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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

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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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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