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The death of Romo?

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor September 22, 2015

This past Sunday, Sept. 20, the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback Tony Romo broke his collarbone against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 20-10 win. The injury means that the Cowboys are without their star quarterback for at least eight weeks. At 35-years...

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Risky business

Maria Esquinca, Managing Editor September 15, 2015

When I was told I’d be a Dow Jones News Fund business reporting intern, and that I would be working at Crain’s Detroit Business over the summer, I was ecstatic. After the excitement settled my friends muttered their thoughts. “Detroit? Doesn’t...

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We don’t need your forgiveness

Maria Esquinca, Managing Editor September 8, 2015

Abortion. It’s a word we don’t like to mention, talk or think about, although it is one of the most common and safest medical procedures. It silently exists around us, unacknowledged, but ever present. According to the Guttmacher institute, about...

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Lock and loaded for campus

Alonso Moreno, Copy Editor September 1, 2015

As we are roughly a year away from guns being allowed on campus, I would like to take a look back at some of the prominent arguments that were made for concealed guns on campus. Number one: It’s in the Constitution This is somewhat a funny one for...

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Greek dolmades were served at this years Greek Fest.

The El Paso Greek Festival served up a good time

Julia Hettiger, Staff Reporter August 26, 2015

On Sunday, Aug. 23, my stepmom and I made our way to the El Paso Greek Festival on Festival Street. Housed inside giant white tents next to the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the festival was home to a variety of food, booths and baklava-a Turkish...

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One more first day of school

Luis Gonzalez, Editor in Chief August 25, 2015

I’ve never liked the first day of school, no matter how many of them I’ve had – and I have had way too many during my college career. I will never understand how people can be excited for early morning classes, homework and tests. This first day...

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Utility bills increase

Utility bills increase

Jacobo De la Rosa, Layout Editor August 10, 2015

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Trumping the competition through media exposure

Trumping the competition through media exposure

Amanda Guillen, Editor-in-Chief August 1, 2015

It is no surprise that controversy brings inflated attention and with it a string of opinion. People in agreement or in opposition of the topic lend to the mounting tension that the controversy brings. With the 2016 presidential election coming...

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The Prospector’s Centennial year

The Prospector’s Centennial year

Amanda Guillen, Editor-in-Chief July 21, 2015

A century of news filled with information, drama, controversy and triumph–The Prospector has been the assayer of student opinion for The University of Texas at El Paso and is still a university staple 100 years after it began. Since its first issue...

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“Whiplash” lashes out some truth

Jose Soto, Entertainment Editor July 21, 2015

I recently watched the motion picture titled “Whiplash” upon my brother’s very adamant request, as he had seen it recently. We were kind of late to jump on the bandwagon of this 2014 release, which was heavily acclaimed with numerous positive reviews...

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#NOERAPENAL

Luis Gonzalez, Sports Editor July 21, 2015

Get over it. It’s been more than a year since that very annoying hashtag, battle cry, “No Era Penal” (It was not a penalty) was born in Brazil. Now, thanks to another tight call in the Gold Cup, this time favoring the Mexican national soccer team,...

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Two sides, one story

Fernanda Leon, Staff Reporter July 14, 2015

On Sunday, newspapers, news websites and TV programs were filled with the story of Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, known as “El Chapo Guzman,” and his recent escape from a maximum-security Mexico prison cell. As I logged into my Facebook...

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