Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Future sports journalist, Alan Tiscareno, discovered his passion for journalism after taking a class at El Paso Community College.

Journalists of the Future: Writing their stories one word at a time

Alyda Muela, Contributor/Writer April 30, 2024

As grad season rolls around and graduates begin to reminisce on the last four years, there is always one question left to answer, “What’s next?” Whether it’s graduate school, a new jobor  a moment to rest after college years, these students are...

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Zeta Tau Alpa, a sorority at UTEP, hosted Hoops for a Cure, a fundraiser basketball tournament held on April 6 to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.

Zeta Tau Alpha helps fight cancer with basketball

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 19, 2024

As basketball season reaches its climax, Zeta Tau Alpha decided to inject a little March Madness style basketball into its fight against cancer. Zeta Tau Alpha sorority is working to give back to the El Paso community with Hoops for a Cure, a local...

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Competitors pose for a photo as they program a game on their computer.

Level up with Bandit Game Studio

Alyda Muela, Contributor/Writer April 18, 2024

A UTEP student organization is bridging the gap between hobbies and professional careers in game development by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to learn anything from game engineering to creative design.   On April 12-14 Bandit Game...

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John Hadjimarcou, Ph.D., first came to UTEP in 1994, starting as a professor and eventually being appointed interim dean in 2023. On Mar. 25, 2024, Hadjimarcou was named the permanent dean of the Woody L. Hunt College of Business.

College of Business welcomes Hadjimarcou

Esteban Corona, Staff Reporter April 17, 2024

UTEP has named John Hadjimarcou Ph.D the new dean of the Woody L. Hunt College of Business. Since August of 2023, Hadjimarcou has served as interim dean of the college of business.   Hadjimarcou has received multiple awards throughout his career,...

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President Andrea Núñez, Senator-at-large Isabella Molina, and Collegiate Senator of Liberal  Arts Regina Reza want you

SGA needs your vote

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor April 16, 2024

One of the core attributes of a college’s success is the students’ input. However, with thousands of students enrolled, some students can feel like their views and voices get lost. That is where UTEP’s Student Government Association (SGA) steps...

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Ana Giselle Marquez-Perez, education major and the collegiate senator for education.

The women of SGA

Esteban Corona, Staff Reporter March 27, 2024

March celebrates National Women’s Month, highlighting the many powerful women in history and society. There are many women leaders at UTEP who are representing the UTEP community and borderland identities.  Alexa Gonzalez, a sophomore biological...

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“Cue the Miners,” an online media platform started in January 2024, spotlights design, technology and stage management students, the voices who bring UTEP theatre productions to life. Photo courtesy of @cue_the_miners on Instagram.

Lighting the stage for the UTEP Theatre Department

Erik Acosta, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2024

A group of theatre students have fostered a new sense of community and belonging in the UTEP Theatre department that celebrates and highlights students who bring their unique talent to the world of theater at UTEP. “Cue the Miners,” an online media...

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Blue towers around campus mark the emergency call boxes which is a direct line to the campus police, if needed.

Should college students fear for their safety on campus?

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter March 18, 2024

The murder of Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student at Augusta University sparked a political and national debate over immigration but also posed the question on whether college campuses are safe?  According to the New York Times, Riley went...

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The first-ever photograph of the Yellow-crested Helmetshrike, or Prionops alberti, was taken during a recent expedition led by UTEP scientists. Photo courtesy of Matty Brady/The University of Texas at El Paso.

The not-so-lost Yellow-crested Helmetshrike

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor March 14, 2024

Through the dense, foggy forests of Itombwe, Massif, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two UTEP scientists traversed the mountain ranges to find different species.   Scientists Michael Harvey, Ph.D., and Eli Greenbaum, Ph.D., told The Prospector...

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Jonathan Vasquez is a junior at UTEP.

Students with disabilities continue to defy the odds at UTEP

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor March 13, 2024

At first, a study abroad trip to Spain seemed unlikely to graduate student Mikaela Reyes as she was diagnosed with Lupus at 16-years-old. Lupus is a disease where her immune system attacks organs and tissue causing inflammation. Because of this, Reyes...

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Judy Moore, Associate Director of the Office of International Programs and Study Abroad, believes that international experience can help you stand out in graduate programs and future jobs.

UTEP study abroad program offers students a new cultural mindset

Erik Acosta, Editor-In-Chief March 12, 2024

From the sun-kissed white beaches of Kenya to the highland paradise of Panama that lingers with a vibrant city and pure nature, is an adventure unique for travelers and the UTEP study abroad program offers that once in a lifetime college experience for...

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UTEP’s Black Student Union, goal is to educate and celebrate African American culture.

Black Student Union makes UTEP feel like home

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter February 22, 2024

Moving to El Paso to attend UTEP can be a culture shock to many students. With a majority Hispanic population, some students of different ethnicities can have trouble settling in. However, there are many organizations that can help them feel at home,...

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