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Carlos Jr

Carlos’ Jr

Jacobo De la Rosa, Cartoonist October 1, 2014

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Tom Lea’s influence in the nation’s capital, my home away from home

Tom Lea’s influence in the nation’s capital, my home away from home

Lorain Watters, SHFWire reporter October 1, 2014

 Walls of brick and metal surround me, and the sunsets of D.C. feel foreign on my skin. If I close my eyes long enough, the steel structures of the city melt in to the sloping brown backs of my mountains, and I’m home again, if only for a second. It...

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The never ending war

The never ending war

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor September 30, 2014

Maybe I’m too cynical, but when I watch the news feeds and read the online articles about the U.S. bombing ISIS in Syria and Northern Iraq I can’t help but think that the U.S. at some point is going to put troops on the ground to combat this ongoing...

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How to get away with smoking on campus

How to get away with smoking on campus

Jacobo De la Rosa September 25, 2014

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NFL’s Goodell drops the ball

Juan Carlos Navarrete, Staff Reporter September 23, 2014

For the first time in a long time, the NFL shield has been stained by reports of multiple domestic violence cases, and while Commissioner Roger Goodell seems to be now listening to the public’s outcry for change, somehow it feels too late. When the...

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Women Matter

Women Matter

Kimberly Valle, Staff Reporter September 23, 2014

Growing up, my father was always the head of the household. My mother would take care of the cooking and the cleaning, my father would take care of all the bills. My parents attempted to raise me the same way in thinking that the man should take care...

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Comfort over compromise

Comfort over compromise

Amanda Guillen, Managing Editor/Multimedia Editor September 17, 2014

My entire life I always knew I wanted to be in front of an audience. Whether it be performing, playing sports or speaking, I wanted to communicate something important to others. Throughout my high school career, I joined as many clubs and organizations...

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Taking a chance on passion

Taking a chance on passion

Luis Gonzalez, Copy Editor September 17, 2014

I was a semester and a half away from an industrial engineering degree, but I was sitting in an office in Cotton setting up a schedule full of communication classes. After five years of struggling through engineering courses and flirting with a change...

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Hugo Balta

Message to news media: Embrace diversity if you want to survive and thrive

Hugo Balta, Diversity & Inclusion Media Specialist September 12, 2014

Diversity doesn’t happen easily. It is slow progressive change. The pundit who asks, “why don’t they just hire more _____,” fails to understand the fiscal constraints in which media companies operate under. Newsroom budgets continuously contract...

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Journalism educators from Hispanic-serving institutes train on multimedia reporting during a workshop at UTEP.

Changing the complexion of news media calls for revolución

Zita Arocha, Professor of Practice and Director of Borderzine September 5, 2014

It’s time to shatter the myth that young Latino journalists won’t leave home for jobs in news media.
 This thought and others flashed in neon across my mind as I sipped white wine recently in a San Antonio ballroom to celebrate 30 years of tilling...

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Michael Brown’s death a reproductive justice issue

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter August 19, 2014

The day Michael Brown got shot by a white cop, who was now been identified as Darren Wilson, my Tumblr feed had blasted with posts dealing with the issue. Photo sets and articles about police brutality, racism, oppression and chaos were all there mixed...

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Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice, teases audiences again

Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice, teases audiences again

Aaron Montes, Contributor July 28, 2014

Yesterday at the San Diego Comic-Con Gal "Gaddot" was shown for the first time in the Wonder Women outfit she will be wearing in the "Batman" and "Superman" movie. Her appearance in the outfit is not striking, but is enough to satisfy what will be...

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