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The immensely popular social media app, TikTok, faces a ban in the U.S by the Supreme Court whose main concern is China accessing citizens private data.

TikTok bill faces uncertainty as it heads to the Senate

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 10, 2024

The discussion of banning TikTok in the U.S had its largest hurdle on March 13 after a sweeping bipartisan effort voted for the effective ban. The bill known as the TikTok Bill will run through Senate and according to The Associated Press, the bill is...

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Border Patrol agents gather as they head towards a group of immigrants.

Ongoing border crisis heightened after migrant breach

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter April 4, 2024

Hundreds of migrants breached the razor wire barrier alongside the Texas-Mexico border in El Paso March 21 in hopes of surrendering themselves to U.S Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to get processed.   According to the El Paso Times, some...

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Recently, the Zoological society, a non-profit organization in El Paso that raises funds and provides volunteers for the El Paso Zoo, lost its long-time contract with the city.

UP ‘ROAR’: City ends relationship with El Paso Zoological Society

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor April 3, 2024

The El Paso Zoo may be facing major changes in the upcoming months after the city’s decision to end its partnership with the El Paso Zoological Society. The city called it quits with the non-profit Feb 26., ending a partnership that has been active...

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Investigations revealed club was a hot spot for criminal activities.

Jaguars Gold Club permanently closed after lawsuit settlement

Alyda Muela, Contributor/Writer April 2, 2024

Jaguars Gold Club, a well-known strip club on the east side, has been permanently closed after a lawsuit was filed with the County Attorney’s Office. The club, located at 11377 Gateway Blvd W. received a temporary restraining order Feb. 22. from the...

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Ana Giselle Marquez-Perez, education major and the collegiate senator for education.

The women of SGA

Esteban Corona, Staff Reporter March 27, 2024

March celebrates National Women’s Month, highlighting the many powerful women in history and society. There are many women leaders at UTEP who are representing the UTEP community and borderland identities.  Alexa Gonzalez, a sophomore biological...

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Principal Cynthia Ontiveros started the academy to allow young women’s voices and ideas to be heard.

All-girls schools are forming the leaders of tomorrow

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter March 22, 2024

Missed opportunities sparked the idea for Cynthia Ontiveros, Ph.D. to pitch a young women’s academy that was based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) to the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD).  During high...

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Designer Sergio Estrada (left) poses with his models in his work.

Strutting through San Jacinto; the El Paso Strong Fashion Show

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor March 22, 2024

A total of four years has passed since the 2019 Walmart shooting. As time moves forward, the memory of the day will never be forgotten. Within the past years, art has been a gateway to express the love and appreciation the community has for El Paso.   With...

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“Cue the Miners,” an online media platform started in January 2024, spotlights design, technology and stage management students, the voices who bring UTEP theatre productions to life. Photo courtesy of @cue_the_miners on Instagram.

Lighting the stage for the UTEP Theatre Department

Erik Acosta, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2024

A group of theatre students have fostered a new sense of community and belonging in the UTEP Theatre department that celebrates and highlights students who bring their unique talent to the world of theater at UTEP. “Cue the Miners,” an online media...

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On Mar. 5, the Socorro Independent School District voted to have the Texas Education Agency take over as a conservator.

SISD votes to receive conservatorship from Texas

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter March 21, 2024

The Socorro Independent School District (SISD) has voted to have the Texas Education Agency (TEA) take over as a conservator, a move that could have significant implications for the district and its students.  The decision was made March 5 after a...

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The southern United States-Mexico border has experienced a large influx of migrants seeking refuge in El Paso and Annunciation House helps relieve border tension concerns by taking in immigrants and offering them a safe space.

El Paso Annunciation House fights to save its historic history

Alyda Muela, Contributor/Writer March 20, 2024

District Judge Francisco Dominguez has ruled against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in his ongoing legal battle with an El Paso nonprofit that helps migrants.   Paxton is seeking to shut down the non-profit Annunciation House, a faith-based nonprofit...

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The city of El Paso Texas.

Is it time to say goodbye to daylight savings once and for all?

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter March 19, 2024

Daylight savings comes along every year with a list of pros and cons sparking a long-standing debate. Should people keep advancing their clocks on the second Sunday of March and are there any actual benefits to it in modern day?  The origin of daylight...

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The 5th Circuit will hold another hearing on April 13, seeking to hear any more arguments regarding Senate Bill 4. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

The fate of Senate Bill 4 continues to remain unknown

Erik Acosta, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2024

Editor’s Note: More updates on Senate Bill 4 will be provided in this article as more updates happen. Update: March 20, 2024 Late Tuesday night, hours after The U.S Supreme Court allowed for Texas to enforce Senate Bill 4, an appeals court requested...

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