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Anahy Diaz

Anahy Diaz

Anahy Diaz, is a bilingual Multimedia Journalism, Political Science and Chicano Studies student at The University of Texas at El Paso. She has helped lead The Prospector, as editor-in-chief, copy editor and multimedia editor by writing and creating news packages. Anahy currently works as an intern for NBC News Los Angeles, and has previously interned with NBC’s Today and Weekend Today. Anahy’s published work can also be seen in Borderzine, KERA News, KTEP, KTSM Channel 9 and KVIA Channel 7. As a first-generation college student, Anahy hopes to join the field of broadcast after graduation covering news, politics, and entertainment.

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Goodbye The Prospector and hello New York

Goodbye The Prospector and hello New York

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor May 4, 2022

It would be difficult to summarize in 500-700 words the ways in which The Prospector has changed my life, personally and professionally. However, as I reflect back to my time with the publication I cannot help but think my journey has been a compilation...

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A $10 million grant from the U.S Department of Health and Human Service’s Office of the National Co-ordinator for Health Information Technology will allow students to be trained for careers in public health informatics. UTEP will join the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Biomedical informatics and School of Public Health. Photo courtesy of UTEP Marketing and Communications.

UTEP students trained in public health informatics thanks to $10M grant

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor May 3, 2022

UTEP students will be trained for careers in public health informatics thanks to a new $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), according...

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S6, EP7: Visually impaired student urges accessibility from UTEP

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor April 26, 2022

On this week’s new episode of The Prospector Podcast, Maria Guerrero Duran presents the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Garden’s Smithsonian Institution’s travel exhibit “Water/Ways.” Kristen Scheaffer covers the UTEP film festival,...

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S6, EP6: Behind the Drag Queen Look with Rosita Thorne

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor April 12, 2022

On this week’s new episode of The Prospector Podcast, Jacqueline Vigil, creator of the apparel and sticker brand Muchas Flores talks about the inspiration behind her designs. Kristen Scheaffer, explains the environmental impact of fast fashion and what...

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El Pasoan Jacqueline Vigil poses in front of her “More Self Love” shirts, part of the various apparel products she sells as creator of Muchas Flores Studio March 30, 2022.

Local apparel brand ‘Muchas Flores’ strives to make self-love stick

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor April 6, 2022

Art is often defined as the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture. For Jacqueline Vigil, 27, creator of Muchas Flores Studio, art means being able to spread self-love...

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[Video] Behind the look with drag queen Rosita Thorne

Itzel Giron, Audience Engagement Editor April 5, 2022

Drag queens have been a part of the fashion world for years, according to PAPER MAGAZINE, From the extravagant looks to  unique stylings, the art of drag has influenced what people wear today and will continue to do so for years to come. Though many...

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S6, EP5: National Women’s Month Special

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor March 29, 2022

On this week’s new episode of The Prospector Podcast, Katrina Villarreal tells us the story of Krishna Jayasankar Menon, a UTEP track and field thrower and the first female thrower from India to receive a division one scholarship, marking only the beginning...

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S6, EP4: A Look at Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor March 8, 2022

On this week’s new episode of The Prospector Podcast, Victoria Rivas covers the Russia-Ukraine war, as she speaks with UTEP political science, history and economic professors about the global impact this invasion possesses. Julia Lucero speaks with...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 6, Episode 3

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor February 22, 2022

On this week’s new episode of The Prospector Podcast, Layout Editor Hugo Hinojosa shares his concerns on the long lines that await people trying to cross to Ciudad Juarez on foot on on car. Itzel Giron talks to teacher and UTEP alumni Maurice André...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 6, Episode 2

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor February 8, 2022

On this week’s special love episode of The Prospector Podcast, reporter Alyson Rodriguez talks to UTEP students about the hardships of dating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Katrina Villarreal tells us the story of legend Jim Forbes, a beloved former...

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[Video] A peek into Dr. Diana Natalicio’s Brave Books collection

Itzel Giron, Audience and Engagement Editor February 7, 2022

The legacy of former UTEP President Diana Natalacio, Ph.D, will continue to live on for years to come. Natalicio's death late last year had a profound impact on the El Paso community, and her personal book collection gives the community a chance to walk...

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The UTEP Dinner Theatre will be hosting The Wedding Singer from Jan. 28- Feb. 13. Tickets prices range from $22.50-$53.50.  Photo courtesy of UTEPs Dinner Theater

‘The Wedding Singer’ brings ’80s love

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor February 1, 2022

If one is looking to revisit a time when oversized hair, shoulder pads and upbeat music were the perfect mix for falling in love, the UTEP Dinner Theatre’s rendition of “The Wedding Singer”’ is the perfect musical to watch.   Based on the...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 6, Episode 1

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor January 25, 2022

On this new season of The Prospector Podcast, reporter Itzel Giron covers Beto O'Rourke's visit to El Paso as he prepares to face Gov. Greg Abbott in the race for Texas Governor. Multimedia Editor Anahy Diaz brings us the best corners to study at UTEP...

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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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The Prospector Podcast – Season 5, Episode 8

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor December 7, 2021

On this week’s episode of The Prospector Podcast, reporter Itzel Giron tells the story of Dolores Anguiano, an 86 year-old student earning her degree in multi-disciplinary studies in December. Editor-In-Chief Julian Herrera gives his farewell to The...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 5, Episode 7

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor November 23, 2021

On this week’s episode of The Prospector Podcast, Multimedia Editor Anahy Diaz covers the UTEP SGA Town Hall with the university’s police department to speak about the Oct. 29 incident, when two individuals who shot and killed a 22-year-old at the...

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UTEP Police Department Town Hall addresses delayed security response

UTEP Police Department Town Hall addresses delayed security response

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor November 22, 2021

The UTEP Student Government Association (SGA) held a Town Hall Thursday night with the university’s police department to speak about the Oct. 29 incident, when two individuals who shot and killed a 22-year-old at the near by McDonald’s hid inside...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 5, Episode 6

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor November 9, 2021

On this week’s episode of The Prospector Podcast, Sports Editor Emily Autumn Velasquez talks to women's basketball coach Kevin Barker as the team prepares for its upcoming season. Arts and Culture Editor Victoria Rivas talks to UTEP basketball fans...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 5, Episode 5

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor October 26, 2021

On this week’s episode of The Prospector Podcast, reporter Alyson Rodriguez talks to the Student Alumni Association (SAA) who is hosting its 14th annual haunted campus tour on Oct. 29. Editor-In-Chief Julian Herrera tells the unearthing legend of El...

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Paydirt Pete lights a candle in honor of President Emerita Dr. Natalicio at the Celebration of Life for President Emerita Diana Natalicio on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Centennial Plaza on the UTEP campus.

UTEP celebrates the life of President Emerita Diana Natalicio

Members of the UTEP family and the public attended a Celebration of Life for President Emerita Diana Natalicio on the UTEP campus Sunday, Oct. 24.  The ceremony reflected the life of Natalicio who led UTEP for 31 years and was the University’s...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 5, Episode 4

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor October 12, 2021

On this week’s episode of The Prospector Podcast, multimedia editor Anahy Diaz covers UTEP's annual native plant sale, Florafest. Editor-In-Chief Julian Herrera remembers Dr. Diana Natalicio by giving listeners a glimpse into the legacy left behind...

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Florafest returns to UTEP

Florafest returns to UTEP

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor October 11, 2021

UTEP hosted its annual native plant sale, Florafest, on Oct. 9. The event welcomed shoppers into the outdoor area of the Undergraduate Learning Center, where they had more than 100 plant species to choose from, along with master gardeners' expert advice....

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 5, Episode 3

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor September 28, 2021

On this week’s episode of The Prospector Podcast,  guest contributor Edward Reyes gives a rundown on the upcoming UTEP festivities happening Sept. 28 - Oct. 2.  Anahy Diaz covers UTEP's 11th Annual Miner Dash 5K Run/3K Walk and Family Fitness Fiesta...

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UTEP Celebrates Mexican Independence Day

UTEP Celebrates Mexican Independence Day

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor September 17, 2021

UTEP celebrated Mexican Independence Day on Sep. 16 with el grito, music, food and special guests at the Centennial Plaza.

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 5, Episode 2

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor September 14, 2021

This week’s episode of The Prospector Podcast,  includes a conversation between Reporter Anahy Diaz and Betsy Castro-Duarte, director of the University Career Center, to share advice on the best practices to follow as students embark on their career...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 5, Episode 1

The Prospector Podcast – Season 5, Episode 1

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor August 31, 2021

A new season of The Prospector Podcast is here! This week's episode includes the concerns of UTEP students as they return to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Anahy Diaz sits down with Marieli Pinero Melendez, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist at...

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Minerpalooza returns to UTEP

Minerpalooza returns to UTEP

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor August 30, 2021

UTEP's annual Minerpalooza celebration returned to campus Friday, August 26 with a variety of music, games, food and Miner pride.

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UTEP’s Texas Western Gold Rush welcomes students back to campus

UTEP’s Texas Western Gold Rush welcomes students back to campus

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor August 26, 2021

UTEP welcomed students back to campus after a year of online learning, with its first-ever Texas Western Gold Rush celebration at Centennial Plaza on Monday, August 23.

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The Prospector Podcast returns this fall, here to stay

The Prospector Podcast returns this fall, here to stay

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor August 26, 2021

As I, along with thousands of students across the country, prepare to go back to in-person classes following a year of online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I can’t help but reflect on the quarantine activities that kept me sane for a year....

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CBP set to allow border crossing for parents of UTEP graduates in Mexico

CBP set to allow border crossing for parents of UTEP graduates in Mexico

Anahy Diaz, Editor In Chief May 5, 2021

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is set to allow eligible parents of UTEP graduates to cross the border on May 14-15, to attend commencement amid COVID-19 travel restrictions. University officials announced Wednesday, UTEP and CBP have reached an...

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In-person Lhakhang Cultural Center tour celebrates Bhutan Days

Anahy Diaz, Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2021

As part of UTEP’s annual Bhutan Days celebration, the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens welcomed the public for an in-person tour of the Lhakhang Cultural Center on Wednesday, April 7.   “This is just a symbol of our heritage, of...

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Luis Suira dances in front of the UTEP bookstore on April 7th 2021

Orange and Brew Coffee Tour brings UTEP students back to campus

Anahy Diaz, Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2021

UTEP’s Student Engagement and Leadership Center (SELC) hosted its first Orange and Brew Coffee Tour of the semester April 7 at the bookstore.   After a year of conducting the event online, Orange and Brew invited students and staff back on campus...

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UTEP set to begin vaccinating students next week

UTEP set to begin vaccinating students next week

Anahy Diaz, Editor In Chief April 2, 2021

UTEP will begin vaccinating all students next week as eligibility expands to everyone 16 and older in the state. According to an email sent out by UTEP President Heather Wilson on Friday, April 2, the university expects to start offering vaccines to...

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Jesus Ramos holds a “We can end gun violence” sign at Cielo Vista Walmart while speeches are given in call to end gun violence on March 29, 2021. Photo by Albert Silva.

El Paso honors Boulder, Colorado shooting victims at Cielo Vista’s Grand Candela

Anahy Diaz, Editor-in-Chief March 31, 2021

El Paso community members held a vigil Monday, March 29 at Cielo Vista Walmart’s Grand Candela to honor the 10 individuals who died at the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado.  The vigil, hosted by members of El Paso Young Democrats, was held following the March...

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Should I get rid of my skinny jeans?

Should I get rid of my skinny jeans?

Anahy Diaz, Editor In Chief March 23, 2021

March 11 marked one year since the United States declared the COVID-19 pandemic. Just like last year, the video-sharing app TikTok continues to be the app most people have turned to during quarantine. The app remains a space where people go to share opinions...

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UTEP staff and students react to campus network shutdown

UTEP staff and students react to campus network shutdown

Anahy Diaz, Editor In Chief March 9, 2021

With UTEP’s network system continuing to experience delays since Friday, March 5, students and staff have expressed concern over the potential academic setback this shutdown may imply. According to UTEP, the shutdown was a result of a 'potentially...

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UTEP shuts down campus network following ‘malicious intrusion

UTEP shuts down campus network following ‘malicious intrusion’

Anahy Diaz and Maria Salette Ontiveros March 8, 2021

UTEP’s campus network has been experiencing delays following a ‘malicious intrusion’ Friday, March 5, which forced the university to turn off all its systems. UTEP officials took to Twitter to announce the unauthorized intrusion on its on-campus...

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UTEP’s Student Government Association (SGA) has released its special election results Tuesday, Feb. 16 following over a week of campaigning.

SGA announces special election results

Anahy Diaz, Editor-In-Chief February 16, 2021

UTEP’s Student Government Association (SGA) released its 2021 special Spring election results Tuesday evening.    The senator-at-large vacant seats will be filled by Joseline “Josie” Avila with 130 votes, Kimberly Sanchez with 109 votes, Brianna...

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Confusing selfishness in the name of self-love

Confusing selfishness in the name of self-love

Anahy Diaz, Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2021

Most people might be too familiar with the cliche and often-time overused phrase of “before you assist others, always put your oxygen mask on first.” This by all means is not overused on an airplane, but most definitely is when talking about self-love....

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UTEP receives about 1,000 more COVID-19 vaccines

UTEP receives about 1,000 more COVID-19 vaccines

Anahy Diaz, Editor-In-Chief January 26, 2021

UTEP has received another shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, according to an email sent by President Heather Wilson on Tuesday.  Wilson said the University will be able to vaccinate about 1,000 more high-risk students, faculty and staff...

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UTEP organizations plan for a virtual spring semester

UTEP organizations plan for a virtual spring semester

Anahy Diaz, Editor In Chief January 19, 2021

The Meeple Board Game Society (MBGS) at UTEP is a recreational club with the goal of facilitating interpersonal relationships among students with tabletop games. Through cards and shared game pieces, the club has established itself as an active and fun...

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UTEPs Interdisciplinary Research Building will serve as the universitys vaccine program site starting week of Jan.18, as it is prepared to vaccinate 480 people a day.

UTEP becomes a COVID-19 vaccine provider

Anahy Diaz, Editor In Chief January 19, 2021

UTEP is set to assist with COVID-19 vaccination efforts in El Paso by serving as a COVID-19 vaccine provider as early as the week of Jan.18.   According to a campus wide email sent out by UTEP President Heather Wilson, the Texas Department of State...

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UTEP will continue to operate at low density during the spring semester, under its recovery matrix.

[Photo] Campus services announce hours of operations

January 19, 2021

UTEP will continue to operate at low density during the spring semester, under its recovery matrix.

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El Paso Independent School District is set to welcome students back to school on Jan. 19

Chamizal community members raise concerns for re-opening of EPISD schools

Anahy Diaz, Editor In Chief January 19, 2021

Familias Unidas del Chamizal released a statement regarding health concerns for students and community as EPISD schools are set to welcome students Tuesday, Jan. 19.   “We are just a few days away from schools reopening, despite the fact that our...

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A mob of supporters of President Donald Trump storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

University responds to riots at the U.S. Capitol

Anahy Diaz, Editor In Chief January 19, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 6, chaos erupted in Washington when a mob of mostly white rioters stormed the Capitol building in an attempt to stop legislators from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election. As the country continues to grapple with...

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Anahy Diaz is a multimedia journalism major, minoring in political science and chicano studies at UTEP.

Meet Anahy Diaz, The Prospector’s new editor in chief

Anahy Diaz, Editor In Chief January 19, 2021

The knowledge you possess is the base of every argument, opinion, or idea. This was a value my parents instilled in my sisters and I at a young age as they left the comfort of their life in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to pursue better opportunities for their...

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Visit UTEPs MineTracker to RSVP for upcoming virtual events.

Faculty Senate adopts pass/fail grading option for this semester

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor November 11, 2020

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that students needed to submit documentation to [email protected] to opt into the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade option. That is not true. Students only have to complete the Fall 2020...

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La Migra (“The Border Patrol”) and La Estrella (“The Star”) are playing cards found in the El Paso-themed version of the famous Mexican board game lotería.

El Paso-themed lotería game encourages the city to vote

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor October 19, 2020
"Votería", by the El Paso Equal Voice Network (EVN), is striving to bridge the gap between voters and politics  by bringing local issues to the table. The card game replaces traditional lotería images like La Dama (“The Lady”) or El Catrin (“The Gentleman”) with La Obrera (“The Worker”) or El Chuco (“The Chuco”), that relate to El Paso’s culture, history and issues. 
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Jill Biden speaks to the people of El Paso outside of UTEP’s Undergraduate Learning Center, as Texas’ early voting period begins on Oct. 13.

Jill Biden visits El Paso as early voting kicks off in Texas

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor October 13, 2020

Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for U.S. president, made a campaign appearance Tuesday, Oct. 13 at UTEP's Undergraduate Learning Center, as early voting begins in Texas. The former second lady was joined by U.S. Rep. Veronica...

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UTEP expects that the novel coronavirus will still be present by Spring 2021, so the university wont be fully open any time soon.

UTEP won’t be fully open in the spring, expects no mask requirement

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor October 6, 2020

UTEP informed its students in an university-wide email that it will continue to offer a combination of online, hybrid and in-person classes for Spring 2021, anticipating that COVID-19 will likely still be present in the community by next year.   In...

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Thirteen members of the university community tested positive for the novel coronavirus last week.

13 people tested positive for COVID-19 through UTEP program last week

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor October 1, 2020

The highest number of people tested positive for the novel coronavirus between Sept. 21 and Sept. 27 through UTEP’s Coronavirus Proactive Testing Program, according to the university's COVID Data Dashboard. Last week, 13 people tested positive for...

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UTEP enrollment slightly down, retention rate up

UTEP enrollment slightly down, retention rate up

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor September 11, 2020

UTEP is reporting an enrollment of 24,879 students for the Fall 2020 semester which is a 1.2% decrease in head-count enrollment from Fall 2019, but the university is also reporting an increase in its retention rate. According to a news release, the...

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Early voting begins...

Voting becomes uncertain amid COVID-19 pandemic

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor August 17, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to grow across the United States, the virus is predicted to impact one of the most fundamental rights the country’s citizens hold: voting.   With over 154,00 COVID-19 related deaths reported in the U.S. by the Centers...

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UTEP announces reopening plans of campus services

UTEP announces reopening plans of campus services

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor August 12, 2020

With UTEP’s fall semester starting Aug. 24, the University announced its plan to move forward with the reopening of  the university bookstore, printshop, mail and dining services amid the COVID-19 pandemic.    According to a news...

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El Paso Leadership Network (EPLN) is a new organization in town that strives to foster the growth of the city’s talent and leadership through academic and professional development.

El Paso Leadership Network aims to help El Paso high school students get ahead

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor August 10, 2020

El Paso Leadership Network (EPLN) is a new organization in town that strives to foster the growth of the city’s talent and leadership through academic and professional development.   EPLN is a registered non-profit organization composed of individuals...

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 Ron Stallworth, author of the New York Times Best Selling book “Black Klansman: A Memoir,” spoke about police brutality with UTEP’s Humanities Program on July 24, 2020.

Author of Black Klansman: A Memoir on police brutality, reform with UTEP Humanities Program

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor August 8, 2020

Ron Stallworth, author of the New York Times bestselling book “Black Klansman: A Memoir,” spoke about race, police brutality and police reform during an online discussion organized by UTEP’s Humanities Program July 24.     The conversation,...

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23 lights were lit at Ascarate Park on Aug. 2, in honor of the victims who tragically died Aug. 3, 2019 at the Cielo Vista Walmart mass shooting.

[Photo] El Paso honors Walmart shooting victims with drive-thru luminaria

August 3, 2020

23 lights were lit at Ascarate Park on Aug. 2, in honor of the victims who tragically died Aug. 3, 2019 at the Cielo Vista Walmart mass shooting.

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The Hill reports record-breaking early voter turnout

July 2 is the last day to request a mail-in ballot

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor July 2, 2020

Thursday, July 2, is the last day for El Paso County voters to apply for a ballot by mail during the 2020 primary runoff election.  According to the El Paso County Elections Department, a person is qualified for mail-in ballot if he or she is 65-years-old...

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Netflix’s “Queer Eye” star, Karamo Brown, speaks at UTEP’s virtual Orange Exchange Speaker Series on June 24  hosted by the Student Engagement and Leadership Center.

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown discusses inclusion at UTEP’s virtual Orange Exchange Speaker Series

Anahy Diaz, Copy Editor June 26, 2020

“Queer EyeOn a virtual event hosted June 24 and attended by more than 200 people, ” star Karamo Brown spoke with UTEP’s Communication Studies Center Director Richard Pineda, Ph.D., about identity, inclusion and mental health.    Wednesday’s...

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A woman pays her respects to the victims of Aug. 3, 2019 mass shooting at Cielo Vista Walmart.

El Paso Walmart shooter indicted for additional death

Anahy Diaz, Editor June 25, 2020

Patrick Wood Crusius, the man accused of the Cielo Vista Walmart mass shooting in El Paso Aug. 3, 2019 was indicted Thursday morning by an El Paso County grand jury for the recent death of a 23rd victim.   The reindictment was added to reflect...

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Participant of Juneteenth march at Veterans Park adds her personal touch to a community picture promoting unity June 19, 2020.

[Photo] El Paso celebrates Juneteenth by marching for racial justice

June 20, 2020

Participant of Juneteenth march at Veterans Park adds her personal touch to a community picture promoting unity June 19, 2020.

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A member of the Brown Berets Del Chuco, who organized the June 2 protest at Aztec Calendar Park, speaks against police brutality.

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A member of the Brown Berets Del Chuco, who organized the June 2 protest at Aztec Calendar Park, speaks against police brutality.

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Protester holds up sign with message of make love not war at downtown rally June 2.

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Protester holds up sign with message of make love not war at downtown rally June 2.

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 Protestors hold signs demanding justice for George Floyd and the end of police brutality at Aztec Calendar Park, June 2.

[Photo] El Paso protests to denounce police brutality continue

June 3, 2020

Protestors hold signs demanding justice for George Floyd and the end of police brutality at Aztec Calendar Park, June 2.

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Protestors face the police while holding signs and demanding for justice and peace at Aztec Calendar Park in Downtown El Paso on June 2.

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Protestors face the police while holding signs and demanding for justice and peace at Aztec Calendar Park in Downtown El Paso on June 2.

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 Members of the El Paso community gather at Aztec Calendar Park in Downtown El Paso on June 2, to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.

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Members of the El Paso community gather at Aztec Calendar Park in Downtown El Paso on June 2, to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police.

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UTEP announces COVID-19 recovery task force

UTEP announces COVID-19 recovery task force

Anahy Diaz, Contributor April 28, 2020

UTEP President Heather Wilson has announced a COVID-19 recovery task force to help plan the institution's reopening and prepare for the fall semester.   According to an email by Wilson, the university has compiled a group of faculty and staff members...

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UTEP announced Monday in an email to students a temporary change to its course grading policy that will allow professors to offer a “Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory” grading option for spring 2020 courses.

UTEP announces new satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading system due to pandemic

Anahy Diaz, Reporter April 6, 2020

UTEP announced in an email to students a temporary change to its course grading policy that will allow professors to offer a “Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory” grading option for spring 2020 courses.   The aim of this change in policy is...

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On March 24, El Paso Mayor Dee Margo implemented an executive “Stay Home, Work Safe” order for the City of El Paso as a way to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Students return home as coronavirus shuts down study abroad programs

Anahy Diaz, Contributor March 30, 2020

It was March 14, a Saturday night in El Paso, when Alejandra Sanchez returned from what she had hoped would be a semester abroad experience in Spain after it was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.    The UTEP senior majoring in finance was...

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UTEP addresses remote work policies in the midst of COVID-19

UTEP addresses remote work policies in the midst of COVID-19

Anahy Diaz, Contributor March 19, 2020

For more coverage on COVID-19 and its impact on UTEP, El Paso, the state and the nation, visit The Prospector's Coronavirus page. UTEP President Heather Wilson addressed questions concerning remote work for faculty and staff in the midst of the coronavirus...

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The Here We Go Again Tour is Cher’s seventh solo concert tour in support of her 26th studio album Dancing Queen.

Cher dazzles fans, empowers women at the Don Haskins

Anahy Diaz, Contributor March 9, 2020

Cher, often referred to as “The Goddess of Pop,” stunned an El Paso audience with iconic hit performances and words of inspiration for women last Friday at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center.   The singer, actress and television personality made an...

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Adriana Peraldi, a renowned border artist, presented her art exhibit titled “‘Conversaciones y emociones a color” at the Mexican consulate in El Paso.

Border artist channels emotions in new art exhibit

Anahy Diaz, Contributor March 9, 2020

Adriana Peraldi, a renowned border artist, presented her art exhibit titled “Conversaciones y emociones a color” last Thursday at the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso.  Peraldi’s exhibit, which translates to “Conversations and emotions...

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UTEP student holds megaphone as he speaks against Coastal GasLink’s multi-billion-dollar pipeline project on Wednesday Mar. 5 at Centennial Plaza. 

[Photo] UTEP students lead classroom walkout to oppose multibillion-dollar pipeline

March 9, 2020

UTEP student holds megaphone as he speaks against Coastal GasLink’s multi-billion-dollar pipeline project on Wednesday Mar. 5 at Centennial Plaza. 

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The search for a candidate began in October of 2019, under a search committee led by Chairman and vice president for student affairs, Gary Edens.

UTEP narrows its search for incoming provost

Anahy Diaz, Contributor March 9, 2020

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has narrowed its search for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs to five potential candidates. The position has remained vacant since former provost Carol Parker transferred for the same position...

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Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.

UTEP continues monitoring coronavirus outbreak

Anahy Diaz, Contributor February 24, 2020

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) said it is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services, as it continues to monitor developments connected to the outbreak of...

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El Paso-based defense attorney Joe Spencer speaks with reporters outside U.S. District Court following a hearing for Patrick Wood Crusius, who is accused of killing 22 people and injuring 23 more in a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart on Aug. 3, 2019. The 90-count indictment charges Crusius with hate crimes.

[Photo] Walmart shooter has first court appearance after federal indictment

February 12, 2020

El Paso-based defense attorney Joe Spencer speaks with reporters outside U.S. District Court following a hearing for Patrick Wood Crusius, who is accused of killing 22 people and injuring 23 more in a mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart on Aug. 3, 2019....

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El Paso High School was placed on lockdown Thursday, Jan. 30, following reports of gunmen near the school area.

El Paso High School was placed on lockdown following reports of gunmen

Anahy Diaz, Contributor February 10, 2020

El Paso High School was placed on lockdown Thursday, Jan. 30, following reports of gunmen near the school area. After helicopters and various police units circulated the school’s zone, following a 911 call that stated armed subjects dressed in black...

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