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Graduate merchandise and attire available for winter graduate students at the University Bookstore.

A deep dive into Sun City grad support

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor December 7, 2023

The holidays are right around the corner and so are preparations for graduation season. Amongst the garland and whimsical Christmas trees, the borderland is also decorated with the spirit of celebrations for graduates.   For students born and raised...

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Admission counselor Betsabe Castro-Duarte explains the benefits of visiting the career center for career guidance.

Overwhelming, overly anxious, overcoming: That’s post-graduation

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor December 6, 2023

The time has come for students who have persevered to stride down the graduation stage and receive their degree after years of hard work. While it is a moment for all to celebrate this milestone, it is also a time where some begin to contemplate the taunting...

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UTEP senior majoring in rehabilitation science, Jizelle Duarte was a research assistant at NYU under the Summer Health Academic Research Experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders program in Summer 2023.  Photo credit: UTEP Career Center

A minority graduate’s guide to finding many opportunities

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor/Reporter December 5, 2023

Diversity in internship opportunities have expanded significantly, offering a wealth of options for minority students. Internships are a crucial pathway for minority students’ post-graduation. The leading Hispanic institute, UTEP’s career center helps...

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Mariah Alvarez is a graduate student at UTEP studying public health.

Radiant and representative: Graduation fits for students’ special day

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter December 4, 2023

As UTEP’s graduation ceremony approaches, seniors are getting their outfits ready for the big day. From formal to reflective, graduating students choose outfits with different meanings.   Whether it comes to the outfit design or how it stands for...

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Fitting into the popular “clean girl” makeup look.

Fitting in a world of ever-changing beauty

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 30, 2023

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” as they say. This popular expression used throughout literary culture is widely credited to Irish author Margaret Wolfe Hungerford in her book “Molly Bawn” in 1878. After years of the concept of beauty being...

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The Cake Boutique has many pastries to choose from including “Can Cake” their own creation.

Baking up a bright graduation for fall 2023

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Multimedia Editor November 29, 2023

Orange, blue and white frosting adorns the multitude of cakes of graduating UTEP Miners as commencement season is on the horizon. Many local cake businesses such as The Cake Boutique and Thaily’s Treats, say they receive numerous amounts of orders for...

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Photos courtesy of Lionsgate

Singing the praises for ‘Songbirds and Snakes’

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2023

Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers.   It has been eight years since audiences have last been graced with the fictional world of Panem on the big screen. Now a five-movie franchise, “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,”...

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Music education major Jonathan Melendez receives a standing ovation at the end of his recital, Nov. 25.

The sound of a college career coming to a close

Joel Molina, Photographer November 28, 2023

The illustrious moment of crossing the stage is something many college students strive for. A place that requires hard work and dedication to reach. Each degree path has different requirements in order to obtain a bachelor’s degree. For senior music...

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Many Americans fail to address the issue of the holiday as it is troubling for Indigenous people as a reminder to them that their land was stolen due to colonialism.

Putting a better spin on the festive feast, Thanksgiving

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagment Editor November 20, 2023

It is time to get the stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey because the season of giving is right around the corner.  As Thanksgiving approaches, so do the uprises of people speaking on the issue of how corrupt the true meaning of the holiday is. Many...

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Lead guitarist Tony Perry throws his pick to the audience.

Pierce the Veil gives the Sun City ‘Besitos’

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor November 11, 2023

With people clad in black, merch lines wrapped around the building and cheers echoing inside the arena, the Don Haskins Center welcomed Pierce the Veil (PTV) for their fifth concert Nov. 8. Named after the band’s latest album release, the group travelled...

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The Northeast Rockets team pose for a team photo. Photo provide by Frank Maldonado

Love and learning on and off the court

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 10, 2023

It can sometimes be difficult for someone to explain why they are drawn to a particular interest in life. When the sharp teeth of passion latch onto someone’s consciousness and soul, shaking them off is impossible for a certain few. When superstar athlete...

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UTEP Percussion Ensemble at the Fox Fine Arts directed by Andy. P Smith.

A heart pounding percussion performance

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 8, 2023

Musicians strike at their instruments, some with sticks and some with their bare hands. From drums to marimbas, a variety of percussion instruments were played together to give a thrilling performance. Directed by Andy P. Smith, the program was given...

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