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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

Sierra Lutz

Sierra Lutz, Senior Graphic Designer

Sierra Lutz is a senior Graphic Design Major and is experienced in layout, journalism, inDesign and Illustrator.

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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 by Hurricane Harvey. According to the Texas A&M...

Images courtesy of Arianna Aloia/ISLAND WAVES - President Quintanilla, Mayor Joe McComb, and members of volleyball and basket teams gathered to cut the ribbon

Corpus Christi takes another step into the college town role with the opening of the Islanders Pavilion and Courts

April 26, 2019

On April 24, the Islanders Pavilion and Courts located in downtown Corpus Christi at The Water’s Edge (602 S. Shoreline Blvd.) celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. The Islanders Pavilion...

 Image courtesy of Lauren Pack/CHI ALPHA. Students were able to gather in worship on the Bay Hall Lawn during Rez Week

Christian organizations on campus joined together to celebrate Rez Week

April 25, 2019

During the week of April 16–20, several campus ministries across campus, Chi Alpha, Baptist Student Ministries (BSM), Islander Catholic, Reformed University Fellowship (RUF), Young Life, Heat Wave, and...

Image courtesy of Daniel Mondragon

Joseph Guerrero wins Best in Show for the ‘My Medium’ student exhibition

April 24, 2019

The Department of Art + Design’s Student Art Association is hosting their annual undergraduate student exhibition “My Medium” in the Weil Gallery from April 4 until May 3. Best in Show winner...

All images by Sierra Lutz/ISLAND WAVES -   The “My Medium” student exhibition received a large variety of work that garnered positive feedback from faculty and community members.

‘My Medium’ student showcase provides professional experience for undergraduates

April 22, 2019

The Department of Art + Design’s Student Art Association is hosting their annual undergraduate student exhibition “My Medium” in the Weil Gallery from April 4 until May 3. The exhibition was organized...

Photography courtesy of Benji McDaniel, Jen Natiola Pews, freshman pre-nursing major, Quinneicia Tatum freshman pre-nursing major, and Gabriel Ortiz sophomore pre-nursing major inspire fellow Islanders by leaving encouragements on the giant white board available.

Inspire an Islander through your words, your art, your experience

March 31, 2019

The Inspire and Islander event has been available in the Mary and Jeff Bell Library since March 18 and will end on Friday, April 5. This event is organized by the Suicide Awareness Focuses on Everyone...

All images courtesy of Arianna Aloia/ISLAND WAVES

Women’s History Month kicked off with a feminist zine panel and workshop

March 7, 2019

On Friday, Mar. 1, Women’s History Month began with an event hosted by the Women and Gender Studies coordinators that featured feminist zine creators from San Antonio: Claudia Delfina Cardona and Laura...

Courtesy of Inclusive Islander Network.

Women’s History Month Celebration

March 4, 2019

On Tuesday, March 5, the Inclusive Islander Networker will be presenting Women’s History Month Celebration in University Center Anchor Ballroom A from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be two panel discussions,...

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The main cast of Isnt It Romantic poses together during the filming of their closing dance number.

‘Isn’t it Romantic’ will be the most beguiling movie of 2019

February 19, 2019

On Feb. 13, when everyone was gearing up for Valentine’s Day, “Isn’t it Romantic” premiered in theatres to challenge the status quo of love movies. While the movie does question the social...

Junior Jashawn Talton (number 4) faces the Bearkat defense and sets the Islanders up for a play to score.

Islander men’s basketball play Bearkats in a close game

February 17, 2019

The Islander men’s basketball team faced off against Southland conference leader, Sam Houston State University, on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The game ended with a close score, but the Bearkats took home the...

Photo by Sierra Lutz, Island Waves. Supporters of the PERIOD movement march across campus to spread awareness chanting, Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Period poverty has got to go!

Period poverty has got to go

January 24, 2019

On Thursday, Jan. 24, the Islander Feminists held a march across campus to spread awareness and end period poverty. In December of 2018, the Islander Feminists began a petition to bring free period...

President Kelly Quintanilla presenting Dr. Robert R. Furgason with an honorary award for his contributions to the Island University. Photo by Sierra Lutz/ISLAND WAVES

Dedication Celebration of the Dr. Robert R. Furgason Engineering Building

December 8, 2018

On Friday, Dec. 7, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi celebrated the official dedication of the renaming of the engineering building to the Dr. Robert R. Furgason Engineering Building. Dr. Robert...

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A kitty enjoying the PDX Pet Design LICKI Brush.

Things you didn’t know existed: a recap

December 2, 2018

People are weird. Weird people make weird things. Weird people make weird things and then sell them to unsuspecting citizens in society. Welcome back to the place of shock and judgment. This week I...

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Eddie Redmayne as Newt Acamander and Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore.

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ movie review

December 2, 2018

 *Spoiler alert: the following article will mention some key plot elements from the movie “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" The newest movie in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, “Fantastic...

Photo by Sierra Lutz/ISLAND WAVES 
Islander Feminists petitioning for free period products on campus. Left to right: Julie Sanchez, treasurer; Tori Foss, social media coordinator; Ariana Rodriguez, president

We want free products, period.

December 2, 2018

The Islander Feminists club on campus has initiated a campaign to bring free period products to the university. To do this, they are partnering with Corpus Christi’s branch of PERIOD, an organization...

Photo courtesy of Sierra Lutz/ISLAND WAVES
Sculptures by Martha Whittington, currently featured in the Weil Gallery.

Experiencing art with Martha Whittington

November 20, 2018

On Nov. 5, the TAMU-CC Art Department debuted a new exhibition in the Weil Gallery that featured sculptor Martha Whittington. “Line of Sight II” is the second installment of this particular exhibition...

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