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President Keck Leaves TAMIU
Academia, On Campus

President Keck Leaves TAMIU

A press conference was held Friday, May 6, 2016 regarding the announcement of President Ray M. Keck being made the new Interim President for Texas A&M Commerce. (more…)
Centro Aztlan Provides Services For Local Immigrants
Civil Affairs

Centro Aztlan Provides Services For Local Immigrants

Many students on campus may not realize that their classmates are DREAMERS. No, I do not mean day dreamers, I mean DACA Dreamers. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals created in 2012, and it has become the safety net for many Dreamers that were brought to this country as children by their parents. Through DACA, these students are then able to attend college, gain employment, and are eligible for deferred action. According to the USISC website, “Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time.” DACA lasts 2-3 years, and is renewable. But how do these students get DACA? Where do they go? There are many organizations public and private which offer immigration services including DACA. These ...
Laredo High School Film & Media Festival at TAMIU
On Campus

Laredo High School Film & Media Festival at TAMIU

  TAMIU held a series of workshops for the Laredo High School Film and Media Festival on March 22, 2016. Graduate and undergraduate students from Professor Marcela Moran’s communication and media courses presented different film topics in panel style sessions for the high school students. The first session was conducted by undergraduate students who spoke on the duties of a director behind the scenes. The group discussed pre-production and included tips to get through filming without losing friends in the process. Gerardo Lerma, a former VMT student led the session and he gave a crash course on building a narrative. Some tips for preproduction were to always use a storyboard and shot list. The students stated that they are essential for staying on time and on track. The group...
Entre Guadalupe y Malinche – Tejanas in Literature and Art Book Signing at TAMIU
On Campus

Entre Guadalupe y Malinche – Tejanas in Literature and Art Book Signing at TAMIU

As a “new” student to TAMIU, I am constantly impressed by the amount and quality of guest speakers we have access to at our university. Working with The Bridge has pushed me to attend lectures and events that I might not have considered otherwise. On Tuesday March 29, 2016, I was able to attend a reading and book signing by Chicana authors held in the Zaffirini Success Center. Several women authors who contributed to the book “Entre Guadalupe y Malinche – Tejanas in Literature and Art” were present to read some of their selections. The writers present included Mary Sue Galindo, Raquel Senties, Rose Trevino, and of course Dr. Norma Cantu, editor of the collection. Dr. Norma Elia Cantu should be a familiar name to Laredoans who enjoy literature, as she has published several novels includin...
Lanterns of Love Festival 5K Run/Walk
On Campus

Lanterns of Love Festival 5K Run/Walk

By Iris Vasquez Guerrero Tickets are on sale now for individuals and groups, for the Lanterns of Love Festival 5K Run/Walk. The event will be held in the TAMIU Student Center on April 9, 2016 from 7am to 2pm. Tickets are being sold for $10 pre-registration, and $15 onsite. (more…)
To Vote Or Not To Vote?
Politics

To Vote Or Not To Vote?

This is the final installment of a three-part series covering Bill Clinton’s visit to TAMIU and related topics. By Iris Vasquez Guerrero Students seem to feel like they make up a large part of the voting population. While this may be true, they are not showing up to vote. (more…)
STCE at TAMIU
On Campus

STCE at TAMIU

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition. Story and photos by Iris Vasquez Guerrero Imagine a ballroom filled with hundreds of boxes of comics, every kind of action figure, and even some stuffed My Little Ponys.  That is what got underway the last weekend in January here on campus.  The South Texas Collectors Expo was held Saturday January 30th, and Sunday January 31s, 2016. (more…)
Academia

Coming Back from Two F’s

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition. By Iris Vasquez Guerrero Resigning from my job of three years was not easy, but neither are most major life decisions.  I gave up my full time position in order to return to school and finally finish my bachelor’s degree.  My college career originally began when I was an eighteen-year-old know-it-all that desperately wanted to leave Laredo.  I was accepted to Texas A&M-Kingsville, and I made all the usual mistakes that a new student makes.  Long story short, I completed four years at TAMUK, but received no degree.  I was also about two years away from graduation. (more…)
Editorial

Keeping the Soap in Your Mouth

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition. By Iris Vasquez Guerrero Since I can remember my parents have always scolded me for using foul language in their presence. I was brought up in a fairly strict household, where if I even whispered a bad word I would get more than just yelled at.  Up until very recently have I become bolder and use some questionable language in front of them, to which they still give the side eye.  The freedom that is allowed in the classroom can sometimes become a bit overwhelming and even somewhat vulgar when students take their liberty to heart. (more…)
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