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Pick N’ Shovel: Why they are the hidden gem on campus

Pick N’ Shovel: Why they are the hidden gem on campus

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 17, 2023

If you ever have been a college student or currently attending college, there is usually a dilemma looming before the start of the day, “What am I going to eat today?”    This question may be hard for many students, as there can be many hidden...

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‘Boy Meets Congress’: Why are celebrities becoming politicians?

‘Boy Meets Congress’: Why are celebrities becoming politicians?

Fatima Alvarado, Designer February 9, 2023

Only a few weeks ago, Ben Savage, former “Boy Meets World” star announced he is running for a seat in congress. Savage hopes to take the 30th district seat currently held by Representative Adam Schiff in the 2024 election. The real question is, why...

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Comic by Maya Alvarado

How to be a better activist and ally

Prospector Staff Report February 3, 2023

Activism can look different at every stage in every space. Whether it be resistance through things like protesting, art, music, film or poetry, people can show up for communities in a multitude of ways. But with recent political movements and celebratory...

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Engaging a UTEP generation

Engaging a UTEP generation

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor February 3, 2023

I remember as a kid, waking up and the first thing that I would see on my TV was the news playing. Every single day news channel KTSM would play at 6 a.m., then later The Today Show playing on the NBC network. As I watched I started growing this love...

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Then Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver, Antonio Brown, suffered from a concussion in 2016 after being tackled by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Brufict while playing with Steelers. Photo courtesy of All Pro Reels/Wikipedia Commons

Players’ safety discussion continues after Hamlin’s injury

Meagan Elizabeth García, Arts & Culture Editor January 19, 2023

When it comes to the NFL, the question of player safety and adverse health effects has been circulating in the company space and various media platforms for years. There have been numerous studies that link playing American football to long-term neurological...

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The Prospector (Itzel’s version)

The Prospector (Itzel’s version)

Itzel Giron, Editor-in-Chief January 17, 2023

Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to be a writer, reporter or news anchor and I never thought I would get the chance to do any of that professionally during my college years. As I enter my senior year at UTEP, I realize the opportunity...

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Student Media and Publications welcomes a new leader

Student Media and Publications welcomes a new leader

Crystal Hinga, Editorial Advisor January 17, 2023

The UTEP Student Media and Publications Department is happily announcing that they have filled their assistant director position. The new Assistant Director, Crystal Hinga is elated to serve as the new editorial advisor for the student media team and...

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The word “kind” is the sole focus of the text, signifying it is the main idea of the story. Photo by Yoali Rodriguez.

Being nice does not make you kind

Yoali Rodriguez, Guest Columnist December 14, 2022

Ever wondered about the haunting feeling that someone leaves after having a conversation where hollow compliments and judgemental eyes became part of the narrative? Leaving you to wonder, “was that person nice, or were they too nice for that matter?”  Becoming...

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Cosplayers at El Paso Comic Con Sept 16, 2021. Photo by Danielle Gutierrez

Dealing with sexual harassment at comic conventions

Danielle Gutierrez, Guest Columnist December 14, 2022

Comic Conventions are an array of multi-day events where people go to enjoy vast pop culture, from video games to manga, to film and tv, and of course cosplay. There are UTEP students who do attend this convention and I want to alert them about a situation...

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Photo by Sundry Photography via Getty Images

The latest trend: Dupes in the fast fashion industry

Fabiola Trillo , Guest Columnist December 14, 2022

Imagine, you are casually scrolling through TikTok, and groups of different influencers promote and link a carbon copy dress that sells for $500 in Mirror Palais, but is going for $17 on Amazon. On the outside, this may seem like a great deal, yet that...

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Photo courtesy of UTEP Division of Student Affairs. 

Long waited improvements for academic advising at UTEP

Josie Avila, Audience & Engagement December 13, 2022

As a fourth-year student pursuing a double major in communication studies and political science and a former minor in environmental science, I have had numerous encounters with the UTEP Academic Advising Center across multiple departments.   Despite...

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Parking lot 3 located on University Avenue across from Student Union West.
Photo by Jack Enrique McCrimmon-Rubio

The outrageous prices UTEP staff must pay for parking

Jack E. McCrimmon-Rubio, Guest Contributor December 13, 2022

Parking permits for Staff and Faculty are far too expensive. Across all available permits for staff, excluding handicap permits, the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has a price that stands 75 percent  over that of the University of North Texas...

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