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Player catches the ball for a touchdown during a game, April 27.
Sorority raises funds for El Paso's Center for Children
May 9, 2024

UTEP’s Alpha Xi Delta sorority hosted a flag football game to raise funds for the El Paso Center for Children, a non-profit organization that provides...

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Rio Bosque Wetlands faces an uncertain future amid TXDOT expansion proposal.
A threat looms on the horizon for the Rio Bosque Wetlands
May 8, 2024

The Rio Bosque Wetlands is a 372-acre park managed by UTEP’s Center for Enviornmental Resource Management (CERM).   According to CERM, the goal...

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Manuela Gomez, Ph.D., has over 19 years of teaching experience and specializes in philosophical pedagogy, ethics, feminism, visual literacy, and Latin American philosophy.
El Paso women break the boundaries
May 7, 2024

The El Paso Commission for Women inducted Manuela Gomez, Ph.D., and Adeeba A Raheem, Ph.D., into the El Paso Women’s Hall of Fame.   Sponsored by...

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Contributing authors to “Migrant 915,” senior students Diego Trujillo, Kacie Lino and Briana Lopez.
Students eyes, students lives: Life on the border
April 30, 2024

Although El Paso has been making national headlines about “continuous border problems,” the people in the city can agree it has many aspects that go unnoticed. Frequently labelled as a ‘migrant city,’ El Paso’s proximity to Ciudad Juárez allows...

The El Paso Police Department will be receiving a new Central Regional Command Center after the city council voted to purchase the 13-acre plot of land that originally homed Bonham Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
El Paso Police's new central regional command center
April 26, 2024

After three years of idleness, the site where Bonham Elementary School sits will now have a new purpose. On April 9, the El Paso City Council voted unanimously to purchase Bonham Elementary School from the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) with...

A rendering of the new Texas Western Hall that will replace the current Liberal Arts Building. Photo courtesy of UTEP.
UTEP says farewell to the Liberal Arts Building
May 9, 2024

As students and faculty stroll through Centennial Plaza, they’re welcomed by the Liberal Arts Building that has held its ground at UTEP since 1961. Over...

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Brianna Cooper, with the help of her mother Sukie Hernandez, will be graduating this semester and hopes to attend graduate school in the fall.
Grad Parents: From K-12 to Cap and Gown
May 7, 2024

When the moment finally comes for each student to cross their tassel over from right to left, the families and friends of every graduate are seen cheering...

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Antonio Hernandez is the president of UTEP BAHM.
BAMH ensures UTEP students get the support they require
May 1, 2024

On every college campus, students must be heard. When life throws challenges, having a support system is critical and a special part of campus life. There...

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Miner Market : Kiki brings new twist to balloons in El Paso
Miner Market : Kiki brings new twist to balloons in El Paso
Sponsored Content September 11, 2018

Flowers. Swords and Shields. Aliens. Octopuses. The next time you notice high quality balloon art in...

Located at 201 E Sunset Rd, Mustard Seed Cafe helps the El Paso community by providing free meals.
Get a taste of the Mustard Seed Cafe
May 13, 2024

Grown and gathered straight from the garden, a variety of leafy greens and vibrant produce become a tasty meal for anyone in need at the Mustard Seed Cafe. The cafe located at 201 E Sunset Rd. has provided...

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Morales returned to college after 12 years of being a hair stylist, even starting her own business along the way. Photos courtesy of christygcreative.
Finding your passions regardless of age
May 7, 2024

Not all college students take the traditional route of starting college after high school, some start but then decide that their aspirations lie in a different...

Although in different phases of life, each student shares the passion and drive to following their dreams.
'Mining' towards a golden future
May 1, 2024

From playing hide and seek during recess to walking across stage to graduate, 12 years of education ends for some, while others may choose to continue...

First-generation UTEP student James Rosberg has been navigating UTEPs resources through SSSP as he prepares to graduate this fall.
Student Support Services helps students on campus
May 1, 2024

Being a first-generation student can be a stressful and confusing experience for many. UTEP consists of 50% first-generation students, according to the...

Lauren Martinez finds a way to express herself through playing the piano.
How this upcoming graduate 'scaled' into her future in piano
April 30, 2024

Any artist or individual with a creative outlook knows that being recognized for their craft is the ultimate goal. To be seen for all their hard work and...

Jane Asinde stares down the defense during a game against MTSU, Feb. 17.
Jane Asinde: From court to commencement
May 9, 2024

As the final buzzer sounds on her collegiate basketball journey, Jane Asinde celebrates not only a victorious career on the court but also a triumph in academia, marking her graduation from college as...

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UTEP track and field completed their regular season in Tuscon, Arizona, competing in the Arizona Desert Heat Classic, April 27. Photo courtesy of UTEP athletics.
UTEP Track and Field mines gold ahead of championships
May 8, 2024

UTEP Track and Field finished their regular season at the Arizona Desert Heat Classic at Roy P. Drachman Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. The meet was an all-day...

Senior Javelin thrower Arianne Morais readies her javelin to throw across the field.
Arianne Morais: The javelin reaches its final destination
May 8, 2024

As the spring semester quickly speeds to the finish line, many college seniors are scrambling to make sure they have everything right in their academic...

Outfielder Lexi Morales attempts to hit the ball during a game against Liberty, April 27.
UTEP Softball pulls through, earns ticket to C-USA post-season tournament
May 7, 2024

The UTEP Softball season is inching toward its end after players stepped out to the field for their last home series. The Miners picked up their bats and...

Dibattista complied over 50 victories in her career, with them coming in both singles and doubles matches.
Elena Dibattista: causing a racket for UTEP tennis
May 1, 2024

As the semester winds down and graduation approaches, Elena Dibattista, a native of Italy, is returning life’s serve and leaving her mark on at UTEP...

Blunt progression: Texas still says no
"Blunt" progression: Texas still says no
April 26, 2024

The conversation about marijuana is sometimes a tense subject in politics. New Mexico has legalized the recreational use of marijuana. And people, such...

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Has art hit the pause button?
Has art hit the pause button?
April 24, 2024

 Through several eras of art history such as the romantic era (18th-20th centuries), modern era (1900s-1970s), and the contemporary era (1970s-present). ...

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Coachella is an annual music festival, that started in 1999. Photo courtesy of DeviantArt.
Buy the ticket, take the ride; but for Coachella?
April 23, 2024

From the anticipation for the announcement of lineups, hype surrounding outfits and makeup, and social media posts that happen during Coachella weekend is an annual occurrence. Starting in 1999 and continuing...

Summer concerts, raves and music festivals are on many people’s bucket list for this upcoming festival season.
Fine tuning festival planning
April 4, 2024

My experience with music festivals has been slim, but it was one of my best experiences to date. For example, the Crossroads Guitar Festival was one I had been wanting to go to since I first learned about...

What it means to be a woman
What it means to be a woman
March 25, 2024

What does it mean to be a woman? There are many perspectives to what being a woman means, and as we celebrate women’s contributions and achievements during Women’s History Month, we get to see the...

Girl excited to be more than halfway through 3-mile run.
The empowering story of Girls Run the 915
April 17, 2024

Ladies from various walks of life and running speeds have geared up in their running shoes to join the newest running crew in El Paso, known as Girls Run...

Blooming poppies during the Poppies Fest, Mar. 23 at the El Paso Museum of Archeology.
Celebrating El Paso’s favorite flower at the 2024 Poppies Festival
April 5, 2024

El Paso's beloved flower is blooming in all its glory. The 15th annual Poppies Festival, hosted by the El Paso Archaeology Museum at 4301 Transmountain...

Music has no limit with Texas Hart
March 1, 2024

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a three-part series.   The sound of rock, pop and blues is shown through the works of many musicians across...

Hikers admire the view from Mammoth’s Trunk Trail.
Peak pursuits: Navigating nature's trails safely in El Paso
February 28, 2024

The rugged mountains of El Paso invite hikers to uncover the hidden gems of the Chihuahuan Desert. As the weather begins to warm up El Pasoans and visitors...

S:10 E:6 Goodbye, for now
S:10 E:6 Goodbye, for now
May 3, 2024

Hey there, it’s Adam. It was such a privilege and awesome experience to be this semester's podcast host. This was my first semester here at The Prospector...

S:10 E:5 The Grind
S:10 E:5 The Grind
April 11, 2024

Hello everyone, welcome back to another episode of The Prospector Podcast. We have guests, Dominique Macias and Frida Acuna, two fellow UTEP students....

S:10 E:4 Faith and Religion
S:10 E:4 Faith and Religion
March 28, 2024

Hello there! Welcome to another episode of The Prospector Podcast. Today we are talking about our personal experiences with faith and religion....

S:10 E:3 Lets talk bodies
S:10 E:3 Let's talk bodies
March 8, 2024

Hello hon, welcome back to another of The Prospector Podcast. On this episode we are talking about all things body. Loving your body can be difficult...

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