The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

About Us

The Battalion newspaper is printed more than 30 times per school year, and the Maroon Life magazine comes out six times per school year.

About The Battalion and Maroon Life Magazine

The Battalion has been the student newspaper of Texas A&M University since 1893, serving the Aggie community by reporting on issues of interest to Battalion readers and providing a forum for student expression.

The Battalion trains students in journalism by setting high standards and providing the resources and guidance to meet those standards. All content is written, edited and produced by student staff. The publication offers opportunities to gain valuable experience for journalistic and related careers. Participation open to all interested students. Application information can be found here.

The Battalion is published in print on Thursdays and online throughout the week.

Maroon Life magazine is printed six times annually and features magzines focused on fall sports, housing, fashion, spring sports, Aggieland favorites, and a New Student Orientation magazine. The magazines are distributed to students, faculty and staff on campus and at businesses throughout the Bryan-College Station community. Previous editions of the paper and magazines can be found online via Issuu or The Cushing Memorial Library Newspaper Archives.

Business office hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. during Texas A&M school year hours. Summer hours will vary.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor fall under the purview of the opinion editors, who will review letters and prepare them for publication by editing for basic grammar, aiming to preserve as much of the original letter as possible.

Requirements for submission include:
-300 words and no longer than 1000 words. Submissions should be mailed to [email protected]
-Include your full name, year and/or position on campus, if applicable.
-Include a phone number where you can be reached. This is for verification purposes.
-Including supporting materials for facts that include website links.
-Guest columns and letters to the editor should pertain and be connected to the Bryan/College Station area. Personal essays should relate to the individual experiences and perspectives of the writer.
-Columns should not include personal information pertaining to other people unless it’s relevant to the topic at hand, which will be decided by the editorial leadership of the Battalion.

Corrections and/or Unpublishing a story

The Battalion reviews requests to unpublish stories on a case-by-case basis. Our publication will make exceptions when the reason is compelling and does not hinder our ethical code:

-It is discovered that a writer plagiarized or fictionalized a story. This will result in all of the writer’s work being removed.
-Someone’s life is in danger through the information published.
-Information used to produce the article was illegally or unethically obtained.
-In circumstances where The Battalion is unwilling to unpublished the article, we will offer alternatives that include adding an addendum or follow up story, or running a correction altogether on the story.

Story Ideas for The Battalion, Maroon Life or The Aggieland

Do you have a story idea or event coming up that you’d like to share with The Battalion, Maroon Life magazine or The Aggieland yearbook?

Email [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected] with information on who, what, when, where, why and overall purpose of the coverage request. Priority will be given to events, people, and happenings on our Texas A&M campus and Bryan-College station community.

Mission Statement: The Battalion

The Battalion is a weekly student newspaper, online news website and a forum for student expression, which shall serve the University community by accurately and fairly reporting the news of the day and by developing informed opinions regarding issues of interest to the readership of The Battalion. The Battalion trains students in news journalism by setting high standards and by providing the resources and guidance to reach those standards through cultivating high quality storytelling and content.

Mission Statement: Maroon Life

Maroon Life is a feature magazine that provides in-depth stories and a visual look into the Texas A&M campus and community outside of a traditional news story. The magazine will focus on the people, places, events and initiatives that affect our student body, faculty and community through persuasion, entertainment and informing our Maroon Life audience. Maroon Life trains students in persuasive storytelling, photojournalism, page layout, and design and helps students prepare for careers in journalism, advertising, public relations, communications and related fields.

Mission Statement: The Aggieland

The Aggieland is a student yearbook that strives to create a photojournalistic record of the academic year by capturing traditions, history, and spirit of Texas A&M University for all students, past, present, and future and for those interested in history. The Aggieland trains students in journalism, setting high standards that can be used to demonstrate professional competence and providing the resources and guidance that can be used to demonstrate professionalism and competence.

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