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College students be wary: social media to blame for too many grammar errors

Jose Soto, SHFWire Intern March 17, 2015

While here in Washington, D.C. for an internship, I was fortunate enough to attend the College Media Association Conference in New York City. It is aimed toward multimedia journalists, reporters, photographers and all types of writers and editors. As...

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Get it together, Texas

Get it together, Texas

Lorain Ambrocio, Editor in Chief March 3, 2015

There are 37 states that allow gay marriage, while appeals are pending in the remaining 13 states. On Feb. 19, two women in Austin, Texas, were married after State District Judge David Wahlberg made an exception since one of them had ovarian cancer. It...

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D-I baseball in El Paso, maybe someday

Jason Green, Staff Reporter March 3, 2015

Recently at a local sporting goods store, I noticed a rack full of Under Armour UTEP baseball shirts. I am not really sure why they even exist since baseball at UTEP does not. It was like a stab in my baseball super-fan heart. Baseball at UTEP ended...

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Modeling, the sport of beauty

Modeling, the sport of beauty

Alonso Moreno, Contributor February 24, 2015

If you are into the world of fashion, or have outlets that let you know about it, there is a big chance that you got some sort of glimpse the New York Fashion Week. From the latest in fashion to the predictable big stars present at the event, it is...

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More Champions League? Yes, please.

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor February 24, 2015

This is the best time of the year for soccer. Domestic leagues and cups are near their final stages and both European competitions have started back up. It seems like every three days there is at least one game that is a must-see because of the participants...

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Rights for the unarmed

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter February 17, 2015

Obama called the three Muslim students killed last week at Chapel Hill University “brutal and outrageous,” and added, “no one in the U.S. should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.” Much of the...

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Bitter-sweet and proud

Bitter-sweet and proud

Amanda Guillen, Assistant Editor February 10, 2015

It seems every year after all the Christmas candy has cleared the shelves, stores start making room for Valentine’s Day merchandise. For many this is just a small reminder that time is ticking to find that special person who you’ll share Feb. 14th...

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Illustration by Blake Lahham

50 Shades of fucked up

Maria Esquinca, Copy Editor February 10, 2015

Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele are the newest power couple. Their taboo love, filled with rope, paddles and leather whips, have sold more than 100 million copies. I remember first reading the novel in 2011. Huddled over the book, I was entranced...

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A cautionary tale

Ben Woolridge, Staff Reporter February 3, 2015

As an older student attending UTEP, I thought university life would be less of a challenge, because of my years of real-world experience. So far, this has not been the case. I am surrounded by younger students, who remind me on a daily basis of my misspent...

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“American Sniper,” movie success or propaganda?

Maria Esquinca, Copy Editor February 3, 2015

After watching the popular film “American Sniper,” some people took to Twitter to discuss their eloquent in-depth views about the film. RealDeal wrote, “Nice to see a movie where the Arabs are portrayed for who they really are–vermin scum intent...

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Super Bowl XLIX, who wins?

Jason Green, Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter January 27, 2015

I know that it will be trendy to pick the Seahawks in this year’s Super Bowl because they won last year. The Patriots are old news. Their uniforms are prettier, etc., but it’s not going to happen. As much as I would like that to be the case, it’s...

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February people, is it relevant?

Ben Woolridge, Staff Reporter January 27, 2015

As Black History Month quickly approaches, I ponder its relevance in today’s America. In 1926, black Americans were still suffering from the lingering and damaging effects of slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation and reconstruction efforts did very...

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