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Farewell to UTEP

Farewell to UTEP

Shericka Lawrence, Staff Reporter November 29, 2016

I didn’t know what my life would turn out to be when I moved to El Paso back in 2012. But what I did know was that I was making a change in my life that was most definitely needed. I came here in the summer of 2012 and the rest is history. I first...

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UTEP drops final game of the season to NMSU

UTEP drops final game of the season to NMSU

Shericka Lawrence, Reporter November 23, 2016

On senior day, Nov. 23, the Miners' volleyball team dropped their final game of the season in five sets to the New Mexico State Aggies, 20-25, 25-18, 25-23, 24-26, 12-15. It was also the last game that seniors Tatum Winter, Lindsey Larson, and...

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The area where the alleged tagging was located and blocked off.

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The area where the alleged tagging was located and blocked off.

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Womens basketball struggles in second game against Texas Southern

Women’s basketball struggles in second game against Texas Southern

Shericka Lawrence, Reporter November 13, 2016

The UTEP women’s basketball team fell short for the second time this season losing to Texas Southern 89-68 on Sunday, Nov.13, at the Don Haskins Center. Despite senior Sparkle Taylor leading the team with 12 points and 13 rebounds, the Miners could...

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Lulu McKinney dashes the court, while Coach Keitha Adams instructs in the background

UTEP dominates exhibition matchup against St. Mary’s

Shericka Lawrence, Reporter November 4, 2016

  The UTEP women’s basketball team tipped off the 2016-17 season with a 72-54 victory over St. Mary's on Friday, Nov. 4. Senior Sparkle Taylor along with sophomore transfer Najala Howell were the only two Miners in double figures for...

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‘In-Between’ a performance on being an international citizen

Shericka Lawrence, Staff Reporter November 1, 2016

The UTEP Theater and Dance department has a new production titled “In-Between,” stylized as such. The production is a dance concert reflecting on immigration, choreographed by Daralyn Sourlock  and Sandra Paola Lopez-Ramirez, who is also the director. With...

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 The El Paso Roller Derby title crowned a new champion as Las Catrinas won the championship on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Las Catrinas win roller derby championship

Shericka Lawrence, Staff Reporter October 25, 2016

The Sun City Roller Girls hosted the La Batalla de la Llorona 2016 Championship matchup on Sunday, Oct. 23, where Las Cartrinas won against the Chuco Town Chulas (163-139) at the El Paso County Coliseum. With the victory, Las Cartrinas were crowned the...

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Miners need the Luck of the Lord to keep going on

Miners need the ‘Luck of the Lord’ to keep going on

Shericka Lawrence, Reporter October 21, 2016

      With a rocky start to the season the UTEP football team needs the “Luck of the Lord” to keep bowl hopes alive.     The season was off to a great start, UTEP running back Aaron Jones recorded a career...

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Basketball spotlight: Terry Winn takes the court

Shericka Lawrence, Staff Reporter October 18, 2016

The 6-foot-7-sophomore forward, Louisiana native Terry Lee Winn II, plans to add more to his game in the 2016-17 Miner basketball season. Winn is looking to implement what the coaches are teaching the younger players as well as become more of a leader...

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Miners win crucial game against UTSA

Miners win crucial game against UTSA

Shericka Lawrence, Reporter October 15, 2016

In a sea of pink in support of breast cancer awareness month, the UTEP women’s soccer team ended the two-game losing streak with a victory against UTSA 3-2 on Friday Oct. 14 at University Field. The Miners improved their conference record to...

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UTEP rifle hosts 10.9 day

UTEP rifle hosts 10.9 day

Shericka Lawrence, Reporter October 11, 2016

    The UTEP women’s rifle team hosted 10.9 Day at the UTEP rifle range, on Monday Oct. 10, to make the UTEP and El Paso community more aware of the collegiate rifle sport. The shooters became the coaches in this annual event to assist...

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UTEP rifle falls short to Nevada in home opener

UTEP rifle falls short to Nevada in home opener

Shericka Lawrence, Reporter October 8, 2016

  UTEP women’s rifle team went head-to-head in a two relay rematch this weekend against Nevada, where the squad added another loss to their record, losing to Nevada 4,644-4,617. Despite the loss, the Miners showed improvements in Air Rifle...

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Soccer wins two C-USA games on the road

Soccer wins two C-USA games on the road

Shericka Lawrence, Reporter October 4, 2016

The UTEP women’s soccer team managed to collect two wins through a three game road trip. The Miners to beat the Charlotte 49ers 4-3, in Charlotte, N.C. They closed out the road trip in Norfolk, Va. with a win versus Old Dominion2-0.   With...

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The House on  Mango street will run at the Wise Family Theatre Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.

‘Mango Street’ flexes audience’s imagination

Shericka Lawrence, Staff Reporter September 27, 2016

UTEP’s Theater and Dance Department debuted “The House on Mango Street” on Sept. 22, bringing a mix of UTEP faculty, students, and children to experience the beloved novel in a new format. The play takes place in Chicago during the ‘60s, a young...

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‘House on Mango Street’ connects to community

‘House on Mango Street’ connects to community

Shericka Lawrence, Staff Reporter September 20, 2016

The UTEP Theatre and Dance Department will present  “The House on Mango Street,” directed by Rebecca Rivas, at the Wise Family Theatre in the Fox Fine Arts Center beginning on Sept. 22. The play is an adaptation of Sandra’s Cisneros’ book by...

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Junior college transfer Lee Moore shoots at the Foster Stevens Basketball Center during his first meeting with the El Paso media.

Lee Moore ready for pro ball in Europe

Shericka Lawrence, Staff Reporter September 14, 2016

Last season, Lee Moore was the go-to scorer for the UTEP men’s basketball team. He led the team in scoring, consistently made big shots, and was great under pressure. That success led Moore to make a life altering decision. He decided to forgo his...

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Finding your own identity

Shericka Lawrence, Staff Reporter September 13, 2016

Every day people struggle with how to identify   themselves when it comes to race or ethnicity. Living in the El Paso community, I have heard many people as well as students ask the vital question, am I Chicano(a), or Latino(a)? Some identify as Mexican-American...

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The Juneteenth and Loving Day exhibit will be up at the Glass Gallery in the Fox Fine Arts building until July 29.

Juneteeth and Loving Day Poster Exhibition honors Maceo Dailey

Shericka Lawrence, Reporter July 27, 2016

The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts recently dedicated an exhibit in honor of the late Maceo C. Dailey Jr., who was director of the African American Studies Program. The Juneteeth and Loving Day Poster Exhibition is located at the...

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Chihuahuas best Redbirds to close the series

Chihuahuas best Redbirds to close the series

Shericka Lawrence, Reporter July 22, 2016

In front of a sell out crowd, the El Paso Chihuahuas were down to start the first 3 innings in their last game of the four-game series against the Memphis Redbirds, but the home team finished strong with at least one run scored in four consecutive innings...

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Kevin Durant remains true

Shericka Lawrence, Staff Reporter July 12, 2016

Devotion is a synonym for the word loyalty. In the minds of many, loyalty has different meanings. Some think that being faithful to their partner is loyal, or being truthful is loyal; but why is it considered disloyal when people decides to be truthful...

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Kelvin Jones added to Miners upcoming roster

Kelvin Jones added to Miners upcoming roster

Shericka Lawrence, Contributor July 4, 2016

During his humble upbringing in Chihuahua, Mexico, basketball was not the ideal sport for freshman newcomer Kelvin Jones to practice. Naturally, he played soccer and volleyball. It wasn’t until just five years ago when the 6-foot-11 center began to...

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Freshman guard Chris Barnes will be a new addition to the men’s basketball team roster.

Barnes adds depth to Miner guards

Shericka Lawrence, Contributor June 20, 2016

The UTEP men’s basketball team lost forward Earvin Morris to graduation and leading scorer Lee Moore, who decided to forego his senior year to pursue a professional career. Forward Josh McSwiggan also left the team before clocking any minutes for the...

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