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Best Stories of 2013

Best Stories of 2013

The Prospector December 3, 2013

OUT OF THE SMOKE Demolition raises dust and environmental concerns Concerns about the environment were raised after this weekend’s demolitions, but environmental experts say that there is nothing to worry about. Both ASARCO smokestacks and...

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The push to get minorities into STEM fields

Andrés Rodríguez, SHFWire Reporter December 3, 2013

WASHINGTON – After graduating from high school, Crystal Brockington plans to pursue a degree in biology or chemistry. She knows that, as a black woman, she’s part of the minority of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and...

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Misuse of financial aid may cause burden for students

Leonardo Montañez, Staff Reporter December 3, 2013

As the end of the semester arrives and the spring semester is upon us, it is time for students to renew their financial aid and it is time when students may misuse that money again. According to the blog Generation Opportunity, students on average...

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Top photos of 2013

The Prospector December 3, 2013

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Commencement ceremony to be streamed live on KFOX-TV

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor December 3, 2013

The live stream of commencement will continue for its third semester, allowing families and friends who are unable to attend to see their students walk across the stage to receive their diploma. University Communications and University Relations who...

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Students react to UT’s ‘Catch an Illegal Immigrant’ game

Students react to UT’s ‘Catch an Illegal Immigrant’ game

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter November 26, 2013

What started as a game to spark conversation about illegal immigration led to countless heated discussions and debate across the country. UTEP students and faculty have chimed into the conversation. The Young Conservatives of Texas, a registered student...

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Healthcare stumbles as full rollout looms

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter November 26, 2013

This is part of a continuing series on the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act deployment continues to have problems as the individual mandate’s Jan. 5 deadline looms ever closer. The Paper Application Some individuals have expressed...

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French Club hosts clothing drive for children’s home, resources scarce

Kristopher Rivera, Copy Editor November 26, 2013

A donation drive by the UTEP French Club will be spread thin this year as students try to contribute to different causes. Last year, the French Club donated about $200 to the Lee and Beulah Moor Children’s Home. “I’m not too sure if we’ll...

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Holiday parade route changed due to construction

Holiday parade route changed due to construction

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor November 26, 2013

The Celebration of Lights—an annual event where the public is invited to a holiday parade, a fireworks display and the official lighting of the Christmas lights—has been moved to Cleveland Square Park, 510 Santa Fe St., due to the ongoing construction...

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Thousands attend Convoy of Hope outreach Saturday at the El Paso County Coliseum, which provides free resources to those in need.

Convoy of Hope delivers resources to those in need at Coliseum

Michaela Roman, Staff photographer November 23, 2013

Convoy of Hope set up tents and tables Saturday in the parking lot of the El Paso County Coliseum to help those in need. Over 70 churches of different denominations from around El Paso, with the support of the Coliseum, sponsored the event. A number...

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The eternal flame burns at Kennedy’s gravesite, where his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, is also buried. A wreath-laying ceremony will take place Friday, Nov. 22, at Arlington National Cemetery, and on Monday, Nov. 25, the Irish Defense Forces 37th Cadet Class will conduct a remembrance ceremony.

JFK remembered as anniversary of his death nears

Sean Bradley, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter November 21, 2013

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-RjZUeaw0rI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> WASHINGTON – There was one thing Warren Hensley, then 5, thought about after hearing of President John F. Kennedy’s...

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From Mexico with love, sculpture to strengthen bond between Mexico and UTEP

From Mexico with love, sculpture to strengthen bond between Mexico and UTEP

Leonardo Montañez, Staff Reporter November 21, 2013

  On Nov. 21, UTEP president Diana Natalicio, Consul General of México in El Paso, Jacob Prado presented a gifted to UTEP with one of Sebastián’s latest pieces, to strengthen bonds and honor the relationship between México and UTEP. The...

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