]

Camping Away the Semester

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There is no better way to celebrate the end of the semester than a trip! After the last spring semester, I took a trip up to Los Alamos. This time around, especially with COVID-19, I had to watch how far I went from ABQ. I also needed to make sure that wherever I went, I […]

What I Will Miss Most

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It is the end of the semester, by the time this is published I may be officially done with my exchange. Finals end Friday and then there will only be some odds and ends of paperwork to sort out. I feel like the time flew by and it was still too short a time to […]

Making Dead Week more bearable

For some reason dead week is somehow worse during the quarantine. I’m not sure what it is; maybe it’s the fact that I can’t go get overpriced coffee and placebo myself into thinking that Zimmerman helps me think better. Nevertheless, it is dead week nonetheless. So, how can we survive this dead week? I still […]

Celebrating Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is a day made to celebrate Mother Nature and all the joy that she has to offer. While things may be a little different this year, you can still celebrate Earth Day while practicing social distancing.  Here are some fun at-home activities that match the spirit of Earth Day: You can grow a […]

San Ysidro Trails

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In the midst of quarantine, my roommates and I are desperate to get outside. After the first few hikes, we purchased a book titled 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque by Stephen Ausherman and David Ryan. Once we knew we wanted to go north, the book led us to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) […]

The Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

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Quarantine has called for weekend hikes with my roommates. With all of us working from home and me attending classes from home, we are desperate to get outside. Our last weekend journey took us south for about 50 miles to Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in La Joya, NM. It was about 50 minutes from campus, […]