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The Battalion

Brazos County officials are distributing free backpacks, school supplies and gift cards for K-12 students on July 12 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bryan High Silver Campus Cafeteria.
Brazos County to distribute free school supplies
‘Back to School Bash’ invites K-12 families on July 12
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 11, 2024
Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) thros to first during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional Final at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Camarillo, Aschenbeck selected by Athletics, Cubs to round out 2024 MLB Draft
Luke White, Sports Editor • July 16, 2024

Junior SS Ali Camarillo and senior LHP Evan Aschenbeck rounded out the 2024 MLB Draft for Texas A&M baseball on Monday as they were selected...

Bob Rogers, holding a special edition of The Battalion.
Lyle Lovett, other past students remember Bob Rogers
Shalina SabihJuly 15, 2024

In his various positions, Professor Emeritus Bob Rogers laid down the stepping stones that student journalists at Texas A&M walk today, carving...

Chancellor John Sharp during a Board of Regents meeting discussing the appointmet of interim dean Mark Welsh and discussion of a McElroy settlement on Sunday, July 30, 2023 in the Memorial Student Center.
Analysis: Chancellor Sharp’s retirement comes with new dilemmas
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • July 2, 2024

Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announced Monday he will be retiring on June 30, 2025.  A figure notorious in state politics,...

Two Texas A&M students in critical condition following near-drowning at Lake Bryan

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Lake Bryan

Update: Texas A&M Student Nikhil Bhatia, a 24 year-old male, died due to the injuries he sustained in the near-drowning incident, according the Bryan Police Department. The other student, a female, remains in critical condition.
The City of Bryan Police Department released a statement Saturday night describing a near-drowning incident at lake Bryan.
“On August 26, 2017 just before 6:00 p.m. a Bryan Police Officer was patrolling Lake Bryan when he was flagged down,” the release said. “Two young adults, in their 20s, were swimming in Lake Bryan. An individual that was with them saw the two individuals in distress and swam out to rescue one of the victims. The Officer who arrived rescued the other and treated them at the scene until medical personnel arrived. Both victims were transported to CHI St. Joseph Hospital and are both in critical condition.”
According to BPD officials, the two individuals are Texas A&M students and both remain in critical condition. [As stated in the update above, one student has now died. The other remains in critical condition.]

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