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OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth
Guest Article, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth

OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth By Osvaldo De LeonGuest ColumnistPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 A letter to future graduates: If you are reading this, it is because you are or will be a future graduate from a university. Let me begin by saying congratulations on your accomplishments in your academic career. Not everyone gets to have such a privilege like you. Osvaldo De Leon In fact, your unique attainment is not common in the history of the world. Degrees were given to the few intelligent and curious-minded, like yourself. Throughout your academic career, you majored in a discipline that made you happy, and eager to pursue knowledge, beauty and truth. These transcendental ideals made the University a place where the individual cultivates his/her mind...
OPINION: To the grocery store or bust
Illustrations, In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: To the grocery store or bust

OPINION: To the grocery store or bust Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge Illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Tuesday, April 12, 2022 With the ongoing war in the Ukraine caused by Vladimir Putin, gasoline prices are at an all-time high, impacting practically everyone. At this point, gas is worth its weight in gold, burning a hole in everyone's funds—meaning people will have to use less or find other methods to save on gas.
OPINION: Oscars worth watching anymore?
Entertainment, In Our View, Opinion

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...
OPINION: Feeling down? Keep looking down
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: Feeling down? Keep looking down

OPINION: Feeling down? Keep looking down By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-ChiefPublished Tuesday, April 12, 2022 As I type this, I think “Huh, maybe I should write right now because I feel this way and take advantage of this emotion?” Said emotion being gloom. There I am. Just feeling, but then it hits me like a ton of bricks. It wasn’t while I sat in front of the Mac desktop in The Bridge office, but during my walk around campus and discovering at least 10 smiley face gums that are stuck on the concrete paths around campus. David Gomez Jr. Easter is around the corner and many will search for eggs, but I think finding these magical smiley face gems to be much more rewarding. Personally, I’ve been in a terrible mood as of late. So, to spot these little works of art genuinel...
OPINION: ‘InstaFeet’ violates privacy law
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: ‘InstaFeet’ violates privacy law

OPINION: ‘InstaFeet’ violates privacy law By Elis Reyes-SanchezBridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, March 17, 2022 When I scrolled through the TAMIU Student Network Facebook page, I saw a post asking if anyone knew there was a “bathroom foot pic” account on Instagram. I couldn't help myself and went to check out the page. At first, I thought it was kind of funny and thought it was a spoof page, as many pictures on the account seemed staged. Elis Reyes-Sanchez I saw a picture of bare feet, with no socks or shoes, doing what I can only assume, their business. My initial thought, “Who does that?” You have another picture of someone with just one shoe on, and another one pointing down directly at their feet. Those pictures seemed staged. However, there were many that di...
OPINION: Take action, be passionate, be involved
Editorial, Opinion

OPINION: Take action, be passionate, be involved

OPINION: Take action, be passionate, be involved By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-ChiefPublished Wednesday, March 16, 2022 My dog sleeps in her kennel, the breeze setting is set on the tower fan and a powered on 55-inch TV casts a glow in my room late at night. It airs Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations.” I sit in what yoga enthusiasts call “the easy pose” while typing away at my Macbook Pro. David Gomez Jr. That is all you need to know to understand where I may go with this opinion piece. Yes, I should probably be informing the student body, or the handful of people who read my column–I’ve seen the online views and it’s sad–that they should be more involved with the University. Bourdain is eating street tacos and my mouth is watering now. Geez. I have many issues regarding ...
OPINION: Putin paints Ukraine red
Illustrations, International Affairs, Opinion

OPINION: Putin paints Ukraine red

OPINION: Putin paints Ukraine red Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge Illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Friday, March 4, 2022 Vladimir Putin is on a warpath in the Ukraine, painting the country red with the blood of their forces, as well as civilians. Whether the Ukraine will prevail or fall to Putin's iron fist is a chance that either one could happen. Though once that war is over, what be Putin's next move?
OPINION: ‘Winter is coming’
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: ‘Winter is coming’

OPINION: ‘Winter is coming’ By Gabrielle PratherAssistant EditorPublished Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 Another year, another semester goes by and Spring 2022 has arrived. My first initial thought of spring is all about the radiant colors of the flowers, the vibrant rays of the sun or the mere reminder of Spring Break. Yet, not in this case. Gabrielle Prather Instead, the beginning of the new Texas A&M International University semester reigns in blizzarding cold, and gloomy weather, not to mention the multitude of rapid COVID-19 cases presented. The familiarity of 2020’s events seem to rear their ugly head once more, at the beginning of this new year. Frankly, I wasn’t sure what would happen if we had to do remote learning again. This is my last semester at TAMIU, and man...
OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests
Editorial, Health, Illustrations, Opinion

OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests

OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 The United States launched a website where anyone can get rapid COVID-19 tests right to their doorstep, per household. For those who can't get a test at a clinic, this could be a life saver to have just in case. Interested persons can learn more at https://www.covidtests.gov/
OPINION: Is it worth it? I don’t know, but it’s a struggle
Editorial, Opinion, Web Exclusive

OPINION: Is it worth it? I don’t know, but it’s a struggle

WEB EXCLUSIVE DECEMBER EDITION OPINION: Is it worth it? I don’t know, but it’s a struggle By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 As I get closer and closer to taking less credits per semester, I can’t help but think, so far: is earning a degree even worth it? I see my family getting older and impatient, my goddaughter growing up faster than I can blink, my body getting wider from malnutrition and my debt accumulating. Reaching near $30,000 now. Yup. David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chief I am a part-time student, part-time worker and part-time editor-in-chief of The Bridge. Every day, I contemplate quitting one of the three and it’s taking its toll. Though, let me tell you all the things that make me believe I am on the right track. I’ll start wit...
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