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The men’s golf team upset the top-ranked Longhorns to claim the program’s first Big 12 tournament championship on Sunday.

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Junior Mikey Reynolds and the Aggies scored 12 against the Longhorns on Saturday, but managed only one run on Sunday.

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A&M claims series win against Texas despite 9th-inning collapses Austin Meek The Battalion


he ninth-ranked Aggies came within three outs of securing the series sweep after taking the first two games against the No. 20 Longhorns, but A&M dropped Sunday’s contest in Austin when its old foes made a ninth-inning run. Junior pitcher Michael Wacha stole the spotlight in Friday night’s home game, tossing nine strikeouts to go along with eight shutout innings in the 6-5 Aggie win.

“The story of the night was Michael Wacha,” A&M head coach Rob Childress said. “He was absolutely phenomenal.” The All-American improved to 6-0 on the season but his hard work nearly turned out to be for naught. In the top of the ninth, the Longhorns lit up freshman reliever Jason Freeman for four consecutive runs. Junior Kyle Martin came in to clean up the mess and notched the final two outs and the win. “You knew they were going to make a run at some time. They’re too good of a team not to,” Childress said. “It just so happened they did it in the ninth inning. I’m proud of our composure … We need

Junior pitcher Michael Wacha pitched

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Ring Dance returns to MSC Kalee Bumguardner

The Battalion Aggies rediscovered lost cities on Saturday by pulling a sword from its stone in Camelot, mingling with the Greek gods on Olympus, swimming underwater in Atlantis and finding gold in El Dorado at the 2012 Ring Dance. The 77th annual Ring Dance was held in the newly renovated Memorial Student Center. Almost 1,800 Aggies attended, 700 more than last year. “We were thrilled about the near 1,800 people we had in attendance. It was fantastic. We had a great, great Ring Dance,” said Tony Rosati, sophomore biomedical sciences major and Class Councils member. The Lost Cities theme for Ring Dance gave Class Councils room for creativity in decorating each room for party-goers. Features of the rooms included karaoke, a live band, dancing, plenty of refreshments and a gambling casino. “My favorite room is Camelot,” junior industrial distribution major See Ring Dance on page 2

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The Battalion Despite the Texas heat, the Corps of Cadets spent the weekend outdoors, marching in celebration of another year coming to a close. Select units traveled to San Antonio to march in the Battle of Flowers parade, but returned in time to take part in the 18-mile March to the Brazos. The Battle of Flowers parade is a significant part of San Antonio’s Fiesta season, and an annual destination for the Corps. The Aggie Band, the Ross Volunteers, the Fish Drill Team and Parsons Mounted Cavalry each made the trip. The Corps’ participation is a reflection of the parade’s military tribute to the nation’s armed forces and veterans. Members of the Ross Volunteers, who also marched during Mardi Gras, said marching in Texas was nicer because of the Aggie support present. “It was different from Mardi Gras because there were a lot of Aggie fans,” said Zach Leger, junior history


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The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band marches in the Fiesta Battle of Flowers Parade on Friday in San Antonio. major and Ross Volunteer. “People everywhere were excited when they saw us, it was like Mardi Gras, without all the obnoxious LSU fans.” Caleb Gottlich, junior nutritional sciences major and Ross Volunteer, said it was great seeing the positive response the Corps received from the San Antonio community.

“There wasn’t an empty spot along the whole parade route and everyone was really enthusiastic about it,” Gottlich said. “I talked to a woman who has worked for the parade for a while and she loved having us there. The whole way down the route people See Brazos on page 7

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The White team — offense — nipped the Maroon team — defense — 48-44 as head coach Kevin Sumlin’s Aggie football team trotted onto Kyle Field Saturday for the annual Maroon and White game that marks the end of the spring practice slate. The scrimmage gave many fans their first glimpse of the new-look Aggies: new coaches, new players and a new conference. Sumlin has brought a new intensity to spring practice in Aggieland, and the Maroon and White game was no exception. The affair featured more than 100 plays in an up-tempo style characteristic of Sumlin during his tenure at the University of Houston. He believes practicing

at a breakneck pace is a necessity. “It’s easier to slow down than it is to speed up,” Sumlin said. “So as we get to the season, we’ll be able to adjust accordingly. It’s hard to speed things up in a game situation if you haven’t practiced it.” One critique of this practice approach is that, in the Southeastern Conference, teams play at a grinding, physical pace. Rather than 100 plays per contest as was the case in the Big 12, most teams run closer to 60. Defensive coordinator Mark Snyder said that though their opponents might not run their offense at the same pace, the high-speed practice will pay dividends in his team’s conditioning. “After this spring ball, I think we’re in pretty good shape,” Snyder said. “We condition every day at practice and practice alone is conditioning, so I think

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Matt Weigel said. “Gambling and karaoke are fun, but Camelot is where you get to dance, you get to eat, you get to take goofy pictures. It’s got it all.� True to Ring Dance tradition, Aggies had the opportunity to take photos under a replica of the Aggie Ring. Seniors walk under the ring and they or their date will turn their Aggie Ring around so that the class year faces out, symbolizing their transition to a former student and willingness to face the world. “I’m a graduating senior, and Ring Dance felt like a good way to celebrate spending four years here,� said Leah Stockstill, international studies and sociology major. “My favorite part was all the different photo opportunities.� Rosati, who was the director for the El Dorado room, said all 150 members of Class Councils helped set up Ring Dance and worked to make it a success. “We were put in charge of creating a room based on a preconceived theme. We built this room from the

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Ring Dance attendees dance in the new MSC Ballroom Saturday night. All former students were invited to Ring Dance. ground up,� Rosati said. “The challenge of doing it is whenever you envision something you think it’s going to go a certain way, but it doesn’t always look that good in reality. This year, the room went above and beyond my expectations. It looks way better than it did in my head.� Ring Dance is the largest fundraiser Class Councils organizes and all profits support the Class of 2012’s class gift. “It’s the last event that the senior class gets to have to-

gether,� said Michael Cook, senior biomedical engineering major and co-director of Ring Dance. “[Planning] went as well as we could possibly have expected it to go, and everybody had a great time, so that’s exciting.� With the reopening of the MSC, Class Councils invited former students as well as seniors to attend. “It’s cool to have all the old Ags here,� Cook said. “It’s special for them too, since it’s in the MSC. There was a couple that got their

rings 45 years ago and came and took a picture together tonight.� A raffle and yell practice in the Bethancourt Family Ballroom capped off the night. “It was really good to see Ring Dance come together,� Cook said. “All in all, the process went way smoother than I could have expected. Just seeing how many people are here you know it’s a success. Our goal was to increase attendance and we’re really pleased that it worked.�


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A&M men’s golf team grabs first Big 12 Championship Michael Rodriguez

The Battalion The Aggie men’s golf team emerged from its final Big 12 tournament with its first Big 12 championship. The No. 13 Aggies captured the title on Sunday, finishCourtesy of Liz Parke ing three shots ahead of No. 1 The members of the A&M men’s golf team pose after Texas. winning their first Big 12 Championship Sunday. With a two-foot putt on the tournament without its top Senior Geoff Shaw finished in 18th hole, true freshman Ty player, junior Cameron Peck, 14th while redshirt freshman Dunlap was able to secure the who was still recovering from Greg Yates finished 20th. first Big 12 championship in a back injury suffered in last The Aggies now wait for program history after facing off week’s Aggie Invitational. the NCAA Regional selecagainst Texas’ Dylan Frettelli, Every player for Texas A&M tions, which will be announced the No. 2 player in the nation. finished in the top 20. Dunlap on May 7. “This is a tough champion- led the Aggies with a second“We’re just going to really ship to get your hands on and place finish (1-under-par 287). try and enjoy these next couple it feels great,” head coach J.T. Sophomore Johannes Veer- of days,” Higgins said. Higgins said. “I’m so proud of man and senior Jordan Russel “We have finals coming up, the way we finished and closed also grabbed top-10 finishes, and guys have to get ready for it out. [Dunlap] hit a perfect shooting 2-over and 6-over that. We’ll get back to practicdrive, a perfect wedge and a par, respectively. Russell fin- ing and make sure we’re ready perfect lag putt. I don’t know ished in the top-10 in each of to go wherever they send us.” what else we could have asked the three years he competed Aggie Athletics contributed to this him. It was unbelievable.” article. in the Big 12 Tournament. The Aggies came into the

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we’re pretty far along on that standpoint.” Under Snyder, the Aggies are transitioning from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3. Some of the growing pains involved in the switch were evident Saturday, as defenders were kept on their heels and senior receiver Ryan Swope broke free for a pair of 50-plus-yard touchdown receptions. Swope, who finished with eight catches for 156 yards to go with the two scores, credited Sumlin’s emphasis on intensity. “I feel like Coach Sumlin brings a lot of energy to practice and has guys looking forward to practice and to playing for him,” Swope said. With former quarterback Ryan Tannehill selected in the first round of the NFL draft earlier in the weekend, Sumlin continues to search for the Aggie signal-caller of the future.

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Head coach Kevin Sumlin watches warm-up before the Maroon and White scrimmage Saturday at Kyle Field. Sophomore Jameill Showers took the opening snap Saturday and completed 20 of 31 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns. Redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel, who played much of the game, threw for 154 yards, one touchdown and one interception while completing 13 of his 27 throws. Offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury said the race to be the starting quarterback is far from being decided. “We tried to put some quarterbacks in some adverse situations,” Kingsbury said. “They all made strides but in 15 practices I can’t see enough to make a decision. We want them to come back out after summer and compete again. You want a guy who can move the football down and score points and that’s all that matters.” The Aggie backfield boasts a stable of quality running backs.

Senior Christine Michael continues to recover from injury, and junior Ben Malena erupted for 117 yards and a touchdown on just 11 carries. Sophomore Will Randolph added 86 yards and two touchdowns. Sumlin said running back is a position of strength for the team. “I think we’ve got some depth there,” Sumlin said. “We’re going to have some running backs we can do some things with next year.” Swope said as the Aggies move into a break before summer practices, the most important thing is accountability among the team. “Senior leadership needs to step up and text their guys to make sure they’re doing their workouts, their lifts, their runs,” Swope said. “We have a four-week break, but we have to keep working hard.”

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men’s tennis | The Aggie men’s tennis team fell to Oklahoma, 4-1, in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.

women’s tennis | The A&M women’s tennis team advanced to the Big 12 finals but fell to No. 4-seed Texas, 4-2.

sports football news Four Aggies taken in NFL draft Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, place kicker Randy Bullock, running back Cyrus Gray and defensive back Terrence Frederick were claimed during the NFL draft Thursday through Saturday.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was taken in the first round, No. 8 overall, by the Miami Dolphins. He finished with 3,744 yards and 29 touchdowns with a 61.6 completion percentage in 2011.

Placekicker Randy Bullock was taken in the fifth round by the Houston Texans. The Lou Groza award winner led the nation in field goals in 2011, hitting 29 of 33.

Running back Cyrus Gray was taken in the sixth round by the Kansas City Cheifs. Gray set A&M records in allpurpose and kickoff return yardage. He had 1,105 yards on the ground, 239 receiving yards and 15 total touchdowns in the 2011 season.

Defensive back Terrence Frederick was taken in the seventh round by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Frederick started all four years and finished with 30 career pass breakups.

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Kiss our Aggies drop two to Horns after strong start ‘bee-hinds’ goodbye

Courtney Nelson

The Battalion It was a tough weekend for No. 16 Aggie softball as the team fell twice to No. 7 Texas at McCombs Field in Austin, dropping the series 2-1. A&M (33-16, 13-8 Big 12) scored early in the first game, with junior Brittany Walker bringing teammate Amber Garza around from second base in the top of the second. The Longhorns (39-8, 13-6 Big 12) followed suit with a run of their own off several hits to tie the game. Blaire Luna started in the circle for the Longhorns, with Mel Dumezich throwing for A&M. The Longhorn ace struggled in her 2 1/3 innings pitched, giving up five runs on four hits and five walks. Junior All-American Meagan May sparked the Aggie offense with a solo home run, her ninth of the season. A walk and a hit later, sophomore Nicole Morgan showcased her power with a three-run bomb over the left-field fence. Morgan struck again with her second long ball of the game in the top of the fifth inning to increase the lead to 6-1. “We aren’t losing sight of how much we have accomplished and how confident we are as a team,” Morgan said. “Our pitchers are doing a great job and our offense is on fire.” The team’s fire didn’t last through the Saturday match, though. Texas scored three runs in the bottom of the frame off a single and a home run by Taylor Hoagland. Dumezich, who walked five Longhorns, gave up two free passes in the seventh inning. Left fielder Torie Schmidt stepped up and lined a ball to right field to score two and end the game in walk-off fashion, 7-6. The Aggies left 12 runners on base throughout the game.

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t felt good to have confidence in my team and go on out there and shove it up their behinds,” Texas pitcher Corey Knebel said after Sunday’s ninth-inning victory over the Aggies at Disch-Falk Field in Austin.

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Senior second baseman Natalie Villarreal bats against Texas Thursday evening. The Aggies lost the series 1-2. “We had every chance to win that ballgame and that’s what is frustrating to me,” head coach Jo Evans said following Saturday’s game. “We go out there and we get a commanding lead. In the fifth inning, we walk a batter, we misjudge a fly ball – we have a chance to get outs and we don’t get outs. That came back to haunt us.” Day two got started with freshman Lauren Ainsley in the circle for the Aggies while Rachel Fox started for the Longhorns. Garza homered down the right field line to give A&M the early lead again in the second inning, but that did not last long, as Hoagland hit her second home run of the weekend. This two-run shot over the left field wall gave the Horns

the 2-1 lead. The fifth inning brought more trouble for the Aggies, with Hoagland hitting another bomb to center field, followed by Brejae Washington’s home run to expand the lead to 4-1. Texas pitchers avoided Morgan’s hot bat, walking her three times on Sunday including in the fifth inning. Walker singled, to place runners on the bases for A&M. A flyout and an error sent two runners across the plate, to close the gap to one run. But the comeback would be too little too late, as the Aggies dropped the second game and the series to the Longhorns, 3-4. The Aggies will host Kansas in its final conference series of the season Friday through Saturday at the Aggie Softball Complex.


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to continue to win every game we can. We’ll have our hands full tomorrow.” The teams headed to the Capitol for Saturday and Sunday’s games. Senior All-American Ross Stripling took the mound for the maroon and white and threw eight solid innings bolstered by the strength of his teammates’ 14-hit offensive outburst, pitching his team to a 12-4 victory and ensuring the series victory. “I’m just really proud of the way we played,” Childress said after the game Saturday. “Ross was fantastic, we played very good defense behind him. We took advantage of some defensive mistakes and we got some big hits.” Stripling threw 122 pitches and found his way out of jams time and time again, and senior second baseman Scott Arthur continued to bloom while hitting in the second hole, going 3-for-6 at the plate with two runs and two RBIs. The away team took advantage of five errors by the Horns, who registered three errors in Friday night’s game, as well. “I can’t explain accurately what’s going on with each individual, but it’s certainly been contagious,” Texas coach Augie Garrido said. “Once something goes sideways, it’s started to snowball, and we can’t get it fixed.” After leading for eight-and-a-half innings on Sunday, A&M botched the sweep opportunity by ceding two runs in the bottom of the ninth, losing 2-1.

The ninth inning foibles wrested away the victory from sophomore pitcher Rafael Piñeda, who served up one of the best efforts by an Aggie pitcher this year. “I’m really, really proud of him [Piñeda],” Childress said Sunday. “It’s as good of a performance as he’s had here to date. He did everything he could to give us a chance to win.” Piñeda lasted 7 2/3 innings and didn’t let a Longhorn baserunner cross the plate, and freshman third baseman Blake Allemand manufactured the Aggies’ only run of the day when his 5th-inning single brought home sophomore left fielder Brandon Wood. “It looked like a Friday night with the way the pitching went and a 1-0 game going into the ninth inning,” Childress said. “It was a well-pitched, wellplayed game and we had a couple opportunities to get the big hit and we didn’t. You’ve got to give Texas credit because they came and took it from us there in the ninth inning with our best reliever on the mound.” To close out the game, Childress went with junior Kyle Martin, a side-armed hurler who allowed a run only twice in his last 10 appearances. But the Longhorns methodical attack of three infield singles plated two runs for the home team. “It felt good to have confidence in my team and go on out there and shove it up their behinds,” Texas pitcher Corey Knebel said. The Aggies travel to Huntsville for their next game, a 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night matchup against No. 24 Sam Houston State.

I’d ordinarily make the (almost) obligatory dirty joke after a quote like that, but Knebel provided the comedy himself. The ever-excellent Brent Zwerneman of the San Antonio Express-News tweeted, “FWIW [for what it’s worth], Corey Knebel pronounced it ‘bee-hinds’ when talking about beating the Aggies,” making the Longhorn hurler sound a lot more like Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies than a juiced up 19-year-old after brushing back the Aggies’ brooms and saving his team from the sweep. Silly as Knebel’s comments were, they highlight one understated facet of this crumbling A&M-Texas relationship: feelings. That is, the feelings of the players on the fields — not those of a stodgy athletic director or school president sitting glumly in an office, a decade removed from the last baseball game he saw. UT figureheads such as DeLoss Dodds and Mack Brown can continue to deny the impact of a 118-year rivalry dumped down the drain because of bruised egos, but the players from both schools clearly feel otherwise. Kicking the “behinds” of another team is the goal of any competitive athlete, but accomplishing the feat at the expense of a bitter rival is what spurs an athlete to voice those feelings so publicly and vehemently. A colleague of mine made a good point after the 2-1 defeat: If A&M had lost Saturday’s game instead of Sunday’s and had won the finale, the conversation would be about how “the resilient Aggies stormed back on the road and won the series” rather than “the Aggies fumbled a golden opportunity for a sweep with a loss on Sunday.” The record books look the same, but the tone of the outcomes swings the storyline widely. Even though it was unable to clean sweep the Longhorns, the narrative of this baseball team has mutated. A series win over a top-20 conference opponent boosts the Aggies’ RPI. The fact that the victories came against our longest-standing foes — one of which in their house, for that matter — adds a heavy dose of sugar. It’s easy for A&M fans to get their feathers ruffled whenever anyone speaks badly about their school, but let’s take a look at the facts for a moment. A&M won a baseball series over Texas for the first time since 2003. Mikey Reynolds told me last Thursday that he knew the Aggie bats would come out big, and he delivered on his promise, helping the Aggies piece together 19 runs over the weekend. And with a triumvirate of Wacha, Stripling and Piñeda dealing as usual, the offense won’t need to generate more than three or four runs per outing, an easy task for a squad that has plated an average of 6.18 runs per game this season. Provided they can win two of their last three series, the Aggies are a virtual lock to host a regional round of the NCAA tournament. They’ll have the record to back it up, and Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park has turned into a legitimate attraction, one that the collegiate governing body would love to showcase. With only 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Aggies are in prime position to build steam before heading into post-season play. And starting June 15, we could see the Aggies “shoving it” in the College World Series while the Longhorns stay home in Austin, sitting on their “behinds” and wondering how their little brother got asked to the dance in Omaha instead of them. Austin Meek is a senior creative writing major and sports columnist for The Battalion.

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3/3 newer duplex includes all appliances, tile floors, backyard, pets allowed. $1200/mo. Available August. Call Tia 979-739-1160.

4bd/4ba houses. Brand New, great size, great location, AAF 979-693-4900.

2bd/1ba. Townhouse style units. Include W/D, <1-mile from campus. 2bd/2.5ba unique floorplans w/balcony views of Kyle Field. Brand new luxury apartment condos. Fullsize stainless steel appliances, W/D, designer ammenities granite/wood/tile, bus stop. Only 36units on Holleman at Wolf Pen.,, 979-776-6079. 2bd/2ba 4-plex. Spacious floorplan, W/D connections, close to campus. $550/mo. 979-776-6079. 2bd/2ba Duplex for rent. 115 Kleine in College Station. $900/month. 4-yrs old w/tile floors in living-room, bathrooms and kitchen. W/D and refrigerator included. Pet friendly. Call 979-696-6839/text 979-229-2171. 2bd/2ba in 3bd/3ba apartment. Summer Sublease. Fully furnished. $510/mo. each +utilities. 972-672-1058. 2bd/2ba unique floorplans w/balcony views of Kyle Field. Brand new luxury apartment condos. Fullsize stainless steel appliances, W/D, designer ammenities granite/wood/tile, bus stop. Only 36units on Holleman at Wolf Pen.,, 979-776-6079. 2bd/2ba. Student Community, <1-mile from campus. 3/2 duplex on Holleman, all appliances, yard care, pest control, avoid the crowds in apartment living, call 979-774-4575. 3/2 Duplex on shuttle, updated, fenced, fireplace, W/D connections, pet friendly, 802 San Benito, $850/mo. 979-776-8984. 3/2 duplex, 1813 Woodsman Dr. Available August. Biking distance to campus, A&M bus route. Recently updated, wood/tile and carpet floorings, ceiling fans, W/D, lawncare, fenced backyard. Pets OK. $1095/mo. 979-255-9432 3/2 duplex, 1920 Holleman Dr. West. Available August. Great location, new wood floors, tile, new carpet, newly updated, fenced backyard, W/D, shuttle, bike to campus. Pets ok. $1095/mo. 979-731-8257. 3/2 Duplexes, prelease August, very nice, 5mins to campus, W/D, lawn care, security system, $900-950/mo. 979-691-0304, 979-571-6020. 3/2 home in CS, nice area close to campus shuttle, privacy fenced backyard with patio, responsible females only, no pets, no smoking, $1050/mo with year lease, $1050 deposit, available June1st, call 979-571-9299. 3/3,3/2 Houses, Townhouses &Apartments, 1250-1400sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, walk-in pantry &closets, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 979-694-0320. 3/3 condos/townhomes, larger, ganite, shuttle, $1450 to $1590, cable, internet, Owner/Broker, 979-777-5477.

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 condo, 402 Fraternity Row, $1100/mo, available mid August, Thomas 979-218-9926. 3bd/2ba House, <1-mile south of campus, close to everything, garage, pet friendly, 3bd/2ba House, <1-mile south of campus, close to everything, garage, pet friendly,

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. 5/2 + study, 1112 Berkeley, available August, COMPLETELY REMODELED, W/D, new paint, all appliances, large backyard, no pets, $1595/mo, 979-731-8257 For all your rental needs. Open 7 days/week. 979-776-8984.

3bd/2ba off Graham Road, standard lease $1300/mo., pets on a case-to-case basis. 713-444-9376.

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

3bd/2ba with 2 car garage, newly remodeled, large fenced back yard, pets ok, 2714 Silver Maple, $1100/mo. 979-777-9933.

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

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.

Balcones Apartments, 3/2, available now, fully remodeled, internet and water included, $895/mo, 979-703-8282. 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. 979-314-7145 Brand new luxury condos, granite countertops, tile flooring, great location. 979-693-4900. C.S. 4bdrm Houses, updated, fenced pets, ok. Starting at $1295/mo. 979-776-8984. 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.

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

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.

4/2/2, 1508 Austin, available August, great floorplan, updated, huge backyard, close to shopping, W/D, no pets, $1395/mo, 979-731-8257

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.

4/3 house, 4024 Southern Trace CS, built 2006, $1325/mo, available August, 979-450-0053.

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.

4/3, 3/3 &3/2 Houses, Townhouses, Duplexes &Fourplexes, 1250-1700sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 694-0320. 4/4.5+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 4bd/2ba house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, granite countertops, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079.

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.

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Northgate. New apartments 3/3, 2/2, 3/2, and 1/1. House for rent. 979-255-5648. 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, One Month Free! Spacious 3/2 duplex available in May. W/D. $895/mo. 979-693-0551. Pre-leasing for 2012-2013. Students only. 2bd/2ba apartment. W/D, 900+ sq-ft. $600/mo. Call 210-387-5030. Pre-leasing for August 2,3,4,&5 bedroom houses and town-homes. Updated, fenced, pets ok, on shuttle route. 979-776-8984. 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. 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 979-776-8984. Storage- Rent for 4 months. Pay for 3 get 1 free. All sizes, close to campus. 979-693-0551. 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.

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HELP WANTED Alumni Moving Company 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. Child Care- FT & PT shifts available. Some nights & Saturdays required. Apply in person at 3609 E. 29th St., Bryan. City of College Station, LIFEGUARDS & WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS NEEDED, $8.50/hr, Apply online @ or call 979-764-3540 EOE Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. 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. Fish Daddy’s and Cheddar’s now interviewing all positions. 1611 University Drive.

J. Cody’s hiring cashiers, apply within, 3610 S. College. Must be able to work Tuesday/Thursday nights. No experience necessary, just common sense! 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. 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 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 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 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. 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 or call 979-589-2777. Classifieds continued on page 7


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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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HELP WANTED 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 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. 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., 979-764-3831.

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

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ROOMMATES $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.

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kept saying ‘thank you’ to us and ‘Gig’em,’ so I’d say they were pretty happy we were there.” These units returned Friday night to participate in the long-anticipated March to the Brazos on Saturday. The march acts as both a transitory event and fundraiser for the March of Dimes, a charity for premature babies and babies born with defects. Marquis Alexander, junior international studies major and Sergeant Major of the Corps, said the Corps has helped raised $2.1 million since 1977. “It’s actually the nation’s largest student-led fundraiser for the March of Dimes,” Alexander said. “This year we raised $86,000.” The March to the Brazos is also an unofficial transfer of leadership from the seniors — who are now “dead,” or finished with their four-year undergraduate experience — to the juniors, while the underclassmen move up a class level. The march consists of an 18-mile, round-trip hike. “The reason it’s unofficial is it just lets us all know what our positions will be for the next year,” Alexander said. “You go as one class level and come back another, so it’s very anticipated.” The march is perhaps most anticipated by the freshman class that has had to endure a year at the lowest level,

negotiating challenge after challenge. Alexander said for the freshmen, the march marks the end as fish. “This is literally their last hurdle of the year; this is their last obstacle,” Alexander said. “All they have to do now is go to class and study until [Final Review on May 5], and on May 5 they know they’re going to be sophomores. They know that they’ve made it.” But the march is significant for every cadet because each raise in class level accompanies new responsibilities, new privileges and more potential to impact the Corps. “The seniors leave the responsibility of the entire outfit upon the new senior class,” said Aaron Cranford, junior recreation, parks and tourism sciences major and member of Company C-2. “It’s an opportunity to make the outfit better with the plans you have been making the entire time you have been in the Corps until this point.” Alexander’s transition was significant since he is going to be the Corps Commander next year. Alexander said he had been looking forward to receiving the four diamonds the Corps Commander wears. “I’ve been waiting for a while for them. It was a really good feeling,” Alexander said. “Then I got the first taste of ‘power’ by coordinating activities with my major unit commanders for next year. It was really cool.”

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