Mugdown Asks: Should The Academic Building be Renamed after Rick Perry?

It was announced earlier today that Texas A&M University is considering renaming campus’s iconic Academic Building after Texas Governor and former Yell Leader, Rick Perry. Current and former students alike have voiced a wide variety of opinions on the matter since the news broke earlier today. In order to help the Board of Regents come to a decision that accurately reflects the diverse beliefs of Texas A&M University, The Mugdown asks you to lend your voice by choosing one of the many diverse opinions we heard across campus today that accurately reflects your personal stance on the decision.

We thank you for your time,
Honey Bear and The Mugdown Staff

#ClubAnnex: Library Rave at Texas A&M

Did we mention we hosted #ClubAnnex? The video recap of our rave in the library is LIVE!


Video edited by Honey Bear

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Help You Study for Finals

  1. Lack of sleep actually improves focus!

Scientists report that replacing sleep with studying has shown higher test scores! It’s called “Brain Focus Redirection”. Basically, whatever energy would have been put into sleep is redirected and put purely into helping you cram and memorize that fleeting information!


  1. Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso: A Healthy Alternative to Breakfast!

That’s right, proven by health and nutrition researchers at Harvard, you can now drink Starbucks instead of an actual meal. It includes all the vitamins and energy you need for a sufficient breakfast all in the convenience of a tiny, overpriced can. It’s like a meal, but in a can.


  1. Multitasking works!

Through a scientific process called Neuromultization, your brain operates more efficiently thinking about many different tasks, allowing it to work at a much faster speed! By browsing Twitter, reading Powerpoint notes, and scanning through your textbook simultaneously, you can maximize your study time!


  1. Take study breaks every 15 minutes!
    There’s nothing more rewarding after a hardcore studying spree of 15 minutes than to check your newest Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter posts for another 30 minutes! By doing short bursts of studying, your brain essentially works in a “sprinting” method. It sprints with its energy, then must recover for another sprint. This theory is derived from marathon runners, as an efficient strategy amongst runners is the sprint-and-walk method.



Your brain can only retain information for so long; remember that thing about elephants in the first tip? Exactly, you already forgot. While the sprinting method is studying, it can work both ways. Take a 2 hour break right before your 1 hour study sprint! This works most efficiently when your test is within a few hours of first opening up your notes. This sense of urgency sends shockwaves through the brain allowing it to focus on retaining information! This process is called the “Mentaltime Continuum”, your brain realizes the time remaining until the test and practically puts your body into autopilot! You’ll be aceing that final without even knowing what you’re doing!


Good luck and remember these tips to make sure you pass those exams!

-Duncan Dough

Topless Photos of Reveille Leaked

The Mugdown has received an email from an anonymous source last night with racy pictures of A&M’s first lady without her trademark shawl. Please be advised that these pictures are extremely NSFW.

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A candid shot of Miss Rev on campus without her top.

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Sometimes even mascots have to resort to desperate measures to pay for college tuition.


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Skinny dipping at Lake Bryan.


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Even Cadet Generals party too hard and lose their tops.


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Trying to hide her nakedness with a hat. We see you Miss Rev…


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Oops! Passed out sunbathing!


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Hot or cold, this Collie sure loves to bare it all!

-Silver Tapioca

The 9 Hardest Classes at A&M

1. MATH 409 – Advanced Calculus
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This class is basically just proofs, right? You know what there is no proof for? Bigfoot. Now THAT would be a hard class.

2. MGMT 211 – Business Law
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Tort Law kind of sounds like turtle. That’s fun, right? Turtles swim! Oh God, not Swim.

3. MEEN 363 – Dynamics and Vibration
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I mean, how complicated are vibrations, really? Plenty of things vibrate. My XBOX controller vibrates all the time, and I am freaking great at XBOX.

4. PHYS 208 – Electricity and Optics
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You might remember this one from freshman year … or from the recurring nightmares that just won’t seem to go away. Does the smiling lightning bolt make things any better?

5. CHEM 328 – Organic Chemistry II
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How hard is it to draw hexagons? I was drawing parallelograms in first grade.

6. ACCT 327 – Financial Reporting
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If I can account to 10, then I can account to 327. Yawn. Try accounting to 1000.

7. NUEN 418 – Fuel Assembly and 3-D Reactor Core Design and Modeling
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No jokes here. This class sounds like Hell.

8. RPTS 371 – Skills for Youth Development
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Oh, you think this one is just a joke, huh? You ever tried raising kids? I didn’t think so. This class is a full time job for, like, billions of people. This should be core curriculum.

9. MGDN 215 – Intro to Satire Writing
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Literally no one on our staff passed this class. Do with that what you will, just don’t judge.

-Cactus Jack

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Love Me Tinder: Lonely “Lola” Lighter Takes Tinder

“Damn girl, you’re hot.”

This past week, I took my loneliness to a new low and created a Tinder profile under the name “Lola Lighter”. Apparently, “Lonely” isn’t a “real name”. Let’s just say sparks flew, and 152 matches later, I picked my favorite flames to share with you all.


Who knew flames could be so sexy?

1. Some people did not seem to care at all that they were talking to a lighter.





At least this one seemed a little excited.

2. Others just wanted to figure me out.






They obviously missed their opportunity with this flame.

3. Most people were really good at grammar.





I never figured out who Tony was.


I’m not entirely sure what this one was even supposed to say.

4. These charmers just made it too easy, so I did what lighters do best.





Double burn.

5. It was obvious that some of these boys listen to too much Drake. 0 to 100, real quick.





Zero. The answer is zero because have you seen what people say on here?


Gag me. Wait, that didn’t come out right.

6. A few got a good laugh out of the whole thing.





7. At least one may have been on the wrong app.



8. I tried singing a little to lighten the mood. It didn’t really work.
Thank you Billy Joel and Barry Manilow.


He really went for it and made up his own lyrics.



At the Copacabana, don’t fall in love.

9. And then the puns. All the puns.
These people actually tried to kindle a relationship with a lighter.







And here we have a perfect, literal description of the life of a lighter. Bravo, sir. Bravo.



Skeptics. Am I right?




It was fun for a while, and then it got really old.


10. I did let a few people see my true, lonely soul.





In short, I feel pretty confident in my decision to never get a personal Tinder. If this is what the future holds for dating, I am pretty freaking terrified.

Lonely Lighter

What We Found Hidden in the UT Fight Song will Shock and Disturb You

-Honey Bear


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