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Class of change

Class of 1964 includes first women on campus

When Stan Wylie remembers his time at A&M more than 50 years ago, he first recalls the lifelong friendships formed as a student. Like many members of the Class of 1964, Wylie said the time between stepping on campus as a freshman and donning his senior ring is characterized by much more than just classroom lectures.

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Christy Crow to be included in Roll Call

Although the next Silver Taps will not be held until the fall of 2014, Christy Crow, who died Wednesday, will be recognized in campus Muster Roll Call on Monday, said Jordan Ashworth, roll call coordinator and senior finance major.

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Muster speaker aims for unity, life celebration

Muster speakers serve to set the tone of the event and unite attending Aggies. This year’s speaker, Bill Youngkin, Class of 1969, was selected after months of deliberation by the Muster committee. 

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BBQ planners: Muster more than tears

The aroma of a barbecue pit will fill the air of south campus Monday as the Muster Camaraderie BBQ celebrates Aggie Muster and welcomes the Class of 1964 back to campus.

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Fallen students to be awarded remembrance ring crests

Current students who pass away before accumulating enough credit hours will never receive their Aggie Ring. However, The Association of Former Students has made an effort for more than a decade to honor these students with the Ring Remembrance ceremony along with the traditional recognition at Aggie Muster.

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Men’s, women’s track brings home 9 first-place finishes

The Texas A&M men’s and women’s track teams took home a total of nine top titles at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational in Baton Rouge, La.,  on Saturday. Both men’s and women’s 4x400 meter relay teams placed first while Shamier Little set a new world junior outdoor track record in the 400 meters.

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A&M takes 7th at championships

After finishing Saturday in 10th place in the second round, the Texas A&M women’s golf team displayed its best performance of the weekend Sunday to advance to seventh place at the 2014 women’s SEC championship. 

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Men’s tennis claims conference title

Vinsant, Szabo lead A&M to first SEC championship

After a 24-6 season, including 10 conference wins, the Texas A&M men’s tennis team was crowned as champions of the SEC for the first time in program history. 

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Gators chomp Aggies at home

Florida run rules A&M in two weekend games

The No. 21 Texas A&M softball team suffered its first home sweep of the season this weekend against No. 5 Florida after its second-straight, run-rule loss to the Gators.

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Aggies end weekend with win

A&M takes Sunday game, loses series 2-1

The Texas A&M Aggies redeemed themselves after back-to-back losses with a 14-2 win at Olsen Field on Sunday against No. 17 Kentucky behind eight innings from Grayson Long and the bats of freshmen Nick Banks and Ryne Birk.

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West, TX: One year since the blast

An ammonium nitrate explosion at a fertilizer plant killed 15 people on April 17, 2013. But the city

While the scars left by the plant explosion are still evident, one year later the city of West is on the path to recovery. Full story


Q&A: Game show goes viral

Right place, right time for A&M student on Wheel of Fortune

Allison Rubenak, lifestyles desk editor, sat down with Shelby Edmiston, sophomore industrial distribution major, who won second place on the College Wheel of Fortune in an episode aired April 11. She is the subject of a popular video clip where one of the other contestants mispronounced the final answer. 

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Aggies oust Bearkats 11-2, brace for Florida series

The No. 21 Aggie softball team took an early lead and never looked back as it routed the Sam Houston State Bearkats 11-2 in a non-conference matchup Wednesday night at the Aggie Softball Complex. 

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A&M showers Olsen with 20-run outing

The Texas A&M Aggies started their four-game home stand at Olsen Field with a victory over the Abilene Christian Wildcats by a final score of 20-2.

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Track set for LSU Alumni Gold Invitational

The Texas A&M men’s and women’s track teams will take to Baton Rouge, La., to compete in the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational Saturday, with the first gun set to sound at 9 a.m.

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Aggie tennis preps for SEC championships

On Friday, the Texas A&M men’s and women’s tennis teams will begin their quest to win their first SEC tournament championships.

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Three A&M football players arrested

Three Texas A&M football players were arrested late Friday night, according to a College Station Police Department significant activity report.

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Grad student shakes up curriculum

Abby Perkins, curriculum and instruction graduate student, came up with an idea to teach children about earthquakes and their effects in a fun, new way — with a board game. 

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Yesterday's stories

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    Memorabilia displays honor deceased Aggies

    The tablecloth that sat under Polo Manukainiu’s hand as he signed with A&M. A cross made out of the necks of Ian Pogue’s cherished guitars. An Aggie Ring placed next to Ken Nelson’s Harley Davidson jacket and motorcycle helmet. A placard with the words “City of Bryan Mayor” printed neatly under Lonnie Stabler’s name. These items and more will be displayed in the MSC Flag Room until Muster on Monday in an attempt to tell the story behind the names called.

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    Student NASA design fits like a glove

    Seniors engineer virtual reality project

    For their senior design project, a group of eight engineering students from different disciplines are working on a virtual reality glove to be utilized while training future NASA astronauts. Matthew Torres, senior electrical engineering major, said NASA is trying to build a virtual environment that will help astronauts get acquainted with their work environment — space.

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    Heels bring sex crime awareness to new heights

    Donning red high heels, more than 100 men took to campus streets and sidewalks to raise awareness for sexual violence.

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    Organization spearheads drive to help war refugees

    Faculty and students encouraged to participate

    Working to create a place for international refugees in Houston, MSC FLI’s annual drive only collected bicycles in the past, but this year, the freshman leadership organization is encouraging students and faculty to donate anything from old furniture to old shoes, along with bicycles, to the Houston-based nonprofit Life Cycles.

  • Judicial Court finds senator failed to comply

    The SGA Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that Student Senate finance chair, Cary Cheshire, failed to comply with bylaw provisions by failing to hold a hearing for a funding request by Fish Aides for its annual Big Banquet. 

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    The shacks are back

    The campus squirrels have new neighbors this week in Rudder Plaza.

  • Liberal arts dean named associate provost

    Jose Luis Bermudez, dean of the college of liberal arts, accepted the position of associate provost for strategic planning, effective July 1, the Office of the Provost announced Tuesday in an email.  

  • Aggies eye midweek matchup against ACU

    Fresh off a series win over No. 7 Vanderbilt, the Texas A&M baseball team returns to College Station to take on the Abilene Christian Wildcats at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Olsen Field.

  • ‘Scrappy’ Sam Houston pays visit to Texas A&M

    The No. 21 Texas A&M softball team will face off against the Sam Houston State Bearkats at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Aggie Softball Complex.

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    Jazz-rock fusion to hit Rudder

    Stringing together popular music, rock ’n’ roll and jazz, Aperio-Music of the Americas will feature the works of younger composers in its performance, Indie-A-Go-Go, presented by the A&M Department of Performance Studies.

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    Q&A: Founder fights for rights

    Local project works to end child enslavement

    Chris Field is the founder and executive director of Mercy Project, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to provide long-term and sustainable solutions to child trafficking in Ghana, Africa. Although he eventually transferred, Field started school at Texas A&M in the Class of 2005. City reporter Pallavi Kaushik sat down with Field to talk about his project.

  • Russia

    Q&A: A world of knowledge

    Professor Brett Cooke discusses interests in Russia

    David Cohen, lifestyles writer, sits down with Brett Cooke, professor of international studies

  • Dale

    Q&A: Prof fosters new media

    Rice helps usher in changing journalism landscape

    Elizabeth Evans, lifestyles writer, talks with journalism lecturer Dale Rice.

  • Heinemann

    Q&A: To war and back

    Storyteller shares life stories, advice on writing

    Elizabeth Evans, lifestyles writer, sits down with creative writing professor Larry Heinemann.

  • Prof

    Q&A: From Greece to Aggieland

    Professor Vasilakis gives a glimpse into his personal life

    Alexandra Slaughter, lifestyles writer, sits down with English professor Apostolos Vasilakis

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    Q & A: with assistant English professor Lucia Hodgson

    Lucia Hodgson, who is from California, specializes in areas of literature that include childhood studies and transatlantic slavery.

Keeping Traditions

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    There's a spirit...

    Bonfire Memorial embodies Aggie Spirit, stands for fallen students

    The Aggie Bonfire was one of the most celebrated and anticipated traditions at Texas A&M. Working as one through hard labor, sweat and determination, bonds were forged that could only be described as familial.

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    Aggie Ring

    Keeping Traditions

    One of the most highly anticipated events in Aggie's college life is the moment they receive their hard-earned Aggie Ring.

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    Keeping Traditions

    The most well-known and beloved lady on campus might only be knee-high, but she is frequently sought after for photographs or simply an approving wag of her tail.

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    Silver Taps

    Keeping Traditions

    As an Aggie family, students honor deceased peers on the first Tuesday of every month at Silver Taps. At 10:15 p.m., Aggies quietly gather in the Academic Plaza as the Albritton Tower bells play hymns. At 10:30 p.m.,....