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New age addiction, the rise of electronic cigarettes

New age addiction, the rise of electronic cigarettes

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

In this day and age, you can now add cigarettes to that list of digital items. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have been around for a while, but have really undergone a boom within the last five years. Many are turning to e-cigarettes in an effort to...

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Bringing sexy back to health

Bringing sexy back to health

Amanda Guillen, Multimedia Editor April 1, 2014

Sex may still be considered taboo to talk about, but it may be just the thing you need to hear about when it comes to keeping healthy. Some surprising health benefits of sex include a stronger immune system, minimized pain, weight loss, improved sleep,...

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Ann Weeby, an Iraq veteran with the Michigan Army National Guard and senior business developer for Goodwill in San Francisco, plants a U.S. flags across the National Mall to represent veterans who committed suicide over the last year.

U.S. flags planted on National Mall to represent veteran suicides

Alejandro Alba, SHFWire reporter March 27, 2014

WASHINGTON – As he helped plant some of the 1,892 U.S. flags across the National Mall, David Curry remembered his fellow Marine and friend, Jonathan Schulze. Seven years ago, Schulze committed suicide after returning from war. He was unable to get...

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Candidate Wendy Davis talks equal pay at Café Mayapan

Jasmine Aguilera and Maria Esquinca March 26, 2014

Gubernatorial candidate Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, spent Wednesday morning speaking to media and volunteers at Café Mayapan, in El Paso, Texas. She focused her discussion on gender and economic equality. El Paso Sen. Jose Rodriguez...

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UTEP prepares for César Chavez Day

UTEP prepares for César Chavez Day

¡Si Se Puede! was a defining and defying cry of the United Farm Workers. The cry, potent with its emblematic power, is still used and heard today. The slogan was adopted during President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and was translated...

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Alyse Nelson, president of Vital Voices and Fergie are part of the group launching the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative.

New initiative uses digital approach to protect women

Cathryn Walker, SHFWire reporter March 25, 2014

WASHINGTON – A new program will allow women around the world to receive emergency care by simply pushing “send.” A victim of extreme physical abuse can send an email message to the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women to ask for emergency...

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Trained students prepare taxes free of charge to those with low income

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter March 25, 2014

April 15 is just around the corner, and for students, taxes may be last on the proverbial plate. But it may not be that bad this season since students can now have taxes prepared by a professional or by a trained student for free. The Volunteer Income...

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Sgt. 1st Class Melvin Morris, left, Master Sgt. Jose Rodela and Sgt. Santiago J. Erevia all Army soldiers during the Vietnam War, stand as President Barack Obama and a crowd applaud after they received the nation’s highest military honor, the Medal of Honor on Tuesday at the White House. Of 24 soldiers who received the award, they were the only three still alive.

Medal of Honor given to 24 veterans overlooked because of discrimination

Alejandro Alba, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter March 19, 2014

  WASHINGTON – Just like other American soldiers, they fought for their country and risked their own lives regardless of their racial or ethnic backgrounds. Decades later they received the nation’s highest military honor, delayed precisely...

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New plans for commencement ceremony announced

Luis Barrio, Staff reporter March 18, 2014

UTEP officials discussed plans for the 2014 spring commencement ceremony Tuesday morning at the Peter and Margaret De Wetter Center. This announcement also kick started the annual Grad Fair, where graduating students can purchase regalia, invitations...

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Vámonos al Simicare

Vámonos al Simicare

Cassandra Adame, Staff Reporter March 18, 2014

Estudiantes y ciudadanos de esta región suelen atender su salud, según el lado que les convenga, sea el mexicano o el estadounidense. Pero la situación se complica cuando una ley obliga a ciudadanos a atenderse de un solo lado. Aquellos sin cobertura...

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March 18, 2014

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NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguia says “to us this President has been the Deporter-in-Chief,” before an audience of about 750.

Latino organizations recognize ‘Gang of Eight,’ NCLR disapproves of Obama

March 10, 2014

The nation’s largest Latino civil rights organization, the National Council of La Raza, calls President Obama the Deporter-in-Chief as this administration approaches an all-time high in deportations: nearly two million. NCLR President and CEO Janet...

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