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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

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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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, along with other universities, were called out on Oct. 26 by PETA as they exposed a mass killing spree of animals.

PETA and their continuous issue: Is there a safe space left for animals?

Angelica Gutierrez, Contributor/Reporter November 7, 2023

Recent revelations sparked outrage and concern as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) exposed a mass killing spree of animals, Oct. 26 in universities, including here at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, during the COVID-19...

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El Paso Museum of History exhibits Mexicanidad: Folkorizing a Nation 1921-1971 available at the second floor, Gallery D, through Feb. 24, 2024.

Mexicanidad: Folklorizing a nation

SalmaPaola Baca, Contributor/Photographer October 13, 2023

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the El Paso Museum of History, displays the crafts of indigenous artisans produced following the Mexican Revolution, which raged from 1910 to 1920 and gave rise to a powerful and evocative wave of art creations that...

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Xiomara Lara-Dupuy goes in depth about the background of her name.

Reclaiming their name and heritage

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 13, 2023

Marixochitl Munoz Pratz remembers being in the doctor’s office when they called her last name instead of her full name. A moment she remembers vividly, sending flashbacks of people calling her “Mariachi” or “Marisol” and everything except her...

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Folklorico groups performed several dances during the Louisiana Tech football game Oct. 1.

Vibrant Traditions: Exploring Hispanic Heritage in the U.S.

Angelica Gutierrez, Contributor/Reporter October 12, 2023

From cultural celebrations and traditions to lifestyle and community, the Sun City is the epicenter of Hispanic culture. According to U.S. Census, 82.9 percent of the El Paso population is Hispanic. Which is why the city is well known for its Latino heritage.   Hispanic...

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Ana Gomez of La Mujer Obrera believes in the importance of cultural inspiration.

Café Mayapan feeds the community

Nicholas Maes, Staff Reporter October 12, 2023

Located in Central El Paso and being revered for serving as a center for celebrating Mexican heritage, Café Mayapan prides itself in being as authentic as possible. From the authenticity of the food, to the culture, to the acts of service, Café Mayapan...

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r“The Addams Family” took the stage at the UTEP Dinner Theater during the Fall of 2017. Photos by The Prospector Archive

UTEP says Farewell to Forty Years of Dinner Theater

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2023

For the past 40 years, the UTEP Dinner Theater (UTD) has entertained audiences of all ages, having their shows range from many cult classics like ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ to Tony-Award winning musicals like ‘The Prom’. However, the stability...

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Chairez (left) says that she created her name with the help of her brother when creating a Myspace profile in middle school.

A collaboration of queer and Latinx beauty

Erik Acosta, Web Editor October 10, 2023

Continuous bills restricting drag performances, endless protests and arrests of drag queens; is all what the drag community has faced over the years, an uphill struggle fighting for their voices and freedom. Fellow Latinx drag queens like Gigi Chairez...

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UTEP student Diego Martinez was killed by a motorcycle in West El Paso Sept. 29. Photo courtesy of UTEP Soccer’s Twitter

Love like Diego

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2023

People come into one another’s lives not knowing the impact they will have on each other. For Stephen Pitchkolan, President of Kappa Sigma at UTEP, the impact of Diego Martinez is an everlasting one. Unfortunately, some people leave this earth unexpectedly...

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A mother with her daughter sitting nearby El Paso Street with their belongings.

El Paso reaches breaking point as migrants flood downtown

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2023

Downtown El Paso and San Jacinto Plaza is most notable for its warm and welcoming environment, has turned into a disheartening place as visitors greet the eyes of hopeless migrants waiting for the foreseeable future. Today and for an unknown amount of...

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