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Michael Divine and Matthew Garcia watch President Trump get sworn in on Jan 20.

El Pasoans react to their new President

From Paragon Lane, where the El Paso Republican headquarters is located, to the protests and resistance at San Jacinto plaza, the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States provoked a wide range of emotions across the nation...

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Convivencia: Community in action hosts alternate activities during Inauguration Day

Convivencia: Community in action hosts alternate activities during Inauguration Day

Mariana Rodriguez, Contributor January 20, 2017

The 45th president of the United States Donald Trump was sworn in Friday morning while supporters tuned in to watch and protesters walked the streets. One UTEP group, Convivencia, decided to turn the conversation back to the community by hosting an...

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Here’s what you need to know on inauguration day

Mariana Rodriguez, Staff Reporter January 17, 2017

Donald Trump will take the oath of office on Friday, Jan. 20, when he will officially be handed the title of the 45th president of the United States. As of press time, there have been no announced official viewing events planned at UTEP. The Inaugural...

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Jane Aman is graduating this December with an English and American literature degree.

Student advocate graduates this fall with honors

Mariana Rodriguez, Contributor November 29, 2016

There are students who leave an impact on UTEP, and Jane Aman, an English and American literature major, graduates this December with a slew of accomplishments under her belt. Since transferring from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia,...

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Bringing the World to the Border

Bringing the World to the Border

Mariana Rodriguez, Contributor November 15, 2016

The Office of Student Life is inviting its diverse student population to celebrate different world cultures on campus by hosting the second-annual International Cultural Festival from Nov. 14 to 18. The weeklong event brings countries from across the...

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Jesus Trillo at the Johnson Space Center in summer 2014.

Student doesn’t give up on goal of working for NASA

Mariana Rodriguez, Contributor November 8, 2016

After the Apollo moon landing in the 60s, space enthusiasts set their eyes on the next target: Mars. But four decades of unsuccessful human landings has pushed back the estimated landing date. For one UTEP student, the year 2030 could not come fast enough. Hired...

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Clowns creep into local and national headlines

Clowns creep into local and national headlines

Mariana Rodriguez, Contributor October 18, 2016

Halloween is fast approaching and the clowns have come out to play. At least that is what headlines have been warning readers since late August when the first clown sighting occurred in Greenville, South Carolina. The Greenville County sheriff’s office...

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On Monday Oct. 3, annual Ability Awareness Week began to encourage and inform the UTEP community about living with disabilities.

Opening session kicks off Ability Awareness Week

Mariana Rodriguez, Contributor October 4, 2016

With over 10 different educational lectures, seminars and events UTEP began its annual Ability Awareness Week Monday, October 3. The university has dedicated an entire week to bring attention toward students and individuals with disabilities since 2008....

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