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The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

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
Graduate G Tyrece Radford (23) drives to the basket during Texas A&Ms game against Nebraska in the first round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday, March 22, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
How Tyrece Radford can catch the attention of NBA scouts
Roman Arteaga, Sports Writer • July 10, 2024

After 5 years of college basketball at Virginia Tech and Texas A&M, Tyrece Radford is furthering his athletic career with the San Antonio...

Craig Reagans 1973 brown Mach 1 Mustang features custom stickers of Craig and his wife, and is completely rebuilt from the ground up. The interior was completely torn out and replaced with new dashboard and radio.
Compassion in the car community
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • July 9, 2024

This past Sunday, Cars and Coffee welcomed exactly one car: a sleek, brown Mustang that stood alone like a lone ranger in the Wild West. This...

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,...

New look, same goals: The Battalion is back for fall

It’s hard to stand out next to that stadium. Kyle Field looks great; you’re forgiven if you walk past our newsstands while you stare at it.
But The Battalion is back, again, ready for another in a string of years that goes back to 1893, more than 100 years before the football locker room had waterfalls. Your grandfather read The Batt, and he turned out okay.
This year we have a new look, a redesign, completed with this campus and its traditions in mind. It doesn’t change what we do — we’re still a newsroom full of Aggies from all corners of campus working each day to tell A&M’s stories — but we worked hard to help bring our publication into the new world of publishing.
To be clear, I don’t know what the future holds. Maybe the paper-and-ink days are numbered. Maybe blogs and Twitter really will replace traditional news outlets. But this newspaper is part of the fabric of A&M traditions, and Aggies tend not to let old things die. I imagine students will crowd the newsroom for years to come, arguing about headlines and photographs.
You can be part of this tradition, if you want. The best way to ensure student journalism endures is to read our work. When you do, tell us what you think. It’ll keep us accountable. Interact with us on social media, email me at [email protected] or drop in to the newsroom (MSC L400).
We’re here to tell your stories, so bring them to us. If a friend of yours does something remarkable, let us know. Help us do our jobs better.
And you can work alongside us. If you’re a writer, photographer, graphic artist, videographer or page designer — or you want to learn how to be any of those things — bring in an application. We welcome applications from any major, any age and any experience level. We’re funny, sometimes, and we work hard. (If that’s not enough, you’ll get paid for your work, which means you can tell your parents you’re employed.) The No. 1 thing I hear from staffers is they wished they started sooner. Don’t be that person.
We hope you like the new design. It might not catch your eye like another certain campus renovation, but it cost $450 million less.
Welcome back to campus, Aggies. See you around.

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