Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Amanda Guillen

Amanda Guillen, Editor-in-Chief

Amanda Guillen is a senior multimedia journalism major with a minor in women's studies. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and graduated from El Paso High School in 2011.

She has been a part of The Prospector since summer 2013 and is currently Managing Editor.

She has always had a passion for journalism and plans to become a television news reporter upon graduating from UTEP. In addition to being a full-time student and reporter, she is a part of two honor societies on campus, Alpha Lambda Delta and the National Society of Leadership and Success where she participates in community service regularly. Amanda also interns for KVIA Channel 7 the El Paso affiliate of ABC.

Her love for the city of El Paso is something that led her to choose UTEP as her school of choice. She has enjoyed her past 3 years at the university and looks forward to an eventful school year.

All content by Amanda Guillen

Student participation increases for homecoming events

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter October 7, 2014

Richard Daniel, executive director of alumni relations, said he has noticed an increase in student participation every year for homecoming and student participation in campus events in general. “When I was here seven years ago, I didn’t see students...

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The Prospector News Weekly Oct. 3, 2014

Amanda Guillen and Kimberly Valle October 3, 2014

This week in news,UTEP Homecoming events will take place from Oct. 6- 11, 3-D printer to revolutionize the industry, and the UTEP library celebrates its 30th birthday.

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In spring of 2011, UTEP and Seokyeong University in South Korea began a partnership that allows students to earn a dual-degree in the metallurgical and materials engineering program.

Influx of Korean students study 3D printing

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter September 30, 2014

Walk into Burgess Hall, across from the bookstore, and take the elevator to the first floor. There, you will find Namsoo Kim and his research team hard at work trying to revolutionize the 3-D printing industry. In spring of 2011, UTEP and Seokyeong University...

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The Prospector News Weekly Sept. 26, 2014

Amanda Guillen and Kimberly Valle September 26, 2014

This week in news, tuition will not increase for students, UTEP Celebrates takes over local area schools, Congressman helps students get ready to vote, UTEP Women's Volleyball will face off against North Texas, and UTEP Football takes on the Kansas State...

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24th Minerpalooza biggest one yet

24th Minerpalooza biggest one yet

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter September 23, 2014

It is estimated that the participant turnout for this year’s centennial Minerpalooza was in the neighborhood of 30,000-35,000, according to Christian Corrales, employer and community relations manager for the office of the Vice President for Student...

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The Prospector News Weekly Sept. 19, 2014

Amanda Guillen and Kimberly Valle September 19, 2014

This week in news, a doll takes over the Union Cinema, the university celebrates International Peace Day, One Direction to perform at the Sun Bowl, Hispanic Heritage ceremonies take place at UTEP, and 25,000 set to take part in the first annual Glory...

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Comfort over compromise

Comfort over compromise

Amanda Guillen, Managing Editor/Multimedia Editor September 17, 2014

My entire life I always knew I wanted to be in front of an audience. Whether it be performing, playing sports or speaking, I wanted to communicate something important to others. Throughout my high school career, I joined as many clubs and organizations...

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Ballet Floklorico Flor y Canto, Inc. performs at the union.

UTEP celebrates Hispanic heritage

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter September 16, 2014

UTEP is well into celebrating Hispanic heritage. The celebration began in late August and will continue into early November. Traditionally, Hispanic Heritage Month takes place between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. The celebration encompasses presentations on...

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The Prospector News Weekly (Sports) Sept. 15, 2014

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter September 15, 2014

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The Prospector News Weekly September 12

Amanda Guillen and Kimberly Valle September 12, 2014

This week in news, a blood drive brings together two rivals,suicide prevention week spreads awareness around campus, UTEP is once again ranked nationally, Mexican artist sculpts gift for UTEP, Technology Support Center will host it's first annual graphic...

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A day of remembrance- UTEP reflects on September 11

Amanda Guillen, Managing Editor/Multimedia Editor September 11, 2014

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In front of the Centennial Museum flags were placed in remembrance of each life lost on September 11.

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In front of the Centennial Museum flags were placed in remembrance of each life lost on September 11.

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The Bear and his road to glory

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter September 9, 2014

Donald Lee Haskins, nicknamed “The Bear,” was born during the Dust Bowl era in 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma.  Unlike the rest of the country, Haskins said he learned early not to be caught up in the prejudices of race. In the spring 2006 issue of NOVA...

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The university on the border

Amanda Guillen and Nadia Garcia September 9, 2014

UTEP is one of the few universities with a close connection to another country with Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, located right in its backyard. UTEP is so close that at the height of the drug war in 2010 a stray bullet from a shootout that took place in Juárez...

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Campus transformation closer to completion

Amanda Guillen and Lorain Waters September 9, 2014

Beginning in spring 2013, UTEP began a campus-wide construction project that will ultimately make the university a more pedestrian-friendly campus. Since that date, the campus has been divided up into sections, all with  varying completion dates. The...

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The current UTEP library under construction in 1980

Library evolves to provide resources to students

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter September 9, 2014

The UTEP Library currently holds more than one million books to go along with government documents, micro-films that help keep 100-year old newspapers intact, art collections, computer labs and meeting rooms at the students’ disposal. It is a little-known...

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Tier One: The definition of success

Amanda Guillen, Editor-in-chief September 9, 2014

For many years after its inception, the university solely offered a degree that was called an Engineer of Mines. Now, 100 years later, the university offers 71 bachelor’s degrees, 76 master’s degrees and 20 doctoral degrees. With the university expanding,...

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The Prospector News Weekly

Amanda Guillen and Kimberly Valle September 5, 2014

This week in news, sleep deprivation takes over college students, media coverage varies when covering controversial cases in national news, the Miner Metro App helps students track their shuttle, and students get the opportunity to expand their knowledge...

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The Prospector Daily August 29, 2014

Amanda Guillen, Managing Editor/ Multimedia Editor August 29, 2014

This week in news, Opera Bhutan will take place at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday Aug. 30, UTEP ranked #8 in this years Washington Monthly national college ranking, and Minerpalooza will be held on Sept.5.

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Natalicio delivers speech regarding Washington Monthly ranking

Amanda Guillen, Multimedia/managing editor August 26, 2014

Confetti filled the air of the Union Breezeway Tuesday morning as President Diana Natalicio gathered the UTEP community to announce Washington Monthly’s annual national college and university rankings for 2014. This year UTEP went down one spot from...

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Rory revives golf

Rory revives golf

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter August 11, 2014

There’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Rory McIlroy; and how about that golf swing. Most think a new era of golf is now underway. People are now officially labeling Rory McIlroy the “new Tiger.” Some media outlets are going so far as to say...

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Winners of 2014’s NBA free agency

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter July 22, 2014

The culture of today’s NBA is profoundly different than the NBA of 30 or even 20 years ago. Today, for the most part, players rarely stay in one place for an entire career. Granted, there are still winners to be named in this summer’s free agency...

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Senior Quaterback Jamiell Showers is expects the Miners to turn things around and make a splash in Conference USA

UTEP football ready for new start

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter July 22, 2014

The UTEP football team is on its way to Alpine for training camp and despite being picked to finish dead last in the conference by 13 coaches, optimism within the team remains high, especially on defense. “I love going away to camp and the chemistry...

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Estudiantes se reunen en Summit Hall para ver los partidos de la Copa Munial.

[Photo] La Copa Mundial en la frontera

Héctor Bernal, Staff Reporter July 8, 2014

Estudiantes se reunen en Summit Hall para ver los partidos de la Copa Munial.

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Chihuahuas win in walk-off fashion

Chihuahuas win in walk-off fashion

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter June 28, 2014

The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Tacoma Rainiers on a hot summer midday by a score of 7-6. Jeff Francoeur hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning. Good player execution and managerial strategy helped win this game. This game was originally...

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World Cup invites all types of life

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor June 24, 2014

Soccer does not see race, gender, social class or language. Anyone can try to play it and everyone can certainly watch it. Charlie Gibbens, director of housing at UTEP, has been trying to create that sense of inclusion over the past two weeks. The timing...

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Junior All-American Anthony Rotich is one of the most decorated Track and Field athletes in the program’s history after three years

The man, the myth, the legend—Anthony Rotich

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter June 24, 2014

Coming from humble beginnings in Nairobi, Kenya, junior distance runner Anthony Rotich has risen to stardom in his three years at UTEP, and his path to greatness started long before his arrival to El Paso. Growing up, in order to get to school, Rotich...

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Rotich is the third Miner in the program’s history to win consecutive titles in the 3,000-meter steeplechase

Rotich sees double at NCAA championships

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter June 17, 2014

He did exactly what was expected from him and his head coach—win. Anthony Rotich made NCAA and UTEP history, when the seven-time All-American became the first male athlete in Division I history to win both the indoor mile and 3,000-meter steeplechase...

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Miners advance to NCAA Championships

Miners advance to NCAA Championships

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter June 10, 2014

Eugene, Oregon will be the site of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships from June 11-14. It will be the culmination of a season based on the discipline and hard work of every athlete in the country who performed well enough to qualify for a...

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Neon Desert Music Festival 2014

Michaela Roman and Amanda Guillen May 26, 2014

With only two main stages and thousands in attendance, Neon Desert Music Festival serves its fourth year of bringing live entertainment to the borderland. NDMF became a two-day event for the first time this year. The festival brought music from a variety...

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Supreme court hears appeals by penalized SGA campaigners

Supreme court hears appeals by penalized SGA campaigners

Luis Barrio and Jose Soto May 8, 2014

Several hearings were held in front of the Student Government’s Supreme Court at the SGA’s offices on May 7 as the result of alleged improprieties on the part of candidates before and during the SGA elections, which were held April 30 – May 1. The...

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Library accommodates for finals week

Amanda Guillen, Multimedia Editor May 6, 2014

Every semester the library and its staff prepare for finals week by opening its doors for 24 hours so that students can prepare for their upcoming exams and projects. Starting on Sunday and ending on Friday, the library will serve as a temporary home...

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End of a long difficult road for Hohman, Leasau

End of a long difficult road for Hohman, Leasau

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter May 6, 2014

Leaders come in all forms. For some people, it’s about being vocal and encouraging to teammates. For others, they might be a little more of the silent type, but make up for it by simply leading by example. For seniors Colleen Hohman and Alanna Leasau,...

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Junior oufielder Ashley Eldridge observes the ball pass on its way to the plate.

Final home series ends on a bitter note

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 29, 2014

The UTEP softball team concluded their last home series April 27, as the Miners fell to the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners in two of the three games played. With two setbacks against UTSA, postseason play is now out of reach for the Miners. They will...

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The Prospector News Weekly April 25, 2014

Amanda Guillen and Luis Barrio April 25, 2014

The Prospector News Weekly covers all the top stories that affect the students at The University of Texas at El Paso. This week in news, the Baja SAE will take place from the 24th to the 27th of April,Sexual Assault Awareness month leads to unity through...

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Engineers prepare for weekend Baja SAE competition

Engineers prepare for weekend Baja SAE competition

Luis Barrio, Staff reporter April 24, 2014

About 1,500 competitors from more than hundreds of universities from different corners of the globe will compete in the Baja Society of Automotive Engineers UTEP 2014 competition where collegiate students will put their designs to the test on the track. The...

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The Baja SAE competition tasks engineering students with designing a dune buggy that can withstand harsh terrains.

[Photo] Engineering students participate in international off-road extreme challenge

Helen Yip, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

The Baja SAE competition tasks engineering students with designing a dune buggy that can withstand harsh terrains.

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Sprinter A-Shawni Mitchell sprints at Kidd Field during the UTEP Invitational on April 12.

Track set to impress at Drake Relays

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

Being a little less than a month away from the Conference USA Outdoor Championships, the Miners are headed to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete at the 105th Drake Relays April 24-26. The competition is actually a weeklong event, but the Miners will not...

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Miner Fan Club President, Larry Rodriguez, will be inducted in the El Paso Hall of fame on April 30.

Fan club president to be inducted to EP’s Hall of Fame

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

Hall of famers can come in many forms, shapes and sizes. It isn’t just for the tall and athletic, or just for the coaches. Larry Rodriguez stands at 5 feet, 6 inches tall, but don’t let his size fool you. He became an Army officer after graduating...

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Jaime Picks Up Gender Wage Gap

Jaime Quesada April 18, 2014

Jaime goes out to question how the student body feels about the gender gap problem in America.

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The Prospector News Weekly April 17, 2014

Amanda Guillen and Luis Barrio April 17, 2014

The Prospector News Weekly covers all the top stories that affect the students at The University of Texas at El Paso. This week in news, UTEP student Leo Aguirre will showcase his short film at The Cannes Film Festival,The High Noon Music Series allows...

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Sophomore running back Autrey Golden breaks a tackle from senior linebacker Anthony Puente during the Orange and Blue Game on April 11.

Defense shines in spring game

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

For some, the spring scrimmage is a teaser because it means football is back, For coaches, it’s an opportunity to evaluate players and go further into making their final roster moves. For players, it’s the joy of being able to put on the pads and...

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Junior infielder Ashley Eldridge attempts to hit the ball against Middle Tennessee.

Miners sweep Blue Raiders

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

On April 13, the UTEP softball team completed a series sweep over the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders with their bats and backs against the wall. Over the weekend, UTEP showed the power of its bats. They tallied 39 hits that produced 24 runs; six balls...

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The Prospector News Weekly: April 11, 2014

Amanda Guillen and Luis Barrio April 11, 2014

The Prospector News Weekly covers all the top stories that affect the students at The University of Texas at El Paso. This week in news, UTEP hosted a tuition forum, a screening of Ruben Salazar: Man in Middle was held at the Union, and a full week of...

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Love is art, couple lets their paintings be the driving force of their success

Amanda Guillen, Multimedia Editor April 8, 2014

When walking through the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts you’ll encounter walls covered in student art work. Standing tall on opposite ends of a gallery space hang two pieces of art that coincide with one another. They seem to...

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Sparkle Taylor (left), Cameasha Turner (middle) and Chrishauna Parker (right) celebrate 66-63 victory over South Dakota State on April 2.

Record-setting season comes to a close

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 8, 2014

The 2013-2014 women’s basketball team may go down as one the greatest women’s team in the 40-year program history. The achievements of this team go beyond all the records they have broken this season. This team attracted people in droves during its...

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Rutgers break UTEP hearts with 56-54 win in WNIT Final

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 5, 2014

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights claimed a 56-54 victory over UTEP in the WNIT championship game in front of a sold out crowd at the Don Haskins Center. UTEP tied the game at 54 with a loose-ball recovery by Chrishauna Parker with eight seconds remaining....

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Bringing sexy back to health

Bringing sexy back to health

Amanda Guillen, Multimedia Editor April 1, 2014

Sex may still be considered taboo to talk about, but it may be just the thing you need to hear about when it comes to keeping healthy. Some surprising health benefits of sex include a stronger immune system, minimized pain, weight loss, improved sleep,...

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Recreation Center, best tool to keep in shape

Recreation Center, best tool to keep in shape

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

By Luis Barrio The Prospector Some students have claimed it “a home away from home.” The Student Recreation Center offers a place for students to get away from the stress and pressures of exams, papers and midterms. The $32-million tri-level...

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The Prospector News Weekly March 28, 2014

Luis Barrio and Amanda Guillen March 28, 2014

The Prospector News Weekly covers all the top stories that affect the students at The University of Texas at El Paso. This week in news, The Indian Student Association will host the second annual Holi The Festival of Colors, Wendy Davis makes a stop in...

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Kelli Willingham attempts a layup up over Buffs defender Arielle Roberson.

UTEP takes down Colorado 68-60 to advance to WNIT quarterfinals

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 28, 2014

Led by the winningest class in program’s history, the UTEP Miners came out firing in all cylinders as they secured their spot in the WNIT quarterfinals. The magnitude of the spirit, intensity and home crowd all contributed UTEP’s 68-60 over the...

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[Video] Candidate Wendy Davis talks equal pay at Café Mayapan

Jasmine Aguilera and Maria Esquinca March 26, 2014

Gubernatorial candidate Texas Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, spent Wednesday morning speaking to media and volunteers at Café Mayapan, in El Paso, Texas. She focused her discussion on gender and economic equality. El Paso Sen. Jose Rodriguez...

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UTEP swept by North Texas, fall to tenth place

UTEP swept by North Texas, fall to tenth place

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 25, 2014

UTEP was riding the momentum of a three-game sweep March 15 and 16 against Louisiana Tech, coming into the three-game home series against North Texas. This Mean Green team was at the top of the Conference USA standings. The Miners dropped all three...

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Miners defeat Gaels, advance to WNIT regional semis

Miners defeat Gaels, advance to WNIT regional semis

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 24, 2014

The UTEP women’s basketball team once again in a close game came out on top and defeated the Saint Mary’s Gaels 76-64 in the second round of the WNIT. With the Miners have earned the right to host another WNIT game as they will take on the Colorado...

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UTEP takes down Arkansas State 74-64

UTEP takes down Arkansas State 74-64

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 21, 2014

The UTEP women’s basketball team made their debut in the NIT asthey hosted the Sun Belt regular season champions the Arkansas State Red Wolves and came out ahead in the end 74-64. Both teams were tied at the half but UTEP came out with a 15-4 run...

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The Prospector News Weekly:March 21

Amanda Guillen and Luis Barrio March 21, 2014

The Prospector News Weekly covers all the top stories that affect the students at The University of Texas at El Paso. This week in news, UTEP will host its annual TCM event, this is the longest running tradition here at the university, and a student organization...

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New plans for commencement ceremony announced

Luis Barrio, Staff reporter March 18, 2014

UTEP officials discussed plans for the 2014 spring commencement ceremony Tuesday morning at the Peter and Margaret De Wetter Center. This announcement also kick started the annual Grad Fair, where graduating students can purchase regalia, invitations...

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Senior Kayla Thornton becomes the all-time leading scorer in UTEP’s history during the Conference USA Tournament.

Record-setting team falls short, will play NIT

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 18, 2014

Although UTEP was ousted from the Conference USA tournament by Southern Mississippi in an 84-70 game on March 14, seniors Kayla Thornton, Kristine Vitola and Kelli Willingham will still get a shot at postseason play, most likely a high seed in the Women’s...

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Tulsa overpowers Louisiana Tech to earn NCAA bid

Tulsa overpowers Louisiana Tech to earn NCAA bid

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 15, 2014

Led by sophomore guard James Woodard the Tulsa Golden Hurricane conquered the Conference USA Championship with a 69-60 victory over No. 1 seed Louisiana Tech in the Conference USA Championship and punched its automatic bid for the NCAA Tournament. They...

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Golden Eagles second half surge takes down UTEP

Golden Eagles second half surge takes down UTEP

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 14, 2014

The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles spoiled UTEP’s chances of making an NCAA appearance as they defeated the Miners 84-70 and will advance to the championship game to face the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders on Saturday in the championship game. Although...

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FIUMidTen

[Photo] Middle Tennessee handles Florida International 64-57

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 14, 2014

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MidTenvsUAB

[Photo] No. 22 Middle Tennessee survives UAB scare

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 13, 2014

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Louisiana Tech crushes Charlotte 86-65

Louisiana Tech crushes Charlotte 86-65

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 13, 2014

The winner of the last quarterfinal game tonight would have the difficult assessment of taking on the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in the semifinals on Friday. That team would be the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Louisiana Tech came out victorious...

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Blue Raiders cruise past Monarchs

Blue Raiders cruise past Monarchs

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 13, 2014

In the second game of the quarterfinals in the Conference USA tournament, Middle Tennessee used some pesky defense with some good rim protection in the paint and good game management from their senior point guard Tweety Knight to beat the Old Dominion...

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UTEP runs past Pirates 77-68, will face Golden Eagles in quarterfinals

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 12, 2014

The UTEP men came into the Conference USA tournament with a first-round bye and a No. 5 seed facing No. 12 East Carolina. UTEP never trailed in the game and led by as much as 23 early in the second half. They rolled past the Pirates 77-68. UTEP...

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Jonathan Stark leads Tulane in win over North Texas

Jonathan Stark leads Tulane in win over North Texas

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 12, 2014

The No. 7 seed Tulane Green Wave came off a one-game bye and defeated the No. 10 North Texas Mean Green Eagles 66-61. This is a game that the Green Wave never led until the 6:25 mark of the second half with a pair of free throws. North Texas led by...

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Marshall holds on to early lead to upset Florida Atlantic

Marshall holds on to early lead to upset Florida Atlantic

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter March 11, 2014

In the second game of the men’s tournament, the Marshall Thundering Herd defeated the Florida Atlantic Owls 63-59. Marshall was led by sophomore guard Chris Thomas who scored 21 points and put the game out of reach for the Owls with two late free-throws....

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UNTvsRice

[Photo] North Texas comes back to defeat Rice in overtime

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor March 11, 2014

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The Prospector News Weekly: March 7

Amanda Guillen, Multimedia Editor March 7, 2014

The Prospector News Weekly covers all the top stories that affect the students at The University of Texas at El Paso. This week in news, UTEP will host two events the Baja Buggy Race as well as the 2014 C-USA Basketball Tournament. Students talk about...

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The Baja SAE competition tasks engineering students with designing a dune buggy that can withstand harsh terrains.

[Photo] International engineering competition returns to UTEP

Maria Esquinca, Staff Reporter March 5, 2014

The Baja SAE competition tasks engineering students with designing a dune buggy that can withstand harsh terrains.

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[Photo] UTEP gives back

March 4, 2014

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The Prospector News Weekly: February 28

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 28, 2014

The Prospector News Weekly covers all the top stories that affect the students at The University of Texas at El Paso. This week in news, UTEP became a tobacco-free campus, and Mardi Gras festivities will take place Tuesday March 4th. Students gave their...

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Tulsa hands UTEP second straight loss

Tulsa hands UTEP second straight loss

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter February 28, 2014

It was a bitter ending tonight in the regular season home finale for the UTEP seniors, forward John Bohannon and Tyler Tafoya. The Miners tried but too many turnovers in the game resulted in a 60-65 game to the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. It’s the...

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‘Self-governance’—the method of tobacco-free enforcement

‘Self-governance’—the method of tobacco-free enforcement

Maria Esquinca and Amanda Guillen February 25, 2014

Maintaining a tobacco-free campus may prove difficult to enforce as some students are choosing not to follow the “self-governing” method officials have proclaimed. UTEP’s Environmental Health and Safety Department enacted the tobacco ban on Feb....

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Daniel Rios visits the Career Closet to get fitted for a suit.

Career Closet rents brand-name professional clothing, free to students

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 25, 2014

UTEP’s Division of Student Affairs, in partnership with the Career Center, is working to provide students with professional business attire that can be used for interviews, career fairs and networking events. Students will be able to borrow these...

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UTEP downs East Carolina 81-74

UTEP downs East Carolina 81-74

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter February 22, 2014

The UTEP women’s basketball team defeated the East Carolina Pirates 81-74 and climbed to second place in Conference USA only behind Middle Tennessee State. Sophomore guard Jenzel Nash called it the most physical game of the year. In their bout versus...

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The Prospector News Weekly Feb.21

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 21, 2014

Students expressed their opinion about this weeks top stories. UTEP will be celebrating Peace Corps week starting Feb. 23, the Career Closet is offering students a new service that will allow them to rent business professional attire, and the Baptist...

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The Campus Master plan involves demolishing Benedict and Bell Hall to be transformed into one large facility proposed to be a Behavioral Sciences building.

Old buildings to be demolished for new behavioral sciences

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 18, 2014

Editor’s note: this is part three of a three-part series that explores the 2011 Campus Master Plan. According to the Campus Master Plan 2011, two of the university’s oldest buildings are on their way to being demolished. Benedict Hall, which...

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Junior point guard C.J. Cooper has scored more than 10 points per game in eight of the last nine Miners games.

Crucial road trip for Miners

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter February 18, 2014

The Miners who are currently on a three-way tie in the lead in Conference USA, will have two crucial road games that could determine their fate   come selection sunday on March 16. Conference USA may have a chance to send two schools to the NCAA Tournament....

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[Video] The Prospector News Weekly Flappy Bird/Valentine’s Day

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 17, 2014

Students at The University of Texas at El Paso react to the video game Flappy Bird and talk about their Valentine's Day plans.

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Bortley late three-pointer holds off Miners late rally

Bortley late three-pointer holds off Miners late rally

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter February 13, 2014

The wavelength of emotions went from unmitigated jubilance when junior guard C.J. Cooper hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to a shocked, collapsed feeling of heartbreak when Florida Atlantic’s freshman guard Marquan Botley hit...

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UTEP ranks low in Trojan Sexual Health Report Card

UTEP ranks low in Trojan Sexual Health Report Card

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 11, 2014

The Sexual Health Report Card, a study conducted by Trojan, the condoms company, ranked UTEP in the bottom 20 of 140 universities across the country. Ranked at 124 in the 2013 study, UTEP has not fared well in the past three years. In 2011 the university...

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Patricia Flores known as Miss Pat has been attending UTEP games since the late 1980s.

The most loyal and dedicated Miners fan

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter February 11, 2014

Florida International’s women’s basketball team is being introduced in the starting lineups. As the PA announcer calls out each player’s name, everyone in the surrounding sections knows what follows. “Who?!” is what longtime UTEP fan Patricia...

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Amanda Guillen, staff reporter

No valentine? Let it go.

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 11, 2014

Is it the feeling of love in the air around this time of year? Or the anticipation of preparing something amazing for that special someone? Or is it the way that the love is displayed for everyone to see? I know that this holiday can be annoying and controversial...

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Miners end on 16-5 run to defeat Louisiana Tech

Miners end on 16-5 run to defeat Louisiana Tech

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter February 5, 2014

The Miners battled in a tough dogfight tonight and used crucial last minute stops to defeat the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters by a score of 85-75 for a fifth straight win. Despite winning the turnover margin and outrebounding the Lady Techsters, the...

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Bhutanese theme still an influence

Bhutanese theme still an influence

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter February 4, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part of a three-part series explores the 2012 Campus Master Plan.  The current campus transformation has led the beauty of UTEP’s architecture to be masked by fences, bulldozers and hard hats. The construction has left the...

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Softball begins new era under Echo-Hawk

Softball begins new era under Echo-Hawk

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter February 4, 2014

Athletic Director Bob Stull announced in May 2013, that Kathleen and James Rodriguez would no longer be head coaches of the UTEP softball program. Now the program is under the direction of Tobin Echo-Hawk, who was introduced as head coach in June 2013. “It’s...

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Irene Gari scores 18 as Miners roll over Herd 77-50

Irene Gari scores 18 as Miners roll over Herd 77-50

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter January 29, 2014

Tonight the Miners handled the Marshall Thundering Herd by a score of 77-50 and are now riding a three game victory streak. It comes off the heels of the Miners dropping two games in a row. The Miners are back to their old ways of winning. The Miners...

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On Feb. 7, renowned philosopher, scholar and activist Cornel West will be delivering a presentation at the Magoffin Auditorium to celebrate Black History Month.

Cornel West, philosopher and activist, to visit campus for Black History Month

Luis Barrio, Staff reporter January 28, 2014

Renowned philosopher, scholar and activist Cornel West will be delivering a presentation Feb. 7 at the Magoffin Auditorium to celebrate Black History Month. West is a Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies at...

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Men’s 4x4 relay members Abiola Onakoya (left) and Carnell Horn (right) warmup at the Kidd Field.

Strong start for track and field

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter January 28, 2014

The UTEP track and field team has started their indoor season on a bright  note. Their individual accomplishments have also earned them many gold medals. At the beginning of the season, the men’s squad were ranked 22nd nationally. The men’s...

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The Grand Scheme of Things

The Grand Scheme of Things

Amanda Guillen, Staff Reporter January 28, 2014

Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series. Cranes, bulldozers and jackhammers have taken over campus. The invasion of machinery is a part of a plan put in place by the university to transform the campus and The Prospector will be dissecting...

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