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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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The Rev. John McCullough, president and CEO of Church of World Service, prays that members of Congress will be moved by the campaign to change their minds on immigration reform. He also prays for the immigrant families and their struggles.

Fast for Families tour of U.S. promotes immigration reform

Alejandro Alba January 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Four activists for immigration reform are taking their cause on the road. They will board a bus Tuesday and urge people in 100 communities around the country to fast with them until Congress passes immigration reform. “We are going...

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UTEP centennial exhibit unveiled at airport

Luis Barrio, Reporter January 24, 2014

Visitors to the El Paso International Airport can now see UTEP’s historical significance and Bhutanese architecture while waiting for a flight or grabbing a cup of joe. An exhibit commemorating UTEP’s 100 years was unveiled Friday at the airport,...

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At the conference, attorneys Lauren D. Serrano and Alan Gluth spoke about the legal aspects of estate planning and transfer taxes.

Forty-eighth annual estate planning conference holds first of five-part series

Javier Cortez, Staff reporter January 23, 2014

In the first of a five-part series, the UTEP’s Woman’s Auxiliary and the Office of Institutional Advancement hosted its 48th annual estate planning conference for women  Thursday at the library. At the conference, attorneys Lauren D. Serrano and...

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Voter registration deadline approaches, city prepares

Voter registration deadline approaches, city prepares

S. David Ramirez, Staff reporter January 23, 2014

The deadline for students to register to vote in the upcoming primaries, which will include the highest positions in the state, is Sunday, Feb. 2. On the ballot will be a senator, governor, a plethora of commissioners and a number of legal and civil...

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Briefs and upcoming events: Jan. 22

January 22, 2014

In brief: Grant to go towards 3-D printing: UTEP has received a grant to up the university’s 3-D printing efforts. The W.M. Keck Center for 3-D innovation will lead the collaboration between other universities and corporate partners funded by America...

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The Prospector editorial staff: (Top, left to right) Andres Rodriguez, Edwin Delgado, Diego Burciaga, (bottom, left to right) Andrea Acosta, Jasmine Aguilera, Lorain Watters, Michaela Roman. Not pictured: Marcus Seegers.

Welcome to centennial year!

January 21, 2014

There is a time-portal behind the editor’s desk. Veterans from both world wars, 16 U.S. administrations and 1966 NCAA champions. Suffragettes and Chicano movement activists live in this roughly 12-by-6-foot dimly lit room accompanied by thousands...

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10 million set aside for centennial preparation

10 million set aside for centennial preparation

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor January 21, 2014

  The clanking and hammering of drills resonates off stucco walls across campus, while orange and blue banners hang above concrete rubble. With construction seemingly overtaking campus, UTEP is preparing a new face for the 100th anniversary. On...

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Jose Martinez, president of SHEP/MAES, junior mechanical engineering major.

Registered student organizations to participate in centennial celebrations

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter January 21, 2014

Registered student organizations are preparing for a busy schedule of traditional and new events with a centennial spin. According to Catie McCorry Andalis, associate vice president of Student Life, a myriad of campus organizations will take part in...

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A student uses the new recycling bins placed in Union Building East.

Former student begins recycling initiative at UTEP

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor January 21, 2014

  Students will begin to see groups of multi-colored bins on campus starting Jan. 21 as part of the Miner Recycling System’s new initiative to help the university become mindful of waste. According to Pedro Diaz, a recent graduate of...

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Burmese, Bhutanese refugees tell of education, economic challenges in U.S.

Kritika Gadhvi, SHFWire Reporter January 21, 2014

WASHINGTON – Refugees from Bhutan began arriving in the United States in 2008, fleeing from the Bhutanese government’s discriminatory social and political rule. About a year later, large numbers of refugees from Myanmar also came to the U.S. Burmese...

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New options for buying books this semester

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter January 21, 2014

With the start of the spring semester comes the often-dreaded running of the textbooks. Students are inundated with options for purchasing textbooks, from brick-and-mortar stores to a digital wellspring of websites offering the best deal. “I hardly...

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A student receieves the flu vaccine that was offered on campus for free in February.

How to avoid the flu this season

Jaime Quesada, Contributor January 21, 2014

The H1N1 virus is back this year and has already claimed the lives of four El Pasoans, including one UTEP student. The Center of Disease Control and prevention, urges people 6 months and older to get a yearly vaccine. With the recent passing of...

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