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The crisis at the border continues

The crisis at the border continues

Oscar Avila, Reporter April 29, 2019

The threat of a U.S.-Mexico border shutdown still hangs in the air since President Donald Trump’s announcement Friday, March 29. A shutdown could affect the majority of students at UTEP, who frequently commute across the border to attend the university....

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Take back the night celebrates 25th year anniversary

Take back the night celebrates 25th year anniversary

Oscar Avila, Reporter April 15, 2019

Next week, UTEP will celebrate 25 years of the annual Take Back the Night, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Union Building East, inside the Union Cinema. The event is part of a larger, international event that combats sexual and domestic...

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A message from the wellness program to university employees and students

A message from the wellness program to university employees and students

Oscar Avila, Reporter April 8, 2019

An individual who consciously makes healthy choices, is educated and physically fit can theoretically lead to a highly effective employee or student. This is the premise of the Wellness Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. The university recognizes...

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A student demonstrates the dangers of drinking and driving.

Safety tips for Travel

Oscar Avila, Reporter March 11, 2019

Road trips are definitely something to look forward to when spring break comes around. However, there are a lot of risks to consider when setting out on lengthy journey. To help you get to your destination safely, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association...

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UTEP Professor: Vaping may be harmful

UTEP Professor: Vaping may be harmful

Oscar Avila, Reporter March 5, 2019

In 2017, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fatima Z. Alshbool, began to research the effects of e-cigarettes and vapor machines. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat up nicotine-infused liquid into a breathable substance....

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EPIA unveils new STEM inspired mascot

EPIA unveils new STEM inspired mascot

Oscar Avila, Reporter February 5, 2019

The El Paso International Airport (EPIA) revealed its new mascot, Red T. Hawk, a female red-tailed hawk and former jet fighter pilot on Jan. 22. The mascot is ambassador for EPIA and a role model for children that embodies strength, courage and honesty....

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UTEP Dinner Theatre set to present Disney’s ‘Newsies!’

UTEP Dinner Theatre set to present Disney’s ‘Newsies!’

Oscar Avila, Reporter January 22, 2019

The UTEP Dinner Theatre will host Disney’s  “Newsies!” Friday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 10. Based on the newsboys’ strike of 1899, the show is set in New York City and focuses on Jack Kelly (Derrick Cintron), a charming newsboy in...

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Early voting on campus available Thursday

Early voting on campus available Thursday

Oscar Avila, Contributor October 23, 2018

On Oct. 25 and Nov. 2, UTEP will host a Mobile Voting Station in the Union Building East, from 8 am to 5 pm in the Andesite Room 102B. Students, faculty and community voting members will have an opportunity to vote on campus as part of early voting. Some...

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Dave Stryker performs with the UTEP commercial music faculty combo at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall on Oct. 3, 2018.

Jazz guitarist Dave Stryker performs with UTEP musicians

Oscar Avila , Contributor October 5, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, renowned jazz guitarist, Dave Stryker, performed at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall with the UTEP Commercial Music combo. The event, which was organized by guitar lecturer Shaun Mahoney, featured Stryker, Dr. Andy P. Smith, Professor...

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Top websites to find your next job

Top websites to find your next job

Oscar Avila, Contributor September 17, 2018

Indeed  Indeed is a job search website that allows people seeking employment to search for available jobs in their cities instantly. Employers can also use the website to post open positions for hire, so it works both ways. First, start by making a...

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College is anything but free

College is anything but free

Oscar Avila, Contributor September 17, 2018

Transitioning from high school to college is one of the biggest changes in a person’s life. First and foremost, balancing a full-time schedule is not easy, and it’s even easier to lose track of priorities. However, the whole experience is something...

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College of Liberal Arts is hosting a 50th anniversary celebration event with a chance to meet the new Liberal Arts Denis OHearn on Sept. 6. at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.

O’Hearn ready for new beginnings in El Paso

Oscar Avila, Contributor September 6, 2018

This fall semester, the College of Liberal Arts welcomes a new dean, Dr. Denis O’Hearn. Born and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico, Dr. O’Hearn went around the world before he found his new home in El Paso. “I was a first-generation student, and...

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