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First-Gen Loteria Night brings students together for fun, prizes
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First-Gen Loteria Night brings students together for fun, prizes

WEB EXCLUSIVE DECEMBER EDITION First-Gen Loteria Night brings students together for fun, prizes Pre-exam Jam a stress-lowering student event By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 CAB hosted its First-Gen Loteria Night on Thursday, Nov. 11, as part of celebrating the achievements of first-generation college students, faculty and staff. The event was popular enough that Rooms 126 and 128 of the Academic Innovation Center were used to host the event. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeMs. TAMIU Anabel Contreras performs caller duties during La Loteria Night on Nov. 11 in AIC Room 126. “This is a [Campus Activities Board]-sponsored event and we have them throughout each semester and they’re one of our most popular events,” junior Victoria Moreno said. C...
OPINION: Is it worth it? I don’t know, but it’s a struggle
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OPINION: Is it worth it? I don’t know, but it’s a struggle

WEB EXCLUSIVE DECEMBER EDITION OPINION: Is it worth it? I don’t know, but it’s a struggle By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 As I get closer and closer to taking less credits per semester, I can’t help but think, so far: is earning a degree even worth it? I see my family getting older and impatient, my goddaughter growing up faster than I can blink, my body getting wider from malnutrition and my debt accumulating. Reaching near $30,000 now. Yup. David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chief I am a part-time student, part-time worker and part-time editor-in-chief of The Bridge. Every day, I contemplate quitting one of the three and it’s taking its toll. Though, let me tell you all the things that make me believe I am on the right track. I’ll start wit...
TAMIU chamber singers face coronavirus challenges
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TAMIU chamber singers face coronavirus challenges

WEB EXCLUSIVE DECEMBER ISSUE TAMIU chamber singers face coronavirus challenges By Angeline ChavanaBridge contributing writerPublished Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 Despite being Back Together, TAMIU’s chamber singers faces their own pandemic woes this semester. After Texas A&M International University opened its doors to all students at the beginning of the semester, choir students wondered if it was safe for them to keep attending singing rehearsals. David Gomez Jr. | BridgeInstructor of music Dana Crabtree, next to right, leads the TAMIU Choir Chamber while accompanied by Associate Professor of music Colin A. Campbell on piano during the Wednesday, Nov. 17, performance. TAMIU’s Back Together plan included students’ return to face-to-face classes with some restrictions, suc...
Laredo says goodbye, honors fallen marine
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Laredo says goodbye, honors fallen marine

Laredo says goodbye,honors fallen marine By Jhoanna AngelesSocial Media ManagerPublished Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 The Laredo community said goodbye to its fallen U.S. Marine hero Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza on Monday, Sept. 13. The 20-year-old Lyndon B. Johnson High School graduate, Laredo native and Rio Bravo resident lost his life in the line of duty on Aug. 26 in Afghanistan. Jhoanna Angeles | BridgeThe Military Honors Procession passes by TAMIU's campus on Loop 20 as Laredo honors its fallen U.S. Marine Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza on Monday, Sept. 13. “The tremendous sacrifice will forever be remembered not only by his beloved family but by the nation as a whole,” reads his obituary on the Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels website. Texas A&M International U...
$4.75 million TAMIU CARES Program grants emergency funds to students
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$4.75 million TAMIU CARES Program grants emergency funds to students

$4.75 million TAMIU CARES Program grants emergency funds to students By Jessica RodriguezDirector of PhotographyPublished Monday, May 4, 2020 On April 24, TAMIU announced it will give emergency grants to students thanks to the TAMIU CARES Program. These funds could begin disbursing to applicants as early as May 8. As one of the many universities which received this emergency grant from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act approved by the Department of Education, Texas A&M International University was awarded $9 million. This amount was based on the number of students enrolled who qualify for the Pell Grant and those who do not. According to the CARES Act, the money would be split in half so $4.75 million will go to the university and the other half provided t...
QUARANTINE CORNER: Dealing with the pandemic – Part 1
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QUARANTINE CORNER: Dealing with the pandemic – Part 1

TAMIU together: dealing with the pandemic By Angela K. CarranzaBridge Staff WriterPublished Monday, April 20, 2020 [Editor’s note: The following is the first installment in a series of articles about different Texas A&M International University students, faculty and staff who are working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope their stories can be as inspiring to you as we found them to be.] Daniel RodriguezTAMIU senior During the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals discover how to keep themselves busy in many different ways. For example, some take up different hobbies: cooking, reading, gaming, etc. But for Texas A&M International University senior Daniel Rodriguez, a variety of hobbies keep him occupied throughout the day. “I have been living alone for quit...
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