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Summer concerts, raves and music festivals are on many people’s bucket list for this upcoming festival season.

Fine tuning festival planning

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor April 4, 2024

My experience with music festivals has been slim, but it was one of my best experiences to date. For example, the Crossroads Guitar Festival was one I had been wanting to go to since I first learned about it ten years ago. I’d never been to a music...

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What it means to be a woman

What it means to be a woman

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter March 25, 2024

What does it mean to be a woman? There are many perspectives to what being a woman means, and as we celebrate women’s contributions and achievements during Women’s History Month, we get to see the different sides of being a woman. Female UTEP students...

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A freshmans guide to social success in college

A freshman’s guide to social success in college

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor/Writer March 18, 2024

As the tassel shifts from right to left on graduation day, signaling the end of high school, a wave of challenges, excitements and uncertainties await incoming college freshmen, bridging the gap between the familiar halls of adolescence to the uncharted...

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Surf the web or the waves

Surf the web or the waves

Adam Regalado, Multimedia Editor March 15, 2024

Movies and T.V. shows taught us that when spring break comes around, you go to the beach in someone's van and party all week long with no worries in the world besides winning the limbo competition like Rory Gilmore did in season 4 of Gilmore Girls. What...

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Let Selena rest

Let Selena rest

Dominique Macias, Contributor/Photographer March 14, 2024

Every Hispanic, Latino and music lover remembers the day Selena Quintanilla Perez was murdered, by her close confidant and employee, Yolanda Saldivar. The legendary Tejano singer, Selena, passed away March 31, 1995. Time stood still that day, tears flooded...

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Importance of Black History Month

Importance of Black History Month

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor March 2, 2024

Black History Month is a time to reflect and honor Black culture, but it is also a continuing force of understanding that Black history is not just limited to one month. From the rich cultural heritage, to triumphs, and adversities African Americans have...

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La madrina glorification

La madrina glorification

Dominique Macias, Contributor/Photographer February 20, 2024

Griselda Blanco dominated Miami's economy and society in Florida, from the late 1970s to early 80s. She was called the “Godmother” and “Black Widow.” She is often referred to as the “only man” Pedro Escobar was afraid of. Netflix recently...

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Tis the season of love with our favorite loves

Tis the season of love with our favorite loves

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter February 16, 2024

The season of love is here, which means it is time to obsess over everything romantic. Whether you celebrate this holiday with a significant other or friends, we all need something to get us in the spirit of love and friendship.   With countless...

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Mental Health Matters: Advice from fellow UTEP students

Mental Health Matters: Advice from fellow UTEP students

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter February 8, 2024

Being a university student is no easy task with endless amounts of assignments, essays, readings, Blackboard discussions, quizzes and exams. It is a cycle that can be hard to grasp onto whether students are freshman experiencing university life for the...

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A dream of becoming a spider to becoming a photo editor

A dream of becoming a spider to becoming a photo editor

Joel Molina, Photo Editor February 3, 2024

A spider crawling up my hand bit me and now I have radioactive spider powers. I’m swinging across the buildings of New York City. I’m saving people’s lives and I have a job working as a photographer for the biggest newspaper in the city. Is this...

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“He is the visuals, baby”

“He is the visuals, baby”

Gael Araiza, Designer February 3, 2024

When it comes to design, criticism is the most important thing that someone can give you. It gives you perspective on what you can improve on. I have always loved picking things apart and learning what makes them work and design is no different.  This...

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Just my sports editor introduction

Just my sports editor introduction

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor January 23, 2024

My favorite thing about sports is the ability to enjoy it both as an athlete and as a fan. What makes sports interesting is the variety, as one is almost guaranteed to find something they will enjoy.  I wanted to further that passion as the new sports...

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