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Opinion

Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see

Justin Chen June 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold. As one of the best action movies of all time, “Fury Road”...

Nervous about graduating? Opinion writer Nihan Iscan says there are great opportunities in not knowing your ideal career role. (File photo by Meredith Seaver)

Opinion: Embrace the unknown after graduation

Nihan Iscan, Opinion Writer April 28, 2024

Graduation countdown has begun, and if you are anything like me, you're probably dealing with a whirlwind of emotions ranging from excitement to hope and gratitude. But I would be lying if I said there...

Art critic Theresa Lozano says Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” isn’t as bad as other critics say it is. (Photo courtesy of Republic Records)

Criticism: ‘The Tortured Poets Department’

Theresa Lozano, Life & Arts Writer April 25, 2024

Rating: 8.8/10 From an anticipated release to a surprise double album at 2 a.m., Taylor Swift put it all out there with her recently released album “The Tortured Poets Department.”  The first...

Texas A&M professor Dr. Christina Belanger teaches her Geology 314 class on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, in the Halbouty Geosciences Building. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

Opinion: Stop beating the dead [virtual] horse

Eddie Phillips, Opinion Writer April 22, 2024

Snow days were my favorite days of grade school. I would wake up extra early to stand in my living room to peer through the glass toward the snow-covered trees. Outside, the world lay quiet and beautiful,...

Art Critic Emma Ehle says girl in red’s “I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY!” is dynamic, powerful and unapologetically confident. (Photo courtesy of Sony Music Canada)

Criticism: girl in red’s ‘I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY!’

Emma Ehle, Life & Arts Writer April 22, 2024

Rating: 8/10   Marie Ulven — otherwise known as girl in red — has long existed in the upper echelon of a genre colloquially referred to as “Gay pop.” Standing alongside artists like...

(Graphic by Ethan Mattson/The Battalion)

Opinion: ‘Fake Money,’ real change

Eddie Phillips, Opinion Writer April 19, 2024

Us Aggies live privileged existences: companies beg us to take on tens of thousands in loans.  I know this may sound contradictory, but the harsh reality is that countless hardworking individuals across...

What do women really want? Opinion writer Maddie McMurrough says the key to answering this age-old question lies in an understanding of the female gaze.

Opinion: Men don’t know what the female gaze is

Maddie McMurrough, Opinion Writer April 19, 2024

Every woman who has felt the pressures of society can understand the concept of the male gaze. Think of Charlotte McKinney in the Hardee’s commercials, Megan Fox in the Transformer movies or Daisy Dukes...

Torch runner tosses fallen torch at the Student Bonfire on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023.

Opinion: A blatant disregard of tradition

Charis Adkins, Opinion Columnist April 19, 2024

John Bellinger and the rest of the Board of Regents, this one’s for you. “Restoring” Bonfire to campus just might be the worst idea you’ve had yet. Some context is in order. In advance of...

Think your music taste somehow makes you different? Opinion writer Isabella Garcia says being unique is an illusion. (Photo by Kyle Heise/The Battalion)

Opinion: The myth of uniqueness

Isabella Garcia, Opinion Writer April 16, 2024

You’re basic. It’s thought that the term “basic bitch” originated from a 2009 video of Lil Duval standing on a toilet in front of his mother's shower curtain, wherein he proceeded to degrade...

Why do participation trophies exist? Opinion columnist Bj Barnes says we need to reevaluate how we look at shortcomings. (Graphic by Caroline Dollar/The Battalion)

Opinion: Why does everyone get a participation trophy?

Bj Barnes, Opinion Columnist April 16, 2024

I’ll never forget it.  I was the fastest kid in my quaint elementary school and was fired up to compete in the annual Olympics-style competition. The most anticipated event of them all was the 4x100m...

Guest contributor says students pose an unacceptable danger to local motorists. (Photo via Nile/Pixabay)

Letter to the editor: No-More-Student-Drivers

Trey Bass, Guest Contributor April 15, 2024

Dear Editor,  I am writing to discuss the current state of our city and some glaring issues I have noticed being perpetrated on the innocent families that call College Station home. I am but a concerned...

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