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Last Tuesday, a shelter-in-place order was issued in Brazos County. This decision, made to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Bryan and College Station, is having unforeseen impacts. I live in a relatively large and crowded apartment complex in College Station. One thing I've noticed sinc…

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Fellow Aggies, this is a challenging time for the entire world, and no one, not even our cult, is safe from the ramifications of the coronavirus. First and foremost, I wish the best for the health of everyone and our loved ones. Not only is this virus affecting our health, it has completely …

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The Battalion has been tracking details about coronavirus cases in Texas, collecting information around the clock from our own reporting, federal, state and local officials as well as private organizations. Many people are being infected through community spread while not having any known co…

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This past week, as I flipped through Instagram posts that exhibited evident neglect for social distancing, a frustrating question flooded my thoughts: Why can’t people stay at home? It occurred to me that people have either misinterpreted or ignored the practice of “social distancing” altoge…

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The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, the Pulse of the Spirit of Aggieland, is adapting to the coronavirus like all other organizations on campus — by moving online.

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The coronavirus has put a significant disruption on all of our lives. Many countries have officially closed their borders to all but essential travel. The United States now leads the world in confirmed cases. Social distancing and stay-home orders have forced businesses to shut down across t…

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After all spring sports were canceled due to the spread of coronavirus, student-athletes in those sports were left wondering how their eligibility would be affected. They got answers on Monday, as the NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee voted to approve waivers to grant athletes i…

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Even in social isolation, Bryan-College Station philanthropists are still coming together to help the community in various ways.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted more than just the lives of college students in this transition to online classes. The world is feeling the economic consequences of the virus, with millions unemployed and others forced to look into alternative ways to stay stable financially.

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As the coronavirus continues to spread across Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott announced a mandated shutdown on Thursday, March 19 closing down the remaining schools, gyms, bars and restaurants until April 3.

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Among new updates regarding COVID-19, the Brazos County Health District confirmed the county’s first coronavirus-related death at a press conference on Saturday, March 28.

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When I first heard that Texas A&M planned to remain open to students, I thought I would give COVID–19 a big old traffic finger and continue living on campus. I was planning on boldly walking in public with my head held high, burning the remainder of my meal plan and kicking back with the…

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When we got news that campus would be closing in response to the growing coronavirus pandemic, it was as if my whole world had stopped. Every plan to finish the semester strong was hurled off the edge into space. Gone now was my recently patented routine of rigid structure, fear-motivated di…

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In the short-time since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic on March 11, rapid changes in the lives of countless community members have emerged every day. Students may feel the financial brunt of this grinding halt to local economics, as a spike in layoffs ensue in tandem with closures.

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When I decided to come to Texas A&M for my bachelor’s degree, it was for the excellent education, a pleasant campus with good teachers and all the traditions A&M holds. I wanted caring professors who were excellent at their jobs, and who I could meet up with during office hours and a…

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Would you ever think to put the phrases “global pandemic” and “hoax” together in the same sentence? This outbreak has already caused so much pain and loss in our world. Yet, the President of the United States seems to not agree with my sentiments. Instead, the Trump administration has turned…

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Thousands of Aggies are stuck in leasing contracts for the remainder of the spring semester despite the shift to online classes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Last weekend, the weather in College Station seemed unable to make up its mind. Such is life in Texas. But the trend made itself felt. On Thursday, there was a cold snap. There have been overcast skies ever since. On Friday, clouds began to sprinkle a drizzle that made the roads slick. Wary,…

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Texas A&M Student Government Association hosted an online town hall on Facebook live hosted by Student Body President Mikey Jaillet and incoming SBP Eric Mendoza.

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With so many changes to academic life at Texas A&M, from courses moving online to the spring semester grading system being altered, students may be wondering how their in-person labs will be conducted for the rest of the semester.

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In an email sent to students on March 24, University President Michael K. Young announced prorated refunds or Fall 2020 credits will be available for dining and housing.

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As we all hunker down in our homes and distance ourselves from society, some people may be realizing their lives have not changed much. I am one of these people since I am fortunate enough to have parents who can work from home, so my financial situation has remained the same. Others in simi…

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On Monday, March 23, the Brazos County Health District (BCHD) held a press conference to discuss the newest updates regarding COVID-19.

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In an email sent on behalf of President Michael K. Young and Provost and Executive Vice President Carol A. Fierke, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee will allow students the temporary opportunity to choose their preferred grading scale for the remainder of the spring semester.

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In response to the direction of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas A&M leadership, the Student Recreation Center will be closed through April 3.

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Members of the Brazos County Health District (BCHD) as well as local government officials gathered to discuss the current news regarding community spread of COVID-19.

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As the coronavirus pandemic is now ever-present in the United States, public officials are pushing the practice of “social distancing” harder than ever before. As defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social distancing is a public health procedure that works to prevent t…

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At the forefront of everyone's mind right now is the panic surrounding COVID-19. Aggies have had our own scare with a possible case of infection of a student on Mar. 17 that was later confirmed positive. And now, with A&M switching to all online classes as a preventative measure, it seem…

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order for the state of Texas that beginning midnight Friday, March 20, all restaurants, bars and gyms will be closed to the public. The order extends to midnight April 3.

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There has never been a wrong time to reference alternative rock band REM’s classic hit “It’s the End of the World,” but right now seems to be the most ideal. All around the world, news of the coronavirus outbreak has started metaphorical fires that have created apocalyptical headlines across…

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I read the news today. Oh boy, that was an awful decision.

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Students from elementary to college wait for snow days, long weekends and random cancellations all year long since this gives them a chance to spend time with friends, away from the world of structured class times and detention. However, when schools across the country canceled classes due t…

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Texas A&M’s Department of Disability Resources is making changes to facilitate students’ learning safely in response to COVID-19. They are now implementing remote communication policies. Students can reach the office by calling 979-845-1637 or emailing disability@tamu.edu to make an onli…

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UPDATE: MSC OPAS announced on March 18 that the April 20 and 22 performances of "RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour" are also canceled. "RENT" ticket holders can contact the MSC Box Office regarding refunds at 979-845-1234.