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UTEP graduate and student Xavier Bates is earning his degree in multidisciplinary studies and will graduate this semester. Photo courtesy of Xavier Bates

A UTEP graduate journey through CASS

Erik Acosta, Web Editor December 12, 2023

As the clock ticks down towards commencement day, some graduates begin to reflect on the journey and support they received throughout their undergraduate years. Soon to be UTEP graduate Xavier Bates, a multidisciplinary studies major, considers his parents,...

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Students who live on campus have all expenses from housing included in their tuition.

Where accessibility and affordability meet: UTEP housing

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter December 7, 2023

Some people say a place to call home is an essential part of pursuing an education. One’s definition of home may be a comfortable bed, a place to decompress, or a place to gather with the people closest to them. Whatever it may be, home can contribute...

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Job searching is one of the biggest contributing factors to graduation anxiety as students enter a competitive job market.

Is graduating college a gateway into anxiety?

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter December 6, 2023

While graduates prepare for their big day, some may be thinking more about what comes after. Jobs, responsibilities, and ‘adulting’ are few of the things graduates think about when it comes to life after college, which may cause stress and anxiety....

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UTEP had until Sept. 8 to send documents to prove accreditation.

UTEP accreditation ‘warning status’ is officially removed

Erik Acosta, Web Editor December 5, 2023

UTEP officials announced Tuesday morning, Dec. 5 that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has removed the warning status from the university accreditation.   This summer the Board of Trustees from SACSCOC...

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UTEPs accreditation status will be reviewed and revealed in December.

UTEP avoids loss of accreditation

Erik Acosta, Web Editor December 5, 2023

As the summer months rolled by, UTEP dealt with more than just blazing heat, but a warning status at the risk of losing its accreditation. With the holiday season right around the corner, so is UTEP's accreditation status, which will be reviewed in December...

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Sonam Chok, born in raised in Bhutan, is a graduating senior from UTEP College of Nursing.

A new home, far from home

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 29, 2023

Sonam Choki remembers the few pictures of UTEP her sister showed her back in the late 2000s. It was at that time Choki, now graduating senior from UTEP’s College of Nursing, saw her future school for the first time.    Born and raised in Thimphu,...

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President Dr. Heather Wilson stated she enjoys listening to Taylor Swift.

A glimpse into the life of President Dr. Heather Wilson

Erik Acosta, Web Editor November 28, 2023

With dedication and a love for aviation, UTEP President Dr. Heather Wilson has begun to leave her mark at the university since her start as the president in 2019. UTEP students may know the hardworking president as someone who brought in an era of innovative...

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Head Coach Dana Dimel, speaks to the team after the conclusion of the game against FIU Nov. 19.

UTEP football parts ways with Dana Dimel after six seasons with the Miners

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 26, 2023

The UTEP Miners football team (3-9, C-USA 2-6) closed its disappointing season, led by Head Coach Dana Dimel, with a final loss to No. 22 ranked and undefeated Liberty University (12-0, C-USA 8-0) Saturday afternoon.  The next day, UTEP Athletics decided...

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UTEP Student Government Association President Alex Rodriguez and Vice President of Internal Affairs Alejandro Balderrama-Sanchez have resigned from office.

UTEP SGA members resign

Erik Acosta, Web Editor November 17, 2023

UTEP Student Government Association (SGA) President Alex Rodriguez and Vice President of Internal Affairs Alejandro Balderrama-Sanchez have resigned from office The resignations came at the end of the weekly Fall Senate Session, Nov. 9. Rodriguez and...

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Miner Dash is one of the annual events UTEP hosts during homecoming week which wrapped up Nov. 4.

Hoco: Miss the season

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter November 9, 2023

As the weather gets colder, campus spirit warms the hearts of students. Homecoming week has brought events that gave students and alumni the opportunity to show their UTEP pride.   Celebrations were in full effect this year, to revamp the campus...

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The first Paydirt Pete costume was created in 1980 with President of the Alumni Association Richard Pearson playing a vital role in the new ensemble being made.

Miner mascot Paydirt Pete past and present

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 30, 2023

The history of Paydirt Pete runs deep at UTEP, formerly known as Texas Western College (TWC). Pete has had a storied legacy with many incarnations and mediums being applied to him. In 1962, TWC faculty member Eddie Mullens asked civil engineering student...

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Professor Duke began teaching at UTEP in 2015 and is also the university’s director of opera.

A guiding voice to the UTEP music community

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 24, 2023

The Opera may be daunting to some and a little unfamiliar to others.  However, the Opera is home to the craft of telling a story through music and singing. There is a combination of art, words, drama, and dance, where the singers use their natural, authentic...

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