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The UTEP Sun City Rocket Team appeared at the 2023 Spaceport America Cup, the biggest intercollegiate rocket launch competition in the world.

Blasting off to Spaceport America Cup

Yoali Rodriguez, Contributor July 7, 2023

“3...2...1... Lift off!” Echoed through the fields of the desert as the UTEP Sun City Rocket Team prepared to witness their rocket reach above the sky.  Participating in the biggest intercollegiate rocket launch competition in the world, UTEP’s...

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Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Catie McCorry-Andalis describes how UTEP launched plenty of opportunities for first generation students. Photo courtesy by UTEP

Dr. Catie McCorry-Andalis named New VP of Student Affairs

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor July 6, 2023

A lot of great leaders have come through UTEP and changed the university for the better. But none quite like Dr. Catie McCorry-Andalis.  McCorry-Andalis is a UTEP alumnus and gained her doctoral degree in Education Leadership and Administration from...

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 The new furniture included a full-size couch with a love seat, a living room table, two side tables and a twin mattress which were purchased from Foliot Furniture.

New renovations upgrade quality of student housing

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Multimedia Editor July 6, 2023

Current and incoming students can expect an upgrade when they step foot in UTEP Housing and Residence Life. While the original furniture has plenty of memories, it was extremely worn out by the students who have come and lived in the dorms throughout...

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El Pasoans at the Vigil held at Ponder Park the day of the shooting August 3, 2019.

Sentencing of El Paso Walmart gunman begins

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor July 5, 2023

[Update]: The third and final day of the federal sentencing for Crusius has now concluded and his legal fate has been sealed.   Crusius was given 90 consecutive life sentences and is expected to serve those years in ADX Florence, a maximum-security...

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Fire officials responded to a fire that took place near campus July 4 that could have possibly been caused by fireworks.

Fireworks possible cause of fire near campus

Annabella Mireles, Photo Editor July 4, 2023

Fire officials responded to a fire that took place Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. on the 2400 block of Campbell, near UTEP campus.  Although there has not been confirmation as to what started the fire, reports from first responders said the cause...

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Early Friday morning, UTEP Police sent out an email to students, faculty, and staff about restroom safety tips after an incident occurred on campus in the women’s restroom.

Peeping Tom on campus

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief June 30, 2023

Early Friday morning, UTEP Police sent out an email to students, faculty, and staff about restroom safety tips after an incident occurred on campus in the women’s restroom. This is the second incident to occur on campus as the first one occurred May...

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El Paso reporters Angela Kocherga and Alfredo Corchado have been elected to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Hall of Fame.

Impacting the world of Latino journalism

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief June 29, 2023

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) has made it their mission to have more Latinos in newsrooms to help diversify the stories told across the world. Every year during their annual convention they celebrate four journalists who will...

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On June 29, the Supreme court blocked affirmative action policies in Harvard and the University of North Carolina, which helps diversify their campuses.

Another blow to the diversity at universities

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief June 29, 2023

BREAKING: The Supreme Court issued a ruling on affirmative action policies in Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC), which are used to help diversify their campuses. The decision comes after the Supreme Court decided these policies are in...

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The UTEP community has welcomed senior staff members Dr. Catie McCorry-Andalis and Dr. Amanda Vasquez-Vicario to executive leadership positions.  Photo courtesy of UTEP Newsfeed/Press releases

Longtime UTEP staff members appointed to new executive positions

Erik Acosta, Web Editor June 23, 2023

The UTEP community has welcomed senior staff members Dr. Catie McCorry-Andalis and Dr. Amanda Vasquez-Vicario to executive leadership positions. Thursday, June 22, UTEP announced Andalis would take over as the new Vice President for Student Affairs along...

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New York City experienced some of the worst levels of air pollution due to the smoke from Canada’s wildfires spreading.

Nature’s warning light

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor/Reporter June 23, 2023

Whenever our bodies need fixing, we feel pain; whenever our car needs fixing, it lights up the dashboard. But what happens when our planet needs to be fixed? June 6 was when we got one answer; the skies of New York City were set ablaze from the neighboring...

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A search and rescue mission has been deployed in hopes of finding OceanGate’s Titan, the missing submersible that takes passengers to see the wreckage of the Titanic.

The Titan: An ironic tragedy

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor June 22, 2023

[Update]: As of 3:05 p.m. Eastern Standard time, June 22, the five passengers on board the missing submersible known as the Titan have been reported to be deceased.   A “debris field” was discovered by the US Coast Guard and is said to be consistent...

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“Born This Way”: Pride in the Borderland  

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Multimedia Editor June 16, 2023

The LGBTQ+ community across El Paso celebrates Pride month through different events hosted by Sun City Pride, a local organization. "Born This Way" is the 18th annual Pride parade which gathered the LGBTQ+ community to walk across central El Paso to express...

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