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ou’re a slut.” The words sting, but don’t match the physical pain that follows as Ashley’s boyfriend lands a punch to her face. In the time they had been together, Ashley never imagined he would hurt her. But something is wrong. Reeling from the blow, she doesn’t have time to brace herself when he shoves her down into the couch. He pins her down and muffles her screams with the palm of his hand. Ashley struggles, but he hits her again and she relents. When the rape is over, he gets up and stares down at her. “You know you wanted it,” he says. What Ashley wants is to die.

See Unbroken on page 3

This is the second of a four-part series about sexual assaults involving college students. Look for the following two installments each Wednesday in the coming weeks. The Battalion does not publish the names or identifying information of rape and sexual assault victims. The names of victims and assailants in this article were altered to protect the subjects’ identities.

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inside sports | 2 A&M runs away with HBU game

The MSC story After three years of orange fencing and noisy construction, the Memorial Student Center opens in less than a month. The Battalion takes a look at the history of the A&M student union as April 21 fast approaches.

The Aggies got a mid-week 7-2 win against Houston Baptist at Blue Bell Park at Olsen Field. Check out the full recap on page 2. Josh McKenna — THE BATTALION

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Scenarios value Houston’s social, economic investments Rachel Bishop The Battalion

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The Battalion Student leaders engaged students in an open forum dialogue Tuesday to discuss game day traditions and address the challenges of the upcoming transition to the SEC. Tanner Garza — THE BATTALION Student Body President Jeff PickStudent Body President Jeff Pickering speaks with students and ering introduced the discussion about the value of upholding Aggie yell leader and Traditions Council representatives during a dialogue traditions and the need to ask stu- forum regarding the future of A&M traditions. dents about the future for these tra- and second verses, as written by J.V. the War Hymn, while others were ditions. Pinky Wilson. confident that singing the first verse “The purpose … is to discuss The history of the War Hymn of the Aggie War Hymn could be a how we as Texas Aggies can adapt varies based on the story teller, but positive change that represents movto changing times while holding true for the majority of A&M’s history, ing forward and fully becoming apart to unchanging principles, unchang- the second, “texas university” verse of the SEC. ing core values and unchanging tra- was repeated. Many students adThe student body leaders made it ditions that have made the maroon dressed the reasons why the first clear they are open and interested in and white the envy of the college verse never caught on. any and all thoughts on the topics world,” Pickering said. One student said the first verse discussed. The first part of the discussion was rejected because it seemed too “The reason that we are having centered around the future of the similar to the fight songs of the ivy- these dialogues is to give the students Aggie War Hymn. The first verse, league schools. voice … We want to hear what your actually written eight years after the Several present were concerned opinions are and we want to be able second verse, is not currently sung that Aggies may be ridiculed at the to translate that to whoever it needs at football games; however, some start of the season if there is any to be translated to,” said Student students proposed singing the first confusion or disunity about singing See Tradition on page 6

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According to the Center of Houston’s Future, the city’s future looks bright. In two projected scenarios, the center places Houston in 2040 as a place of growth, opportunity and global relevance. More than 100 students and faculty gathered in the Geren Auditorium Tuesday night for 2040 Scenarios, the country’s largest public-interest, businessled regional scenario project, which consisted of two possible scenarios, including advantages and disadvantages of each. Stan Marek, member of the board of directors for the center and president and CEO of The Marek Companies, focused on the importance of young people hearing the project’s message. “[Aggies] and college graduates around Texas are the ones who will be shaping the future for Houston. By getting [them] to think and get involved, collectively we can make those changes, so that we like what we see in 2040,” Marek said.

The center said it hopes to spark interest in planning the area’s future with those who will have an impact on the city’s future: college students on the brink of joining the business world and work force. The first scenario, Learning to Live, projects Houston in 2040 as a magnet for those who place importance on work and living. High taxes would have been implemented to better education, and dedication to this principle would lead to positive benefits — both economically and socially. The drawback from this scenario is pressure put on residents through the high taxes. The second scenario, Playing to Win, sets Houston as the third largest city in America. The city would focus on supporting business and reaping the benefits by becoming culturally diverse and increasing its ability to attract talent from around the world. But this success would come with consequences; the economic boom would create See Houston on page 6

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The Battalion The No. 8 Texas A&M baseball team employed consistent offensive pressure Tuesday night, scoring in each of the first five innings to eventually dispatch the Houston Baptist Huskies, 7-2. “Each time they scored, we answered and I thought we played well tonight,” head coach Rob Childress said. “Houston Baptist has got a good team. They’ve played a lot of one-run games against a lot of people and we knew we had our hands full.” The Aggies continue to pair hot hitting with excellent pitching, recording their sixth victory in a row. “What we did this weekend at Pepperdine carried over tonight offensively,” Childress said. “A lot of twostrike at bats and a lot of big ones, none bigger than Jacob [House]’s late one in the game there to extend our lead to 7-2 and take control of the game back. There were a lot of great at bats tonight with two strikes.” Senior first baseman Jacob House paced the Aggies with a 3-for-4 night at the plate, tying his career-high with four RBIs. Junior shortstop Mikey Reynolds also went 3-for-4 and junior right fielder Tyler Naquin notched

his team-best fourth triple of the year. “Those guys in front of me are doing a really good job of getting on base and taking their walks and getting hits in big situations so it makes it easy for me,” House said. Freshman pitcher Gandy Stubblefield drew the start for the Aggies, the first of his career. The Lufkin, Texas, product lasted 4.1 innings and gave up one run on four hits. Freshman reliever Corey Ray helped him out of a jam in the fifth and was eventually credited with the win for his 1.2 innings of work. “I think I did good,” Stubblefield said. “I didn’t feel tired, but the ball kept diving and I think my velocity went down. I’m not 100 percent on that yet, but I think I did alright. I can definitely do better.” The Aggies scored a run on two hits in each of the first four innings, with Naquin’s RBI-single in the bottom of the first, kick-starting the effort. The fact that Aggie runners were able to cross home with the aid of only two hits points to aggressive movement on the base path, where Andy Sawyers, associate head coach, called for steals early and often. The Aggies attempted to take six bases and were successful half the time;

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Freshman pitcher Gandy Stubblefield allowed only one run in 4.1 innings pitched. Reynolds led the way with two swipes. “Andy does an amazing job at third base,” Childress said. “We’re very lucky to have him here coaching with us and running our offense.” The Huskies encroached on the Aggies lead in the top of the seventh, when Asai Adame’s single brought the score to 5-2. But A&M’s veteran leadership responded in the bottom of the frame with a big play when it counted, this time in the form of a twoRBI double to deep left from the consistency king himself, Jacob House. “That’s kind of become our thing,” House said. “Let’s get one an inning and see if

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how brought on [the assault] by my actions around James,” said Beth, Class of 2009. “I blamed myself because I shouldn’t have been drinking, or at his place alone, and I shouldn’t have kissed him.” Guilt may be further compounded by the negative social stigma that shifts blame to the victim. Instead of focusing on the actions of perpetuators, discussions often focus on victims’ attire, how they acted and whether or not they were intoxicated at the time of the assault. “A massive hurdle to overcome is the stereotypes about a woman’s role in a sexual assault,” said Stefanie Baker, interim director of the Texas A&M Women’s Resource Center. “Often, the woman is blamed. People blame the victim in order to make themselves feel safer.” Survivors of sexual assault are often left feeling that if they had been smarter, stronger and braver, the incident would have never occurred. “I blame myself for my rape,” said Rebecca, Class of 2009. “I know I’m not supposed to feel that way, but I still do.” Because rape is a traumatic violation of one’s sexuality, many victims’ first emotional response is shame. Combined with guilt, shameful self-blame can become a debilitating cycle in which the survivors accept a sense of filth, inadequacy and worthlessness. Instead of believing they were subject to a vile and indecent attack, victims who experience shame perceive themselves as vile and indecent. “One of the reasons I didn’t tell anybody about my assault for so long was because I felt ashamed,” Rebecca said. “I felt dirty all over all the time and I didn’t want others to know.” Following her assault, Rebecca increased her sexual activity and began using drugs to cover her emotional pain. “I started sleeping with a lot of guys and would put myself in bad situations,” Rebecca said. “I thought I was dirty so I just kind of became that girl.” According to Heather Wheeler, student development specialist at the Women’s Resource Center, Rebecca’s behavioral change is not an uncommon response following a sexual assault and is a manifestation of a much deeper issue. “Eventually, a woman will attempt to regain control of her own sexuality,” Wheeler said. “One girl can do this by avoiding all intimacy and another can become more promiscuous. Two radically different responses to the same root desire: getting control back.” PTSD and flashbacks A survivor’s lifestyle is further disrupted by what is commonly called Rape Trauma Syndrome. According to the Rape and Abuse Incest National Network, all survivors experience some form of Rape Trauma Syndrome, which includes a wide range of psychological and behavioral responses. Survivors may experience symptoms such as loss

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of appetite, nightmares and panic attacks. “Rape Trauma Syndrome can also trigger deep feelings of shame and embarrassment, depression and low self-esteem, as well as an adverse reaction to being touched,” House said. Rape Trauma Syndrome is considered to be a form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, a severe anxiety disorder commonly diagnosed among combat veterans. PTSD is unique among mental health conditions in that it results from a traumatic life experience. Sexual assault survivors may experience feelings of emotional numbness, over-exaggerated situational awareness and flashbacks. A month after her assault, Beth was doing laundry in her home when her older brother snuck up behind and spooked her. “My reaction was that of a feral animal,” Beth said. “I screamed at the top of my lungs and attacked him out of reaction.” Her brother’s innocent prank triggered a flashback. In her mind’s eye, Beth transported back to the couch on the night that James, her assaulter, hovered above her and tore off her clothes. Psychologically, a victim perceives memories of a past trauma during a flashback as occurring at the current moment. Triggered by a variety of stimuli, a survivor experiencing a flashback may dissociate from reality and believe the sexual assault is happening again. The episodes can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. “A sexual assault can affect things that are seemingly unrelated to the assault,” House said. “We never know what may take us back to the feeling of panic and vulnerability. It can be smells or sights that we may not have consciously recorded as related to the assault.”

Consoling a survivor What to say “I believe you.” “How can I help?” “It wasn’t your fault.” “Thank you for telling me.” “Things may not ever be the same but they can get better.” What not to say “I know how you feel.” “It could’ve been worse.” “It’s going to be alright.” “Time heals all wounds.” “You need to forgive and move on.”

Months after her assault, Ashley decide to walk into a local rape crisis center to receive the help she realized was necessary. She said she found comfort talking with a counselor and began keeping a journal documenting her healing process, a habit she continues to this day. “Sexual assault does not define me, but it is part of who I am,” Ashley said. “I’ve come to peace with what happened to me. Much of that peace comes from helping others.” For more than 10 years, Ashley’s work and volunteer life have been deeply rooted in advocacy for children and teenagers affected by sexual violence. Nearly a decade and a half after her assault, Ashley is married and has one child. Her husband is an A&M alumni and local law for my I know I’m enforcement officer. that way, “You can survive this,” Ashley said. “There are so many people in ” our community who care and are — Rebecca, sexual assault victim there to help. You are not alone.”

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Healing begins Following a sexual assault, a survivor may require years to return to normalcy or may never fully recover. There is no prescribed time frame or manner for healing. Each survivor recovers at her own pace in her own way. “There is nothing very linear about human emotional experience and certainly not one that is true for all of us,” House said. “What is common for many that are hurting is that they are often tempted to take the path of least resistance.” One of the most common roadblocks to recovery is denial that the assault occurred. In an attempt to minimize the effects of the rape, victims suppress the emotional and physical consequences of the incident. “I had always considered myself a strong young woman, able to handle anything,” Ashley said. “[But afterward] I had thoughts of suicide. I was depressed, yet filled with anxiety. I felt so alone — like no one in my life could understand how I felt.” Many survivors who choose to not report their assault or receive counseling remain in the denial stage their entire lives, with ramifications for their ability to develop and foster relationships. “Suppression of strong emotions related to sexual violence can eat away at a person’s ability to have a fulfilling life, with relationships and experiences that are at once challenging and beneficial,” House said.

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The girl in the mirror “I felt so ashamed and broken,” said Ashley, who is now in her mid-30s and a resident of College Station. “I wasn’t sure if I had the strength to tell anyone what happened.” Ashley was 17 years old when her boyfriend physically assaulted and raped her. An hour before, they were at a party where he publicly humiliated her, accusing Ashley of cheating on him after he saw her talking with another male friend. When they left the party and arrived at her boyfriend’s house, Ashley, fed up with his jealousy and controlling nature, told him their relationship was over. “He responded in silence,” Ashley said. “He just stared at me. I think in that moment I was more afraid than ever.” Ashley attempted to call a friend to pick her up, but her boyfriend knocked the phone out of her hands before physically and sexually assaulting her. When it ended, she crawled to the bathroom and looked into the mirror. “I didn’t recognize myself anymore, and it had nothing to do with the blood and bruises that were forming,” Ashley said. “The physical wounds healed fairly quickly. The emotional wounds took much longer.” Guilt, shame, powerlessness “What makes sexual assault different from other crimes is [that] the offense is one of a violation of trust,” said Cameron House, counselor at the Brazos Valley Sexual Assault Resource Center. “A sexual assault goes beyond the physical and has myriad and longstanding repercussions.” Survivors of sexual assault experience a wide range of psychological effects, but the most common reactions include feelings of guilt, shame and powerlessness. Guilt is rooted in the fear of judgment from others. Survivors who experience guilt believe they did not do enough to stop the assault. Guilt leads the victim to reason that she deserved to be assaulted or in some way prompted the assault. Beth and Rebecca, both of whom were sexually assaulted by a male friend while students at Texas A&M, experienced similar emotions. “I convinced myself that I had some-

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Less talk, more action Michael Rodriguez: Respect the ‘student’ in student government

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tudent Government Association has taken a lot of heat in recent weeks. After the election turmoil, SGA now more than ever needs to step up its campus-wide effort to earn the respect of the students of Texas A&M. A problem with SGA here on campus is its general sense of disconnect with the remainder of the student body. Voter turnout has been low — less than one in three students voted this spring — and people wonder why. Unfortunately, our elected student officials seem to disappear after being elected. Elections should be the start, not the finish, of the connection between representatives and the student body. Senators need to foster this connection by purposefully engaging the general public and not just interest groups that pursue their agendas. If elected officials would go out to the public and engage students about concerns on campus rather than being content in Koldus, the student body may may feel a greater connection throughout the academic year. After all, it’s called the Student Senate for a reason. It’s called the student body president for a reason. If the titles did not have the word “student” in front, I would have no problem. Go ahead and sue each other until you are blue in the face. I, like many others, see the word “student” in the title as an honor and a call to action. Be representatves that we can take pride in. During elections, I recall walking through Academic Plaza where students held banners for the candidates, and did not see one detailing the candidates’ platform. What if the candidate stood for justice, equality, and preservation of Aggie traditions? What if the candidate was all for a complete revamp of Dining Services and wanted better transportation? No one would know this from walking past these banners. All the students saw was a clever slogan for voting. The problem is not isolated to this example. We are in college, folks. In or out of election season, let’s concentrate on the

pressing issues, not personalities or technicalities. It comes as no surprise that the contested issues in the course of the campaigns shared one thing in common: money. Who spent how much? What was the limit? I mean, really? Do campus politics, too, have to revolve around money? From my vantage point, I can offer one simple resolution to this issue. The recently elected Student Senate votes Wednesday evening for the coming session’s leadership. It’s a new page for the organization. Let the representatives do what their titles suggest, which is to represent the more than 50,000 students of Texas A&M. Go out to general meeting places such as Sbisa, the Commons, the soon-to-open Memorial Student Center, heck, even the REC, just to be able to connect with the student body and receive input about current issues on campus. Don’t make student’s go out of their way to get involved. Let the representatives go out of their way to earn the respect of the student body. When a controversial issue nears a vote, take the time to survey and see what the constituents think of the issue. This is not rocket science, people, though it is political science. As Aggies, we are held to higher standards. In order for SGA to mend the wounds individuals inflicted to genearal student confidence, members should should take to heart the ideals of campus democracy — of the students, by the students, for the students. Michael Rodriguez is a senior industrial engineering major.

MAILCALL From Kristal Brown, toxicology graduate student I am deeply disturbed, as everyone is, by the events that occurred with regard to the shooting of Trayvon Martin. However, this is not a race issue. Just because he was of African-American descent does not mean that is the reason he was murdered. Giving a rally the title, “Shoot me I’m black” is certainly no way to protest a law that has nothing to do with race. Trayvon is not the first black man, white man, Asian man, man in general to die needlessly! As soon as you pull out ‘the race card,’ you distract from the issue you are trying to change: a Florida law that allowed a man to kill another man in public under the umbrella of self defense. Shooting a young man just because he was walking around at night is an atrocious crime. Making it into a ‘black and white’ issue when everything in our world is gray is sickening.

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2/2 fenced yard, covered deck, pets ok, tiled living and kitchen, hardwood bedrooms, available June 1st, 979-204-1950.

4/2/2 off Dominik. Large updated house, tile, carpet, with W/D, pets allowed. $1800/mo. Tia 979-739-1160. Available May.

2bd/1ba apartment, 800sq. ft. New appliances, carpeting and tile. W/D. bus-route. $575/mo. 210-391-4106.

4/3 house, 4024 Southern Trace CS, built 2006, $1450/mo, available August, 979-450-0053.

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 3/2 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. 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 3/3 newer duplex includes all appliances, tile floors, backyard, pets allowed. $1200/mo. Available August. Call Tia 979-739-1160. 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/2bth house at 123 Richards Street, CS near TAMU, HEB, and Target. Available June 1st, 2-car garage , fenced backyard, small pets considered, great kitchen, outstanding condition, $1200/mo. Bernie 979-777-3699. 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. 4-5bd/2ba house. Walk to campus! 504 Kyle Street. Available August 1st. $1650/mo. W/D, lawncare, pest control provided. 979-492-1983. 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. 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

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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. 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 University Place Condo for rent for $1600/mo. Electricity, water and internet included. No pets. New flooring in August 2011. Living and dining room furniture provided. http://www.collegestationrent.com/tx/collegestation/227678-university-placecondo. If interested, call Fred 281-460-0439. 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. Attention sorority sisters. 4br/3ba House available August 1st. $375/bdrm. 210-289-1609. 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.

FOR RENT College Station: 3/2, 1240sqft. Newly remodeled! All Stainless Steel Appliances! Close to shuttle, W/D, lawn/pest/maintenance included. 905 Balcones (off Welch), $1000. KAZ Realty 979-324-9666. College Station: 3/3 1450sqft. All appliances, W/D, lawn/pest/maintenance included. 3735 Oldenburg (off Grahm), $1025. KAZ Realty. 979-324-9666. 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.

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. Room for sublease in 2bd/2bath for $375. Internet/cable, W+D included. May-August, 979-492-9005. Summer Sublease. 4bd/2ba House. Large fenced yard. On bus route. $400/mo. Utilities paid! Pets ok. 214-498-4975. Townhomes 2/1.5+Half, on shuttle, W/D connections, fenced patio, $775-895/mo, ask about student discounts, 979-703-8282.

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Free ethernet and cable, paid water, Campus shuttle. Preleasing, Great Prices. AggieApartment.com, 979-693-1906. Gleissner Hall, Northgate area. Walk to campus. Water, sewer, garbage paid. 1/1 $555/mo., 2/1 $665/mo. 979-846-8981.

Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. aggieresponse@gmail.com

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.

BRYAN: QUIET, RELAXING 1/1. NEW LAMINATE FLOORS. LARGE BEDROOM AND CLOSET W/BUILT-IN DRESSER. STACKABLE W/D INCL. PET FRIENDLY! 979.764.RENT. www.twincityproperties.com

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.

BRYAN: NEWLY REMODELED 2/1. ALL NEW APPLIANCES, W/D CONN, ON-SITE POOL. WATER/SEWER, HIGH SPEED INTERNET, CABLE AND GARBAGE ALL PAID! PET FRIENDLY. 979.764.RENT www.twincityproperties.com

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. Northgate. New apartments 3/3, 2/2, 3/2, and 1/1. House for rent. www.aggievillas.net 979-255-5648.

Brand new building now! Sierra condos walk to NG/campus. Granite, SS, W/D incl. Pet friendly. 1,2,3 bed+ guest baths. Bus route bills incl. dwellsierra.com 979-314-7145

Oak Creek Condos, high-speed internet and basic cable. 2bdrm/1.5ba. As little as $540/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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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. Cedar Lane is now accepting applications for waitresses/ shot-girls. E-mail for information cedarlanepa@gmail.com 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.

Historic duplex, Bryan. 6-miles from campus, 1200sqft. 1bd/1ba. W/D, mature student. $575/mo. 979-776-0221.

BRAND NEW 4BDRM/4BTH HOUSE, CS, walk or bike, on shuttle, fenced yard. GREAT LOCATION! DON’T MISS! $2300/mo. 979-229-4222.

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

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A&M United Methodist Weekday School is now hiring. Full-time and part-time co-teacher positions available. Mon-Fri, 7:30-5:30. For more info, call 979-846-1762 or check us out on the web at www.am-umc.org/weekdayschool

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

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

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BRYAN: UPDATED 2/1.5 UNIT. NEW FLOORING, CUSTOM CABINETS AND APPLIANCES. FREE INTERNET, CABLE, WATER, SEWER AND GARBAGE. POOL ON SITE. PET FRIENDLY! 979.764.RENT. www.twincityproperties.com

BRYAN: 2/1 NEAR HISTORIC DISTRICT. UPSTAIRS W/BALCONY. NEW LAMINATE FLOORS. HUGE WALK-IN CLOSET. LOTS OF STORAGE. QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD. PET FRIENDLY. 979.764.RENT www.twincityproperties.com

looking for TAMU-student to write code for smartphone applications. Please email beason882006@tamu.edu Med Tech for full-time, medical allergy office. Excellent benefits. Great experience for student applying to medical or nursing school. Degree in Biomedical Science and one year commitment required. Please fax resume to 979-485-0575, apply in person at 3306 Longmire Drive CS, TX, or email resume to susanc@aggieallergist.com 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. Classifieds contined on page 6

BRYAN: 2/2 COMPLETELY UPDATED DUPLEX. WOOD FLOORS, NEW APPLIANCES AND CABINETS. W/D CONN, FENCED PATIO. INTERNET AND CABLE PAID! PET FRIENDLY! 979.764.RENT. www.twincityproperties.com

STUDIES IN PROGRESS FACIAL ACNE STUDY

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:

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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HELP WANTED 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 Part-time job helping handicapped. Male student preferred. $360/mo. 5-10hrs/wk. 979-846-3376. 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

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a disparity among classes and crime would run rampant. Donna Rybiski, director of strategic initiatives for the center, said 30 volunteers from the greater Houston area had spent the last two years developing these ideas. The volunteers, whose ages spanned from 18 to 80, came from all walks of life, in ethnicity, education and career field. “This [project] was the result of very different people coming together. These scenarios are not the center’s, but the work of the volunteers. The common desire was the betterment of our community,” Rybiski said. 2040 Scenarios has already planned 20 appointments with universities around the greater Houston area and Texas, and plans to meet with nearly 60,000 decision makers. While the event’s audience Tuesday consisted mainly of construction science majors and their professors, the project meets with people of different specialties. Marek spoke on the project’s global scope and the ability for its parameters to be applied to other cities, as well as the need to look long-term. “Take away Houston and insert Dallas, Los Angeles or San Antonio. You can do this with ease, as planning a city’s future is possible … It may be difficult to think 30 years ahead, but you’ll see that the decisions we make in the next five years will determine what 2040 looks like,” Marek said. After the two scenarios were shown, the speakers opened up the floor for discussion. A few common themes were brought up, including concerns on education, the increased taxes

Tradition to be translated to,” said Student Body President-Elect John Claybrook. Another topic discussed was the rumor that has circulated about the Aggie Dance Team performing on Kyle Field during home football games. Pickering said, despite rumors, there has been no official discussion, and the idea was only mentioned in a marketing and communications meeting with A&M Athletics and SEC officials. Though the athletic department has the final say, Bill Byrne, A&M athletic director, has communicated that the department will support the decision of thte Traditions Council on the issue. “Traditions are in the hands of the students — the current student body,” Pickering said. “The main thing we can do is continue as a student body is encourage people to continue our traditions and selfless service and core values, and then

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of the first scenario, possible overconfidence seen in both scenarios and the impact on the construction workforce. The discussion generates the results that the project hopes to bring to the Scenario Summit to be held in January 2013. At the summit, the responses from all of those that participated in the project will be given to elected policy makers, to hopefully guide their decisions for Houston’s future. Following the discussion, a vote was held on which scenario seemed more attractive, with the first scenario earning 45 votes, the second with 58 and the rest undecided. Pete Huss, senior construction science major, said he was disappointed with a lack of details on how to reach these possible situations. “I felt that the ‘how we were going to get [to 2040]’ wasn’t explained enough. As a citizen, I’d like to see one of these changes happen, but I don’t feel the argument was made sufficiently to get me to want to be a part of it,” Huss said. Morgan Hall, senior construction science major, had a different opinion on the 2040 Scenarios effectiveness. “I felt inspired watching this presentation. It really showed me where my industry could be in 25-30 years, and the possibilities for development in the area and state,” Hall said. Mike Holland, division president at The Marek Companies and speaker at the event, pointed to the scenarios’ impact on the construction science industry and the Aggie community as a whole. “We are going to be the ones building Houston’s future. By 2040, the environment of Houston will be completely rebuilt, by you.”

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The Traditions Dialogues are open for students to voice their opinions on the future of A&M traditions. The second and final Traditions Dialogue is at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Rudder 601. we’re gonna beat the hell outta them in the stands.” An poll of student leaders on the two topics yielded results seven in favor of repeating the War Hymn’s second verse and 12 in favor of singing both verses. The Traditions Council previously voted two-thirds in favor of no change to the Aggie War Hymn. Both groups unanimously voted against the Aggie Dance Team performing during home games. “This transition to the SEC will bring change,” Traditions Council Chair Taryn Tipton said. “But ultimately we will hold true to those traditions that we hold so dear, and we will handle this transition with grace.”

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