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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

David Posnack Jewish Day School seventh-grader Kyle Weintraub, 12, of Davie, Fla., shakes hands with President Barack Obama at the first White House Film Festival. Kyle, who uses a robot to attend school from a hospital in Pennsylvania, was the subject of a student film recognized by Obama.

Obama praises film about sick South Fla. boy who uses robot to attend class

Melhor Leonor, SHFWire reporter March 4, 2014

WASHINGTON - Inside the halls of David Posnack Jewish Day School in Davie, Fla., a robot takes part in group projects, asks questions about science and math and jokes around with friends. Behind the device is seventh-grader Kyle Weintraub, 12, also...

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UTEP gives back

March 4, 2014

Student organizations volunteered March 1 at various locations for this year's Centennial-themed Project MOVE, including Candlelighters of EP, Cielo Vista Association and the Child's Crisis Center.

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Where Samba meets bamba

Where Samba meets bamba

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter March 4, 2014

A samba dancer has seemingly transformed into a peacock. A long, blue, elaborate feather headdress adorns her. It pours out of a golden crown beginning at the top of her head and drizzles down over her back. The crown reaches out into her face, covering...

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Race for the Cure continues the fight

Race for the Cure continues the fight

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter February 28, 2014

It is time to get your running shoes ready, because the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will take place on March 2 at Biggs Park. This weekend, many citizens of El Paso will participate in Race for the Cure. Among them is sophomore nursing...

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Mysterious compliments appear around the Union

Mysterious compliments appear around the Union

Tania Moran, Staff Photographer February 27, 2014

Several sticky notes with a variety of messages  have been put up across the Union East building. Several students were posting the notes in ATM machines, doors and mirrors at the restrooms and the messages are directed to women.

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Around 400 attend Tribune symposium discussing demographic change in Texas

Around 400 attend Tribune symposium discussing demographic change in Texas

Maria Esquinca and Jose Soto, Staff Reporters February 27, 2014

Around 400 people from the El Paso community attended the one-day symposium on “Demographic Change in Texas,” including UTEP students and faculty, community leaders, business leaders and elected officials. The symposium is a larger part of The...

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Texas Tribune to host Thursday symposium focusing on demographic change

Maria Esquinca, Staff reporter February 26, 2014

This Thursday, Feb. 27, UTEP in partnership with the Texas Tribune will be hosting a daylong symposium on demographic change. The symposium will focus on how the fast-changing demographics of Texas will impact public policy. Aside from writing and...

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Brazilian ambassador to speak at Wednesday’s Centennial Lecture

Helen Yip, Staff reporter February 25, 2014

UTEP's Centennial Lecture Series continues tomorrow, Feb. 26, with “Brazil’s Global Moment,” featuring Brazilian Ambassador Mauro Vieira. “All of the Centennial Lectures aim to address topics of importance to our future,” said Keith Erekson,...

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#NO FILTER

#NO FILTER

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter February 25, 2014

An “ideal beauty” lives on magazine racks and television screens at all hours of the day. She is thin and built with clear skin, free of wrinkles or scars. She has perfect hair, big lips, a long neck and eyelashes. She has the right-sized bust, with...

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‘Self-governance’—the method of tobacco-free enforcement

‘Self-governance’—the method of tobacco-free enforcement

Maria Esquinca and Amanda Guillen February 25, 2014

Maintaining a tobacco-free campus may prove difficult to enforce as some students are choosing not to follow the “self-governing” method officials have proclaimed. UTEP’s Environmental Health and Safety Department enacted the tobacco ban on Feb....

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El Paso—fashion’s last frontier

Valori Corral-Nava, Contributor February 25, 2014

El Paso may be known for many things—its food, culture, the mystique of being a border city—but trendiness is usually not one of them and locals have different theories as to why. Some feel that it is El Paso’s economic situation that keeps the...

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Daniel Rios visits the Career Closet to get fitted for a suit.

Career Closet rents brand-name professional clothing, free to students

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 25, 2014

UTEP’s Division of Student Affairs, in partnership with the Career Center, is working to provide students with professional business attire that can be used for interviews, career fairs and networking events. Students will be able to borrow these...

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