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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

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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Not everyone a fan of “The Cloud”

Not everyone a fan of “The Cloud”

Mike Vazquez, Staff Reporter February 4, 2016

UTEP students were caught off guard as their first week of school was not only met with a stack of syllabi and new class routines, but a new piece of public art commissioned by the city standing tall in the center of Schuster’s roundabout. Unfortunately...

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Barbie got back

Barbie got back

Amanda Guillen, Editor-In-Chief February 2, 2016

A closet full of Barbie dolls in their sealed boxes, hair intact, shoes still strapped on and all of her accessories still included—I never played with my dolls because of the fear of ruining their perfect image. I would go over to my cousins’ houses...

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State of the Union and free community college

State of the Union and free community college

Amanda Guillen, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2016

Over the last seven years of President Barack Obama's presidency the State of the Union addresses have been nothing short of poetic. The 2012 presidential election was the first election that I was able to participate in and the Obama administration...

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Del hola al adiós

Fernanda Leon, Staff Reporter December 1, 2015

La desidia, es en muchas ocasiones un factor muy importante que nos lleva a no tomar ni malas ni buenas desiciones sino a simplemente no tomar ninguna. Es precisamente por esta cuestión que mi instancia en esta publicación estudiantil, hoy en día,...

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Thank you to The Prospector

Maria Esquinca, Managing Editor December 1, 2015

Journalism was never my first option. My first dream was to be a doctor. I wanted to cure cancer and entered UTEP majoring in biology. I considered political science for a while, then I majored in creative writing. Finally, after fighting the cynic in...

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I will ramble on

Alonso Moreno, Copy Editor December 1, 2015

University life is weird, not in an ironic way, but in a way that has defied all expectations I had. To begin, I didn’t start with journalism in mind or anything remotely associated with it. Like many before me, I was a starry-eyed freshman with delusions...

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Pre-Black Friday Feast

Pre-Black Friday Feast

Blake Lanham, Cartoonist November 23, 2015

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