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New dance minor opens possibilities for students

December 2, 2015

by LEANNE HASS Staff Writer As Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi continues to grow, classes of all kinds are being added to the curriculum. The university may be adding a new dance minor to the Liberal Arts program, opening up even more opportunities for students to pursue their interests. “The minor was proposed to the curriculum committee for the option to be in...

Marine Corps holds annual fundraiser during holiday season

December 2, 2015

by SAMANTHA MALHER Staff Writer The United States Marine Corps Reserve is currently holding their annual Toys for Tots fundraiser that benefits kids throughout the United States of America including the District of Colombia as well as Puerto Rico. Toys for Tots collects new and unwrapped toys every year during Oct., Nov., and Dec., These toys are delivered to less for...

Islander Cultural Alliance hosts Culture Festival

December 2, 2015

by SAMANTHA MALHER Staff Writer The Islander Cultural Alliance (ICA) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi held its annual Culture Fest on Saturday, Nov. 14. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Anchor Ballrooms in the University Center. Culture Fest is one of ICA’s two largest events of the fiscal school year. Texas A&M University-Corpus Chr...

How to stay fit, even after holiday feast

December 2, 2015

by ABBEY WEAVER Staff Writer It is pretty easy to stay fit as a college student. Even if one is not an athlete there are plenty of ways to be healthy and active on campus. There is the rec center that is free to all Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students, the dining hall that offers a wide variety for healthy choices, and there is even a decent walk between cl...

Six ways to keep minds sharp during the break

December 2, 2015

by ALEICHIA WILLIAMS Web Editor  Your mind is a muscle that in need of constant exercise. With the break coming about it could be easy to forget to flex this muscle and keep yourself learning new things. Here are a few tips on how to keep your mind bright during the break. 1. Read books Whether it is novels or informative books you can always learn from reading. Make ...

Ballroom dancing classes for all Islanders

December 2, 2015

by SEAN MCCRACKEN Staff Writer According to Texas A&M University Corpus Christi’s website, there are over 150 organizations and clubs on campus. These organizations and clubs range in category and in interest. There are clubs dedicated to academics, clubs based on departments, sports clubs, and even clubs developed solely based on where you live. Some organizat...

Students show off research in symposium

December 2, 2015

by GERI LEMMONS  Staff Writer From Nov. 19 to 20 in the Anchor Ballroom Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi was home to the First Year Symposium for students to show off their research that they have been working on for months. Sameer Alotaibi, freshman general business major, said he chose his topic, organic food, from own personal connection. “I chose...

University brightens holidays with lights

December 2, 2015

by GERI LEMMONS  Staff Writer On Nov. 20 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi hosted a event called the Islander Lights. This event lasted from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., ending with the lighting of the lights around campus. Chris Hinojosa, junior political science major, said it was a good turn out and a lot of people showed up. He said he could tell people were enjoying themselves. ...

All is fair on International Games Day

December 2, 2015

by JONATHAN FORNEY Staff Writer Nov. 21 is the day for quite a few holidays ... World Hello Day, World Television Day and International Games Day. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s own Mary and Jeff Bell Library put on an event to celebrate the latter. International Games Day (IGD) was first celebrated in 2012. It is celebrated on the third Saturday of Nov. ...

Music Department gets into holiday spirit

December 2, 2015

by JONATHAN FORNEY Staff Writer The holiday season came early to the Island University this year. On Friday, Nov. 20 the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi School of the Arts, Media, and Communication (SAMC) put on its 15 Annual Holiday Gala Concert in the Performing Arts Center. In addition to being festive the concert is also an important fundraising oppo...

Internationals settle in for holidays

December 2, 2015

by KACI ALVAREZ Staff Writer   For most students Christmas break is a time to go back home for a month and spend some much needed time with friends and family. However for some of the international students here at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi they do not get that luxury. Since most international students cannot go back to their home country for the ho...

Must-see TV shows to watch over break

December 2, 2015

by KACI ALVAREZ Staff Writer Having a month of no school is what every college student strives toward throughout the fall semester. A month of no school and responsibilities usually results in binge watching Netflix TV shows until ones eyes start to burn. With that being said, here are the top TV shows you should definitely binge watch this Christmas break. 1. Th...

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