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New era began as A&M walked off field Jared Baxter The Battalion Thirty seconds: the span of absolute football euphoria after senior receiver Jeff Fuller barreled into the end zone for a 16-yard touchdown, giving A&M a 25-24 lead with 1:48 remaining against Texas on Thursday. During those thirty seconds, I yelled louder, smiled wider and wanted to dish out more hugs to complete strangers than I ever had in my entire life. Here was an A&M offense that stumbled along for the better part of three-and-a-half quarters, scoring when it mattered most. Fuller, who had seemed almost non-existent all season with injuries, came through in the

clutch and made the play of his career. All of the mistakes — those costly second-half daggers to the heart that Aggie fans came to know this season — were avenged. This was it. The Aggies were going to walk away triumphant in the Lone Star Showdown. But then a certain preemptive chant started making its way through the crowd, and suddenly I snapped out of it. “S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C! S-E-C!” No, no, no, no. Not now, not until the clock hits zero. The A&M defense still needed to hold its ground, so the Twelfth Man gathered itself and came alive. You could see it in the yell leaders’ eyes — in everyone’s eyes. This didn’t just feel like the last game against

Texas, it felt like a part of each us would either live forever or die on Kyle Field that chilly Thanksgiving night. But you know what happened next. With an egregious penalty here and a Case McCoy scramble there, UT kicker Justin Tucker sealed the win for his team. There was no saying goodbye to texas university, just a herd of Longhorns celebrating on our field. As I jumped over the concrete wall in front of first deck and onto the sideline, my roommate pointed out that we should make our way out through the south side of Kyle. I was numb, unable to really notice what lay ahead as I strolled past the UT bench. See Goodbye on page 7

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Top: Texas football players rush the field after the game-winning field goal sailed through the uprights as time expired. Above: A&M head coach Mike Sherman walks off the field with his team after losing to Texas.

Or so I thought. After you put your heart, soul and voice into a game trying to will your team to victory, a last-second loss seems like the end of the world. But fans raised to hate that school from Austin had to put all their energy into that game. Sending the Longhorns off with a loss would have given the entire Twelfth Man a lone bright spot for an otherwise trashed season. Instead, the third quarter woes, another McCoy quarterback and an erroneous personal foul call led t.u. to victory and Aggie fans to Northgate. The pumpkin shriveled, the horses turned to mice, Cinderella couldn’t find her prince and the fairy tale ending never happened. See Football on page 5

System report details financial hardship Kelly Tucker The Battalion In the current economic climate, many students have been chilled by financial concerns. John Sharp, Class of 1972 and newlyappointed A&M System chancellor, received a report last month detailing just how cold the latest cuts to state funding for Texas A&M have been. Acting on warnings from state leaders, the administration planned for a $39 million reduction in state funding, the report said, a prediction that came very close to the actual $35.8 million in cuts. The cuts affected faculty and staff across

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University cuts: ◗ 253 faculty positions, including 141 tenuretrack positions ◗ 317 staff positions, along with student worker positions ◗ 152 course sections the board: 253 faculty positions, including 141 tenure-track positions, were eliminated from fall 2010 to fall 2011; 317 staff positions were cut, as well as a number of student worker positions and graduate assistantships. Students may have felt these reductions when signing up for fall or spring classes,

as 152 course sections were reduced, resulting in a 3.5 percent increase in average section size. Tanner Wilson, senior applied mathematics major and speaker of the Student Senate, said the reductions may save the University money while costing students more by delaying graduation. “The Senate’s primary concern is that we have enough enthusiastic educators to provide a full course offering to our students,” Wilson said. “While decreased course offerings are at best inconvenient, they can result in setbacks to a degree plan and, at worst, delayed graduation. This is obviously a situation we want to avoid.”

Computing and library resources were also dealt a $6 million blow. Other unspecified reductions were made to programs including study abroad, laboratory resources, field trips, directed electives and specialty topics and departmental operating budgets. Faculty members meeting certain criteria were given the option of participating in the Voluntary Separation Plan, a program that offered a “buyout” to participating faculty members. “Utilizing the [Voluntary Separation Plan] gave the institution, and the individual collegSee Finances on page 4

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American student describes terror after arrest in Egypt ST. LOUIS — The last of the three American students to arrive home after being arrested amid Cairo’s tumultuous protests described his first hours in custody as “probably the scariest night of my life ever,” saying the youths were hit, forced to lay for hours in the dark nearly in a fetal position and threatened with guns. Derrik Sweeney, 19, spoke with The Associated Press shortly after arriving at St. Louis’ international airport late Saturday night, greeted with joyful shouts of anxious parents who tightly hugged him as dozens of others in a crowd of supporters and relatives held up signs reading, “We love you Derrik” and “Welcome home.” “The first night was probably the scariest night of my life ever. I was not sure I was going to live. They said if we moved at all, even an inch, they would shoot us. They were behind us with guns,” Sweeney told the AP in a brief phone interview, adding the three had spent about six hours curled up uncomfortably with their hands behind their backs. Egyptian authorities said they had arrested Sweeney a week earlier along with

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From left to right, Gregory Porter, Luke Gates and Derrik Sweeney. 19-year-old Gregory Porter and 21-year-old Luke Gates on the rooftop of a university building near Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square amid violent protests engulfing the streets below. Officials accused the young men of throwing firebombs at Egyptian security forces fighting with the protesters, but Sweeney said he and the other Americans “never did anything to hurt anyone” and never were on the rooftop nor handled or threw any explosives. He called those accusations “very clearly just lies, 100

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During a seven-month stay in the southwest region of the Yunnan Province, China, JD Swiger, Class of 2011, chronicles his experiences among an ancient people, land and culture through photographs. “I try and take what I learned from being a photojournalist to capture the moment as if I weren’t there at all,” Swiger said. Swiger maintains a photo blog from China, allowing friends and family to experience the nation through his camera lens. He uses photos to express the land’s natural beauty, provoke emotion and capture meaningful moments. This isn’t always a simple task. Snapping authentic and candid images is complicated because he stands out among the local population. “It’s sometimes difficult because many of the places I go the people haven’t seen many foreigners, so it’s hard to get them when they aren’t looking at me,” Swiger said. A former photographer for The Battalion, Swiger graduated in May and left for China shortly thereafter, enrolling in a few classes in a Yunnan city. But the heart of his stay runs deeper than textbooks and tones. The underdeveloped nature of Yunnan Province, which is mountainous and rich in natural resources, gave Swiger an opportunity to serve the local people while telling their story through photos.

“I often go to the orphanage and play with the kids, and pray for them,” Swiger said. “I’ve gotten to be a part of a village project where we got to help put down a road to make it easier for the villagers to get to the city to sell their produce.” Several of Swiger’s favorite photos are of children that live at the orphanage he frequents. China’s onechild policy began in “Passing 1978 as a way to curve through” the booming popula- View J.D. Swiger’s tion trend, prohibiting blog and see more couples from having photos at jdswiger. tumblr.com. more than one child. As a result, Swiger said orphanages are a common fate for many children born second in their family. After graduating, Swiger took to China for a multitude of reasons, including a life-long interest in the culture and a desire to learn the language. However, Swiger said the decision ultimately came down to one factor: his faith. “I came to China because, honestly, it’s where I felt the Lord called me to go,” Swiger said. With the end of his time abroad around the corner, Swiger said while he is still uncertain of where life might take him after he returns to the States, he plans to visit China whenever the opportunity arises, and even flirted with the idea of living there some day. “My experience in China has been so positive; I would highly recommend going to a different culture to see how others live,” Swiger said.

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NBA lockout ends after 149 days of revenue debate NEW YORK — With a Christmas Day tripleheader on everyone’s wish list and a tentative labor agreement in place, NBA owners and union officials went back to work Saturday, relaying details of the deal with hopes of cementing it quickly. After a 149-day lockout that ultimately will cost the league approximately a half-billion dollars in losses, a marathon bargaining session produced a handshake agreement earlier in the day — actually, just a few hours before daybreak. Commissioner David Stern still must sell his owners on an agreement that could change the way they do business. And the players, looking beat and beaten, face a tougher healing process in approving a pact that significantly limits their earnings. But considering everything owners sought when these negotiations opened with a contentious meeting at the All-Star break in February 2010, perhaps they will feel relieved they got as much as they did. Players’ association executives Derek Fisher and Maurice Evans hardly looked enthused about the agreement as they sat next to executive director Billy Hunter on the same side of a conference table with Stern, Deputy

Commissioner Adam Silver and Spurs owner Peter Holt, the chairman of the league’s labor relations committee. Just 12 days after talks broke down, Stern and Hunter appeared together after 3 a.m. Saturday to announce the 10-year deal, with either side able to opt out after the sixth year. It leaves the NBA with its second shortened season (the first was the 50-game 1998-99 season), with the hope of getting in 66 games instead of a full 82-game schedule. The players’ side has revealed little of its feelings about the deal, noting the pending antitrust litigation in its desire to keep details quiet. But players always preferred to be on the court, rather than in it, and now they finally have the chance — starting Christmas Day. For the season openers, it would be Boston at New York, Miami at Dallas and Chicago at the Lakers — sorry, little guys, the big markets still rule Christmas. Now, the regular season would end one week later and push back NBA finals a week, potentially setting up a Game 7 on June 28, 2012. Associated Press

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No. 5 Aggie women take Junkanoo crown in Bahamas Chandler Smith The Battalion The No. 4 Texas A&M women’s basketball team claimed the Junkanoo Jam Tournament title Saturday in Freeport, Bahamas, after a 74-58 win against Iowa Saturday and a 71-59 win Friday against Temple. In both wins, team leaders propelled A&M to victory. Senior forward Adaora Elonu led the Aggies past the Temple Owls, while senior guard Sydney Carter stepped up against the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Aggies took advantage of 25 Iowa turnovers to keep the game out of reach for most of regulation. Carter led A&M’s defensive effort with four steals and continued her success on the offensive end, leading the Aggies with 21 points. “I was just attacking the basket,’’ Carter said. “I was just making sure I was doing a good job of attacking the basket. If they took that away, then I was going to dish to my teammates.” Elonu added to A&M’s performance with 13 points and junior center Kelsey

Tourney MVP ◗ Sydney Carter was named Tournament MVP. ◗ Carter posted 33 points, eight assists and six steals in a pair of weekend wins against Iowa and Temple. Bone contributed 12 points. Only two Iowa players scored in double digits, with freshman guard Samantha Logic leading the Hawkeyes with 16 points and junior guard Jaime Printy added 14. “I thought the first five minutes of the game, we handled their pressure pretty good,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said. “I think we lost the game in the first four minutes of the second half.” The first-round victory against a feisty Temple Owls team did not come without adversity. Led by senior guard Kristen McCarthy, the Owls outrebounded the Aggies 40-37 and cut an A&M lead to four with 8:43 remaining in the second half. The Aggies made defensive adjustments, however, and powered their way to a 12-point win.

“Defense basically won it for us in the second half,” head coach Gary Blair said. “Temple is a team that will win 20, 25 games a year.” While Temple’s McCarthy had 16 points and 11 rebounds, the only double-double for either team, her effort was not enough to overcome the Aggies. A&M took advantage of Owls’ mistakes and forced 27 turnovers compared to only 12 of their own. Elonu capitalized with a prolific 23-point game for Elonu. “My gym is open 24-7 and she’s in it more than any other kid. She’s one of the most underrated players we have on the team,” Blair said of Elonu. “She’s a senior, a good player and a good person.” Earlier this month, Lowe’s announced that Elonu is a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, recognizing student athletes who contribute in athletics, in the community and academically. The Aggies travel to play a Big 10 opponent Sunday when they face the Purdue Boilermakers in West Lafayette, Ind.

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How many times had the Aggies broken our hearts before? How many times just this season? Why was the third quarter trash — again? Why couldn’t we win just this one? These questions filled my mind as the horns rushed Kyle and I stood there, hopelessly bewildered by what I just witnessed. I stood completely still, watching the dejected Aggies walk away or fall to the turf in despair. I felt sorrow for the seniors and the coaches who would have this crushing defeat on their résumés for life. I thought about all the A&M-UT games I watched in my life, yelling irately at the Longhorns on the field or at the television screen. My younger brother shook

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me from my trance and we solemnly walked toward the exit. With every step I grew more angry and embarrassed that I had put all my emotion into Aggie football since childhood only to have a potential title season turn into a 6-6 campaign, topped with another depressing loss to t.u. As we walked through the crowd, I expected to see tears, death-stares and even fights between fans decked in maroon or burnt orange. But instead, there were hugs, smiles and families walking beside each other as if they were leaving a Midnight Yell Practice. Then it hit me — we had already won. Regardless of the outcome of the game, we were no longer under Texas’ stranglehold after moving to the SEC and we still had loved ones to go home to. It wasn’t the rivalry or even the team that I had

made a connection with, this or any year. It was my family. Every game I’d seen before college was with family — when A&M frustratingly ran out of time against a 2-win Baylor team in ‘04, when the Ags upset No. 8 OU in ‘02, and when A&M ended a sixyear drought against Texas in ‘06. We backed A&M like each game was the most important one in the history of football. We celebrated every win and mourned every loss together. At the end of the day you can always count on having a few things — another sunset and your Aggie family. So it’s not the end of the world. Probably not even the end of the rivalry. But for now, beat the hell outta t.u. in 2019. Adrian O’Hanlon III is a senior ag communications and journalism major and sports editor for The Battalion.

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3 or 4-bdrm, 2.5bath Mediterranean style duplexes w/garage, security system, all appliances including W/D. 979-297-3720 or 979-292-6168. 3/2 plus game room totally updated, fenced, pets ok, close to campus. $1050/mo. 979-776-8984. 3/2 Houses, Townhouses &Apartments, 1250sqft. Very spacious, ethernet, large kitchen, walk-in pantry &closets, extra storage, W/D, great amenities, on bus route, now pre-leasing, excellent specials. 979-694-0320, www.luxormanagement.com 3bd townhouse at Fraternity Row, on shuttle route. Available now, $1075/mo. plus deposit. 817-559-7878. 4/2 close to campus, and on shuttle, fenced, pets ok, F/P, W/D. $1050/mo. 979-776-8984. 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 4bd/2ba 2-living, +study. Available now, 1112 Berkley. Close to campus. Completely remolded! Short-term lease available. No pets. $1100/mo. 979-731-8257. www.brazosvalleyrentals.com 4bd/2ba House. 2-Blocks to campus. Refrigerator, W/D, $1100/mo. 105 Fleetwood. 832-541-6450. 4bd/2ba house. Close to campus, wood floors, tile floors, ceiling fans, granite countertops, W/D, fenced yards. 979-776-6079. www.aggielandleasing.com CS nice 4/2/2 vents W/D partially furnished, water paid, 6 mo. lease, available January, $1350. 817-559-2932. Duplex for sub-lease, 2bd/2ba on Tabor Road right off Hwy.6. $725/mo. Lease ends 07/15/2012. Call Michael, 832-451-7844. Free ethernet and extended cable. Great prices. aggieapartments.com 979-693-1906. FREE IPAD/FIRST MONTH FREE. Spacious 2bd/1ba. Close to campus, on shuttle route. Large kitchen with full appliances. W/D connections. Front and back patios. Ceiling fans. HILLSTONE on the PARKWAY, 528 Southwest Parkway. 979-693-6102. Open 8:30-5:30 Monday-Friday Furnished Woodlands sublease. 1-bedroom of the 2bd/2.5ba touwnhouse. Spring Semester. W/D, cable, internet. $630. 713-249-3271. Great Deal! 2bd/2ba. Close to campus. New carpet, W/D connection, fridge, fans. Ready to move in December 1st. Pets are Welcome. Only $695.00/monthly! 979-412-1212 or fadi@kalcorp.com Great Deal! 4bd/2ba. Close to campus. Wood floors, W/D connection, fridge, fans. Ready to move in January 1st. Pets are Welcome. Only $795.00/monthly! 979-412-1212 or fadi@kalcorp.com http://sites.google.com/site/aaarentalcs/ Duplex for rent, 2/1, no deposit. $599/mo. 979-450-0098.

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Now Leasing! 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 Pre-lease now for Jan 15th move in/ fenced backyard/ free cable & internet/ yard care & pest control Hervey Oney, LLC Call for tour 979-693-2434; 1 bed duplex $450.00 month; 2 bed duplex $575.00 month. SUB LEASE 675.00 UNTIL JULY 31, 2012. Townhome 2/BR, 1.5/Bath on shuttle, washer/dryer connections in the unit, abundant storage, spacious floor plan(1200sq ft), privacy fence around patio, 2 designated parking spaces in the rear. Contact by email for more information glendak.davis@yahoo.com. SUBLEASE 1/1/12-7/31/12 male roommate for northgate 2/2 (private bathroom) apartment. $485/mo. W/D included. 918-232-5639. Townhomes. Great location! On shuttle. 2bd/1.5ba upstairs, 1/2bath downstairs. W/D connections, some units w/fireplace. Large pantry. Lots of closet space. Fenced patio. Water and pest-control paid. Some units fully remodeled. $750-$950/mo. Leasing office located at 1000 Balcones Drive, CS. 979-703-8282.

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BMI Defense Systems, Soft Goods Assemblers - Soft Goods Division. Now hiring for the remainder of fall as well as the spring semester. Local manufacturing company has immediate multiple openings for assemblers in our Soft Goods Division. These are part-time positions working 4:45pm to 9:00pm Monday-Friday. Motivated, energetic individuals will be required to perform general production type tasks which include positioning parts and materials for processing, and assembling heavy duty textiles in a high energy environment. Textile knowledge a plus. Requires good hand-eye coordination, extended sitting, standing, lifting, pushing and pulling of 20-40pounds, as well as the ability to follow written and verbal work instructions. Requires a HS Diploma or GED. Starting pay is $10 per hour. Pre-employment background checks and drug testing required. Job Referencs: 11-004. Send resumes to employment@bmidefense.com EEO/Affirmative Action Employer. Cleaning commercial buildings at night, M-F. Call 979-823-5031 for appointment. COACHES WANTED! We need enthusiastic, positive, motivational volunteer coaches for YOUTH BASKETBALL. Season begins early 01/2012! Email dhudspeth@cstx.gov call 764-3424.

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Wanted: Energetic people for Kids Klub After-School Program. Employment begins Spring Semester, 1/4/12. Applications accepted at 1812 Welsh, Mon.-Fri., 8am-4pm. Kids Klub, 979-764-3831. www.cstx.gov/kidsklub

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PETS Chinese Emperial ShihTzu Teacups. $350-$500. Expecting Maltipoos. 979-324-2866. linda_d_54@yahoo.com

ROOMMATES Roommates needed. 4bd/4bth $350/mo, washer/dryer, phone & internet, University Place on Southwest Parkway. 281-844-2090.

SERVICES Make your wife happy for the Holidays, get your house painted or carpentry work! Paint-Rite. 979-778-2855. Traditions Limos, Hummer Limos service, Ag discount, 979-587-1727, traditionslimos.com

TUTORS Tutors wanted for all subjects currently taught at TAMU/ Blinn and Sam Houston State starting at $8.25/hour. Apply on-line @ www.99Tutors.com, 979-268-8867.

BRYAN: 3 BEDROOM HOMES, W/D CONN, WALK-IN CLOSETS, PETS WELCOME, ALL APPL, WOOD FLOORING, FENCED YARD, PETS OK! $775-$895/ mo 979.764.RENT(7368) www.twincityproperties.com

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BRYAN: 2 BEDROOM FOURPLEXES & DUPLEXES! SOME HAVE FENCED YARDS, PATIOS, F/P OR BALCONY, PET FRIENDLY, FREE CABLE & INTERNET, W/D CONN, ALL APPL! $515-$715/mo 979.764.RENT(7368) www.twincityproperties.com

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Sophomore quarterback Case McCoy throws to freshman receiver Jaxon Shipley. McCoy threw for 110 yards, but it was Shipley who threw a touchdown.

Goodbye Continued from page 1

When I couldn’t walk any further, I found myself lodged between the Longhorn band and a group of burnt orange fans soaking in the victory. The southeast exit was almost entirely blocked off for UT player interviews. This was their moment of glory, and I had no choice but to witness it. “It’s a great day to be a Longhorn,” one UT fan yelled. Moments later, I experienced the pride of another Longhorn fan leading a “Texas fight!” chant as I tried to squeeze my way through the crowd. He then proceeded to laugh away with his wife as the two rejoiced in the defeat of “those poor Aggies.” That’s when I realized that Thursday’s game perfectly encapsulated the entire rivalry. A&M was so close, fought to the death, but it didn’t matter. We lost. They won. The verdict after 118 years. By the time I made my way through and out the gate, I didn’t feel the desire to ever saw ‘em off again. That game — those closing moments — were my farewell to the boys in Austin. I walked away knowing that while the pastures of the Southeastern Conference will not be greener initially, it sure beats spending another century trying to prove superiority against a single opponent down south. Friday went by with plenty of Christmas shopping and quality time with friends. Then came Saturday morning and I awoke and

checked my email. An ecstatic UT fan had taken the time at 1:39 a.m. that day to look up my information in the A&M student directory and sent this message in response to a previous column: “Hey, suck it. Aggies always lose, and have had the most pathetic traditions known to college football. S-E-C ya later, The Victor.” I chuckled, replied with a “Thanks and Gig ‘em,” and moved on with my life. A&M doesn’t need the rivalry to define its identity as a university, just as Texas doesn’t need us to do the same for it. I’ll choose to remember UT not for that email, but for the class the Longhorn band showed during Thursday’s halftime performance with its fitting “Thanks A&M” formation. Lying ahead in the realm of A&M football is a fairly meaningless bowl game and a period of rebuilding before next year’s shift to the SEC. Tannehill, Fuller, Gray and half the defense will be gone. Coming in will be one of the top-10 recruiting classes in the nation, headlined by four-star recruits and Houstonarea players Matt Davis (quarterback) and Trey Williams (running back). It’s time to move on and start thinking of better days — not necessarily victorious ones. Come 2012, A&M will face Louisiana State University, Alabama, Arkansas and all of the Top 25 SEC opponents you’ve come to know. A&M’s next chapter starts anew against the toughest competition known in college football. So long to the orange and the white. Jared Baxter is a senior media studies major and managing editor of The Battalion.

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