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The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

(Left to right) Junior Finance major Cade Coppinger, Junior Political Science major Ben Crockett, Junior Finance major Luke Kohler, Junior Mechatronics Engineering major Ankit Lulla, Junior Industrial Distribution major Val McNeill, and Junior Society Ethics and Law major Carter J. Ostrom posed at the Student Body President Debate in the MSC Flag Room on Thursday Feb. 22, 2024. (Photo by Ashely Bautista)
SBP candidates debate for spring student body election
Hilani Quinones, Assistant News Editor • February 23, 2024

Student Body President, or SBP, candidates debated at the Memorial Student Center, or MSC, flag room ahead of the spring student body election...

An ambulance fuels up beside the A.P. Beutel Health Center on Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2022.
A&M Student Senate unanimously passes ‘Better Beutel Bill’
Justice Jenson, Senior News Reporter • February 22, 2024

The Texas A&M Student Senate unanimously passed the “Better Beutel Bill” to advocate for A&M to increase funding for the A.P. Beutel...

Early voting for the 2024 primaries have opened and will continue until March 1. (File photo by Cameron Johnson)
Early voting opens for primary elections
Zoe May, Editor in Chief • February 22, 2024

Early voting for the 2024 primary elections opened on Feb. 20 and will continue until March 1.  The primary ballot lists presidential candidates...

Dr. Winemiller with Cichla cataractae, a species of peacock bass from Guyana he discovered in 2020. (Photo Courtesy of Kirk Winemiller)
Fish and you: How aquatic ecological research impacts Texans
Mikayla Martinez, News Writer • February 21, 2024

While taking a deep dive into the study of fish ecosystems, Aggie scholars are making a splash in aquatic research at the Texas A&M Winemiller...

The Texas A&M Student Government Association Election Commission released the list of candidates running for major positions in the 2024-25 election. (File photo by Melanie McBride)
SGA reveals candidates for 2024-25 student body president, Yell Leader, more
Ana Renfroe, Head News Editor • February 21, 2024

The Texas A&M Student Government Association Election Commission released the list of candidates running for major positions in the 2024-25...

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President Welsh addresses Board decision on Qatar campus closure
Hilani Quinones, Assistant News Editor • February 21, 2024

On Wednesday, Feb. 21 Texas A&M University President Welsh issued a statement addressing the Board of Regents’ vote to close A&M’s...

The International Students Association will be hosting International Week, a five-day celebration looking to raise cultural awareness and appreciation, starting Monday. (Photo courtesy of the International Student Association)
International Student Association hosts I-Week to celebrate culture pride
Stacy Cox, News Reporter • February 20, 2024

From Monday, Feb. 26 to Friday, March 1, the International Student Association will host International Week, or I-Week. During the five-day-long...

An A&M grad student’s love for the moon leads her to make a groundbreaking discovery. (Photo courtesy of Jessica Atkin)
Chickpeas show promise of growing in lunar soil
Ayden Castillo, News Reporter • February 15, 2024

One small step from a curious graduate student led to a giant leap in the field of space sustainability.  Texas A&M soils and crop sciences...

Screenshot of faculty senate meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.
A&M Faculty Senate discusses recent closing of Qatar campus
Mia Putnam, Senior News Reporter • February 15, 2024

Following the announcement of Texas A&M-Qatar’s future closure, the A&M Faculty Senate met with A&M-Qatar senators to share their...

The Batt Signal Episode 45: Changing the education system, starting with Taylor Swift
The Batt Signal Episode 45: Changing the education system, starting with Taylor Swift
Justice Jenson and Ana Renfroe February 15, 2024

On this week’s episode of The Batt Signal, senior news reporter Justice Jenson sits down with psychology professor Sara Dowd, Ph.D., to talk...

Texas A&M Esports members at the esports lounge at Legends Event Center in Bryan. Photo provided by Alex DeLape.
New esports facility could ‘level the playing field’ for Aggie athletes
Ana Renfroe, Head News Editor • February 14, 2024

Texas A&M has been working behind the scenes to acquire the former Macy’s at Post Oak Mall for an esports campus conversion. Now, the Texas...

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during his visit to College Station to endorse House District 14 candidate Paul Dyson at Pebble Creek Country Club on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.
Gov. Abbott visits College Station for Dyson’s campaign rally
Cameron Gibson, News Reporter • February 14, 2024

Paul Dyson, who is running to be State representative for Texas House District 14, threw a campaign rally at Pebble Creek Country Club in College...

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