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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
‘Back to School Bash’ invites K-12 families on July 12
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 11, 2024
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)
How Tyrece Radford can catch the attention of NBA scouts
Roman Arteaga, Sports Writer • July 10, 2024

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.
Compassion in the car community
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,...

A&M announces COVID-19 Random Testing Program among student body

Members of the Texas A&M student body will now be randomly selected for COVID-19 testing.
A&M announced in an Aug. 20 email that beginning on Aug. 21, members of the student body will be notified via email that they have been randomly selected to receive a test for COVID-19. According to the press release, this will be a part of the new Random Testing Program (RTP), which will continue for the remainder of the fall semester.
“The Random Testing Program seeks to understand how SARS-CoV-2 [the virus that causes COVID-19] is affecting campus by actively looking for where the virus might be hiding and where it might be moving,” the email read. “It will also help to identify transmission hotspots and clusters of infections, using real-time analytic strategies and rapid campus communications that will help protect you and your fellow students.”
Students located in Bryan-College Station who are living both on and off-campus could be selected, according to the email. Tests will be free of charge and will occur near Beutel Health Center and the Student Recreation Center. Students are encouraged to schedule their test within 48 hours of receiving an email that they were selected for the RTP.
According to the email, more than 5,000 students will be selected for the RTP throughout the semester in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 on campus by allowing asymptomatic students to be aware of their infection status.
“Community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 continues globally, particularly in the U.S. and Texas. Texas A&M wishes to contain the spread as much as possible in order to continue to offer in-person classes,” the email read. “Texas A&M wishes to contain the spread as much as possible in order to continue to offer in-person classes.”

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