Category: Editorial

Ready for everything, master of none

Four years ago, I stepped onto the grounds of Texas A&M International University with a fresh set of notebooks in my backpack, a shiny new student ID card (complete with an awkward photo), and a brave little heart.

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Living on campus vs. on campus living

By Lydia Dean

 

Before anything, there is a difference between just “living on campus” and “on campus living”. “Living on Campus” is the physical act of actually staying—day in and day out—on campus. The university is your home for the semesters to come. “On Campus Living”, on the other hand, is creating a life for oneself when being on a college campus. Taking parts in campus wide events, working for the university, or even running an organization.

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This is the end

By Carlos Leon

Many religions tend to break down into various smaller denominations, especially the Christian religion.

There is one specific religion in particular based on Christian beliefs called the Church of the End of Times (Iglesia del Fin del Tiempo or IFT is the name and acronym in Spanish). This church has a unique prescience throughout most of Latin America

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The Underrated City

By Alexis Garza

Laredo: the city is considered the least diverse to some, but is also considered as the city that grew from a villa to the largest inland port on the united States-Mexican border.

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Smartphones: the weapons that damage our generation

By Alejandra Hernandez

 

During the last three years, smartphones have become one of the most important tools in our daily lives. Most people spend endless hours on their mobile devices, computers, laptops, and tablets. Current generations find it hard to believe that there used to be a time where none of these electronic devices hardly ever existed.

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Medical Miracles

By Alexis Garza

Today’s great breakthroughs in modern medicine have shocked the world on how we view traditional medicine.

 

 

Our idea of medicine is your basic tablets with some side effects, but as time goes on the norms of medicine are starting to shift and what was once illegal is now becoming a scientific breakthrough.

 

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Skewed News

By Danny Zaragoza

The current political culture in the United States has caused Facebook feeds to fill with links to implicitly biased websites which echo the times of yellow journalism’s contribution to the Spanish-American War.

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Chasing Smoke

By Ricky Castillon

December 9, 2016.

 

After months of stalling and procrastination, winter has finally come to south Texas. On this particular morning I had already been out to drop off my youngest brother at his high school, picked up some breakfast and coffee for myself, come home, run around the backyard with my dog for as long as I could stand before the impending chill threatened my already-failing attempt to fight off a cold, begun work on some watercolor illustrations I hadn’t gotten the chance to work on.

 

It was then I realized my mistake. The previous day I’d been working in the computer lab at the university and that I’d left my bag with brushes and ink pens that I was going to need. It was a rookie move, with the amount of traffic a lab can get this close to finals week spelled danger for any lost items or overpriced art supplies. I hurried down the stairs, grabbed my keys and was off. As soon as I turned the corner, about to exit my neighborhood, I noticed something. As clear as day, black against the white December sky arose a huge plume of black smoke.

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Continuing The Pursuit of Happiness

I think it’s safe to say that this past year was an eventful one for all of us. I am no exception to the chaos that marked the past twelve months. My twenty-first year of life was filled with many firsts, both good and bad. Sometimes it’s still hard for me to distinguish which moments fall into which category. If we’re being honest here, some moments belong in both.

 

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There’s Something About Zuckerberg

If one were to compare and contrast the last decade and the current one, there would be a stark difference with the use of social media. Social media has been around for more than ten years, and in Western society, it is used much in everyday life. It seems almost harder to run a business without the use of social media, and even if people do not actively post or participate on it, they are some that at least are passive observers that continue the flow of digital information. One specific company has become synonymous with all social media, Facebook.

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