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Good things to come from midterms

Good things to come from midterms

Andrea Valdez-Rivas, Reporter November 12, 2018

The 2018 midterms are finally over. The big Blue Wave never really came, although Democrats did flip the House. Republicans, on the other hand, secured the Senate. But something significant happened in the midterms: Texas, a state notorious for low...

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Democratic challenger ORourke and his wife Amy ORourke say their final goodbye after his watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Southwest University Park.

O’Rourke falls to Cruz in tightly contested Senate race

Andrea Valdez-Rivas, Staff Reporter November 7, 2018

Republican incumbent Ted Cruz defeated Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke in the race for Senate on Tuesday night. Thousands of O’Rourke supporters showed for O’Rourke’s watch party in downtown El Paso, ultimately leaving disappointed. The...

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Veronica Escobar celebrates her election to the House of Representatives with her supporters at Later, Later in Downtown El Paso.

Veronica Escobar comes through with historic win

Valeria Olivares, Contributor November 6, 2018

Veronica Escobar celebrated victory and made history as she was elected El Paso’s first woman in Congress and the first Texas Latina in the U.S. House after winning the general election on Nov. 6. She joined her watch party with a wide smile and...

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The Hill reports record-breaking early voter turnout

Midterm 2018 Election Pulse

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor November 6, 2018

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Congressman Beto ORourke high fives his supporters as he walks to take the stage at the Magoffin Auditorium for his final rally before election day on Monday, Nov. 5.

O’Rourke rallies one last time in El Paso

Ashley Johnson, Contributor November 6, 2018

El Paso, TX-- With only one day left in the midterm elections, Congressman, Beto O’Rourke held his final rally right in the borderland. On Nov. 5, El Pasoans proudly filled UTEPs Magoffin Auditorium with signs and stickers in support of Beto becoming...

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Hundreds stand in line for the first day of early voting at UTEP at Union East on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Early voting surges in El Paso

Andrea Valdez-Rivas, Staff Reporter November 5, 2018

This year’s midterm election has proven to be pivotal for El Pasoans. The highly contested senate race between Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O’Rourke has been one of the most publicized races in the country and has caused a surge of early voter...

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Candidate Rick Seeberger shakes hands with formal student.

Rick Seeberger rallies at UTEP before end of early voting

Andrea Valdez-Rivas, Staff Reporter November 5, 2018

Early voting for the 2018 midterm elections is coming to an end, but that did not stop El Paso Republican candidate for the 16th Congressional District, Rick Seeberger, from rallying at UTEP’s Leech Grove on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 1. With...

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GOP Sen. Ted Cruz addresses his constituents at Franklin High Schools main gym.

Senator Cruz Rallies in El Paso

Javier Cortez and Andrea Valdez-Rivas October 13, 2018

El Paso, TX--In front of a capacity crowd at the Franklin High School main gym, GOP Sen. Ted Cruz rallied his constituents in what seems to be his final visit to the Sun City before the Nov. 6 midterm elections on Saturday night. Cruz was scheduled...

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Meet the Democrat who is running for lieutenant governor of Texas

Christian Vasquez, Web Editor December 13, 2017

Texas Democrats feel that it's the right time to turn Texas blue, and Mike Collier is their choice to run against Dan Patrick for lieutenant governor. Collier, a retired accountant from Kingswood, was the finance chairman for the Texas Democratic party....

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Michelle Butcher a biochemistry student at El Paso Community College shows Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis the series of experiments she and her colleagues have done on the influence fungus can have on maximizing a seedlings growth. For one, it was to start a lunar colony because they wanted to see what plant could withstand the harsh environment on the moon. The fungus that does tend to help the most is Penicillium.

Texas’ Wendy Davis champions education

Aaron Montes, Photographer October 31, 2013

The Transmountain campus of  El Paso Community College hosted Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis,D-Fort Worth, on the first stop in her two-day visit to El Paso. Sen. Davis said education is her number one priority, adding...

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