Assayer of Student Opinion.

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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Aaron Montes

Aaron Montes, Staff Photographer

Aaron Montes is a junior multimedia journalism student at the University of Texas at El Paso.

He graduated from Burges High School in 2010, where he was the head photographer for three years with his yearbook organization, Hoofbeats, the newspaper, Stampede and a literary magazine, Pegasus.

With The Prospector, Aaron has been a photographer, the photo editor and multimedia editor.

His major contributions to the publication have come through coverage of the ASARCO and City Hall demolitions and with the bomb threat on campus March 28th.

He plans on doing investigative reporting in political and economical issues in El Paso and nationally. He strives to become part of the Associated Press.

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Head coach Tim Floyd announced that UTEP will not play against Kentucky in 2016, last Wednesday Jan. 14 during practice.

No UTEP vs. Kentucky game in 2016

Aaron Montes, Contributor January 20, 2015

UTEP basketball head coach Tim Floyd announced that the Miners will not play the University of Kentucky Wildcats in College Park, Md., next year. Floyd had announced on Oct. 23, 2013 that the two teams were discussing a match-up in 2016 around Martin...

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The Miners will have two practices in the Sun Bowl, before they leave to Alpine on Wednesday

Miners begin Fall practice

Aaron Montes, Contributor August 4, 2014

Today marked the first day in UTEP’s fall practices for the 2014-2015 football season. The Miners were in shorts and no pads to start off their two-day practices in the Sun Bowl before leaving to Alpine on Wednesday. The Miners are touting a set of...

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Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice, teases audiences again

Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice, teases audiences again

Aaron Montes, Contributor July 28, 2014

Yesterday at the San Diego Comic-Con Gal "Gaddot" was shown for the first time in the Wonder Women outfit she will be wearing in the "Batman" and "Superman" movie. Her appearance in the outfit is not striking, but is enough to satisfy what will be...

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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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A new application powered by Sun Metro, will be developed by the end of the year or early next year in efforts to implement a route planner to users.

Sun Metro to develop route planner app

Aaron Montes, Staff Reporter June 24, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part two of a three-part series. Sun Metro is looking to develop a smartphone application for metro users by the end of the year or early next year in an effort to modernize the public transportation experience, officials said. Sun...

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Brio rapid transit will provide Wi-Fi connection to commuters

Sun Metro establishes Brio, includes Wi-Fi

Aaron Montes, Staff Reporter June 17, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series.  Wi-Fi connection will be available for riders on the new rapid transit system (RTS), which is a part of  Sun Metro.  The system features new technology and hopes to attract millennial users...

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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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Seventh annual Pride Fest a success

Aaron Montes, Staff Reporter June 10, 2014

El Paso Sun City Pride held a block party on June 8 in front of Cleveland Park as part of their 7th annual pride week. Attendants were able to enjoy talent shows, art, music and food. Hundreds of attendants made their way downtown to enjoy an evening...

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El Paso Sun City pride fest promotes awareness

El Paso Sun City pride fest promotes awareness

Aaron Montes, Staff Reporter June 8, 2014

On June 8, the El Paso Sun City Pride organization held a block party in front of Cleveland Park as part of their 7th annual pride week. Attendees were able to enjoy talent shows, art, music, food and each other’s company. Hundreds of attendees made...

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Over 2,800 students from the class of 2014 receive their diploma in the centennial commencement.

[Photo] Students overjoyed to receive centennial diploma

May 18, 2014

Over 2,800 students from the class of 2014 receive their diploma in the centennial commencement.

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A water pipeline burst this afternoon, May 12, between Liberal Arts and the Administration Building.

Water pipeline bursts, creates big fountain

Edwin Delgado and Aaron Montes May 12, 2014

UPDATE: According to officials, the domestic waterline that feeds through to the Liberal Arts, Academic Advising, Honors House and Central Energy Plant was punctured by a contractor working on the campus transformation project at approximately 1:50...

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NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguia says “to us this President has been the Deporter-in-Chief,” before an audience of about 750.

[Photo] Latino organizations recognize ‘Gang of Eight,’ NCLR disapproves of Obama

March 10, 2014

NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguia says “to us this President has been the Deporter-in-Chief,” before an audience of about 750.

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United We Dream members rally in Rayburn House Office Building 2226 on Feb. 3. Some seventy supporters packed the room and shouted “stand up, fight back,” loud enough for their voices to be echoed throughout the building.

Boehner takes more heat on immigration reform comments and inaction

Aaron Montes, Hispanic Link Reporter February 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the Republican Party are getting an earful from Democratic congressional members and Hispanic leaders and organizations for saying they do not trust the president to enforce immigration laws and...

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Kino Sports Complex in Tucson will host the Chihuahuas’ first four home games.

[Photo] Students react to baseball stadium opening delay

February 11, 2014

Kino Sports Complex in Tucson will host the Chihuahuas’ first four home games.

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The port of entry at Santa Fe Street in El Paso, Texas.

[Photo] Obama, Republicans fail to advance hopes on immigration reform

Aaron Montes, Hispanic Link Reporter February 6, 2014

The border between Anapra Mexico and Sunland Park New Mexico

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Lydia Carranco, a senior clinical laboratory science major, was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder during the transition from her senior year in high school to her freshman year in college.

[Photo] Prescription drug abuse an ‘epidemic’

Kristopher Rivera, Copy Editor November 19, 2013

Lydia Carranco, a senior clinical laboratory science major, was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder during the transition from her senior year in high school to her freshman year in college.

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#5 UTEP defeated Tennessee 78-70 and fell to No. 2 ranked Kansas by four in the Battle 4 Atlantis Nov. 28-30

A first look at UTEP’s basketball teams

Aaron Montes, Photographer November 5, 2013

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Thornton shines in womens basketball first showing

Thornton shines in women’s basketball first showing

Aaron Montes, Staff Photographer November 2, 2013

The UTEP women’s basketball team defeated the St. Mary’s Rattlers 81-51 in their exhibition game before the season opener against Texas-Permian Basin. Four Miners scored in double digits including senior guard Kayla Thornton who led the team with...

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Michelle Butcher a biochemistry student at El Paso Community College shows Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis the series of experiments she and her colleagues have done on the influence fungus can have on maximizing a seedlings growth. For one, it was to start a lunar colony because they wanted to see what plant could withstand the harsh environment on the moon. The fungus that does tend to help the most is Penicillium.

Texas’ Wendy Davis champions education

Aaron Montes, Photographer October 31, 2013

The Transmountain campus of  El Paso Community College hosted Texas state senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis,D-Fort Worth, on the first stop in her two-day visit to El Paso. Sen. Davis said education is her number one priority, adding...

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First look at basketball team in Orange and White scrimmage

First look at basketball team in Orange and White scrimmage

Aaron Montes, Staff Photographer October 24, 2013

UTEP basketball fans will have their first opportunity to get a glimpse of the team and the newly designed floor at the Don Haskins Center this Saturday as the Miners will host its annual Orange and White scrimmage. The scrimmage will serve as...

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Feral cats are unadoptable and when they are taken to animal shelters, 99 percent of them will be euthanized within three days..

[Photo] Marriage equality beams up to Michigan, New Jersey

Gavin Stern, SHFWire Reporter October 22, 2013

aaron montes / The Prospector Feral cats are unadoptable and when they are taken to animal shelters, 99 percent of them will be euthanized within three days..

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Men in heels walk around Downtown in protest of sexual violence

Aaron Montes, Staff photographer October 16, 2013

Three hundred men strapped on high heels in participation of the nationwide Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event at the Garden Restaurant Tuesday night. The men included firefighters, judges, bikers and members of four UTEP fraternities. The national event...

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[Photo] Tulsa holds onto early lead to top Miners

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter October 13, 2013

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[Video] Jaime Picks UP 6

October 10, 2013

Jaime sets the stage for the Concordia Cemetery investigation that will occur at 9 p.m. Saturday. He looks to students in the UGLC for perspectives and opinions on any lore to the cemetery.

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[Video] Jaime Picks UP 5

October 3, 2013

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Senior setter Malia Patterson sets teammate Xitlali Herrera for the kill against Hampton.

[Photo] Hawaii native makes final stand

Ellisia Shafer, Staff reporter October 1, 2013

Senior setter Malia Patterson sets teammate Xitlali Herrera for the kill against Hampton.

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UTEP has a 37-43-1 record in homecoming games and has won their last five.

[Photo] Miners host Bulldogs in battle of one-win teams

Javier Cortez, Staff reporter October 1, 2013

UTEP has a 37-43-1 record in homecoming games and has won their last five.

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[Video] Jaime PicksUP 4th Edition

Jaime Quesada, Contributor September 30, 2013

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[Photo] Miners take on Colorado State

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter September 26, 2013

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Rio Pod Co. producer Joseph Brooks gets ready to record ‘Chuco Talks’ live at the Pershing Inn located at 2909 Piedras, every Sun. from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

[Photo] Rio Pod Co: local podcast encourages dialogue about El Paso

Leonardo Montañez, Staff Reporter September 24, 2013

Rio Pod Co. producer Joseph Brooks gets ready to record ‘Chuco Talks’ live at the Pershing Inn located at 2909 Piedras, every Sun. from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Freshman running back Darrin Laufasa gets past two Aggie defensive backs to score on his first career touchdown on Sept. 14.

[Photo] Laufasa making an early impression

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter September 24, 2013

Freshman running back Darrin Laufasa gets past two Aggie defensive backs to score on his first career touchdown on Sept. 14.

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Ray Jairez (Middle Right) throws his color in the air during a color throw at the Color Run event at Ascarate Park.

[Photo] The Color Run shares the colors of fun with El Paso

Andrea Acosta, Entertainment Editor September 13, 2013

Ray Jairez (Middle Right) throws his color in the air during a color throw at the Color Run event at Ascarate Park.

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Senior forward Jade Babcock has scored 12 goals in her UTEP career, including three in the first six games of the 2013 season.

[Photo] Babcock wants to leave a lasting impression

Ellisia Shafer, Staff Reporter September 17, 2013

Senior forward Jade Babcock has scored 12 goals in her UTEP career, including three in the first six games of the 2013 season.

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Junior wide receiver, Jordan Leslie catches the long pass from Jameill Showers in the game against NMSU on Sept. 14.

[Photo] Leslie comes back to build on past success

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter September 17, 2013

Junior wide receiver, Jordan Leslie catches the long pass from Jameill Showers in the game against NMSU on Sept. 14.

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Freshman running back Darrin Laufasa will be a key for the Miners as he steps in for injured backs Nathan Jeffery and LaQuintus Dowell.

[Photo] Miners open conference against UTSA

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter September 17, 2013

Freshman running back Darrin Laufasa will be a key for the Miners as he steps in for injured backs Nathan Jeffery and LaQuintus Dowell.

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[Video] UTEP rolls past New Mexico State 42-21

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor September 15, 2013

  The UTEP offense produced 546 yards of offense to run past rivals, New Mexico State, 42-21 and give head coach Sean Kugler his first victory of his career. “I'm really pleased with the defense, they held onto New Mexico State really well,...

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[Video] Jaime Picks UP! The 16 de septiembre

Jaime Quesada, Contributor September 13, 2013

Jaime goes around the UTEP campus asking students what they know about the 16 de septiembre celeration.

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[Video] Rain causes problems on campus

Leonardo Montañez, Staff reporter September 12, 2013

Students, faculty and staff have encountered problems commuting and maneuvering through campus due to severe flooding on campus and throughout the city. UTEP Police Corporal David Falin said that, despite the flooding, it has not been as severe as...

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[Photo] Weekend Sports POV

September 9, 2013

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A fire-breathing performer at Minerpalooza.

Minerpalooza recap

Aaron Montes, Staff Photographer September 7, 2013

On Sept. 6, UTEP students, faculty, staff and El Paso residents attended the newly relocated event, Minerpalooza. The event usually takes place in the center of campus but was relocated to the P-9 parking lot due to construction. The area, which...

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Miners vs. ACU

[Photo] Soccer Recap POV

September 3, 2013

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Aleah Davis scores in the 12 minute to put the Miners up by 1. UTEP tied Abilene Christian 1-1.

[Photo] Wildcats hold Miners to a 1-1 draw

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor September 1, 2013

Aleah Davis scores in the 12' minute to put the Miners up by 1. UTEP tied Abilene Christian 1-1.

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junior Aleah Davis driving the ball against Utah State

[Photo] UTEP soccer falls to Utah State

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor August 30, 2013

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[Video] Border Conference Commences

S. David Ramirez, Staff Reporter July 20, 2012

The fourth installment of the Border Conference on US-Mexico Competitiveness opened Aug. 7 at the UTEP Undergraduate Learning Center. American and Mexican speakers representing leadership from the public, private and non-profit sectors are speaking...

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