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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,...

GALLERY: 2024 NCAA Bryan-College Station Baseball Regional

Texas A&M won the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional after defeating Grambling State, Texas and Louisiana from May 31-June 2, 2024 at Olsen Field. The Aggies took game 1 against Grambling State 8-0, game 2 against Texas 4-2 in 11 innings and finished game 3 against Louisiana 9-4. The Aggies will take on the Oregon Ducks in the NCAA Super Regionals from June 7-10.
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  • Grambling State utility James Woody (25) reacts in the dugout during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M outfielder Caden Sorrell (13) slides back to first during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Ted Burton (27) is tagged out by Grambling State infielder Kyle Walker (7) during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Travis Chestnut (4) makes contact with a ball during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) reacts after hitting a single during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Travis Chestnut (4) slides into second base during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Tanner Jones (23) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Tanner Jones (23) and Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) celebrate an out during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Grambling infielder Kyle Walker (7) attempts to tag out Texas A&M catcher Jackson Appel (20) during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Grambling pitcher Mason Martinez (5) prepares to throw a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Weston Moss (21) walks back to the dugout during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Eldridge Armstrong III (15) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Tanner Jones (23) gets hit by a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Ted Burton (27) throws a ball for an out during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Grambling infielder Kyle Walker (7) catches a pop fly during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) makes contact with a ball during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Eldridge Armstrong III (15) throws to first base for the final out during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Eldridge Armstrong III (15) tosses a ball to Texas A&M infielder Ted Burton (27) for the final out of the game during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Eldridge Armstrong III (15) and catcher Jackson Appel (20) react after recording the final out during Texas A&M’s game against Grambling State at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Friday, May 31, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M catcher Jackson Appel (20) and Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) walk out of the bullpen before Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) talks to a fan during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • The Texas A&M Field Crew prepares the field for play during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M players warm up during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas catcher Rylan Galvan (6) blocks the ball during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) smiles during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Kaeden Kent (3) and Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) stand for the National Anthem during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas infielder Jayden Duplantier (0) smiles in the dugout during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) makes a throw to first base while warming up during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Kaeden Kent (3) fields a ground ball during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M catcher Jackson Appel (20) catches a foul ball for an out during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Ted Burton (27) reacts after hitting a single during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) celebrates a base hit during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A fan reacts after a run is scored during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) reacts after stealing home during Texas A&M’s game against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • The Aggies sing the War Hymn After Texas A&M’s win against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M Head Coach talks to the team after Texas A&M’s win against Texas at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Louisiana outfielder Conor Higgs (33) during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Louisiana outfielder Bryan Broussard (2) catches a pop fly 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Shane Sdao (38) delivers a pitch 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Louisiana infielder John Taylor (10) tells the outfield that there are two outs during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Ted Burton (27) is hit by a pitch 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Brad Rudis (32) throws a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) reacts after attempting to tag out Louisiana utility Trey LaFleur (14) as he steals second 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Travis Chestnut (4) crosses home plate 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Fans blow bubbles after a home run is scored 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) celebrates a home run during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) makes contact with a ball during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) and Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) celebrate a home run during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Travis Chestnut (4) celebrates a home run during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • A Texas A&M fan dances during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Shane Sdao (38) throws a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M catcher Jackson Appel (20) and Texas A&M infielder Ryan Targac (12) wave at the Texas A&M dugout during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) hits a home run 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) celebrates a home run with Texas A&M associate head coach Nolan Cain during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M catcher Jackson Appel (20) tags a runner out at home during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Ryan Targac (12) waves to Section 203 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M outfielder Hayden Schott (5) and Texas A&M associate head coach Nolan Cain (39) 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) reacts after hitting a home run 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) throws a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Louisiana pitcher Maddox Mandino (26) 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) celebrates a home run during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Travis Chestnut (4) fields the ball 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)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) celebrates an out during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • The Aggie dugout reacts after the final strikeout after Texas A&M’s win against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional Final at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) talks in his post game interview during Texas A&M’s game against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) after Texas A&M’s win against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional Final at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Groundkeepers clean the field after Texas A&M’s win against Louisiana at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Regional Final at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
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Chris is a Journalism junior from Winnsboro, TX. Chris served as the Social Media Manager and Assistant Photo Chief prior to becoming Photo Chief for The Battalion’s photo desk. Before transferring to A&M in the Fall of 2023, Chris spent two years at Tyler Junior College, where he was Photo and Design editor for their student media, The DrumBeat. He is expected to graduate in May of 2026.
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