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Do it! Take the trip

Michaela Roman, Photo Editor June 16, 2015

At the beginning of the year, I received an email from one of my previous digital media production professors. Ramon Villa, regarding studying abroad in Peru during the Maymester. The email explained that the trip would consist of producing a documentary...

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In Texas guns prevail

In Texas guns prevail

Amanda Guillen, Editor in Chief June 9, 2015

Face mask on, backpack strapped tight, clothes midnight black. As I sat inside the Prospector office working on my story for the day, I noticed a man frantically pacing up and down the first floor of the Union Building. As I looked at the man outside...

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Three Keys to the 2015 NBA Finals

Three Keys to the 2015 NBA Finals

Javier Cortez, Contributor June 4, 2015

The 2015 NBA Finals are upon us and it brings into focus the league’s best player in LeBron James and the league’s best team in the Golden State Warriors. This small market vs small market matchup has had more than a week of hype, but now the talking...

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Graduation is more than just a tassel

May 5, 2015

When I was 15, I took a driver’s education class to get my driver’s permit–nothing out of the ordinary there. Yet, my driving instructor was anything but ordinary. In between rants on shoes and what snacks were best to eat, this El-Paso-loving-Brussels-sprout-eating-veteran...

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Join UTEP’s Alumni Association (whether you want to or not)

Ben Woolridge, Contributor May 5, 2015

As a senior at UTEP who is graduating this spring, I began to make preparations earlier this month to take part in the May 16 commencement ceremony. My first step was to attend the graduation clearance workshop, where I was informed that I was indeed...

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@BaltimorePolice: Please remain peaceful

@BaltimorePolice: Please remain peaceful

Maria Esquinca, Copy Editor April 28, 2015

“The streets were never ours to begin with, because on these same streets our sons and brothers, fathers and uncles were, and still are, prey,” wrote Edwidge Danticat, in an article for the New Yorker titled “Enough is Enough” after the death...

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Bugging the Litter Bugs

Bugging the Litter Bugs

Amanda Guillen, Managing Editor April 21, 2015

Growing up I was always known to be the uptight, prissy and spotless little girl. Now at 21-years-old, and not much has changed. This all seems to be irrelevant when talking about the Earth, but it actually has led to what I think has changed the course...

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Texas Tramples the LGBT Community

Maria Esquinca, Copy Editor April 14, 2015

As I stood in front of the restroom of the Family Life Center in Austin, an older lady came out of one the stalls. She said “hold up, I’m just going to put some lipstick.” From one of the stalls another voice was heard, “I’m going to do the...

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S.B. 185: More Political BS

Ben Woolridge, Staff Reporter April 7, 2015

Allowing local law enforcement to ask people, who they detain or arrest, for their legal status is just another political ploy that will only keep our borders broken. El Paso Police officers and Sheriffs’ deputies should not be burdened with extra...

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No dream for DREAMers

No dream for DREAMers

Amanda Guillen, Managing Editor April 1, 2015

Flashing back four years ago when I began searching for a university to attend, one of my main concerns was the cost of tuition of the university. This is one of the main reasons why I decided to solely apply to Texas universities. In-state tuition is...

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Concussions be damned: my son can play football if he wants

Jason Green, Staff Reporter April 1, 2015

Recently San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired after only one season in the National Football League. Borland cited recent studies, which show the adverse effects of playing football on a person’s brain as the main reason. He also said...

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Citizens United for Ted Cruz

Maria Esquinca, Copy Editor March 24, 2015

Ted Cruz just announced his bid to run for president and he wants you to know he’s here to save America. (Americans being white, straight, conservative, upper-to-middle class.) In his patriotic and nostalgia-inflicting ad he seems to lament the loss...

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