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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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Judgemental gays at the gym—big surprise

Jose Soto, Entertainment Editor March 29, 2016

Going to the gym is an experience, and it isn’t always a positive one. Getting yourself to the gym in the first place takes quite an amount of will power because, in most cases, you are seeking body image improvements. Already, it’s something that...

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Kim Valle with Mamoun Aloui.

The Alouis, my second family.

Kimberly Valle, Contributor March 16, 2016

“Monji?” Saeeda would ask my roommate and I. “Monji” is a phrase in the Darija dialect described as food. Every morning Layla and Saeeda, who were our homestay housekeepers, prepared a tray of cookies and Malwi (a traditional Moroccan bread),...

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Tinder can help you find the one

Mike Vasquez, Staff Reporter March 1, 2016

Four weeks after my dating app experiment, all but “Tinder” have proven useless. Finding respectable women on “Grindr,” I soon discovered, was a futile endeavor.  It does take time to match with someone, but even after that moment when you realize...

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VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

Jasmine Aguilera, Copy Editor February 23, 2016

A common misconception is that one voter doesn’t make a difference. You are one of about 674,000 people in El Paso, only one of about 27 million in Texas and a measly one of 319 million people in the United States. So the “every vote counts” argument...

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Perspectives: Kanye West

Jasmine Aguilera and Adrian Broaddus February 16, 2016

Kanye West can suck it: Jasmine Aguilera Before there was presidential candidate Donald Trump, there was Kanye West. Kanye West is the embodiment of everything wrong with society. And worse, millions of people fund his narcissism, misogyny and twisted...

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