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Convocation marks ceremonial entry to A&M Mark Doré — THE BATTALION
QB Matt Davis announces transfer New students are the lifeblood of our university, and y’all now have a responsibility to help us ensure our University’s reputation, tradition and spirit as we continue to grow’” Aimee Breaux — THE BATTALION
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New students attend freshmen convocation Sunday at Reed Arena to be officially welcomed to Texas A&M by University officials including President R. Bowen Loftin and Student Body President Reid Joseph.
Second-half Groom goal lifts A&M past UTSA, 1-0 Michael Ayo
The Battalion he No. 12 Texas A&M women’s soccer team (1-1) split a pair of games on its opening weekend as it defeated the UT-San Antonio Roadrunners 1-0 Sunday night after falling to the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils 1-0 Friday evening. Sunday night, the Aggies took a scoreless tie into the second half of play, predominately controlling the ball throughout the first 45 minutes but failing to find the back of the net. During the first half, A&M got off 11 shots, three on goal, before the Roadrunners were able to get a shot of their own. Despite multiple chances, A&M was unable to convert its opportunities into goals and ended the half with 13 shots, three on goal, while UTSA got only two shots, none on goal. The second half started off similar to the first, as the Aggies controlled the ball in UTSA’s territory but were unable to score. With 11:33 left in the match, junior forward Shea Groom broke the tie, taking a down field pass from freshman defender Grace Wright — who was credited with the assist — and found the back of the net for Texas A&M’s first goal of the season. “[Shea] had a great goal,” said head coach G Guerrieri. “Great debut for [Wright]. She’s a soccer player. She’s very good at using her body and she set up that goal for us. I’m pleased with her performance.” Five minutes later, though, the match became heated when multiple failed attempts to
See Soccer on page 6
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Page 3: How do you plan to use your first week of the semester?
opinion | 5 Sports pass market Selling your sports pass isn’t inherently wrong, but you should understand what you’re doing.
(From left) Shanil Wazirali and Sagar Hemani display their personalized product.
Aggie pioneers one-stop dorm shopping Former student finds entrepreneurial risks can reap rewards Aimee Breaux
The Battalion ne of the first memories Shanil Wazirali, Class of 2012, has of Texas A&M is the memory of sweating while driving back and forth to stores with his parents, trying to get all of his dorm room supplies together. When he started comparing notes with his friend, Sagar Hemani, who was attending Missouri University at the time, and he found out Hemani was experiencing similar struggles, the two freshmen began to hatch out a business plan. Five years later, Wazirali and Hemani are cofounders of Dorm It Up, an online business
Tanner Garza — THE BATTALION
Forward Shea Groom celebrates her game-winning goal with her teammates Sunday at Ellis Field.
See Dorm It Up on page 4
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Following the completion of Texas A&M’s fall camp Thursday afternoon, redshirt freshman Matt Davis announced his intention to transfer from the program. Davis — who played an integral part in maintaining A&M’s 2012 recruiting class during the program’s coaching transition — fell to fourth in the quarterback depth chart behind junior Matt Joeckel and true freshman Kenny Hill following the completion of fall camp. Davis intends to enroll at Tyler Junior College, where he will compete this season, before the recruiting process begins anew with multiple programs expected to pursue the top-shelf quarterback.
Suspensions reached regarding Raven & Everett After facing two charges of assault from an April 30 incident and indefinite removal from the team for nearly a month during July, Texas A&M athletic director Eric Hyman announced Saturday junior Deshazor Everett cornerback Deshazor Everett will receive a half-game suspension while junior safety Floyd Raven Sr. will sit out a fullFloyd Raven Sr. game.
Former athlete named Volleyball Director of Operations Lindsey Miller, a standout center blocker for the Aggies over the past four seasons, Lindsey Miller joined the A&M staff as the program’s director of operations Saturday afternoon. A two-time All-American honorable mention, Miller started every game during her time at A&M while leading the team in hitting percentage, blocks and blocks per set every season. After graduating with a degree in human resource development only last week, Miller will pursue her master’s degree in human resource management while managing the volleyball team, organizing travel and handling
New scholarship athletes announced Texas A&M football revealed its new scholarship athletes for the 2013-14 year, naming sophomore offensive lineman Caden Smith, junior deep snapper Alex Freeman and senior wide receivers Travis Labhart and Gaston Lamascus as the new recipients. Staff reports
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There can be little doubt when, 500 or 1,000 years from now, the history of the world will be written, that the creation and the development of the State of Israel will be considered one of the proudest and most shining successes. Now, as Israel’s 65th birthday has just been celebrated, it is a good time, in our own day, to review what has been accomplished.
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world. These millions are now fully part of their country, truly an unprecedented accomplishment. The Birth of a Nation: The State of Israel was One of Israel’s major successes is the revival of born out of the ashes of the Nazi Holocaust, the ancient Hebrew language. It had been used probably the most horrible crime in the bloodonly as a religious language for the over 2,000 stained history of mankind. The “yishuv,” (the years of the Jewish diaspora. It has been fully Jewish population of the country) consisted of “modernized” and is used barely 400,000 people. On as the daily vernacular of the very day of its birth “One can only hope that wise Israel for all purposes. Israel was invaded by the is nothing armies of five neighboring leaders in those Muslim countries There comparable to it in the Arab states. Almost will eventually emerge, who will history of the world. miraculously, the vastly outnumbered and realize that Israel is here to stay …” To the amazement of all, including perhaps many outgunned Jewish forces Jews, Israel, forced by necessity, has emerged as managed to overcome the combined Arab might. one of the world’s important military powers. It But they paid a horrendous price for their victory. has proven more than able to hold its own though More than 6,000 combatants and civilians surrounded by enemies, who almost perished in that War of Independence. It was as if singlemindedly are fixated on its annihilation. the United States were to lose over 6 million An Economic Powerhouse. Economically, people in combat. But the War of Independence Israel’s position at its 65th birthday can only be was not the only one that Israel’s implacable described as miraculous. It is economically enemies foisted on it. There was, perhaps most comparable to most European countries and importantly, the 1967 Six-Day War, in which Israel superior to quite a few. It is a font of innovation, a gained a spectacular victory, which will be studied high-tech powerhouse, fueled by the country’s and analyzed in military academies of the world world-class universities and technical schools. until the end of time. Most United States high-tech companies have The Jewish People’s Renaissance. There is no branches and laboratories in Israel. They consider comparison in history to the Jewish people’s them as a source of creativity and of new renaissance after 2,000 years of persecution, development. Next to the U.S. itself and Canada, discrimination and exile, and its transformation Israel has more companies listed on U.S. stock into a Jewish nation. Jews from all over the globe exchanges than any other country. flooded into the newly established haven of the One of the weak parts of Israel’s economy is the Jewish nation. All received a brotherly welcome and production of oil and gas. Until now Israel has were seamlessly integrated into the new state. One been almost totally dependent on imports of gas of the proudest accomplishments of the Jewish from Egypt, a most unreliable supplier. But State of Israel was the ingathering of the black Jews discoveries of huge oil and gas fields in its of Ethiopia. They, also, are now an integral part of territorial waters in the Mediterranean make it their new country. As an aside, the current Miss clear that Israel will be independent of oil and gas Israel is a lovely woman of Ethiopian heritage. imports in just a few years and may emerge as a Almost one-half of the world’s Jews now live in major exporter of such products. Israel, having immigrated from all corners of the On its 65th birthday Israel is in very good condition. Congratulations are in order. But all is not yet perfect, and improvements can be made. There are social problems. There still is too much disparity between rich and poor. There is also disparity between the largely secular majority and the ultra-orthodox “haredim,” and also between the Jewish majority and the over one million Arab citizens who are not yet entirely accepting of their country. The biggest and most intractable problem, however, is the stubborn enmity of the surrounding Muslim countries and those beyond its borders, such as Iran. One can only hope that wise leaders in those Muslim countries will eventually emerge, who will realize that Israel is here to stay and that the welfare of their countries and of their citizens will only be assured by accepting Israel and allowing it to lead the region into a new age of democratic advancement and prosperity. This message has been published and paid for by
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that allows customers to personalize their dorm supplies and purchase them all at once. Wazirali said the main motivation in founding the company was a feeling of being cheated out of time and money by local marketing. “We wish that there was someone who had guided us to what we actually do need, because when I went to all of these local stores, I bought things that were not really fit for the dorm,” Wazirali said. “The way they marketed it, the things were all dorm room supplies, but when I put it in my dorm room, it didn’t actually fit.” Wazirali said he got his first taste of actual entrepreneurship at A&M when he came up with the idea to sell Aggie-themed wristbands with the phrase, “Hump it, keep the spirit alive,” as a means of raising money for his a cappella group, Swaram A Cappella. During his wristband venture, Wazirali was able to sell more than 2,000 wristbands. “I was always an entrepreneur at heart, but I never got real life experience,” Wazirali said. “When I created the ‘Hump it’ bands, it was a craze on campus. The first time we sold them,
It’s hard to convince people about any new idea. No one is used to any changes, so when someone creates a company that eliminates you from going to stores and saves you money, people always question ‘Is this real?’” — Shanil Wazirali, Class of 2012
we sold out. I had never done anything like that before, and to know that everyone on campus, even the stores, wanted to buy my bands, it gave me a lot of confidence. ” Hemani and Wazirali said, regardless of that was going on in their lives, they had the Dorm It Up business model on their mind during their years in school. Hemani said they were able to gather information on student opinion at their respective universities by passing out surveys, which asked students about their dorm room color preferences, brand names and costs. Wazirali said he has high hopes for the future and encourages students in today’s world to use their time in college to think outside of the box when considering careers. “I think people are so caught up in ‘I have
Wazirali got his first taste of entrepeneurship with Aggie-themed wristbands during his time at A&M. to go to college and get a corporate job,’” Wazirali said. “People get so caught up in that that they aren’t really following what truly makes them happy. I really recommend that whatever path you choose, take. You do something that you know you will be proud of in years to come.” Both Hemani and Wazirali said that starting up one’s own business is a matter of finding a passion and working hard. “Freshmen year, this idea came up, and it was just an idea, but what I would say is just don’t ever let something go,” Hemani said. “If you’re going to work for something, make sure you keep working at it. Never let it slip your mind.” Timothy Todd, senior political science major, said he thinks that while starting a business is more high risk then people usually let on, it is an admirable action. “I applaud their initiative to start up a business while still in school,” Todd said. “Regardless of whether or not the business is a success or failure, just the experience of running your own business and all the responsibilities that comes along with that will give one a valuable business experience for down the road.” Despite an emphasis on hard work, Wazirali said that the newness of a company can scare people off, and as a consequence, the hardest part of the new business has been getting name recognition. “It’s hard to convince people about any new idea,” Wazirali said. “No one is used to any changes, so when someone creates a company that eliminates you from going to stores and saves you money, people always question ‘Is this real?’” Wazirali said he is excited to see purchases from College Station and hopes to further establish a presence with an exclusive partnership with A&M, the place where is all began.
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Mark Doré: Sell your sports pass if you must, but first understand what you’re doing
paid $225 for my 2013 football-only sports pass. That buys me the opportunity to stand alongside the largest student section in the nation (by proportion of total stadium capacity) for eight home games. I’m an English major, but even I can do that math: I’m robbing from someone. Don’t misunderstand me. I don’t pity the administration’s wallet, swollen as it is by Manziel’s exploits and the wholesale victory that was conference realignment. (We’ll pretend for a moment I’m not disgusted by the millions of dollars Manziel generated for this town, team and University, of which he won’t see a dime. That’s a story for another time. And trust me — that time will come.) The athletic department doesn’t hurt for dollars. And selling your sports pass doesn’t automatically make you a chump. Maybe you bought the pass but you’re scheduled to work Saturdays and you want to make up the cost. So you sell it to another student who missed out on the mad rush for the limited sports passes. We could come up with plenty of scenarios like that one. But if your sports pass is one of the many on StubHub or similar sites, listed as high as $999,999 for the Alabama game (okay, that ticket isn’t a sports pass, but there really is a ticket listed that high), you’re flirting with chump status. I can’t blame you for selling your pass. I feel a little old-fashioned that I put value in the Aggie honor code, but I’m not going to pull that card out of the deck. I’m not going to tell you that you’re a bad Aggie for making a buck. Plenty of people I love do this every season. But you should at least be aware of what it means when you reserve a pass and then distribute it elsewhere.
The argument in favor of a “free market on sports passes” goes like this, and it’s a (mostly) valid one: If someone is willing to purchase my tickets for a price higher than I value the game attendance experience, I should be able to sell it. Sure, I can buy that — if the market wasn’t artificially created at someone else’s expense. It’s not the University you should feel bad about stealing from. It’s your dad, your aunt, your professor, your local business owner — any and all former students who purchase season tickets. The student section is the best thing about Kyle Field, and likely the best thing about this town. The thrum of the towels, the feeling in your throat after you’ve spent your voice on the opening defensive series (and it won’t stop you from whisper-screaming at every bogus pass interference flag) — these things make Kyle Field special. Fortunately for us, the former students know that. They stood where we stood. They called the metal seats “wood” in the same inexplicable manner. So our 30,000-strong student section trucks on and the former students pick up the tab. Season ticket holders subsidize sports passes. And a subsidized system is not a free market. I’m always told Texans and Aggies pride themselves on shying away from “handouts,” of recoiling from the idea of leaning on someone else’s dollar. When I see student sports passes on StubHub for the Alabama game for more than $800, I see none of that
spirit. If you buy your sports pass with the sole intent of selling it at more than 500 percent what you paid, take some time to think about what that means. If you sell your pass to the highest bidder, including non-students, whose side are you on? Why are students — who missed the boat on renewing their pass because of the speed with which the allotment sold out — relegated to their couches while Alabama crimson, Rice blue and Auburn orange dot the student section? I sat in the press box all last season, but I
also had a sports pass. If someone needed my pass, I let him or her use it. Some weeks it went to waste. I don’t know if that’s better or worse than selling the pass, but I can’t help but feel that we as students should exercise more caution in what we do with our passes. If you don’t plan to attend games, don’t purchase the right away from someone else. But if you insist on selling your pass, find a student to buy it. Keep the maroon parts of Kyle Field maroon. Let Alabama fans fight over the visitors’ allotment. Seeing Kevin Sumlin roam the sidelines, placing bets as to how high the lead will have to grow before Manziel loses his helmet and dons a visor — these are things we might never see again. People are willing to pay for that right, but are you willing to give it up? Mark Doré is a senior english major and managing editor for The Battalion
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Junior forward Kelley Monogue pushes through the UTSA defensive front during A&Mâ€™s 1-0 victory over the Roadrunners Sunday night at Ellis Field.
score by the Aggies in front of the Roadrunnerâ€™s goal resulted in pushing and shoving. The referees separated the team and no cards were issued. â€œSome of our players lost their cool,â€? Guerrieri said. â€œWeâ€™re dealing with teenagers and 20 year olds. We have got to learn to work through that when teams do that to us.â€? Keeper Jordan Day picked up her first shutout of the season for the Aggies but was helped out by her defense. Day needed only one save to secure the victory for Texas A&M. During Friday nightâ€™s season opener, the Aggies took a scoreless game into the second half until the Blue Devils broke the tie with 38:16 on the clock with a goal by Kim DeCesare, with the assist coming from Toni Payne. The lone goal would be the deciding factor against the Aggies in the shutout, despite junior goalkeeper Jordan Day tallying five saves on the evening. â€œThere are definitely some positive things that we can learn from this game and some things we can learn from,â€? senior defender Rachel Lenz said. â€œWeâ€™re way ahead of where we were last year.â€? Guerrieri said the Aggiesâ€™ opening day loss allowed for invaluable experience against a Top 10 squad, noting A&M was able to see a veteran team â€œfind a way to winâ€? rather than the Aggiesâ€™ younger squad falling apart late. â€œItâ€™s a learning experience based on how weâ€™re going to play,â€? Guerrieri said. â€œThis team we played tonight was a Final Fourcaliber team. If you donâ€™t stay on the edge of your game and keep it moving, they can punish you for it. You canâ€™t take anything away from them. It wasnâ€™t like we lost this game. They found a way to win it. We have to learn from it and move on.â€?
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4/3, 3/3 &3/2 Houses, Townhouses, Duplexes &Fourplexes, 1250-1700sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, marble and granite, on multiple bus routes, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 979-694-0320. www.luxormanagement.com
Brand new energy efficient 2bd/2ba duplex. Country setting. Super close to Health Science Center and Brazos County Expo. All appliances and washer/dryer included. Horse pasture. Super Nice! $950/mo. Please text, or call with questions. 979-229-8447.
House for rent. 3-1and1/2-1. 4301 Aspen, Bryan (behind Northgate). All appliances plus W/D, hardwood floors, central heat/window ACâ€™s. Fenced-in backyard w/large deck. $1100+ 1-month deposit. 979-255-9432.
FOR RENT Just available! Close to campus, College Main and Eastgate areas. 2bd/1ba., some w/dishwasher, 1-fenced, some bills paid. $325-$450/mo. 979-219-3217.
Overnight Bunkhouse. Bed/kitchen available for football games. Sleeps four. Please contact 936.581.1699.
FOR SALE Senior Boots, like new, custom Holicks, approximately size 9, field style with laces, includes bags, $675, pictures available. 713-805-3609.
Healthy & Non-Smoking Mon. 30 Sep. through Fri. 4 Oct. BMI between 18 and 33 Wed. 9 Oct. through Sun. 13 Oct. Weigh between 132 and 220 lbs. Outpatient Visits: 17 Sep. & 12 Nov.
Men and Women 18 to 55
Up to $3000
Men and Postmenopausal or Surgically Sterile Women 18 to 50
Up to $2000
Healthy & Non-Smoking Tue. 17 Sep. through Tue. 24 Sep. BMI between 19 and 31
Men and Postmenopausal or Surgically Sterile Women 18 to 45
Up to $500
Healthy & Non-Smoking BMI between 18 and 30
PPD Wisdom Teeth Removal
HELP WANTED Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. email@example.com
Camp For All is looking for creative and energetic program staff who are interested in working with children and adults with challenging illnesses and special needs. These paid positions will be trained to lead activities for our campers on weekends. Please contact Jessicah Holloway at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.campforall.org
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HELP WANTED Child Care FT & PT shifts available. Some nights & Saturdays required. Apply in person at 3609 E. 29th St., Bryan. Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. Cotton Patch Cafe now hiring Servers, greeters, cashiers. Lunch & dinner availability. Apply College Station location. Hwy 6 & Rock Prairie Rd. 2-4pm
Heart of Texas Goodwill is seeking workers for stores in Bryan and College Station. Part-time positions available for cashiers, productions workers, and donation attendants. $7.25/hr. Must be able to pass a drug screening and background check. Complete an application in-person at either store or submit resume online to email@example.com, subject line: Goodwill Bryan/College Station. Lawn crew member needed, $10/hr. Hrs Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-6, experience required. Students only. 979-224-2511.
New craft whiskey distillery looking for stillhand. Call 979-422-5227 Senior wanted for part-time office assistant work in Bryan. Extremely flexible hours & great pay with an opportunity for full-time employment after graduation. Attention to detail is critical. Please send resume with schedule of availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HELP WANTED The Corner now hiring all positions for all shifts. Come by in person to apply. uRide is seeking reliable, customer service oriented individuals for professional driving positions. $10/hr, tips with flexible scheduling. Please contact email@example.com for details or visit uRideTAMU.com. We are looking for Casino Dealers: Blackjack, Roulette, and Dice dealers. Events are normally nights and weekends. Apply in person Monday-Friday 9am-4pm: Party Time Rentals 1816 Ponderosa Dr College Station.
REAL ESTATE B/CS. Sell/Buy/Invest! Michael McGrann TAMU â€˜93 Civil Engineering 979-739-2035, firstname.lastname@example.org Nadia McGrann 979-777-6211, Town & Country Realty.
ROOMMATES 1 bedroom room for rent in a 4bdrm/3.5ba home on Harvest Drive C.S., male only. $360/mo, 936-499-7183. Female roommate wanted. 1bdrm in 4/4 condo at Gateway Villas, w/3 female roommates. Close to bus-routes, easy walk to University Drive restaurants and shopping. $445/mo., plus shared utilities. Contact Liz for details, call 832-259-3897. Looking for college female non-smoker to share 2/2 condo. Furnished, all bills paid, no pets, $550/mo. 979.575.0375.
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Assault reported at A&M animal hospital A Texas A&M Veterinary Medical student was reportedly assaulted at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at the University Small Animal Hospital. According to University Police reports, the victim was hit twice in the face with the suspect’s fist, causing a laceration. The suspect, identified as 47 year-old Janet Davis, was arrested and charged with a Class A misdemeanor assault, a charge punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $4,000. Staff report
Exxon Mobil agrees to $2.4 million in fines, improvements
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Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality says Exxon Mobil Corp. has agreed to pay nearly $2.4 million in fines, improvements and other payments to settle violations at Baton Rouge-area plants. About $2.3 million will resolve violations from 2008 into this year at four plants, including the company’s Baton Rouge refinery, Agency spokeswoman Jean Kelly said in a news release Friday. Another $62,000 is for a release of naphtha in June 2012 at the Baton Rouge Complex, she said. The naphtha leak prompted the federal Environmental Protection Agency inspect the plant. They found violations including corroded pipes and under-developed emergency procedures. The settlement includes at least $1 million for beneficial environmental projects and another $1 million in improvements at the Baton Rouge Complex. The agency and Exxon Mobil also agreed to penalties for future pollution, with different amounts for different violations — increasing with time or amount of pollution. Associated Press
Tropical Storm Fernand forms off Mexico’s coast Tropical Storm Fernand (fair-nahn) formed just off Mexico’s Gulf coast Sunday, and heavy rains and strong winds caused some power failures and street flooding in the colonial city of Veracruz. The storm was expected to move ashore early Monday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday the storm had winds of at least 45 mph (72 kph). Fernand was about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of the Mexican state of Veracruz on Sunday night. The government of Veracruz advised its 7.7 million residents to stay home, and Gov. Javier Duarte suspended classes in the whole state to protect children from venturing out into winds and rain. Blackouts hit parts of Veracruz city as skies turned gray and rain flooded major roads, causing cars to stall in the middle of the streets. Several trees were reported to have fallen. Forecasters said the storm could bring 4 to 8 inches of rain over parts of several states as it moved inland. Associated Press
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