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Sports writer Ray Sanchez to hold book signing at Centennial Museum

Javier Cortez, Staff reporter February 20, 2014

The UTEP Centennial Museum and Welcome Center, will host a Ray Sanchez book signing on Thursday, Feb. 20. Ray Sanchez is a prolific and longtime El Paso sports writer, who is back at it again. This time with “The Good, the Bad and the Funny of El...

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Dept. of Chemistry to host workshop for students featuring UCSB and USC scientists

Dept. of Chemistry to host workshop for students featuring UCSB and USC scientists

Maria Esquinca, Staff reporter February 20, 2014

The Department of Chemistry will be hosting a workshop on Organic Photovoltaics, or solar cells, sponsored through the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22 in the Chemistry and Computer Science...

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I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY VOTERS

I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY VOTERS

Helen Yip and S. David Ramirez February 18, 2014

Early voting begins today at more than a dozen locations around the city. This advanced balloting period will last until Feb. 28. This year, voting will be easier for students with UTEP receiving a mobile polling location. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, students...

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The Campus Master plan involves demolishing Benedict and Bell Hall to be transformed into one large facility proposed to be a Behavioral Sciences building.

Old buildings to be demolished for new behavioral sciences

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 18, 2014

Editor’s note: this is part three of a three-part series that explores the 2011 Campus Master Plan. According to the Campus Master Plan 2011, two of the university’s oldest buildings are on their way to being demolished. Benedict Hall, which...

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United We Dream members rally in Rayburn House Office Building 2226 on Feb. 3. Some seventy supporters packed the room and shouted “stand up, fight back,” loud enough for their voices to be echoed throughout the building.

Boehner takes more heat on immigration reform comments and inaction

Aaron Montes, Hispanic Link Reporter February 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the Republican Party are getting an earful from Democratic congressional members and Hispanic leaders and organizations for saying they do not trust the president to enforce immigration laws and...

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The girl next door: student dancer shares her story

The girl next door: student dancer shares her story

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor February 11, 2014

Editor’s note: The student interviewed in this story asked to be named by her dancing name, “Mary.” Red lights bounce off of velvet-covered walls, reflecting on mirrors and cascading down naked bodies, sweat and glitter mixing together. Upbeat...

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Women’s studies researches rape on campus

Jasmine Aguilera, Editor-in-chief February 11, 2014

The Women’s Studies Program is now conducting research on the issue of sexual assault among college students. The Sexual Attitudes, Behaviors and Experiences Survey, originally began at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga., and was an effort...

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UTEP ranks low in Trojan Sexual Health Report Card

UTEP ranks low in Trojan Sexual Health Report Card

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 11, 2014

The Sexual Health Report Card, a study conducted by Trojan, the condoms company, ranked UTEP in the bottom 20 of 140 universities across the country. Ranked at 124 in the 2013 study, UTEP has not fared well in the past three years. In 2011 the university...

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App it before you tap it

App it before you tap it

Helen Yip February 11, 2014

“Pure,” “Grindr” and “Tinder” are apps that allow a person to “hook up” or meet up. “Pure,” for example is an app that uses GPS technology to locate anyone in the area who has a profile. Your request to meet up will be posted...

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Naomi Fertman, associate professor in the Women’s Studies Program, teaching the course “Women and Work in the Sex Industry.”

Sex industry course offers discussion on taboo subjects

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter February 11, 2014

In a small classroom, hands are being raised in the air and loud murmurs are echoing across the room. On the wall you see the words “PORN AND FREE SPEECH” projected in bold white letters. This is just a normal day in Associate Professor Naomi Fertman’s...

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U.S. Capitol building.

House Democrats push back on Boehner’s immigration comments

Melhor Leonor, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter February 7, 2014

WASHINGTON – House Democrats in Texas and Florida – two key states affected by immigration reform – said the latest comments from Republicans on immigration sound like excuses. In a press conference Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio,...

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The port of entry at Santa Fe Street in El Paso, Texas.

Obama, Republicans fail to advance hopes on immigration reform

Aaron Montes, Hispanic Link Reporter February 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When President Barack Obama delivered the fifth State of the Union address of his presidency, he dedicated just three sentences to immigration reform. Not once did he mention the contributions or needs of Latinos, nor did he touch...

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