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Opinion

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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...

Student housing located right outside off campus boundaries on George Bush Drive. 

Guest Commentary: An open letter to City Hall

Ben Crockett, Guest Contributor April 11, 2024

City Council, As representatives of the Texas Aggie Classes of 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027, we write to you today to urge a reconsideration of the No-More-Than-Four policy. Students are having an increasingly...

Students sing the war hymn at The Big Event Ceremony on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

Opinion: Go to student events

Charis Adkins, Opinion Columnist April 9, 2024

I have been a two-percenter. Not only that, but I’ve also shirked my duty to support my fellow Aggies, and I bet you have, too. I’m talking about student events. Go to them! What do I mean by...

Opinion columnists Charis Adkins and Bj Barnes offer a humble apology to readers. Too long have we been publishing anti-A&M propaganda, but never again. (Graphic by Caroline Dollar/The Battalion)

Opinion: Our deepest apologies

Charis Adkins and Bj Barnes April 9, 2024

We come to you this week with our tails between our legs and our heads hung low.  We’ve seen your comments, taken them into serious consideration and are ready to address the longhorn in the room.  While...

Dreading a drab cubicle job after graduation? Opinion columnist Benjamin Barnes says times are changing and a new generation of workers is on the rise. (Photo via 12019/Pixabay)

Opinion: Death to the 9-5 grind

Bj Barnes April 9, 2024

Farewell to the five-day workweek. Sayonara to the suckers wasting away in corporate cubicles and good riddance to greedy, backstabbing bosses.  These are only some of the tantalizing taboo thoughts...

Arts criticism writer Abby Jarrett says “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” falls majorly short of cinematic mastery. (Photo via Toho Co., Ltd./Warner Bros. Pictures/IMDb)

‘Godzilla x Kong’: Plot as thick as paper

Abby Jarrett, Life & Arts Writer April 8, 2024

Rating: 3/10   It’s time to put this franchise, if you can even call it that, out of its misery.  “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” was released on March 29 and has received a plethora...

Art Critic Emma Ehle says Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter” is a powerful, thematically complex reclamation of country music. (Cover via Beyoncé/Twitter)

Beyoncé Transcends Genre, Politics and Racial Prejudice on ‘Cowboy Carter’

Emma Ehle, Life & Arts Writer April 8, 2024

Rating: 9/10   On Nov. 2, 2016, R&B supernova Beyoncé was met with hostility, beratement and blatant racism after performing the “Lemonade” track “Daddy Lessons” with The Chicks...

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