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A Long Overdue Goodbye

Jose Soto, Entertainment Editor May 3, 2016

Some goodbyes are harder to say than others, which is probably why I have delayed it for so long. I have spent the majority of my adulthood in and out of college. It’s been like a toxic relationship, you break up and get back together frequently. But...

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More than a Copy

Jasmine Aguilera, Copy Editor May 3, 2016

My life before The Prospector is a blur. That may sound like an exaggeration, but before I walked into 105 Union Building East five years ago, the thought of my future resembled something like a Picasso painting—the shapes, lines and hues coming together...

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How are you? Good. That’s good

Mike Vasquez, Staff Reporter April 26, 2016

I must have told at least 30 people that I was doing “pretty good” this weekend. No one really cares how you’re doing, not really, but it’s a necessary question to ask when greeting someone. That’s what it is now, a greeting. It used to be...

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Graffiti in the time of Trump

Jasmine Aguilera, Copy Editor April 26, 2016

It’s more impactful than political comments on Facebook. It means more than the “Feel the Bern” T-shirts, and the “Make America Great Again” baseball caps. It’s street art. Art that is powerful enough to prevent drone strikes in Pakistan...

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Navigating through the capital of the historic renaissance

Navigating through the capital of the historic renaissance

Kimberly Valle, Contributor April 22, 2016

During a last few days in Rome, Sarah and I decided to hop on a train to visit, Florence, the capital of Tuscany.   On our way to the train station we stumbled across a man who claimed he worked for tourist information and so we believed him....

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The irony of printing a newspaper during Earth Week

Amanda Guillen, Editor-In-Chief April 19, 2016

Every year we celebrate Earth Day and this year it will be celebrated on April 22. The Prospector dedicates an issue to Earth Day and every year someone on staff asks about why we have an issue dedicated to this day if we print thousands of issues on...

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Kim Valle and a friend in Rome.

Roaming through romantic ruins

Kim Valle, Contributor April 16, 2016

After a two-and-a-half hour plane ride from Fez, Morocco, my roommate Sarah and I finally landed in the romantic international city of Rome. The feeling of being in the city I have always dreamed about was so unreal!   Sarah and I hopped...

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Reunited in Barcelona

Reunited in Barcelona

Kim Valle, Contributor April 12, 2016

Last summer, my roommate and I hopped on a plane and took off to the energetic city of Barcelona! After two hours on the plane, we finally landed! I was meeting with one of my friends from back home who was also studying abroad, but in Barcelona. She...

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Catching Waves on Asilah Beach

Catching Waves on Asilah Beach

Kim Valle, Contributor April 12, 2016

I am a huge fan of ocean and beaches; when I found out that we were visiting one of the calmest beaches in Morocco I jumped with joy and couldn’t wait to explore the lovely and peaceful city of Asilah.   My classmates and I jumped into our...

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Live dangerously, turn on your ‘read receipts’

Mike Vazquez, Staff Reporter April 12, 2016

I know exactly what I’m doing when I read a message and don’t reply. I know what you go through too—don’t worry, I’ve been there. That little notification pops up, “Read at 4:03 p.m.” and by 4:20 you’re scraping every reason together...

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Chumel brings hope

Rene Delgadillo, Staff Reporter April 5, 2016

With more than 1.4 million YouTube subscribers and more that 136.9 million views, El Pulso De La Republica has become an alternative news outlet for the new generation of Mexicans. Chumel Torres, who is the anchor of the show, has been reaching out to...

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Respect us and mind your business

Respect us and mind your business

Amanda Guillen, Editor-in-Chief March 29, 2016

There are many reasons why people don’t go to the gym: a busy schedule, work, kids, laziness, but some reasons are uncontrollable, at least on one side. For a woman, often times, our insecurities come from others’ lack of intelligence and manners. A...

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