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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...
OPINION: ‘Winter is coming’
In Our View, Opinion

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.
OPINION: All-nighters bad for health? You don’t say
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: All-nighters bad for health? You don’t say

OPINION: All-nighters bad for health? You don’t say By David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chiefPublished Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 Yes, it is 1:13 a.m. as I type this. And no, I am not pulling an all-nighter again.  For those who still have no idea what an all-nighter is, it is when a person stays up past their curfew in order to complete last-minute assignments they should have begun as soon as they were told about them. David Gomez Jr.Editor-in-chief I am guilty of this bad habit. Lacking sleep throughout the day is not a good thing. I most certainly feel lethargic, heavy and on auto-pilot—if that makes sense. My all-nighters usually end up with me finishing my assignments at 6 a.m. and leaving just enough time to “wake-up” a bit while I shower for work at 7 a.m. Without fail, I ...
OPINION: Latina reflects on what it means to be Hispanic
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OPINION: Latina reflects on what it means to be Hispanic

OPINION: Latina reflects on what it means to be Hispanic By Jhoanna AngelesSocial Media ManagerPublished Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 The memories I am most fond of include standing in front of the crowd, observing the matachines do a dance for the Virgin Mary, and enjoying delicious Mexican delicacies, like tamales and champurrado. Going to the plaza with my family to watch the valet folklorico groups perform traditional dances to celebrate “El Grito” or Mexican Independence Day are times I will never forget while experiencing our wonderful traditions with my family. Jhoanna AngelesSocial Media Manager I still remember my grandmother telling me that if I do not sleep, the cucuy will take me during the night. It is very present in my memory that my aunts would tell me to never wa...
OPINION: Social distancing evident at Oscars like at school
In Our View, Opinion

OPINION: Social distancing evident at Oscars like at school

OPINION: Social distancing evident at Oscars like at school By Gabriel ArredondoBridge Staff InternPublished Wednesday, May 5, 2021 So the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, occurred last weekend; they were quite different from previous years. This is the first time the Academy Awards ceremony was held during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, the Emmys took place and the ceremony went completely virtually—much like current TAMIU courses. Gabriel ArredondoBridge Staff Intern At this year’s Academy Awards, announcers said it would not be virtual, but would be held in person. This was true in a sense, but it was done a little bit different than just in person. For the most part, the nominated celebrities all showed up at the actual location. This year’s ceremony was ...
OPINION: Looking back on an internship experience
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OPINION: Looking back on an internship experience

OPINION: Looking back on an internship experience By Gabriel ArredondoThe Bridge Staff InternPublished Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Before beginning my internship at The Bridge, I had no idea what to expect. I never took a written journalism course, so I had very little experience. I took broadcast journalism, but I knew those kinds of courses were quite different things. I also had a habit of not working well on a team. That is mostly because I’ve always been a very introverted person. So at first, I was kind of lost for these reasons, but, as time went on, I started to get used to the idea of working with others on stories and so on. Gabriel ArredondoBridge Staff Intern I learned the ethics of journalism, the art of photography and how to conduct interviews. This internship lef...
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