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Young Democratic Socialists define socialism on the border

Young Democratic Socialists define socialism on the border

Michaela Román, Editor in Chief February 14, 2017

When the 2016 presidential elections came to a close, over two million millennials—those under the age of 30—voted for Bernie Sanders. Statistics from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement concluded this was more...

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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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Keeping up with the Texas Legislative Session

Keeping up with the Texas Legislative Session

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor February 7, 2017

The Texas legislature meets every two years, and the current   85th Texas Legislative session began on Jan. 10 and continues until May 29. During the first 60 days, the legislators cannot pass a bill, so at the moment the bills will be deliberated over...

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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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Des aceleramiento económico en México para el 2017, según estudio de UTEP

Des aceleramiento económico en México para el 2017, según estudio de UTEP

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter January 17, 2017

La depreciación del peso, incertidumbre sobre políticas proteccionistas del presidente electo Donald Trump, posibles cambios en el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte por la nueva administración estadounidense y crisis por precios altos...

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Texas Republicans propose SB 6, the “Bathroom Bill”

Texas Republicans propose SB 6, the “Bathroom Bill”

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter January 17, 2017

Senate Bill 6, also known as the Bathroom Bill, proposed by Lt. Governor of Texas Dan Patrick, would require transgender people to use bathrooms in federal buildings, public schools and public universities that match their biological sex and not their...

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Here’s what you need to know on inauguration day

Mariana Rodriguez, Staff Reporter January 17, 2017

Donald Trump will take the oath of office on Friday, Jan. 20, when he will officially be handed the title of the 45th president of the United States. As of press time, there have been no announced official viewing events planned at UTEP. The Inaugural...

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Jane Aman is graduating this December with an English and American literature degree.

Student advocate graduates this fall with honors

Mariana Rodriguez, Contributor November 29, 2016

There are students who leave an impact on UTEP, and Jane Aman, an English and American literature major, graduates this December with a slew of accomplishments under her belt. Since transferring from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia,...

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Rates of employment after graduation unknown at UTEP

Rates of employment after graduation unknown at UTEP

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor November 29, 2016

Many publications reported that 2016 was one of the best years for college graduates looking for a job. On a national scale, most graduates found some type of work, and having a degree still far outweighed not having one in terms of employment and salary....

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Student receives a full paid semester thanks to tacos

Student receives a full paid semester thanks to tacos

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief November 29, 2016

Defending the importance of diversity in the U.S in a time when ethnicity is under the spotlight played a key role in the winner of this year’s El Taco Tote Taculture Scholarship. On the borderland, El Taco Tote has several locations that aim to serve...

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Value of peso drops after presidential election

Value of peso drops after presidential election

Rene Delgadillo, Layout Editor November 15, 2016

The Mexican peso plummeted as investors and citizens of both  the U.S. and Mexico witnessed Donald Trump becoming the president-elect of the United States. Many are worried about  how Trump’s policies could affect Mexico’s currency and economic...

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Graduate student in computer science, Nakul Karle, was born and raised in Mumbai, India.

From Mumbai to UTEP, student talks about his international experience

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter November 15, 2016

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Nakul Karle is a graduate student in computer science who came to UTEP in February 2015 to start his doctoral research. The city of Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra state in India. It is the fourth-most populous...

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