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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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Texas A&M infielder Ryan Targac (12) hits a walk-off single to run-rule Arkansas during Texas A&M’s game against Arkansas at Olsen Field on Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
‘Every decision and choice I’ve made has led up to that moment’
Ian Curtis, Sports Writer • May 18, 2024

It started with a commotion in the Texas A&M baseball dugout.  With the No. 5 Aggies up 13-4 over No. 3 Arkansas with a runner on second...

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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

I wholeheartedly disagree with last Mondays gun legislation editorial. And to bring up the sniper at the University of Texas is completely irrelevant to the issue. I agree allowing student or faculty concealed handgun license holders to carry would most likely not have done any good in that instance, considering the criminal was trained to kill in the Marine Corps. Let’s put a more relevant example in place – Virginia Tech. If student or faculty CHL carriers’ had been able to carry on campus, would they have been able to prevent Seung-Hui Cho from killing 32 people? If the professor who sacrificed his life to guard a door leading to even more students had a gun, would he have been able to prevent the murder of himself and others? Take a look at the Department of Public Safety Web site, which publishes conviction rates of CHL holders vs. total felony convictions. Of 61,260 convictions in 2007 in Texas, 160 were committed by CHL holders. I believe Virginia Tech and similar incidences could have been minimized if CHL carrying students and faculty had been able to carry their weapons on campus.

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