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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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Sophomore Nicole Khirin swings on Friday, April 12, 2024, at Mitchell Tennis Center. (Adriano Espinosa/The Battalion)
Aggies ace Volunteers to advance to final
Mathias Cubillan, Sports Writer • May 19, 2024

The No. 13 Texas A&M women’s tennis team took on No. 16 Tennessee in the semifinal of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, May 18 at the Greenwood...

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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).
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Scenes from '74
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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 – Policy provides a means to correct early mistakes

I was 16 when I began my freshman status at Texas A&M. My only sibling, my brother, had just died in a motorcycle accident two months before I graduated from high school, and my parents wanted me to stay home for another year. I could only take nine hours each semester and drove back and forth every day, 100 miles round trip, to keep my head above water here.
I made two hard-earned Ds in my first year. Since then, I have taken 16-hour semesters to graduate on time and will be attempting an 18 or a 21 next, while making only 2 Cs. However, the two Ds continue to drag down my chances of getting into the Counseling Psychology Graduate School Program. I am the shining example of why this grade exclusion policy was set in place. Thank you, Dr. Gates, for understanding that some of us did try the best we could.

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