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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: Theater professor shares highlights
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ARTS: Theater professor shares highlights

ARTS: Theater professor shares highlights By Viviana TellezBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 A local thespian discovered his passion early, but little did he know he would play the roles of a theater professor, director and playwright. Instructional Associate Professor of theater Gilberto Martinez Jr. is in his 12th year at Texas A&M International University. Recently, he furthered his education by completing his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Idaho; he also holds a doctorate in education from Texas A&M University–Kingsville. His goal is to instill confidence in his students as better communicators and to help them understand the human experience. “I would like to teach until my last breath,” Martinez said. Courtesy Gilbert...
CAMPUS: Discover TAMIU returns
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CAMPUS: Discover TAMIU returns

CAMPUS: Discover TAMIU returns By Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Monday, May 16, 2022 The campus flowed with pop music and the chatter of students, faculty and families to celebrate Discover TAMIU. After being canceled in 2021 due to health concerns, the annual event returned on April 9 to offer more than 110 activities to showcase Texas A&M International University’s academics and student life. These events included musical performances from student groups like Allegro and Mariachi Internacional, athletic activities like kickball games and obstacle courses, and more literacy-focused activities like read-alongs hosted by TAMIU alumni and local children’s literature authors. Miriam Salinas | BridgeUnidentified children look at 2-liter bottles filled with wate...
‘For whom the bell tolls’: Campus to hold Celebration of Life this month
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‘For whom the bell tolls’: Campus to hold Celebration of Life this month

'For whom the bell tolls': Campus to hold Celebration of Life this month By David PeraltaBridge Staff InternPublished on Monday, May 16, 2022 Continuing the tradition of remembering the lives lost, TAMIU holds another Celebration of Life event this month. Texas A&M International University scheduled the ceremony for May 23 in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. “Celebration of Life is an event where we honor all alumni and current or retired faculty,” Vice President for Institutional Advancement Rosanne Palacios said. “What it is, is we have some very touching readings … and we recite the names [of the person who passed,] followed by a bell.” submitted photoOne of the previous Celebration of Life events at TAMIU. With the passing of alumni, staff and law enf...
CAMPUS: Earth Day Festival brings in donations
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CAMPUS: Earth Day Festival brings in donations

CAMPUS: Earth Day Festival brings in donations By Alejandro Garcia IVBridge contributing writerPublished Monday, May 16, 2022 Thousands of dollars in resources and goods were donated to TAMIU’s Environmental Health and Safety Department for this year's Earth Day Festival. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeStudent-created leaf pledges show students' desire to celebrate Earth Day on April 22 at TAMIU. Schneider Electric donated more than $2,500 in materials, such as the bicycle repair station, gardening supplies, stickers, T-shirts, reusable tote bags with goodies and more. The Environmental Health and Safety Department unveiled the new bicycle repair station to promote bicycling and energy conservation. The new bicycle repair station is located near the Recreational Center. This yea...
ARTS: Creating their final show
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ARTS: Creating their final show

ARTS: Creating their final show By Heron CarramanBridge contributing writerPublished Monday, May 16, 2022 Before they said goodbye to the University, the visual arts seniors put on one last show: the Nine Devines. Nine Texas A&M International University students presented their work at the senior exhibition. The show presented works from various visual arts seniors ranging from paintings to drawings. “[We had] a wide range of techniques and content,” Assistant Professor of art Jesse Shaw said. “This year, many students are interested in installation art and mixed media. [There were] works with many components displayed in three-dimensional space.” Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeA cyanotype and ceramics piece by Isai Olivas from the Blue Journey hangs on the wall on April 26 ...
TAMIU holds second Lavender Graduation
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TAMIU holds second Lavender Graduation

TAMIU holds second Lavender Graduation By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, May 16, 2022 A group of 13 Dustdevils took pride in receiving their purple stole and cord at the University’s second Lavender Graduation hosted by SOLE. At 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, the LGBTQ+ cording ceremony, also known as Lavender Graduation, was held in the Texas A&M International University Student Center Room 236, hosted by the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership & Engagement. “Today celebrates our Dustdevils and the ceremony focuses, and honors, students who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community,” Assistant Director of SOLE Nayeli Lopez said. “It is a ceremony celebrated across the United States to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied students to...
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,” ...
RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows
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RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows

RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows By Mireilly Gonzalez Bridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, May 5, 2022 Two TAMIU professors discovered a possible key to battle local misinformation. Texas A&M International University Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vásquez and Assistant Professor of social sciences Wanzhu Shi worked together on a research article on COVID-19 misinformation. “We found a lot of interesting stuff,” Soto-Vásquez recalled of their joint research. Karla De Leon | Bridge Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vásquez looks at the computer screen in his office in the Academic Innovation Center on Apr. 27. One of their key findings revolves around the idea ...
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