The Prospector


Rubén Salazar, the voice of a generation

Lorain Watters, Assistant News Editor

September 9, 2014

Rubén Salazar is hunched over his desk, the typewriter’s keys shaking as he taps away the words of his latest piece for his column, This Shot World. Despite the clock sounding at 5 p.m., Salazar remains planted in his chai...

Plaque commemorates unique history of Cotton building

Ashley Muñoz, Contributor

September 9, 2014

It’s probably a fact—students walk into each building on campus without thinking about the history within the walls. The Cotton Memorial Building is among the many structures on campus that would tell a rich tale if it’s wal...

Fight for equality opens door for African-Americans

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2014

954, Thelma White, a young African-American valedictorian from Douglas High School—El Paso’s only black high school—walked onto the dull gray cement steps of UTEP, then known as Texas Western College, in a brave attempt...

Past treasures gone, but not forgotten

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor

September 9, 2014

There are hidden tales and meaningful stories behind every building on campus. Despite the constant revamping that UTEP has undergone throughout the years, stories remain a vital part of the university’s essence and history. The follo...

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