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Brazos County officials are distributing free backpacks, school supplies and gift cards for K-12 students on July 12 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan High Silver Campus Cafeteria.
Brazos County to distribute free school supplies
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Graduate G Tyrece Radford (23) drives to the basket during Texas A&Ms game against Nebraska in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday, March 22, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
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After 5 years of college basketball at Virginia Tech and Texas A&M, Tyrece Radford is furthering his athletic career with the San Antonio...

Craig Reagans 1973 brown Mach 1 Mustang features custom stickers of Craig and his wife, and is completely rebuilt from the ground up. The interior was completely torn out and replaced with new dashboard and radio.
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Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • July 9, 2024

This past Sunday, Cars and Coffee welcomed exactly one car: a sleek, brown Mustang that stood alone like a lone ranger in the Wild West. This...

Chancellor John Sharp during a Board of Regents meeting discussing the appointmet of interim dean Mark Welsh and discussion of a McElroy settlement on Sunday, July 30, 2023 in the Memorial Student Center.
Analysis: Chancellor Sharp’s retirement comes with new dilemmas
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 2, 2024

Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announced Monday he will be retiring on June 30, 2025.  A figure notorious in state politics,...

Student Conference on National Affairs

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SCONA 64 hosted high-profile speakers, 15 roundtable facilitators and over 100 students and cadets from across the nation. 

The 64th Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA) was held from February 14-16. This conference, modeled after the Student Conference on U.S. Affairs at West Point, allows students from across the country to discuss the role of the United States in the world. This year’s conference topic was Extinguishing the Flames of Fury: US Strategy and Response in the Face of Global Terror. 

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  • Ben Hall ’20, Chair of SCONA 64, gives an opening speech after delegates checked in.

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  • Each roundtable is led by a facilitator who is an expert on the topic.

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  • Students and cadets from across the nation attend SCONA.

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  • Corps Sergeant Major Luke Thomas enjoys his time during a round table session. 

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  • Jose Goyco, a Special Agent for HSI/ICE, leads his roundtable into discussions on human and drug trafficking.

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  • Students work hard during roundtable sessions in order to produce their policy paper. 

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  • Over one hundred students and cadets from Texas A&M University and universities across the nation participated in the conference.

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  • A terrorism panel was held during the conference in order to further discuss the topic and answer questions from the audience. 

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  • The Corps of Cadets conducted a pass in review for SCONA. 

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  • Lt. Gen. Marshall Webb, Commander of U.S Air Force Special Operations Command, was one of the speakers at SCONA. 

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  • Members of the Ross Volunteer Company pose with Former Chief of Staff Andrew Card.

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  • Andrew Card, Former Chief of Staff to President George W Bush, talks about his experiences. 

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  • Former FBI Special Agent and counter-terrorism expert Ali Soufan discusses the 9/11 attack.

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  • The U.S. Army War College hosted the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise on February 12-13, which many of the SCONA delegates attended.

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  • The International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise is a diplomatic stimulation in which delegates are divided into country teams and engage in negotiations. 

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