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CAMPUS: Spirit Week features Ken-sent CAB event
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CAMPUS: Spirit Week features Ken-sent CAB event

CAMPUS: Spirit Week features Ken-sent CAB event By Marissa ContrerasSocial Media Co-ManagerPublished Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 As TAMIU kicked off both Spirit Week and Consent Week, many organizations held events centered around the themes of consent and Barbie. These themes extended across campus.  Among the week of events, only one took participants on wheels: Ken-sent CAB. This event featured a golf cart, which took people to their classes or to an event they wanted to attend. Director of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance Larissa Cortez, who serves as Texas A&M International University’s Title IX coordinator, said the event was inspired by the TV show Cash Cab, where players answer questions for money. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeThe Ken-sent CAB team, from left, Ti...
CAMPUS: TAMIU’s first student-led literature journal seeks to expand staff, nears publication date 
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CAMPUS: TAMIU’s first student-led literature journal seeks to expand staff, nears publication date 

CAMPUS: TAMIU’s first student-led literature journal seeks to expand staff, nears publication date  By Jorge EspinozaSocial Media Co-ManagerPublished Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024 The Rivergull Journal, TAMIU’s first student-led literature journal, nears its first publication release. Recently, its staff attended an organization fair in hopes of finding new prospects and members on Jan. 17 in the Student Center Ballroom. “We want to get new members,” Vice President and Lead Poetry Editor Kaitlyn Lozano said. “We don’t have a lot of members in our organization. We’re looking for editors and staff writers mostly.” Jorge Espinoza | BridgeAna Vara, left, editor-in-chief of The Rivergull Journal, speaks with students about the upcoming publication of the prose and poetry journal during ...
ARTS: TAMIU displays State of Things ceramics exhibit
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ARTS: TAMIU displays State of Things ceramics exhibit

ARTS: TAMIU displays State of Things ceramics exhibit By Andrew ElizondoBridge Staff WriterPublished Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 After hours in the studio and around high kiln temperatures, faculty from around TAMUS spun up an exhibition titled State of Things. From Jan. 18 to March 9, the exhibit runs in the Texas A&M International University Art Gallery in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. The exhibition features themes of letting go, womanhood and rebirth. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeOne of the ceramic pieces in the State of Things art exhibit on Jan. 18 in the TAMIU Art Gallery. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeOne of the ceramic pieces in the State of Things art exhibit on Jan. 18 in the TAMIU Art Gallery. Contributors include professors across the Texas A&M ...
ARTS: Rhizome project begins production
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ARTS: Rhizome project begins production

ARTS: Rhizome project begins production By Dora GuerreroBridge Staff WriterPublished Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024 A multidisciplinary campus experience is underway, organized by a new visiting art professor. The project, called Rhizome, is more than a single piece of installation art–it encompasses visual art, philosophy, biology, dance, music, theater, and more. Texas A&M International University Visiting Assistant Professor of art Crystal Wagner, a contemporary interdisciplinary artist from Los Angeles, unveiled the early stages of her newest art piece Rhizome on Jan. 23. Throughout her 10-year artistic career, she has created installations around the world. She has worked for corporations, galleries, museums and public spaces. Juan Carlos Puente | BridgeAssistant Professor of...
ARTS: Laredo Theater Guild holds ‘Frankenstein’ production in collaboration with TAMIU
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ARTS: Laredo Theater Guild holds ‘Frankenstein’ production in collaboration with TAMIU

ARTS: Laredo Theater Guild holds 'Frankenstein' production in collaboration with TAMIU By George EspinozaBridge Staff WriterPublished Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023 Laredo Theater Guild International held its Frankenstein production for Fall 2023 at TAMIU’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts theater. Director Marco Gonzalez brought his take on the classic Mary Shelley Frankenstein story on Oct. 6 to 8 and 12 to 15. Neto Gonzalez | BridgeLaredo Theater Guild International actors practice during a "Frankenstein" dress rehearsal on Oct. 3 in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts theater. Pictured at left, Dr. Frankenstein portrayed by Oscar O. Peña interacts with the Female Creature portrayed by Zoe Benavides. “This fall slot is part of our Class-on-Stage series,” Gonzalez...
ARTS: Professor receives festival award for ‘Cardboard Scavengers’ documentary
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ARTS: Professor receives festival award for ‘Cardboard Scavengers’ documentary

ARTS: Professor receives festival award for ‘Cardboard Scavengers’ documentary By Alyssa MedinaBridge contributing writerPublished Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023 After encountering a couple of scavengers in downtown Laredo, one TAMIU professor decided their efforts would make for strong documentary work. This foresight led to an award-winning film. Texas A&M International University Associate Professor of communication Marcela Morán received a Cinema Verde award in the Waste category from the 2023 Annual Film and Arts Festival for her documentary in collaboration with Daphne Art Foundation Executive Director Maritza Bautista, an artist from Cultivarte, a program of the foundation. Morán details how she met the couple, Chole and Beto, and how they influenced her to create the docu...
ARTS: Campus hosts clarinet, saxophone recital
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ARTS: Campus hosts clarinet, saxophone recital

ARTS: Campus hosts clarinet, saxophone recital By Juan Carlos PuenteSocial Media ManagerPublished Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023 Numerous students performed a variety of pieces during TAMIU’s recent clarinet and saxophone recital. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts hosted the recital. Carlos Andres Mounetou | BridgeUnidentified woodwind players perform during the Oct. 24 recital. Some students participated in solos, others in quartets, and all played in ensembles composed of various versions of their respective instruments. This includes alto, tenor, bari and soprano saxophones, as well as soprano, B flat and bass clarinet. Music performance major Vicente Mendoza, saxophonist, performed a contemporary piece ca...
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...
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...
ARTS: Art professor helps curate ‘Dreaming at the Border’ exhibit
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ARTS: Art professor helps curate ‘Dreaming at the Border’ exhibit

ARTS: Art professor helps curate ‘Dreaming at the Border’ exhibit By Esteban Mendiolaand Cris CordovaBridge Staff WritersPublished Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023 With a title inspired by a TAMIU art professor’s character, the “Dreaming at the Border” exhibit featured a narrative about friendship, community and dreams. Texas A&M International University Assistant Professor of art Josias Figueiredo and TAMIU alumnus and Washington, D.C., artist Julio Obscura united to curate an art exhibit titled “Dreaming at the Border: Digital, Imaginary and Real.” It featured a narrative, chronicling the tales of “Piri the Dreamer” and “Flying Coyote” as they embark on a journey of friendship, community and the pursuit of one’s dreams. The open-to-the-public event occurred from Sept. 1 to Oct. 20. ...
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