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A glimpse of Masquerade

Joel Molina
Mr. and Ms. Texas Western, multimedia journalism senior Lorenzo Leyva and kinesiology senior Kaitlyn Bradham, walk out to greet the crowd in attendance of the homecoming game on Oct. 29.

Homecoming is an annual tradition that involves uniting distinguished alumni and students on campus to celebrate the university.  

The slate of events kicked off Oct. 21 with the annual homecoming pageant where students got to participate in a competition to be named to this year’s homecoming court. 

The annual homecoming parade took place Oct. 27 in the Union where students, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate this year’s homecoming. This involved appearances from this year’s court, the spirit squad, and even an appearance from President Heather Wilson, Ph.D. 

The UTEP softball team hosted their homecoming “Dingers for Dollars” Home Run Derby Oct. 29 at the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Seven student athletes, UTEP legend Cami Carrera, Colin Deaver of KTSM and Rachel Phillips of KVIA, all participated in the event where people were asked to pledge to support the number of dingers participants could hit during the competition to raise money for the softball program. 

One of the most anticipated events when it comes to homecoming is the annual football game. This year, the UTEP Miners football team took on Middle Tennessee State University Oct. 29. Unfortunately for attendees, the Miners lost this match-up 13-24. 

This year’s theme for UTEP’s homecoming was masquerade and allowed for people to incorporate it into some of the events that took place. 

Emily Autumn Velasquez is the editor-in-chief and may be reached at [email protected]; @byemilyautumn on Instagram; @emilyautumn20 on Twitter. 

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Emily Autumn Velasquez
Emily Autumn Velasquez, Editor-in-chief
Emily Autumn Velasquez is the Editor in Chief for the Prospector. She is a senior, majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in rhetoric writing at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is also a freelance photographer/videographer with hopes of continuing a career in sports journalism when she graduates in December.
Joel Molina
Joel Molina, Contributor/Photographer
Joel is a graduate creative writing student at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is a photo contributor and began his career at The Prospector in 2022. He hopes to continue providing the world and its people with different forms of storytelling that will hopefully make their day to day lives better.
Jasmin Campoya
Jasmin Campoya, Photographer
Jasmin Campoya is a bilingual student who is a senior currently majoring in digital media production at UTEP. She is a staff photographer for The Prospector, a photo editor for Minero Magazine, and is currently a social media and marketing intern for El Paso Inc. All while being a full time student, she also takes photos for her own small business, JasminCPhoto. Jasmin plans on continuing photography and hopes to work full time at an El Paso publication.
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