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Day: October 12, 2020

COVID-19 testing continues on campus
Health, News, On Campus

COVID-19 testing continues on campus

COVID-19 testing continues on campus By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 With a limited number of COVID-19 tests available, TAMIU students, faculty and staff might want to take advantage while the opportunity still exists. “I fear of testing numbers being so low that the A&M branches will stop testing and then have our numbers rise again,” Vice President for Student Success Minita Ramirez said. Her job includes advocating for Texas A&M International University students and faculty, as well as raising their concerns. “Everyone who shops for groceries or goes out to parks to take long walks, they should test,” Ramirez said. “Try to test regularly when you think you’ve been somewhere you might have been exposed and self-quarantine until you...
Student creates own small business during self-quarantine
Features, Humans of TAMIU, Life & Arts

Student creates own small business during self-quarantine

Student creates own small business during self-quarantine By Gabriela ChapaBridge Staff InternPublished Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 [Editor’s note: The following is the third installment in a series of articles about different Texas A&M International University students, faculty and staff who are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope their stories can be as inspiring to you as we found them to be.] While some found time on their hands during the COVID-19 self-quarantine, one TAMIU student turned his hobby into a business. Psychology major Jesus Huerta, 24, also minoring in sociology, is close to graduating this December. Huerta always connected to art and music and this is how he found inspiration to create marble paintings in his spare time over the summer...
University reorganizes science labs for student safety
Academia, Health, Science and Tech

University reorganizes science labs for student safety

University reorganizes science labs for student safety By Gabriela ChapaBridge Staff InternPublished Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 In an attempt to further prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, the University reorganized many of its science labs for Fall 2020. The new Texas A&M International University Flex courses and other virtual classroom options, such as the changes to science labs, make up part of a new University plan unveiled in August. “This TAMIU Back Together Plan is the product of five committees formed by President Arenaz that included faculty, staff, students and administrators,” according to the TAMIU student FAQs on the coronavirus webpage. “Their recommendations, along with guidance from The Texas A&M University System, guides our safe return to campus thi...
OPINION: Positivity can hurt too
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: Positivity can hurt too

OPINION: Positivity can hurt too By Erick BarrientosManaging EditorPublished Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 Last semester, I was dealing with a pretty heavy break up and, well — we all know how that goes. The days that followed were not my best because there was a lot of frustration, confusion and pain but it is normal. If you know anything about me, if you don’t then you’re gonna learn something, I tend to dive into those kinds of emotions and let myself “feel them out.” Otherwise, I will never get better. Of course, my friends were aware of the situation, obviously because I told them. They were as supportive as they could have been, which was great. I loved that. However, I noticed something very interesting as the weeks progressed. The longer I was dealing with my feelings, expressing...
OPINION: Everyone needs a mask
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: Everyone needs a mask

OPINION: Everyone needs a mask By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 TAMIU’s own “Forrest Gump” often sits outside alone, despite Laredo’s grueling summer heat. This particular summer, he wasn’t even protecting himself with a mask through the novel coronavirus pandemic. David Gomez Jr. Back on Aug. 3, 2017, no one would have guessed the statue of J. O. Walker, sitting on a bench on the northeast side of the Fine and Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M International University, would ever walk of his own free will to the bookstore, grab a mask, put it on and without any discomfort around his ears. The poor guy sits out in all weather conditions—the least TAMIU could do is supply him with a complementary mask, a cloth one at that. Were the s...
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