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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.
Stimulus package falls short for many college students
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Stimulus package falls short for many college students

Stimulus package falls short for many college students By Alejandro HernandezBridge Staff WriterandBy Jessica RodriguezDirector of PhotographyPublished Monday, May 4, 2020 On March 26, Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act bill secured $1,200 for U.S. citizens ages 18 and older and $500 for every dependent child 16 years and younger as a stimulus payment in April. While some received their checks through direct deposit, a large population still awaits theirs. Many college students became disappointed to find out they would not receive financial assistance through the stimulus. The bill did not guarantee a payment made for those claimed as a dependent on a federal tax return; this includes a significant number of college...
Politics

BATTLE AT THE POLLS – PART 2

BATTLE AT THE POLLS Challenger brings in big numbers By David Gomez Jr. Editor-in-chiefPublished March 30, 2020 Opposing newcomer for the Congressional 28th District of Texas, Jessica Cisneros, came close to dethroning current, longtime Congressman Henry Cuellar. “I think two of the biggest credentials that I have to go to Congress, the first and most important, is the fact that I was born and raised in the district,” Jessica Cisneros said. “You always want to make sure that you have personal experiences to draw upon when you’re creating law.” Courtesy | Cisneros Campaign Although Cuellar is from Laredo as well, Cisneros is capable of bringing up different perspectives from her generation, upbringing and experience—which fueled her campaign. “My personal and professio...
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BATTLE AT THE POLLS – PART 1

BATTLE AT THE POLLS Cisneros, Cuellar compete for Congress Incumbent remains in office By Cecelia A. JimenezBridge Staff Writerand Joel De La RosaBridge Staff Writerand David Gomez Jr. Editor-in-chiefPublished March 30, 2020 Incumbent Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, is reelected in a close race against newcomer, Jessica Cisneros, for the 28th Congressional District seat. The late congressional run for the 28th District of Texas was a nail-biter as Congressman Henry Cuellar faced off against first-time political candidate Jessica Cisneros. Both advertised on TV, radio and newspapers: Cueller that he can do the job just fine or Cisneros that she could do a better job as a new face for the people of Laredo, Webb County and nearby counties. The two candidates did not hold back any...
Twice as nice: Pelosi returns to Gateway City
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Twice as nice: Pelosi returns to Gateway City

Twice as nice Pelosi returns to Gateway City By Angela CarranzaBridge Staff Writerand Reuben RodriguezBridge Circulation ManagerPublished March 30, 2020 Returning for a second year, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., attended WBCA’s International Bridge Ceremony on the U.S.-Mexico border. On Feb. 22, Pelosi; Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas; and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., stood at the border. Jessica Rodriguez | BridgeThree U.S. House of Representatives members participate during the International Bridge Ceremony on Feb. 22 on the U.S.-Mexico border. From left: law enforcement officers, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.; Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas; and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listen to the National Anthem. Cuellar began t...
Sen. Sanders stops in San Antonio
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Sen. Sanders stops in San Antonio

Sen. Sanders stops in San Antonio By Alejandro HernandezSpecial to The BridgePublished March 30, 2020     Riding the momentum of two primary victories, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., made it imperative to rally in Texas. Sanders focused several stops throughout this significant super Tuesday state—including San Antonio.     Held on Feb. 22 at the Cowboys Dancehall during the Nevada primary caucus, supporters and media in attendance viewed the results live, leading to loud celebratory reactions for Sanders’ strong lead.     Sanders walked on stage and led the rally after being declared the Nevada caucus winner. First, he introduced his wife, Jane Sanders, as “the next first lady,” spurring “Jane” chants from the crowd...
International Affairs, Politics

Cubans Stationed in Mexico Face Uncertainty

By Carmen Garcia President Obama’s last foreign policy decision this past January aimed to treat all migrants coming into the US to be processed equally. The end of the “Wet Feet, Dry Feet” policy—which was an open door to Cuban migrants—came as a sudden compromise, especially to the Cubans who faltered along the way to the US.   (more…)
Politics

The Fear of Trump

By Carlos Leon   Ever since Donald Trump was elected, there has been a general fear among the Latino population. They fear he will make good on his campaign promises, along with any other major decisions he may make that can affect immigrants and their families. (more…)
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