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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

Vashti Rosa, Reporter

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Nursing students doing what they can to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Nursing students doing what they can to limit the spread of the coronavirus

February 9, 2021

On Jan. 29, students in the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Nursing and Health Sciences volunteered to distribute the first round of COVID-19 vaccines to the Coastal Bend Community.  Faculty...

Jess Matthews, Corey Matthews, and Alexis De Leon hold up their Islander shakas and pose for a quick picture.

The best brewery for Islanders is right at Lazy Beach

November 24, 2020

Lazy Beach Brewing held its cafe grand opening on Nov. 11 and is now offering a collection of sandwiches made to complement different brews. The brewery opened in 2015, offering a new flavor beer every...

The woodwind quartet performs both classical and modern pieces with bassoons in the Hector P. Garcia Plaza.

TAMU-CC music department holds safe and socially distanced music festival

November 9, 2020

The Hector P. Garcia Plaza was filled with the sounds of classical music on Oct. 1, an unexpected treat for many students. The TAMU-CC music department had just wrapped up the fourth annual Sound Waves...

Texas State Aquarium

Enjoy a spooky Halloween at Boo in the Blue

October 27, 2020

The Texas State Aquarium has transformed its exhibits into a spooky attraction, offering discounted tickets for students and families during the Boo in the Blue event. Boo in the Blue is the aquarium’s...

The Student Service Center houses the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Scholarship deadline fast approaching

October 5, 2020

The deadline to apply for internal scholarships offered by TAMU-CC for the Spring 2021 semester is Nov. 15 for undergraduate students and Nov. 1 for graduate students. For external scholarships the application...

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Easy meals for the struggling student

September 29, 2020

As a student there is hardly enough time in the day to complete homework and attend to life, let alone cook a healthy meal. Here are a couple of recipes that can be made with ingredients already found...

Eric Holguin has been helping register students to vote while running for the Texas House of Representatives

When to vote and how to make it matter

September 25, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is fast approaching along with the deadline for registering to vote. For college students the process of voting can be an ambiguous one and in Texas there are a few dates...

TikTok needs to find a U.S. based buyer by Nov 12, or be banned entirely from the U.S.

TikTok to cease distribution on Sept. 20 unless sold to an American company

September 19, 2020

The Trump administration has announced that TikTok will be removed from app stores beginning Sept. 20 and updates for existing users will be halted in response to growing concerns over the app’s threat...

With the flood of new information on social media, it can be difficult to filter through it all.

The infodemic of COVID-19 explained

April 3, 2020

With the rise of COVID-19 as a global health crisis, the public is experiencing a surplus of information, informally known as an infodemic. With the rapid spread of COVID-19 and online misinformation...

Students leave campus housing to return home.

TAMU-CC students struggle with housing amid COVID-19 virus

March 30, 2020

Move out day has come early for many on-campus housing residents. On March 25, American Campus Communities announced via email to students that those who live at Miramar or Momentum campuses have the option...

A university employee works to disinfect high risk objects in a nearly empty University Center.

COVID-19 positive cases continue to rise in Corpus Christi; stay-at-home order issued

March 25, 2020

At 4 p.m. today, March 25, the City of Corpus Christi announced that there are now 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nueces County, along with the enactment of a stay-at-home order that will begin tomorrow,...

Students watch the Lighting of the I, a short but long anticipated event during homecoming week.

Islanders come together for Homecoming 2020’s Lighting of the I

March 2, 2020

The Lighting of the I is a symbolic tradition at the Island University, an event that has been celebrated since the university’s first homecoming. Students and faculty gather to celebrate the Islanders...

A Pakistani student arrives home at Islamabad International Airport on Feb. 3.

Coronavirus limits student from returning home

February 18, 2020

According to a release published by the Center for Disease Control, 64,000 cases have been confirmed, scattered across 28 countries. On Feb. 13, news broke of 800 Pakistani students who are unable to leave...

ire’ne lara silva signs students’ copies of her book “Cuicacalli/House of Song.”

TAMU-CC welcomes ire’ne lara silva for 23rd Annual Authors’ Day Workshop

February 12, 2020

TAMU-CC welcomed award winning poet ire’ne lara silva for the 23rd Annual Authors' Day. Students from high schools across the Coastal Bend joined in a day of language, literature and writing. Every...

Sisters Abbaney and Deja Matt were killed on Feb. 3. Abbaney Matts son was injured.

Two sisters were killed and infant injured at Texas A&M Commerce

February 7, 2020

COMMERCE, Texas — Two sisters have been killed in a violent attack at a Texas A&M University- Commerce dormitory in East Texas on Feb. 3. Jacques Dshawn Smith, 21, was arrested for capital murder...

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