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The Battalion

Texas A&M players watch fireworks after Texas A&M’s game against Ole Miss on Friday, April 19, 2024 at Davis Diamond. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
The sun will come out
April 21, 2024
Texas A&M players watch fireworks after Texas A&M’s game against Ole Miss on Friday, April 19, 2024 at Davis Diamond. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
The sun will come out
April 21, 2024
Junior G Wade Taylor IV (4) covers his face after a missed point during Texas A&Ms game against Arkansas on Feb. 20, 2024 at Reed Arena. (Jaime Rowe/The Battalion)
When it rains, it pours
February 24, 2024
Ali Camarillo (2) waiting to see if he got the out during Texas A&Ms game against UIW on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at Olsen Field. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
Four for four
February 20, 2024
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Incoming journalism professors Mariano Castillo and Flora Charner sit with former student and Battalion staff member Ken Sury at the FJSA Hall of Fame reception ceremony held in the J. Wayne Stark Galleries in the Memorial Student Center on Friday, April 19, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
A&M welcomes new journalism professors from CNN, Dallas Morning News
Ana Renfroe and Stacy CoxApril 19, 2024

At a ceremony honoring Aggie journalists, Texas A&M announced it will welcome three new journalism professors in the fall. New hires will...

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LSU QB Jayden Daniels (5) runs with the ball during A&Ms game against LSU at Kyle Field on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. (Cameron Johnson/The Battalion)
2024 NFL Draft: Ranking every first-round graded quarterback
Mathias Cubillan, Sports Writer • April 21, 2024

As the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit is closing in, a microscope gets placed on the prospects who play the sport’s most valuable position. Featuring...

Texas A&M players watch fireworks after Texas A&M’s game against Ole Miss on Friday, April 19, 2024 at Davis Diamond. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
The sun will come out
April 21, 2024
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Members of the 2023-2024 Aggie Muster Committee pose outside the Jack K. Williams Administration Building. (Photo courtesy of Aggie Muster Committee)
Orchestrating a century-old tradition
Sydnei Miles, Head Life & Arts Editor • April 18, 2024

As Muster approaches, the Aggie Muster Committee works to organize a now century-old tradition. These students “coordinate every facet” of...

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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...

GALLERY: The Big Event

The Big Event, the nation’s largest one-day, student-run service project was held on Saturday, March 23, 2024 with a kickoff speech from Texas A&M football head coach Mike Elko in Aggie Park. The event saw more than 16,000 volunteers participate in helping about 2,250 residents in the Bryan-College Station area.
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  • Moments before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Students take pictures in front of Kyle Field with The Big Event sign. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Moments before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A Big Event participant recieving coffee before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M Yell Leaders taking photos with students before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Yell Leaders and students take pictures before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Texas A&M Yell Leaders welcoming participants before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Participants checking into their groups before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Big Event staff members posing for a video before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • The Big Event participants recieving complimentary food from local vendors before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A Big Event participant enjoying the festivities before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A participant holds his dog before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Participants taking photos with Texas A&M Yell Leaders before The Big Event Ceremony begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Thousands of volunteers recieving their tools on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024.(Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A Big Event staff member distributes tools on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024.(Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Voulenteers recieve their tools during the Big Event on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024.(Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A Big Event staff member points the way to the tool pickup on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Senior Psychology major and The Big Event president Tara Driskill speaks in Aggie Park. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Senior Psychology major and The Big Event president Tara Driskill speaks in Aggie Park. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • The Big Event founder Joe Nussbaum attends The Big Event ceremony on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Student Body President and senior political science major Andrew Applewhite speaks during The Big Event opening ceremony. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • BG Joe E. Ramirez Jr. hugs student body president and senior political science major Andrew Applewhite during the opening ceremony of The Big Event on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • BG Joe E. Ramirez Jr. speaks at The Big Event’s opening ceremony. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Football head coach Mike Elko begins the day as the keynote speaker at The Big Event opening ceremony.(Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • The Big Event’s 2024 keynote speaker, football head coach Mike Elko, addresses Aggies on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Football head coach Mike Elko begins the day as the keynote speaker at The Big Event opening ceremony.(Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M Yell Leader Josiah Brantley leads students in a yell during The Big Event Ceremony on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Yell Leaders Kyler Fife and Josiah Brantley follow Senior Yell leader Jake Carter’s lead during Yell Practice. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

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

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

  • Junior Yell Leader Luke Widener leads yells at The Big Event opening ceremony. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Yell Leaders begin the War Hymn as the opening ceremony finishes. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • The Big Event staff hand out supplies to volunteers across the street from Reed Arena. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Junior finance major and The Big Event donor relations lead Blake Guerra saws Varsity’s horns off during the opening ceremony of The Big Event. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
  • Thousands of volunteers line up for tools on Saturday, Mar 23, 2024. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)

    Photo by Adriano Espinosa
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