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The Big Event opens up registration

Those hoping to partake in the largest student-run single-day community service event in the nation can sign up for The Big Event as of Monday.

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Monday 02/08/2016
Mays business creates master program for non-biz majors
Updated: February 09, 2016 - 9:29 am

Mays Business School will soon offer non-business majors the opportunity to set themselves apart in the business world with the start of the Master of Science in Business Program.

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Brian O'Hara named new MSC president
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 11:24 am

Brian O’Hara was selected as president of the 1,400-strong student programming arm of the Memorial Student Center Saturday.

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The Second Trial
Updated: February 08, 2016 - 1:00 am

The next real trial for the 2016 presidential candidates is coming Tuesday, as the remaining hopefuls head to New Hampshire.

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Filing opens for spring SGA elections
Posted: February 08, 2016

Filing for spring Student Government Association elections will be in full swing starting Monday at 10 a.m. and will close Friday at 3 p.m.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Takeaways from the Democratic debate
Posted: February 04, 2016

Thursday night Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced off for the first time after Iowa. Assistant news editor Tyler Allen gives his take what you may have missed.

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What to watch for during Saturday’s GOP debate
Posted: February 04, 2016

In between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries, the dwindling pool of Republican candidates will have the chance to debate for the eighth time this election cycle. News editor Sam King gives her take on what to watch for at the debate.

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250,000 safe rides
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 12:25 am

To CARPOOL, each ride given is a potential life saved, and this past Wednesday the organization celebrated its 250,000 safe-rides milestone. Aiming to raise awareness about the group and encourage students to join, CARPOOL handed out free cake and prizes in Rudder Plaza to mark the occasion. 

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Zika virus reported to be sexually transmitted
Posted: February 04, 2016

A rare case of the Zika virus was reported Wednesday in Dallas, where the patient is believed to have contracted the virus by sexual contact. The Zika virus is typically spread through mosquito bites. 

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
IFANCA $5 million gift to fund food diversity program
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 12:23 pm

The Texas A&M Foundation received a gift of $5 million through the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America, IFANCA, to establish a food diversity program within the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, according to an A&M news release Tuesday.

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Lecture to talk about intersection of healthcare development, architecture
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 11:21 pm

Designing innovative health care centers while keeping up with evolving medical practices can be challenging, but an A&M lecture series aims to dissolve the trial.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Winter weather can affect mental health
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 11:30 pm

While College Station has had spring weather over the past few days, February’s gray skies and winter climate can cause biological shifts for some such as Seasonal Affective Disorder — SAD. 

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Body found in Hart Hall Tuesday
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 11:43 pm

The body of an 18-year-old woman was found in Hart Hall Tuesday, according to a University Police Department news release.

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Students try on headscarves for World Hijab Day
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 10:35 am

Aggies gathered around a small booth in the MSC Monday trying on hijabs — headscarves worn by Muslim women — to commemorate “World Hijab Day” Monday.

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5 tips for the Business Career Fair
Posted: February 02, 2016

The Texas A&M Business Career Fair will take place Wednesday and Thursday in Reed Arena from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Business students can prepare for the career fair with these five tips from Lisa Burton, career coordinator for Mays Business School juniors and seniors.

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Sanders, Clinton virtually tie, Cruz wins
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 12:22 am

In what was an incredibly close race for both parties,  Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton virtually tied and Republican candidate Ted Cruz came out victorious in the Iowa caucuses Monday. 

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Monday 02/01/2016
World Health Organization declares Zika virus a Public Health Emergency
Posted: February 01, 2016

The World Health Organization met Monday to go over the recent outbreak of Zika virus in Central and South America, and concluded the situation meets the conditions for a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

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Sunday 01/31/2016
Caucus marks milestone for 2016 campaign
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 12:59 am

After months of campaigning and pandering to the public, a huge milestone on the 2016 Presidential Election trail comes Monday with the Iowa caucuses. 

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City Council bans open carry in public meetings
Posted: January 31, 2016

The College Station City Council voted unanimously Thursday to enact an ordinance prohibiting open carry during  meetings. 

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Friday 01/29/2016
TAMU Amnesty chapter to host hate-crime survivor
Updated: January 29, 2016 - 4:41 pm

The survivor of a post-9/11 hate crime will be the keynote speaker at an Amnesty International state-wide conference, hosted by the Texas A&M chapter.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
The hype is here
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 10:59 pm

Engineers from around the world have been drawn to A&M’s campus this weekend for SpaceX’s Hyperloop pod design competition Friday and Saturday. 

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Aggies to celebrate World Hijab Day
Posted: January 28, 2016

A&M women will be invited to don a hijab Monday as part of World Hijab Day, an event where Muslims attempt to disband stigmas surrounding the religious head scarf.

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
From hand to screen
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 11:53 pm

A new device that translates sign language into text could make communication easier for people with hearing and speech impairments.

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Student Senate kicks off spring semester
Updated: January 28, 2016 - 9:46 am

A wide array of bills made it to the floor at the first Student Senate meeting of the semester.

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Debate stage without Trump gives candidates more air time
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 11:04 pm

With less than a week remaining until the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidates — with the notable exception of Donald Trump — will have one last chance to make a national impact at Thursday’s debate. 

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What to look for during the GOP Debate
Updated: January 27, 2016 - 11:04 pm

Battalion news editor Sam King shares five things to watch for during the Thursday night Republican debate in Iowa.  The prime-time debate will take place at 8 p.m. Central Time on the Fox News Network.  A “happy-hour” debate between lower-polling candidates will take place at 6 p.m. Central Time. 

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Tuesday 01/26/2016
Campus Carry policies to be formed after climate survey
Posted: January 26, 2016

As A&M students prepare for the introduction of concealed carry on college campuses — legally beginning Aug. 1 this year — the A&M Campus Carry Task Force continues to sift through information in order to make their recommendation for which areas of campus should be “gun-free zones.”

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Oil prices, petroleum job opportunities plummet
Posted: January 26, 2016

As the prices drop at the pumps, so do the job opportunities in petroleum engineering career fields.

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Monday 01/25/2016
Number of Texas medical students causes residency growing pains
Posted: January 25, 2016

Texas may soon see an exodus of recent medical school graduates, as the output from medical schools across the state exceeds the number of Texas residencies available. 

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Rev’s campus involvement scaled back
Posted: January 25, 2016

Reveille IX is taking a break from high-profile appearances in order to focus on training. 

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Veterans find textbook help with campus group
Posted: January 25, 2016

One campus organization is working to make the costly burden of textbooks and school supplies lighter on Texas A&M student veterans. 

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2015 declared warmest year in history
Posted: January 25, 2016

Amid the blizzards and snowstorms freezing the Northeast, it was announced last week that 2015 was the hottest year in recorded history.

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Open house offers clubs recruitment opportunity
Posted: January 25, 2016

Over 300 student organizations crowded into “campus’ living room” Sunday to recruit prospective members at the 2016 MSC Spring Open House.

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Close the gap: Elect Her works to get women elected to government
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 12:48 am

Student Senate currently houses 68 senators — only 12 of whom are female — a trend which is on par or below national averages, and something that the program “Elect Her” is working to fix.

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Sunday 01/24/2016
Student arrested for marijuana-related charges
Updated: January 25, 2016 - 12:31 am

An A&M student was arrested for possessing close to 20 ounces of marijuana on Friday, according to The Eagle.

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Thursday 01/21/2016
Aggies for Bernie Sanders to host address
Posted: January 21, 2016

Democratic 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will live stream a political address Sunday, and a campus group will hold a viewing party for students at Texas A&M.

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300 groups to recruit at MSC Open House
Posted: January 21, 2016

Students will once again roam the tightly packed hallways of the MSC, as more than 300 organizations attempt to recruit at the MSC Spring 2016 Open House Sunday.

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Analysis: Candidates lack transparency in college affordability policies
Updated: January 21, 2016 - 11:58 am


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Five days in, search for 12 Marines ends
Posted: January 21, 2016

The U.S. Coast Guard halted its search Wednesday for the 12 Marines who went missing off the coast of Hawaii. One of the missing marines is A&M graduate Maj. Shawn Campbell, who disappeared along with his 11 cohorts after two Marine Super Stallion helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii on Jan. 14 during a military training drill. 

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Presidential race heats up in new year
Updated: January 21, 2016 - 12:15 am

While students took time off for the holidays, the 2016 presidential hopefuls kept busy with three debates between the parties and continued campaign efforts. 

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Attorney general challenges legality of fantasy sports
Updated: January 21, 2016 - 12:03 am

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an advisory opinion Tuesday condemning daily fantasy sports as “illegal gambling” under state laws.

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Tuesday 01/19/2016
A new way to spell motivation
Updated: January 19, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Madeline Kinnaird’s version of blogging has more sweat and sore muscles than what some may be used to.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony kicks off Career Closet
Updated: January 19, 2016 - 10:30 pm

Tuesday morning marked the beginning of a new semester at Texas A&M and the beginning of a new initiative to provide any student in need with business clothing.

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Monday 01/18/2016
Initiative calls for students to chime in
Updated: January 19, 2016 - 1:59 pm

The wind chimes initiative will make another stride in helping those with disabilities after three semesters of work from economics senior Kaitlyn Kellermeyer, members of the Student Government Association and the Texas A&M administration. 

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What you may have missed over break
Updated: January 19, 2016 - 3:27 pm

1. Final State of the Union address

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Former A&M student among 12 missing after Thursday helicopter crash
Posted: January 18, 2016

An Aggie is one of 12 Marines missing after a helicopter crash off the coast of Hawaii Thursday.

The crash happened during a nighttime training mission. Marine Corps officials have identified the 12 Marines aboard the two CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters as four officers and eight enlisted Marines. Maj. Shawn M. Campbell, who graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in microbiology in 2001, was aboard one of the helicopters.

Rescuers have been searching non-stop since the Coast Guard was notified of the crash Thursday by a civilian, according to an article by CNN.

Campbell accepted his commission following his graduation from Texas A&M, said Campbell’s mother Donna McGrew in a family statement.

“My husband and I want everyone to know that this is not about us,” McGrew said in the statement. “This is about the families that are suffering, and about all the sacrifices that our military members and their families make on a daily basis.”

According to an article from the Associated Press, the Coast Guard has no plans to call off the search efforts for the two helicopters. 

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Wednesday 01/13/2016
Kyle Field redevelopment comes in under budget
Updated: January 13, 2016 - 5:12 pm

The Kyle Field redevelopment project, which wrapped up last year, came in $1.3 million under budget.

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Tuesday 01/12/2016
Obama delivers final State of the Union Address
Updated: January 12, 2016 - 11:20 pm

President Barack Obama gave his final State of the Union Address Tuesday night, focusing on the future of America rather than specifying particular proposals he has for the next year. The address was centered around four specific questions for America’s future:

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Friday 12/18/2015
Record number of mid-semester graduates walk stage
Updated: December 18, 2015 - 3:06 pm

Approximately 4,500 A&M students join alumni Friday, making for the largest mid-year graduation in Texas A&M history. 

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Monday 12/14/2015
Texas A&M Announces Partnership with the University of Haifa
Updated: December 15, 2015 - 11:25 am

Texas A&M University, in partnership with the University of Haifa, announced plans to establish a major Mediterranean observatory in Israel on Monday.

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