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The Battalion

Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) throws the ball during A&Ms game against Georgia on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Olsen Field. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
Southern slugfest
May 23, 2024
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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
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A fighter jet squadron flies over during the National Anthem before Texas A&M’s game against Arkansas at Olsen Field on Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Bryan-College Station Regional participants announced
Ian Curtis, Sports Writer • May 27, 2024

For the second time in three seasons, No. 3 national seed Texas A&M baseball will host the Bryan-College Station Regional, where it’ll...

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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

MAIL CALL

From Brooks Tempel, senior engineering technology major
I’ve noticed an alarming trend in recent mail calls, guest columns and, unfortunately, editorial articles: using sarcasm to prove a point. There’s nothing wrong with adding a touch of sarcasm into an argument, kind of like sesame seeds on the bun of a hamburger. But when someone makes an entire argument of cynical remarks and sarcasm, it’s like downing handfuls of the stuff. There was one Mark Twain. There will never be another, so I, and I’m sure others, would appreciate it if those persons who write into The Battalion would say what they mean and mean what they say. If you don’t like something about A&M, don’t hide it with cynicism, say it like you mean it! And conversely, if you don’t like an article that was published in The Battalion, write in and mean what you say! I urge The Battalion to encourage real, thought-out articles that express the author’s true opinions, not mask them in a cloud of blameless, spineless sarcasm.

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