Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

The Cake Boutique has many pastries to choose from including “Can Cake” their own creation.

Baking up a bright graduation for fall 2023

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Multimedia Editor November 29, 2023

Orange, blue and white frosting adorns the multitude of cakes of graduating UTEP Miners as commencement season is on the horizon. Many local cake businesses such as The Cake Boutique and Thaily’s Treats, say they receive numerous amounts of orders for...

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Photos courtesy of Lionsgate

Singing the praises for ‘Songbirds and Snakes’

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2023

Editor’s Note: This review contains spoilers.   It has been eight years since audiences have last been graced with the fictional world of Panem on the big screen. Now a five-movie franchise, “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,”...

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Music education major Jonathan Melendez receives a standing ovation at the end of his recital, Nov. 25.

The sound of a college career coming to a close

Joel Molina, Photographer November 28, 2023

The illustrious moment of crossing the stage is something many college students strive for. A place that requires hard work and dedication to reach. Each degree path has different requirements in order to obtain a bachelor’s degree. For senior music...

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Many Americans fail to address the issue of the holiday as it is troubling for Indigenous people as a reminder to them that their land was stolen due to colonialism.

Putting a better spin on the festive feast, Thanksgiving

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagment Editor November 20, 2023

It is time to get the stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey because the season of giving is right around the corner.  As Thanksgiving approaches, so do the uprises of people speaking on the issue of how corrupt the true meaning of the holiday is. Many...

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Lead guitarist Tony Perry throws his pick to the audience.

Pierce the Veil gives the Sun City ‘Besitos’

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor November 11, 2023

With people clad in black, merch lines wrapped around the building and cheers echoing inside the arena, the Don Haskins Center welcomed Pierce the Veil (PTV) for their fifth concert Nov. 8. Named after the band’s latest album release, the group travelled...

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The Northeast Rockets team pose for a team photo. Photo provide by Frank Maldonado

Love and learning on and off the court

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 10, 2023

It can sometimes be difficult for someone to explain why they are drawn to a particular interest in life. When the sharp teeth of passion latch onto someone’s consciousness and soul, shaking them off is impossible for a certain few. When superstar athlete...

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UTEP Percussion Ensemble at the Fox Fine Arts directed by Andy. P Smith.

A heart pounding percussion performance

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 8, 2023

Musicians strike at their instruments, some with sticks and some with their bare hands. From drums to marimbas, a variety of percussion instruments were played together to give a thrilling performance. Directed by Andy P. Smith, the program was given...

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Ofrenda built by the Ardovino’s Dessert Crossing community to remember loved ones.

Commemorating loved ones at the Noche de Muertos market

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagment Editor November 7, 2023

As the fall season rolls in and cold temperatures grace the borderland, the holiday season once again greets us. With the spooky season ending, Dia De Los Muertos, a Mexican holiday about remembrance and celebration of life reminded the community of their...

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Skeleton dancers in Dia De Los Muertos parade.

The beauty in death: Celebrating the lives of our lost ones

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter November 2, 2023

As leaves turn yellow and the air gets colder, the ovens of many Mexicans get warmer and full of pan de muerto. Every Nov. 2 many people of Mexican descent celebrate and remember the lives of their lost ones, whether their pets, friends, lovers or family...

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Shelves full of beauty products that promote skin care.

Aging through a screen

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 26, 2023

There has been an obsession with aging throughout decades and up to our current moment in time. People are specifically trying to keep a youthful appearance for as long as a person can. In earlier times, people bought magazines showcasing all kinds of...

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Celebrities like Jamie Lee Curtis have been posting photos and text in support of Israel despite those photos being of Palestinian children. Photo courtesy of Jamie Lee Curtis’ Instagram

‘Star-crossed’ celeb politics

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor October 26, 2023

As the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine continues to progress, celebrities have taken to social media with their stance on the world and it is not tasteful to society.    Ever since the Israel and Hamas conflict began the world recognized...

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“Posdata (Or What I Wish I Said)” was inspired by stories of people from El Paso, TX which also featured an immersive art installation by Laura Turón.

‘posdata (or what I wish I said):’ A play for El Paso by El Paso

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 25, 2023

By the end of the play, postcards were lying across the floor underneath the bright-colored stage lights as some had wishes, others with regrets. At the end of the night, the audience left knowing they matter and so does their city. “posdata (or what...

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