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Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Erik graduated on May 11 with a bachelors in multimedia journalism.

It’s time to go (Erik’s Version)

Erik Acosta, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2024

If someone had told freshman me during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic that one day I would be editor-in-chief of a student newspaper, grow as a journalist, have an internship and meet people who have now become close friends, I probably wouldn't...

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Alyson graduated on May 11 with her bachelors in multimedia journalism

Four years in a flash, thank you Prospy for everything

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor/Writer May 14, 2024

In August 2020, I sent an email which changed the trajectory of my whole life. At the age of 18 I wasn’t sure if I wanted to become a clinical laboratory scientist and spend the rest of my life being tucked away in the lab, because growing up I always...

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Blunt progression: Texas still says no

“Blunt” progression: Texas still says no

Adam Regalado, Multimedia Editor April 26, 2024

The conversation about marijuana is sometimes a tense subject in politics. New Mexico has legalized the recreational use of marijuana. And people, such as myself, are asking the question: Is Texas going to consider doing the same?   Because Texas...

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Has art hit the pause button?

Has art hit the pause button?

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter April 24, 2024

 Through several eras of art history such as the romantic era (18th-20th centuries), modern era (1900s-1970s), and the contemporary era (1970s-present).  Art has reflected artists’ personal lives, while also highlighting the ever-changing world.  Although,...

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Coachella is an annual music festival, that started in 1999. Photo courtesy of DeviantArt.

Buy the ticket, take the ride; but for Coachella?

Dominique Macias, Contributor/Photographer April 23, 2024

From the anticipation for the announcement of lineups, hype surrounding outfits and makeup, and social media posts that happen during Coachella weekend is an annual occurrence. Starting in 1999 and continuing annually, the power of music versus the status...

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Summer concerts, raves and music festivals are on many people’s bucket list for this upcoming festival season.

Fine tuning festival planning

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor April 4, 2024

My experience with music festivals has been slim, but it was one of my best experiences to date. For example, the Crossroads Guitar Festival was one I had been wanting to go to since I first learned about it ten years ago. I’d never been to a music...

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What it means to be a woman

What it means to be a woman

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter March 25, 2024

What does it mean to be a woman? There are many perspectives to what being a woman means, and as we celebrate women’s contributions and achievements during Women’s History Month, we get to see the different sides of being a woman. Female UTEP students...

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A freshmans guide to social success in college

A freshman’s guide to social success in college

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor/Writer March 18, 2024

As the tassel shifts from right to left on graduation day, signaling the end of high school, a wave of challenges, excitements and uncertainties await incoming college freshmen, bridging the gap between the familiar halls of adolescence to the uncharted...

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Surf the web or the waves

Surf the web or the waves

Adam Regalado, Multimedia Editor March 15, 2024

Movies and T.V. shows taught us that when spring break comes around, you go to the beach in someone's van and party all week long with no worries in the world besides winning the limbo competition like Rory Gilmore did in season 4 of Gilmore Girls. What...

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Let Selena rest

Let Selena rest

Dominique Macias, Contributor/Photographer March 14, 2024

Every Hispanic, Latino and music lover remembers the day Selena Quintanilla Perez was murdered, by her close confidant and employee, Yolanda Saldivar. The legendary Tejano singer, Selena, passed away March 31, 1995. Time stood still that day, tears flooded...

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Importance of Black History Month

Importance of Black History Month

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor March 2, 2024

Black History Month is a time to reflect and honor Black culture, but it is also a continuing force of understanding that Black history is not just limited to one month. From the rich cultural heritage, to triumphs, and adversities African Americans have...

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La madrina glorification

La madrina glorification

Dominique Macias, Contributor/Photographer February 20, 2024

Griselda Blanco dominated Miami's economy and society in Florida, from the late 1970s to early 80s. She was called the “Godmother” and “Black Widow.” She is often referred to as the “only man” Pedro Escobar was afraid of. Netflix recently...

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