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Author: Dominique Flores

Student Safety with Gina Gonzalez
On Campus

Student Safety with Gina Gonzalez

Throughout the semester, many students have become swamped with the academic aspect of their transition into college. However, there are just as many communal opportunities as there are academic, as stressed in orientation. The transition from high school to college can be a major one, and the staff within Student Success here at TAMIU are here to make the transition as smooth and easy as possible. Gina Villarreal Gonzalez, assistant to the Vice President of Student Success, emphasized the many payoffs and benefits students can reap from becoming involved on and off campus. (more…)
Life & Arts

Fig Syndrome

Sylvia Path was an American writer who was well renowned during the Post-Modern Era. Like many writers of the time, she lived a brief, yet interesting life. Throughout most of her adult life, Plath was clinically depressed, and she was very expressive about it in her writing. Her expression of such allowed her to advance the genre of confessional poetry—the kind that focuses on intense personal moments in one’s life. Plath committed suicide at age 30. Her death was a melancholic finale to her melancholic life. (more…)
Babes Who Read
Life & Arts

Babes Who Read

Christina Xu is an artist and blogger currently residing in Laredo. Her vehement and sensual paintings were featured earlier this year in The Bridge’s February issue. Her shared exhibit “Eye of the Beholder” at local Gallery 201 was a memorable experience shared by all in attendance. Xu, always at work producing canvas after canvas and keeping up with her online blog, is furthering her creative endeavors with her latest summer project: Babes Who Read. (more…)
Laredo’s Gallerista Extraordinaire
Life & Arts

Laredo’s Gallerista Extraordinaire

  Photo by Rafael Garcia of CC42 Photography Gayle Aker Rodriguez is Laredo’s most vivacious gallerista. She is the owner of downtown’s Gallery 201, which hosts much of the city’s Mexican, Texan, and local artwork. The gallery exhibits an array of art –including but not limited to—paintings, flamenco dance, poetry readings, and launch parties. Gayle’s diverse love of the arts allows her to use her gallery to give local citizens and visitors of Laredo a chance to socialize and mingle in a new vibrant and cultural ambiance that isn’t felt elsewhere. Gallery 201 is a unique piece of Laredo for everyone to visit and love. (more…)
Planetarium Offers Summer Showings
On Campus

Planetarium Offers Summer Showings

The Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium is one of Texas A&M International University’s and the state of Texas’s most sophisticated digital projection systems. The planetarium’s impressive equipment employs 5.1 surround sound, 3-D computer graphics, and two 4 K projectors that transport audience viewers into the vast mysteries of space and time. Twenty-nine shows are currently being offered to TAMIU’s community and the public –four of which feature history’s greatest music of all time from the bands Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. (more…)
Organic Man Coffee Trike Relocates
Life & Arts

Organic Man Coffee Trike Relocates

The revitalization of downtown Laredo is in full effect. The Organic Man Coffee Trike—originally a regular tenant at the downtown Farmers Market before setting up a trendy bricks and motor business—has now relocated to a cozy site on the popular Iturbide Street next to On the Rocks Tavern, another local favorite. Owners have pulled out all the stops to extend a unique coffee service to Laredo locals and visitors. (more…)
Academia

The “New” Bridge

TAMIU’s student newspaper is under new leadership. Dr. Daniel De la Miyar began his role as the organization’s coordinator at the beginning of this Spring 2016 school semester. Along with directing The Bridge’s participation to the university, Dr. De la Miyar hopes to build a diverse staff of creative student journalists and contributors who will provide the campus and city of Laredo with an enriched form of news content. (more…)
All That Glitters Is Not Gold
Life & Arts

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

By Dominique Flores How accustomed have Americans become to basing merit on appearance? Skin color and social class are obvious prejudices that men and woman of all ages alike have experienced. More so, fundamental business classes, such as those offered at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School, teach their students the formality of business dress and business casual, emphasizing that appearance will determine whether or not a person of status will determine your worthiness of time, and, essentially, money. It appears people are stereotyping others over their external style of choice. Eloy Santa Cruz, a Psychology major at TAMIU, is nonchalantly rising above the stereotypes outsiders categorize him in. (more…)
“Eye of the Beholder” at Gallery 201
Life & Arts

“Eye of the Beholder” at Gallery 201

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition.  Story and photos by Dominique Flores “Eye of the Beholder” is the latest exhibit at Gallery 201 located in downtown Laredo. Christina Xu and Edgar Saldaña are the artists featured, and their work fills the space with abstract and expressionist flare: canvases of all sizes hang among the beige rock interior. Visitors are immediately greeted with a guest list to sign and option to include an e-mail address for future event notifications. Further down the entrance is a table of complimentary wine and hors d’oeurves. Xu has provided both photo and canvas prints of her paintings, while Edgar printed copies of a miniature autobiography. Gallery 201 gives an ambiance of social swank and art education instantly. (m...
On Campus

Long Live the Cowboy?

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition. by Dominique Flores The Lone Star State has symbolized the independence Texas built its ideals over since is seperation from Mexico. Cowboys, Generation X perservationists, began Texas’s individualistic culture based on agricultural functionality. Native Texans, that is, based their economics on the practice of farming, in which deligence is the state’s security.  An attitude for self reliance and a preference for minimal government intrusion is the result: “The primary function of government is to ensure the stability of a society so that individuals can pursue their own interests,” adds one author of Government and Politics of the Lone Star State. (more…)
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