Holiday films are difficult to execute. Different cultures expect different values to be displayed, and if the film doesn’t hit the mark, it gets forgotten relatively easily. These films aim to achieve cult status and become part of the holiday canon, but because much of their identity is dependent on the season, bad holiday films can end up feeling soulless. Unfortunately, such is the case for “The Night Before.”
Throughout the process of investing the $17.2 billion in the joint endowment between Texas A&M and the University of Texas, no one is asking a simple question — exactly who are we giving money?
I’m preparing for a bitter Thanksgiving.
The Aggie Ring. The little piece of gold that means you’ve made it. The small, bright circle that is supposed to be a symbol of status and demand attention and respect.
Friday evening, along with the rest of the world, I turned on the news and watched the horrific events in Paris unravel, and my heart broke.
ontinuing a 50-year legacy, CBS announced it will launch a new Star Trek television series beginning in January 2017.
“From the outside looking in, you can’t understand it. From the inside looking out, you can’t explain it.”
The goal remains the same for Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy: earn an NCAA Tournament bid. Before last season, the aspiration seemed far-fetched. Heading into 2015-2016, it’s utterly ridiculous — in a good way.
This just in — Christmas is ruined and Christendom with it.
There’s a lot to like about Daniel Craig’s portrayal of James Bond. He’s stone-faced, unflinching and certainly built for the part. His films’ attempt to move Bond away from his slick, womanizing, shaken-martini past and emphasize a grittier, more realistic take on the international spy have been universally acclaimed. “Casino Royale” (2006) and “Skyfall” (2012) are high marks for the franchise, setting a precedent in quality and tone that, unfortunately, “Spectre” never quite reaches.
The Democratic pool is down to three heading into Friday’s Democratic forum at Winthrop University in South Carolina. From dropouts to Congressional hearings, a lot has changed for these candidates, setting the stage for an interesting night. Here’s what to look for in the forum.
Last month was the closest I’ve ever been to Sully during Silver Taps.
The finger can be pointed at many for the Aggie offense’s ineptitude, but at the end of the day the problem is not Kyle Allen. It’s not even the popular candidate Jake Spavital. The issue resides with the head coach, Kevin Sumlin.
Ten Republican presidential hopefuls will again take the stage at Wednesday’s Republican primary debate in Boulder, Colo. The debate begins at 7 p.m. Central Time and will be hosted on the University of Colorado’s campus. Here are five things to look for throughout the evening:
It is kind of amazing how horror movie franchises can show the same thing over and over and still be able to draw a crowd. “Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension” is anything but original. By the sixth installment of the franchise, you start to feel like if you have seen one of the movies, you have seen them all. Still, it garnered $8.2 million in box office sales in week one alone.
At least it wasn’t 59-0.
Distinguishing which teams are the best in the SEC up to this point in 2015 has been utterly confusing.
The Broadway on-tour musical production of “Beauty and the Beast” in Rudder Auditorium was a stark difference from the 1991 animated Disney version from my childhood.
Arguably the most hotly debated issue in college sports right now is whether or not college student-athletes should be paid.
In the debate surrounding whether or not to pay collegiate athletes, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s “bread and butter,” revolves around the idea of ‘amateurism.’ This basically means that getting an education is first priority and on-field exploits come later. In short, players are students first and athletes second.
Every once in awhile, the music industry stumbles upon an album that transcends genres and creates a truly unique sound unlike anything it’s heard before. Børns’ “Dopamine” is not that album.
Much has happened since the appalling 59-0 beat down Texas A&M suffered in Tuscaloosa, Ala. last October. Kevin Sumlin has positioned himself to coach the biggest game of his career against the Crimson Tide Saturday and potentially one of the most important games in Aggie history.
Election Day is still over a year away, but another arguably more important election is much closer.
I am a Hispanic, heterosexual, Christian male. I bring little to the table when it comes to the obstacles of marginalization that members of the GLBT community may face. But I do bring something to the table.
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.