Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

A client looks through the assorted clothing for sale, at Vintage store located at 2727 N. Stanton St.

Thrift store bringing in a new wave of consumers

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter February 9, 2023

Thrifting, a developing and well-liked trend among today's younger demographic, allows shoppers to get clothes at low prices that have either been handed down or viewed as vintage. Since UTEP students and locals have easier access to stores like Uptown...

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Actor and producer Alec Baldwin was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Rust film cinematographer Halyna Hutchins Jan. 31. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Alec Baldwin charged for ‘Rust’ shooting

Nicholas Maes, Contributor February 7, 2023

On Jan. 31, actor and producer Alec Baldwin was formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of “Rust” film cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The shooting took place Oct. 21, 2021, just south of Santa Fe, NM at Bonanza Creek Ranch,...

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The El Paso Walmart shooter, Patrick Crusius pleads guilty to the 2019 shooting. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Patrick Crusius death penalty decision has left a ray of emotions

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter February 6, 2023

Aug. 3, 2019, was a day marked by a tragedy in the borderland; when Patrick Crusius entered a Walmart on the east side shooting 23 people, wounding 23 more. The El Paso community, along with the relatives and friends of the victims, demanded justice on...

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Regina Reza, member of the Student Impact Association makes an impact within the UTEP community.

Opening a door to acceptance

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter February 1, 2023

Marsha P. Johnson’s activism represented at UTEP Marsha P. Johnson was a well-renowned activist for what is now known as the LGBTQIA2S+ community especially during the Gay Liberation movement in the 1960s and 70s which led Johnson to engage in the...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Was one of the most well-known leaders of the for civil rights movement which spanned from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Photo courtesy of Pressens Bild/Openverse

Movements that made Black history

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter February 1, 2023

Social and political movements have been the foundation for equal rights, not only in the United States but around the world.  With Black History Month here, the historical movements and problems faced by African American figures or communities are...

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Thelma White Camak played a significant role in the desegregation of Texas Western College in 1955. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

A revolution through desegregation: A look at Thelma White Camacks’ legacy

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter February 1, 2023

Thelma White Camack was a pioneer of her time and played a significant role in the desegregation of Texas Western College (TWC), now known as UTEP, in 1955. She opened the door for African American students to apply and be admitted to the university while...

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Member of Omega Psi Phi, Cedric Napoleon Shamley Jr. takes part in the community within his fraternity.

Life in the historic Omega Psi Phi at UTEP

Nicholas Maes, Contributor February 1, 2023

Historically fraternities and sororities have been a part of colleges across the nation for years and UTEP is no stranger to that history. As part of Miner Welcome, UTEP’s fraternities and sororities presented themselves for students to approach and...

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The Student Support Service Program provides tutoring for student through the Tutor Me program.

Tutor Me brings help for better grades

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor January 26, 2023

As the spring semester begins at UTEP and students return for classes, some may need extra help with tough classes. One of the most beneficial tools a university can provide for their students is tutoring, which UTEP offers in many forms.   Tutoring...

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Former United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, Robert K. Hur, has been appointed to investigate missing documents from then missing Vice President Joe Biden’s office. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr

The truth behind ‘File-gate’

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor January 24, 2023

It was revealed Thursday Jan. 12 that United States Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Former United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur as special counsel to investigate a discrepancy at the National Archives regarding...

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As the Spring semester began, the Get Involved Fair took place in the Union Breezeway and along Centennial Plaza to get students involved in activities and groups on campus.

Start the year fresh with getting involved around campus

Erik Acosta, Staff Reporter January 24, 2023

Another semester has already begun at UTEP and they are kicking off the new semester with fun-filled activities and events for UTEP students to participate in. The semester kicked off with the annual Get Involved and Wellbeing Fair at the Union and Centennial...

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Jesus Fargas Hill performs an original poem during the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, Jan. 17 at Centennial Plaza.

Honoring legacies at UTEP’s Martin Luther King celebration

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter January 23, 2023

The first week of school is here and with it comes a day marking the birthday of one of America’s most important historical and political figures, Martin Luther King Jr. A key individual to the civil rights movement, King was responsible, along with...

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(Right to left) Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were the victims of the Idaho murders that occurred Nov. 13, 2022. Photos courtesy of Zana Kernodle and Kaylee Goncalve’s Instagrams.

Do UTEP residents feel safe on campus after Idaho murders?

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Staff Reporter January 20, 2023

After the recent deaths of four Idaho College students on Nov. 13, 2022, the safety of student residents in housing comes into question. Housing and Residence Life, the Dean of Students Office and the UTEP Police Department are three of the many resources...

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