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H. Catching Marginot

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor/Writer

Henry Catching Marginot is a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in English: rhetorical studies. He is a contributor at The Prospector and freelances. He plans to pursue writing in the future.

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Junior guard Delma Zita looks to pass the ball.

UTEP Women’s basketball fights WKU to the end in triumphant win

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 19, 2024

In a triumphant mix of skill, determination and perseverance, UTEP Women's basketball defeated Western Kentucky University 73-68. Down 16 points at the half, UTEP rose from the ashes, earning head coach Keitha Adams her 500th win. The Miners broke a five-game...

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Infielder Amaya Lee hits the ball during a game on Feb. 10.

UTEP Softball hits hard in spring opener

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 15, 2024

UTEP Softball had its season debut, playing five games over the past weekend,two against Abilene Christian University, two against Western Michigan University and one against Monmouth University. The community showed up in big crowds for the team as the...

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UTEP player attempts to shoot with time racing against the buzzer

UTEP men’s basketball gets caught in brushfire against Liberty University

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 7, 2024

UTEP men’s basketball (12-11, C-USA 3-5) were unable to extinguish the fire from Liberty University (14-9, C-USA 3-5). With a loss of 65-67, the Miners missed six successive free throws toward the final minutes of the game. The Flames were able to gain...

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Forward Tae Hardy and Guard Trey Horton III sprint down the court in a race against the clock

[Photo] UTEP men’s basketball bombs out the Hilltoppers

January 25, 2024

Forward Tae Hardy and Guard Trey Horton III sprint down the court in a race against the clock

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Senior Elena Dibattista serves the ball to her opponents on Jan. 20.

UTEP Tennis destroys competition in spring opener

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor January 22, 2024

As UTEP Basketball continues to sprint its way along the season of college sports, there is one that's already making a huge racket. UTEP Tennis won its spring season opener against Western New Mexico University in a big blow-out at the El Paso Tennis...

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Around 40% of dogs suffer from noise-related phobias. One of the major ones being fireworks which trigger stress responses that can affect their overall health.

Foul or fun: A closer look at fireworks

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor January 19, 2024

Pop, boom, sparkle, flash. That is what many think of when they think of fireworks. They are the traditional holiday staple and a prevalent form of entertainment shared all around the world. From festive holidays to culture traditions people anticipate...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established in 1983 by Ronald Reagen, officially observed in 1986 and ever since.

MLK Day’s everlasting importance

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter January 15, 2024

Father, husband, minister, philosopher, activist, leader; these and many more were the roles Martin Luther King Jr. was able to accomplish with the time he had. Our nation celebrates the holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on the third Monday of January...

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Carmen Tellez and James Martinez sit down with The Prospector to share updates on the scholarship honoring the passing of their son, Diego Martinez.

Love that will live on

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter December 6, 2023

September 29th, 2023, UTEP student Diego "D" Ivan Benjamin Martinez died in a tragic motor accident. Martinez was 19 years old and a proud UTEP student in his sophomore year studying Engineering. Martinez greatly loved his family and friends, and created...

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Volleyball setter Hande Yetis has several achievements under her belt such as making the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (2022). Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics

Senior spotlight: Hande Yetis’ journey from Turkey

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter December 4, 2023

To professionally hit a home run out of a ballpark, shoot a three-pointer on a basketball court or even catch a pass in a football game are some activities sports lovers dream of doing. Some try everything they can to get a chance to make it in professional...

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Guard Zid Powell, Guard Tae Hardy, Forward Otis Frazier III and forward Elijah Jones walk the court after halftime.

[Photo] UTEP Men’s basketball starts the season 3-0 after a win against UCSB

December 1, 2023

Guard Zid Powell, Guard Tae Hardy, Forward Otis Frazier III and forward Elijah Jones walk the court after halftime.

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Fitting into the popular “clean girl” makeup look.

Fitting in a world of ever-changing beauty

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 30, 2023

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” as they say. This popular expression used throughout literary culture is widely credited to Irish author Margaret Wolfe Hungerford in her book “Molly Bawn” in 1878. After years of the concept of beauty being...

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Wranglers player celebrates as he scores a goal

The Rhinos break ice before freezing up for two weekend games

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 28, 2023

The El Paso Rhinos recently battled the Amarillo Wranglers out on the ice in two back-to-back Thanksgiving weekend games.   Even in the endless cold of the stadium, fans were able to band together to cheer on the Rhinos in an exciting showcase at...

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Outside hitter/middle blocker Alianza Darley celebrates a score with her teammates.

UTEP puts out the fire with two wins against Liberty University ahead of final matchup

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 17, 2023

UTEP Women's Volleyball accomplished many achievements during its battle against the Liberty University Flames in the season finale doubleheader. The Miners successfully extinguished the fire in the two matches held at Memorial Gym.  Both games were...

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The Northeast Rockets team pose for a team photo. Photo provide by Frank Maldonado

Love and learning on and off the court

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 10, 2023

It can sometimes be difficult for someone to explain why they are drawn to a particular interest in life. When the sharp teeth of passion latch onto someone’s consciousness and soul, shaking them off is impossible for a certain few. When superstar athlete...

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Forward Calvin Solomon prepares to dunk during a game against McMurry.

UTEP men’s basketball ‘defeathered’ McMurry Warhawks in season opener

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 7, 2023

UTEP men's basketball 'defeathered’ McMurry Warhawks in a home game Monday night at the Don Haskins Stadium.  UTEP is undefeated against the Warhawks having won its previous six matchups since the 1971-72 season of Miners Basketball.   Right...

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UTEP mascot Paydirt Pete dressed up as a ghost greets fans on the stands.

[Photo] UTEP volleyball scares Chicago State with a win

November 6, 2023

UTEP mascot Paydirt Pete dressed up as a ghost greets fans on the stands.

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Guard Ivane Tensaie plays offense against the New Mexico Highlands Oct. 28.

UTEP Women’s Basketball victorious in exhibition game

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter November 2, 2023

As leaves begin to fall and the air becomes colder, many fans of sports will be pleased for return of the season of basketball.   The energy was vigorous on and off the court, with fans and players full of spirit for the start of Miners basketball.  UTEP...

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The first Paydirt Pete costume was created in 1980 with President of the Alumni Association Richard Pearson playing a vital role in the new ensemble being made.

Miner mascot Paydirt Pete past and present

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 30, 2023

The history of Paydirt Pete runs deep at UTEP, formerly known as Texas Western College (TWC). Pete has had a storied legacy with many incarnations and mediums being applied to him. In 1962, TWC faculty member Eddie Mullens asked civil engineering student...

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Shelves full of beauty products that promote skin care.

Aging through a screen

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 26, 2023

There has been an obsession with aging throughout decades and up to our current moment in time. People are specifically trying to keep a youthful appearance for as long as a person can. In earlier times, people bought magazines showcasing all kinds of...

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Professor Duke began teaching at UTEP in 2015 and is also the university’s director of opera.

A guiding voice to the UTEP music community

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 24, 2023

The Opera may be daunting to some and a little unfamiliar to others.  However, the Opera is home to the craft of telling a story through music and singing. There is a combination of art, words, drama, and dance, where the singers use their natural, authentic...

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Sophomore setter Mattie Gant goes up for the ball.

UTEP volleyball sends LA Tech to the ‘doghouse’ in two home wins

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 24, 2023

UTEP volleyball went up against the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs (LA Tech) (6-16, C-USA 1-9) in victorious fashion, as the Miners won both games at the Memorial Gym.  In both games, the Bulldogs had strong starts in the first sets. However,...

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Quarterback Cade McConnell signals the offense prior to the snap, during a game against NMSU.

NMSU Aggies defeat UTEP football in 100th Battle of I-10 rivalry game

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 23, 2023

UTEP Football (2-6, 1-3 C-USA) played one of the most historic and promoted games of the season against New Mexico State University (NMSU) (5-3, 3-1 C-USA). This was the 100th battle against I-10, continuing UTEP's long rivalry against the school.   Although...

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The UTEP Dinner Theatre’s newest production “Damn Yankees” tells the story of a middle-aged die-hard Washington Senators fan named Joe Boyd who sells his soul to the devil to become an exceptional baseball player to beat the Yankees in the World Series. Photo courtesy of UTEP Dinner Theatre

UTEP Dinner Theatre’s ‘Damn Yankees’ is nothing short of a knockout

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 23, 2023

The UTEP Dinner Theatre is ready to play ball as they have hit a home run with their production of “Damn Yankees.” The UTEP Dinner Theatre is a lively entertainment venue in the heart of the UTEP campus. It is the only full-time, year-round dinner...

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Forward Mina Rodriguez attempts a shot during a match against WKU Oct. 7.

Women’s soccer defeats WKU in penultimate home game

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 10, 2023

The women’s soccer team welcomed Western Kentucky University (WKU), Oct. 7, on a chilly and windy Saturday night.  However, the energy and feel of the match was nothing but cold as the Miners (2-12-2, C-USA 1-3-1) defeated the Hilltoppers (3-3-7, C-USA...

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With recent news of singer Joe Jonas and actress Sophie Turner’s divorce, it’s apparent the media tends to treat women differently in comparison to their male counterparts. Photo courtesy @sophiet on Instagram

Women and mothers portrayed in the media: An unfortunate treatment

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter October 5, 2023

In a world inundated with constant information thrown at people worldwide, it can be challenging to sift through the worthwhile news. One form of news mainly looked down upon is "gossip news." A particular story that pops up in this genre of information...

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Middle blocker Danika Washington jumps up in the air to hit the ball during a set against Jacksonville State.

UTEP Volleyball defeats Jax State in exciting two home games

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 30, 2023

With an overall record of 10-5, the UTEP women's volleyball team faced Jacksonville State University (JSU) in two intense home games. The love for the team radiated throughout Memorial Gym as both games garnered large cheering crowds. UTEP sailed through...

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Forward Jayde Gone kicks the ball in the air while being closely defended by an NMSU player on Sept. 21.

UTEP soccer battles to the end in tough loss against NMSU

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 25, 2023

Editor’s note: This article recaps the match versus NMSU and was written prior to Sunday’s match up versus LA Tech.  This past Thursday, Sept. 21, UTEP soccer fans flocked to university field to witness the matchup against New Mexico State University...

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Running back Torrance Burgess Jr. carries the ball amongst several defenders from UNLV.

UNLV defeats UTEP football

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 25, 2023

UTEP football (1-4, C-USA 0-1) faced The University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) Rebels (3-1) in an engaging game for the Miners second home game.   Fans of all ages cheered on UTEP as they entered their fourth game at the Sun Bowl.  What started...

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Midfielder Sheyliene attempts to run down the ball during a match Sept. 14.

UTEP Soccer struggles in intense game against Idaho

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 20, 2023

This past Thursday, Sept. 14, UTEP women's soccer fought hard against the University of Idaho Vandals, losing 1-0.  Although the match was played throughout the night, the packed crowd and the UTEP Cheer Team helped the game shine brightly. The match...

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Pop singer Olivia Rodrigo released her sophomore album “GUTS” which contains 12 songs that feature songs like “All-American Bitch”, “Bad Idea, Right?” and “Vampire.” Photo courtesy of Chuff Media

Olivia Rodrigo spills her “GUTS” in fun and vulnerable sophomore album

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 19, 2023

In early 2021, young actress Olivia Rodrigo, known for TV shows like "Bizaardvark" and "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," released the song "Driver's License." Soon, the catchy pop-based piano ballad would hit over 1 billion on-demand streams...

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According to a study by Young Invincibles, 72 percent of student parents nationwide are mothers.

Two for one, a student mother makes it all happen

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 15, 2023

At first glance, it can be hard to believe thousands of students attend college daily. The sun rises and sets day in and day out while students find time to pursue their higher education. Each student with their own story that fuels them to show off their...

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The UTEP School of Pharmacy, located 1101 N Campbell Street, is a fully accredited school of pharmacy.

UTEP School of Pharmacy holds largest white coat ceremony to date

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 12, 2023

Entering the field of medicine and medicinal science is a challenging task, especially in a busy job climate. A world where it's essential to work hard and be committed to the work that drives you. It can be tedious, but UTEP's School of Pharmacy class...

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Lady miners all go to hug Mina Rodriguez after her goal.

UTEP soccer finds its footing versus the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 6, 2023

Both the sun and the smiles of UTEP soccer fans shined brighter than ever this past Sunday as the Miners claimed a victory against The University of Incarnate Word (3-1) (UIW).   The match ended with a 1-0 score and was a special moment for the...

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The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus.

Nurses in El Paso hold picket line for patient care

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 6, 2023

During the harsh cold month of January, more than 7,000 union nurses from the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) picked up their picket signs and engulfed the streets creating an explosive start to the New Year.   This was a combined effort...

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Timelycare is a digital companion to the Counseling Center for students going through mental health problems or those interested in trying therapy.  Photo courtesy of TimelyCare

New app expands mental health care for UTEP students

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter September 1, 2023

If you are a new or returning student to the University of Texas at El Paso this fall, you know your schedule will be busy. Some students take as many as up to six classes while others hop right into their car to head off to work right after their last...

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Sophomore Mina Rodriguez, fighting possession against Arizona defense to score Aug. 27.

UTEP Soccer has a shakey but promising start

H. Catching Marginot, Staff Reporter August 29, 2023

The UTEP Miners’ soccer team battled it out against Arizona State University (ASU) in a tense match ending in a 2-0 loss for UTEP. Attendance and spirits were high, with a packed audience in the stands. Excitement and curiosity surrounded the field...

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The El Paso Chihuahuas baseball team has won seven games and lost 14, with an average of eight games behind. They also have the lowest winning percentage rate of .333 percent. Photo courtesy of El Paso Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas’ mixed start to season

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor May 8, 2023

This spring has brought back the offerings fans love from jumbo hot dogs to colorful in-game fireworks, and if you are a fan in the El Paso community, then you are more familiar with The El Paso Chihuahuas baseball team.   The team has played 25 games...

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UTEP theatre graduate and San Antonio native Elias Perales has worked on plays such “Borderline - A Southwest Premier Ghost Story” and plans to pursue graduate school.

The final curtain call for UTEP grads

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor May 7, 2023

In the late 1940s, if a UTEP student needed to blow off some steam, chances are they would be told to head straight toward the Union Ballroom. The goal was to create a special space of vibrance to encompass a fun social spirit to benefit both students...

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UTEP hosted a public memorial for Willie Cager at the Don Haskin Center on April 14.

Don Haskins event honors late basketball legend Willie Cager Jr.

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor May 3, 2023

On March 19, UTEP’s basketball legend William (Willie) Cager Jr. died at the age of 81. March 19 was also the 57th anniversary of the 1966 NCAA men’s college basketball championship. Nicknamed “Scoops” for his swiftness in handling the ball on...

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Theatre major, Tyler Maverick, feels the theatre department puts heavy emphasis on our planet.

The art of the earth: Finding beauty in what was not before

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor April 29, 2023

Our planet celebrates Earth Day, a special day on the calendar marking humans’ collective achievements that spread awareness about our changing environment to the world, at the end of April. The first Earth Day was in April 1970 as an act of protest...

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Train derailments have been more of a common phenomenon, some releasing toxic materials into the air. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Recent train derailments spark environmental concerns

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor April 21, 2023

Late at night Sunday, March 26, the snowy state of North Dakota saw a large Canadian-Pacific freight train suddenly derail near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. Among the cargo aboard the train included Petroleum, a key ingredient to make asphalt. 31 of...

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In the year 1972, about 2,000 workers went on a strike in El Paso, known as the Farah Strike, which had been fueled from lack of pay and job security.

Changing a fashion company’s toxic work culture in style: The El Paso Farah Strike

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor April 5, 2023

We all may have a friend or family member in our lives that when it comes to what we wear in our daily lives, can easily put our casual outfits to shame. Every decade in fashion is interesting, from the colorful tie-dyed shirts of the ‘60s to the punk...

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The UTEP Men’s Golf Team competed in the third spring event at the Duck Invitational, There Jacob Presutti finished with 28 pars after playing through 16 holes in the second round. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Athletics.

Oregon hosts men’s golf for 2023 ‘Duck Invitational’ in Eugene, Oregon

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor April 4, 2023

The UTEP Men’s Golf Team competed in the third spring event at the Duck Invitational, March 27 and 28, in Eugene, Oregon. The starting line-up for the two-day event included junior Max Schliesing, redshirt junior Greg Holmes, redshirt senior Marcus...

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Metallurgy is the science and art of extracting metals from their ores and in turn using them for unique use in the world.

The difference a degree can make: Metallurgy

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor March 29, 2023

It was April 16, 1913, when El Paso history would be changed forever. In an effort to acknowledge the important impact of mining and metallurgy on the ever-growing community, the State School of Mines and Metallurgy at El Paso was born. Metallurgy may...

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Borderland Chopin fest comes to a finale

Borderland Chopin fest comes to a finale

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor March 27, 2023

The Borderland Chopin festival spanned through the month of March and ended with a special guest speaker and professional pianist. The festival was packed with entertainment, important Polish history and spotlighted the man himself, Frederic Chopin....

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Ontiveros teaches several courses at UTEP related to gender theory and analysis.

The queen of UTEP’s Liberal Arts: A journey in education

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor March 23, 2023

This past month The University of Arizona’s Southwest Institute for Research and Women (SIROW) recently awarded its prestigious regional scholar of the year award to UTEP’s very own Hilda Ontiveros Arrieta, Ph.D., for the 2022-2023 season. The award...

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Magdalena Baczewska, Ph.D., hosted a masterclass at UTEP’s Borderland Chopin Festival March 3.

From Poland to El Paso, the Borderland Chopin Festival 2023

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor March 10, 2023

Frédéric Chopin was born March 1, 1810, in a small village town six miles from Warsaw, Poland. From an early age, Chopin knew he had a musical touch, writing his first composition at the age of seven, then performing in concerts and events just a year...

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Hank Willis Thomas: Art Bridges loan explores how American society commodifies Black male identity.

‘Art Bridges’ exhibitions at the EP Museum of Art

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor March 1, 2023

The city of El Paso is home to many famous and important historical landmarks, especially in the city’s lively downtown area. One notable spot is the El Paso Museum of Art (EPMA) in the Downtown Art District.   Founded in 1959, EPMA has had many...

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Sam’s Club has donated $40,000 to the University of Texas at El Paso to help fight food insecurity.

Sam’s Club helps UTEP students with $40,000 donation initiative

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 24, 2023

There are many factors one may face when it comes to living your best as a student. To start, the focus of university is the academics you are seeking to learn and utilize later in your future efforts to obtain a full-time job.  However, a student...

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A shooting took place at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso Feb. 15.

Shooting in Cielo Vista Mall leaves one dead, three wounded

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 23, 2023

On Feb. 15, at the reported local time of 5:05 p.m. a shooting took place at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, TX. The shooting resulted in the death of a 17-year-old identified as Angeles Zaragoza, as well as three other civilians critically injured.   The...

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Pick N’ Shovel: Why they are the hidden gem on campus

Pick N’ Shovel: Why they are the hidden gem on campus

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 17, 2023

If you ever have been a college student or currently attending college, there is usually a dilemma looming before the start of the day, “What am I going to eat today?”    This question may be hard for many students, as there can be many hidden...

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Guard Soleil Montrose dribbles the ball during a game against Western New Mexico.

Love and basketball in the 915

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 15, 2023

As the middle of February approaches, college basketball season rages on across the country including here on campus at UTEP. Love is fluttering around as well for Valentine’s Day, and many might know the feeling all too well. Someone feeling the love...

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“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is up for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Commons

A look into the 2023 Academy Award Nominations

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 6, 2023

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced their nominations for the Academy Awards for the films of 2022. Nicknamed the Oscar, this is a prestigious award given to what the jury of Academy voters deem the best in artistic and...

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Directed by Jordan Peele and released in 2022, the sci-fi, horror flick “Nope” can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video or is available for rent or buy on Apple TV. Photo courtesy of Monkeypaw Production

Prominent black lead films for Black History Month

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 2, 2023

With the month of February drawing near, that means the start of Black History Month. Occurring annually, Black History Month shines a light on African American communities around the world while also displaying the many triumphs and achievements they...

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The Student Support Service Program provides tutoring for student through the Tutor Me program.

Tutor Me brings help for better grades

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor January 26, 2023

As the spring semester begins at UTEP and students return for classes, some may need extra help with tough classes. One of the most beneficial tools a university can provide for their students is tutoring, which UTEP offers in many forms.   Tutoring...

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