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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Peace, love and beer on display in the convention center for the Sun City Beer Fest.
Brews and beverages draw enthusiastic crowd to the Sun City Beer Fest
July 5, 2024

The El Paso Convention Center, nestled in the heart of downtown, was home to the annual Sun City Beer Fest, which saw crowds of people gather to try over...

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Photo courtesy of Flickr. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump went head to head on June 27, 2024.
Presidential Debate Roundup: Will there be another debate?
June 28, 2024

As the 2024 presidential election nears, former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden stood on their podiums to address questions that...

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On June 12th, it was announced that Sony Pictures has acquired Alamo Drafthouse which has two theatre locations in El Paso.
Sony Pictures recently acquired Alamo Drafthouse
June 28, 2024

Founded in 1997 in Austin, Texas, by Tim and Karrie League, with more than 35 locations across the United States, Alamo Drafthouse is a unique cinema venue...

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The hole in the block of Tularosa Avenue and Stevens Street has since been filled.
Sinkhole aftermath has residents wondering what’s next
June 25, 2024

Residents of a quiet central El Paso neighborhood were awakened around midnight by El Paso Police officers on June 12 after a busted water main lying underneath Tularosa Street opened a massive sinkhole that swallowed two cars. In the days following...

Extreme temperatures are expected this summer in El Paso.
Extreme temperatures in El Paso: What to know
June 20, 2024

As days of summertime fun approach, it’s important to know how to stay safe in the heatduring triple digit temperatures. According to, times of extreme heat will often result in the highest number of deaths among all weather-related...

As a part of the NSO tour, new students can discover the different student-led organizations on campus.
Incoming Miners have futures as bright as gold
July 5, 2024

New faces are strolling the campus as New Student Orientation (NSO) is underway in the summer months at UTEP. New students are getting a slice of what...

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Photo courtesy of UTEP Newsfeed. UTEP President Heather Wilson and Texas Tech President Richard Lange welcome the class of 2024 MedFuture Cohort.
New joint program is guiding the future for health care students
June 26, 2024

Endless academic opportunities continue to flow into the El Paso community. One of the most recent is the MedFuture Cohort, a partnership between UTEP...

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President Wilson addresses questions after the proposal plan presentation.
UTEP plans to ‘uplift’ the Sun Bowl
May 25, 2024

The University of Texas at El Paso is proposing new and improved updates to the Sun Bowl Stadium, a proposal that will hopefully go on the ballet in November...

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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...

The 2024 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition sign was made with blue tape, which is commonly used when painting.
A deep dive into the Rubin Visual Arts
July 9, 2024

The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the arts has opened its doors for two new projects, the 2024 Annual Juried UTEP Student Exhibition and “You’re Meant to Be Here” featuring the living exhibit...

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IFellinLovehere is located on 1381 S. Darrington Rd. where customers can enjoy vintage and unique clothing.
How can you not fall in love? “IFellinLovehere” night market
July 9, 2024

“IFellinLovehere”, a vintage secondhand boutique situated in the heart of Horizon City, has been in business since February 2023. The boutique brings...

The Rubin Center invites renowned graphic design and fine arts professionals to jury the exhibition and award prizes in each medium.
Glimpsing into the 2024 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
July 8, 2024

The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts presented the 2024 Annual Juried UTEP Student Art Exhibition from May 10 to July 11.  The art...

Love is POWER is displayed vibrantly by supporters of Pride.
Power and Pride on Parade: El Paso Celebrates the end of Pride Month
July 3, 2024

The harsh El Paso heat couldn’t keep the good vibes from flowing as the annual Pride Parade marched along downtown during the last weekend in June. For...

Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics. Niesha Burgher, along with other UTEP alumni, will travel to Paris to compete in the 2024 Olympics.
Niesha Burgher sprints for the gold at the Paris Olympics
July 8, 2024

The same year that saw Niesha Burgher take home Conference USA’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year will now see Burgher join the long list of UTEP Track and Field athletes to compete in the Olympics. Burgher,...

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Midfielder Miguel Vásquez receives the pass of the ball.
The Borderland welcomes Club America for a historic friendly match
June 27, 2024

After becoming two-time champions of Liga MX, Club America played their first pre-season game against FC Juárez. The reigning champions came to the Sun...

McKelligon Canyon is one of multiple places where people can enjoy National Great Outdoors month.
National Great Outdoors Month: the beauty and beat of the El Paso heat
June 21, 2024

National Great Outdoors Month is dedicated to experiencing and appreciating the beauty of the outdoors. The month serves as a reminder of the importance...

Photo Courtesy of Gino Gigliotti/X. Gino Gigliotti is brought on board as UTEP football’s Director of Player Personnel.
Splash hire signals big changes ahead for UTEP Football
June 18, 2024

UTEP Football has once again taken a significant step towards a brighter future in the Sun City.   UTEP Football Head Coach, Scotty Walden, announced...

Photo courtesy of rawpixel. Though Fourth of July festivities are fun, safety should be the top priority.
A guide to Fourth of July: Celebrating and Safety
July 3, 2024

Fireworks in the night sky, cookouts, and everything decked out in red, white, and blue are a few things you can find this Independence Day. Here’s a...

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What doomed the Mavs? A look into one of the worst NBA Finals performances in years
What doomed the Mavs? A look into one of the worst NBA Finals performances in years
July 2, 2024

As the dust settles and we see Boston crowned as champions for the 18th time, one thing is for sure. The better team won.    With that said, the...

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Erik graduated on May 11 with a bachelors in multimedia journalism.
It's time to go (Erik's Version)
May 17, 2024

If someone had told freshman me during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic that one day I would be editor-in-chief of a student newspaper, grow as a journalist, have an internship and meet people who have...

Alyson graduated on May 11 with her bachelors in multimedia journalism
Four years in a flash, thank you Prospy for everything
May 14, 2024

In August 2020, I sent an email which changed the trajectory of my whole life. At the age of 18 I wasn’t sure if I wanted to become a clinical laboratory scientist and spend the rest of my life being...

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 as myself, are asking the question: Is Texas going...

A deep dive into the Rubin Visual Arts
July 9, 2024

The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the arts has opened its doors for two new projects, the 2024 Annual Juried UTEP Student Exhibition and “You’re...

The Sun City Rocket Team ventured to Las Cruces, New Mexico in June to compete for the third time in the Spaceport America Cup.
Sun City Summit Rocket Team Soars in 2024 Spaceport America Cup
June 27, 2024

The UTEP rocket team and many other schools set out to compete at the Spaceport America Cup in June, while also embracing the unknown due to the weather....

Engineering Students Head to International Rocket Competition
June 19, 2024

Members of UTEP’s Sun City Rocket Team took The Prospector team behind the scenes to get a closer look at the project they have been working on in preparation...

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...

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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