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OPINION: ‘Pro-life’ not in favor of all life
Editorial, Opinion

OPINION: ‘Pro-life’ not in favor of all life

OPINION: ‘Pro-life’ not in favor of all life Movement forgets about livelihood of mothers, children By Mireilly GonzalezAssistant EditorPublished Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 Roe v. Wade was passed but it was then overruled after almost 50 years in a 6-3 ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson decision.  in 1969, Norma McCorvey brought up the case of abortion to her local government official, Wade. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled abortion to be a broad right conferred by the U.S. Constitution. Mireilly Gonzalez Roe v. Wade was controversial at the time, and remained so. Some criticized the Supreme Court’s decision to consider abortion a “civil right” instead of a “human right.” Others criticized the ruling as a form of judicial activism–which meant the ruling was made with bias...
OPINION: We were pushed, so I’m pushing back
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: We were pushed, so I’m pushing back

We were pushed, so I’m pushing back By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 Our office was moved to a study room. A study room! I’m certain they did not mean for it to be a joke, but it sure felt like one. Going from a first-floor, private room shared with psychology graduate students, with a couch I could nap on in between classes when I lacked sleep–it was perfect. The cherry on top was the absolute privacy due to the card reader at the door. A hidden oasis on campus. David Gomez Jr. This may sound like an escape from college life, but it was quite the opposite as much homework, newspaper design and editing was done from there. It felt like a hidden hole in the wall of the first floor of Pellegrino. My adviser, myself and others would sometimes...
OPINION: World loses valued leader
Editorial, Illustrations, Opinion

OPINION: World loses valued leader

OPINION: World loses valued leader Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge Illustration “I believe that, young or old, we have as much to look forward to with confidence and hope as we have to look back on with pride.”Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor of the United Kingdom By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022 The world lost one of its longest-reigning leaders on Sept. 8 as Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor of the United Kingdom passed away. Most of the world knew her simply as Queen Elizabeth II. Her full title included the following: by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of her other realms and territories queen, head of the Commonwealth, defender of the faith. She was born April 21, 1926, in L...
OPINION: Federal loan repayments remain on ice, Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable
Editorial, Illustrations, Opinion

OPINION: Federal loan repayments remain on ice, Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable

OPINION: Federal loan repayments remain on ice, Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Once again, federal student loan repayments and interest are frozen up until Aug. 31, as announced by Biden’s administration. Though it benefits the average individual, providing relief from repayment, the negatives fall upon the government and economy, which must bear the financial burden. Biden loan forgiveness plan unreliable By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 About 43.4 million people hold federal student loans, according to the studentaid.gov website. Let’s let that sink in for just a moment. About 92% of most loans, according to a Ju...
OPINION: Editor unlike lightbulb
Editorial, Opinion

OPINION: Editor unlike lightbulb

OPINION: Editor unlike lightbulb By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Wednesday, May 18, 2022 There are days I just stop what I’m doing and do nothing. It never feels by choice and it just happens. Trying to make sense of it, honestly, I think I just burn myself out–like a lightbulb. I remember when it first started happening–the third grade. David Gomez Jr. It was mid-fall in Mrs. Maldonado’s class at C.L. Milton Elementary and I was a little slow doing my math homework. She told me to take it home to complete, but I didn’t. I knew what I had to do as I looked at the few questions looking back at me. The moment lasted, for what seemed like forever. I didn’t do it. I went to school the next day. The teacher told us to separate into a small group. That small g...
OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth
Guest Article, Letter to the Editor, Opinion

OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth

OPINION: Degree earners seek knowledge, beauty, truth By Osvaldo De LeonGuest ColumnistPublished Tuesday, May 17, 2022 A letter to future graduates: If you are reading this, it is because you are or will be a future graduate from a university. Let me begin by saying congratulations on your accomplishments in your academic career. Not everyone gets to have such a privilege like you. Osvaldo De Leon In fact, your unique attainment is not common in the history of the world. Degrees were given to the few intelligent and curious-minded, like yourself. Throughout your academic career, you majored in a discipline that made you happy, and eager to pursue knowledge, beauty and truth. These transcendental ideals made the University a place where the individual cultivates his/her mind...
OPINION: To the grocery store or bust
Illustrations, In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: To the grocery store or bust

OPINION: To the grocery store or bust Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge Illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge IllustratorPublished Tuesday, April 12, 2022 With the ongoing war in the Ukraine caused by Vladimir Putin, gasoline prices are at an all-time high, impacting practically everyone. At this point, gas is worth its weight in gold, burning a hole in everyone's funds—meaning people will have to use less or find other methods to save on gas.
OPINION: Oscars worth watching anymore?
Entertainment, In Our View, Opinion

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...
OPINION: Feeling down? Keep looking down
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: Feeling down? Keep looking down

OPINION: Feeling down? Keep looking down By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-ChiefPublished Tuesday, April 12, 2022 As I type this, I think “Huh, maybe I should write right now because I feel this way and take advantage of this emotion?” Said emotion being gloom. There I am. Just feeling, but then it hits me like a ton of bricks. It wasn’t while I sat in front of the Mac desktop in The Bridge office, but during my walk around campus and discovering at least 10 smiley face gums that are stuck on the concrete paths around campus. David Gomez Jr. Easter is around the corner and many will search for eggs, but I think finding these magical smiley face gems to be much more rewarding. Personally, I’ve been in a terrible mood as of late. So, to spot these little works of art genuinel...
OPINION: ‘InstaFeet’ violates privacy law
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: ‘InstaFeet’ violates privacy law

OPINION: ‘InstaFeet’ violates privacy law By Elis Reyes-SanchezBridge Staff InternPublished Thursday, March 17, 2022 When I scrolled through the TAMIU Student Network Facebook page, I saw a post asking if anyone knew there was a “bathroom foot pic” account on Instagram. I couldn't help myself and went to check out the page. At first, I thought it was kind of funny and thought it was a spoof page, as many pictures on the account seemed staged. Elis Reyes-Sanchez I saw a picture of bare feet, with no socks or shoes, doing what I can only assume, their business. My initial thought, “Who does that?” You have another picture of someone with just one shoe on, and another one pointing down directly at their feet. Those pictures seemed staged. However, there were many that di...
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