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Photo illustration of the Don Haskins statue set to be unveiled during a prep rally on Feb. 24.

Coach Don Haskins continues to live on

Erik Acosta, Editor-In-Chief January 30, 2024

A game changer, mentor, and legend is what El Pasoans would describe legendary Coach Don Haskins and his unforgettable impact on the UTEP community. He was the first coach in history to start five African American players in the 1966 national championship...

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Renato Aguilera, Ph.D lead the team that found a promising compound to combat leukemia.

UTEP research team laying the foundation for new cancer treatment

Erik Acosta, Editor-In-Chief January 25, 2024

In late 2007, a team of UTEP researchers began working on a drug that could potentially kill cancer cells. Their extensive research has come to a revolutionary breakthrough as Renato Aguilera, Ph.D., and a team of Ph.D. students discovered a compound...

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Faculty members Beatrice Lee, Ph.D., and Emre Umucu, both part of the College of Health Sciences, were awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Photo courtesy of UTEP

UTEP researchers receive grant to help disabled community

Erik Acosta, Editor-In-Chief January 23, 2024

UTEP College of Health Sciences announces their researchers will begin to work on improving employment barriers among veterans and Asian Americans with disabilities. Researchers Beatrice Lee, Ph.D., and Emre Umucu, Ph.D., both faculty members from the...

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Don’t be ‘A–’ be ‘A+’

Don’t be ‘A–’ be ‘A+’

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter January 22, 2024

The American Red Cross declared an emergency blood shortage earlier this month. According to the Red Cross, blood donors have decreased by 40% throughout the past 20 years, with this past year reaching an all-time low.   The Red Cross shared some...

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The “Minding Minds” is a monument located at the entrance of UTEP, installed in 2010.

UTEP Foster Homeless program ensures success for students

Adam Regalado, Multimedia Editor January 19, 2024

Back in 2010 a staff member became aware of a student living on campus and was later dealing with house insecurity. This situation would later be the stepping stone for UTEP to form The Foster Homeless Adopted Resources (FHAR). Since then, FHAR has strived...

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Wintertime blues can be the feeling of unhappiness and depression often related to the winter season and cold climates brought on by it.

Lecture halls to winter stalls: How UTEP students beat winter blues

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor January 18, 2024

As the winter air covers campus in a cold embrace, many UTEP students navigate balancing academic demands with wintertime blues.  Wintertime blues can be described as the feeling of depression or deep unhappiness associated with experiencing the cold...

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Initially becoming available on Dec. 31, the 2024 FASFA form has been met with many issues.

A ‘simpler’ FAFSA

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter January 18, 2024

Families across the border are filling out their 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for their upcoming semesters of college.   Families say numerous bills accumulate quickly from school, like books, transportation, tuition,...

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A new representative for District 2 in El Paso will be selected on Jan. 20.

District 2 Runoff Election: What you need to know

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter January 17, 2024

Citizens who live in Central El Paso known as District 2, will soon have a new representative. District 2 Rep. Alexsandra Annello resigned to run for Texas House District 77, opening the door for another hopeful candidate. Veronica Carbajal and Joshua...

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20 current and former UTEP faculty members were recognized amongst the top two percent of the most cited researchers in the world.

UTEP faculty ranked amongst top researchers worldwide

Gianluca Cuevas, Photographer January 17, 2024

As research is a growing industry worldwide, researchers at UTEP are far from falling short of the top researchers in the world. UTEP was recognized among the top 2% of the most cited researchers worldwide in a distinguished list known as the Standford-Elsevier....

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“Esfera Cuántica Tlahtolli” in front of Fox Fine Arts.

UTEP Fox Fine Arts Building woes

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter January 16, 2024

One of the most recognizable buildings on UTEP campus, the Fox Fine Arts building, home to many fine arts students. The building, famous for its frequent concerts, has been facing cosmetic problems created by a water leak. While this does not pose a health...

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In 2021, 1/5 of crashes in El Paso were caused by intoxicated drivers, resulting in at least one injury or fatality.

DUI incidents: How much more can El Paso take? 

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor January 16, 2024

As cities and states are ranked from safest to the most dangerous every year, El Paso remains at the top for being one of the safest. However, when it comes to the daily commute of citizens, there has been an upward spiral of collisions, drunk drivers...

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UTEP graduate and student Xavier Bates is earning his degree in multidisciplinary studies and will graduate this semester. Photo courtesy of Xavier Bates

A UTEP graduate journey through CASS

Erik Acosta, Web Editor December 12, 2023

As the clock ticks down towards commencement day, some graduates begin to reflect on the journey and support they received throughout their undergraduate years. Soon to be UTEP graduate Xavier Bates, a multidisciplinary studies major, considers his parents,...

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