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Alberto Silva Fernandez

Alberto Silva Fernandez, Contributor/Photographer

Alberto Silva Fernandez is a sophomore, majoring in Multimedia Journalism at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is a photographer for The Prospector and freelances covering the borderland. When he isn’t covering events Albert likes to study politics, play video games, and listen to music.

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According to the University of Washington, it takes the average college graduate three to six months to find employment following graduation.

[Photo] Graduates search for jobs after graduation

December 1, 2022

According to the University of Washington, it takes the average college graduate three to six months to find employment following graduation.

James Tupou is a fullback who received his bachelors in kinesiology and is working on his master’s in leadership studies.

[Photo] Senior Spotlight: James Tupou

December 2, 2022

James Tupou is a fullback who received his bachelors in kinesiology and is working on his master’s in leadership studies.

UTEP hosted the Jim Forbes Classic at the Don Haskins. Miners win against California State University Bakersfield,

[Photo] Men’s basketball flushes out competition at the Jim Forbes Classic

November 26, 2022

UTEP hosted the Jim Forbes Classic at the Don Haskins. Miners win against California State University Bakersfield,

Students promote their businesses at the Miner Market Nov. 14

[Photo] Businesses get busy at UTEP’s Miner Market

November 18, 2022

Students promote their businesses at the Miner Market Nov. 14

Defensive specialist Alyssa Sianez defends an attack by Middle Tennessee on Nov.4

[Photo] Miners take the gold against Middle Tennessee

November 5, 2022

Defensive specialist Alyssa Sianez defends an attack by Middle Tennessee on Nov.4

Oskar Callejas or INDAZE performs at Spooky Moon fest Oct. 29 at Ascarate park.

[Photo] Spooky Moon Music Festival: the first of many to come to El Paso

November 4, 2022

Oskar Callejas or INDAZE performs at Spooky Moon fest Oct. 29 at Ascarate park.

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar encourages students to vote Nov.3 in an event organized by University Democrats of El Paso.

[Photo] O’Rourke votes with students at UTEP

November 3, 2022

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar encourages students to vote Nov.3 in an event organized by University Democrats of El Paso.

JD Ybañez performes at Spooky Moon Music Festival Oct. 29

[Photo] El Pasoans spend Halloween weekend at Spooky Moon Music Festival

November 2, 2022

JD Ybañez performes at Spooky Moon Music Festival Oct. 29

Franklin Mountains State Park rangers held Halloweenfest, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 at the visitors’ center for the park.

[Photo] Franklin Mountains State Park hosts Halloweenfest to educate the public

November 2, 2022

Franklin Mountains State Park rangers held Halloweenfest, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30 at the visitors’ center for the park.

Irene Armendariz Jackson films a video with supporters encouraging others to go vote.

[Photo] Governor Abbott visits the borderland

November 2, 2022

Irene Armendariz Jackson films a video with supporters encouraging others to go vote.

Dean of Health Sciences, ‘Dr. Skateboard’ teaches physics through skateboarding

Alberto Silva Fernandez, Staff Reporter November 1, 2022

Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series on professors who skateboard at UTEP.     When skateboarders get on their board and push forward, they are actively engaging in motion physics. Whether they are aware of it or not, skateboarding...

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UTEP Alumni association held a Haunted Campus tour Oct. 21 at Leech Grove. The tours started at 6p.m. and ran till 11p.m.

[Photo] UTEP stays on track with its annual haunted campus tour

October 27, 2022

UTEP Alumni association held a Haunted Campus tour Oct. 21 at Leech Grove. The tours started at 6p.m. and ran till 11p.m.

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UTEP Alumni association held a Haunted Campus tour Oct. 21 at Leech Grove. The tours started at 6p.m. and ran till 11p.m.

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UTEP Alumni association held a Haunted Campus tour Oct. 21 at Leech Grove. The tours started at 6p.m. and ran till 11p.m.

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Dr. Ricardo Reyna begins carving the side of his pumpkin on Oct. 23 at the Coronado Country Club.

[Photo] Surgeons carve ghoulish gourds at Operation Pumpkin

October 26, 2022

Dr. Ricardo Reyna begins carving the side of his pumpkin on Oct. 23 at the Coronado Country Club.

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Professor of Latin American History at the University of Warwick Benjamin T. Smith Ph.D. came to UTEP on Oct. 20 to present his new book “The Dope.”

[Photo] Author tells journey of publishing a book with real history

October 26, 2022

Professor of Latin American History at the University of Warwick Benjamin T. Smith Ph.D. came to UTEP on Oct. 20 to present his new book “The Dope.”

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Junior efensive end Praise Amaewhule attempts to make a play on the ball after FAU quarterback N’Kosi Perry throws a pass, Oct. 22.

[Photo] Miners win controversial nailbiter against Owls

October 22, 2022

Junior efensive end Praise Amaewhule attempts to make a play on the ball after FAU quarterback N’Kosi Perry throws a pass, Oct. 22.

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The UTEP Miners football team will face the Florida Atlantic Owls at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 22 at the Sun Bowl.

[Photo] Miners looking to fly past the Owls

October 21, 2022

The UTEP Miners football team will face the Florida Atlantic Owls at 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 22 at the Sun Bowl.

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Two men dressed in cowboy attire pose for a picture Oct. 14 before the haunted trolly tour.

[Photo] Chase shadows of the night on a trolley

October 18, 2022

Two men dressed in cowboy attire pose for a picture Oct. 14 before the haunted trolly tour.

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UTEP lecturer helps students land their own tricks

Alberto Silva Fernandez, Photographer October 18, 2022

Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series on professors who skateboard at UTEP.   Impacting students’ lives has always been a priority for UNIV 1301 lecturer, Steven Brown. Brown originally began working at UTEP as an academic...

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UTEP student Kierra Lopez-Robinson, organizational and corporate communication major, self-published her debut collection of poems, “Daughter of the Sun,” on Aug. 18 through Amazon.

[Photo] UTEP student self-publishes debut book while running nonprofit

October 13, 2022

UTEP student Kierra Lopez-Robinson, organizational and corporate communication major, self-published her debut collection of poems, “Daughter of the Sun,” on Aug. 18 through Amazon.

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UTEP Miners football will face Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in Ruston, Louisiana Oct. 8.

[Photo] Miners looking to battle against the Bulldogs

October 7, 2022

UTEP Miners football will face Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in Ruston, Louisiana Oct. 8.

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The Texas government has banned the most books from public school libraries in the United States including books such as “The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter,” and “The Hate U Give.”

[Photo] Banned books trigger national debate

October 6, 2022

The Texas government has banned the most books from public school libraries in the United States including books such as “The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter,” and “The Hate U Give.”

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Director of the Leadership Studies Programs Areli Chacón Silva, Ph.D. talks about colorism in Latinx communities.

[Photo] Panel presentation discussed the importance of Chicanx inclusion and diversity

October 5, 2022

Director of the Leadership Studies Programs Areli Chacón Silva, Ph.D. talks about colorism in Latinx communities.

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Forward Tessa Carlin chases after a UAB defender on Sept. 30 at University Field.

[Photo] UTEP Soccer loses 3 straight matches

October 4, 2022

Forward Tessa Carlin chases after a UAB defender on Sept. 30 at University Field.

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A protestor lies down on the ground during a Black Lives Matter protest May 31, 2020.

[Photo] Texas politics and its future

October 4, 2022

A protestor lies down on the ground during a Black Lives Matter protest May 31, 2020.

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The UTEP Miners football team will play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte at 4 p.m. Oct. 1.

[Photo] Miners plan to expand the run game in Charlotte

September 30, 2022

The UTEP Miners football team will play the University of North Carolina at Charlotte at 4 p.m. Oct. 1.

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Moni Vargas and Suzzane Herrera Li-Puma Ph.D., hold a discussion on how to be trauma informed when filmmaking in marginalized communities.

[Photo] Care-centered filmmaking discussion provides insight to aspiring storytellers

September 30, 2022

Moni Vargas and Suzzane Herrera Li-Puma Ph.D., hold a discussion on how to be trauma informed when filmmaking in marginalized communities.

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The Tyranny of Likes, by Javier H. Contreras, Ph.D.

[Photo] Meeting the author behind ‘The Tyranny of Likes’

September 29, 2022

"The Tyranny of Likes," by Javier H. Contreras, Ph.D.

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UTEP running back Ronald Awatt runs the ball against Boise State on Sep.23

[Photo] Miners upset Boise in historic win

September 24, 2022

UTEP running back Ronald Awatt runs the ball against Boise State on Sep.23

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David Cervantes is the director of athletics at EPISD and a UTEP graduate with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a masters in educational leadership.

[Photo] EPISD Director provides guidance and opportunities for students

September 20, 2022

David Cervantes is the director of athletics at EPISD and a UTEP graduate with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a master's in educational leadership.

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Professor kickflips into UTEP’S heart

Alberto Silva Fernandez, Photographer September 20, 2022

Editors note: This is the first of a three part series on professors who skateboard at UTEP In the early 90s, street skateboarding became a cultural phenomenon for teenagers at the time. One of those teenagers is now Associate Professor of Music Theory,...

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President of Vision Mexico, Horacio Estavillo, speaks at the annual El Grito ceremony Sep. 15 at Centennial Plaza in the center of the UTEP campus.

[Photo] UTEP begins Hispanic Heritage Month with El Grito Ceremony

September 16, 2022

President of Vision Mexico, Horacio Estavillo, speaks at the annual El Grito ceremony Sep. 15 at Centennial Plaza in the center of the UTEP campus.

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A member of NAMI shares a photo of her and her brother during a writing workshop held Sept. 2

[Photo] NAMI addresses mental health through writing

September 14, 2022

A member of NAMI shares a photo of her and her brother during a writing workshop held Sept. 2

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Prior to attending UTEP Mervin attended Hutchinson Community College but once Coach Dimel caught eye of him he knew he wanted to have him on his roster

[Photo] UTEP football is an extended family for this offensive lineman

September 6, 2022

Prior to attending UTEP Mervin attended Hutchinson Community College but once Coach Dimel caught eye of him he knew he wanted to have him on his roster

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Miner Welcome Week will take place Aug. 18 through Aug. 27 and will include events such as the Texas Western Gold Rush, the Get Involved & Wellbeing Fair, and the first football game of the season against North Texas. Prospector File Photo

[Photo] UTEP welcomes students with events at ‘Miner Welcome Week’

August 24, 2022

Miner Welcome Week will take place Aug. 18 through Aug. 27 and will include events such as the Texas Western Gold Rush, the Get Involved & Wellbeing Fair, and the first football game of the season against North Texas. Prospector File Photo

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Heather Wilson Ph.D. laughs during an interview with The Prospector and Minero Magazine in the Hoover House Aug. 5.

[Photo] Getting to know UTEP President Heather Wilson with 73 questions

August 23, 2022

Heather Wilson Ph.D. laughs during an interview with The Prospector and Minero Magazine in the Hoover House Aug. 5.

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A protestor listens to a speech with the words “my body my choice” written all over her body during a pro abortion protest in downtown El Paso on June 6,2021.

[Photo] Roe v. Wade overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court after nearly 50 years

June 25, 2022

A protestor listens to a speech with the words “my body my choice” written all over her body during a pro abortion protest in downtown El Paso on June 6,2021.

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Multiple protesters gathered in downtown El Paso on June 6, 2021 to protest for abortion rights with signs that read “our rights are human rights.

[Photo] U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022

Multiple protesters gathered in downtown El Paso on June 6, 2021 to protest for abortion rights with signs that read “our rights are human rights."

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Jacqueline Arellano and Josey Pickett act as Rapunzel and the Witch for “Into the Woods” April 11 at the UTEP Dinner Theater, inside Union Bldg. West, Room 207.

‘Into the Woods’ brings a twist to classic fairytales

Alberto Silva Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2022

UTEP’s Dinner Theatre pre-miered its newest production of “Into the Woods,” April 22 with a story line including traditional fairytale stories such as, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Rapunzel but with a dark twist...

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Music serves as a therapeutic escape during harsh times

Music serves as a therapeutic escape during harsh times

Alberto Silva Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2022

Music is everywhere, thanks to smartphones and free music streaming apps like Spotify, people have access to a wide variety of music at their fingertips. Today, you cannot walk ten feet on campus without seeing someone with their headphones in, as they...

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Governor candidate Beto ORourke hosted a town hall at the El Paso Community Foundation on Sunday, March 27.

[Photo] Beto O’Rourke hosts a “People of Texas” Town Hall meeting

March 31, 2022

Governor candidate Beto O'Rourke hosted a town hall at the El Paso Community Foundation on Sunday, March 27.

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Senator at Large Erika oversees SGAs weekly meeting on March 3, 2022.

[Photo] A primer on UTEP Student Government Association

March 24, 2022

Senator at Large Erika oversees SGA's weekly meeting on March 3, 2022.

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Student Government Association held their weekly meeting on Mar. 3, 2022, in the Tomas Rivera conference center.

[Photo] UTEP Student Government Association announces new senator of the month

March 11, 2022

Student Government Association held their weekly meeting on Mar. 3, 2022, in the Tomas Rivera conference center.

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Cal Spencer plays with their friends on March. 27, at Memorial Park.

Texas fails to protect trans youth

Alberto Silva Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief March 5, 2022

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are currently asking Texas citizens to report to the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) if they believe transgender youth are receiving any sort of gender-affirming medical...

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Critical race theory is essential to public education

Critical race theory is essential to public education

Alberto Silva Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2022

Lt. Gov Dan Patrick has stated that he wants to end tenure for professors who continue to teach Critical Race Theory (CRT). This is not the first time that the lieutenant governor has attacked CRT in public school systems, as he has joined Texas Gov....

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Pastor Antonio Brown says a prayer in solidarity with Ukraine at Tom Lea Parkin El Paso on Feb. 28.

[Photo] Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has global impacts

March 2, 2022

Pastor Antonio Brown says a prayer in solidarity with Ukraine at Tom Lea Parkin El Paso on Feb. 28.

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Many UTEP students surveyed on what their top favorite albums are for Valentine’s Day and “The Divine Feminine” by Mac Miller, “Lover” by Taylor Swift, “Hozier” by Hozier, and “Divide” by Ed Sheeran were the top choices.

[Photo] Our top albums for your Valentine’s Day playlist

February 5, 2022

Many UTEP students surveyed on what their top favorite albums are for Valentine’s Day and “The Divine Feminine” by Mac Miller, “Lover” by Taylor Swift, “Hozier” by Hozier, and “Divide” by Ed Sheeran were the top choices.

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10 Things I Hate About You, My Bloody Valentine, 50 First Dates, Pride and Prejudice, and Julie and Julia are just a few movies UTEP students voted as their go-to Valentines movies.

[Photo] Top five movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2022

"10 Things I Hate About You," "My Bloody Valentine," "50 First Dates," "Pride and Prejudice," and "Julie and Julia" are just a few movies UTEP students voted as their go-to Valentine's movies.

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On Monday Jan. 31 UTEP police responded to an accident outside Sunbowl garage after a driver reportedly hit a pedestrian.

[Photo] UPDATE: Car collides with UTEP golf cart on Sun Bowl Drive

January 31, 2022

On Monday Jan. 31 UTEP police responded to an accident outside Sunbowl garage after a driver reportedly hit a pedestrian.

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UTEP softball will start their 2022 season off Thursday, Feb. 10 and will introduce several new players and Pitching Coach Lena Springer.

[Photo] UTEP women’s softball team prepares for season

January 20, 2022

UTEP softball will start their 2022 season off Thursday, Feb. 10 and will introduce several new players and Pitching Coach Lena Springer.

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New Editor-in-Chief Alberto Silva Fernandez aims to ensure that students voices are heard

New Editor-in-Chief Alberto Silva Fernandez aims to ensure that students’ voices are heard

Alberto Silva Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2022

When my parents originally moved from Chihuahua to Ciudad Juárez my dad immediately focused on finding a way to provide my sister and I the best education possible in the United States, since with time he learned the best way to ensure a better life...

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U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar discusses military funding, immigration, bipartisanship, and student loans in an interview with The Prospector.

Escobar aims to improve conditions for military and immigrants

Alberto Silva Fernandez and Anahy Diaz January 18, 2022

  U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-El Paso) grew up with her parents and four brothers in El Paso's Lower Valley. They did not have much money, but they found their way with what they had. The congresswoman’s unwavering dedication to the...

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UTEP encourages the use of masks indoors on campus, but will not mandate masks.

[Photo] Students discuss UTEP’s safety protocols amid COVID-19

January 9, 2022

UTEP encourages the use of masks indoors on campus, but will not mandate masks.

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Running back Nakia Watson runs the ball against Central Michigan at the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, 2021.

[Photo] Central Michigan runs past Washington State in Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

January 1, 2022

Running back Nakia Watson runs the ball against Central Michigan at the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, 2021.

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Tight end Trent Thompson runs down the field for a touchdown after a fake QB sneak play against Fresno State on Dec. 18,2021, at University Field

[Photo] UTEP falls short at the PUBG New Mexico bowl game

December 22, 2021

Tight end Trent Thompson runs down the field for a touchdown after a fake QB sneak play against Fresno State on Dec. 18,2021, at University Field

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A UTEP student takes their senior graduation picture in front of the pick located at the front of the UTEP campus.

[Photo] Myriad ways to celebrate UTEP graduation

December 6, 2021

A UTEP student takes their senior graduation picture in front of the pick located at the front of the UTEP campus.

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A cap and tassel for the graduating class of 2021

[Photo] Students feel pressured to decide their future

December 5, 2021

A cap and tassel for the graduating class of 2021

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Graduation cap, gown and medal packets for upcoming graduates are available at the University Bookstore.

[Photo] Commemorating commencement

December 5, 2021

Graduation cap, gown and medal packets for upcoming graduates are available at the University Bookstore.

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Fall commencement will take place at the Don Haskins Center Dec. 11-12

[Photo] Fall commencement returns to Don Haskins

December 3, 2021

Fall commencement will take place at the Don Haskins Center Dec. 11-12

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A graduating UTEP student holds a diploma folder given to students when they receive their Masters degree.

[Photo] Grad students wield competitive edge

December 3, 2021

A graduating UTEP student holds a diploma folder given to students when they receive their Master's degree.

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A flyer for Job Mine alongside multiple career ready pamphlets sits outside the Career Center in room 103 in the Union West.

[Photo] UTEP students weigh in on career readiness

December 6, 2021

A flyer for Job Mine alongside multiple career ready pamphlets sits outside the Career Center in room 103 in the Union West.

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Praise Amaewhule lunges at the NMSU quarterback on Aug. 28, 2021 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

[Photo] Miner football awaits bowl game

December 1, 2021

Praise Amaewhule lunges at the NMSU quarterback on Aug. 28, 2021 at Aggie Memorial Stadium.

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A graduating student holds pride flag in Rainbow Miner Graduation ceremony Nov. 19, 2021, at the Tomas Rivera Conference Center.

[Photo] UTEP SELC celebrates Rainbow Miner Graduation

December 1, 2021

A graduating student holds pride flag in Rainbow Miner Graduation ceremony Nov. 19, 2021, at the Tomas Rivera Conference Center.

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UTEP students struggle during finals week of their first semester back on campus.

[Photo] CAPS helps students cope with stress as semester ends

November 30, 2021

UTEP students struggle during finals week of their first semester back on campus.

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The current state congressional district lines for El Paso County. 
Graphic courtesy of Texas Redistricting Home Website.

New district lines impact communities of color

Alberto Silva Fernandez, Photo Editor November 19, 2021

The new congressional and legislative district boundaries were signed into law by Texas Gov. Greg Abbot in October with conflicting conclusions regarding its fairness and causing concern among state legislatures.  Every 10 years, the United...

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Freshman running back Deion Hankins runs the ball against UTSA on Nov. 6, 2021, at the Sun Bowl

[Photo] UTEP prepares for final home game against Rice

November 19, 2021

Freshman running back Deion Hankins runs the ball against UTSA on Nov. 6, 2021, at the Sun Bowl

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UTEP celebrates First-Gen week with activities highlighting first generation students and their stories.

[Photo] UTEP’s SELC celebrates First-Gen week

November 17, 2021

UTEP celebrates First-Gen week with activities highlighting first generation students and their stories.

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