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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Extreme temperatures are expected this summer in El Paso.

Extreme temperatures in El Paso: What to know

Iziah Moreno, Photo Editor June 20, 2024

As days of summertime fun approach, it’s important to know how to stay safe in the heatduring triple digit temperatures. According to, times of extreme heat will often result in the highest number of deaths among all weather-related...

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Engineering Students Head to International Rocket Competition

Israel Garcia, Multimedia Editor June 19, 2024

Members of UTEP’s Sun City Rocket Team took The Prospector team behind the scenes to get a closer look at the project they have been working on in preparation for the 2024 Spaceport America Cup. This is the team’s third time participating in the tournament....

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Display in the San Jacinto Plaza, celebrating the month of June which is recognized as pride month.

El Paso is shining with the colors of the rainbow

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor June 17, 2024

Nationally, June is the month to celebrate love, and the many different forms it comes in. With the Franklin Mountain star gleaming with the colors of the rainbow, pride month in the borderland celebrates the LGTBQ+ community in El Paso. Throughout...

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Photo courtesy of Christian Hartmann/Reuters. Elderly vets watch as celebrations for the anniversary of D-Day commence.

D-Day anniversary brings a stark reminder of history and mortality

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor June 14, 2024

80 years ago, the beaches of Normandy saw over 160,000 Allied troops battle as the starting point of freeing Europe of the tyranny of Nazi Germany. Just a week ago, some D-Day survivors were back on the Normandy beaches, commemorating what could be the...

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President Wilson addresses questions after the proposal plan presentation.

UTEP plans to ‘uplift’ the Sun Bowl

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor May 25, 2024

The University of Texas at El Paso is proposing new and improved updates to the Sun Bowl Stadium, a proposal that will hopefully go on the ballet in November for the citizens of El Paso to vote on. UTEP President Heather Wilson released the specifics...

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Meet the newly student-elected SGA members

Meet the newly student-elected SGA members

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor May 14, 2024

As the spring semester comes to a close, UTEP’s Student Government Association (SGA) announced their new representatives for the upcoming school year. Students cast their ballots on April 17 and 18 to help decide who will be the new team of student...

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Merriweather is a part of the UTEP Commercial Music Ensemble, Concert Chorale, and Chamber Singers.

Introducing UTEP’s 2024 Top Ten Seniors

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter May 13, 2024

One thing some parents and families can be proud of at UTEP’s commencement is being the people in the crowd cheering for their graduates that are acknowledged as one of the Top Ten Seniors. The UTEP Alumni Association annually honors exceptional students...

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A rendering of the new Texas Western Hall that will replace the current Liberal Arts Building. Photo courtesy of UTEP.

UTEP says farewell to the Liberal Arts Building

Erik Acosta, Editor-in-Chief May 9, 2024

As students and faculty stroll through Centennial Plaza, they’re welcomed by the Liberal Arts Building that has held its ground at UTEP since 1961. Over six decades later, the building will soon have a new home.  Texas Western Hall, the building...

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Player catches the ball for a touchdown during a game, April 27.

Sorority raises funds for El Paso’s Center for Children

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024

UTEP’s Alpha Xi Delta sorority hosted a flag football game to raise funds for the El Paso Center for Children, a non-profit organization that provides universal care and developmental services for children in the greater El Paso area. The event,...

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Rio Bosque Wetlands faces an uncertain future amid TXDOT expansion proposal.

A threat looms on the horizon for the Rio Bosque Wetlands

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter May 8, 2024

The Rio Bosque Wetlands is a 372-acre park managed by UTEP’s Center for Enviornmental Resource Management (CERM).   According to CERM, the goal of the park is to restore the wetlands, riverside forests and wildlife that once surrounded the Rio...

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Brianna Cooper, with the help of her mother Sukie Hernandez, will be graduating this semester and hopes to attend graduate school in the fall.

Grad Parents: From K-12 to Cap and Gown

Alyda Muela, Contributor/Writer May 7, 2024

When the moment finally comes for each student to cross their tassel over from right to left, the families and friends of every graduate are seen cheering them on in the audience. A child’s graduation is more than an academic achievement; for their...

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Manuela Gomez, Ph.D., has over 19 years of teaching experience and specializes in philosophical pedagogy, ethics, feminism, visual literacy, and Latin American philosophy.

El Paso women break the boundaries

Esteban Corona, Staff Reporter May 7, 2024

The El Paso Commission for Women inducted Manuela Gomez, Ph.D., and Adeeba A Raheem, Ph.D., into the El Paso Women’s Hall of Fame.   Sponsored by the El Paso Commission for Women, the El Paso Women’s Hall of Fame honors and recognizes the accomplishments...

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