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The Northgate district right adjacent to the Texas A&M campus houses a street of bars and other restaurants.  
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Junior P Emily Kennedy (11) pitches the ball during the Aggie softball teams Maroon & White game on Friday, Oct. 27, 2023 at Davis Diamond (Katelynn Ivy/The Battalion).
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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)
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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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Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The Battalion May 4, 2024

Mail Call – Soldiers in Iraq are not fighting for our freedom

I would first like to thank Ms. Forson for her wise remark that, “the freedom to dissent is one of the most fundamental of American rights.”
Here is a pragmatic lesson in exercising dissent: Ms. Forson, as have many administration officials, stated as a presumption, both implicitly and explicitly, American soldiers are fighting in Iraq for our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This premise is fundamentally flawed! No link has ever been shown between our safety, thus our basic rights and the dilapidated regime of Saddam Hussein.
President Bush, use your “mandate” to fix this mess you have created, so we can get our beloved young men and women home.
As a final note, party line division doesn’t define patriotism, or lack thereof. Moreover, neither party has a monopoly on support for our troops, which is universal amongst Americans today. We simply hold differing opinions on what constitutes a mission meriting our soldiers’ precious lives.

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