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Outrage raised over perceived EPA inaction
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Outrage raised over perceived EPA inaction

Outrage raised over perceived EPA inaction By Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 During their first combined meeting regarding the health dangers of ethylene oxide, Laredo and EPA representatives were met by cries from the audience. The Sept. 15 meeting centered around reported pollution from the Midwest Sterilization Corporation at its Laredo facility. Environmental Protection Agency representatives insisted they would take action to protect the Laredo residents’ health, yet audience members called the actions neither timely nor substantial. According to a Dec. 27, 2021, investigative article by The Texas Tribune and ProPublica, the EPA began its look into the then-theory that EtOs caused cancer in 2002. By 2006, the agency assessed that “the ...
HEALTH: 1950s flashback virus threatens human contact
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HEALTH: 1950s flashback virus threatens human contact

HEALTH: 1950s flashback virus threatens human contact By Caroline RiveraBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 While many flashbacks to the 1950s summon images of Elvis or pop culture, one particular human health threat returns to haunt people. The variola virus, which causes smallpox, led to other viruses such as cowpox viruses and more recently in the form of monkeypox. Courtesy TAMIU Public RelationsPosters like this have been placed all around campus this semester, such as in restrooms, to inform students of the monkeypox virus symptoms. Student Health Services Director Claudia C. Beltran finds herself on the frontlines of these types of health concerns at Texas A&M International University.  “It’s basically an infection caused by the monkeypox...
HEALTH: Laredo PD therapy pets visit campus for Mental Health Awareness Week
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HEALTH: Laredo PD therapy pets visit campus for Mental Health Awareness Week

HEALTH: Laredo PD therapy pets visit campus for Mental Health Awareness Week By Gabriel RodriguezBridge Staff WriterPublished Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022 A continuous crowd of people practically blocked off the campus breezeway Friday morning, Sept. 30, to see dogs wearing silly outfits. In one of many events being held for the fourth annual Mental Health Awareness Week at TAMIU, the Office of Student Counseling and Disability Services invited the Laredo Police Department to bring a couple of dogs from its therapy pets program to help students de-stress. That office is led by Director Rosabel Ramos. Miriam Salinas | BridgeCoco, a 6-year-old rescue dog from a shelter, poses for a photo in a costume on Sept. 29 at a TAMIU Student Counseling Services booth. “We’ve been doing differe...
CAMPUS: Possible new health sciences building in TAMIU’s future
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CAMPUS: Possible new health sciences building in TAMIU’s future

CAMPUS: Possible new health sciences building in TAMIU’s future By Laurie RenickBridge contributing writerPublished Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 If it receives final approval, TAMIU plans to construct a new building to support the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. No official date or blueprints are currently available for the proposed facility. “The project is still pending authorization by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, and no designs or schematics have been created at this time,” Texas A&M International University Director of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services Steve Harmon wrote in an email to The Bridge. “We would expect to have a more complete assessment with possible building details and forecasts by late Spring …” David Gomez...
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 ...
NEWS: Nursing program utilizes $1.3 million grant to expand SANE
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NEWS: Nursing program utilizes $1.3 million grant to expand SANE

NEWS: Nursing program utilizes $1.3 million grant to expand SANE By Alejandro Garcia IVBridge contributing writerPublished Thursday, April 14, 2022 A $1.3 million grant provides funds to increase specialized nurses through the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The HRSA federal grant provides institutional opportunities and resources for nurses to become trained for sexual assault cases in their respective community, and in hopes, to enhance the quality of life. A student who graduated from Texas A&M International University’s College of Nursing can become a specialized Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner in their basic or advanced certified SANE programs. Back on Aug. 6, 2021, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences received $1.3 million in a competitive federal gran...
SPORTS: Rec Sports Center offers new services
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SPORTS: Rec Sports Center offers new services

SPORTS: Rec Sports Center offers new services By Priscilla AbregoBridge contributing writerPublished Sunday, April 3, 2022 From teaching students fundamentals to outdoor adventures, Recreational Sports launches new services and machinery for students to reach their personal fitness goals. The Rec Sports Center recently relaunched personal training and set afloat their newest program Outdoor Adventures. Rec Sports Director Roberto Garza said interested students may look into the center’s many programs. He added that the main goal is “to ensure students create autonomy.” Aside from the new equipment, such as the deadlift platform, the outdoor area ladder, new dumbbell sets and hip-thrust machine, the center offers a popular body composition assessment. Due to its populari...
TAMIU partially delays semester start due to coronavirus variant
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TAMIU partially delays semester start due to coronavirus variant

By Mireilly GonzalezBridge Contributing WriterPublished Wednesday, March 2, 2022(Originally published in the February print edition, 2022) After a planned start date of Jan. 18, TAMIU chose to delay the start of face-to-face classes until Jan. 24. Online classes remained on schedule. The delay happened because of the “ramifications due to [SARS-CoV-2] and its Omicron version,” Texas A&M International University President Pablo Arenaz said. Leonard Gonzalez | BridgeTAMIU's partial delay came after an increase of cases due to the pandemic. A TAMIU health services employee gives a rapid COVID-19 test on Feb. 9 at the TAMIU Student Center, Room 216. By the end of the TAMIU announcement he concluded, “The best defense continues to be vaccination and boosters.” Research by th...
OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests
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OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests

OPINION: Citizens order rapid tests Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 The United States launched a website where anyone can get rapid COVID-19 tests right to their doorstep, per household. For those who can't get a test at a clinic, this could be a life saver to have just in case. Interested persons can learn more at https://www.covidtests.gov/
$7.5 million TAMIU CARES funds available this spring
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$7.5 million TAMIU CARES funds available this spring

$7.5 million TAMIU CARES funds available this spring By Carolina CruzBridge Staff WriterPublished Friday, Feb. 4, 2022 As the semester continues through the COVID-19 pandemic, TAMIU CARES keeps providing students with aid during the Spring 2022 semester. The application deadline occurs Feb. 21. TAMIU CARES provides Texas A&M International University students impacted by the pandemic with student emergency aid grants. This semester, the program is expected to offer more than $7.5 million in student support funding. According to the TAMIU CARES website, “These allocations are designed to provide grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus. The CARES/ARP funds will be used to address financial hardship, including housing a...
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