Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

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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Frontera Folx was founded in 2019-2020 and provides the community a safe place to have discussions about reproductive rights and allows for LGBTQIA+ activism on campus.

Let’s talk about sex

Alyda Muela, Contributor/Writer February 20, 2024

UTEP student organization, Frontera Folx, is breaking stigmas around tough conversations on campus, while also inviting the community to participate in discussions about reproductive rights and LGBTQIA+ activism on campus. Along with UTEP sorority, Sigma...

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A bear is a gift that is often associated with Valentine’s Day.

Love in a creative budget friendly way

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor February 15, 2024

Commence the flower bouquets and love songs because the spell of romance is in full swing. This lovely holiday brings affection and admiration to anyone who has been struck by cupid’s arrow. Romance should always be celebrated and there are numerous...

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It was announced on Feb. 1, that Lewis Hamilton will be leaving the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Team and switching to Scuderia Ferrari for the 2025 season.

Everyone is a Ferrari fan, including Lewis Hamilton

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter February 14, 2024

Formula 1 fans were shocked on Feb. 1 when it was announced that seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton would leave the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and switch to Scuderia Ferrari for the 2025 season.   Hamilton joined the Mercedes team in 2013...

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Cynthia Aguilar, born and raised in El Paso, Texas, received her master’s at UTEP and was named the new dean of students, beginning her duties Jan. 2.

The Prospector sits down with Cynthia Aguilar

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor/Writer February 14, 2024

As the calendar turned to a new year, Cynthia Aguilar took on the role of dean of students and associate vice president of Student Affairs bringing a wave of change to the UTEP academic community.  After Dr. Catie McCorry-Andalis was promoted to vice...

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Along with cardio, eating fruits such as blueberries, cranberries and strawberries can help promote heart health and help with cholesterol.

Running towards a healthy heart

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter February 13, 2024

While the heart may be filled with love, it can also be filled with cholesterol. The El Paso County Public Health reported in 2021, heart diseases were the leading cause of death, with 1,372 lives lost. Not only are heart diseases a prominent issue in...

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The National Cybersecurity Alliance says that the internet is now a big part in LGBTQ+ dating.

The LGBTQ+ journey to living and loving

Adam Regalado, Multimedia Editor February 13, 2024

It’s human nature to look for love. Finding romance can be a particularly difficult endeavor, especially during the month when love songs are playing on the radio and every store is filled to the brim with Valentine's Day decorations, candy, cards and...

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The memorial has names that date back to 1919 to 2021 from El Paso, Fort Hancock, Truth or Consequence, Lordsburg, Ysleta and Deming.

Honor bound: A memorial rising for border patrol heroes

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor February 8, 2024

The El Paso border patrol sector unveiled a new memorial, Jan. 24, honoring border patrol personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice. The new memorial is at the agency’s headquarters at 8901 Montana Avenue.     The bronze memorial honors the 27...

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In order to qualify for the paydirt program, you must be a Texas resident and have completed a FASFA by March 15.

UTEP continues to prove they are one of the most affordable colleges in Texas

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter February 7, 2024

UTEP’s Paydirt Promise Program hopes to calm students’ worries of not being able to afford college. UTEP says they are committed to staying true to their mission statement of, “Make exceptional, affordable education accessible to anyone with the...

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