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Ruth Urquiza

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter

Ruth Urquiza (Venus) is a currently a psychology major and a contributor at The Prospector. Venus loves to study astrology and sleep with their kitties.

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Loni Guillen holds out a bouquet of flowers and a business card.

A congratulations delivered through flowers

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter November 28, 2023

To express love, gratitude, or pride, flowers may serve the purpose of showing loved ones how one feels about them, and with grad season approaching what better way to express those feelings than by giving beautiful flowers.    Choosing the right...

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President Joe Biden says he has committed to aid the Philippines if China decides to attack the country over the disputed South China Sea. Photo courtesy of rawpixel.com/creative commons license

Tensions rising in Southeast Asia cause U.S. intervention

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter November 9, 2023

As tensions rise in Southeast Asia, United States President Joe Biden says he has committed to aiding the Philippines if China decides to attack the country over the disputed South China Sea. President Biden’s comments come days after two collisions...

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Skeleton dancers in Dia De Los Muertos parade.

The beauty in death: Celebrating the lives of our lost ones

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter November 2, 2023

As leaves turn yellow and the air gets colder, the ovens of many Mexicans get warmer and full of pan de muerto. Every Nov. 2 many people of Mexican descent celebrate and remember the lives of their lost ones, whether their pets, friends, lovers or family...

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Movies, “No Hard Feelings,” “Bottoms,” “Bodies, Bodies, Bodies” and “Theater Camp,” are films that share a resemblance to movies that came out in early 2010. Photo courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Is the film industry running out of ideas or are they just nostalgic?

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter October 4, 2023

Trends constantly repeat themselves and as we move forward in time, the film industry has begun to move backward. Nowadays, most movies feel and look like they belong in the early 2000s, an iconic time in pop culture. Movies, “No Hard Feelings,”...

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Are they actually with us? A quick dive into the new alien claims.

Are they actually with us? A quick dive into the new alien claims.

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter September 29, 2023

Within the last decade, humanity has become more comfortable with the idea of not being alone in this universe.  Instead of questioning whether extra-terrestrial life exists or not, we have started to question when the human race will actually come face...

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Why we should learn from Mexican feminists

Why we should learn from Mexican feminists

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter September 22, 2023

As tensions continue to rise in the U.S. over women’s rights, Mexico’s Supreme Court has made one of its most historic and progressive decisions. Mexico’s Supreme Court has unanimously decriminalized abortion from its federal penal code, granting...

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Professor Marcelo Frias is new to El Paso teaching computer science, who has been here for a week and already loves the city of El Paso.

Inside their world: International professors of UTEP

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter September 18, 2023

As UTEP continues to grow, the cultural diversity keeps expanding beyond the borders. Every day, more people around the world come to UTEP to learn, research or teach. Allowing students to meet people from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to the outskirts of Buenos...

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UTEP junior Hicsyl Falcon draws a heart with the initials of her and her partner.

Sun, chalk and art: A UTEP tradition

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter September 12, 2023

A hot sunny afternoon filled with joy, music and art is one of UTEP’s most recently practiced traditions. Miners gathered at The Fox Fine Arts Plaza, Sept. 6, to enjoy tunes and sunshine while chalking up the plaza with one-of-a-kind art. The floors...

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Republican legislators in Texas have created House Bill 2127 which aims at providing regulatory consistency across the entire state, making it harder for blue cities to pass new progressive policies that could contradict state laws.

Death Star Law: An end of progressive policies in Texas

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter August 31, 2023

As citizens of Texas inch closer to Sept. 1, they can also look forward to possibly the greatest transfer of power away from the public in some of the biggest cities. This action has been infamously named, “The Death Star Law.”   So, what does...

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RBD Preforms in El Paso Aug. 25, for the first time in 15 years

The most anticipated reunion of the year: ‘Y Soy Rebelde’

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor/Reporter August 29, 2023

Taking us on a trip down memory lane in one of the most anticipated concerts of the year, the Mexican pop group Rebelde (RBD), opened their “Soy Rebelde” reunion world tour, Aug. 25 at UTEP’s Sun Bowl stadium. After 15 years of separation, the group...

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Host Ivy Magaña (left) and Aubrey Garica (right) before the comedy show.

PRIDE Laughs!: Laughing for a Great Cause 

Ruth Urquiza, Contributor June 23, 2023

In celebration of Pride month, ABC Comedy, an international production organization, hosted a comedy benefit show with all proceeds going to the Borderland Rainbow Center, a local organization dedicated to providing resources to LQBTQIA+ people and its...

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