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Levi Carlos

Levi Carlos

Levi Carlos is a Senior at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is majoring in Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Anthropology. He is a big fan of rock formations and climbing on top of them. 


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Freshman point guard Kezza Giffa plays defense during the first half of the home game against Western New Mexico on Nov. 9.

UTEP freshman guard comes a long way

Levi Carlos, Staff Reporter December 4, 2021

Kezza Giffa, freshman guard for the UTEP men's basketball team, comes a long way from home to play for the Miners. Giffa is from Paris, France and has had a basketball in his hands for most of his life.   Giffa’s father, Sacha Giffa, was...

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Laura Valdez an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology UTEP student is graduating this semester.

Student leaves her mark on the field of Ecology

Levi Carlos, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Like many in the El Paso area, Laura Valdez is a family-oriented person with grand future ambitions. Valdez has an appreciation for plants and loves to share this sentiment with her grandmother. Whether it is sharing plants or watching YouTube videos...

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An overflowing trash receptacle besides an empty recycling bin

UTEP recycling program falls by the wayside

Levi Carlos, Staff Reporter November 16, 2021

Throughout the UTEP campus, students can find receptacles labeled aluminum cans, plastic bottles, trash, and paper – but what exactly happens to recycling after it gets put in these bins? The process is grueling and even costly, however...

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Breon Hayward takes the field against FAU on Oct. 30, 2021

Miners fall in a close game against FAU

Levi Carlos, Staff Reporter November 1, 2021

UTEP Miners drop to (6-2, 3-1 C-USA) on the season after a loss on the road to Florida Atlantic University (5-3, 3-1 C-USA) in Boca Raton, Florida. The Miners are (1-2) all-time against the Florida Atlantic Owls and have never won a game in...

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Students had the opportunity to paint and carve pumpkins, to participate in a contest organized by the Student Recreation Center.

UTEP’s Student Recreation Center hosts pumpkin patch

Levi Carlos, Staff Reporter October 27, 2021

With Halloween only a few days away, UTEP’s Student Recreation Center (SRC) hosted its second-ever pumpkin patch at the multipurpose field, behind the UTEP student recreation center. The Recreational Sports Department gave away pumpkins they purchased...

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Costumes such as Jason from Friday 13th, are very popular and can be found at Spirit Halloween.

El Paso embraces return of Halloween traditions

Levi Carlos, Staff Reporter October 23, 2021

El Pasoans are getting ready to celebrate Halloween in the border city with parties and trick or treating in full swing this year. This October, costumes and candy are making a comeback in a big way.    UTEP students are drawing inspiration from popular Netflix...

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A scene from Malignant

Movie review: Malignant (2021) SPOILER ALERT

Levi Carlos, Staff Reporter October 14, 2021

This James Wan movie begins with a video recording of a doctor explaining the erratic behavior of her patient, Gabriel. It then cuts to that same doctor rushing down the hallway of a hospital in the most dramatic and cheesy fashion.   The...

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According to TxDOT it estimates 303,000 cars will be on the road each day by 2042 at an average travel speed of 28 miles per hour.

I-10 project clashes with Sunset Heights neighborhood

Levi Carlos, Staff Reporter October 7, 2021

The Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Downtown 10 projects may significantly impact parts of the historic Sunset Heights neighborhood. Community members of Sunset Heights dispute the need for the project and oppose the expansion...

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UTEP’s Keck Center for 3D Innovation whose mission is to lead the Additive Manufacturing transformation through multidisciplinary activities has recently opened their “Cotton Facility.” This facility will be used to encourage research and increase STEM outreach opportunities.

UTEP opens new 3D Printing Technologies Center in Central El Paso

Levi Carlos, Staff Reporter September 9, 2021

The University of Texas at El Paso opened a new 3D Engineering and Additive Manfacturing Technology Center at 410 S. Cotton St. in central El Paso. The facility is 17,000 square feet and is intended to bring economic growth to the area...

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Photo Courtesy from Luisa Dominguez

UTEP alumni selected for prestigious NIH fellowship

Levi Carlos, Staff Reporter September 8, 2021

 A University of Texas at El Paso graduate found herself in the security office of the National Institute of Health (NIH) waiting for a criminal screening. It was her first day at a fellowship for the Intramural National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...

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