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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: WWE Superstar Otis heads to Laredo for Monday Night Raw
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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: WWE Superstar Otis heads to Laredo for Monday Night Raw

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: WWE Superstar Otis heads to Laredo for Monday Night Raw By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Friday, June 24, 2022 WWE Superstar Otis, a former Mr. Money in the Bank winner and Colorado State University—Pueblo alumnus, makes his way to Laredo. WWE Superstar Otis Otis hits the mat this Monday night as part of John Cena’s 20th Anniversary edition of WWE Raw at the Sames Auto Arena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 27. “This is the first time for me [in Laredo],” Otis told The Bridge, “and a privilege.” He represents half of the Alpha Academy, a tag team currently hitting the ropes in many cities throughout the country on a weekly basis as part of WWE Raw and Smackdown. Both shows serve as the longest running episodic programs to date. Oti...
ARTS: Dallas Black Dance Theatre visits campus
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ARTS: Dallas Black Dance Theatre visits campus

ARTS: Dallas Black Dance Theatre visits campus By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre brought the creative dance blends of modern jazz and African spiritual dance to TAMIU. “We are celebrating our 45th season and we have performed all over the world,” DBDT Artistic Director Melissa M. Young said. For a dance school that performed for the late, first President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, the Queen Elizabeth of England and held performances in 32 states, 16 countries and on five continents, Young still believes it is more than just dance, but a human connection. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeA member of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre performs a creative blend of modern jazz and African spirtual dance in the Center for the ...
CAMPUS: Film Club, Dusty Visions merge
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CAMPUS: Film Club, Dusty Visions merge

CAMPUS: Film Club, Dusty Visions merge By Samantha GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Sunday, May 15, 2022 Through the union of the TAMIU Film Club and Dusty Visions, comes a new organization called LFS TAMIU. The new organization partners with the Laredo Film Society. "I think these changes will be beneficial to LFS TAMIU quite a bit,” Texas A&M International University Film Club Acting President Lissette Montemayor Tristan said. “A new chapter has unfolded for us as an organization and I remember I was a member of LFS TAMIU, formerly known as Dusty Visions, when the pandemic hit.” Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeLissette Montemayor Tristan, acting president of Dusty Visions at TAMIU. They worked on producing a movie that took place in a completely online world, but ended ...
CAMPUS: Organizations face off in Dusty Cup
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CAMPUS: Organizations face off in Dusty Cup

CAMPUS: Organizations face off in Dusty Cup By Carolina CruzBridge Staff WriterPublished Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Get Ready. Set. Go! Texas A&M International University student organizations went face-to-face with one another in this year’s annual Dusty Cup. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeIsamary Martinez, left, guides Daniella Delgado in a blind dodgeball game for the Dusty Cup event at TAMIU's Rec Center on April 24. TAMIU organizations participate in a series of competitions, called Dusty Cup, for the opportunity to win prizes which benefit their organizations. It was held on April 24 this year.  “We do a physical portion, academics and social media,” Traditions Committee Chair Monserrat Garza said. “So, all the organizations compete for a chance to win between thr...
CAMPUS: Spring Fling night brings in full house
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CAMPUS: Spring Fling night brings in full house

CAMPUS: Spring Fling night brings in full house By Samantha GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Another of TAMIU’s traditions made a recent comeback after spending time on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From 9 p.m. to midnight on April 30, Texas A&M International University hosted its Spring Fling event at the Student Center Ballroom. The event followed the Student Life Awards and included free drinks and food, as well as a photo area for students. The free event encouraged students to celebrate the end of the semester. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeStudents dance the night away on the ballroom dance floor during the traditional Spring Fling hosted by TAMIU on April 30. "I had no idea that we were even having a Spring Fling until the night of,” ...
OPINION: Oscars worth watching anymore?
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OPINION: Oscars worth watching anymore?

OPINION: Oscars worth watching anymore? By Mireilly GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Tuesday, April 12, 2022 [Editor's Note: This story has been edited and updated on Friday, April 29, 2022, to include two additional paragraphs at the end.] On March 22, 16.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the Oscars. It was a train wreck. The 2022 show’s viewership went down as the second least-watched and worst-rated Academy Awards show. Mireilly Gonzalez People coined the dramatic confrontation between Chris Rock and Will Smith as the “Slap Heard Around the Internet,” but even that couldn’t help the show’s views and ratings. Some even speculated that the whole argument might’ve been staged. Personally, the Oscars were so cringey and had so many futile attempts at making out-of-t...
ARTS: TAMIU Strings take stage for recital
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ARTS: TAMIU Strings take stage for recital

ARTS: TAMIU Strings take stage for recital By Samantha GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, March 24, 2022 Combining the musical talents of the University with three local high schools, a middle school and an elementary school, the TAMIU Strings offered its String Connection Recital. Held in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall on Feb. 11, numerous students performed alongside Associate Professor of music Yu-Mei Huang with classical compositions open to the public. The concert was free of charge. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeTAMIU presents the String Connection Recital at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall with Ruth Yang playing the violin on stage on Feb. 11. Performance groups included students from United Middle School as well...
ARTS: Classical musicians perform on campus
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ARTS: Classical musicians perform on campus

ARTS: Classical musicians perform on campus By Mireilly GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Wednesday, March 23, 2022 In TAMIU’s softly lit Recital Hall, an applause welcomed Assistant Professor of music Yu-Mein Huang to the stage. She walked confidently to the center wearing a rose gold sequin dress, violin in hand and greeted the audience with a smile. Huang invited two other professional musicians, violinist Miroslav Hristov and pianist Chih-Long Hu, as guests for TAMIU’s Music and Friends event. Near the end of their master performance, Hristov expressed gratitude to Huang “for the invitation and for the amazing hospitality,” during the March 4 performance. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeAssociate Professor Yu-Mei Huang, left, and University of Tennessee-Knoxville Professor Mi...
CAMPUS: SGA takes back Maroon Monday
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CAMPUS: SGA takes back Maroon Monday

CAMPUS: SGA takes back Maroon Monday By Gabrielle PratherAssistant EditorPublished Wednesday, March 16, 2022 TAMIU’s Student Government Association brought back Maroon Monday through its Traditions Committee. A big part of campus community interaction focuses around events that undergo and create an atmosphere for students to collide and gain school spirit. Outside of Maroon Madness, Maroon Monday spreads TAMIU traditions of school spirit, where anything maroon shows that spirit. David Peralta| BridgeSenior Elizabeth Morillo, center, takes a free cookie for singing up on @txamiu.sga.traditions on Instagram to celebrate Maroon Monday on Feb. 21 in the TAMIU breezeway. SGA celebrated Maroon Monday by notifying students to wear maroon and support TAMIU. They also offered cooki...
Planetarium reopens amid COVID-19 pandemic
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Planetarium reopens amid COVID-19 pandemic

Planetarium reopens amid COVID-19 pandemic By Brenda AlvarezBridge contributing writerPublished Wednesday, March 2, 2022(Originally published in the February print edition, 2022) Planetarium patrons once again explore the stars, wild animals and extreme weather inside the dome for family friendly shows. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas A&M International University staple reopened to the public back in Fall 2021. People returned to experience scenes across the curved screen at TAMIU’s Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium. Inside the glass pyramid, which is topped off with a gold pinnacle, lies a big dome that according to the planetarium's website, is “a state-of-the-art digital five-projection system and the digital technology utilized to project 360-degree immersive video...
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