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Drug policy symposium brings big names to campus

Drug policy symposium brings big names to campus

Lorain Watters, Assistant news editor November 11, 2013

  UTEP hosted a symposium on Monday where a group of panelists spoke about the drug war and its effects on journalists and the public. The drug war and violence involving the cartels began in 2006, peaking in 2010 after 10,500 people were killed,...

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Google gives us a break

Google gives us a break

Marcus Seegers, Multimedia Editor November 5, 2013

Google has revealed the details to its latest update to the Android operating system, Android 4.4, which they have named KitKat. Google has decided to stay with their obsessive nature when it comes to naming Android operating systems after things that...

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Campus organization plans indigenous history events

Leonardo Montañez, Staff Reporter November 5, 2013

Native American Heritage Month will be celebrated in November through an educational program at the university. Cheyenne Lozano, president of the Academic Revival of Indigenous Studies of Education, said the group will be educating students about Native...

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College Republicans, county GOP join forces

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter November 5, 2013

Students have the chance to work with the county of El Paso in collaboration with the Republican Party. The Republican Party of El Paso has teamed up with the College Republicans in order to fill the positions of election clerks for the county’s...

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Trevor Timm, of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, addresses the group he will be helping to lobby at the Capitol. The group leaders wanted everyone to focus on personal stories of why data collection mattered to them.

Protesters rally against NSA’s bulk data collection

Nick Prete, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter November 5, 2013

WASHINGTON - Flags silhouetted Columbus Fountain as chants against mass surveillance reverberated from Union Station’s marble façade. Protesters from all over the country spoke out against bulk data collection in a two-part assault with congressional...

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Michelle Butcher a biochemistry student at El Paso Community College shows Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis the series of experiments she and her colleagues have done on the influence fungus can have on maximizing a seedlings growth. For one, it was to start a lunar colony because they wanted to see what plant could withstand the harsh environment on the moon. The fungus that does tend to help the most is Penicillium.

Texas’ Wendy Davis champions education

Aaron Montes, Photographer October 31, 2013

The Transmountain campus of  El Paso Community College hosted Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis,D-Fort Worth, on the first stop in her two-day visit to El Paso. Sen. Davis said education is her number one priority, adding...

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Georgette Washington, better known as Jeremy Raush, poses with spectators Tuesday after the 17th Street High Heel Race. In its 27th year, the race draws politicians and hundreds of spectators to the Dupont Circle neighborhood.

Racers ‘work it’ for the 17th Street High Heel Race

Andres Rodriguez and Zahra Farah October 31, 2013

WASHINGTON – They came in high heels, big dresses and even bigger hair. http://youtu.be/bNaY_5oMOVA Hundreds of racers in drag or wild costumes sprinted and strutted down 17th Street NW Oct. 29 in the 27th annual High Heel Race. They paraded from...

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Smithsonian collaborates for Día De Los Muertos online exhibit

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter October 29, 2013

The Smithsonian Latino Center has partnered with UTEP to create a Día de los Muertos-themed online exhibit and will celebrate the collaboration on Nov. 1. The center will be using the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum to create an avatar-based 3-D...

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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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