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The Prospector

Paving out the playoff picture after week 12

Paving out the playoff picture after week 12

Emily Autumn Velasquez, Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2022

Editor’s note:  This is the third of a three-part series on the NFL standings.  The National Football League season consists of 18 weeks of tough football, upsets and intense games. We are officially two thirds of the way through the season and the...

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Top NFL Fantasy Football picks for the final stretch

Top NFL Fantasy Football picks for the final stretch

Katrina Villarreal, Staff Reporter November 29, 2022

Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series on Fantasy Football. As we enter week 13 of Fantasy Football, here are my final suggestions on who to put on your team. Quarterback  Kicking it off for the top fantasy options is the Buffalo...

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The real treasure is the friends we got to make along the way

The real treasure is the friends we got to make along the way

Kristen Scheaffer, Contributor November 29, 2022

As I am sitting here at my laptop, typing away at what may be the most sentimental piece I have written for The Prospector, I cannot help but see the faces of my fellow writers. We all met and became friends because of our passion for words, news and...

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Saying goodbye is a chance to say ‘thank you’ for it all

Saying goodbye is a chance to say ‘thank you’ for it all

Tracy Roy, Editorial Advisor November 29, 2022

Goodbyes are an opportunity to express gratitude to those to whom you are bidding farewell. It is exceedingly difficult to leave my role as assistant director and editorial adviser in Student Media and Publications, and there is simply no good time to...

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A farewell letter from talented Joel Molina

A farewell letter from talented Joel Molina

Joel Molina, Photographer November 29, 2022

When you graduate high school, if you desire to go to college then you know what your next step in life is, but after you graduate college unless you have something lined up right away, it may be the first time in your life that you do not know what is...

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Parting ways with The Prospector

Parting ways with The Prospector

Emily Autumn Velasquez, Editor-in-Chief November 29, 2022

The day of saying goodbye to the University of Texas at El Paso has come and it is never one that I thought I would dread, at least not for the reasons I currently do. Sure, everyone fears the idea of starting a new career or forging a new path, but...

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Playoff contenders and draft pick defenders

Playoff contenders and draft pick defenders

Emily Autumn Velasquez, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2022

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a three-part series on the NFL standings. As we are just past the halfway point of the National Football League season, it is time to provide a mid-season analysis and see which teams are looking like playoff...

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Christmas has a charm that Halloween lacks

Christmas has a charm that Halloween lacks

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 15, 2022

As tree leaves fall, people’s favorite holidays begin. Halloween marks the beginning of the busiest time of the year and prepares people for the holidays most love to celebrate.    Only in a span of two months, Halloween and Christmas, which are...

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Which holiday sport is the best to watch?

Which holiday sport is the best to watch?

Itzel Giron, Multimedia Editor November 15, 2022

As the holiday season nears, many questions may arise like what side dish are you making for thanksgiving dinner? What Christmas movie are we watching? Or if you find yourself to be a sports fan: Am I watching basketball or football? Well, this year you...

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Is the NCAA transfer portal hurting schools?

Is the NCAA transfer portal hurting schools?

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 10, 2022

This offseason was catastrophic for UTEP men’s basketball team. Nine players left UTEP after transferring out thanks to a rule change in college sports. What changes will this rule instill for college sports?  In October of 2018, the National Collegiate...

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The environmental impact of tailgating and litter

The environmental impact of tailgating and litter

Kristen Scheaffer, Contributor November 9, 2022

One of the greatest American pastimes is coming together for a good, competitive game of football with an ice-cold beer, some burgers on the grill and maybe even some team colors painted on your face. Even better is if someone can attend an in-person...

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Tips for students living on their own

Tips for students living on their own

Josie Avila, Audience & Engagement Editor November 1, 2022

Living on your own in college can be rewarding. Still, sacrifices must be made along the way, whether you live on campus or not. In my senior year, I looked for-ward to moving out of my parent‘s house. I would dream of finally being able to come...

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