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Healthy person equals  healthy planet

Healthy person equals healthy planet

Jose Soto, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

Earth Day comes and goes just like any other holiday without much consideration or acknowledgement from many students. It’s usually a handful of individuals who actively celebrate Earth Day, and to them, I give my honest kudos. The blatant truth...

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Green Fund increases student environmental initiatives

Green Fund increases student environmental initiatives

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

At Miner Heights, beside the cement floors of the basketball court, there lies a little garden. UTEP students tilled the ground, made small holes with their shovels, resurrected dry soil and filled the holes with small green bundles of plants. The once...

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The Baja SAE competition tasks engineering students with designing a dune buggy that can withstand harsh terrains.

Engineering students participate in international off-road extreme challenge

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

UTEP’s chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers International will take off-roading to another dimension. College of Engineering students will show off their ingenuity and capability in automotive design from April 24–27 at the 2014 Baja SAE...

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Tom’s Folk Cafe is one of the many local businesses that are practicing the eco-friendly initiative. They are using biodegradable boxes and silverware.

Businesses join the eco-friendly bandwagon

Jose Soto, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

El Paso is a pulsating mecca of flourishing businesses and entertainment establishments that are eager to please the masses.  Everywhere throughout the city, we have a multitude of locations trying to make their mark on the local scene. Many of these...

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Aaron Martinez displays one of his art pieces. He focuses on ceramics and uses materials such as clay, wood, moss, seed, beans and crushed up snail shells.

Artists in the El Paso community get trashy

Lesly Limon, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure and artists in the El Paso community are giving that phrase a whole new meaning. Ceramic artists, projection artists and even fashion designers throughout El Paso are showcasing trashy work, and that’s...

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Outfits will be displayed at the Union Gallery, located on the second floor of Union East, until May. 4.

Students design outfits made from used materials

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

You may have seen clothing made from silk, fine fabrics or cotton, but chances are you’ve never seen clothing made from recycled materials. In honor of Earth Week, Union Services will put on a unique fashion show that will take place at noon, April...

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Student recycles at a multi-colored recycling bin, which will be placed all around campus by summer 2014.

Miner Recycling System initiated on campus

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor April 22, 2014

By the summer, students can expect to see multi-colored recycling bins all over campus. On May 8, the Miner Recycling System will present the data collected since Jan. 21 to President Diana Natalicio, Dr. Gary Edens, Vice President of Student Affiars...

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Top 5 eco-friendly apps

Ashley Muñoz, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

The following apps show a few eco-friendly ways to keep Mother Earth safe and clean. “My Recycle List” This app helps you manage and discover how to get rid of old TV’s, or unused products at home. “My Recycle List” helps you find recycling...

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Sprinter A-Shawni Mitchell sprints at Kidd Field during the UTEP Invitational on April 12.

Track set to impress at Drake Relays

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

Being a little less than a month away from the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, the Miners are headed to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete at the 105th Drake Relays April 24-26. The competition is actually a weeklong event, but the Miners will not...

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Miner Fan Club President, Larry Rodriguez, will be inducted in the El Paso Hall of fame on April 30.

Fan club president to be inducted to EP’s Hall of Fame

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

Hall of famers can come in many forms, shapes and sizes. It isn’t just for the tall and athletic, or just for the coaches. Larry Rodriguez stands at 5 feet, 6 inches tall, but don’t let his size fool you. He became an Army officer after graduating...

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NBA Finals  rematch not a sure deal

NBA Finals rematch not a sure deal

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

The 2014 NBA playoffs are now underway, and it is no surprise that the favorites to meet in the finals are the Heat and the Spurs. Even though the Heat-Spurs rematch would be very exciting, it is a safe pick. It would not be a shock if one of the two...

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The Prospector News Weekly April 17, 2014

Amanda Guillen and Luis Barrio April 17, 2014

The Prospector News Weekly covers all the top stories that affect the students at The University of Texas at El Paso. This week in news, UTEP student Leo Aguirre will showcase his short film at The Cannes Film Festival,The High Noon Music Series allows...

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