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Cirque du Soleil comes to A&M ‘Dralion’ combines culture, art and tradition Naila Dhanani


More than 8 million people worldwide have seen Dralion since its premiere in 1999.

The Battalion East will meet West, complete with acrobats, gymnasts, musicians, singers and comedic entertainment, when Dralion premieres. Dralion is a product of world-renowned artistic entertainment company, Cirque du

Soleil. It is the first time Cirque du Soleil is coming to College Station in its almost 30-year history. More than 8 million people worldwide have seen Dralion since its premiere in 1999. “To see Dralion is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Vanessa Napoli, assistant public relations manager for Cirque du Soleil. Cirque du Soleil, in a press release, said Dralion is a “fusion of ancient Chinese circus traditions and the avant-garde style of

Cirque du Soleil. It derives much of its inspiration from Eastern philosophy with its perpetual quest for harmony between humankind and nature.” Dralion derives its name from the symbols associated with the East and West. The dragon represents the East while the lion represents the West. The fusion of the two is Dralion. “In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human See Dralion on page 6

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Co-founders, John and Lisa Januskey, and Adrienne and Dean Brundage, laugh with craft beers in hand. New Republic Brewing is a local establishment, with a connection and involvement in the community that includes brewer tours and fundraiser involvement.

New to the brew Former students craft local brewery To get involved For those interested in New Republic, the brewing process or volunteering, visit the brewery’s website: www. newrepublicbrew

sports Aggies host invitational The softball team will host its second annual tournament at 6:30 p.m. Thursday against Monmouth and continue through the weekend against North Dakota State and Liberty.

Road for NCAA title The women’s basketball team’s road to a second consecutive NCAA title begins as they face the Kansas Jayhawks in the tournament quarterfinals to be televised on FSN at 7:30 p.m.

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Barrett House The Battalion When it comes to beer, College Station is known for Northgate, dance halls and ring dunks. That was until May of 2011 when a team of four people, including three Aggies, decided it was time for Aggieland to have it’s very own independent brewery, promoting the statewide push for craft beers. New Republic Brewery, while still small, is brewing up quality beer at the demand of thirsty Aggies. The founders, John Januskey, Class of 2002, Lisa Januskey, Class of 2002, Adrienne Brundage, forensic entomology graduate student and Dean Brundage said they felt there was no reason not to have a brewery in College Station. “This is an area where there’s many beer drinkers, especially people who are desperate for good beer,” Adrienne

said. “To not have a good brewery, a good micro brew, right in town is crazy. We saw an opportunity and found some partners we really wanted to work with and they found us.” After some initial hurdles, such as finding an actual location and dealing with the endless paperwork required for a small business in College Station, the brewery served its first beer, Cuatro de Mayo, in 2011. Currently the brewery has two beers, Bellows Texas Amber Ale and Skylight Dunkelweizen. “We make the beer we want to drink,” Dean said. John described how Aggies contribute to the decision process, which is usually based on what they want to drink. “There are times where we’re not really sure what we want to brew for the next tour, so we’ll open it up and say, ‘Hey what should we do?’” John said.

“We did an [India Pale Ale] that one of the guys recommended. Sometimes we just look at our pile of grain and go, ‘Well what do we have?’” Starting what Dean described as a tiny, little, glorified home-brew scale gave the group the ability to learn about brewing while allowing them to make mistakes. “Dean and I are both home-brewers, and we had no formal industry experience,” John said. “Here we’ve had the opportunity to make mistakes and learn some things. Starting small and learning as we go has been really valuable.” Part of the learning process has been visiting other breweries and seeing different techniques utilized by the industry. “We visit other breweries and talk to all of their owners, and they’ve been Co-founder Dean Brundage very helpful,” Lisa said. “Everybody’s tapping a special sample of the New Republic Brewing year-round See Brewery on page 6 signature beer, Skylight.

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Corps leadership plans for change to pregame tradition Emily Davis

Chandler Smith The Battalion Just as the A&M men’s basketball team seemed to have collapsed beyond repair, the Aggies — playing for mere survival — decisively defeated the Oklahoma Sooners in the first round of the Big 12 tournament, 62-53, Wednesday night in Kansas City, Mo. The Aggies, with Big 12 title and even NCAA tournament hopes still on the line, garnered commanding efforts from an array of contributors, as four players raced to double-digit points. Senior forward David Loubeau and junior forward Khris Middleton spearheaded the scoring effort with 15 apiece, while junior guard Elston Turner, 14 points, and junior forward Ray Turner, 12 points, rounded out the prolific quartet. A&M head coach Billy Kennedy said


Texas A&M forward Khris Middleton makes a basket during the second half the game. he was pleased with team defense and didn’t think he had seen as balanced, and formidable, an offensive attack as he had Wednesday night. “I thought it was a great team win. See Basketball on page 6

The Battalion Review and March In at Kyle Field are Corps traditions that take place before every football game. But there may be upcoming changes to the pregame tradition as soon as fall 2013. An SEC rule could complicate March In for the Corps, but University officials said A&M traditions would not change. The SEC “No Pass Out” rule states that students cannot enter the stadium, leave and then reenter with the same ticket. Since the Corps of Cadets enters Kyle Field to do a review before every game, leaves, then reenters for the game, there is a question as to whether the SEC is going to allow that to continue. Pat Reeves, current Corps commander, said they have a plan in place in case the SEC shuts down the current

system for March In. “Worst case scenario is that we wouldn’t be able to go into Kyle Field,” Reeves said. “We are looking at using the MSC and Simpson Drill Field to do our reviews, and then we’ll proceed directly to Kyle Field.” Jason Cook, Texas A&M University vice president for marketing and communications, said none of this should be an issue for the SEC in the first place and that March In will continue as it always has. Cadets do not use their tickets to enter Kyle Field for March In, only when they return. So the “No Pass Out” rule will not impact pregame activities, Cook said. “There may be minor tweaks to game operations, but none will impact our traditions, our uniqueness or the Twelfth Man,” Cook said. See March In on page 6

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A&M to celebrate its beginnings Friday will mark the 137-year anniversary of the Texas State Legislature passing the act that provided for the establishment of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. The ďŹ rst person offered the presidency of the University was the former President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis. This year also coincides with the 150-year anniversary of the passage of the Morrill Act, which established the ďŹ rst landgrant university system in the U.S. The bill was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln July 2, 1862. Justin Mathers, staff writer

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WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the nation’s top military leader delivered a sober assessment Wednesday of Syria’s sophisticated air defenses and its extensive stockpile of chemical weapons in a strategic reality check to the demand for U.S. military action to end President Bashar Assad’s deadly crackdown on his people. President Barack Obama’s 2008 rival — Republican Sen. John McCain — has called for the president to launch airstrikes against Assad to force him from power and end the bloodshed.

KABUL, Afghanistan — Six British soldiers were killed after an explosion hit their armored vehicle in southwestern Afghanistan, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said. It was the biggest loss of life for British forces in the country since a plane crash in 2006. The soldiers were on patrol in Helmand province at the time of the blast Tuesday evening. British Prime Minister David Cameron said the deaths marked a “desperately sad day for our country.� Associated Press

GOP race still unsettled The ten states holding contests Super Tuesday offered Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich each something to celebrate. What the contests didn’t do is clarify the Republican contest. Mitt Romney said Wednesday he’s “prepared to fight all the way� to become the Republican presidential nominee after boosting his delegate count on the biggest night of the primary season. Supporters of his chief rival, Rick Santorum, tried to elbow Newt Gingrich out of the race in an effort to give conservatives a clear alternative to the GOP front-runner. In addition to claiming Ohio, Romney scored a home-state win in Massachusetts, and triumphs in Idaho, Vermont, Alaska and Virginia. Santorum laid claim to Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota. Gingrich’s win in Georgia, which he represented for several terms in Congress, was his first victory since he captured the South Carolina primary on Jan. 21. Romney picked up at least 183 of the 419 Super Tuesday delegates at stake. Santorum gained at least 64, Gingrich 52 and Paul 15. Santorum’s relatively strong showing Tuesday surprised many observers, who had sensed his candidacy beginning to fade after losing Michigan and Arizona

to Romney. But his pro-manufacturing message and heavy emphasis on social issues remained consistent and drew a fresh look in conservative strongholds. An outspoken social conservative, Santorum at times seemed to let his opposition to single-parent families and children born out of wedlock overshadow his economic pitch. At a weekend campaign stop in Lima, Ohio, he said lack of attention to family dysfunction and other social issues was “damning� people. But Santorum’s consistent, values-laden message again helped him outperform Mitt Romney in key segments of the Republican electorate. Gingrich’s sole victory in Georgia breathed some new life into a candidacy that has gone winless since South Carolina weeks ago. He had originally planned to campaign extensively in Ohio as well as Tennessee, but dialed back when it became clear a win in Georgia was the best and most realistic outcome he could hope for. The win offered some plausibility to his all-Southern strategy, which will be tested anew in primaries in Alabama and Mississippi next week. Associated Press

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Matter of perception Marcel LeJeune: Religious freedom must be protected

Athena Mason: Contraceptive mandate benefits nation



he new Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate is he Obama administration has mandated that insurance compaan excellent piece of legislation. Considering the state of our nies in the U.S. provide free contraception to all. The media economy, adding more poverty-stricken, unprepared or simply has portrayed the debate as Catholics fighting against “women’s rights.” This is false and is an issue that should upset all Americans — unwanted pregnancies to the mix would further cripple our nation. believers and non-believers, women and men. Neither the Catholic Church nor any should be able to force their religious beliefs The real issue is about constitutional rights and the government’s role. The government does not grant freedom of conscience and religious liberty. Rather, the job of the government is to protect our natural rights. If a right is granted by the state, it can be taken away by the state. Rights are above the government. This is why the power of our government was purposefully limited by the Constitution: to prevent oppression — ESPECIALLY religious oppression. The U.S. was established in part because of the failure of other nations to grant the freedom of religion. This freedom is so foundational that it is addressed in the First Amendment listed in the Bill of Rights, and is why many non-Catholic leaders (Christian, Jewish, atheist, etc.) fear this intrusion into our constitutional rights and have voiced opposition to the mandate. The debate is about basic human and constitutional rights. All have the right to believe as they wish, the right to follow their consciences and the right to religious freedom without coercion from the government. “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The Obama administration is attempting to limit these rights by redefining the free exercise of religion as a “right to worship.” Just recently, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of religious freedom. The Court upheld 9-0 the right of a Lutheran Church to decide who its ministers are. The administration argued the church had no more right to religious liberty than a secular group, overstepping its bounds and making the invented “right” to free contraception one that

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even trumps constitutional rights. The mandate forces everyone to pay for chemical abortions, contraception and sterilizations, which many morally oppose, without a way to opt out. Churches should decide what “ministry” is, not a bureaucrat. We are told to “feed the poor” and to “aid the sick.” Yet, the administration says that feeding the poor means we also have to pay for drugs that can cause abortions, even if we object. Exemptions are given for Quakers who do not want to serve in the military and Amish who do not pay Social Security — because of faith. In this case, Catholics don’t get an exemption. It seems getting $9 birth control from Wal-Mart is too much of a burden. If it really is about health issues or “women’s rights,” then why not provide free heart screenings, workout equipment, cholesterol medicine? Pregnancy is not a disease and fertility is not a disability. No “right” is violated by paying for your own contraception. It pains me to ask, but if the right to religious freedom is disposable, what right is next? Freedom of speech? Freedom of the press? Take away the first right listed and anything seems fair game. This is an American issue. Marcel LeJeune is assistant director of campus ministry at St. Mary’s Catholic Center.

other church should have any input on what is made into law unless it explicitly infringes on freedom of religion as guaranteed by the establishment clause of the First Amendment. As taxpaying citizens, would we rather pay for an increase in the number of children sent into the foster care system or for contraceptive options for women who want them? Babies are expensive; contraceptives are cheap. Each year, 750,000 teens between ages 15 and 19 become pregnant. We cannot ignore this problem. Abstinence is an effective way to completely prevent pregnancy. However, nearly 13 percent of teens in the U.S. are sexually active by age 15. Wouldn’t the money that goes toward placing these children in the foster care system be better spent educating young people? How about toward reducing our national debt? Paying for a woman’s contraceptive method is far cheaper than paying for the cost of an unintended or unwanted pregnancy. Lack of contraception coverage can cause an increase in fees across the board as a healthcare provider must allocate more funds for resulting pregnancies. Simply offering contraceptive options to employees lowers costs. The “Blunt Amendment” is a regressive piece of legislation intended to restrict access to contraceptives for female employees of religiously-affiliated employers by allowing employers to deny health services they morally object to. Just because a woman is employed by a religiously-affiliated establishment does not necessarily mean she shares the employer’s religious beliefs. No employer

on their employees. An employee should not be denied basic health care coverage because of her employer’s beliefs. In fact, “data shows that 98 percent of sexually experienced women of child-bearing age and who identify themselves as Catholic have used a method of contraception other than natural family planning at some point in their lives,” according to the Washington Post. Birth control is not only taken to prevent unwanted pregnancy, but also utilized to improve women’s overall health. Birth control is prescribed to treat ovarian cysts, to reduce the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancers and to treat a myriad of other health concerns. Women should not have to explain to their employers their need for coverage of birth control in order to acquire the medicine prescribed by their doctors. When it comes to freedom of religion, nobody is forcing women who have religious objections to use contraceptives. The Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate merely prevents a Catholic hospital from denying its doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and all employees of other religions access to free contraceptives. This is the issue in this debate: the rights of a woman and her doctor to choose what is best, rather than having religious officials choose for her.

Athena Mason is a junior biology major.

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Every year in March, college kids are set free for a week to relax and enjoy time away from classes. Students travel all across the country and abroad to find the best spring break destination, but Aggies don’t have to travel far from home to enjoy their break. Spring break will be from March 12 - 16. One destination, 90 miles to the east, is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With a Texas-sized carnival and several rodeo shows during the day, guests can ca enjoy several concerts from artists such as Reba, Duelo and Brad Pa Paisley. Flor Gutierrez, senior agricultural communications and journalism major, is interning at the show. “There are so many things to see and do here,” Gutierrez said. “I am working as one of the rodeo’s PR persons, and I am getting to meet m many people from the state and country. When I get off of work I get to enjoy the cardinal and concerts, which you have to experience.” T The rodeo goes until March 18, with a final performance by Alan Jack Jackson. “If you call yourself a Texan and an Aggie, I see no reason why you’re not at the rodeo,” Gutierrez said. For those not interested in bulls and broncos, there will be plenty of concerts and shows in the Austin music festival SXSW. March 13 - 18 will be the musical part of the festival. With guest speakers such as Nas and Insane Clown Posse there to talk about the power of music; more than 100 different musical performances; over 25 major headlining acts, film and interactive showcases; and the unknown Galveston





En route entertainment Paige Kuznar The Battalion Pull out the sunscreen and tie up the bathing suits — spring break 2012 is here. Whether it is a road trip in Texas, a beach in the tropics or leaving the country altogether, spring break is a time for traveling. Long road trips and plane rides can be unexciting and tiresome; however, there are various things to do to keep busy. Several students recommend reading “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, rated as one of the top young-adult novels by many critics. “Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down until I finished,” said Haley McPherson, jjunior finance major. “It is a perfect book to read while laying on the beach or to take on a long plane ride.” If the destination isn’t a quick plane ride away and requires extensive traveling time, a series of books may be a better option. “I’ve heard ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ is an addicting series,” said Jena Foster, structural engineering graduate student. “I purchased the first two books planning to read them over the break.” Gaming and utility apps for the iPhone and Android are also enjoyable. Temple Run is a fast-paced, navigation gaming app that keeps players occupied for hours. “Whenever you get caught up in Temple Run, you don’t realize how much time goes by,” said Hunter Schramme, junior sports management major. “It’s what saves me from falling asleep in class and what’s going to save me on the nine-hour trip to Gulf Shores next week.”

There are also apps that assist in rroad trips and travel. Drivers can have aall of the tools needed for a long trip, aavailable right in their phone. TrippAdvisor is a free app for the iPhone and Android that acts as a GPS guide that aids in recommending the closest hotels, restaurants and activities. Gas Buddy is another useful app that reports the closest gas stations and their current gas prices so drivers can plan out where the most reasonable stops will be. AAA Roadside is also a free app for anyone who has this service. It provides users with immediate roadside assistance without having to wait on the phone. The app uses the mobile device to track current location and can send help immediately. Groupon provides details on the nearby deals that can help make a trip more affordable. “Truthfully, I’ve never used the Groupon app before, but it will be extremely useful over spring break when I am in Gulf Shores,” said Lauren Paolini, junior elementary education major. “I’m sure things will be more expensive because businesses are expecting tourists, so it w will come in handy.” Playing games also kills time when traveling. Dominos, Chess and Sorry offer magnetic versions in which the pieces m sstick to the board, so they can’t get llost; this can be beneficial on plane and car rides. Also, card games never fail to make time fly. Don’t dread traveling. It can be fun with the right resources and time fillers. Traveling can be someone’s best friend or worst enemy; however, if prepared, it can create memories. Graphics by Miki Fan — THE BATTALION

surprises the festival is known for, there will be plenty to see and even more to do. For those looking to cool down, the world famous Schlitterbahn Water Parks has three different locations in the state, with its biggest in New Braunfels. “Me and my family try to go every year,” said Lane Fobbs, senior communication major. “It’s the best water park in the country. Period. Trying to go anywhere else would be foolish.” The park has been featured on The Travel Channel for its water roller coasters, surfing simulator and The Falls — the worlds’ largest water ride at more than 3,000 feet long. “I’ve been waiting to go back and this spring break it looks like it will finally happen,” Fobbs said. “The sun, the family and the cool river water will be all I need to enjoy myself.” South Padre Island awaits those seeking an even wilder time. Among the non-stop nightlife — Coca-Cola beach party, big time rappers and a bass-pounding show by Skrillex, dubstep master — this is one island where the beat goes on. “I’m very excited for Spring Break 2012,” said Freddie Joseph, senior biology major. “My friends and I went to a different destination every year, and, this one being our last as Aggies, we want it to be the very best one yet.” The party at Padre spans from March 7 - 24, so every college kid in the country will get a chance to enjoy an unforgettable spring break experience. “We are excited to see Tiësto, Avicii and Skrillex,” Joseph said. “Although I’m not a fan of dubstep it will be great. In true Aggie fashion we are keeping it traditional by finishing spring break where we started it, in South Padre Island.”

Before leaving town

◗ Leave an itinerary with someone (travel routes, flight information, hotel/ accommodations information etc.)

◗ Call your insurance company beforehand to make sure that you will be covered where you are going. ◗ Have your insurance card with you. ◗ If you are driving with others, rotate drivers and have whoever is riding shotgun also stayy awake. ◗ Make sure everyone veryone has a copy of their license, and that the vehicle registration andd proof of insurance are on hand. While on springg break: ◗ At the beach or on the ski slopes, make sure ure to use plenty of sunscreen. creen. ◗ Avoid alcohol ol use when sunbathing or using the hot tub. Autumn Rizzo — Special to THE BATTALION

Rules to remember when drinking ◗ Drink slowly (no more than one standard drink per hour) ◗ Drink a glass of water between alcoholic drinks ◗ Set a limit, and stick with it ◗ Eat a high protein meal before drinking ◗ Designate a SOBER driver ◗ Always watch your drink – do not leave your drink unattended ◗ Stay in groups- If you go together, leave together ◗ Know and follow the laws ◗ Have a plan ◗ Only bring a set amount of cash with you to the bar

Know the signs of alchohol poisoning ◗ Difficulty standing or walking ◗ Unconscious or semiconscious ◗ Poorly aware of surroundings ◗ Vomiting while unconscious or

◗ Bluish gums or fingernail beds ◗ Slow or irregular breaths ◗ Irregular heartbeat ◗ Fever or chill

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2,3,4 and 5/bdrm. CS duplexes. Very nice, garage, on shuttle, tile, fireplace, w/d, fenced, lawn service, pets o.k. Available August. Details and photos available online. 979-255-0424, 979-255-1585. 2-3/bedroom apartments. Some with w/d, some near campus. $175-$600/mo. 979-219-3217. 2/1 CS duplex, available May and August, pets allowed, privacy fenced backyard, tile floors, blinds and ceiling fans, W/D connections, lawncare included, E-Walk shuttle route, $650/mo, 979-218-2995. 2/2 fenced yard, covered deck, pets ok, tiled living and kitchen, hardwood bedrooms, available June 1st, 979-204-1950. 2bd/1.5bath, W/D included, water included, bus route, $780/mo, call 713-594-6205. 2bd/1ba apartment, 800sq. ft. New appliances, carpeting and tile. W/D. bus-route. $575/mo. 210-391-4106. 2bd/2.5ba unique floorplans w/balcony views of Kyle Field. Brand new luxury apartment condos. Fullsize stainless steel appliances, W/D, designer ammenities granite/wood/tile, bus stop. Only 36units on Holleman at Wolf Pen.,, 979-776-6079.

Now Hiring Looking for dependable employees for part time work up to 20 hours/week. Good telephone skills a must! Flexible scheduling; mostly day time hours. Located on A&M campus, casual but professional work environment. No selling, we do research. Pays $8.00-$8.50 DOQ. Please call or come by to fill out an application. (979/845-9550) H.C. Dulie Bell Bldg. Rm. 223 College Station, TX 77843-4476


Volunteers ages 12-40 years old, with moderate facial acne are needed to participate in a 12-week clinical research study with an investigational topical medication. All eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • Acne Evaluations by a Dermatologist • Study Medication • Compensation up to $200.00 for time and effort Volunteers will need to make 4 office visits over the 12 week period. For more information please contact:

2bd/2ba 4-plex. Spacious floorplan, W/D connections, close to campus. $550/mo. 979-776-6079. 2bd/2ba unique floorplans w/balcony views of Kyle Field. Brand new luxury apartment condos. Fullsize stainless steel appliances, W/D, designer ammenities granite/wood/tile, bus stop. Only 36units on Holleman at Wolf Pen.,, 979-776-6079. 3/2 Duplex on shuttle, updated, fenced, fireplace, W/D connections, pet friendly, 802 San Benito, $850/mo. 979-776-8984. 3/2 duplex, 1920 Holleman Dr. West. Available August. Great location, new wood floors, tile, new carpet, newly updated, fenced backyard, W/D, shuttle, bike to campus. Pets ok. $1095/mo. 979-731-8257. 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 and 4/2/2 remodeled brick homes in CS. Large fenced yard, on shuttle route, $1000-1300/mo. 979-450-3011 3bd/1.5ba Completely remodeled, near campus, fenced. 300 Gilchrist. $1225/mo. 979-693-5885. 3bd/2ba, 2 car garage, cul-de-sac, fenced. 1104 Taurus Circle. $1000/mo. 979-693-5885. 3bd/3ba. Duplexes. Close to campus, Great backyards. Fairly New! 979-693-4900. 3bdr w/study or 4bdr/2ba House. 2-Blocks to campus. Refrigerator, W/D, $1100/mo. 105 Fleetwood. 832-541-6450. 4/2 and 5/2 houses, CS, available August, updated, all appliances, great backyards, large living rooms, W/D, close to campus, no pets. 979-731-8257 4/3 house, 4024 Southern Trace CS, built 2006, $1450/mo, available August, 979-450-0053.

RED DRY SCALY PATCHES OF SKIN ATOPIC DERMATITIS STUDY (ECZEMA) Volunteers ages 18-65 are needed to participate in a 6 week long clinical research study with an investigational topical medication for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (RED, DRY, SCALY PATCHES OF SKIN). Eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • Study Related Cream • Study Related Assessments of your Eczema by a Dermatologist • Compensation up to $850.00 for time and effort For more information please contact:

ATHLETES FOOT STUDY Volunteers ages 18 and older are needed to participate in a 6-week clinical research study with an investigational topical medication for the treatment of athletes foot. Eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • Study related medication • Medical Examinations related to study • Compensation up to $150.00 for time and effort Participants will be required to make 3 office visits over the 6 week period. For more information please contact:

URINARY TRACT INFECTION STUDY Female volunteers who think they might be experiencing a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) are needed to participate in a 2 day clinical research study of an investigational study medication for the pain that is associated with a UTI. Symptoms of a UTI include: Pain, Burning and Frequency when urinating. Eligible volunteers will receive at no cost: • UTI Assessments by a Study Doctor • Antibiotics for their UTI • Study Medication • Compensation up to $1000.00 for time and effort Eligible volunteers will be required to make 2 office visits. There is no cost to you for participating in this research study. For more information please contact:

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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, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 694-0320. 4/4 University Place condo, tile and wood plank flooring throughout, W/D, pool, on shuttle, $395/room, cable paid, available August, 361-816-1224. 4/4 University Place condo, W/D, private bath, pool, on shuttle. $300/mo. Call 979-690-8213 or 979-422-9849. 4bd/2ba house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, granite countertops, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079.

FOR RENT 4bd/3ba House w/master. Edelweiss Gartens area. 5yr. old house, alarm, all appliances, great aminities, quiet street, available on August 1st. $1900/mo. Brian 469-877-1184. 4bd/4ba houses. Brand New, great size, great location, AAF 979-693-4900. 4bd/4ba Waterwood Townhome available August, $1760/mo, granite counter tops, new appliance package, a&m bus route. 903-539-9957 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 For all your rental needs. Open 7 days/week. 979-776-8984. August Leasing. 4bd/2ba house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079. Balcones Apartments, 3/2, available now, fully remodeled, internet and water included, $895/mo, 979-703-8282. BRAND NEW 4BDRM/4BTH HOUSE, CS, walk or bike, on shuttle, fenced yard. GREAT LOCATION! DON’T MISS! $2300/mo. 979-229-4222. Brand new luxury condos, granite countertops, tile flooring, great location. 979-693-4900. C.S. 4bdrm Houses, updated, fenced pets, ok. Starting at $1295/mo. 979-776-8984. Duplex, rent 2bd/1ba. Beautiful, quiet! Remodeled, all new, many extras, drapes, in College Station. Convenient to everything! Fenced backyard. One week free. 979-422-3427. Call for specials. Free cable/internet access! One month free rent! Spacious 2bd/1ba. Close to campus, on shuttle route. Large kitchen with full appliances. W/D connections. Front and back patios. Ceiling fans. Hillstone On The Parkway, 528 Southwest Parkway. 979-693-6102. Open 8:30-5:30 Monday-Friday. Free ethernet and cable, paid water, Campus shuttle. Preleasing, Great Prices., 979-693-1906 Gateway Villas- 4bd/4ba. Available August 1st. Great student floor plan, large closets, close to campus, retail, and restaurants. $1800/mo. Brian 469-877-1184. Gleissner Hall, Northgate area. Walk to campus. Water, sewer, garbage paid. 1/1 $555/mo., 2/1 $665/mo. 979-846-8981. Large 2bdrm/2ba, 3204-Cougar Trail, Bryan. Water, sewer, &trash paid. Everything’s new inside. $675/mo. 5 month special, $100/mo. discount. 979-822-1616. Large 3bd/2ba, walk to campus, fenced. 3903 Oaklawn. $1350/mo. 979-693-5885. Luxury townhome. Gateway Villas. 4bd/4bth, 1800/mo. Pre-lease summer/ fall 2012. 979-229-6935.

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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. Now hiring all positions- Lupe Tortilla. Full and part time positions. Must be 18 to apply. Armando Aguilar, manager, will be accepting applications at 813 Texas Ave., College Station from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. 832-322-3642. P/T Child Care needed in our home for 9 and 10 year old, M-W, 3:00-5:30, to pick up from school and help with homework. Must have reliable transportation, good driving record, nonsmoker, experience with children required. Please fax resume to 979-779-7616. Part time person with some quick books experience needed to make entries. 979-574-3910. Part-time person for photo and document scanning. Experience helpful. 979-574-7474. Part-Time position with flexible schedule, general building maintenance, checking light fixtures, changing locks, inspecting needed repairs, respond to tenant request via online system, some knowledge of HVAC maintenance, basic computer knowledge, please submit resume to STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid Survey Takers Needed In College Station. 100% Free To Join. Click On Surveys. Summer Employment- Fun Valley Family Resort, South Fork, Colorado needs students for all type jobs: kitchen, dining-room, housekeeping, stores, maintenance, office, horse wrangler. Room/Board, salary, bonus. For information and application write to Student Personnel Director, 6315 Westover Drive, Granbury, TX 76049.

Prelease available now! Large 2bd/2ba duplex. Walk-in closets, W/D connections, large fenced backyard, on shuttle. University Oaks. $775/mo. 979-693-1448.

The Battalion Advertising Office is hiring an Advertising Sales Representative. Must be available this summer, both sessions. Must be enrolled at A&M and have reliable transportation. Interested applicants should drop off resume at The Grove, Building 8901, Advertising Office from 8am-4pm.

Prelease for May or August ! Large 2bd/2ba duplex. Walk-in closets, W/D connections, large fenced backyard, on shuttle. University Oaks. $775/mo. 979-693-1448.

Tutors wanted for all subjects currently taught at TAMU/ Blinn and Sam Houston State starting at $8.25/hour. Apply on-line @, 979-268-8867.

C.S. 3/1.5/2carport, Updated, Fenced, biking distance to campus, on shuttle, pets ok. $750/mo 979-776-8984. Spacious 3/2 duplex available in May. W/D, $895/mo. 979-693-0551. Townhomes 2/1.5+Half, on shuttle, W/D connections, fenced patio, $775-895/mo, ask about student discounts, 979-703-8282.

FOR SALE Wedding gown from Oleg Cassini collection, size 2. Gown bag, 2-tier slip, size 4. Ivory finger-tip length veil. Beaded with Swarovski crystals, tiara decorated with Swarovski crystals. Never used, tags still attached to all items. $675, 979-229-7479. Will sell pieces seperate.

HELP WANTED Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. Camp For All is looking for creative and energetic staff who are interested in working with children and adults w/challenging illnesses and special needs. These paid positions will be trained to lead activities for our campers on the weekends. Please contact Jessicah or visit our website at Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. Experienced part-time lawn-maintenance workers needed. Must be available at least 4hrs/day. $8.00/hr. Call Kirk, 979-324-2719.

MUSIC Peter Block Mobile DJ, professional 22+yrs. experience. Specializing in weddings, TAMU functions. Mobile to anywhere. 979-596-2522.

REAL ESTATE $169,000, custom 4/2/2, 2008 sqft, brick home on community lake. At Westpark Tollway, south of Katy. New Sept 2009. OWNER/broker 832-222-9240 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 B/CS. Sell/Buy/Invest! Michael McGrann TAMU ‘93 Civil Engineering 979-739-2035, Nadia McGrann 979-693-1851, Town & Country Realty.

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Reeves said the Corps’ plan to adapt March In isn’t set in stone, but that they will further look into an alternative, even if the SEC doesn’t inhibit March In. “We’ve gone through Kyle Field for years and years,� he said. “But at the same time, while moving into the SEC, we want to maintain our traditions and still highlight some things on campus like the MSC and Simpson Drill

Field.� Marquis Alexander, junior international studies major and next year’s Corps commander, said there are other pros to doing the review at Simpson Drill Field. “I’d gathered that we could do the March In around Simpson Drill Field, like the Corps used to do, so that more parents could watch their kids,� Alexander said. “Because not all parents have tickets to the game, and this way they could just line up on the street and watch.�

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Our guys bought into our defensive game plan and tried to limit them in the post,� Kennedy said. “This is the first time I think we had four guys in double figures. We really shared the ball and made big shots when we needed to.� Indeed, the Aggies were able to command the paint with considerable efficiency. A&M out-rebounded Oklahoma 3728, with more than double the amount of offensive rebounds as the Sooners at 13-6. Loubeau hauled in nine while Middleton chipped in seven of his own to give A&M a much-needed edge. Middleton said he was impressed by the A&M bigs’ aggressiveness down low. “[Loubeau and Ray Turner] were huge, especially on the offensive boards for us, just [Loubeau] attacking the paint with his dribble and going through contact to try to finish,� Middleton said. “They really helped us on the defensive end too, by


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prepare quickly for Thursday’s game, which is set for 2 p.m. “We’re just excited to keep playing. You build momentum in tournament play. If you don’t win the first game, you feel like you haven’t been to the tournament,� Kennedy said. “So we’re going to rest up, get some cold tubs and do the best we can to be as ready as possible.�


variety of beers while making their product more accessible. “We’d like to expand to a bigger brew house, bigger fermenters, better quality equipment,� John said. “We would like to get canning lines so our beer can be available in more places, so that you can buy it and take it home.� The group combined their degrees in a creative way that was beneficial for an operation like this. Dean studied math, John studied computer science, Lisa studied genetics and Adrienne is studying forensic entomology. “There is always work for anybody who is willing to look for work. There’s always something out there, and if there isn’t, create something,� John said.

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us and fortunately we got the win. We feel even more confident with tomorrow’s game because we have played Kansas close for both games and we feel like we can beat them,� Turner said. “Tomorrow’s going to be tough, but I feel like with the way everything is going we can get the win.� Kennedy said the team is just enjoying staying in the mix for the Big 12 title and will have to


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form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative color: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved,� Cirque du Soleil’s website said. Cirque du Soleil is often recognized for its music and elaborate costume design. Napoli said that Dralion’s music was inspired by a variety of sounds, most notably influences from India, Africa and

looking to grow craft beer. It’s very collaborative.� Craft beer is a more artistic approach to brewing. According to John, there is a distinction in the beer community between microbreweries and “the big guys — Bud, Miller, Coors.� “As craft brewers, we know that our customers are horribly promiscuous. They walk into a bar and ask, ‘What’s new?’� John said. “For all of us to work together to promote and support craft beer means that all of us get more recognition.� The group plans to expand its operation, which would allow them to brew a wider

Andalusia. “The primary sources of inspiration for the costumes of Dralion come from China, India and Africa. The palette favors vibrant solid colors, while the shapes are guided by the artists’ movements and choreography,� Cirque du Soleil’s website said. Cirque du Soleil normally hires 60 to 80 people locally to help with the show. Napoli said Cirque du Soleil is excited to come to College Station. Cirque du Soleil recently acquired an arena permit which allows it to travel to more suburban areas. Traditionally, Cirque du Soleil would only hold performances under the big top, but now it’s able to expand its

reach and visit smaller markets. “The arena format permits us to drop the price and make it affordable. We are also able to provide student discounts and children discounts to allow the entire family to attend,� Napoli said. The show is adapted to people of all ages, and families are encouraged to attend. Dralion will be performed March 21-25 at Reed Arena for seven performances. Tickets are currently on sale. Purchase tickets at the box office, online on Cirque du Soleil’s website,, or call 1-888-99-AGGIE (24443).

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