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El Paso artist Christin Apodaca’s exhibit “Proving the Hypothesis of Celestial Flirtation” had her opening reception Aug. 31.

Exhibiting the process of art through staging

Annabella Mireles, Photo Editor September 13, 2023

One of the Rubin Center’s new exhibitions is Christin Apodaca’s “Proving the Hypothesis of Celestial Flirtation” which showcases her work including ceramics, sketches, unrealized projects, studio clothing and finished murals. According to the...

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Hispanic Heritage Month Gallery at Union Gallery.

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month at the Union Gallery

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 13, 2023

From paintings of conchas and menudo to drawings of political and social movements in Juárez, Mexico, UTEP’s Union Gallery honors Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing student artwork. With dozens of pieces on display, the gallery had its opening reception...

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UTEP junior Hicsyl Falcon draws a heart with the initials of her and her partner.

Sun, chalk and art: A UTEP tradition

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter September 12, 2023

A hot sunny afternoon filled with joy, music and art is one of UTEP’s most recently practiced traditions. Miners gathered at The Fox Fine Arts Plaza, Sept. 6, to enjoy tunes and sunshine while chalking up the plaza with one-of-a-kind art. The floors...

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Social media can push toxic and harmful standards towards its users such as unpractical body standards. Photo courtesy of Anna Tarazevich

Toxic trends creating toxic health habits

Fatima Alvarado, Designer September 8, 2023

From the moment a hashtag is posted on X, Instagram or any social media platform it will instantly hit millions of devices of those who are most likely to relate with those posts. With a click of a button, sending or posting on social media can instantly...

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UTEP hosted the 2023-2024 Texas Western Gold Rush Aug. 28, at Centennial Plaza. This included performances from cheerleaders, UTEP staff, band, and round two of the Battle of the Bands which featured artists such as Interlude, Jett Black, and Sultanes Del Yonke.

Texas Western Gold Rush

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor/Reporter September 8, 2023

The dust settles, the lights fade out, but only the miner spirit remains. Texas Western Gold Rush (TWGR) has kicked off Miner Welcome, UTEP’s yearly traditions to involve students into the blue and orange university. Most importantly, it is the first...

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The “La Frontera” exhibit is one of the Rubin Center’s latest galleries showing pieces that reminisce Mexican American culture on the border.

“La Frontera” exhibition celebrates 10th anniversary with border voices

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 8, 2023

A mannequin dressed in a half-buttoned flannel shirt, adorned with gold chains hanging from a cap with “Chuco” spread across the front stands beside a tapestry woven across the Rio Grande. From clothes to jewelry to metal, the art at the Rubin Center’s...

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The “Levantamiento” exhibit talks about the controversial rise and fall of historical monuments and was made by Guatemalan artist Jessica Kairé.

Levantamiento exhibits our greatest strengths

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor/Reporter September 7, 2023

On the hills of the UTEP campus, the university has crowned the mountains with a collection of evocative art exhibits. “Levantamiento,” and “La Frontera” are part of the Rubin Center’s fall catalog, a collection created by Latin American artists....

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The UTEP bookstore carries all required and recommended materials by the professor.

The war for words: UTEP bookstore or Amazon?

Angelica Gutierrez, Contributor/Reporter September 5, 2023

The debate on buying books at UTEP’s bookstore or on online stores like Amazon is constantly discussed among the student community. Both options have their benefits, but where should students buy next time?  Shopping from the bookstore can offer...

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Events such as Minerpalooza will kick off the semester to get Miners excited about getting involved. Photo courtesy of The Prospector archive

Get involved, get a head start

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor/Reporter September 4, 2023

Starting college can be intimidating, especially after leaving home and officially starting a life of independence. Until now, high school was all you have known, so sorting your new college life can be stressful.  Thankfully, the greatest advice...

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Kali Uchis will perform her latest album “Red Moon in Venus” at the Don Haskins Oct. 3. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

What’s making Miner headlines

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 1, 2023

The fall semester is a time for Miners, new and old, to prepare themselves for another back-to-school season. While some are dreading Blackboard notifications, others are happy to go back to class, some students are also thrilled about all the events...

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Alice Cooper, Def Leppard and Motley Crue performed at the Sun Bowl stadium Aug. 18, for their world tour which ended in El Paso. Photo courtesy of Paulina Deras

Iconic ’80s legends rock our ‘Home Sweet Home’

Annabella Mireles, Photo Editor August 30, 2023

El Paso became centerstage to nostalgia when it was announced iconic groups Alice Cooper, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe would come to El Paso as their final stop in their world tour. Fans scurried to Ticketmaster Dec. 16, 2022, with some ticket prices...

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Attendee points his glow-sticks towards the camera.

Welcoming Miners with Texas Western Gold Rush

Erik Acosta, Web Editor August 29, 2023

A new fall semester has begun and UTEP has kicked it off with the annual Texas Western Gold Rush. With students dancing and waving glow sticks in the air, this special annual event was held at the Centennial Plaza, Aug. 28.

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