Texas A & M College Pros And Cons

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When high school students have to make a choice about which university to attend, many colleges may come to mind. Some students prefer to attend a college in their home state. One university Texas A&M attracts thousands of students a year. Because of its rich history, traditions, and how it has evolved throughout the years, Texas A&M will be the only choice to consider for many students.
To begin with, there’s not a specific person that found or made this university, the actual founder of this university to the Morrill Act, which was approved by the United States Congress on July 2, 1862. The Morrill Act provided each state with 30,000 acres of land for each member in their Congressional delegation. The land was then sold by the states to public
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Rudder is making the first changes of the school, traditions are being made, the very first tradition that is going to be made is the Twelfth Man. The Twelfth Man was born on January 2, 1992. As the Aggie football team was playing Centre College, which was named nation’s top ranked team. The man E. King Gill was a former football player, but, he only knew how to play basketball. He was up in the press box helping reporters identify players. Gill was then called from the stands from his former football team. Gil then suited up and stood ready throughout the rest of the game, which A&M finally won 22-14. But Gil was never called in to play in the game. When the game ended, E. King Gill was the only man left standing on the sidelines for the Aggies. Gill later said, "I wish I could say that I went in and ran for the winning touchdown, but I did not. I simply stood by in case my team needed me." He came to be thought of as the Twelfth Man because he stood ready on the sidelines just in case the eleven men on the field needed assistance. Gil was the 12th man on the…show more content…
Reveille is a dog breed but, in Texas A&M it is not only a dog breed Reveille is known as the first lady of Texas A&M and is also their very own mascot. Reveille came in January 1931 when some cadets found a dog on their way back from Navasota. They took her back to the dorm and hid her, since pets weren’t allowed in the dorms. The next morning when Reveille was to wake the cadets up, she started barking and went wild, giving her the unique name we know her by today. At half time the following football season, she was officially named the mascot of Texas A&M when she led the band onto the field. Reveille I died on January 18, 1944 after 13 years as the mascot. She was given a formal military funeral at Kyle Field including a 21 gun salute. She is buried at the entrance to The Zone, with all the Reveilles, where they have a special scoreboard so that they can always keep an eye on how the game is
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