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TAMIU Vigil For Those Lost In Orlando
On Campus

TAMIU Vigil For Those Lost In Orlando

Photos by I.M. Kero, who also contributed to this report.  June 12th, 2016 marked a tragic day in American history, as the country mourned its most fatal mass shooting to date. Forty-nine individuals lost their lives in a massacre at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The perpetrator, Omar Mateen, later died in a standoff with police. Forty more victims were hospitalized, many of them in critical condition. In wake of this tragedy, the victims, their families, and the LGBTQ+ community have received an outpouring of support from across the globe. There was no shortage of support from students and faculty at Texas A&M International University. A vigil was held on the evening of June 16th in the Student Center courtyard to honor the victims and serve as a symbol of ...
Spring 2016 Grads Share Their Stories
Academia

Spring 2016 Grads Share Their Stories

Rebekah Rodriguez and I.M. Kero also contributed to this report.  Spring 2016 was a promising semester for Texas A&M International University as graduates came rolling out in significant numbers. In the weeks following graduation,  new graduates have continued to share their stories through social media. Every story is unique, and four recent graduates shared theirs with The Bridge News. (more…)
The Smartest Man In The Room
Editorial

The Smartest Man In The Room

With SGA elections come and gone, it is now a good time to reflect on the presidency of Joshua Llamas. Llamas did not seek re-election this year, and will be succeeded by Jesus Padilla. The SGA did reduce in size heavily this semester allow for some easy wins for the elected leaders. However, Llamas did stay resilient against some difficult odds. Strangely, for his presidency, Llamas was the SGA. Llamas was elected president in the spring of 2015 succeeding Jackie Briseño. One of the few political science majors in the SGA, Llamas did put in some political intrigue into his presidency. His time in office may not have been very colorful or lavish, but it was definitely something smarter and more professional. As the chief political correspondent, I did pay attention to the smaller details...
Politics

SGA Elections Bring New Government

The New and Outgoing Presidents Newly elected Student Body President Jesus Padilla and outgoing president Joshua Llamas came to The Bridge News to share their thoughts. The two were asked diverse questions corresponding with their new positions. Padilla was asked about his plans and concerns for his new presidency and newly-formed government. Llamas spoke about his time as president. Coming in at the relatively young age of 18, Padilla aims to mark his presidency by continuing on the incomplete efforts of Llamas. At the same time, he is strategizing how he can work to resolve student issues. Food and nutrition for TAMIU students and advancing the campus’ internet capabilities are among these issues. Concerning food, Padilla explained an ongoing effort to create a student food pantry. Th...
President Keck Leaves TAMIU
Academia, On Campus

President Keck Leaves TAMIU

A press conference was held Friday, May 6, 2016 regarding the announcement of President Ray M. Keck being made the new Interim President for Texas A&M Commerce. (more…)
Centro Aztlan Provides Services For Local Immigrants
Civil Affairs

Centro Aztlan Provides Services For Local Immigrants

Many students on campus may not realize that their classmates are DREAMERS. No, I do not mean day dreamers, I mean DACA Dreamers. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals created in 2012, and it has become the safety net for many Dreamers that were brought to this country as children by their parents. Through DACA, these students are then able to attend college, gain employment, and are eligible for deferred action. According to the USISC website, “Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time.” DACA lasts 2-3 years, and is renewable. But how do these students get DACA? Where do they go? There are many organizations public and private which offer immigration services including DACA. These ...
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