Tuesday, it was announced that Cecille Sorio will be the 2016-2017 Fightin’ Texas Aggie Corps Commander. As you might be able to tell by her name and/or picture she is, indeed, a female. If you are unaware, Alyssa Michalke is currently serving as the Corps Commander and, was the first female to serve as this role in Texas A&M’s History. If you have not connected the dots yet, that means that, for the second year in a row, the Corps will be led by a woman.
Many are concerned that this trend may be setting a dangerous gender precedent for years to come. Roger Harpock, a Junior Chemical Engineering major also in outfit Z-2, is very concerned for the future of the Corps.
“The whole school is going crazy. There’s a female Corps Commander, a girl running for Yell Leader, AND one running for Student Body President. Next thing you know, even our secret societies will allow women. I just don’t want this to become a pattern.”
Though the Corps has had 139 male Corps Commanders in its history, in the last two years, 100% of the Corps Commanders have been female. A VERY scary statistic for those who coin the phrase “good bull”.
“This is not just a Corps issue; it affects everyone. When you give a mouse a cookie, ya know?” Harpock says. “Women are going to start thinking that it is okay for them to take on new roles in our University- and that just because it happens once, it is going to keep happening. “
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Congratulations Cecille Sorio! We wish you luck in the coming year.