Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

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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 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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