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“Nothing.”

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Every person stood one by one, as if hoisted up by invisible hands; smiles adorning their faces, they clapped, whooped and whistled for a season and a person they will never forget. The crowd that witnessed Sunday’s basketball awards ceremony inside Reed Arena listened to speeches by Athletic Director Bill Byrne and Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin,

followed by highlights from the year and saw the presentation of individual awards, but it was the entrance of senior guard Derrick Roland that brought those in attendance to their feet. Despite a low turnout by the student body, the amount of season-ticket holders and Bryan-College Station residents in attendance led Byrne and Loftin to remark that support for Aggie basketball is growing with each season. “A few years back,” Byrne said, “this would’ve been an overflow crowd at

Reed Arena. We’ve come a long ways.” The University president reached even further back. “I remember going to G. Rollie White Coliseum in the spring of 1968 to watch us play basketball,” Loftin said. “If we had 150 in the stands, we were lucky. “But these last few years, we have been filling Reed Arena — and that, to me, is extraordinary.” The team’s highlight video took fans through each game of the See Honors on page 8

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President Loftin remarked on the growing support for A&M basketball at Basketball Honors Night Tuesday.

“That people are allowed to leave.”

Riley Howard senior education major

“Lower the prices on food. I just paid $6 for a corn dog.”

Josh Honeycutt junior political science major

“Make the lots bigger.”

Rebecca Harry junior kinesiology major

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Chilifest performers are surrounded by a group of fans dancing, singing and throwing things from beer cans to food.

Camaraderie central

“More toilet paper.”

James Burns senior communication major

“More porta-potties outside the gates.”

Chilifest brings music and food lovers together

time,” said Hughes, a chairmen who has been involved with Chilifest for three years. Thousands of people flocked to When country band, Corry MorSnook, Texas, this weekend for Chilrow took the stage at 11 a.m Saturday, ifest, the two-day event filled with live the stage was surrounded by a crowd of music and, of course, chili. people, and was encircled by a row of Chilifest, is a organization that donates people sitting in lawn chairs, couches thousands of dollars to charities every and coolers. year since its creation in 1999. “I love the music and the ca“It’s a charity event, and it’s a good maraderie,” said Cody Johnson, a

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VTMD student. Through the day, as Roger Creager, Eli Young Band and Aaron Watson took the stage; the crowd grew in size and rowdiness. Half-full beer cans, toilet paper, beach balls and even couch cushions could be seen soaring about the crowd. After a few cans hit in front of the stage, Mike Eli, lead singer of the Eli Young Band laughed and said, “I’m all See Chilifest on page 7

Best chili winners ◗ “Fire House Chili” ◗ “Don’t Judge Me, It’s Chilifest” ◗ “Come and Taste It”

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Aggies walk to beat cancer, raise $97,269 ■ Survivors and students pull an allnighter in memory of those who lost and in honor of those have overcome the disease Inside angle Watch footage and interviews with the students who participated and see what the event meant to them.

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nization or friends who group together to raise funds for the American Cancer Society prior to the event and stayed up all night together, participating in games and ceremonies and walking the track. “We encourage [the teams] to have at least one person walking around the track,” said teams exJill Beathard ecutive Amber Gossett, a senior marketing major. The Battalion “That symbolizes how cancer survivors, the fight Her senior year of high school, Laura Carr was never stops.” diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She unMembers of the team Wild for the Cure have derwent chemotherapy and lost her hair, somebeen friends since living in a residence hall tothing her friends didn’t know how to react to. No gether their freshman year and have participated one asked her to prom that year, but she went, in Aggie Relay for four years. This year, they after walking the track at her community’s Relay raised the most money out of the teams with for Life event. $8,630, and they won best costume for their “I’ve heard a lot of stories about everything, animal garb. and it’s a healing process for some people, the Team captain Jenny Schaible was the top fundwhole event is just amazing,” said Carr, a senior raiser for the region this year. “I personally relay biomedical sciences major. because my dad passed away from melanoma Now a senior at Texas A&M, Carr is the cancer in October 2007,” said Schaible, a senior chairwoman of Aggie Relay for Life, one of the sociology major. “My friends have been fabulous, largest Relay for Life events in the nation. This fantastic and so supportive; they’re a great group year’s event took place from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. to do this with.” Nicholas Badger — THE BATTALION Friday and Saturday at the Anderson Track and The team’s first theme was Kick Cancer Participants walk the track during Aggie Field Complex. in the Fanny, and every year they have worn Relay for Life, symbolizing the struggle Nearly 200 teams participated in the event. See Relay on page 2 against cancer, which never stops. Teams were made up of members of an orga-

inside Model UN | 4 Students listen to speakers and discuss issues related to terrorism and the global economy.

Wiley lecture series | 8 “Chasing al-Qaida” touches on the importance of being prepared in the new age of terrorism.

Sailing competes | 10 A&M teams battle for a seat at nationals.

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Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS Shoes Inc., will speak on “A Student’s Guide to Making a Difference in the World: The New Rules for Tomorrow’s Business,� from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Rudder Theatre.

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SAN DIEGO — A cluster of moderate earthquakes near the U.S.-Mexico border is continuing to rattle southern California one week after a magnitude 7.2 quake slammed the area. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck at 9:42 a.m. Sunday, about 11 miles west of downtown Calexico. At least 17 other quakes in the magnitude 3 range were also reported in the same area Sunday. No damage or injuries have been reported. Scientists say the increased seismic activity is normal following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake last Sunday.

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Runners race in a 5K for sexual assault awareness Saturday at Tiffany Park in Bryan.

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Each bag has a name written on it in memory of someone taken by cancer or in honor of a surContinued from page 1 vivor. The lights are lowered for the ceremony so that the only fanny packs. lights in the complex come from “We’ve been raising monthe luminaria. ey, and we really just have a “It ends up being a pretty good time and dress up and emotional thing,� Gossett said. be goofy, and it’s our fa“It’s kind of nice to take a break vorite event that we do,� and bring everyone back down Schaible said. and to remember why you’re Another symbolic event of doing that. At the beginning it’s the night is the Luminaria cermore on the survivors and being emony. The luminarias are pathere for the ones who made it per bags with lights set inside and through, so I think it’s nice for lined around the track at 11 p.m. the people who did lose some-

insidethebattalion beauholder sports writer Hometown: Houston Career track: Freshman English major — hopeful Journalism minor— on my way to Sports Illustrated with any luck. Internships: I will be interning summer 2010 at the Tribune & Georgian in Georgia Something people don’t know about me: I’ve traveled to ďŹ ve countries and listen to music from all over the world, including Japanese, Spanish and CatalĂĄn. I’m big into cultures of all kinds. Why I am working for The Battalion: More than half of my family members are Aggies; I’ve always dreamed of coming to A&M and of writing for The Battalion.

one to have a moment for them to think back on them. “It really reminds people of why they do Relay, for those that we’ve lost. It makes you go through every emotion of the night rather than just the fun aspect of it, and it brings you back to why we do what we do.� The event ended at sunrise with closing remarks from the officers and a triumphant “victory lap� for all the participants who braved the fatigue and cold to show a determination to fight cancer. In its first four years Aggie

The most memorable moment I have had as a student journalist: Getting to interview Bryan Davis, Derrick Roland and Donald Sloan for a feature about the seniors before the last basketball game. If not that, the 2010 TIPA conference — learning things about journalism I never expected to and spending time with all of my friends and colleagues. If I had two spare hours, I would: Sometimes I like to play sports, sometimes watch them, sometimes nap, or maybe play on the computer. I try to enjoy every bit of spare time I get.

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Relay raised more than $.5 million for the American Cancer Society, Carr said. This year’s event raised $97,269. Gossett said the money raised goes to cancer research in the Brazos Valley. “Through what we’ve done we’ve been able to fund several researchers on campus,� she said. “It kind of just goes to patient services, research and it all stays in the local area. Which I think is cool for students to be able to give back to a community that they’re in for such a short period of time.�

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Tragic Twain

Texas A&M professor Jerome Loving will give a lecture on the tragedy behind the humor of Mark Twain as part of the University Distinguished Lecture Series from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of the Bush Presidential Conference Center. Free tickets are available from the MSC Box Office.

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Poetry slam

There will be a poetry slam from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday in Studio 12 in the Commons. No registration is required. For more information visit http://townhall. tamu.edu.

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“My Children, My Africa”

The Texas A&M Department of Performance Studies presents South African playwright Athol Fugard’s award-winning 1989 play “My Children! My Africa!” over two weeks beginning Thursday. Tickets are available at the MSC Box Office.

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Film festival

SWAMPFest, a studentrun film festival will put on annually in the spring by Aggie SWAMP (Screen-Writing, Acting and Movie Production) Club will be from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday in Geren Auditorium of Langford Architecture Center.

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Celebrate Earth day

Celebrate Earth Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater. Face painting, tie-dying and live music are among the activities that will be offered. Admission is free.

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River Bridge Jam Photos by Matt Young — THE BATTALION

The River Bridge Bar and Grill in downtown Bryan recently started River Bridge Jam, a free concert series that features live music at the Palace Theatre from 7 to 10 p.m. on the second Friday of every month. They kicked off the first concert Friday with Midnight Express, a six-piece band with a three-piece horn section that plays 1970s and 80s classic rock. Future acts include live music from Randy Pavlock with rhythm and blues music May 14, and classic rock by Leannasaurus Rex June 11. Compiled by Christina Miranda

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The four students traveled to 10 cities, eight of which were covered in the film. The Battalion “Several of the locations we visited couldn’t be featured in “Beware of Christians,” a documentary created by four stuthe film, unless it was a three-hour movie, but some of the dents, two of them from A&M, opens with a quote by Brennan highlights are Paris, Barcelona, Rome and Vienna,” Allen said. Manning. In every city they picked a different subject. “The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is “In each of the cities, we spent a lot of time in prayer and Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out meditation over a certain topic, different for each city,” Allen the door and deny him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbesaid. “The topic usually related to the culture that surrounded lieving world simply finds unbelievable.” us wherever we were. For instance, in Paris, the fashion The viewer is introduced to the four students, Micapital of the world, we meditated on materialism, “Beware of chael Allen, Matt Owen, Will Bakke and Alex Carhow it’s invaded our lives and the American Courtesy photo roll, as they sit around a kitchen table and discuss Christians” church.” Two students from Texas A&M are involved with making what inspired them to make this documentary. is a thoughtAllen and Owen said the most touching “Beware of Christians.” The students travel to several “We just saw such a discrepancy between the provoking encounter was in Budapest with a Christian countries to reflect on religious cultures. words of the Jesus in the Bible and the actions man named Victor. documentary of people that call themselves Christians,” said “Victor was a Christian and could also speak we just want to show them that there is a better way to live.” about Christianity Michael Allen, a senior accounting major. “We English very well. But the most touching thing was Julie Milsap, class of 2009, enjoyed the movie because of its around the world. wanted to sort of make an escape from the disthat someone from halfway around the world had thought-provoking subjects. tractions and expectations associated with American the same goal of living each day for Jesus,” Owen said. “It really made you self-evaluate, as opposed to attacking the Christianity and rethink stuff.” “He came from a different place but encountered the same institution of the church,” she said. Matt Owen, a junior university studies major, said the goal of struggles of finding out what Jesus desires from us.” Leslie Shelton, a senior political science major, said the movie the movie. At the end of the movie, Allen explained the title. taught her a lot about religion around the world. “This movie is about more than just believing. It’s about liv“What we mean is beware of people like us who know how “God really calls us to give up our lives and pick up our cross ing your life by faith and having an unconditional love for those to say the right thing but refuse to give our lives over to God,” daily,” she said. “I also liked its emphasis on being a part of the around you,” Owen said. he said. “We’re not trying to force people to become righteous, world and not of the world.”

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Interconnecting world interests Students discuss global topics at first A&M model UN event tern in the United Nations. Mobeen discussed the culture of the Middle East, and The Model United Nathe way to handle internations and Diplomacy Forum tional affairs with the counopened the door for stutries. Mobeen said it is often dents to discuss and debate best to not discuss politics international policies and when visiting with a citizen current issues at an all-day of the Middle East because event Saturday. of the harsh feelings that The event, organized by could result. the Student Government As“Keep business as busisociation Diversity Commit- ness and leave everything else tee, was the first model UN out,” Mobeen said. event at Texas A&M. “The He said these countries are topics looked interesting. Be- influenced by the internaing able to interact and talk tional market as well as the about those issues — we nev- current state of free trade. er really get a platform to do “Globalization is defined that,” said Memory Machin- overall as free trade,” Mobeen gambi, a participant and grad- said. “In their mind, it’s other uate student. “I was interested countries taking over their in seeing how the UN works natural resources. It’s hurting and having the platform to them in the long run.” do that.” Mobeen spoke on the culStudents began the day tural factors at the forefront of with a discussion concerning affairs in the Middle East. He the global labor situation and said an understanding of these the interconnectedness of the influences is key to smooth international community. dealings and cooperation with “[I learned] about how citizens from these countries connected the world is,” said and cultures. Jennifer Rogers, junior po“My research shows that litical science major. “[The racism and discrimination speaker] talked about how are getting worse every day,” minimum wage and business Mobeen said. “There are four practices can affect the U.S. factors causing racism and and our job market and how discrimination: the refugee connected we all are.” crisis, education, social status After lunch, participants and religion.” heard from Noor Mobeen, Part of the motivation class of 2005 and graduate of participants was to gain a student, who served as an in- clear understanding of global

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diversity for use in careers and future plans. “I wanted to know what diversity really means in the context of the UN,” said Ruth Aisabokhae, graduate student. “I’m curious, and I want to give my own opinion and the opinion of the country I represent.” Students were assigned countries to represent during the model UN portion of the day, where they discussed topics such as nuclear proliferation, humanitarian disaster relief and renewable resources and alternative energy options. By participating as a country, students were asked to grasp a new perspective on issues. “I wanted to learn about international policy, how the United Nations is run, and how smaller countries are involved with world super powers,” said Nathan McGuire, a freshman political science major. Mobeen said this knowledge is applicable toeveryone. Mobeen said students could take away a deeper appreciation for how the world views American politics and the actions toward other countries. “We are here at Texas A&M, which is 100 percent about serving others,” Mobeen said. “Living for others is what life is about.”

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Phil Mickelson won the 2010 Masters on Sunday at Augusta, shooting 16 under par. Tiger Woods finished fourth at 11 under.

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Baylor takes series finale Brad Cox

Logan Vick who scored two batters later on a two-out RBI The Battalion single to right field by third Texas A&M was 0-for-8 baseman Joey Hainsfurther. with runners in scoring posiAggie closer John Stilson tion and mustered just five hits replaced Wacha in the sevagainst Baylor, losing the rubenth inning, reaching as high ber match 2-1 on Sunday at as 97 mph on his fastball and Baylor Ballpark. striking out the first two bat“We had our chances ters he faced. all weekend long,” A&M “There’s probably not a betHead Coach Rob Childress said. “We just weren’t able ter arm in college baseball anywhere,” Baylor Head Coach to finish.” Steve Smith said about Stilson. The loss capped a 1-2 “Most times when you see a weekend against the Bears as guy that’s got that good of an the Aggies won Friday 4-3 at arm you don’t see his second Olsen Field and lost 13-1 on Saturday in Waco. The Aggies and third pitch.” Bears right fielder Tyler fell to 20-10-1 overall and 6-5Collins then connected on the 1 in Big 12 play. It was their fifth pitch he saw for an infield first conference series loss of single. Catcher Gregg Glime, the season. who went 3-for-3 in the SaturA&M pitcher Michael day game, caught up with a 94 Wacha and Baylor starter mph fastball for an RBI double Willie Kempf went toe-tointo right center field to give toe, shutting both teams out Baylor the go ahead run. for five innings. A&M got two base runners After allowing back-to-back one-out walks in the sixth in- in the final three innings, failning, Kempf was pulled for re- ing to capitalize on a lead-off single by Juengel in the ninth liever Kolt Browder. inning. Rather than attempt a Browder hit Aggie left sacrifice bunt to move Juengel fielder Matt Juengel to load over with no outs, Gonzalez the bases and walked catcher swung away and flew out to Kevin Gonzalez to score first right field. The next two batbaseman Kenny Jackson from ters went down in order. third. It was A&M’s only run “On the road we’re goof the game. ing to play to win,” Childress Kempf “made pitches when he had to make pitch- said. “I felt like we had our opportunities and we had put es,” Childress said. “We some pretty good swings on had some really good at bats the ball.” against him, put some good The Aggies stranded 27 total swings on him. Just disapbase runners on the weekend, pointed we only came away were 3-for-25 with runners with one run on a Sunday.” in scoring position, and went The Bears answered in the bottom half of the sixth inning, 5-for-30 with two outs. A&M travels to Fort Worth getting to Wacha for the first to play No. 11-ranked Texas time in the game. Christian on Tuesday. Wacha gave up a one-out single to Baylor left fielder

Sooners sweep Aggies Oklahoma scores 15 in weekend series Oklahoma freshman Keilani Ricketts was nearly unhittable, allowing only three hits on the way to improving her record to The No. 20 Aggies (32-11, 4-4 in Big 12) softball team dropped two conference 19-8. Ricketts came into the game with a 1.32 ERA, and did not disappoint her team games over the weekend, as the No. 11 Oklahoma Sooners defeated the host team as she struck out a season-high 15 batters. Lauren Schwirtlich gave the Aggies the twice, 6-0 and 9-4. first hit of the game in the fifth, her first of After Wednesday’s shutout performance two hits on the day. Freshman Mel Duagainst the Texas Longhorns, sophomore pitcher Rebecca Arbino fell to 18-7, giving mezich had the other hit for A&M, as they up nine hits and six runs in four innings of lost the first game of the series, 6-0. On Sunday, the Sooner offense started work on Saturday. After two scoreless innings, the Sooner earlier, jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first two innings. offense took off in the third, scoring one Dumezich began in the circle for the run on one of four total Aggie errors, and Aggies, while Michelle Gascoigne started three runs on a home run from catcher for the Sooners. Both pitchers were undeLindsey Vandever. The visiting team continued scoring in feated heading into the contest. Dumezich struggled in the first, walkthe fourth, getting two runs across the plate ing two batters and hitting two more, and off another A&M error.

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Texas A&M utility player Lauren Schwirtlich attempts to beat the throw to first in Sunday’s matchup with Oklahoma. Schwirtlich went 1-3 in the 9-4 loss to the Sooners. Oklahoma took both games in the series.

allowing two runs. She walked one in the second before giving up a two-run blast to Oklahoma’s power-hitter Amber Flores. “We had five outs on defense and five free passes,” Head Coach Jo Evans said, “You know you’re not going to win a whole a lot of ballgames with that. The disappointing thing was that Mel’s ball was really moving today, and had she had better command of the strike zone, I think she would have had a lot of success against this team.” The Aggies scored one in the third off a Schwirtlich single and started strong in the bottom of the fourth with May, Kliesing, and Reynolds loading the bases on walks. Ricketts then came in to relieve Gascoigne, and managed to get out of the inning with only one run scoring for the Aggies. Sydney Shannon singled in the fifth before May was hit by a pitch and Kliesing walked to load the bases. However, the Aggies could not capitalize, as they left the bases full for the second consecutive inning. Oklahoma picked up another five runs in the sixth inning off four hits, as Kliesing came in to pitch for Arbino. “We have to tip our hats to OU, they take their walks, they get hit a lot,” Evans said. “They are figuring out a way to get themselves on base.” Alex Reynolds singled in the seventh to score Schwirtlich and Schroeder, but that would not be enough, as the Aggies fell 9-4, moving to .500 in the Big 12 (4-4). Dumezich picked up her first loss of the season (8-1), while Ricketts picked up her 20th win of the season. “We had our opportunities,” Evans said. “We had the bases loaded twice, and we had people up that we wanted up. You look at that last inning, if you put the ball in play, and you have a chance. “When you have 15 strikeouts, that is 15 plays the defense doesn’t have to make. We have to see the ball better at the plate, and be smarter hitters.” A&M will conclude their five-game home stand on Wednesday against Sam Houston State. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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BED AND BREAKFAST Bogart’s Casa Blanca B&B. Now booking rooms for all university events. Gated 4 acres, 12 elegant rooms with private bath and heated pool. Green Parrot Bar. Hearty southern breakfast. (Hollywood in Texas) www.bogarts.org 936-825-1969. Romantic Getaways & Engagements. ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT. 7flodge.com 979-690-0073.

BUSINESS OPPS. For Lease: Long established 25-year and prominent small animal veterinary clinic. Inside Loop 410, San Antonio TX. Over 25 years of very profitable performance with excellent clientele. Owner will lease property and discount first month’s rent. Consideration available for new graduate. Perfect place to begin long and purposeful career. Please contact 210-733-9516 or 210-843-3535. Serious inquiries only.

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FOR RENT 1/1 w/ STUDY, close to Blinn, W/D conn., some fenced or w/ patios, $565-$615/mo includes Extended Cable, High Speed Internet, W/S. AVAIL NOW or PRE-LEASE for MAY-AUGUST. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com 115 Rebecca, Bryan. AMAZING 3/2 HOUSE w/ SUNROOM, W/D conn., WOOD FLOORS, COVERED PARKING, HUGE shaded FENCED yard w/ closed in PATIO. $1050/mo. AVAILABLE NOW. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com 2 bedrooms available in 4/4 condo. For female renters for either or both summer sessions. $450/mo. all bills paid. On bus route. 361-232-0781. 2 New Condos! 4/4, W/D, in unit, private bathrooms. Summer only. Rent $240/mo + bonus per room, per person. From fall to spring $295/mo or$325/mo. 979-574-0040, 281-639-8847. University Place at Southwest Parkway. 2 ROOMS for Rent in NICE HOUSE Edelweiss Gtns $350 + 1/4 Utilities Cent AC/ Heat/ HBO/ Wireless Int, Big backyard/ Tile Floors/ Garage. Shawn- 832-788-5093. 2/2 Fourplex, wood, tile floors, covered deck, fenced yard, pets allowed, close to campus, on bus route. Available August. 979-204-1950. 2/2 Fourplex. Upstairs, wood floor, deck, pets allowed, close to campus, on bus route. Available August. 979-204-1950. 2bd/1.5b. Ready Now. On shuttle and biking distance to tamu campus. $580/mo. 281-901-9463. 2bd/1.5ba w/study. Fenced, covered parking, pets ok, updated. 1714 and 1716 Leona. On shuttle and biking distance to campus. $750/mo. 979-776-8984. aggielandrentals.com 2bd/1ba apartment, 800sq.ft. New appliances, carpeting and tile. W/D. Bus route. $575/mo. +$300 deposit. 210-391-4106. 2bd/1ba College Station Duplex, off SW Parkway, Available August, W/D Connections, Shuttle, Fenced Backyard, No Pets, $675/mo. (979)324-6583. 2BR DUPLEXES and FOURPLEXES, WIDE VARIETY to choose from, W/D conn., F/P, fenced, Pets welcomed. Prices start at $515. NOW or PRELEASE for MAY or AUGUST. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com

1,2,3,4 Bd houses and duplexes for rent. www.aggierealestate.com Text/call Ami 979-324-6653.

3 Blocks from Geo. Bush Dr. 2/2 new construction, w/d, basic cable/Internet. $1200/mo. Available July/Aug. 830-385-9080.

1,2,3,4 bedroom apartments. Furnished or unfurnished. Available May or August. 979-693-4900.

3-4 bedroom, 2bath, 2-car garage, hot tub, bike to campus. Available 08/01, $1600. Contact Karin 979-229-7660.

1-3/bedroom apartments. Some with w/d, some near campus. $175-$600/mo. 979-696-2038. 1/1 DELIGHTFUL DUPLEX, WOOD FLOORS, W/D conn., FENCED w/ lawn care PROVIDED, COVERED PARKING, Ext. Storage. PRELEASE for MAY. 979-775-2291. 979-775-2291. 1/1 loft, CS, off of University, $575/mo, on bus route, W/D, 979-324-9666.

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3/1 HOUSE, WOLF PEN AREA, W/D conn., FENCED yard w/ lawn care PROVIDED, 1CAR GARAGE, CLOSE to TAMU SHUTTLE. $815/mo. NOW or PRELEASE for MAY-AUGUST. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com 3/2 apartment, CS, off of Welsh, $900/mo, on bus route, W/D, 979-324-9666. 3/2 duplex, 1920 Holleman Dr.W. Available August. Great location, tile, new carpet and wood floors, newly updated, fenced backyard, W/D, shuttle, bike to campus, pets okay, $1150/month. 979-255-5628. 3/2 duplex, fenced, pets allowed. New carpet/tile, w/d, off Graham Rd., $930/mo. total. 210-687-5111. 3/2 duplex. 5-minutes from campus, fenced yard, bus route, fairly new. Call 214-505-6534, 469-233-4653. 3/2 duplexes. Prelease August. Very nice. 5mins to campus. W/D. Lawn care, security system. $900/mo. 979-691-0304, 979-571-6020.

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FOR RENT 3/2 fourplexes, close to campus, on bus route, W/D, newly renovated, very nice, must see. southwoodplace.com 979-822-3520. 3/2 HOUSE, W/D Conn, F/P, SHADED fenced yard w/ DECK and PATIO, 2 CAR GARAGE. AVAILABLE NOW, 3005 JENNIFER,CS. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com 3/2 Townhouses &Apartments, 1250sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, walk-in pantry &closets, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing for 2010, excellent specials. 979-694-0320, office@luxormanagement.com 3/2, 5/4 C.S. duplexes. Garage, on shuttle, very nice, tile, fireplace, W/D, fenced, lawn service, pets OK. Available August. 979-255-0424/ 979-255-1585. 3/2, spacious, fenced backyard, W/D, in the country, 7 miles from campus, $1200/mo. 979-777-7151. 3/3 duplex. 1003 Sun Meadow Court. Large fenced backyard. W/D included. Available August 1, 2010. Call 979-571-3036. 3/3 Spacious Duplexes off Graham. Aggie-Owned. 1,411SF. W/D and Lawn Care included. $1000/mo. Must See! 713-397-3444.

FOR RENT 4/2/2 house; 3003 Durango, CS., no pets/smoking, near shuttle, Available 7/1/10, $1450/mo. 979-450-0053. 4/3 house, 4024 Southern Trace, CS, built 2006. Granite couners, W/D included. $1450/mo. No pets or smoking. Available August 2010. 979-450-0053. 4/3, 3/3 &3/2 Townhouses, Duplexes &Fourplexes, 1250-1700sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing for 2010, excellent specials. 694-0320. office@luxormanagement.com 4bd/2ba Available Aug 1 good for A&M or Blinn Student, 10min to either, Large beautiful house with 2 living areas, master has spa-tub, 2-car garage, and plenty of off-street parking, w/d included, 1601 Woodland Bryan $1800/mo. call Karla (512)796-0636. 4bd/2ba Available August1, about 1mi. from A&M , Across the street form shuttle, large bedroom, and plenty of closet space, W/D included, nice fenced yard, good seperation of space, 2 large living areas, 303Fairway Bryan, updated 2009 $1600/mo. Call Karla (512)796-0636.

3bd/2ba house, wolfpen creek area. $1200/mo, near park, on bus route, call 936-537-1282.

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4bd/4ba. +study, New Home, Available August, 2 blocks from TAMU, 1206 Milner, asking $2400/mo. includes W/D and lawn service. Call 979-450-5666. www.bcsrental.com

3BR w/ STUDY HOUSE, WOLF PEN AREA, CLOSE to TAMU SHUTTLE, W/D conn., FENCED yard w/ lawn care PROVIDED. $895/mo. NOW or PRELEASE for MAY and AUGUST. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com

4bd/4bath, extra study, 2-yr old duplex located at 113 Kleine in CS; tile floors, large fenced backyard, yard care and pest control provided; $1600/mo, available June 2012. Call 979-696-6839.

3x3 duplex @ 2306 Antelope available 8/1/10. $1,100/mo. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032. 3x2 duplex @ 2316 Pheasant$1000/mo. Available 8/1/10. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032. 3x2 duplex @ 907 Camellia available 8/1/10. $900/mo. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032. 3x3 duplex @ 1814 Woodsman. Spacious floorplan, W/D included, large fenced backyard, pets welcome, on shuttle route. Available 8/1/10. $1100/mo. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032. 3x3 duplex @ 2306 Axis available 8/1/10. $1,200/mo. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032. 4/2 Den +gameroom. Very close to A&M. 1210 Westover. $1800/mo., 979-492-1983 or 979-822-2775. 4/2 HOUSE in great location, W/D conn., F/P, 1 car GARAGE, FENCED yard. 1509 Lemontree, CS. AVAILABLE 5/25, 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com 4/2/2 close to campus. Available August. 1205-Berkeley. Great floorplan, deck, W/D, no pets. $1595/mo. 979-731-8257. www.BrazoValleyRentals.com

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4bdrm/2.5 bth Spanish style duplex w/garage + off street parking. Security system. All appliances including w/d. $1550/mo. No pets, Available in August. 979-297-3720 or 979-292-6168 4bdrm/2ba house. Close to campus, great floor plan, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079, www.aggielandleasing.com 4bdrm/2bth houses. Great Location. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, w/d, fenced yards. 979-776-6079, www.aggielandleasing.com 4bdrm/2bth house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079, www.aggielandleasing.com 4bed/4bath Waterwood Townhomes, 1001 Krenek Tap Road across from C/S’s Central Park. Gated, security system, bus route, appliances+washer/dryer included. Available summer or fall 2010. Contact 281-793-0102 or Jimbo77@AggieNetwork.com. ADORABLE 2/1 HOUSE, EAST SIDE HISTORICAL DISTRICT, WOOD FLOORS, W/D conn., BIG fenced yard, EXT Strg, CARPORT. MOVE IN 5/11, $725/mo. 106 POLK. 979-775-2291. www.twincityproperties.com

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Master bedroom in nice mobile home with private bath and closet, $450, Central-air/ht, internet, cable, everything included. 210-364-7006. MAY & AUG PRE-LEASE! Now open SATURDAYS! Free Locator, United Realty, 979-260-1200. 1-5 bedroom in apartments, fourplexes, duplexes, condos, and houses. Browse our wide selections at www.united-rico.com Move in 6/1/10. 4bdrm/2 jack and jill bath. W/D, lawn maintenance, pest control. $1460/mo. 3530 Farah, C.S. Contact 940-300-6220. New 2/2’s for May. 2mi to campus $1045 per mo. Wolf Run Condos. www.jesinvestments.com Broker/owner. 979-777-5477. NEW/NEWER, $710-$1395 per mo. 1/1, 1/1.5, 2/2, 3/3, Granite, Ceramic, Shuttles www.jesinvestments.com owner/broker 979-777-5477. Pre-leasing for August. 3b/1.5b, carport, on shuttle, pets ok, fenced, $750/month. aggieLandRentals.com 979-776-8984. Pre-leasing for May and August, 3/2 duplex, Cypress, Treehouse Trails, Pecan Ridge, fenced yard, local owner, www.c4properties.net Cathy 979.268.1074. Prelease for May or August, 2/1 fourplex. W/D connections, water paid. 609 Turner. $450/m. 979-693-1448. Prelease for May or August. Large 2/2 with fenced yard, W/D connections, large closets, great location. University Oaks. $750/m. 979-693-1448. Ridgewood Village efficiency with loft. Uniquely designed floor plan. No pets, $385/mo, $250 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. $435/mo, $250 deposit, 1201-1209 Holik. 979-696-2998. Some short term leases available $495/mo. Storage Units; free rent w/ 4 mo. lease, 5x5-10x20, climate & non-climate. 979-693-0551 Sublease 1 room in 3/3. Available May through July. Waterwood townhome. $400/mo +utilities. 808-298-1062. Sublease @ the tradition. 2010-2011 school yr. Renewal rate $4275/semester. Reg. 2 bedroom w/ unlimited meal plan. Plus $200 Cash!!! 832-381-6170. Summer sublease. 1/1 Briarwood Apartments. $564/mo. +util. Free HBO &cable. Very spacious, 670 square feet. 512-635-3929. Summer sublease. Duplex with private bedroom &bathroom. On bus route, free cable &internet. $320/mo, includes utilities. 210-473-1586. Two rooms available in 3/2 on 3-acres, just four miles from campus. Horse property. $475/mo. Cable/Internet provided. 858-442-4918. Walk to Kyle Field! 4bd/2ba House, pre-leasing for August 1st. $1800/mo. 979-492-1983, 979-822-2775. WALKING Distance from campus. House with a huge backyard. Two bedroom, one bath. $800 Call 210-722-7327.

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7F Lodge. Part-time housekeeper/clerical needed. 15 to 20 per week. Some weekends. Call 979-255-3310. Ags! Looking for summer work? Earn $9000.00 this summer, build your resume, great experience, call Taylor, 214-707-9145. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME SOFTBALL? Registration for C.S. softball leagues are forming now, so get your coed, women’s or men’s team together. Individuals also welcome. Call 764-3486. Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. 512-684-8296. photoguy@io.com Chedder’s Casual Cafe and Fish Daddy’s on University Drive are now accepting applications for server and hostess. Come be a part of our friendly team! Apply in person. EOE. City of Bryan now hiring lifeguards, water safety instructors, camp staff, and recreation assistants. Do not have to be certified, apply online bryantxjobs.com call 979-209-5222 for more information. Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. COACHES WANTED! thusiastic, positive, coaches for YOUTH Season begins May 764-6386.

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for throwing the beer cans, but you guys sure waste a lot of beer.” Dwight Yoakum was the final act to take the stage. “I’m here to see Dwight Yoakum, I’ve never seen him before and he’s a legend,” said Ryan Stoll, a senior construction science major. But the music is only one aspect of Chilifest. As you walk away from the stage and into the sea of tents and barbecue pits, the live music is gradually replaced with familiar country favorites being blasted from speakers in the tents.

“It’s exciting, I love everyone being here and being really friendly to each other,” said Steve Kimble, a sophomore electrical engineering major. Each tent was filled with the chili teams, most with matching T-shirts. The teams, made up of 15 to 35 people, had the option of competing in the chili competition. One of the eight chili judges, Michael Kregal, said it was a great experience. “This was my first year, and it was absolutely phenomenal,” Kregal said. Over the past nine years Chilifest has raised more than $1 million dollars and donated to charities.

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These Hands Don‛t Hurt

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3,500 Miles To End Sexual Assault

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The Binding Project

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Take Back The Night

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Global security discussed at “Chasing al-Qaida” Robert Carpenter

The Battalion First secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and a retired NATO supreme allied commander descended upon Rudder Theatre Friday to tackle al-Qaida, the Taliban and domestic security issues from center stage. In the latest installment of the Wiley Lecture Series, former Gov. Thomas Ridge and Gen. Wesley Clark came to Aggieland to discuss “Chasing al-Qaida.” The Wiley Lecture Series was founded to encourage discussion of national and foreign policy issues. Marlene Wyatt, a senior business honors major and Wiley Lecture Series chairwoman, said this topic is important because of the generation of students at A&M. “To put things into perspective, students at Texas A&M were between the ages of 10 and 14 when the planes struck [on September 11],” Wyatt said. “We are too young to remember the Cold War, or even the Gulf War, and al-Qaida was the first enemy we ever met.” Ridge began the dialogue by discussing the importance of gathering and organizing intelligence, which he described as “the most complicated job in the military.” Recalling examples from his experience serving under former President George Bush, Ridge said there are many barriers to information organization in Washington, D.C. “There is overly classified

information that is inaccessible because people don’t want to share it,” Ridge said. “President Bush understood the necessity of creating a venue where everybody had to share information. A counterterrorism venue where that information could be shared.” Ridge said failed communication and a lack of common sense gave Umar Abdulmutallab the chance to sneak a bomb onto an airliner on Dec. 25, 2009. “There’s been a lot of use of the euphemism ‘connecting the dots.’ I’m here to tell you sometimes the dots are so big you don’t have to connect them,” Ridge said. “The world has become much more complex since 9/11. If you aren’t on the edge of your seat, if you’re laid back, then things happen like the [attempted airplane bombing] of Dec. 25.” When Ridge finished speaking, Clark turned the focus to U.S. military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. He said when the Taliban crumbled in 2002, U.S. military leadership did not know what to do next. “We went through four or five years in Afghanistan fooling ourselves that a few thousand troops could fix the region,” Clark said. “In southeast Asia, we will not win without going into Pakistan. The way we will succeed against al-Qaida is by succeeding with the help of our good friends in Pakistan.” Matthew LaFon, a junior political science major, said Clark’s

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season, emphasizing the successes of the Aggies in conference play in what was the toughest league in the country. Plaques were given to each member of the team before individual awards were presented. Sophomore point guard Dash Harris was the David Edwards Assist Award winner and co-recipient of the Dominique Kirk Defensive Player of the Year Award, but it was his speech that reminded fans of the way the team seemed more like a family. Harris joked about the coaches and senior forward Bryan Davis and thanked Roland for his help in improving defensively. “Defense is our identity, said Coach [Mark] Turgeon … Every single practice of the year,” Harris said sarcastically. Davis was the other co-recipient of the Dominique Kirk Award and also received the Vernon Smith Rebound Award. Roland, who is awaiting word on his appeal to the NCAA for a medical redshirt and fifth year of eligibility, received the Shelby Metcalf Inspiration Award and entered the stage to a standing applause. The crowd stood for his speech. He waited for the applause to die down, and had to take several moments to gather his emotions. The team went on the stage with him and provided support from behind while he paused in silence, looking at the floor. “Four years goes so fast,” he said. “I just want to say that I appreciate everything that everyone has done.” The idea of a medical redshirt, he said, was almost dismissed before it could be discussed. “I remember when [Turgeon] brought up the idea of coming back and when he left the room, I looked at [senior guard Donald] Sloan and told him, ‘I’m ready to move on,’” Roland said. The crowd watched the emotional

approach regarding Pakistan was an uncommon one. “It was definitely very interesting that Gen. Clark was mentioning using the Pakistanis,” LaFon said. “That is something you don’t necessarily hear about in the news, kind of just taking a different approach by using them as a proxy.” As the evening progressed, the two discussed involvement in Iraq, the difficulty of dealing with tribal groups in the Middle East, and the dangers posed by disaffected Muslim men “who feel alienated from their societies” in Europe. Clark said this issue is complicated because fringe, radical jihadists are both difficult to identify and dispersed throughout domestic industries. “We should never believe there is a single model, single paradigm that characterizes terrorists,” Clark said. “Don’t buy into the notion that all jihadists are poor, because it’s not true.” As the evening closed, Alana Debnam, a junior elementary education major, said the speakers made the topics accessible and interesting for the audience. “I’m not insanely knowledgeable on the subject, and so I liked how they did give some of the background for those of us who don’t know as much,” Debnam said. “They gave us a headway into understanding a little more of the subject, and they way they presented it was incredibly interesting.”

Roland solemnly. “The first time I ever broke down,” he said through tears, “was when we lost to Kansas, and my teammates just talked about getting that win, and I wasn’t able to help. Immediately after that game, I didn’t talk to anyone. I just drove straight home. I cried the whole way home, and I cried for three hours … I realized that I wanted to play college basketball again.” Choking up, Roland vowed that if were he able to come back, he would embrace basketball and work harder than ever. Senior all-conference guard Sloan was not in attendance. The coaches said he had missed a flight earlier in the day while attempting to return from the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, which showcases seniors to NBA scouts. Nevertheless, Sloan was honored with the team’s Acie Law Most Valuable Player award. The coaches raved about his leadership and his senior season, describing his progress from his freshman to final year. The largest ovations not involving Roland belonged to the announcement that the senior class’ 100 wins surpassed any other four-year total in the Aggies’ history and to Turgeon’s entrance. A general sense of excitement and optimism for the next basketball season permeated Reed Arena throughout the ceremonies, but none were ready to leave the previous one behind. Turgeon thanked all who were involved in helping, promoting or supporting Aggie basketball during the year. He emphasized developing, teaching and graduating his players and diverted much of the credit to his assistant coaches. Still, his highest praise was reserved for his team. “This was one of my most favorite teams to coach,” Turgeon said. “I just loved being around them … we were together like no team I’ve ever [coached]…I’m going to miss this group.”

Men’s awards ◗ Reed Rowdy Person of the Year (presented by Mark Turgeon) – senior accounting major Matt Bate ◗ David Edwards Assist Award – Dash Harris ◗ Vernon Smith Rebound Award – Bryan Davis ◗ Sonny Parker Award for the Most Improved Player – David Loubeau ◗ Dr. John Thornton Academic Award – Shawn Schepel ◗ Dominique Kirk Defensive Player of the Year Award – Bryan Davis and Dash Harris ◗ Shelby Metcalf Most Inspirational Player Award – Derrick Roland ◗ Acie Law Most Valuable Player Award – Donald Sloan

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Editor’s note: Jill Beathard is a junior English major and managing editor. Ian McPhail is a junior history major and voices editor.

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nviting students to take a walk on the wild side, Saturday’s third annual Gender Bender Ball concluded GLBT Awareness Week at club Halo in downtown Bryan. A raffle and dancers in drag who volunteered their tips raised money for local organizations. Donations went to Aggie Allies and Bryan College Station Community Health Center, specifically the center’s HIV prevention unit.

“We have a lot to celebrate, especially this year,” said Lowell Kane, vice president of the GLBT Professional Network, the organization responsible for the event. “This year marks the 25th anniversary of the GLBT being recognized on campus, a legal battle that went as far as the Supreme Court and was a landmark decision for our campus and beyond. The Gender Bender Ball is a way for people to come together to celebrate and help raise funds for organizations who do some wonderful work on campus.” This provided Battalion managing editor Jill Beathard and opinion editor Ian McPhail with the opportunity to reverse roles for the evening, because after all, it’s for charity.

Jill: I borrowed all my clothes from a friend of mine who’s about my height. He said, “It’s like watching me get dressed, but, it’s not me.” His girlfriend was weirded out too.

naturally into the most painfully position, and then made to walk and dance. By the end of the night, I was hobbling home.

Jill: It was nice having my own pockets. Usually I have to give my keys and phone to a guy, but this time I had the magic carpet bag pockets, and I held all my stuff and the other girls’ too. I also have to say the slacks were a lot more comfortable than the tight clothes I usually wear; I didn’t feel pretty, but hey, I’ve never felt so comfy when I went out. Ian: Having a purse instead of pockets turned getting anything into a treasure hunt for my necessities. After spending minutes in a panicky search for my credit card, I would invariably get frustrated and simply dump all my contents on the bar, before realizing I again had to play a Te-

tris like game of fitting my stuff back in my bag. like areas around my chest and getting a friend to In general, I enjoyed the attention … to charity. do my make-up took hours more than running Most people decided within seconds of seeing a comb through my hair. But at least because I me whether to comment, or desperately avoid only do this once a year, people notice. Jill, you eye contact and purge the cross-dresser image have to spend hours in the front of the mirror from their minds. Mostly I felt like the Amazoni- knowing it’s only once in a while that I tell you an bell of the ball, as my outfit was an how pretty you look. easy conversation starter. Dancing The Gender was easier too, perhaps because Jill: I don’t really think I’m someone it’s easy to be nonthreatening Bender Ball is who dresses “girly,” in fact I don’t put in drag. a great way to a lot of time into getting ready ever; but dressing in men’s slacks and seeraise money and Jill: It seems like people ing you in drag made me realize how awareness at let their guard down more much gender norms have a hold on the end of GLBT with women, or with me. I didn’t think I was a sex-typed feminine-seeming people, as person — but, I am. It was fun pushing week. in your case. Or maybe people my boundaries for one night though, and it just saw you in a dress and knew was interesting learning where my comfort zone you were down to party. I don’t even notice it definitely is. anymore, but last night when I was dressed like a dude I felt very conscious of the way people Ian: Comfort was never part of the evening perceived me. on my side, but I certainly enjoyed being part of the show. Want to support charity again Ian: I know you missed being girly, but I next year? didn’t realize how much work went into becoming a woman. Every day girls are spending hours Jill: For sure. Gender bending makes for a plucking, shaving and putting on makeup in an fun night, and after all, it’s a way to support an effort to impress me that largely goes unnoticed important campus resource. and unappreciated. Shaving the exposed forest-

Ian: I wouldn’t have thought you’d be the one that made your friends the most uncomfortable. Women do wear suits, but few men look professional in an elegant gown. In keeping with my clever guise of gussying myself up only for altruism, we found my dress at Goodwill, which offered surprising variety for the big and tall woman. As I am a petite 6 foot 3, I was shocked how well my dress fit. Real women have curves, but pretend ones don’t. As I squeezed into my dress, I finally understood why some girls obsess about their weight. I had less than 5 pounds of weight wiggle room between my dress slipping or busting off. Jill: It was definitely weirder seeing you in a dress and wig and especially wearing makeup. My face still looked the same as always, but you looked like a new woman. Ian: Apparently the price of even temporary beauty is painful. For earrings I had the choice between paying to permanently piercing my ears, which I hear involves a painful poking, or clipon earrings. Unlike the convenient comfort of a the tie version, clip-ons provides the slow, throbbing pain of pinching your earlobes and caused me to debate a drastic amateur piercing scheme that involved scissors and a potato. Worse were my high heels, which it turns out were sadistically selected for me by someone who wanted me to suffer. Other than raising my height past WNBA stature, my feet were crammed un-

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Sailing competes for national birth Women’s team comes in 4th, co-ed team goes to final rounds Travis Lawson

The Battalion The women’s sailing team of Texas A&M University competed over the weekend at the Southeastern Intercollegiate Sailing Association Women’s Championship in College Station at Lake Bryan. Texas A&M placed fourth in the competition, missing a national birth by a few points. Texas A&M at Galveston, Tulane and the University of Texas received a birth in nationals. The coed team won a birth in nationals and will be competing against the best collegiate sailors in May. A&M was one of five teams that competed, including Texas A&M at Galveston, the University of Texas at Austin, Tulane University and the University of North Texas. The five teams were fighting for top three spots to have a shot at the national competition. The event included multiple races. Each university has an A team and B team that race 10 races each. Whichever team acquires the greatest number of points of the 20 races wins the competition. Each boat has two sailors, a skipper and a crewmember. The two sailors must work together to get the boat into the wind to maximize the it’s speed. “All in all it was a good regatta we had some people out and had a good time,� said Chelsea Bethancourt skipper of the A team, and a senior

psychology major. “The wind was blowing pretty hard, but we ended up getting fourth,� Bethancourt said. “We didn’t do too well but it was cool.� The A&M team was the youngest group at the competition, with freshmen and sophomores. One of freshman on the team was Kerry Pelton, a business major and B team skipper. “I wouldn’t say we were disappointed because we had a really young team,� Pelton said. “We were sticking really close with the other teams.� The A&M sailing team is an organization through Recreation Sports and has a coed team and a women’s team. The organization is student led and student coached. The team travels all around the country competing against top college sailors. “We travel pretty much ever weekend from Colorado to southern Alabama,� said Chris Thorp, president of the organization and junior accounting major. Thorp said the team was honored to be hosting nationals. “The regatta was a huge success due to the fact that we had the alumni helping run the regatta like Hugh Haggerty, Larry Wise, and Marie Wise,� Thorp said. “The entire team is proud of our women’s program and our success this year in getting to nationals,� Thorp said. “We can only see the program continuing to get better as we recruit more members and continue training for next year.�

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