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All content by Andrea Acosta

Past treasures gone, but not forgotten

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor September 9, 2014

There are hidden tales and meaningful stories behind every building on campus. Despite the constant revamping that UTEP has undergone throughout the years, stories remain a vital part of the university’s essence and history. The following are some fun...

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Contest will conclude on Sept. 18. Winners will be announced by Nov. 8.

UTEP invites you to take a picture

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor August 5, 2014

To close the Centennial Exhibit Series, the Centennial Celebration Office announced the Centennial Photo Contest, an opportunity for El Paso and the UTEP community to participate in the schools centennial celebration. Students, faculty and staff are welcomed...

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La Ley will perform in El Paso presenting their tour show Retour at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Don Haskins Center.

‘La Ley’ will rock El Paso en Español

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor July 24, 2014

Grammy award winners and Rock en Español band, La Ley, is scheduled to make a stop in the Sun City to present their "Retour" show at 7 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 23 at the Don Haskins Center. Originally from Chile and composed of Andrés Bobe, Rodrigo Aboitiz,...

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Butterfly Nest, paper sculpture by Fatima and Genoveva Fuentes and Marisa ODonnell.

[Photo] Sisters invite children to imagine

July 23, 2014

"Butterfly Nest," paper sculpture by Fatima and Genoveva Fuentes and Marisa O'Donnell.

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Former UTEP Dinner Theatre performer in tragic car accident

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor July 23, 2014

On Friday, July 19 Troy Richard Eric Taylor, a member of the UTEP Dinner Theatre, was pronounced dead due to a crash in Killeen, Texas. According to El Paso Times, Taylor was driving west on Veteran's Memorial Boulevard when a car going east collided...

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The Little Free Library will be located outside of Tippi Teas at 5034 Doniphan Ave.

Building young readers, one book at a time

Andrea Acosta and Kimberly Valle July 8, 2014

The Little Free Library, a movement that was first started in Wisconsin, has expanded over the past five years. As a result of its success, El Paso has joined the cause to increase literacy rates and has built a new one just outside Tippi Teas. Louie...

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Three Days Grace will perform at 7 p.m. on June 21st at The Budweiser main stage.

StreetFest exceeds fans expectations

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor June 10, 2014

El Paso continues to be entertained by numerous events such as the annual StreetFest, which will take place downtown on June 21-22––tuning everyone to the same happy frequency. Three Days Grace and The All-American Rejects will be featured on the...

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Roberto Dominguez is sworn in as president for SGA.

SGA seeks to serve student body for next term

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor May 30, 2014

The 2014-2015 SGA representatives and their families gathered for the annual swearing-in ceremony May 30 at the Hoover House. Catie McCorry-Andalis, associate vice president and dean of students, welcomed and congratulated fellow inductees on their...

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Jersey Boys to perform at The Plaza Theatre until June 1.

Crowd ooh’s and aah’s over ‘Jersey Boys’

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor May 28, 2014

Oh what an opening night it was for the "Jersey Boys" cast on May 28 at the Plaza Theatre. Winning audiences hearts since its Broadway debut in 2005, it was inevitable to stop the El Paso crowd from loving it as much, if not more. Written...

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UDT does justice to broadway’s renowned production

UDT does justice to broadway’s renowned production

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor May 6, 2014

Patience is a virtue, and the UTEP Dinner Theatre proved this to be true when they finally got the extraordinary opportunity to stage the premier of Victor Hugo’s novel “Les Misérables.” The atmosphere was filled with excitement as the audience...

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Despite circumstances, art students continue to excel

Despite circumstances, art students continue to excel

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor April 29, 2014

A sense of inspiration in the workspace is necessary when it comes to producing art. However, at the Fox Fine Arts Center, students say they lack inspiration due to the lack of technological equipment and the deterioration of the building. “Every...

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From a blogger to a fashion guru

From a blogger to a fashion guru

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor March 4, 2014

Editor’s Note: This is a new section that will feature UTEP students’ success stories. Submit yours at [email protected]. From a very young age, Jacquline Padilla, senior bilingual education major, always loved the art of fashion....

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[Photo] UTEP gives back

March 4, 2014

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Absence in the Time of Valentine’s

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor February 11, 2014

Long-distance relationships are often colored with the stigma of negative outcomes. But every year while students study abroad they come back with culture shock, a high boost of confidence and sometimes with a taken heart. UTEP alumna Lauren Ruiz didn’t...

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In memoriam: Achim Schweighofer

Kristopher Rivera, Andrea Acosta, and S. David Ramirez November 19, 2013

From attending school at UTEP to experiencing the culture on the border, Achim Schweighofer, 23, of Austria was enjoying his stay in El Paso, Texas. On Nov. 15, Schweighofer was walking through the Miner Village parking lot when a vehicle driven by...

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To adapt or not to adapt to the future of shopping

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor November 19, 2013

Once upon a time, before phrases like “add to cart” and “shipping and handling” were an option, people used to look forward to the weekend to go to the mall, where they could relieve their stress, enjoy the art of shopping with a friend or to...

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Anjelah Johnson will be performing at 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 at UTEP Magoffin Auditorium.

Security! El Paso gets its first taste of Anjelah Johnson live

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor November 5, 2013

Stand-up comedian Anjelah Johnson will perform live at 8 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Magoffin Auditorium for the first time in El Paso. She became an Internet sensation with her viral video “Nail Salon,” which reached four million views within the first...

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Secret Garden at UTEP?

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor October 22, 2013

As an effect of the ongoing construction at UTEP—that will contribute to the Centennial Celebration in 2014—new and exciting projects are unfolding. There is one occurrence that is out of the ordinary, and this is the sudden growth of what appears...

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Art student paints a bright future

Art student paints a bright future

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor October 15, 2013

Young local artist are being encouraged to dazzel their art in a revitalized city. One artist making a movement in the scene is Fabian Uribe, senior studio art major. He was able to present his first solo exhibition Sept. 26 at The Station Urban Offices...

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Local artists that were selected to participate in the Pickaxe Auction Celebration.

GECU invites local artists to showcase their work at UTEP’s Centennial

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor October 9, 2013

With only 84 days until the beginning of UTEP’s Centennial Celebration, Government Employees Credit Union’s participation continues beyond the grand unveiling of the Welcome Center. GECU has now initiated an event called the Pickaxe Celebration, where...

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Ashley Hamric models her top marvel seller dress along with comic book and Star Wars dress. Hamric sells them locally for $40.

A winning formula for fashion

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor October 1, 2013

Comic books–you buy them, read them and collect them. However, who said anything about wearing them? With homecoming festivities finally here and with this year’s theme being Minerland, Ashley Hamric, sophomore mathematics major, is not just collecting,...

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[Video] Jaime PicksUP 4th Edition

Jaime Quesada, Contributor September 30, 2013

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Fresco Artist Frederico Vigil to give a talk at the UTEP Rubin Center

Fresco Artist Frederico Vigil to give a talk at the UTEP Rubin Center

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor September 18, 2013

Currently celebrating the Hispanic Heritage Month, UTEP has offered many opportunities in which students and the general public can learn more about the Latin American decent. As a result, a special talk on the fresco process by artist, Frederico Vigil,...

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The Color Run shares the colors of fun with El Paso

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor September 13, 2013

With the constant rainy weather that El Paso has been experiencing, it wouldn’t be unusual for a colorful rainbow to appear this weekend. However, this will happen not because of the weather, but because the Happiest 5K on the planet has finally...

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El Paso joins Mexico in celebrating 16 de septiembre

El Paso joins Mexico in celebrating 16 de septiembre

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor September 11, 2013

With 16 de septiembre just around the corner, not only is Mexico getting ready to celebrate 203 years of independence but El Paso has also joined the festivities. Take a look at the following events you, your family and friends can attend to this coming...

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Girls lined up for the Sun City Girls team tryouts.

The Sun City Girls: The first professional dance team in El Paso

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor August 26, 2013

Currently creating the first professional dance team to represent the city to visitors; Cool Beans Effect-An Artist Management Company has chosen 32 talented and committed women, and are in the last stage of deciding on the final 16, who will be part...

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The Sun City Girls: The first professional dance team in El Paso

The Sun City Girls: The first professional dance team in El Paso

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor July 20, 2012

Currently creating the first professional dance team to represent the city to  visitors; CBE, an Artist Management  Company, will be holding registration and auditions on Aug. 17 at Memorial Gym at 6.a.m.  They hope to find 32 talented and committed...

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