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The Northgate district right adjacent to the Texas A&M campus houses a street of bars and other restaurants.  
Programs look to combat drunk driving
Alexia Serrata, JOUR 203 contributor • May 10, 2024
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Freshman Cayetana Fernández García-Poggio appears to put in the rain during the Bryan Regional of the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship at Traditions Golf Club on Monday, May 6, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
A&M’s season wraps up with 3-0 loss to UCLA in NCAA quarterfinals
Luke White, Sports Editor • May 21, 2024

The Texas A&M women’s golf team’s habit of struggling to close out matches led to the closing of its season on Tuesday, May 21, with...

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Beekeeper Shelby Dittman scoops bees back into their hive during a visit on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
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Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • May 1, 2024

The speakers turn on. Static clicks. And a voice reads “Your starting lineup for the Texas A&M Aggies is …” Spectators hear that...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
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Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The BattalionMay 4, 2024

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Q: Rudder, Gill, Reveille…everyone knows who these names are associated with, but who is Kyle? And how did he get a whole field named after him? I must have missed that part in Fish Camp …- Travis Barker, 2006
A: Don’t feel left out – surprisingly, many Aggies don’t know how Kyle Field got its name.
Edwin J. Kyle, a professor of horticulture, became president of the General Athletic Association in 1904 when athletic contests were held near the area that is now Simpson Drill Field.
Kyle decided the only way to generate any kind of revenue was to have a proper athletic facility. So in 1905, the early beginnings of Kyle Field began as a small bleacher stand that could hold about 500 fans.
On Oct. 7, 1905, A&M played its first football game on the field. The result? A 29-0 victory over the Houston Y.M.C.A.
Though it was no official ceremony, the Corps of Cadets named the field for him in 1906, and the name has since stuck.
– Jordan Meserole, Sports Editor

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