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"From the Publisher: ""By Glenn DromgooleAlthough Texas A&M has changed dramatically through the years as it evolved into a first-class university, it has managed to retain its distinctive cultural heritage and hold on to the Aggie Traditions which have defined and enriched the school and given it character and soul.Traditions such as Aggie Muster, Yell Practice, and Silver Taps are as important to today's Aggies as they were to yesterday's. At the same time, new ""traditions"" are gradually blended with the old to accommodate changing times and emerging sentiments.When Aggies talk about the ""Spirit of Aggieland,"" it is more than a school song. It is a sense of pride and purpose in what makes the school unique, an enduring experience, an abiding impression. Graduates do not become ex-Aggies after they leave Aggieland but rather ""former students."" They are expected to be Aggies the rest of their lives. In words and pictures, Aggie Savvy seeks to celebrate that spirit and that uniqueness by focusing on the practical wisdom and life lessons-profound and trivial, philosophical and whimsical-that can be gleaned from the culture, the environment, and the lore at Texas A&M.""GLENN DROMGOOLE, Class of '66, is a former editor of The Battalion and the Bryan-College Station Eagle and was named to the Texas A&M University Journalism Hall of Honor.Practical Wisdom from Texas A&M,College Histories - Gift Book,5.5 x 5.5, 112 pp, 52 color photos."