Xicanx bilingual journalist, photographer, poet and writer from El Paso, Texas. He spends his time listening to music and working towards his MFA in creative writing at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he also teaches Rhetoric and Writing Studies courses. Antonio also serves as an online editor for Minero Magazine and has written for YR Media, 18-to-29 Now, Borderzine, and El Paso Inc.
He focuses on border identity and how misconceptions and stereotypical narratives affect borderlanders along the United States-Mexico border.
Paulette Villa Del Hoyo
⋆ Managing Editor ⋆ Media Coordinator
Born in El Paso, TX and raised in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, MX, she’s the proud daughter of a Chilango and a Norteña; with a thick accent and lots of pochismo. She has written for Borderzine and The Prospector at the University of Texas at El Paso—where she graduated with B.A. in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Studio-Art Graphic Design in 2018. On her free time, she enjoys playing retro video games, listening to podcasts on mindfulness, and discussing social issues online. Paulette currently works on helping students at the Advertising Graphics and Design Department in El Paso Community College.
⋆ Instagram @_play.the.game
⋆ Music Critic ⋆ Video Game Reporter
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Caleb Ortiz primarily focuses on writing music reviews for Con Safos Magazine while attending the University of Texas at El Paso. His passion for music comes from his early exposure to artists from the 60’s and 70’s. During his free time, he can be found playing games on his Nintendo Switch, crushing Antonio at iPhone games, or listening to the Strokes. At the moment he is pursuing a degree in Education as an Early Childhood through 6th Grade Generalist while wishing he were a character in a Wes Anderson film.
⋆ Instagram: @calebgethappy
⋆ Twitter: @calebgethappier
⋆ Photographer ⋆ Contributor
A graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso with a double bachelor’s in Creative Writing and Multimedia Journalism. She has published articles and photos in What’s Up Weekly and Borderzine. She’s currently working at the Headstand, a local novelty shop in El Paso, and makes mixes, which she publishes on MixCloud under DJ Astra. She enjoys playing video games, reading manga and novels, and working on cosplay in her free time.
Alberto Silva Fernandez ⋆ Contributor
Mexican-American bilingual student/journalist from El Paso, TX, currently studying Multimedia Journalism at UTEP. Albert is also a contributor at The Prospector and on his free time enjoys listening to music and playing video games.
Itzel Anahi Giron ⋆ Contributor
Born and raised in El Paso, TX, Itzel is currently studying Multimedia Journalism along with Political Science at UTEP. In her spare time, Itzel enjoys watching movies of all sorts and listening to Harry Styles, Rex Orange County, and The Japanese House.
Maria Fernanda Venegas ⋆ Contributor
Currently studying Marketing at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), “Marifer” is also a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). She enjoys staying up to date with novelties occurring in her city of El Paso and likes listening to Maluma and Taylor Swift.