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Border traditions celebrated

David Ramirez, Staff Reporter October 29, 2013

The borderland and UTEP bustle with activity as the El Paso community prepares for a week of celebrations around All Hallow’s Eve. “We are in a very peculiar place,” said Guillermina Nuñez-Mchiri, associate professor of anthropology. “The...

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Science jobs abound for workers with BAs or two-year degrees

Jessica Wray, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter October 29, 2013

WASHINGTON—When astronaut Mae Jemison prepared for her launch into space, the chemist and physician had to test her flight suit—working with her personal flight suit technician to keep the special outfit in working order. The bulky, orange suit...

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Cycling for change took place on Sunday, October 25th at Album Park, the event raised awareness for victims of domestic violence.

Cycle for Change Helps Domestic Violence Victims Achieve their Goals

Leonardo Montañez, Staff reporter October 28, 2013

The El Paso County Attorney’s Office – Family Violence Unit had a successful first-ever cycling race, Cycling for Change, on Oct. 27 at Album Park to support victims of domestic violence. Linda Perez, assistant county attorney, said that all of...

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El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser was in Washington D.C. For the Association of the U.S Army expo, where he met with military contractors.

El Paso mayor and Chamber of Commerce call for regional military partnerships

Andres Rodriguez, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter October 26, 2013

WASHINGTON– Regional military partnerships were at the top of the agenda for El Paso business and city government officials as they visited the nation’s capital this week. Members of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce attended the Association...

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UTEP to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

UTEP to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

File News October 23, 2013

  The University of Texas at El Paso will team up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 26 at the UTEP Police Department, 3118 Sun Bowl Drive at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The purpose...

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Photo illustration by Diego Burciaga

Following the pill trail

Kristopher Rivera, Copy Editor October 22, 2013

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three part series examining student abuse of prescription drugs, Adderall and Ritalin. Upon entering college, Karla Sifuentes, senior Chicano Studies major, felt it was necessary to seek help after she was having...

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Freshman business major Luis Hernandez reveals the nine staples used to close the wound he sustained on his head after the fall.

Student survives fall, shares story

Lorain Watters and Kristopher Rivera October 22, 2013

On Oct. 14, Luis Hernandez, freshman business major and pledge for the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity, fell from the third-floor staircase ledge at Union East to the middle second-floor staircase. After being taken to Las Palmas Medical Center, Hernandez...

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Abuse at parking garage causes complaints

Amanda Guillen, Reporter October 22, 2013

Individuals using the visitors’ areas of campus garages as free parking are causing upset for staff and students. Faculty, students, staff and visitors are all allowed to park in a specific section of the Sun Bowl garage, which is located next to the...

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Feral cats are unadoptable and when they are taken to animal shelters, 99 percent of them will be euthanized within three days..

Campus cats find support through community programs

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor October 22, 2013

As UTEP continues to transform, one thing has stayed constant in the untouched shadows—the feral cat population on campus. Since its inception in 2000, the Trap-Neuter-Return program on campus has operated on-and-off throughout the years. Since December...

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The Army Ten Miler runners make their way to the finish line Sunday morning. Nearly 35,000 runners were registered to run the annual race.

Two third-place finishes for Fort Bliss at Army Ten Miler

Andrés Rodríguez, SHFWire Reporter October 22, 2013

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Fort Bliss men’s and women’s teams finished third Oct. 20 at the Army Ten Miler. Spc. Japheth Ng’Ojoy, 25, clocked the men’s team fastest time at 52:15 and 1st Lt. Jasmin Branch, 24, finished first for the women’s team...

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George Takei says, “these are not two cities” in a speech about LGBT equality at the National Press Club in Washington. Takei played Commander Sulu on Star Trek.

Marriage equality beams up to Michigan, New Jersey

Gavin Stern, SHFWire Reporter October 22, 2013

WASHINGTON - It was a consequential week for gay rights, with Michigan and New Jersey moving toward allowing gay marriage through the judicial system. Victory in those states would increase the number of states allowing gay marriage to 16, along with...

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National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis says his decision to close parks was due to a concern for the safety and security of the parks. Jarvis was subpoenaed to speak Wednesday at a House committee hearing.

National Park Service under fire on Hill for park closures

Andrés Rodríguez, SHFWire reporter October 16, 2013

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service defended its decision to close hundreds of parks during the government shutdown, after coming under fire Wednesday from House Republicans who called the service’s actions “disgusting and despicable.” National...

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