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(Left-Right) Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights and Rep. Beto ORourke, D-Texas, discuss immigration reform at a Monday town hall meeting.

Rep. O’Rourke hears testimony at town hall from those affected by deportation

Leonardo Montañez, Staff reporter September 16, 2013

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, hosted members of the Congressional Border Caucus for a Monday immigration reform town hall meeting. The purpose of the event was to listen to El Pasoans who have been affected by deportation and was held in partnership...

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Gary Edens, vice-president of student affairs, speaks at the launching ceremony of the Miner Volunteer Corps.

New Miner Volunteer Corps to mobilize students

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter September 13, 2013

The Miner Volunteer Corp brings a potential army of service-learners to the UTEP campus. The group, administered through the Center for Civic Engagement, will provide large-scale deployment of volunteers for community projects on and off campus. “This...

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UTEP celebrates Mexican independence with Grito

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter September 13, 2013

UTEP hosted the annual Grito, a celebration of Mexican independence, on Friday at the Union Plaza. The event, sponsored by the Consul General of Mexico, celebrated the anniversary of Mexico declaring independence from Spain in the early 19th century....

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Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S., Eduardo Medina Mora, says Friday that Mexicans are overwhelmingly misrepresented in Hollywood. The ambassador said at a press conference that Mexico is awaiting word on possible spying on Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto by the NSA. SHFWire photo by Andrés Rodriguez

Mexican ambassador: U.S. perception of Mexico needs to change

Andrés Rodriguez, SHFWire Reporter September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON – Mexican actor Demian Bichir has played a gardener and a drug dealer, two professions that Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S. said Friday need to stop being linked to his country. “Mexicans in the silver screen are usually portrayed...

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Rain causes problems on campus

Leonardo Montañez, Staff reporter September 12, 2013

Students, faculty and staff have encountered problems commuting and maneuvering through campus due to severe flooding on campus and throughout the city. UTEP Police Corporal David Falin said that, despite the flooding, it has not been as severe as...

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Gary Edens, vice-president of student affairs, speaks at the launching ceremony of the Miner Volunteer Corps.

Miner Volunteer Corps launches

S. David Ramirez, Staff reporter September 12, 2013

The UTEP Miner Volunteer Corps, an arm of the Center for Civic Engagement, launched Thursday. The new organization will focus on creating a pool of ready volunteers for larger-scale community events. “We at UTEP believe that at our very core we...

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Technical tribulations due to rain

S. David Ramirez, Staff reporter September 12, 2013

Campus IT systems across campus experienced an outage, presumably due to the rainstorm, at approximately 1:50 p.m. on Thursday. A member of the UTEP Help Desk indicated that the campus IT team was working to fix the problem.  Telephones are expected...

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(Left-right) Communication Professor Richard Pineda, State Sen. Jose Rodriguez, Rep. Joe Pickett, Rep. Marisa Marquez, Rep. Joe Moody, Rep. Naomi Gonzalez and Rep. Mary Gonzalez speak at the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center for the 83rd Legislature Wrap-Up.

El Paso lawmakers attend session wrap-up at Natural Gas Center

Jasmine Aguilera, Editor-in-chief September 12, 2013

El Paso lawmakers gathered on campus Thursday for the close of the 83rd Texas Legislature. The group discussed El Paso issues including agriculture, health care and student concerns. El Paso representatives and State Sen. José Rodriguez, all Democrats,...

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The iconic photographs of the Twin Towers were shown throughout the Union gallery.

We will never forget

September 11, 2013

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The next big thing finally arrives

The next big thing finally arrives

Jaime Quesada, Contributor September 11, 2013

Apple has predictably launched its new iPhone nearing the final quarter of the year. Breaking tradition though, they have released twins, the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. Both have been speculated in forums, but speculations are usually followed by disappointment....

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Mexico’s Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam, right, says crime in Mexico has decreased noticeably due changes in the judicial system. Duncan Wood, director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, moderated the discussion Tuesday. SHFWire photo by Andrés Rodriguez

Mexico’s attorney general briefs U.S. audience on judicial reform

Andrés Rodriguez, SHFWire Reporter September 10, 2013

WASHINGTON -  Mexico’s Attorney General said Tuesday that his country has begun to see “efficient results” as it continues to enforce judicial reform. Jésus Murillo Karam, who was appointed attorney general late last year, cited the capture...

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Students voice concerns on security

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor September 10, 2013

Robert Morales, junior criminal justice major, was on campus March 26, 2013, when an alert of a bomb threat was sent out. When he found out it was not real, he was astounded at how someone could have made a joke like that. “The guy was a dumbass...

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