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The Northgate district right adjacent to the Texas A&M campus houses a street of bars and other restaurants.  
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Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
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The BattalionMay 4, 2024

GALLERY: 20 Moments for the Class of 2020

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Aggies United

Texas A&M hosted a unity event on Dec. 7, 2016 called Aggies United on Kyle Field to counter a white supremacist speaker event taking place on campus. The event featured a wide variety of speakers and musicians and drew in an estimated crowd of around 6,000 people.

The Battalion looks back at some of the most iconic events from the Class of 2020’s time in Aggieland.
Photos by Meredith Seaver, Kaylee Cogbill and FILE

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  • Myles Garrett Drafted No. 1

    In 2017, the Cleveland Browns drafted Garrett as a defensive end, making him the first No. 1 overall draft pick in Texas A&M’s history. 

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  • K9 Units added to UPD

    Texas A&M regent Tony Buzbee, 12th Man Foundation Board Trustee John Schiller and K9S4COPs donated K-9 units to UPD for large campus events. This allowed for a safer campus for students, faculty and staff.

  • Hurricane Harvey

    This hurricane was the biggest storm to hit Texas in over 40 years, damaging the greater and southeast regions of Houston. This storm caused high winds, flooding, power outages, deaths and school closures for the directly impacted regions. 

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  • One America Appeal

    To raise relief funds for those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Maria and Irma, the five living U.S. presidents gathered in Reed Arena. The event included a surprise performance from Lady Gaga and other stars. More than $31 million was raised through this campaign. 

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  • Corps Changes Uniforms

    Due to the constant weather changes in College Station, the Corps of Cadets revived a past uniform that included a darker, thicker pair of pants along with the option to wear a long sleeve or short sleeve bravo top. 

  • Snow In Aggieland

    During finals preparation in the fall of 2017, a snowstorm hit Bryan-College Station as a surprise. The unexpected storm gave students a chance to enjoy the snow before winter break.

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  • Rise and Fall of ride-share

    To combat the number of abandoned bikes on campus, Texas A&M contracted bike-share program ofo in February 2018. The bikes quickly became a meme, as they were left abandoned around town in odd places. After switching to VeoRide in 2019, one of the infamous teal bikes was left atop the Academic Building in October 2019.

    Photo by Kaylee Cogbill
  • Barbara Bush funeral

    After a series of hospitalizations, former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away on April 19, 2018. An advocate for literacy, Barbara often used the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library to promote reading education programs. She and the former president are buried behind the presidential library today with their daughter Robin. 

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  • Female Mascot Corporal

    In April 2018, Mia Miller was named the first female Mascot Corporal. This selection came after Alyssa Michalke was appointed as the first female Corps Commander in 2015, breaking down barriers for women within the Corps of Cadets.

  • Texas A&M defeats LSU

    On Nov. 25, 2018, Texas A&M topped LSU in a momentous seven overtime win that lasted four hours and 53 minutes. The game became the highest-scoring game in Football Bowl Subdivision history at 74-72, prompting new overtime rules from the NCAA.

  • The historic Union Pacific No. 4141 Engine will arrive in College Station in April and is to be housed in the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum along with the Marine One helicopter. 

  • 12th Man touchdown

    Cullen Gillaspia became the first 12th Man in Texas A&M history to score a touchdown during the 2018 Gator Bowl against NC State. Gillaspia continued to make history in April 2019 when he was drafted to the Houston Texans in the seventh round. 

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  • Christchurch Vigil

    Aggies held a vigil in Academic Plaza on March 21, 2019 to honor lives lost during two mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand. Names of the 51 deceased were read, and individuals representing the Sikh, Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths spoke.

  • New coaches arrive

    Texas A&M Athletics contracted the historic $7.5 million deal with football coach Jimbo Fisher on Dec. 4, 2017. The hires continued with men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams on April 4, 2019 and athletic director Ross Bjork on May 23, 2019.

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  • Bonfire 20th anniversary

    On Nov. 18, 2019, Aggies honored the 20th anniversary of the Bonfire collapse. The solemn occasion remembers the 12 Aggies lost in 1999.

  • Aggie ACHIEVE begins

    Texas A&M began the Aggie ACHIEVE program on Aug. 19, 2020. Students with learning disabilities were admitted to a program designed to help them achieve socially, professionally and academically

  • Construction Completion

    Since the Class of 2020 took to campus, the skyline of Aggieland has seen many changes. Student Services, the Quad, the Commons, Cushing Stadium, Davis Diamond and many other facilities have all had recent facelifts. 

    Photo by Kaylee Cogbill
  • Draggieland

    MSC Town Hall held the first ever on-campus drag show on Feb. 20, 2020. The show was met with protests, which were met with counter protests. But the drag queens and kings danced on.

  • Coronavirus pandemic shuts down campus

    Students left for Spring Break 2020, not knowing they wouldn’t return to in person classes for the rest of the semester. Traditions such as Muster and Ring Day were reimagined to fit a new normal, and classes were conducted online.

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