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The novel “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” written by Aitch Alberto, now has a film adaptation with music written by Lin Manuel Miranda and features familiar faces such as Eva Longoria and Eugenio Derbez. Photo courtesy of Blue Fox Entertainment

Aristotle and Dante should be the standard for LGBTQIA+ storytelling

The Prospector Staff, Guest Contributor September 20, 2023

Editor’s Note: This review does contain spoilers.  In a world that is now releasing more LGBTQIA+ stories, “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” brings a refreshing and great take on the coming-of-age narrative.  Movies...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 4, Episode 5

The Prospector Podcast – Season 4, Episode 5

The Prospector Staff May 11, 2021

With commencement ceremonies around the corner, The Prospector Podcast’s graduation special includes an interview between Victoria Rivas and top ten senior, Luis Hinojos. Nicole Lopez covers UTEP’s annual Student Leadership Awards, while sports...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 4, Episode 4

The Prospector Podcast – Season 4, Episode 4

The Prospector Staff April 27, 2021

On the latest episode of the Prospector Podcast, Anahy Diaz covers Sunrise El Paso’s protest downtown as it demands Newman Unit 6 be rejected. Nicole Lopez talks to UTEP students and staff about the university’s plan to host 3,432 in-person classes...

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UTEP set to allow eight guests at in-person graduation

UTEP set to allow eight guests at in-person graduation

The Prospector Staff April 22, 2021

Graduating UTEP students will be able to invite eight guests to attend their graduation ceremony this year, according to an email sent out by President Heather Wilson on April 22. “Our 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates have worked hard to earn their...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 4, Episode 3: The Wellness Special

The Prospector Podcast – Season 4, Episode 3: The Wellness Special

The Prospector Staff April 13, 2021

On the Wellness episode of the Prospector Podcast, Victoria Rivas interviews UTEP professor of chemistry and biochemistry Wen-Yee Lee, who is conducting research on early detection methods for prostate cancer. Victoria Almaguer talks to students and...

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UTEPs Interdisciplinary Research Building will serve as the universitys vaccine program site starting week of Jan.18, as it is prepared to vaccinate 480 people a day.

UTEP offers vaccines to all students and employees

The Prospector Staff April 6, 2021

UTEP is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all its students and staff April 9-10, the school announced Tuesday, April 6. According to an email by the Office of the Chief of Staff, UTEP students, faculty and staff who have completed the consent and questionnaire...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 4, Episode 2: The March 2021 Special

The Prospector Podcast – Season 4, Episode 2: The March 2021 Special

The Prospector Staff March 30, 2021

On the March 2021 episode of the Prospector Podcast, multimedia reporter Noelia Gonzalez gives listeners a summary of this year's virtual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference hosted by UTEP. Andrea Valdez-Rivas tells us how El Paso master...

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The Prospector Podcast - Season 4, Episode 1: The Valentines Day Special

The Prospector Podcast – Season 4, Episode 1: The Valentine’s Day Special

The Prospector Staff February 12, 2021

The Prospector Daily · S4 EP 1: The Valentine's Day Special We're kicking off a brand new season of the Prospector Podcast with a special love-themed episode in honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday. Tune in for some stories that are sure...

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NBCUniversal awards $500K grant to UTEP’s student journalism

NBCUniversal awards $500K grant to UTEP’s student journalism

The Prospector Staff February 2, 2021

UTEP is one of 17 higher education institutions selected to join a nationwide effort to diversify newsrooms through a new $6.5 million NBCUniversal News Group initiative.  Over the course of two years, UTEP’s Department of Education will receive...

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The Prospector Podcast – Season 3, Episode 6

The Prospector Podcast – Season 3, Episode 6

The Prospector Staff December 3, 2020

The Prospector Daily · S3 EP6: The Prospector Podcast (Graduation Episode) On the Fall 2020 Graduation episode of the Prospector Podcast, Margaret Cataldi, in collaboration with Sasha Minjarez and Noelia Gonzalez, takes a look at how graduates plan...

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The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 10

The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 10

The Prospector Staff July 20, 2020

The Prospector Daily · S2 EP10: The Prospector Daily Podcast In this week's podcast: Vicky Almaguer checks in on what UTEP students think about the Fall course schedule changes put out by the university in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; Daniel...

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The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 9

The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 9

The Prospector Staff July 3, 2020

The Prospector Daily · S2 EP9: The Prospector Podcast In this week's podcast: Michael Cuviello talks about what it means to defund the police locally and shares an interview he captured at a recent Black Lives Matter protest held here in El Paso;...

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The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 8

The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 8

The Prospector Staff June 14, 2020

The Prospector Daily · S2 EP8: The Prospector Podcast In this week's podcast: Michael Cuviello talks about the Black Lives Matter protests held locally and nationally as a response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer on...

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Several speakers demanded justice for George Floyd at El Paso May 31.

VIDEO: El Paso holds protest for justice in the killing of George Floyd

The Prospector Staff June 1, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5En75GukcTU&feature=youtu.be Watch The Prospector's coverage of the May 31 protest in El Paso, Texas.

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The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 7

The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 7

The Prospector Staff May 3, 2020

The Prospector Daily · S2 EP7: The Prospector Podcast On the Graduation episode of the Prospector Podcast, six out of UTEP’s top ten graduating seniors introduce themselves and their majors. We also hear from Valeria Olivares on the Internet...

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The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 6

The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 6

The Prospector Staff April 18, 2020

In this week's podcast: Valeria Olivares analyzes a controversial TikTok trend that some viewers found to be racially insensitive; Bryan Mena discovers Russia’s equivalent of pop music icon Britney Spears, and Michael Cuviello counts down his top...

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The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 4

The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 4

The Prospector Staff March 24, 2020

Due to the precautionary health measures UTEP is taking regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, the March 24th issue of the Prospector will not be published for print. However, readers can still find all our content posted online. In this week's podcast...

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EPISD to offer free meals to children during prolonged spring break

EPISD to offer free meals to children during prolonged spring break

The Prospector Staff March 17, 2020

For more coverage on COVID-19 and its impact on UTEP, El Paso, the state and the nation, visit The Prospector's Coronavirus page. The El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) will offer free breakfast and lunch meals for children in 22 of its schools...

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The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 3

The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 3

The Prospector staff March 9, 2020

In this week's podcast, Editor-in-Chief Valeria Olivares explains the concept of anti-surveillance makeup known as CV Dazzle; Entertainment Editor Bryan Mena reviews electro-pop artist Grimes’s 5th studio album Miss Anthropocene; and Sports...

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The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 2

The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 2

The Prospector Staff February 26, 2020

This week's podcast includes a recap of some of the top stories in this issue of Prospector, an interview with the student behind the controversial campaign to allow beer sales in the Union, and a breakdown of the upcoming release of the new Animal...

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Vote early at UTEP

Vote early at UTEP

The Prospector Staff February 19, 2020

UTEP opened its doors for early voters to cast their vote in the 2020 primary elections at UTEP. Students, faculty and staff can vote at UTEP’s Mike Loya Academic Services Building, Room 131. Voter parking is available in front of the building. Tuesday,...

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The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 1

The Prospector Podcast — Season 2, Episode 1

The Prospector staff February 10, 2020

The Prospector podcast is back in session for UTEP's spring 2020 semester. With new segments that cover an array of topics, listeners can stay up to date with The Prospector's latest coverage and more. The segments featured in this week's podcast...

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Grand Candela unveiled in honor of the Cielo Vista Walmart shooting victims

The Prospector staff November 23, 2019

After weeks of construction, Cielo Vista Walmart’s memorial for the Aug. 3 El Paso mass shooting victims was unveiled to the community Saturday morning.  Walmart officials and El Paso County Mayor Dee Margo were among the speakers who helped...

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Do men experience harassment?

The Prospector staff November 22, 2019

We asked UTEP students if they believe men experience harassment. This is what they had to say.

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Super Bowl LIII Predictions: Prospector picks for Patriots vs Rams

The Prospector Staff, Reporters January 29, 2019

Super Bowl 53 is set as the New England Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams in what looks to be a highly contested matchup. This will be the third straight year the Patriots reach the big one while the Rams have not been to the Super Bowl since...

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The Prospector joins hundreds of publications to support  National Newspaper Week

The Prospector joins hundreds of publications to support National Newspaper Week

The Prospector Staff October 8, 2018

In a time where the freedom of the press is often threatened and marginalized in our society, it’s time like these where we take a step forward as a publication and fight for our rights. The 78th annual National Newspaper Week, held from Oct. 7-13,...

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The entire group of participants at the end of the workshop.

Covering Your Future 2018

The Prospector Staff May 1, 2018

On Saturday, April 28, 18 high school journalism students from Montwood, El Dorado, Parkland, Bowie and El Paso high schools, visited the UTEP campus to attend a daylong workshop given by seven student editors and staff from the Department of Student...

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Six ways to stay safe while traveling

Six ways to stay safe while traveling

The Prospector Staff March 6, 2018

If you plan on going out of town for spring break this year, here are a few useful tips. Remember before you take off to tell your friends and relatives where you will be vacationing, when you will depart and when you expect to return. Hotel...

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Texas elections: what to remember at the polls

Texas elections: what to remember at the polls

The Prospector Staff February 26, 2018

It’s been just over a week into early voting in the local region and Democratic voters have already made a large impression in the election. There were 4,800 El Pasoans who voted on the first day of early voting, according to the office of the Texas...

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El Paso was ranked the No. 6 city in Texas with the highest cases of HIV infection, AIDS cases and people living with HIV.

STDs, sex myths and facts you need to know

The Prospector Staff February 12, 2018

There’s lots of misinformation about sex, sexual health and sexually transmitted infections. Check out these myths and facts and test your knowledge on sexual health. MYTH: You can get herpes from a toilet seat. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is spread...

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Predicting Super Bowl LII

The Prospector Staff February 4, 2018

With the NFL's biggest game left remaining, The Prospector staff weighs in on who they think will win the 52nd Super Bowl. Super Bowl LII (Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots, Minneapolis, MN, 4:30 PM MST, NBC) Jeremy Carranco Philadelphia...

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24, 2017: Jalen Ramsey, defensive back for Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates catching an interception during the NFL match between The Jacksonville Jaguars and The Baltimore Ravens.

Predicting the 2018 AFC and NFC Championships

The Prospector Staff January 20, 2018

With two more NFL games left to decide Super Bowl LII's matchup, The Prospector sports writers weigh in on who they think will meet on Feb. 4, in Minneapolis, Minn. AFC Championship (Jacksonville Jaguars @ New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 21, 1:05...

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Remembering Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Remembering Srinivas Kuchibhotla

The Prospector Staff March 7, 2017

The Indian Student Association is joining various organizations to hold a vigil in honor of Srinivas Kuchibhotla at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Centennial Plaza. The UTEP alum was killed on Wednesday Feb. 22, during a hate crime in Kansas. Kuchibhotla...

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This tagging was found in the mens restroom on the third floor of the Liberal Arts Building on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Hateful tagging found at Liberal Arts Building

The Prospector staff November 17, 2016

A protest is scheduled for Saturday, Nov 19, at 6 p.m. at the University Library in response to social media posts spreading around the campus that described a racist message that was tagged on campus. The Prospector has reached out to University...

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A pedestrian was hit on Sun Bowl Drive and Dawson Street.

Pedestrian hit on campus

The Prospector Staff March 4, 2015

At 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, a pedestrian was hit on the corner of Sun Bowl Drive and Dawson, said UTEP officials in an email. “The vehicle fled and the investigation is still open,” UTEP officials said. “The victim was taken to the hospital with...

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El Chisme Season 2, Episode 3

The Prospector Staff February 19, 2015

Welcome to the second season of El Chisme, where we discuss everything and anything. In this episode we talk about virginity, Alabama having to allow gay marriage through a federal court decision and the Nationwide Superbowl commercial.

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El Chisme, Season 2, Episode 1

The Prospector Staff January 23, 2015

Welcome to the second season of El Chisme, where we discuss everything and anything.

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The Prospector’s Monday night playlist

The Prospector staff February 10, 2014

Every Tuesday The Prospector releases a print edition of our publication. This means a long day of work every Monday that usually carries on into late hours of the night. Between editing stories, finding sources, designing pages and the occasional...

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