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The Cake Boutique has many pastries to choose from including “Can Cake” their own creation.

Baking up a bright graduation for fall 2023

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Multimedia Editor November 29, 2023

Orange, blue and white frosting adorns the multitude of cakes of graduating UTEP Miners as commencement season is on the horizon. Many local cake businesses such as The Cake Boutique and Thaily’s Treats, say they receive numerous amounts of orders for...

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Sonam Chok, born in raised in Bhutan, is a graduating senior from UTEP College of Nursing.

A new home, far from home

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 29, 2023

Sonam Choki remembers the few pictures of UTEP her sister showed her back in the late 2000s. It was at that time Choki, now graduating senior from UTEP’s College of Nursing, saw her future school for the first time.    Born and raised in Thimphu,...

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Goodbye. Don’t cry! Because I won’t

Goodbye. Don’t cry! Because I won’t

Michelle Hernandez, Guest Contributor November 29, 2023

Reflecting on my college journey, it has been quite a ride. I started at EPCC aiming to be a kindergarten teacher, but soon realized that was not for me. Next was architecture, but math and I did not click. It was not until I got to UTEP and dove into...

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The Miners finished the battle with three of four members being ranked in the top 10 individuals of the competition.

UTEP rifle concludes fall season with loss to OSU

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor November 29, 2023

The UTEP women’s rifle team concluded their fall season with multiple matches against the Ohio State University Buckeyes at the UTEP Rifle Range.  UTEP welcomed the Buckeyes rifle team for a two-day showdown at the Military Science building.    To...

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President Dr. Heather Wilson stated she enjoys listening to Taylor Swift.

A glimpse into the life of President Dr. Heather Wilson

Erik Acosta, Web Editor November 28, 2023

With dedication and a love for aviation, UTEP President Dr. Heather Wilson has begun to leave her mark at the university since her start as the president in 2019. UTEP students may know the hardworking president as someone who brought in an era of innovative...

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The Miners finished its regular season with 21 wins and a winning percentage of .700, the second highest percentage in the Ben Wallis era.

UTEP volleyball receives coveted NIVC postseason invitation

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 28, 2023

After falling in the second round of the Conference USA Tournament, the UTEP Volleyball team has found life in another postseason tournament after receiving an invitation to play in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC).  The Miners...

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Wranglers player celebrates as he scores a goal

The Rhinos break ice before freezing up for two weekend games

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 28, 2023

The El Paso Rhinos recently battled the Amarillo Wranglers out on the ice in two back-to-back Thanksgiving weekend games.   Even in the endless cold of the stadium, fans were able to band together to cheer on the Rhinos in an exciting showcase at...

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Loni Guillen holds out a bouquet of flowers and a business card.

A congratulations delivered through flowers

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter November 28, 2023

To express love, gratitude, or pride, flowers may serve the purpose of showing loved ones how one feels about them, and with grad season approaching what better way to express those feelings than by giving beautiful flowers.    Choosing the right...

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Singing the praises for ‘Songbirds and Snakes’

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2023

Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers.   It has been eight years since audiences have last been graced with the fictional world of Panem on the big screen. Now a five-movie franchise, “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,”...

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Music education major Jonathan Melendez receives a standing ovation at the end of his recital, Nov. 25.

The sound of a college career coming to a close

Joel Molina, Photographer November 28, 2023

The illustrious moment of crossing the stage is something many college students strive for. A place that requires hard work and dedication to reach. Each degree path has different requirements in order to obtain a bachelor’s degree. For senior music...

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Head Coach Dana Dimel, speaks to the team after the conclusion of the game against FIU Nov. 19.

UTEP football parts ways with Dana Dimel after six seasons with the Miners

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 26, 2023

The UTEP Miners football team (3-9, C-USA 2-6) closed its disappointing season, led by Head Coach Dana Dimel, with a final loss to No. 22 ranked and undefeated Liberty University (12-0, C-USA 8-0) Saturday afternoon.  The next day, UTEP Athletics decided...

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Forward Calvin Solomon looks for a teammate to pass the ball to.

UTEP basketball defeat APSU Governors

Nicholas Maes, Contributor/Reporter November 24, 2023

Editor's Note: This recap is not the most recent game for the UTEP Miners Men's Basketball. The Miners (4-0) have done it again, taking a win over Austin Peay (2-2) Nov. 17, in the first game of the SoCal Challenge tournament. The game was heated from...

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