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UPDATE: Deadly fire at Ciudad Juarez kills 39 migrants from Central America

UPDATE: Deadly fire at Ciudad Juarez kills 39 migrants from Central America

Maria L. Guerrero Duran, Web Editor March 28, 2023

Editor’s Note: This story is updated from top to bottom with the latest updates up top. March 29, 3:49 p.m.  Protests are currently happening both in front of the National Migration Institute at the Lerdo-Stanton Bridge, and a 'large' group of...

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During Women’s History Month, we honor mother of three, cancer survivor and UTEP custodian Alma Consuelo García Hernández.

La vida de una madre en el desierto

Maria L. Guerrero Duran, Web Editor March 24, 2023

Editor’s Note: This story was written in Spanish to convey Alma’s story without the translation of her quotes. A summary in English accompanies the story.  Si alguna vez has estado en el edificio Unión, seguramente te has topado a Alma, la señora...

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The annual Film Frontera festival is happening March. 21 and is inviting female and non-binary filmmakers from the U.S.-Mexico border to submit their pieces. Photo courtesy of Femme Frontera

Directing the next generation of female filmmakers

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter March 23, 2023

At any film festival you can find many eating popcorn or drinking refreshments with friends or family while waiting for the unique short films to start. You will see others finding their seats and everyone being welcomed by hosts and other performers.   A...

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Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

UTEP basketball legend passes at age 81

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 22, 2023

Willie Cager, a team member of the 1966 NCAA Championship team, died at the age of 81.   The news broke in the late afternoon Sunday Mar. 19 after an announcement from Cager’s family.  “My dad always stayed positive in his life,” said...

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“Mija, Yes You Can” is hosting its annual Mija Market at Chuco Relic Central from 10 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 2750 Gateway Blvd East. Photo courtesy of Mija Market.

‘Mija Market’ represents women owned businesses in El Paso

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter March 22, 2023

Tables, trucks and stands filled with food, art and clothes are going to surround Chuco Relic Sunday, March 26. “Mija, Yes You Can” is hosting its annual Mija Market at Chuco Relic Central, 10 p.m. to 3 p.m. 2750 Gateway Blvd East from where women...

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Texas State Troopers were found under the Paso del Norte Bridge awaiting orders to mobilize.

Confusion and anger engulf El Paso border bridge

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 13, 2023

The story at our border added a new chapter Sunday, Mar. 12, as migrants stormed the Paso del Norte International Crossing to cross into the U.S. after months of waiting in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.  Hundreds of migrants overwhelmed the Mexican National...

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UTEP’s Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapter asked students to donate dry and canned food to go toward low-income schools in El Paso. Photo courtesy of Alpha Kappa Alpha

The ‘Souper Bowl’ fights childhood hunger in El Paso

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter March 8, 2023

UTEP Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Delta chapter (ETA Delta AKA), is asking students to donate dry and canned food to go toward low-income schools in El Paso. The food drive started on Feb. 12 and will continue until donation boxes are full.   Biological...

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On Friday, Feb. 10, New Mexico State University basketball announced the cease of basketball operations for the remainder of the 2022-23 season due to hazing allegations against the team. Photo courtesy of Defense Visual Information Distribution Service

NMSU basketball program is a warning sign

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 8, 2023

It was announced Friday, Feb. 10,  the New Mexico State University (NMSU) basketball team would cease basketball operations for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season. The school’s chancellor Dan Arvizu, who has headed the university since 2018, wrote...

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Designers like Alexander Wang are still invited and applauded during New York Fasion week despite sexual assault allegations. Photo courtesy of Eoin Noonan/Flickr

The issues surrounding Fashion Week

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter March 4, 2023

With gleaming catwalks and high-end fashion models strutting down the runway, fashion week is one of the most anticipated events for designers and models, making it everyone’s favorite annual event for fashion-lovers and the high-end clothing associated...

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A grand review for a grand opening

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture March 3, 2023

When it comes to the activities and attractions El Paso has to offer, some of the city’s most iconic are age-friendly staples in the borderland. Whether it is cruising down Scenic Drive or taking a splash at Wet N’ Wild during the summer heat, there...

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With House Bill 1006 eliminating “diversity, equity and inclusion” in offices across all public colleges and universities in the state, Governor. Greg Abbott’s office warned earlier this month that state agencies hiring based off inclusion is illegal. Photo courtesy of Larry D. Moore/ Wikipedia Commons

Diversity-based hiring in Texas could be illegal

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter March 3, 2023

Some people say it is refreshing to feel like their workplace is diverse and inclusive, it shows how their employer and hiring team care about creating an environment where everyone has equal access to opportunities. Yet, this hiring process may be illegal...

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El Paso Community College’s Valle Verde campus has created Project HIGHER for their Center of Students with Disabilities to help bring access to tutoring, coaching, advising, and materials.

Striking a ‘HIGHER’ goal

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor March 1, 2023

The path to success is paved with hard work and big dreams and it is also a path that is very different for everyone where people need great mentors to guide them every step of the way. El Paso Community College (EPCC) has successfully created another...

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