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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: ‘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: 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.
OPINION: Fear of the unknown
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OPINION: Fear of the unknown

OPINION: Fear of the unknown By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, April 22, 2021 “Good, but you can do better.” Those words haunted me throughout my college career and they still sound strongly. To be clear, no one told me that. This is something that constantly goes through my head. My own personal, unsatisfied boss that lives in my mind. David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chief This spring semester has certainly made that voice—I do not want to say louder—but more aggressive. Each time I miss an assignment and turn it in late, each time I let a classmate down and each time I let myself down. But to preserve each time makes me believe my degree will be worth it. I sure hope so. I have so many friends that could not find work as soon as they graduated. Whether they...
EDITORIAL: 2020: Man, what a year
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EDITORIAL: 2020: Man, what a year

EDITORIAL: 2020: Man, what a year By Erick BarrientosBridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, March 25, 2021 As the title of my editorial may indicate, I’m going to be jumping back into the ­ “fascinating” year of 2020. Let me make this clear from the get go, I want to navigate this review with as much class and eloquence as possible­ because utterance of “2020” is met with a lot of vitriol and resentment. Now that I have the luxury of hindsight on my side, since I made it this far, I can provide fair criticism on the progression of the year. So let’s get this shit show going. Erick Barrientos JANUARY: This was a weird introduction, right? Iran and the U.S. had their big old beef, almost causing World War III. The World Health Organization identified weird cases of pneumonia ...
OPINION: To mask or not to mask?
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OPINION: To mask or not to mask?

OPINION: To mask or not to mask? Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge editorial illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Sunday, March 14, 2021 Gov. Greg Abbott may be a bit in over his head as he mandates to lift the mask policy to start getting things up and running again in Texas. While some places and people still abide by the mask policy, others who choose not to abide by the mandate will increase the number of state cases, as this pandemic is not yet over.
EDITORIAL: It’s last March all over again
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EDITORIAL: It’s last March all over again

EDITORIAL: It’s last March all over again By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Friday, March 5, 2021 We exceeded 500,000 U.S. COVID-19 related deaths. Yet, our Texas Gov. Greg Abbott rescinds the mask mandate. I want to believe that our government, and governor, are doing what is best for U.S. citizens and Texas residents, but I can no longer support that belief. David Gomez Jr. Clearly, this is my perspective of the tragedies that took place due to the negligence and ignorance of others, but there is still a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. A vaccine came out not too long ago and so far, the U.S. has been distributing as much as possible in a short time as the Biden administration pledged 150 million vaccinations in 100 days. Yet, they have stated the...
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