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This April marks the 23rd year that the month will be recognized as the Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of PICRYL.
I believe you: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 17, 2024

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is recognized in April and is a month dedicated to national and community outreach for the education and prevention...

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UTEP has had reports of pedestrian incidents in the last six months.
The crosswalk commandments
April 16, 2024

UTEP deems itself as a pedestrian-friendly campus due to renovations to make the campus more environmentally sustainable and ADA accessible according to...

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The immensely popular social media app, TikTok, faces a ban in the U.S by the Supreme Court whose main concern is China accessing citizens private data.
TikTok bill faces uncertainty as it heads to the Senate
April 10, 2024

The discussion of banning TikTok in the U.S had its largest hurdle on March 13 after a sweeping bipartisan effort voted for the effective ban. The bill...

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Border Patrol agents gather as they head towards a group of immigrants.
Ongoing border crisis heightened after migrant breach
April 4, 2024

Hundreds of migrants breached the razor wire barrier alongside the Texas-Mexico border in El Paso March 21 in hopes of surrendering themselves to U.S Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to get processed.   According to the El Paso Times, some...

Recently, the Zoological society, a non-profit organization in El Paso that raises funds and provides volunteers for the El Paso Zoo, lost its long-time contract with the city.
UP ‘ROAR’: City ends relationship with El Paso Zoological Society
April 3, 2024

The El Paso Zoo may be facing major changes in the upcoming months after the city’s decision to end its partnership with the El Paso Zoological Society. The city called it quits with the non-profit Feb 26., ending a partnership that has been active...

John Hadjimarcou, Ph.D., first came to UTEP in 1994, starting as a professor and eventually being appointed interim dean in 2023. On Mar. 25, 2024, Hadjimarcou was named the permanent dean of the Woody L. Hunt College of Business.
College of Business welcomes Hadjimarcou
April 17, 2024

UTEP has named John Hadjimarcou Ph.D the new dean of the Woody L. Hunt College of Business. Since August of 2023, Hadjimarcou has served as interim dean...

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President Andrea Núñez, Senator-at-large Isabella Molina, and Collegiate Senator of Liberal  Arts Regina Reza want you
SGA needs your vote
April 16, 2024

One of the core attributes of a college’s success is the students’ input. However, with thousands of students enrolled, some students can feel like...

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Ana Giselle Marquez-Perez, education major and the collegiate senator for education.
The women of SGA
March 27, 2024

March celebrates National Women’s Month, highlighting the many powerful women in history and society. There are many women leaders at UTEP who are representing...

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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...

Gino Ybarra and Michelle Delgado showing off their favorite toys at their Ghost Fox Toy Store.
Downtown's 'Ghost Fox Toys' store capture the Sun City
April 18, 2024

With a playful spirit and a dash of artistic flair, Ghost Fox Toy Store and Gallery makes its grand debut, marking a milestone in El Paso's cultural landscape as the city's inaugural destination for designer...

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Villa was inspired by bringing the community together.
Behind 'Bella Luna' Photo Studio's mission toward empowering women
April 17, 2024

A photo lens can capture the beauty of anything that is in sight. At Bella Luna Photo Studio, the creative bounds of beauty, light and creativity are captured...

Tino Ortega works on upcoming “Amor” mural at 7715 Paseo del Norte Blvd.
'Inflating Inspiration': The impact of 3D balloon murals on El Paso's Community
April 16, 2024

El Paso, Texas, a city steeped in Chicano culture and history, has recently become adorned with vibrant 3D balloon art murals, captivating passersby and...

Raramuri doll (CE 1980 – 1987) and water jar (CE 1975 – 1977).
Dualidad: Embracing the culture
April 10, 2024

Members of the community gathered to celebrate the knowledge, culture, and acceptance displayed by the El Paso Museum of History’s new exhibition, Dualidad:...

Beyoncé released ‘act ii: COWBOY CARTER, after five years in the making. Photo courtesy of Printerval.
Diving into Beyoncé’s new hit record ‘COWBOY CARTER’
April 5, 2024

Time to put on cowboy boots and do the Dosey-doe, Beyoncé released her highly anticipated album ‘act ii: COWBOY CARTER.’ The new era began after 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 the 915. The running group was born from a mission...

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Marian Ovalle and Katie Martin high five each other during the Canyon Classic held from April 6-7. This marked the final matches of the season for the Miners. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.
UTEP beach volleyball wraps up regular season
April 16, 2024

UTEP Miner’s beach volleyball split the opening day of the Canyon Classic, securing a 3-2 victory against Ottawa University Arizona (OUAZ) Spirit’s...

The UTEP tennis team is now 4-12 on the season and 0-3 in C-USA play.
UTEP Tennis serves 7-0 loss to junior college, falls to C-USA rival
April 4, 2024

The UTEP women’s tennis team hosted two teams Easter weekend in hopes of bouncing back from a series of losses. The team is currently 4-12 and winless...

UTEP track and field competed in three matches from Thursday through Saturday. One taking place in Austin, Texas, the other in San Marcos, Texas and one in Stanford, California. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.
UTEP Track and Field strike gold in multiple out of town meets
April 4, 2024

The UTEP Track and Field team recently competed in three meets: one at the Texas Relays meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas, one at The Stanford...

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Shoei Ohtani found himself in a scandal when his interpreter and friend, Ippei Mizuhara, was fired by the Dodgers for his connections with sports betting. Ohtani denies ever willingly taking part in the matter. Photo courtesy of the MLB.
Dodgers’ Ohtani embroiled in gambling controversy
April 3, 2024

Almost a week has passed since Shohei Ohtani addressed rumors and speculation that he was involved in gambling, which some say is baseball's greatest sin,...

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...

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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...

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A freshmans guide to social success in college
A freshman's guide to social success in college
March 18, 2024

As the tassel shifts from right to left on graduation day, signaling the end of high school, a wave of challenges, excitements and uncertainties await incoming college freshmen, bridging the gap between...

Surf the web or the waves
Surf the web or the waves
March 15, 2024

Movies and T.V. shows taught us that when spring break comes around, you go to the beach in someone's van and party all week long with no worries in the world besides winning the limbo competition like...

Let Selena rest
Let Selena rest
March 14, 2024

Every Hispanic, Latino and music lover remembers the day Selena Quintanilla Perez was murdered, by her close confidant and employee, Yolanda Saldivar. The legendary Tejano singer, Selena, passed away March...

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: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. A conversation...

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...

S:10 E:2 Is there ever a right time?
S:10 E:2 Is there ever a right time?
February 16, 2024

Hello hon, welcome back to The Prospector Podcast. On today’s episode entitled “Is there ever a right time?” staff from the Student Engagement...

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