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NEWS BRIEF: TAMIU’s Testing Center extends hours for finals, offers free exam supplies
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NEWS BRIEF: TAMIU’s Testing Center extends hours for finals, offers free exam supplies

NEWS BRIEF: TAMIU's Testing Center extends hours for finals, offers free exam supplies From Staff ReportsPublished Friday, April 26, 2024 Students looking for a place to take online exams can visit TAMIU's Testing Center during its extended hours during finals week. In a Texas A&M International University announcement, sent via email to all students, the extended hours are scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, through Friday, May 3, and on Monday, May 6, by appointment only. The Testing Center offers computer access for students who need to take their final exams. According to the announcement, "Should you need a computer that has access to Blackboard and/or webcam, we can provide you with a secure and quiet place to test. Please come to the Senator Judith Z...
NEWS BRIEF: DEA offers Drug Take Back Day Saturday on campus
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NEWS BRIEF: DEA offers Drug Take Back Day Saturday on campus

NEWS BRIEF: DEA offers Drug Take Back Day Saturday on campus From Staff ReportsPublished Friday, April 26, 2024 The federal Drug Enforcement Agency scheduled a Drug Take Back Day for tomorrow at TAMIU. DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is part of the agency's commitment to keeping U.S. citizens safe and healthy, according to a Texas A&M International University announcement sent to the email accounts of students and faculty on Friday. The event begins at 10 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Student Center parking lot. According to the announcement, "The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety and national security threat." The purpose of the event is for people to re...
SPORTS: OPINION: Dallas Cowboys all in?
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SPORTS: OPINION: Dallas Cowboys all in?

SPORTS: OPINION: Dallas Cowboys all in? By Vicente MendozaSports EditorPublished Tuesday, April 23, 2024 After a horrendous exit from the playoffs this past season, the Cowboys are once again back to square one. After the horrible loss, Cowboys owner and General Manager Jerry Jones said the team would be “all in” following this season. Since the start of the off-season, the Cowboys have not shown this “all in” mentality, but have shown they might be headed to a necessary rebuild next season. Vicente Mendoza, Sports Editor On the first day, they lost several key free agents to free agency. The first to go was running back Tony Pollard, who was the main Dallas back in 2023. Though his first year as a starter fell flat, he showed a lot of promise in his final games with th...
CAMPUS: TAMIU celebrates historic Spring 2024 enrollment 
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CAMPUS: TAMIU celebrates historic Spring 2024 enrollment 

CAMPUS: TAMIU celebrates historic Spring 2024 enrollment  By Victoria PerezBridge contributing writerPublished Saturday, April 20, 2024 Celebrating its record-breaking Spring 2024 enrollment, TAMIU hosted a duck-themed celebration titled “Release the Quacken!” at the Acequia Fountain. Starting April 10, dozens of yellow rubber ducks, stamped “TAMIU,” were hidden throughout the University. With the influence of the University's social media accounts, students were encouraged to find the yellow rubber ducks and share their findings and experiences online, specifically on Instagram. This scavenger hunt lasted a week. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeRobber duckies, including a giant inflatable duckie, bear "TAMIU" in the Acequia Fountain on Thursday, April 18. TAMIU student...
OPINION: Amazon house might be the next step for younger buyers
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OPINION: Amazon house might be the next step for younger buyers

OPINION: Amazon house might be the next step for younger buyers By Juan Carlos PuenteEditor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, April 11, 2024 With the housing crisis at an all-time high, the majority of one-bedroom, one-bathroom houses are in excess of $100,000. And most apartments around the nation run $2,000 to $3,000 a month; it can be difficult for younger buyers to find a place to live after college. The houses themselves are akin to a gentrified mobile homes that fold outward into a studio apartment-type fitting. The catch is that they’re only $10,000 to $11,000, or roughly $300 a month for around three years. Juan Carlos Puente Amazon will ship the house to your plot of land or home and from there you can place them anywhere with 20 feet of space and unfold the walls an...
HEALTH: TAMIU launches health student support app
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HEALTH: TAMIU launches health student support app

HEALTH: TAMIU launches health student support app By Enrique FiscalBridge contributing writerPublished Thursday, April 11, 2024 In an effort to prioritize students’ mental health, TAMIU partnered with TELUS Health Student Support to offer a new assistance app. The app released on Feb. 5 and includes counseling available 24/7 via chat and phone, short-term virtual counseling appointments and a wide range of digital content related to mental health. Cris Cordova | Bridge Photo IllustrationTAMIU student Marcos Villagran looks at the TELUS Health app on his phone during this staged photo taken Tuesday, April 2. Another important feature the app includes is its multi-language service. It provides content and support in languages such as Spanish, English, Cantonese, French and Ma...
CAMPUS: TAMIU offers Green Dot training during Spirit Week
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CAMPUS: TAMIU offers Green Dot training during Spirit Week

CAMPUS: TAMIU offers Green Dot training during Spirit Week By Juan Carlos PuenteEditor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, April 11, 2024 Among the many Barbie-themed events, a Bystander Barbie Greet Dot training took place with the Title IX Office during Spirit and Consent weeks. The early February event focused on bystander intervention training. Tutoring Services Coordinator Jennipher Ambrose is a member of the Green Dot initiative. Carlos Andres Mounetou | BridgeTitle IX and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator Aleen Gutierrez speaks during a Green Dot training on Feb. 7 in the Student Center. “This event is to spread awareness of our Green Dot initiative, which is to lower the rates of sexual assault, dating violence and stalking on our campus,” Ambrose said. The Texas A&am...
FEATURE: Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi Internacional, more represent TAMIU in WBCA parade
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FEATURE: Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi Internacional, more represent TAMIU in WBCA parade

FEATURE: Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi Internacional, more represent TAMIU in WBCA parade By Ana VaraAssistant EditorPublished Tuesday, April 9, 2024 As the Anheuser-Busch Washington’s Birthday Parade rolled into town, TAMIU’s Ballet Folklorico and Mariachi Internacional programs represented campus in the festivities. Amidst the many celebrations for George Washington’s birthday, the rainy day Feb. 17 parade greeted the team of dancers and the Recruitment Office; they were the 58th through 60th floats. Despite the gloomy weather, the dancers greeted paradegoers in traditional Mexican dresses and walked the length of the parade along with Recruitment Office representatives. Carlos Andres Mounetou | BridgeBallet Folklorico members Kaitlyn Lozano, left, and Destiny Sanchez, pose in...
CAMPUS: TAMIU launches outdoor digital kiosks
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CAMPUS: TAMIU launches outdoor digital kiosks

CAMPUS: TAMIU launches outdoor digital kiosks By Emily GuerreroBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, April 9, 2024 In an ongoing effort to improve campus communication, TAMIU installed a pair of outdoor digital kiosks around campus just ahead of the Spring 2024 semester. The initiative was led by the Office of Information Technology and overseen by Miguel Munoa, associate vice president. However, the Office of Public Relations Marketing and Information Systems is in charge of managing placement and content. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeOne of the new digital information boards on campus informs students of a March 6 event titled "The 'Social' in AI" by University of Virginia Assistant Professor of data science and media studies Mona Sloane in this photo taken Feb. 7 outsi...
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