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UTEP’s financial aid office assists incoming underclassmen and upperclassmen with their financial aid. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

The stress of paying loans after graduating college

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter May 3, 2023

Walking across the stage with your diploma in hand and family congratulating you is a highlight in life for so many, yet it does not take away the debt many of these students need to pay back after graduating. During their time in college, many students...

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Upcoming UTEP graduate Daniel Shiprak and his service dogs, Buddha and Daisy Mae, come together and pose for a photo.

Story of a man and his bestfriends

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2023

The saying “a man’s best friend” has been interpreted in many ways but possibly most noted by its meaning of a dog‘s loyalty to their owner. For upcoming UTEP graduate Daniel "Dan" Shiprak, the saying is more than just a loyal dog but rather two...

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The UTEP Food Pantry was established in 2014 and provides food security to staff and undergraduate/graduate students who are enrolled in the fall and spring semesters.

Food scarcity: UTEP’s latest obstacle

Victoria Castillo, Contributor May 2, 2023

Student council members presented to the administrative guest a call to action regarding food security and housing, April 21. Which sparked a discussion of what more can be done to assist students toward their academic success. During this conversation...

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Myra Villarreal is a first-generation student, graduating with a degree in kinesiology.

First-generation student, soon to be graduate

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter May 2, 2023

“Nervous, excited and ready” are some words Myra Villarreal used to describe her upcoming graduation from UTEP. After beginning her college journey in the fall of 2020, Villarreal did not always think of UTEP as a first choice. What followed was a...

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Train derailments have been more of a common phenomenon, some releasing toxic materials into the air. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Recent train derailments spark environmental concerns

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor April 21, 2023

Late at night Sunday, March 26, the snowy state of North Dakota saw a large Canadian-Pacific freight train suddenly derail near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. Among the cargo aboard the train included Petroleum, a key ingredient to make asphalt. 31 of...

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Photography Enthusiasts of El Paso (PEEPS) is El Paso’s oldest photography club which comprises of about 78 members. Photo courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of El Paso

Meet the photo ‘PEEPs’

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter April 21, 2023

Photography is a passion for many people. For years, photography has been constantly changing, from disposable film cameras to the latest smartphones. There are also numerous organizations that have given people, who have an interest in photography, a...

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The Food and Drug Administration approved Narcan to be available to the public as the number of overdoses has increased. Photo courtesy of VCU Capital News Service/Flickr

Narcan is now available over the counter

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor April 18, 2023

It is a nationwide crisis-overdosing on opioids, and soon, a drug overdose reversal will be sold over the counter around the country. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Narcan to be available to the public as the number of overdoses has increased....

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State Rep. Rhetta Bowers filed for House Bill 567 to help stop public discrimination regarding certain hairstyles such as braids, deadlocks, or twists in schools and workplaces. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

A bright future for the Texas CROWN Act

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 18, 2023

Texas could soon welcome a new bill with the help of state Rep. Rhetta Bowers after the Texas Senate drafted a proposal known as House Bill 567 which would prohibit race-based hair discrimination at schools and workplaces.   House Bill 567 is a proposal...

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Governor Abbott appointed District Attorney Bill Hicks to replace Rosales which came into effect Dec. 14, 2022. Photo courtesy of KVIA

Changing gears with the new D.A. Bill Hicks

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor April 18, 2023

December 2022, marked when former District Attorney Yvonne Rosales resigned from office, leaving before her term naturally concluded. Her term was plagued with controversial cases, including the Walmart shooting case and other cases.   According to...

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Former President Donald Trump was indicted March 30 by a Manhattan grand jury for his alleged role in a scandal due to hush money payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons

A long way down: From President to facing criminal charges

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 13, 2023

From living in the White House and to having the highest authority in the United States, former President Donald Trump might never experience this luxurious live style again.    His life has now been faced with backlash and legal battles as Trump...

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TikTok’s CEO Shou Zi Chew attended a five-hour hearing with the U.S. Congress regarding online data and privacy concerns. Photo courtesy of Pixabay

TikTok, a controversial platform

Angelica Gutierrez, Contributor April 12, 2023

TikTok is a social media platform where users can create and share short videos from 15 seconds to 10 minutes. The app has become very popular worldwide, especially among young people. However, it has faced controversy, mainly regarding privacy concerns...

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UTEP Athletics welcomed head coach Keitha Adams Wednesday, April, 12 at the brand-new Gordon Family Courtside Club located in the Don Haskins Center.

Keitha Adams rehired as UTEP women’s basketball head coach

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor April 12, 2023

Editor’s Note: this story is following Coach Baker’s resignation.   Keitha Adams has returned to the Sun City as the new women’s basketball head coach. Adams is known as the winningest head coach in the history of UTEP women’s basketball history.  Adams...

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