Howdy! Un viaje de nueve meses

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Howdy! Un viaje de nueve meses

BTHOUA!

October 2nd, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Well, the Aggies are currently at a precarious 3-0 for the football team, and this weekend is big. The sense of community here is amazing; there is an old tradition of taking off your hats during cheers, called ‘uncovering’. It’s a way of showing respect for the team, that the 12th man is ready to lay it all out there for good ‘ole A&M. Nearly every day in the school paper, the Battalion, there is a letter to the editor about people complaining that either people aren’t ‘uncovering’, or that they are being forced to ‘uncover’. This school exists, plainly and simply, with the traditions that have kept up through the years, due in part to the incre people showing up and the incredibly strong Corps of Cadets program and the general conservativeness of the home state of the Bush family. It’s nice actually; to see students make an effort to talk to strangers to keep up the feeling of cohesiveness across a 48,000 student campus, and to see other people arriving and staying at athletic events, just to show support to their fellow Aggies on the field. It’s refreshing, to think that many students hold themselves to an Honor Code, that ‘an Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal, nor tolerate those who do’. I mean really, typically I’m all about the evolving and changing to make the processes, procedures and environment right up to date with technology and what’s hot in society… but it’s incredibly restorative to be able to see that some things, deeply rooted in the core values and beliefs of students who are the future of our nation, will never change.

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BTHOUAB!

September 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Texas A&M vs. UAB

Texas A&M vs. UAB

What a great game this last weekend! No crickets, a 52 to 19 score, and a tan line 🙂 I’m not sure that it gets better than that!

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Hello world!

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Howdy!

Welcome to Aggieland

Welcome to Aggieland

To drop us off right in the middle of the saga… I’m in the middle of East Texas, nearly three thousand miles away from the familiar Quad, Dixon, Victorian styled buildings and endless rows of trees… yet the downpour of drizzling rain makes me feel right at home. There are students walking with umbrellas, brightly colored rain boots and are hidden under their hoods; just like our familiar OSU right? Well, now, picture all of these students wearing shorts. That’s right, 80 degree weather, drizzling rain, an d football…

WELCOME TO COLLEGE STATION, in the GREAT STATE OF TEXAS!

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