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Daniel Mendez, Staff reporter

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Q&A: The creators behind @fitfamep discuss their rising popularity

Q&A: The creators behind @fitfamep discuss their rising popularity

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor September 25, 2018

Editor’s Note: The creators of @fitfamep chose to remain anonymous in this interview for binding and professional reasons. Social media has become one of the main ways people consume entertainment and there is one Instagram account in El Paso that...

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UTEP goalie to stand alone in the record books

UTEP goalie to stand alone in the record books

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor September 25, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEkYLL1_DmQ&feature=youtu.be When senior goalkeeper Alyssa Palacios started her first game as a freshman she allowed two goals in defeat, but little did everybody know then that Palacios would leave UTEP with the...

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Senior goalkeeper Alyssa Palacios and senior defender Payton Ross celebrate as the miners score a second goal against NMSU.

Miners outlast NMSU 4-1

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor September 23, 2018

UTEP soccer defeated the NMSU Aggies 4-1 on Sunday, Sept. 23rd at University Field. "We prepared for this game because we wanted to get back at them for last year,” said sophomore Anna Jimmerson. “Battle of I-10 in general and then plus our football...

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Defender Senior Payton Ross and Senior goalkeeper Alyssa Palacios celebrate their fourth goal against their opponent.

UTEP falls to Marshall in overtime

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor September 20, 2018

The UTEP Miners (5-4-1) lost in an overtime thriller 2-1 to the Marshall Thundering Herd (3-4-2), Thursday night, at University Field.  After a scoreless first half, the Miners struck first early in the second half. When sophomore Vic...

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Miners head to Knoxville in search of improvement

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor September 11, 2018

In search of their first win of the season,  the UTEP Miners football team will travel to Knoxville, Tenn. on Saturday, Sept. 15 as they face the Tennessee Volunteers. This will be the third time the two teams have met, UTEP lost the two previous meetings....

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Downtown to host first ever El Paso independent film festival

Downtown to host first ever El Paso independent film festival

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor September 11, 2018

The city of El Paso continues to grow, whether it be through construction or culturally, the city is always expanding. This upcoming weekend holds true to that, on Sept. 14-16., downtown will host the first ever El Paso Film Festival. The film festival...

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UTEP volleyball embraces underdog status

UTEP volleyball embraces underdog status

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor September 7, 2018

After spending two weeks on the road, UTEP volleyball returns to Memorial Gym for two games as part of the Borderland Invitational this weekend. “UTEP volleyball is the underdog for whoever we play against,” said head coach Holly Watts. “We have...

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UTEP head coach Dana Dimel addresses the press before the Miners week two match up against UNLV.

UTEP looks for consistent effort entering week two

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor September 3, 2018

After losing the season opener against NAU, the UTEP football team is in search of their first win of the season when they go on the road to face UNLV Saturday, Sept. 8. “The big picture is that we put a quality product on the field, we continue...

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The Golddiggers perform during the pep rally at the 28th annual Minerpalooza.

Minerpalooza kicks off the fall semester with nostalgia and fist pumps

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor September 1, 2018

UTEP hosted its 28th annual Minerpalooza to welcome students to the fall semester and kick off a new season of college football. This year’s musical guests included Volta, Orange Calderon, Drake Bell and closing headliner DJ Pauly D. UTEP’s annual...

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DJ Pauly D plays at the 28th annual Minerpalooza.

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UTEP celebrates as they score the first goal of the day against Idaho State.

UTEP soccer wins in a physical battle

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor August 24, 2018

The UTEP Miners soccer team improved to 2-1 on the season after a physical meeting on the pitch against the Idaho State Bengals, Friday evening at University Field. UTEP got the lead early and never looked back as they defeated the Bengals 2-1. “We...

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Sophomore Anna Jimmerson runs through the sidelines as she protects the ball from Lubbock Christian University

UTEP dominates in season opener

Daniel Mendez, Web Editor August 17, 2018

The UTEP soccer team won, 6-1, in their season opener against Lubbock Christian University Friday night at University Field. Coach Kevin Cross's club had six different Miners score in the home opener. Freshman Jojo Ngongo, junior Danielle Carreon,...

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Wide receiver Treshon Wolf and defensive back Justin Rogers fight for possession of the ball.

[Video] As camp Ruidoso comes to an end Miners look for offensive swagger

Daniel Mendez, Web Editor August 11, 2018

An overcast set of clouds forced an early start for the UTEP Miners football team to start their second to last day of practice at camp Ruidoso Friday morning. First-year head coach Dana Dimel is pleased so far with his team as the camp is coming...

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El Paso Diablos first basemen Allen Craig gets New Orleans Baby Cakes second basemen Isn Diaz out at first at game one of the series.

Chihuahuas come from behind to earn a home win

Daniel Mendez, Web Editor August 2, 2018

The El Paso Chihuahuas returned home for a first of a seven-game homestand with a come-from-behind victory against the New Orleans Baby Cakes, 4-3, Wednesday Aug.1., in front of 7,527 fans in attendance at Southwest University Park. On the mound for...

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Coach Rodney Terry announced his 2018-19 Miners basketball schedule.

UTEP men’s basketball announces 2018-19 schedule

Daniel Mendez, Web Editor July 31, 2018

UTEP men’s basketball head coach Rodney Terry announced the Miners' 2018-19 basketball schedule on Monday. “We’re excited about announcing our 2018-19 schedule. Coach [Lamont] Smith has done a great job with our scheduling and considering the...

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Volunteers help distribute complimentary menudo before Congressmen Beto O Rourke speaks.

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Volunteers help distribute complimentary menudo before Congressmen Beto O' Rourke speaks.

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Congressmen Beto ORourke greets members of Mariachi Estrella de El Paso.

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Congressmen Beto ORourke will tavel throughout Texas for 34 days campaign. His first stop was his hometown of El Paso.

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July 29, 2018

Congressmen Beto O'Rourke will tavel throughout Texas for 34 days campaign. His first stop was his hometown of El Paso.

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Congressmen BetoRourke addresses the crowd at his Mariachi and menudo breakfast rally, on Sunday, June 29.

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Congressmen Beto'Rourke addresses the crowd at his Mariachi and menudo breakfast rally, on Sunday, June 29.

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ORourke greets a supporter shortly before he takes the stage at his Mariachi and menudo breakfast rally, on Sunday, June 29.

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O'Rourke greets a supporter shortly before he takes the stage at his Mariachi and menudo breakfast rally, on Sunday, June 29.

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El Paso USL President, Alan Ledford, and General Manager, Andrew Forrest named Mark Lowry as the Head Coach and Technical Director for the team on Wednesday, July 25 at Southwest University Park.

El Paso USL names Mark Lowry as head coach

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter July 25, 2018

After what many thought would be an announcement of the club's name, El Paso USL announced the hiring of new head coach and technical director Mark Lowry. “Our extensive search provided exposure to many very talented and experienced soccer coaches,...

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UTEP men’s basketball announces its 2018-19 roster

Daniel Mendez, reporter July 10, 2018

UTEP Men’s Basketball head coach Rodney Terry announced his 2018-19-basketball roster this afternoon at the Foster Steven’s Center. “We feel like this recruiting class helps us this year and helps us move into the future in terms of our recruiting...

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Chihuahuas offense goes cold as Fresno snaps win streak

Chihuahuas offense goes cold as Fresno snaps win streak

Daniel Mendez, Reporter June 29, 2018

The Chihuahuas eight-game win streak came to an end Thursday night, as the Fresno Grizzlies defeated the Chihuahuas 12-2 in front of 7,847 fans at Southwest University Park. The Chihuahuas (42-38) were on the verge of setting a new club record of...

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Protestor shows her displeasure with Trumps immigration policies.

Second march held to “Free our children now!”

Daniel Mendez, Reporter June 19, 2018

In a sea of signs and chants aimed at the protection of immigrant children, more than a 1,000 people attended the March for Immigrant Rights and Against Family Separation, on Tuesday, June 19. The march started at Edgemere Linear Park and ended at...

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Chihuahuas edge River Cats on a walk-off RBI

Chihuahuas edge River Cats on a walk-off RBI

Daniel Mendez, Sports Reporter May 31, 2018

The Chihuahuas overcame early struggles as they edged out the Sacramento River Cats, 4-3, off a walk-off RBI single by shortstop Javy Guerra in front of 5,880 people at Southwest University Park.   The Chihuahuas did not allow a run until...

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Five ways the Golden State Warriors get back-to-back NBA titles

Five ways the Golden State Warriors get back-to-back NBA titles

Daniel Mendez, Sports Reporter May 30, 2018

On Thursday, May 31, we get the fourth installment of NBA’s modern day rivalry, as the Cleveland Cavaliers face off against the Golden State Warriors, or better known as the defending champions. Below are five ways that the Warriors go back to back...

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Lucia Mokrasova holds the school record in both the heptathlon and indoor pentathlon.

Mokrasova holds a bundle of broken records into track and field

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter April 30, 2018

The UTEP track team is diverse and filled with multiple cultures. It is the home for athletes who break national and world records in their events. Senior Lucia Mokrasova, who is from Trenčín, Slovakia, is one of those athletes. Mokrasova is the...

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Anthony Dirrell dives into Abraham Han at Premiere Boxing Champions on Saturday, April 28 at the Don Haskins Center.

PBC Boxing returns to the El Paso and puts on a show

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter April 29, 2018

Boxing returned to El Paso Saturday as Premier Boxing Champions present PBC on FOX at the Don Haskins Center. The main event of the evening was veteran Josesito Lopez (35-7) facing up and comer Miguel Cruz (17-0). The first televised fight of the...

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Track and design helps Horn find path in life

Track and design helps Horn find path in life

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter April 23, 2018

Carvellion Horn, a junior from Terrell, Texas, has been part of a family dynasty with UTEP track and field. The team continues to be one of the school’s best athletic programs, having claimed 20 of the university’s 21 national championships. This...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - UTEP softballs Kaitlin Ryder and Courtney Clayton

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP softball’s Kaitlin Ryder and Courtney Clayton

Mike Flores, Daniel Mendez, and April 16, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-sports-weekly-podcast-utep-softballs-kaitlin-ryder-and-courtney-clayton Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast as they bring on UTEP softball's Kaitlin Ryder and Courtney Clayton to...

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Senior infielder Courtney Clayton is second all-time in doubles (50) at UTEP.

Clayton takes pride as ultimate team player

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter April 9, 2018

When Courtney Clayton took her recruiting trip to El Paso, it was her first time being away from her home of Cornelius, Oregon. On the trip, she stumbled upon UTEP softball fans at a bagel shop, who recognized Clayton and encouraged her to choose UTEP....

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Ryan Denton, also known as “Preacher guy,” holds his Bible at Centennial Plaza in his routine spot. The 32-year-old is a non-degree seeking student at UTEP.

Should the “preacher guy” have a voice on campus?

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter April 2, 2018

Four years ago, Centennial Plaza was still under construction as bulldozers, construction workers and fences overpowered the center of campus. After its completion it became a spot for Frisbee throwers, graduation photo shoots and getting some peace...

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Tony Hawk skates in front of a big crowd at the Pakitu Skate Plaza on Saturday, March 24 in Socorro, TX.

[Video] Tony Hawk thrills local skating community in Socorro

March 24, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6-jLjtfu8&t=7s Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk performed a live exhibition event at Pakitu Skate Plaza following a local skating competition on Saturday afternoon in Socorro, TX. The 49-year old world-famous skater...

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Amanda Amparan has been figure skating for years since she was 5 years old.

El Paso Figure Skating Club unites skaters in the Borderland

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter March 19, 2018

Despite the surrounding desert environment, figure skating is flourishing in the city of El Paso. For over 21 years, the El Paso Figure Skating Club has been developing skaters in the borderland. The club was originally founded in Ciudad Juárez by...

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Redshirt freshman quarterback Ryan Metz has led a resurgent Miner offense in the last two weeks.

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP QB Ryan Metz

Adrian Broaddus, Jeremy Carranco, and Daniel Mendez March 12, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-sports-weekly-podcast-utep-qb-ryan-metz   Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast as they talk with UTEP quarterback Ryan Metz about spring ball, the upcoming quarterback battle, his favorite...

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Jake Flaggert (left), Matt Willms (middle) and Omega Harris (right) won their last home game at the Don Haskins Center against Southern Mississippi, 73-44 on Feb. 24.

Basketball seniors bid farewell to UTEP

Mike Flores and Daniel Mendez March 5, 2018

UTEP basketball will say goodbye to four seniors at the conclusion of the 2017-18 campaign. Three men's players and one woman player will potentially play their final game in a UTEP uniform this week in Frisco at Conference USA Tournament. With...

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The beginning of NCAA turmoil

The beginning of NCAA turmoil

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter February 27, 2018

Over the weekend, Yahoo dropped a bombshell that could dramatically change collegiate sports, its student-athletes and affect current and former college basketball players. The report details an extensive federal investigation into an underground...

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Evan Gilyard led all Miners with 20 points.

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP basketball catches heat

Adrian Broaddus, Mike Flores, and Daniel Mendez February 26, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-prospector-sports-weekly-podcast-utep-basketball-catches-heat Join Adrian Broaddus, Curly Mendez and Mikey Flores as they breakdown the recent UTEP basketball success, the C-USA men's basketball tournament,...

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WWE supertars at the WWE Live Road to WrestleMania at the Don Haskins Center on Monday night.

WrestleMania ignites crowd in return to El Paso

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter February 20, 2018

  Wrestling fans of all ages came out to support their favorite WWE superstars on Monday night, as WWE Live Road to WrestleMania stopped by the Don Haskins Center. Wrestling returned to El Paso just after being here in September...

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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.

Saruni sets records in second season with UTEP track

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter February 19, 2018

As a sophomore, UTEP distance runner Michael Saruni has broken school records and is now looking to be in a league of his own. Saruni is from Ravine, Kenya, and currently holds the school record in the 800-meter rally. He broke the record earlier this...

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Jennifer Han is victorious in defending her IBF World  Featherweight title.

Jennifer Han retains her IBF title in front of her home crowd

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter February 18, 2018

IBF Featherweight World Champion Jennifer Han successfully defended her title against number one challenger Lizbeth Crespo, in the main event of Ortiz vs Alexander card, in front of 5,087 fans at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday night.   Han,...

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SGA holds Valentines themed fest at the Union Breezeway

SGA holds Valentine’s themed fest at the Union Breezeway

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter February 15, 2018

On Feb. 14,  SGA hosted its second annual “SGA Loves UTEP” at the Union breezeway from 11 to 2 p.m where students could pass by to enjoy of the different booths and activities  The Valentine’s Day-themed carnival filled with a kissing photo...

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The Miners will face Marshall and Old Dominion on the road this week.

UTEP women seeking key road wins at Marshall and ODU

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter February 14, 2018

With just six regular-season games remaining, the UTEP women’s basketball team is battling for a bye in the Conference USA tournament. While the Miners are in seventh place, just two games separate five teams from securing that coveted fourth-place...

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The UTEP women’s basketball team leads Conference USA in rebounding margin with a 7.3 advantage on the boards per game.

UTEP women seek key road wins at Marshall and ODU

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter February 12, 2018

With just six regular season games remaining, the UTEP women’s basketball team is battling for a bye in the Conference USA tournament. While the Miners are in seventh place, just two games separate five teams from securing the coveted fourth-place...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - UTEP mens basketball forward Tirus Smith

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP men’s basketball forward Tirus Smith

Adrian Broaddus, Daniel Mendez, and Jeremy Carranco February 12, 2018

  Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast for their newest episode featuring special guest UTEP freshman forward Tirus Smith, as he talks about his journey to becoming a Miner, his upbringing from Mississippi and what he plans to do for...

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The UTEP men’s basketball team will look to snap a five-game losing streak when they face UTSA for a second time this season.

Men’s basketball to battle UTSA in rematch

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter February 5, 2018

The UTEP men’s basketball team is in survival mode after dropping their last five games, and they are still hoping for a spot in the Conference USA tournament. The Miners (7-17, 2-9 C-USA) are looking to see if they can bounce back and snap their...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - National Signing Day and UTEP football RB Joshua Fields

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – National Signing Day and UTEP football RB Joshua Fields

Adrian Broaddus, Daniel Mendez, and Mike Flores February 5, 2018

On our latest episode of The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast, Copy Editor Adrian Broaddus and sports reporters Daniel "Curly" Mendez and Mike Flores join to talk about the UTEP Football 2018 Signing Class. Then, UTEP football running back Joshua Fields...

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The UTEP women will play at home against UAB on Friday before heading back on the road to face UTSA on Sunday.

Women’s basketball to host UAB before traveling to UTSA

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter January 29, 2018

The women’s basketball team returns home this week to face Conference USA co-leader UAB on Feb. 2 before hitting the road to play last place UTSA on Feb. 4. The Miners (13-7, 4-3 C-USA) return to the comfort of home after splitting a two-game road...

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The UTEP men’s basketball team faces UAB and Middle Tennessee on the road this week.

Men’s basketball team faces tough challenge on the road

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter January 22, 2018

Falling to the No. 12 spot in the Conference-USA standings after a 65-61 loss to UTSA this past Saturday night, the men’s basketball team will still be in search of their first road win of the season when they face UAB and Middle Tennessee this week. The...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - UTEP Athletic Director Jim Senter

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP Athletic Director Jim Senter

Adrian Broaddus, Jeremy Carranco, and Daniel Mendez January 22, 2018

  Editor’s note: The Prospector got a chance to sit down with new UTEP Athletic Director Jim Senter and have him talk with us about all he has to bring to UTEP. Check out what he told us here and listen to the full podcast interview on The Prospector...

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Jennifer Han (right) battled Lilian Martinez (left) on Oct. 16, 2016 at the Don Haskins Center. Han will face the No.1 contender Lizbeth Crespo on Feb. 17, at the Don Haskins Center.

El Paso’s world champion ready to return to the ring

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter January 15, 2018

International Boxing Federation’s world female featherweight titleholder Jennifer Han (16-3-1) was ready to defend her title against the mandatory challenger Lizbeth Crespo (12-3) early in December, but the fight was postponed due to an ankle sprain. The...

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Trey Wade finished the night with a career high 16 points.

Strong second half lifts UTEP past Rice 80-62

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter December 30, 2017

The UTEP men’s basketball team closed out 2017 on a high-note, outscoring a struggling Rice Owls team by 20 (51-31) in the second half to secure a 80-62 win on Saturday night at the Don Haskins Center. With the victory, the Miners (6-8, 1-1 C-USA)...

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Senior guard Omega Harris is coming off a career-high 28 point performance against New Mexico this past Saturday night.

Men’s basketball seeking consecutive wins for first time this season

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter December 4, 2017

With rivalry week wrapped up for the men’s basketball team, the squad will look to build on the success they found against rival New Mexico in an 88-76 win that snapped a six-game losing streak this past Saturday night at the Don Haskins Center. With...

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Graduation celebration spots and health inspections by the numbers

Graduation celebration spots and health inspections by the numbers

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter December 4, 2017

Congrats recent graduates, you just graduated and want to celebrate the hard work and effort you put in  to get that degree once graduation day rolls around. You may want to celebrate with friends and family at a nice restaurant and get some drinks...

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Senter sees UTEP as a ‘sleeping giant’ for athletic success

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter November 27, 2017

A new era is upon UTEP Athletics. A fresh new face who is ready to take the task at hand and run with it, like he has before. The man behind the new era of athletics for the Miners is Jim Senter, who was announced as the new director of athletics by...

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Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Spiralmind

Look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s Spiralmind

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter November 6, 2017

Spiralmind may not be known to much of America, but the comic book hero is a legend in the Southwest and in his hometown. Spiralmind, also known as Ben Landry, is an engineer by day and a Jewish, werewolf/demon-fighting, high tech superhero by night. Spiralmind’s...

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The Miners tip-off the 2017-18 season against CSU-Bakserfield this Saturday afternoon at the Don Haskins Center.

Women’s basketball season features a new era

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter November 6, 2017

Last season not only marked the end of coach Keitha Adams’ tenure with the UTEP women’s basketball program, but it also came with the graduation of 571 point-scorer and team leader Sparkle Taylor. Adams’ last season with the Miners before accepting...

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Miners drop last exhibition game before the start of the season

Miners drop last exhibition game before the start of the season

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter November 4, 2017

  The women’s basketball team fell short on their last exhibition game to the St. Mary Rattlers 68-62 on Saturday Nov. 4, at the Don Haskins Center. The Miners were leading to start the second half, but fell victim to a lack of ball movement...

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The UTEP women’s soccer team finishes the 2017 season at 8-11 overall.

Women’s soccer wraps up 2017 season

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter October 30, 2017

The UTEP women’s soccer team ended their season with a 2-1 victory over the UTSA Roadrunners on Friday, Oct. 27. The Miners concluded their season on a high note after dropping five of their previous six contests. The team’s final mark in 2017 was...

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The evolution of jerseys represents the brand

The evolution of jerseys represents the brand

Daniel Mendez, Reporter October 23, 2017

In the world of NCAA uniforms and how they’ve been revolutionized in today’s game is tailored to fit a certain team’s state flag, to resemble a much-needed throwback to the university’s previous jerseys or just to decide to deck out a university...

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The UTEP men’s soccer club opens an opportunity for students to play soccer competitively.

Men’s soccer club builds winning tradition as a close-knit group

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter October 16, 2017

Although UTEP doesn’t offer an official athletic men’s soccer team, the men’s soccer club, a close-knit group, offers an opportunity for male students to play organized soccer competitively. The club has also built itself a dynasty in the Recreational...

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Ability Awareness Week brings wheelchair basketball

Ability Awareness Week brings wheelchair basketball

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter October 9, 2017

To celebrate Ability Awareness Week (Oct. 16-20), the UTEP Center for Accommodations and Support Services (CASS), along with the Division of Student Affairs, will be hosting the El Paso Air Wheelers vs. Ft. Bliss Wounded Warriors wheelchair basketball...

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The student section at the UTEP football games has been declining in recent years.

Student section attendance put on notice

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter October 2, 2017

Student sections are supposed to bring the noise and intimidate the visiting team in order to give the home team an advantage. Some universities go all in on their student sections, but at UTEP for the past two home games of the football season, there...

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WWE Live puts on a show here at the Haskins Center

WWE Live puts on a show here at the Haskins Center

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter September 26, 2017

  Wrestling fans of all ages came out to support their favorite WWE superstars on Monday, as WWE SmackDown Live invaded the Don Haskins Center. WWE action returned to El Paso after a five-year absence. From kids to adults, the crowd was...

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Carla Lozano and Lola Vaughn have released 19 episodes of their audio show “Tittie Talk.”

‘Tittie Talk’ discusses local and state politics through a Latina’s perspective

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter September 25, 2017

It started off with an idea which sprang to life with a podcast. The “Tittie Talk Pod” podcast dares to push the Mexican American culture forward, by expressing all points of views through a Latina’s perspective The “Tittie Talk” is a podcast...

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The El Paso Chihuahuas have six championships in four seasons of play.

El Paso adds two titles in 2017

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter September 25, 2017

The El Paso Chihuahuas’ season came to end in game five of the Pacific Coast League finals to the Memphis Redbirds on  Sept. 17 at Southwest University Park. The Chihuahuas had themselves a magical hot streak at the end of the season, which got the...

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Womens volleyball upsets Rice 3-2 in C-USA opener

Women’s volleyball upsets Rice 3-2 in C-USA opener

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter September 22, 2017

Miners volleyball opened up Conference USA play with a 3-2 upset win over a 10-win Rice squad Friday night at Memorial Gym. The Miners (4-10, 1-0 C-USA) prevailed in the five-set thriller against the Owls (10-5, 0-1 C-USA); 28-26, 16-25, 25-22,...

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