Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Vegetation and campus gardens create a serene atmosphere for college students to unwind.

Where to chill during these chilly days

SalmaPaola Baca, Photographer January 23, 2024

Amidst a bustling schedule, it can be overwhelming for students to navigate the demands of their academic and personal lives, while even having to maintain their well being. Prioritizing self-care, social connections, quality of campus life, adequate...

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Junior Isaí Morga holds a sign that reads “2024” a year for them where 12 resolutions have been set.

New year, new mindset: Setting realistic resolutions

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Web/Copy Editor January 19, 2024

As time winds down on New Year’s Eve, excitement to create resolutions for the upcoming year is a usual tradition. Entering the new year, many people create goals that initially seem achievable, but end up being challenging or forgotten. Resolutions...

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Benjamin Reyes relaxes on the steps of the Union taking a breather before the Spring semester.

Cutting out COVID-19 in 2024

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts and Culture Editor January 19, 2024

December is a highly anticipated month in many communities as it allows people to gather with friends and family to maintain cultural traditions, recount the year and partake in seasonal festivities. With the holidays ending and the warmth of celebration...

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Around 40% of dogs suffer from noise-related phobias. One of the major ones being fireworks which trigger stress responses that can affect their overall health.

Foul or fun: A closer look at fireworks

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor January 19, 2024

Pop, boom, sparkle, flash. That is what many think of when they think of fireworks. They are the traditional holiday staple and a prevalent form of entertainment shared all around the world. From festive holidays to culture traditions people anticipate...

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Many young girls prefer to use mature skincare products instead of age-appropriate brands, and some have access to high-end products from Drunk Elephant.

Sephora, a little girl’s new best friend

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter January 19, 2024

A few years ago, stores like Claire's and Justice used to be filled to the brim with young girls running around, begging their parents for children's make-up to play in. Recently, young girls scrapped the idea of playing pretend and began purchasing real...

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787coffee allows their customers to enjoy coffee imported from Puerto Rico.

From businesses to brands and bars

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor January 16, 2024

The new year calls for new adventures and new memories to be created. Since the borderland is composed of many unique and eclectic environments, from coffee shops to new wave fashion stores, the community can indulge in intimate hangouts with friends...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established in 1983 by Ronald Reagen, officially observed in 1986 and ever since.

MLK Day’s everlasting importance

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter January 15, 2024

Father, husband, minister, philosopher, activist, leader; these and many more were the roles Martin Luther King Jr. was able to accomplish with the time he had. Our nation celebrates the holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on the third Monday of January...

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Graduate merchandise and attire available for winter graduate students at the University Bookstore.

A deep dive into Sun City grad support

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor December 7, 2023

The holidays are right around the corner and so are preparations for graduation season. Amongst the garland and whimsical Christmas trees, the borderland is also decorated with the spirit of celebrations for graduates.   For students born and raised...

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Admission counselor Betsabe Castro-Duarte explains the benefits of visiting the career center for career guidance.

Overwhelming, overly anxious, overcoming: That’s post-graduation

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor December 6, 2023

The time has come for students who have persevered to stride down the graduation stage and receive their degree after years of hard work. While it is a moment for all to celebrate this milestone, it is also a time where some begin to contemplate the taunting...

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UTEP senior majoring in rehabilitation science, Jizelle Duarte was a research assistant at NYU under the Summer Health Academic Research Experience in Communication Sciences and Disorders program in Summer 2023.  Photo credit: UTEP Career Center

A minority graduate’s guide to finding many opportunities

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor/Reporter December 5, 2023

Diversity in internship opportunities have expanded significantly, offering a wealth of options for minority students. Internships are a crucial pathway for minority students’ post-graduation. The leading Hispanic institute, UTEP’s career center helps...

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Mariah Alvarez is a graduate student at UTEP studying public health.

Radiant and representative: Graduation fits for students’ special day

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter December 4, 2023

As UTEP’s graduation ceremony approaches, seniors are getting their outfits ready for the big day. From formal to reflective, graduating students choose outfits with different meanings.   Whether it comes to the outfit design or how it stands for...

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Fitting into the popular “clean girl” makeup look.

Fitting in a world of ever-changing beauty

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 30, 2023

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” as they say. This popular expression used throughout literary culture is widely credited to Irish author Margaret Wolfe Hungerford in her book “Molly Bawn” in 1878. After years of the concept of beauty being...

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