The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, December 12, 1986, Image 23

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

The Good
As indicated by the plethora of
t-shirts currency available, one
of the definite high points of the
semester was A&M’s
Thanksgiving Day victory over
t.u., allowing the Ags to claim
another SWC championship
and a date at the Cotton Bowl
on New Year’s Day.
This year’s Bonfire stood a
scant 45 minutes, falling hours
before the midnight hour.
Tradition dictates that if Bonfire
stands until midnight, the A&M
football team is destined to win
against the teasips, and if it falls
before midnight, well... you
get the idea.
But the Aggies took destiny
into their own hands and
enjoyed a 16-3 win in Austin.
The win marked A&M’s third
consecutive victory over the
Longhorns — a definite cause
for celebration. (At Ease has
done a little celebrating of its
own. Just turn the page and
you’ll see what we mean.)
Phone registration was also a
hit this semester — for those
who could get through the busy
phone lines. Many students
encountered no problems with
the new computerized
telephone system, putting to
rest horrible rumors started by
people who just had to register
Monday morning.
Those who did get through
found a nice man who
soothingly guided them through
the mentally taxing process and
operators who were usually
able to help solve their
scheduling problems quickly
and efficiently.
The Battalion staff had a
good time during registration
since one of the Batt’s
newsroom phone numbers is
one digit away from the
registration number. Just a slip
of a finger led countless callers
to confusion, especially once
staff started playing along.
This semester also brought
the 12th annual Texas
Renaissance Festival to the
piney woods of Plantersville.
The students who visited the
festival left schoolbooks and
exam worries behind to enjoy
16th century fun and frolic in
the Renaissance fantasyland.
Speaking of revelry, this
year’s Elephant Walk marked
the Class of 87’s expiration, as
enthusiastic juniors pelted
seniors with everything from
water to shaving cream to clods
of dirt. Heavy rain conditions
the days before produced a
great deal of mud, providing an
excellent arena for the
traditional junior-senior brawl.
And music fans anxiously
awaiting the release of another
Boston album were finally
appeased as the group came
out with their third album,
appropriately entitled “Third
Stage. ” The last album the
group released was “Don’t
Look Back” in 1978.
But the new album was well
worth the wait. Local radio
stations have more than made
up for lost time, never missing
an opportunity to saturate
listeners with the new cuts,
especially the chart-topping hit
“Amanda. ”
The release of “Third Stage”
resulted in an alteration in the
phrase “Until hell freezes over,
or Boston releases another
In other music news...Before
November 10, the only way to
hear The Boss live was to see
him in concert or get a hold of a
bootleg tape. But Bruce
Springsteen has finally released
a live album containing a
decade of his best hits.
For around $25 (some say, a
very small price to pay) fans can
now bring Bruce’s uncut,
unmixed, un-fooled-with voice
into their own homes.
The 40-song, five-record set
entitled Bruce Springsteen &
the E Street Band Live 1975-85
was an apparent hit across the
nation, as people lined up at
music stores to await the arrival
of the Boss’s latest. Houston
was a hot spot for sales, but in
College Station the enthusiasm
was not nearly as contagious.
If you are a Democrat, the
political highlight of the
semester occurred when your
party pulled the carpet out from
under the reigning Republicans
in the Senate this November.
Political watchdogs have been
wondering aloud how effective
Ronnie’s last days in the White
House will be in light of this
latest Democratic victory.
One final highlight that
deserves mention in this
category was the exciting
announcement that help is just
around the comer for chronic
bores. Yawn.
photo by Greg Bailey
Seniors participating in a messy but memorable Elephant
Walk leave Kyle Field after having another yell practice.