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Professor Jose D. Maldonado is a UTEP graduate and is now a full-time professor who has spent five years teaching communication classes. Photo courtesy of Professor Jose D. Maldonado

Professor returns to UTEP to impact students

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

Entering as a nervous freshman in 2010, a professor whose roots and identity are tied to a university that has stood by his side all these years, Professor Jose D. Maldonado, a UTEP graduate, owes his success to the university.  Graduating in 2015 with...

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Yaretsy Hernandez is a senior majoring in rehabilitation science and is the founder of Mom’s and Majors, a new organization that focuses on the importance of UTEP students and parents. Photo courtesy of Yaretsy Hernandez

Moms and Majors: A safe space for student parents on campus

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter May 3, 2023

Juggling a full-time job, university, and parenting can take a large toll on many UTEP students. Though the daycares and babysitters do help, many parents may need to bring their kids to class as there may not be another option.  Yaretsy Hernandez,...

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El Paso Hockey Associate might be demolished to expand the port of entry.

A possible frozen oasis

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor May 3, 2023

Although the prospect of an ice rink in the middle of a desert city might seem a little strange, the El Paso Hockey Association is one of the city’s biggest sports. They are composed of our home team, the El Paso Rhinos, which compete in NAHL (North...

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UTEP hosted a public memorial for Willie Cager at the Don Haskin Center on April 14.

Don Haskins event honors late basketball legend Willie Cager Jr.

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor May 3, 2023

On March 19, UTEP’s basketball legend William (Willie) Cager Jr. died at the age of 81. March 19 was also the 57th anniversary of the 1966 NCAA men’s college basketball championship. Nicknamed “Scoops” for his swiftness in handling the ball on...

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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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