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Equality for better or for worse

Equality for better or for worse

Juan Raygoza, Contributor July 21, 2015

One month after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the ban on same sex-marriage as illegal, new questions arise when it comes to the new ruling such as adoption rights for same-sex couples, divorce and custody of children. Along with the more than 40 same-sex...

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UTEP students have trouble being financially responsible when it comes to spending loan money.

Ludicrous spending damages students credit

Juan Raygoza, Contirbutor July 21, 2015

An Experian survey conducted recently showed that most Americans overspend on their summer vacations with expenses that are mostly compulsive instead of planned. What may ensue is the complete opposite of what is expected when taking a vacation–a stressful...

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Barry hall is currently in the process of being demolished.

Plans not final for Burges and Barry Halls

Juan Raygoza, Contributor July 14, 2015

After the demolition of Burges and Barry Halls, it is unknown when construction of the new interdisciplinary research facilities will begin. The demolition began on June 22 and will be finished this upcoming August. According to Associate Vice President...

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The New Media Consortium, awarded UTEP’s Academic Technologies department for adopting new technologies with the purpose of transforming teaching and learning.

Academic Tecnologies receives excellence award

Juan Raygoza, Staff Reporter July 7, 2015

The international community of experts in educational technology, known as the New Media Consortium, awarded UTEP’s Academic Technologies the 2015 Center of Excellence award. In a letter from NMC, senior director of communications, Samantha Becker,...

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Fireworks display for the 4th of July, 2015 at the Chamizal National Monument, El Paso, Texas

[Photo] 4th of July at Music Under the Stars

July 6, 2015

Fireworks display for the 4th of July, 2015 at the Chamizal National Monument, El Paso, Texas

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Stomping the flag becomes a debate about patriotism

Stomping the flag becomes a debate about patriotism

Juan Raygoza, Contributor June 23, 2015

This past May, a new social media trend known as the Eric Sheppard challenge has outraged veterans, members of the military and Americans all over the nation. It has also empowered a movement in support of free speech. Sheppard, who is an African-American...

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Historic halls to be demolished to make way for new research facility

Juan Raygoza, Contributor June 23, 2015

The long-decaying buildings, Burges and Barry Hall, located west of the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center, have been scheduled for demolition, which is set to being the week of June 22. The two former dormitories were constructed in 1963 and 1971,...

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Study abroad builds cosmopolitan students

Juan Raygoza, Staff Reporter June 16, 2015

According to a NAFSA (Association of International Educators) study done recently, the number of study-abroad students has grown only 2 percent nationally. In the 2012-2013 school year, the number of students applying for study-abroad programs increased...

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Miner Canyon student will feature 83 units able to house approximately 352 students.

State-of-the-art dormitories to open in August

Juan Raygoza, Staff Reporter June 16, 2015

Come this fall, the brand-new Miner Canyon student housing complex will be ready for students to move in. As part of a $23-million project, the new dormitories will feature 83 units able to house approximately 352 students in bedroom residences that...

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The old historical Martin building will now be restored for apartments, located at 201. N. Stanton in downtown El Paso.

Martin Lofts to open in August, apartments are part of downtown revitalization

Juan Raygoza, Contributor June 9, 2015

As part of the downtown revitalization program, El Paso businessman Lane Gaddy and a group of investors renovating an area of downtown El Paso. There will now be a new set of apartment buildings at the old historical Martin building, located at 201. N...

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