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For cinephiles and horror junkies, this quarantine is the perfect time to catch up on classics of the horror genre. Shudder, a horror and genre film streaming service catering to every taste whether it’s a classic of the genre, a deep cut or a genre-bending art-house film, will satiate your …

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I’m going to be honest, The Battalion made me a fool on Tuesday – I fell for their “Reveille IX to step down” prank. And I love April 1 because the prank compilations on YouTube are absolutely hilarious. Unfortunately, April Fool’s Day this year wasn’t so funny for many Americans.

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The lottery is often said to be a regressive tax on the poor. In Texas, we’ve decided that like everything else in this state, this idea should be bigger. Despite our connection to the most well-known version of poker, Texas Hold ’em, we remain one of the strictest states regarding gambling policy.

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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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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 film “El Silencio de la Ciudad Blanca (Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City)” is a Spanish film directed by Daniel Calparsoro released by Netflix on March 6. This thrilling film, which is adapted from the novel by Eva García Sáenz, takes many twists and turns while displaying a va…

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Written for both readers who love poetry and readers who usually don’t, “Water Runs Red” by Jenna Clare is a poetry collection that takes the fairytale princess in love theme and flips it. Instead of focusing on love in a romantic relationship, it focuses on love in a friendship.

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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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When I was first accepted into college, I was very happy. But then I looked at how much I would have to pay for college. My parents, who are teachers, said it would be an investment in myself. However, now that I am a senior and looking for jobs, I wonder if a college education has prepared …

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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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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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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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I may not be living off of ramen noodles (yet), but as a college student, I am strapped for cash. However, I receive an ActBlue receipt every month for $5. President Donald Trump, for example, has raised more than $39 million in small-dollar donations over the last three years.

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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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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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My political awakening occurred during the 2016 presidential primaries when I became involved in my high school’s speech and debate team. I, like many others, did not take Donald Trump very seriously at the time. My teammates and I thought the wall was a joke, the travel ban was a twinkle in…

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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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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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During this time around the world, there has been a common theme of widespread panic and overall solemnity. While our health should be taken very seriously, there are still plenty of reasons to smile during this time. To help jump-start some joy back into the world, I made a playlist in an a…

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Pixar’s latest film, “Onward,” is far from the animation studio’s best movie. However, while the movie ultimately fails to live up to the likes of “Up,” “WALL-E,” “Toy Story” and “Coco,” “Onward” is still a decent, heartfelt and fun film on its own merits.

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For some, Aggieland is a place where their parents met. One man went down on one knee under the Century Tree to ask his girlfriend to be his wife. To others, it is a place where they went to football games and stood the whole time cheering with their friends. And for others, it might be wher…

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Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. A significant number of studies have shown that tobacco can lead to disease and harms nearly every organ of the body. Every year in the U.S., there are more than 480,000 deaths from tobacco use and …

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When you see the phrase “college student mental health crisis” thrown around in the media or casually discussed in conversation, what do you feel? To me, inclinations of familiarity and empathy arise. Most students likely experience similar feelings because mental illness is so prominent in …

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American football is dying alongside its players, and ironically enough, for the same reasons. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the brain disease caused by multiple head injuries is killing football. Countless players have retired amid concerns of concussions and other injuries. Recen…

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HOUSTON — On Tuesday, Feb. 25, Deep Sea Diver opened for Joseph at the House of Blues in Houston. The concert was held in the small “Peacock Room,” which gave the performance a more personal feel. Both bands complimented each other quite well, and good vibes were flowing through the room dur…

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Autumn de Wilde, an American photographer known for her work in the music industry, recently transitioned into filmmaking by adapting Jane Austen’s internationally famous book, “Emma.” With Wilde’s inclusion of the period in the title as already an unfunny, heavy-handed jab at period pieces,…

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"All The Bright Places," a book written by Jennifer Niven, was brought to life by Brett Haley through a Netflix original film released on Feb. 28. This film focuses on the two opposite characters of Violet Markey, played by Elle Fanning, and Theodore Finch, played by Justice Smith. The entir…

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin may not have the international attention of larger festivals, such as the Sundance Film Festival or Festival de Cannes, but the SXSW programmers’ unique approach of selecting an equal mix of Hollywood blockbuster premieres and American in…

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Editor’s Note: Henry Mureithi previously wrote a piece making the case for Pete Buttigieg. On March 1, Buttigieg officially announced that he was suspending his presidential campaign.

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Here at Texas A&M, there are various traditions. These traditions might be the reason some students choose to study here and others to leave for fear of rejection. That is why it’s great there are so many clubs. There are student organizations for practically everybody, and if no club fi…

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We are unwittingly living in the reality TV show that is the 2020 presidential election. The U.S. for some absurd reason has the most protracted voting process in the developed world. Spanning more than a calendar year, the process of selecting a president becomes hysterical. Between scandal…

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“Vote for the most conservative candidate who can win.” More than a half-century ago, that was William F. Buckley’s message to antsy Republicans who preferred more conservative candidates. It was practical if unromantic advice that ultimately took root. “Democrats fall in love; Republicans f…

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Norwegian metal band Kvelertak return with their first new album in almost four years with “Splid,” another worthy addition to their discography of a mosh-worthy blend of hardcore punk, black metal and classic rock. Kvelertak have distinguished themselves in the modern metal scene with these…

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Editor’s Note: On March 1, Buttigieg officially announced that he was suspending his presidential campaign.