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Texas a&m put a ring on it! ring day!
Academics 5.0
One of the biggest traditions here at Texas A&M University is earning your Aggie Ring and participating in RING DAY! The Aggie Ring is not just any ring, "The Aggie Ring unites generations of the A&M family by connecting former students to each other and their alma mater. It stands as a milestone in every student's undergraduate career. The first Aggie Ring was cast in 1889. It was solid gold with the letters "AMC" intertwined, for Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, along with four diamonds, according to Texas A&M: The First 25 Years by Lyman Hardeman. One side of the ring symbolizes the seal of the State of Texas authorized by the constitution of 1845. The five-pointed star is encircled with a wreath of olive or laurel leaves symbolizing achievement and a desire for peace and Live oak leaves symbolizing the strength to fight. They are joined at the bottom by a circled ribbon to show the necessity of joining these two traits to accomplish one’s ambition to serve. The other side with its ancient cannon, saber, and rifle symbolizes that Texans fought for their land and are determined to defend their homeland. The saber stands for valor and confidence. The rifle and cannon are symbols of preparedness and defense. The crossed flags of the United States and Texas recognize the dual allegiance to nation and state." Here at Texas A&;M we strongly believe that Aggies lookout for other Aggies, and it is said that when you step into the "real world" with your Aggie Ring on your finger, you're bound to come across many other former students who share similar experiences with you. The world will suddenly become a lot smaller when you've got your Aggie Ring on! "From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. And from the inside looking out, you can't explain it." Congratulations to my roommate, Elizabeth! Getting your Aggie Ring is a huge deal, and she definitely worked hard for this day!
01:50
Transportation talk: ride to campus with me!
Campus 5.0
If you don't want to pay for a parking pass and you're too far to walk to campus, you can join the biking party with me! I live approximately 1.3 miles away from my first class in the Psychology building this semester and it was a simple 5-8 minute bike ride depending on if you get stuck waiting for the cross walk light to turn. At first, biking was challenging and I found myself getting out of breath very quickly but I quickly began building endurance throughout the semester. After the first week of biking, it was a breeze! Put on your helmet, stick one ear phone in your ear and jam out (I specify one because you still want to be able to hear cars coming), and peddle your way to campus. It's good for your health and great for your budget at the same time. Now, if you're too far to bike, then God Bless our bus system here at Texas A&M! We've got one of the best on-campus and off-campus bus systems I've ever seen to be honest. There is a live update on the Texas A&M App that shows you where buses are, and you don't ever have to wait longer than fifteen to twenty minutes. Again, this is a really quick and inexpensive option if you're not a fan of paying for a parking pass or don't have a vehicle here in town. Parking garages here at Texas A&M are amazing as well! We've got so many to choose from, my personal favorite it The University Center Garage (UCG) also known as Koldus! On days that are raining and I don't feel like getting soaked, I simply drive to the UCG and take a ticket. You have the option to pay for parking if you don't have a garage pass! It's a fantastic option if you ever need to get on campus but don't have time or if the weather doesn't allow it. You can check the Texas A&M App for live updates on how many available spots are in each garage so you don't pull into a garage that's already full. All transportation information here at Texas A&M University is one simple click away for you!
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