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Left, the men’s polo team heads off a bump from opponents, holding line of the ball. The men’s team was in running for regional status this year; the competing team was under direction of Coach Mike McCleary and included Oso Beltranena, Alex Molina, Jose Miguel Aguilar and Michael Berto. Below, the women’s team titled as Regional Champions, also under McCleary’s coaching. Winning roster included Jessie Upchurch, Stephanie Massey, Frances Hinkle, Chloe Bourgeois and Amanda Massey.

Source of Friday fire found The College Station Fire Department was called to combat a fire Friday at Cripple Creek Condos, near Texas A&M sorority row. There were no deaths as a result of the fire, and one individual was cut by broken glass while warning occupants of the fire. Sixteen units were affected by the hazard, 14 of which were significantly damaged as a result of smoke and water damage. The College Station Fire Marshal’s Office has ascertained the source of the fire to be a cigarette discarded in a plastic bucket, which was being utilized as an ash tray. Tenants who were displaced due to the damage of their homes are being assisted with the locating of temporary housing and other necessities with the aid of CSFD CART (Community Action Response Team).

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voices | 5 Rising Oil Prices Supply, demand and geopolitical uncertainty are among many factors driving up the price of oil.

A&M’s track and field team receives outstanding honors Adrian O’Hanlon III

The Battalion The Texas A&M track and field team was named outstanding team of the 84th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays this weekend at Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas A&M had received the honors for the past two years and entered the Texas Relays leading the nation in both women’s relays, men’s 4x400, men’s What’s 100 (Prezel Hardy Jr.), men’s 400 next? (Tabarie Henry) ◗ The next and women’s 400 meet for (Jessica Beard). Texas A&M “We comis Saturday at peted at a level the Tom Jones that showed who Invitational in we are today,” Gainesville, Fla. said A&M Head Coach Pat Henry. “I’m extremely pleased with the whole group across the board, men and women. These are the things we have to be able to do if we are going to be a good team. Our team is doing very well right now.” Gerald Phiri was named outstanding male athlete after breaking the oldest record at the Texas Relays in



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Men and women’s polo teams aim to ride off competition in National Intercollegiate Championship Alex Lotz

The Battalion Having flown under the radar for years, the Texas A&M Polo Club emerged. It seems these Aggies are once again riding on the path to the United States Polo Association’s national championship competition. The men and women’s teams have become threats to top polo teams in the nation. Known as “the sport of kings,” long-standing tradition has surrounded the sport through the millennia; the men’s team has a winning tradition, including seven national championships since 1994, one championship last year. With a loss to Texas Tech in the final 30 seconds in the Central Regional Tournament, the men’s team still has a chance to defend the national championship if it wins a wildcard. “Winning the National Intercollegiate Championship is one of the most fulfilling accomplishments I have experienced,” said Jose Aguilar, a senior international studies major. “We worked so hard to get there and we were able to write our school’s name once again on that trophy.” This year’s USPA Intercollegiate National Championship tournament will be in Ithaca, N.Y., at Cornell

Extra info ◗ Mounted polo is the oldest team sport. ◗ The first noted polo match was between the Turkomans and Persians. ◗ A Byzantine emperor was the first casualty of the sport. ◗ The Indoor Polo Association was established in 1915. ◗ From 1900 until 1936, the Olympics included polo as a major event. For more information, see default.htm University where the women will compete against the top players and schools in the nation. “Winning nationals takes not only the best game from every teammate, but a connection between the team members,” said Chloe Bourgeois, a junior animal science major. “To win, we will have to play as one, like a machine.” The men and women’s teams produced some of the top polo players in the country. Many have even converted their joy into a career, going professional after graduation.

“To win the nationals you have to be dedicated,” said Mike McCleary, coach of the men and women’s team. “You’ve got to be an athlete with excellent hand-to-eye coordination and a God-given ability to ride.” With many games won and lost within the final seconds, the athletes maintain top physical performance throughout the entire match to secure a victory. “Polo is an addiction,” said Amanda Massey, a senior biomedical sciences and wildlife fisheries and sciences major. It is a full contact sport with the player and the horse together weighing 1,300 pounds and bumping into each other at 30 degree angles at 40 miles per hour. Recognized by Rec Sports, the polo club is a student-run organization that accepts students of every skill level, provided they are willing to experience the challenge of the sport in its fullest. The highest level the students can reach in the club is to attain varsity status and compete at the national level. “The sport is fun no matter what level you play it at,” McCleary said. With roughly 40 members in this See Polo on page 8

Club raises money, serves peers Aggies Giving Selflessly works for students in need Trevor Stevens

The Battalion Aggies Giving Selflessly, AGS, is a new and growing student-run organization campaigning to raise awareness of student needs and money for Student Assistance Services. Members of AGS have been on campus handing out flyers and balloons to inform the student body about the organization and its purpose to raise money to help students gain financial support. AGS is a medium for students to connect to methods of support that are already available, but often underutilized. Robert Scoggins, AGS marketing director and junior communication major, said the organization is a way for students to directly impact other students by raising money to assist the needs of fellow Aggies. “Our goal is to reach out to all students to raise awareness of a need, provide a catalyst to serve others, and develop that spirit of giving for after their time at Texas A&M as well,” Scoggins said. “AGS is an encouragement to anyone facing hard times now or in years to come, because they can see that there is an entire University that wants to help them as Aggies.” In a study by the National Center for Education Statistics, about 50 percent of recent college graduates have student loans and an average student loan debt of $29,000. According to the AGS website,, more than 7 percent of students drop out of college because of debt or financial burden. “[During this campaign] we hope to demonstrate the very real need on campus, but also mobilize the Aggie See AGS on page 8

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Communing over Christ evangelical outreach to the Bryan-College Station area. Island Party, which took place at Wolf Pen Creek amphitheater, presents a number of bands and a speaker. “I think this is a great outreach to the community,� said Rebecca Rutledge, a sophomore elementary education major. “I’m excited hile thousands gathabout hanging out with my ered in Snook this friends while listening to good music.� weekend for an Island Party began Satannual celebration of urday with bands David Booth, Sweet Lu and The chili, beer and country Low Fives and Johnny music, another gatherStimson. Several sponsors set up booths along the path ing took place under that encircles the amphithecompletely different ater, including Red Mango, Muldoon’s Coffee Shop, pretenses. Freebirds, NGEN Radio and TOMS. Members of BYX More than 2,000 attend- across the nation. Texas begin the year’s Island Party ees took part in this year’s A&M’s chapter, Gamma, planning months in advance. Island Party, put on by was founded in 1994 and “We started six months Texas A&M fraternity Beta exists for the sole purpose of Upsilon Chi. establishing unity and broth- ago,� said Adam Forbes, a senior sports management Beta Upsilon Chi, better erhood among college men manager and co-director of known as Brothers Under shared through a common Christ or BYX, is the largest bond with Jesus Christ. Since Island Party. “It was the most challenging thing I’ve ever Christian fraternity in the its founding 17 years ago, U.S., with more than 26 BYX has welcomed students done while at A&M.� The full lineup for the chapters in college campuses to an annual Island Party, an

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concert included The City Harmonic, Aaron Gillespie and Gungor. “It was fun getting all the bands together,� Forbes said. “We just called up their agents and got it all together. It was really cool going through the process of planning a concert and navigating the industry.� The City Harmonic, an independent Christian band from Canada, took the stage at 6:30 p.m. Known for their keyboard-accented rock style reminiscent of The Fray, The City Harmonic played through a set that included songs from their recently released EP. The set climaxed with the hit song “Manifesto,� which features a unique spoken-word bridge of the Lord’s Prayer backed by a dazzling piano line. The City Harmonic ended by going acoustic with a harmonica and tambourine, which led the audience through a series of classic hymns. After The City Harmonic, speaker Paul Dabdoub delivered a short sermon. “We Googled ‘Christian

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Paul Dabdoub is a popular Christian speaker who delivered a sermon on the parable of the prodigal sons at Island Party. Speaker’ and ran through a lot of videos before we found Paul,� said John Kirgis, a junior mechanical engineering major and codirector of the event. “We liked what we saw, called

him up and everything sort of fell into place.� Dabdoub began by poking fun at his Palestinian heritage before diving into the See Island Party on page 9

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Special to The Battalion With blaring music, flashy lights and glitzy dresses, the fourth Gender Bender Ball on Saturday night at Downtown Bryan’s Club Halo might have seemed like any other party. Yet for the participants, the festivities were a meaningful recognition of community, acceptance and pride. “Essentially, it is a night of celebration,� said GLBT Program Coordinator Lowell Kane. Every year, the Gender Bender Ball coincides with A&M’s recognition of the GLBT student organization on campus in 1985. Saturday, Halo welcomed students and community members to the ball to fundraise for several community organizations. Anyone 18 years old and older was invited to attend the event. Cora Cadette, a well-known drag queen, organized the event. She attended A&M for four years as a member of the Corps of Cadets and began performing during these years, Kane said. “[She] has remained local, works in the community, was part of the leadership of the GLBT community as a student of A&M, but no longer being affiliated with A&M, works full-time in the community and is also a wellknown performer at this point,� he said. The hour-long drag show began with Aerosmith’s “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)� and performances by students and title-holding queens. Cora Cadette performed to songs such as Gwen Stefani’s “What You Waiting For?� and Justin Bieber’s “Somebody To Love.� For the night, they agreed to forego payment and donated tips to various organizations such as community health centers for HIV testing and the Pride Community Center. While the GLBT Resource Center serves students on the A&M campus, the Pride Community Center serves the Brazos Valley. The performers were not the only ones that dressed up. Every year, the Gender Bender Ball encourages attendees to gender bend, or dress as the opposite sex. Kane said 70 percent

It’s really up to people’s individual comfort levels as to how much they decide to gender bend.� Lowell Kane GLBT Program Coordinator of attendees participate in the gender bend. “It’s really up to people’s individual comfort levels as to how much they decide to gender bend,� he said. Rheah, an attendee at the ball, talked about her gender bending experience. “It changes the way you stand and talk. I had a Sharpie sleeve last year where my friend covered my arm in a tattoo entirely of Sharpie. And I wore a fedora and just a button-up shirt.� This year’s ball did not disappoint. “You get to see all these different people, all these different outfits, it’s amazing. Like there’s Lady Gaga upstairs right now,� said Rheah. Whether dressed in full drag or in their everyday clothes, everyone showed their support and donated to the cause. The Gender Bender Ball is not the first time Bryan-College Station has seen a gender-bending event. In 1900, the agriculture and mechanical students held a “Fancy Dress Hop.� All attendees were male and, due to the lack of women at the school, many men gender-bended by wearing dresses and went as couples. About 50 to 75 couples were counted in attendance and the event raised $55 for the A&M football team. On the Sunday following the Gender Bender Ball, there was a barbecue to continue raising awareness and to establish connections with GLBT community members. Since its commencement, the barbeque has seen a turnout of at least 100 people each year. “It’s just another opportunity in the community, in the town and off campus where people can come together and socialize and have a good time and be supported and feel affirmed with who they are,� Kane said.

Book drive raises awareness on campus Rebecca Bennett

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The Battalion The ability to read might be nurtured in the classroom, but a true appreciation for literacy develops in the home. A home without books is no place to promote a child’s literacy, so Texas A&M’s Reads & Counts tutoring program set out to change that with a Race for Reading book drive Sunday afternoon. “Basically, Race for Reading is a book drive where we’re all paired up with a school and each school is partnered with another, and we go to that neighborhood to see how many books we can get in that two hours to see who can get the most to ‘win’ and then donate them to schools to kids who don’t have them to read,� said Sarah Klonower, a junior communication major and tutor with A&M Reads & Counts. Kaelan Henze, a junior political science and psychology major, helped organize the Race for Reading event as part of the program’s advisory council. The tutors wanted to have more interaction with tutors placed at other locations and be able to give back to the students they help every day. “It’s really hard for the teachers to teach the kids everything they need to know about reading. It really comes down to access so they can go home and practice. And a lot of kids don’t feel like reading because they don’t feel like they’re good at it,� said Jenny Waters, program coordinator for the tutoring service. She said that studies have shown that kids

who read at home perform better in school. So the program plans on keeping the donated books in the Reads & Counts office, where tutors can pick them up and bring them back to kids they are working with who need them. “I work with a lot of kids at my school who don’t have books to read. And I ask, ‘Are you going to go home to read and practice?’ And they come back and say they didn’t because they don’t have any books at home,� Klonower said. “It’s important for kids to know that reading’s fun and to have books they can choose to read rather than the books the teachers tell them to read.� Reads & Counts is a university work-study program that serves 22 locations — elementary schools and a few after-school programs — in Bryan-College Station. With 188 student tutors providing one-on-one academic help, the program is able to provide more than 80 percent of elementary students in the community as part of the federal initiative America Reads and America Counts, which establishes a national goal of having every student wellread by the end of the third grade. “Students get not only one-on-one help with school from a tutor, they also get a mentor,� Waters said. “It’s part of a big movement and something to be proud of, upholding that Aggie commitment to community service.� Reads & Counts will continue collecting donated children’s books through the end of the spring semester. Books can be dropped off at the program’s office in Heaton Hall on A&M’s campus.

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Understanding Oil Prices Alvis Wilson: Supply, demand and geopolitical uncertainty


o ahead and ask yourself the question. I’m sure it crossed your mind the last time you filled your gas tank at a price that made you do a double-take. I’m sure you wondered who is jacking up the cost. Last time this happened, in the summer of 2008, targets of blame ranged from the speculators on Wall Street, to conspiratorial big oil executives, to stingy Saudi Arabia who hoarded their oil. Before we go blaming the Saudis and their oil cronies, let’s understand the basics: According to Oil equals the American Petroleum energy, Institute, and API, gasoenergy line prices means are govprosperity erned by the price of a barrel (a volume of 42 gallons) of oil, refining cost and taxes. Oil is a commodity, like cotton or beer. Its price is theoretically based on an economic model of supply and demand, meaning that when supply is abundant and

demand is low, prices are cheap. But when demand is high and supplies are strained, prices increase. It gets a little more complicated when it comes to oil. It is only telling half of the story to say that oil prices are governed by supply and demand. There is another factor that plays a big role in oil prices. This factor is sometimes referred to as “Geopolitical Uncertainty” and it has everything to do with the outlook of oil supply in the future. It changes daily based on current events and helps to answer the question of how the supply of tomorrow will be affected by the events of today. For instance, since midFebruary the price for a barrel of oil has jumped $15. This is due in large part to the recent unrest in the Middle East. These events have increased concern that geopolitical vola-

tility could compromise future supply of oil. Now the question of why prices are so high can begin to be unraveled. It’s a fact that the demand for oil is growing. The US Energy Information Administration, EIA, the statistical and analytical agency of the government, reported that in 2010 the world saw the largest increase in demand for oil in 30 years — a 3 percent jump to 86.7 million barrels of oil per day. 86.7 million barrels is a large number but think of filling an imaginary tank the size of a football field and over a mile-and-a-half high. Now that’s a pool of oil! The increase in demand causes the supply side to try and keep pace. The International Energy Agency, IEA, expects this trend to continue due to developing countries (Brazil, China, India etc.) slowly emerging out of energy poverty. Their quest for mobility and energy freedom is having a major impact on the markets, and who can blame them? Oil equals energy, and energy means prosperity. Prosperity is a right to which

all individuals are entitled to pursue. Now what about this notion of geopolitical uncertainty? You need only read today’s headlines to see that geopolitical uncertainty is all around us. Revolutionary fever is sweeping through the Middle East, effecting major producers of oil. The uproar in Libya by its citizens has caused the fourth-largest oil producer in Africa to halt its production. All of these headlines create a large level of uncertainty in the global oil market and increase the geopolitical uncertainty, thus driving up the price of oil. The next time you fill up your tank make sure you’re blaming the rightful parties. Blame the young man in Libya fighting to break away from the tyranny of an evil dictator. Blame the Chinese family who just bought their first car so they don’t have to rely on mass transit. And make sure to blame yourself, too, because of your demand for cheap, reliable power that gives you prosperity that others only wish they had.

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From Justin Pulliam, senior animal science major

Three years ago, students voted on a “plan” to renovate the MSC in phases, where it would never be completely closed. The students voted in favor of the plan. However, shortly after the vote, the University administration changed the plan and completely closed the MSC for three years. How did this happen? Students were not voting on a “plan,” they were voting on a $60 per semester fee increase. After the fee was approved, the administration could spend the money how they wanted. The administration did not have to follow the plan they sold students on. Now, the Texas A&M administration is in the process of convincing you to vote for a new $60 per semester mandatory fee. On Monday, the Battalion published the first propaganda piece pushing this new fee. The administration sold it as a “plan” to renovate Kyle Field. The word “fee” was used once in the article, as a “possible student fee.” Furthermore, there were no dissenting opinions presented in the article. Such an article belongs in the opinion section. The state legislature requires students to vote on new fees. The administration needs you to vote in favor of this new fee. The administration might ask you to approve a “plan,” but they are really tricking you into voting for a new fee. The administration has it down. They know that any referendum will result in students voting for a new fee. They know they can convince students to vote for a feel good plan. It is the same tactic the administration used to pass the MSC fee increase. Do not be misled by the administration. Once this fee is approved by students, the money can be used at the administration’s discretion. You can oppose this fee by contacting State Representative Fred Brown and asking him to oppose HB 3741, the bill supporting the new mandatory athletic service fee.

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FOR RENT $1185/mo. Available August 1st. 3bd/2ba house. On shuttle. Large backyard, new carpet, appliances included. Call 512-653-9260. $1200 Available now, short-term leases ok. 3&4 bedrooms. W/D, pets ok, near TAMU. Call agent Ardi 979-422-5660. $295 1-room in shared, furnished apartment. All bills paid. Short-term leases ok. Call agent Ardi 979-422-5660. $375 Available now and prelease. 1/1, 2/1. Free Wi-Fi, on Northgate, on shuttle. Short-term leases ok. Call agent Ardi 979-422-5660. $900/mo. 3/2 Updated Duplex, pets-ok, Reduced Summer Rate, long term available. Carmen 713-703-1554. 1bd/1ba Spacious floorplan w/cathedral ceilings. Brand new luxury apartment condos. Fullsize stainless steel appliances, balconies, W/D, designer ammenitites, granite/wood/tile, bus stop. Only 36units on Holleman at Wolf Pen. 979-776-6079. 1bdrm available in 2/2 condo at Fox-Run. $350/mo. +1/2bills, on bus route. Call 936-581-4504. 2,3,4 and 5/bdrm. CS duplexes. Very nice, garage on shuttle, tile, fireplace, w/d, fenced, lawn service, pets o.k. Available August. Details and photos available online. 979-255-0424, 979-255-1585. 2-3/bedroom apartments. Some with w/d, some near campus. $175-$600/mo. 979-219-3217. 2-story 3bd/1.5ba. 1mi. to campus. $800/mo. for two., $900/mo. for three. 979-777-2849. 2-story 4bd/2ba/2car garage. Big backyard. $1350/mo. 979-777-2849. 2bd/1ba duplex in Wellborn area. Best suited for individual or couple. Rural setting, pets ok. 979-690-6161. 2/2 Available Now! Remodeled, wood floors, tile entry, walk-in-closets, fenced yard, covered deck, close to campus, pets ok. 979-204-1950.

FOR RENT 2/2 duplex, like new, high ceilings, huge closet, large front porch, tile floors, all appliances, many extras, $950/mo, preleasing for August 979-229-6326, see photos and info at 2bd/1ba apartment, 800sq.ft. New appliances, carpeting and tile. W/D. Bus route. $550/mo. +$300 deposit. 210-391-4106. 2bd/2ba 4-plex. Spacious floorplan, W/D connections, close to campus. $550/mo. 979-776-6079. 2bd/2ba apartment. Available 8/11. Approx. 900sqft. W/D included, $575/mo. Call 210-387-5030. 2bd/2ba unique floorplans w/balcony views of Kyle Field. Brand new luxury apartment condos. Fullsize stainless steel appliances, W/D, designer ammenities granite/wood/tile, bus stop. Only 36units on Holleman at Wolf Pen. 979-776-6079. 2br/2ba On Bus Route! Fenced yard, W/D, Lawn incl. $800 3 or 4/bdrm. house. Fenced yard w/spa. $1200/mo for three, $1500/mo for four. 979-777-2849. 3/2 Duplex with large backyard, Enloe Ct. Great floorplan, sub-lease available in May, $895/mo. or best offer. (979)595-5009. 3/2 duplex, 1922 Holleman Dr. West. Available August. Great location, new wood floors, tile, new carpet, newly updated, fenced backyard, W/D, shuttle, bike to campus. Pets ok. $1150/mo. 979-731-8257.


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3bd/3ba duplexes. Great floorplans, fenced yards, W/D, tile floors, icemakers, alarm systems. 979-776-6079. 3x3 duplex @ 2306 Antelope available 8/1/11. $1,100/mo. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032. 3x2 duplex @ 907 Camellia available 8/1/11. $950/mo. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032. 3x3 duplex @ 1814 Woodsman. Spacious floorplan, W/D included, large fenced backyard, pets welcome, on shuttle route, call Brandon Meek 214-334-0032. 3x3 duplex @ 2306 Axis available 8/1/11. $1,200/mo. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032. 4-5bd/2ba house. Walk to campus! 504 Kyle Street. Available July or August. $1650/mo. W/D, lawncare, pest control provided. 979-492-1983. 4/2 Den +gameroom. Very close to A&M. 1210 Westover. $1650/mo. Lawncare, W/D. 979-492-1983. 4/2 House, August rental, Lincoln/Churchhill, $1300/mo. 281-467-1427. 4/2/2 house Prelease for August. 1013 San Saba in C/S, great floor plan, bus route, tile & wood floors, ceiling fans, fenced yard, covered patio, pets OK. $1450/mo. 979-255-9432. 4/2/2 house; 3003 Durango, CS., no pets/smoking, near shuttle, Available 8/6/11, $1500/mo. 979-450-0053. 4/2/2 off Dominik. Large updated house, tile, carpet, with W/D, pets allowed. $1800/mo. Tia 979-739-1160. Available August.

4bd/2ba house available for Summer/Fall. 2miles South of campus, pet friendly. $1600/mo. Contact 972-921-9826. 4bd/2ba house, 1311 Timm (off Glade), available August, close to campus, great floor plan, remodeled, W/D, no pets, $1895/mo, 979-731-8259, 4bd/2ba house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079. 4bd/3.5ba house at Harvest Drive, available June, $1400/mo, Dawn 936-499-7183. 4bd/3ba/2 Car garage. Updated, wood floors, fenced, pets ok, 2 masters! Lawn services included. $1650/mo. 979-776-8984. 4bd/4ba condo for rent. $385 /person. Wood laminate flooring, kitchen and living area, outdoor patio, close to campus. Call 713-548-6248. 4bd/4ba Gateway Villa. Granite, pool, W/D included. $1795/mo. 4bd/4ba Gateway Villas condo. Leasing now for August. W/D and all appliances provided. Will consider pets. Call Justin 469-273-0637 or land-lord 469-964-8103. 4bd/4ba house, 3526 Wild Plum, refrigerator, W/D, huge backyard! $1,650/mo. 361-290-0430. 4bdrm/2ba house. Available 8/2. 2-car garage, hot-tub. $1600/mo. Bike to campus. 979-229-7660. 4bdrm/3ba. home with w/d, on shuttle route. $1650/mo. Warren 979-574-1722.

3/2 duplex. 5-minutes from campus, fenced yard, bus route, fairly new. Call 214-505-6534, 469-233-4653.

4/2/2, 1508 Austin, available August, great floor plan, W/D, no pets, $1550/mo, 979-731-8257

4bdrm/3ba., with w/d, yardcare provided. $1500/mo. Warren 979-574-1722.

3/2 Duplexes. Prelease May and August. Very nice. 5mins to campus. W/D. Lawn care, security system. $925-950/mo. 979-691-0304, 979-571-6020.

4/3 house in Dove Crossing, CS. Like new. Tile floor all except for bedrooms. W/D, appliances. Granite kitchen counter tops. Two car garage, fenced yard. $1570/mo. 979-574-0040 or

Pre-leasing for August! 4bdrm/3bth house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, W/D, fenced yards, refrigerator, icemaker, lawn-care. 979-776-6079,

4/3, 3/3 &3/2 Houses, Townhouses, Duplexes &Fourplexes, 1250-1700sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 694-0320.

4bed/4bath Waterwood Townhomes, 1001 Krenek Tap Road across from Central Park. Gated community, bus route, appliances, W/D included. Available Fall 2011. Contact 281-793-0102 or

3/2 Houses, Townhouses &Apartments, 1250sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, walk-in pantry &closets, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 979-694-0320, 3/2/2 2700 Normand Circle College Station. $1225/month. 979-822-1616. 3/2/2 large home. Near TAMU, available June1, central air/heat. 979-255-2423. 3/3 duplex on 2818 and Villa Maria, close to campus , W/D, cable, internet, fenced, $350/mo. 512-251-3901. 3/3 Duplexes BRAND NEW! Near TAMU, very spacious, appliances and lawn-care included, pets ok, pre-leasing available, $1200/mo. 979-693-6699, or e-mail maryhill@theaggielandcompany.c om 3/3 newer duplex includes all appliances, tile floors, backyard, pets allowed. $1200/mo. Available August. Call Tia 979-739-1160. 3bd/2ba condo, on shuttle route, on resturant row, $1350/mo, 281-208-0669 3bd/2ba duplex. Available Summer. Close to campus. W/D. $900/mo. 832-265-2460,

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3bd/2ba Duplex. Reasonable. On bus route, W/D. 979-690-9466.

4/4 Home off Southwest Parkway. High ceilings, huge closets, large front porch, tile floors, all appliances, many extras. $500/ea., Pre-leasing for August, 979-229-6326. See photos and info at 4bd/2.5ba Spanish style duplex w/garage + off street parking. Security system. All appliances including w/d. $1500/mo. No pets. 979-297-3720 or 979-292-6168.


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FOR RENT Bike to campus. 2/1 duplex, w/d connection, fenced backyard, pets allowed. E-Walk shuttle. Available May. $625/mo. 979-218-2995. Close Health Science Center. 4/2 fenced, fireplace, w/d connections, 2622 westwood main. $1395/mo. 979-776-8984. CS, 2/2, Fox Run on Luther Street, over looks pool, minutes from TAMU, $1100/mo, 979-696-1787.

Need female sublet for May-August 2011. 1bd/1ba. $409/mo. Contact Brianne 972-672-6752. New Condos! 4/4, W/D in unit, private bathrooms. Summer rent $240. From Fall-Spring, minimum 12mos. $325/mo and $295/mo. 979-574-0040, 281-639-8847. University Place at Southwest Parkway. New homes for rent! Close to campus! 4bd/4ba, 3bd/3ba. Call Today! 254-721-6179. Broker. New House For Rent. 4bd/3ba off Rock Prairie. Available June 1st. All bills paid. Semi-furnished. 2bdrms at $525/each (shared bathroom), 1bdrm at $550 (private bathroom), master bedroom at $575 (private bathroom). Call 361-463-6613. New! Available May. 3bd/2ba. Fenced-backyard, 2-car-garage. $1350/mo. Tile living-room. 407-721-3300.

Cute 2br/2ba houses built 2008. Under 3-minutes to campus. W/D, lawn incl. $1900.

New/Newer 1/1, 1/1.5 lofts, 2/2, 3/3. Available May and August. Broker/owner. 979-777-5477.

Great 4bd/2ba house in popular area. 400 Pronghorn Loop. W/D, refrigerator, large fenced backyard, 2-car garage. Available August. $1700/mo. Call Joey at 979-218-4091.

Newly remodeled 4/2 house. Walking distance to campus, tile & wood floors, great location, nice big deck & yard. 979-776-6079,

Huge 3 or 4 bedroom/2ba. House! Walking distance to A&M, W/D, fenced yard, 3904 Oaklawn $1450 979-693-5885.

Northgate area, 3/2, 2/2 and new 2/2 available for summer and fall. W/D connections, walk to campus, big living rooms and bedrooms. Call 979-255-5648.

Individual Lease. Campus Village. $545/mo. Includes utilities. $1000 cash given if lease is taken! 713-392-1525. Large 3/3 duplex 11347 North Dowling Rd. College Station $1000/month. 979-822-1616. Large house, double garage, $1100/mo. Available Summer or Fall. 832-425-2945. Like New Luxury Townhome. 4bd/4ba. $520/month. All Bills Paid. On Bus Route, Near Campus, Gated. Purchase $175,000 936-448-6323. Myrtle Estate: A peaceful country setting perfect for special occasions! Ring Day, Graduation/Game weekends, and social events. Home sleeps 16 and has a large in-ground pool with patio. Photos and pricing can be found at or call Dawn @ 979-324-4477 now taking reservations for 2011 football season!

2/1 Houses, BIKE or WALK to TAMU. Hardwood floors, large yards. Pet friendly. $700/mo. Call 979-696-1444 Broker. Visit

Oak Creek Condos, high-speed internet and basic cable. 2bdrm/1.5ba. $515/mo. Water, sewer, trash paid. Fireplace, icemaker, pool, hot-tub. 979-822-1616. One bedroom for rent in 3bedroom house. M/F, 1mi to campus. On bus route. $400/mo., all bills paid. Hot tub and game room. (979)739-7717. Pre-leasing 4bdrm Houses, updated, fenced pets, ok. Starting at $1395/mo. 979-776-8984. Pre-leasing for August! 4bdrm/2bth houses. Great Location. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, w/d, fenced yards, refridgerator, icemaker,lawncare. 979-776-6079, Pre-leasing for August. 3bd/2ba/2 car garage house. Updated, fenced, pets ok, on shuttle route. $1099/mo. 3401 Coastal C.S. 979-776-8984. Pre-leasing for May or August! 4/2/2 Fenced, totally remodeled, granite, 1312 Timm, $1850/mo, W/D, biking distance to campus., 979-776-8984. Classifieds continued on page 7

4Br/4.5Bth house available in August, Southern Trace Subdivision, $1,700/mo. Pets ok. 979-314-4505. 5bd/2ba house, 1112 Berkeley, available August, two living, close to campus, new tile, W/D, no pets, $1795/mo, 979-731-8257, 704 Gilchrist near College Hills Elementary. Share secluded 2+ acre lot with huge living/dining, looks out down woods to creek. All appliances, including W/D, CA/CH, dishwasher, and microwave. 2/1 upstairs with outside entry, master +bath downstairs +study &bath off kitchen. $1400/mo. Leave message with owner at 512-477-8925. Available August.













Available now! 2bd/1.5ba on shuttle, updated 1100sq/ft, 402 Fall $650/mo. 979-776-8984.

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3bd/3ba duplex, pet friendly, available July, 927 Crepe Myrtle, Dawn 936-499-7183, $1050/mo. 3bd/3ba duplex, prelease August, fenced yards, appliances included. call 979-571-3036.

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FOR RENT Prelease fo May. 5/2, fenced, ca/ch, 2-story. $1250/mo. Close to campus. 813 Enfield. 979-846-7679. Prelease for May or August, 2/1 fourplex. W/D connections, water paid. 609 Turner. $465/m. 979-693-1448. Prelease for May or August. Large 2/2 with fenced yard, W/D connections, large closets, great location. University Oaks. $775/m. 979-693-1448. Prelease for May or August: 2/1 duplex, fenced back yard, w/d conn. 3 locations to choose from $600.00, 693-1448. Pre-leasing 3/1.5/2carport, Updated, Fenced, biking distance to campus, on shuttle, pets ok. $750/mo 979-776-8984. Remolded 3bd/1-3/4ba house! Bike to A&M, W/D, fenced yard, near Thomas Park 300 Gilchrist $1225 979-693-5885. Ridgewood Village efficiency with loft. Uniquely designed floor plan. No pets, $395/mo, $350 deposit. 1211-1213 Holik. 979-696-2998. Some short term leases available. $455/mo. Ridgewood Village, large very quiet tree-shaded 1bdrm/1bth studio, no pets. $445/mo, $350 deposit, 1201-1209 Holik. 979-696-2998. Some short term leases available $495/mo. Roommate needed. 1-block from campus. All amenities. 979-846-3376.

FOR SALE Spurs for Senior boots! Real U.S. Calvary spurs (circa 1898-1938) $100/pair 979-775-9844.

HELP WANTED Artist needs female canvas subjects, body image project. $40/hr. Aysia 281-678-4050. Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. 512-684-8296. Building Maintenance. Part-Time position with flexible schedule. Duties include painting, carpentry, plumbing, minor electrical, general maintenance, including: 1.checking light fixtures 2.changing locks 3.inspecting for obvious problems and needed repairs. Respond to tenant request via online system. Some knowledge of HVAC maintenance. Basic computer knowledge. Construction science major preferred. Please submit resume to Now hiring waitresses and bartenders, apply in person after 3pm at Carney’s Pub and Grill, 3410 South College Bryan. Child care worker needed. First United Methodist Church, Bryan. Apply at 506 E. 28th Street, Bryan. Application can be found online Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. Executive office looking for part-time receptionist. Decorum necessary. Please send cover letter, resume, availability, and references to

HELP WANTED Full-time medical technician for growing allergy practice wanted. 4-year degree and 1-year commitment required. May graduates welcome! We are looking for an intelligent, positive, friendly person to join our team. We teach skills that are an asset for anyone interested in a career in healthcare and can help a candidate get into medical school. E-mail resume to Help Desk/ Telephoning: Looking for friendly, supportive staff who are able to speak both Vietnamese and English Fluently. PT/FT (Flexible hours). Please e-mail Include profile picture with brief personal description. Help Wanted on website and computer development. Call J.C. 254-721-6179. Hostesses, waitresses, bartenders needed, females 18-23 only, for high luxury bar, call 512-680-4617. Household cleaning, grocery shopping and cooking. Must have car and be available year-round. Start before end of April. $10/hr. Call 979-739-1645. HS Band Instructor/coordinator To supervise, teach marching/concert percussion section. Contact Zane Taylor, Bryan HS Band, for details. J. Cody’s hiring at all positions, apply within, 3610 S. College. No experience necessary just common sense! Little Guys Movers now hiring FT/PT employees. Must be at least 21 w/valid D.L. Apply in person at 3209 Earl Rudder Freeway. Office of chiropractic seeking sales professional, please apply at 3733 East 29th Street Bryan, TX. Part-time summer help, apply in person, Conlee-Garrett Moving and Storage, 600 South Bryan Ave, Bryan. PT help needed. Local hunting club needs PT guides. Freshman and Sophomore only. Average 1-2 weekends/month in offseason; 2-3 in Fall and Winter. Limited hunting privileges. Applications at STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid Survey Takers Needed In College Station. 100% Free To Join. Click On Surveys. The Steamery now hiring carpet cleaning techs. Full-time summer help. 979-693-6969. Tutors wanted for all subjects currently taught at TAMU/ Blinn and Sam Houston State starting at $8.25/hour. Apply on-line @, 979-255-3655. Wanted: Energetic people for Kids Klub After-School Program. Employment begins Fall Semester08/15/11. Applications accepted at 1812 Welsh, Mon.-Fri., 8-4pm. Kids Klub, 979-764-3831. Wanted: Horticulturist for a new Arboretum that is being built in the Plantersville area- 45miles Northwest of Houston, TX. Must be a non-smoker, speak fluent English and computer literate. Good pay and benefits for the right person. Please e-mail your resume, references and salary requirements to -Looking for Ft/Pt employement for the summer? Starting pay $10/hr +tips. Email resume to

MISCELLANEOUS Summer storage special! First month free. Four months required. Sign up early in April with a deposit to hold. Southwest Stor Mor. 979-696-0204.

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Best deal in town- DJ services/audio rentals. RDM Audio does it all! Weddings, parties, band set ups, PA systems, Event Lighting, 979-260-1925. Party Block Mobile DJ- Peter Block, professional 22yrs experience. Specializing in Weddings, TAMU functions, lights/smoke. Mobile to anywhere. Book early!! 979-693-6294.

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PETS Akc registered Tea Cup Yorkies $800. Apri registered Imperial ShihTzus $600. 979-324-2866.


REAL ESTATE B/CS. Sell/Buy/Invest! Re/Max, Michael McGrann. TAMU ‘93 Engineering. 979-739-2035, 979-693-1851.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Milner Hall 317 7:30pm-9:30pm

BRYAN: 3/2, 1175sqft. Only 6 years old. Convenient to TAMU and Blinn. Appliances included. $115,000. (979)255-9181.

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ROOMMATES 2-female roommates to share 3bdrm/3ba condo on George Bush. 1-yr. lease, no pets, $540/mo. +1/3 utilities. Mostly furnished, w/d, balcony, 2-car garage. 512-748-1569. 6mos. lease beginning 6/1/11. 1-male to share nice 4bdrm. in C.S. Partially furnished, w/d. $430/mo. +1/4utilities. 817-559-2942.

Questions? Contact Doug Hensley dhensley@math, (979)845-3654 For sample problems: http// (For purposes of this contest, only first and second-year undergraduate students may participate. ALL majors welcome!)

Need 3rd renter. 3/2 house. Bryan, near campus. $325/mo. +utilities. Call Jerome 979-324-5170. A must see! Roommates needed. 4bd/4bth $350/mo, washer/dryer, phone & internet, University Place on Southwest Parkway. 281-844-2090.

SERVICES A&M Alterations, professional clothes alterations, specialize in tuxedos and gowns, 30-years experience, guaranteed lowest prices, 3601 East 29th, #12, in Bryan, 979-260-2400.

THE KIDS KLUB after-school program is NOW HIRING for the Fall '11 semester!!!

Lazy Daisy Pet Care. Offering In-Home Dog Grooming/Pet Sitting. Excellent References. (936)349-7407. M&R lawn services, professional quality, free estimate, “We’ll beat anyone’s price� 713-884-0710. Moving to Houston, Dallas, or San Antonio? Let a former Aggie help you find an apartment! E-mail me at or call 713-819-4629. We will also donate $100 to a charity of your choice! The ticket solution for any size event. Contact us at for more info.

TUTORS Need a Tutor? Friendly, helpful one-on-one private tutors for all subjects at TAMU/Blinn and Sam Houston State. Check us out at, 979-255-3655. Online math tutor. $8.50/hr. Calculus I/II, Trig, Business Math.

Are you available Monday thru Friday, 2:45pm to 6:15pm, August 15th - December 20th? Are your ready to make $8.00 - $8.75 (based on experience) per hour? If you answered yes, we may have the job for you! All majors encouraged to apply. Applications are available at $4*4%$PNNVOJUZ&EVDBUJPO 8FMTI4USFFUt Monday-Friday 8am-4pm or online at: Application deadline: April 27, 2011 at 4pm

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Volunteers ages 12 and older are needed to participate in a 6 week clinical research study with an investigational topical medication for the treatment of athletes foot. Eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • Study Related Medication • Medical Examinations relating to the study • Compensation up to $160.00 for time and effort For more information please contact:

ACNE STUDY Volunteers ages 18-35 with moderate to servere facial acne are needed to participate in a month long research study with an investigational topical medication for the treatment of acne. All eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • Study Related Acne Assessments by a Dermatologist • Study Related Medication • Compensation up to $880 for time and effort For more information please contact:

ATOPIC DERMATITIS OR ECZEMA J&S Studies Inc. is conducting a research study for adults to test the effectiveness of an investigational medication for the mild to moderate eczema. Eligibility Includes: • Adults ages 18 to 15 • Currently have mild to moderate eczema/atopic dermatitis (red, dry, itchy, cracked skin) Study Involves: • Visits to our clinical facility over an approximate 6-week period • Usage of study medicatior QualiďŹ ed participants will be compensated for their time and participation. Health insurance is not needed to participate. There is no cost to you. For more information please contact:

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them cheering us on to win. It seems we are faster this time of the year compared to last seaContinued from page 1 son. When I see the effort of the first three legs, that motithe men’s 100-meters. Phiri broke the 35-year-old record vates and encourages me durin his return as the 100-meter ing my leg of the relay.” The Aggies were successchampion of the Texas Reful on the second day of the lays while facing nation-leader Texas Relays with a couple of and freshman teammate Prezel Hardy Jr. Phiri used this to fuel third-place finishes and a vichis competitive nature in post- tory in the men’s 4x800 relay. The crew of Sam Mutschler, ing a world-leading time of Joey Roberts, Oscar Ramirez 10.06 seconds. and Michael Preble supplied It was rough sailing on the first win in the 4x800 the women’s side, as injurelay at the Relays for Texas ries slowed the team. Gabby A&M since 1945 in a school Mayo was the two-time derecord time of 8:42.42. The fending champion in the Aggies were in fourth at the women’s 100-meter, but did first exchange, but Roberts not compete as she continues bolted to the front on the secnursing an injury suffered in ond leg. Ramirez battled with her spill during the NCAA Arkansas to reach the final Indoor Championships. Naexchange, and Preble pulled tasha Ruddock continued away to claim the title. Meanto work out the kinks as she while, Daphne Fitzpatrick finfailed to qualify for the finals ished third in the heptathlon in the hurdle after clipping and the women’s 4x800 relay the last hurdle. Jeneba Tarteam finished third. moh won the 100-meters The third day of competiwith a time of 10.94. The tion brought two Aggie victotime is the fastest in A&M ries, including a school record history and the seventh fastest in the javelin. Sam Humphreys collegiate time ever. defended his title in the javelin Jessica Beard had a busy with a school record mark of senior campaign, running on 251-9 while the Aggie men three relays (4x100, 4x200 won the sprint medley and and 4x400) to help the Aggies Melvin Echard finished second achieve 12 victories. The Ag- in the long jump. Humphreys gie men have shown depth in continued his promising cathe relays, with a pair of rereer after winning the javelin lay squads producing top-10 last year and setting the school times in the nation. Beard said record in his freshman year at the Texas Relays are exciting the Texas Relays. This year each year because of the supHumphreys bettered his record port from the crowd. in a successful title defense he “It’s always fun to compete described as frustrating. at the Texas Relays, especially “It’s a little frustrating to with the crowd,” Beard said. only increase my school re“There are a lot of Aggie sup- cord by an inch, but I’m still porters there and you can hear proud of defending my title,”

Humphreys said. “The second throw slipped out of my hand and I lost my grip. If my plant had been there on my first throw, Coach Juan De La Garza said it could have been a huge throw.” The Aggies wrapped up the weekend with a victory in the triple jump by Julian Reid and by breaking a 26-year-old meet record in the 4x400 relay. Texas A&M claimed four wins in the relays on Saturday’s showcase day of the meet in sweeping the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. It was the first time a school won both men’s and women’s 4x100 relays since LSU’s success in 2004. A&M also became the first school since Baylor in 1998 to sweep the 4x400 relays. Michael Preble had a successful meet part of three relay teams that took first place. He anchored the men’s 4x800 in a victory on Thursday, ran the third leg of the sprint medley relay on Friday and sealed a victory for the 4x400 relay squad on Saturday evening. Preble said he was humbled by the experience but it confirmed his expectations for the meet. “It’s exciting to have the opportunity to run on three different winning relay teams,” Preble said. “As good as everyone is, to be part of that is unreal. I knew if I could contribute my best, we would have a shot at winning all three relays I was part of.” This insight shows A&M’s depth and their potential to make another run at a national title.


of giving and selfless service in order to help their fellow Aggies,” Mueller said. Continued from page 1 The organization is also seeking new staff memberfamily to address that need, ship to match its goals for and to do so in partnership future semesters. Scoggins is with AGS,” Scoggins said. very passionate about the opBrendan Mueller, a junior portunity to give back to the biomedical science major, is a member of the AGS opera- A&M community. He said tions committee, and he said it AGS is not only a way for stuis time for the University and dents to see how much their students to take an active role Aggie family cares for them, but also for some to find a in helping those who need emergency financial assistance. new outlet for their passion “AGS is necessary as it pro- to serve. “A&M’s culture of service vides a way for current stuprovides the perfect environdents to express their values

ment for Aggies Giving Selflessly to succeed in facilitating a means for students to serve students,” Scoggins said. AGS can provide students information on already available resources or assist in fundraising. “This organization really embodies the Aggie spirit that we all really love each other and care about each other and there are some of the members in our Aggie family who need support,” said Bethany Bowen, AGS publicity coordinator and senior marketing major.


the varsity team. McCleary said these athletes must have the stamina and desire to win as well as the ability to be aggressive. “If we get both teams up there, Texas A&M will be well represented,” McCleary said. “Just to make it to the final four says a lot about the program.”

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to represent A&M as long as we can,” Bourgeois said. Once in the club, they Continued from page 1 teach members who are undiverse club, some of its mem- familiar with the sport first how to ride and then how bers might have never even to hit the ball while riding. touched a horse before joinWith practice and dedicaing the organization. tion, some amateur members “We have a lot of pride in have even developed their our program and our team, and plan on winning nationals skills to the point of making

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scripture and delivering a sermon on the parable of the prodigal sons. After Dabdoub finished, singersongwriter David Booth, who hails from Texas State, led the audience through a spirited cover of Tom Petty’s “Free Falling” and then performed his haunting original single “Sinking.” Following Booth’s performance, artist Aaron Gillespie took the stage and delivered a riveting performance based on large part on his new album Anthem Song. Gillespie is best known for his role as the drummer for hard-rock outfit Underoath and for being the founding member/ frontman of alternative rock group The Almost. Gungor took the stage

following Gillespie. Gungor, previously known as The Michael Gungor Band, is an alternative rock band based out of Denver and blends the styles of Muse, Sufjan Stevens and contemporary worship music into an eclectic mix. The highlight of the set was the performance of the hit single “Beautiful Things.” While I’m still not sure how the “Island” theme of Island Party is reflected at the event, upon arriving I was struck first by the feel of community. Members of BYX like to stress that Island Party is not an event designed just for college students. Several families were present in the audience and young kids were running in between groups of college students passing footballs and frisbees to one another. But to be honest,

it wasn’t annoying. It felt refreshing to be at an event where college students and families from the community could interact together. I think too often campus organizations cater to students while ignoring the fact that other people live in College Station. As I sat on the hill overlooking the stage and all the people sprawled on towels watching the concert, I felt of pang of nostalgia for a time I never knew. This is how music was supposed to be experienced. Not blaring from your car stereo or iPod earbuds, but outside in the company of both friends and strangers who all share a common desire. To Kirgis, Forbes and all the other BYX members who helped organize the event: Congratulations, you did a great job.

You can donate blood in the lobby of the Whener Business Building. Blood donation usually takes about 30 minutes and can save up to three lives. Donors will receive a free donor T-shirt in your size, a globe squeezie, 12 free wings from Buffalo Wild Wings, a free small ice cream from Maggie Moo’s and the chance to win a full day of services at the Woodhouse Day Spa, the premier spa in Central Texas. Whener Business Building (West Campus) blood donation schedule: Monday - Thursday April 11 - 14 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday April 15 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

All blood donated will remain in Central Texas so it will be available when you, your family or your friends need it most. Support your local community. Be a Hometown Hero.



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