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Image courtesy of Arianna Aloia/ISLAND WAVES. Dr. Don Albrecht, Vice President of Student Engagement and Success, explains the newly awarded grant from the Qatar Harvey Fund.

Island University receives part of a $1 million grant

April 26, 2019

On Wednesday, April 24, it was announced that five Texas A&M System campuses will benefit from a $1 million grant to help support students affected ...

Photography courtesty of El Dusty, 
Corpus-based DJ El Dusty fuses vintage Latin music sounds with modern trap and hip-hop beats to create his own distinct music.

El Dusty’s success paves way for other up-and-coming artists

April 17, 2019

The section of People’s Street in downtown Corpus Christi where Horacio “Dusty” Oliveira jointly runs Produce, a clothing/art/recording studio s...

Images courtesy of Benji McDaniel/Mirimar Housing.

Big event 2019: Something Bigger than Themselves

April 16, 2019

Saturday, April 13th, marked the 11th annual BIG event. What is the BIG event exactly? Well I got the opportunity to ask a few students and also Preside...

Photo provided from Lance Esswein's facebook,

Former TAMU-CC professor arrested for distributing 118 grams of methamphetamine

April 9, 2019

Previous TAMU-CC Physics professor  Lance Esswein was arrested on March 14, 2019 for, according to a criminal complaint filed at the United States Dist...

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Island Waves attends TIPA conference, gaining experience and awards

March 18, 2019

Several Island Waves’ student journalists were recently recognized for outstanding work at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) Convention,...

CCPD Officer Reyos speaks with a theft victim.

Aspen Heights string of robberies

January 31, 2019

At around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27, a gang of thieves broke into more than 20 vehicles,stealing two from the Aspen Heights apartment complex. The ...

Image courtesy of Bird. Three scooters parked side by side.

Bird leaves Corpus Christi

January 30, 2019

Bird announced their decision to leave Corpus Christi this past Monday through an in-app announcement:   "Corpus Christi, we had a good ride. Goodbye...

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President Kelly Quintanilla and other TAMU-CC volunteers serving meals at Loaves and Fishes.

Islanders give on Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2018

Giving Tuesday is an internationally recognized day dedicated to helping others. According to the official Giving Tuesday website, over 40,000 organizations...

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Presidents Nixon and Trump both famous for their relationships with media.

Trump and Nixon: presidents vs. the media

December 2, 2018

Donald Trump is not the first Republican president to declare war on the media. The Trump Administration’s manner in addressing the press are reminiscent...

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Stan Lee at Phoenix Comicon 2011 in Arizona, receiving “Best Cameo” award.

Marvel’s silver knight’s legacy live on through many

November 22, 2018

Jonathan Garcia Reporter On Nov. 12, 2018, the world lost one of the most beloved comic book writers of all time, Stan Lee, who died at the age of...

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Texas remained reliably red, but Democrats made some headway in the midterms.

Midterm election results: blue wave?

November 20, 2018

Miguel Gutierrez Reporter There was nothing surprising about this year’s midterm election cycle. From local to national elections, the polls hel...

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CNN reporter banned from the White House

November 17, 2018

CNN’s Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta had his press badge revoked by the White House after allegedly assaulting an intern during a heated...

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