News Features

Imperial Valley’s cosplaying blacksmith heads to Comic-Con Imperial Valley's cosplaying blacksmith heads to Comic-Con Arts May 29th Clarinaluz Valdez Edgar Mayoral of El Centro, Calif. cosplays at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International as Libra Dohko, a character from the Knights of the Zodiac. MEXICALI, Mexico–When the sun rises Edgar Mayoral’s hammer strikes the......Read More
Student artists ready for new Imperial Valley College gallery Student artists ready for new Imperial Valley College gallery Arts May 29th Katherine Ramos IMPERIAL, Calif.–Clouds of black smoke hover over a rendition of Earth as three teenagers watch from below the globe, drinking and taking long puffs from cigarettes in their hands, while at their feet little green creatures lay......Read More
Brazilian studies add a dash of samba to the salsa Brazilian studies add a dash of samba to the salsa Multimedia May 19th Adriana Macias Members of Capoeira Quinto Sol give a lesson to the Brazilian festival attendees. (Adriana Macias/Borderzine.com) EL PASO — With the sexy swaying of samba rhythms and outrageously mechanical capoeira moves, Brazilians and El Pasoans......Read More
Recycling is one bin too far for most El Paso businesses Recycling is one bin too far for most El Paso businesses Featured May 19th Natalia Aguilar EL PASO — For most El Paso residents recycling has become a part of their daily lives. City householders own a blue container used for recycling purposes only, but this differs from commercial recycling thus making the process more......Read More
Imperial Valley has its first film and art festival Imperial Valley has its first film and art festival Arts May 13th Justin Orsino Inaugural Imperial Valley Film Festival & Artist Showcase at the Imperial Valley Mall on May 6 & 7, 2011 EL CENTRO, Calif.–A new and different kind of life was breathed into the abandoned Anchor Blue store in the Imperial......Read More
Standing on the borderline, Obama embraces immigration reform Standing on the borderline, Obama embraces immigration reform Featured May 13th Jacqueline Devine President Obama at Chamizal National Memorial. (Jacqueline Devine/Borderzine.com) EL PASO — President Barrack Obama embarked on a trip to Texas on Tuesday and paid a visit to El Paso to renew his push for immigration reform reminding......Read More
Mom and daughter graduate together into a new awareness Mom and daughter graduate together into a new awareness Featured May 13th Saray Argumedo EL PASO – Ambar Calvillo told her mother over dinner she was madly in love with another woman. Although Irma Calvillo was shocked, she accepted her daughter to the fullest and then had to suffer through strong criticism from her......Read More
Popular culture offers a different way to evaluate the immigration experience Popular culture offers a different way to evaluate the immigration experience Music May 13th Paola Chavez EL PASO — Immigration on the U.S.-Mexico borderland is portrayed in popular culture as criminal and illegal to audiences that are disconnected from the reality of immigrants who cross the border to save their families from poverty......Read More
Richard Yanez Celebrates the Sun City with his Writing Richard Yanez Celebrates the Sun City with his Writing News Features May 5th Miguel Cervantes Richard Yanez, author of the novel “Cross Over Water” autographs a copy of his book during a signing at the UTEP campus Friday, April 22, 2011. (Miguel J. Cervantes/Borderzine.com) EL PASO – Cross over Water, the latest novel......Read More
New magazine guides Nuevos Paisanos through the American labyrinth New magazine guides <em>Nuevos Paisanos</em> through the American labyrinth Featured Apr 29th Ytzel Arrunada EL PASO — Mario Fernandez, 45, crossed the border illegally in search of opportunity and a better life, but he found himself here without rights or guidance and countless unanswered questions. But now, a new publication is on their......Read More