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A World War II veteran takes a moment to admire the National World War II Memorial. He was one of more than 300 veterans who received a free trip to Washington over the weekend.

World War II veterans visit memorial to their service

Zahra Farah September 9, 2013

WASHINGTON - They were barely high school graduates when they were called to serve in a war thousands of miles away from home. Now in their late 80s to early 90s, more than 330 veterans who fought in World War II finally had the chance Saturday to...

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A fire-breathing performer at Minerpalooza.

Minerpalooza recap

Aaron Montes, Staff Photographer September 7, 2013

On Sept. 6, UTEP students, faculty, staff and El Paso residents attended the newly relocated event, Minerpalooza. The event usually takes place in the center of campus but was relocated to the P-9 parking lot due to construction. The area, which...

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(Left to right) Deputy Director Marco Davis, President Diana Natalicio, El Paso Community College President William Serrata, Socorro Independent School District Superintendent Jose Espinoza and White House Initiative on Hispanics Executive Director Alejandra Ceja speak at the town hall meeting on Friday.

White House officials visit UTEP as part of the Hispanic education tour

Flor Flores, Staff Photographer September 6, 2013

A town hall meeting on the White House’s efforts to increase Hispanic education in science and math, or STEM fields, was held Friday afternoon at the Tomås Rivera Conference Center and was open for UTEP students, staff and faculty and local school...

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(Left-Right) Rolando Pablos,  Borderplex Alliance Chief Executive Officer, Texas State Sen. Jose Rodriguez, Gabriel Flores, Chihuahua State Congress and chair of the Border Legislative Conference, Ian Brownlee, U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez and Jacob Prado, Consul General of Mexico in El Paso, participate in a panel discussion after the presentation.

Presentation of State of the Border analysis delivered at UGLC

Jasmine Aguilera, Editor-in-chief September 6, 2013

Several border officials presented the State of The Border Report at an event Friday afternoon at the Undergraduate Learning Center building. The report included the status of trade and competitiveness, security, sustainability and quality of life on...

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Miner Maniacs hold kick-off party

Miner Maniacs hold kick-off party

Amanda Guiilen, Staff Reporter September 5, 2013

New Miners Maniacs had the opportunity to meet each other and several members of the football team at their kick-off party two days before the season opener. The Miner Maniac kick-off party took place Thursday afternoon at the Larry K. Durham Center,...

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UTEP to host state of the border presentation

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor September 5, 2013

UTEP and the Borderplex Alliance will host a presentation of the State of the Border Report and discussion Friday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. in the UGLC room 128. The event is free and open to the public. Erik Lee, associate director of the North American...

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Students cheering on the Miners at a mens basketball game.

Miner Maniac’s participation on the rise

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter September 5, 2013

UTEP’s student fan group, Miner Maniacs, had close to 500 students sign up during the Welcome Back Week, held Aug. 26-28. In May, the group had 550 students signed up. As a member of this group, students receive free tickets to all athletic events,...

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Associated Collegiate Press announces The Prospector as a finalist

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor September 5, 2013

On Sept. 5, the Associated Collegiate Press announced several finalists from across the nation for best multimedia news, feature and other categories. The Prospector was chosen as a finalist for best multimedia news story for their coverage on the...

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White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics to hold town hall meeting at UTEP

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor September 5, 2013

The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (WHIEEH) and UTEP will host a town hall meeting Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Tomás Rivera Conference Center, UTEP Union Building East, third floor regarding Hispanics and STEM education....

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Parking lot closures begin today for Minerpalooza

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor September 5, 2013

Sept. 5 – Sept. 7, parking lots will begin to close in preparation for Minerpalooza. They include: Perimeter Parking Lot P-9: Thursday, Sept. 5 – the lot will be closed at 5:00 p.m. Permit holders may park in all Remote, Perimeter and Silver...

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Newly-enacted Texas legislation that may affect you

S. David Ramirez, Staff reporter September 4, 2013

More than 600 new laws from the Texas Legislature took effect September 1.  Some of these laws, which have already been signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry, may directly impact students. Here are 14 new bills that may affect students. Legislative...

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Rep. Beto ORourke (D-Texas) reads a resolution offered by the Obama Administration about scenarios of U.S. action in Syria.

O’Rourke to vote ‘no’ on military action in Syria

Lorain Watters, Assistant news editor September 3, 2013

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said he will vote against a military strike in Syria when the House returns next week. The congressman announced his decision at a town hall meeting Tuesday at the Community Foundation Room in downtown. About 50 people...

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