The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, November 14, 2003, Image 6

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The Battalion
Page 6 • Friday, November 14.:
Call to serve
Aggies have chance to change lives
P ursuing a degree
at Texas A&M
is often one of
| the most challenging,
I but rewarding, experi-
j ences a person will
j encounter during his
lifetime. The end
j result will likely ben
efit you indefinitely;
yet for various rea-
Josh Pcschcl
sons, earning a degree from A&M is an
opportunity and privilege that scores of
other individuals will never have access
to. It is therefore our obligation to reach
beyond the campus boundaries to help
change lives and to bring in those who
remain on the outside looking in.
Improving the quality of life for anoth
er individual is a call to service that can
take many forms. One of the most funda
mental improvements we can make is in
education. Education provides a direct
pathway to success in this life. It also
allows an individual to view the world
through an objective lens to clearly see the
often-disputed problems that exist in our
society today.
By helping to educate others. Aggies
can eliminate the slow accumulation
processes of inequity that continue to grow
and separate many groups.
A student need not be the president or
other high-ranking member of a student
organization to make a difference inside
or outside of A&M. Every year, thou
sands of Aggies participate in service
activities such as The Big Event and
Replant. These are noble efforts and
should certainly continue with much sup
port; however, they are only punctuated
events with a very specific focus.
Imagine, for
example, that the
same number of
Aggies committed
just a few hours
every week to
enhancing the math
and science educa
tion of junior high
school students in
different, less
advantaged communities within the
Brazos Valley. How many more individ
uals would be prepared for college and
have a better opportunity to become
Aggie scientists and engineers?
One of the greatest things we as
Aggies can do is create opportunities for
individuals on the outside to walk in our
footsteps, with the hope that they will
reach higher goals and, in turn, provide
the same opportunities to others.
Robert F. Kennedy once said, “But
history will judge you, and, as the years
pass, you will ultimately judge yourself,
on the extent to which you have used
your gifts and talents to enrich the lives
of your fellow man. In your hands, not
with presidents or leaders, lies the future
of your world and the fulfillment of the
best qualities of your own spirit.”
History is watching and waiting to see
what contributions to others we as Aggies
will make. Let them be great.
Campers help build
Aggie Spirit
This letter is for the campers'
out at Kyle Field. As a tour guide
for the Aggieland Visitor Center,
it’s wonderful to show off how
great Aggies really are. I gave a
tour on Thursday and my tour of
more than 50 high school sen
iors was amazed at the site of
the tents. You all are the best!
Seeing you all out there gets
me so excited for the University
of Texas game and makes me
so proud to be an Aggie!
I love seeing the posters
about how much you all love
Aggie football. I think you
campers are representing A&M
in the best way and I just want
ed to thank you all for boosting
the Aggie Spirit!
few every couple of years, or the
fact that some have family obli
gations that they just cannot
miss but would this be the case
if we were moderately more suc
cessful this year? I recall that
when the game was actually
played on Thanksgiving night,
there was never a problem with
getting the full Twelfth Man to
show up. Suck it up Ags, and
get your rears in the stands.
Piracy forum was
nothing but a farce
In response to a Nov. 13art
A. Brannon Kroll
Graduate Student
CNN admitted
biased reporting
In response to Collins
Ezeanyim's Nov. 5 column:
Brandi Skipper
Class of 2004
Apathy for U.T.
game disgusting
Graduate Student Council President
Josh Peschel is a student in
biological and agricultural engineering
I am disgusted to see the num
ber of sports passes for sale for the
University of Texas game. I honest
ly cannot understand how Aggies
can have no care for the game
against our rival. Although we
have had a down season and
we’ve struggled, Aggies should all
the more support their team as the
Twelfth Man. What if E. King Gill
decided that, due to a rough sea
son, he did not want to come down
from the press box and suit up, or
even worse, decided to not travel
with the team?
I realize some students are
strapped for cash and need
money, as there always are a
' Why does The Battalion almost
always take a leftist view on issues
and not report the whole story?
The recent column on Fox News is
a shocking example of this.
How can The Battalion
endorse CNN when CNN's chief
news executive Eason Jordan
said in The.New York Times on
April 11 that CNN purposely
failed to report Iraqi atrocities for
the past 10 years? CNN did this
so it could keep reporting from
Iraq. But it was basically report
ing Saddam’s point of view. No
where was this mentioned in The
Battalion article.
This is especially scary since
The Battalion is the only news
source for some students at
A&M. A&M studehts deserve
better, they deserve to get the
full story.
Wednesday night I attends;
the Net Piracy “Forum” that wail
sponsored by several Memoy
Student Center organizata;
and am saddened and angry!:|
report that it was a farce, ll
forum is supposed to be opsj
and allow many voices to be pis
sented. It should be interact’,;
and facilitate discussion. This
was nothing of the sort.
Instead, it was just anotlw
opportunity for industry folks!:!
throw propaganda at us.
Ads for this event told us Util
we would have the opportunity;:!
ask questions of the panelists
This was just for show. In apis
gram that lasted for almost as
hour and a half, three audiencs
questions were read. I ate
wrote and submitted six or sew
questions, none of which weis
used; and many other audieno:
members gave submissions.
Our voices were not heart
Audience response was ml
allowed. When an audiencs
member did try to say somej
thing, he was silenced and tfis
program was suddenly declaief
over. So much for discussioc
and interchange.
The panelists themselves haJ
nothing new to say and simpl}
recycled statements those ofus
who care about this issue tos
heard before. Additionally, vili|
no student panelist? A
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Wednesday night.
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Seventh Day Adventist
1218 Ettle St., Bryan (corner of Coulter)
Pastor Bill Davis
English - 11:30 am
Sabbath School - 10:00 am
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Bethel Temple Assembly of God
2608 Villa Maria,
Sunday Worship 10:15
Sunday School 9:00
Parkway Baptist Church
1501 Southwest Pkwy
(979) 693-4701
Sunday Worship 8:15 10:45 & 6PM
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Wednesday: Meal 5:30PM
College Bible Study Wed. 6:30PM
St. Mary’s
Catholic Center
603 Church Avenue in Northgate
Pastoral Team
Rev. Michael J. Sis, Pastor
Rev. Keith Koehl, Associate Pastor
- Campus Ministers -
Deacon Bill Scott, Deacon David Reed,
Martha Tonn, Julia Motekaitis
Dawn Rouen, Roel Garza
Daily Masses
Mon.-Fri.: 5:30 p.m. in the Church
Tues.&Thurs.: 12:05 p.m. in the
All Faiths Chapel
Weekend Masses
Sat: 2:00 p.m. (Korean),
5:30 p.m. (English), 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Sun.: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,
5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wed. 8:30-9:30 p.m., Sat. 4:00-5:15 p.m.
or by appointment.
St. Thomas Episcopal
906 George Bush Dr. • College Station. TX
Services • 8:00 (Rite 1), 9:00(Family Service Rite II)
and 11:15 (Rite ll-for late sleeping Ags)
7:30 p.m. Evensong
Next door to Canterbury House.
the Episopal Student Center
Cornerstone Chuid
8:15 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
Sunday School
9:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer & Communion
2nd & 3rd Sunday
Q-.30 p.m
Comer of Harvey Mitchell Pkwy and Rio Grande
693-4403 •
Calvary Chape!
Feeling a little overwhelmed?
God can help!
We are a small church that teaches
God's Word verse by verse, and
places a high value on worship.
We care about you -
you're not just another student.
Come join us!
Currently meeting at:
Putt-Putt <5olf & Games
1705 Valley View Dr., C.S.
Just across Texas Ave. from
the C.S. Police Station
We’re studying the Book of Acts
Services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday
Pastor Jeff Hughes ‘95
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United Pentecostal Churcti
Sunday 2:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:0(1 PI
1808 - H Brothers
(behind the C.S. Wal-Mart)
Fellowship Free Will
Baptist Church
College & Career Class
You are invited to a Bible Study
especially for students.
Sunday mornings at 9:45
Wednesday night supper at 5:30,
followed by Bible Study at 6:30
1228 W. Villa Maria
For more information contact
Bill Van Winkle: 774-3059
First Christian Church
900 South Ennis, Bryan
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.
Robert D. Chandler, Minister
A&M United Methodist
417 University Dr. (in Northgate) • 846-8731
Sunday Worship: 8:30, 9:45, 10:50
College Sunday School: 9:30,10:45
Thursday Nights: 5:30 - University Choir
6:30 - FREE Supper, 7:00 - College Bible Study
College Station Korean!
Presbyterian Church ;
220 Rock Praric Rd., CS I
Sunday Worship - j
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A&M Church of Christ
1901 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy.
Sunday Assemblies:
8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.,
College Bible Class 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Night: 5:45 p.m.
Mid-Week 6:45 p.m.
Aggies for Christ
Call for on-campus pick-up info
First United
Methodist Church
Worship Services:
8:40 am and 10:55 am
College Class at 10:00 am
Rev. Matt Idom, Pastor
On 28' 1 ' Street, 1 block east
of Texas Avenue in Bryan
Now Meeting Across from Campus
in Oakwood Interm. School
George Bush & Holik St
behind the CS Conference Ctr.
_ Follow the signs!
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Prayer Service @10 a.m.
worship @10:30 a.m.
small groups
meet throughout the week
Covenant Presbyterian Chuff:
220 Rock Prairie Road
(979) 694-7700
Rev. Sam W. Steele - Pastor
Sunday Service:
8:30 & 11 a.m.
Sunday School:
9:45 a.m.
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