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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Migrants step off a Sun Metro bus on the corner of Oregon Street and E Father Rahm Avenue.

What Biden missed during his visit to El Paso

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

President Joe Biden toured the city of El Paso, Jan 8. ahead of his visit with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The visit comes after much criticism from many republicans on the handling of the ongoing migrant crisis happening in the...

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After the election of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brazil, many supporters of incumbent Jair Bolsonaro stormed Brazil’s congress and presidential offices after his rhetoric that mirrored former U.S President Trump’s Jan. 8. Photo by Carolina Antunes

Brazil’s democracy in jeopardy?

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor January 8, 2023

As the United States passes the two-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection, another democracy is suffering at the hands of political extremist. Two months ago, Brazil held an election for the presidency where far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro lost...

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Pope Benedict XVI was the first pope to step down in six centuries and has passed away at the age of 95 on Dec. 31.

The death of a pontiff

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor December 31, 2022

The Roman Catholic Church ends the year with the loss of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who passed away Dec. 31 at the age of 95. In 2013, Benedict became the first pope to resign in over 600 years. Benedict only held the position for eight years, citing...

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Journalist Barbara Walters passed away at the age of 93 on Dec. 30. As one of the first female journalists, she has impacted many throughout her life.

A loss for the world of journalism

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief December 31, 2022

Barbara Walters died Friday, Dec. 30 at the age of 93. Walters was a trailblazer in the world of journalism as she became a dominant force in a field dominated by men. Working on the “Today” show from 1961-1976, she then moved to ABC where she became...

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El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser issues disaster declaration due to the incoming migrants and the forthcoming end to Title 42. Photo courtesy of CBP Photography.

Migrants face a cold crisis at the border

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor December 18, 2022

El Paso city officials are stuck scrambling to find space and resources to accommodate the influx of migrants hoping to cross the southern border this winter. El Paso Mayor, Oscar Leeser, declared a state of emergency Sat., Dec. 17 due to the immense...

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In addition to spending on college tuition, the graduation process can also be very expensive, with necessary purchases like graduation gowns, caps and stoles and others like graduation photos.

The most expensive milestone

Eduardo Flores, Contributor December 4, 2022

Graduating college or university is an important achievement but can also be very expensive for students and their families.   The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) awarded a total of 5,049 degrees, with 3,708 degrees awarded to undergraduates...

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According to the University of Washington, it takes the average college graduate three to six months to find employment following graduation.

Graduates search for jobs after graduation

Sophia Villalobos, Contributor December 1, 2022

Before Carlos Yanar graduated from UTEP with a degree in finance, he knew he would have to start his search for jobs in order to start his career. In El Paso, there is a lot of competition for higher paying jobs, but not enough positions.   “After...

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Enviornmental activist group named Just Stop Oil coalition attempts to bring attention from the British government to stop new fossil fuel licensing and production. Photo courtesy of Matt Hrkac/Flickr

The scandal behind coalitions

Maria L. Guerrero Duran, Web Editor November 30, 2022

Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series on the reasoning and the impact of climate change protests through attacks on art.  The Just Stop Oil coalition has been continuously striking to bring attention from the British government to...

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David Sanchez is a training and development consultant in human resources at UTEP.

UTEP staff member makes impact in human resources

Kristen Scheaffer, Contributor November 30, 2022

David Sanchez, Training and Development Consultant in Human Resources at the University of Texas at El Paso, has been holding workshops on emotional intelligence and building stronger interpersonal relationships.  An El Paso native, Sanchez, got his...

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Nursing student David Moreno is ready to serve in the workforce and pursue a career in the medical field.

UTEP graduate is a hero in the making

Alyson Rodriguez, Staff Reporter November 29, 2022

UTEP nursing student David Moreno is one of the many students graduating during this fall commencement. Moreno is ready to serve in the workforce and pursue a career of serving his community, which he already has extensive experience in doing.   Moreno...

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UTEP student graduating this December, speaks on the best advice he was given by one of his professors and helped him get through his college career.

Grads recall the best words of advice from professors

Josie Avila, Audience & Engagement Editor November 29, 2022

Seniors are preparing to say goodbye to the University of Texas at El Paso at the upcoming commencement. This moment can be bittersweet for students as many leave close friends behind, student organizations or their on-campus job.  However, many graduates...

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Taylor Swift fans were angered after Ticketmaster had fans waiting in line for hours, experienced site crashes, and multiple card charges. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Ticketmaster vs. Swift fans

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor November 29, 2022

When it comes to artists and the concerts they host across the globe, there is no one more dedicated to ticket-buying than fans. However, this whole process can be ruined by those that sell tickets based on unfair and unmonitored sales.  Ticketmaster...

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