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Left, courtesy of KRIS 6 News, right courtesy of Facebook.

Left, Anthony Quintanilla.

Right, an undated picture from Pres. Kelly Quintanilla's Facebook.

Estranged husband of President Kelly Quintanilla charged with sexual assault of a minor

October 16, 2019

47-year-old Anthony Quintanilla is charged with sexual assault of a minor.  He is the estranged husband of TAMU-CC President Kelly Quintanilla. According...

Jonathan Garcia/ISLANDWAVES - Beth Franz (left) holds her composure as Walgreens Pharmacist Michelle Soliz administers the flu shot to combat the flu.

TAMU-CC and Walgreens help students and faculty combat the flu

October 12, 2019

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Health Services department aids students and staff in fighting flu season by giving out flu shots on campus. In...

Caleigh Sowder/ISLAND WAVES - Event attendees read posters on the wall that explain different identities and historical events like the Stonewall Demonstrations.

‘Honour Our Past, Honor Our Future’ encourages inclusion and remembrance of LGBTQ+

October 9, 2019

For the first year ever, National Coming Out Day has transformed into a week, starting with celebrations and education in the Mary and Jeff Bell Library...

Photo courtesy of NPR- President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Friday, Oct. 4.

With the inquiry underway, what does impeachment actually mean?

October 8, 2019

When Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., formally announced the launch of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump...

Jonathan Garcia/ISLANDWAVES- A Code Blue was issued at 10:44 p.m. on yesterday, Oct 7, on the Hike and Bike Trail near Laguna and Madre Halls.

Suspects from trail assault remain unapprehended

October 8, 2019

Late last night, Oct.7, the University Police Department released a Code Blue that read, “On Oct. 7, 2019 at approximately 10:44 p.m. on the Hike and...

TAMU-CC bans vaping on campus, effective Oct. 4

TAMU-CC bans vaping on campus, effective Oct. 4

October 3, 2019

“Effective Friday, Oct. 4, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will ban the use of electronic cigarettes. The ban extends to all campus facilitie...

Global Climate Strike action comes to TAMU-CC campus

October 2, 2019

Chanting “No more coal, no more oil,” a little over a dozen participants marched throughout campus Friday, Sept. 27, as part of the Global Climate...

Photos by Jonathan Garcia/Island Waves- Mayra Zamora (from left), Andrea Montalvo-Hamid, Monica Garcia and Sandra Gonzalez stand for a photo with the mural.

Las Muralistas unveil finished mural for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 30, 2019

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumnae, Las Muralistas, unveil their mural on Sept. 27 in the Legacy Ballroom in the University Center. After...

Photography courtesy of Raul Alonzo Jr./ISLAND WAVES - Juan Gomez-Rodriguez, attorney with the Corpus Christi office of the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), speaks of his challenging experiences representing clients caught up in the immigration system.

Speakers discuss humanitarian and legal plights of migrants

September 25, 2019

The first time Cat Yuracka visited McAllen’s Ursula Detention Center in the summer of 2018, she had to fight every instinct she had as a grandmother...

Illustration by Jolina Limary (Island Waves)

TAMU-CC club helps felines in need

September 25, 2019

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is home to a group known simply as the Cat Club, which aims to help any felines in need on the Island and raises...

Photo by Gabriella Ruiz: TAMU-CC’s Sea Turtle Conservation Club had their first meeting for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Save The Turtles At TAMU-CC

September 16, 2019

On Sept. 12 the Sea Turtle Conservation Club held their first meeting of the semester. The whole room was filled with students who held an interest in...


Mythology and cycle of life inspires Kill Joy’s work

September 10, 2019

When the morning light broke on Labor Day in downtown Corpus Christi, a new work of art adorning one of the city’s walls was illuminated. It was in an...

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