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OPINION: Halloween in moderation
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OPINION: Halloween in moderation

OPINION: Halloween in moderation Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 As we continue to move forward, the gray area continues to grow. We are neither regressing nor progressing rapidly but we have obtained a middle ground so we can resume the moments taken away by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
OPINION: Halloween not the only spooky thing
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OPINION: Halloween not the only spooky thing

OPINION: Halloween not the only spooky thing By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 Every year since returning to school, Halloween remains a stressful time for college students—or at least for me.  Midterms on the horizon, awkward group project meetups, deadlines for assignments that change from Sunday night to Friday evening at a moment’s notice? All this and more make me sweat through my ’90s dad-approved apparel, right down to the New Balance sneakers that I bought at Academy with my leftover financial aid refund. David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chief If I’m gonna move, then it better be in comfort. As I approach the sweet young age of 30 this December, I better get used to it.  However, that’s beside the point: due to being in and out of...
OPINION: Latina reflects on what it means to be Hispanic
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OPINION: Latina reflects on what it means to be Hispanic

OPINION: Latina reflects on what it means to be Hispanic By Jhoanna AngelesSocial Media ManagerPublished Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 The memories I am most fond of include standing in front of the crowd, observing the matachines do a dance for the Virgin Mary, and enjoying delicious Mexican delicacies, like tamales and champurrado. Going to the plaza with my family to watch the valet folklorico groups perform traditional dances to celebrate “El Grito” or Mexican Independence Day are times I will never forget while experiencing our wonderful traditions with my family. Jhoanna AngelesSocial Media Manager I still remember my grandmother telling me that if I do not sleep, the cucuy will take me during the night. It is very present in my memory that my aunts would tell me to never wa...
OPINION: ‘Back to life, back to reality’
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OPINION: ‘Back to life, back to reality’

OPINION: ‘Back to life, back to reality’ By Gabrielle A. PratherAssistant EditorPublished Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 Another semester goes by; after a year and a half in the pandemic, TAMIU returns. Spending my junior year in the pandemic wasn’t something I actually thought would ever happen; nonetheless, I quickly adapted to my circumstances and tried to find some normality to it. The pandemic revealed a perspective on how I viewed myself as an individual. Gabrielle PratherAssistant Editor Despite the pandemic’s effects, I think this is what I needed—a time to self-reflect and re-evaluate my life. From the beginning of Texas A&M International University's response to the pandemic until now, I reached a certain point where I value and better understand myself as an individu...
OPINION: Lateness not always a bad thing
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OPINION: Lateness not always a bad thing

OPINION: Lateness not always a bad thing By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Friday, Sept. 20, 2021 I have been late to work so much. So, so much. I have gotten write-ups and final warnings before being fired. This is not a “how to” guide to laziness, but it is a perspective opinion piece of how I have managed to keep myself afloat when my world was falling apart. David Gomez Jr.editor-in-chief Since my first job at the age of 18, at Chick-fil-A, I would go into work minutes late. Not only did that feel like a chip on my shoulder, because I was not trying to be late, but I was just trying so hard to wake up. Even now, at 29, I feel as if my alarm plays tricks on me and doesn’t go off when it is supposed to. It could be that I am losing my hearing. Who knows? Though, ...
OPINION: Return to parking woes
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OPINION: Return to parking woes

OPINION: Return to parking woes Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 It’s been nearly a year and a half since we’ve all been back to campus and now we’re face-to-face again. Now comes that special time where we’re getting up at the crack of dawn for that sweet parking space or risk making our own.
OPINION: Social distancing evident at Oscars like at school
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: Social distancing evident at Oscars like at school

OPINION: Social distancing evident at Oscars like at school By Gabriel ArredondoBridge Staff InternPublished Wednesday, May 5, 2021 So the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, occurred last weekend; they were quite different from previous years. This is the first time the Academy Awards ceremony was held during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the Emmys took place and the ceremony went completely virtually—much like current TAMIU courses. Gabriel ArredondoBridge Staff Intern At this year’s Academy Awards, announcers said it would not be virtual, but would be held in person. This was true in a sense, but it was done a little bit different than just in person. For the most part, the nominated celebrities all showed up at the actual location. This year’s ceremony was ...
OPINION: Looking back on an internship experience
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: Looking back on an internship experience

OPINION: Looking back on an internship experience By Gabriel ArredondoThe Bridge Staff InternPublished Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Before beginning my internship at The Bridge, I had no idea what to expect. I never took a written journalism course, so I had very little experience. I took broadcast journalism, but I knew those kinds of courses were quite different things. I also had a habit of not working well on a team. That is mostly because I’ve always been a very introverted person. So at first, I was kind of lost for these reasons, but, as time went on, I started to get used to the idea of working with others on stories and so on. Gabriel ArredondoBridge Staff Intern I learned the ethics of journalism, the art of photography and how to conduct interviews. This internship lef...
OPINION: Returning to ‘normal’ in classrooms
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OPINION: Returning to ‘normal’ in classrooms

OPINION: Returning to ‘normal’ in classrooms By Gabriel ArredondoBridge Staff InternPublished Friday, April 30, 2021 After almost a year of remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAMIU finally ramps up to return to in-person learning. In the fall semester, the University will return to traditional in-person classes. With this comes some positive and negative things. As a graduating student who will possibly return to TAMIU in the fall for my master’s, I have very mixed feelings about this idea of returning to in-person learning. Gabriel ArredondoBridge Staff Intern As far as positives, there are a few that come to mind. Speaking from personal experience, I am a very visual learner and I tend to learn better when I’m physically present. I understand more when the prof...
OPINION: 3 million too many to lose
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OPINION: 3 million too many to lose

OPINION: 3 million too many to lose Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Friday, April 30, 2021 Since COVID-19 erupted onto the local scene in March 2020, the disease took 3 million people's lives. Some lost friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances. May they rest in peace as the fight continues with hope on the horizon.
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