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The Prospector

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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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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