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OPINION: Seduction of ‘Saltburn’
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OPINION: Seduction of ‘Saltburn’

OPINION: Seduction of Saltburn By Destiny R. SanchezAssistant EditorPublished Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 The paced and satiric displays of wealth and pleasure unveil the true motives of the upper class in Saltburn. This masterpiece of cinema flashes back to the 2000s, as molded by director Emerald Fennell. “Is there really ever such a thing as an accident, Elspeth?” Oliver Quick, the main character of Saltburn, asked. “I don’t know. Accidents are for people like you. For the rest of us, there’s work. And unlike you, I actually know how to work.” Destiny Sanchez Saltburn keeps the audience captivated every minute while peeling away at each character, frame-by-frame. Full of Oscar-worthy performances led by Barry Keoghan’s character, Quick, who displays his ability to seduce an...
ARTS: Students show skills in ‘Got Talent’ show
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ARTS: Students show skills in ‘Got Talent’ show

ARTS: Students show skills in ‘Got Talent’ show By Emmanuel Reyes CoronaBridge Staff PodcasterPublished Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 In the tradition of America’s Got Talent, TAMIU’s CAB and Allegro joined forces to bring the talent experience to campus. The Texas A&M International University community gathered on Nov. 7 at the Student Center Auditorium for an evening full of talent, creativity and entertainment with the first-ever TAMIU’s Got Talent competition. This event was led by a collaboration of the Campus Activities Board and TAMIU Allegro, a campus music organization that highlights and supports students with musical talent. Emmanuel Reyes Corona | BridgeA group of contestants pose for photo during CAB and Allegro's TAMIU's Got Talent show on Nov. 7 in the Student Cen...
CAMPUS: Delta Xi Nu hosts annual ‘Honey Week’ for recruitment
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CAMPUS: Delta Xi Nu hosts annual ‘Honey Week’ for recruitment

CAMPUS: Delta Xi Nu hosts annual ‘Honey Week’ for recruitment By Juan Carlos PuenteSocial Media ManagerPublished Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023 In the week-long annual Round up the Sweetest event, the Delta Xi Nu “Honeys” sought to recruit new members. The Greek organization hosted the public recruitment event, which also offered education about it. Miriam Salinas | BridgeAn unidentified participant in the Honeys, Delta Xi Nu multicultural sorority, event sings karaoke on Sept. 14. Each day of this year’s event had a different country-style theme. Sept. 11 featured “Giddy up Craft,” which offered arts and crafts. On Sept. 12, the members offered cowboy hat decorating. On Sept. 14 they held a country karaoke night. On the final day, Sept. 15, they offered a Western pizza party. “...
ARTS: Azteca theater a cultural loss for Laredo community
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ARTS: Azteca theater a cultural loss for Laredo community

ARTS: Azteca theater a cultural loss for Laredo community From Staff ReportsPublished Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023 While several local cinemas remain torn down or closed, the Azteca Theater’s loss hit Laredo the most—from a historical perspective. Laredo lost its lower-cost Cinemark Movies 12, west of Interstate 35, in 2020 and the Regal Hollywood cinema in 2021. Movies 12 was demolished in January 2023, but more historically significant to the Laredo community, the Azteca Theater was also demolished this year. Miriam Salinas | BridgeDepartment of Psychology and Communication Chair José Carlos Lozano For Texas A&M International University Department of Psychology and Communication Chair José Carlos Lozano, who also coordinates  a large international research project on the h...
VIDEO: Spooky Interviews with classic horror icons
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VIDEO: Spooky Interviews with classic horror icons

VIDEO: Spooky Interviews with classic horror icons By The Bridge StaffVideo Edited by Rosalinda PuentesPublished Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023 Come sit for a spell and check out our spooky series of interviews with classic horror icons: Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy and Frankenstein's monster. Have a Spooktacular Halloween. https://youtu.be/IOpr-ewBbmg?si=nJThx4nHX6BtM-ti
CAMPUS: Music, fireworks kick off fall semester
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CAMPUS: Music, fireworks kick off fall semester

CAMPUS: Music, fireworks kick off fall semester By Neto GonzalezEditor-in-chiefand Cris CordovaBridge Staff WriterPublished Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023 Welcome Week ended with a bang as fireworks lit up the campus skyline for CABchella and various musicians entertained the crowd. On Sept. 1, Texas A&M International University became a hub of excitement as the highly-anticipated CABchella event unfolded. With a lineup featuring local performing groups such as DJ Lemonbeatz, the Ricky Ram Band, Geovannelli and Louiejayxx, CABchella provided a night of music and entertainment. Neto Gonzalez | BridgeFireworks burst over campus during CABchella's Dusty's Firework Extravaganza on Sept. 1. The event was not just a musical extravaganza but a unique opportunity for the TAMIU communit...
CAMPUS: TAMIU hosts annual El Grito event in celebration of Mexican independence
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CAMPUS: TAMIU hosts annual El Grito event in celebration of Mexican independence

CAMPUS: TAMIU hosts annual El Grito event in celebration of Mexican independence By Juan Carlos PuenteSocial Media ManagerPublished Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023 The campus’s annual El Grito event showcased Mexican cuisine, decorations and a vibrant display of music and dance by TAMIU’s Mariachi Internacional and Ballet Folklórico. The El Grito celebration commemorates Mexican independence from Spain. The holiday also serves as a tribute to Mexican heritage and culture, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The Sept. 14 event treated attendees to complimentary traditional dishes, immersed the area in colorful Mexican banners and saw the Mariachi and Ballet Folklorico donning exquisite, brightly colored attire, including authentic Mexican mariachi outfits for performances. The festivities ...
FEATURE: Newer Laredo chess champion retains title during showdown
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FEATURE: Newer Laredo chess champion retains title during showdown

FEATURE: Newer Laredo chess champion retains title during showdown By Matteo FernandezBridge Staff WriterPublished Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023 Rising victorious during an event held in-part at TAMIU, a local student retained his title as a true chess champion. Last year, Laredo College’s Cristian Bojorquez ended a more than 20-year Laredo championship reign held by Joel Sauceda (2000 to 2022). This year, on Sept. 3 at Lake Casa Blanca, Bojoroquez held his ground in the South Texas Chess Society’s second championship tournament, which began Sept. 2 with the first three rounds taking place at Texas A&M International University. Submitted photoCristian Bojorquez with his first-place trophy. Entering the tournament, Bojorquez held a U.S. Chess Federation rating of 1,860, befor...
OPINION: ‘Oppenheimer’ retains fan faith in film director
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OPINION: ‘Oppenheimer’ retains fan faith in film director

OPINION: ‘Oppenheimer’ retains fan faith in film director By Emmanuel Reyes CoronaBridge Staff PodcasterPublished Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 “They won’t fear it until they understand it. And they won’t understand it until they’ve used it.” These words marked a turning point in World War II, a pivotal historical moment. They also resonated with my encounter with cinematic brilliance. As a devoted Christopher Nolan fan, I eagerly awaited the silver screen debut of Oppenheimer for years. Despite not having explored Nolan’s earlier masterpieces—Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk (2017)—I was familiar with his style, work ethic and passion for cinema. The announcement of screenings gave me the chance to secure my ticket, and I eagerly anticipated my journey into the cinema. ...
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