Category: Academia

Meet TAMIU’s Sixth President, Dr. Pablo Arenaz

By Danny Zaragoza

A procession filled the stage with college and university delegates, faculty and student representatives in full regalia at the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts auditorium on April 13, 2017 for an Investiture Ceremony held to install TAMIU’s 6th president.

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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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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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A Texas-Sized Educational Leap

By Giovanni Salinas and Sergio Loera

The Texas Academy of International & STEM studies is perhaps the newest high school in Laredo, it is located inside Cowart Hall at Texas A&M International University, TAMIU, and is part of TAMIU Independent School District, TISD. It was first formed through a legislation authored by Senator Judith Zaffirini around 10 years ago, but planning came to a halt due to a lack of funding.


However, in 2014, the first cohort was inducted into the Academy featuring a total of 42 students. The Academy showed great results as the first graduate class in 2016 attempted 582 student credit hours and completed 567 for a mind-blowing passing percentage of 97.4.


Ms. Cassandra Ramirez was part of the first graduating class.


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TAMIU’s School of Business Master Programs

By Lorena Rodriguez

For those students graduating soon, many questions might be lingering, but an important one is what will you do next? Some of you will be going back home while others will leave town to pursue their careers. For those graduates students that are undecided whether to leave town and continue with their studies at another university, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) offers many graduate programs.

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Identity Loss and the Destruction of Mexican-American Heritage

By Carmen Garcia

15 y 16 de Septiembre marks one of the biggest celebrations Laredoans commemorate, as it is Independence Day for our neighboring country of Mexico. As a border town, “Hispanics or Latinos” constitute ninety-five percent of the population, and a good portion are first-generation migrants.

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Shakespeare and Cervantes Month Makes Impact

October was engulfed with literary praise through the celebrations of two literary giants Miguel De Cervantes and William Shakespeare.  The 400th anniversary of their passing encompassed various events within Texas A&M International University and also within the Laredo community.  Funding for the celebration was raised through Humanities Texas, a state branch of national endowment of humanities and organization of the celebration is honorably due to Dr. Ursula Klein, assistant professor of the English department and Dr. Lola Norris, assistant professor of the Spanish department at TAMIU.

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Free Speech?

By Jasmine Speer

Recently University of Toronto’s Dr .Jordan B. Petersen held a speech rally supporting his idea to refuse using gender pronouns for transgender people.  He made controversial statements in his rally, there is a video of extreme importance on YouTube that surfaced, revealing Doctor Jordan B. Petersen’s opinions on  Canadian Parliamentary Bill C-16: a bill that would legalize punishment for people who refuse to use binary gender pronouns.  Moreover, a certain type of censorship occurred at the rally where the Jordan Petersen held his speech.  People who did not agree with his views deliberately silenced him by turning on a white noise machine to make his speech extremely difficult to hear for audience to hear.

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Guns On Campus

By Juan Lazcano

As we know campus carry is now allowed in most, if not all, public universities in Texas. Beginning August 1, 2016, licensed handgun owners can carry their weapons on campus; however, the gun must be concealed.

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Gap Year

By “El Cafetero”

The English tradition of the ‘Gap year’ is usually performed during the time of one’s high school graduation and also between graduation of a Bachelors degree and the beginning toward Graduate School. This time off is usually dedicated to joining the workforce and volunteering and gradually finding how to handle life responsibilities on your own.

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