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

The Battalion

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

The Battalion

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

The Battalion

Advertisement
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
Advertisement
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...

Advertisement
Beekeeper Shelby Dittman scoops bees back into their hive during a visit on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
Bee-hind the scenes
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).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Scenes from 74
Scenes from '74
April 25, 2024
Advertisement
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The BattalionMay 4, 2024

Clergy Ban, Brexit Talks and New Japanese Era : This Week in Politics

Clergy+Ban%2C+Brexit+Talks+and+New+Japanese+Era+%3A+This+Week+in+Politics
Creative Commons

When it comes to the world of politics, the news cycle is ongoing with headlines developing every day. To help you keep up with them, The Battalion compiles a few of the most compelling political stories from the past week.
Banning of clergy members from death chambers in Texas
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay an execution, Texas changes policy by the banning of clergy members at death chambers. The state originally did not allow for prisoner Patrick Murphy’s Buddhist spiritual adviser to accompany him into the death chamber. This was seen as religious discrimination by the Supreme Court who temporarily suspended the execution.
Previously, state-employed clergy of the Christian and Muslim faiths could accompany inmates into the execution room and the sudden ban is being criticized. As it stands, clergy are able to meet with inmates beforehand and will be able to observe the executions from a witness room.
British leader to meet with German and French leaders before Brexit summit
British Prime Minister Theresa May will fly to Berlin in order to talk with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and then head to Paris for a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. The reason for the talks involves May wanting to once again delay Brexit’s date. This time, the Prime Minister is wanting to move the date to June 30.
British Parliament has not agreed to proceed with Brexit, as every available option having its negatives. With nearing deadlines, more cross-party talks have started. May’s flights will take place before a Brexit summit with the hope of bringing Britain more time.
Japan to enter new era
Emperor Akihito, Japan’s current Emperor, has abdicated the throne, marking the end of a Japanese era. The Emperor’s son, Crown Prince Naruhito, will take the throne starting May 1. Eras are tied with their respective Emperors, so the Heisei era will draw to a close with the Emperor’s abdication.
The new era is named Reiwa and is made up of two characters. The meaning is roughly translated into order and peace. This era is also the first to take its name from an old anthology of Japanese poems rather than a Chinese one. With this new era, some Japanese people are looking for a new start.
 

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *