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news for you campus Aggies beat world record The Aggies not only Beat The Hell Outta Nebraska, but broke Kyle Field’s attendance record with a whooping crowd of 90, 079 and the Guinness World Record for number of students in attendance at a university football game with 31,005 students tickets sold. Kyle Field’s previous attendance record of 88,253 was set in 2007 when A&M played the University of Texas. “I just can’t say enough about our students and the Twelfth Man and former students who were at the game to get us over 90,000 [attendees],” said A&M Head Coach Mike Sherman. “The noise that they made and the energy they generated was phenomenal and I can’t thank them enough.” To accommodate the high number of those in attendance, the Aggies sold 1,217 standing-room only spots and an additional 1,800 folding chairs were placed on the track surrounding the playing field. “The difference between college [football] and the NFL is how close you’re connected with the students in college, especially here at Texas A&M,” Sherman said. Guinness Book of World Records officials were notified this past weekend of the game’s recordbreaking student attendance. Connie Thompson, staff writer

texas Three teens die in crash ODESSA, Texas — Three teenage boys are dead after a tractor-trailer rig slammed into their sport utility vehicle broadside at a highway intersection just north of Odessa.The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened about noon Saturday six miles north of Odessa on U.S. 385. Troopers report the 18-wheeler slammed into an SUV that apparently had strayed into its path after apparently running a stop sign. The DPS identifies the dead as the SUV driver, 18-yearold Luke Anthony Brown Jr., and his passengers — 17-year-old Robert Earl Walker III and 18-year-old Joshua William Harrell. The youths all had lived in Odessa. Staff and wire reports

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Twelfth Man team fuels win Game of firsts

■ Twelfth Man record attendance set, 90,079 strong.

■ It’s the first time A&M has won three games in the month of November since the 4-0 month to close out the 1997 regular season and win the Big 12 South.

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■ The Aggies have eight regular season wins, first time since 2006 with a 9-4 record. ■ The Aggies’ 9-6 victory marked the fewest points in a victory since a 7-0 win against Rice in 1994. ■ The win increased the Aggies’ win streak to five games, which is the longest since the 2004 Aggies won six straight.

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TOP: Students and players rush onto Kyle Field after time expired Saturday following the Aggies’ 9-6 win over No. 8 Nebraska. It was the last time the Cornhuskers will visit Kyle Field as a Big 12 foe. LEFT: Senior “Joker” Von Miller contributed to a dominant defensive performance on Senior Night. RIGHT: Miller and company tackle Nebraska’s Brandon Kinnie Saturday.

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ollowing senior “joker” utter despair to the wind with a memorable perforVon Miller’s gamemance, a 9-6 vicclinching sack of tory over No. 9 Nebraska quarterback TayNebraska — on a majestic evening lor Martinez and Martinez’ at Kyle Field. ensuing incompletion, the Those 90,000 largest student crowd in the David Harris plus in attendance can attest history of college football economics major to just how began flinging Twelfth Man special it was. towels into the air; fitting afThere was junior running back Cyrus Gray’s ter this program threw 12 years performance. of irrelevancy, mediocrity and

E-walk to start at 2:11 p.m. Tuesday Luz Moreno-Lozano The Battalion The long-lived tradition of Elephant Walk is coming up at Texas A&M University. On Tuesday the class councils will host their annual Elephant Walk, for juniors and seniors. It will take place at the Association of Former Students from 10 to 2 p.m. The senior class will walk at 2:11 p.m from the Twelfth Man statue and the junior class will walk from the Arches at 2:12 p.m. Free food, live entertainment, prizes, pictures with elephants, as well as t-shirts will all be available at the event. Guest speaker and former Yell Leader, Joe West, will hold a program at Kyle Field at 3:30 p.m. “It’s definitely become a

necessity,” Gabe Marenco, junior human resource and development major and director for the junior e-walk said. “It helps to enhance tradition at Texas A&M and it’s a really cool opportunity to unite.” The walk dates back to 1926 and is now an annual tradition. The event earned its name “the Elephant Walk” because some said seniors look liking dying elephants. In 1993 the junior elephant walk was established. The seniors die off and the juniors take over as the new upcoming senior class. The class of 2011 will be revealing their class gift at the event. Taco Cabana is sponsoring the event and if students wear their elephant walk T-shirts one week after the event to Taco Cabana, they will receive a free drink.

Gray worked for every one of his 202 all-purpose yards. Against a fast, physical Blackshirt defense, Gray was patient with his reads and decisive with his cuts. For the fifth consecutive game, he eclipsed 100 yards rushing — the first Aggie to do that since 1990. “I’d say extraordinary,” Head Coach Mike Sherman said of Gray’s effort. “With all the catches and the runs and pick-

■ The Aggies’ five-game Big 12 winning streak is the longest since the 1998 team reeled off seven straight on its way to the Big 12 Championship. ■ It’s the first time that Texas A&M has beaten Nebraska two games in a row. ■ It’s the first time that A&M has beaten two teams in the top 15 of the AP poll since 1998 when the Aggies beat No. 2 Nebraska, No. 13 Missouri and No. 3 Kansas State.

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As the event namesake, old and dying elephants walk through places of their past, remembering in a similar manner to the actions of the juniors and seniors on Elephant Walk.

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bounds? Were you in-bounds?’ I thought I saw his foot hit the ground. He said ‘Coach, I can’t look down when I’m catching the ball.’� Hunter very rarely gets interceptions, according to Head Coach Mike Sherman, but in one practice during the week leading to Nebraska, he pulled down three. “It was like an omen that he was going to get a pick,� First, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin was able to find Sherman said. With the score still 3-3 in the right open space, leavthe second half, freshing Hunter in the dust man quarterback to give Baylor a 10-0 Taylor Martinez lead. Texas A&M returned from his blocked a field goal leg injury to lead attempt to end the the Cornhusker first half, but junior offense. On his cornerback Terrence second drive Kyle Frederick was stopped Cunningham however, Martinez one yard short by missed sophomore Baylor freshman senior sport tight end Kyler Brodie Trahan. The management major Reed, and Hunter missed block? Trent pulled down the Hunter. pass from Reed’s But in front of back shoulder for his second 90,079 fans – a Texas A&M interception of the contest. record – Trent Hunter recti“I realized it would be a fied those mistakes and any defensive battle, but I thought others he made earlier in the for sure one of these high year with two key interceptions in the Aggies 9-6 upset of powered offenses would get in there,� senior linebacker ninth-ranked Nebraska. Michael Hodges said. The first came off of CornHunter’s last interceptions huskers back-up quarterback came in 2008 in a 24-17 win Cody Green who sailed a pass over the Colorado Buffaloes, on 2nd-and-19 intended for both in the fourth quarter. senior tight end Mike McSince then, it’s been a 26-game Neill. Hunter was in the right dry spell for the safety. position to make the play and Did the practice from the plucked the ball from the air week before have anything to and quickly planted his toe do with the turnaround? down on the west sideline to “Every football player in secure the turnover for the the world wants to believe Aggies. `I’m a gamer, it doesn’t matter “He did a great job keephow I practice,’� Hunter said. ing his feet in-bounds [on the “But now I’m a firm believer Green interception],� Head in the `practice makes perfect’ Coach Mike Sherman said. mentality.� “I asked him ‘Were you in-

hat a difference a week makes. Just last week in Waco, junior safety Trent Hunter was in the wrong spot at the wrong time twice.


Junior safety Trent Hunter basks in the glow of the crowd during the Aggies game with the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Hunter, who hasn’t had an interception since November 1, 2008, came down with two last night to help Texas A&M win 9-6 in front of 90,079 fans at Kyle Field.



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Doctors raise awareness about lung cancer Connie Thompson The Battalion The month of November warrants thoughts of fall, thanksgiving and preparation for final exams. But, November is also Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a national campaign dedicated to raising attention to issues surrounding the disease. “Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death for both men and women,” said Dr. Alan Clay Gowan, director of the Lung Cancer clinic at Scott & White’s Healthcare in Temple, Texas. “It is responsible for more deaths per year than breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancer combined.” One of the primary and preventable factors that contribute to lung cancer is smoking. Risks of the disease can result from first hand smoking as well as second hand smoking. “Smoking is responsible for approximately 85 percent of cases,” Gowan said. “The most important factor in prevention is preventing people from starting to smoke and encouraging those who do to stop.” Since smoking is a preventable, the American Cancer Society worked this month to help Americans quit smoking by launching an anti-smoking campaign, the Great American

Smokeout. The Smokeout provides smokers with online resources such as a guide to quitting smoking; desktop helpers such as the quit-clock and crave button and support from trained counselors through the American Cancer Society. “Quitting smoking is a very important step in reducing cancer risk, as tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the U.S.,” said Dr. Edward Partridge, national volunteer president for the American Cancer Society. “The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout is a great first step for smokers to take charge of their health by quitting or making a plan to quit, and the society can help smokers through a variety of resources including personalized telephone coaching by trained specialists.” According the American Cancer Society, cigarette smoking accounts for about 443,000 premature deaths, including 49,400 in nonsmokers. Thirty percent of cancer deaths, including 87 percent of lung cancer deaths, can be attributed to smoking and also accounts for more than $193 billion in health care expenditures and productivity losses annually. However, smoking is not

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the only factor believed linked to lung cancer. According to the American Lung Association, smog and pollution burns lungs and airways, causing them to become inflamed, reddened, and swollen. “EPA must strengthen the ozone standard to protect millions of Americans who are currently exposed to unsafe levels of toxic ozone,” said Charles D. Connor, president and CEO of the American Lung Association. “This is a critical step towards safer and healthier air across the United States.” Individuals with lung diseases such emphysema, are particularly vulnerable to the health effects of pollution, explained the American Lung Association. Even when inhaled even at low levels, smog can lead to irreversible lung damage and can even cause premature death. As a result, a national coalition of 210 public health advocacy groups is endorsing pending EPA pollution limits that would save 12,000 lives and prevent tens of thousands of lung related damages. “[Health Care Professionals] have made progress in the treatment of lung cancer over the last couple of decades,” Gowan said, “[but] long term survival for those patients with advanced disease remains poor.”

door prizes as a communications vehicle for presenting agricultural awareness facts about Texas agriculture,” Gerling said, “We will also introduce our 2010 Agribusiness Award winners and view the highlyacclaimed ‘From the Group Up’ Video.” The breakfast started two years ago to provide more opportunities for involvement to local farmers. It is fun for the farmers and businesses to meet, have a good time together and eat. “To get more involvement from our farmers we started cooking the breakfast ourselves about two years ago,” said Jae Wilder. “It’s fun, camaraderie, just having a good time and getting together.” The food will be prepared and served by

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ing holes. I thought he played extraordinary. But nothing he does ever surprises me.” There was the performance of the Wrecking Crew who has now given up six points in six quarters. Against the No. 2 scoring offense in the Big 12, the Aggie defense was fanatical and relentless. For much of the game, the Nebraska offense started with solid field position. However, the Wrecking Crew continually stepped up during dire situations. They corralled the high-powered Huskers’ attack — Nebraska’s average length of touchdown was 35 yards. And with a 9-6 lead late in the fourth quarter, Tim DeRuyter’s unit emphatically slammed the door shut and sent Kyle Field into

the farmers and ranchers. Many men and women are expected to attend and recognize this industry during the time of thanksgiving. “Local product will be prepared and served by the local farmers and ranchers,” Mazurkiewicz said, “We are expecting over 200 people, business men and women. It will be served recognizing our industry during the national holiday of thanksgiving.” The breakfast will honor all farmers and ranchers as well as help the population know where their food comes from. Next time you go to HEB or Kroger be thankful for the farmers and ranchers across the nation, which provides safe and abundant food year-round and on Thanksgiving.

pandemonium. “I’m just really, really proud of them,” DeRuyter said. “We knew Nebraska had a great defense ... We talked all week to our guys that we had to be a better defense today… And we had to win the takeaway battle. The overall effort of all our guys was just great.” There were the performances of Miller — one of the best defenders in A&M history — and Michael Hodges in their final home game. Hodges again led the team in tackles. His emotion and toughness rubbed off on the defense and on the crowd. Miller was again all over the field. Whether he was coming off the edge or blitzing up the gut, Miller was consistently the best player on the field. And his two sacks on Nebraska’s final drive was the perfect ending at Kyle Field. “He’s special,” DeRuyter said. “When he gets in that environment and the Twelfth Man gets behind him I haven’t seen anything like that. He goes to another level. He’s got a knack and a sense to make big plays at big times.” Lastly, there was the per-

formance of the Twelfth Man. More than 31,000 students were in attendance to witness the rebirth of a program. The students and former students turned Kyle Field into the best atmosphere in all of college football. The yelling was deafening and unyielding. They absolutely played a part in getting this program’s second signature win of 2010. “The Twelfth Man was three quarters of the victory,” junior safety Trent Hunter said. “The defense is playing well, the offense is playing well, on every point of the game, we were playing well, but what set us over the edge was that we had the Twelfth Man.” Just five weeks ago, this team was left for dead and the Mike Sherman era was on its last legs. Five victories later and this team is talking about a 10-win season for the first time since 1998. As the students rushed the field following the upset, there was an unmistakable feeling of jubilation; an aura of elation; a sense of relief. More than anything, there was the growing sentiment that A&M football is back. Junior wide receiver Jeff Fuller focuses on the football, leading to a 36yard gain during the Aggies 9-6 upset of Nebraska. It was Fuller’s only catch of the night.


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HELP WANTED Artist needs female canvas subjects, body image project. $40/hr. 214-934-5851. Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. 512-684-8296. Callaway Villas is now accepting applications for Community Assistants. Apply online at: or apply in person at: 305 Marion Pugh Dr. EOE. Child Care- FT & PT shifts available. Some nights & Saturdays required. Apply in person at 3609 E. 29th St., Bryan. CiCi’s Pizza Now Hiring! Counter Staff/ Register/ Drive-thru personnel needed. Experience necessary, Evenings &weekends a must. Starting Pay up to $8.50 hour. Apply in person at CS location. Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. Coaches Wanted! We need enthusiastic, positive, motivational, volunteer coaches for Youth Basketball! Season begins early January 2010! Call 764-6222 or 764-3424. F/T Receptionist for busy medical practice. Bring resume to 1605 Rock Prairie Road, Suite 312, CS 77845.

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Leasing Coordinator- Callaway Villas is looking for a well-organized, energetic individual for fast-paced team environment. Will be responsible for leasing a student housing complex. Excellent communication skills are a must. Competitive salary/benefits with opportunities for advancement. Apply online @ mpany/employment.asp. EOE

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1F Needed Jan-Aug at Callaway Villas. 4bd/4.5ba $769/mo. All bills paid, covered parking, meal plan, fully furnished, free tanning, awesome workout room. 903-360-4588. 1F needed spring semester at Callaway Villas. 4bd/4.5ba, $1026/mo-negotiable. Includes all bills, meal plan, cable/Internet, tanning, gym, and pool. 972-832-1020. Female roommate wanted, $450/mo. plus utilities, Woodbrook Condos. Call 281-795-4110.

Male roomate needed spring and summer semesters. Gateway Villas private room/bath in 4/4 condo. $450/mo +share utilities. Text/Call Justin 979-219-9788. Male roommates wanted, 4bd/2.5bth house built 2006. One mile from campus, W/D, furnished, spacious backyard. Flexible lease, $300/mo. +utilities. Call/text Jonathon, 325-212-2824 Roommate needed spring semester. Wave ZIslander 2bd/2ba. On bus route. Call/text 281-253-2347 Roommate needed. 4/4 University Place condo, W/D, private bath, pool, volleyball court, on shuttle. $300/mo. Call 979-690-8213 or 979-422-9849. The Woodlands of CS sublease, 3bdrm/3bth, female roommate, 1/11-7/11, private bdrm/bth, W/D, $615/mo, bills included, 832-289-3714.

SERVICES Opportunity for a startup company! Must specialize skills in web-design/or be a business major. Please call 956-220-3876. Part-time job helping handicapped. Male student preferred. $330/mo. 30-hours/mo. 979-846-3376. PT openings, customer sales/svc, no experience necessary, all majors welcome, positions continue through the break, internships available, 979-260-4555. STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid Survey Takers Needed In College Station. 100% Free To Join. Click On Surveys. Tony Roma’s Restaurant Now hiring for all positions at 980 N. Earl Rudder Fwy. in Bryan, TX. Looking for professional, friendly and passionate team members, ready to bring guest satisfaction to the next level. Please inquire with Manager on Duty in the work trailer located next to the Tony Roma’s Building or contact us at 979-731-RIBS(7427) Wanted: Energetic people for after-school program. Employment begins 01/3/11. Applications accepted at 1812 Welsh, Mon-Fri. 8-4pm. Kids Klub, 979-764-3831.

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things you should know

5 before you go Forest Essential Whispers Film concert Series



Marty Regan, assistant professor of performance studies will present a free recital of his own work at 7:30 p.m. today in the George Bush Presidential Library Complex. Regan composes contemporary arrangements of traditional Japanese instruments.

The Department of Visualization will have a showing of the 1982 film ‘Blade Runner’ at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Langford Building C room 105. The film is a science-fiction classic starring Harrison Ford.


Etiquette lesson

Students can attend a workshop covering such topics as work ethic, taking responsibility and basic customer service from 4 to 5 p.m. today in the Pavilion, room 236.


Health lecture

Ledric Sherman of the Department of Health & Kinesiology and Isaac Saldivar of the Department of Education Psychology will present the lecture “Exploring Brotherhood at Black Colleges: Implications for Wellness Interventions” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow in Rudder 404.

Teaching large classes


Student interested in pursuing a career in higher education can attend a workshop on how to meet the educational needs of large classes (>100) at a workshop from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy, room MB02.

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Still casting a spell

Hear ye |let’s pay some trib| |to the raddest| |and baddest| |by which of course| |i mean goodest| |vocal harmonies| |ever|

‘Deathly Hallows: Part I’ enchants Potter fans

to me

1. The Beatles

“Because” |basically a full choral arrangement|

2. The Barbershop Quartet from The Music Man “Sincere” |what up, musical theatre|

3. The Band of Heathens “Shine” |love that gospel |

4. Dirty Projectors “Gimme Gimme Gimme” |so weird, so good|

5. The Beatles “Dig a Pony”

Courtesy photo

|get that high part, Paul|

Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe portray the familiar roles of Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley and Harry Potter in the latest installment of the popular series. In Deathly Hallows, the trio must battle even more serious threats to the wizarding world.


up in comparison with the rest of the series? To be honest, for the buildup, it was actually pretty good. I walked in knowing that there was more than the movie would offer, and I could tell by watching the movie, but that’s the point. We were leading up to the final showdown, knowing the strength of both the situation and the people who had to fight it. The first part of the seventh film deals with Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), who as a child survived This has been anticipated for a long attempted murder from a dark wizard Steven time, and we knew it was coming. named Volde … uh, He-Who-MustThis would have been the ultimate Olivier Not-Be-Named (Ralph Fiennes). The fight between good and evil, and no junior English major entire series dealt with Harry trying one has anticipated something as big as — with the help from his friends Ron this before. It was one thing that the (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma books that the movies were based on Watson) — to fight off the dark wizard were such huge successes and the series who is trying to kill him. developed such a strong following that rivals Now Harry is older and must finish the battle Twilight. This world of witchcraft and wizardry once and for all. The first part deals with Harry created by J.K. Rowling took us to a world we attempting to find and destroy Horcruxes, objects never saw before and where we would constantly in which Voldemort kept a bit of his life. As the wish to return. Enter Hollywood with its promovie progresses, Harry learns more about three posal to turn the series into a movie franchise. pieces called the Deathly Hallows, which have Now since it’s the final part of the series, the powers to defy death; he also learns how serious company decided to make it bigger than it is by the situation has become and what he must do. splitting the final movie into two parts, releasing First of all, the acting is great, as always. Of the first part in November, which I must admit course, these were the same actors that we saw in is a clever idea. So how does the first part hold the past movies, so they have their roles down.

ell, this is it, folks. The beginning of one of the most epic moments ever. This is the beginning of the end of one of the biggest franchises in movie history: the Harry Potter series.

6. Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody”

There couldn’t have been a better Harry Potter than Radcliffe, but the one actor who stood out the most for me was Grint. This was a Ron Weasley we never really saw before, and Grint really made him interesting. His anger, his love toward Hermione and his jealousy were all strong, and Grint didn’t fail to impress me. Fiennes is a great Voldemort, giving him somewhat of a poetic grace that only a villain can have. The special effects, the suspense and the buildup really set it apart. This was fun, but it was also incredibly dark, as it should be. We saw a maturity in these characters; they became stronger, deeper and more solid. Unfortunately, despite these great moments, there were some cliché moments, like when Ron was talking about an “orb of light passing through his heart” to symbolize his growing affection toward Hermione. There was sappiness in this scene we could have done without. Bottom line: For the Harry Potter fan, this is a movie you can’t miss; for everyone else, it was actually pretty good. The acting was good, the special effects were creative, the cinematography was dark and it was pretty fun. A number of critics say that this movie is too much of a prologue, but it’s supposed to be: it’s buildup, and it’s a pretty decent buildup at that. You can’t see this movie as a stand-alone film. To miss this movie would be a big mistake, and I am already looking forward to Part II opening in July.

|good call!|

7. The Beach Boys “Good Vibrations” |oh, and every other Beach Boys song|

8. *NSync “I Thought She Knew” |don’t judge|

9. Imogen Heap “Hide and Seek” |surely everyone has heard it| but just in case

10. HardChord DynaMix “Battlefield” |gotta YouTube it|

Buy them. |i wonder if anyone does...|


Musical melee Students compete in finale of Battle of the Bands Ryan Haughey The Battalion This past Friday night saw Kimberley Sue Garcia, senior agricultural leadership and development major, crowned winner of the MSC Townhall Battle of the Bands finale. Playing a solo acoustic set featuring both covers of popular country songs and her own original compositions, she was selected out of the three finalists as the best musical act in the University. “I cannot believe I won, it feels fantastic,” Kimberley Sue said in a post-concert interview. Kimberley Sue’s dynamic voice, upbeat songs and bubbly stage presence proved to be a powerful combination that resulted in her victory. Featuring three finalists who all brought a unique sound to the event, this year’s Battle of the Bands attempted to expose Texas A&M students to a wide range of musical genres. Led by Peter Bybel, senior human resources major, Battle of the Bands is a subcommittee of the MSC Townhall organization, which focuses on exposing A&M students to the various arts. “[Battle of the Bands] was one of the smoothest events we’ve put on in the recent past,” Bybel said. “I’ve been living and breathing this event

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for the past three months of my life … it was just really great to see everything unfold.” Battle of the Bands follows a three tier system. It starts with preliminary judging of applications to narrow the field down to 12 bands. Next, a series of qualifying concerts in October are used to select the top three bands and finally a three band finale culminates with one act selected as the overall winner, receiving a $500 prize. The bands were judged based on five criteria: uniqueness, technicality, performance, crowd response and overall impression of performance. Kamryn Garcia, bioenvironmental science major and member of MSC Town Hall who worked on Battle of the Bands in 2009, said she appreciated how well the event was put together. “It takes a lot of work and effort to actually put this on,” Kamryn said. “It was very organized.” This year’s competition featured a wide range of talent from the very beginning: there were more than double the musicians apply than there were spots available in the qualifying rounds. “It’s awesome to see the wide range of talent A&M has,” Bybel said. “I liked all the bands. They were really high

energy and played together well,” said Ricky Carroll, senior biomedical sciences major. “It helps to see the different music that the students in the school are actually making.” Sweet Lu and the Low Fives started the night off with a high energy performance that featured original songs mixed in with covers of other popular songs, including their own rendition of Arcade Fire’s classic anthem “Wake Up.” The band, which plays an energetic bluesy rock style, put together an impressive showcase of musicianship and stage presence that gave the event a strong start. Following Sweet Lu was Kimberley Sue’s solo performance. “My favorite part was the crowd response,” said Kimberley Sue of her performance. She also said that she loves the spontaneity of a live performance. “This is one of the first competitions that I’ve ever done. It feels great that I did it by myself,” she said. The final competing group was Technocolor, an electronic group that rapped and sang to tracks that its members had developed. The 2008 Battle of the Bands winner, Flawless Escape, was the headliner for the night, delivering a high energy

performance. Following Flawless Escape, the three finalists were brought onto the stage one last time and Kimberley Sue was revealed as the winner of the event. “All the other bands who performed were fantastic,” she said. “I am amazed at the quality of the musicians and that I was picked.” Bybel acknowledged that while the overall student turnout was somewhat lower than anticipated, overall the event was very much a success. “I have had the pleasure of working with a group of awesome people who have put so much time and effort into this program,” he said. After winning the event, Kimberley Sue said she is excited to continue with her music career. She plans to pursue a internship in the music industry this upcoming spring and record an album sometime within the next year. She has been playing at many MSC Town Hall events around campus and was also a performer at Rock the Republic earlier this year. “I’m very passionate about music and I’m very passionate about the way music and help enhance people’s lives,” Kimberley Sue said. “I’m at the very beginning [of my career]. My dream is to play and change the world.”

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TSAnta gets intimate this holiday season


en Franklin once said “Those who would give up Essential Liberty, to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” There is no quote more prescient in this age of terrorism. As we pack for the holidays and prepare to make the grueling trip to the airport and beyond ask yourself, “Do you want to be seen naked or groped?” While I prefer both, Americans are upset with these options.

The new airport scanners These generate an image of the body new sans clothing, thus the nickintrusive name, “porno scanners.” Prudes protoare outraged. Travel warriors cols are are worried about long-term expensive effects from low doses of radia- extention exposure. sions of To add fuel to the fire the reactionalternative standard pat down ary policy. procedure has become more After 9/11 intimate. Travelers can expect we banned sweaty palms to peruse their box cutters, scisno-no places this holiday sors and nail clippers. Richard season. This elevates TSA Reed caused our shoes to workers to levels of be x-rayed. The 2006 intimacy previously London airliner plot only shared with a got liquids over three spouse or doctor. ounces banned. We People don’t like it. need proactive These issues security policy that however, are secTaylor Wolken effectively utilizes ondary to the big intelligence. sophomore general question, are we Ben-Gurion studies major safer? No. airport in Israel The underwear is known for its bomber boarded security ever his flight in Amsterdam en since it was rocked by a string route to Detroit. The shoe of Palestinian attacks in the bomber boarded his flight 1970’s. Passengers now progress in Paris en route to Miami. through six tiers of security Scanners and pat downs in the while the average wait time United States do nothing to from parking lot to gate reprevent these events. mains under thirty minutes.

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The first tier begins when you approach the airport. Cars are stopped for a security check by armed guards and license plates are matched against a database of suspicious vehicles. Passengers are observed in the parking lot and as they approach terminal, looking for suspicious behavior. Some travelers have their luggage run through a magnometer to check for heavy metal items. In the check-in area they are observed and questioned. Screeners look you straight in the eye and ask specific questions like, “Where are you headed? How long are you staying? Who are you visiting? What business do you have? Where are you staying?” The screeners listen for red flags in the content and tone of the answers while carefully observing each individual’s demeanor. Then the security with which Americans are familiar begins. Bags are scanned, metal detectors are used but shoes stay on and liquids are not confiscated. Lines are staggered and broken up to prevent bunching passengers in large groups which invite terrorists. The focus is on profiling behavior, travel information and previous experience to assess a threat. There hasn’t been a breach of security at Ben-Gurion in eight years and no serious terrorist incident in over thirty years. We need to fundamentally

change the way we handle security in America. Fancier, more expensive and intrusive equipment can’t always be the answer. I shudder to think what happens when we face the rectal bomber. Israel has an amazing track record and great template for the future of American airport security and there is no better opportunity than now to start implementing changes. According to the Labor Department the unemployment rate for young veterans hit 21 percent compared to 16.6 percent of non-veterans the same age. These young veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan would be perfect for these security jobs. They have experience in unfamiliar territory spotting abnormal and suspicious behavior. Having put their lives on the line in service to our country there is no lack of trust or confidence in our veteran’s ability. What time could be better for our country to make the transition than when there is a surplus of experienced and qualified veterans to step in? Who better to stop the tyranny of intrusive government than our veterans? At some point the answer to airport security has to stop being “more” and start being “better,” otherwise we risk slowly giving up our essential liberties. Send your representatives a Christmas card and tell them how you feel about your new relationship with TSAnta and his little helpers.

The answer to airport security has to stop being “more” and start being “better”

MAILCALL From James Garret, class of 1999 As a former student, I was thrilled with the win but disappointed when the fans rushed the field. I realize the game was huge and emotions were high. But it is Aggie tradition that we do not rush the field. Kyle Field is sacred ground to be used by the players, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, coaches and personnel only. This is tradition. Tradition is the most important thing to us. I worry that the current students might start forgetting the various links to our past if we do not reiterate our traditions and continue practicing them. I was there when we beat No. 2 Nebraska in ‘98, arguably an even bigger game than the one last night. Nobody rushed the field. You may say “times change” but that’s the whole point of tradition, to keep a link to our past. If you change, the link is broken. Congrats on the win and keep tradition alive! Gig ’em!

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The Battalion: November 22, 2010  
The Battalion: November 22, 2010