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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

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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Puff, puff, pass...on vaping

Puff, puff, pass…on vaping

Sofia Sierra, Staff Reporter February 1, 2024

It may be hard to believe that root-beer, bubble gum, banana, etc. are harming people under 21. At first it may seem harmless, but these are the most common vape flavors that are being sold to minors.    Nicotine is a stimulant that triggers adrenaline,...

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Residents at the El Paso State Supported Living Center pose for a photo at the newly introduced sports complex.

A short story of hope

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Web/Copy Editor January 30, 2024

Laughter, smiles and fun echoed through the El Paso State Supported Living Center (EPSSLC) as the facility officially opened its new sports complex. After 49 years, a once dirt patch finally turned into an outdoor complex, which includes a basketball...

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Migrants await entry into shelter to escape harsh winter.

Where is the empathy? Going inside of El Paso’s homeless culture

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor January 30, 2024

As the winter season prolongs, the frigid temperatures can become more of an inconvenience to any local. For those without a place to call home, it becomes a battle for survival. Given the migrant influx over the past year and various situations that...

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The “Grand Candela” was unveiled in 2019 at the Walmart on 7101 Gateway West Blvd. It serves as a memorial to the 22 lives lost as result of the mass shooting on Aug. 3, 2022.

El Paso stays strong

Adam Regalado, Multimedia Editor January 30, 2024

After pleading guilty to 90 federal charges, Patrick Crusius; the man who was convicted of carrying out a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart killing 23 people and injuring 22 others,  was sentenced to 90 consecutive life sentences last year. Crusius...

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Photo illustration of the Don Haskins statue set to be unveiled during a prep rally on Feb. 24.

Coach Don Haskins continues to live on

Erik Acosta, Editor-In-Chief January 30, 2024

A game changer, mentor, and legend is what El Pasoans would describe legendary Coach Don Haskins and his unforgettable impact on the UTEP community. He was the first coach in history to start five African American players in the 1966 national championship...

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Renato Aguilera, Ph.D lead the team that found a promising compound to combat leukemia.

UTEP research team laying the foundation for new cancer treatment

Erik Acosta, Editor-In-Chief January 25, 2024

In late 2007, a team of UTEP researchers began working on a drug that could potentially kill cancer cells. Their extensive research has come to a revolutionary breakthrough as Renato Aguilera, Ph.D., and a team of Ph.D. students discovered a compound...

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Faculty members Beatrice Lee, Ph.D., and Emre Umucu, both part of the College of Health Sciences, were awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Photo courtesy of UTEP

UTEP researchers receive grant to help disabled community

Erik Acosta, Editor-In-Chief January 23, 2024

UTEP College of Health Sciences announces their researchers will begin to work on improving employment barriers among veterans and Asian Americans with disabilities. Researchers Beatrice Lee, Ph.D., and Emre Umucu, Ph.D., both faculty members from the...

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Don’t be ‘A–’ be ‘A+’

Don’t be ‘A–’ be ‘A+’

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter January 22, 2024

The American Red Cross declared an emergency blood shortage earlier this month. According to the Red Cross, blood donors have decreased by 40% throughout the past 20 years, with this past year reaching an all-time low.   The Red Cross shared some...

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The “Minding Minds” is a monument located at the entrance of UTEP, installed in 2010.

UTEP Foster Homeless program ensures success for students

Adam Regalado, Multimedia Editor January 19, 2024

Back in 2010 a staff member became aware of a student living on campus and was later dealing with house insecurity. This situation would later be the stepping stone for UTEP to form The Foster Homeless Adopted Resources (FHAR). Since then, FHAR has strived...

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