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The Battalion’s Best Photos of 2017

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Photo by Photo by Brian Okosun

The Bryan-College Station community showed up by the hundreds to protest the immigration ban with chanting, peaceful assembly and a march across the Texas A&M campus Jan. 30 hoping to have their voices heard.

In 2017 five former presidents visited campus, College Station experienced an unexpected snow storm, students protested the Travel Ban, the football team traveled to the Rose Bowl and Aggies participated in traditions like Muster and Bonfire Memorial.
Take a look back on the year full through the eyes of The Battalion’s photojournalists.
Photos by The Battalion photographers

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  • Meet your Muslim Neighbor, hosted by the ICBCS, worked to help clarify misconceptions regarding Muslims and the Islamic faith back in February. 

    Photo by Photo by Yuri Suchil
  • The Indian Graduate Student Association hosts a Holi celebration at Texas A&M each spring on Simpson Drill Field.

    Photo by Photo by Kevin Chou
  • Island Party’s headliner, the Mowgli’s, a Los Angeles based Alternative Rock group, rocks the BYX Island Party show to a close back in April.

    Photo by Photo by Hanna Hausman
  • Junior Marcela Falck-Bados surprised her dad, José Falck-Zepeda, with the Class of 1988 Aggie Ring he was not able to afford as a student April 8.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • After Roll Call, Ross Volunteers enter Reed Arena for a 21-gun salute before the playing of “Silver Taps.”

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Junior shortstop Kristen Cuyos stretches out her arm to catch the pop fly at the game against Georgia April 24. 

    Photo by Photo by: C. Morgan Engel
  • Defensive End Myles Garrett prepares to run the 40-yard-dash at the Texas A&M Pro Day Mar. 30.

    Photo by Photo by: C. Morgan Engel
  • Corbin Martin and Baine Schoenvogel race out of the dugout to celebrate with Kaylor Chafin after defeating Davidson to advance to the College World Series June 10.

  • Department of Education doctoral candidate Luke Lyons built a Lego model of the Academic Building over a two year period with over 3,000 Legos.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Senior Armani Watts intercepted the ball at the end of overtime to seal the Aggies’ victory over Arkansas on Sept. 23.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Back in September, the Texas A&M football team traveled out to Pasadena to face off against UCLA at the Rose Bowl. With 43 seconds lefft in the game, Bruins wide-receiver Jordan Lasley pulled in the game winning touchdown in the corner of the endzone to complete an improbable comeback over the Aggies .

    Photo by Photo by C. Morgan Engel
  • Senior Yell Leader Ken Belden becomes emotional while kneeling with seniors Ian Moss and Cooper Cox as juniors Connor Joseph and Gavin Suel do pushups before the first Midnight Yell of the season Sep. 8

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Senior wide receiver Damion Ratley hauls in a pass that was initially ruled a touchdown, but was later reversed after referee review. The ball was marked down at the one yard line and the Aggies scored on the following play.

    Photo by Photo by C. Morgan Engel
  • The “Smoke Stack undergoes inspection in October. Although referred to as a “Smoke Stack,” it is actually used to release steam.

    Photo by By Meredith Seaver
  • Alfredo Costilla Reyes, electrical and computer engineering graduate student and current AGFS Ambassador, participated in the Thought for Food Global Summit competition in 2016 and was the leader of the winning team with their product BitGrange.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Senior outside hitter Kiara McGee had four kills and 11 assists in the first set against Auburn on Oct. 15.

    Photo by Photo by C. Morgan Engel
  • Former presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton came to Texas A&M University Oct. 21 to host Deep from the Heart: One America Appeal. The televised benefit concert raised over $33 million for hurricane relief.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Geophysics senior Kalain Hosein started a Facebook page to provide the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago with weather updates.

    Photo by Photo by Dalia Muayad
  • The Texas A&M run out of the tunnel and onto Kyle Field for their match-up against No. 1 Alabama on October 7.

    Photo by Photo by C. Morgan Engel
  • Sophomore midfielder Grace Piper heads the ball towards the goal during their second round playoff game against Notre Dame on Nov. 18. 

  • Ann Goodman was a part of the Critical Incident Response Team in 1999 and was one of the people who worked to figure out which students were on site and which were not the night the stack collapsed. 

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Cadets listen as “We Remember Them” is read during the early morning of Nov. 18.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Guard T.J. Starks, a marketing freshman from Lancaster, Texas, has shown he can be an important part of the 2017-2018 Texas A&M squad after scoring 21 points against Tarleton State in the first home preseason exhibition game this season. In High School, Starks was honored as a Class 5A All-State player and the 2017 5A Region 2 District 10 Offensive Player of the year.

    Photo by Photo by C. Morgan Engel
  • Freshman defensive lineman Justin Madubuike blocked Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson’s field goal attempt during the first quarter at Kyle Field Nov. 4. Auburn went on to defeat Texas A&M 42-27.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Redshirt freshman guard J.J. Caldwell prepares to dish the ball inside against UTRGV Nov. 30.

    Photo by Photo by C. Morgan Engel
  • Freshman Taylor Pike explodes off the block for the 200 yard IM at the Art Adamson Invitational Nov. 16.

    Photo by By Savannah Skrivanek
  • Jimbo Fisher lifts up a pair of A&M cowboy boots that were given to him as a gift after being introduced as new head coach Dec. 4.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Freshmen Jacob Dye, William Shivers, Mason Herbert and Max Matsushita and juniors Elizabeth Berry and Preston Holda built a snowman in front of the Academic Building.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Senior Augusta Thomason placed second in the Pole Vault on Saturday with a height of 3.87 meters.

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