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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Rene Delgadillo , Multimedia Editor

 

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Durante la corta carrera de la banda ya han podido producir dos álbumes, el primero llamado ‘Norte’ el cual fue lanzado en 2013. El segundo disco se titula ‘Río Salvaje’ el cual salió en 2016.

Con canciones y magia, Little Jesus se hará presente en la frontera

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor May 6, 2018

Little Jesus, una de las bandas de rock alternativo en español con más crecimiento musical en los últimos meses, se dice más que lista para hacer su debut en la séptima edición del Neon Desert Music Festival el próximo 26 de mayo. Santiago Casillas,...

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The top 10 seniors pose at the Honors Convocation on April 22 at Magoffin Auditorium including Christian Morales-Castañeda, Tyler Herrera, Paloma Martinez,  Christina Morales, Rachel Arreola, Victoria Diaz, Malvina Muñoz, Victor Hurtado, Aileen Tapia and Lana Hussein.

Top 10 seniors continue longstanding UTEP tradition

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor April 30, 2018

Each spring semester, UTEP takes the time to celebrate one of the school’s honored traditions by celebrating the accomplishments of its top 10 seniors. “They represent the very best of UTEP talent, high aspirations and hard work, and we very proudly...

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I’ll miss it and I’m sad its over

I’ll miss it and I’m sad it’s over

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor April 30, 2018

There was a moment in my life where I was about to drop out of college because I felt it was not going to be worth it. I was getting tired of being enrolled in courses that were not helping me learn a damn thing about my career. I applied at The Prospector...

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Closeup portrait woman hand throwing empty plastic water bottle in recycling bin.

What TO and what NOT TO recycle

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor April 16, 2018

How many times have you seen your neighbor throw the pizza box in the blue bin that is supposed to be used to recycle? Well, according to the Environmental Services Department this is among many of the reasons why the average rate of contamination in...

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Viviendo con depresión (Living with depression)—Cortometraje

[Video] Viviendo con depresión (Living with depression)—Cortometraje

April 10, 2018

Nuestro editor de video ha luchado contra la ansiedad y la depresión clínica durante más de 10 años, y a través de este cortometraje, quiere exponer la realidad de su experiencia con estas enfermedades mentales. "Espero crear una conversación...

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Multimedia editor, Rene Delgadillo, takes his morning antidepressant before heading over to class.

You’re mentally stronger when you seek support

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor April 9, 2018

My depression and anxiety have consumed me for years, but for the longest time I never took any type of action that would help me overcome the constant thoughts of sadness, loneliness, guilt and suicide. For years, I struggled on my own. I never told...

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Maria Fuentes, a public health graduate student, hugs her son Darío Barrera who has autism. Fuentes was inspired to create the event UTEP Lights Up Blue for Autism Awareness on April 2.

UTEP to light up blue for autism awareness month

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor March 26, 2018

Music has a significant meaning in the lives of many, but for a teenager with autism, it can mean everything. “I think it’s a better way for me to express myself than with words,” said Darío Barrera, a student at Americas High School. “(Autism...

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President Diana Natalicio reflects on the last 30 years leading UTEP

[Video] President Diana Natalicio reflects on the last 30 years leading UTEP

March 20, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhUyJXz2K0Y Diana Natalicio was only supposed to be at UTEP for one year. But that one year turned into a 45-year legacy on campus and 30 years as UTEP’s president. Read the full story here: https://goo.gl/H7HiXX Video...

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(From left to right) President Diana Natalicio presents Guillermina Nuñez- Muchiri, Areli Chacón, Cynthia Marentes and Liz Chavez with UTEP’s Outstanding Team Service Award on Feb. 28 at Magoffin auditorium.

Paso del Norte region leadership initiative for women awarded by UTEP

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor March 20, 2018

After the 2016 Wise Latinas International Findings and Impact Report shed light on the injustices and barriers that Latina women of El Paso were facing, a group of women set out to put a stop to the inequity.  These women decided to create LEAD (Leadership,...

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Vice President of Student Affairs, Gary Edens presents the tuition increase proposal last November.

UTEP tuition is increasing by 5 percent

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor March 19, 2018

The tuition and fee increase proposals for all of the eight academic institutions of the University of Texas System was approved by the board of regents, a press release read on Monday.   The press release states that the approved increases...

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Natalicio addresses DACAs temporary victory

Natalicio addresses DACA’s temporary victory

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor March 1, 2018

UTEP President Diana Natalicio and UT System Chancellor William McRaven have continued to show their support for DACA recipients after the Supreme Court said no to Trump's request to review lower court decisions that keep DACA alive. "At UTEP, we...

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Fahrenheit 180 offers café destination near campus

[Video] Fahrenheit 180 offers café destination near campus

February 26, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSWNDDYza5g&t=18s Fahrenheit 180 is one of the newest places in town that offers more than just your typical cup of coffee and is located right across from the Don Haskins Center.

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Oralia Loza, a professor in public health sciences, teaches her quantitative methods in health sciences class.

Professor receives award for her work in LGBT health

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor February 19, 2018

Earlier this month, Oralia Loza, an associate professor in public health sciences, received one of the three 2018 Pillars of Public Health from the city of El Paso for her work and contributions to the LGBT community. “I was really honored and flattered...

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 UTEP Piano Professor 
 Oscar Macchioni and Piazzolla de Camera will offer a tango concert on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.

[Video] UTEP Piano professor releases new tango album

February 15, 2018

https://youtu.be/4EVEnhTYi-Q Oscar Macchioni knew he wanted to play the piano since he was a child, as every time he heard a piano he would be excited and fascinated by the sound. “I would jump, and I would do sort of silly things because I was...

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The submission deadline is Feb. 23, and the magazine is scheduled to be published on Feb. 28.

UTEP Bookstore to publish a digital magazine to celebrate Black History Month

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor February 12, 2018

Editor's note: A previous edition of the article stated that writers could choose a topic on any minority. The authors must write about an African American public figure.   As part of the celebrations for Black History Month, students and the...

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What is your biggest deal breaker in a relationship?

[Video] What is your biggest deal breaker in a relationship?

February 12, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e10wo1efT4Q The Prospector asked students what's their biggest deal breaker in a relationship in this week's Question Of The Week.

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QOTW: How do you deal with anxiety or stress?

[Video] QOTW: How do you deal with anxiety or stress?

February 5, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-7o_12j1kE The Prospector asked UTEP students how they managed with anxiety or stress in this week's Question Of The Week.

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DoART student observes the piece of visiting Assistant Professor of sculpture Angel Cabrales.

[Video] Faculty art exhibition showcases border life

February 2, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My7Z0Xqau-k The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts held the opening reception for the UTEP Department of Art Biennial Faculty Exhibition on Thursday, Feb. 1. The exhibition takes place every two years...

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Victims of crimes can receive confidential services through MAPS initiative

Victims of crimes can receive confidential services through MAPS initiative

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor January 29, 2018

A new UTEP program is trying to break the barriers between student victims of crimes and the available resources they can use to overcome a possible trauma. In August of last year, Texas Governor Gregg Abbot’s Criminal Justice Division awarded a one-year...

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QOTW: Are you watching the Super Bowl, and why?

[Video] QOTW: Are you watching the Super Bowl, and why?

January 29, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2l-bMyuFO4 The Prospector asked UTEP students why they're watching this year's Super Bowl game in this week's Question Of The Week. This is what they had to say:

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The three-day-old government shutdown ended after the Senate and the House agreed on a temporary bill which is expected to fund the government through Feb. 8.

The government shutdown is over but what will happen with DACA?

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor January 22, 2018

The three-day-old government shutdown ended after the Senate and the House agreed on a temporary bill which is expected to fund the government through Feb. 8. The Senate approved a short-term spending bill on Monday that opened the federal government...

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Two participants in the Womens March El Paso 2018 hold signs at Centennial Plaza.

[Video] Women’s march returns with an emphasis on voting

January 21, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KljQjUzBMyI&t=6s In sea of signs and “pussy hats,” hundreds women and allies commemorated the one-year anniversary of the nationwide Women’s March on Sunday, Jan. 21. This year organizers of the El Paso March...

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QOTW: What do you want to accomplish by the end of 2018?

[Video] QOTW: What do you want to accomplish by the end of 2018?

January 17, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GkNOmMMqoo&t=6s The Prospector asked UTEP students what they hope to accomplish by the end of 2018 in this week's Question Of the Week. #goals #UTEP

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DACA recipient Noe Labardo, a senior physics major, speaks at a student walkout at Centennial Plaza on Nov. 9, 2017.

Dreamers continue the fight to preserve DACA

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor January 15, 2018

Noe Labrado wakes up every morning uncertain what his future holds, with the fear that he could potentially be deported and not be able to complete his degree in May. Labrado is one of the nearly 9,000 Dreamers in El Paso County, according to the Migration...

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Dreamers continue the fight to preserve DACA

[Video] Dreamers continue the fight to preserve DACA

January 15, 2018

https://youtu.be/n-rl_U3ewkg Noe Labrado wakes up every morning uncertain what his future holds, with the fear that he could potentially be deported and not be able to complete his degree in May. Labrado is one of the nearly 9,000 Dreamers in El Paso...

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NC State Jakobi Meyers grabs the reception and turns it up for yards after the catch.

[Video] Sun Bowl 2017: NC State vs ASU

December 29, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkQnKfci9Bg&t=3s North Carolina State ran for a Hyundai Sun Bowl record six rushing touchdowns on their way to a 52-31 victory over Arizona State. NC State bullied their way for six rushing scores today, with three...

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Trey Wade attempts a shot as he shot two for four on the field.

[Photo] Miners fall in conference opener to North Texas

December 28, 2017

Trey Wade attempts a shot as he shot two for four on the field.

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Omega Harris eyes the defense as he brings the ball up court.

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Omega Harris eyes the defense as he brings the ball up court.

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Omega Harris attempts to pass the ball through the double team of the Bison.

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Omega Harris attempts to pass the ball through the double team of the Bison.

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Keith Frazier goes past his defender as he leads the Miners in scoring, 18 points.

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Keith Frazier goes past his defender as he leads the Miners in scoring, 18 points.

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Families release blue balloons that symbolize that the walls werent going to destroy the union between the families on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

[Video] Video: Families gather to “Keep Our Dream Alive” at the U.S./Mexico border

December 10, 2017

https://youtu.be/Y7OamxIVgJg   Dozens of families reunited to hug and kiss their loved ones who are on the other side of the U.S. / Mexico border. The event allowed some children to see their parents for the first time.  

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Woman giving her best impression to her interviewer and potential boss while applying for a job

The best and worst jobs of 2017

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor December 4, 2017

According to Federal Reserve data by the advocacy group Young Invincibles, millennials are worst off than their parents when it comes to job salaries, student loan debt and home ownership rates. The data showed that millennials earn 20 percent less than...

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Video: Winless season for the UTEP football Miners

[Video] Video: Winless season for the UTEP football Miners

November 26, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbheYGiYg2I&t=2s As the only winless team in the nation at 0-12, here's a look back on this season: What does UTEP need to do to improve for the 2018 season? Video by Rene Delgadillo

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UTEP names Jim Senter as the new Director of Athletics

UTEP names Jim Senter as the new Director of Athletics

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor November 22, 2017

Jim Senter has been named UTEP's new Director of Athletics. “I would like to thank Dr. Natalicio for this opportunity,” Senter said.  “I look forward to building upon the work that Coach Stull and the administration have accomplished.  There...

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UTEP 21 VS LA Tech 42

[Video] UTEP 21 VS LA Tech 42

November 19, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al160byZJl4&t=37s   On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the script of the story stayed the same, despite an effort-driven comeback late in the game, and the Miners fell 42-21 to LA Tech.

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Richard Carson, a staff psychologist with the El Paso VA, talks about mental health problems in the Black community on Wednesday, November 15, in the Bloomberg Auditorium.

Black Student Union hosts mental health panel

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia editor November 15, 2017

Mental health experts and the Black Student Union chapter at UTEP hosted a panel that addressed mental health stigma in the black community and the ways in which people can cope with mental health problems. The panel, called Blackout: mental health...

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Wendy Davis was the keynote speaker at the Lies into Laws campus forum on Tuesday, November 14.

[Photo] Wendy Davis, former State Senator, speaks at campus forum

November 14, 2017

Wendy Davis was the keynote speaker at the Lies into Laws campus forum on Tuesday, November 14.

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Former UTEP president dies

Former UTEP president dies

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor November 13, 2017

Former UTEP president Haskell Monroe, Jr., died Monday, Nov. 13, in College Station, Texas. He was 86 years old. Monroe was UTEP’s president from 1980 to 1987. He is remembered for opening the University Library and for leading the establishment...

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UTEP 100 vs Louisiana College 50

[Video] UTEP 100 vs Louisiana College 50

November 10, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esq5Jo6KGhE For the second season in a row, the UTEP men’s basketball team opened the regular season against Louisiana College. Also for the second season in a row, the visiting Wildcats were routed by the Miners—this...

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Andrew Torres, a sophomore majoring in anthropology, volunteered to speak at the protest.

[Video] UTEP students join nationwide walkout to demand a bill that would protect Dreamers

November 9, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snsQdX9BvyA&t=6s   Nearly 100 UTEP students, faculty and staff gathered at Centennial Plaza to raise awareness for the need of a clean DREAM Act and to support the Dreamers. Soñando Juntos, a UTEP-based...

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Program gives first-time marijuana offenders a chance

Program gives first-time marijuana offenders a chance

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor November 6, 2017

A new program will allow first-time offenders, who are caught in El Paso with marijuana, to choose between getting arrested or completing community service hours. First Chance, the program presented by District Attorney Jaime Esparza, which was approved...

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Chemistry professor embarks on lung cancer research

Chemistry professor embarks on lung cancer research

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor October 30, 2017

More than 5,000 miles away from where he was born, Rachid Skouta, a chemistry research assistant professor at UTEP, is following his dreams to help fight against lung cancer. Skouta recently received more than $109,300 from the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia...

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Virtual program aims to help victims of eating disorders

Virtual program aims to help victims of eating disorders

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor October 23, 2017

Every hour a person with an eating disorder dies in the United States. According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), more than 30 million people in the U.S. will suffer from an eating disorder throughout their life. A UTEP student,...

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Annual heel walk raises $82,000 for local YWCA

[Video] Annual heel walk raises $82,000 for local YWCA

October 19, 2017

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Top ways to study for midterms

Top ways to study for midterms

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor October 16, 2017

Most students find themselves pulling all-nighters, downing coffee and energy drinks during the most stressful weeks of college. With midterm deadlines coming up, one might think that the best thing to do is drop a class because you can’t remember a...

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 Where is Our Exile focuses on Mexican and American culture on the border being equal.

[Video] Video: The Rubin Center’s fall exhibits open for the semester

October 13, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwloAzTk4k4 The Rubin Center held the opening reception for its three fall semester exhibitions on Thursday, Oct. 12. Featured artist Suzi Davidoff maps in her series of drawings, “Simplified World,”...

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It’s okay to be depressed

It’s okay to be depressed

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor October 9, 2017

I’ve been fighting depression for 10 years now, and I’m not ashamed of it anymore. It’s been almost a year since I decided to put my fears aside and finally do something to change my mental health. And for the first time in my life, I feel proud...

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Video: Chalk The Block 10

[Video] Video: Chalk The Block 10

October 8, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW9gscflznQ

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Video: UTEP football vs Western Kentucky

[Video] Video: UTEP football vs Western Kentucky

October 7, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ZYoKz_SDI&t=16s

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Rape and dating violence at UTEP have increased

Rape and dating violence at UTEP have increased

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor October 4, 2017

According to the new Annual Security and Fire Safety Report—an annual report from UTEP campus police—there were five incidents of rape in 2016. Three of the incidents occurred on-campus, while the remaining two occurred in student housing facilities. This...

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School of Pharmacy enrolls first class

School of Pharmacy enrolls first class

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor October 2, 2017

EDITOR'S NOTE: The School of Pharmacy does NOT require students to be able to speak spanish to be admitted to the PharmD program. The only Spanish requriement is that a student must take three SCH of college-level Spanish as a prerequisite, or take the...

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[Video] New cafe strives to empower coffee dialogue in El Paso

September 18, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wu8aZt4gmY&t=8s   Arleen Mendez, a former El Paso middle and high school teacher, founded Bean Type Coffee Roasters, the first organic and fair-trade coffee roasters to hit the border.

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Miners blown out by Arizona 63-16

[Video] Miners blown out by Arizona 63-16

September 16, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IgktLtT6ak&t=6s

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UTEP enrollment increases for the 19th consecutive year

UTEP enrollment increases for the 19th consecutive year

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor September 15, 2017

Student enrollment at the University of Texas at El Paso increased 4.8 percent for the 19th consecutive year. UTEP enrollment went up from 23,922 to an all-time high of 25,078. “The fact that UTEP’s enrollment has continued to increase year...

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Make America white again

Make America white again

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor September 11, 2017

When President Donald Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood  Arrivals program, which protected 800,000 immigrants from  being deported, I finally understood the words Michelle Obama once said. She said that being president doesn’t...

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Miners lose to Rice in home opener on Saturday September 9.

[Video] Miners lose physical battle to Rice in home opener

September 9, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fShyNs2Fc40

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UTEP Soccer secures second win in a row against UIW

[Video] UTEP Soccer secures second win in a row against UIW

September 9, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1zKj9kL1cI

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UTEP soccer secures second win in a row against UIW

[Video] UTEP soccer secures second win in a row against UIW

Leslie Sarinana, Copy Editor September 9, 2017

The Miners opened up the game with two locker room goals in the first nine minutes. The Miners went against the Cardinals on Sept. 8 and came on top with a 3-0 win. Freshman Vic Bohdan was the player of the night adding to her series of standout...

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UTEP moves up in Washington Monthlys college rankings

UTEP moves up in Washington Monthly’s college rankings

Rene Delgadillo, Web Editor September 8, 2017

The University of Texas at El Paso has escalated 15 spots in the Washington Monthly’s annual college rankings, UTEP is now ranked 76th. From 2012 to 2015 UTEP was ranked number one in the social mobility category, and in 2016 the campus dropped to...

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[Video] UTEP students stand against the removal of DACA

Rene Delgadillo, Web Editor September 5, 2017

  UTEP students and professors spoke against the removal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that had protected 800,000 immigrants from being deported. DACA students at UTEP spoke at the Union Breezeway to give testimony...

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Trump administration announced the end of DACA

Trump administration announced the end of DACA

Rene Delgadillo, Web Editor September 5, 2017

The Trump administration announced Tuesday the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that had protected about 800,000 immigrants from being deported. The Department of Homeland Security said they will stop processing any new applications...

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UTEP graduate Perla Alvelais is one of seven LSPI students to get accepted into Harvard Law.

UTEP grad excels in the law field at Harvard

Rene Delgadillo, Web Editor September 5, 2017

Each year a pile of more than 5,000 applications for Harvard Law School, containing top GPAs and extensive resumes, are rejected. That was not the case of UTEP graduate Perla Alvelais. “I opened my email and the first thing on my inbox read ‘Welcome...

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Cheyanne Lozano speaks during the protest.

[Video] UTEP students protest against the removal of DACA

September 5, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhkbdUXklSI

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[Video] El Pasoans unite with victims of Hurricane Harvey

Gaby Velasquez, Photo Editor September 3, 2017

El Paso Unites for Hurricane Harvey Animal Rescue was an event organized in support of the victims in the Houston area. The event was organized by Ryan Coulehan, community outreach program manager for the Humane Society of El Paso and Brad Keats,...

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UTEP opens Fall semester with Minerpalooza

[Video] UTEP opens Fall semester with Minerpalooza

September 2, 2017

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S_NEzlhThE

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El Pasoans march to celebrate SB4 victory

[Video] El Pasoans march to celebrate SB4 victory

September 2, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txVhMEVFQ2o&t=2s

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[Video] UTEP opens Fall semester with Minerpalooza

Leslie Sarinana, Copy Editor September 2, 2017

  UTEP hosted its 27th annual Minerpalooza to welcome students to the fall semester. This year the musical guests included, Prime 80’z, Jenny and the Mexicats, and closing headliners We The Kings. By the Sun Bowl entrance, Pete’s playground...

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[Video] El Pasoans march to celebrate block of SB4

Christian Vasquez, Staff reporter September 1, 2017

Hundreds of protesters marched from the Armijo El Paso Public Library to San Jacinto Plaza to celebrate the halt of Senate Bill 4 on Friday afternoon, Sept. 1. The celebration comes as U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia placed a preliminary injunction...

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[Video] El Paso leaders react to temporary hold on SB4

Eddie Velazquez, Entertainment Editor August 31, 2017

    Civil rights organization Border Network for Human Rights held a press conference on Thursday at Leech Grove to address Judge Orlando Garcia’s blocking of the implementation of Senate Bill 4. “This is a victory for our communities,”...

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Women’s volleyball falls to 0-3 after loss to Texas Tech in home opener

[Video] Women’s volleyball falls to 0-3 after loss to Texas Tech in home opener

Eddie Velazquez, Entertainment editor August 30, 2017

The Miners lost their home opener to the Texas Tech Red Raiders in a five-set thriller on Wednesday at Memorial Gym, despite a standout performance by senior setter Amanda King. UTEP got to a rough start in the first set, allowing four unanswered...

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Women’s volleyball falls to 0-3 after loss to Texas Tech in home opener

[Video] Women’s volleyball falls to 0-3 after loss to Texas Tech in home opener

August 30, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlDrG71yvvM

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UTEP will honor public safety officers and agencies at their season opener game

UTEP will honor public safety officers and agencies at their season opener game

Rene Delgadillo, Web Editor August 30, 2017

The UTEP football team will pay tribute to public safety officers and agencies for the El Paso County in their opening game of the season against Rice on Sept. 9. The recognition came after coach Sean Kugler reached out to David Bailiff, head coach...

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UTEP organization starts donation drive for hurricane victims

UTEP organization starts donation drive for hurricane victims

Rene Delgadillo, Web Editor August 30, 2017

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter at UTEP is collaborating with Reynolds Home and Pioneer Bank in efforts to collect donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. The organization asks that people who wish to donate may...

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El Paso unites with victims of Hurricane Harvey

El Paso unites with victims of Hurricane Harvey

Rene Delgadillo, Web Editor August 30, 2017

El Paso is preparing to send help for the victims of Hurricane Harvey, which has left thousands of people without a home and food. El Paso Unites for Hurricane Harvey Animal Rescue will take place on Sept. 3 at San Jacinto Plaza from 3 to 11 p.m. The...

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Apply yourself through an internship

Apply yourself through an internship

Rene Delgadillo, Web editor August 29, 2017

A new semester at school has started, and let’s be honest, the first couple of days are pointless.  Many of us don’t pay attention to what professors have to say about internships and ways of getting involved at school. I bet many students are just...

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Rock band from Mexico DLD to make EP debut at Neon Desert

Rock band from Mexico DLD to make EP debut at Neon Desert

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter May 5, 2017

Editor’s note: The quotes have been translated from Spanish. DLD, one of the most popular rock bands of Mexico, will make its El Paso debut at this year’s Neon Desert Music Festival, bringing with them their unique musical style. “We are very...

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(From left to right) Raudel Avila, Caitlin Harmon, Eden Klein, Lizette Gutierrez, Ryan Saenz, Ilana Gomez, Kimberly Gonzalez, Samuel Alvidrez, Mayra Rodarte and Andrea Norte.

UTEP’s 2017 top 10 seniors

Rene Delgadillo and Adrian Broaddus May 2, 2017

Mayra Rodarte- theater Rodarte was an officer in the liberal arts honors program and is among one of the first liberal arts ambassadors that UTEP has had. She interned with Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, where she was able to help low-income...

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UTEPs top 10 seniors recognized with prestigious awards

UTEP’s top 10 seniors recognized with prestigious awards

Rene Delgadillo and Adrian Broaddus April 25, 2017

UTEP's 67th annual top 10 seniors banquet was held on Tuesday evening as parents, faculty and students gathered for the presentation of the student's prestigious awards. The event was sponsored by the UTEP alumni association, which showcased each...

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The fine price of fine art

The fine price of fine art

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter April 25, 2017

As a studio art major, senior Kymea Staten said she constantly bought expensive hardware store tools and art paper until she decided to change majors. “I changed my major because of how expensive it was,” Staten said. “You never really know what...

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Thomas Davis, a civil engineering professor at UTEP, received the Salt of the Earth Award from the Multi-State Salinity Coalition.

Professor receives award for his work on water conservation

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter April 18, 2017

Last month, Thomas Davis, a civil engineering professor and director of the Center for Inland Desalination Systems (CIDS) at UTEP, received the Salt of the Earth Award from the Multi-State Salinity Coalition. This award recognizes the contributions and...

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UTEP welcomes 8th annual Womens History Month Conference

UTEP welcomes 8th annual Women’s History Month Conference

Rene Delgadillo, Reporter April 11, 2017

The eighth annual Women's History Month Conference will be held today April 11 and tomorrow at the UTEP Student Union.  With over 96 panels and workshops, the conference aims to bring 500 attendees and cover different women's, LGTB and men's issues in...

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App seeks to empower sexual assault survivors

App seeks to empower sexual assault survivors

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter April 11, 2017

In the summer of 2016, four 2014 college graduates from Chappaqua, New York, released a smartphone app for college students  who have experienced sexual assault. The app, “Reach Out Editions,” provides resources designed to help survivors cope with...

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UTEPs Department of Music Chair Steve Wilson announced UTEPs  and El Paso Pro-Musicas collaboration to create the Centers for Arts Entrepreneurship.

New Center for the Arts Entrepreneurship announced by UTEP

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter April 4, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, UTEP's Department of Music Chair Steve Wilson announced UTEP's  and El Paso Pro-Musica's collaboration to create the Centers for Arts Entrepreneurship. CEA and local arts groups will train students and prepare them as they enter...

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Continuing the Revolution

Continuing the Revolution

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter March 21, 2017

A group of activists are trying to build a relationship between citizens and organizations that promote a dialogue and awareness about social issues and events happening in El Paso through Facebook. Continuing the Revolution is a Facebook group where...

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Be more attentive if you get your news from Facebook

Be more attentive if you get your news from Facebook

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter February 28, 2017

The future generations of the U.S. might be in serious trouble if they continue their inability to distinguish real news from fake news. A 2016 study from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education has found less than a third of college students from three...

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What you should know when crossing the border

What you should know when crossing the border

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter February 21, 2017

1. Right Against Unreasonable Searches Don’t open your door, as ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and other law enforcement officers must have a warrant signed by a judge. If they have a warrant, ask them to hold it against your window or...

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Discretion to Deny: a report explaining the negative experiences along the U.S./ Mexico border

Discretion to Deny: a report explaining the negative experiences along the U.S./ Mexico border

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter February 15, 2017

This Wednesday the El Paso-based Borderland Immigration Council presented a report named "Discretion to Deny: Family Separation, Prolonged Detention, and Deterrence of Asylum Seekers at the hands of Immigration Authorities along the U.S. -Mexico Border". This...

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Associate professor of statistics, Amy Wagler is making efforts to get more students involved in the Frontera Land Alliance.

Statistics professor works to preserve land

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter February 14, 2017

Seven hundred miles away from her birthplace, associate professor of statistics, Amy Wagler, found the city and university she now calls home. Wagler has taught at UTEP for more than eight years.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics at...

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I don’t have to stress on Valentine’s Day this year

I don’t have to stress on Valentine’s Day this year

Rene Delgadillo, Reporter February 10, 2017

I was trying to write a column in which I‘d say how happy I am to not have to spend money for this holiday and it turned out to be more difficult than I thought. After a couple of words written down and some jokes from my friends, I realized I’m actually...

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Sexual assault on campus rarely reported

Sexual assault on campus rarely reported

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter February 7, 2017

During the fiscal year 2015, UTEP had one incident of rape and one incident of fondling (touching the private parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification without the consent of the victim), according to the campus’ 2016 Annual Security...

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Scholarmine plans to make scholarships more accessible

Scholarmine plans to make scholarships more accessible

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter January 31, 2017

Students can find new scholarship opportunities through ScholarMine, an online portal created by the Office of Scholarships at UTEP. “We are using (ScholarMine) to help promote all of the scholarship opportunities that we know about, that we hear...

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(From left to right) Junior psychology major Clarisse Sanchez, junior kinesiology major Victoria Rodriguez, and sophomore electrical engineering major Astrid Chacon dance in Centennial Plaza as part of Welcome Back week.

What it takes to be part of sorority life

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter January 24, 2017

Sororities and fraternities may often be associated with hazing and parties in which members of these organizations do nothing but consume alcohol. UTEP’s Greek life tries to think differently. Karina Arroyo, a recent UTEP graduate, said being part...

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Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo extradited to the United States.

Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” extradited to the United States.

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter January 19, 2017

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking among other charges. According to Mexico's Foreign Relations Department, "El Chapo" is in custody of the United States this Thursday, Jan....

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The stupid concept that is a New Year’s ‘resolution’

The stupid concept that is a New Year’s ‘resolution’

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter January 17, 2017

When you woke up on January 1st, you probably had one of the biggest hangovers of your life. You probably woke up craving the leftovers from the dinner you had the night before, while swearing to god you’ll accomplish every resolution you have in mind...

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