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Marco Hinojosa

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement

Marco Hinojosa is the audience and engagement editor for The Prospector. He is a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring multimedia journalism with a minor in criminal justice. He plans to broaden his horizons as a journalist and work for a major broadcast company.

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While the combination of romance and education seems like a luxury, some students prefer to not be in a relationship so they can strictly focus on themselves and their academics.

Romance and academics

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor February 16, 2024

As the spring semester settles, every college student may feel like they have a lot on their plate. With love buzzing in the air, relationships are bound to be created or dismantled. Combining academics and a social life while including self-care can...

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A bear is a gift that is often associated with Valentine’s Day.

Love in a creative budget friendly way

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor February 15, 2024

Commence the flower bouquets and love songs because the spell of romance is in full swing. This lovely holiday brings affection and admiration to anyone who has been struck by cupid’s arrow. Romance should always be celebrated and there are numerous...

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The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11, to claim Super Bowl LVIII and back-to-back titles.

Kansas City Chiefs reign supreme

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor February 13, 2024

The 2024 NFL season has come to an end with fans still rooting for the San Francisco 49ers or being genuinely happy or begrudgingly happy for the 2024 Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.  It all started with Reba McEntire giving her rendition...

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The mastermind behind the exotic clothing; designer and owner of Hex by Lex, Alexis Simone.

Clear the runway for Hex by Lex’s new fashion wave

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagment Editor February 1, 2024

From blasting bumping tunes to flashing strobing lights, unique fashion is back in the Borderland and is here to stay. As El Paso lives through another long winter Alexis Lopez, owner of fashion brand Hex by Lex, gives the city a splash of summer with...

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Migrants await entry into shelter to escape harsh winter.

Where is the empathy? Going inside of El Paso’s homeless culture

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor January 30, 2024

As the winter season prolongs, the frigid temperatures can become more of an inconvenience to any local. For those without a place to call home, it becomes a battle for survival. Given the migrant influx over the past year and various situations that...

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The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Washington Commanders on Jan. 7 to clinch the NFC East and claim the second seed in the NFC.

Dallas Cowboys secure NFC East championship

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor January 17, 2024

On Sunday, Jan. 7, the Dallas Cowboys played against the Washington Commanders and gained another win for their season, ending the game 38-10.   The Cowboys victory makes them the NFC East Division champions, reclaiming the title they previously held...

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787coffee allows their customers to enjoy coffee imported from Puerto Rico.

From businesses to brands and bars

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor January 16, 2024

The new year calls for new adventures and new memories to be created. Since the borderland is composed of many unique and eclectic environments, from coffee shops to new wave fashion stores, the community can indulge in intimate hangouts with friends...

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In 2021, 1/5 of crashes in El Paso were caused by intoxicated drivers, resulting in at least one injury or fatality.

DUI incidents: How much more can El Paso take? 

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor January 16, 2024

As cities and states are ranked from safest to the most dangerous every year, El Paso remains at the top for being one of the safest. However, when it comes to the daily commute of citizens, there has been an upward spiral of collisions, drunk drivers...

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Graduate merchandise and attire available for winter graduate students at the University Bookstore.

A deep dive into Sun City grad support

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor December 7, 2023

The holidays are right around the corner and so are preparations for graduation season. Amongst the garland and whimsical Christmas trees, the borderland is also decorated with the spirit of celebrations for graduates.   For students born and raised...

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Admission counselor Betsabe Castro-Duarte explains the benefits of visiting the career center for career guidance.

Overwhelming, overly anxious, overcoming: That’s post-graduation

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor December 6, 2023

The time has come for students who have persevered to stride down the graduation stage and receive their degree after years of hard work. While it is a moment for all to celebrate this milestone, it is also a time where some begin to contemplate the taunting...

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The Miners finished the battle with three of four members being ranked in the top 10 individuals of the competition.

UTEP rifle concludes fall season with loss to OSU

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor November 29, 2023

The UTEP women’s rifle team concluded their fall season with multiple matches against the Ohio State University Buckeyes at the UTEP Rifle Range.  UTEP welcomed the Buckeyes rifle team for a two-day showdown at the Military Science building.    To...

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Many Americans fail to address the issue of the holiday as it is troubling for Indigenous people as a reminder to them that their land was stolen due to colonialism.

Putting a better spin on the festive feast, Thanksgiving

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagment Editor November 20, 2023

It is time to get the stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey because the season of giving is right around the corner.  As Thanksgiving approaches, so do the uprises of people speaking on the issue of how corrupt the true meaning of the holiday is. Many...

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Ofrenda built by the Ardovino’s Dessert Crossing community to remember loved ones.

Commemorating loved ones at the Noche de Muertos market

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagment Editor November 7, 2023

As the fall season rolls in and cold temperatures grace the borderland, the holiday season once again greets us. With the spooky season ending, Dia De Los Muertos, a Mexican holiday about remembrance and celebration of life reminded the community of their...

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Celebrities like Jamie Lee Curtis have been posting photos and text in support of Israel despite those photos being of Palestinian children. Photo courtesy of Jamie Lee Curtis’ Instagram

‘Star-crossed’ celeb politics

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor October 26, 2023

As the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine continues to progress, celebrities have taken to social media with their stance on the world and it is not tasteful to society.    Ever since the Israel and Hamas conflict began the world recognized...

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Underground music venue known as ‘The Dungeon’, located at 110 Poplar St., is set to an event featuring alleged neo-Nazi and fascist bands.

Neo-Nazis disturb Sun City music scene

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor September 14, 2023

From goth shows to rock metal performances, venue, The Dungeon, has held numerous events for the local band scene in the borderland. Where once there was a place for people to express themselves freely and listen to live music is now a space growing a...

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The New Orleans Saints recently signed quarterback Derek Carr from the Las Vegas Raiders who was let go earlier this year. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

Here is what you should expect following an eventful 2023 NFL preseason

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor September 5, 2023

The most wonderful time of the year is back. It is time to bust out the jerseys and enjoy the classic all-American game of football. The 2023 NFL season is deemed to be full of opportunity, high hopes and drive for players on the field.    In the...

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Legendary and iconic U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe has announced her retirement after the National Women’s Soccer League season ends. Photo courtesy by Wikipedia Commons

U.S. Women’s soccer legend, Megan Rapinoe calls for retirement

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement editor July 8, 2023

Legendary and iconic U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe has announced her retirement after the National Women’s Soccer League season ends.   Rapinoe says her fourth and final World Cup will take place at the end of the month and publicly...

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Attendees enjoying the outdoor market and supporting local vendors. (From left to right: Samantha Sanchez, Nallely Leyva and Natalie Delgado)

Fall in love with local businesses and chic fashion

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement Editor June 16, 2023

Fashion has no filter; anyone can express themselves in a numerous of ways. Within the borderland, people of all ages have distinct and unique ways of finding fashion, from local thrift shops to beautiful boutiques. At IFELLINLOVEHERE, there is everything...

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Friends gathered around to celebrate the pride picnic after the pride parade.

[Photo] “Born This Way”: Pride in the Borderland  

June 16, 2023

Friends gathered around to celebrate the pride picnic after the pride parade.

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(Left to right) Strategic communications graduate assistant and former student athlete Lilliana Valdespino, UTEP cheerleader Natalie Nunez, and UTEP football player Chase Bibler.

‘Scoring’ outside the playing field

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor May 10, 2023

Everyone faces the difficulty of figuring out life post-graduation, athletes are no exception. Life after graduation is always portrayed as something bleak and worrisome, but that is not always the case.   Athletes mix the lifestyles of academics and...

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UTEP student Cynthia Escalante says that Latina popstar Becky G. would be a great guest speaker due to her connection with the community. Photo courtesy of Dogs Can Fly Content/Wikipedia Commons

‘Picking’ an ideal guest speaker for graduation

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement May 7, 2023

Graduation is a time for celebration and congratulating loved ones on completing the ultimate challenge of academics. Life after graduation is always seen as “terrifying” since you are released to the “real” world and are expected to do so much....

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The Food and Drug Administration approved Narcan to be available to the public as the number of overdoses has increased. Photo courtesy of VCU Capital News Service/Flickr

Narcan is now available over the counter

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor April 18, 2023

It is a nationwide crisis-overdosing on opioids, and soon, a drug overdose reversal will be sold over the counter around the country. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Narcan to be available to the public as the number of overdoses has increased....

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Julio Cesar Pizana Aleman, is an artist at Monolith Tattoo. He sits in front of his wall of designs, which he says each have his own special spin on them.

Tattoos: Art for the body and soul

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement April 5, 2023

From skulls to floral designs to portraits and meaningful quotes, tattoos have the capability to express more than just a design but an individual. Tattoos have a history of making their mark within certain cultures. Nowadays, this art form is used to...

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The stars shine for Lana Del Rey

The stars shine for Lana Del Rey

Marco Hinojosa, Audience & Engagement March 23, 2023

The iconic and lovely Lana Del Rey received the Visionary Award at the Billboards Women in Music event. The award show highlighted Del Rey’s achievements and growth as an artist, showcasing previous eras in her work and how she has paved the way for...

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Engaging a UTEP generation

Engaging a UTEP generation

Marco Hinojosa, Audience and Engagement Editor February 3, 2023

I remember as a kid, waking up and the first thing that I would see on my TV was the news playing. Every single day news channel KTSM would play at 6 a.m., then later The Today Show playing on the NBC network. As I watched I started growing this love...

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