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Javier Cortez

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter

Javier Cortez is a staff reporter for The Prospector. He is a senior multimedia journalism major, with a minor in English Rhetoric.

Javier was born and raised in El Paso, TX and before coming to UTEP in the summer of 2012, he graduated from Irvin High School, where he was a four-year varsity tennis player, a member of student council and a class officer for his graduating class.

He has also worked for the El Paso Diablos as a sports information intern on their media relations team.

In his spare time, Javier loves to write columns for the perspectives section in the school newspaper—whether it is sports, pop culture, religion, and society he loves to write about it.

To go along with writing, Javier loves reading anything about sports, religion, and non-fiction.

All content by Javier Cortez
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Tips for college students pursuing a career in journalism

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor December 3, 2018

Things You Have To Come To Grips With You are going to get paid like shit. Depending on what subset of the industry you go into, whether it be broadcast, print or multimedia, entry-level jobs do not pay well. If you can’t accept the fact that you will...

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So long everyone!

So long everyone!

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor December 3, 2018

Working at a college newspaper can suck. The hours are long, the deadlines are short and the pay is almost non-existent. I would not describe The Prospector—a place I have worked on and off for five years—as a fun job. But I would recommend it to...

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Watts out as UTEP Volleyball head coach

Watts out as UTEP Volleyball head coach

Javier Cortez, The Prospector November 12, 2018

Holly Watts has been fired as head coach of the UTEP women's volleyball team. “While the hard work and dedication is unquestioned, the results on the court did not meet expectations under Holly’s leadership,” said UTEP Athletics Director Jim...

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The Hill reports record-breaking early voter turnout

Midterm 2018 Election Pulse

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor November 6, 2018

https://twitter.com/LambieMark/status/1059826744205619200 https://twitter.com/valeriaolie/status/1059944699828625414 https://twitter.com/andreyuh___/status/1059972483267215360 https://twitter.com/CurtisKFOX_CBS/status/1059979700829749248 https://twitter.com/EdwinDelgado13/status/1059982204586127362 https://twitter.com/andreyuh___/status/1059983296208166912 https://twitter.com/BobMooreNews/status/1059982349885149184 https://twitter.com/valeriaolie/status/1059987204624338945 https://twitter.com/BobMooreNews/status/1059989423201370113 https://twitter.com/valeriaolie/status/1060006002769227776 https://twitter.com/EdwinDelgado13/status/1060013458450776064 https://twitter.com/BobMooreNews/status/1060027082506452993 https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1060019922477162496 https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1060035543231275009 https://twitter.com/UTEP_Prospector/status/1060038120136151040  

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Retire number five

Retire number five

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor November 6, 2018

After 45 years, it’s time UTEP women’s basketball gets some recognition. More specifically, it’s time Kayla Thornton gets some recognition. It’s time UTEP retires her jersey. No more waiting, no one else, just her. The next time a jersey is...

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Kevin Cross Out as Head Coach of UTEP Soccer

Kevin Cross Out as Head Coach of UTEP Soccer

Javier Cortez and Daniel Mendez October 29, 2018

After 21 years in the Sun City coaching UTEP women's soccer and the last 18 years as head coach, Kevin Cross has been "relieved" of his "duties" by UTEP Director of Athletics Jim Senter. In a press release, UTEP Athletics stated the national wide search...

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GOP Sen. Ted Cruz addresses his constituents at Franklin High Schools main gym.

Senator Cruz Rallies in El Paso

Javier Cortez and Andrea Valdez-Rivas October 13, 2018

El Paso, TX--In front of a capacity crowd at the Franklin High School main gym, GOP Sen. Ted Cruz rallied his constituents in what seems to be his final visit to the Sun City before the Nov. 6 midterm elections on Saturday night. Cruz was scheduled...

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More of the same thing

More of the same thing

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor October 8, 2018

It’s over. Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, finally, although fiercely disputed and debated, was confirmed to the Supreme Court this past weekend. The confirmation capped a near month-long circus act that once again highlighted the deepening divide that continues...

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There are no heroes today

There are no heroes today

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor September 25, 2018

I remember it like it was 3,612 days ago. I was sitting in the living room with my mother as I watched then Senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, become 44th President of the United States of America. I don’t remember the channel it was on, what...

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Please remember Don Haskins

Please remember Don Haskins

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor September 11, 2018

Popularity does not always equate to substance. Success does not always represent greatness. And true character is rarely shown for all it’s worth in the light. Don Haskins had substance. Don Haskins was great. And Don Haskins had character—for...

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The Educators: Episode 6: Dr. Upton (Part 1)

The Educators: Episode 6: Dr. Upton (Part 1)

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor September 5, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-532072819/the-educators-episode-6-dr-upton-part-1   The Guest: Dr. Sarah Upton, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Communication at UTEP. The Host: Javier Cortez, a senior multimedia journalism major at...

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Make up your mind

Make up your mind

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor September 4, 2018

It’s not a good look. Losing by 20 points in the home opener against an FCS program does not bode well. You can add as many ifs, ands or buts to it. But, the only but is, that the optics on the early return from the 2018 UTEP football team is not good....

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New beginnings arise for The Prospector

New beginnings arise for The Prospector

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor August 27, 2018

At The Prospector, we are used to changing. It happens all the time and in every facet of our industry. We are a college newspaper that mirrors the professional newspapers and publications we strive to be like. Each semester we have staff that comes...

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The Educators: Episode Five: Ginaelisa Cortez

The Educators: Episode Five: Ginaelisa Cortez

Javier Cortez, Contributor July 18, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-educators-ginaelisa-cortez The Guest: Ginaelisa Cortez, second-grade teacher at Friendship Public Charter School The Host: Javier Cortez, a senior multimedia journalism major at UTEP. The Episode: On today’s...

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UTEP received outstanding feedback from The Southern Association of Colleges in their report released every 10 years.

This week at UTEP: July 16-21

Javier Cortez, Contributor July 16, 2018

2018 Solar Car Challenge comes to UTEP On Friday, July 20 UTEP will host the Solar Car Challenge–a day-long exhibition that showcases the best solar cars made by high school students from across the country. The 15-month educational program sees the...

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UTEP received outstanding feedback from The Southern Association of Colleges in their report released every 10 years.

This week at UTEP: July 9-14

Javier Cortez, Contributor July 9, 2018

UTEP pharmacy students expand their learning experience abroad More than a dozen UTEP students from the School of Pharmacy have traveled in and around the country as well as overseas–seeing patients at treatment centers to visiting breathtaking historical...

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UTEP received outstanding feedback from The Southern Association of Colleges in their report released every 10 years.

This week at UTEP: June 18-24

Javier Cortez, Contributor June 18, 2018

Thirteen UTEP students receive IME Becas Grant  On Tuesday, June 19, at the Consulate General of Mexico Building, the Consul General of Mexico in El Paso will present 13 UTEP students with a $13,200 grant for the IME Becas Scholarship Program. The...

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The Educators: Episode Four: Amanda Guillen

The Educators: Episode Four: Amanda Guillen

Javier Cortez, Editor June 14, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-educators-episode-5-amanda-guillen The Guest: Amanda Guillen, CBS 4 Forecaster The Host: Javier Cortez, a senior multimedia journalism major at UTEP. The Episode: On today's episode, Amanda Guillen and...

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The Educators: Episode Two: Professor Unsworth

The Educators: Episode Two: Professor Unsworth

Javier Cortez, Editor May 19, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-educators-episode-2-eric-unsworth The Guest: Professor Erik Unsworth, Director of UTEP's Jazz Ensemble Two and Guitar Division String Bass/Electric Bass at the University of Texas at El Paso in the Department...

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Dave Sayer of the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol poses for a photo with prize winner Gloria Guzman.

[Photo] Las Cruces resident wins big in sweepstakes

Jason Green, Contributor May 18, 2018

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The Educators: Episode One: Kathy Flores

The Educators: Episode One: Kathy Flores

Javier Cortez, Editor April 13, 2018

https://soundcloud.com/user-479248766/the-educators-kathy-flores Join Javier Cortez as he debuts The Prospector's newest podcast, The Educators. This is a podcast highlighting educators all around and letting them share their stories on the forefront....

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Junior tailback Aaron Jones and the Miners’ rushing offense will take on an Army defense that has only allowed 87.5 yards per game.

Still plenty to play for in 2016

Javier Cortez, Web Editor October 14, 2016

Not much is right with UTEP football. They’ve lost five straight games, attendance is horrible and their head coach doesn’t seem to have a clue about how to fix it. Halfway through the season, the Miners are just as bad as it gets for a 1-5 team....

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Volleyball improves over the weekend

Volleyball improves over the weekend

Javier Cortez, Web Editor October 11, 2016

Back in a familiar place for the third time in their last four matches, the UTEP volleyball team put together their most successful homestand to date. The Miners picked up their first straight set win of the season on Friday, Oct. 7, against Charlotte,...

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Chihuahuas blow past Oklahoma City in game two

Chihuahuas blow past Oklahoma City in game two

Javier Cortez, Web Editor September 14, 2016

  It was a close game, then the bats came alive. Behind three hits and two triples from center fielder Manuel Margot, the Chihuahuas belted their way past the Oklahoma City Dodgers 10-4. Southwest University Park played baseball for the...

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Chihuahuas rally in the eighth to win game one

Chihuahuas rally in the eighth to win game one

Javier Cortez, Web Editor September 13, 2016

  The crowd was small and the deficit was large, two indicators of a less than positive night at Southwest University Park. But, the crowd was loud, the lead was short-lived, and as always the men in red and white made a game of it. Spotting...

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Chihuahuas come up empty in late game rally

Chihuahuas come up empty in late game rally

Javier Cortez, Web Editor September 7, 2016

  Despite a late game rally, the El Paso Chihuahuas fell just short in game one of the Pacific Conference Championships, losing 6-5 in 12 innings to the Tacoma Rainiers at Southwest University Park. Over the course of the first eight innings,...

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Five things to anticipate for the Chihuahuas’ playoffs

Five things to anticipate for the Chihuahuas’ playoffs

Javier Cortez, Web Editor September 6, 2016

After another successful regular season, the El Paso Chihuahuas are back in the playoffs for the 2016 Pacific Coast League pennant. Now, the Chihuahuas’ road to the PCL title starts with the Tacoma Rainiers in the Pacific Conference Championship round....

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UTEP football players at training camp.

Miners will travel to Tennessee in 2018

Javier Cortez, Web Editor August 30, 2016

In 2018 the UTEP football team will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee to play the Tennessee Volunteers. The game is set to take place on Sep. 15, 2018 at Neyland Stadium. The Vols lead the all-time series 2-0. The Miners are 1-9 all-time against the...

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Fans mourn the loss of Juan Gabriel

Javier Cortez, Web Editor August 28, 2016

In wake of Juan Gabriel's passing, more than 200 fans flocked to the main entrance of the Don Haskins Center to pay their respects to the fallen singer-song writer. Gabriel was set to play at the Don Haskins Center tonight at 7 p.m. before suffering...

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Miner legend Ted Banks passes away

Miner legend Ted Banks passes away

Javier Cortez, Web Editor August 26, 2016

Former UTEP Track and Field head coach Ted Banks, passed away at his Gunter, Texas home late Thursday night. He is survived by his wife Judy, three children; Jennifer, Ted and Tom and two grandchildren; Hunter and Jade Nix. Banks was 82 years old. During...

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Senior Evans Kiprono leads a pack of runners during a 2015 practice at Kidd Field.

Men’s cross country team tops C-USA preseason poll

Javier Cortez, Web Editor August 24, 2016

To no surprise the UTEP men's cross country team was picked to finish first in the Conference USA preseason poll for the upcoming 2016 season. The Miners received nine first place votes out of 11 possible votes. The Miners are going into their 2016...

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Senior Rebecca Calvillo hits a backhand slice.

Former Miner great Calvillo added to coaching staff

Javier Cortez, Web Editor August 23, 2016

This semester a familiar face will be returning to the UTEP women's tennis team. Former Miner, Rebecca Calvillo will serve as a graduate assistant. Calvillo played for the Miners from 2010 to 2013, compiling the second most career combined wins in...

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President Donald Trump holds a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tue. May 24.

The rationale of Trump supporters

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter June 7, 2016

When you meet a Donald J. Trump supporter it’s pretty easy to assume some things. It's easy to assume that they are prejudiced, maybe even racist. It's easy to assume they are short sided to the point of willfully ignorant. While being middle aged...

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tue. May 24.

Protesters overshadow Trump rally in Albuquerque

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter May 25, 2016

    Albuquerque, NM—Donald Trump was the talk of the town going into his "Make America Great Again" rally at the Albuquerque Convention Center, but by the end of the night anti-Trump protestors, peaceful and violent alike, stole...

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On Aug.1, UTEP will officially be a concealed carry campus.

UTEP Officials plan for concealed carry

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter May 3, 2016

The bill was approved, the legislation was passed and now the plan that facilitates UTEP’s response to concealed carry is set in place. On Aug. 1, UTEP will officially be a concealed carry campus, where students and faculty alike may bring concealed...

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Senior studio art major Heather Mawson molds clay as part of her piece “Old, New, Borrowed, Blue” at the Glass Gallery.

Student expresses herself through live art

Javier Cortez, Staff reporter April 26, 2016

In the simplest of terms, art is most recognizable when put in a frame or encased in a compact disc. Then there is performance art—something that cannot be framed or encased. It is broad in its meaning, often times hard to understand and visibly...

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UTEP will be closed July 4th but will resume regular hours July 5

Centennial Plaza designed to be eco-friendly

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 19, 2016

The Centennial Plaza, which opened one year ago this month, is a reflection of the region’s natural environment, and has become a tool in UTEP’s plan to save water. “The university wanted, in their long-term plans, to create a more pedestrian-friendly...

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Participants of the Silhouette Project hold up their decorated silhouettes as part of the month-long project that will begin April 11 at the Mercado Mayapan with the “Fire & Ice Border Tour.”

Be Assertive, Speak Up

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter April 5, 2016

In honor of national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, UTEP will host the month-long Silhouette Project at various locations on campus to increase awareness and education about the impacts of sexual violence through the use of workshops, art exhibitions...

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Body building a growing sport in El Paso

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter March 29, 2016

The perception that surrounds bodybuilders and fitness models alike is that all their strength comes from the outside; with the chiseled arms, bulky quads and taut abs. In reality, to participate in any type of fitness competition, it takes a lot more...

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Women’s conference to cover relevant issues

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter March 22, 2016

The UTEP Women and Gender Studies Program will host the sixth-annual Women’s History Month Conference with a two-day event April 6-7, in congruence with National Women’s History month. On April 6, starting at 4 p.m. at the Tomas Rivera Conference...

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Le Trendy, a West side boutique located at 4935 N. Mesa St. Four months ago, Le Trendy opened their mobile boutique for a simple reason: a different experience.

Mobile boutiques roll into El Paso

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter March 15, 2016

Most trendy fashion shoppers are used to spending their time in spacious boutiques. Now shoppers will have to look out for fashion on wheels, as some of El Paso’s finest shops are expanding their market to mobile boutiques or fashion trucks. Headlining...

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Co-director of infectious disease and immunology of the Border Biomedical research center, Dr. Douglas M. Watts advises students to take precautionary steps while traveling to Mexico.

Zika virus may pose threat to those traveling to Mexico

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter March 1, 2016

During the coming spring break, many college students will flock to some of Mexico’s best vacation spots for a week of fun and relaxation, but with the continual spread of the Zika virus, vacationers heading to Mexico have been warned to take precautions...

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Nearly 1.4 million Mexicans identified themselves Afro-Mexicans or Afro-descendants in Mexicos 2015 national survey.

Afro-Mexicans recognized in Mexico

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 23, 2016

At the tail end of 2015, in mid-December, the Mexican census bureau made history by recognizing their black citizens in their latest national census survey. The inclusion represents the first official recognition of African heritage within Mexico. In...

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UTEP President Natalicio collapses on campus

UTEP President Natalicio collapses on campus

Javier Cortez, Reporter February 18, 2016

At 1:30 p.m. UTEP President Diana Natalicio collapsed on campus, and is now in stable condition at a local hospital, where she is undergoing further medical evaluation. Natalicio was walking to the Student Union East building to vote on the presidential...

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UTEP recognized as one of the leading Hispanic-serving institutions in the country.

UTEP awarded grant to fund more Hispanic faculty

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 16, 2016

Looking to increase diversity within the professoriate community nationwide, the University of Texas at El Paso will receive a $5.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. UTEP was recognized by the University of Pennsylvania as one of the...

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UTEP is now the sixth university in Texas to join URGE, making them the lone voice in the Southwest region.

URGE ready to be the voice of women’s reproductive rights at UTEP

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter February 9, 2016

Student feminists who come together to fight for gender equality and reproductive justice on campus are calling themselves Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, or URGE. Working under the relatively new acronym, the organization now called URGE...

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(From left to right) Chief of UTEP Police Department Cliff Walsh, Vice President of Student Affairs Gary Edens, and Faculty Senate President and Associate Professor in Biology Mark Cox answer questions from the media.

Campus Carry Task Force reveals gun-free zones

Javier Cortez and Michaela Roman February 2, 2016

The UTEP Campus Concealed Carry Task Force released a report on Monday, Feb. 1 that presents the actions UTEP will take to implement Senate Bill 11. Vice President of Student Affairs Gary Edens, Chief of UTEP Police Department Cliff Walsh and Mark Cox,...

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UTEP will be closed on Feb. 17 due to Pope Francis visit to Ciudad Juarez

Pope’s visit means campus closure, Sun Bowl party

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter January 26, 2016

The UTEP campus will be closed on Feb. 17 in response to Pope Francis’ visit to Ciudad Juárez. The Office of Special Events and the Catholic Diocese of El Paso is expecting a big crowd for the “Two Nations, One Faith” viewing party at the Sun Bowl,...

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Lebron on the downhill slippery slope

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter January 26, 2016

Instead of writing a cool, hip introduction to this column, let me make it clear why this is being written. Our sports editor heard some reports about some radio personalities saying that LeBron James is on the decline, and he wanted me to give my take. Is...

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Nellie the service dog helps junior multimedia journalism student Jason Green cope with PTSD.

New policy change will lead to more service animals on campus

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter January 19, 2016

Beginning this semester, you can expect to see a lot more animals strolling around campus. Not for the purposes of entertaining students and faculty alike, but to aid students with disabilities. The Center for Accommodations and Support Services has...

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The UTEP volleyball team lost their last match of the season to New Mexico State last Wednesday on Nov. 25.

Miners show promise for the future even in a rebuilding season

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor December 1, 2015

This past Wednesday, Nov. 25, the UTEP volleyball team fell in their final match of the season against the New Mexico State Aggies 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-21). Despite being outmatched, the Miners put up a strong fight to conclude their season, in one of...

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Give the Miners time and temper your expectations

Give the Miners time and temper your expectations

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor December 1, 2015

In the words of the great philosopher, Aaron Rodgers, fans of the UTEP men’s basketball team and media members alike need to relax. The Miners are 6-0 for the first time in 15 years and the local media is already propping them up as the best team coach...

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Senior linebacker Jimmy Musgrave tackles Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon.

Miners fall on Senior Day to La. Tech 17-15

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor November 22, 2015

In the beginning it was sunny, slightly chilly, and decently attended. By the end of it was dark, cold, and empty at the Sun Bowl stadium as the UTEP football team lost to Louisiana Tech 17-15 on senior day. It was a heartbreaking loss for the...

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Come out and support seniors

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor November 17, 2015

At some point in time, the sun has to set on the career of student athletes. It is that time again for another senior day for the UTEP football team, with 20 Miners looking to leave the Sun Bowl with a lasting memory against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. It...

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Men’s and women’s team on the rise

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor November 3, 2015

The UTEP men and women’s basketball team have something in common; both are on the rise with rosters comprised of talented underclassmen and strong returning veterans. Last season saw both teams take a step back. Coming off one of their best seasons...

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Bet smart this NBA season and go with the Golden State Warriors in June

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor November 3, 2015

Yes the NBA season has already begun, but that does not mean I can’t give out a belated prediction. Last season’s story lines were filled with injuries to star players, while this season’s early story lines seem to be more team centric. The Cleveland...

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Mets top Royals in six

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor October 27, 2015

The 111th edition of the World Series starts tonight with game one between the National League champions, the New York Mets, and the American League champions, the Kansas City Royals. It’s odd that these are the two best teams that the fall classic...

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UTEP men’s basketball head coach Tim Floyd instructs freshman guard Tedric Johnson during a Monday practice.

Men’s basketball ready to excite in Orange and White Scrimmage

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor October 20, 2015

This Saturday, Oct. 24, the UTEP men’s basketball team will present itself to their El Paso fan base for the first time this season in their annual Orange and White scrimmage at the Don Haskins Center. With an offseason that has drawn plenty of headlines...

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Sophomore outside hitter Coline Coessens leads the Miners in total attempts and kills.

Miners suffer big blow with loss of Coline Coessens

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor October 13, 2015

Over the weekend, the UTEP women’s volleyball team suffered their 13th loss of the season and dropped six games below .500. But the straight-set sweep handed out by the UTSA Roadrunners at Memorial Gym on Sunday was secondary to an even bigger loss...

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What is UpStge? Part 3: The Review

What is UpStge? Part 3: The Review

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor October 8, 2015

There is a saying about media culture that always resonates with me: “authentic culture is being replaced by mass mediated culture.” This means that culture is not created by society; it is simply produced and distributed by the mass media. This...

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What is UpStge? Part 2: Q & A with founder Andres Hernandez

What is UpStge? Part 2: Q & A with founder Andres Hernandez

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor October 8, 2015

Starting a business is never easy, especially when you are entering a market as flooded as the music industry. A strong passion and a progressive vision are needed to say the least. Music lover, Andres Hernandez, seems to have both of those qualities,...

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What is UpStge? Part 1: The Preview

What is UpStge? Part 1: The Preview

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor October 7, 2015

    Imagine a music website that is more than a platform for simply uploading and sharing music, imagine a music ecosystem where artists and listeners alike share in a mutualistic relationship— the artists showcase their talents...

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Support Smith-Soto

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor September 29, 2015

The war against guns on campus has finally ramped up! Two weeks ago, UTEP professor David Smith-Soto was in the news for his hardline stance on guns in classrooms. News of Smith-Soto’s opposition to the newly signed legislation that will allow students...

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A solution to the National League Cy Young Dilemma

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor September 29, 2015

The NFL has been back for more than three weeks and the NBA season is right around the corner, but Major League Baseball is still going on. Now I know what you are thinking; who cares about baseball when we got guys smashing into each other and balls...

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The UTEP women’s Volleyball team has already surpassed their win total from last year with their seventh win against Middle Tennessee this past Sunday.

Miners looking to gain momentum as Florida road trip looms

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor September 29, 2015

Over the weekend, the UTEP women’s volleyball team played their first conference matches of the season at home. The Miners opened C-USA play at home on Friday, Sept. 25, with a loss to North Texas 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-21), but made up for it with a...

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The death of Romo?

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor September 22, 2015

This past Sunday, Sept. 20, the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback Tony Romo broke his collarbone against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 20-10 win. The injury means that the Cowboys are without their star quarterback for at least eight weeks. At 35-years...

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Quarterback Ryan Metz led the Miners to the game winning drive in overtime to defeat the Aggies 50-47 in Las Cruces.

“No name”-Ryan Metz comes to the forefront in Miners first win

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor September 22, 2015

Down by 14 points, eight minutes into the third quarter of the Battle of I-10 against the New Mexico State Aggies this past Saturday, things could have not been worse for the UTEP football team. Their best player, Aaron Jones, was relegated to a pair...

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unior quaterback Mack Leftwich left last Saturday’s game against NMSU in Las Cruces mid-way through the third quarter due to a severe concussion.

Change at quarterback will bode well for remainder of the season

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor September 22, 2015

Change is hard. Sometimes we ignore our faults or shortcomings and only change as a result of our mistakes. Then there are other times when the solution is staring you right in the face. That is the state of the UTEP football team right now–the solution...

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Miners get edged out by Texas Tech in third-set thriller

Javier Cortez, Sports Editor September 15, 2015

Playing in the renovated Memorial Gym for the first time this season, the UTEP women’s volleyball team lost a closely contested straight-set battle to the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 38-36). The first set saw a relatively sloppy start...

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