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Tilghman continues the fight to stay on a ballot

Tilghman continues the fight to stay on a ballot

Christian Vasquez, Web Editor
January 29, 2018
Filed under News, Showcase

For Jerome Tilghman, winning the election for the 16th Congressional District seat is not as important as educating citizens about the impact the government has on citizens’ lives. But that does not mean that the retired Army major and current middle school teacher does not want to win the electio...

Borderland dehumanizes and marginalizes asylum seekers, according to recent report

Borderland dehumanizes and marginalizes asylum seekers, according to recent report

Christian Vasquez, Web Editor
January 18, 2018
Filed under News, Showcase

The Hope Border Institute and the Borderland Immigratino Council presented a report on asylum seekers living under the Trump administration on Thursday night at the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center. The study, "Sealing the Border: The Criminalization of Asylum Seekers in the Trump Era," documented human rights violations by immigration enforcement agencies in El Paso and Southern New Mexico.

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UTEP celebrates diversity

UTEP celebrates diversity

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief
November 13, 2017
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When Mohammed Iddrisu, a graduate student in English rhetoric and writing, got on a plane to the United States for the first time, an overwhelming sense of apprehension overcame him. He is an African native, born and raised in Ghana, and the fifth of his seven siblings. He’s also a Muslim, who earned...

Hearing for Down syndrome research has positive results

Hearing for Down syndrome research has positive results

Christian Vasquez, Web Editor
November 6, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Sitting before Congress in late October, Frank Stephens, a prominent actor and activist for individuals with Down syndrome, advocated for increased research funding in the first-ever congressional hearing on Down syndrome research. “I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living,” St...

UTEP students organize “Not My President” peaceful protest

UTEP students organize “Not My President” peaceful protest

Christian Vasquez, Copy Editor
November 12, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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