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Black Student Union member and senior interdisciplary studies major Tasha Morris-Perez plays with her daughter Kiara’s hair in between shots at their natural hair photo shoot.

UTEP’s Black Student Union stands with natural hair movement

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief October 4, 2016

If a person’s appearance is tied to their culture, but is not permanent, that person can now legally be denied employment. UTEP’s Black Student Union set up a protest photo shoot on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Leech Grove to stand in support with those who...

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Playing the numbers game: it’s all about the polls

Playing the numbers game: it’s all about the polls

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor October 4, 2016

Trump interrupted Clinton 51 times. Clinton interrupted Trump 17 times. The media has focused on the number of times Trump made a gaff or Hillary stretched the truth–one wink and a 20-second wiggle, 37 sniffles alongside “wrong!” shouted 12 times....

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Voteria debunks ‘my vote doesn’t matter’

Voteria debunks ‘my vote doesn’t matter’

Michaela Roman, Editor-In-Chief September 27, 2016

La Lotería, also known as Mexican Bingo, has been a favorite pastime in Mexican culture for generations. Whether played on holidays with family for prizes or teaching U.S. children Spanish—the century-old game is one many have become familiar with. Cemelli...

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Voter turnout on the border still low

Voter turnout on the border still low

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor September 27, 2016

Voter turnout in El Paso is so low that is has been longer than a decade since 50 percent of registered voters decided to participate in the government process. The presidential elections usually double the number of voters compared to the regional elections,...

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UTEP student selected as an Archer Fellow in D.C.

UTEP student selected as an Archer Fellow in D.C.

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter September 27, 2016

Kristian Villegas, a junior political science major, recently was selected for the Bill Archer Fellowship Program. The award offers juniors, seniors and graduate students the opportunity to receive first-hand networking and learning experiences in Washington...

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Ron Blake is traveling to college campuses across the country to share his sexual assault story and have others share theirs.

Coping with sexual assault through comedy

Michaela Roman, Editor-In-Chief September 27, 2016

According to the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network, every 109 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. In 2014, a study done by the Bureau of Justice said 80 percent of rapes on campuses go unreported. Ron Blake made a stop at UTEP on Sept. 23 ...

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Applying for your future

Applying for your future

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter September 20, 2016

The University Career Center will host its annual career fair on Sept. 22 at the Don Haskins Center, where approximately 125­-130 employers are available for students who are looking for a part-time or full-time position, or a summer internship. Associate...

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The Graduate & Professional Schools Fair will take place Oct. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the third floor at Union East.

Grad fair seeks to help students expand education

Rene Delgadillo, Layout Editor September 20, 2016

Finding a job after graduation is a difficult task for many students, and fear of unemployment often encourages students to enroll in graduate school. This is where UTEP steps in and offers information on graduate and doctoral programs through the Graduate...

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Your next President

Your next President

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor September 20, 2016

While the media has been focused on the Clinton foundation and the influence donors had on the then Secretary of State, there has been little interest in the Donald J. Trump Foundation. That is, until a single reporter, using a mix of old-school and modern...

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Celebrating Hispanic heritage

Celebrating Hispanic heritage

Rene Delgadillo, Layout Editor September 13, 2016

Throughout the history of the United States Hispanics, Latinos, Chicanos and Mexicans have suffered from racism, segregation and hate crimes. Many saw their wishes for the “American dream” broken and the lack of support from citizens and governments...

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UTEP College Republicans president, senior political science major, Justin Cruz and vice-president Mariana Prieto talk in the Student Government Association office.

UTEP’s College Republicans stick to candidate

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief September 13, 2016

UTEP’s College Republicans—a sector of The College Republican National Committee (CRNC)—has always been a political group, where students with the same ideological and religious views may also agree on their political stances. However, with one...

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UTEP African-American Studies director Michael Williams plans to train the next generation of students and gain visibility for the program, both on and off campus.

REACHING FOR THE COMMUNITY

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor September 6, 2016

When Maceo Dailey passed away in October 2015, he left a hole not only in the El Paso community but in the African-American Studies Program at UTEP. The new director, Michael Williams, not only seeks to preserve Dailey’s legacy, but to expand on that...

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