The Battalion

The Battalion

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The Battalion is the student newspaper of Texas A&M University. Started in 1893 as a monthly publication, it continues to this day, now as a daily paper. The first paper at Texas A&M University was the Texas Collegian published in 1878. It was later named the College Journal from 1889 to 1893 and then The Battalion.

Honors

Princeton Review named The Battalion as the twentieth best college newspaper in the nation in its 2008 edition of The Best 361 Colleges. Princeton Review. Accessed August 22, 2006. Along with four other university newspapers, The Battalion received honorable mention in the 2004 National College Newspaper Convention held by the Associated Collegiate Press. The paper was named the winner of the 2008 National Pacemaker Award. It was also a Pacemaker finalist in the 1996-97 and 1995-96 scholastic years, and won the Southwest Regional Pacemaker for the 1991-92 school year.

Distribution

The Battalion is published on weekdays during the fall and spring semesters, and Monday through Thursday during the summer sessions. The paper version is distributed throughout the Texas A&M campus to interested students, faculty, and staff. Many College Station places, such as restaurants and apartments, receive copies to distribute to their customers.

History

The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now known as Texas A&M University), had two literary...
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