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The best college job I could have asked for

The best college job I could have asked for

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief April 30, 2018

College is what I did in between being an editor at The Prospector. Shaking caffeinated hands with bags so heavy under my eyes I could almost feel their weight. It was a Monday. But not just a typical Monday of classes, or a 9 to 5 job. No, another...

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Left) Don Shapiro and Valentin Sandoval stand in front of a Los Visionaries mural at Power at the Pass. The two have partnered to start Power at the Pass, a center for artists to cultivate ideas and work on multimedia projects.

Old money in El Paso is now being reinvested in the arts

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief April 23, 2018

A book, a documentary and a newly revamped building on Texas Avenue in central El Paso are all the works of an entrepreneur, Don Shapiro, and filmmaker/author, Valentin Sandoval. Around a year ago, the two came together to start Power at the Pass at 1931...

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New to the scene artist Irie Lee performs at the first Miner Fest  on Wednesday, April 18 at Centennial Plaza.

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New to the scene artist Irie Lee performs at the first Miner Fest on Wednesday, April 18 at Centennial Plaza.

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Students walk to and from class by the first Miner Fest  on Wednesday, April 18 at Centennial Plaza.

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Students walk to and from class by the first Miner Fest on Wednesday, April 18 at Centennial Plaza.

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New to the scene artist Irie Lee performs at the first Miner Fest on Wednesday, April 18 at Centennial Plaza.

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New to the scene artist Irie Lee performs at the first Miner Fest on Wednesday, April 18 at Centennial Plaza.

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DJ Johnny Kage from 104.3 Hit FM performs at the first Miner Fest  on Wednesday, April 18 at Centennial Plaza.

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DJ Johnny Kage from 104.3 Hit FM performs at the first Miner Fest on Wednesday, April 18 at Centennial Plaza.

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Francisco Bunsow, a sophomore in Construction Engineering and Management at UTEP helps drill in a gutter alongside other Engineering for a Sustainable World members. The group worked on a rainwater harvesting system for  Las Pampas residents, a colonia outside of Presidio, Texas.

UTEP’s Engineers for a Sustainable World awarded for rainwater harvesting

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief April 16, 2018

Outside the quaint town of Presidio, Texas, where less than 4,000 people reside, sits an even smaller colonia Las Pampas, where until 2016 there was no piped water. Now, some families in Las Pampas will not have to haul water from nearly 10 miles away...

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Cardi B tells her unconventional rags to riches story on ‘Invasion of Privacy’

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief April 9, 2018

From growing up in poverty in the Bronx, to stripping in Manhattan, to leaving an abusive relationship, to reality TV, to becoming a social media influencer, to having the hottest hit of the summer and performing on SNL—like her or not, Cardi B has...

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El Paso high school students march toward San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso as they participate in the national March For Our Lives on Saturday, March 24.

March For Our Lives rally takes over downtown El Paso

Elenie Gonzalez and Michaela Román March 24, 2018

Hundreds of demonstrators including students, educators and parents took the streets of downtown El Paso in unison with the national March For Our Lives movement. The El Paso march was just one of at least 846 other planned protests across the globe on...

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President Diana Natalicio reflects on the last 30 years leading UTEP

President Diana Natalicio reflects on the last 30 years leading UTEP

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief March 20, 2018

Diana Natalicio was only supposed to be at UTEP for one year. But that one year turned into a 45-year legacy on campus and 30 years as UTEP’s president. Her tenure consists of awards and recognitions including the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame, a spot...

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We go forward together or we don’t move at all

We go forward together or we don’t move at all

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief March 20, 2018

If there’s anything that’s certain, it’s that not all women are going to have similar values, religions, political stances or even an idea of a fun weekend night. But even when there’s not a single interest we can relate to, women still need to...

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Veronica Escobar, Democratic candidate for District 16 in U.S. Congress, hugs her supporters as she arrives to her watch party at Park Tavern in downtown El Paso on Tuesday, March 6.

Escobar one step closer to making history as first Texas Latina congresswoman

Elenie Gonzalez and Michaela Román March 6, 2018

Veronica Escobar was all smiles as she hugged family, friends and volunteers from her campaign at her watch party at Park Tavern in downtown El Paso on Tuesday, March 6. “We worked very, very hard to turn out the vote,” Escobar said. “We’re...

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On Tuesday, March 6 a student was reportedly hit by a car at the corner of Prospect Street and Shuster Avenue.

[Photo] Hit and run near UTEP leads to arrest

March 6, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6 a student was reportedly hit by a car at the corner of Prospect Street and Shuster Avenue.

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Beto O’Rourke, candidate for U.S. Senator representing Texas, hugs friends before walking on stage at his town hall at San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso.

[Photo] O’Rourke returns home to cast his primary vote and listen to El Pasoans

March 6, 2018

Beto O’Rourke, candidate for U.S. Senator representing Texas, hugs friends before walking on stage at his town hall at San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso.

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Beto O’Rourke, candidate for U.S. Senator representing Texas, speaks at El Paso High School, his alma mater, on Saturday, March 10.

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Beto O’Rourke, candidate for U.S. Senator representing Texas, speaks at El Paso High School, his alma mater, on Saturday, March 10.

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Beto O’Rourke, candidate for U.S. Senator representing Texas, hugs friends before walking on stage at his town hall at San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso.

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Beto O’Rourke, candidate for U.S. Senator representing Texas, hugs friends before walking on stage at his town hall at San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso.

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Beto O’Rourke talks about his dedication for representing El Paso alongside his wife, Amy Hoover Sanders, at San Jacinto Plaza on Saturday, March 10.

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Beto O’Rourke talks about his dedication for representing El Paso alongside his wife, Amy Hoover Sanders, at San Jacinto Plaza on Saturday, March 10.

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Former UTEP Student Jessica Mendez sits on a rock near Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico. T or C is best known for its hot springs and only two hours outside of El Paso.

[Photo] Last-minute getaways not too far from home

March 5, 2018

Former UTEP Student Jessica Mendez sits on a rock near Truth Or Consequences, New Mexico. T or C is best known for its hot springs and only two hours outside of El Paso.

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Downtown El Paso as seen from above.

[Photo] Staying in El Paso over the break? Here’s what to do

March 5, 2018

Downtown El Paso as seen from above.

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UTEP softball player Ariel Blair leads the team in stolen bases with six.

[Photo] Blair overcomes health issues to shine at UTEP

February 26, 2018

UTEP softball player Ariel Blair leads the team in stolen bases with six.

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Alia Garcia-Ureste is running for the 16th Congressional District seat.

[Photo] Running red in a blue city: Alia Garcia-Ureste remains firm in race to congress

February 26, 2018

Alia Garcia-Ureste is running for the 16th Congressional District seat.

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UTEP softball player Ariel Blair leads the team in stolen bases with six.

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UTEP softball player Ariel Blair leads the team in stolen bases with six.

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Junior Raven Bennett was defeated by Tareltons Alicia Barbaroux 6-4 and 6-1.

[Photo] UTEP tennis defeats Tarleton State in heated battle

February 25, 2018

Junior Raven Bennett was defeated by Tarelton's Alicia Barbaroux 6-4 and 6-1.

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Two months into 2018: 18 gun involved school incidents

Michaela Román and Christian Vasquez February 19, 2018

The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High have now been added to the list of 150,000 American students who have experienced a mass shooting since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. This year, there have been 18 school incidents that have...

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Black Panther album showcases the human stories behind the superhero thriller

Black Panther album showcases the human stories behind the superhero thriller

Michaela Román, Editor-In-Chief February 19, 2018

The highly anticipated black superhero Marvel film “Black Panther,” has been paired with a compilation album, “Black Panther: The Album (Music From And Inspired By).” Mastered by Kendrick Lamar, the album is a time capsule of some of the biggest...

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The UTEP softball team will open their home schedule against NMSU on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

[Photo] Softball opens home slate after hitting stride in Vegas

February 19, 2018

The UTEP softball team will open their home schedule against NMSU on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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Michael Saruni set the world-record in the 600-meter at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational on Jan. 19 with a time of 1:14.79.

[Photo] Saruni sets records in second season with UTEP track

February 19, 2018

Michael Saruni set the world-record in the 600-meter at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational on Jan. 19 with a time of 1:14.79.

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Hundreds attended the Angela Davis lecture at UGLC on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

[Photo] Thousands attend Angela Davis’ visit to UTEP

February 8, 2018

Hundreds attended the Angela Davis lecture at UGLC on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

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Jerome Tighman is running for the 16th Congressional District seat.

[Photo] Tilghman continues the fight to stay on a ballot

January 29, 2018

Jerome Tighman is running for the 16th Congressional District seat.

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Two attendees of the Student Engagement & Leadership Centers Times Up event write messages to stand with sexual assault survivors on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Union East gallery.

UTEP resources host a Time’s Up exhibit to open up a conversation

Michaela Román, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2018

UTEP staff, students, and faculty wore all black Friday night at the Union East gallery to stand with the nation-wide Time's Up movement and discuss the next step forward. Time's Up is a movement against sexual harassment founded on January 1, 2018,...

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Babak Tavakoli-Nejad  promotes his art by working at various restaurants in east and west El Paso.

[Photo] UTEP student lives his dream of becoming a painter

January 22, 2018

Babak Tavakoli-Nejad promotes his art by working at various restaurants in east and west El Paso.

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Members of the El Paso Queer Bar Association meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Briar Patch in downtown El Paso.

EPQBA works to engage voters in the LGBTQI community

Michaela Roman, Editor-In-Chief January 22, 2018

Most nights at the Briar Patch, one of El Paso’s hottest gay bars, you can find people dancing on the patio, socializing and drinking. But once a month there’s a different mood at Briar’s, as openly gay attorneys join together to advocate for lesbian,...

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Two participants in the Womens March El Paso 2018 hold signs at Centennial Plaza.

Women’s march returns with an emphasis on voting

Michaela Román, Editor-in-Chief January 21, 2018

In a sea of signs and "pussy hats," hundreds women and allies commemorated the one-year anniversary of the nationwide Women's March on Sunday, Jan. 21. This year organizers of the El Paso March wanted to turn last year's "Hear our Voice" message into...

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Veronica Escobar, former County Judge and current District 16 Congressional Candidate, has been officially endorsed by Our Revolution.

[Photo] Our Revolution endorses Veronica Escobar for congressional seat

January 20, 2018

Veronica Escobar, former County Judge and current District 16 Congressional Candidate, has been officially endorsed by Our Revolution.

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Women’s March: “Power to the Polls” edition

Michaela Román, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2018

On Sunday, Jan. 21, El Paso women will come together with allies to represent a broad group of unified interests that affect women including the current presidential administration and the importance of voting as they aim to dismantle systems of oppression...

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El Paso’s World Champion Jennifer Han ready to return to the ring

El Paso’s World Champion Jennifer Han ready to return to the ring

January 15, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXXmhuVlQd4&t=2s International Boxing Federation’s world female featherweight titleholder Jennifer Han will attempt to defend her title against her mandatory challenger Lizbeth Crespo in February.

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Rogelio Dominguez Parra holds Miriams Orozco Gonzalez hand minutes before getting married across the fence that divides Mexico and the U.S. on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

[Photo] Families gather to “Keep Our Dream Alive” at the U.S./Mexico border

December 10, 2017

Rogelio Dominguez Parra holds Miriam's Orozco Gonzalez hand minutes before getting married across the fence that divides Mexico and the U.S. on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

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Bean Parabeac  co-founders work on their app at the CoWork Oasis offices.

CoWork Oasis spurs innovation for tech startups in El Paso

Michaela Roman, Contributor December 4, 2017

El Paso’s own Silicon Valley has emerged downtown. Now heading into their fifth month open, CoWork Oasis is a space for those interested in the world of tech to work together and gain traction from national investors.  Tech startups have become the...

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Bueller’s Bar is open from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Saturday and 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sundays.

Bueller’s Bar brings a relaxed, ‘80s-themed atmosphere to the local bar scene

Michaela Román, Contributor October 2, 2017

At the start of September, Bueller’s opened its doors and let bar hoppers into the world of everyone’s favorite slacker teen from the ‘80s. Alex Macias, the owner of Bueller’s, was a freshman in high school when “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”...

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Bean Type Coffee Roasters will open in Oct. and will be located at 10300 Socorro Rd.

New cafe strives to empower coffee dialogue in El Paso

Michaela Roman, Contributor September 19, 2017

In recent years, El Paso’s spectrum of bars, breweries and assorted night-life has grown and developed something for everyone. With this rise, coffee shops with a different take on the coffee experience are emerging. Arleen Mendez, a former El Paso...

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