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TAMIU administration, University Learning Complex residents confront harassment, abuse
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TAMIU administration, University Learning Complex residents confront harassment, abuse

TAMIU administration, University Learning Complex residents confront harassment, abuse By Mario LopezCirculation ManagerPublished Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 TAMIU’s Office of Housing and Residence Life administration and residents at the University Learning Community take any form of harassment and abuse seriously. Texas A&M International University is an open campus, which means people can come and go at any time. The possibilities of harassment or abuse to a student by someone internal or external to the University exist. The student residents at the ULC are no exception. Director of Housing and Residence Life Manuel Vela said his office remains vigilant for the safety and wellbeing of resident students. Karla De Leon | BridgeUniversity Village’s community lounge is a s...
Dungeons & Dragons delves into campus
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Dungeons & Dragons delves into campus

Dungeons & Dragons delves into campus By Alejandro CarbajalIllustratorAndBy David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 The Dungeons & Dragons Organization on campus conjures up, as if by magical means, a way for students to try something new and communicate with fellow roleplayers. Also known as D&D Club for short, the organization began just before the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Before it could even get going, the club stuttered as if down to a single hit point and almost ceased its existence. In October, the club found a proverbial potion of healing and its status with SOLE resumed as an official campus club. Due to the pandemic, the organization’s presence primarily existed and also continues online. Though in-person events no...
TAMIU students volunteer at Pillar’s Black Out Haunted House
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TAMIU students volunteer at Pillar’s Black Out Haunted House

TAMIU students volunteer at Pillar’s Black Out Haunted House By Carolina CruzBridge Staff WriterPublished Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 Halloween time is finally here. Gather round, for something comes near. As witches and goblins begin to reappear, spirits and zombies plan to domineer. Can visitors survive this spooky season’s house of fear? Pillar hosts the Black Out Haunted House at Mall del Norte on the weekends of Oct. 15-17, Oct. 21-24, Oct. 28-31, and Nov. 4-7. Carolina Cruz | BridgeThe Black Out Haunted House at Mall del Norte recently. As a non-profit mental health organization, Pillar’s goal is to help people with substance abuse, reduce bullying, suicide prevention and help increase access to mental health services in the community. Texas A&M International Uni...
Faculty exhibit work in art show
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Faculty exhibit work in art show

Faculty exhibit work in art show By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 The College of Arts and Sciences recently welcomed students, and community, to the Think Fast! art exhibition at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.  Faculty opened the gallery doors back on Sept. 30 during a reception with the artists. Of course, masks were still recommended. Now this event can only be viewed by appointment through Assistant Professor of art Jesse Shaw. “I enjoyed having the opportunity to talk to students about my work, and I welcome all the questions and observations about the works in the exhibition,” Assistant Professor of art Emily Bayless said in an email sent to The Bridge. “I hope this type of dialogue and discussion will continue with futu...
Halloween Toyshow offers action figures, collectibles, smiles
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Halloween Toyshow offers action figures, collectibles, smiles

Halloween Toyshow offers action figures, collectibles, smiles By Jhoanna AngelesSocial Media ManagerPublished Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 Local collectors searched through bins, counters, racks and shelves looking for that elusive collectible. On Saturday, Oct. 2, local collectors hosted The Laredo Toyshow Halloween Edition at Embassy Suites on Calle del Norte. Jhoanna Angeles | BridgeAn unidentified person sells masks at a table full of Halloween decorations on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Embassy Suites Hotel in Laredo during The Laredo Toyshow Halloween Edition. Close to 30 vendors attended the event to share products with fanatics who attended the event, which consisted of toys, anime collectibles, comics, trading cards, Funko Pops and more. Texport vendor Salma Guzman recalled h...
El Grito celebration embraces Mexican culture
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El Grito celebration embraces Mexican culture

El Grito celebration embraces Mexican culture By Gabrielle PratherAssistant EditorPublished Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 One of the bigger annual Fall semester campus events focuses on Mexican Independence Day. Unlike last year, this year’s Sept. 16 fiesta—frequently called El Grito—returned to in-person status. El Grito participants celebrate Mexican history and Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S. Leonard Gonzalez | BridgeFolklorico dancers perform for the crowd during the El Grito event Sept. 16 on campus. These types of events are created to bring cultural awareness so new participants can understand the culture and history of Mexican independence from Spain. The general public of Laredo and TAMIU students attended the widely popular campus event, which took place outdoors, ...
PHOTO STORY: Wildlife startled by return of student life
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PHOTO STORY: Wildlife startled by return of student life

PHOTO STORY: Wildlife startled by return of student life By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPhotos by Karla De Leon and David Gomez Jr.Published Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 The local TAMIU wildlife seems uncertain of what to think as student life returns to campus. For the past year and a half, students “phoned in” their class attendance via the virtual environment and the wildlife expanded its presence some in that physical absence. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeStudents walk past a squadron of javelina on campus Friday evening, Sept. 10, 2021. Karla De Leon | BridgeA deer eats while looking at campus passersby on Sept. 10, 2021. The grass looks greener, the shrubs intact, and the palm trees sway in the breeze. Though, another noticeable detail that will be seen as students make their ...
Students present art at La Posada Hotel
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Students present art at La Posada Hotel

Students present art at La Posada Hotel By David PerezBridge contributing writerPublished Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 Mixed-media art students showed their works at La Posada Hotel in downtown Laredo during the “It Takes Two” exhibition. Texas A&M International University Assistant Professors of art Emily Bayless, Josias Figueirido Rivas and Jesse Shaw collaborated with La Posada Hotel’s Creative Marketing Director Olivia Goren for the April 16 event. The purpose of the mixed media exhibition was to promote student art projects made with multiple media forms. Jessica Rodriguez | Bridge FileAssistant Professor of art Emily Bayless shows some of her pottery work in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts in this file photo taken on Sept. 7, 2020. The event originated when repre...
Dusty’s Diner offers alternate menu
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Dusty’s Diner offers alternate menu

Dusty’s Diner offers alternate menu  By Jhoanna AngelesBridge Staff InternPublished Friday, April 9, 2021 TAMIU’s Dusty’s Diner changed its breakfast menu on March 3 to swap out its typical U.S. offerings for more of a Mexican-style. Diner employees hope the change continues on Wednesdays. Dusty’s Diner cook Genesis Silva offered her insight on the menu change. “We want to make something different,” Silva said. “Because we always put an American breakfast, so we decided to put more Mexican-style breakfast for [the students] and they love it.” Alejandro Carbajal | BridgeThe Breakfast Bonanza at Dusty's Diner features: re-fried chorizo beans, papa ala Mexicana and picadillo con papas. This dish was part of a special event at the diner on March 3. Diner employees hope this off...
Election Day
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Election Day

Art students encourage all to vote From Staff ReportsPublished Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 TAMIU art students recently participated in a non-partisan voting campaign in light of today's major election. The following students' work is featured in the above image gallery, in order of appearance (from top left): Estefania Rodriguez, Kassandra Romero, Nehemias Santos, Jessica Ramos, Travis Gonzalez and Venessa Rodriguez Renteria. For additional information on the project, interested persons may check out the @tamiuvisualarts Instagram feed.
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