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Student filmmakers pose for a photo after screening their films during the Student Film Festival held at the Union Cinema on April 22.

SELC celebrates student’s talent on film

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

From deep themes like suicide to the modern wonders of internet fame, student films are some of the earliest developments of expression. That said, UTEP is a university that values such expression, as seen at the UTEP Student Film Festival. Organized...

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Dancer performs for those in attendance of “Our secrets as we shed them: Experiencing the Bosque reimaged” on April 20.

‘Gathering for Water’: Bringing life to the community

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

UTEP held a two-week dance festival celebrating earth’s most fundamental element, leaving its audience captivated by the beauty of the performances and message.   Gathering for Water, a dance festival put together by Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, Friends...

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Theatre major, Tyler Maverick, feels the theatre department puts heavy emphasis on our planet.

The art of the earth: Finding beauty in what was not before

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor April 29, 2023

Our planet celebrates Earth Day, a special day on the calendar marking humans’ collective achievements that spread awareness about our changing environment to the world, at the end of April. The first Earth Day was in April 1970 as an act of protest...

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Bianca Cardona is a junior at UTEP in the digital media production program and specializes in visual effects. Photo courtesy of Bianca Cardona

Imagination in images

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter April 22, 2023

Art has constantly changed throughout time. Today, not only can art be physical, but it can be digital. Through many programs and apps, there are artists creating work entirely online. This rising movement has led to the creation of special effects or...

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Through the film lens of one UTEP professor

Jasmin Campoya, Photographer April 19, 2023

Editor’s Note: This is the third part in a three-part series.   Film photography began in the late 1800s and still has an impact on many dedicated photographers within the border community. UTEP History Professor, Ernesto Chavez, Ph.D., has been...

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“The Boogeyman” is a film adaptation of Stephen King’s short story of the same name and opens in theatres June 2, and is rated PG-13. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Studios

New horror flick to take to the silver screen this summer

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor April 18, 2023

Do not turn off the lights because another Stephen King novel is coming to life on the silver screen. The new supernatural horror flick, “The Boogeyman,” is set to make audiences scream this summer.    “The Boogeyman” is a film adaptation...

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UTEP’s English Department will be hosting an event highlighting information on what is known as Shakespeares, “First Folio.” Photo courtesy of Flickr

Shaking up history with Shakespeare

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor April 18, 2023

With the 400th anniversary of the publication of his complete plays on the horizon, the UTEP English Department will be hosting an event highlighting information on what is known as Shakespeare’s, “First Folio.”   Although the department puts...

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At the heart of the ring: Lucha libre

Maria L. Guerrero Duran, Web Editor April 18, 2023

Editor’s Note: This is the first part in a three-part series.   The phenomenon of lucha libre is deeply rooted in Mexican culture and due to the closeness of sister cities, Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, this sport has influenced the wrestling world...

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Faina Lushtak performed some of classical piano world’s most favored works at UTEP.

Faina Lushtak played the piano in an effortless way at UTEP

Angelica Gutierrez, Contributor April 17, 2023

The New York Times featured Russian Pianist, Faina Lushtak, performed some melodies that delight the ears of the audience, April 16 at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. The program consisted of 17 encores including “12 Spanish Dances” by Enrique Granados,...

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Through the film lens of a UTEP alumni

Jasmin Campoya, Photographer April 16, 2023

Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a three-part series.  Digital photography has been around for about 50 years. Despite this, we have seen analog photography remain popular throughout the constant growth and evolution of this form of media,...

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An a-maze-ing spring fling

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor April 14, 2023

Although El Paso and its surrounding cities might not be home to grand attractions like Disneyland or Six Flags, the area is still known to have many great forms of entertainment. La Union Maze, located at 1101 Highway 28, is mostly known in the borderland...

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Milan is widely considered to be one of the fashion capitals of the world, alongside Paris, London, and New York City. Photo courtesy of Flickr/Ralf Steinberger

Milan’s way into fashion

Angelica Gutierrez, Contributor April 12, 2023

Editor’s Note: Those who were interviewed would prefer to only be referred to by first name.  Fashion has been an important aspect of human culture for thousands of years and its history is rich and fascinating. Fashion is a way of expressing oneself...

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