The fashion week frenzy that is September is now behind us, leaving an influx of runway-inspired items to revive wardrobes that are in dire need of autumn staples. The Battalion Life & Arts editor Katie Canales chose four fall pieces that are bound to provide a quick way to stay fresh and modern this season.
"There was another mass shooting today.”
Last week NASA announced there is probably running water on Mars — news that made the idea of humans someday living on the red planet seem that much more possible. The new movie “The Martian,” released Friday, explored the idea of this possibility even further.
In the Southeastern Conference, each week presents the biggest game of the year. That’s certainly applicable for the Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State matchup Saturday.
Please don’t let the relocation of vital student services from Cain Hall deter you from getting the help you may need.
My first memory of the night sky came from driving around pastures in my dad’s truck with my brother and sister; all of us had our heads hanging out the window to stare up at the stars. Despite the fact I’ve gazed at the galaxy countless times over the years, I’ve never seen the night sky quite like I did Tuesday night at the Mitchell Institute’s Star Party.
I consider myself a fan of Disclosure’s music. It strikes a tight balance between dance and pop, between silly and serious. It’s a sound that, over time, has begun to take prominence in popular music, and when they announced their new album ‘Caracal,’ I was excited to see where they would take it. Unfortunately, Disclosure’s attempt at evolution leaves me feeling bored.
When my kids ask me when I became a man, I will tell them about the Waka Flocka Flame concert I attended last Thursday night.
If the last SEC football game that you watched was the “Game of the Century” in 2011, where No. 1 LSU went into Tuscaloosa and defeated No. 2 Alabama by the score of 9-6 in overtime by a game-winning field goal, then flipping on an SEC football game in 2015 would be a remarkable change.
When I was young, my favorite restaurant was Whataburger. I didn’t care that it was only a fast-food burger joint or that it offered a less-than-stellar atmosphere, I was more concerned with the food itself.
When we reach a certain age, our parents teach us about sex — but we’re never taught about consent.
Today, more than 50 barrel bombs will be dropped on innocent citizens across Syria.
Ryan Adams' new cover of Taylor Swift's "1989" strips away the upbeat pop, leaving bare bones of raw, emotional lyrics.
Mac Miller’s been through a lot since his phenomenal and weird album “Watching Movies with the Sound Off.” He released the melancholy mix tape “Faces” in the midst of a drug addiction, sold his mansion in Los Angeles to move in with his supportive older brother and girlfriend in New York and signed a $10 million record deal with Warner Bros. Most recently, he created the energetic “GO:OD AM,” turning over a new leaf for himself musically.
"#YesAllWomen because women are shamed for breast feeding in public when the media idolizes Victoria’s Secret and Carl’s Jr. ads.”
With Ronald Reagan’s Air Force One for a backdrop, 11 presidential hopefuls took the stage last night in the second primetime GOP debate. CNN’s hosts played the candidates against each other in an attempt to spark true one-on-one debate — an effort that worked at times, but fell flat at others. Here are five things that stood out through the rhetoric:
On September 3rd of this year, the Board of Regents voted to move forward with a plan to lease out the land where Cain Hall currently sits for a hotel, parking garage and a new Cain. This October, staff in the departments of Residence Life, Student Counseling Services, Disability Services and others important to thousands of students will begin to vacate Cain in phases and move to temporary sites across campus.
The second round of Republican presidential candidate debates will take place Wednesday at the Reagan Presidential Library in California. If this debate is anything like last month’s Fox News Debate, viewers and pundits will have much to talk about.
Tuesday afternoon marked the end of a brief, 22 month era at the University of Texas.
Fourteen years ago Friday was the deadliest terror attack in American history. When we think of the 9/11 tragedy, we think of the 2,753 victims who died in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. We think of the fallen Twin Towers and of Ground Zero and the dust and rubble that covered the streets for weeks after. We think of our fellow Americans in New York who witnessed the horror, who had loved ones in the World Trade Center, who died in service when the towers collapsed.
On September 11, 2001 my religion was hijacked by terrorists.
The recruiter and I made eye contact. He took my resume, nodded as I talked as much as I could about my summer internships and work, asked a few questions, and finally addressed the topic we both knew I desperately wanted to hear.
Six of our classmates did not attend Gig ‘Em Week. Their parents did not lend them a hand during campus Move In. Their friends will go to Friday’s Midnight Yell without them, and they will never stand with the 12th Man on Saturdays again.
Following an offseason full of questions and uncertainty regarding the Texas A&M defense, the Aggies had a national platform to establish a new and improved ‘Wrecking Crew.’
Let’s take a look at Kevin Sumlin’s track record since he became the Aggies’ head football coach before the 2012 season: one Cotton Bowl, one Chick-Fil-A Bowl, one Liberty bowl, zero division titles, zero SEC championships, zero playoff or BCS bowl appearances and zero national championships.
Nine percent of North Carolinians surveyed preferred “Deez Nutz” over Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a late August public policy poll.
It all boiled down to one question — how do you keep an astronaut alive long enough to land on Mars? A spacecraft heavy enough to sustain a manned Martian mission reaches the planet with too much energy to attempt a safe entry, but the fuel necessary to slow down is too heavy to haul into orbit. Vehicle atmospheric drag is a great solution if the occupants are robots, but the human body is very fragile and maneuvers must be restricted.
When I was born, my dad called my grandma to tell her the news. She replied, “Oh, don’t worry, you’ll get a boy next time.”
From day one in Aggieland, I was told, “From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.” Three years of interviewing Aggies later, I stand by this statement. I can’t explain the Aggie Spirit, but every day at The Batt, we try.
Get ready for angry social media rants, it’s officially presidential campaign season once again.
It’s almost here, folks. Just over a month until college football is back in our lives.
Dear Incoming A&M Students,
If you want to experience outer space, jump into the nearest pool – NASA’s training philosophy has centered on this maxim for decades, and they have the largest swimming pool in the world to prove it.
NEW YORK — The newsroom in the Fox News Channel headquarters seemed casual as I sat at my desk working on prompter script for the next day’s morning show. I knew, however, upstairs the employees on the Fox Business floor were probably running around, making calls, checking every newswire, Twitter feed, anything to make sure the audience gets the most accurate updates on the stock exchange freeze Wednesday morning.
Mars makes it extremely easy to die before you even get to the surface.
In the wake of the Charleston shooting, the infamous piece of fabric that was once a representation of southern pride has become a symbol of controversy.
A white plume enveloped SpaceX’s Falcon 9 just before the rocket exploded, destroying ISS-bound cargo and the company’s infallibility minutes after take off on Sunday morning.
On June 26th, Gov. Greg Abbott posted the following to Twitter: “Marriage was defined by God. No man can redefine it. We will defend our religious liberties.”
When the Supreme Court ruled that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, I, like many, rejoiced in the decision. It meant marriage equality and freedom, and meant that we as a nation could finally close the book on a debate that neither side was willing to budge on.
In a landmark decision on Friday, June 26, The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to mandate the recognition of same-sex marriage in all 50 states. The ruling, which had Justices Kennedy, Ginsberg, Sotomayor, Breyer and Kagan in the majority, held that the 14th Amendment requires states to both license and recognize licenses from other states for same-sex marriages. Chief Justice John Roberts, along with Justices Thomas, Scalia and Alito, dissented.
When Taylor Swift sent a letter to Apple Music, the new streaming alternative to Spotify, earlier this week demanding them to change their payment policy during the user’s three month trial period, I was peeved. The letter was concerning the fact that Apple was choosing not to pay the artists, writers or producers during the trial period.
Mars aerocapture and flight mechanics. Pizza and beer. Internships are as much about enjoying new atmospheres as they are about professional development, and NASA is no exception.
You already know if you are going to like Muse’s new album, “Drones.” Here’s a hint: it sounds like Muse.
Oh Pixar, you’ve really gone and done it now. You’ve been tugging at our heartstrings for over 20 years and have now unleashed on us a flat-out masterpiece of animation.
On August 1, 1966 Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower. He was a husband, a son and a marine -- and the first mass shooter in United States history. He shot randomly, killing 16 people, one of whom was my grandfather, Billy Paul Speed, a rookie cop responding to shots fired.
There’s a moment in Jurassic World that encapsulates everything about the franchise: A massive dinosaur stalks a group of helpless people, and for a moment everything gets quiet. The monster sniffs the air, looking, and then moves on. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief. But then!--