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Be more attentive if you get your news from Facebook

Be more attentive if you get your news from Facebook

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter February 28, 2017

The future generations of the U.S. might be in serious trouble if they continue their inability to distinguish real news from fake news. A 2016 study from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education has found less than a third of college students from three...

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The thrill of finding close parking

The thrill of finding close parking

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief February 21, 2017

It’s no secret that UTEP is a large commuter school. With that, comes plenty of students rummaging for parking every morning. Going into UTEP, my brother, who was an experienced super-senior, taught me there was no need to buy a $300 parking permit...

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Should we care who our athletes vote for?

Should we care who our athletes vote for?

Jason Green, Sports Editor February 21, 2017

As Tom Brady continues to make the media rounds following his record-breaking fifth Super Bowl victory, the incessant amount of questions from the endless number of talk-radio hosts has led to more and more political talk outside of the realm of sports....

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Beyoncé got snubbed

Beyoncé got snubbed

Leslie Sarinana, Entertainment Editor February 14, 2017

Sunday night left most of us wondering what the hell went on with the voting at the Grammy Awards. In recent years, the Grammy Awards have been criticized for whitewashing, as patterns have shown that deserving minority artists have not won such awards. ...

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Counting down the Top-30 Kanye West songs of all time

Counting down the Top-30 Kanye West songs of all time

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor February 10, 2017

Editor's Note: In spirit of the 13th anniversary of "College Dropout," I wrote below my personal favorite Kanye West tracks throughout his illustrious career. From "College Dropout" to "The Life of Pablo," I explore some of the top Kanye songs to date. 30....

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I don’t have to stress on Valentine’s Day this year

I don’t have to stress on Valentine’s Day this year

Rene Delgadillo, Reporter February 10, 2017

I was trying to write a column in which I‘d say how happy I am to not have to spend money for this holiday and it turned out to be more difficult than I thought. After a couple of words written down and some jokes from my friends, I realized I’m actually...

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Chicks before dicks:  Celebrating Galentine’s Day

Chicks before dicks: Celebrating Galentine’s Day

Leslie Sariñana, Entertainment Editor February 10, 2017

Even if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day and claim to be too cool for it, the stress of the holiday still manages to get to you. If you’re like me, you overthink everything that happens that day and end up disappointed every year. February...

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Valentine’s Day: Time for a mutual love

Valentine’s Day: Time for a mutual love

Adrian Broaddus, Web Editor February 7, 2017

Contrary to the modern-day pessimists, I don’t hate Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a time for two people in a relationship to take a step back from their hectic, busy lifestyles and spend a day together to celebrate a mutual love. Again,...

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Texas veterans in college can’t win for losing

Texas veterans in college can’t win for losing

Jason Green, Sports Editor January 31, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Jan. 9 not to hear the case of a Georgia man, who moved to Texas after his discharge from the military, then sued for inclusion in the state’s Hazlewood Act of 1923. The piece of legislation waives tuition at public...

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Trying to find a balance in a time where journalistic ethics are in danger

Trying to find a balance in a time where journalistic ethics are in danger

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief January 24, 2017

Throughout this past election season, many have questioned whether objective journalism is at risk of extinction or possibly going through a rough patch. One of the first ethical principles I understood when beginning my journalism career is having...

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The stupid concept that is a New Year’s ‘resolution’

The stupid concept that is a New Year’s ‘resolution’

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter January 17, 2017

When you woke up on January 1st, you probably had one of the biggest hangovers of your life. You probably woke up craving the leftovers from the dinner you had the night before, while swearing to god you’ll accomplish every resolution you have in mind...

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Out with the old, in with the new possibilities

Out with the old, in with the new possibilities

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief January 17, 2017

After all the unpleasant “Thanks 2016” blame posts that popped up on my news feed toward the end of December, it became clear that most people, or the vocal ones at least, could really use a fresh start. It’s easy to look at others and say, “Why...

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