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Hazy legality

Local, national lawmakers converge on e-cig regulation

Electronic cigarettes are a part of life for some student users, but lawmakers have yet to step in to regulate their use. That may soon change — around the city and across the nation. Full story

In-flight humor: Aggie’s mom goes viral

Flight attendant appears on Ellen show

Over the years, Marty Cobb, veteran flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, found that anecdotal and humorous safety instructions break up the monotony for well-seasoned travelers and relieve the anxieties of first-time fliers.

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Q&A: Search for 'Hoopla'

Magazine writer stretches limits of traditional journalism

Allison Rubenak, lifestyles editor, sits down with Skip Hollandsworth, award-winning journalist and executive editor at Texas Monthly, who spoke on campus Wednesday. In 1998, Hollandsworth wrote “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” which was later turned into the 2011 film, Bernie. 

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Student groups lend hand with ‘Neighbors’ tour

Screaming fans, a flip cup tournament and a talent show with a star-studded panel of judges all made appearances Wednesday in a series of events before the pre-screening of the upcoming film “Neighbors.”

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Green Fund awards campus grants

With the announcement of the Spring 2014 grant recipients, the Aggie Green Fund Advisory Board allocated about $233,000 to nine different sustainability projects around campus.
The board has been allocating funds since 2011, and the money comes from the university advancement fee. 

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Aggies aim to defend relay titles

A&M strides to match 2013 results

The Texas A&M track team will be traveling to Franklin Field in Philadelphia for the 120th Penn Relay Carnival Thursday through Saturday where the Aggies will be defending 12 first-place finishes from 2013. 

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A&M to continue SEC gauntlet

Aggies aim to halt MSU’s five-game streak

The Aggies will continue through the SEC baseball gauntlet Thursday as they head to Starksville, Miss., to take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the first of a three-game series. 

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Salvador Dali exhibit opens in MSC

From the trademark mustache to otherworldly futuristic inventions, students were emerged in the surreal world of Salvador Dali.

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Yesterday's stories

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    Shifting gears

    Student feedback sought on bike issues to guide improvement

    Transportation Services is seeking student feedback about A&M’s bicycle-pedestrian infrastructure in hopes of improving it in the fall.

  • The Battalion, Aggieland get nod for statewide awards

    A&M publications recognized, yearbook becomes national Pacemaker finalist

    The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awarded and recognized 27 Aggies involved in Student Media at Texas A&M in its annual newspaper and yearbook competitions. 

  • Nonprofits strive to house local feral cats

    Limited shelter space spurs action

    An issue has been scratching at Bryan-College Station for years — controlling the feral animal population.

  • Club advocates for bone marrow donation awareness

    Organizers say education is key in meeting needs

    Be The Match–TAMU, an organization that advocates for bone marrow education, is working to eradicate common misconceptions about bone marrow donations to save lives. 

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    It runs in the family

    In his four years at Texas A&M, Krey Bratsen has played in a total of 222 games. Hailing from Bryan, Bratsen has manned the centerfield position for the Aggies since coming to campus. 

  • A&M survives 9th-inning scare to top Rice

    The Texas A&M baseball team learned the challenges of playing on the road against a top-25 team on Tuesday night as it narrowly escaped Houston with a 6-5 victory over No. 16 Rice.

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    Aggies put 25-run shellacking on A&M-Corpus Christi

    The Texas A&M softball team routed the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders in both games of a double-header, winning the first game 10-3 and shutting its opponents out 15-0 in the second game Tuesday night. 

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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

  • Professor

    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.,....