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The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

The usage of artificial intelligence has become controversial due to the ethics surrounding it. Photos generated through Hotpot

Art struggles in the battle against AI

Nicholas Maes, Staff Reporter September 29, 2023

With the popularity of artificial intelligence (AI) increasing, it is difficult to fathom how it has taken over the art world. Completely changing the way creative works are produced, AI is being used in multiple forms of art, including music.   The...

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Greg Gonzalez, lead singer of Cigarettes After Sex which are set to perform Oct. 11 at the Don Haskins Center. Photo courtesy of Unai Arnaz Imaz

A melodic fiesta: Artists touring EP

Angelica Gutierrez, Contributor/Reporter September 28, 2023

El Paso is no stranger to the rhythm and beat of music, and 2023 promises to be a spectacular year for music enthusiasts as a variety of artists from different genres grace the city with their presence.   The Sun City’s music scene is incredibly...

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Movies such as “Blue Beetle” and “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” are examples of films that have parts in El Paso.

El Paso steals the spotlight in new movie adaptations

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 27, 2023

This year has been an exciting one for El Paso, especially when it comes to movies. From superheroes to a superstar wrestlers, cinema holds an exciting place for comics and characters from the Sun City.   Although the movies were not filmed in El...

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Star Wars characters appear at the El Paso Space Festival for their fans.

El Paso Space Festival launching into orbit

Erik Acosta, Web Editor September 26, 2023

A galactic atmosphere filled with kids dressed in space costumes, aliens and astronaut inflatables filled the room as the fifth annual El Paso Space Festival kicked off Sept. 22.   It was a festive aura bringing people together, where families and...

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Attendees point out a piece of art on display at the Texas as Art exhibit at the UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.

Seeing Texas in a whole new way

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 21, 2023

“Variety and beauty” are words Rebecca Dodge used to describe Texas nature. Dodge, an Emeritus Assistant Professor of Geosciences from Midwestern University, was one of three artists who worked on the Centennial Museum’s newest art gallery “Texas...

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1.08billion monthly users open up TikTok to this screen.

Risk it or Rec it: Possible scam to millions

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter September 21, 2023

Littered on social media are a variety of different shopping apps. Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, etc. have been infiltrated by major discounted, Amazon-like apps such as Temu, Wish, Shien and now Tik Tok Shop. “30%-99% off entire store,” “Free Shipping...

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The novel “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” written by Aitch Alberto, now has a film adaptation with music written by Lin Manuel Miranda and features familiar faces such as Eva Longoria and Eugenio Derbez. Photo courtesy of Blue Fox Entertainment

Aristotle and Dante should be the standard for LGBTQIA+ storytelling

The Prospector Staff, Guest Contributor September 20, 2023

Editor’s Note: This review does contain spoilers.  In a world that is now releasing more LGBTQIA+ stories, “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” brings a refreshing and great take on the coming-of-age narrative.  Movies...

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Pop singer Olivia Rodrigo released her sophomore album “GUTS” which contains 12 songs that feature songs like “All-American Bitch”, “Bad Idea, Right?” and “Vampire.” Photo courtesy of Chuff Media

Olivia Rodrigo spills her “GUTS” in fun and vulnerable sophomore album

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 19, 2023

In early 2021, young actress Olivia Rodrigo, known for TV shows like "Bizaardvark" and "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," released the song "Driver's License." Soon, the catchy pop-based piano ballad would hit over 1 billion on-demand streams...

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A Miner-Tastic Minerpalooza

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor/Reporter September 18, 2023

Past, present and future Miners celebrated Minerpalooza by listening to musical acts, playing games and enjoying the fun ambiance. The 33rd annual Minerpalooza took place Sept. 15 outside of the Sun Bowl Stadium.  The night started off at 6 p.m. with...

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Professor Marcelo Frias is new to El Paso teaching computer science, who has been here for a week and already loves the city of El Paso.

Inside their world: International professors of UTEP

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter September 18, 2023

As UTEP continues to grow, the cultural diversity keeps expanding beyond the borders. Every day, more people around the world come to UTEP to learn, research or teach. Allowing students to meet people from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to the outskirts of Buenos...

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Prints of repurposed currency by artist Vlocke Negro is shown in the gallery, Negro is a Mexican street artist whose work can be found through the streets of Mexico City.

Grafica Libre: The art of change

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor/Reporter September 14, 2023

There is no magnetic force stronger than passion; a small action can attract boundless talent from any corner of the world, and “Grafica Libre” has attracted a passion for change. The exhibition is a collaborative work from over 40 international,...

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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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