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Student vets struggle with workforce

Student vets struggle with workforce

Helen Yip, Contributor September 16, 2014

According to an article in The Washington Post, just a year ago the national rate for unemployment of U.S. veterans was 6.9 percent.  According to the data, this was only slightly lower than the national average. UTEP’s Military Student Success Center...

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Students reminisce on their academic journey

Students reminisce on their academic journey

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter May 6, 2014

Jorge Luis Banos Gomar, 25, who received his bachelor’s degree in accounting in December 2013, is excited that all of his hard work has paid off. “The Top Ten Senior Award was like the cherry on top of my academic career,” Gomar said. UTEP...

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The Baja SAE competition tasks engineering students with designing a dune buggy that can withstand harsh terrains.

Engineering students participate in international off-road extreme challenge

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

UTEP’s chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers International will take off-roading to another dimension. College of Engineering students will show off their ingenuity and capability in automotive design from April 24–27 at the 2014 Baja SAE...

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Leo Aguirre, creator of the short film “El Fuego Detrás” will be making a trip to France for the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Student to showcase short film at Cannes Film Fest in France

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

What started as a weekend project will now take UTEP student Leo Aguirre to one of the most profound film festivals in the world. Aguirre is only 19 years old, and his short film “El Fuego Detrás” will be screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival...

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(Left) Steve Pulley, a former heroine addict, sits with Jorge Marquez, a clinical counselor at the UTEP Counseling Center. They discuss student recovery and advocacy for those who are seek higher education.

Former addict promotes student recovery through national bike tour

Helen Yip, Staff reporter April 8, 2014

Steve Pulley casually sits with his legs crossed in a tiny, dimly lit room.  His physique is fit, you would never tell by looking at him that he was once a heroin addict. Pulley is traveling on a bicycle from San Diego to Charleston, South Carolina,...

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Students listen in on lectures similar to those that will be presented at the open house.

Open house to celebrate centennial with workshops and time capsule

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter April 8, 2014

UTEP will have a full itinerary of events scheduled to take place April 10-12 at it’s first-ever comprehensive Open House. In honor of the centennial celebration, each college at UTEP will present a unique aspect of their specialization, promoting...

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New age addiction, the rise of electronic cigarettes

New age addiction, the rise of electronic cigarettes

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

In this day and age, you can now add cigarettes to that list of digital items. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have been around for a while, but have really undergone a boom within the last five years. Many are turning to e-cigarettes in an effort to...

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Trained students prepare taxes free of charge to those with low income

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter March 25, 2014

April 15 is just around the corner, and for students, taxes may be last on the proverbial plate. But it may not be that bad this season since students can now have taxes prepared by a professional or by a trained student for free. The Volunteer Income...

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Brazilian ambassador to speak at Wednesday’s Centennial Lecture

Helen Yip, Staff reporter February 25, 2014

UTEP's Centennial Lecture Series continues tomorrow, Feb. 26, with “Brazil’s Global Moment,” featuring Brazilian Ambassador Mauro Vieira. “All of the Centennial Lectures aim to address topics of importance to our future,” said Keith Erekson,...

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#NO FILTER

#NO FILTER

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter February 25, 2014

An “ideal beauty” lives on magazine racks and television screens at all hours of the day. She is thin and built with clear skin, free of wrinkles or scars. She has perfect hair, big lips, a long neck and eyelashes. She has the right-sized bust, with...

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I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY VOTERS

I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY VOTERS

Helen Yip and S. David Ramirez February 18, 2014

Early voting begins today at more than a dozen locations around the city. This advanced balloting period will last until Feb. 28. This year, voting will be easier for students with UTEP receiving a mobile polling location. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, students...

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App it before you tap it

App it before you tap it

Helen Yip February 11, 2014

“Pure,” “Grindr” and “Tinder” are apps that allow a person to “hook up” or meet up. “Pure,” for example is an app that uses GPS technology to locate anyone in the area who has a profile. Your request to meet up will be posted...

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Security setting up outside of the Capitol in preparation of the presidents speech.

From left to right, our thoughts on State of the Union 2014

Jasmine Aguilera and Helen Yip January 28, 2014

[ezcol_1half] Optimistic, hopeful, but a lot to be desired—A view from the left President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address touched on every topic I was hoping to hear about. Repealing voter identification laws, immigration reform,...

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