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Tornillo tent city finally closed

Tornillo tent city finally closed

Claudia Flores, Editor In Chief January 22, 2019

This past summer I had the chance to cover one of the events that caught the world’s attention: the Tornillo Tent City. Last week it was announced that the center closed its doors after releasing the last child in the detention center. During...

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Blackface is absolutely wrong

Blackface is absolutely wrong

Catherine Ramirez, Contributor October 29, 2018

With Halloween coming up it is important to remember that dressing in blackface is never OK and that includes Halloween costumes; talk show host Megyn Kelly learned the hard way. The “Megyn Kelly Today” show was canceled after the host, v made some...

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College is anything but free

College is anything but free

Oscar Avila, Contributor September 17, 2018

Transitioning from high school to college is one of the biggest changes in a person’s life. First and foremost, balancing a full-time schedule is not easy, and it’s even easier to lose track of priorities. However, the whole experience is something...

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It’s time to turn off and tune in

It’s time to turn off and tune in

Jason Green, Contributor October 16, 2017

I am a liberal. I am anti-Trump. I am pro-LGBTQ. I am an atheist. I am pro-gun control. Those are all things that I stand for and up until about two weeks ago, all my Facebook and Twitter accounts really showed that as I posted meme after meme affirming...

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Being a journalist sucks, but it’s what I want

Being a journalist sucks, but it’s what I want

Christian Vasquez, Web Editor September 18, 2017

The pay is crap and we are increasingly expected to do more and more, to finish work faster and faster, with less mistakes and more context. The hours suck. Your whole life is literally bound by other people and whatever newsworthy things they do. I’m...

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Social media is the next job resume

Social media is the next job resume

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief September 18, 2017

Imagine years from now, a job employer looks into a person’s social media account, takes how many followers they have, reviews all their posts in great detail and uses that to influence whether or not they will be hired. Wake up because that narrative...

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Make America white again

Make America white again

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor September 11, 2017

When President Donald Trump announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood  Arrivals program, which protected 800,000 immigrants from  being deported, I finally understood the words Michelle Obama once said. She said that being president doesn’t...

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100 years, but where are the women?

100 years, but where are the women?

Leslie Sarinana, Copy Editor September 5, 2017

As we celebrate 100 years of UTEP football we take the time to recognize all of the men who have played in orange and blue over the program’s history. Not once throughout this celebration will you hear about women. Football is a male-driven sport with...

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A summer in D.C.

A summer in D.C.

Christian Vasquez, Staff Reporter August 29, 2017

My summer was spent in Washington D.C., in Congress, where I spent every day covering press conferences, committee meetings, protests, votes and anything else that I wanted. I was surrounded by journalists who, despite what some think, work long and hard...

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Apply yourself through an internship

Apply yourself through an internship

Rene Delgadillo, Web editor August 29, 2017

A new semester at school has started, and let’s be honest, the first couple of days are pointless.  Many of us don’t pay attention to what professors have to say about internships and ways of getting involved at school. I bet many students are just...

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Kaepernick remains unsigned, but why?

Kaepernick remains unsigned, but why?

Eddie Velazquez, Entertainment Editor August 29, 2017

From his multiple political, civil and racial inequality demonstrations that caused major national media attention, to an up-and-down season as a starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers; current free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick endured...

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