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OPINION: ‘Oppenheimer’ retains fan faith in film director
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OPINION: ‘Oppenheimer’ retains fan faith in film director

OPINION: ‘Oppenheimer’ retains fan faith in film director By Emmanuel Reyes CoronaBridge Staff PodcasterPublished Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023 “They won’t fear it until they understand it. And they won’t understand it until they’ve used it.” These words marked a turning point in World War II, a pivotal historical moment. They also resonated with my encounter with cinematic brilliance. As a devoted Christopher Nolan fan, I eagerly awaited the silver screen debut of Oppenheimer for years. Despite not having explored Nolan’s earlier masterpieces—Inception (2010), Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk (2017)—I was familiar with his style, work ethic and passion for cinema. The announcement of screenings gave me the chance to secure my ticket, and I eagerly anticipated my journey into the cinema. ...
OPINION: Trans rights are human rights
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OPINION: Trans rights are human rights

OPINION: Trans rights are human rights By Elizabeth KennedyBridge IllustratorPublished Thursday, March 23, 2023 During the past few months, dozens of anti-LGBT bills have been proposed in Texas. The focus of multiple bills reduces access to or downright bans trans healthcare and visibility, even including medical procedures for trans adults. Though some politicians wish we would disappear, trans people will not be gotten rid of. Elizabeth Kennedy | Bridge illustration
OPINION: Romance is not dead—we’re all just dead inside
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OPINION: Romance is not dead—we’re all just dead inside

OPINION: Romance is not dead—we’re all just dead inside By Carina GalvanBridge Staff InternPublished Tuesday, March 7, 2023 Loved by some and dreaded by many, Valentine's Day loomed ahead; I witnessed the aftermath of a breakup in the parking lot. There are enough songs out there about slashing your ex’s tires. We can only imagine how bad the breakup was, but this isn’t about someone’s failed romance. Carina Galvan This isn’t a rant against Valentine’s Day either. Think of this as a heart-to-heart conversation. I’ve only been alive for 22 years, but I spent most of it fantasizing about romance and love. In this generation where courting is the talking stage and dating apps are just for hookups, love doesn’t seem genuine anymore. You might even be tempted to say that r...
OPINION: We were pushed, so I’m pushing back
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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: To the grocery store or bust
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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
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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
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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...
OPINION: ‘Winter is coming’
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OPINION: ‘Winter is coming’

OPINION: ‘Winter is coming’ By Gabrielle PratherAssistant EditorPublished Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 Another year, another semester goes by and Spring 2022 has arrived. My first initial thought of spring is all about the radiant colors of the flowers, the vibrant rays of the sun or the mere reminder of Spring Break. Yet, not in this case. Gabrielle Prather Instead, the beginning of the new Texas A&M International University semester reigns in blizzarding cold, and gloomy weather, not to mention the multitude of rapid COVID-19 cases presented. The familiarity of 2020’s events seem to rear their ugly head once more, at the beginning of this new year. Frankly, I wasn’t sure what would happen if we had to do remote learning again. This is my last semester at TAMIU, and man...
OPINION: Avoid the plague doodles
Illustrations, In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: Avoid the plague doodles

OPINION: Avoid the plague doodles Alejandro Carbajal | Bridge illustration By Alejandro CarbajalBridge illustratorOriginally published in the full edition in print on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 Finals: With final exams just around the corner, students will be trying hard not to get sidetracked by doodles while preparing for their evaluations.
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