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Ximena Cordero

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter

Ximena Cordero is a freshman at The University of Texas at El Paso. She is a staff reporter at The Prospector. She is majoring in communications and deciding between a minor in creative writing or English literature. After graduating, she would like to pursue a master's degree, work as a journalist or communication specialist, and maybe even write her own books. She wants a career that will allow her to explore the world and see new perspectives and cultures.

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Terrance Lamont Kinard Jr., was shot and killed Jan. 26, 2019, near a house party on Mount Whitney Dr, in Northeast El Paso.

Remembering Terrance Lamont Kinard Jr.

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter March 1, 2024

Terrance Lamont Kinard Jr., also known as TK to his family and friends, was 20-years-old when he was fatally shot near a house party Jan. 26, 2019, in Northeast El Paso leaving behind his family, friends and two children. The family of TK says he was...

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Border Patrol and Customs only way to identify a Tren De Aragua member is by their tattoos. However, they hide them or wait to get them once they cross over.

Venezuelan Gang, Tren De Aragua a threat to borderland cities

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter February 27, 2024

The Tren de Aragua or “Aragua Train” emerged in the Tocorón prison in Aragua, Venezuela around 2012 and is led by Héctor Rustherford Guerrero Flores or better known as “Niño Guerrero.” The gang expanded to several Latin American countries including...

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Tis the season of love with our favorite loves

Tis the season of love with our favorite loves

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter February 16, 2024

The season of love is here, which means it is time to obsess over everything romantic. Whether you celebrate this holiday with a significant other or friends, we all need something to get us in the spirit of love and friendship.   With countless...

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It was announced on Feb. 1, that Lewis Hamilton will be leaving the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Team and switching to Scuderia Ferrari for the 2025 season.

Everyone is a Ferrari fan, including Lewis Hamilton

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter February 14, 2024

Formula 1 fans were shocked on Feb. 1 when it was announced that seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton would leave the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team and switch to Scuderia Ferrari for the 2025 season.   Hamilton joined the Mercedes team in 2013...

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Mental Health Matters: Advice from fellow UTEP students

Mental Health Matters: Advice from fellow UTEP students

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter February 8, 2024

Being a university student is no easy task with endless amounts of assignments, essays, readings, Blackboard discussions, quizzes and exams. It is a cycle that can be hard to grasp onto whether students are freshman experiencing university life for the...

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Gypsy Rose was released from Chillicothe Correctional Center in Chillicothe, Missouri, on Dec. 28 and has since grown a large social media platform.

Idolized and scandalized: Gypsy Rose Blanchard

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter February 2, 2024

After eight years in prison, Gypsy Rose Blanchard was released Dec. 28, 2023, with many awaiting to see what her life would be post-release. However, her life had already been under the spotlight years before her release.  The story of Gypsy is one...

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The 2024 version of Mean Girls is a remake of the 2004 film and an adaptation of the Broadway musical.

“Mean Girls,” so fetch or not so fetch?

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter February 1, 2024

There is a new “Mean Girls” movie and yes, it is a musical. The movie has received many mixed reviews spanning from the fashion to the awkward product placement to some not even knowing that it was a musical in the first place, which caused a bit...

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The 81st Golden Globes Awards were held on Jan. 7 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

A not so golden moment at the 2024 Golden Globes

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter January 25, 2024

The 81st Golden Globes took place to recognize the achievements of film and television made in 2023, but the focus of this year's award show was not on the nominees, winners or fashion.  It was instead the host and his jokes made during the ceremony.   Jo...

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Don’t be ‘A–’ be ‘A+’

Don’t be ‘A–’ be ‘A+’

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter January 22, 2024

The American Red Cross declared an emergency blood shortage earlier this month. According to the Red Cross, blood donors have decreased by 40% throughout the past 20 years, with this past year reaching an all-time low.   The Red Cross shared some...

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Many young girls prefer to use mature skincare products instead of age-appropriate brands, and some have access to high-end products from Drunk Elephant.

Sephora, a little girl’s new best friend

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter January 19, 2024

A few years ago, stores like Claire's and Justice used to be filled to the brim with young girls running around, begging their parents for children's make-up to play in. Recently, young girls scrapped the idea of playing pretend and began purchasing real...

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Shakeen Hall-Smith sprints 200m.

Olympians in Sun City

Ximena Cordero, Staff Reporter January 16, 2024

El Paso is no stranger to great athletics, from professional teams like the Chihuahuas, the Locomotives, to UTEP sports teams. Added to that list are fourteen athletes currently training in the Sun City through the Hanany Olympic Project.   The Hanany...

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