Ides of March? Toga Time!

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Sure, the Ides of March isn’t an official holiday, but the date does have enough history that warrants it as a good time to throw a party. Especially as this year the Ides of March (aka March 15) conveniently falls on a Friday! For those not in the know, this was the day poor Caesar was killed by his friends, … Read More

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in College Station

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Did you know that most historians agree that Valentine’s Day’s original origins can be traced back to a pre-Roman pastoral festival? Called the Lupercalia, this ancient festival included animal sacrifices in order to turn away evil spirits and release health and fertility among the citizens. While today no one’s sacrificing any goats (that we know of), during Valentine’s Day couples … Read More

Tips for a Top Friendsgiving Party

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There’s plenty of reasons to throw a Friendsgiving party. Maybe you’re staying in town for Thanksgiving or maybe you just love a reason to double-up on the stuffing. Whatever the case, throwing a thankful bash for your friends and roommates is bound to be appreciated by all who come. Friendsgiving is a celebration of that second family, the new people in … Read More

Best Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

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So you’re broke and don’t have time to custom craft a convention-worthy costume? Never fear! Your guides to all things quick, easy, and fun are here! Check out the following sweet and simple last-minute Halloween costume ideas that will make you the star of the party: The Best of the Best Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Your TAMU Parties … Read More

Easy Recipes for Tailgatin’ Saturdays

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Oh, sweet August and the return of the college football season! How we love thee! If you’re new to TAMU, then it’s important to know just how much we love our Aggie football and how watching the team play is a sport and activity all unto itself. The first game of the season is the last Saturday of August, with four … Read More

Texas Weekend of Remembrance

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Did you know that under federal law, Texas A&M University is one of only six U.S. colleges that are classified as senior military colleges? This is a school with a rich military tradition and strong ties to the military community. As such, it should come as no surprise that when it comes to military holidays like Memorial Day, few places celebrate … Read More

March Events in College Station

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TAMU offers an incredible array of activities, sports clubs, and student organizations for students to plug into. No matter what your interest, there’s sure to be something for you. From the TAMU sailing club that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays on nearby Lake Bryan to the Inkling Society, a student club with the goal of connecting literary enthusiasts via social activities. However, … Read More

Celebrating Mardi Gras at the Junction

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Many of TAMU’s students hail from Louisiana and Texas’s Gulf Coast where Mardi Gras is a celebration as big as Christmas. Mardi Gras is a festival day traditional that harkens back to the Middle Ages. Also known as ‘Fat Tuesday’, this is the day for everyone to indulge in rich foods and drinks before the long Catholic fast of Lent … Read More

Books to Read Over Winter Break

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As you shut the cover to your textbooks and hand in your final exam paper, you are likely to exhale a sigh of relief. Your first (or second!) term has come to an end and you finally have some time to explore things non-academic. Including all that reading you’ve put off until studying was done! Feel free to hide away … Read More

Best Cookie Recipes for Giving

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Oh sweet December! Literally! One of the best things about the holiday season is that it officially harkens the start of the baking season, including the cookie baking season. Homemade holiday cookies are the perfect sweet tooth addition to any Christmas apartment party or ugly sweater shindig. They also make for one the easiest, quickest, and tastiest gifts you can … Read More