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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: NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional

Texas A&M won the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional against Oregon on June 8 and 9 at Olsen Field and are advancing to the 2024 College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska for the second time in three years. The Aggies took game one on Saturday, June 8, 10-6 after pitcher Chris Cortez struck out a career-high 10 batters. Followed by game two on Sunday, June 9 highlighted by a seventh inning grand-slam from infielder Kaden Kent (3) and two-run home run by outfielder Hayden Schott (5), securing the Aggies’ victory and College World Series berth, 15-9. The first round of the NCAA College World Series will begin on June 14th.
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  • The NCAA logo spray painted on the field during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • An Oregon player puts on sunscreen during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) lays on the ground after getting injured during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Oregon infielder Drew Smith (17) attempts to pick off Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Oregon catcher Anson Aroz (77) reacts after hitting a home run during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) prepares to pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M catcher Jackson Appel (20) bumps helmets with infielder Ryan Targac (12) during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) fields a ground ball during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Evan Aschenbeck (53) warms up in the bullpen during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Oregon head coach Mark Wasikowski shows a PitchComm device to an umpire during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Travis Chestnut (4) runs during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M infielder Travis Chestnut (4) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) slides into home during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) watches as Oregon pitcher RJ Gordon (66) pitches during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) slides into third during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle talks to infielder Travis Chestnut (4), infielder Ryan Targac (12), and utility Gavin Grahovac (9) during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M catcher Jackson Appel (20) runs during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) slides into home during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Fans chant “Ball Five” during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) prepares to catch the ball during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at theNCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M fans chant ball five while Oregon pitcher Logan Mercado (20) prepares to pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • A fan leads a yell in the student section during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Evan Aschenbeck (53) during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) runs during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M pitcher Chris Cortez (10) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Oregon outfielder Bryce Boettcher (28) catches a pop fly during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Travis Chestnut (4) dodges a wild pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Evan Aschenbeck (53) reacts after recording the final strikeout after Texas A&M’s win against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Evan Aschenbeck (53) reacts after recording the final strikeout after Texas A&M’s win against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • The Aggies sing the War Hymn after Texas A&M’s win against Oregon during the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • The Aggies sing the War Hymn after Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Saturday, June 8, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Fans walk in to Olsen Field before Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle (22) talks to the team before Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle (22) and Oregon head coach Mark Wasikowski (44) before Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M catcher Jackson Appel (20) steals second base during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M pitcher Shane Sdao (38) walks to the dugout after getting injured during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Fan chant ball five during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M outfielder Caden Sorrell (13) attempts to rob a home run as his glove falls off during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • An Oregon player during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) catches a pop fly during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M catcher Jackson Appel (20) attempts to tag out Oregon outfielder Bryce Boettcher (28) during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle talks to the umpire during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) fields a ground ball during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Fans chant “ball five” during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) reacts after making a douple play to end the inning during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) throws to first base during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) waves his arms to the crowd during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Kaeden Kent (3) reacts after hitting a grand-slam to take the lead during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Kaeden Kent (3) reacts after hitting a grand-slam to take the lead during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Kaeden Kent (3) reacts after hitting a grand-slam to take the lead during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) slides into third base during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M outfielder Hayden Schott (5) reacts after hitting a home-run during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M outfielder Hayden Schott (5) reacts with Texas A&M associate head coach Nolan Cain (39) after hitting a two-run home-run during Texas A&M’s game against Oregon at the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) smiles at the crowd as infielder Ryan Targac (12) and pitcher Shane Sdao (38) help him walk after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M infielder Kaeden Kent (3) and pitcher Tanner Jones (23) react after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M outfielder Hayden Schott (5) and outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) react after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle celebrates after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M fans react after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) dumps water on Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle (22) after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

    Photo by Chris Swann
  • Texas A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle reacts to getting water poured on him after the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • The Aggies react after punching their ticket to the College World Series after NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M pitcher Evan Aschenbeck (53) reacts after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

    Photo by CJ Smith
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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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