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Blue towers around campus mark the emergency call boxes which is a direct line to the campus police, if needed.

Should college students fear for their safety on campus?

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter March 18, 2024

The murder of Laken Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student at Augusta University sparked a political and national debate over immigration but also posed the question on whether college campuses are safe?  According to the New York Times, Riley went...

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In 2022, San Antonio experienced a similar deadly wildfire. Wildfires are a common threat in Texas, causing devastation of homes, cattle, land, and more. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

The devastating effects of the wildfires in the Texas panhandle

Esteban Corona, Staff Reporter March 14, 2024

Destroyed homes, downed power lines, a wasteland of ash and lost livestock is the aftermath left by one of the largest wildfires in Texas history, that has torn through towns and counties in the panhandle of Texas. It has torn through towns and forced...

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The first-ever photograph of the Yellow-crested Helmetshrike, or Prionops alberti, was taken during a recent expedition led by UTEP scientists. Photo courtesy of Matty Brady/The University of Texas at El Paso.

The not-so-lost Yellow-crested Helmetshrike

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor March 14, 2024

Through the dense, foggy forests of Itombwe, Massif, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, two UTEP scientists traversed the mountain ranges to find different species.   Scientists Michael Harvey, Ph.D., and Eli Greenbaum, Ph.D., told The Prospector...

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Jonathan Vasquez is a junior at UTEP.

Students with disabilities continue to defy the odds at UTEP

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor March 13, 2024

At first, a study abroad trip to Spain seemed unlikely to graduate student Mikaela Reyes as she was diagnosed with Lupus at 16-years-old. Lupus is a disease where her immune system attacks organs and tissue causing inflammation. Because of this, Reyes...

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Judy Moore, Associate Director of the Office of International Programs and Study Abroad, believes that international experience can help you stand out in graduate programs and future jobs.

UTEP study abroad program offers students a new cultural mindset

Erik Acosta, Editor-In-Chief March 12, 2024

From the sun-kissed white beaches of Kenya to the highland paradise of Panama that lingers with a vibrant city and pure nature, is an adventure unique for travelers and the UTEP study abroad program offers that once in a lifetime college experience for...

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Students are met with long lines at the border after a long day of classes.

Life in between two countries

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor March 11, 2024

Itzel Ayala crosses the bridge to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico every Friday to visit family. She says traveling by car can take anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours. To Ayala, crossing can sometimes be exhausting because of how travel times fluctuate. This...

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Terrance Lamont Kinard Jr., was shot and killed Jan. 26, 2019, near a house party on Mount Whitney Dr, in Northeast El Paso.

Remembering Terrance Lamont Kinard Jr.

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter March 1, 2024

Terrance Lamont Kinard Jr., also known as TK to his family and friends, was 20-years-old when he was fatally shot near a house party Jan. 26, 2019, in Northeast El Paso leaving behind his family, friends and two children. The family of TK says he was...

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Some say that refineries such as the Marathon refinery on 212 N Clark Dr, can have a negative effect on air quality.

Is that clouds or smog?

Sofia Sierra, Web Editor March 1, 2024

There is one thing many residents have in common, seeing El Paso’s sky slowly becoming a bit foggier. In 2022, the American Lung Association reported 40 days of unsafe levels of ozone in the city, making the greenhouse gas emission problem persistent....

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Candidates display signs as part of their election run.

El Paso needs your vote for the primary election

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter February 28, 2024

Campaign signs have popped up around El Paso neighborhoods indicating primary election season is here. Primary elections are popular for some El Pasoans. In the November 2020 federal election, 267,215 ballots were cast. Three years later, in the November...

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Border Patrol and Customs only way to identify a Tren De Aragua member is by their tattoos. However, they hide them or wait to get them once they cross over.

Venezuelan Gang, Tren De Aragua a threat to borderland cities

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter February 27, 2024

The Tren de Aragua or “Aragua Train” emerged in the Tocorón prison in Aragua, Venezuela around 2012 and is led by Héctor Rustherford Guerrero Flores or better known as “Niño Guerrero.” The gang expanded to several Latin American countries including...

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Miguel Romeros sisters making a memorial to their brother.

Remembering Miguel Romero

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter February 27, 2024

White balloons flew high above Horizon High School to commemorate the life of Miguel Romero on Feb. 13 as the community gathered in HHS’s gym to celebrate Romero’s life. The 17-year-old passed away earlier in the month after being hit by a drunk driver...

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UTEP’s Black Student Union, goal is to educate and celebrate African American culture.

Black Student Union makes UTEP feel like home

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter February 22, 2024

Moving to El Paso to attend UTEP can be a culture shock to many students. With a majority Hispanic population, some students of different ethnicities can have trouble settling in. However, there are many organizations that can help them feel at home,...

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