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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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Students evacuate campus on March 26 after a bomb threat was called in.

Bomb threat unresolved

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter September 10, 2013

Some are skeptical that the UTEP community is prepared in case of another incident like that of the March 26 bomb threat. The UTEP Emergency Management Plan remains unchanged. The cover page of the document displays a notice that it was last revised...

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The Atheists began with Tanner Milroy after he realized there was no atheist organizaiton on campus. He decided to begin the group instead of joining the Student Government Association.

The Atheists use community service to expand, contribute

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter September 10, 2013

Ana Castro, sophomore math major, has been an atheist since she was in seventh grade. She said she felt out of place and uncomfortable about expressing her beliefs at that age, but has since found camaraderie on campus. The Atheists began in Oct. 2012,...

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The 9/11 exhibit will feature the front pages of The Prospector from Sept. 12 and Sept. 19, 2001.

Exhibit to open at Union Gallery in honor of 9/11 anniversary

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter September 10, 2013

The Union Gallery in the Union Building East will launch an exhibit in memoriam of the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Event Services Coordinator Alexandra Garcia said that the Union Gallery is glad to have an event like this at the university. “This...

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Laura Rabara, senior nursing major and U.S. army veteran, receives counceling at the center. She served two tours in Iraq between 2005-06 and 2008-09.

Military Student Success Center grows with increased population

Kristopher Rivera, Copy Editor September 10, 2013

The Military Student Success Center has kept busy this summer since its opening in April after the center moved from its previous location at the Mike Loya Academic Services Building. About 30 to 40 student veterans filter through the office each day....

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Rebekah Herriot, sophomore digital media production major donates blood.

UTEP vs. NMSU blood drive goal higher than previous years

Kristopher Rivera, Copy Editor September 10, 2013

Monday afternoon marked the kick-off of the 10th annual I-10 college coalition effort between United Blood Services, UTEP and NMSU. It’s something that brings the two universities together to meet patient needs in the communities. “Whatever blood...

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Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton gives her support to military action in Syria at an unrelated event about wildlife trafficking. She said Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s actions demand a strong response from the United States and other international leaders.

Clintons – mom and daughter – speak out about illegal wildlife trade

Jessica Wray September 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced her support of action in Syria at an unrelated event Monday introducing a new wildlife trafficking advisory council. “The Assad regime’s inhuman use of weapons of mass destruction...

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