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Sophomore LHP Shane Sdao (38) reacts after a strikeout during Texas A&Ms game against Texas at Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
A Sunday salvage
May 12, 2024
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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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Junior Mary Stoiana reacts during Texas A&M’s match against Oklahoma at the NCAA Women’s Tennis Regional at Mitchell Tennis Center on Sunday, May 5, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
No. 13 A&M upsets No. 5 Virginia in dominant fashion, 4-1
Roman Arteaga, Sports Writer • May 17, 2024

No. 13 Texas A&M women’s tennis met Virginia in the quarterfinal of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, May 17 at the Greenwood Tennis Center...

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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)
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
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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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Voices from the Texas A&M University choral groups filled Reed Arena as students, families and faculty were softly called to Muster Monday. Metal taps of the Ross Volunteers sounded across the floor as they presented the colors to the audience. The A&M family stood together and sang to their country and state.
After a prayer and a few welcoming speakers, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates walked to the podium. The audience stood and erupted into applause to welcome former A&M President Gates back to Aggieland. Gates began to speak of the power of the spirit of Aggieland and how it rests in all of our hearts.
He said the spirit gathers Aggies all over the world to renew their loyalties and bring respect to fellow Aggies that have died and to the University that has given so much. After calling the Aggie family to stay strong in its values, faith and traditions, Gates, with tears in his eyes and pride for A&M, called for the Muster. From there the first representative lit her candle from the main candle in front of the stage.
While the names of the fallen Aggies were called, the light was passed around to the other family members and friends. The Ross Volunteers then walked to the front and gave the 21-gun salute. Tears and whispers filled the arena. Aggies embraced each other, crying and consoling families.
After silence, Col. Harvey Haas dismissed this family until next year where we will be softly called again to A&M’s most sacred tradition.

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