The Prospector

Javier Cortez
Javier Cortez is a staff reporter for The Prospector. He is a senior multimedia journalism major, with a minor in English Rhetoric.

Javier was born and raised in El Paso, TX and before coming to UTEP in the summer of 2012, he graduated from Irvin High School, where he was a four-year varsity tennis player, a member of student council and a class officer for his graduating class.

He has also worked for the El Paso Diablos as a sports information intern on their media relations team.

In his spare time, Javier loves to write columns for the perspectives section in the school newspaper—whether it is sports, pop culture, religion, and society he loves to write about it.

To go along with writing, Javier loves reading anything about sports, religion, and non-fiction.

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter

Jul 18, 2018
The Educators: Episode Five: Ginaelisa Cortez (Story)
Jul 16, 2018
This week at UTEP: July 16-21 (Story)
Jul 09, 2018
This week at UTEP: July 9-14 (Story)
Jun 18, 2018
This week at UTEP: June 18-24 (Story)
Jun 14, 2018
The Educators: Episode Four: Amanda Guillen (Story)
May 19, 2018
The Educators: Episode Two: Professor Unsworth (Story)
May 18, 2018
Las Cruces resident wins big in sweepstakes (Media)
Apr 13, 2018
The Educators: Episode One: Kathy Flores (Story)
Oct 14, 2016
Still plenty to play for in 2016 (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
Volleyball improves over the weekend (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
Chihuahuas blow past Oklahoma City in game two (Story)
Sep 13, 2016
Chihuahuas rally in the eighth to win game one (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Chihuahuas come up empty in late game rally (Story)
Sep 06, 2016
Five things to anticipate for the Chihuahuas’ playoffs (Story)
Aug 30, 2016
Miners will travel to Tennessee in 2018 (Story)
Aug 28, 2016
Fans mourn the loss of Juan Gabriel (Story)
Aug 26, 2016
Miner legend Ted Banks passes away (Story)
Aug 24, 2016
Men’s cross country team tops C-USA preseason poll (Story)
Aug 23, 2016
Former Miner great Calvillo added to coaching staff (Story)
Jun 07, 2016
The rationale of Trump supporters (Story)
May 25, 2016
Protesters overshadow Trump rally in Albuquerque (Story/Media)
May 03, 2016
UTEP Officials plan for concealed carry (Story)
Apr 26, 2016
Student expresses herself through live art (Story)
Apr 19, 2016
Centennial Plaza designed to be eco-friendly (Story)
Apr 05, 2016
Be Assertive, Speak Up (Story)
Mar 29, 2016
Body building a growing sport in El Paso (Story)
Mar 22, 2016
Women’s conference to cover relevant issues (Story)
Mar 15, 2016
Mobile boutiques roll into El Paso (Story)
Mar 01, 2016
Zika virus may pose threat to those traveling to Mexico (Story)
Feb 23, 2016
Afro-Mexicans recognized in Mexico (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
UTEP President Natalicio collapses on campus (Story)
Feb 16, 2016
UTEP awarded grant to fund more Hispanic faculty (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
URGE ready to be the voice of women’s reproductive rights at UTEP (Story)
Feb 02, 2016
Campus Carry Task Force reveals gun-free zones (Story)
Jan 26, 2016
Pope’s visit means campus closure, Sun Bowl party (Story)
Jan 26, 2016
Lebron on the downhill slippery slope (Story)
Jan 19, 2016
New policy change will lead to more service animals on campus (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
Miners show promise for the future even in a rebuilding season (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
Give the Miners time and temper your expectations (Story)
Nov 22, 2015
Miners fall on Senior Day to La. Tech 17-15 (Story)
Nov 17, 2015
Come out and support seniors (Story)
Nov 03, 2015
Men’s and women’s team on the rise (Story)
Nov 03, 2015
Bet smart this NBA season and go with the Golden State Warriors in June (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
Mets top Royals in six (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
Men’s basketball ready to excite in Orange and White Scrimmage (Story/Media)
Oct 13, 2015
Miners suffer big blow with loss of Coline Coessens (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2015
What is UpStge? Part 3: The Review (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
What is UpStge? Part 2: Q & A with founder Andres Hernandez (Story)
Oct 07, 2015
What is UpStge? Part 1: The Preview (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Support Smith-Soto (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
A solution to the National League Cy Young Dilemma (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Miners looking to gain momentum as Florida road trip looms (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
The death of Romo? (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
“No name”-Ryan Metz comes to the forefront in Miners first win (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
Change at quarterback will bode well for remainder of the season (Story)
Sep 15, 2015
Miners get edged out by Texas Tech in third-set thriller (Story)
Sep 15, 2015
Floyd says goodbye? (Story)
Sep 15, 2015
UTEP Volleyball goes 2-2 in Borderland Invitational at the Don (Story)
Sep 15, 2015
Chihuahuas and fans go out in style as season comes to an end (Story)
Sep 12, 2015
Sooners stifle Miners 3-0 (Story)
Sep 12, 2015
Miners double up on Friday (Story)
Sep 10, 2015
UTEP falls to Denver University (Story)
Sep 08, 2015
Red Raiders offense poses a tall tasking for Miners defensively (Story)
Sep 08, 2015
UTEP volleyball is ready and excited for home debut in the Haskins (Story)
Sep 01, 2015
Leftwich secures starting spot at quaterback (Story)
Sep 01, 2015
Miners and Lobos renew rivalry starting in 2016 (Story)
Aug 25, 2015
Five questions for this semester in sports (Story)
Aug 25, 2015
Chihuahuas make late push for PCL playoffs (Story)
Jun 23, 2015
Winning should not equal MVP (Story)
Jun 11, 2015
Single-car crash on Sun Bowl Dr. (Story)
Jun 10, 2015
2015 NBA Finals: Game 3 Recap (Story)
Jun 09, 2015
2015 NBA Finals: Game 2 Recap (Story)
Jun 07, 2015
2015 NBA Finals: Game 1 Recap (Story)
Jun 04, 2015
Three Keys to the 2015 NBA Finals (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
REPORT CARD: Vince Hunter (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Report Card: Julian Washburn (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
Report Card: 2014-15 UTEP Men’s Basketball Team (Story)
Mar 24, 2015
Tennis continues to win, beats Seattle University (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
Super Bowl XLIX: Did that just happen? (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
UTEP tennis dominates first matchup (Story)
Jan 20, 2015
The Playoff worked, so what? (Story)
Dec 20, 2014
Miners fall in Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
Overcoming injuries for the love of the game (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
Home grown talent showing hard work pays off (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
The present is dark but the future is bright for UTEP Volleyball (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
Five athletes you need to see in 2015 (Story)
Nov 29, 2014
Miners fall in season finale (Story)
Nov 28, 2014
NMSU wins Battle of I-10 (Story)
Nov 22, 2014
Miners take Round 1 in Battle of I-10 (Story)
Nov 18, 2014
Men’s club soccer ready for another crack at Nationals (Story)
Nov 11, 2014
Lady Miners continue to fight to end of season (Story)
Nov 04, 2014
Two Teams Two Different Paths (Story)
Nov 04, 2014
Two Teams Two Different Paths (Story)
Oct 31, 2014
Southern Miss edges out Miners 3-1 (Story)
Oct 28, 2014
Miners look to dazzle in Orange and White Scrimmage (Story)
Oct 28, 2014
Miner defense makes history on the road against UTSA (Story)
Oct 26, 2014
Miners defeat FIU, 2-1 (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
All are worthy (Story)
Oct 21, 2014
Prospy Picks: 2014 World Series (Story)
Oct 19, 2014
Hilltoppers trounce Miners (Story)
Oct 17, 2014
Rice defeats UTEP 3-0 (Story)
Oct 14, 2014
Miner backfield full of depth (Story)
Oct 07, 2014
New look Miners are hungry for glory in 2014-15 season (Story)
Sep 30, 2014
Men’s cross country wins again (Story)
Sep 30, 2014
The never ending war (Story)
Sep 28, 2014
Sluggish start hinders Miners (Story)
Sep 26, 2014
UNT slips by the Miners (Story)
Sep 23, 2014
Miners fall to UTSA in conference opener (Story)
Sep 23, 2014
Miners prepare for domination (Story)
Sep 16, 2014
How sweet it is, the domination of a rival (Story)
Sep 16, 2014
Third time’s a charm (Story/Media)
Sep 13, 2014
Miners fall to CSU in straight sets (Story)
Sep 09, 2014
The ‘80s: A decade of dominance (Story)
Sep 09, 2014
100 years of struggle (Story)
Sep 09, 2014
Top 10 female athletes of all time at UTEP (Story)
Sep 09, 2014
Top 10 male athletes of all time at UTEP (Story)
Sep 09, 2014
UTEP men’s basketball dream team (Story)
Sep 09, 2014
A program like no other (Story)
Sep 09, 2014
A game that changed the course of history (Story)
Sep 08, 2014
The Prospector’s Centennial football team (Story)
Sep 07, 2014
Another heart breaker (Story)
Sep 01, 2014
Chihuahuas finish strong (Story)
Aug 31, 2014
Chihuahuas sting Bees, 9-7 (Story)
Aug 30, 2014
Winning with luck, Miners vs UNM, 31-24 (Story)
Aug 25, 2014
Big shoes to fill (Story)
Aug 19, 2014
Chihuahuas end three game skid (Story)
Jul 24, 2014
River Cats return the favor (Story)
Jul 22, 2014
Run, Hillary, Run! (Story)
Jul 22, 2014
Padres-Angels trade has an impact on all homefronts (Story)
Jul 15, 2014
Top five stories lines from the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Story)
Jul 15, 2014
Chihuahuas poised to make postseason run (Story)
Jul 15, 2014
A homesick Jackson departs UTEP (Story)
Jul 13, 2014
World Cup Recap: Germany vs. Argentina (Story)
Jul 09, 2014
World Cup Recap: Argentina vs. Netherlands (Story)
Jul 08, 2014
Getting to know: Lew Stallworth (Story)
Jul 08, 2014
Future for MLS in El Paso still bright (Story)
Jul 05, 2014
World Cup Recap: Netherlands vs. Costa Rica (Story)
Jun 30, 2014
Isotopes steal game one (Story)
Jun 29, 2014
Chihuahuas-Rainiers series nothing short of special (Story)
Jun 24, 2014
Getting to know: Mar’qywell Jackson (Story)
Jun 24, 2014
World Cup invites all types of life (Story)
Jun 20, 2014
Getting to know: Terry Winn (Story)
Jun 18, 2014
Getting to know: Trey Touchet (Story)
Jun 18, 2014
There’s no I in team (Story)
Jun 17, 2014
Sopel snags two big time recruits for tennis (Story)
Jun 17, 2014
MLS, too early to tell (Story)
Jun 10, 2014
Great Expectations, Bad Outcome (Story)
Jun 10, 2014
An Experience like no other (Story)
Jun 01, 2014
A Rematch for the Ages! (Story)
May 17, 2014
The Usual Suspects (Story)
May 12, 2014
Chihuahuas stomp Isotopes 10-2 (Story)
May 07, 2014
Q & A with Davina Meza, UTEP tennis player (Story)
May 06, 2014
Chihuahuas get back on track, win four straight (Story)
May 06, 2014
Meza finds immediate impact on the court (Story)
Apr 29, 2014
Art: the tragic end (Story)
Apr 29, 2014
Usual suspects find success at Drake Relays (Story)
Apr 29, 2014
UTEP sports provide entertainment for students (Story)
Apr 29, 2014
Play ball! Southwest University Park officially opens (Story)
Apr 22, 2014
NBA Finals rematch not a sure deal (Story)
Apr 15, 2014
Increase better than it seems (Story)
Apr 15, 2014
Miners get top finishes at UTEP Invitational (Story)
Apr 09, 2014
UTEP proposes to increase tuition and fees (Story)
Apr 08, 2014
Fan support is a sham (Story)
Apr 08, 2014
Getting in the groove ahead of UTEP Invitational (Story)
Apr 08, 2014
Calvillo enjoying best years of her life (Story/Media)
Apr 02, 2014
UTEP defeats South Dakota State 66-63 in WNIT semifinal (Story)
Apr 01, 2014
Binge drinking a real danger for college students (Story)
Apr 01, 2014
Trainers crucial for student athletes (Story)
Apr 01, 2014
Miners bounce back with pair of victories (Story/Media)
Mar 31, 2014
UTEP takes down Washington, moves on to WNIT Final Four (Story)
Mar 25, 2014
God bless gay marriage (Story)
Mar 25, 2014
Learning to cope with adversity (Story)
Mar 25, 2014
Thornton finishes as the best in school’s history (Story)
Mar 25, 2014
Miners fall to Lobos, Aggies (Story)
Mar 25, 2014
Outdoor season opens with Springtime Meet (Story)
Mar 19, 2014
Fresno State tops UTEP in CBI to end their season (Story)
Mar 19, 2014
Tournament disappointment (Story)
Mar 15, 2014
No. 22 Middle Tennessee State annihilates Southern Miss 84-55 (Story)
Mar 14, 2014
Bulldogs pound Golden Eagles, will play Tulsa for NCAA bid (Story)
Mar 14, 2014
Tulsa outlasts Middle Tennessee to earn place in C-USA final (Story)
Mar 13, 2014
Golden Eagles take down Miners 64-56 (Story)
Mar 13, 2014
Coley, upset minded Panthers take down Tulane (Story)
Mar 12, 2014
Charlotte defeats depleted UAB 80-70 (Story)
Mar 12, 2014
Old Dominion stomps Marshall 73-58 (Story)
Mar 11, 2014
East Carolina pulls off improbable comeback to beat UTSA (Story)
Mar 06, 2014
19th annual Mexican literature conference to take place at UTEP (Story)
Mar 04, 2014
Miners begin spring season workout (Story)
Mar 04, 2014
Bohannon wants to make most of final season (Story)
Feb 27, 2014
Smoking a selfish choice- Rebuttal to “Smoking: nostalgia and allure” (Story)
Feb 26, 2014
Miners close home schedule with win over UTSA (Story)
Feb 25, 2014
Conference championship in sight (Story)
Feb 25, 2014
Women’s track and field aiming for solid performance (Story)
Feb 25, 2014
Victories give tennis team a boost before road games (Story/Media)
Feb 20, 2014
Ray Sanchez provides words of wisdom at book signing (Story)
Feb 20, 2014
Sports writer Ray Sanchez to hold book signing at Centennial Museum (Story)
Feb 18, 2014
Runners make progress before conference championships (Story)
Feb 18, 2014
Tennis grab important pair of wins at home (Story)
Feb 18, 2014
Floyd needs to be recognized for his job (Story)
Feb 15, 2014
UTEP cruises past Florida International 84-71 (Story)
Feb 11, 2014
Track earns 7th place at Texas A&M Invitational (Story)
Feb 11, 2014
Miners prepare for crucial visits to Old Dominion, North Texas (Story)
Feb 08, 2014
Miners use big second half to tame Golden Panthers (Story)
Feb 04, 2014
The seven stages of grief: Super Bowl XLVIII (Story)
Feb 04, 2014
Fighting to remain on top (Story)
Feb 04, 2014
Who gives a fuck? (Story)
Feb 04, 2014
Turner working well with new mindset (Story)
Feb 01, 2014
UTEP uses big second half to come back to defeat Rice 68-57 (Story)
Jan 30, 2014
UTEP muffles Bulldogs 89-79, goes top of Conference USA (Story)
Jan 30, 2014
Why you should go for the Broncos (Story)
Jan 29, 2014
Miners take on conference leader Louisiana Tech (Story)
Jan 28, 2014
Roberts latest of coaches departing for a better ‘opportunity’ (Story)
Jan 28, 2014
Déjà Vu for new head coach Myriam Sopel (Story)
Jan 23, 2014
Miners begin three game home stand Saturday against UTSA (Story)
Jan 23, 2014
Forty-eighth annual estate planning conference holds first of five-part series (Story/Media)
Jan 21, 2014
Turning a negative into a positive (Story)
Jan 21, 2014
Willms aims for new heights (Story)
Jan 18, 2014
Charlotte hands UTEP first home loss of the season (Story)
Jan 11, 2014
Miners hold off Marshall’s late rally for first conference win (Story)
Jan 09, 2014
UTEP falls to Charlotte in Conference USA opener (Story)
Dec 29, 2013
UTEP escapes Denver in double overtime to claim Sun Bowl Invitational crown (Story)
Dec 28, 2013
UTEP rallies back to defeat Western Illinois in Sun Bowl Invitational (Story)
Dec 19, 2013
Moore returns to boost Miners to 84-74 win over Demons (Story)
Dec 07, 2013
Miners cruise over Sacramento State (Story)
Dec 07, 2013
Women’s basketball tops Mustangs to remain undefeated (Story)
Dec 03, 2013
The good, the bad and the ugly of the 2013 football season (Story)
Dec 03, 2013
Creating a new level of expectations (Story)
Dec 03, 2013
Seniors ready to continue life after football (Story)
Nov 26, 2013
Miners off to the Bahamas (Story)
Nov 26, 2013
Football team ends season against Blue Raiders (Story)
Nov 19, 2013
Miners upend the Rams 82-74 (Story)
Nov 19, 2013
Miners face old rival Colorado State (Story)
Nov 19, 2013
International athletes adjust to new setting (Story)
Nov 16, 2013
Miners top Golden Panthers 33-10 on senior night (Story)
Nov 16, 2013
UTEP women’s basketball routs Kansas State 84-39 (Story)
Nov 14, 2013
UTEP student organizations at Union breezeway (Media)
Nov 13, 2013
Lively concert, unimpressive 3-D visuals (Story)
Nov 12, 2013
206th edition of the Battle of I-10 (Story)
Nov 12, 2013
UTEP hosts FIU in final home game of 2013 (Story)
Nov 09, 2013
Miners tip-off new season with a win (Story)
Nov 08, 2013
Redskins: The somehow debatable topic (Story)
Nov 05, 2013
Moving on after adversity (Story)
Nov 05, 2013
A 3-D experience that will make you feel ‘In the Air’ (Story)
Nov 05, 2013
Miners face division leader North Texas (Story)
Nov 02, 2013
Second half surge helps Miners top Savage Storm (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
The BCS: Good in theory, bad in reality (Story)
Oct 31, 2013
Halloween costume contest held at the Union (Story)
Oct 29, 2013
Miners up against Manziel and Texas A&M Aggies (Story)
Oct 22, 2013
A slow transition under Kugler (Story)
Oct 22, 2013
An underwhelming performance for the Miners (Story)
Oct 15, 2013
Jones making the most of his opportunity (Story)
Oct 13, 2013
Tulsa holds onto early lead to top Miners (Story)
Oct 09, 2013
Miners and Golden Hurricane seeking first conference win (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
UTEP tennis set for Arizona test (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
Homecoming wraps up with no happy ending (Story)
Oct 05, 2013
UTEP’s homecoming wraps up with no happy ending (Story)
Oct 01, 2013
Men’s basketball begins practice for the upcoming season (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2013
Miners host Bulldogs in battle of one-win teams (Story)
Oct 01, 2013
Perry embracing a new role (Story)
Sep 26, 2013
Miners take on Colorado State (Story)
Sep 24, 2013
Laufasa making an early impression (Story)
Sep 22, 2013
Miners fall to Roadrunners on Sun Bowl’s 50th anniversary (Story)
Sep 17, 2013
Miners open conference against UTSA (Story)
Sep 17, 2013
Leslie comes back to build on past success (Story)
Sep 10, 2013
The 99-year history of the Battle of I-10 (Story)
Sep 10, 2013
Kasey Carrier and the Lobos spoil Kugler’s debut (Story)
Sep 10, 2013
The Atheists use community service to expand, contribute (Story)
Sep 08, 2013
Kasey Carrier and the Lobos spoil Kugler’s debut in overtime (Story)
Sep 07, 2013
Miner volleyball close out UTEP Invitational with victory over Texas Southern (Story)
Sep 03, 2013
Miners and Lobos renew 94-year rivalry (Story)
Aug 27, 2013
An Offseason Full of Changes for the Miners (Story)
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