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Eduardo Flores

Eduardo Flores, Contributor/Writer

Eduardo A. Flores is a senior student at the University of Texas at El Paso, majoring in political science and double minoring in legal reasoning and communication studies. He graduated from the El Paso Community College in 2021 with an Associates Degree in Mathematics and Chemistry. He also served as a reporter and photographer at the EPCC Tejano Tribune and later became the president of the EPCC Student Government Association. After graduation, he plans to run for public office at the state and local levels.

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In addition to spending on college tuition, the graduation process can also be very expensive, with necessary purchases like graduation gowns, caps and stoles and others like graduation photos.

The most expensive milestone

Eduardo Flores, Contributor December 4, 2022

Graduating college or university is an important achievement but can also be very expensive for students and their families.   The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) awarded a total of 5,049 degrees, with 3,708 degrees awarded to undergraduates...

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 UTEP students can visit the University Career Center to receive help with resume reviews, job search assistance, interview coaching, on-campus and virtual mock interviews, career closet, and employer contacts.

Preparing grads for a competitive field

Eduardo Flores, Contributor November 29, 2022

Many students have questioned at one point in their lives what will happen after receiving their diploma and walking the stage.   The University of Texas at El Paso has maintained the goal of helping every student succeed and prepare them for their...

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The Spirit of Giving event is happening at Cielo Vista Mall, Sunland Park Mall, and the Alamo Drafhouse.

Christmas throughout the world

Eduardo Flores, Contributor November 15, 2022

Holidays are a great way to introduce ourselves to a foreign cultural experience. Christmas is one of the most popular traditions families across the world celebrate. Christmas is both a religious and a cultural holiday that commemorates the birth...

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Paradigm Shift hosted a Dia de Los Muertos Display at the El Paso’s Art District in Downtown El Paso.

Kicking off Dia de los Muertos with ‘Esqueletos & Escaleras’

Eduardo Flores, Contributor November 4, 2022

Editor’s Note: This is a review of the event.  Día de los Muertos is a long-lived tradition celebrated Nov. 1 and –2, that allows families to honor their departed loved ones.   The holiday is not only celebrated in Mexico or in cities such...

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Netflix has announced the addition of ads to its service. New subscription plans vary from $9.99/month to $19.99/month.

Netflix set to launch ad-supported plan

Eduardo Flores, Contributor November 1, 2022

One of the most popular streaming service platforms in the modern era, Netflix, has announced the addition of ads to its service. This new option will become the fourth plan offered, joining its basic, standard, and premium plans, allowing users to access...

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The Cactus Plant Flea Market has collaborated with McDonald’s to bring nostalgia into adult meals. Adult meals come with either 10-piece Chicken McNuggets or a Big Mac, both coming with fries, a drink, and one of four of their figures including the Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie, and Cactus Buddy. Photo courtesy of McDonald’s

Never too old for a happy meal

Eduardo Flores, Contributor October 30, 2022

McDonald’s has brought back childhood memories for many of its clients by adding a new adult version of the classic happy meal to its menu.  McDonald’s announced its partnership with the streetwear brand Cactus Plant Flea Market Sept. 27, to launch...

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The El Paso Zoo will be holding “Boo at the Zoo” Oct. 22-23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Trick-or-Treating stations for kids under 12. Photo courtesy of El Paso Zoo.

El Paso ghost tours hunt for ghouls

Eduardo Flores, Contributor October 18, 2022

El Paso has become the home to some of the most haunted, spooky, and paranormal places in the country. Places like Concordia Cemetery, the Plaza Theatre, El Paso High School, and many other historic buildings are filled with distinct haunted tales.   This...

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Why is voting crucial?

Why is voting crucial?

Eduardo Flores, Contributor October 4, 2022

What issues as a student, parent, grandparent, neighbor, or worker do you care about? Is it homelessness? Gun control? Immigration? Climate change? LGBTQ rights? Abortion? Student loan debt?   Before saying that voting is our civic duty and makes...

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UTEP’s Symphony Orchestra performs their first performance at the Fox Fine Arts Center Sept. 27.

UTEP symphony orchestra performs its first concert

Eduardo Flores, Contributor September 30, 2022

The UTEP Department of Music held its first symphony orchestra concert of the 2022-2023 season Sept. 27 at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.   The concert opened under the direction of Alicia Lieu with “Polovstian Dances” by Alexander Borodin,...

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Photo courtesy of Apple.

Apple welcomes its new product generation

Eduardo Flores, Contributor September 29, 2022

Apple has introduced its latest product generation consisting of four phones, three new Apple Watch models, and an update to its popular AirPods product line.   iPhone 14 pre-order sales began Sept. 9 to help customers secure their orders for early...

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The Career Expo will take place Sept. 22 and 23 at the Don Haskins Center and will host about 140 companies. Students will be provided with opportunities to network with future employers.  The Prospector archive.

Connecting with employers at the annual 2022 Career EXPO

Eduardo Flores, Contributor September 20, 2022

Th e Career Center at UTEP continues guiding students to options that best fit their individual career needs and aspirations during and after their undergraduate years. UTEP’s largest career fair, “Career EXPO,” is a two-day annual event hosted...

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Senator at Large Erika oversees SGAs weekly meeting on March 3, 2022.

A primer on UTEP Student Government Association

Eduardo Flores, Contributor March 24, 2022

Over the years, the Student Government Association (SGA) mission has been to represent all UTEP students by providing an official voice. By working together with the administration for the advancement of the University community, SGA has also ensured...

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Student Government Association held their weekly meeting on Mar. 3, 2022, in the Tomas Rivera conference center.

UTEP Student Government Association announces new senator of the month

Eduardo Flores, Contributor March 11, 2022

The UTEP Student Government Association held its first March Senate meeting March 3.   During the meeting, five appropriation bills were passed by the SGA cabinet. Appropriation Bill 74 included the sum of $1,474 to help defray expenses of sending...

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Illustration courtesy of UTEP SGA

UTEP SGA holds meeting to discuss student request funds

Eduardo Flores, Contributor February 15, 2022

The UTEP Student Government Association held its weekly Senate meeting virtually on Feb. 3 due to the university closure caused by the weather conditions that impacted the region of El Paso.     During the meeting, four appropriation bills were...

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The El Paso Zoo is celebrating Valentine’s Day by holding an evening event Feb. 12 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. that includes dinner, beer from DeadBeach Brewery, souvenirs and much more.  
Photo from the El Paso Zoo’s Facebook page.

Love is in the air at the El Paso Zoo

Eduardo Flores, Contributor February 2, 2022

Love season is right around the corner, and the El Paso Zoo and El Paso Zoological Society invite the community to spend time with their loved one at Wild at the Heart: Valentine’s Day with a wild twist!   The event will take place from 5:30 to...

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A graduating student holds pride flag in Rainbow Miner Graduation ceremony Nov. 19, 2021, at the Tomas Rivera Conference Center.

UTEP SELC celebrates Rainbow Miner Graduation

Eduardo Flores, Contributor December 1, 2021

Each spring semester, UTEP’s Student Engagement & Leadership Center (SELC) hosts Rainbow Miner Graduation to acknowledge the accomplishments of LGBTQIA2S+ students and see them onto the following stages of their lives. This year is the first...

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UTEPs Keck Center for 3D Innovation and Additive Manufacturing recently opened their facility on Cotton Street.

UTEP Career Center pairs students with best career options

Eduardo Flores, Contributor December 1, 2021

For many students, landing their dream job might seem a distant goal. Career counseling services have played an essential part in colleges and universities across the United States in helping students develop and plan their careers.   Students...

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UTEP celebrates First-Gen week with activities highlighting first generation students and their stories.

UTEP’s SELC celebrates First-Gen week

Eduardo Flores, Contributor November 17, 2021

For some students, coming to college every day and facing daily challenges is a journey that they have expected, but for others, they are making history within their families.   Tears and laughter surged as students, faculty, and staff joined UTEP’s Student...

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Paydirt Pete holds a candle at the ceremony of life for Dr. Diana Natalicio on Oct. 27, 2021

UTEP announces new Institute for Hispanic Student Success

Eduardo Flores, Contributor November 5, 2021

UTEP President Emerita Diana Natalicio was remembered among her family, friends, coworkers and the UTEP family at the Centennial Plaza of the University of Texas at El Paso during a Celebration of Life ceremony Oct. 26.    During the event,...

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Starting Nov. 8, foreign nationals will be able to cross the border through land, for any non-essential activities, including tourism and family visits.

U.S. to lift border restrictions for vaccinated travelers

Eduardo Flores, Contributor October 28, 2021

On Mar. 20, 2020, then-President Donald Trump agreed with Mexico and Canada to suspend travel and trade for all non-essential reasons in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19.    Nineteen months after the borders were first closed, the...

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A scene from the series Death by Misadventure. Photo credit: SYFY

Wanna Play? Chucky returns to USA Network and SyFy

Eduardo Flores, Contributor October 22, 2021

After seven films and a 2019 remake, Chucky returned Tuesday, Oct. 12, to terrorize viewers for the Halloween season as a new TV series airing on SyFy and USA Network.   The creator and executive producer, Don Mancini of Child’s Play, expanded...

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UTEP Career Center celebrates Graduate Education Week

UTEP Career Center celebrates Graduate Education Week

Eduardo Flores, Contributor October 11, 2021

The Career Center of the University of Texas at El Paso celebrated Graduate Education Week Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 with a series of events inviting students interested in pursuing advanced degrees to attend.      On Sept. 29, Lou Herman, Ph.D.,...

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Apple releases the new iPhone 13

Apple releases the new iPhone 13

Eduardo Flores, Contributor October 8, 2021

Apple has officially released its newest generation of iPhones with four different models claiming to have upgraded in design and features.    Pre-order sales began Sep. 17 to help customers secure their orders early for delivery or pick up at...

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Hatian immigrants are gathering at the southern Texas border fleeing natural disasters in their home country.

Thousands of Haitian migrants arrive at the Southern border

Eduardo Flores, Contributor September 27, 2021

Over the years, Haiti has faced severe political, economic, and social problems, including most recently the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse and a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 2,200 people.     Days after the deadly earthquake,...

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Rows of American flags were placed on the lawn of the Centennial Plaza as a solemn reminder of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 at The World Trace Center.

El Paso remembers the events of 9/11

Eduardo Flores, Contributor September 21, 2021

The United States suffered one of the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history 20 years ago, where nearly 3,000 people were killed. Four planes from commercial airlines were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center towers in...

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The NPNA calls for Congress to increase funding for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

The NPNA calls for Congress to increase funding for the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

Eduardo Flores, Contributor September 15, 2021

The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), the Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights (CHIRLA), NALEO Education Fund, UnidosUS, and a total of 64 organizations are requesting Congress to invest in the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program.   The...

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Photo by Hugo Hinojosa

Supreme Court orders to reinstate the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Eduardo Flores, Contributor September 8, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court issued an order on Aug. 24 to the Biden administration to reinstate the “Remain in Mexico” policy that requires asylum-seekers to wait out their cases in Mexico.     The Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), commonly referred...

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