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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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 Scouts of America pitch their tents and begin preparations for the day’s activities.

A guide to Cloudcroft, N.M., a hipster paradise

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter January 21, 2014

  Two hours up the Patriot Freeway, past Alamogordo, lays Cloudcroft, New Mexico. At 9,000 feet above sea level, Cloudcroft sits at the perfect altitude to be consistently 30 degrees cooler than El Paso. The village, though small, has the...

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Alicia Keys says reading the script for “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” was heart wrenching. She was a co-producer of the film that tells the story of two boys growing up in the Bronx.

First lady, Alicia Keys screen movie at White House as part of education push

Alejandro Alba, SHFWire reporter January 15, 2014

WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama brought a backup to a film screening at the White House Wednesday as part of her campaign to encourage children to go to college. Singer and songwriter Alicia Keys co-produced the film, “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister...

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Centennial begins with kickoff celebration at basketball game

Centennial begins with kickoff celebration at basketball game

Amanda Guillen, Staff reporter January 9, 2014

Centennial year kicked off today when students took part in a birthday celebration before a basketball game against the Charlotte 49ers. An email was sent out to students regarding the Centennial kickoff celebration. Director of Marketing and...

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John Holdren, director of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, says at the International Space Exploration Forum on Thursday that the United States encourages all countries to contribute to and support the expansion of space exploration, including the International Space Station.

Nations letting go of competition to collaborate in space exploration

Alejandro Alba, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter January 9, 2014

Washington – Collaboration is the best way to continue to explore space. That’s what representatives from 35 nation’s space agencies said at a meeting Thursday at the State Department. But first, they will have to let go of competition and bragging...

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Water pipe line break update

Water pipe line break update

Jaime Quesada, Contributor December 19, 2013

A pipe line that burst on Dec. 17 just before 2 p.m. in front of Old Main has been repaired. Water rushed from Old Main and around the Psychology Building and down Kirby Avenue until in reached the end of the street, where a water grate spanning the...

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Water pours over the fence down the street from the Psychology Building.

Waterline breaks at construction site

Jaime Quesada, Contributor December 17, 2013

A water pipeline at UTEP broke this afternoon at approximately 1:50 p.m. beginning at the construction site in front of Old Main. It is estimated that the pipeline was 12 inches in diameter in total. Water rushed down the street in front of Old Main and...

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A screenshot of the site Cuidadodesalud.gov. The Spanish language site went live Friday after its launch was delayed several times.

Healthcare.gov isn’t touting ‘se habla español’ just yet

Andres Rodriguez, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire December 10, 2013

WASHINGTON – Spanish-speakers wishing to sign up for health care haven’t had much luck online, but they are still trying – on the phone and with the help of interpreters. After its launch was delayed several times, Cuidadodesalud.gov – the...

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UTEP Police officers talk to eye-witnesses on the scene.  Sitting in the center is sophomore volleyball player Madison Morris.

Volleyball player involved in death of foreign exchange student

Jasmine Aguilera, Editor-in-chief December 4, 2013

A UTEP Police report released Wednesday names sophomore volleyball player Madison Morris as the driver of the Nov. 15 accident that led to the death of Achim Schweighofer, a 23-year-old foreign exchange student. University Communications officials...

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Students delay big life decisions as debt increases

Students delay big life decisions as debt increases

Lorain Watters, Amanda Guillen, Assistant News Editor, Staff Reporter December 3, 2013

UTEP students are putting a halt to big life decisions as they work their way through an increase of debt and the economic downturn, but many remain optimistic about their ability to repay their loans. The amount of student loans taken out by UTEP...

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Adderall production and managing abuse becomes a balancing act

Adderall production and managing abuse becomes a balancing act

Kristopher Rivera, Copy Editor December 3, 2013

Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series examining student abuse of prescription drugs Adderall and Ritalin. The battle to keep Adderall abuse at bay is a tug and pull between meeting consumer demands and regulating the active pharmaceutical...

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Affordable care: The good, the bad and the ugly

Affordable care: The good, the bad and the ugly

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter December 3, 2013

This article is part of a continuing series on the Affordable Care Act. 2013 has been a perilous year for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The ACA has faced Supreme Court challenges, numerous Senate votes and a disjointed roll-out....

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