The COVID-19 pandemic affected a wide range of businesses during the past year, especially nightclubs in Ciudad Juárez but some businesses found ways to reopen and adapt. Now, they’re faced with a new health order limiting hours and capacity and forcing some to close their doors once again as cases and hospitalizations spike. Nightclubs and restaurants have looked for ways to stay in business. “We had to turn everything into e-commerce we tried to sell remotely and reach the customer ourselves, said Pepe Hernandez, a founder of “Punto Unión,” an upscale property with restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
After more than a year of remote classes and cancelled graduation ceremonies, students at the University of Texas at El Paso are excited about commencement. At the end of March 2021, students got the news UTEP would have an in-person ceremony for graduates of the class of 2020 and the class of 2021 at the Sun Bowl Stadium on Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15.
Apply now for 2021 multimedia training academy for Hispanic-Serving Institution college faculty and students
Borderzine is now accepting applications from college journalism instructors and students for full scholarships to attend the 11th annual Dow Jones News Fund Multimedia Training Academy at June 5-10. This year the academy will be conducted virtually with participants reporting from their home communities and working closely with skilled trainers on a variety of digital storytelling techniques.
How one U.S.-based Mexican crafts small business is trying to adapt to supply issues amid the pandemic
Dianna Williams-Hefley grew up with one foot on each side of the border. She spent her early years living in the United States, but due to job opportunities for her parents who were teachers, her family moved to Guadalajara, Mexico.