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UTEP students organize “Not My President” peaceful protest

UTEP students organize “Not My President” peaceful protest

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor
November 12
Filed under News, Showcase

While riots in Portland, Oregon and Oakland, California have sprung up since the election results, in El Paso, Texas over a thousand people in San Jacinto Plaza chose to peacefully protest the rhetoric and policies of President-elect Donald Trump. Alphonso “Chandelier” Treviso, a sophomore English...

The Prospector editors react to the president elect results

The Prospector editors react to the president elect results

November 10
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Michaela Román - Editor-in-Chief The United States of Anxiety  One show my brothers and I always found entertaining when I was only 9 years old was The Apprentice. The plot was simple, a rich guy sees who has what it takes to work for him and if they don't, he has the privilege of firi...

Republican candidate Donald Trump wins presidential election

Republican candidate Donald Trump wins presidential election

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor
November 9
Filed under News, Showcase

At 2:49 a.m. ET on Wednesday morning, business tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump walked onto the stage at Trump HQ in New York City as President-elect. The Republican Party also won both the House and the Senate last night and will likely choose a conservative Supreme Court Justice. “I say...

Voter turnout on the border still low

Voter turnout on the border still low

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor
September 27
Filed under News

Voter turnout in El Paso is so low that is has been longer than a decade since 50 percent of registered voters decided to participate in the government process. The presidential elections usually double the number of voters compared to the regional elections, which is what happened in ’92, when voting w...

Your next President

Your next President

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor
September 20
Filed under News

While the media has been focused on the Clinton foundation and the influence donors had on the then Secretary of State, there has been little interest in the Donald J. Trump Foundation. That is, until a single reporter, using a mix of old-school and modern methods, started to take an in-depth look at th...

Your Next President

Your Next President

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor
September 13
Filed under News, Showcase

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump attended a presidential forum hosted by NBC on Wednesday, Sept. 7 that was dedicated to national security and veteran’s issues. Instead, each presidential candidate was given half an hour to gloss over facts and address the same issues that have touched every aspect...

REACHING FOR THE COMMUNITY

REACHING FOR THE COMMUNITY

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor
September 6
Filed under News, Showcase

When Maceo Dailey passed away in October 2015, he left a hole not only in the El Paso community but in the African-American Studies Program at UTEP. The new director, Michael Williams, not only seeks to preserve Dailey’s legacy, but to expand on that legacy and create a communal bond between the pr...

Your next President

Your next President

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor
September 6
Filed under News

Donald Trump’s record with Latino voters is dismal to say the least, and his recent visit to Mexico to speak with President Nieto is seen by some as an attempt to bring in the undecided voters or Republicans who are apprehensive about Trump’s temperament. After his visit, Trump visited Phoenix, ...

Your Next President

Your Next President

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor
August 30
Filed under News, Showcase

Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a 90 percent chance to win according to the New York Times, but her recent success can be attributed toward her focus on the dangers of Donald Trump and less so on her own platform and appeal. The back and forth between Clinton and Trump is focused primarily o...

UTEP student awarded NAACP scholarship

UTEP student awarded NAACP scholarship

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor
August 30
Filed under News

The El Paso branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held its fourth-annual Freedom Fund and Award Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 27. The NAACP gave out two scholarships to local students as well as three awards to prominent El Paso members of the community, and during the ev...

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