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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Construction causes trouble for students with disabilities

Construction causes trouble for students with disabilities

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor October 15, 2013

As construction continues on campus, students with disabilities face difficult situations. Prior to the beginning of campus transformation, the Center for Accommodation and Support Services has tried to help these students register for classes outside...

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Budget cuts could sink Captain Phillips’ ship

Budget cuts could sink Captain Phillips’ ship

Andrés Rodríguez, SHFWire reporter October 15, 2013

WASHINGTON – Capt. Richard Phillips, whose 2009 kidnapping by Somali pirates is depicted in Tom Hanks’ new movie, warned Thursday that budget cuts could eliminate one-third of the U.S. ships used to transport military cargo. Phillips’ ship,...

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Monday evening a student fell from the third floor ledge at Union Building East to the middle second floor staircase after losing his balance. Still conscious after the fall, he was transported to Las Palmas Medical Center.

Accident at Union raises safety concerns

Lorain Watters and Kristopher Rivera October 14, 2013

Monday evening, a student and pledge for the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity fell from the third floor balcony at Union Building East to the middle second floor staircase. The accident occurred approximately at 8 p.m. during the Greek life meetings. According...

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Department of Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki warns members of a House committee that if the shutdown doesn’t end soon, millions of veterans may not receive benefit payments. Shinseki addressed the Veterans’ Affairs congressional committee Wednesday.

Veterans may not see benefit checks on Nov. 1 if shutdown continues

Jessica Wray, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter October 10, 2013

WASHINGTON – Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki warned House VA committee members Oct. 9 that if the shutdown doesn’t end soon, come Nov. 1, more than 5.18 million beneficiaries – including veterans, family members and a portion of active...

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Human rights activist and lawyer, Gustavo de la Rosa, says Wednesday that the organizing of the citizenry, not politicians, is bringing down murder rates and violations of human rights in Ciudad Juárez. He spoke at the Inter-American Dialogue event on the state of human rights in the city.

New administration, new hope for human rights in Juárez

Andres Rodriguez, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter October 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – A member of the Security and Justice Board in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico said Wednesday that mayor-elect Enrique Serrano has sought admittance into the board. This would be a first for the mayor’s administration, Gustavo de la Rosa, an...

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Close to 15,000 people rally for comprehensive immigration reform Tuesday at the National Mall. The march ended in front of the Capitol where officials say about 200 were arrested in an act of civil disobedience.

Thousands rally for immigration reform at National Mall, hundreds arrested

Andrés Rodriguez, SHFWire Reporter October 8, 2013

WASHINGTON – Hoping to pressure Congress into passing immigration reform, close to 15,000 protesters marched Tuesday from the National Mall to the Capitol steps, where a number of democratic congressmen and activists were arrested in an act of civil...

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Thomas E. Mann speaks at American University about the future of Congress - how extremism has created a rift that separates parties and eliminates compromise.

Political extremism led to shutdown, authors say

Nick Prete, SHFWire reporter October 8, 2013

WASHINGTON – With the government shut down now for eight days, people all over the nation have been asking, “What is wrong with Congress?” Two congressional scholars pointed to political extremism as the answer Oct. 3 in a discussion at American...

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Students react to glitches in insurance exchange

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter October 8, 2013

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series on the Affordable Care Act’s impact on UTEP students. The Health Insurance Marketplace launched on Oct. 1 despite a partial government shutdown. Since the opening of the Marketplace, the...

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Defensive lineman and UTEP student Isaac Tauaefa wows the judges of the X-Factor

Former football player a finalist on X Factor

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter October 8, 2013

UTEP senior media advertising major Isaac Tauaefa is making his mark on this season of Fox’s hit talent competition The X Factor. Tauaefa also played football for the Miners for two seasons before suffering a knee injury. “Playing football in front...

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Freshman pre-engineering major Robert Portillo is one of many students that have opted to ride their bicycles in order to efficiently get around campus construction.

Students say more bike lanes needed around campus

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter October 8, 2013

Bike lanes have been added to El Paso’s streets in recent years. This has led to the presence of more bike riders around the city. Although more bike lanes have been added, bike riders say there is still need for more, especially around UTEP and surrounding...

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Pass the budget

Pass the budget

Jasmine Aguilera, Editor-in-chief October 8, 2013

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, said students should not be impacted by the partial government shutdown as long as it reopens before Oct. 17, which marks Congress’s deadline to raise the debt ceiling that could prevent a default. In an Oct. 5 interview,...

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Utep Homecoming parade 2013

October 5, 2013

Utep students and alumni gathered to celebrate the annual homecoming parade and pep rally Saturday morning. The parade started at University and Oregon and was proceeded with the pep rally on Glory field.   

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