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Aggie Catholics visit Rome

Pope canonizations to take place Sunday

A rare event will take place in the Catholic community Sunday—Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be declared saints. It is believed that this is the first time two popes have been canonized on one day, and some Aggies decided they didn’t want to miss out on such an occasion. 

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First black full-time professor retires

Father-figure says goodbye

Noor Mobeen was working for Exxon Mobil as an engineer and making a “handsome salary” after he graduated from A&M in 2006. But soon, he received a phone call from one of his undergraduate professors, encouraging and challenging him to pursue a graduate degree.  

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Lights. Camera. Dance — Ring Dance to showcase the world of popular cinema

Themed ballrooms to bring movies to life

Transporting students into the world of cinema, A&M’s 79th annual Ring Dance will let seniors and fellow ring holders celebrate across four rooms of the MSC on Saturday, each one corresponding to a familiar movie title.

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Students help design playground for special needs youth

Plan approved Thursday at council meeting

As the population of College Station increases, so do public needs — one of which is meeting the needs of children with disabilities.

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Relay for Life to be held Friday on Simpson

For the first time ever, Aggie Relay for Life will be hosted at Simpson Drill Field.

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Aggie women's basketball adds top Junior College guard

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team announced the signing of Shlonte Allen, the No. 2 ranked junior college recruit in the nation, Thursday. Allen  was a two-time All-American at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. Head coach Gary Blair said he was excited about the guard’s commitment. 

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Rain delay nixes game in 6th, play to continue Friday

The Texas A&M baseball team got through just six innings before rain suspended its game against the No. 20 Mississippi State Bulldogs Thursday.

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SEC tournament seeding in jeopardy as A&M hits Auburn

The No. 23 Texas A&M softball team travels to Alabama to take on the Auburn Tigers for a weekend series that will conclude regular season SEC action for the Aggies. 

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Pride film fest to hit issues central to LGBTQ public

Featuring titles such as “Seventh-Gay Adventists” and “Alaska is a Drag,” the films making an appearance in the Pride Film Festival will offer Bryan-College Station residents a viewing opportunity including both quirk and purpose.

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Event to coach students to give back

Aggie Vision to focus on nonprofits

Showing Aggies how to give back, MSC Lead’s first Aggie Vision program will focus on educating students on nonprofit organizations.

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Danielle Adams helps team win Israeli championship

Danielle Adams, Class of 2011 and member of the 2011 Texas A&M team that won an NCAA championship, scored 19 points for Maccabi Ashdod

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Yesterday's stories

  • Vaping

    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.

  • 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.

  • Journalism

    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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  • 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

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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.,....