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The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Migrants await entry into shelter to escape harsh winter.

Where is the empathy? Going inside of El Paso’s homeless culture

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor January 30, 2024

As the winter season prolongs, the frigid temperatures can become more of an inconvenience to any local. For those without a place to call home, it becomes a battle for survival. Given the migrant influx over the past year and various situations that...

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The “Grand Candela” was unveiled in 2019 at the Walmart on 7101 Gateway West Blvd. It serves as a memorial to the 22 lives lost as result of the mass shooting on Aug. 3, 2022.

El Paso stays strong

Adam Regalado, Multimedia Editor January 30, 2024

After pleading guilty to 90 federal charges, Patrick Crusius; the man who was convicted of carrying out a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart killing 23 people and injuring 22 others,  was sentenced to 90 consecutive life sentences last year. Crusius...

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Renato Aguilera, Ph.D lead the team that found a promising compound to combat leukemia.

UTEP research team laying the foundation for new cancer treatment

Erik Acosta, Editor-In-Chief January 25, 2024

In late 2007, a team of UTEP researchers began working on a drug that could potentially kill cancer cells. Their extensive research has come to a revolutionary breakthrough as Renato Aguilera, Ph.D., and a team of Ph.D. students discovered a compound...

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Don’t be ‘A–’ be ‘A+’

Don’t be ‘A–’ be ‘A+’

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter January 22, 2024

The American Red Cross declared an emergency blood shortage earlier this month. According to the Red Cross, blood donors have decreased by 40% throughout the past 20 years, with this past year reaching an all-time low.   The Red Cross shared some...

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The “Minding Minds” is a monument located at the entrance of UTEP, installed in 2010.

UTEP Foster Homeless program ensures success for students

Adam Regalado, Multimedia Editor January 19, 2024

Back in 2010 a staff member became aware of a student living on campus and was later dealing with house insecurity. This situation would later be the stepping stone for UTEP to form The Foster Homeless Adopted Resources (FHAR). Since then, FHAR has strived...

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Wintertime blues can be the feeling of unhappiness and depression often related to the winter season and cold climates brought on by it.

Lecture halls to winter stalls: How UTEP students beat winter blues

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor January 18, 2024

As the winter air covers campus in a cold embrace, many UTEP students navigate balancing academic demands with wintertime blues.  Wintertime blues can be described as the feeling of depression or deep unhappiness associated with experiencing the cold...

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A new representative for District 2 in El Paso will be selected on Jan. 20.

District 2 Runoff Election: What you need to know

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter January 17, 2024

Citizens who live in Central El Paso known as District 2, will soon have a new representative. District 2 Rep. Alexsandra Annello resigned to run for Texas House District 77, opening the door for another hopeful candidate. Veronica Carbajal and Joshua...

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In 2021, 1/5 of crashes in El Paso were caused by intoxicated drivers, resulting in at least one injury or fatality.

DUI incidents: How much more can El Paso take? 

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor January 16, 2024

As cities and states are ranked from safest to the most dangerous every year, El Paso remains at the top for being one of the safest. However, when it comes to the daily commute of citizens, there has been an upward spiral of collisions, drunk drivers...

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Carmen Tellez and James Martinez sit down with The Prospector to share updates on the scholarship honoring the passing of their son, Diego Martinez.

Love that will live on

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter December 6, 2023

September 29th, 2023, UTEP student Diego "D" Ivan Benjamin Martinez died in a tragic motor accident. Martinez was 19 years old and a proud UTEP student in his sophomore year studying Engineering. Martinez greatly loved his family and friends, and created...

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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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Loni Guillen holds out a bouquet of flowers and a business card.

A congratulations delivered through flowers

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter November 28, 2023

To express love, gratitude, or pride, flowers may serve the purpose of showing loved ones how one feels about them, and with grad season approaching what better way to express those feelings than by giving beautiful flowers.    Choosing the right...

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The fine arts team hosted the Celebrating Day of the Dead by Helping the Living event, where organizers screen printed for food bank donors.

Sun City season of giving

Katy Ruiz, Contributor/Reporter November 13, 2023

As Halloween comes to an end, November enters with cold breezes and a change of weather. A month widely known for Thanksgiving. While this season is often characterized with the emphasis of being thankful, it is important to remember those less fortunate.   While...

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