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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Texas State Troopers were found under the Paso del Norte Bridge awaiting orders to mobilize.

Confusion and anger engulf El Paso border bridge

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 13, 2023

The story at our border added a new chapter Sunday, Mar. 12, as migrants stormed the Paso del Norte International Crossing to cross into the U.S. after months of waiting in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.  Hundreds of migrants overwhelmed the Mexican National...

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UTEP’s Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority chapter asked students to donate dry and canned food to go toward low-income schools in El Paso. Photo courtesy of Alpha Kappa Alpha

The ‘Souper Bowl’ fights childhood hunger in El Paso

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter March 8, 2023

UTEP Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Delta chapter (ETA Delta AKA), is asking students to donate dry and canned food to go toward low-income schools in El Paso. The food drive started on Feb. 12 and will continue until donation boxes are full.   Biological...

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On Friday, Feb. 10, New Mexico State University basketball announced the cease of basketball operations for the remainder of the 2022-23 season due to hazing allegations against the team. Photo courtesy of Defense Visual Information Distribution Service

NMSU basketball program is a warning sign

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor March 8, 2023

It was announced Friday, Feb. 10,  the New Mexico State University (NMSU) basketball team would cease basketball operations for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season. The school’s chancellor Dan Arvizu, who has headed the university since 2018, wrote...

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Designers like Alexander Wang are still invited and applauded during New York Fasion week despite sexual assault allegations. Photo courtesy of Eoin Noonan/Flickr

The issues surrounding Fashion Week

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter March 4, 2023

With gleaming catwalks and high-end fashion models strutting down the runway, fashion week is one of the most anticipated events for designers and models, making it everyone’s favorite annual event for fashion-lovers and the high-end clothing associated...

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A grand review for a grand opening

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture March 3, 2023

When it comes to the activities and attractions El Paso has to offer, some of the city’s most iconic are age-friendly staples in the borderland. Whether it is cruising down Scenic Drive or taking a splash at Wet N’ Wild during the summer heat, there...

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With House Bill 1006 eliminating “diversity, equity and inclusion” in offices across all public colleges and universities in the state, Governor. Greg Abbott’s office warned earlier this month that state agencies hiring based off inclusion is illegal. Photo courtesy of Larry D. Moore/ Wikipedia Commons

Diversity-based hiring in Texas could be illegal

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter March 3, 2023

Some people say it is refreshing to feel like their workplace is diverse and inclusive, it shows how their employer and hiring team care about creating an environment where everyone has equal access to opportunities. Yet, this hiring process may be illegal...

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El Paso Community College’s Valle Verde campus has created Project HIGHER for their Center of Students with Disabilities to help bring access to tutoring, coaching, advising, and materials.

Striking a ‘HIGHER’ goal

Eugenio Cantu, Contributor March 1, 2023

The path to success is paved with hard work and big dreams and it is also a path that is very different for everyone where people need great mentors to guide them every step of the way. El Paso Community College (EPCC) has successfully created another...

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UTEP, NMSU, and UNM worked together to raise money to donate to an 
El Paso foundation to go towards immigrants seeking asylum in El Paso. 
Photo courtesy UNM Newsroom.

Rival schools fundraise to help migrants

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter February 28, 2023

Rival universities, UTEP, New Mexico State University (NMSU) and Th e University of New Mexico (UNM) worked together to raise money to donate to an El Paso foundation to buy donations to go towards immigrants seeking asylum in El Paso. The sister school’s...

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As of Feb. 6, 60 mass shooting have been reported in the U.S. according to the Gun Violence Archive. Photo courtesy of Fibonacci Blue

Countless mass shootings and counting, the American reality we live in

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter February 27, 2023

Families wake up every day and expect to enjoy their day with friends or family at the movies or perhaps a day of shopping at the mall, and in a split-second, an individual pulls out a gun and life changes in an instant and sends a shock around the country....

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The El Paso City Council voted 7-1 last month to limit the use of city resources when it comes to criminal investigations of abortions. Photo courtesy of Seattle City Council

A small step toward abortion access for women in Texas

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter February 27, 2023

With occasional posters and shouting across the room, an audience filled the room with strong emotions and opinions on the possible approval of whether a motion could soon be the first step toward abortion access. With the overturning of Roe v. Wade this...

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The ADA Advisory Commitee holds meetings monthly, with this one taking place on Feb. 8.

ADAA works on equal opportunities at UTEP

Angelica Gutierrez, Contributor February 24, 2023

On Wednesday Feb. 8, the ADA Advisory Committee (ADAAA) held a public meeting where members discussed and talked through different issues and worries around campus related to accessibility. The assembly took place in the campus Union East building, Andesite...

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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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