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Two months into 2018: 18 gun involved school incidents

Michaela Román and Christian Vasquez February 19, 2018

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High have now been added to the list of 150,000 American students who have experienced a mass shooting since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. This year, there have been 18 school incidents that have...

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The search for solutions in the aftermath

The search for solutions in the aftermath

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor February 19, 2018

One day I know I’m going to have to tell my children about the Parkland, Florida, shootings. As I sat in my chair at work on Wednesday afternoon drinking my second cup of coffee, I got an alert on my watch for a school shooting. It said that there...

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Not just another mass shooting

Not just another mass shooting

Elenie Gonzalez, Staff reporter February 19, 2018

I never thought that I would ever have a close connection to one of the worst mass shootings in history. To me though, they’re all the worst because one life lost is too many. My cousin, his girlfriend and their three best friends were all victims...

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Military weapons are for war, not civilians

Military weapons are for war, not civilians

Jason Green, Contributor February 19, 2018

I was a senior in high school in 1999 when the massacre at Columbine High School took place. We were already home from school because of the time difference, I was on the East Coast, and I remember watching it all unfold on TV. It seemed at the time...

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Mass shooting results in another cry for national policy

Mass shooting results in another cry for national policy

Jason Green, Contributor November 6, 2017

In 2008, my unit was preparing to deploy to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Saddam Hussein had been captured five years earlier and the U.S. mission had become vague and the enemy even more so. We were warned prior to leaving home that almost...

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Gun control comes  with a voter cost

Gun control comes with a voter cost

Editorial Staff October 2, 2017

This Sunday, Americans experienced the worst mass-shooting in the modern history of the country, with 59 dead, 500-plus injured when a now-deceased shooter attacked the attendees at a country music festival in Las Vegas. In an act of domestic terrorism,...

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UTEP grad student shows her support for no guns on campus back in October of 2015.

UTEP students show mixed emotions on concealed carry

Christian Vasquez, Staff Reporter August 1, 2016

Starting Monday, Aug. 1, public universities across Texas will allow individuals to bring handguns on campus if they have a concealed carry license. The law, known as Senate Bill 11, also lets universities set exclusion zones where handguns will not be...

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Keep sending prayers though…

Jason Green, Contributor June 14, 2016

Ho-hum… another day, another mass shooting in America. We must look so ridiculous to our brethren across the Western world. Not just because we have a Day-Glo orange, pompous pile of crap as a presidential candidate, but mainly because we continue to...

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(From left to right) Chief of UTEP Police Department Cliff Walsh, Vice President of Student Affairs Gary Edens, and Faculty Senate President and Associate Professor in Biology Mark Cox answer questions from the media.

Campus Carry Task Force reveals gun-free zones

Javier Cortez and Michaela Roman February 2, 2016

The UTEP Campus Concealed Carry Task Force released a report on Monday, Feb. 1 that presents the actions UTEP will take to implement Senate Bill 11. Vice President of Student Affairs Gary Edens, Chief of UTEP Police Department Cliff Walsh and Mark Cox,...

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Taking a bullet for student safety

Alonso Moreno, Copy Editor October 6, 2015

As students headed into class in the Cotton Memorial Building, room 104, they were met with a sign that sent a simple, but strong message—“No Guns Allowed.” The sign is lecturer David Smith-Soto’s response to the passing of Senate Bill 11. On...

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Campus carry becomes law

Campus carry becomes law

Alonso Moreno, Staff Reporter June 9, 2015

After much deliberation surrounding the controversial bill, the Texas Legislature has approved the campus carry bill, which is now on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law. On May 31, Senate Bill 11 was approved by the Texas House in...

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In Texas guns prevail

In Texas guns prevail

Amanda Guillen, Editor in Chief June 9, 2015

Face mask on, backpack strapped tight, clothes midnight black. As I sat inside the Prospector office working on my story for the day, I noticed a man frantically pacing up and down the first floor of the Union Building. As I looked at the man outside...

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