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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Jorge Guajardo

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor

Jorge Ian Guajardo, is 30 years old and born and raised in El Paso. He is majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in English rhetoric. He is the sports editor for The Prospector looking to lay the foundation for a long and successful career in journalism once he graduates.

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Photo courtesy of Pexels. The 2024 Copa America final will be on July 14, where Argentina and Colombia will fight for the title.

Copa America Disaster: United States and Mexico’s Disappointing Efforts

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor July 12, 2024

Both United States and Mexico soccer fans were left in shock and disbelief following a turn of events where the teams were swiftly and brutally eliminated from the Copa America tournament, played here on United States soil. This elimination even cost...

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Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics. Niesha Burgher, along with other UTEP alumni, will travel to Paris to compete in the 2024 Olympics.

Niesha Burgher to sprints for the gold at the Paris Olympics

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor July 8, 2024

The same year that saw Niesha Burgher take home Conference USA’s Track and Field Athlete of the Year will now see Burgher join the long list of UTEP Track and Field athletes to compete in the Olympics. Burgher, who competed in one of the most elite...

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Peace, love and beer on display in the convention center for the Sun City Beer Fest.

Brews and beverages draw enthusiastic crowd to the Sun City Beer Fest

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor July 5, 2024

The El Paso Convention Center, nestled in the heart of downtown, was home to the annual Sun City Beer Fest, which saw crowds of people gather to try over 170 types of beers and ciders. The convention center served as a melting pot for beer enthusiasts,...

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Love is POWER is displayed vibrantly by supporters of Pride.

Power and Pride on Parade: El Paso Celebrates the end of Pride Month

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor July 3, 2024

The harsh El Paso heat couldn’t keep the good vibes from flowing as the annual Pride Parade marched along downtown during the last weekend in June. For 19 years, the Pride Parade has given El Pasoans a chance to freely celebrate and embrace who they...

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What doomed the Mavs? A look into one of the worst NBA Finals performances in years

What doomed the Mavs? A look into one of the worst NBA Finals performances in years

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor July 2, 2024

As the dust settles and we see Boston crowned as champions for the 18th time, one thing is for sure. The better team won.    With that said, the team that won was arguably the only team that showed up for the finals.  The Dallas Mavericks had...

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The hole in the block of Tularosa Avenue and Stevens Street has since been filled.

Sinkhole aftermath has residents wondering what’s next

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor June 25, 2024

Residents of a quiet central El Paso neighborhood were awakened around midnight by El Paso Police officers on June 12 after a busted water main lying underneath Tularosa Street opened a massive sinkhole that swallowed two cars. In the days following...

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Every year, states across America partake in Juneteenth celebrations such as parades.

Reflecting on the past: Juneteenth

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor June 20, 2024

The end of slavery was momentous for many after the Civil War ended. Still, emancipation did not reach many slaves until Major General Gordon Granger made his way to Texas to enforce the last order of emancipation. This year marks the 159th anniversary...

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Photo Courtesy of Gino Gigliotti/X. Gino Gigliotti is brought on board as UTEP football’s Director of Player Personnel.

Splash hire signals big changes ahead for UTEP Football

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor June 18, 2024

UTEP Football has once again taken a significant step towards a brighter future in the Sun City.   UTEP Football Head Coach, Scotty Walden, announced on June 7 that Gino Gigliotti had been hired as the Miner's new Director of Player Personnel after...

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Photo courtesy of Christian Hartmann/Reuters. Elderly vets watch as celebrations for the anniversary of D-Day commence.

D-Day anniversary brings a stark reminder of history and mortality

Jorge Guajardo, Sports Editor June 14, 2024

80 years ago, the beaches of Normandy saw over 160,000 Allied troops battle as the starting point of freeing Europe of the tyranny of Nazi Germany. Just a week ago, some D-Day survivors were back on the Normandy beaches, commemorating what could be the...

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Player catches the ball for a touchdown during a game, April 27.

Sorority raises funds for El Paso’s Center for Children

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter May 9, 2024

UTEP’s Alpha Xi Delta sorority hosted a flag football game to raise funds for the El Paso Center for Children, a non-profit organization that provides universal care and developmental services for children in the greater El Paso area. The event,...

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Dibattista complied over 50 victories in her career, with them coming in both singles and doubles matches.

Elena Dibattista: causing a racket for UTEP tennis

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter May 1, 2024

As the semester winds down and graduation approaches, Elena Dibattista, a native of Italy, is returning life’s serve and leaving her mark on at UTEP as an accomplished tennis player and dedicated student.   During her time at UTEP, Dibattista has...

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The El Paso Police Department will be receiving a new Central Regional Command Center after the city council voted to purchase the 13-acre plot of land that originally homed Bonham Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

El Paso Police’s new central regional command center

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 26, 2024

After three years of idleness, the site where Bonham Elementary School sits will now have a new purpose. On April 9, the El Paso City Council voted unanimously to purchase Bonham Elementary School from the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) with...

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The NCCA hosted their yearly tournaments for both the men and women. Due to it having competitive play including possible upsets, and it is taking place mostly in March, the tournament was named March Madness. Photo courtesy of the NCCA.

March Madness recap

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 24, 2024

As March gave way to April, the NCAA women's and men's basketball tournaments crowned the champions for their 2023-2024 seasons.   For the women's side, the undefeated South Carolina Gamecocks were crowned national women's champions on April 7, after...

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The Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers will travel to Brazil to face each other for their season opener on Friday, September 6, 2024. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

The NFL heads to Brazil

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 23, 2024

For the first time in National Football League (NFL) history, two teams will face off in the southern hemisphere. The game will be played in Corinthians Arena in São Paulo, Brazil, on Sept. 6.  The trailblazing event will be between the Philadelphia...

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Zeta Tau Alpa, a sorority at UTEP, hosted Hoops for a Cure, a fundraiser basketball tournament held on April 6 to help raise funds for Breast Cancer Education and Awareness.

Zeta Tau Alpha helps fight cancer with basketball

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 19, 2024

As basketball season reaches its climax, Zeta Tau Alpha decided to inject a little March Madness style basketball into its fight against cancer. Zeta Tau Alpha sorority is working to give back to the El Paso community with Hoops for a Cure, a local...

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The 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) season officially kicked off March 28 with a series of highly anticipated matchups, and the first two weeks have already made history. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

MLB season underway

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 18, 2024

The 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) season officially kicked off March 28 with a series of highly anticipated matchups, and the first two weeks have already made history.   Many fans across the country were thrilled to see their favorite teams retake...

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The immensely popular social media app, TikTok, faces a ban in the U.S by the Supreme Court whose main concern is China accessing citizens private data.

TikTok bill faces uncertainty as it heads to the Senate

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 10, 2024

The discussion of banning TikTok in the U.S had its largest hurdle on March 13 after a sweeping bipartisan effort voted for the effective ban. The bill known as the TikTok Bill will run through Senate and according to The Associated Press, the bill is...

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Shoei Ohtani found himself in a scandal when his interpreter and friend, Ippei Mizuhara, was fired by the Dodgers for his connections with sports betting. Ohtani denies ever willingly taking part in the matter. Photo courtesy of the MLB.

Dodgers’ Ohtani embroiled in gambling controversy

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 3, 2024

Almost a week has passed since Shohei Ohtani addressed rumors and speculation that he was involved in gambling, which some say is baseball's greatest sin, after his interpreter and friend, Ippei Mizuhara, was fired by the Dodgers for his connections to...

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On Mar. 5, the Socorro Independent School District voted to have the Texas Education Agency take over as a conservator.

SISD votes to receive conservatorship from Texas

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter March 21, 2024

The Socorro Independent School District (SISD) has voted to have the Texas Education Agency (TEA) take over as a conservator, a move that could have significant implications for the district and its students.  The decision was made March 5 after a...

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Junior forward Kevin Kalu jumps up in attempt to lay the ball over the defense of Liberty, Mar. 14. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

C-USA title eludes UTEP as Miners fall to Western Kentucky

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter March 19, 2024

For two days, the Miners wrote a Cinderella story that had them punching their ticket to the big dance, the NCAA tournament, for the first time since 2010. That fairytale ended March 16, as UTEP suffered a gut-wrenching loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers...

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Beginning in 1963, the men’s basketball team went on a run of NCAA championship appearances.

UTEP sports: Building on a legacy

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter March 12, 2024

For 55 years, UTEP has stood as the only Texas school to win a men’s basketball national championship. In 1966, legendary coach, Don Haskins, broke down basketball’s color barrier while simultaneously breaking down the University of Kentucky’s fellow...

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Oakland Athletics announced that Jenny Cavnar would be the A’s full-time play by play announcer, making her the first woman to call balls and strikes for any organization in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB). Photo courtesy by Flickr

Oakland Athletics hire Major League Baseball’s first female play by play announcer

Jorge Guajardo, Contributor/Writer March 1, 2024

77 years ago, baseball’s color barrier was broken by none other than Jackie Robinson. Now, baseball once again leads the way in breaking another barrier. This time, that barrier was the glass ceiling. On Feb. 13, the Oakland Athletics announced that...

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The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a statue on Feb. 8, 2024. Honoring NBA legend Kobe Bryant who played for the franchise for 20 years, spanning from 1996 to 2016.

Lakers unveil first of three statues commemorating the late Kobe Bryant

Jorge Guajardo, Contributor February 19, 2024

Kobe Bryant, known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time and an inspiration to many, will now watch over fans at the Crypto.com arena forever. The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a statue honoring the late Hall of Fame player, Feb. 9. The...

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