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April 15, 2015

Rubén Salazar, the voice of a generation

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor

September 9, 2014

Rubén Salazar is hunched over his desk, the typewriter’s keys shaking as he taps away the words of his latest piece for his column, This Shot World. Despite the clock sounding at 5 p.m., Salazar remains planted in his chai...

Plaque commemorates unique history of Cotton building

Ashley Muñoz, Contributor

September 9, 2014

It’s probably a fact—students walk into each building on campus without thinking about the history within the walls. The Cotton Memorial Building is among the many structures on campus that would tell a rich tale if it’s wal...

Housing grows with student population

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2014

Willie Quinn is a UTEP alumni who has been volunteering at the UTEP Heritage House, the campus’ historical repository, since 2001. He runs his finger along a long laminated map, “This is how Vet Village fits into the sche...

100 years of struggle

100 years of struggle

September 9, 2014

Fight for equality opens door for African-Americans

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2014

954, Thelma White, a young African-American valedictorian from Douglas High School—El Paso’s only black high school—walked onto the dull gray cement steps of UTEP, then known as Texas Western College, in a brave attempt...

UTEP gems shine bright on campus

Ashley Muñoz, Contributor

September 9, 2014

Old Main Building The building was constructed in 1917 and was part of the first five original buildings when UTEP was first taking shape. The building (still standing today on Circle Drive) housed a small library and snac...

The Bear and his road to glory

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2014

Donald Lee Haskins, nicknamed “The Bear,” was born during the Dust Bowl era in 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma.  Unlike the rest of the country, Haskins said he learned early not to be caught up in the prejudices of race. In the...

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