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Vote before there are only two options

Eric Vasquez, Entertainment Editor October 27, 2016

I’m going to tell you to vote, tell you how voting is your civic duty and that in some countries a citizen’s civic duty is to agree with the government or die. Hell, I may even tell you how your vote counts after all that your individual preference...

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Don’t vote; Organize

Don’t vote; Organize

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor October 27, 2016

There is a phrase that gets tossed around: “If you don’t vote, you have no right to complain.” But what if I don’t like the candidates? Or if I think the president’s office has too much power? Not voting can be just as great a political statement...

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Clinton: Bought and Bossed

Clinton: Bought and Bossed

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor October 27, 2016

It’s 14 days before we know whether the world ends as we know it, or if we’re going to war. Common sense tells us that if you don’t know everything the presidential candidates stand for, stand against and ate for breakfast then you are doing it...

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Things to know before heading out to the polls

Things to know before heading out to the polls

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor October 25, 2016

Early voting started Monday, Oct. 24, and since they don’t teach you how to vote in school here is what you need to fulfill your civic duty. First off, make sure you are registered to vote. Registration is over so if you haven’t yet you are out of...

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally on May 21 at Vado Elementary School in Vado, New Mexico.

Sanders visits Vado before New Mexico primary

Amanda Guillen, Editor-In-Chief May 21, 2016

  As two protestors mocked and insulted the long line of Bernie Sanders supporters, Bertrand Perdomo urged the media and others to focus on the reason they were at Vado Elementary in Vado, NM. “Don’t feed the negativity,” Perdomo...

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Out of the 23,000-student population, on average only 3,000 students vote in SGA elections.

SGA elections fast approaching–voter turnout an issue

Gloria Heredia, Staff Reporter April 5, 2016

On April 18, candidates running for an office for the Student Government Association will be announced at 7 a.m. and they will be campaigning for the rest of that week. Traffic court justice and junior criminal justice major, Kristian Villegas, said...

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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

Jasmine Aguilera, Copy Editor February 23, 2016

A common misconception is that one voter doesn’t make a difference. You are one of about 674,000 people in El Paso, only one of about 27 million in Texas and a measly one of 319 million people in the United States. So the “every vote counts” argument...

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