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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tue. May 24.

Your Next President

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor August 30, 2016

Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a 90 percent chance to win according to the New York Times, but her recent success can be attributed toward her focus on the dangers of Donald Trump and less so on her own platform and appeal. The back and forth...

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Freshman forensic science major Julia Clarice Cartwright recieves a scholarship from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

UTEP student awarded NAACP scholarship

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor August 30, 2016

The El Paso branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held its fourth-annual Freedom Fund and Award Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 27. The NAACP gave out two scholarships to local students as well as three awards to prominent...

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A mosquito with Zika virus.

Taking a stab at the problem

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter August 23, 2016

The opportunity for Zika to spread in the El Paso community came on Monday, Aug. 15, from a man who had traveled from Florida to El Paso. It is confirmed by El Paso Public Health Director Robert Resendes. According to a press release, the man does not...

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UTEP creative writing assistant professor Sasha Pimentel’s poem runs across the new terrazzo floor at the El Paso International Airport.

UTEP talent present at El Paso International Airport

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter July 19, 2016

Two UTEP staff members recently contributed their work to enhance the El Paso International Airport’s new three-story, 18-acre expansion that now houses the airport’s rental car operations in one location. Mitsumasa Overstreet, art director for UTEP’s...

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UTEP will hold the third-annual Rookie Entrepreneurship Program from July 18-23 for high school students interested in business.

UTEP helps high school students take first steps into the world of business

Christian Vasquez, Staff Reporter July 12, 2016

The University of Texas at El Paso will host the third-annual Rookie Entrepreneurship Program from July 18-23. The program will bring together 23 high school students interested in the world of business to learn from local entrepreneurs and UTEP student...

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A young girl peers across the border fence into Sunland Park, New Mexico, from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

Supreme Court still on the fence

Christian Vasquez, Staff Reporter July 5, 2016

The Supreme Court failed to come to a decision on United States v. Texas, which concerned President Barack Obama’s immigration expansion of the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and implementation of Deferred Actions for Parents...

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The Law School Preparation Institute at UTEP is a summer program offered to students seeking a law education.

UTEP LSPI makes the lawyers of the future

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter June 21, 2016

Coffee and all-nighters are a huge part of the lifestyle of some of the students who are enrolled in the summer Law School Preparation Institute at UTEP. LSPI is offered to students seeking a law education during the summer. The program was initiated...

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The El Paso Streetcar Project will bring streetcars from downtown up to the Don Haskins Center.

Streetcar project takes Oregon Street

Grecia Sanchez, Staff Reporter June 14, 2016

For over 30 years, El Paso’s streetcars have been stored at El Paso International Airport. Now they are in the process of being restored as a $97-million dollar grant will bring the streetcar system back to El Paso. The three streetcars will travel...

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Senior studio art major Heather Mawson molds clay as part of her piece “Old, New, Borrowed, Blue” at the Glass Gallery.

Student expresses herself through live art

Javier Cortez, Staff reporter April 26, 2016

In the simplest of terms, art is most recognizable when put in a frame or encased in a compact disc. Then there is performance art—something that cannot be framed or encased. It is broad in its meaning, often times hard to understand and visibly...

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Journalist Ana Lourdes Cardenas wrote “Marihuana: El Viaje a la Legalización” to inform readers about the process of legalizing marijuana.

Let’s talk about legalization

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter April 26, 2016

“Marihuana: El Viaje a la Legalización,” a book written in Spanish by journalist Ana Lourdes Cardenas, touches on the complicated issue of cannabis and focuses on Colorado, the pioneer state in the legalization of the drug. Cardenas has worked...

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Political science professor Irasema Coronado now teaches at UTEP after serving as executive director of the Commission for the Environmental Cooperation in Quebec, Canada.

Professor’s career dedicated to environment

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter April 19, 2016

From the cold weather of Quebec to the hot sun of the border, Irasema Coronado, political science professor, is back at UTEP and ready to share the knowledge she gained while she was away. In 2010, she was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Joint...

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This school year, dishonesty cases at UTEP dramatically increased to 352 cases.

UTEP Scholastic dishonesty cases on the rise

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter April 5, 2016

Scholastic dishonesty cases at UTEP have increased over the last three years. During the 2013-2014 school year, the university reported 189 cases of academic dishonesty, which includes cheating, plagiarism and collusion (unauthorized collaboration for...

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