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Closing time: A goodbye from a sports guy

Closing time: A goodbye from a sports guy
December 3, 2018

Ten straight semesters, three and a half years. Oh boy, what a ride it’s been. The first day I stepped foot into The Prospector’s office, I was an eager kid with a folder containing my resume and...

A farewell to the best of times and the Prospector

A farewell to the best of times and the Prospector
April 30, 2018

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...

I’ll miss it and I’m sad it’s over

I’ll miss it and I’m sad it's over
April 30, 2018

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...

The best college job I could have asked for

The best college job I could have asked for
April 30, 2018

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...

Constructing mirages in the desert through photography

(Left) Volunteers from the El Paso and Las Cruces region hold Mylar mirror panels at Ardovino’s Desert Crossing on Saturday, April 31. (Right) Artist Steven Randall instructs the volunteers on where to stand to create the mirage.
April 23, 2018

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...

A society fueled by plastic

A society fueled by plastic
April 16, 2018

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,...

Viviendo con depresión (Living with depression)—Cortometraje

Viviendo con depresión (Living with depression)—Cortometraje
April 10, 2018

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...

Tilghman continues the fight to stay on a ballot

Jerome Tighman is running for the 16th Congressional District seat.
January 29, 2018

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...

Borderland dehumanizes and marginalizes asylum seekers, according to recent report

Jessica Miles said that the Otero Processing Center in Chaparral, New Mexico was one of the worst detention centers she has ever seen.
January 18, 2018
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

The Bangladeshi Student Association placed first in the food fair and won fan favorite as well.
November 13, 2017

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...

Hearing for Down syndrome research has positive results

Hearing for Down syndrome research has positive results
November 6, 2017

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...

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