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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Noelia Gonzalez

Noelia Gonzalez

Noelia Gonzalez is a Senior, Double Majoring in Multimedia Journalism and Digital Media Production at the University of Texas at El Paso. She works as the Multimedia Reporter for the University's newspaper, The Prospector. She has interned at KTSM Channel 9 and KVIA ABC-7, pitching stories and helping reporters write and edit their stories for air. She enjoys editing and producing videos and hopes to incorporate her love of film, music, and news-reporting in her future endeavors.

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[Video] UTEP welcomes students for in-person field day at Centennial Plaza

Noelia Gonzalez, Staff Reporter March 31, 2021

After over a year of online activities, the Student Engagement and Leadership Center (SELC) in partnership with Recreational Sports, and Housing & Residence Life welcomed students on campus for a field day at Centennial Plaza on Tuesday, March...

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Graphic by Hugo Hinojosa

UTEP Society for Neuroscience hosts brain awareness week

Noelia Gonzalez, Staff Reporter March 25, 2021

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Sun City chapter is raising brain awareness by hosting a week long virtual event from March 22-28 focused on the importance of brain research, specifically the science of drug use.   Brain awareness...

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Ever Clay is a small brand in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, selling handmade jewelry by Genesis Valdez. In the photo, Ever Clay displays its jewelry collection in Luna Bazzar, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Ever Clay expands sale of handmade accessories

Noelia Gonzalez, Staff Reporter March 23, 2021

Ever Clay, a local business founded by UTEP kinesiology student, Genesis Valdez, has found a niche in El Paso’s homemade community. The company launched online on August 2020, focuses on polymer clay earrings and accessories.   Initially, Valdez...

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[Video] UTEP’s annual women’s conference offers a space for shared experiences

Noelia Gonzalez, Staff Reporter March 11, 2021

UTEP’s Women’s and Gender Studies program along with Ignite UTEP virtually hosted the 11th Women’s and Gender Studies History Month conference March 9-10.   The event featured pre-recorded video presentations, including live panel discussions...

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Jaqueline Martinez stands in front of her art work featured at Casa Ortizs Last Thursdays event on Feb. 25, 2021.

Casa Ortiz features an all-female art exhibition

Noelia Gonzalez, Staff Reporter March 11, 2021

Casa Ortiz, the new Socorro art gallery, featured an all-female group of artists Feb. 25 as part of the El Paso County’s monthly Last Thursdays event.   Among those featured were UTEP’s own Jaqueline Martinez and Gabriela Velasquez.    Martinez,...

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U.S. Representatives discuss legislation and racism at UTEP’s women conference

[Video] U.S. Representatives discuss legislation and racism at UTEP’s women conference

Noelia Gonzalez, Staff Reporter March 10, 2021

On a virtual event hosted March 9 as part of UTEP’s Women and Gender Studies conference,  U.S. Representatives Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia spoke with KTEP’s News Director, Angela Kocherga, about voting, racism and the work...

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UTEP’s virtual women’s conference set to continue despite network shutdown

UTEP’s virtual women’s conference set to continue despite network shutdown

Noelia Gonzalez, Staff Reporter March 8, 2021

UTEP’s Women's and Gender Studies program will virtually host its 11th annual Women’s and Gender Studies History Month conference March 9-10, despite the current technological issues the university is facing.  The Women's and Gender Studies program,...

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UTEPs Interdisciplinary Research Building will serve as the universitys vaccine program site starting week of Jan.18, as it is prepared to vaccinate 480 people a day.

UTEP plans for in-person activities after spring break, president announces

Noelia Gonzalez, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

UTEP President Heather Wilson announced in a campus-wide email sent Wednesday, the university’s intention to increase in-person activities after spring break and plans for the Fall semester to be in-person.  Wilson said the university is planning...

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The mural titled, El Paso Port-All, was created by Jari “WERC” Alvarez in 2012. It represents new and old icons in new ways giving the viewer multiple experiences. The Stanton Port of Entry is one out of three area bridges that connect the United States-Mexico border of El Paso, TX. and Cd. Juarez, representing a bi-national and bi-cultural relationship with the neighboring city of Cd. Juarez.

El Paso announces new public art plan

Noelia Gonzalez, Staff Reporter February 16, 2021

City Council met on Jan. 21 to discuss the adaptation of the Public Art Plan for 2021.  The Public Art Plan will update completed projects and breaks down those scheduled for this year. Any projects that were postponed last year because...

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UTEP administers its first COVID-19 vaccines, students and faculty share experience

[Video] UTEP administers its first COVID-19 vaccines, students and faculty share experience

Julian Herrera, Staff Reporter January 25, 2021

UTEP began administering the first doses of its 975 Pfizer vaccines on Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23, to high-risk students, staff and those working in medical environments.   UTEP President Heather Wilson regarded the University’s...

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Visit UTEPs MineTracker to RSVP for upcoming virtual events.

Virtual UTEP events to look forward to this spring

Noelia Gonzalez, Staff Reporter January 19, 2021

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and with the mission of increasing engagement among its students, UTEP will continue hosting virtual events in Spring 2021. Throughout the semester, Miners will have the opportunity to engage in activities organized by the...

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Graduating students prepare to celebrate amid COVID-19

[Video] Graduating students prepare to celebrate amid COVID-19

Sasha Minjarez, Contributor November 28, 2020

After what was deemed a “disappointing” virtual graduation ceremony in September due to necessary restrictions brought on by the pandemic, a survey was sent out to Spring and Summer 2020 UTEP graduates as well as eligible Fall 2020 aspirant...

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UTEP’s drive thru COVID-19 testing site is helping the city detect cases

[Video] UTEP’s drive thru COVID-19 testing site is helping the city detect cases

Noelia Gonzalez, Multimedia Reporter November 6, 2020

https://youtu.be/eTINO0kAl9I The spread of COVID-19 in El Paso has continued to rise, with the current number of active cases topping over 23,000 as of Friday, Nov. 6. In order to keep up with the infection rate, UTEP and the city of El Paso have partnered to...

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According to the CDC, Not everyone needs to be tested. If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

[Video] Experts explain the different kinds of COVID-19 tests

Maria Salette Ontiveros, Photographer November 5, 2020

https://youtu.be/1GXpnXs9i0c El Paso has been the focus of national media attention because of the staggering amount of new COVID-19 cases these past few weeks and it’s not letting up. The county reported Wednesday a record-shattering 3,100 new cases...

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Sexual Harassment. It is unlawful to harass a person because of that persons sex. Women from the music industry have spoken up about their experiences.

[Video] Musicians call out misogyny, abuse in the music industry

Daniela Ramos, Contributor October 22, 2020

Misogyny and sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry isn’t anything new. From the Harvey Weinstein scandal to Kesha’s legal battle with Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, or “Dr. Luke,” women in the entertainment and music industry have always...

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On Oct. 3, the “Trump Train” made its way along I-10 in support of President Donald Trump and Republican candidates.

[Video] ICYMI: El Paso republicans participate in national “Trump Train” event

Noelia Gonzalez, Multimedia Reporter October 12, 2020

https://youtu.be/G9LzrBEKkbk The Republican Alliance of El Paso and the Border Hispanics For Trump joined the “Trump Train” on Oct. 3, a national event that took place on every major highway in support of President Donald Trump and Republican candidates....

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The dashboard reveals that 19 people tested positive for the virus and 6 people reported their positive status to the university between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4.

[Video] ‘It’s very dead now:’ UTEP empty on first day of semester

Paulina Astrid Spencer, Entertainment Editor August 26, 2020

24-year-old Maximiliano Sarmiento is a nursing student who’s worked at the information desk in UTEP’s Union East building for a while. He said the Union looks "very dead now." “We used to have around 150 students on the second floor at the dining...

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