Day: November 14, 2016

Men’s Fashion Is Fighting Gender Norms

By Jonathan Ramos In October 2016 Covergirl announced their first male Covergirl, 17-year-old James Charles. This announcement has ignited controversy to the trivial decision between whether or not a man should wear makeup. Until just recently, many felt that a man wearing makeup was reserved only for cross dressers.  This way of thinking is not conducive to the innovation of new ideas. James Charles has become the unofficial ambassador for bringing a change to the view of men’s makeup. Continue reading “Men’s Fashion Is Fighting Gender Norms”
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Should I?

By Veronica Hernandez Back in 2009 I was faced with the most important decision of my life. I had to choose whether to go to a regular high school in this case Nixon, or attend Laredo Early College High School. In 2009 I had no clue of what I wanted to be when I grew up. Part of me wanted to have that “high school” experience, and to be with my friends. The other part of me was somehow forcing me to mature and already have my mind made of what career I wanted to pursue. Continue reading “Should I?”
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Teen Dating Violence (Part 2)

By Gina Guevara The concept of love may appeal to almost everyone since it is known to be a beautiful feeling. Everyone seeks whoever they feel attracted to whether it is for a long-term or short-term relationship. However, many times relationships do not work out. People may start getting jealous or one person can become abusive of another. There have been various reported incidents of teenagers getting hit by a partner. Continue reading “Teen Dating Violence (Part 2)”
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Identity Loss and the Destruction of Mexican-American Heritage

By Carmen Garcia 15 y 16 de Septiembre marks one of the biggest celebrations Laredoans commemorate, as it is Independence Day for our neighboring country of Mexico. As a border town, “Hispanics or Latinos” constitute ninety-five percent of the population, and a good portion are first-generation migrants. Continue reading “Identity Loss and the Destruction of Mexican-American Heritage”
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Native Laredo Artist Visits TAMIU

Award winning artist, poet, and playwright, Raquel Valle Senties, exhibited her Chicana Portrait Series on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU).  People gathered around to admire her artwork and listened attentively as she read some of her many poems. Continue reading “Native Laredo Artist Visits TAMIU”
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#YouTubeIsOverParty

By Catherine Geissler YouTube seems to be forgetting its roots judging by their recent implementation of strict guidelines for monetization.  Their broadly-stated list of actions and behavior deemed impermissible has polarized the community’s climate between the harassers and the creators. Continue reading “#YouTubeIsOverParty”
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Shakespeare and Cervantes Month Makes Impact

October was engulfed with literary praise through the celebrations of two literary giants Miguel De Cervantes and William Shakespeare.  The 400th anniversary of their passing encompassed various events within Texas A&M International University and also within the Laredo community.  Funding for the celebration was raised through Humanities Texas, a state branch of national endowment of humanities and organization of the celebration is honorably due to Dr. Ursula Klein, assistant professor of the English department and Dr. Lola Norris, assistant professor of the Spanish department at TAMIU. Continue reading “Shakespeare and Cervantes Month Makes Impact”
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From Australia to TAMIU

By Lina Garcia Egyptian parents, Australian nationality, multicultural understanding and values, and now a TAMIU engineering student. Daniel Rafael was born in Perth, Western Australia, where he attended Curtin University before moving to Laredo, Texas and enrolling at Texas A&M International University.   Continue reading “From Australia to TAMIU”
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From Russia to TAMIU

Every year, Texas A&M International University sends its students to numerous locations across the world through their study abroad programs. However, TAMIU is also the host institution for many foreign exchange students. Though some complete their higher education here, such as student athletes or graduate students, some come to TAMIU to experience the unique culture of Laredo and South Texas for a brief time.   Ivan Nikitin, a native of Volgda, Russia is one of those students. Nikitin, 21, studies Communication at the University of Applied Science in Arnhem, Netherlands, but is an exchange student at TAMIU this semester. Two months into his stay, he reflected on his experiences in this country. Continue reading “From Russia to TAMIU”
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Achieving the American Dream

by Betsabe Segovia Manuel Batista came to the United States from the Dominican Republic with a single objective: to become a successful businessman. His family was kind, noble, and hardworking, but destitute, what distinguished him was his passion and ability to work. Continue reading “Achieving the American Dream”
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