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Run, Hillary, Run!

Run, Hillary, Run!

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor July 22, 2014

I really hate American politics for one simple reason—it’s all bullshit, or to put it in more decent terms, it’s a façade. There’s corruption, lies and pointless dialogue that fills the airwaves of American politics. In a recent interview with...

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Apathetic Argentine

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter July 15, 2014

Until recently soccer’s Mt. Olympus has had two and only two—Pele and Diego Armando Maradona.  However, over the last decade, one player has made the case that he too belongs among these two greats of the sport with his collective and individual...

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You are beautiful

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter July 14, 2014

Editor’s note: Maria Esquinca is a staff reporter at The Prospector and recently visited Indonesia for a study abroad program. A giant gold Buddha stands atop a pointed column on the roof of a temple. His golden skin reveals a bare, bulging,...

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Immigrant minors should not be sent back

Immigrant minors should not be sent back

Aaron Montes, Staff Reporter July 8, 2014

The United States government needs to stop playing politics with what is clearly a humanitarian issue. For a month now, the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection have been dealing with an influx of undocumented immigrants...

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Future for MLS in El Paso still bright

Future for MLS in El Paso still bright

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor July 8, 2014

On July 6, the exhibition match between Chivas Guadalajara and Cruzeiro E.C. added more fuel to the fire as El Pasoans are strung out on the world’s most popular sport. With limited time for marketing the game, costly ticket prices for fans across...

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Mexico can dream again

Luis Gonzalez, Staff Reporter June 24, 2014

It came down to one game where the result meant everything. Whatever had been done prior, wouldn’t matter. It would be undone if the result at the end of 90 minutes was not favorable. The Mexican national team made sure it all still mattered when all...

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MLS, too early to tell

MLS, too early to tell

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor June 17, 2014

It finally looks like the sixth-largest city in Texas is getting its due. In the past week, MountainStar Sports Group, which owns the El Paso Chihuahuas, has been in talks with Major League Soccer about bringing an expansion team to El Paso. By 2020,...

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Save the Lincoln Center

Save the Lincoln Center

Aaron Montes, Staff Reporter June 10, 2014

Located under the Spaghetti Bowl is a community that finds pride in its location and in its histo-ry. Most of that community cares about the future of the Lincoln Center, but more importantly about the history the building represents. Amidst efforts...

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Lady Miner celebrates the Centennial

Lady Miner celebrates the Centennial

Ashley Muñoz, Contributor May 14, 2014

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Crawling through mud with barbwire over my head

Dying and coming to life again at Tough Mudder

Jose Soto, Staff reporter May 8, 2014

In the middle of Central Texas, about an hour away from Austin, at a remote rural location surrounded by gigantic trees, farmland and mud, I died.  I fell to the muddy ground, gasped and died.  Luckily, just a few hours later, I was reborn again. ...

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A little growing up every time you do a little letting go

A little growing up every time you do a little letting go

Kristopher Rivera May 6, 2014

While I’ve been away from The Prospector for the last semester of my undergraduate career to commit more time to my studies, I have the privilege to write a farewell column regarding the three years of my time and effort at the student-run newspaper. As...

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The end of a great chapter in my life

The end of a great chapter in my life

Edwin Delgado, Staff Reporter May 6, 2014

Three years ago in May 2011, I paid the price of not dedicating enough time to school. After a terrible first year at UTEP, I was suspended for a semester and had to spend the next eight months dedicated to work full-time at a fast food restaurant. It...

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