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“Nearby Friends” makes creepy debut on Facebook

Maria Esquinca, Staff reporter April 17, 2014

Glenn Greenwald released one of the biggest stories of the year in June 2013. The Guardian headline read “NSA Collecting Millions of Verizon Customers Daily.” Since then, an unprecedented amount of information has been released disclosing the extent...

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Six senior studio art students were selected to display their work on Sun Metro bus terminals.

Student artwork takes the bus

Lesly Limon, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

UTEP’s graphic design program and Sun Metro have joined forces to bring a new look to public transportation. Sun Metro chose seven pieces of art created by UTEP graphic design students to be displayed at bus terminals as a part of the university’s...

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Increase better than it seems

Increase better than it seems

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

Everything comes with a price, and in today’s society a good education comes with a lofty one at that. With the recent proposal to raise tuition and fees by 3 percent, students are looking at it with a cringe and are saying goodbye to that new PS4 and...

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Tuition increases, my wallet ceases

Tuition increases, my wallet ceases

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor April 15, 2014

With the proposal being sent to the UT Board of Regents on the 23rd, all I can think about is “why did I decide to double major?” Like many students before, the appeal to loans was irresistible. Being given “free money” for school and necessities...

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La universidad no siempre funciona para todos

Cassandra Adame, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

Café por la mañana. Unos huevos con chorizo, tortilla, pantalones, zapatos y gel para el cabello. Arturo Chávez, un joven de 24 años, nació en Ciudad Juárez. Después de vivir en El Paso desde el 2004, hoy trabaja para Patterson UTI Drilling....

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Proposal for tuition involves 3 percent increase

Proposal for tuition involves 3 percent increase

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor April 15, 2014

A proposal will be presented to the University of Texas System Board of Regents on April 23 regarding an increase in tuition and fees by 3 percent. Administrators said the tuition increase is needed as a result of UTEP having to implement a reduction...

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SGA elections to begin with new regulations

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

Large plastic banners, boasting the bright smiles of candidates running for a Student Government Association positions will soon line the usually bare walls of the Union breezeway. SGA will begin the campaign season on April 28 to elect student officials...

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Leo Aguirre, creator of the short film “El Fuego Detrás” will be making a trip to France for the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Student to showcase short film at Cannes Film Fest in France

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

What started as a weekend project will now take UTEP student Leo Aguirre to one of the most profound film festivals in the world. Aguirre is only 19 years old, and his short film “El Fuego Detrás” will be screened at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival...

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Beck will perform at 8 p.m., April 24 at the Abraham Chavez Theater.

Beck beckons folk rockers

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

With a new release that is seen as a companion piece to his iconic “Sea Change,” Grammy Award-winning singer Beck will perform at 8 p.m., April 24 at the Abraham Chavez Theater. In 1997, Beck won his first Grammy as Best Rock Vocal Performance...

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“Oculus” to exceed viewers’ fear expectations

Lesly Limon, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

According to urban legend, mirrors have the ability to see into other dimensions and hold onto energy.  I’m not too sure how true that is, but one thing is for sure—in the dark, mirrors can play tricks on you and they’re kind of freaky. “Oculus”...

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World-famous Grimaldi’s pizzas are on their way

World-famous Grimaldi’s pizzas are on their way

Jose Soto, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

El Paso will soon be captivated by the tantalizing smell of coal-fried, brick-oven pizzas, as Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will open in late summer at the Fountains of Farah. Grimaldi’s is joining a growing list of dining experiences that can be found at the...

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Distance runner Anthony Rotich runs in the 1500-meters, followed by teammate Cosmas Boit. Rotich and Boit placed first and second, respectively, at the April 12 meet.

Miners get top finishes at UTEP Invitational

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

The Miners’ men’s and women’s track and field team dominated the competition from start to finish at the UTEP Invitational. The meet featured stiff competition from Louisiana Tech, Rice and North Texas. Olympians Mickael Hanany and Olympic gold...

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