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People visit the Natural History Museum before its likely closing due to the government shutdown.

Shutdown to affect more than just government

Nick Prete, SHFWire reporter October 1, 2013

Editor’s note: This story was written Sept. 30. Due to the subject matter, some facts may have changed since the time it was written. WASHINGTON — Visitors to Washington may not think a government shutdown will affect them, but if they plan to...

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Campus brings Disney homecoming theme

Campus brings Disney homecoming theme

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter October 1, 2013

Disney characters will roam the campus this week in honor of this year’s homecoming theme–Minerland. Students will be able to participate in Disney-themed events and activities during homecoming week from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5. Sam Rodriguez, Student...

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Disney princesses are still a favorite, reaserchers discuss negative influence

Nadia Garcia, Staff Reporter October 1, 2013

In research conducted by Dawn Elizabeth England, Lara Descartes and Melissa A. Collier-Meek in their article entitled “Gender Role Portrayal,” the authors explored the feminist criticisms and claims of negative exemplification for young girls through...

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Distinguished Alumni, Gold Nuggets awards to stall for centennial year

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter October 1, 2013

This year’s Distinguished Alumni and Gold Nuggets will be the last selected for the next two years. Next year, in honor of the university’s centennial, the Alumni Association and the university will host a reunion of all past nominees. The traditional...

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Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, questions the value and costs of the biometric exit system at a hearing Thursday. Department of Homeland Security officials estimate upward of $3 billion for the exit system

Biometric plan to track entry, exit of foreign visitors won’t be ready until 2015

Andrés Rodríguez, SHFWire Reporter September 30, 2013

WASHINGTON – The number of foreign nationals who have overstayed their visas in the U.S. remains unknown, and Congress is pressuring the Department of Homeland Security for a solution. Under the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of...

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UTEP senior Isaac Tauaefa has made it through the first round of competition on the X Factor. He is a former UTEP football player who played defensive line.

Former UTEP football player competes on the XFactor

Amanda Guillen, Staff reporter September 26, 2013

UTEP senior Isaac Tauaefa has made it through the first round of competition on the X Factor. The media advertising and communications major auditioned back on May 14 and the episode aired Wednesday night on Fox. Tauaefa sang James Morrison’s...

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Mayor Vincent C. Gray released a statement Wednesday explaining his decision to declare district government operations essential during a shutdown. Pictured above is his office on Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

In case of shutdown, emergency bill would keep D.C. running

Andres Rodriguez, SHFWire reporter September 25, 2013

WASHINGTON – The District of Colombia plans to take matters into its own hands to prevent city services from closing if the federal government shuts down on Tuesday. The D.C. Council has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, in which it plans to introduce...

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CAMPUS CRIME ADVISORY

September 24, 2013

This is a Timely Warning - Campus Crime Alert. Timely Warnings to the UTEP campus community comply with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Harassment: Two female students...

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CAMPUS CRIME ADVISORY

September 24, 2013

This is a Timely Warning - Campus Crime Alert. Timely Warnings to the UTEP campus community comply with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Robbery: El Paso City Police report...

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President Barack Obama speaks at a memorial service held at the Marine Barracks, attended by about 4,000 people.

‘Our tears are not enough:’ Obama speaks at Navy Yard Shooting memorial

Andrés Rodríguez, SHFWire Reporter September 24, 2013

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama counted five communities he has consoled after mass shootings and called on Americans to seek changes to prevent more tragedies. He spoke Sunday at a memorial service for those who died Sept. 16 at the Navy Yard. About...

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So far, 9,866 permits have been issued for the spaces available.

Removal of inner campus parking leads to overcrowded perimeter

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter September 24, 2013

Construction and confusion have some students circling lots this semester. “(Students) have to look somewhere else when they’ve paid for parking near campus,” said Luis Torres Jr., junior costume design major. “It is unfair that they have...

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Students to compete in international solar decathlon

Amanda Guiilen, Staff Reporter September 24, 2013

For more than six months, Team Texas ADAPT Home–UTEP’s and EPCC’s solar decathlon team–have been preparing to compete against 20 universities for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. Team Texas students traveled to Irvine, Calif., on Sept. 21 to compete...

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