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Esto no es un adiós, porque lo que viví con ustedes vivirá siempre en mí, escribe Grecia Sánchez para The Prospector.

Esto no es un adiós

Grecia Sánchez May 11, 2020

Aunque esta sea mi última columna para El Prospector, esto no significa un fin. Mis vivencias personales y académicas con el Departamento de Publicaciones Estudiantiles quedan por siempre plasmadas en cada uno de mis reportajes y en los momentos...

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You’ll get through, even if you’re not a U.S. citizen

You’ll get through, even if you’re not a U.S. citizen

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter November 13, 2017

The life of an international student isn’t easy. Since my first semester, I was put under a lot of pressure by my family, my friends and my high school teachers to succeed in this “great opportunity to study with the best,” as they would say.  My...

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Protesters gather outside of Rep. Hurds office.

Immigration advocates rally outside of Rep. Will Hurd’s office

Grecia Sanchez, Reporter October 20, 2017

Immigration advocates and members of the student organization Soñando Juntos’ organized a rally today outside of Rep. Will Hurd's offices. After two legislative visits where Hurd was present, advocates say that Hurd needs to support a clean Dream...

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The Prospector News Weekly, Sept. 8, 2017

The Prospector News Weekly, Sept. 8, 2017

September 8, 2017

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Nolan continues to impress with ‘Dunkirk’

Nolan continues to impress with ‘Dunkirk’

Andres Martinez, Multimedia Editor July 25, 2017

“Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan’s first historically-based war film, offers the audience everything they’d expect from such an illustrious film director. A stunning IMAX visual format, coupled with action-packed stories and a sonically captivating...

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The audience at NDMF 2017 during Baauers performance.

Relive Neon Desert 2017

June 4, 2017

[arve url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/X3YtZ7Altpc" /] Neon Desert Musical Festival 2017 saw over 40,000 attendees across two sold out days Memorial Day weekend. The lineup included Hardwell, Foster the People, J Balvin, Migos, Alesso, Logic, Nelly,...

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Duranguito solidarity march advocates for preservation of community

Duranguito solidarity march advocates for preservation of community

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief June 3, 2017

[arve url="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FNtdpjEC-D0" /] Advocating against the construction of a $180 million arena near the Union Plaza downtown, about 60 protesters assembled on Saturday at Firefighter's Memorial Park for a “Stand for Duranguito”...

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Hardwell performs at NDMF 2017.

[Photo] NDMF 2017 closes with massive crowds and charged up performances

May 29, 2017

Hardwell performs at NDMF 2017.

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The audience at NDMF 2017 during Baauers performance.

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The audience at NDMF 2017 during Baauer's performance.

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Baauer performs at Neon Desert Music Festival May 28, 2017.

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Baauer performs at Neon Desert Music Festival May 28, 2017.

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Mark Foster from Foster the People, performs at Neon Desert Music Festival 2017.

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Mark Foster from Foster the People, performs at Neon Desert Music Festival 2017.

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Migos perform at Neon Desert Music Festival on May 28, 2017.

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Migos rapper, Quavo, performs at Neon Desert Music Festival on Sunday May 28, 2017.

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Migos rapper, Quavo, performs at Neon Desert Music Festival on Sunday May 28, 2017.

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Baauer performs on day two of Neon Desert Music Festival 2017.

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Baauer performs on day two of Neon Desert Music Festival 2017.

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Khalid performs on the second day of Neon Desert Music Festival 2017 on Sunday, May 28.

[Photo] Anticipation rises as Khalid's homecoming draws near

September 11, 2018

Khalid performs on the second day of Neon Desert Music Festival 2017 on Sunday, May 28.

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El Pasoans get a taste of the middle east at ‘An Arabic Night in El Paso’

Andres Martinez, Multimedia Editor May 20, 2017

  UTEP's Arab Student Association and music ensemble Layali Al-Sham hosted "An Arabian Night in El Paso" on Saturday, May 20. The event was held so attendees could experience authentic Arabic food and music.

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Artwork on display at An Arabian Night at El Paso.

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Artwork on display at An Arabian Night at El Paso.

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UTEP student brings e-waste recycling to campus

UTEP student brings e-waste recycling to campus

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter April 18, 2017

Nicole Eggert, a freshman international business major, is a member of the Lions Club International, a community service organization with more than 1.4 million members in over 200 countries around the world. Eggert is part of the environmental committee...

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[Video] Behind the scenes of Cirque du Soleil ‘OVO’

Michaela Román, Editor-in-Chief April 12, 2017

"OVO" is the 25th production from Cirque du Soleil and its first time stopping in El Paso. It's the story of a day in the life of a community of insects. The insects live peacefully together until one day someone intrudes. "OVO" consists...

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A healthy lifestyle came naturally to me

A healthy lifestyle came naturally to me

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter April 11, 2017

Steve Jobs once said, “The first 30 years of your life, you make your habits. When you are 30 and above, your habits make you.” The last time I ate a fast-food hamburger was about two months ago, and it was only because my 20-member family decided...

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(From left) Elena Izquierdo, associate professor of education, Gary Edens, vice president of student affairs, and Catherine McCorry-Andalis, dean of students, announce the results of the UT Systems study, Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments, on Friday, March 24.

[Photo] UT System-wide survey on sexual assault and misconduct released

March 25, 2017

(From left) Elena Izquierdo, associate professor of education, Gary Edens, vice president of student affairs, and Catherine McCorry-Andalis, dean of students, announce the results of the UT System's study, Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments, on...

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UTEP, UNAM and CIESAS join forces against gender inequality

UTEP, UNAM and CIESAS join forces against gender inequality

Grecia Sanchez, Reporter March 23, 2017

On Thursday, March 23, President Diana Natalicio partnered with representatives of the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Humanities and Science of the Autonomous University of Mexico, the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez and the Research Center...

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Safe space open to students  through Brown Bag Series

Safe space open to students through Brown Bag Series

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter March 21, 2017

Emily Martinez, senior psychology major and intern for inclusion and advocacy at the Student Engagement and Leadership Center, is in charge of the Brown Bag Series, a handful of different topic discussions for engaging students toward different view points...

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[Video] Indian Student Association and El Pasoans honor Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Michaela Román, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2017

UTEP's Indian Student Association along with the University Cricket Club held a peace walk and candlelight vigil, on March 11, to honor UTEP 2007 engineer graduate, Srinivas Kuchibhotla. He was fatally shot on Feb. 22 at a bar in Kansas City,...

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Alcohol Awareness Week events on campus

Alcohol Awareness Week events on campus

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter March 7, 2017

Alcohol Awareness Week, March 6-9, is dedicated to educating students about the dangers of drinking and driving. Presented by the Office of Student Life, this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week is focused on students choosing not to engage in negative behavior....

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Sin miedo al cruzar la frontera

Sin miedo al cruzar la frontera

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter February 28, 2017

Carlos Fierro, estudiante de ingeniería mecánica en la Univerisad de Texas en El Paso, es uno de los estudiantes internacionales que cruzan diario la frontera de México para obtener una educación en los Estados Unidos. “Me tengo que levantar dos...

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[Video] Does size matter?

Andres Martinez, Multimedia Editor February 18, 2017

UTEP students give their opinion on whether size matters or not.  

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Day without immigrants and without El Pasoans

Grecia Sanchez, Reporter February 18, 2017

The day without immigrants brought national attention as a boycott from U.S. citizens was held all day Thursday. Several employers closed their businesses and children throughout the nation did not attend school. Despite these facts, El Paso kept itself...

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Coalition helps low-income families do their taxes for free

Coalition helps low-income families do their taxes for free

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter January 31, 2017

For the third consecutive year, UTEP will offer free tax assistance through the Coalition for Family Economic Progress. GECU, IRS, EPISD and the El Paso Collaborative among others partnered with UTEP to prepare basic tax returns for families with a combined...

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International bridge Paso del Nortes pedestrian bridge.

Se anticipa bloqueo de puentes para mañana

Grecia Sánchez, Reporter January 19, 2017

En la mañana del miércoles, 18 de enero, durante una conferencia de prensa, el líder de la Unión Democrática Campesina, Emiliano García, anunció el bloqueo de puentes internacionales para viernes, 20 de enero. El bloqueo se anunció como protesta...

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Des aceleramiento económico en México para el 2017, según estudio de UTEP

Des aceleramiento económico en México para el 2017, según estudio de UTEP

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter January 17, 2017

La depreciación del peso, incertidumbre sobre políticas proteccionistas del presidente electo Donald Trump, posibles cambios en el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte por la nueva administración estadounidense y crisis por precios altos...

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[Video] Stanford hangs on to win Sun Bowl

Jason Green, Sports Editor December 30, 2016

For the Stanford Cardinal football team to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Sun Bowl on Friday afternoon, the Cardinal defense was going to have to contain junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky and the Tar Heel passing game. They did not do that. Trubisky...

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Photo shoot commemorates 100 years of womens inclusion at UTEP

Photo shoot commemorates 100 years of women’s inclusion at UTEP

Grecia Sanchez, Reporter November 30, 2016

Interview of Mimi Gladstein was in Spanish, the rest in English A 100 years celebration of UTEP’s inclusion of women to the campus was commemorated with a photo shoot featuring more than 300 women in the Union East Building on Tuesday, Nov....

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Miners make their way to new frontiers post-graduation

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter November 29, 2016

Jairus Muller Jairus Muller, a senior graduating with a bachelor’s degree in digital media production, plans on returning to San Diego, California, after graduation, where he’s originally from. “Hopefully I’m going to get a position in radio,”...

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International students get a taste of Thanksgiving

International students get a taste of Thanksgiving

Grecia Sanchez, Reporter November 24, 2016

The Baptist Student Ministry, Office of International Programs, Office of Study Abroad, and Residence Life and around 60 volunteers hosted the third annual Thanksgiving Without Borders event so international students could celebrate the American holiday...

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Graduate student in computer science, Nakul Karle, was born and raised in Mumbai, India.

From Mumbai to UTEP, student talks about his international experience

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter November 15, 2016

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Nakul Karle is a graduate student in computer science who came to UTEP in February 2015 to start his doctoral research. The city of Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra state in India. It is the fourth-most populous...

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[Video] The best, worst and memorable tattoos from the artists themselves

Jason Green, Staff Reporter November 8, 2016

The popularity of television shows such as “Miami Ink,” “Inked” and “Ink Master” brought tattooing into the mainstream media. They have made tattoos less taboo and more recognized as a true art form. El Paso has seen a boom in tattoo studios...

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[Video] Radical Soup: a recipe for discussion

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor November 8, 2016

Radical Soup is a collection of leftists who combine their love of community discussion and vegetarian soup. It’s a mashup of scholars, activists, students and professionals, who aim to stir up discussion about the problems of the world and how to solve...

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A student practices yoga in Centennial Plaza.

Communication skills can stem from yoga, study finds

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter November 8, 2016

Patricia Flores, doctoral student in rhetoric and composition studies, recently defended her dissertation this past Monday, Oct. 31, in which she associates yoga to an increase in interpersonal communication. According to Flores, besides health benefits...

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President Dr. Natalicio received traditional candy from the governor of Durango
11/03/2016

Durango muestra orgullo minero mediante acuerdo

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter November 3, 2016

    La presidenta de UTEP, Diana Natalicio, acaba de firmar junto al gobernador de Durango, José Rosas Aispuro, un documento en el cual se concuerda los estudiantes provenientes de Durango podrán acceder a becas por parte del gobierno...

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Women’s basketball team overlooked despite success

Women’s basketball team overlooked despite success

Jason Green and Grecia Sanchez November 1, 2016

UTEP women’s basketball has achieved a level of success that ranks it near the top of all teams—male and female—at UTEP. The team was a runner-up in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in 2014. During the tournament’s final four games,...

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Disfraces catalogados como mexicanos se venden en tiendas como Party City.

Increíbles reacciones hacia disfraces mexicanos

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter October 18, 2016

Disfrazarse en Halloween ha llegado a ser más que tradición. Este acto representa una oportunidad para disfrazarse de superhéroes favoritos o de grandes pesadillas. Sin embargo, algunos disfraces se enfocan menos en la fantasía y más en personificar...

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Latinos en contra de la retórica de Trump

Latinos en contra de la retórica de Trump

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter October 11, 2016

Sergio Garcia-Rios, profesor de Gobierno y Estudios Latinos en la Universidad de Cornell, dio una conferencia en UTEP el pasado Miércoles, 5 de Octubre para hablar de su campaña “Love Trumps Hate”. Garcia, quien nació y se crió en Durango, México,...

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The Prospector News Weekly October 4th, 2016

[Video] The Prospector News Weekly October 4th, 2016

October 4, 2016

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Departamento de becas no se preocupa por estudiantes internacionales

Departamento de becas no se preocupa por estudiantes internacionales

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter October 4, 2016

Editors note: the quotes by Dodd and Mijares were translated from English to Spanish Actualmente, el Departamento de Becas de UTEP tiene disponibles 569 becas para más de 23,000 estudiantes en este semestre. De las 569 becas disponibles, 120 son solamente...

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Prospector News Weekly September 23rd, 2016

[Video] Prospector News Weekly September 23rd, 2016

September 27, 2016

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UTEP student selected as an Archer Fellow in D.C.

UTEP student selected as an Archer Fellow in D.C.

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter September 27, 2016

Kristian Villegas, a junior political science major, recently was selected for the Bill Archer Fellowship Program. The award offers juniors, seniors and graduate students the opportunity to receive first-hand networking and learning experiences in Washington...

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Applying for your future

Applying for your future

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter September 20, 2016

The University Career Center will host its annual career fair on Sept. 22 at the Don Haskins Center, where approximately 125­-130 employers are available for students who are looking for a part-time or full-time position, or a summer internship. Associate...

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¿Es que acaso soy hispana?

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter September 13, 2016

Defining  identity at an adolescent age can be a challenge, especially to those who are constantly interacting with a different culture than their own. I was born and raised in Ciudad Juàrez, Mexico. My first language is Spanish and my only label in...

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UTEP students completed 1,115,524 hours of volunteer experiences and service learning.

UTEP surpasses the one million mark for community service hours this year

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter September 6, 2016

Last year, the Center of Civic Engagement from UTEP reached the million mark for community service. The 1,115,542 hours completed by UTEP students was calculated based on volunteer experiences and service learning. Casandra Reyes is a graduate assistant...

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Fans de Juan Gabriel fuera de su casa.

Homenaje al Divo de Juárez

Grecia Sanchez, News Reporter September 5, 2016

PHOTOS: Las cenizas del artista mexicano Juan Gabriel se trasladaron a Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua el sábado, 3 de septiembre con motivo de acudir a la misa y homenaje a este cantautor. El lugar del evento fue a lo largo de la Avenida 16 de Septiembre...

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College Assistant Migrant Program awarded $2.1 million

College Assistant Migrant Program awarded $2.1 million

Rene Delgadillo and Grecia Sanchez August 30, 2016

UTEP was awarded a five-year grant of $2.1 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help students who come from migrant and seasonal farm worker families to better accommodate them in the college life experience. The College Assistance Migrant...

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[Video] Fans mourn the loss of Juan Gabriel

Javier Cortez, Web Editor August 28, 2016

In wake of Juan Gabriel's passing, more than 200 fans flocked to the main entrance of the Don Haskins Center to pay their respects to the fallen singer-song writer. Gabriel was set to play at the Don Haskins Center tonight at 7 p.m. before suffering...

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A mosquito with Zika virus.

Taking a stab at the problem

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter August 23, 2016

The opportunity for Zika to spread in the El Paso community came on Monday, Aug. 15, from a man who had traveled from Florida to El Paso. It is confirmed by El Paso Public Health Director Robert Resendes. According to a press release, the man does not...

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[Photo] A Call for Change

July 12, 2016

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Citizens of El Paso hold up a Black Lives Matter banner   at San Jacinto Plaza.

[Photo] Why #BlackLivesMatter

July 12, 2016

Citizens of El Paso hold up a Black Lives Matter banner at San Jacinto Plaza.

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Freshman guard Chris Barnes will be a new addition to the men’s basketball team roster.

[Photo] Barnes adds depth to Miner guards

June 20, 2016

Freshman guard Chris Barnes will be a new addition to the men’s basketball team roster.

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The El Paso Streetcar Project will bring streetcars from downtown up to the Don Haskins Center.

Streetcar project takes Oregon Street

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter June 14, 2016

For over 30 years, El Paso’s streetcars have been stored at El Paso International Airport. Now they are in the process of being restored as a $97-million dollar grant will bring the streetcar system back to El Paso. The three streetcars will travel...

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[Video] Basketball newcomer spotlight: Tim Cameron

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor June 14, 2016

With off-season antics underway, the Miners’ basketball squad introduced one of their newcomers for the 2016-17 season in freshman guard Tim Cameron. After losing seven players, who either transferred or graduated last season, head coach Tim Floyd...

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Marc Cox, Ph.D., associate professor at UTEP’s Department of Biological Sciences, holds his 2016 Texas Inventor of the Year awards.

UTEP professor wins Texas Inventor of the Year award

Grecia Sanchez, Contributor June 7, 2016

The Intellectual Property Committee of the State Bar of Texas awarded the 2016 Texas Inventor of the Year to Marc Cox, Ph.D., associate professor at the University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Biological Sciences. The prestigious award was given...

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Newly elected SGA President Sergio Baltazar is sworn in on May 20th at the Hoover House.

New members of SGA sworn in

Grecia Sanchez, Contributor May 21, 2016

President Diana Natalicio and newly elected members of the Student Government Association, along with their families, gathered Friday, May 20, at the Hoover House to celebrate their searing-in ceremony. Natalicio and Sergio Baltazar, the new SGA...

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Arturo Gonzalez improvises with the guitar.

[Video] Arturo Gonzalez takes guitar playing to another level

Jose Soto, Entertainment Editor April 26, 2016

If it weren’t for family and curiosity, Arturo Gonzalez perhaps wouldn’t have picked up the guitar and learned a unique method of playing, leading him to win the UTEP Picks Talent contest twice. Gonzalez, a senior microbiology major, has been playing...

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