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A farewell to the best of times and the Prospector

A farewell to the best of times and the Prospector

Jeremy Carranco, Sports Editor
April 30, 2018
Filed under Opinion

Through four years of sleepless nights, either studying or staring at my phone for countless hours, to life-saving coffee breaks or making bad decisions on Cincinnati Street—the memories from my time as a student at UTEP will always have a special place in my heart. College was nothing like I expected it to be...

I’ll miss it and I’m sad it’s over

I’ll miss it and I’m sad it’s over

Rene Delgadillo, Multimedia Editor
April 30, 2018
Filed under Opinion

There was a moment in my life where I was about to drop out of college because I felt it was not going to be worth it. I was getting tired of being enrolled in courses that were not helping me learn a damn thing about my career. I applied at The Prospector three times and my applications went without a...

The best college job I could have asked for

The best college job I could have asked for

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief
April 30, 2018
Filed under Opinion

College is what I did in between being an editor at The Prospector. Shaking caffeinated hands with bags so heavy under my eyes I could almost feel their weight. It was a Monday. But not just a typical Monday of classes, or a 9 to 5 job. No, another Monday at The Prospector, where your deepest-h...

Constructing mirages in the desert through photography

Constructing mirages in the desert through photography

Christian Vasquez, Web Editor
April 23, 2018
Filed under News

Next to an active train track, and a few hundred feet from the U.S./Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico, over 100 volunteers of all ages came together in the desert. “The idea with this was basically how to make a mirage,” said Steven Randall, a interdisciplinary artist and lecturer at UTEP’s...

A society fueled by plastic

A society fueled by plastic

Christian Vasquez
April 16, 2018
Filed under Opinion

Plastic or paper? What used to be a common phrase is now only used at “natural” and “organic” grocery stores in El Paso, and is only asked where consumers can afford to think about the environment, which is a shame because that question is more relevant now than it ever was. Petro-based pla...

Viviendo con depresión (Living with depression)—Cortometraje

Viviendo con depresión (Living with depression)—Cortometraje

April 10, 2018
Filed under Multimedia

Nuestro editor de video ha luchado contra la ansiedad y la depresión clínica durante más de 10 años, y a través de este cortometraje, quiere exponer la realidad de su experiencia con estas enfermedades mentales. "Espero crear una conversación que ayude a toda la gente que vive con este tipo...

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.

UTEP celebrates diversity

UTEP celebrates diversity

Adrian Broaddus, Editor-In-Chief
November 13, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

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