Spring Break With The Smiths!

Spring Break With The Smiths!


It's been a rough week. It's been a rough month. It's been a rough semester. It's been a rough year. Six months down and three more to go. While finals are starting to seem closer than ever, there is one thing that we can all look forward to before we think about all of the sadness that is final exams. Spring break is here, and in good timing because we all know that it is much needed! Midterms have passed (and hopefully so have you!), and we couldn't be happier. Now, it is time for us to head home, let loose, and enjoy the nights that we won't remember with the friends that we won't forget! And who better to help you channel your inner spring-breaker? None other than the Smith family!

Spring break is the time to make plans. Are you going away? Taking a big trip? There are so many options... Miami? Europe? A cruise? Either way, take the time to make plans, because this week should be all about relaxation and enjoyment.

If only for this week, you've got to be true to yourself. Do exactly what you want to do! But don't be disappointed when you take a look at your life and realize what you're hoping spring break will consist of!

And if by the start of spring break week you're still stressed out, just take it day by day...

Remember not to make commitments. This is your week to take a break from school. You get to relax: sleep in, go to bed early, and not wear pants. Don't make plans, and more importantly, don't make plans, instantly regret them, and then break them.

Have no regrets. This week is about Y-O-U, so do what you want to do while you have the time to do it. Whether it be partying, sleeping, or exploring- get it done, and be happy about your choices.

Don't be ashamed to do nothing. Okay, so maybe you'd prefer to be on vacation on a tropical island, but you can have just as much fun as all your friends, even if they're going to Jamaica and you're going to... bed.

Have fun. Be silly. Be a kid again. Or just be you. You can go to Disneyland, or you can go to a museum. Find some friends, make a plan, and have fun doing it!

But if you can get through spring break without looking like this...

Then just maybe it's time for you to treat yourself.

So whether you're planning a week that you won't remember...

...Or a week you won't forget...

...Remember to make the best out of the time you have. Enjoy having no homework, partying like it's 1912, sleeping in late, and going to bed early. Take advantage of the time while you still have it, and I'll see you back on campus in a week ;-)

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Meet The Men Of '5 For Yell'

Why you should support the men poised to hold the most coveted positions on campus.

The time has come! It's Aggie election season and no position is near as coveted as that of Yell Leader. Now is your chance to get to know the men who will be representing Texas A&M before you (obviously) go vote for them on February 22nd or 23rd!


Karsten Lowe

Age: 20

Year: 2020

Outfit: E-2

Major: Industrial Distribution

Favorite Yell: BTHO

Layne’s or Cane’s: Layne’s

Gumby’s or Double Daves: Gumby’s

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Silver Taps

As Queen Rev's recent handler, Karsten experienced the Aggie Family in his interactions with Old Ags who "spoke of their time in the Corps, just as if it were yesterday". He vividly recalls a couple he met at a Rev event who'd been taking pictures with our mascot since Reveille II. He's a double E-2 legacy! His uncle (class of '94) and brother (class of '18) laid a path for him in the Corps that has led him to incredible friendships and memories. He speaks so highly of his brother and obviously loves and respects the Lowe men who came through before him.

Reid Williams

Age: 19

Year: 2020

Outfit: L-1

Major: Business Marketing

Favorite Yell: Farmers Fight

Layne’s or Cane’s: Layne’s

Gumby’s or Double Daves: Gumby’s

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Muster

Williams is a first generation Aggie with no ties to A&M who decided to join the Corps at the very last second. His love for the school and the Corps is undeniable and incredibly palpable. He credits his fellow cadets in "pushing him to be a better man that [he] was the day before". His first muster solidified his admiration for the Aggie family and took pride in calling our "Here" when the moment came. He takes inspiration from his fish year commanding officer Nathan Leary. Reid points to him as a man of character that led him well.


Connor Joseph

Age: 20

Year: 2019

Outfit: SQ-17

Major: Agricultural Economics

Favorite Yell: Locomotive

Layne’s or Cane’s: Layne’s

Gumby’s or Double Daves: Gumby’s

Favorite Aggie Tradition: The 12th Man

A third-generation cadet, every man in Joseph's family has been in the Corps of Cadets. This tradition may have brought him to A&M but the community, discipline, and leadership opportunities kept him here in Aggieland. His Aggie spirit was solidified by his first Bonfire Remembrance and the inspiration he takes from his father. Over the past year, Connor served as a Junior Yell Leader and was mentored by Former Yell Leaders who've helped him live as a better Aggie and continue to give him career advice!

Gavin Suel

Age: 20

Year: 2019

Outfit: E-2

Major: Kinesiology

Favorite Yell: Ol’ Army

Layne’s or Cane’s: Cane’s – Cane’s cards baby!

Gumby’s or Double Daves: Too close to call!

Favorite Aggie Tradition: I can’t really say that I have one. I guess the tradition of the 12th Man is my favorite. I see the 12th Man as more than just the student section at a football game, but it’s the spirit that we embody as the Aggie Family. Whether it’s at Silver Taps, Muster, Bonfire Remembrance – the 12th Man is a part of it all.

Gavin came into the Corps looking for lifetime friends and was blown away by how much he found. The relationships he's forged during his time here are "the closest, strongest, and most impactful [he's] ever had". He cherishes the time he's able to spend listening to the stories of every Aggie he gets to meet. He praises the Former Yell Leaders he has met for making him feel like a "somebody" even back in his fish year. He learned from them how important his actions were. Regardless of what they said to him, they "treated [him] like [he] was the most important person in the world".

Blake Jones

Age: 21

Year: Junior

Outfit: Sq-2

Major: Industrial Distribution

Favorite Yell: Old Army

Layne’s or Cane’s: Layne’s

Gumby’s or Double Daves: Gumby’s

Favorite Aggie Tradition: Aggie Muster

Jones obviously resembles his father in spirit. His dad, who passed on last march in a car accident, inspires and drives Blake in all that he does. He describes his dad as "loyal, selfless, honest, hardworking, and [a man who] treated everyone he met with an intrinsic respect and love". Jones was moved by the spirit of the Aggie Family in big ways this past year as support poured out from Ags in every walk of life and across the state. He notes these past years in the Corps as helping him to learn "leadership and discipline" and "develop[ing] friendships that will last [him] a lifetime."

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Great Gifts for Dog Dads This Year

Gift Ideas For Dog Dads

Dog dads are cute and very much special. They actually deserve reorganization because they peek up the poop, walk them for miles in the rain, give those baths and take a great care of their dogs. Give them a lovely gift on the father’s day of this year to show him and also to realize him about your appreciation for his fantastic work. That every time they manage the accident that the dog does and take them for a trip even at midnight. Here are ideas for some amazing gift which also might into your budget.

Dog beds for heavy chewers:

Some dog dads have to face the heavy chew problems with their dogs. Especially at night, it becomes too much hesitating to change the wet bed or cover it in another process. A chew proof Dog Beds for heavy chewers will be very much effective and useful gift for any dog dads. These beds are specially designed for moderate to high chewers. 

Front pocket metro sling;

This front pocket sling can be the perfect gift for dog dads. This metro sling can comfortably hold your mobile phone, wallet, poop bags, treats, and others small vital things that you want to carry when going out with your dog for a ride. It is also helpful for short trip or hikes to the local coffee shop.

My Beer Cozy:

You can gift the dog dad a nice customized beer cozy. You can customize the beer cozy by writing on that “In Dog Beers, I’ve Only Had One!” It will be a fantastic gift for the dog dad to make them laugh and happy whenever he will see it. This also inexpensive gift within your budget.

Sip Coffee and Pet My Dog Mug:

This fun mug will be an astounding gift for a dog dad. This one will also be perfect for those dog dads who like coffee too. You can give them a customized mug by printing” I Just Wants to sip my Coffee and Pet My Dog” on the mug. This mug will make him happy whenever he wants to drink coffee. So, it will be an amazing gift for a dog dad.

Make Your Own Dog Treats Cookbook:

This cookbook will be a unique and also fantastic gift for the dog daddy. This book comes with containing more than 34 individual recipes and many of breed templates like more than 75 templates to cut out. With these templates, you can quickly cut out unique shapes of dog foods. Also, the recipes can help a dog dad to cook yummy foods for his dearest pet. This books also contains low cost so; you can easily purchase them for gifting someone. 

Doggie Boxers:

It will go to be the craziest and unique gift for the dog daddy. For a dog-crazy day thing, this boxer will be the coolest thing to wear off, and this is the one thing that any of dog daddy will love. If you are thinking to gift one of the coolest things to a dog daddy then, it will be the craziest one. The price of these boxers will vary. Choose the most beautiful fabric boxer if you are also thinking about the comfort.

Dogs Shirt:

If you have already given him a boxer or if you are planning to gift him something that he can show to all and also carry at his own place then, you can gift him a customized t-shirt. Customize the shirt as your own choice. Or you can even get well designed and signature t-shirts if you want to gift. Make sure about choosing the most excellent fabric while choosing your customized t-shirt.

Survival Paracord Bracelet:

Many men enjoy having or wearing unique accessories that match the trend and now going fashion. Some of the men want to wear them for the safety purpose. This survival paracord bracelet can cover both sides like, it can be matched with the new fashion or trend and also can play the role of survival element. The dog daddy can use it as a dog leash and also can tie a shoelace and a boat. So, it will a very much useful element and accessory for the dog daddy. You can purchase the bracelets at various prices.

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