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State Rep. Rhetta Bowers filed for House Bill 567 to help stop public discrimination regarding certain hairstyles such as braids, deadlocks, or twists in schools and workplaces. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

A bright future for the Texas CROWN Act

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 18, 2023

Texas could soon welcome a new bill with the help of state Rep. Rhetta Bowers after the Texas Senate drafted a proposal known as House Bill 567 which would prohibit race-based hair discrimination at schools and workplaces.   House Bill 567 is a proposal...

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Governor Abbott appointed District Attorney Bill Hicks to replace Rosales which came into effect Dec. 14, 2022. Photo courtesy of KVIA

Changing gears with the new D.A. Bill Hicks

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor April 18, 2023

December 2022, marked when former District Attorney Yvonne Rosales resigned from office, leaving before her term naturally concluded. Her term was plagued with controversial cases, including the Walmart shooting case and other cases.   According to...

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Former President Donald Trump was indicted March 30 by a Manhattan grand jury for his alleged role in a scandal due to hush money payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons

A long way down: From President to facing criminal charges

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 13, 2023

From living in the White House and to having the highest authority in the United States, former President Donald Trump might never experience this luxurious live style again.    His life has now been faced with backlash and legal battles as Trump...

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TikTok’s CEO Shou Zi Chew attended a five-hour hearing with the U.S. Congress regarding online data and privacy concerns. Photo courtesy of Pixabay

TikTok, a controversial platform

Angelica Gutierrez, Contributor April 12, 2023

TikTok is a social media platform where users can create and share short videos from 15 seconds to 10 minutes. The app has become very popular worldwide, especially among young people. However, it has faced controversy, mainly regarding privacy concerns...

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UTEP Athletics welcomed head coach Keitha Adams Wednesday, April, 12 at the brand-new Gordon Family Courtside Club located in the Don Haskins Center.

Keitha Adams rehired as UTEP women’s basketball head coach

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor April 12, 2023

Editor’s Note: this story is following Coach Baker’s resignation.   Keitha Adams has returned to the Sun City as the new women’s basketball head coach. Adams is known as the winningest head coach in the history of UTEP women’s basketball history.  Adams...

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Drag has given Gagaboy a voice and has been an outlet in their life.

New Senate Bills threatens the drag community

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter April 11, 2023

Fashion, makeup and talent with a dramatic twist may be taken away with new legislation against the drag community. Additional legislation may take away health insurance coverage and create lawsuits against gender-transitioning care that affects many...

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April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

‘Sexual Assault Awareness Month’ across the borderland

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter April 11, 2023

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), throughout which, the campaign from National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) provides more information about prevention against sexual violence.  The NSVRC website states “Sexual Assault...

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Michael Vinson Williams, Ph.D., a professor and current director of the African American Studies Program which was established in 1996.

A program that transforms students’ perspectives

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 11, 2023

With visionary professors and a dedicated director, the African American Studies Program helps transform a student's educational experience and provides meaningful community engagement while immersing them in the world of Black culture and history. This...

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Professional attire on women has always impacted the way they are perceived in the workplace.

Trying to blaze trails in more than blazers

SalmaPaola Baca, Contributor April 10, 2023

A collector of twentieth-century clothing, Barbara Dickstein, once said, “Clothing, more than anything else – more than furniture, more than jewelry – clothing, represents a person. Clothing is always a symbol of who you are. It tells your status,...

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Baker was named the 2023 Conference USA Co-Coach of the Year.

BREAKING: Women’s basketball head coach Kevin Baker resigns

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor April 5, 2023

UTEP women’s head coach Kevin Baker announced Wednesday, April 5 his resignation after six seasons with the Miners.  “After careful consideration of a generous extension offer from UTEP and weighing my options moving forward, I have decided to...

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Aritzia is a fashion company founded in 1984, they operate over 101 stores in both the U.S and Canada. Their website was launched in 2012, it carries over 3,000 items, including styles made with organic materials or responsibly sourced wood fibers.

Dress the planet with organic fashion

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter April 5, 2023

With the state of the world’s environment becoming a bigger topic in modern politics, ways to make a positive impact on the globe are also being discussed. From recycling paper and plastic, there have been many ideas to reduce pollution or other negative...

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Frida Acuna likes to fuse street and formal style while René Acosta describes his style as 70s retro.

A city filled with unique and stylish souls

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 5, 2023

From putting on a pair of bell bottoms to styling rustic overalls to rummaging through a closet to find a corset or a button-down shirt to layer with vintage jewelry and accessories; people have found a way to express themselves through fashion. Being...

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