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Island Waves

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Island Waves

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Island Waves

Miguel Gutierrez

Miguel Gutierrez, Reporter

Miguel Gutierrez is a senior English major. He advocates for liberty and truth.

All content by Miguel Gutierrez
The stay at home order allows people to still leave their houses to get groceries.

County stay at home order affects students and staff

March 30, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25, Nueces County Judge Barbra Canales signed into affect a stay at home order for all of Nueces County. It is important to note that this is different from a shelter in place order...

Biden celebrating election results.

Political Science Club hosts primary watch party

March 7, 2020

On Tuesday, Mar. 3, also known as Super Tuesday, the Political Science Club at TAMU-CC held a primary watch party in Bay Hall 103. Dr. Shane Gleason and Dr. Sanne Rijkhoff led discussions and helped students...

Concealed carry keeps students safe on campus

Concealed carry keeps students safe on campus

February 21, 2020

Feb. 1 through the 8 was National Gun Violence Awareness Week. Many people are left wondering what we can do to prevent further incidents from occurring, especially on campus. With cases such as what we...

Stylists Amanda Walker (far left) and Tim _Bo_ Mack (second on right) line up with models from event.

Hairstylists share tips on caring for black hair at campus event

February 12, 2020

On Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Project Grad along, with the Islander Pledge Initiative, hosted “Campus Conversations: The State of Black Hair.” The event was held in order to help celebrate and educate audience...

dee reads posters about the history of slavery in the U.S.

Students navigate history in Project Grad’s Black History Month Tunnel

January 30, 2020

Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 28, Project Grad opened up their Black History Month Tunnel in the UC Lonestar room 142. The tunnel was filled with an array of signs and posters, taking the audience through...

Photography courtesy of - National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, left, and Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, are sworn in to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 19, 2019.

Public Impeachment hearings against Trump have begun

November 25, 2019

The impeachment of President Trump might actually be a possibility in the near future. Talk of impeaching Trump started before he even took office back in 2016, however until this point impeachment didn't...

Arianna Aloia/ISLAND WAVES- Violinists lead the band in a song.

Mariachi de la Isla gives astounding performance at PAC

November 18, 2019

On Friday Nov. 15, TAMU-CC hosted a concert for our very own Mariachi de la Isla. The band is made up of thirteen students, playing instruments ranging from the violin to the trumpet to the guitar. Many...

Miguel Gutierrez/ISLAND WAVES - New York Pizza Co. employee preps dough for pizza.

New York pizza in Corpus Christi

November 16, 2019

New York pizza in Corpus Christi If you’re looking for a great pizza, look no further than New York Pizza Co. restaurant, located on 5838 S Staples St., right here in Corpus Christi. The man behind...

TAMU-CC will not be a polling place this election

November 16, 2019

For the 2018 midterm elections, TAMU-CC was a non-permanent polling station, affording many students, faculty and staff a convenient opportunity to vote on campus. For this election cycle, that is no longer...

Voters once again trod to the polls to amend Texas’ unwieldy constitution

November 16, 2019

Texans won’t be paying state income taxes anytime soon.  That’s after passage of an amendment to the State of Texas’ Constitution that prohibits such a move by the state legislature. Voters went...

Miguel Gutierrez/ISLAND WAVES - Various organizations attended booths at the Criminal Justice Expo, including the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Criminal justice students learn about job prospects

November 16, 2019

On Nov. 5, TAMU-CC hosted a Criminal Justice exposition to help students who are looking for a job and who might be considering a career in law enforcement. There were several local, state and federal...

Screenshot from pwndmemes on Instagram

Meme culture keeping Jeffrey Epstein story alive

November 13, 2019

You have most likely seen the “Epstein didn't kill himself” posts and memes pop up on your social media feed, and just as it seems they might be dying out, another pops up. Even though most of the...

Vaping is still a mystery as research continues

Vaping is still a mystery as research continues

October 31, 2019

Vaping just as bad as cigarettes Gabriella Ruiz Many smokers and even non-smokers believe vaping is safer for their health compared to using cigarettes. However, what people don’t realize is that...

Kedran Wade/ISLAND WAVES - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumnus Eric Holguin talks about his experiences in public service, especially with the LGBTQ+ community.

Eric Holguin shares his coming out experience with TAMU-CC students

October 31, 2019

Eric Holguin, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumnus and local political figure visited  campus on Sept. 25 to speak about his experiences in public service, especially with the LGBTQ+ community. The...

Screenshot courtesy of TAMU-CC Campus Announcements

Active shooter training on campus

October 23, 2019

This week there will be the first of several active threat training sessions hosted here on campus. The first one will be hosted for faculty and staff only, however there will be ones in the future designed...

Miguel Gutierrez/ISLAND WAVES- TAMU-CC Green Team Member and alumni, Melissa Zemora demonstrates how the EvoBin works.

UC gets new EvoBin to help reduce, reuse, and recycle

October 9, 2019

On Monday, Oct. 7, the Islander Green Team unveiled the new EvoBin, located in the UC next to the Cove. The EvoBin is an interactive waste bin, which has separate containers for compost, recycling, and...

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 Bike Trail near Laguna/Marina Hall a male subject...

Miguel Gutierrez/ISLANDWAVES-Dean Mark Hartlaub (right) holding the baby of a faculty member who will use the lactation room.

New Lactation Room

October 7, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 1, was the grand opening of a brand-new Faculty Center Lactation Room. The room is designed to help mothers who are students and faculty on campus have a private designated room. The...

Illustration by Sierra Lutz/ISLAND WAVES

Caught in the crossfire: Recent mass shootings lead to in-party fighting for Republicans

September 25, 2019

“Take the guns first, go through due process 2nd,” said President Donald Trump back in 2018 during a meeting with bipartisan lawmakers. This was in reference to proposed red flag laws and universal...

Photos courtesy of Miguel Gutierrez/ISLAND WAVES -Professor Eric Moore demonstrates how short the U.S. Constitution is.

Constitution day on the island

September 18, 2019

Islanders celebrated Constitution Day on Sept. 17 this year by hosting a panel with speakers from the Political Science, Criminal Justice, and English departments.  The constitution was signed on Sept....

Image courtesy of Dallas Morning News
UT-Austin removes confederate statues from campus during the night with police on guard.

Dr. Walter L. Buenger discussed taking down confederate statues

April 29, 2019

On Tuesday, April 22, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi along with the Historical Forum hosted Dr. Walter L. Buenger who gave a presentation titled “Confederate Monuments and Memorials: Constructing...

Image courtesy of the TAMU-CC Women’s Soccer Club - The Women’s Soccer Club plays year-round in tournaments and scrimmages.

Club Spotlight: Women’s Soccer Club

April 26, 2019

Soccer is one of the most popular sports around the world. The TAMU-CC Women’s Soccer Club allows female students the chance to get out and play recreationally whenever they have time. Amber Barcenas,...

Arianna Aloia || President Kelly Quintanilla and members of TAMU-CCs SGA gathered to cut the ribbon.

New sciences building Tidal Hall is now open

April 16, 2019

The doors of Tidal Hall were officially opened after University President Dr. Kelly Quintanilla cut the ribbon on Friday, April 12. The project first started over four years ago, and the building is...

Photography courtesy of Arianna Aloia

Women’s history month celebration

March 8, 2019

On Tuesday, Mar. 5, the Islander Inclusive Network hosted a Women’s History Month Celebration in the UC Anchor Ballrooms. The celebration included a Makers Space and other fine arts and crafts demonstrations...

Senator’s meeting recap: Feb. 18, 2019

Senator’s meeting recap: Feb. 18, 2019

February 19, 2019

The Student Government Association held another Senator meeting last night, Feb. 18. The meeting started off with a discussion about the importance of diversity. Next discussed was SB 28-8 Committee Transparency...

Image taken by Arianna Aloia. IRS building of Corpus Christi.

Tax dollars are being wasted

February 1, 2019

With the Internal Revenue Service recently being closed due to the government shutdown, government spending is being called to the spotlight. For the fiscal year 2018, President trump proposed a federal...

Photo courtesy of CBI. Ward Island Beach.

University beach

February 1, 2019

Some may have noticed the beach open to students on Ward Island. The beach is man made, as the previous beach that was there eroded away more than 60 years ago. According to the Conrad Blucher Institute...

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 suspects have not been apprehended and authorities...

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