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Miner Maniacs hold kick-off party

Amanda Guillen

New Miners Maniacs had the opportunity to meet each other and several members of the football team at their kick-off party two days before the season opener.

The Miner Maniac kick-off party took place Thursday afternoon at the Larry K. Durham Center, the venue near full capacity with enthusiastic students who are excited for the start of the football season. Members see it as a positive sign for the athletic season and the Miner Maniac club.

Chris Ibarra, a Miner Maniac, said this year in UTEP athletics is bigger than previous years.

“I think there is just a whole new attitude around the team with the new coach and a new system it lit a fire within the city,” Ibarra said.

Junior running back Nathan Jeffery attended the kick-off event and talked about the upcoming season, as well as how much the team appreciates their support.

“They seem pretty excited, I think they are going to be wild,” Jeffery said. “I feel that they are going to support us all the way.”

Guest speakers included UTEP band director T.Andre Feagin and head coach Sean Kugler who spoke to the Maniacs about the upcoming football season.  Pizza, drinks, and door prizes were all given out to members.

Read previous coverage on the Maniacs here.

Amanda Guillen may be reached at [email protected]

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Amanda Guillen
Amanda Guillen, Editor-in-Chief
Amanda Guillen is a senior multimedia journalism major with a minor in women's studies. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and graduated from El Paso High School in 2011. She has been a part of The Prospector since summer 2013 and is currently Managing Editor. She has always had a passion for journalism and plans to become a television news reporter upon graduating from UTEP. In addition to being a full-time student and reporter, she is a part of two honor societies on campus, Alpha Lambda Delta and the National Society of Leadership and Success where she participates in community service regularly. Amanda also interns for KVIA Channel 7 the El Paso affiliate of ABC. Her love for the city of El Paso is something that led her to choose UTEP as her school of choice. She has enjoyed her past 3 years at the university and looks forward to an eventful school year.
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