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A recent inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame, R.C. Slocum, stands as the winningest head coach in A&M history, winning 123 games in his career.

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ew individuals in the history of Aggie football — or college football — ever garner the honor of being mentioned in the same breath as such legendary figures as former Texas A&M University coaches Dana X. Bible, Homer Norton, and perhaps most colossal of all, the famous Paul “Bear” Bryant.

No one, however, stands taller in recent Aggie football history than the architect of the some of the greatest defensive teams in college football’s modern era, R.C. Slocum. At 123 career wins from 1989 to 2002, Slocum continues to stand as the winningest head coach in A&M history, while his contributions as an assistant helped spark the Aggie football program into one of college football’s powerhouses. With his 2012 induction

into the College Football Hall of Fame, he now joins the ranks of many of the sport’s all-time greats. “To be included in that group of coaches is special and very meaningful. In an even greater sense for me, it’s meaningful because it validates the work of a bunch of the great players and great assistant coaches I had See Slocum on page 4



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Jake Walker The Battalion After five years of serving as program coordinator for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center at Texas A&M University, founding member Lowell Kane will step down from his position in order to pursue other challenges at Purdue University in Indiana. Kane is no stranger to GLBT advocacy work. Scattered across his office walls, lined with pop art and historical artifacts of the GLBT movement, are numerous awards and certificates, all relating to work done for the GLBT community. “Part of the natural evolution and part of the natural continued growth for this space requires my departure at some point,” Kane said. He began his GLBT advocacy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook — his alma mater — in 2001. Kane said growing up gay and

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Establishing the first of its kind in a public Texas school, Lowell Kane founded the GLBT Resource Center at Texas A&M. knowing the experience that young people have in challenging areas inspired him to become the advocate he is today. His work at Texas A&M resulted in the establishment of the GLBT Resource Center, the first of its kind at a public institution in Texas. He was named program coordinator in 2007. “When the opportunity to be here at Texas A&M and to do [advocacy] work arose, it was a natural fit and I was very excited to actually be in the right place at the right time,” Kane said.

The decision to leave was the hardest professional decision he said he ever made, and he will miss the place he has grown to love during his time as a student and a staff member. “The students at Texas A&M are just amazing; this community is phenomenal,” Kane said. “The connections that I’ve been able to establish here have been really wonderful, personally and professionally. I will miss those the most, and particularly See GLBT on page 2

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— Eminem


Voice of our generation Naila Dhanani: Eminem’s next album in progress, promises depth


t’s been a couple years since Eminem resurfaced from his five-year hiatus from the spotlight, releasing chart-topping albums in 2009 and 2010. Now he said he’s back in the studio for his eighth solo album.

Eminem recently told Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg he has begun work on his next record. He said, “I’m starting to toy [with the next solo album].” The timing couldn’t be more perfect. Coming off a sub-par effort in “Relapse,” he impressed fans when he released “Recovery” the subsequent year. It’s time for his to wow us again. Against all odds, in the early 2000s, Eminem resonated with disenfranchised suburban youth. His anger and frustration, revealed in frank lyrics, catapulted him to idol-status among our generation. “All you can see is a sea of people some white and some black No matter what color, all that matters we’re gathered together To celebrate for the same cause no matter the weather If it rains, let it rain, yeah, the wetter the better They ain’t gon’ stop us, they can’t, we’re

stronger now more than ever They tell us “No,” we say “Yeah”, they tell us “Stop,” we say “Go” Rebel with a rebel yell, raise hell we gon’ let ‘em know Stomp, push, shove, mosh, f— Bush Until they bring our troops home.” Long regarded as a rapper whose lyrics reflect his personal struggles, “Relapse” sounded more as pandering to the masses rather than a purging of his strife. Far darker and more painful than his earlier work, it lacked substance. “Recovery” more than made up for it and Eminem acknowledged his shortcomings in “Not Afraid.” “In fact, let’s be honest That last ‘Relapse’ CD was ehhh Perhaps I ran them accents into the ground Relax, I ain’t going back to that now.” Robert Chistgau said, “But for the first time in his career Eminem settles for sensationalism straight up, and, worse still, makes you wonder whether he ever truly knew the difference. Em, this is not a Slim Shady album. Slim Shady had a lightness about him.” His next studio album will be his eighth. At this point, no one knows to expect. We have seen Eminem transform from a homophobic, ex-wife bashing “class-clown freshman, dressed like Les Nessman” to a profound lyricist who overcame abuse and addiction. Eminem said, “I just wanna thank everybody for bein’ so patient, bearin’ with me over these

last couple of years while I figure this shit out.” For those of us who can’t wait until next year for our Slim Shady fix, he will appear in Ice-T’s documentary “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap,” released in theaters June 15. “Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap” is an official selection for Sundance Film Festival 2012 and illustrates the origins and rise of hiphop and rap. Often proclaimed as the voice of people, hip-hop and rap allows for the unscripted expression of individuals from the other side of the tracks. Rap lyrics reflect a state of mind and as such are commentary of contemporary society. Although much of today’s hip-hop and rap are declarations of who has the hottest car or the most money, its origins lie in the American dream. And who better to take us there than the godfather of gansta rap, Ice-T. “Something from Nothing” provides insight into the minds of rap legends — Run-DMC, Mos Def, Snoop Dogg, along with others, and of course, Eminem. After all, we can never have enough Slim Shady — the voice of this generation — in our lives.

Naila Dhanani is a senior biomedical sciences major and editor in chief of The Battalion.

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◗ 283,000 copies sold in its first week The Marshall Mathers LP ◗ Released in 2000 ◗ 1.76 million copies sold in its first week Relapse ◗ Released in 2009 ◗ 608,000 copies sold in its first week Recovery ◗ Released in 2010 ◗ 741,000 copies sold in its first week

Vagabond Swing comes to Bryan

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Band with Lousiana roots mixes jazz, bluegrass, gypsy swing and Afrobeat



Vagabond Swing will perform at Revolution Café in Bryan this Jennifer DuBose Saturday. Its most recent album, The Battalion Untimely Death, include elements of A circus of sound is hitting the stage folk, bluegrass, gypsy and jazz. Saturday at Revolution Café, promising a high-energy musical performance meant to please the senses. Lafayette- is split into a five-chapter story of love and based band Vagabond Swing blends an murder that is at times playful and other array of music genres to produce circus times serious. Right now, Vagabond Swing is touring rock — progressive gypsy swing tunes on the road, an adventure Stone said has its with a circus vibe. perks but also some disadvantages. Band member Jon Stone, a vocal“For me it’s a blast — traveling around. ist and mandolin player, said Vagabond Swing’s distinct sound comes from the It’s a dream come true. It’s also challenging fusion of each band member’s own mu- at times, like when we have to eat out of a sical backgrounds and inspirations. The cooler,” Stone said. The band will make a stop in Downgenres include folk, bluegrass, punk, ska, town Bryan at Revolution Café this Saturclassical and jazz. “We all have our own personal likes day night, but not for the first time. “We’ve played at Revolution several in music,” Stone said. “We each have different musical inspirations, but you times before,” Stone said. “I think last time could describe our music as a cross be- we played there, it was my birthday. The tween Les Claypool, Coco Bordello and crowd was really great and we had a good turnout.” Frank Zappa.” Abby Richardson, senior political sciBryan Le, senior applied mathematics major, appreciates the harmony of Vaga- ence major, said she can’t wait to see the bond Swing’s music despite the number performance. “[Their music] has to be the best thing of musicians, instruments and radical difever,” Richardson said. “It’s smart people ferences in backgrounds. “It’s definitely quite a spectacle to see music. It requires a certain knowledge of that many band members perform dif- jazz, a knowledge of blues — you have to ferent instruments to create such a sound know what ska is and other things to apthat’s unique yet familiar,” Le said. “I preciate it. I think that’s why it’s eccentric in such a good way.” would go see them in a show.” She also said that the band’s physical Vagabond Swing has a reputable hisperformance is just as much a spectacle as tory, having played with bands such as Ghostland Observatory, Dead Kenny the accompanying music. “The guy with the guitar has some pretG’s, Tea Leaf and GIVERS, among othty killer dance moves,” Richardson said. ers. Vagabond Swing will go onstage at 9 Vagabond Swing released its first fulllength album, “Soundtrack to an Un- p.m. The cover charge is $5 for people 18 timely Death,” in 2011. The album is years and older. considered a multipart gypsy ballad as it

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hate Macs — overpriced hardware, self-righteous users, and a company that neglects its core users.

With the conclusion of Computex last week and the conclusion of Apple’s equivalent computer expo, Worldwide Developers Conference, on Monday, competition in the laptop market is fiercer than ever. At the conclusion of WWDC, Apple announced the release of MacBook Pro with retina display. Apple fans are giddy with excitement temeent with a new MacBook Pro with retina display, the same high pixell density screen found in the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. This announcement is quite honesty lackluster. The new MacBook Pro packs an Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor — good for Apple for finally catchingg uupp with everyone else. An Nvidia GeForce eForce 650M — wow, a mid-range graphhics card. 16GB of RAM — that’s not special at all. A 2K resolution monitor nitor seless (2880 by 1800) — overkill and useless on a 15-inch screen. This top of the line fully maxed out MacBook Pro will cost you … drum roll, please … $3,499, without tax of course. So let’s say you pick up this brand new MacBook Pro fully loaded and shell out nearly four grand. What are you planning to do with it? Edit video? Edit photos? Play games? Is the “Pro” in the title aimed at professionals who work with videos and photos? The short answer is no to all of the above. Editing video and photos on a 15-inch screen is a hassle — go get a nice dedicated monitor. Trying to take advantage of the 2K monitor by editing 2K video? Big mistake. The new MacBook Pro is not nearly beefy enough to edit computing-intense 2K video. With the same amount of money spent on a new MacBook Pro, one can get a Mac Pro, a desktop tower aimed at professionals doing

video and photo work. Speaking of the Mac Pro, Apple fell short when it came to updating its line of desktops. The Mac Pro was quietly updated on its website instead at WWDC with no fanfare at all. The update is just a minor processor spec bump, not much else. Apple just neglected a huge crowd of loyal professionals w wh whoo ha have been eager waiting since 2010 for an update similar to the 20 new MacBook Pro. Furthermore, no new iMacs were announced at WWDC or any indications of new iMacs in the upcoming future. iMacs, all-in-one deskttop computers, had been the br bread and butter of Apple during the early 2000s. Nevertheless, the they are still popular and relevant in to today’s age of portable computing. For an example, The Battalion office exclusively uses iMacs to produce the paper you are reading. It seems Apple only tailors to portable computing right now. If this is the current course Apple takes, it will neglect huge markets of desktop, professional and enterprise users. Unless you are a run-and-gun photojournalist/videographer covering the upcoming Olympics with an unrealistic deadline, then maybe the new MacBook Pro is the right laptop for you. Otherwise, a four grand laptop to write your essay the day before it’s due or watching cat videos on YouTube is an utter waste of money.

Roger Zhang is a sophomore management of information systems major and photo chief for The Battalion.

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would lose only five home games in his first 11 years as head coach. Current Washington State and former TexContinued from page 1 as Tech head coach Mike Leach, who comwhile at A&M,” Slocum said. “They put my piled an impressive 84-43 record with the Red name on the award but I certainly share it with Raiders, said Slocum was a figure he admired a whole bunch of people. I’m keenly aware while moving up the coaching ranks. “He’s one of the greatest coaches that has this all happened because of their efforts in coached college football. He’s one of those making it work.” One of the longest active Aggie football guys that made me want to be a college footcoaches ever, Slocum arrived at A&M as an as- ball coach,” Leach said. “I remember when sistant in 1972 under then-head coach Emory I first got to Oklahoma as the offensive coBellard. Slocum would remain in Aggieland ordinator, [all the coaches] came out of the for the remainder of his coaching career with tunnel and wanted to see R.C. Slocum. ‘Is the exception of a one-year stint in 1981 as de- that R.C. Slocum? I think that’s R.C. Slocum fensive coordinator at USC. When new head right there.’ Me and several of the others just coach Jackie Sherrill and the Aggies came call- wanted the honor of shaking R.C. Slocum’s hand before the game; because, hey, that was ing a second time, he made R.C. Slocum.” a swift return to Texas. Always an innovator, The A native of Orange, Leach’s radical “air-raid” Texas, near the Louisiana that stood offense changed the landborder, Slocum said he scape of college football. out had always been infatuated His offensive philosophy with the idea of coaching at was that hinged on execution and A&M. attacking defenses rather “When I was a youngthan reacting to them, parster, my first exposure to about me as a person. ticularly with speed. Leach college was through an said Slocum’s defensive Aggie in my home town. concept was similarly proHe took me to Bonfire and the A&M-Texas game back — former Aggie defensive back gressive. “In offense, you’re trywhen I was in junior high. Brandon Leone ing to create space, in I was carried away with defense, you’re trying to the excitement, the Aggie restrict space and he was great at restricting band, it was very impressive,” Slocum said. space. The ‘Wrecking Crew’ defense un“It made such an impression on me that later on in my career, when I got a chance to come derstood space before a lot of other people,” coach at Texas A&M, there wasn’t a place Leach said. “Besides the fact they were doing in America that I would have rather gone to some things other people weren’t doing, there was a time people would put big luggy guys coach.” A contributor to the resurrection of a down- out there. R.C. was the first to put a lot of trodden Aggie football program under Bellard, speed on the field.” Although Slocum’s achievements on the Slocum would aid as defensive coordinator in field were great and many, so too were his aca second resurrection under the fiery Sherrill. Under Sherrill, the Aggies had a rough go tions off it. Following the collapse of Bonfire in his first three years, not exceeding six wins in 1999, Slocum and the Aggie football team in any of those seasons. In 1985, everything went to the site of the collapse to aid in clean changed. The Aggies went 10-2, won the up. He would speak at the memorial service Southwest Conference and defeated Heisman held at Kyle Field on Thanksgiving night, a Trophy winner Bo Jackson’s Auburn Tigers speech bolstering the spirits of the thousands of in the Cotton Bowl, 36-16. Slocum’s defenses Aggies in attendance. His team’s victory over shined and remained dominant for years to Texas the following day only reinforced his actions the previous night. come. Brandon Leone, former Aggie defenThe “Wrecking Crew” defenses developed sive back, running back and current football by Slocum, nicknamed famously by defensive analyst for an Aggie sports subscription site, back Chet Brooks, evolved into an intimidating force in the late ‘80s and well into the ‘90s., said Slocum was a major reason Their relentless, attacking style paved the way he attended A&M, not only for his football for seven conference championships, four in legacy, but his genuineness throughout the Slocum’s head coaching tenure. A&M ranked recruiting process. “Coach Slocum and his son Shawn, parfirst in the nation in 1991 in total defense and ticularly R.C., did such a good job of telling from 1991 to 1993 led the SWC in four defenme the benefits of what it really means to be a sive categories. From 1990 to 1994 the Aggies student athlete at Texas A&M, the benefits of never lost a game at Kyle Field, and Slocum


biggest thing about he R.C. genuinely cared I could tell that.”


Serving 14 years as head coach from 1989 to 2002, Slocum is one of the longest tenured head coaches in Texas A&M history.

coming to the University to get a degree, way more than just football,” Leone said. “The biggest thing that stood out about R.C. was that he genuinely cared about me as a person. I could tell that.” Slocum’s prowess as a great coach and even greater person allowed him to achieve his monumental accomplishments. An Aggie and football legend, his latest stripe signifies a wor-

thy placement in the sport’s lore. “We all knew he was one of the greatest coaches to have ever coached college football. We all knew some of the great games he played and all the games he’d been in,” Leach said. “For anybody that knows or cares anything about college football, it’s impossible to not have a great deal of respect for R.C. Slocum.”

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hundreds have been affected and the incurable disease continues as a threat. Sara Mendez, health education spokesperson for the Brazos County Health Department, said the West Nile season starts this time of year and runs until fall. “From May to October, the virus is most prevalent and so that is the time frame for our department to conduct testing,” Mendez said. “We have been setting traps for about three weeks now.” Mendez said weekly tests are conducted in different areas in Bryan, College Station, the Brazos Valley, and Texas A&M University campus. “We attract the mosquitos with stagnant water and a net. As the mosquitos go into the water to lay eggs they get caught in the net,” Mendez said. “From there, we send them to the Texas Department of State Health Services to be tested.” Mendez said the last trap with mosquitos carrying West Nile was found in 2009, also on campus. She said the department consistently tests the A&M golf course as the area repeatedly tested positive for West Nile. Donnie Manry, a sergeant for the Bryan Police Department for 25 years, contracted the West Nile virus in 2006. He said while he was diagnosed when the virus affected hundreds, people should be aware the virus is still a threat.

“In our area, we’ve had several fatalities and cases within the years. A lot of areas repeatedly test positive –— playgrounds, parks, and golf courses. People need to be aware,” Manry said. Manry speaks with victims of the virus and family about their symptoms and recovery each year. He said he encourages everyone to get tested for the West Nile virus and take proper safety measures. Less than one percent of people infected contract a serious neurological infection called West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease. The disease occurs in three stages: encephalitis, characterized by swelling of the brain; meningitis, an infection of the spinal cord; and poliomyelitis, paralysis of the limbs and, in some cases, respiratory failure. Manry contracted all three stages of WNND. “I contracted poliomyelitis in conjuction with encephalitis and meningitis. I almost died in the beginning and spent six months in a rehabilitation facility,” Manry said. “I was completely paralyzed from the waist down. I spent two and a half years in a wheelchair recovering.” In addition to the wheelchair, Manry used full-length polio leg braces, crutches, and a cane to regain mobility. He said he continues to struggle even today because of the virus. “The main thing is, West Nile changes your whole life. I have trouble now even six years later with steps, stairs, and inclines. You have to

adapt and overcome,” Manry said. Manry said he wants people to remember West Nile virus is still alive and causes people to get sick each year. “A lot of testing of mosquitos and dead birds has gone down along with media coverage and funding but people need to be aware,” Manry said. “Prevent the bite and prevent the illness. Take the precautions — the four Ds.” The four Ds are the recommended defenses by the Texas Department of State Health Services to combat the West Nile virus. They include draining standing water around the house, wearing insect repellent containing DEET, staying indoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitos are most active, and dressing in long sleeves and pants when outdoors to prevent bites. Tim Durbin, senior environmental design architecture major, said he was surprised to see West Nile back as a threat and intends to take precautions to stay safe this summer. “I heard about the West Nile found on campus on the news and hope more students are also becoming aware,” Durbin said. “I’m kind of worried about it myself because I have a lot of standing water near my house. I’m going to try and get bug spray to keep around.”




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