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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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Drag has given Gagaboy a voice and has been an outlet in their life.

New Senate Bills threatens the drag community

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter April 11, 2023

Fashion, makeup and talent with a dramatic twist may be taken away with new legislation against the drag community. Additional legislation may take away health insurance coverage and create lawsuits against gender-transitioning care that affects many...

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April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

‘Sexual Assault Awareness Month’ across the borderland

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter April 11, 2023

April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), throughout which, the campaign from National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) provides more information about prevention against sexual violence.  The NSVRC website states “Sexual Assault...

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Michael Vinson Williams, Ph.D., a professor and current director of the African American Studies Program which was established in 1996.

A program that transforms students’ perspectives

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 11, 2023

With visionary professors and a dedicated director, the African American Studies Program helps transform a student's educational experience and provides meaningful community engagement while immersing them in the world of Black culture and history. This...

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Professional attire on women has always impacted the way they are perceived in the workplace.

Trying to blaze trails in more than blazers

SalmaPaola Baca, Contributor April 10, 2023

A collector of twentieth-century clothing, Barbara Dickstein, once said, “Clothing, more than anything else – more than furniture, more than jewelry – clothing, represents a person. Clothing is always a symbol of who you are. It tells your status,...

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Baker was named the 2023 Conference USA Co-Coach of the Year.

BREAKING: Women’s basketball head coach Kevin Baker resigns

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor April 5, 2023

UTEP women’s head coach Kevin Baker announced Wednesday, April 5 his resignation after six seasons with the Miners.  “After careful consideration of a generous extension offer from UTEP and weighing my options moving forward, I have decided to...

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Aritzia is a fashion company founded in 1984, they operate over 101 stores in both the U.S and Canada. Their website was launched in 2012, it carries over 3,000 items, including styles made with organic materials or responsibly sourced wood fibers.

Dress the planet with organic fashion

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter April 5, 2023

With the state of the world’s environment becoming a bigger topic in modern politics, ways to make a positive impact on the globe are also being discussed. From recycling paper and plastic, there have been many ideas to reduce pollution or other negative...

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Frida Acuna likes to fuse street and formal style while René Acosta describes his style as 70s retro.

A city filled with unique and stylish souls

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 5, 2023

From putting on a pair of bell bottoms to styling rustic overalls to rummaging through a closet to find a corset or a button-down shirt to layer with vintage jewelry and accessories; people have found a way to express themselves through fashion. Being...

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According to a statement by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, 30 priority bills are meant to be heard at the next legislative session later this year, including S.B. 16, 17, and 18 which restricts efforts of educators teaching Critical Race Theory in colleges across Texas, ban diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring policies and end tenure in public universities. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Critical Race Theory could just be a theory in Texas Universities

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 4, 2023

Sitting in a classroom learning about how laws and social movements can be shaped by social conceptions of race and ethnicity is a subject known as Critical Race Theory. This discipline can transform a student’s knowledge and learning, but a new Senate...

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The University Learning Heights Academy is located at 315 W Schuster Ave.

Lending a Miner hand to student parents

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 2, 2023

Hearing a screaming child, along with the occasional headache and emotionally draining days, is the life of a parent. However, for those parents, pursuing their education while caring for a young child can possibly be a bit more overwhelming due to the...

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The University of Texas at El Paso is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university.

A piece of the sky: The best of UTEP

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor April 2, 2023

From its humble beginnings as a small college of mines, to one of the largest universities in the state of Texas. UTEP is a culturally diverse campus that offers some of the best opportunities for the bold students that search for them. Newcomers to...

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