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Congress representative of District 16 Veronica Escobar was invited by SGA to talk about the community and education on Oct, 7.

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar visits UTEP for a conversation with students

Paulina Astrid Spencer, Staff Reporter October 7, 2019

The UTEP Student Government Association (SGA) held an on-campus conversation about education and the border with U.S. Rep. for Texas's 16th congressional district Veronica Escobar Monday, Oct. 7 at the university’s Geology Building.   The event featured a...

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President Donald Trump holds a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tue. May 24.

Trump’s upcoming visit stirs resentment among El Paso residents, officials

Prospector Staff August 6, 2019

In the wake of Saturday’s mass shooting at Cielo Vista Walmart, President Donald Trump will visit El Paso, according to Federal Aviation Administration advisories. The trip comes after a visit to Dayton, Ohio, where another mass shooting occurred just...

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Beto ORourke rallies in El Paso Saturday March 30th.

Beto O’Rourke kicks off presidential campaign in Downtown El Paso

Daniel Mendez, Web Editor April 1, 2019

In a sea of thousands of people holding black and white signs that read “Viva Beto” or “Beto for America,” El Paso native Beto O’Rourke officially kicked off his presidential campaign Saturday, March 30, in Downtown El Paso. “It is here,...

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Local Artist draws the border life in El Paso

Local Artist draws the border life in El Paso

Maria Ramos Pacheco, Contributor February 26, 2019

Patrick Gabaldon is an attorney and a local artist in El Paso, better known for his colorful paintings about El Paso desert areas and the cartoon drawings of former congressman Beto O’Rourke and U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar. In 2016, Gabaldon started...

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O’Rourke, Escobar and others march against the border wall

O’Rourke, Escobar and others march against the border wall

Daniel Mendez, Web Editor February 12, 2019

EL PASO, Texas  — Former congressman Beto O’Rourke held a march against the border wall at the Chalio Acosta Sports Complex, 4321 Delta Drive, Monday, Feb. 11. The event was just across the street – originally scheduled at the same time – from...

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UTEP hosts TED Talks with big names in the borderland

UTEP hosts TED Talks with big names in the borderland

Noah Sarabia and February 3, 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 2, UTEP hosted a TEDx series at the Union Cinema located on the first floor of the Union Bldg. East,  to encourage people to understand the advantages of access and education. The series was broken into two sessions, the first...

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Hundreds gather for third annual Women’s March in Downtown El Paso

Hundreds gather for third annual Women’s March in Downtown El Paso

Alexia Nava, Reporter January 21, 2019

https://youtu.be/mabQ6Fs80CA The third annual Women’s March took place at San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso, Saturday Jan. 19. The event held close to 600 people and featured music, poetry, speeches and demands of the El Paso citizens to the...

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Veronica Escobar celebrates her election to the House of Representatives with her supporters at Later, Later in Downtown El Paso.

Veronica Escobar comes through with historic win

Valeria Olivares, Contributor November 6, 2018

Veronica Escobar celebrated victory and made history as she was elected El Paso’s first woman in Congress and the first Texas Latina in the U.S. House after winning the general election on Nov. 6. She joined her watch party with a wide smile and...

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Candidate Rick Seeberger shakes hands with formal student.

Rick Seeberger rallies at UTEP before end of early voting

Andrea Valdez-Rivas, Staff Reporter November 5, 2018

Early voting for the 2018 midterm elections is coming to an end, but that did not stop El Paso Republican candidate for the 16th Congressional District, Rick Seeberger, from rallying at UTEP’s Leech Grove on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 1. With...

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Veronica Escobar gives her endorsement to Beto ORourke at the Leech Grove Park on Tuesday, Oct. 9

Veronica Escobar and Amy O’Rourke implore students to register to vote

Andrea Valdez-Rivas, Reporter October 10, 2018

The stakes are high for the upcoming 2018 Texas general elections, says local representatives. Tuesday marked the last day for voter registration and Amy O’Rourke Sanders, Beto O’Rourke’s wife, along with Congressional Democratic candidate...

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Congressman Beto ORourke and his supporters lock arms and march to the Tornillo Port of Entry on Sunday, June 17.

Hundreds march to demand an end to family separation at the border

Elenie Gonzalez, Web Editor June 18, 2018

People from all over the country arrived en masse at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, on Father’s Day, June 17, to express outrage over the separation of immigrant children from their parents. Vehicles lined the road as far as...

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Growth in El Paso continues as the second quarter of 2018 approaches

Growth in El Paso continues as the second quarter of 2018 approaches

Adrian Broaddus, Copy Editor April 30, 2018

Here are just some of the most important topics that arose in 2018: O’ROURKE VS. CRUZ: Can Texas vote blue in a sea of red? After storming through the Democratic Primary, El Paso native and Congressman Beto O’Rourke is the Texas Democratic Party’s...

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