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Carolina Alvarez

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Prickly Elder is a bar dressed up like a grandmothers house, with a live dj spinning hip-hop.

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Prickly Elder is a bar dressed up like a grandmothers house, with a live dj spinning hip-hop.

Monarch is a vintage dive bar with a patio & a vegan food truck offering cocktails, beer & frequent live music.

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Monarch is a vintage dive bar with a patio & a vegan food truck offering cocktails, beer & frequent live music.

Mona bar offers swanky art and cocktails.

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Mona bar offers swanky art and cocktails.

Love Buzz has a hipster/rocker diver-bar ambiance.

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Love Buzz has a hipster/rocker diver-bar ambiance.

El Velvet Elvis. Where cocktails, culture, and art collide.

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El Velvet Elvis. Where cocktails, culture, and art collide.

UTEP sophomore guard Jordan Lathon drives to the basket versus Western Kentucky at the Don Haskins Center.

[Photo] UTEP men’s basketball loses fourth straight after 67-63 defeat against Western Kentucky

February 14, 2020

UTEP sophomore guard Jordan Lathon drives to the basket versus Western Kentucky at the Don Haskins Center.

Freshman guard Katia Gallegos walks with a breast cancer survivor pregame against Charlotte.

[Photo] UTEP holds off Charlotte in 82-76 overtime victory

February 7, 2020

Freshman guard Katia Gallegos walks with a breast cancer survivor pregame against Charlotte.

Senior Vanessa Valdez awaits return versus ACU Saturday Feb. 2, 2019.

[Photo] Miners’ tennis drops two matchups at home over weekend

February 3, 2020

Senior Vanessa Valdez awaits return versus ACU Saturday Feb. 2, 2019.

Avery Crouse, freshman playing against Riverside at the Don Haskins Center on Nov. 9, 2019.

[Photo] Women’s basketball looks to recover after tough road trip

February 3, 2020

Avery Crouse, freshman playing against Riverside at the Don Haskins Center on Nov. 9, 2019.

Galeria Lincoln is currently open to the public, bringing to the community a wide variety of art that the city of El Paso has yet to discover.

[Photo] Galería Lincoln: a local gallery ran by artists for artists

February 3, 2020

Galeria Lincoln is currently open to the public, bringing to the community a wide variety of art that the city of El Paso has yet to discover.

Junior Erandi Martinez dashes to return serve in win versus Eastern New Mexico University Saturday Jan. 25, 2019.

[Photo] UTEP men’s basketball fall to Mean Green

January 27, 2020

Junior Erandi Martinez dashes to return serve in win versus Eastern New Mexico University Saturday Jan. 25, 2019.

UTEP senior guard Katarina Zec provides defense on Rice senior guard Erica Ogwumike Jan. 23 at the Don Haskins Center.

[Photo] UTEP falls to first-place Rice 69-61 in a tough conference matchup

January 24, 2020

UTEP senior guard Katarina Zec provides defense on Rice senior guard Erica Ogwumike Jan. 23 at the Don Haskins Center.

UTEP freshman guard Katia Gallegos fends off defender for ball against UTSA at Don Haskins Center Saturday, Jan. 18, 2019.

[Photo] UTEP women improve to 4-1 in Conference-USA

January 21, 2020

UTEP freshman guard Katia Gallegos fends off defender for ball against UTSA at Don Haskins Center Saturday, Jan. 18, 2019.

UTEP guard Katarina Zec looks to make a move to the basket against UTSA.

[Photo] UTEP dominates UTSA 94- 54 and improves to 4-1 in Conference-USA

January 18, 2020

UTEP guard Katarina Zec looks to make a move to the basket against UTSA.

Junior Tia Bradshaw plays at the Don Haskins Center on Oct. 26, 2019.

[Photo] Women’s basketball sweeps Thanksgiving Classic

December 3, 2019

Junior Tia Bradshaw plays at the Don Haskins Center on Oct. 26, 2019.

Sophomore Kristen Fritsche fights the ball vs. Rice Saturday Nov. 16, 2019.

[Photo] Volleyball loses to Rice, earns a rematch in tournament

November 19, 2019

Sophomore Kristen Fritsche fights the ball vs. Rice Saturday Nov. 16, 2019.

Senior Katarina Zec plays against Western New Mexico University at  the Don Haskins Center on Oct. 26, 2019.

[Photo] UTEP women end losing streak versus Aggies

November 14, 2019

Senior Katarina Zec plays against Western New Mexico University at the Don Haskins Center on Oct. 26, 2019.

Cacti for sale at the Cactus festival Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

[Photo] Cactus festival educates El Pasoans on cacti species, recipes

November 12, 2019

Cacti for sale at the Cactus festival Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

Located at 2225 Montana Ave., The Red Door Vintage is another unique store that sells oddities, accessories, clothing and lots of other distinct items people with unique tastes would enjoy. The store is open seven days a week and its hours are available on its Facebook page.

[Photo] Stores in El Paso to shop for oddities, curiosities and unique clothes

November 5, 2019

Located at 2225 Montana Ave., The Red Door Vintage is another unique store that sells oddities, accessories, clothing and lots of other distinct items people with unique tastes would enjoy. The store is open seven days a week and its hours are available...

Senior Katarina Zec plays against Western New Mexico University at  the Don Haskins Center on Oct. 26, 2019.

[Photo] Miners look to rebound from injury plagued season

November 5, 2019

Senior Katarina Zec plays against Western New Mexico University at the Don Haskins Center on Oct. 26, 2019.

Senior, Winny Koech finishes 3rd place at El Chamizal on Sept. 13, 2019.

[Photo] UTEP women shine at NCAA prelims: Women’s cross country finishes fourth

October 21, 2019

Senior, Winny Koech finishes 3rd place at El Chamizal on Sept. 13, 2019.

Margaret Brown Vega speaks at the Mental Torture Center which took place at the Blumberg room on Sept. 7, 2019.

[Photo] Research on ICE detention facility points to torture-like conditions

October 14, 2019

Margaret Brown Vega speaks at the Mental Torture Center which took place at the Blumberg room on Sept. 7, 2019.

Whats the one thing youve always wanted to ask a professor?

What’s the one thing you’ve always wanted to ask a professor?

Glenda Avalos and Carolina Alvarez October 7, 2019

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UTEP Cross Country runner Alan Ortiz competes in Lowry Fitzgerald Invitational in El Paso.

[Photo] UTEP’s Titus Cheruiyot wins second race of season

October 7, 2019

UTEP Cross Country runner Alan Ortiz competes in Lowry Fitzgerald Invitational in El Paso.

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UTEP women’s volleyball vs UTSA

[Photo] Miners spiked by Roadrunners

October 8, 2019

UTEP women’s volleyball vs UTSA

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UTEPs Student Government Association discussed a variety of topics during its Thursday, Sept. 26 meeting

[Photo] UTEP’s student government in brief

October 7, 2019

UTEP's Student Government Association discussed a variety of topics during its Thursday, Sept. 26 meeting

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Melanie Martinez expresses her alter ego in new album

Melanie Martinez expresses her alter ego in new album

Carolina Alvarez, Contributor September 16, 2019

Melanie Martinez’s second studio album “K-12,” released Sept. 6, is a continuation of her previous album “Cry Baby” from 2015. Her music has been described by critics as art pop, electropop and alternative pop.   Martinez said her...

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Junior, Carolyne Chepkosgei finished 4th place at El Chamizal on Sept. 13, 2019.

[Photo] UTEP Cross Country wins at Lori Fitzgerald

September 16, 2019

Junior, Carolyne Chepkosgei finished 4th place at El Chamizal on Sept. 13, 2019.

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Consul Mauricio Ibarra Ponce de León waves Mexican flag at “El Grito” at the Union Plaza on Sept. 13, 2019.

[Photo] UTEP celebrates Mexican Independence Day

September 16, 2019

Consul Mauricio Ibarra Ponce de León waves Mexican flag at “El Grito” at the Union Plaza on Sept. 13, 2019.

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Steven Varela, the Associate Director of Creative Studios and Technology Support Services, at the Undergraduate Learning Center Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019.

[Photo] Cohort seeks to lessen students’ textbook expenses

September 16, 2019

Steven Varela, the Associate Director of Creative Studios and Technology Support Services, at the Undergraduate Learning Center Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019.

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Cuco sings at “El Paso Firme” music festival Saturday Sept. 7, 2019.

[Photo] El Paso joins for a night of healing and denouncing white supremacy

September 10, 2019

Cuco sings at “El Paso Firme” music festival Saturday Sept. 7, 2019.

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UTEP wins first game of the season 36-34 at the Sun Bowl Stadium on Aug. 31, 2019.

[Photo] UTEP looks to carry momentum against Texas Tech

September 2, 2019

UTEP wins first game of the season 36-34 at the Sun Bowl Stadium on Aug. 31, 2019.

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Jordan Taylor, 22, sings at The House 9 in Central El Paso Aug. 30, 2019.

[Photo] Local event celebrates El Paso’s queer community

September 2, 2019

Jordan Taylor, 22, sings at The House 9 in Central El Paso Aug. 30, 2019.

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Charles Valentine, Doctoral student in College of Education and Alejandra Avalos, Senior in College of Business.

[Photo] Speaker Series aims to inform UTEP students about the hospitality industry

September 9, 2019

Charles Valentine, Doctoral student in College of Education and Alejandra Avalos, Senior in College of Business.

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Students enjoy a game of foosball at the 4th annual Miner Melt.

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Students enjoy a game of foosball at the 4th annual Miner Melt.

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There were plenty of fun activities at the 4th annual Miner Melt.

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There were plenty of fun activities at the 4th annual Miner Melt.

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Students enjoy a game of volleyball in the pool at the 4th annual Miner Melt

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Students enjoy a game of volleyball in the pool at the 4th annual Miner Melt

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Students enjoy ice cream at the 4th annual Miner Melt

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Students enjoy ice cream at the 4th annual Miner Melt

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There were plenty of fun activities at the 4th annual Miner Melt

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There were plenty of fun activities at the 4th annual Miner Melt

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Students climb a rock wall at the 4th annual Miner Melt

[Photo] Incoming UTEP Freshmen attend Miner Melt

July 15, 2019

Students climb a rock wall at the 4th annual Miner Melt

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A student prepares to go on a rock wall at the 4th annual Miner Melt

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A student prepares to go on a rock wall at the 4th annual Miner Melt

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Students enjoy a game of basketball at the 4th annual Miner Melt.

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Students enjoy a game of basketball at the 4th annual Miner Melt.

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Choosing the perfect music festival outfit

Choosing the perfect music festival outfit

Carolina Alvarez, Contributor April 22, 2019

Now that we are into festival season, many are trying to shop for the occasion and fortunately, summer festival outfits aren’t too expensive. Here are some things to think about when choosing the perfect music festival outfit. BAGS One “must-have”...

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