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Special to The Battalion An evening of festive entertainment — including live bands, a performance by the Aggie Wranglers, silent auctions and other activities — is coming to College Station for a good cause. “I went to MuSECCfest last year and it was a great atmosphere,” said junior sport management major Brandon Hollek. “It is for a good cause and the music was great. I plan on going this year as well.” The event will raise funds for Brazos Val-

ley charities, including Voices for Children, Scotty’s House, Cancer Research for Children and Project Sunshine. These charities share a common purpose: supporting youth who are suffering from disease or recovering from abuse. For the past six years, Texas A&M has participated in the State Employee Charitable Campaign. Departments compete to raise the most money for these charities. The instructional technology services department, in-line with many other departments, began by having bake sales,

taco sales and silent auctions, raising a few hundred dollars each year. In 2010 the department decided to try something new that would bring in more money and have a greater impact on the community. MuSECCfest was the result. In 2010, MuSECCfest generated more than $1,000. The name MuSECCfest comes from “SECC,” which stands for State Employee Charitable Campaign. The campaign raises money for Texas charities, but donors can

Want to go? The Texas A&M MuSECCfest begins at 2 p.m. Friday at the Wolf Pen Creek Amphitheater.

See MuSECCfest on page 7

inside sports | 3 Soccer downs Tech A&M soccer shut out Texas Tech Friday in Lubbock. See which Aggie freshman jumped to the top of the Big 12 scoring list inside.

Keeping it ‘classy’ Tech fans threw objects at visiting Aggie fans and vandalized A&M buses before the football game Saturday. Read the grimy details from a student who attended the game.


Parking presents issues for many student drivers, who face tickets, parking boots or tow trucks if their cars are found in the wrong lot. Students’ whose cars are towed can face fees in excess of $100 to reclaim their vehicles.

Aggies towed Students share their experiences with B-CS towing Tori Blanchard Special to The Battalion

M voices | 5 Editorial After an eventful weekend in Lubbock and as A&M prepares for Baylor’s visit on Saturday, let’s remember to end this rivalry with class and dignity.

any students fear coming back from a night out with friends to discover that their car is gone.

Yet some students still risk having their vehicle towed in order to snag the perfect spot. The McDonald’s across from Blocker? Towing enforced there. The bottom few floors of the University Center Garage? There, too. The United Methodist church parking lot on Northgate? Sophomore international studies major Taylor Pharis discovered that location is a hot spot for towing as well.

“I was just a freshman, and it was my first time on Northgate,” Pharis said. “I went to see my brother perform at a club with the Aggie Fiddlers and I parked at the United Methodist Church. My roommate goes there and she thought it would be OK.” Upon returning to the lot, Pharis discovered that her car was missing, and flagged down a nearby tow truck. That particular towing company did not take her car,

A&M blocks Tech comeback, 45-40

as she learned, but the man driving the tow truck pointed to a sign with the phone number of another company that could have towed her car. “I freaked out. I couldn’t even call my parents because it was like 1:30 [a.m.] and no one would be awake,” Pharis said. “I called the number on the sign and I felt kind of bad because it sounded like they were sleeping, but then again, they towed my car, so I didn’t feel all that bad.” Similar to Pharis, it is often very late by the time students realize their car was towed — too late to call and bother roommates or parents about what to do. Junior interdisciplinary studies major Reagan See Towing on page 2


Pulitzer finalist to speak about post-traumatic stress disorder Emily Davis

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Junior corner Dustin Harris blocks a field goal in the third quarter of the A&M-Tech game Saturday, leading to a touchdown by senior corner Terrence Frederick (not pictured). Read about the game atmosphere on page 3.

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The Battalion For the past nine years, America has been at war. When soldiers return from overseas, they often face a second struggle, this time not with an identifiable enemy. Author David Philipps studied the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on soldiers. In his book, “Lethal Warriors: When the New Band of Brothers Came Home,” Philipps analyzes the effects of post-traumatic disorder on one battalion of soldiers returning from the Middle East, and will discuss the issue at 7 p.m. Monday in Rudder Theater. “If you told most ROTC students that it’s a book about post-traumatic disorder they would roll their eyes and never read the book,” Philipps said. “It’s a book about one battalion that had a murder rate that was 100 times the national average.” Philipps said he became interested in the subject of post-traumatic disorder af-

ter working on an article for the Colorado Springs Gazette that made him a Pulitzer Prize finalist. “The prevailing wisdom was that in any population there’s going to be some bad apples. I was ready to believe that,” Philipps said. “But when I crunched the numbers and saw that it Philipps wasn’t the normal murder rate, I had to figure out what the story was. It’s a very important story that’s deep below the headlines; it happens to ordinary folks people think are disposable.” With Texas A&M’s rich military history, Philipps said it was a natural place to come and speak. “Texas A&M has so many potential young officers,” Philipps said. “I plan to give the University a side of the war in Iraq See Philipps on page 6

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CAIRO — Massive clashes raged Sunday in downtown Cairo, drawing Christians angry over a recent church attack, hard-line Muslims and Egyptian security forces. At least 24 people were killed and more than 150 injured in the worst sectarian violence since the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak in February. The violence lasted late into the night. The clashes spread to nearby Tahrir Square, drawing thousands of people to the vast plaza that served as the epicenter of the protests that ousted Mubarak. On Sunday night, they battled each other with rocks and firebombs, some tearing up pavement for ammunition and others collecting stones in boxes.

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Sinclair had recently returned from Hurricane Harry’s when she discovered her car was missing. “My friend came up to me and told me her car was towed, and I offered to give her a ride,” Sinclair said. “But then I realized my car was towed and I was angry at the world.” Some students said they often find themselves in situations like this because the warning signs for certain lots are hidden or unclear. The McDonald’s on University Drive has a “parking for cus-

WARSAW, Poland — Activists from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia observed Poland’s parliamentary election on Sunday to gain firsthand experience about how to hold the first democratic votes in their countries in decades. Tunisia sparked the wider democracy movement now known as the Arab Spring when citizens took to the streets in January to protest their authoritarian government. It will be the first country to hold free elections to emerge from the movement.

An Oct. 6 article incorrectly identified Linda LaCross as dean of the College of Liberal Arts. LaCross works for the Office of the Dean and should have been identified as the 2011 State Employee Charitable Campaign Area Coordinator. The Battalion welcomes readers’ comments about information that may require correction. We will pursue your concern to determine whether a correction needs to be published. Please e-mail at editor@thebatt. com.

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tomers only” sign when entering the lot. When exiting, drivers can see the “car will be towed if you leave the premises” sign. Sinclair said she did not see the second sign because “a massive truck was blocking it.” “There was a warning sign,” said Guy Stovall IV, a student at SMU who was visiting friends in College Station when his car was towed. “However, I did not see it until my car had already been towed because it was posted 30 to 40 feet in the air on a light pole.” Stovall said the experience reflected poorly on A&M. “In all honesty, it was a bit of a turnoff from A&M because working with

the guys from the towing agency and the guys from the restaurant who called it in was not pleasant,” Stovall said. Pharis said she was also frustrated with the towing company because she arrived at the lot before the company owner did. She said she waited with her roommate until the owner came, paid her fine and left with her car. “It was in the middle of nowhere, completely sketchy and just not a place for two little freshman girls to be at two in the morning,” Pharis said. “I was very stressed, but luckily my parents were cool about the fine. Good thing, because I would not be able to handle angry parents on top of everything else.”

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A&M splits tourney Aggie softball outdueled Sam Houston State and lost to North Texas Saturday.

A&M soccer blanks Tech in Lubbock, 2-0 James Solano The Battalion Freshman forward Kelley Monogue led the No. 15 Texas A&M soccer team (105, 4-1 Big 12) with two goals in a 2–0 shutout against Texas Tech on Friday in Lubbock. Monogue leads the team and the Big 12 with 11 goals on the season, surpassing fellow freshman forward Annie Kunz at 10. The Aggies’ first goal of the match marked the first goal the Red Raiders allowed in 717 minutes this season. It was also the first goal the Red Raiders allowed since Sept. 7, stretching seven games. “I thought it was a good win for us,” head coach G Guerrieri said. “For us to come up here and win against a Tech team that was the best Texas Tech team I’ve ever seen and get a 2-0 win was really good.

Up next Friday 6:30 p.m. vs. Drake University at home I thought that our team, as young as they are, played with a lot of poise in the way that they were able to keep possession of the ball and play in spaces that we wanted to play in.” Monogue struck first in with 1:05 remaining in the first half when senior Megan Majewski corralled the ball at midfield and passed it to junior defender Lyndsey Gnatzig. The ball was crossed to Monogue, where the freshman headed the ball into the back of the net for a 1–0 Aggie lead before the half. The A&M defense did not allow a single shot on frame the entire match, led by freshman goalkeeper Jordan Day who

spent 90 minutes in goal. “I thought that Jordan and the defense were outstanding,” Guerrieri said. “For our backs to not allow one shot on goal, I can tell you as a former goalkeeper, that’s the kind of game you like to see in front of you. Jordan did a good job with her leadership. She did a good job of coming and getting a couple of crosses, and really [Rachel] Lenz, Balaguer, Gnatzig and obviously Meghan Streight played great.” Monogue collected her second goal of the game in the 96 minute of the match, when Kunz sent a pass into the 18yard box. Monogue turned the ball and faked a shot, diverting defenders and blazing a shot past the Red Raider goalie for a 2–0 Aggie victory. “Not only is Kelley a great player, in her ability to bring people around her to join in

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and to make dangerous, but she’s quick, she’s a real poacher around the goal,” Guerrieri said. “She scored two [goals], and really almost scored two others that were just a hair wide.” The Aggies handed the Red Raiders their first conference loss of the season, while improving to 4-1.


Freshman forward Kelly Monogue plants to put a shot on goal.

Atmosphere recap: Tech fans don’t impress


verything you hear about Texas Tech’s fans is true. Especially at Tech’s Jones AT&T Stadium, known as “The Jones.”

Four Texas A&M buses were vandalized in the parking lot of the team hoJames Solano tel, down the street from senior agricultural communication and The Jones Saturday journalism major Students emphatically chant morning. obscenities for no rhyme or reason. “Someone vandalized our buses in They prefer a select finger to hold Lubbock. Excrement inside and outup when it’s not their “gun’s up.” side of buses, plus painted vulgarities They boo when players get hurt — on outside,” A&M Athletic Director even their own. And, apparently, they spread feces on opposing teams’ Bill Byrne tweeted. “Classy.” Byrne later said the vulgarities buses while spray-painting vulgarities were “not something you want across the exterior. repeated,” and that there was no That’s right: the rumors are true. security for the buses because it’s

Well, a lot has changed. They don’t throw batteries anymore. They ◗ A&M outgunned Texas Tech, 45- throw Dasani water bottles, just ask 40. A full recap is available online at senior agricultural leadership major Matthew Harris, also a member of the Aggie Band. “never been an issue before.” “They threw tortillas, gum, drinks “We were made aware of it this and even a glass perfume bottle that morning,” said Lubbock police ofhit one of the juniors in the face,” ficer John Hayes on Saturday about Harris said. “I have never been the vandalism. “We didn’t know flipped off by more people [or] told anything about it; there was no ‘F-A&M.’ So we would just smile report made to our agency.” and give them a Gig’Em Before attending a football game thumbs up.” at The Jones, you hear tales of Tech They don’t fling tortillas anymore fans pelting A&M fans and players either. Rather, they tossed a stuffed with batteries wrapped in hardened sheep through the student section. tortillas and the goal post being And they don’t rip down the goal ripped from the ground and thrown post because they have a full crew through the visiting section. that takes it down the second the

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game clock strikes 0.00. In an effort to counter the vulgarities being chanted toward the A&M section and Aggie Band, the yell leaders led a “beat the hell outta Texas Tech” yell an uncharacteristically numerous amount of times. And it worked.That is, until a newer, clever chant started. “Aggies suck, Aggies suck,” was the least vulgar chant Tech fans used that night. As the Techies made one last valiant effort to verbally harass the Aggies in the crowd, the entire A&M section pointed at the scoreboard. 45-40, A&M wins.

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his weekend, some Red Raiders decided to give a little going away present to the SEC-bound Aggie football team. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, I’m referring to the vandalism that occurred when the team’s buses were covered in Texas Tech graffiti. Also adorning the buses was some of Tech’s athletic performance from that day. The Dallas Morning News referred to it as “excrement.” This tongue-in-cheek (or rather “vomitin-cheek”) parting gift from our friends to the west reminds me of the ancient Trojan horse from the Greeks. That is, if the Greeks had filled the horse with manure and put absolutely no thought into it, much less had a purpose in mind. Ok, so it’s nothing like a Trojan horse. I, for one, would like to run through the process that must have occurred for this to happen. First off, someone had to come up with the idea. This is strange because people up there are usually so busy with studyin-…well maybe community servi-…drinking? Oh, now it starts coming together. Then you’ve got to obtain your supplies. Paint? Check. Dictionary for possible graffiti words with more than one syllable? Check. Fecal matter? ... Now it gets fun. I’m very curious as to whether this was an in-house job, or if they outsourced the production for this particular element. Either way, it couldn’t have been easy finding that one partner-in-grime that spoke up and said,

From Rocky and

Susan Ferguson,

Texas Tech Class of 1969 and 1986.

I am a member of the last class ever to graduate from Texas Technological College. The next class graduated from Texas Tech University. I have been proud to display the double-T for 42 years. My wife graduated later and, as a teacher, has been even prouder to display the double-T to her students. Unfortunately, the actions of some Tech students over the last several years, including harassment and violence toward visitors and competitors, has been an embarrassment to us and other alumni of Texas Tech. Nothing, however, compares to the despicable behavior to which Texas A&M was subjected on Saturday.

My wife and I have many friends, family and coworkers who are A&M fans and graduates. We are embarrassed to see them and offer our sincere, personal apologies. We also want to apologize to all A&M fans, students and players for the spoiled, childish and obscene behavior this weekend.

Because visitors have been repeatedly subjected to inexcusable behavior at Texas Tech over the last several “So, four buses make for a lot of space to years, it is past time for the cover, but I know this guy who deals with university and the City of cattle laxative.” Then there’s the matter of tidying up. Not Lubbock to provide adequate cleaning the buses, obviously (though it would security to ensure visitors are make about as much sense as doing it in the not subjected to this type of first place), but making sure the culprits them- demeaning behavior and that selves didn’t resemble the target of vandalism. their personal safety is not With the buses parked at a Holiday Inn, I threatened, as has occurred imagine they strolled inside, clearing the lobby too often in the past. as they went, casually asked if they could The students, faculty, and borrow a few showers for a bit, and then inquired, “Are those commercials about staying staff of Texas Tech University here making you smart true? Because if so, we should be ashamed of this each need a room for about a decade.” latest incident and the pattern Surprisingly, the point of this column is not of behavior that has been to degrade Texas Tech University. I know tolerated for too long. The many people that attend or attended Tech, alumni should demand that and they’re wonderful. Just look at their rings the image of our university and remember the phrase “imitation is the no longer be degraded and finest form of flattery.” dragged through the gutter And A&M has its occasional idiot. There by actions such as this latest have been Aggies at football games that were incident and too many in the so rude and embarrassing that I prayed they past. never actually spoke around other people. Though usually the one thing that shuts these To the fans, students, faculty yahoos up is telling them they sound like they and alumni of Texas A&M, my belong in Lubbock. wife and I, and we are sure I would just like to implore everyone to many other Texas Tech alumni keep this story in mind as we approach the as well, offer our sincere game against Baylor. Please, for the love of apologies. We have enjoyed Sully, don’t do anything that turns the tables many great games against on us. I’d much rather live with a couple of you over a period of more games with nonexistent second halves than a ruined reputation. than 50 years. We wish you Besides, we already know Baylor has a good luck with your move to knack for suing. the SEC. We know you will Andy Rowell is a senior university studies major represent yourselves and the and opinion columnist for The Battalion. state of Texas well.

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Bidding Baylor goodbye

EDITORIALBOARD The Battalion’s editorial opinion is determined by its Board of Opinion, with the editor in chief having final responsibility. Robert Carpenter Editor in Chief senior applied mathematics major


bid a football-farewell to Baylor in College Station. The events of this fall have strained the A&M-Baylor relationship. Baylor President Kenneth Star tried to hold A&M in the Big 12 against its will, and A&M fans were justifiably incensed. But we made it out. And Aggies should not treat Baylor’s team and fans this weekend as if they were the perpetrators. This is the end of a time-honored rivalry with our Brazos neighbors. If even a few in the Aggie community or student body vent frustrations on our visitors — through rude or obscene comments or acts of physical aggression — it will tarnish the image of our own university and corrupt our final farewell to the Bears. The lesson from Tech this weekend is that it only takes a few to diminish the reputation of the many. As a student body, let’s make Kyle Field as loud and intimidating an atmosphere as we can this Saturday, but not at the expense of our university’s image or name. Saturday evening, let’s send Baylor back to Waco without a win or reason to complain about the A&M family.

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Two days ago, the A&M football team travelled to Lubbock possibly for the last time. As many of us watched, the Aggies held off a late rally from the Red Raiders to close the rivalry with an exciting 45-40 victory. The tense and electrifying contest should have been a fitting end to a passionate rivalry. But unfortunately, the hard-fought game on the field was overshadowed by a childish display in a parking lot. Bitter about A&M’s looming departure for the Southeastern Conference and trying to humiliate our university, a handful of Red Raider fans acted rashly. Although they graffitied and spread horse manure on A&M buses, the expletives and excrement ultimately defiled the familiar double-T of Texas Tech, rather than their target. Texas A&M is not Texas Tech, nor is our standard of hospitality the same as theirs in recent years. But nonetheless, Aggies should take this example as a warning. Next Saturday, our University will

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n Oct. 15 at Kyle Field, when our Fightin’ Texas Aggies face off against the Baylor Bears, we as the Twelfth Man will break from the norm, wearing white and waving maroon for Texas Wildfire Relief. This is our University’s chance to show the state of Texas that as Aggies, we are standing united for our fellow Texans in this time of need. Central Texas has been devastated this year, first by months of record-breaking heat and drought, then by wildfires claiming hundreds of thousands of acres and thousands of homes, including several owned by Aggies. Since the fires began in September, many Texans’ lives have been turned upside-down. As a public university, one of Texas A&M’s central missions is to serve our state and its people. This weekend, our student body has the opportunity to do so in a very visible way: standing in white, waving maroon and supporting those affected by the fires in a public

display of our state’s strength. You can purchase your maroon Twelfth Man towel at one of our on-campus locations for $2. Proceeds from the towels will benefit the victims of the Texas wildfires and the brave firefighters who are battling the flames. This Texas Wildfire Relief effort to wear white and wave maroon in Kyle Field is just one more amazing example of the Twelfth Man coming to the aid of those in need. For more information please visit us online at In three weeks, we have raised more than $20,000 from maroon towel sales and are producing thousands more to sell leading up to game day. Also, Class Councils’ “Maroon Out” campaign has released a limited edition WHITE Maroon Out shirt that can be purchased for $10. Proceeds from these shirts will also go to wildfire relief efforts. Aggies are known for taking care of Aggies. This weekend, let’s take care of Texans, too. I look forward to seeing a sea of white, waving maroon as we BTHO Baylor!

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they never saw — a side that is being fought still at home.” Philipps talked with soldiers who were convicted of crimes, including murder, while writing his book. He plans to share his insight from these conversations Monday. “I think it will definitely be an R-rated lecture,” Philipps said. Michael Stephenson, associate dean for undergraduate, international and interdisciplinary programs in the College of Liberal Arts, said this book was chosen for the Common Ground program this year because it sparked debate. “We want liberal arts graduates to think critically,” Stephenson said. “The book facilitates argument. The whole goal is to get students to consider all perspectives.” Common Ground is a freshman Liberal Arts reading initiative meant to stimulate thoughtful conversation. Students and staff not in Common Ground can also attend. “There’s going to be a [question and answer session] afterwards to engage in a discussion about the issue,” Stephenson said. Haley Christofilis, freshman telecommunications major, read Philipps’ book for her communication 101 class and plans to attend the lecture. “It’s important that students think about some of the points in the book and form their own opinion about it,” Christofilis said.


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specify which charities they would like their contributions to support. This event will benefit Brazos Valley charities. This year, the organization said it would like to double last year’s $1,000 mark. In addition to admissions revenue, sponsors such as Willa Boutique, Grand Station Entertainment, Froyoyo Frozen Yogurt and U Paint It donate packages and gift cards for the silent auction.

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“We hope to raise much more for these great causes this year with everyone’s help from the wonderful students, faculty, and staff at Texas A&M University,� said Diane Pruitt, coordinator for MuSECCfest. Friday’s music lineup includes Substance Head, Seth Candan, C Skillz, Bubba Morgan Band, and Redeye Carl and The Pirates. Also, there are many activities available for children such as a Kids Zone, super slides and face painting. “There is something for everyone,� Pruitt said.

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