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inside sports | 3 Strategic instinct Head baseball coach Rob Childress reconstructed A&M’s style of play in a matter of years, building a competitive program from the ashes of an offensive juggernaut.

Eyes on Senate Narrow vote passes religious funding bill as students crowd meeting Aimee Breaux The Battalion


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(Top) Students line the walls in Koldus to hear argument for and against “The Religious Funding Exemption Bill” from its authors (bottom) led by liberal arts senator Thomas McNutt.

tudent Senate passed The Religious Funding Exemption Bill — formerly The GLBT Funding Opt-Out Bill — Wednesday by a majority vote of 3330. If Student Body President John Claybrook signs the bill, it would call for the University to change its system for students who religiously and morally object to “various services” to receive a refund of student fees that would otherwise be allocated to such services. Liberal Arts senator Thomas McNutt, senior political science major and one of six bill authors, said the goal of the bill is to use existing systems to ensure the religious freedom of every student. “Texas A&M already allows [students to opt-out for religious reasons],” McNutt said. “And look, we are doing just fine.

Nobody knew that they already allow it, so what we are asking for in this bill is for there to be a clear, advertised process.” The meeting attracted more viewers than could be held in the Senate meeting room in accordance with fire code. Rev’s American Grill in the MSC and two overflow rooms streamed live video of the meeting. With students lining the outside of the meeting room over an hour in advance, many students expressed dissatisfaction at being denied admittance due to occupancy issues. Hunter Hampton, freshman international studies major, said students should have another opportunity to voice their opinions to Student Senate. “This open forum should be held again where students can actually participate and not be locked out by closed doors,” Hampton said. “It’s a shame that the orgaSee Senate on page 2

sports | 2 A&M tennis True freshman Harrison Adams had a choice of any university nationwide after high school. The highly ranked tennis star choose Texas A&M, and has dominated the court since his arrival.


arts | 3 ‘Phantoms’ in Aggieland

Beloved songs and singers from Broadway make their way to A&M Thursday and Friday with “The Phantoms of the Opera,” closing this year’s MSC OPAS season.

Dean to return Bone to leave A&M for WNBA to Bush School

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fter two years of college basketball, junior center Kelsey Bone announced Wednesday she will declare for the 2013 WNBA Draft. “The growth and maturity that I have acquired has prepared me to be able to move on to the next phase in my life,” she said. “The experiences I have gained at Texas A&M have prepared me for the challenges ahead. I am not afraid of these challenges — I embrace it with the Aggie Spirit and core values that I have learned here in Aggieland.” The 6-foot-4 Houston native is a projected first round selection in the upcoming WNBA draft. She would be the 10th Aggie under head coach Gary Blair to be drafted into the WNBA. “[Bone] is who I consider in my 10 years at Texas A&M the best spokesperson for A&M and women’s basketball,” Blair said. “Her future is unlimited and I am very excited for her today and her future.” Blair said he feels Bone’s dedication to the sport has helped her on her way to a career in basketball. “There is nobody in the coun-

try that has improved as much as [Bone] in the past year,” Blair said. “She put in the work in the summer, streamlined everything and made up her mind to be a nextlevel player for us this season and for her future.” Bone competed at the University of South Carolina her freshman year. After the season, the Associated Press named her SEC Newcomer of the Year after she led the conference in rebounds and placed eighth in scoring. Transferring to A&M after Blair and the Aggies won the 2010 national championship, Bone returned to the court for the 20112012 season. Her performance in the Big 12 earned her Newcomer of the Year honors and Honorable Mention All-Big 12 accolades. In the 2012-2013 season, Bone ranked second in the SEC for rebounds, third in the SEC for points per game and fourth in A&M’s program history of points in a season with 582. Staff report



Junior center Kelsey Bone attempts a layup against Ole Miss.

yan Crocker will return to his role as dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Crocker left his post at the Bush School to serve as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan in 2011. He stepped down as ambassodor in May and has been teaching as a senior fellow at Yale University since August. “We are pleased to fulfill our commitment to Dean Crocker and welcome him back to Texas A&M. He returns with an even greater wealth of experience and expertise in international affairs and public service,” A&M Provost Karan Watson said. Crocker will resume as dean of the Bush School in August 2013. Andrew Card, former White House chief of staff, has served as acting dean in Crocker’s stead and will continue in the position through July. Watson said she reassured Bush Ryan Crocker School faculty and staff about her expectations for completing a number of initiatives under the continued leadership of Card. “Without question, Andy has proven to be a noble public servant who has garnered the admiration and respect of our campus and broad community of partners,” she said. Watson said she looks forward to keeping Card “fully engaged” in the University. Staff report


Fencing club strives for championship Sarah Gibson The Battalion


nus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno.” The phrase can be translated to the motto of Dumas’ famous Three Musketeers, but also stands as the motto for another swashbuckling group — the Texas A&M Fencing Club. “One for all, all for one,” the club will fight to become the United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs national champion.

The 15-member fencing club seeks to take home several individual medals as well, drawing inspiration from success at the 2012 nationals when the men’s foil team came in first place and junior Lindy Black earned second place in women’s individual foil. “Fencing is the sport that anything can happen in a millisecond,” said Brigitte Bomer, junior bioenvironmental sciences major. “When I am out there, nothing else is on my mind and I’m able to channel my thoughts.”

The club practices four hours, three days per week. Because they do not have a coach, the less-experienced players look to veteran players for guidance. One of these veterans is senior applied mathematics major and fourth-year member Zach Bartholomew. “I started fencing competitively when I was 13,” Bartholomew said. “I read a book that had people fencing in it and thought it would be fun, so I started going to fencing summer camps and joinSee Fencing on page 6

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(From left) Junior Thomas Coen and senior Zach Bartholomew shake hands before a match Wednesday.

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The Battalion hen Harrison Adams graduated from high school last June, he had the rare opportunity to attend any university in the country. Ranked as the No. 1 tennis player in the 2012 graduating class, Adams decided upon a university a few hours north of his hometown — Texas A&M. Signing in the eleventh hour, Adams has already found his niche on the A&M roster. The true freshman recalled his choice to come to College Station, praising his coaches and older teammates for their experience and proficiency. “It was a last minute decision to come to A&M,” Adams said. “The rest of the guys on the team really helped me, as far as my mentality, getting me ready for college tennis because obviously they’re more experienced. They’ve really gotten me prepared since day one of the season. We just train hard and it translates into the results.” Those results have come in the form of multiple victories for Adams and the No. 14 A&M tennis program. The freshman holds the secondbest individual record on the team at 18-9 and, with fellow freshman partner Shane Vinsant, boasts a commanding 25-8 doubles tally. Head coach Steve Denton said Adams’s aptitude on the court goes beyond his talent


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nization of this has been so poor that the students to whom this would actually make a difference are not being allowed to take meaningful part in what’s going on here.” The gallery in the meeting had to be silenced more than once by a gavel. Hissing fol-

as his hard work and sacrifice have translated into a volatile style of play difficult to match by opposing challengers. “He’s a very explosive player and has the ability to really play at a high level,” Denton said. “In some of the matches he’s really played much more mature than his freshman age. He’s got a big game and when he’s hot he’s capable of beating anybody in the country.” Encouraged by his father and mother, both of whom played tennis at the collegiate level, Adams picked up the sport at the young age of three. As a freshman at New Braunfels High School he excelled on the court, leading his team to a Texas 5A State Championship and a Mixed Doubles State Title with his sister, Samantha. Representing the state of Texas at the U.S. Tennis Association National Tournament in 2011, Adams helped his team to a championship, scoring an undefeated record at the event. At the USTA Men’s Futures Tournament later that year, Adams paired with Vinsant to earn a doubles title, a major influence in his decision to attend A&M. Following his arrival on campus, Adams said he and Denton “clicked,” a factor that has boosted his performance this season. “He’s really good at figuring out each player as an individual,” Adams said. “He doesn’t try to coach each player the same. He’s really lowed the announcement of the bill’s passing. An open forum prior to deliberation lasted for more than an hour, during which 27 students addressed Senate. Levi Bohanan, sophomore political science major, spoke in open forum on behalf of GLBT Aggies and said while they were grateful for the responsive and respectful attitude of Senate in commu-

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True freshman Harrison Adams has built a reputation of success on the A&M tennis courts. adapted to my game and I’ve adapted to his coaching style. I’m playing well and he understands me and that’s all you can ask for from a coach.” Among his teammates, Adams has also begun to create strong relationships, both as a player and as a friend. Sophomore Jordan Szabo said Adams not only is relaxed and sociable off the court, but helps him build his own game when competing on it. “He’s a great guy, a really loyal teammate,” Szabo said. “I think he’s going to have a really good college career and I think he’s going to take his game to pro ranks. “He’s a really tough player

for me to play. When I play him, it’s really challenging for me and I really benefit from practicing with him.” When asked about his possible aspirations to make his way into the professional tennis arena, Adams was enthusiastic about having the opportunity sometime in the future. “That’s definitely what I want to do,” Adams said. “There’s no better job than traveling around the world playing a sport that you love. So it’s definitely what I want to do.”

nicating with GLBT Aggies, the ethical action would be to postpone voting on the bill because changes were made less than 24 hours beforehand. Amendments were passed that changed the title and substance of the bill at Tuesday’s Senate Finance Committee meeting. “We would request that the Student Senate move the date of the vote to April 17 so that the proper discourse and research can be done concerning the substance of the bill,” Bohanan said. When addressed in senatorial discussion of the bill, a majority of senators voted not to postpone voting on the bill. McNutt said delaying the vote could be seen as an attempt to delay democracy and the same arguments would be repeated at the next meeting. Christopher Russo, aerospace engineering graduate student, said enough research has already been gathered. “This is a waste of time,” Russo said. “This is a delay tactic.” In defense of the bill, Russo said he wanted to clarify that Senate is not the body responsible for deciding which claims of religious and moral objections are legitimate under this bill, and that the bill speaks to a legal precedent of equality in religious freedom. “This exemption does not apply differently to different people,” Russo said. “By

highlighting this process, we are not getting at an opportunity to count someone as less. That is a cultural issue that needs to be resolved by pouring out our hearts.” Many senators and open forum speakers cited Aggie values in support or opposition of the bill. Senator Jose Luis Zelaya, curriculum and instruction graduate student, received applause when he said that highlighting the student refund request system provides a platform to discriminate. Zelaya said the bill does not inspire unity and students should run for senatorial positions to change events like this from happening again. “There is a hidden word in this bill that’s called the GLBT Resource Center,” Zelaya said. “I ask if this will unite us. I don’t think so … Please, take my seat, take [the other senator’s seats], so that we can make this University a better place.” When asked how making the system easier to navigate for students promoted unity, McNutt said there can be no union if one’s rights are not respected. Cary Cheshire, another bill author, said the bill also was a matter of upholding the value of respect. “Respect is about respecting religious liberties as well,” Cheshire said.

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Brad Little takes the stage during a rehearsal for “The Phantoms of the Opera.” Little has starred as the Phantom in more than 2,000 shows.

Broadway visits A&M with ‘Phantoms’ cert, we had to decide what we were going to do with it,” Berg said. “We decided to tell the history behind the novel and all the differudiences will be treated to the “music of ent versions, so I had to do a lot of research. I the night” with the opening of the world went on the Paris Opera House tour and read premiere concert event “The Phantoms of the history books. I had to be an expert at this.” Opera,” which will close the 40th season of Fans of the Andrew Lloyd Weber producMSC OPAS. tion can rest assured that they will still hear Anne Black, executive director of MSC some of the more beloved pieces of the show. OPAS, say the concert event is not the familiar Dixie Carroll, senior psychology major and “Phantom of the Opera.” chorus member, said she wants fans to enjoy “It’s completely different,” she said. “It’s a the show, but also find more music to love. retrospective of all of the different versions of “Fans of Andrew Lloyd Weber will get to Phantom,’ and the audiences will get to enjoy hear the chorus do ‘Masquerade’ and the acmusic and dialogue from all of them.” tors do ‘All I Ask of You’ and ‘Phantom of The concert was brought to the stage after the Opera,” Carroll said. “What’s more imrequests brought by MSC OPAS portant is that they’ll get to patrons, most of whom wanted see all the different versions, to see the famed Andrew Lloyd Broadway’s even the ones that were not Weber musical at A&M. as popular. I hope they find Best “It’s the 40th anniversary of a whole new array of music MSC OPAS and we wanted to ”Phantoms of the to love.” do something special,” Black said. Opera” opens Thursday, Besides the chorus made “So we collaborated with the April 4th at 7:30p.m. in of students in the vocal perUniversity and the community. Rudder Auditorium and formance department, fans One thing we noticed on the will run for two nights. of “Phantom” will also get surveys after our previous shows to see big name Broadway is that one show people really talent come to perform at wanted to see was ‘Phantom of the Opera.’” Rudder Auditorium. Due to space and budget constraints, Black “Fans will get to see some of the famous said performing the classic musical wasn’t pos- stars of ‘Phantom’ right here in College Stasible, so she sought out an alternative meth- tion, the best of the best,” Berg said. “They’ll od of production, calling producers in New get to see Brad Little, the most renowned York. Producer Neil Berg was excited to get Phantom, having played him in over 3,000 involved in the project. performances. They’ll get to see Sandra Jo“I’m a lover of Broadway history,” Berg seph, the longest running Christine on Broadsaid. “It’s my life and my passion and every- way, about 10 years. They’ll get to see these thing that I do, so when Anne Black called big stars and hear some of the famous songs, and wanted to do a version of ‘Phantom,’ I but also get to see these stars do other verwas excited.” sions of ‘Phantom’ and other versions of their The concept behind the show, a concert characters.” retrospective of the versions of “Phantom,” Berg said his goal for the show is that audiwas simple, Berg said. ence members realize the scope of the project “We’re going to lead the audience on a tour and how important it is. through all the different versions of ‘Phantom, “People in New York are wishing to be in ‘I think six or seven, and at the end of the Texas right now for this,” said Berg. “A show night, let the audience decide which one they like this in New York would sell out in Carnlike the best,” Berg said. egie Hall for months. People are coming from The planning of the concert took about a New York, Dallas, Austin, Oklahoma City, to year and a half and required extensive research. see this. I don’t think people truly understand “Once we decided we were doing a con- what they’re getting.”

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Howdy! I hope the spring has gone well for the 12th Man. It’s hard to believe we are winding down spring drills, and before you know it final exams will be here. I wanted to personally invite each of you to attend Friday Night Lights this Friday. We will have some special guests in attendance and we would like for them to see and experience what

the 12th Man is all about. Our players have been working hard and the scrimmage at Kyle Field will start at 8 p.m. Friday and the West side of the stadium will be open to public. Come in either Gate 5 or Gate 9 to access the stands. Bring your friends, and bring a lot of energy as you always do to Kyle Field. We appreciate the support you give to your team, the Fightin’ Texas Aggies. Our special guests will love to see that support as well. Thanks and Gig ‘Em.

w. tennis A&M defeats former Big 12 rival Baylor in road match, 4-2 The No. 4 ranked Texas A&M women’s tennis team defeated Baylor on Wednesday in Waco. The Aggies, who dropped the doubles point for only the sixth time this season, found the 4-2 victory through a series of tight singles matches. Despite Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar faltering, multiple Aggies stepped up to shut down the Bears. Earlier this season, A&M defeated Baylor at home 4-0. The Aggies return to action on Friday against No. 23 Auburn and Sunday against No. 7 Alabama at the Mitchell Tennis Facility.

Strategic instinct James Sullivan: Head coach Rob Childress has built A&M baseball his way — with a defensive edge


he sport of baseball boils down to a simple duel between pitcher and batter. The debate between each postion’s importance has captured the attention of generations — for Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress, though, the decision is crystal clear. Prior to 2005, the Texas A&M baseball program was focused around the offensive side of this matchup, a choice made by then-head coach Mark Johnson. His teams featured powerful hitters throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, which drew increased attendance and energy to Olsen Field. Taking over the program in 2006 was Johnson’s polar opposite, Rob Childress, a pitching-centric manager with intentions of reconstructing A&M baseball with a stronger defensive edge. Seven seasons and one College World Series appearance later, Aggie baseball rolls into the Southeastern Conference under Childress’ leadership. A&M has evolved into one of the strongest defensive programs in the NCAA, building winning seasons off the arms of its pitchers rather than the swings of its bats. Under his watch, 26 pitchers have been selected in the MLB draft — including two in the first round. The program resurfaced immediately in the Big 12 as well, securing four conference titles over the last six years and advancing to the postseason every year

since 2007. Despite the Aggie offense virtually falling off the map, Childress and A&M have dropped below .500 only once since his arrival and have topped 40 games or more in every winning season except for 2009’s 37. Childress’ success with pitching staffs also holds true outside of Olsen Field. As the pitching coach at Nebraska from 1998 to 2005, Childress helped his staff score in the top five single-season strikeout records in school history. In his final year with the Cornhuskers, he helped them attain a 2.69 earned run average, best in the Big 12 and Top Five nationally. How did Childress completely overhaul a program rooted in over two decades of a contrasting strategy in only a single season? According to Childress, his program has been blessed with talent from across the state. With a strong recruiting presence in Texas, A&M baseball’s pitching prestige has risen considerably under Childress. “I think we’ve been real fortunate in the recruiting process,” Childress said. “We’ve had a lot of talented guys in here. And good

players make good coaches, and good pitchers make good pitching coaches. We’ve had an awful lot of talent in here in the time that I’ve been here.” Battling in-state rival Texas for recruits, a program that searches for a balanced roster, according to head coach Augie Garrido, Childress used his specific focus on pitching to reel in the top throwers consistently. In the Aggies’ most recent class of nine signees, Childress picked up five pitchers to complement his already loaded bullpen, including three tabbed as Top 10 in-state talents. The trend is constant throughout his tenure at A&M, showing an extreme emphasis on finding what Childress calls players that “best fit his program” — pitchers. The direction of A&M’s baseball program and its success along that route have demonstrated that, despite a lack of excitement and offense, consistency has remained intact, and there is no sign of a derailment any time soon. Around the nation, the debate between which position rules the sport — pitchers or


A&M head coach Rob Childress has revolutionized A&M’s baseball program. batters — will continue to rage, but at Texas A&M the decision is clear. Childress has constructed a monument to the art of pitching on Olsen Field, one prepared to weather offenses from around the conference.

James Sullivan is a junior business administration major and sports editor for The Battalion

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3/2 Duplexes, prelease August, very nice, 5mins to campus, W/D, lawn care, security system, $900-950/mo. 979-691-0304, 979-571-6020. 3/3,3/2 Houses, Townhouses &Apartments, 1250-1400sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, walk-in pantry &closets, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 979-694-0320. 3/2/2 house off of Holleman. 1104 Taurus Cr. $1100/mo. 979-693-5885. 3/2/2 huge house. Walk to campus. 3905 Oaklawn, $1250/mo. 979-693-5885. 3/2/2 huge huge house! Walk to campus. 4000 Oaklawn, $1300/mo. 979-693-5885. 3/3 Spacious Duplexes off Graham. Aggie Owned. 1411sqft. W/D and lawncare included. Wood floors. $1000/mo. 713-397-3444 or 3bd/2ba mobile home on one acre, 3131 Cain Rd. CS, $550/mo, call 777-2395.

3bd/3ba townhome, newer, granite, ceramic, shuttle, cable/Internet included. May and August. Broker/owner 979-777-5477. 4-bedroom houses close to campus, large yards w/decks. $1300-$1600/mo. Call JC/broker (254)721-6179. 4/2 and 5/2 houses, CS, available June/August, updated, all appliances, great backyards, large living rooms, W/D, close to campus, no pets. 979-731-8257. 4/2/2 huge house. Walk to campus. 3903 Oaklawn, $1350/mo. 979-693-5885. 4/3, 3/3 &3/2 Houses, Townhouses, Duplexes &Fourplexes, 1250-1700sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 979-694-0320. 4/4 University Place condo, W/D, private bath, pool, on shuttle, student community, $300/room, Call 979-690-8213 or 979-422-9849. 4/4.5 plus bonus room, like new. High ceilings, huge closets, large front porch, tile floors, all appliances, fenced backyard, many extras. $1750/mo. Preleasing for August. 979-229-6326. See photos and info at

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College Station: 3/2, 1240sqft. Newly remodeled! New appliances! Close to shuttle, W/D, lawn/pest/maintenance included. 905 Balcones (off Welch), $850/mo. KAZ Realty 979-324-9666.

4bd/4and1/2ba house near campus, on Park Place. Major appliances included. Lots of parking. Yard and pest service provided. W/D included. Call 979-255-4253.

Duplex, CS, nice 2bd/1ba, 3-minutes from campus, W/D, remodeled, fenced front and backyard, beautiful with many extras, one week free, $570/mo, 979-422-3427. Free locatoring service, Houses Duplexes and Apartments, 979-693-4900.

4bd/4ba private bathroom, $325 per room, Summer $260 per room, Wood/tile floors, large living room, new refrigerator, w/d, central a/c, walk-in closets, on shuttle. Student community, large pool, basketball court, sand beach volleyball. 979-574-0040, 281-639-8847.

Horse Lover’s Dream. 3bd/1ba, covered carport on 4acres wit pond and horse facilities. Minutes from TAMU. Recently updated all appliances including W/D. Pet and livestock friendly. Available August. Rent $1399/mo. 979-776-8984

4bd/4ba University Place Condo for rent starting August 2013. $1660/mo. All utilities paid including internet. No pets. Fred 281-460-0439.

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.

4bd/home off Rock Prairie, built 2008, 3-rooms available June1st, two at $525/mo. (shared bathroom), one at $600/mo. master bedroom w/bath, all bills paid including wifi, 361-463-1515, for information.

Large 2bedroom with office or 3bedroom. Recently updated, fenced, 2car carport, W/D, biking distance to TAMU. Rent $750-799/mo. Available August. 4units available! 979-776-8984.

5/4.5, like new. High ceilings, huge closets, large front porch, tile floors, all appliances, many extras. $1750/mo. Preleasing for August. 979-229-6326. See photos and info at

Large 4bd/2ba with gameroom. Granite, 2car garage, large patio/deck, fenced, updated. Lawncare included. 1404 Dominik. $1799/mo. 979-776-8984.

August Leasing. 4bd/2ba house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079.

Looking for: huge closets, vanities longer than bathtubs, dedicated shoeracks, covered parking? 1/1, 2/2, 2/2.5. Falcon Point Condos. Broker/owner 979-777-5477. New townhouses close to campus. 4bd/4ba and 2bd/2ba available. On TAMU shuttle. Call JC/broker (254)721-6179,

Available August. 4/4 house in Buena Vida. W/D, new appliances, granite, fenced. 713-252-5555.

Newer 1/1, 1/1.5 loft, 2/2, 3/3. Granite, ceramic, w/d, walk-in closets, cable and internet, shuttle. $820-$1560. Broker owner 979-777-5477.

Available now 2/2 duplex, fenced yard, pets ok, great location, and on shuttle, $700/mo. 979-693-1448.

Nice! 4/2 2013-Rayburn. $1550/mo. Available Aug1st. Call Scott at 979-229-5007.

Available now 3/2 house with two car garage, remodled on inside, large fenced backyard, stainless appliances. 1708 Treehouse Trail. $1300/mo. 979-693-1448.

Northgate. Newer 1/1, 2/2, 3/3 and 3/2. Washer/dryer. Walk to campus. Summer and 1 year leases okay. Call 979-255-5648.

Brand new luxury condos, granite countertops, tile flooring, great location. 979-693-4900.

Now Leasing and pre-leasing for August! 4bdrm/2bth houses. Spacious floorplans. Great Location. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, w/d, fenced yards, refridgerator, icemaker,lawncare. 979-776-6079,

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1/1.5 and 3/3.5 Brand New, Spacious Luxury condos ON NO3THGATE & SHORT WALK TO TAMU. Granite, Laminate Wood Floors, stainless appliances, Private personal garages. ALL INCLUSIVE. Call Worth Residential @979-314-7145. One month free rent on efficiencies and 2-bdrms, great move-in specials, free cable and ethernet. Tamu shuttle route. 979-693-1906. Pre-lease 4 and 5 bedroom houses, available August, great floor plans, close to campus, updated, W/D, all appliances, no pets. 979-731-8257. Pre-lease for May or August 2/2 Duplex with large fence backyard. Pets ok, walk-in closets, great location, and shuttle. $775/mo. 979-693-1448. Sub-lease 2bd/1ba. Second floor corner apartment. $640/mo, on bus route, and pets welcome. Contact (979)777-1308. Sutter’s Mill 2bd/1.5ba Condo, $850/mo. deposit required, pets ok, pool, bus route, W/D, 361-563-8214. Two newer built 5/4’s for lease. Available 8/1. Northgate area! 281-814-0665


PT leasing agent, Saturdays a must. Call 979-693-1906. PT openings, customer sales/svc, no experience necessary, all majors welcome, start now for summer, internships available, 979-260-4555. Receptionist wanted, 10-30hrs/wk, $7.50-$8/hr. Recep. experience a plus, positive and upbeat required, email resume to: Retail sales associate, now thru September 1st, P/t. Evenings weekends, additional hours if your schedule permits. 15-35/hrs. Apply at Once Upon a Child 2220 Texas Ave. Runner position for law office. 20hrs weekly. Needs reliable transportation. Fax resume 979-846-3028. STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid survey takers needed in College Station. 100% free to join. Click on surveys. Wanted: Energetic people for Kids Klub After-School Program. Fall semester employment begins 08/19/13. Application deadline May 3., 979-764-3831.


New townhouses close to campus. 4bd/4ba and 2bd/2ba available. On TAMU shuttle. Call JC/broker (254)721-6179,

GARAGE SALES Antiqueables Grand Opening! A&M items, collectibles, furniture and more, 1301 South College Bryan, TX.

HELP WANTED Ags! Looking for summer work? Earn $9000.00 this summer, build your resume, great experience, call Taylor, 214-707-9145. Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. Be a Ninfamaniac! Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant has immediate openings for Servers and Hosts. Apply at 1007 Earl Rudder Freeway South. EOE.

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ROOMMATES 2 or 3 roommates needed for 4bd/4ba apartment. Fully furnished with W/D. $475/mo includes utilities. Contact Kendall at 2-rooms available in 4bdrm home off of Graham. Female, non-partiers, mostly furnished. $450/mo. 903-456-6543. Female roommate wanted, $499/mo utilities included, pets welcomed, call 281-380-8428.

Book Keeper to work full-time w/benefits. Good computer and phone skills are a plus. Contact 979-574-3910.

Need female roommate, 4bd/3ba, 2400sgft house, Dove Crossing, huge closet, $450/mo, 713-516-2044.

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Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. Data entry w/excellent computer skills. Part-time, South College Station. 979-574-3910. Do you possess strong leadership and technical skills? Do you want real world IT experience, hands on training and leadership opportunities? Are you a self-starter who enjoys a fast paced environment? See Rexel Holdings USA job posting #31127 on Immediate opening. Energetic, high-energy office assistant for tele-marketing and busy real-estate office. 12:00-5:00pm. Call 979-693-3700 and ask for ext 437 Little Guys Movers now hiring FT/PT employees. Must be at least 21 w/valid D.L. Apply in person at 3209 Earl Rudder Freeway. 979-693-6683.

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Noon-6pm, Tuesday, Thursday plus Saturdays. Food handlers certificate required. Apply in person, Corner of Time. 118 N.Bryan Avenue, Downtown Bryan. Part-time job helping handicapped. Male student preferred. $360/mo. 5-10hrs/wk. 979-846-3376.

Roommates needed 4bd/2ba home with large backyard and new flooring. Pets welcome. Call if interested 361-463-6763.

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Materials science and engineering department to open A&M’s new materials science and engineering department will open June 1, jointly operated by the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the College of Science. Jan Gerston, program coordinator at the materials science department, compared the current shift in the College of Engineering to biomedical engineering becoming its own departmentment years ago.

Panel to focus on ethics awareness A four-member panel titled “Ethics, Athletics, and Academics: Institutions, Coaches and Players” will attempt to raise awareness of the role of ethics in athletics and academics from 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Glasscock Center Library, Room 311. “[The event] will focus on ethics in relation to athletes and academics,” said Donna Malak, communications specialist for the Glasscock Center. Staff report

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Danielle Little, senior biology major, and Zach Bartholomew, senior applied mathematics major, duel at the A&M Fencing Club meeting Wednesday.

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ing clubs. I’ve been to nationals before and am excited to go back this year.” The teams will compete in the foil, epee and saber categories — each with its own rules and varied weight of weapons. Players score points by striking the other opponent with the tip of their weapon. At the tournament, the first player to five points wins and moves on to the next round. “I love fencing because it is challenging and difficult,” said junior aerospace engineering major Lawrence Chinnery. “I also love the one-on-one interaction be-

tween the players.” Many members fenced competitively for years before coming to A&M, while others joined the team after taking a fencing kinesiology class. “My dad fenced in college and he spiked my interest in the sport,” Bomer said. “When I took a [fencing] kinesiology class, my instructor suggested I join the team and it has been great ever since.” Black, the junior environmental sciences major who earned second place in the women’s individual foil, also became involved in the club through the fencing class. “I loved it so much, so I thought I should join the team,” Black said. “It’s more of an art than a sport. It feels

so prestigious and I really feel part of a team.” Although fencing is mainly an individual sport, the team works together during practices to work on technique and perfect their strategies. The team members all stressed the unity that has developed over the season. “My favorite thing about this team is the friends I have made here,” Bartholomew said. The USACFC national tournament will run Saturday and Sunday at Michigan State University. “This is the best team I’ve ever been on,” Lindy said. “I am so excited to [BTHO] nationals.”


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