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Ana Gomez of La Mujer Obrera believes in the importance of cultural inspiration.

Café Mayapan feeds the community

Nicholas Maes, Staff Reporter October 12, 2023

Located in Central El Paso and being revered for serving as a center for celebrating Mexican heritage, Café Mayapan prides itself in being as authentic as possible. From the authenticity of the food, to the culture, to the acts of service, Café Mayapan...

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r“The Addams Family” took the stage at the UTEP Dinner Theater during the Fall of 2017. Photos by The Prospector Archive

UTEP says Farewell to Forty Years of Dinner Theater

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

For the past 40 years, the UTEP Dinner Theater (UTD) has entertained audiences of all ages, having their shows range from many cult classics like ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ to Tony-Award winning musicals like ‘The Prom’. However, the stability...

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Chairez (left) says that she created her name with the help of her brother when creating a Myspace profile in middle school.

A collaboration of queer and Latinx beauty

Erik Acosta, Web Editor October 10, 2023

Continuous bills restricting drag performances, endless protests and arrests of drag queens; is all what the drag community has faced over the years, an uphill struggle fighting for their voices and freedom. Fellow Latinx drag queens like Gigi Chairez...

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UTEP student Diego Martinez was killed by a motorcycle in West El Paso Sept. 29. Photo courtesy of UTEP Soccer’s Twitter

Love like Diego

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief October 10, 2023

People come into one another’s lives not knowing the impact they will have on each other. For Stephen Pitchkolan, President of Kappa Sigma at UTEP, the impact of Diego Martinez is an everlasting one. Unfortunately, some people leave this earth unexpectedly...

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Ecology student, Karen Stopani suggests doing things that make you happy to avoid burnout.

Different ways to deal with student burnout

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 9, 2023

Like the leaves falling around campus, so are some students’ motivation for their classes. College can get difficult in the middle of the semester, as midterms and assignment deadlines loom over the heads of students. Dealing with student burnout can...

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While in Kazakhstan, Tchoshanov will research and teach different learning implements.

Meet Mourat Tchoshanov, the newest Fullbright Award recipient

Katy Ruiz, Contributor/Reporter October 6, 2023

Learning college mathematics can be hard but teaching it to students means an individual has to have the skill set to teach and the brains to know so much math. Mathematics professor Mourat Tchoshanov, Ph.D., he has taken the challenge of not teaching...

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Discover offers job opportunities for UTEP students exclusively for them.

“Discover” credits within Accredited Program at UTEP

Katy Ruiz, Contributor/Reporter September 28, 2023

Between the rising cost of goods, finding jobs and being a college student, there are plenty of reasons to be on a path of discovery at UTEP.  While there are many options at UTEP to help students with economic mobility, the university has decided to...

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Dr. El-Gendy teaching and explaining the nature of his magnetic experiment to his students.

A look inside UTEP physicists’ groundbreaking discoveries

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter September 27, 2023

Computers, magnets, and quantum physics. Some may wonder how these three topics relate. Until most recently, the three were combined by UTEP physicists who reported the creation of a new magnet that works more efficiently than quantum computing.  This...

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A mother with her daughter sitting nearby El Paso Street with their belongings.

El Paso reaches breaking point as migrants flood downtown

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2023

Downtown El Paso and San Jacinto Plaza is most notable for its warm and welcoming environment, has turned into a disheartening place as visitors greet the eyes of hopeless migrants waiting for the foreseeable future. Today and for an unknown amount of...

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El Paso’s Border Patrol Tactical Unit and their K-9 assist named Yoda were able to apprehend Danelo Cavalcante, the man who escaped prison after being convicted of killing Deborah Brandão. Photo courtesy of USBP BORTAC

El Paso BORTAC K9 brings justice

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor September 26, 2023

Those outside of El Paso might know the border city for its scorching temperatures and ongoing migrant crisis, but now many can think of El Paso for its phenomenal Border Patrol Tactical and K9 unit because of its most recent heroic effort.  Many...

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According to a UTEP press release, more than 3,800 students enrolled, which is a four percent increase over last year’s fall enrollment.

UTEP breaks record for highest freshman enrollment for a second time

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 26, 2023

The start of the fall semester means many things like festivities, fun and freshmen, which according to UTEP, there are plenty of this year.  For the second year in a row, UTEP has announced the breaking of its all-time freshman record. With more first-year...

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According to a study by Young Invincibles, 72 percent of student parents nationwide are mothers.

Two for one, a student mother makes it all happen

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 15, 2023

At first glance, it can be hard to believe thousands of students attend college daily. The sun rises and sets day in and day out while students find time to pursue their higher education. Each student with their own story that fuels them to show off their...

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