Day: February 10, 2017

Avoiding the Freshman Fifteen

By Alejandra Hernandez

What is the “Freshman 15?”  It is an expression that refers to an amount of weight often gained by students during their first year of college.


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Medical Miracles

By Alexis Garza

Today’s great breakthroughs in modern medicine have shocked the world on how we view traditional medicine.



Our idea of medicine is your basic tablets with some side effects, but as time goes on the norms of medicine are starting to shift and what was once illegal is now becoming a scientific breakthrough.


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Replacing Obamacare

By Ana C. Posada


Approximately 69% of Republicans and 63% of Democrats say that healthcare costs are too high and should be lowered. Trump and his fellow Republicans have long vowed to end Obama’s legacy, and have taken the steps to do so.

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Skewed News

By Danny Zaragoza

The current political culture in the United States has caused Facebook feeds to fill with links to implicitly biased websites which echo the times of yellow journalism’s contribution to the Spanish-American War.

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Philosophy Society Hosts Guest Lecture

The TAMIU Philosophy Society is continuing last semester’s theme of Philosophy of Art to encourage discourse among students who are interested in the nature of art, its origins, purpose, myriad forms, standards of assessment, effects on the individual and society at large, and ends.

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Sex Traffic A Growing Problem Worldwide

By Diana Gaytan


According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, there were 7,527 reported cases in 2016. 5,551 of them were cases of human sex trafficking.



In the state of Texas, 670 cases of human trafficking were reported in 2016. 473 of those cases involved sex trafficking and 574 of those victims were females.

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STCE’S TAMIU Comic Con in a Nutshell.

By  Dylon Wells and Gloria Cantu


The South Texas Collectors Expo (STCE) Comic Con at TAMIU was an astounding success. The event began on morning of January 28th and ended with a magnificent cosplay contest on January 29th.

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When TV Watches Back

Earlier this year, Vizio was found guilty of collecting data on approximately 11 million consumer TVs without the user’s knowledge or consent, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

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Coppola Woes

By Kassandra de Hoyos        

For the most part, writers write what they know.  The world of celebrity is all Sofia Coppola has ever known – thanks to her father being film legend Francis Ford Coppola.  So, it’s not a surprise this transfers onto her films.

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TAMIU Expanding its Horizons

By Kassandra Juarez

With technology being a huge party of our lives today, many students want to pursue a career that falls into that category, such as Systems Engineering.



Here in Laredo Texas, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) offers a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering which is a great option for students who would then like to purse a career in that field.

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