Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

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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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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Contributing authors to “Migrant 915,” senior students Diego Trujillo, Kacie Lino and Briana Lopez.

Students eyes, students lives: Life on the border

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor April 30, 2024

Although El Paso has been making national headlines about “continuous border problems,” the people in the city can agree it has many aspects that go unnoticed. Frequently labelled as a ‘migrant city,’ El Paso’s proximity to Ciudad Juárez allows...

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The El Paso Police Department will be receiving a new Central Regional Command Center after the city council voted to purchase the 13-acre plot of land that originally homed Bonham Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

El Paso Police’s new central regional command center

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 26, 2024

After three years of idleness, the site where Bonham Elementary School sits will now have a new purpose. On April 9, the El Paso City Council voted unanimously to purchase Bonham Elementary School from the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) with...

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El Paso saw an 8% increase in crime rates according to the FBI Quarterly Uniform Crime Report, which has caused conversation amongst the city. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

El Paso SWAT Standoff adds to concern over higher crime rates

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter April 23, 2024

Between 2022 to 2023, El Paso saw an 8% increase in crime rates, ranking it below five other cities: Washington D.C., Memphis, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Baltimore on the FBI Quarterly Uniform Crime Report for the cities of more than 500,000 people with...

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This April marks the 23rd year that the month will be recognized as the Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo courtesy of PICRYL.

I believe you: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter April 17, 2024

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is recognized in April and is a month dedicated to national and community outreach for the education and prevention of sexual abuse, harassment and assault.   The National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s...

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UTEP has had reports of pedestrian incidents in the last six months.

The crosswalk commandments

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter April 16, 2024

UTEP deems itself as a pedestrian-friendly campus due to renovations to make the campus more environmentally sustainable and ADA accessible according to UTEP’s center for environmental resource management. From heading to class, grabbing lunch, to going...

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Border Patrol agents gather as they head towards a group of immigrants.

Ongoing border crisis heightened after migrant breach

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter April 4, 2024

Hundreds of migrants breached the razor wire barrier alongside the Texas-Mexico border in El Paso March 21 in hopes of surrendering themselves to U.S Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents to get processed.   According to the El Paso Times, some...

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Recently, the Zoological society, a non-profit organization in El Paso that raises funds and provides volunteers for the El Paso Zoo, lost its long-time contract with the city.

UP ‘ROAR’: City ends relationship with El Paso Zoological Society

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor April 3, 2024

The El Paso Zoo may be facing major changes in the upcoming months after the city’s decision to end its partnership with the El Paso Zoological Society. The city called it quits with the non-profit Feb 26., ending a partnership that has been active...

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Investigations revealed club was a hot spot for criminal activities.

Jaguars Gold Club permanently closed after lawsuit settlement

Alyda Muela, Contributor/Writer April 2, 2024

Jaguars Gold Club, a well-known strip club on the east side, has been permanently closed after a lawsuit was filed with the County Attorney’s Office. The club, located at 11377 Gateway Blvd W. received a temporary restraining order Feb. 22. from the...

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Principal Cynthia Ontiveros started the academy to allow young women’s voices and ideas to be heard.

All-girls schools are forming the leaders of tomorrow

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter March 22, 2024

Missed opportunities sparked the idea for Cynthia Ontiveros, Ph.D. to pitch a young women’s academy that was based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) to the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD).  During high...

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