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NEWS: TAMIU student wins state writing award
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NEWS: TAMIU student wins state writing award

NEWS: TAMIU student wins state writing award By Mireilly GonzalezAssistant EditorPublished Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 A third-person perspective work led to a first-place award for one TAMIU creative writing student. Over the summer, Texas A&M International University senior mathematics major and creative writing minor Daniel Tovar Jr. won a Texas state creative writing award for his story, “The End?” in the Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers’ competition in the undergraduate nonfiction category. Rolando Santos | TAMIU Public RelationsDaniel Tovar Jr. poses for a photo near the TAMIU fountain. Tovar won a creative nonfiction writing state contest in summer 2022. Tovar is the type of guy who would excitedly rant to anyone in a writing group about comics, like S...
ARTS: Professor continues to expand art program
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ARTS: Professor continues to expand art program

ARTS: Professor continues to expand art program By Elizabeth KennedyBridge Staff InternPublished Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 In a department that focuses on creativity, one professor pushes his students to explore new avenues in working with inks.  This semester is Assistant Professor of art Jesse Shaw’s eighth one at Texas A&M International University. Though he hasn’t been at TAMIU long, he works toward accomplishing as much as possible. Marco Villarreal | BridgeAssistant Professor of art Jesse Shaw works with a student in the printmaking program to create an image in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts on Sept. 5. Shaw says he enjoys working at TAMIU because, “The University is really supportive of the arts department,” which allowed him to do as much as he...
‘For whom the bell tolls’: Campus to hold Celebration of Life this month
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‘For whom the bell tolls’: Campus to hold Celebration of Life this month

'For whom the bell tolls': Campus to hold Celebration of Life this month By David PeraltaBridge Staff InternPublished on Monday, May 16, 2022 Continuing the tradition of remembering the lives lost, TAMIU holds another Celebration of Life event this month. Texas A&M International University scheduled the ceremony for May 23 in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. “Celebration of Life is an event where we honor all alumni and current or retired faculty,” Vice President for Institutional Advancement Rosanne Palacios said. “What it is, is we have some very touching readings … and we recite the names [of the person who passed,] followed by a bell.” submitted photoOne of the previous Celebration of Life events at TAMIU. With the passing of alumni, staff and law enf...
TAMIU holds second Lavender Graduation
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TAMIU holds second Lavender Graduation

TAMIU holds second Lavender Graduation By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Monday, May 16, 2022 A group of 13 Dustdevils took pride in receiving their purple stole and cord at the University’s second Lavender Graduation hosted by SOLE. At 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, the LGBTQ+ cording ceremony, also known as Lavender Graduation, was held in the Texas A&M International University Student Center Room 236, hosted by the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership & Engagement. “Today celebrates our Dustdevils and the ceremony focuses, and honors, students who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community,” Assistant Director of SOLE Nayeli Lopez said. “It is a ceremony celebrated across the United States to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied students to...
RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows
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RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows

RESEARCH: Improved intergenerational communication key to preventing misinformation, local study shows By Mireilly Gonzalez Bridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, May 5, 2022 Two TAMIU professors discovered a possible key to battle local misinformation. Texas A&M International University Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vásquez and Assistant Professor of social sciences Wanzhu Shi worked together on a research article on COVID-19 misinformation. “We found a lot of interesting stuff,” Soto-Vásquez recalled of their joint research. Karla De Leon | Bridge Assistant Professor of communication Arthur Soto-Vásquez looks at the computer screen in his office in the Academic Innovation Center on Apr. 27. One of their key findings revolves around the idea ...
TAMIU students clean Las Palmas Park at the Big Event
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TAMIU students clean Las Palmas Park at the Big Event

TAMIU students clean Las Palmas Park at the Big Event By Gabrielle PratherAssistant EditorPublished Wednesday, April 20, 2022 When TAMIU students choose to help Laredo each spring, they like to go big. After all, the expression is “Go big or go home.” “Go big” they did. More than 450 volunteers painted, worked in yards and picked up trash—just a few of the types of activities students engaged in to help through the Big Event on Saturday, March 26. The Texas A&M International University Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement works with a typical 350 participants to help the environment. This year, more than 450 volunteers showed up to help. Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeTAMIU junior Emiliano Benavides helps out during the Big Event Saturday, March 26, at Las Palm...
GREEK LIFE: Fraternities, sororities celebrate Greek Week
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GREEK LIFE: Fraternities, sororities celebrate Greek Week

GREEK LIFE: Fraternities, sororities celebrate Greek Week By Elis Reyes-SanchezBridge Staff InternPublished Thurssday, April 14, 2022 In a celebration of their way of life, the Greek community once again held Greek Week. Through Greek Week, the members of the various social fraternities and sororities get together and host a variety of events to promote awareness of their organizations. From March 28 to April 1, the Greeks—Alpha Psi Lambda, Delta Xi Nu, Kappa Delta Chi, Omega Delta Phi, Sigma Delta Lambda, Sigma Lambda Beta and Sigma Lambda Gamma—came together to present events to introduce their organizations and also raise awareness for Dusty’s Food Pantry, which benefits Texas A&M International University students. Elis Reyes-Sanchez | BridgeThe TAMIU Greeks play a g...
NEWS: Women’s rally held in honor of International Women’s Day
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NEWS: Women’s rally held in honor of International Women’s Day

NEWS: Women’s rally held in honor of International Women’s Day By Carolina CruzBridge Staff WriterPublished Thursday, April 14, 2022 March was Women’s History Month—a time to honor and celebrate women’s achievements in history. Throughout the globe, people celebrate and rally for women’s rights, including a march in March. Texas A&M International University’s Campus Activities Board hosted its women’s rally in commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8. “That women’s rally was basically so that we can kind of spread the word because not a lot of people know there’s an International Women’s Day,” CAB Vice President Mayela Villarreal said. Yulissa Diaz | BridgeTAMIU students hold handmade posters during the Women's Rally hosted by CAB on March 8. Throughout ...
CAMPUS: Human Library offers new perspectives
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CAMPUS: Human Library offers new perspectives

CAMPUS: Human Library offers new perspectives By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-ChiefPublished Monday, April 11, 2022 The Human Library took place in the Great Room of the Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library to answer questions and break stigmas at the event.  Texas A&M International University Associate Professor Hayley Kazen, organizer of the Human Library on campus, hosted the participatory event which represented marginalized communities, both those at TAMIU and in Laredo. “So I tried researching back in the Fall about things we could do and I came across this, which is the Human Library,” Kazen said. “So I contacted the people in Denmark and we talked about what to do and they said we had a big enough population [to host].” Samantha Gonzalez | BridgeAuthor Alejandra ...
ARTS: Artists Guild makes comeback
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ARTS: Artists Guild makes comeback

ARTS: Artists Guild makes comeback By Viviana TellezBridge contributing writerPublished Sunday, April 2, 2022 What began as artistic friends doodling after class one day, hoping to find a hangout spot, became an organization for art lovers. The Texas A&M International University Artists Guild got re-established when this creative group of friends became the club’s officers, during Fall 2021. “We contacted SOLE, ‘Hey, we want to start an art group,’” guild Vice President Grace Alvarez said. “They [said], ‘We already have one on record … you can revamp it.” TAMIU Artists Guild logo The guild remains active ever since; it meets frequently throughout the semester to create art. “All TAMIU students of all kinds of majors and classifications are welcome to join, partici...
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