Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Elisha Nuñez

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter

Elisha Nuñez is a multimedia journalism student with a minor in marketing at the University of Texas at El Paso.  He works as a reporter for The Prospector, and loves to write about arts, culture, and people. This semester, he wishes to do more freelance work for publications in and outside of El Paso. After graduation, he would like to experience multiple positions at different places, and even has plans for continuing his current education outside of the U.S.

All content by Elisha Nuñez
Job searching is one of the biggest contributing factors to graduation anxiety as students enter a competitive job market.

Is graduating college a gateway into anxiety?

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter December 6, 2023

While graduates prepare for their big day, some may be thinking more about what comes after. Jobs, responsibilities, and ‘adulting’ are few of the things graduates think about when it comes to life after college, which may cause stress and anxiety....

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Mariah Alvarez is a graduate student at UTEP studying public health.

Radiant and representative: Graduation fits for students’ special day

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter December 4, 2023

As UTEP’s graduation ceremony approaches, seniors are getting their outfits ready for the big day. From formal to reflective, graduating students choose outfits with different meanings.   Whether it comes to the outfit design or how it stands for...

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In case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight

In case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 30, 2023

I remember my summer break of 2021. I just got back from a vacation in Florida, and was relaxing, trying to see what I could do during my spare time. After browsing the internet and social media, I found out that one of my high school friends was working...

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Sonam Chok, born in raised in Bhutan, is a graduating senior from UTEP College of Nursing.

A new home, far from home

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 29, 2023

Sonam Choki remembers the few pictures of UTEP her sister showed her back in the late 2000s. It was at that time Choki, now graduating senior from UTEP’s College of Nursing, saw her future school for the first time.    Born and raised in Thimphu,...

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Senior Derick Hamilton, majoring in multidisciplinary studies, has found a new home in El Paso, moving from his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

UTEP’s Adhel Tac and Derick Hamilton on breaking barriers and scoring dreams

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 10, 2023

Basketball is one of the most popular sports in America, and there are many young hopefuls who are working to be the next big thing in the industry. Some can even be found right here at UTEP. From adjusting to an unfamiliar environment to keeping in touch...

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UTEP Percussion Ensemble at the Fox Fine Arts directed by Andy. P Smith.

A heart pounding percussion performance

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 8, 2023

Musicians strike at their instruments, some with sticks and some with their bare hands. From drums to marimbas, a variety of percussion instruments were played together to give a thrilling performance. Directed by Andy P. Smith, the program was given...

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On Oct.25, NPR published a story reporting around 24 journalists had been killed during the ongoing war between Hamas in Gaza and Israel. Photo courtesy of Roger H. Goun/ Creative commons license

It’s not just pictures, it’s also a matter of life or death

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 5, 2023

At a crime scene, there are the first who arrive. There are paramedics and authorities, but also another group of people: journalists. These are the people who get the news out to everyone about what is happening, with some going to extreme lengths of...

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The partnership between the NFL and the American Cancer Society for Crucial Catch have raised about $27 million over the past ten years. Photo courtesy of Lenny Pichette

NFL’s crucial catch raises cancer awareness

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 2, 2023

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the NFL has partnered up with the American Cancer Society for Crucial Catch. Since 2009, the two organizations have paired up annually to raise funds in support for the fight against cancer, those currently battling...

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Cemeteries: the only scary thing about them is neglect

Cemeteries: the only scary thing about them is neglect

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 1, 2023

Everyone knows that cemeteries and graveyards are the “spooky” places shown in cartoons and other media for Halloween. Though this is a popular association, to me the only scary thing about cemeteries is the neglect. From overgrown weeds to dirty...

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UTEP has received a $13.9 million National Science Foundation grant which will allow researchers to travel to Alaska to research climate change’s effects on the environment and surrounding communities. Photo courtesy of Chris Maio/ UTEP Marketing and Communications/UTEP Press Releases

It’s Spooky, it’s scary, it’s climate change

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 27, 2023

It is the season for scary things like skeletons, zombies and ghosts. While these fictional creatures have been scaring people for generations, there is a real-world problem that has been doing the same: climate change. The effects of climate change have...

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Podcasts: The only thing scary is the lack of creativity

Podcasts: The only thing scary is the lack of creativity

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 26, 2023

I think society has reached a point where everything needs to be recorded. Back then, it would only be funny moments or mishaps, now it can be a conversation with your friend about your favorite menu item at Chili’s and you can post it online as a “podcast”....

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“Posdata (Or What I Wish I Said)” was inspired by stories of people from El Paso, TX which also featured an immersive art installation by Laura Turón.

‘posdata (or what I wish I said):’ A play for El Paso by El Paso

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 25, 2023

By the end of the play, postcards were lying across the floor underneath the bright-colored stage lights as some had wishes, others with regrets. At the end of the night, the audience left knowing they matter and so does their city. “posdata (or what...

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Regalia is the type of graduation coat that students wear for their graduate commencement.

Make education personal with UTEP’s new personalized program

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 19, 2023

Climbing the education ladder can be tough for some. After getting an undergraduate degree, refining studies or research in one field can also be stressful during graduate school. Well, UTEP has recently announced the arrival of a new program that allows...

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From Bogotá, Colombia, redshirt junior Daniela Chipchase plans to pursue golf after graduation and continue her journey in the states with the support of her friends and family. Photo courtesy of Minero Magazine

Carrying Colombian heritage through golf, and eight different countries

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 16, 2023

Some kids begin their childhood in preschool or by stacking toy blocks in the living room. For Daniela Chipchase, she remembers her childhood being in the back of a golf cart. It is memories like these that Chipchase cites as the roots to her lifelong...

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Xiomara Lara-Dupuy goes in depth about the background of her name.

Reclaiming their name and heritage

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 13, 2023

Marixochitl Munoz Pratz remembers being in the doctor’s office when they called her last name instead of her full name. A moment she remembers vividly, sending flashbacks of people calling her “Mariachi” or “Marisol” and everything except her...

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Sheyliene Patolo recorded a season high of 73 minutes VS LA Tech as she notched up her lone goal of the season.

The Prospector’s Student-Athlete of the Month: Sheyliene Patolo

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 11, 2023

It was like a first love. Those are the words Sheyliene Patolo, a criminology major and player for UTEP’s soccer team, used to describe her first encounter with soccer. Growing up in Oahu, Hawaii, Patolo lived a very active lifestyle. When she was not...

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During the song “Blue”, Uchis grabbed a camera and held it to do a point of view shot.

Kali Uchis wishes EP roses

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 9, 2023

Imagine if the term “heaven on earth” were real. To some Sun City concertgoers, they experienced an event near that type of grandeur at the last stop of Kali Uchis’ “Red Moon in Venus” tour. The singer performed hits across seven different sold-out...

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Ecology student, Karen Stopani suggests doing things that make you happy to avoid burnout.

Different ways to deal with student burnout

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 9, 2023

Like the leaves falling around campus, so are some students’ motivation for their classes. College can get difficult in the middle of the semester, as midterms and assignment deadlines loom over the heads of students. Dealing with student burnout can...

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Movies such as “Blue Beetle” and “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” are examples of films that have parts in El Paso.

El Paso steals the spotlight in new movie adaptations

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 27, 2023

This year has been an exciting one for El Paso, especially when it comes to movies. From superheroes to a superstar wrestlers, cinema holds an exciting place for comics and characters from the Sun City.   Although the movies were not filmed in El...

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According to a UTEP press release, more than 3,800 students enrolled, which is a four percent increase over last year’s fall enrollment.

UTEP breaks record for highest freshman enrollment for a second time

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 26, 2023

The start of the fall semester means many things like festivities, fun and freshmen, which according to UTEP, there are plenty of this year.  For the second year in a row, UTEP has announced the breaking of its all-time freshman record. With more first-year...

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Attendees point out a piece of art on display at the Texas as Art exhibit at the UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.

Seeing Texas in a whole new way

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 21, 2023

“Variety and beauty” are words Rebecca Dodge used to describe Texas nature. Dodge, an Emeritus Assistant Professor of Geosciences from Midwestern University, was one of three artists who worked on the Centennial Museum’s newest art gallery “Texas...

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Alburquerque Dukes catcher standing tall and ready behind home plate, prepared to defend their team against base runners.

Albuquerque Isotopes take home victories against the Chihuahuas in rivalry series

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 19, 2023

The time came for the El Paso Chihuahuas to battle it out on the field against the Albuquerque Isotopes in a five-day-long rivalry series at Southwest University Park. Starting Sept. 12 and ending Sept. 17, the two teams went head-to-head, giving it their...

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UTEP Career Center Director, Betsabe Castro-Duarte, poses with her fellow employees of the Career Center.

A commitment to the University Career Center

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 14, 2023

For some college students, being told to focus on education by their families is a normal routine. One example of this routine is UTEP’s Career Center Director Betsabe “Betsy” Castro, who remembers when her parents told her the same.  “My...

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Hispanic Heritage Month Gallery at Union Gallery.

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month at the Union Gallery

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 13, 2023

From paintings of conchas and menudo to drawings of political and social movements in Juárez, Mexico, UTEP’s Union Gallery honors Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing student artwork. With dozens of pieces on display, the gallery had its opening reception...

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The “La Frontera” exhibit is one of the Rubin Center’s latest galleries showing pieces that reminisce Mexican American culture on the border.

“La Frontera” exhibition celebrates 10th anniversary with border voices

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 8, 2023

A mannequin dressed in a half-buttoned flannel shirt, adorned with gold chains hanging from a cap with “Chuco” spread across the front stands beside a tapestry woven across the Rio Grande. From clothes to jewelry to metal, the art at the Rubin Center’s...

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El Pasoans get on the streetcar at the Glory Road stop Aug. 30.

El Paso Streetcar extends its hours to serve college students

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 6, 2023

In these first weeks of school, UTEP students have returned to practicing many back-to-school routines. One of those routines is waiting in a crowd to board the shuttle, which is as exciting as it sounds.   While the shuttle continues to be a mode...

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UTEP has been undergoing construction for the past few years, including construction on Schuster Ave. However, construction is expected to end in the Spring of 2024.

Ongoing campus construction: When will it end?

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 5, 2023

Ongoing construction at UTEP has led to all kinds of reception from students and faculty alike. Big red signs scatter across campus as students walk straight to or around the construction to their classes. While some may be complaining or praising the...

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Kali Uchis will perform her latest album “Red Moon in Venus” at the Don Haskins Oct. 3. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

What’s making Miner headlines

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 1, 2023

The fall semester is a time for Miners, new and old, to prepare themselves for another back-to-school season. While some are dreading Blackboard notifications, others are happy to go back to class, some students are also thrilled about all the events...

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The Vault Vintage Outlet is in Downtown El Paso and opened its doors in early April.

Shop vintage at The Vault Vintage Outlet

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter May 25, 2023

Editor’s Note: This is the final part in a three part series.  In recent years, fashion from the ‘70s to the ‘90s has been resurfacing and conquering modern fashion trends. That said, more retailers have been selling more vintage-styled clothes...

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Fern Trousdale is a theatre education junior at UTEP who has been taking photos of some of the Theatre and Dance graduates.

Building a life around a passion for photos

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter May 8, 2023

Graduation season has arrived, which means many students are preparing to show off their brand-new caps and gowns to the world. Like any important occasion, graduation is one that requires kept memories. That said, photographers are being booked by the...

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Student filmmakers pose for a photo after screening their films during the Student Film Festival held at the Union Cinema on April 22.

SELC celebrates student’s talent on film

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter May 4, 2023

From deep themes like suicide to the modern wonders of internet fame, student films are some of the earliest developments of expression. That said, UTEP is a university that values such expression, as seen at the UTEP Student Film Festival. Organized...

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Myra Villarreal is a first-generation student, graduating with a degree in kinesiology.

First-generation student, soon to be graduate

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter May 2, 2023

“Nervous, excited and ready” are some words Myra Villarreal used to describe her upcoming graduation from UTEP. After beginning her college journey in the fall of 2020, Villarreal did not always think of UTEP as a first choice. What followed was a...

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Bianca Cardona is a junior at UTEP in the digital media production program and specializes in visual effects. Photo courtesy of Bianca Cardona

Imagination in images

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter April 22, 2023

Art has constantly changed throughout time. Today, not only can art be physical, but it can be digital. Through many programs and apps, there are artists creating work entirely online. This rising movement has led to the creation of special effects or...

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Photography Enthusiasts of El Paso (PEEPS) is El Paso’s oldest photography club which comprises of about 78 members. Photo courtesy of Photography Enthusiasts of El Paso

Meet the photo ‘PEEPs’

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter April 21, 2023

Photography is a passion for many people. For years, photography has been constantly changing, from disposable film cameras to the latest smartphones. There are also numerous organizations that have given people, who have an interest in photography, a...

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Here, And the Wind documents the process behind Experiencing the Bosque led by Sandra Paola López Ramirez, Artist-in-Residence at the Rubin Center.

‘Here, And the Wind’: An exhibition about process

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter April 11, 2023

For the months of March, April and May, a new exhibit has made its appearance at the Rubin Center for the Visual Arts. To coincide with UTEP’s World Water Week, “Here, And the Wind” welcomed visitors March 27. A behind the scenes look at one of...

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Aritzia is a fashion company founded in 1984, they operate over 101 stores in both the U.S and Canada. Their website was launched in 2012, it carries over 3,000 items, including styles made with organic materials or responsibly sourced wood fibers.

Dress the planet with organic fashion

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter April 5, 2023

With the state of the world’s environment becoming a bigger topic in modern politics, ways to make a positive impact on the globe are also being discussed. From recycling paper and plastic, there have been many ideas to reduce pollution or other negative...

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 Eden Coffee X Thrift make an appearance at Good Times at 2626, March 25.

The best of both worlds: Eden Coffee X Thrift

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter April 5, 2023

Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a three-part series.   Isaac Perales never imagined he would be running a side business including two of his favorite things: thrifting and coffee. After being involved with thrifting for a little over...

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Digital media production student Daemien Gonzalez takes photos for a class project.

Get creative with UTEP’s Digital Media Production Program

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter March 31, 2023

As new students prepare to start the next step of their education at UTEP, the time has come to choose degree plans and programs that fit their goals. With over 160-degree programs, UTEP has a variety of choices where students can find their calling....

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The gardens are located behind the Centennial Museum and have free admission for all.

Take in the views of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter March 30, 2023

From calm water fountains to the awe-inspiring native plants of the desert, UTEP’s Chihuahuan Desert Gardens are a destination all Miners must go to at least once. With a variety of plants coming from New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Mexico, a walk through...

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Ribas-Mateo, Ph.D. presents her book, “The Elgar Companion to Gender and Global Migration Beyond Western Research.”

How gender and global migration affects women

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter March 24, 2023

In honor of Women’s History Month, numerous events throughout UTEP are explaining different scenarios women are going through around the world. One event at UTEP was a book reading led by Natalia Ribas-Mateos, Ph.D. As one of the editors of the book,...

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Tickets were handed out to the first people to ask questions during the Q&A.

‘No Más Bebés:’ Forced sterilization in 1970s America

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter March 22, 2023

Last year, history was made when the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade was overturned. Since then, women, historians, health experts and others have examined the roots of healthcare in the country. One such story from a time where reproductive...

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Attaca Quartet performing March 9 at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.

A Grammy worthy performance by the Attaca Quartet

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter March 19, 2023

Editor’s note: Some sources preferred not to share their full name or title so are instead referred to by an identifiable nickname.  Memorable would be an understatement in describing the performance made by two-time Grammy Award winning group,...

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Owner Alexia Maldonado describes her style as “classic with a bit of a twist.”

Horizon’s new bold and vibrant vintage shop

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter March 4, 2023

Editor’s Note: This is the first part in a three-part series.  Alexia Maldonado describes her style as “classic, with a bit of a twist.” Consisting of bright colors, mixing patterns or prints and reminiscent of the Y2K era, her new vintage shop...

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The play is located inside the Wise Family Theatre and is selling at $18 for adults, $15 for UTEP Alumni, faculty and staff, non-UTEP students, and $12 UTEP students.

A look into ‘Heroes and Saints’

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter March 1, 2023

As the weeks of spring semester have gone by, new campus events and recurring ones are steadily rolling out.  One such event that signals the start of UTEP’s theatrical productions for the semester is the years’ first play, “Heroes and Saints.”  A...

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The El Paso Winds performed their concert at 7:30 at the Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall Feb. 23.

El Paso Wind Symphony performs with an air of whimsy

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter February 27, 2023

Much like how the winds that rush through El Paso’s landscape make an elaborate concert, the El Paso Winds made an unforgettable performance with “Lift Every Voice.” The program featured several pieces, most created by Black composers in honor of...

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 “Thinkin Bout You” by Frank Ocean is deemed one of the best love songs.

Listen in case of a heartbreak

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter February 16, 2023

Whether you have a special someone or plan on spending Valentine’s Day in your room watching Netflix, there is always a certain song that tells the story of what you are going through. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we are going to cover a list of the...

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Singer, actress, and businesswoman Rihanna performed during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show, revealing her second pregnancy for the first time. Photo courtesy of FOX News

Rihanna brings back hits at the Superbowl halftime show

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter February 15, 2023

For the first time in five years, Rihanna has returned to the stage for the Super Bowl LVII halftime show. From her classic 2000s hits to a feature in one of the most popular songs in 2018, Rihanna was sure to not disappoint, even unveiling a new surprise...

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A Chef adds food to the plate as part of the dish. Socorro, Tex. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.

For the love of food

Elisha Nuñez February 14, 2023

Texas is a state almost every American knows for its food and cities like El Paso are no exception. The city’s authentic Tex-Mex food and fusions of different cuisines have resonated with people from across the country. Now, it seems to have caught...

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Professor Anne M. Giangiulio stands proudly with her students at the Texas State Parks “A Fresh Take on Classic Views” exhibit after months of planning and hard work.

UTEP graphic design shows the beauty of Texas State Parks

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter February 9, 2023

From caverns to water springs to the Franklin Mountains, UTEP’s graphic design students were tasked with creating posters showcasing state parks in West Texas last year. Now the results of their hard work were revealed to the public. In collaboration...

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The Student and Engagement Leadership Center, Black Student Union, and Multi-Cultural Greek Council held “Call for Art!”, a showcase where African American/Black artists in the El Paso community submit art with the theme “Black joy.” Photo courtesy of Annel Mena

From UTEP for Black History Month: Resistance through Black joy

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter February 2, 2023

From drawings to sculptures to paintings, UTEP student organizations are ready to showcase the artistic talents of Black individuals in the community. A collaboration between the Student and Engagement Leadership Center, Black Student Union, and Multi-Cultural...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Was one of the most well-known leaders of the for civil rights movement which spanned from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Photo courtesy of Pressens Bild/Openverse

Movements that made Black history

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter February 1, 2023

Social and political movements have been the foundation for equal rights, not only in the United States but around the world.  With Black History Month here, the historical movements and problems faced by African American figures or communities are...

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The Immersive Exhibit portrays almost ten years of work from Laura Turón and shows abstract through her art.

The art of Immersive Abstractions at the Rubin Center

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter January 25, 2023

The designs are exciting and inviting presented in a space that the artist described as coming from “another world.” The artist is Laura Turón, a UTEP alumna who graduated in drawing and graphic design with a minor in painting in 2014. Since then,...

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Jesus Fargas Hill performs an original poem during the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, Jan. 17 at Centennial Plaza.

Honoring legacies at UTEP’s Martin Luther King celebration

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter January 23, 2023

The first week of school is here and with it comes a day marking the birthday of one of America’s most important historical and political figures, Martin Luther King Jr. A key individual to the civil rights movement, King was responsible, along with...

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“Space Jam” starring Michael Jordan, is a great family movie that has both the love of basketball and childhood nostalgia by combining the sport with the popular cartoon “Looney Tunes.” Photo courtesy of Ernesto Ruvalcaba/Wikipedia Commons

Movies for the mid season mood

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter January 18, 2023

In the heat of basketball season it is time to dive back into everything basketball. From rewatching games to podcasts to TV or movies, fans everywhere are preparing for the current season. There are plenty of basketball films out there for lovers of...

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Light up your life at the ‘illuminated’ exhibit

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter January 17, 2023

Unique patterns on plexiglass and mylar cut-outs cover the walls, decorated in bright colors from the overhead lights. Proximity-based speakers that make noises when you get close to the artwork and bright neon colors emanating from the paint are just...

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Anson Eleven, located on Anson Mills, 303 N Oregon St. Includes a bistro side and a fine dining side, perfect for graduation celebrations.

Best dinner spots to celebrate grads

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 29, 2022

As the fall semester ends, soon-to-be graduates are preparing to walk the stage and celebrate with their loved ones afterwards. El Paso has a fair share of high-end and inviting restaurants, perfect for celebrating such an achievement. From old-style...

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 The class ring is one of many ways to commemorate high school and college graduations and is a tradition that has been a part of the history of the U.S. for many years.

Showing class pride with a class ring

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 29, 2022

From high school to college graduations, there are plenty of ways for graduates to keep memories or souvenirs from their times at school. One way is by buying a class ring, which can be customized with symbols or achievements that tell you and other people...

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Christmas has a charm that Halloween lacks

Christmas has a charm that Halloween lacks

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 15, 2022

As tree leaves fall, people’s favorite holidays begin. Halloween marks the beginning of the busiest time of the year and prepares people for the holidays most love to celebrate.    Only in a span of two months, Halloween and Christmas, which are...

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Last Christmas” by Wham!, released in 1984, along with “Santa Baby,” “Feliz Navidad,” “White Christmas,” “A Holly Jolly Christmas,” and “All I Want for Christmas is You” are all popular Christmas songs for the season. Photo courtesy of Vevo/Youtube.

Best Christmas songs throughout the years

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 15, 2022

You might have already heard some Christmas songs on the radio station, through someone else, or maybe you are the one who is already getting in the spirit.  As November is almost halfway done, that means that the Christmas season is getting closer.   That...

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The Rubin Center for the Visual Arts and the Center for Enviornmental Resource Management (CERM) collaborated for “Experiencing the Bosque” at the Rio Bosque Wetlands Part Nov. 5.

UTEP dances the wetlands at ‘Experiencing the Bosque’

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 7, 2022

“Experiencing the Bosque,” an event led by the Center for Environmental Resource Management (CREM) and UTEP’s Rubin Center for Visual Arts, was held Nov. 5 at the Rio Bosque Wetlands Park, a restored area near the Rio Grande. There were performers...

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Harry Flournoy, Willie Worsley, and Orsten Artis are featured in the continued mural of Don Haskins’ 1966 Texas Western NCAA Champions Mural.

Mosaic mural brings life to Glory Road garage

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter November 1, 2022

On the inside of the Glory Road Transfer Center and Parking Garage, at the intersections of Glory Road and N Oregon Street, are works of art that you would expect at a museum. The two murals that occupy the entrance and inside of the parking garage are...

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Professor of Latin American History at the University of Warwick Benjamin T. Smith Ph.D. came to UTEP on Oct. 20 to present his new book “The Dope.”

Author tells journey of publishing a book with real history

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 26, 2022

Benjamin T. Smith Ph.D., journalist turned author, gave the UTEP community a glance at his work as a historian who studies modern Mexico and the country’s drug trade Oct. 20. His presentation was sponsored by UTEP’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology,...

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UTEP’s annual Homecoming will take place from Oct. 23-29 and will be focused on the theme masquerade. Photo courtesy of UTEP Alumni Association.

Annual UTEP homecoming: Masquerade

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 18, 2022

Homecoming week is coming up on UTEP’s calendar, which means there will be plenty of Miner spirit throughout the campus for the week. Spanning from Oct. 23-29, this annual campus tradition is going to be filled with events in UTEP’s different colleges...

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Greetings from El Paso mural painted as part of the Texas Greetings Tour, 145 E Sunset Rd.

Sun City is the place to be for Gen Z

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter October 12, 2022

El Paso has recently been named as one of the best cities for Generation Z, or Gen Z for short. This generation, born between the late 1990s to early 2010s, are today’s young adults and teens, and apparently El Paso is a city for them.   According...

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Korean girl group BLACKPINK released its second studio album “Born Pink” Sept. 16 which included songs like “Pink Venom,” “Shut Down,” and “Ready for Love.” Photo courtesy of 絕地求生M/Wikipedia Commons

Blackpink breaks records with their second studio album

Elisha Nuñez, Stazff Reporter October 5, 2022

World famous Korean girl group, BLACKPINK, released its second studio album, “Born Pink,” Sept. 16. The group Blackpink breaks records with their second studio album is known for breaking records, such as being the first Korean group to surpass a...

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The café is located at 105 Texas Ave. and offers different movies every day. Those interested in finding out what movies are showing can sign up for the newsletter.

Have a Big Apple Experience at Aaron and George’s Film Café

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 27, 2022

The building itself is like an old cinema from 1920s New York. With an art-deco style, bright neon lights to glow during late hours of the day and iconic framed movie posters, it looks like something straight out of a history textbook. This is El Paso’s...

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President Heather Wilson attends UTEP’s research Forum.

Recognizing UTEP’s top researchers

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 20, 2022

UTEP professors and ancillary staff have carried out a tremendous amount of research over the years and the research forum, held this year at 4 p.m. Sept. 13 in UTEP’s Undergraduate Learning Center, is a way to highlight the ongoing research happening. Many...

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His larger statue, “The Water God” made by rebar structure, metal lathe, cement and stucco, has multiple faces to represent its nonconforming gender in order to represent mankind as well as vines representing how our history wraps around us.

Meet Ho Baron: The artist behind ‘Gods for Future Religions’

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 20, 2022

There are many words to describe the sculptures made by Ho Baron. Eerie, elegant, bizarre and beautiful are just a few that capture the true essence of his work. Born in Chicago in 1941, Baron moved to El Paso as a young child and considers the city...

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The African Students Organization is one of more than 100 UTEP clubs. It celebrates cultural diversity and encourages inclusion through a variety of events. Photo courtesy of the African Students Organization.

Experience culture through clubs on campus

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 14, 2022

Like most campuses, UTEP has its share of student organizations that encourage diversity and inclusion. From a group that specializes in board games to one for people who enjoy creative writing, there are plenty of organizations at UTEP.  With more...

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President Biden announced his upcoming three-part plan Aug. 24 that will forgive student debt for low and middle-class loan borrowers with politicians such as Ted Cruz already holding a strong opposition. Photo credit by Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Biden announces debt relief for students

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 6, 2022

President Biden announced his upcoming plan to forgive student debt for low and middle-class loan borrowers Aug. 24. In his three-part plan, Biden sticks to the promise he made during his way into office, which was to cancel $10,000 worth of student debt...

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Leader of Melancholy 10 Che Ulibarri sings the last song of the night.

Bringing back Battle of the Bands

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 5, 2022

The Prospector Music blared through the speakers while a crowd converged around the stage. Smoke came from the machines, fans roared with cheers and the artists’ voices echoed outside of the Sun Bowl Stadium. This was the scene for this year’s final...

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Memes, abstract art, and TV show references are just a few things found in the designated areas students choose to express themselves artistically.

Miners ‘Chalk the Plaza’ with their art

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter September 1, 2022

One new event that has become part of UTEP’s student welcome festivities is Chalk the Plaza, which took place from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 30. Like many other events that are part of Miner Welcome, this one encourages students to get to know each other through...

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Sam Reveles returns to the Rubin Center with ‘Solastalgia’

Sam Reveles returns to the Rubin Center with ‘Solastalgia’

Elisha Nuñez, Staff Reporter August 23, 2022

Bold brush strokes, changing patterns and contrasting colors are all words and phrases to describe Sam Reveles’ artworks.   Coming soon to UTEP’s Rubin Gallery, Reveles will have his artwork shown in an exciting new exhibit on campus. The opening...

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UTEP’s Student Engagement and Leadership Center hosted Open Mic Night April 13 at the Union Plaza where students could watch poetry readings and live rock music.

‘Open Mic Night’ returns to showcase UTEP student talent

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor May 5, 2022

From poetry reading to live rock music, UTEP’s ‘Open Mic Night’ hosted by the Student Engagement and Leadership Center (SELC) provided fun and entertainment for students April 13 at the Union Plaza. Students gathered around the stage to watch,...

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De-stress at Up All Night

De-stress at ‘Up All Night’

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor May 5, 2022

To end the semester with a night full of fun and to de-stress before finals, UTEP’s Student Engagement and Leadership Center (SELC) will host ‘Up All Night’ from 6-11:45 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Centennial Plaza, Hawthorne Avenue and the surrounding...

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UTEP graduate starts clothing business in NYC

UTEP graduate starts clothing business in NYC

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor April 6, 2022

Alba Garcia was born in Ciudad Juárez, and graduated from UTEP more than a year ago before traveling in search for the perfect city that suited her talent and desires. After accepting a job in New York, she did not originally plan on starting...

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Dena Jones, UTEP’s piano professor, presented her recital  “Vision Through Sounds,” April 1 at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Pianist Dena K. Jones’s program ‘Vision Through Sounds’ makes an appearance at UTEP

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor April 5, 2022

Dena Jones, UTEP’s piano professor, presented her recital  “Vision Through Sounds,” April 1 at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall  hoping to bring more awareness to the blind community.  The recital focused on  world-famous Spanish composer...

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UTEP students prepare to read inspiring books written by women from different eras for Womens History Month.

Top books for Women’s History Month

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor March 25, 2022

March is Women’s History Month and  commemorates the accomplishments and sacrifices of female icons throughout history. Female authors, civil rights activists, philosophists, engineers, and many more are celebrated during this month. For this article,...

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Popular in Asian and European countries, El Paso will get its own kitty café, Sun City Kitty, which will open at Sunland Park Mall around mid-April. Photo courtesy of Sun City Kitty.

Be a cool cat at El Paso’s new kitty cafe

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor March 9, 2022

For all the cat people and coffee lovers in the El Paso community, make sure to be on the lookout for the city’s first-ever-ever kitty café, Sun City Kitty. This cool new hangout will be like any other café with one special bonus, a cat space.    Popular...

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The director of The Flor de Barro Gallery shows off her favorite artist she collects and buys from Mexico. This makes up most of her collection.

The Flor de Barro Gallery: A Revival of Contemporary and Traditional Mexican Art

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor February 21, 2022

Nestled on Westwind Drive and Pino Real Drive, the Flor de Barro Gallery appears to be another typical residence on the corner of an intersection. However, there is more to this  typical-looking house than meets the eye. Behind its doors lies a collection...

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Comedian Kevin Hart will perform at the Abraham Chavez Theater Thursday, Feb. 24 and Friday, Feb. 25. Hart added three more shows to his tour in El Paso due to high demand. Photo courtesy of Kevin Harts instagram.

El Paso ready to laugh with Kevin Hart

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor February 15, 2022

This February, Kevin Hart will make an appearance in the borderland, for four shows. Originally, Hart only scheduled one performance in El Paso, but because of skyrocketing ticket sales, he decided to add three more shows, all of which will take place...

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10 Things I Hate About You, My Bloody Valentine, 50 First Dates, Pride and Prejudice, and Julie and Julia are just a few movies UTEP students voted as their go-to Valentines movies.

Top five movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor February 5, 2022

With Valentine’s Day closing in on the calendar, some may be preparing to spend the day eating chocolate, handing out candy, sending cards, or watching movies while under the covers. Speaking of movies, Valentine’s Day is the day for romcoms and dramas,...

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The Beth El Bible Church Pumpkin Patch is one of many Fall/Halloween activities in the city and is located on 6440 Montana Ave. and open 9am-8pm.

Events in El Paso just in time for spooky season

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor October 20, 2021

As Halloween nears, events and festivities are making a comeback in the borderland, and the rest of the country. Last year’s Halloween was cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic; preventing any large gatherings or activities.  However, this...

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WWE Supershow is coming to El Paso on October 17 at the Don Haskins center.

WWE Supershow coming to El Paso

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor October 11, 2021

The WWE Supershow is making its way to UTEP’s Don Haskins Center 5 p.m., Oct. 17. This wrestling show will host all RAW and SmackDown superstars in one show.   This wrestling show at the Don Haskins Center will be the first WWE Supershow experience....

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Lupita Sanchez walks down the aisle during the SGA Homecoming pageant on September 24, 2021

UTEP brings back its traditional SGA pageant

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor October 5, 2021

UTEP’s Student Government Association (SGA) kicked off homecoming week by hosting its annual SGA pageant, after it was postponed from last year’s fall semester.    The pageant took place  Friday, Sept. 24, with free admission to...

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R U OK day booth was set up by the Dean of Students as a way of promoting mental health awareness on September 9 2021

UTEP Hosts Another R U OK Event

Elisha Nunez, Contributor September 9, 2021

As the beginning of the fall semester approaches its end, UTEP once again hosted an R U OK Event to promote  the well-being of students’ mental health. The event took place Thursday, Sept. 9 on campus and featured free stuff as well as...

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UTEP’s Playfair welcomes Miners back to campus

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor August 30, 2021

As the start of the fall semester approaches, Miner Welcome Week has presented a number of events in order to familiarize miners with each other and their campus once more. The Miner Playfair  offers miners the opportunity to socialize with one another...

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Minerpalooza returns to UTEP’s campus Friday

Minerpalooza returns to UTEP’s campus Friday

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor August 26, 2021

Over a year since the coronavirus pandemic forced UTEP to cancel Minerpalooza and a host of other events meant to bring students together, businesses and establishments have begun reopening to the public.   UTEP has also made a full return, beginning...

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Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff and Florence Pugh as Yelena

Action sequences, feminist themes executed with precision in ‘Black Widow’

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor August 3, 2021

“I’ve lived a lot of lives… But I’m done running from my past.”-Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson). On July 9, fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were given the opportunity to see Marvel’s “Black Widow” in theaters....

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 UTEP unveiled its new learning studio for multimedia productions July 5.

UTEP unveils modern multimedia studio for students and staff

Elisha Nuñez, Contributor July 15, 2021

On July 5, UTEP unveiled a brand-new, high-tech learning studio made available for students and staff. The new learning studio provides multimedia resources meant to give projects and podcasts a proficient, adept feel. The new studio contains three...

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