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The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Yaretsy Hernandez is a senior majoring in rehabilitation science and is the founder of Mom’s and Majors, a new organization that focuses on the importance of UTEP students and parents. Photo courtesy of Yaretsy Hernandez

Moms and Majors: A safe space for student parents on campus

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter May 3, 2023

Juggling a full-time job, university, and parenting can take a large toll on many UTEP students. Though the daycares and babysitters do help, many parents may need to bring their kids to class as there may not be another option.  Yaretsy Hernandez,...

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UTEP hosted a public memorial for Willie Cager at the Don Haskin Center on April 14.

Don Haskins event honors late basketball legend Willie Cager Jr.

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor May 3, 2023

On March 19, UTEP’s basketball legend William (Willie) Cager Jr. died at the age of 81. March 19 was also the 57th anniversary of the 1966 NCAA men’s college basketball championship. Nicknamed “Scoops” for his swiftness in handling the ball on...

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Upcoming UTEP graduate Daniel Shiprak and his service dogs, Buddha and Daisy Mae, come together and pose for a photo.

Story of a man and his bestfriends

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2023

The saying “a man’s best friend” has been interpreted in many ways but possibly most noted by its meaning of a dog‘s loyalty to their owner. For upcoming UTEP graduate Daniel "Dan" Shiprak, the saying is more than just a loyal dog but rather two...

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The UTEP Food Pantry was established in 2014 and provides food security to staff and undergraduate/graduate students who are enrolled in the fall and spring semesters.

Food scarcity: UTEP’s latest obstacle

Victoria Castillo, Contributor May 2, 2023

Student council members presented to the administrative guest a call to action regarding food security and housing, April 21. Which sparked a discussion of what more can be done to assist students toward their academic success. During this conversation...

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Myra Villarreal is a first-generation student, graduating with a degree in kinesiology.

First-generation student, soon to be graduate

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter May 2, 2023

“Nervous, excited and ready” are some words Myra Villarreal used to describe her upcoming graduation from UTEP. After beginning her college journey in the fall of 2020, Villarreal did not always think of UTEP as a first choice. What followed was a...

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UTEP Athletics welcomed head coach Keitha Adams Wednesday, April, 12 at the brand-new Gordon Family Courtside Club located in the Don Haskins Center.

Keitha Adams rehired as UTEP women’s basketball head coach

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor April 12, 2023

Editor’s Note: this story is following Coach Baker’s resignation.   Keitha Adams has returned to the Sun City as the new women’s basketball head coach. Adams is known as the winningest head coach in the history of UTEP women’s basketball history.  Adams...

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Michael Vinson Williams, Ph.D., a professor and current director of the African American Studies Program which was established in 1996.

A program that transforms students’ perspectives

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 11, 2023

With visionary professors and a dedicated director, the African American Studies Program helps transform a student's educational experience and provides meaningful community engagement while immersing them in the world of Black culture and history. This...

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Baker was named the 2023 Conference USA Co-Coach of the Year.

BREAKING: Women’s basketball head coach Kevin Baker resigns

Katrina Villarreal, Multimedia Editor April 5, 2023

UTEP women’s head coach Kevin Baker announced Wednesday, April 5 his resignation after six seasons with the Miners.  “After careful consideration of a generous extension offer from UTEP and weighing my options moving forward, I have decided to...

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Former Professor of Biological Science, Dean of the College of Science and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jack Bristol passed Jan. 14. Photo courtesy the UTEP College of Science’s Facebook

In loving memory of Jack Bristol

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter February 24, 2023

Jack Bristol, Ph.D., a trailblazer and a visionary at UTEP, died last month Jan. 14 , at age 84. Bristol was remembered as an excellent friend, a dedicated coworker and a devoted husband to his wife and kids by his friends and former coworkers.   Bristol...

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As the Spring semester began, the Get Involved Fair took place in the Union Breezeway and along Centennial Plaza to get students involved in activities and groups on campus.

Start the year fresh with getting involved around campus

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter January 24, 2023

Another semester has already begun at UTEP and they are kicking off the new semester with fun-filled activities and events for UTEP students to participate in. The semester kicked off with the annual Get Involved and Wellbeing Fair at the Union and Centennial...

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UTEP encourages the use of masks indoors on campus, but will not mandate masks.

Students discuss UTEP’s safety protocols amid COVID-19

Victoria Rivas, Arts and Culture Editor January 9, 2022

Uncertainty overwhelms the El Paso community as COVID-19 infections rapidly increase across the borderland region.  Despite the arrival of omicron, a new highly infectious COVID-19 variant, UTEP has announced that students, faculty and staff will...

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