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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. Full story

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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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Clinic strengthens kinesiology field

May event to target strength training myths

Offering opportunities to obtain certifications and presentations on current findings in the field, the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Texas clinic will open its doors to Texas A&M students for the first time in May.

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Yesterday's stories

  • Muster

    Softly call the Muster

    Honorary roll call remembers fallen Aggies

    With a mood of solidarity and solemnness, Aggie Muster reminded the 12,000 Aggies in attendance Monday what it means to be a part of the Aggie family. 

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    Opinion: Tickets, please

    Limited graduation seating is cramping everyone’s style

    Depending which way you slice it, I’ve got approximately two parents, three brothers, four grandparents, one great-grandparent, 10 aunts and uncles, 12 cousins, one boyfriend and at least 10 friends that I am relatively sure like me at least a little bit.

  • Plane

    Prof: ‘Amazing’ that plane stowaway lived

    The FBI confirmed Monday that a 16-year-old boy traveled from San Jose, Calif., to Honolulu, Hawaii, sitting in a not-so-typical airline seat — the wheel well of the plane.

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    Earth Day a chance for conservation

    Holiday began in 1970 with student schedules in mind

    People around the world are making efforts to respect and replenish the Earth.

    Earth Day will be celebrated Tuesday in all 50 states of the U.S. and in 192 countries, said John Maleri, associate director of Earth Day Network.

  • No. 21 Rice Owls on deck for Aggies

    Parker Ray expected to start on mound

    Texas A&M will travel south to Reckling Park in Houston to take on the Rice Owls Tuesday night.

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    Aggies gear up for mid-week clash

    Fox, Marks to take mound in doubleheader

    The Texas A&M softball team will host a struggling Texas A&M–Corpus Christi squad Wednesday in a doubleheader slated for a 4 p.m. first pitch at the Aggie Softball Complex. 

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Profiles

  • Chris

    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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    Reveille

    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.,....