Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

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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Professional attire on women has always impacted the way they are perceived in the workplace.

Trying to blaze trails in more than blazers

SalmaPaola Baca, Contributor April 10, 2023

A collector of twentieth-century clothing, Barbara Dickstein, once said, “Clothing, more than anything else – more than furniture, more than jewelry – clothing, represents a person. Clothing is always a symbol of who you are. It tells your status,...

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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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Aritzia is a fashion company founded in 1984, they operate over 101 stores in both the U.S and Canada. Their website was launched in 2012, it carries over 3,000 items, including styles made with organic materials or responsibly sourced wood fibers.

Dress the planet with organic fashion

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter April 5, 2023

With the state of the world’s environment becoming a bigger topic in modern politics, ways to make a positive impact on the globe are also being discussed. From recycling paper and plastic, there have been many ideas to reduce pollution or other negative...

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Frida Acuna likes to fuse street and formal style while René Acosta describes his style as 70s retro.

A city filled with unique and stylish souls

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 5, 2023

From putting on a pair of bell bottoms to styling rustic overalls to rummaging through a closet to find a corset or a button-down shirt to layer with vintage jewelry and accessories; people have found a way to express themselves through fashion. Being...

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According to a statement by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, 30 priority bills are meant to be heard at the next legislative session later this year, including S.B. 16, 17, and 18 which restricts efforts of educators teaching Critical Race Theory in colleges across Texas, ban diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring policies and end tenure in public universities. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Critical Race Theory could just be a theory in Texas Universities

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 4, 2023

Sitting in a classroom learning about how laws and social movements can be shaped by social conceptions of race and ethnicity is a subject known as Critical Race Theory. This discipline can transform a student’s knowledge and learning, but a new Senate...

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The University Learning Heights Academy is located at 315 W Schuster Ave.

Lending a Miner hand to student parents

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter April 2, 2023

Hearing a screaming child, along with the occasional headache and emotionally draining days, is the life of a parent. However, for those parents, pursuing their education while caring for a young child can possibly be a bit more overwhelming due to the...

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The University of Texas at El Paso is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university.

A piece of the sky: The best of UTEP

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor April 2, 2023

From its humble beginnings as a small college of mines, to one of the largest universities in the state of Texas. UTEP is a culturally diverse campus that offers some of the best opportunities for the bold students that search for them. Newcomers to...

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The gardens are located behind the Centennial Museum and have free admission for all.

Take in the views of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter March 30, 2023

From calm water fountains to the awe-inspiring native plants of the desert, UTEP’s Chihuahuan Desert Gardens are a destination all Miners must go to at least once. With a variety of plants coming from New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Mexico, a walk through...

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Metallurgy is the science and art of extracting metals from their ores and in turn using them for unique use in the world.

The difference a degree can make: Metallurgy

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor March 29, 2023

It was April 16, 1913, when El Paso history would be changed forever. In an effort to acknowledge the important impact of mining and metallurgy on the ever-growing community, the State School of Mines and Metallurgy at El Paso was born. Metallurgy may...

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UPDATE: Deadly fire at Ciudad Juarez kills 39 migrants from Central America

UPDATE: Deadly fire at Ciudad Juarez kills 39 migrants from Central America

Maria L. Guerrero Duran, Web Editor March 28, 2023

Editor’s Note: This story is updated from top to bottom with the latest updates up top. March 29, 3:49 p.m.  Protests are currently happening both in front of the National Migration Institute at the Lerdo-Stanton Bridge, and a 'large' group of...

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During Women’s History Month, we honor mother of three, cancer survivor and UTEP custodian Alma Consuelo García Hernández.

La vida de una madre en el desierto

Maria L. Guerrero Duran, Web Editor March 24, 2023

Editor’s Note: This story was written in Spanish to convey Alma’s story without the translation of her quotes. A summary in English accompanies the story.  Si alguna vez has estado en el edificio Unión, seguramente te has topado a Alma, la señora...

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