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The Battalion

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Mexico fans react after Mexico F Julián Quiñones 73rd-minute goal during the MexTour match between Mexico and Brazil at Kyle Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
‘The stuff of dreams’
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 11, 2024

As soon as the Mexico-Brazil soccer match at Kyle Field was announced, Jacob Svetz and Caitlin Falke saw an opportunity.  The match was scheduled...

The Fighting Texas Aggie Band performs at halftime during Texas A&Ms football game against ULM at Kyle Field on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.
Gridiron glory to multi-event marvel
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • June 7, 2024

Special teams: Special events  “My favorite thing about an event is seeing the people come into the stadium and seeing their excitement...

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
Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin ChenJune 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
One step away
June 8, 2024


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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