Day: October 19, 2016

The Rising Cost of EpiPens

By D. Christian Lopez

The Epipen has been around for more than 25 years. It is an injection that contains medicine which will open up the lungs, in the case of a severe allergic reaction. Last year alone, 3.6 millions of Americans depended on the EpiPen for severe allergies that may cause anaphylaxis, which can be a fatal allergic reaction if not treated immediately.  Over the past years, the cost of the EpiPen has risen.  In 2007, the cost for the EpiPen was about $100.  In these past months the cost is over $600 for a set of EpiPens.

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And so the Drama Continues…

By Teresa Ramirez

Olympic swimmer and twelve time Olympic medalist, Ryan Lochte, has been under tribulation since the 2016 Rio Olympics after lying to the world that he was robbed at gunpoint. The thirty-two year old swimmer also claimed the robber demanded money from him and other teammates that were with Lochte at the time.

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120th Washington’s Birthday Celebration

By Ilse Amaro

The President George Washington and his gracious wife, Martha Dandridge Washington serve as the main figures in this magnificent event.

The Society of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and ball grow smore popular every year.    This special tradition started in 1896. Washington’s birthday Celebration is a very well known tradition in South Texas.  The Society of Martha Washington colonial Pageant and ball are extremely recognized.

The Society of Martha Washington and the Washington Birthday Celebration Association are two different organizations that come together to celebrate this magnificent day that means a lot to this nation. The community of Laredo come together and organizes a lovely parade and other many activities such as museums, and carnival for the city of Laredo.

This Society hosts the Colonial Ball, which is an annual debutante ball for young women make their debut into society. The dresses the young ladies use are extravagant the most beautiful dresses you’ll ever seen and hair dos with their lovely escorts. The dress itself weighs about one hundreds pounds and the cost can be from $15,000 to $30,000.  The Martha’s and components for the next birthday celebration are already chosen.


Are We Ready?

By Ricardo Rangel

The State of California and the State of Massachusetts were the first to recognize same sex marriages in the United States in 2008. By 2014 the United States American Community Survey recorded more than 700,000 households as “male-male couples” or “female-female” couples.

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Guns On Campus

By Juan Lazcano

As we know campus carry is now allowed in most, if not all, public universities in Texas. Beginning August 1, 2016, licensed handgun owners can carry their weapons on campus; however, the gun must be concealed.

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Back to the Old West

By Carla Torres

In June 2015, the Texas legislature passed a bill allowing the open carry of weapons. This new law took effect on January 1, 2016. Texans with a concealed handgun license or permit will be allowed to openly carry a weapon in public.

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Campus Carry in Full Effect at TAMIU

By Carina Garcia

This fall semester, remember to pack your books, pencils, and license to carry if you have one.  Texas Governor Greg Abbot, signed the HB 910, an act permitting open carry on campus for anyone 21 years and over and with a license permit in all State public universities, including Texas A&M International University (TAMIU). The law took effect on Monday, August 1, 2016 and students and faculty have different points of views regarding this issue.

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TAMIU Men’s Soccer Looking for Silverware in 2016 Campaign

By Rodrigo Marina

Texas A&M International University’s men’s soccer team is looking to bring some trophies to the school this season. The Dustdevils are aiming to improve from last year’s campaign, which saw six wins, eleven losses, and two ties.

With the help of their award winning forward, Ryan Hodgson, they are hoping to bring home the championship title for the 2016 campaign.

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Gap Year

By “El Cafetero”

The English tradition of the ‘Gap year’ is usually performed during the time of one’s high school graduation and also between graduation of a Bachelors degree and the beginning toward Graduate School. This time off is usually dedicated to joining the workforce and volunteering and gradually finding how to handle life responsibilities on your own.

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Trouble at TAMIU Parking Lot

By Veronica Hernandez

Every semester Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) experiences an increase in student enrollment. This is great for the university; however, as more students enroll, parking on campus becomes a hassle for students.

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