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The BattalionMay 4, 2024

The Big Event Opening Ceremony

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Photo by Vanessa Pena

The newly elected yell leaders for the 2015-2016 school year lead yells at The Big Event’s opening ceremony on Saturday.

More than 21,000 students attended The Big Event on Saturday. The Big Event provides the students of Texas A&M University with the opportunity to say “Thank You” to the community of Bryan/College Station for their continued support throughout the years. Photographers Vanessa Peña and Tim Lai were there to capture the beginning of the day.

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  • Students sing the Aggie War Hymn at The Big Event’s opening ceremony.

    Photo by Vanessa Pena
  • Students collect tools at the opening ceremony of The Big Event prior to leaving for their sites.

    Photo by Vanessa Pena
  • Management senior and The Big Event Director, Kevin Brooks, speaks at the opening ceremony on Saturday morning.

    Photo by Vanessa Pena
  • Yell Leader Zachary Lawrence kicks off The Big Event with a yell on Saturday.

    Photo by Vanessa Pena
  • Big Event supplies to be distributed to students for their site assignments.

    Photo by Tim Lai
  • The Big Event t-shirts

    Photo by Tim Lai
  • Several sponsors provided snacks to volunteers at The Big Event.

    Photo by Tim Lai
  • Supplies to be distributed to volunteers for their assigned work sites.

    Photo by Tim Lai
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