Author: I.M. Kero

There’s Something About Zuckerberg

If one were to compare and contrast the last decade and the current one, there would be a stark difference with the use of social media. Social media has been around for more than ten years, and in Western society, it is used much in everyday life. It seems almost harder to run a business without the use of social media, and even if people do not actively post or participate on it, they are some that at least are passive observers that continue the flow of digital information. One specific company has become synonymous with all social media, Facebook.

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Rated P for Parenting

The debate between violent and adult video games and their effects on children is ridiculous. It really is. The fact that parents blame video games for their children’s behavior is another example of the poor and lazy parenting presented around the United States. Are certain video games violent? Of course, but are all video games for children? Absolutely not!

 

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The Divided States of America: Donald Trump’s Inauguration

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. A lot of people are happy about this, while a lot of people are also very unhappy.

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The State of the City

On January 12, 2017, Laredo’s Mayor Pete Saenz opened the political New Year with his address on the current state of the city. The address was held at the Laredo Energy Arena for a public audience.

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RESIST!

Crazy things have happened this year. The people of United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The American people voted for Donald Trump to be president of the United States. Turkey is planning to change sides. Russia’s sphere of influence grows, and here we are in America, the world’s most powerful country, crying and having our feelings hurt.
There is nothing wrong with feeling the pain. I feel it too, but we cannot let it control. There is going to be a time when we must stand our ground and fight.

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Killing for Free Tuition

My undergrad experience at Texas A&M International University was almost two full calendar years. I began school full time in January 2015 during Wintermester. As I think about it today, it doesn’t feel like such a distant memory. From then on, I pushed on through the spring semester, summer sessions, and fall. Then I repeated the process in 2016, and now I’m here. I was able to do this because I had free tuition.

 
Initially, some people wonder how I did it. They thought that I had rich parents that paid every session and semester, which is likely. They thought I got massive amounts of scholarships because of how well I’ve performed in my classes which is also likely, but I didn’t do any of that.

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Battlefield 1 Brings History Back to Video Games

Battlefield 1, developed by Digital Illusions CE (DICE) and published by Electronic Arts (EA), released on October 21.  The first-person shooter game is the first in the Battlefield franchise and one of the very few video games to be set during the First World War.  Its historical setting is very important in a time when video games, particularly first-person shooters, are often presented in futuristic and science fiction settings.

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Eastern European Nations Push for EU Army

The Czech Republic and Hungary are two of the recent nations speaking out on the need for greater defense ties. This comes at a time when the Russian Federation eyes at the possibility of resurging its military presence in Eastern Europe, and terrorist attacks from the Middle East have become recurrent on the European continent.

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When The Dark Knight Returned

Last month, we looked back at Alan Moore’s Watchmen and began to explore the literary and visual art of graphic novels.  However, around the same time of Watchmen’s release, DC Comics published another graphic novel that is as influential and critically adored as Alan Moore’s classic.  This story is Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns.  Like Watchmen, this story helped pioneer the mature age of comic books, but unlike Watchmen, which had original characters, The Dark Knight Returns brings the mature cynicism and dark realism to DC’s mainstream characters.

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Trump’s Softer Side in Mexico

In a surprise turn of events, Donald J. Trump packed his bags, put them in his private jet and flew south. However, in this trip he did not stop to a border city just like he did last year when he visited our Laredo. He went even further south, directly to Mexico City.

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