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OPINION: Federal loan repayments remain on ice, Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable
Editorial, Illustrations, Opinion

OPINION: Federal loan repayments remain on ice, Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable

OPINION: Federal loan repayments remain on ice, Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Once again, federal student loan repayments and interest are frozen up until Aug. 31, as announced by Biden’s administration. Though it benefits the average individual, providing relief from repayment, the negatives fall upon the government and economy, which must bear the financial burden. Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 About 43.4 million people hold federal student loans, according to the studentaid.gov website. Let’s let that sink in for just a moment. About 92% of most loans, according to a Ju...
OPINION: Editor unlike lightbulb
Editorial, Opinion

OPINION: Editor unlike lightbulb

OPINION: Editor unlike lightbulb By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 There are days I just stop what I’m doing and do nothing. It never feels by choice and it just happens. Trying to make sense of it, honestly, I think I just burn myself out–like a lightbulb. I remember when it first started happening–the third grade. David Gomez Jr. It was mid-fall in Mrs. Maldonado’s class at C.L. Milton Elementary and I was a little slow doing my math homework. She told me to take it home to complete, but I didn’t. I knew what I had to do as I looked at the few questions looking back at me. The moment lasted, for what seemed like forever. I didn’t do it. I went to school the next day. The teacher told us to separate into a small group. That small g...
SPORTS: Women’s soccer looks forward to next season
Sports, Women's Soccer

SPORTS: Women’s soccer looks forward to next season

SPORTS: Women’s soccer looks forward to coming season By Jordan MaseBridge contributing writerPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 The Fall 2022 women’s soccer season kicks off Aug. 25 when the Dustdevils attempt to bring down the Griffins. Missouri Western State University visits TAMIU for the 8 p.m. game. After a tough first season back from COVID-19, the TAMIU women’s soccer team ended with a record of 3-14-1 overall with 2-10-1 in the Lone Star Conference. The women brought in some new recruits who have been successful at their previous junior colleges. Especially after a challenging previous season, the positivity is a credit to the team and coaching staff. Creating a positive environment for the players to thrive can be challenging. Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge FileTAMIU ...
NEWS: Spring commencement ceremonies catapult students into future
Academia, Alumni, News

NEWS: Spring commencement ceremonies catapult students into future

NEWS: Spring commencement ceremonies catapult students into future By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Once again, TAMIU graduation candidates stepped across the stage of the Sames Auto Arena during one of two commencement ceremonies on May 12. Texas A&M International University’s graduating class of 2022 experienced a shorter, cautious ceremony for attendees, while still holding onto the same message. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeFaculty and graduates stand in celebration at the end of Thursday afternoon's College of Arts and Sciences commencement at the Sames Auto Arena in Laredo on May 12. “A job well done today,” Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, said about the ceremony and graduates. “We have a very unique graduation today with well [more than]...
VIDEO: Commencement Spring 2022
YouTube

VIDEO: Commencement Spring 2022

https://youtu.be/t4WcHBxXHUY David Gomez Jr. | BridgeTexas A&M International University Spring 2022 Commencement on May 12 at the Sames Auto Arena in Laredo, Texas.
SCIENCE: Asteroid lecture impacts TAMIU
Academia, On Campus, Science and Tech

SCIENCE: Asteroid lecture impacts TAMIU

SCIENCE: Asteroid lecture impacts TAMIU  By Alexia RodriguezBridge contributing writerPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 TAMIU received a special lecture on the Chicxulub asteroid that might have caused the death of the dinosaurs. The special lecture occurred on March 30, at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall, presented by Sean Gulick, who is a co-chair of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas–Austin. Joy Davis | BridgeCo-chair of the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas–Austin Sean Gulick speaks about the asteroid impact which allegedly killed the dinosaurs during his March 30 lecture in TAMIU's Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall. “In 2016, Dr. Gulick and his team of researchers drilled ...
OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth
Guest Article, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth

OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth By Osvaldo De LeonGuest ColumnistPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 A letter to future graduates: If you are reading this, it is because you are or will be a future graduate from a university. Let me begin by saying congratulations on your accomplishments in your academic career. Not everyone gets to have such a privilege like you. Osvaldo De Leon In fact, your unique attainment is not common in the history of the world. Degrees were given to the few intelligent and curious-minded, like yourself. Throughout your academic career, you majored in a discipline that made you happy, and eager to pursue knowledge, beauty and truth. These transcendental ideals made the University a place where the individual cultivates his/her mind...
SPORTS: Star softball pitcher returns
Softball, Sports

SPORTS: Star softball pitcher returns

SPORTS: Star softball pitcher returns By Katherine AlemanBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 After being out for the season, star pitcher Erika Cortez returned to the softball field. Cortez, a criminal justice major with a minor in kinesiology, experienced a respiratory condition that made her unable to play. “I’m happy to be able to play back on the field,” Cortez said. “Not being part of the game has been hard.” TAMIU softball coach Scott Libby said, “[This season] it’s been a little bit challenging just for the fact that a player of ours last year was so valuable to us as a pitcher.” David Garcia | Bridge FileTAMIU junior pitcher Erika Cortez warms up before taking the field in this Spring 2021 file photo. During the last week of April, Cortez...
SPORTS: Libby works to improve softball program
Softball, Sports

SPORTS: Libby works to improve softball program

SPORTS: Libby works to improve softball program By Katherine AlemanBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 With 13 years at TAMIU, softball coach Scott Libby continues to create an influence on his players and the field. Before Libby became the Texas A&M International University coach, he worked at William Howard Taft High School in San Antonio as an English teacher and softball coach. Courtesy TAMIU Sports InformationCoach Scott Libby, TAMIU softball When Libby began working at TAMIU in 2008, the softball team was fairly new to the University. Over the past few years, Libby guided the softball team and learned from those challenges. During his first season in 2009, he underwent an easy transition since he was familiar with the players. However, com...
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