The morning of Nov. 18, 1999, Jason Hannam arrived at a quiet and solemn campus. Hannam, Class of 2001, soon heard rumors about the collapse of Bonfire, an incident that would ensure the day lived on in the consciousness of Aggies.
Just south of Texas A&M’s campus stands a different memorial dedicated to the 12 Aggies killed in the Bonfire collapse of 1999, created by the City of College Station in their honor.
Texas A&M changed forever on Nov. 18, 1999, at 2:42 a.m., when the 59-foot-tall Bonfire Stack collapsed. Twelve Aggies died and 27 were injured. Today, on that same ground, there stands a memorial honoring those who lost their lives upholding a storied A&M tradition.
Nearly every college student can relate to the experience of moving away from home at a ripe young age and into a tiny dorm where you share a bathroom with people you don’t know. I did all this my freshman year, but apparently it wasn’t enough for me because I also decided to move halfway ac…
Remembered for her dedication to friends and family, her love for animals and her ability to connect with anyone, Carlynn Nicole Beatty was a beacon of light to those in her life.
Remembered for his infectious spirit, academic persistence and passion for Texas A&M traditions, William Zachary Elder embodied Aggie core values and encouraged others to become the best versions of themselves.
The day that all Aggies wait for is finally here. It is the day you get to put that ring of gold on your finger, the day to celebrate an ambitious accomplishment, and for many, it is the day that represents the final milestone before graduation.
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Remembered for his love of nature’s beauty and deeply thoughtful conversations, Vladimir Yelkhimov will live on in the hearts of family, friends and Aggies, forever and always.
Every April, current and former Texas A&M students gather to honor fellow Aggies who have died during the year. Muster is one of A&M’s most recognizable traditions, but what many people don’t know is that Campus Muster is the work of just 30 students.
Honoring the history of Silver Taps and Muster and looking forward to the traditions’ future, the Class of 1969 will dedicate the Spirit Plaza at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Hundreds of the 2,448 seniors who graduated in 1969 have returned to Aggieland this week to reminisce about their college days at their 50th class reunion, which spans from Sunday to Wednesday.
Four days before delivering his Campus Muster speech to thousands of community members, Dwight Roblyer, Class of 1984, stands before a clutter of loose-leaf papers occupying what was once his desk, and he is at peace.
A clarinet, a collection of treasured video games and a 1953 football game program are a few of the personal belongings featured in this year’s Muster Reflections Display.
Of the nearly 6,300 Aggie Rings that will be distributed during Ring Day, around 2,360 will be men’s rings. However, three of those men’s rings will go to Aggie women.
While crowds of eager students gather outside the Alumni Center, several military Aggies will join scholarship donors in a quiet conference room to receive their long-awaited rings.
The culmination of every Aggie education is met with the opportunity to finally don a gold-cast Aggie ring. After completing 90 hours as an undergraduate last April, Ashley Ralph earned not one ring, but two.
Aggies gathered together for the 19th Bonfire Remembrance in the early hours of November 18. Bonfire Remembrance is held to honor the 12 students who lost their lives when the bonfire stack collapsed on November 18, 1999 at 2:42 a.m.
In the cold early morning hours of Sunday when campus is usually deserted, hundreds of Aggies will make their way to the Bonfire Memorial to remember the 12 Aggies who died after the stack collapsed at 2:42 a.m. on Nov. 18, 1999.
The Bonfire Memorial stands as a monument to the 12 who died during the Bonfire collapse in the early hours of Nov. 18, 1999. Nineteen years after the collapse, the memory of this event is still preserved by the Aggie community.