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The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

All content by Amber Gomez

Time Capsule to engage future generations

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter May 6, 2014

Students from an organizational communication class were put in charge of creating a time capsule in  order to celebrate the university’s centennial year. To do so, they created a Facebook page for students to submit photos of the campus regarding...

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Christina Gonzalez designs costumes as a hobby that pertain to superheros or villan. Poison Ivy is one of her favorite costumes.

Costume designing is taken to the next level

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter April 29, 2014

Proudly marching through comic conventions as your favorite character can be pretty rewarding, especially if you’ve taken the time to create the costume yourself. For cosplayers, who have been going to conventions for years, creating their costumes...

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The Clothesline Project

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter April 23, 2014

  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, students and community members came together to stand up to domestic violence and sexual assault. The Clothesline Project honors survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. T-shirts...

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Outfits will be displayed at the Union Gallery, located on the second floor of Union East, until May. 4.

Students design outfits made from used materials

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter April 22, 2014

You may have seen clothing made from silk, fine fabrics or cotton, but chances are you’ve never seen clothing made from recycled materials. In honor of Earth Week, Union Services will put on a unique fashion show that will take place at noon, April...

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Beck will perform at 8 p.m., April 24 at the Abraham Chavez Theater.

Beck beckons folk rockers

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter April 15, 2014

With a new release that is seen as a companion piece to his iconic “Sea Change,” Grammy Award-winning singer Beck will perform at 8 p.m., April 24 at the Abraham Chavez Theater. In 1997, Beck won his first Grammy as Best Rock Vocal Performance...

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Senior dance major Maira Montes practices her dance skills outside of school. She also teaches lessons in her spare time.

Students dance their way to a healthier life

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

Leaping across the stage with grace and agility, these performers will leave you in awe of the talent they bring forth. Students who are pursuing dancing as a major are preparing to become performers or choreographers. They will spend hours rehearsing...

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Eating healthy, the truth behind nutritious foods

Eating healthy, the truth behind nutritious foods

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter April 1, 2014

For those trying to maintain a healthy diet, they might be spending their money on foods such as salads, wheat bread and anything that says “fat free.” However, they might not know that these foods could not be that nutritional. An article on cookinglight.com...

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Estudiantes se mustran a favor de la paz en Venezuela el 20 de febrero.

[Photo] Impacto de protestas Venenzolanas afecta a estudiantes

Cassandra Adame, Staff Reporter March 25, 2014

Estudiantes se mustran a favor de la paz en Venezuela el 20 de febrero.

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Fair promotes campus health

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter March 25, 2014

UTEP will celebrate National Nutrition month with a mini health fair 9 a.m.– 1 p.m. March 26 at the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center. This will be the second of six fairs that the UTEP Wellness program and UTEP Human Resource Services Employee...

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Wise Family Theatre showcases Arabian Nights fairytale

Wise Family Theatre showcases ‘Arabian Nights’ fairytale

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter March 18, 2014

The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance will present its fifth show of the season, “The Arabian Nights,” on March 21 at the Wise Family Theatre. “Arabian Nights” is a fairytale made up of other fairytales. It is about a young girl, Scheherazade,...

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Let ‘Learnist’ be your teacher

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter March 4, 2014

Sharing knowledge with a community of learners is easier with fairly new  iOS app called “Learnist.” Guiding you through a series of articles that others have shared, “Learnist” uses categories to find a particular topic you would like to learn...

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Race for the Cure continues the fight

Race for the Cure continues the fight

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter February 28, 2014

It is time to get your running shoes ready, because the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will take place on March 2 at Biggs Park. This weekend, many citizens of El Paso will participate in Race for the Cure. Among them is sophomore nursing...

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What do you want to fab?

‘What do you want to fab?’

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter February 26, 2014

Fab/rication/Lab/oratory or Fab Lab, has been spreading across the world and has finally hit El Paso. It will open its doors on March 1. Fab Lab supports STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) by engaging the public in fun DIY projects...

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[Photo] In El Paso, support for Venezuelan protesters grows

Andrés Rodríguez, Copy editor February 20, 2014

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The Lego Movie: embrace your inner child

‘The Lego Movie’: embrace your inner child

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter February 18, 2014

Your childhood has finally come to life. The popular toy building blocks, Legos, have been around since the ‘50s, and for those of us who grew up playing with them, it’s almost nostalgic to see the mini figures in theaters. With a mix of CGI and...

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Places to go for Valentine’s

Places to go for Valentine’s

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter February 11, 2014

El Paso has a variety of events that you can attend, depending on what you would like to do this Valentine’s Day or how much money you will spend, From mariachis and dance, to wine and dinner, pick one of these events or places and you’ll feel like...

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Frustrating, yet addicting

Frustrating, yet addicting

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter February 4, 2014

Soaring though the air is a little bird with white wings called “Flappy Bird,” which now has over 250,000 downloads. Released in September, “Flappy Bird” has endured every update and has gone viral around the world. The goal of the game is...

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Local gallery fosters space for artists

Local gallery fosters space for artists

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter January 28, 2014

  Located on the corner of Overland near downtown El Paso stands a unique stone building that houses local creativity. At the Rock House Gallery, local artists, poets and musicians show off their work without having to pay for the set up...

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“Ghosts” is available in stores for $15.

‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ DLC Onslaught features four new maps

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter January 28, 2014

In “Ghosts,” the latest “Call of Duty” installment, players can fire through the battlefield, underwater and space. The game featured updated graphics, new weapons, larger maps and survival mode extinction. “I appreciate that the graphics...

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Bringing back rock ‘n roll: The UDT presents ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter January 21, 2014

Returning for the second time in the UTEP Dinner Theatre’s history is the “most successful revue” to ever hit campus. The premiere in 2004 of “Smokey Joe’s Café” was a standing-room-only hit and featured music by Jerry Lieber and Mike...

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Centennial tassle not worth the hassle

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter December 3, 2013

With it being only 29 days away from UTEP beginning its 100-year celebration, the university is getting ready to send out yet another graduating class in less than 10 days. As they walk down the stage on Dec. 14 to receive their diploma, however, they...

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Las Artistas, ceramics students represent UTEP at art show

Amber Gomez, Staff Reporter November 25, 2013

Despite the cold weather, dozens of fascinated art lovers came out to see El Paso’s annual art and fine crafts show––Las Artistas. The fair began in 1970 to promote art appreciation within the El Paso community. There were 63 booths at the fair...

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Stephany Vega, graphic design major, is a student who works at the library..

The Prospector’s 2013 Pick Awards: Best places to work on campus

Amber Gomez, Contributor November 19, 2013

From the UTEP Bookstore to the Academic Services Building, there are many jobs available around campus so that students can earn money while attending school. Although each job pays well and has manageable hours, according to students’ votes in the...

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