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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Sonam Chok, born in raised in Bhutan, is a graduating senior from UTEP College of Nursing.

A new home, far from home

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 29, 2023

Sonam Choki remembers the few pictures of UTEP her sister showed her back in the late 2000s. It was at that time Choki, now graduating senior from UTEP’s College of Nursing, saw her future school for the first time.    Born and raised in Thimphu,...

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President Dr. Heather Wilson stated she enjoys listening to Taylor Swift.

A glimpse into the life of President Dr. Heather Wilson

Erik Acosta, Web Editor November 28, 2023

With dedication and a love for aviation, UTEP President Dr. Heather Wilson has begun to leave her mark at the university since her start as the president in 2019. UTEP students may know the hardworking president as someone who brought in an era of innovative...

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Head Coach Dana Dimel, speaks to the team after the conclusion of the game against FIU Nov. 19.

UTEP football parts ways with Dana Dimel after six seasons with the Miners

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 26, 2023

The UTEP Miners football team (3-9, C-USA 2-6) closed its disappointing season, led by Head Coach Dana Dimel, with a final loss to No. 22 ranked and undefeated Liberty University (12-0, C-USA 8-0) Saturday afternoon.  The next day, UTEP Athletics decided...

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UTEP Student Government Association President Alex Rodriguez and Vice President of Internal Affairs Alejandro Balderrama-Sanchez have resigned from office.

UTEP SGA members resign

Erik Acosta, Web Editor November 17, 2023

UTEP Student Government Association (SGA) President Alex Rodriguez and Vice President of Internal Affairs Alejandro Balderrama-Sanchez have resigned from office The resignations came at the end of the weekly Fall Senate Session, Nov. 9. Rodriguez and...

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Miner Dash is one of the annual events UTEP hosts during homecoming week which wrapped up Nov. 4.

Hoco: Miss the season

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter November 9, 2023

As the weather gets colder, campus spirit warms the hearts of students. Homecoming week has brought events that gave students and alumni the opportunity to show their UTEP pride.   Celebrations were in full effect this year, to revamp the campus...

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The first Paydirt Pete costume was created in 1980 with President of the Alumni Association Richard Pearson playing a vital role in the new ensemble being made.

Miner mascot Paydirt Pete past and present

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 30, 2023

The history of Paydirt Pete runs deep at UTEP, formerly known as Texas Western College (TWC). Pete has had a storied legacy with many incarnations and mediums being applied to him. In 1962, TWC faculty member Eddie Mullens asked civil engineering student...

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Professor Duke began teaching at UTEP in 2015 and is also the university’s director of opera.

A guiding voice to the UTEP music community

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 24, 2023

The Opera may be daunting to some and a little unfamiliar to others.  However, the Opera is home to the craft of telling a story through music and singing. There is a combination of art, words, drama, and dance, where the singers use their natural, authentic...

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Regalia is the type of graduation coat that students wear for their graduate commencement.

Make education personal with UTEP’s new personalized program

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 19, 2023

Climbing the education ladder can be tough for some. After getting an undergraduate degree, refining studies or research in one field can also be stressful during graduate school. Well, UTEP has recently announced the arrival of a new program that allows...

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UTEP’s homecoming theme will be neon which will be incorporated in their upcoming events such as the “Glow with the Flow” art contest which will be happening Oct. 9. Photo courtesy of the Prospector archive

Celebrate homecoming week with a neon-bright smile

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter October 12, 2023

As homecoming nears, UTEP finds itself preparing to illuminate the campus with glowing spirit as they prepare to welcome back alumni, Golden Graduates and kick off the celebration during the week of Oct. 29, –Nov. 4, Neon-themed traditions and events...

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The UTEP Marching Miners are lead on the field by this year’s Drum Majors Ramsey Perez (left), Cassandra Gil (center) and Alexa Andrade Fuentes (right).

Behind the beat of the Marching Miners’ success

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor October 12, 2023

Although people come to the Sun Bowl on game days to watch the UTEP football team, it can be difficult to imagine the football experience without the spectacle put on by the Marching Miners.   The UTEP Marching Miners have become a staple, performing...

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Ecology student, Karen Stopani suggests doing things that make you happy to avoid burnout.

Different ways to deal with student burnout

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 9, 2023

Like the leaves falling around campus, so are some students’ motivation for their classes. College can get difficult in the middle of the semester, as midterms and assignment deadlines loom over the heads of students. Dealing with student burnout can...

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While in Kazakhstan, Tchoshanov will research and teach different learning implements.

Meet Mourat Tchoshanov, the newest Fullbright Award recipient

Katy Ruiz, Contributor/Reporter October 6, 2023

Learning college mathematics can be hard but teaching it to students means an individual has to have the skill set to teach and the brains to know so much math. Mathematics professor Mourat Tchoshanov, Ph.D., he has taken the challenge of not teaching...

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