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It isn’t everyday that I can proudly claim “I have started a trend.” But today, I saw a pal wearing glasses I know darn well he was inspired to purchase due to my totally awesome video (see vid below) – I know darn well actually because he told me.
Look how cute this YOCO looks despite the fact that he’s got a desk job. Kudos, YOCO, you’ve been caught looking chic!
Interns do make the media world go round for several hundred reasons, energy and excitement at the workplace are probably the two biggest reasons! At EPMG we are celebrating the arrival of two very talented interns that have skills and drive! Meet Elizabeth and Heather!
Heather spends her mornings in class and around campus at UTEP where she is a Print Media major. In the afternoons, you can find her at the EP Media Group offices writing stories for El Paso Magazine and epmediagroup.com or chatting with Elizabeth Ruiz the other intern (see below and to your right).
This internship is Heather’s first venture into the world of print journalism. Before this, she spent a semester at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
Other than writing this self-indulgent bio, Elizabeth Ruiz spends her days at EP Media Group writing content for Newspaper Tree, epmediagroup.com, and El Paso Magazine, taking supplemental photos and videos, and eating leftovers from the food reviews that are left in the refrigerator.
Previously to her internship at EPMG, she was editor in chief of The Rattler Newspaper at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and had an editorial internship while she studied abroad in London. She is now enjoying the arid temperatures and the perpetual influx of Mexican food back home.
Join our Team
If you are interested in becoming an intern at EPMG, fax a copy of your resume to 915.577.0581 or email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for talented writers, photographers and designers to join our team.
This stylish dame was photographed by Elizabeth Ruiz outside of FORUM Arts + Culture on Texas Avenue in DT EP.
Moda Urbana photographers search the El Paso streets, armed only with a camera, and photograph the smartly-dressed citizens of El Paso and post them on this blog.
If you haven’t taken the time yet, make time to fill in the Best of El Paso survey for 2009. We’re hoping you all FOTL (focus on the local) as it would be nice to give love to local business owners working to make this city rock.
Here are the rules:
1. You don’t have to fill in every category.
2. You have to complete the survey for it to count.
3. You can only vote once from each computer.
The survey closes May 15th and we’ll include the winners in the June issue of El Paso Magazine.
Andi Teran is a writer from El Paso (and a Loretto Academy alum) currently based in New York. Tune into CCLG at 9 a.m. on 920 AM KQBU on 4/8/09. Teran will discuss her life as a freelance writer, performer and ex-El Pasoan. Read her work below, published on http://www.vanityfair.com
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The Best Little Music City in Texas
by Andi Teran
March 26, 2009, 1:54 PM
At the close of another South by Southwest festival, Austin continues to stake its claim as Texas’s music capital; however, a quiet challenge is being mounted all the way across the Lone Star State in El Paso, the rough-and-tumble border city just across the Rio Grande from the manufacturing and drug-trafficking hub of Ciudad Juárez. Whether it’s because of the abundant sunshine, tequila-soaked nightlife, or desperado folklore, musicians have embraced the “Sun City” and its live-and-let-live mentality. “There’s a weird charm to this place that is very outlaw,” says Al Jourgensen, the father of American industrial metal and former lead singer of Ministry. “No one asks questions because they all have a history and a past—and so do you.”
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¿Qué Onda, Guero? Beck’s Secret Show in El Paso, TX
Vanity Fair gets an armslength view of Beck’s surprise midnight performance in an El Paso, Texas coffee shop.
Published September 2008
So what do you do when the former Miss New Mexico gets pulled over for a dui and the story gets picked up by TMZ.com? Do you cover it or leave it alone? Cassie Yardeni and I voted to leave it alone, while Sito Negron voted to post it on the NPT blog.
Everyone knew it would be a hit grabber, but still, if we didn’t report when she won her crown, why would we report that she had fallen down? Sito brought up the point that we’ve reported on other dui arrests, which is true, but I felt it not worth our attention.
What would you do? Is it blog-worthy or newsworhty? Is there room in our day for news like this?