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Claybrook, Senate off to rough start Senators block three from executive cabinet, nominee’s immigration status given as reason Trevor Stevens The Battalion

Student senators debated issues including immigration status and credibility during Wednesday’s Senate meeting as the body

judged the merits of Student Body President John Claybrook’s executive cabinet nominees. Ten students were nominated for executive positions. Seven were confirmed by the Senate while three were denied — Drew Barber for internal vice president, Michael Apple for vice president of finance and Jose Luis Zelaya for vice president of diversity. During the debate about Zelaya’s nomination for vice president of diversity, Senators raised concerns about his immigration status. Zelaya, a graduate student and Class of 2011,

does not reside legally in the country. Zelaya said everyone who debated either for or against him said he was the most qualified person to serve as vice president of diversity. “They said they respected me, but then they said that there’s something that separates me — that my status shouldn’t allow me to serve this amazing University,” Zelaya said. Senators responded to Zelaya’s presentation with applause Wednesday evening. When the floor opened for senators to ask Zelaya questions or to express concerns about his qualifica-

tions, they asked only one question — whether it was true he could do magic. Jose was given another round of applause after he performed a quick magic trick. Zelaya said no senators raised concerns about his immigration status to him personally, despite opportunity. “I’m not running for the Texas Legislature, I’m not running for the House of Representatives, I’m running for Texas A&M University where I am a legal student,” Zelaya said. See SGA on page 3

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Students utilize the newly renovated MSC for studying, entertainment, dining, relaxing and spontaneous a capella performances in the Flag Room.

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“I like that I’m always running into people that I know and it kinda feels like a place to hangout with everyone. It’s literally like a living room with campus.”

“The biggest thing that I can’t get over that I really love is all the natural light. It was my home when I was an undergrad for four years and I love every single new thing about it.

“This is the first time I’ve been in it ... it’s kinda overwhelming how intricate everything is and everything just looks really nice and I like it a lot so far.”

Katelyn Deiss, freshman education major

Leo Young, graduate student in student administration affairs and higher education

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“I really like how it’s open and how the outside is glass so you can see in. Also, all the different levels and how there’s different things in each level.” Melanie Swetlick, junior horticulture major

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Texas A&M baseball head coach Rob Childress retained dry eyes when talking about the school’s rivalry with the Longhorns. He said he’s not sad about leaving behind A&M’s oldest foe because he’s confident that, somehow, the institutions will find a way to continue the rivalry that began in 1894. “It’s not the last time we’re going to be seeing Texas,” Childress said about this weekend’s series. There will be no love lost between the teams when they face off for the final time as conference opponents on Friday night. “I’m looking forward to sweeping them, hopefully,” freshman pitcher Daniel Mengden said. “We need to win this series for sure. We’ve got Wacha, Stripling and Pineda going.

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Hopefully we can do well, the bats turn up and we do really well as a team.” After dropping five consecutive contests against Kansas, Rice and Baylor, the Aggies got back on track Tuesday evening with a 4-1 away win over TCU. “It was important to get that dirty taste of losing out of our mouth and to find a little confidence,” Childress said. “I thought we played very good in all areas of the game and for us bottom line was to get a win.” Through seven innings against the Horned Frogs, the Aggies looked the part of a team that had lost four consecutive Big 12 games with nearly every hard-hit ball ending up in the webbing of a TCU mit. But in the eighth inning, freshman right fielder Chance Bolcerek See Baseball on page 2

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When Dale Tibodeau designed his “Project Management for Engineers” class, he decided to do more than teach by the book. The result was a class project that generated more than $25,000 for community charities. “I wanted the students to get the actual hands on experience,” Tibodeau said. Students in Tibodeau’s course spent the majority of the semester planning and executing their own charity projects to benefit the Bryan-College Station community. In the end, charities received $26,267.03 thanks to student efforts.

“In the classroom we talk about all the theory, the methodologies, the tools. We go over examples and some case studies and things like that,” said Tibodeau, lecturer and industrial engineering department head. “It’s one thing to get that flavor of it, but the reality is you learn best by doing.” Tibodeau, having been a part of several charity-raising events of his own, said he first got the idea for his class project from the popular TV show “Celebrity Apprentice” in which celebrities compete to raise money for charities. Thirteen teams composed of See Engineering on page 3

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Third baseman Amber Garza hit two home runs, including two RBIs for each, during the game against Texas. The next two games of the series will be played in Austin.

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The Battalion Coming off a season sweep of Baylor that concluded on Tuesday, the No. 16 Aggie softball team blanked No. 7 Texas, 9-0, at the Aggie Softball Complex on Thursday night. “It’s Texas, they can hit the ball,” head coach Jo Evans said. “They can hit the long ball. All it takes is one spark for them, and they will make you pay for it. It was really great to see our kids keep pushing and putting the pressure on them.” Junior Mel Dumezich got the start for the Aggies (33-14, 13-6 Big 12), while junior Kim Bruins threw for the Longhorns (37-8, 11-6 Big 12). The second inning began with a single from sophomore Cassie Tysarczyk and a walk to Dumezich. With no outs and two on, sophomore Amber Garza hit a bomb over the left-center fence to plate three runs in her second game back from injury. “I’m feeling really good right now,” Garza said. “It feels good to be back and it feels amazing that I hit two home runs tonight. It is awesome that we beat Texas how we did and we’re ready to go to Aus-

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pinch hit for the Aggies and connected with an RBI-triple that kick started a four-run stretch. Childress thinks that the seldom-used Bolcerek has earned his stripes, saying “we need to find a place for him.” “He’s done a marvelous job at understanding why he hasn’t been playing more often and what we’re trying to do as a group,” Childress said. “He’s handled it great, and guys that do that usually when they get their opportunity again have great success and it’s no surprise that when he gets his shot, he does well.” Bolcerek’s production comes at a pivotal time for the Aggies as they try to maintain a spot atop the conference and national charts. The potential return of

tin and do the same thing.” Sophomore Nicole Morgan complemented Garza’s three-run shot as she hit a solo homer to give the Aggies a 4-0 lead early. The Longhorns threatened to score in the top of the third inning, but a base running error on Taylor Hoagland prevented any runs and ended the inning. Texas then put runners on first and third in the fourth inning, only to be held after sophomore Mandy Ogle tagged a ball that hit the base runner on first. Tysarczyk led off in the bottom of the sixth with a double off the top of the center field wall. Dumezich followed with her second walk of the day before Garza sent her second three-run shot of the night over the fence in nearly the same spot as her first one. After bringing in a new pitcher who walked the next batter, Morgan, junior Brittany Walker hit her second career home run over the right field fence to end the game with a 9-0 run rule. “I just thought it was really funny,” Walker said. “I haven’t been doing anything different at the plate, and I just thought it was so funny that it happened on Tuesday and then today,

senior first baseman Jacob House, who was hitting at a .331 clip before being sidelined with a foot arch injury, could greatly aide the Aggies’ late-season run. “Chances are very strong that he’ll be able to start and play this weekend,” Childress said about House. “He’s gotten a lot better here in the last couple days.” No. 9 Texas A&M (29-12, 9-6 Big 12) possesses a cleaner record overall, but the Longhorns (24-14, 11-4 Big 12) have been terrific in Big 12 play and are currently ranked second, one slot above the Aggies, in the conference standings. The visitors boast one of the deepest pitching staffs in the country, headlined by Corey Knebel and his league-low 1.27 ERA. “I know they’re playing really good right now and from a pitching standpoint they’ve got some sophomores that they’re starting in their rotation

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Outfielder Kelsea Orsak throws the ball to third base. too.” Despite winning the first game of the series, Evans said that the team understands how talented Texas is as the teams head to Austin for the remaining two games. “They have beaten a lot of really great teams, and that wasn’t by accident,” Evans said. “I’m going to let our kids enjoy this one tonight, and our staff. They are doing a great job. “People came early and they were loud, and we gave them something to cheer about. I’m just really proud to be a Fightin’ Texas Aggie right now. It’s a big win for us.”

and the strength of their staff is the bullpen with Knebel and Hoby Milner and a freshman in John Curtis,” Childress said. “Offensively they’re very similar to Baylor in that they’re very left handed dominant. [They’re] not gonna slug it the way Baylor does, but they’ve been very good in conference. ” Junior shortstop Mikey Reynolds, a junior college transfer who has never faced the Longhorns while wearing maroon, said he and his teammates are locked in 100 percent and have put thoughts of their recent skid behind them. “I’m feeling good about how we’re taking our approach offensively and how we’re staying up the middle,” said junior short stop Mikey Reynolds. “I think our bats are going to come out. I think we’re going to outhit them the whole series.”

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Zelaya said several students approached him after the meeting, saying they are going to transfer universities because they feel unwelcome at A&M. “I was shocked,” Zelaya said. “It’s hard to hear my brothers and sisters express themselves the way they expressed about me yesterday.” Off-campus senator Chris Russo said the concern raised about Zelaya’s immigration status was about the appearance it would have on Student Government, the potential for a scandal and the possibility that Zelaya would be unable to perform his duties because of the “state of affairs” in the U.S. Zelaya came four votes shy of the two-thirds majority required for confirmation, with 20 senators dissenting. Russo said he and other senators believe Zelaya would personalize issues, based on his history, which Russo said can be off-putting. He said this was significant when considering issues

as “potentially divisive” as policies about diversity. Mark Womack, Student Government executive vice president, said it was unacceptable that senators raised Zelaya’s immigration status several times during the course of the debate. “The only status that we’re concerned with is the status that’s on his right hand — and that’s his Aggie Ring.” Womack said. Off-campus senator AusRoger Zhang — THE BATTALION tin Luce said there was con- Jose Luis Zelaya speaks to Student Body President cern as to whether or not John Claybrook Wednesday night. Zelaya was going to be able pointment was Barber’s re“He has every qualificato be a “uniter.” “He was more of a sin- cord, which he said proved tion in the world and has an gle-issue kind of guy,” Luce Barber to be unfit for the job amazing vision for the position,” Claybrook said. said. “I’m sure he reached of internal vice president. There was also a concern The student body presiout to many different kinds of groups, but the work he that Barber’s endorsement dent’s cabinet members has done was specifically on of Claybrook for the runoff present the legislation that is the DREAM Act. I believe election appeared to be a passed in Senate to administhe main sentiment among kind of “rewards structure.” trators and others outside the Claybrook can re-nom- organization. senators was that he would inate the denied candidates Student Senator Austin use the role to work on one particular issue — that it one more time. If Senate Luce said senators confirmed would be more divisive than denies confirmation again, nominees who were qualiClaybrook will have un- fied and who would unite unifying.” Barber, formerly a candi- filled cabinet positions for students, unlike the three date for student body presi- several months, until the fall who were not confirmed. “We’re not here to oil dent, did not find a welcom- semester begins. Claybrook said he is go- the machine in place. It’s not ing Senate, either. Russo said the reason Student Sen- ing to bring Zelaya back up going to be politics as usual,” Luce said. ate did not approve of his ap- for nomination next week.

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students from different engineering disciplines planned, organized and executed the fundraising projects. Teams were expected to project a revenue and expense, and to set a goal for the amount of money they would raise for their charity. The project counts for 25 percent of their final grade. “They’re doing something that obviously benefits the community,” Tibodeau said. “They’re learning as a part of it, and it’s a win-win for the community and the students” Each team designated a project manager, decided which charity to support and, of course, chose a team name. The teams also decided what kinds of events — bake sales, auctions, profit shares — they would use to meet their goals. Team “Cookie Monsters” decided to partner with the Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley. The team designed a children’s camp from start to finish, complete with a daily schedule for an entire week, and, after having it approved by the museum, set up and led the camp over spring break. The camp generated $2,840 for the museum, as reported on the “Cookie Monsters” website. Other projects covered activities ranging from volunteering at a battered women’s shelter, to collecting monetary and material donations for the local Goodwill store.

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Fundraising methods used by each team to reach their individual goals also took different forms. Some used simple donation boxes, while others utilized Facebook events and profit shares. A member of one team went so far as to sell original oil paintings by his mother door-to-door, because some of his team’s other plans weren’t as profitable as projected. “It’s not just a normal class project. We are actually helping the community,” said William Davis, senior industrial engineering major and member of team “Wonderball,” which chose to support the local Goodwill store. “It wasn’t, you know, do a paper or write a report. It was, ‘Go out and do something, and then tell us what you did.’” Tibodeau was not directly involved in the process, and agreements were made exclusively between the student teams and the charity with whom they worked. “I didn’t want any money coming through me, or I didn’t want to be an intermediary,” Tibodeau said. “I wanted the student teams to partner directly with the charities.” Students said they learned valuable lessons from the semester-long project, and were required to include those in their presentations. Jeremiah Courtright, senior industrial engineering major and member of team “Wonderball,” said it was important to be ready for unexpected changes at all times. “Nothing ever goes the way you plan it in the beginning,” Courtright said.

Secretary of state stresses importance of student vote Emily Davis

The Battalion With the presidential election approaching in November, students who want to participate in the electoral process — many for the first time — need to register to vote. The presidential primaries will take place in Texas on May 29, and the state is working to make voting more accessible to students. Hope Andrade, Texas Secretary of State, said that state employees designed a new website, votetexas.gov, to try and illuminate the voting process for everyone. “The goal of the website is to educate on the election process,” Andrade said. “We want everyone to know it and understand it. We believe if you have all that info, you will go out and vote.” Andrade said that the website has answers to just about any question a voter may have, including about how to register, where to register and how to vote absentee. If the website does not answer your question, it directs you who to call. “We’re trying to make it easy as possible for everyone,” Andrade said. Students registered to vote in their home counties can utilize absentee ballots. According to the Office of the Secretary of State, of the 13,259,581 registered voters in the state of Texas, only 190,399 voted absentee in November 2010. If a student does not wish to vote absentee, he or she can register in Brazos County. Andrade said that the May 29 election is about more than the presidential primary. “There’s a lot going on in this election: presidential primary, also for U.S. senate, congressional,” Andrade said. “It’s a very important election.”

Stephanie Courtright, sophomore wildlife and fisheries major, said she has not voted in past elections because it is complicated. “I don’t like how you have to register by county,” Courtright said. “I’m registered to vote at home, but I live here. It’s difficult to remember to request an absentee ballot or to change which county I’m registered in.” Courtright said she is interested in voting in the election because it is important. “I care about what happens to our nation, and I want to have my say in it,” Courtright said. “I just wish it were easier to vote.” Andrade said that many people, like Courtright, don’t vote because they think that it’s pointless or too difficult. “We want them to know that they’re vote does count and it is easy and accessible,” Andrade said. “And as a U.S. citizen it’s one of the most important privileges we have. Other countries are fighting for this right. Lets not take it for granted, let’s use it. Make sure you make your mark on Texas by voting.” Kyle Jackson, former election commissioner for Student Government Association, said that he has looked at the website and thinks it’s useful, especially for students. “We’re the generation of technology,” Jackson said. “I’ve been to the website, and I found it useful.” Jackson said it’s important for students — and all citizens — to vote because it’s the way to instill changes. “It’s your way to influence government. We sit and complain about things going on in Austin in D.C., but if we complain and don’t vote we aren’t doing what we’re supposed to be doing,” Jackson said. “It’s your civic duty to vote.”

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FOR RENT 3/3 condos/townhomes, larger, ganite, shuttle, $1450 to $1590, cable, internet, Owner/Broker, 979-777-5477. 3/3 Duplex off Graham, includes all appliances, tile floors and backyard. Available August 3 for $1050. Call 979-571-3036. 3/3 newer duplex includes all appliances, tile floors, backyard, pets allowed. $1200/mo. Available August. Call Tia 979-739-1160. 3/3.5 luxury condo in Gateway Villas, granite throughout, W/D, close to campus/restaurants/bus route, kitchen island, small backyard, 817-437-9606. 3bd/2ba House, <1-mile south of campus, close to everything, garage, pet friendly, www.LoneStarHousing.com 3bd/2ba House, <1-mile south of campus, close to everything, garage, pet friendly, www.AggielandLeasing.com 3bd/2ba off Graham Road, standard lease $1300/mo., pets on a case-to-case basis. 713-444-9376. 3bd/2ba with 2 car garage, newly remodeled, large fenced back yard, pets ok, 2714 Silver Maple, $1100/mo. 979-777-9933. 3bd/3ba. Duplexes. Close to campus, Great backyards. Fairly New! 979-693-4900. 3x2 duplex @ 907 Camellia. $950/mo. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032. 3x3 duplex @ 1814 Woodsman. Spacious floorplan, W/D included, large fenced backyard, pets welcome, on shuttle route, call Brandon Meek 214-334-0032. 3x3 duplex @ 2306 Axis. $1,200/mo. Call Brandon Meek, 214-334-0032. 4+bedroom Duplex for rent. 113 Kleine in College Station. $1600/mo. 4-yrs old w/large back-yard. 4bd/4ba +office, and storage room. Tile floors in living-room, bathrooms and kitchen. W/D and refrigerator included. Pet friendly. Call 979-696-6839/text 979-229-2171. 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 4/2/2 house, 1302 Mary Oaks. Available August. Close to campus, A&M bus route, recently updated, carpet/tile flooring, spacious closets and ample storage. Large fenced backyard. Pets OK. $1595/mo. 979-255-9432 4/2/2 off Dominik. Large updated house, tile, carpet, with W/D, pets allowed. $1800/mo. Tia 979-739-1160. Available May. 4/2/2, 1508 Austin, available August, great floorplan, updated, huge backyard, close to shopping, W/D, no pets, $1395/mo, 979-731-8257 www.brazosvalleyrentals.com 4/3 house, 4024 Southern Trace CS, built 2006, $1325/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, W/D, private bath, pool, on shuttle, student community. $300/ room; $250 for June and July. Call 979-690-8213 or 979-422-9849.

FOR RENT 4/4.5+1bd, like new. High ceilings, huge closets, large front porch, tile floors, all appliances, many extras. $1600/mo. Preleasing for August. 979-229-6326. See photos and info at www.texagrentals.com 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/2ba Large house, <1-mile from campus, close to everything, W/D, pet friendly. www.LoneStarHousing.com 4bd/4ba houses. Brand New, great size, great location, AAF 979-693-4900. 4bd/4ba private bathroom. Summer $240 other season$295/$325 per room. Wood/tile floors, large living room, new refrigerator, central a/c, walk-in closets, on shuttle. Student community, large pool, basketball court, sand beach volleyball. 979-574-0040, 281-639-8847.

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Free ethernet and cable, paid water, Campus shuttle. Preleasing, Great Prices. AggieApartment.com, 979-693-1906. Gateway Villas. Affordable luxury. 4bd/4ba available August. $1600/mo. 512-413-8748. HOUSE FOR RENT! (BRYAN- near Traditions Golf). LR, 3BR, 2.5 Baths, Loft, Recroom, 2099 SFT. 2 Car Garage+ Driveway Parking, IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY$1495.00/MONTH. CALL (979) 412-0979. Newer 3/3 townhomes, close to campus, cable/internet, $1380-$1550. Broker/owner 979-777-5477. Northgate. New apartments 3/3, 2/2, 3/2, and 1/1. House for rent. www.aggievillas.net 979-255-5648.

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. AggieLandRentals.com 979-776-8984. Charming House in Historic District. 4bd/2ba. Completely remodeled! Everything brand new! Across street from park. $1950/mo. 512-966-0117. CLOSE to campus! Ride your bike! Great 3bd/1.5ba house in good neighborhood w/large fenced backyard. Pets ok. $1100/mo. Signing bonus! Available now. 979-820-1198. College Station: 2/2, 1000sqft, $675. Shuttle, all appliances, W/D, lawn/pest/maintenance included. 906 Spring Loop (off University). KAZ Realty. 979-324-9666. 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. FREE $200 SIGNING BONUS! 3/2 on bus route. Remodeled 2010. $975 upstairs unit $1075 downstairs unit with yard. 979-314-7145. W/D, lawncare, some bills included. Pet friendly. southwoodplace.com

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D&D Moving and Storage, Inc. is accepting applications for part-time summer help. Apply in person at 3700 Texas Ave South College Station, TX.

Join the crew at Kolache Rolf’s Bakery &enjoy a great working environment, great hours &great pay! Apply at the Rock Prairie location 35.25 Longmire in the Kroger shopping center.

Pre-leasing for 2012-2013. Students only. 2bd/2ba apartment. W/D, 900+ sq-ft. $600/mo. Call 210-387-5030.

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.

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

Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment.

One Month Free! Spacious 3/2 duplex available in May. W/D. $895/mo. 979-693-0551.

AggieLandRentals.com For all your rental needs. Open 7 days/week. 979-776-8984.

Balcones Apartments, 3/2, available now, fully remodeled, internet and water included, $895/mo, 979-703-8282.

City of College Station, LIFEGUARDS & WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS NEEDED, $8.50/hr, Apply online @ csjobs.cstx.gov or call 979-764-3540 EOE

Fish Daddy’s and Cheddar’s now interviewing all positions. 1611 University Drive.

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.

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

Child Care- FT & PT shifts available. Some nights & Saturdays required. Apply in person at 3609 E. 29th St., Bryan.

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

5/2 + study, 1112 Berkeley, available August, COMPLETELY REMODELED, W/D, new paint, all appliances, large backyard, no pets, $1595/mo, 979-731-8257 www.brazosvalleyrentals.com

Attention sorority sisters. 4br/3ba House available August 1st. $375/bdrm. 210-289-1609.

Build a career, be a CA, The Callaway House is taking applications for Fall 2012-2013, Free Room and Board, Apply at www.americancampus.com

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. Storage- Rent for 4 months. Pay for 3 get 1 free. All sizes, close to campus. 979-693-0551. Sub-lease Female, one bedroom, all bills paid, June, July $515/mo. 512-422-7421. Subleasing 1bd/1bath in a 2bd/2bath at Campus Village apartments. Furnished, lazy river, $615/month. Available now as well as 8/12-7/13. 713-992-5057 Townhomes 2/1.5+Half, on shuttle, W/D connections, fenced patio, $775-895/mo, ask about student discounts, 979-703-8282.

FOR SALE 1948 Texas A&M yearbook, last year it was called Longhorn. Great shape! Make good offer. twh0543@yahoo.com

HELP WANTED Alumni Moving Company www.WildcatMovers.com is looking to hire long term and seasonal movers. Starting pay is $10/hour plus tips with raises available depending on experience, and how quickly you learn. We are looking for hard working, responsible individuals with clean driving records that are capable of driving box trucks. Please stop by 3201 S-Earl Rudder Freeway on Tuesday May 1st during business hours 8am-5pm. Bring resume and drivers license. Athletic men for calendars, books, etc. $100-$200/hr, up to $1000/day. No experience. aggieresponse@gmail.com

J. Cody’s hiring cashiers, apply within, 3610 S. College. Must be able to work Tuesday/Thursday nights. No experience necessary, just common sense!

Kingwood Country Club in Houston is hiring life guards. No previous experience required. Call us at (800)210-0049 to apply. Kirk Consulting in Caldwell is looking for a web/graphics developer to start partime immediately. Candidate must have basic graphic design skills and have sample URLs. Sharepoint, Drupal and Flash experience a plus. E-mail samples of work to job@sjkirk.com or call Steve Kirk at 979.436.4360. Little Caesars Pizza now accepting applications for pizza makers. Apply at SW Parkway location. 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. Looking for a student worker. Painting, minor plumbing and maintenance skills required. $12/hr. 979-324-9666. 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 MEMdata, a local medical equipment bidding company is seeking dependable and organized part-time employees to be part of a growing team! Must be able to work a minimum of 24hrs/wk, M-F 8-5. Good communication and negotiation skills required. Must be responsible, self-motivatated, and organized with the ability to multi-task. Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with deadlines. Computer skills required, knowledge of MS Excel a plus! Hourly pay DOQ plus bonus. Email resumes to careers@memdata.com or fax to 979-695-1954. 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 continued on page 5

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 $100.00 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 Office Help/Leasing, part-time summer help, must be available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30am - 5:30pm, 979-422-4296 or fax resume to 979-703-8282. P/T service station attendant and lube tech. Basic Automotive knowledge. Villa Maria Chevron, Villa Maria & E.29th. 979-776-1261. Part-time job helping handicapped. Male student preferred. $360/mo. 5-10hrs/wk. 979-846-3376. Part-time summer help, apply in person, Conlee-Garrett Moving and Storage, 600 South Bryan Ave., Bryan. Receptionist/Cashier needed: Must be customer oriented, able to work Saturdays. Flexible hours. Apply at Readfield Meats & Deli 2701 S. Texas Ave, Bryan. Rural mixed practice clinic needs part-time help for late summer/fall. Cattle experience required. Email resume to dockimbo@gmail.com or call 979-589-2777. Servers needed, Longhorn Steakhouse in Downtown Bryan, 201 East 24th Street, must be willing to work weekends, no phone calls, apply within. SERVPRO of Brazos Valley a local fire and water restoration company is accepting applications for production helpers and supervisors. Applicants must be able to work summer, some weekends and on call schedules. On the job training available. Motivated, drug-free, persons with good driving records are welcome to apply by contacting Eric at fireandwaterjobs@yahoo.com. All applicants must pass a crimal background check with no felonies. STUDENTPAYOUTS.COM Paid Survey Takers Needed In College Station. 100% Free To Join. Click On Surveys.

PETS Imperial Shih-Tzu puppies! 4-8lbs, rare liver, chocolate/white, black/white, $400 and up linda_d_54@yahoo.com 979-324-2866.

REAL ESTATE 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.

$375/room. Large 1800sqft, 4bd/2ba. Looking for 2 or 4 individuals. 2-car garage, eat-in-kitchen, dining room, family room w/fireplace. Wood/tile floors, W/D, 2 refrigerators, large patio, fenced yard. Lawn maintenance, pest control service. Available 2012-2013. 832-326-3215. Female roommate needed. Large updated townhouse off Southwest Pkwy. Bus-route, W/D, covered parking, 1/3-utilities. $350/mo. 979-204-9788. Looking for 2-roommates to share 4bd/2.5ba house. $400/mo/person. Furnished. Utilities not included, except for cable. 214-734-0178. Roommate Needed. Seeking 1 Male with classification as junior, senior, or grad. Prefer individual with school as first priority and can maintain clean environment. Location 2818 Place. Call Austin, 281-682-9828. Roommates needed. 4bd/4bth $350/mo, washer/dryer, phone & internet, University Place on Southwest Parkway. 281-844-2090. Two female roommates needed for Fall 2012. $400/mo. with year lease +utilities/cable. Call 512-917-7726.

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

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The Corner now hiring all positions for all shifts. Come by in person after 9pm to apply. Wanted: Energetic people for Kids Klub After-School Program. -Fall semester employment begins 8/20/12. Application deadline -April 30. www.cstx.gov/kidsklub, 979-764-3831.

football | A&M begins its Maroon and White Game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Kyle Field.

Chandler Smith: While not top-10 draft talent, Ryan Tannehill has assets to succeed

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or weeks the debate raged on: Is A&M signal-caller Ryan Tannehill truly worthy of a top-10 overall NFL draft pick? On Thursday evening, the cacophony paused at least for a moment as the Miami Dolphins announced their first pick and the 2012 NFL draft’s eighth overall. The Dolphins’ choice, unlike the organization’s motive, would shock no one. For better or for worse, Miami went with their to draft what many believed a reach and act of desperation. The decision was likely influenced by current Dolphins offensive coordinator and former A&M head coach Mike Sherman On the surface, Tannehill’s numbers are far from earthshattering. His win-loss record leaves something to be desired at 13-7. The experience at the position — one and a half years — brings up a myriad of questions marks, including whether the Aggie slinger could legitimately challenge woefully mediocre Miami quarterbacks Matt Moore and David Garrard for a starting spot in 2012. Yet, there Tannehill stood, all smiles, wearing his brand new Dolphins hat, holding his finely pressed Dolphins jersey, doused in the light of cameras and soaking in the moment aside NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It was a moment he had dreamed of, one he would never forget. Still, the question in the initial debate remains: Was Tannehill deserving of his pick and, more importantly, will he blossom into a prolific NFL starter?

Though Tannehill does have the tape to justify at least a late first-round or early second-round selection, he clearly reaped the rewards of the draft’s timing and generous benefactors. Quarterbacks are highly valued come draft time, and there were several teams in desperate need for offensive pieces — most notably apt signal callers. Don’t get me wrong, Tannehill will find his share of success at the next level. A raw athlete, Tannehill excelled as a receiver for the Aggies, catching passes for more than 1,500 yards before his switch to quarterback in 2010. An equally potent gunslinger, he lit up opposing defenses on multiple occasions. His 449 passing yards versus Texas Tech was an A&M single-game passing record. His 3,744 passing yards through the air in 2011 also broke the Aggies’ single-season ASSOCIATED PRESS passing record. Ryan Tannehill went to the Miami “What about all his turnovers?” nay- Dolphins as the No. 8 overall draft pick sayers ask. “What of the decision makin the NFL draft Thursday evening. ing? What of the average passer ratting?” Without question, Tannehill’s greatest State, see Texas. Is Tannehill’s true ability masked by need is experience. Forced throws and failures to check-down to other receiving stats? Undoubtedly so. There was, after all, credence to his unorthodox rise up options were not entirely uncommon. draft boards. Deep-balls lacked consistent touch, a But will his reunification with his quirk that directly led to an early pick in 2011’s loss to Arkansas. With Tannehill’s former coach and mentor, in a familiar system, allow him to more easily transilead, fluid movement of the ball down tion into a starting role? Can Miami find the field was mixed with drives of painany offensive talent outside of running fully dry offensive production. back Reggie Bush to support him? A&M wideouts’ sixty-four drops, Only time will tell. however, cannot be ignored. And the Tannehill left a lasting mark at Texas poor offensive scheme shouldn’t be A&M. He could do the same for Miami. forgotten, either. Jeff Fuller, A&M’s supposed best receiver, ran all of three Chandler Smith is a sophorouts during the season — most notably more communication major comebacks. As opposing corners picked and sports editor for up offensive tendencies, they began to sit The Battalion on routs. See Oklahoma State, see Kansas

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