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Sonny Moore, known on stage as Skrillex, performs live at South by Southwest on Friday night at Mohawk venue in Austin.

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outh by Southwest, commonly known as SXSW, could be a dream come true for the college-age music fan: spring break in the self-proclaimed music capital of the world filled with non-stop performances by many top and upand-coming bands. SXSW has never been the most laidback festival in the world — no laying in the grass listening to Dave Matthews Band here — but those willing to put forth the effort to navigate this year’s madness found performances capable of satisfying even the most fickle audiophile’s tastes in one form or another. Those seeking new music were particularly rewarded by the 2012 lineup. “It’s not hard at all to find new music

that you like at SXSW, you just have to be open-minded,” said Amy Bauerschlag, junior communication major. “It’s one of the most diverse festivals I know of. There are so many free shows that I was bound to run into something I enjoyed pretty much wherever I went.” The range of genres and artists of varying levels of fame at SXSW remained as vast See SXSW on page 6

Grammy-winning singer Fiona Apple performs at Stubb’s barbecue restaurant and venue Wednesday night.

The Battalion The No. 3 seed A&M women’s basketball team kicked off its national title defense Saturday, defeating the Albany Great Danes in the first round of the NCAA tournament, 69-47, at Reed Arena. “I’m proud of our basketball team,” A&M head coach Gary Blair said. “When we’re not our Next up best, we were The Aggies will still able to win by 20. We had take on future some kids step SEC foe Arkansas up in the sec- in the second round of the NCAA ond half.” A l b a n y tournament at 8:30 came to Col- p.m. in Reed Arena. lege Station with a 10-game winning streak and showed a strong will to fight in the first half, going toe-to-toe with the 13th-ranked Aggies. A&M entered halftime holding a 30-26 lead. “I just think they had a great game plan,” Blair said. “Sometimes the team that’s favored plays not to lose and they don’t deliver the first blow. That’s what you have to do when you’re the stronger team and supposedly the better team, you have to deliver the first blow, which we didn’t in this game.” The Aggies came out firing on all cylinders in the second half, going on a 17-4 run midway through the period. During that run, the Aggies got four points from senior point guard Tyra White, who missed the past three games due to a foot injury. White finished the game with 18 points and seven rebounds. See Title Defense on page 3

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The Battalion With no shoes, bloodied fingers and black smudge on his face, Keane Richardson, junior business major, looks at his home of the past year, trying to figure out how he feels after escaping a fire that engulfed his house. At approximately 4:30 Sunday afternoon, a Young Life house located on Sulphur Springs Road in Bryan caught fire. The cause has yet to be determined. Richardson said he was in his room upstairs when he smelled smoke in the house and

found the downstairs bike room was full of smoke. After discovering the fire, Richardson opened the front door to let out his roommate’s dog, Odie, before trying to control the flames. “I went and found the fire extinguisher and tried to put it out, but it didn’t do anything,” Richardson said. “I called 9-1-1 because I knew I wouldn’t be able to put it out.” According to the Bryan Fire Department Fire Inspector Fred Taylor, when fire fighters arrived there was a lot of fire in the back of the house. Taylor said attempts to enter

the house were difficult because of the fire, heat and because it was a two-story structure. Taylor said when he left the scene around 8 p.m. crews were still at the house putting out hot spots and would probably continue doing so throughout the night. “They were still out there getting hot spots. I wouldn’t be surprised if they have to go back out to put out hot spots,” Taylor said. “At this point there’s nothing left in the house that’s salvageable.” Richardson said his faith is going See Fire on page 4

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The Bryan fire department responds to a house fire on Sulphur Springs Road late Sunday afternoon.

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who are named after the field — something he considers to be a testament to the stadium’s tradition. Mandry said keeping the recognized name is pivotal, especially during the University’s move to the Southeastern Conference. “As we move into the SEC and

The No. 8 Aggie baseball team closed a busy spring break on the diamond with a pair of Big 12 wins this weekend after a wild loss Friday night. Closing a 21-game home stand, the Aggies (16-5, 2-1 Big 12) welcomed Kansas State to the friendly confines of Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park for a three-game series, ultimately claiming two of the three games. It was the end of a topsy-turvy week, during which A&M went 4–4 against Cal State Fullerton, Texas Pan-American and Kansas State. The Aggies dropped two of three games despite outscoring the No. 11 Cal State Fullerton 14-11 in a trio of weekend matches to start spring break. Senior first baseman Jacob House and junior right fielder Tyler Naquin both enjoyed a three-hit night at the plate in the Aggies’ lone victory against the Titans, 6-1, on March 9. Junior pitcher Michael Wacha got his fourth start and third win of the season, registering eight strikeouts in six innings despite an hour-long rain delay in the dreary evening match.

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The Battalion Responding to the A&M administration’s plans to renovate Kyle Field, the Student Senate saw fit before leaving for spring break to pass a bill supporting preservation of the A&M football stadium’s name. The signature title dates to 1904 and namesake E.J. Kyle, Class of 1899, who donated the land on which Kyle Field stands. The Kyle Field Preservation Bill is anticipatory, addressing a situation in which “Texas A&M University may potentially be approached” by sponsors seeking to rename the stadium.

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Kyle Field was named after former A&M professor E.J. Kyle, Class of 1899, who donated the land on which the stadium stands. The bill suggests changing the name for monetary sponsorship be restricted to specific sections of the stadium and seating decks, as opposed to the entire structure. Tyler Mandry, junior computer science major, co-authored the bill. Mandry said he traveled to College Station to attend football games at Kyle Field while growing up and has friends

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ggie fans eventually gave up on their men’s basketball team. It was highlighted on senior night, when fewer than 4,000 fans showed up for the final game of the David Loubeau/Dash Harris dynasty, one of the winningest classes in school history. The crowd that wasn’t drinking its sorrows away at Northgate yelled loudly and nearly propelled the Aggies to victory. But even the most vocal Reed Rowdies couldn’t mask that gaping cavity in the student section. In better times, I’d probably look back and relive the most memorable moments of the season, lingering over the sweet taste of basketball glory and reminiscing about leaving the Big 12 with a bang. But with a year as tumultuous as this one, it’s probably easier to talk about all the things that went wrong for the Aggies these last few months. A brand-new head coach is diagnosed with a debilitating disease that affects his transition into the job. Billy Kennedy missed the entire first month of the season and, in terms of life outside of basketball, had to figure out how to navigate through a world with Parkinson’s disease. But this year, Kennedy’s previous program, Murray State, shot into the national spotlight by notching 31 wins to only one loss; the

contributors to that program are all guys Kennedy and his staff recruited, so they’ve certainly got an eye for talent. Junior forward Khris Middleton, a member of the preseason Big 12 All FirstTeam, never fully reengaged after tweaking his knee early in conference play. He began rounding into form in the back half of the schedule, but by that time any hope of watching maroon dance into March had disappeared. An injury-riddled and lackluster junior season could mean the small forward sticks around Aggieland another year in hopes of raising his draft stock and cementing his legacy at A&M. He’s been called the best Aggie baller since Josh Carter, A&M’s leading scorer from 2007-08, which I feel is an accurate comparison, though his ceiling is higher than Carter’s because he can create offense in so many different ways. A healthy Middleton means at least two or three wins a season. But to add to the troubles,

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“Not being able to play in [the Big 12 tournament] last week was kind of rough for me. But I knew it was best for me to be able to wait for this tournament,� White said. “Last week I had a talk with Coach Harris that I needed to step up for the team because I’m kind of a leader. I don’t speak a lot, but I let my game speak for me.� The Aggies used the run to take a 4936 lead, combining strong defense and perimeter shooting to pull ahead of the Great Danes. A&M freshman guard Alexia Standish hit a pair of three-pointers and senior guard Sydney Carter added another to put the game out of reach. The Aggies forced three turnovers and three missed layups during the run, shifting momentum towards A&M. “I think that our defense is what got us back in the game,� Standish said. “When we play hard, tenacious defense, usually our offense on the offensive end of the court goes well for us as well.� Standish finished the game scoring 12

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Junior forward Khris Middleton, above, had the second highest average points per game for the Aggies this season, trailing junior guard Elston Turner. freshman guard Jamaal Branch drops out of school midseason. Junior guard Elston Turner has to play point guard and shooting guard and defend the other team’s top dog because of injuries to Harris and Middleton. Sophomore forward Kourtney Roberson, a grown man at 18 years old when he showed up last year — who has only grown bigger and stronger — watches the entire season from the bench with a cast on his foot. The list goes on and on. Frankly, there were 10 or 15 bad breaks for A&M this year. And in college sports, like poker, it’s better to be lucky than good. The fact that A&M was

voted by coaches in the preseason as co-Big 12 Champions lends further credence to the claim that this squad, with a few different bounces here and there, could have kept playing basketball into April. We’ll have to wait until the SEC to know for sure, but the horizons look wide in the Billy Kennedy era and, if he’s able to storm into a new conference and make some national noise for the maroon and white, that would be what I’d really call “madness.� Austin Meek is a senior creative writing major

points, all from three-point shots, and senior forward Adaora Elonu contributed with 13 points and three steals. The Aggies, 23-10, forced a total of 24 turnovers, one shy of Albany’s season high. The Great Danes finished their season with a 23-10 record. With the victory, the Aggies advanced to the second round, and will face future Southeastern Conference foe and No. 6 seed Arkansas. The Razorbacks advanced in their first round game by defeating the No. 11 seed Dayton Flyers, 72-55. “[President] Obama has picked us to lose. We need to show the nation we’re defending national champions, and no one gives us any credit,� Blair said. “We’re not on ESPN. They have Baylor’s 2005 National Championship. They have all the other teams. They’re not expecting much from this basketball team. But if we can roll in here with about 9,000 fans, I’d like to show the country that we’re not last year’s team, we’re this year’s team. And I’m proud ASSOCIATED PRESS of this year’s team.� A&M’s Alexia Standish drives The second round game between the Aggies and Razorbacks tips off at 8:30 p.m. around Albany’s Adrienne Jones Friday at Reed Arena. Monday at Reed Arena.

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begin to change and adapt in new ways as a University, it’s important that we hold onto the most important parts of what makes Texas A&M what it is. One of those parts is Kyle Field,� Mandry said. “I fully support plans to renovate Kyle Field, but let’s not be so fixated on pursuing the possibilities of the future that we forget to hold onto our past.� The bill comes weeks after the opening of Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, formerly Olsen Field. The 30-year-old baseball stadium was named after former A&M baseball player C.E. Olsen, Class of 1923, who went on to pitch for the New York Yankees. In 2011, Blue Bell Creameries offered a $7 million donation toward the $24 million stadium renovation and received nam-

ing rights in return. Jason Cook, A&M vice president for marketing and communications, said there are no offers from donating sponsors to relieve the cost of renovations to Kyle Field. “There have not been any immediate decisions about changing the name of Kyle Field and there are no proposals on the table at this time,� Cook said. Cook declined to speculate about the administration’s action if a sponsor seeks naming rights. “Given that there are no offers on the table, we do not intend to change the name,� Cook said. Michelle Thomas, sophomore aerospace engineering major, said she was disappointed by the way Olsen Field was handled and thinks the Kyle Field name will not be upheld because of the Blue Bell Park precedent. “If you look at [the baseball stadium]

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currently as a new student, you wouldn’t even know that it was once called Olsen. There is no visible reference to it. ‌For a school based so much on tradition, it is a shame that a great tradition will be lost,â€? Thomas said. “Kyle Field is going to be renovated soon. If everyone treats it the same as Olsen, we might be calling it ‘McDonald’s Stadium’ for short.â€? Mandry said although he agrees that the traditions of A&M should be kept sacred, changing the name of Olsen Field does not compare to preserving the name of a century-old stadium. “In my mind, there is more Aggie tradition attached to the name of Kyle Field,â€? Mandry said. “With the amount of changes our University is undergoing — many of which are for good — renaming Kyle Field would further weaken the connection that so many Aggie students and alumni share today.â€?

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to help through this tragedy and will help him appreciate the things that he has in life. “The fact that I’m blessed enough to have a house and to have friends and to have all even if this stuff. If it’s taken away I’m still blessed,” Richardson said. “In the end I know its going to make me value what I’ve been given, even if its nothing, so much more.” Richardson said several community members provided immediate support during the ordeal. One man offered a place to sleep, another a tent

and one was able to move his truck away from the fire. “I look around, and I [have] people trying to help me out,” Richardson said. “I don’t even know these people. You start to see the true character of people come out.”

and seeing this I just felt like I needed to come up here and ask [Richardson] if he needed any assistance, a place to stay. It’s that spirit of community that we have at A&M, that selfless service.” Taking another glance at the scorched house, Richardson said alI know its going to though he lost his physical what , possessions, he still had its nothing, — junior business major Keane Richardson his memories. “All that stuff’s going Xavier Lozano, a student at to go away eventually. All Blinn College, said he came the memories that are in that to the house because it was house, all the stuff that I have, the right thing to do. personally I believe all of it’s “[My friend and I] were God’s and none of it’s mine,” talking about what it means Richardson said. “Those to be a Christian and having a memories and those things powerful leader in your life,” I hold on to, those are in Lozano said. “I came here my heart.”

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“I thought [Wacha] was as good as he’s been this year,” Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress said following Wacha’s March 9 performance. “He’s had some great performances so far, but I think tonight was definitely his best night.” Wacha’s momentum didn’t carry over to Big 12 play this weekend, however. He struggled on the mound for the first time all season, surrendering 11 hits and nine runs in 5.1 innings on Friday. Seven of the runs came in the second inning, which featured a grand slam from Wildcat first baseman Wade Hinkle. The Aggies managed 12 runs on the evening — and briefly held the lead 11-9 in the seventh inning — but a four-run performance in the top of the eighth lifted Kansas State over A&M, 15-12. “We saw a lot of toughness and a lot of fight out of our team tonight,” Childress said on Friday. “Bottom line is we just didn’t get it done on the

mound. You score 11 runs on a Friday night, you would think we’d be celebrating right now. They got big hits with two outs and two strikes. I thought our guys did real well and I was proud of the offense. It would’ve been real easy for them to just roll over after giving up a seven spot in the second inning, but they hung in there and battled back.” The Aggies showed resilience, winning back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday, claiming the series over KSU. Senior Ross Stripling pitched his fifth career complete game in a 9–2 victory Saturday afternoon, striking out eight batters and giving up two runs on six hits. Stripling picked up his 24th career victory in his four-year career at A&M. “It was important for Ross to have a good start and get our bullpen some rest,” Childress said. “We’ve ridden them pretty hard through the last six games. That’s one of the biggest and best performances we’ve had in a long time and it came just when we needed it most.” Sophomore Rafael Piñeda followed Stripling’s cue Sun-

Aggies on the road again !"The Aggies hit the road for the first time this season to take on the University of Houston Cougars on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. day afternoon in the Aggies’ 7–2 victory, also pitching a complete game. Piñeda struck out three batters, while giving up just two runs on eight hits. The bats were alive for the maroon and white. Junior Brandon Wood and freshman Blake Allemand both enjoyed multi-hit games. Catcher Troy Stein got another start behind the plate, and added a two-run home run to the Aggie score sheet — his first of the season. “It was a great way to end a weekend,” Stein said. “We didn’t sweep them, but to be able to come out and win the next two after what they did to us on Friday night is huge. It’s really easy when you have Ross Stripling and Rafael Piñeda come out and throw strikes from the word ‘go’ and be able to get guys out. It’s easy and it’s really fun when you have those guys on the mound.”

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FOR RENT 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. www.broadstoneranchatwolfpen.com, www.aggielandleasing.com, 979-776-6079. 2bd/2ba 4-plex. Spacious floorplan, W/D connections, close to campus. $550/mo. www.aggielandleasing.com 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. www.broadstoneranchatwolfpen.com, www.aggielandleasing.com, 979-776-6079. 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. www.brazosvalleyrentals.com 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. www.luxormanagement.com 3/2/2 and 4/2/2 remodeled brick homes in CS. Large fenced yard, on shuttle route, $1000-1300/mo. 979-450-3011 waypointproperties@yahoo.com 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.

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4/2 and 5/2 houses, CS, available August, updated, all appliances, great backyards, large living rooms, W/D, close to campus, no pets. www.brazosvalleyrentals.com 979-731-8257.

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.

4/2/2 College Station, close to campus. Updated, fenced, w/d, granite. Prelease for August. $1799/mo. 1312 Timm. 979-776-8984. aggielandrentals.com

Free ethernet and cable, paid water, Campus shuttle. Preleasing, Great Prices. AggieApartment.com, 979-693-1906.

4/3 house, 4024 Southern Trace CS, built 2006, $1450/mo, available August, 979-450-0053. 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. www.luxormanagement.com 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. www.aggielandleasing.com 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. theccooks@gmail.com 903-539-9957 AggieLandRentals.com 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. www.aggielandleasing.com 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.

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. Historic duplex, Bryan. 6-miles from campus, 1200sqft. 1bd/1ba. W/D, mature student. $575/mo. 979-776-0221. 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. New, Newer 1/1, 1/1.5 Loft, 2/2,3/3. Granite, Shuttle, wwwjesinvestments.com Owner/Broker. 979-777-5477. Nice 4/2! Available Aug-1st. $1500/month. 2010-Rayburn. Call/text Scott at 979-229-5007. Nice! 4/2 2013-Rayburn. $1500/month. Available Aug-1st. Call/text Scott at 979-229-5007. 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, www.aggielandleasing.com Oak Creek Condos, high-speed internet and basic cable. 2bdrm/1.5ba. As little as $515/mo. Water, sewer, trash paid. Fireplace, icemaker, pool. 979-822-1616. Pre-lease 4 and 5 bedroom houses, available August, great floor plans, close to campus, updated, W/D, all appliances, no pets. www.brazosvalleyrentals.com 979-731-8257.

C.S. 4bdrm Houses, updated, fenced pets, ok. Starting at $1295/mo. AggieLandRentals.com 979-776-8984.

Pre-leasing for August 2,3,4,&5 bedroom houses and town-homes. Updated, fenced, pets ok, on shuttle route. AggieLandRentals.com 979-776-8984.

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College Station: 1/1, 800sqft, $575. 2/2, 1000sqft, $675. Shuttle, all appliances, W/D, lawn/pest/maintenance included. 906 Spring Loop (off University). KAZ Realty. 979-324-9666.

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.

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:

College Station: 2/2, 1000sqft, newly remodeled (All new stainless steel appliances), shuttle, all appliances, W/D, lawn/pest/maintenance included, 906 Spring Loop (off University). $800. KAZ Realty. 979-324-9666.

3bdr w/study or 4bdr/2ba House. 2-Blocks to campus. Refrigerator, W/D, $1100/mo. 105 Fleetwood. 832-541-6450.

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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:

College Station: 3/3 1450sqft. All appliances, W/D, lawn/pest/maintenance included. 3735 Oldenburg (off Grahm), $1025. KAZ Realty. 979-324-9666.

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. C.S. 3/1.5/2carport, Updated, Fenced, biking distance to campus, on shuttle, pets ok. $750/mo AggieLandRentals.com 979-776-8984.

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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. aggieresponse@gmail.com Cadre is accepting resumes for summer internship opprotunities exclusively for students hoping to enhance their skills and experience through training and on the job development. Cadre is looking for a fresh, forward-thinking individuals to assist the engineering staff with the development of SOP’s, training material, and entry level process, mechanical or electrical design under the direction of experienced engineers. The ideal candidate will be dedicated and self-motivated with excellent written communication skills. To qualify, the candidate must be pursuing a bachelors degree in engineering. Additional information about our company, products and job openings can be found on our website at www.cadreproppants.com. To apply, please send your resume to resumes@cadreproppants.com and reference this ad. Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. Full or Part-time paid intern needed. Computing/Accounting experience is a plus. 979-778-7531, Jaimie. 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. NINFA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT COLLEGE STATION. Now accepting applications for Wait/Servers and Hostess Staff. Will train. Flexible schedules available. Good communicators and strong customer service skills preferred. Apply in person Mon-Fri 11am-4pm at 1007 Earl Rudder Freeway South, College Station. 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. Now hiring for Church nursery. 2 workers needed during Sunday morning and evening worship and on Wednesday evenings. Also hiring for Mother’s Day Out that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays! 979-776-0533 or lisa@hillcrestfamily.org

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 http://ppri.tamu.edu/employment/

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 kcarver@caldwellcos.com Part-time summer help, apply in person, Conlee-Garrett Moving and Storage, 600 South Bryan Ave., Bryan. Software tester, 20-35hrs/wk, $10/hr, flexible schedule. Real world, hands-on experience testing enterprise software. Flexible work hours.  Learn more and apply at www.k2share.com/careers 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. Summer sales help wanted! Top training, no experience necessary, accommodate school schedules, 40K/4mo., average summer rep. resume’s and info at: 2012summersales@gmail.com SWIM COACHES WANTED! We are looking for enthusiastic, positive, motivational people to coach our swim stroke clinic and our summer swim team. Pay range $8.50-$11.50/hour. For more information or to apply, visit csjobs.cstx.gov Tutors wanted for all subjects currently taught at TAMU/ Blinn and Sam Houston State starting at $8.25/hour. Apply on-line @ www.99Tutors.com, 979-268-8867.

MUSIC Peter Block Mobile DJ, professional 22+yrs. experience. Specializing in weddings, TAMU functions. Mobile to anywhere. 979-596-2522. http://www.partyblockdj.com

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 B/CS. Sell/Buy/Invest! Michael McGrann TAMU ‘93 Civil Engineering 979-739-2035, mike@aggierealtor.com Nadia McGrann 979-693-1851, Town & Country Realty.

TUTORS Need a Tutor? Friendly, helpful one-on-one private tutors for all subjects at TAMU/Blinn and Sam Houston State. Check us out at www.99tutors.com, 979-268-8867.

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:

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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:

J&S Studies, Inc.

979-774-5933 1710 Crescent Pointe Parkway, College Station, TX 77845 www.js-studies.com

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as ever — it was a festival in which visitors could see both 1980s icon Lionel Ritchie and a band called Diarrhea Planet in the same day. Among SXSW’s most notable moments were a collection of comebacks in both individual artists’ careers and genre trends. Fiona Apple returned to the spotlight after seven years of absence. The introverted indie songstress played new material at each of her SXSW showcases — her first outside of Los Angeles in five years — showing the same level of emotion as when she first burst onto the scene in the ’90s with her raw-yet-refined vocals and an unfiltered, occasionally self-deprecating stage presence. Other appearances by established acts included the

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aforementioned performance by Richie and a midafternoon set by perennial Top-40 favorites Train, as well as a star-studded secret performance by the conference’s keynote speaker, Bruce Springsteen, who brought out Arcade Fire and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello for his final song. Tickets for The Boss’ performance were handed out by lottery, with only 400 winners attending the nearly three-hour show. Current favorites like Skrillex and Santigold made multiple appearances during the festival as well, drawing huge crowds at every show. Another notable comeback at this year’s SXSW was the return of rock to the festival’s indie rock lineup, which tended to lean toward synthesizers and bearded singersongwriters in previous years. Public day parties sponsored by blogs such as Conse-

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South by Southwest, SXSW, is a six-day music festival where performers join to showcase their talent. quence of Sound’s Cosigns and Mess With Texas included more new — and old — punk and rock bands like Cloud Nothings, Ceremony or the recently revived Built

to Spill. Some bands were eager to promote what they saw as the genre’s revived popularity. “Pop-punk is back,” said Patrick Stickles, lead singer and front man for critically acclaimed punk band Titus Andronicus, between songs at their Mess with Texas set. “It’s matured and it’s ready for the mainstream.” Some of the head-bangprone bands provoked audiences to form volatile mosh pits on multiple occasions, but the reception wasn’t always so welcoming. A performance by punk-rock group The Men at the Cosigns showcase was met with stiff knees and nodding heads. Of course, even with so many bands from around the globe to choose from, some fans chose to come to SXSW to see local favorites. “My favorite show was [Austin band] The Octopus Project,” said junior nutrition major Meg Gallagher. “All of their opening bands were French. Even though I’d never heard of any of them, they were all amazing, and Octopus Project was the cherry on top. This was my third year going and it was by far the best.”

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