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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Republican legislators in Texas have created House Bill 2127 which aims at providing regulatory consistency across the entire state, making it harder for blue cities to pass new progressive policies that could contradict state laws.

Death Star Law: An end of progressive policies in Texas

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter August 31, 2023

As citizens of Texas inch closer to Sept. 1, they can also look forward to possibly the greatest transfer of power away from the public in some of the biggest cities. This action has been infamously named, “The Death Star Law.”   So, what does...

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Maui has been devastated by wildfires which have killed at least 115 people and leaving over 1,100 others missing.

The islands on fire

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor August 29, 2023

The birds cannot chirp, the trees cannot breathe, and people cannot live on some of the islands of Hawaii as the state was devastated by flames earlier this month. The wildfires first started in the upcountry region of Maui, Aug. 8, and spread across...

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UTEP’s risk of accreditation loss has been revealed to be caused by a ‘clerical’ error.

Will UTEP keep its accreditation?

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter August 29, 2023

An ominous cloud shadows the reputation of UTEP as it recently became at risk of losing its accreditation. Thousands of students await the unknown, as the degree they are working hard for could lose its validation. University officials referred to the...

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Steeple of Kelly Center for Hunger Relief.

Pensamientos Y Platicas: Combating the mental health in the Hispanic community

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Multimedia Editor July 31, 2023

Across the borderland the Hispanic communities are highly populated, however are not desired to receive mental health resources due to the negative beliefs. Pensaminetos Y Platicas is finding a way to end the stigma of receiving mental health treatment...

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Three independent designers sued Shein for stealing designs of their brands which is in violation of the Racketeer influenced and Corrupt Organizations for copyright infringement.

Fast fashion empire crippled by copyright infringement

Yoali Rodriguez, Contributor July 31, 2023

Popular fast fashion pioneer SHEIN has made a name for themselves in the fashion industry. From hosting fashion shows and pouring millions into influencer culture, they have recently run into hot water as the company was accused of violating the Racketeer...

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According to El Paso Matters, July 22 marked the end of the 38 consecutive days of heat over 100 degrees. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Scorched Earth: Here’s what you need to know

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor/Reporter July 28, 2023

It is not often that going outside gives us a glimpse into the final moments of a Thanksgiving turkey, but the city of El Paso has experienced over 40 consecutive days of triple digit heat. Shattering not only the record for most consecutive days of heat,...

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President Heather Wilson along with Secretary of Education and Sports of the State of Chihuahua Sandra Elena Gutiérrez Fiero signed a memorandum of understanding July 14.

UTEP renews scholarship agreement with Chihuahua

Annabella Mireles, Photo Editor July 19, 2023

UTEP President Heather Wilson along with the Secretary of Education and Sports of the State of Chihuahua, Sandra Elena Gutiérrez Fiero, signed a memorandum of understanding at the President’s Conference Room on the UTEP campus.  The signing of...

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It has been two months since the Writers Guild of America went on strike due to many failed negotiations with Hollywood producers as writers demanded better wages due to the high rise of streaming services.  Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Is another Hollywood strike on the horizon?

Erik Acosta, Web Editor July 13, 2023

[UPDATE]: The contract between SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP has expired July 12, with neither side agreeing to a new negotiation. Actors have been calling for increased pay and protection against artificial intelligence but after countless attempts, the union...

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After tireless advocacy towards the forgiveness of student debt, the Supreme Court ruled against Biden’s promising student loan debt relief plan June 30.  Photo courtesy of Wikiepdia Commons

SCOTUS won’t ‘loan’ students’ debt forgiveness

Yoali Rodriguez, Contributor July 13, 2023

After tireless advocacy towards the forgiveness of student debt, the Supreme Court ruled against the favor of Biden’s promising student loan debt relief plan June 30.   This infamous plan coined by the Biden administration has faced many controversies...

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Legendary and iconic U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe has announced her retirement after the National Women’s Soccer League season ends. Photo courtesy by Wikipedia Commons

U.S. Women’s soccer legend, Megan Rapinoe calls for retirement

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement editor July 8, 2023

Legendary and iconic U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe has announced her retirement after the National Women’s Soccer League season ends.   Rapinoe says her fourth and final World Cup will take place at the end of the month and publicly...

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The UTEP Sun City Rocket Team appeared at the 2023 Spaceport America Cup, the biggest intercollegiate rocket launch competition in the world.

Blasting off to Spaceport America Cup

Yoali Rodriguez, Contributor July 7, 2023

“3...2...1... Lift off!” Echoed through the fields of the desert as the UTEP Sun City Rocket Team prepared to witness their rocket reach above the sky.  Participating in the biggest intercollegiate rocket launch competition in the world, UTEP’s...

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Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Catie McCorry-Andalis describes how UTEP launched plenty of opportunities for first generation students. Photo courtesy by UTEP

Dr. Catie McCorry-Andalis named New VP of Student Affairs

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor July 6, 2023

A lot of great leaders have come through UTEP and changed the university for the better. But none quite like Dr. Catie McCorry-Andalis.  McCorry-Andalis is a UTEP alumnus and gained her doctoral degree in Education Leadership and Administration from...

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