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Author: I.M. Kero

Military

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: A Three Part Feature on the 15 Years of the Global War On Terror | Part 1: Afghanistan

By I.M. Kero For those who didn’t get the title’s pun, it is the use of the phonetic alphabet for WTF. That is the current situation in Middle East and throughout the entire Global War on Terror. The GWOT is its actual name since 2001; sometimes I have to remind myself. Remembering so is the first step to understanding why so many countries are involved. Right now, the key states of main conflict are Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. Within fifteen years, so much has happened, and eventually future TAMIU students will likely be spending a semester studying the topic, but I’ll be here to explain it the best I can for you understand. (more…)
On Campus

The Vagina Monologues: A Man’s View

For the second time, I saw The Vagina Monologues. It still was as informative and entertaining as the first. There was a larger turnout this time around. Most of those in attendance were women, but there were a handful of men. Some men were obligated by their girlfriends while some came to see what it was all about. Last year, I was the latter. This year, I felt an article deserved to be written. (more…)
Politics

President Bill Clinton at TAMIU

This is the first installment of a three-part series covering Bill Clinton's visit to TAMIU and related topics. Story and photos by I.M. Kero. Texas A&M International University was given the historic honor of having former President Bill Clinton speak at a campaign rally to an audience of students, professors, general public, and other faculty. The event took place on February 22 at the Kinesiology and Convocation Building during the afternoon. Clinton came to campaign for his wife as she continues to seek the Democratic presidential nomination. (more…)
His Dream Lives In Laredo
Editorial

His Dream Lives In Laredo

By I.M. Kero Under certain circumstances, Valentine’s Day could overshadow February’s significance as Black History Month. The African-American community is not the most prominent group in the City of Laredo, but much of the celebrated efforts of Black leaders influence Laredo’s Hispanic community. (more…)
Politics

SGA Presidential Primary Poll: TAMIU Favors the Dems

By I.M Kero The Student Government Association sponsored a mock presidential primary poll during the fall semester in 2015. It was one of the few rare instances where the SGA actually performed an event that dealt in government and politics. On their Facebook page, an info graphic was developed  to present some of the statistics and the primary results. (more…)
Student Hero Surprises at Construction Accident at TAMIU Rec. Site
On Campus

Student Hero Surprises at Construction Accident at TAMIU Rec. Site

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition. Story and photos by I.M. Kero At 3:45 PM on the first Monday of February, the construction site, where workers are actively building the expansion to recreation center, experienced a shocking accident. A construction vehicle known as a lull was lifting some equipment when the weight of the equipment overcompensated the lull causing it to completely fall over on its side with the operator still in it. The operator had fallen several feet from his seat straight into the ground. (more…)
On Campus

The Future of Downtown Laredo

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition. by I.M. Kero Texas A&M International University hosted a lecture from renowned city designer, Jeff Speck. Speck is the author of Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time. He gave a detailed analysis of how downtown Laredo has the potential to become livelier. (more…)
SGA Hosts City Council Debate Forum
Politics

SGA Hosts City Council Debate Forum

This article originally appeared in the February 2016 print edition. Story and photos by I.M. Kero A special election is being held for a new member to represent District 2 on the city council. Three candidates were invited on February 9 to square off in the prime-time debate that was hosted by the Student Government Association. (more…)
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