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Basketball dunks on other sports

Basketball dunks on other sports

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor November 16, 2023

Growing up I never cared much for sports, watching or playing. For the longest time, the closest I had gotten to a field was “manager” for the girls’ soccer team in middle school. Baseball took too long, El Paso seemed too hot for hockey and football...

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Cemeteries: the only scary thing about them is neglect

Cemeteries: the only scary thing about them is neglect

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 1, 2023

Everyone knows that cemeteries and graveyards are the “spooky” places shown in cartoons and other media for Halloween. Though this is a popular association, to me the only scary thing about cemeteries is the neglect. From overgrown weeds to dirty...

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Laying down cempazúchitl to honor those lost

Laying down cempazúchitl to honor those lost

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief October 30, 2023

For much of my young life I never truly felt a connection to the day of the dead or “Dia de los Muertos” in Spanish. I saw no importance in the holiday due to me not having dealt with loss quite yet. Losing anyone can have a severe impact on anyone,...

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Podcasts: The only thing scary is the lack of creativity

Podcasts: The only thing scary is the lack of creativity

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 26, 2023

I think society has reached a point where everything needs to be recorded. Back then, it would only be funny moments or mishaps, now it can be a conversation with your friend about your favorite menu item at Chili’s and you can post it online as a “podcast”....

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Viewing my Hispanic identity

Viewing my Hispanic identity

Annabella Mireles, Photo Editor October 16, 2023

During Hispanic Heritage month, many might take a moment to reflect on their own Hispanic lineage, the women and men who raised us with the notion of passing on the culture their parents passed down to them. However, as a Hispanic woman, I struggle with...

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Are they actually with us? A quick dive into the new alien claims.

Are they actually with us? A quick dive into the new alien claims.

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter September 29, 2023

Within the last decade, humanity has become more comfortable with the idea of not being alone in this universe.  Instead of questioning whether extra-terrestrial life exists or not, we have started to question when the human race will actually come face...

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Why we should learn from Mexican feminists

Why we should learn from Mexican feminists

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter September 22, 2023

As tensions continue to rise in the U.S. over women’s rights, Mexico’s Supreme Court has made one of its most historic and progressive decisions. Mexico’s Supreme Court has unanimously decriminalized abortion from its federal penal code, granting...

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UTEP Confess is a popular confession account on Instagram with more than three thousand followers. The account posts confessions from students as well as giving a space for them to voice concerns.

Let’s ‘confess’ about the internet

Katy Ruiz, Contributor/Reporter September 14, 2023

Click, follow, like, confess, and complain. That’s the Instagram page well known amongst the UTEP population known as UTEP Confess (@utepconfess).   With more than three thousand followers as of the writing of this piece, the page content can range...

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Is karma coming around for Scooter Braun?

Is karma coming around for Scooter Braun?

Erik Acosta, Web Editor September 11, 2023

From hanging around with Taylor Swift to managing some of the biggest pop stars in the world, life has been smooth for Scooter Braun. But recently, everyone has been getting off the scooter, so has karma tracked him down?  Recently, news broke that...

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Tourism vs. colonialism: Spot the difference

Tourism vs. colonialism: Spot the difference

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor September 5, 2023

The entirety of the United States was built on stolen land, by the hands of stolen labor. As a result, there remains to be an immense loss of culture across multiple indigenous groups due to forced assimilation and eradication of once sacred languages,...

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Starting a new journey at The Prospector

Starting a new journey at The Prospector

Erik Acosta, Web Editor August 31, 2023

Growing up, I was not the kid to play sports or go outside and hang out with other kids. I enjoyed staying inside, playing with my toys and letting my imagination run wild.    I loved writing and my English classes; I would get so excited every...

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My journey into the world of multimedia

My journey into the world of multimedia

Avery Escamilla-Wendell, Multimedia Editor August 31, 2023

Capturing life in El Paso has always been a quest for me to achieve. The borderland is rich in Hispanic culture through family, friends, music and events. Throughout the UTEP campus, the culture continues through every student continuing their education....

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