Tuesday , 30 September 2014
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  • Breaking a language barrier

    It is a hot and humid summer day, usual Kingsville weather. Sitting on a chair outside of the dining...

  • Hoggie meets carnie

    The aroma of funnel cakes, balloons popping and loud cries of cheerful screaming is the perfect play...

  • TAMUK UPD gets new look

    Being unique has always been the goal of any Javelina venture and the development of the new UPD veh...

  • New Club Makes Statement

    The printmaking club marches to their own beat, said club president Omar Gonzalez, and that beat was...

  • All Hail la Reina

    Poise, beauty, and knowledge. That’s what is needed to be royalty and Valerie Rangel has known that ...

Breaking a language barrier

It is a hot and humid summer day, usual Kingsville weather. Sitting on a chair outside of the dining hall, the sun hits his face directly, but this doesn’t seem to bother Turker Ertem at all. He smiles and gets comfortable on the chair as he takes his cap off. “This is my perfect weather. I’d rather have humid and ... Read More »

Hoggie meets carnie

The aroma of funnel cakes, balloons popping and loud cries of cheerful screaming is the perfect playground for a kid. Brittany Maple was lucky enough to have her own personal playground growing up with her family business, Kenny’s Funland Carnival. Brittany Maple, junior journalism major at TAMUK, is a 6th generation “carnie.” She’s not your average college student but that ... Read More »

TAMUK UPD gets new look

Being unique has always been the goal of any Javelina venture and the development of the new UPD vehicle designs were no different. Patrol officer Arnold Salazar has been with the university police department for over two years and helped develop the new design, he said as he turned the lights on the new patrol vehicle. The university received two ... Read More »

New Club Makes Statement

The printmaking club marches to their own beat, said club president Omar Gonzalez, and that beat was heard all over campus on Monday morning. “Art is a craft best served with music,” said Gonzalez. The hip shakin’, shoulder shruggin’, blues/rock jam session outside the MSUB drew the crowd in, but the show kept them captivated. Gonzalez, who is a senior ... Read More »

All Hail la Reina

Poise, beauty, and knowledge. That’s what is needed to be royalty and Valerie Rangel has known that all her life. “I’ve been doing pageants for as long as long as I can remember,” Rangel said. Since the age of one, the Corpus Christi native has participated in numerous pageants and has received multiple titles. Her recent reign includes Queen of ... Read More »

Capturing The Struggle Using Brushstrokes

Shawn Brewer is deep in thought after looking at one of Rigoberto Gonzalez's paintings.

With his astonishing talent for illustrating the realities of life through his paintings, artist Rigoberto Gonzalez has enlightened and inspired students like freshman art major, Angela Pineda. “The exhibit was very intense and has shown me how bad the violence along the Mexican-American border is,” Pineda said as she stared at a painting depicting a decapitation. The exhibit, which was ... Read More »

Miss TAMUK spends summer in Georgia

Always looking for new opportunities to better herself, graduate student Sowmya Damidi, computer science major and Miss TAMUK 2014-2015, participated in the Emerging Leader Fellowship Program this summer. Damidi said she was recommended to take part in it by Laura Prange, Director of Campus Sustainability. “Since the time that Sowmya arrived on campus about a year ago, she was just ... Read More »

TAMUK student chooses education over politics

Brandon Barrera, a GOP activist and Republican candidate for Kleberg County, has withdrawn his candidacy for the county clerk nomination Barrera’s nomination took place after the  resignation of the previousDemocratic clerk, Leo Alarcon Barrera’s resignation from this nomination came into effect Aug. 21. Barrera, a senior and communications major said he believes that it means more to finish his degree here ... Read More »

Graduate reflects on time in department: ACT Student of the Year

Arts, Communications and Theatre Department Student of the Year Rami Garza.

Recent Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) graduate Ramiro “Rami” Garza never thought he would go to college, let alone find his passion there. “I honestly didn’t want to go to college,” Garza said. “I wanted to attend ITT Tech in San Antonio and major in network engineering.” Garza entered TAMUK in Fall 2011 as a Journalism major/ speech minor after visiting ... Read More »

Continuing journalistic passion: ACT Alumnus of the Year

A.C.T. Alumnus of the Year Nicole Perez

Many graduate college and go on to accomplish great things, however, there are only a few that have what it takes to stand out and make an impact throughout a whole community. Nicole Perez, graduate of Texas A&M University – Kingsville (TAMUK) was honored as Art, Communications, and Theatre (ACT) Department “Alumnus of the Year.” Perez, a San Diego native, ... Read More »