The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 14, 2002, Image 4

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This atuard recognizes students for their outstanding contributions to the quality of student life programs at Texas A&M. All students are encouraged to apply for this award. Leadership experience and excellence in achievement. Student life is "the other education." Spirit Award applications now available: On-line at www.AggieNetwork.com/BuckWeirusSpiritAward Clayton W. Williams Jr. Alumni Center Reception Desk Office of the President, 8th Floor Rudder Vice President for Student Affairs Office, 10th Floor Rudder Office of the Dean of each College Office of Graduate Studies Department of Student Activities, Suite 125 Koldus Department of Multicultural Services, Suite 137 MSC Office of the Commandant, 102 Military Sciences MSC Student Programs Office, 216 & 223 MSC Application Workshops Will Be Available: Thursday, January 17 5:30-6:30 281 Rec Center Wednesday, January 23 6:30-7:30 501 Rudder Tuesday, January 29 7:30-8:30 Clayton W. Williams Jr. Alumni Center Applications due at 5:00 p.m. on February 4, 2002 to the Clayton W. Williams Jr. Alumni Center Reception Desk Student Activities At Texas A&M University’ The Association OF FORMER STUDENTS Questions? Please e-mail: SpiritAward@Aggierietwork.com 4A Monday, January 14, 2002 AGGIELIi THE BATTALIA Where's the receipt? Wanted and unwanted gifts leave students waiting in gift return line, By Bethany Brown THE BATTALION Courtney Vogelsang, a junior speech communica tions major, received a package of Oreos ami hot chocolate for Christmas from her aunt and uncle. She said the gift surprised her, because she had never re ally thought someone would give Oreos as a gift. “The gift was so random,” Vogelsang said. ”1 had been expecting money or something simple like that, but no, we got cookies." Like most students, Vogelsang said she tried to be polite. “1 tried to smile and say thank you. I didn’t want to hurt their feelings, because they were nice enough to give me a gift." Vogelsang said. “After they left, I just gave the gift to my dad to take on his hunting trip.” Every year on Christmas morning, students stumble out of bed and sleepily wander to their Christmas trees to discover what Santa Claus brought. Excitement builds as they begin tear open packages, hoping to find the perfect gift. Sadly, what some students find makes them sigh, force a smile and ask. “Where is the receipt?” Scott Landfried, a junior speech communi cations major, said he is accustomed to getting bad Christmas gifts, especially from his grandmother. Landfried said his grand mother likes to buy random trinkets for her grandchildren. “The problem with my \ grandma is that she doesn’t even \ bother asking my mom what 1 \ want for Christmas,” Landfried \ said. “She just rushes to the nearest \ knickknack store and buys me some- \ thing she thinks I would like.’.' Landfried said that he has 'v. dropped hints to his grandmother about tier presents. “I thought that she would catch on after the teem 11 consecutive year ol me .iTnii: tortk ceipts. but no. she continues w ith her bad gift lion,” Landfried said. Ann Marie Riley, a junior community t major, said she w as happy w ith oneof hergifc at first. ”! had been wanting a nice sweat suituitha: up jacket tor a while, and I finally got it. ’Rilo 1 low ever, when she ux>k a closer look aithep Riley said she felt extreme disappointment “My sister and mom picked the outfit out! me, and they decided that I needed extra-li pants. Riley said. "The problem was, thep were about two too big for me." Riley said herf had giHxJ intentions i w as trying to find I pants long. “I’m a pretty tallgiti made sense that they <*i to get the longest pantsp« ble. and extra-large pans supposed to be about a inches longer than k pants," Riley said. 1 w hen I looked at then noticed that the p? had cropped leg Riley said wondered much weigh <5 family thought i had gained o\e past semester. talking with herfz Riley con that the vs ere a take. “My and mom as me that they did! ? see the cropped lefjj and tiial it was an mistake.” Riley said, still have my doubts."“.,J| ,t Y RCX.il KS vV Rl BEN OH l JNA • THE BATTCK WELCOME BACK STUDENTS! Get your FREE T-SHIRT today! 4 *?**/£§ Bryan: 1111 Briarcrest Drive; 260-4300 • 1660 Briarcrest Drive; 260-4300 201 S. Texas Avenue; 260-4350 • lOOl W. Villa Maria; 260-4488 College Station: 701 Harvey Road; 260-4477 711 University Drive; 260-4333 2717 Texas Avenue South; 260-4360 Caldwell: 114 S. 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