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On June 29, the Supreme court blocked affirmative action policies in Harvard and the University of North Carolina, which helps diversify their campuses.

Another blow to the diversity at universities

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief June 29, 2023

BREAKING: The Supreme Court issued a ruling on affirmative action policies in Harvard and the University of North Carolina (UNC), which are used to help diversify their campuses. The decision comes after the Supreme Court decided these policies are in...

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A search and rescue mission has been deployed in hopes of finding OceanGate’s Titan, the missing submersible that takes passengers to see the wreckage of the Titanic.

The Titan: An ironic tragedy

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor June 22, 2023

[Update]: As of 3:05 p.m. Eastern Standard time, June 22, the five passengers on board the missing submersible known as the Titan have been reported to be deceased.   A “debris field” was discovered by the US Coast Guard and is said to be consistent...

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UPDATE: Deadly fire at Ciudad Juarez kills 39 migrants from Central America

UPDATE: Deadly fire at Ciudad Juarez kills 39 migrants from Central America

Maria L. Guerrero Duran, Web Editor March 28, 2023

Editor’s Note: This story is updated from top to bottom with the latest updates up top. March 29, 3:49 p.m.  Protests are currently happening both in front of the National Migration Institute at the Lerdo-Stanton Bridge, and a 'large' group of...

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Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

UTEP basketball legend passes at age 81

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 22, 2023

Willie Cager, a team member of the 1966 NCAA Championship team, died at the age of 81.   The news broke in the late afternoon Sunday Mar. 19 after an announcement from Cager’s family.  “My dad always stayed positive in his life,” said...

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Pope Benedict XVI was the first pope to step down in six centuries and has passed away at the age of 95 on Dec. 31.

The death of a pontiff

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor December 31, 2022

The Roman Catholic Church ends the year with the loss of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who passed away Dec. 31 at the age of 95. In 2013, Benedict became the first pope to resign in over 600 years. Benedict only held the position for eight years, citing...

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Journalist Barbara Walters passed away at the age of 93 on Dec. 30. As one of the first female journalists, she has impacted many throughout her life.

A loss for the world of journalism

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief December 31, 2022

Barbara Walters died Friday, Dec. 30 at the age of 93. Walters was a trailblazer in the world of journalism as she became a dominant force in a field dominated by men. Working on the “Today” show from 1961-1976, she then moved to ABC where she became...

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After doctors reported they were concerned for her health, Queen Elizabeth II has died at Balmoral Sept. 8.

Queen Elizabeth II dies at the age of 96

Prospector Staff Report September 8, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth Realms, died Sept. 8 at the age of 96 years old at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Buckingham Palace released a statement earlier today stating the British Monarch...

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El Paso Fire Department responded to a growing fire Friday, Feb. 4 in DeSoto Hotel shortly after 5:30 p.m.

Firefighters respond to De Soto Hotel fire

Itzel Giron February 4, 2022

Editor’s Note 11:26 p.m.- This story was updated to include information released by the El Paso Fire Department.   El Paso Fire and Police Departments responded to a major fire Friday Feb. 4 at the 300 block of East Mills at the De Soto Hotel.  According...

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President Dr. Diana S. Natalicio gives a speech at her home in the Hoover House on May 20th.

BREAKING NEWS: UTEP President Diana Natalicio announces retirement

Adrian Broaddus, Sports Editor May 22, 2018

After a storied 30-year tenure, UTEP President Diana Natalicio has announced her retirement on Tuesday morning, May 22, according to the university. She plans on retiring as soon as a successor is appointed and assumes the office, according to a release...

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On Tuesday, March 6 a student was reportedly hit by a car at the corner of Prospect Street and Shuster Avenue.

Hit and run near UTEP leads to arrest

Jeremy Carranco, Sports Editor March 6, 2018

According to police reports, one or possibly two pedestrians were hit by a driver near UTEP on Tuesday afternoon. One person was hit near Prospect Street and Schuster Avenue. According to a report, the driver also hit multiple vehicles at the intersection...

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