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EDUCATION: Laredo Film Society brings credentials to dying TAMIU club
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EDUCATION: Laredo Film Society brings credentials to dying TAMIU club

EDUCATION: Laredo Film Society brings credentials to dying TAMIU club By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 [Editor’s Note: Please see The Bridge’s May 15 article about this club for additional information.] Dusty Visions, a film club, merged into the LFS TAMIU Branch, bringing street cred from the Laredo Film Society and rebooting itself for a new generation of curious film connoisseurs. The Laredo Film Society Texas A&M International University Branch is ran by President Lissette Montemayor Tristan and Vice President Tyler Dey Ortiz, who work alongside Treasurer Melissa Garza Rodriguez and Secretary Mireilly Gonzalez—all under the advisement of Associate Professor of filmmaking Angela Marcela Moran. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeLaredo Film Soc...
CAMPUS: Greeks, CAB host karaoke events
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CAMPUS: Greeks, CAB host karaoke events

CAMPUS: Greeks, CAB host karaoke events By Elizabeth KennedyBridge Staff InternPublished Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022 Overcoming one’s fears is one way to break out of a shell. Karaoke can be one way to do just that—and one campus fraternity and the Campus Activities Board helped make this happen. Alpha Psi Lambda, a national co-ed Latino-oriented fraternity, held its free karaoke event Aug. 30 in the Student Center as part of its Recruitment Week. The event lasted from 5 to 7 p.m. Bags of chips were set out along with QR-codes linking to more information about the fraternity. APSI members were on standby to answer questions between songs. Joy Davis | BridgeStudent Francisco Jose Cortes sings a Mexican song during Camp Rock Karaoke Night, sponsored by Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Soror...
Welcome Week offers more than fireworks 
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Welcome Week offers more than fireworks 

Welcome Week offers more than fireworks By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 Welcome Week returns to TAMIU, immersing new and returning students into the many campus-held events. Literacy Volunteers of Laredo and Laredo Crime Stoppers attended Wednesday’s Volunteer and Service Fair at the Student Center patio on Aug. 24. Marco Villarreal | BridgeTwo unidentified students enjoy the Welcome Week Fireworks Extravaganza on Aug. 26 near the sports fields on campus. Both organizations collaborated with the Texas A&M International University Student Government Association. Another 10 organizations from across the city set up a table to recruit students in exchange for volunteer hours. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeThe keyboardist for Justic Lorendez...
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: WWE Superstar Otis heads to Laredo for Monday Night Raw
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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: WWE Superstar Otis heads to Laredo for Monday Night Raw

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: WWE Superstar Otis heads to Laredo for Monday Night Raw By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Friday, June 24, 2022 WWE Superstar Otis, a former Mr. Money in the Bank winner and Colorado State University—Pueblo alumnus, makes his way to Laredo. WWE Superstar Otis Otis hits the mat this Monday night as part of John Cena’s 20th Anniversary edition of WWE Raw at the Sames Auto Arena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 27. “This is the first time for me [in Laredo],” Otis told The Bridge, “and a privilege.” He represents half of the Alpha Academy, a tag team currently hitting the ropes in many cities throughout the country on a weekly basis as part of WWE Raw and Smackdown. Both shows serve as the longest running episodic programs to date. Oti...
ARTS: Dallas Black Dance Theatre visits campus
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ARTS: Dallas Black Dance Theatre visits campus

ARTS: Dallas Black Dance Theatre visits campus By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Dallas Black Dance Theatre brought the creative dance blends of modern jazz and African spiritual dance to TAMIU. “We are celebrating our 45th season and we have performed all over the world,” DBDT Artistic Director Melissa M. Young said. For a dance school that performed for the late, first President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, the Queen Elizabeth of England and held performances in 32 states, 16 countries and on five continents, Young still believes it is more than just dance, but a human connection. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeA member of the Dallas Black Dance Theatre performs a creative blend of modern jazz and African spirtual dance in the Center for the ...
CAMPUS: Film Club, Dusty Visions merge
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CAMPUS: Film Club, Dusty Visions merge

CAMPUS: Film Club, Dusty Visions merge By Samantha GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Sunday, May 15, 2022 Through the union of the TAMIU Film Club and Dusty Visions, comes a new organization called LFS TAMIU. The new organization partners with the Laredo Film Society. "I think these changes will be beneficial to LFS TAMIU quite a bit,” Texas A&M International University Film Club Acting President Lissette Montemayor Tristan said. “A new chapter has unfolded for us as an organization and I remember I was a member of LFS TAMIU, formerly known as Dusty Visions, when the pandemic hit.” Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeLissette Montemayor Tristan, acting president of Dusty Visions at TAMIU. They worked on producing a movie that took place in a completely online world, but ended ...
CAMPUS: Organizations face off in Dusty Cup
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CAMPUS: Organizations face off in Dusty Cup

CAMPUS: Organizations face off in Dusty Cup By Carolina CruzBridge Staff WriterPublished Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Get Ready. Set. Go! Texas A&M International University student organizations went face-to-face with one another in this year’s annual Dusty Cup. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeIsamary Martinez, left, guides Daniella Delgado in a blind dodgeball game for the Dusty Cup event at TAMIU's Rec Center on April 24. TAMIU organizations participate in a series of competitions, called Dusty Cup, for the opportunity to win prizes which benefit their organizations. It was held on April 24 this year.  “We do a physical portion, academics and social media,” Traditions Committee Chair Monserrat Garza said. “So, all the organizations compete for a chance to win between thr...
CAMPUS: Spring Fling night brings in full house
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CAMPUS: Spring Fling night brings in full house

CAMPUS: Spring Fling night brings in full house By Samantha GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Another of TAMIU’s traditions made a recent comeback after spending time on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From 9 p.m. to midnight on April 30, Texas A&M International University hosted its Spring Fling event at the Student Center Ballroom. The event followed the Student Life Awards and included free drinks and food, as well as a photo area for students. The free event encouraged students to celebrate the end of the semester. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeStudents dance the night away on the ballroom dance floor during the traditional Spring Fling hosted by TAMIU on April 30. "I had no idea that we were even having a Spring Fling until the night of,” ...
OPINION: Oscars worth watching anymore?
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OPINION: Oscars worth watching anymore?

OPINION: Oscars worth watching anymore? By Mireilly GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Tuesday, April 12, 2022 [Editor's Note: This story has been edited and updated on Friday, April 29, 2022, to include two additional paragraphs at the end.] On March 22, 16.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the Oscars. It was a train wreck. The 2022 show’s viewership went down as the second least-watched and worst-rated Academy Awards show. Mireilly Gonzalez People coined the dramatic confrontation between Chris Rock and Will Smith as the “Slap Heard Around the Internet,” but even that couldn’t help the show’s views and ratings. Some even speculated that the whole argument might’ve been staged. Personally, the Oscars were so cringey and had so many futile attempts at making out-of-t...
ARTS: TAMIU Strings take stage for recital
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ARTS: TAMIU Strings take stage for recital

ARTS: TAMIU Strings take stage for recital By Samantha GonzalezBridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, March 24, 2022 Combining the musical talents of the University with three local high schools, a middle school and an elementary school, the TAMIU Strings offered its String Connection Recital. Held in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall on Feb. 11, numerous students performed alongside Associate Professor of music Yu-Mei Huang with classical compositions open to the public. The concert was free of charge. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeTAMIU presents the String Connection Recital at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall with Ruth Yang playing the violin on stage on Feb. 11. Performance groups included students from United Middle School as well...
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