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Cornell Horn sprints during the UTEP Springtime meet on March 22.

Getting in the groove ahead of UTEP Invitational

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 8, 2014

After some stiff competition on the road for the past two weeks, the UTEP men’s and women’s track and field team will be back home for the annual UTEP Invitational. In late March and early April the Miners have had strong showings at the coveted...

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Senior Rebecca Calvillo hits a backhand slice.

Calvillo enjoying best years of her life

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 8, 2014

Success is usually something that comes in the last two years of an college athlete’s career. They are more seasoned and the struggles of being an underclassman have taught them well. For senior tennis player Rebecca Calvillo, success has been with...

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Binge drinking a real danger for college students

Binge drinking a real danger for college students

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

Each year, an estimated 1,825 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related injuries, according to the National Institution of Health (NIH). Many alcohol-related deaths are unintentional and associated with the phenomenon of...

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Deadline extended for affordable health insurance

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor April 1, 2014

A special enrollment period has been issued by the Obama administration, granting individuals an opportunity to submit an application for affordable health care after the assigned deadline on March 31. Based on an honor system, individuals can be granted...

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New age addiction, the rise of electronic cigarettes

New age addiction, the rise of electronic cigarettes

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

In this day and age, you can now add cigarettes to that list of digital items. Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, have been around for a while, but have really undergone a boom within the last five years. Many are turning to e-cigarettes in an effort to...

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Bringing sexy back to health

Bringing sexy back to health

Amanda Guillen, Multimedia Editor April 1, 2014

Sex may still be considered taboo to talk about, but it may be just the thing you need to hear about when it comes to keeping healthy. Some surprising health benefits of sex include a stronger immune system, minimized pain, weight loss, improved sleep,...

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Senior dance major Maira Montes practices her dance skills outside of school. She also teaches lessons in her spare time.

Students dance their way to a healthier life

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

Leaping across the stage with grace and agility, these performers will leave you in awe of the talent they bring forth. Students who are pursuing dancing as a major are preparing to become performers or choreographers. They will spend hours rehearsing...

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Eating healthy, the truth behind nutritious foods

Eating healthy, the truth behind nutritious foods

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

For those trying to maintain a healthy diet, they might be spending their money on foods such as salads, wheat bread and anything that says “fat free.” However, they might not know that these foods could not be that nutritional. An article on cookinglight.com...

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Kimberly Rayner is a personal trainer. She began two years ago and continues to help her clients reach healthy goals.

Trainer helps students reach fitness goals

Jose Soto, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

Fitness may seem to be an individual venture—one that is often undertaken and accomplished by students. For Kimberly Rayner, senior marketing major and personal trainer  at New You Gym, it is a completely different experience. Rayner sees exercise...

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Yoga keeps your mind fit and away from stress

Jose Soto, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

Yoga and meditation don’t necessarily come to mind when thinking about fitness and exercise. This physical exercise is an ancient Hindu spiritual practice that entails asceticism. It involves control and discipline of breathing and bodily postures,...

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Top 6 apps for the body and mind

Lesly Limon, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

We function and communicate with our phones, check the time, use social networks and even play games. Sure, there are many useless apps to help us pass the time, but there are also apps that can be educational and motivational too. Here are the top six...

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Athletes go through many hours of conditioning before being ready to compete.

Trainers crucial for student athletes

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

Besides the occasional student-athlete in class or the occasional football or basketball game that students attend, most do not know the amount of training student-athletes have to dedicate themselves to, other than the actual strength coaches. Assistant...

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