Men Reclaim Top Student Leaders at Texas A&M
After months of being reminded of their oppression, Aggie men have decided to do something this campaign season. While the top student leaders are selected over the course of the semester, 2017-2018 student body president, senior class president, and Corps Commander have now all been selected. Likewise, the Yell... Read more
Senior Deliberately Walks on Seal To Prevent Impending Doom
On Wednesday, February 15th, senior anthropology major Justin Creed decided to take a bold stand regarding his future. Creed purposefully strutted across the seal in Koldus with all the zeal of a tourist group around prime traffic time. He then took the display of brazen disregard for his graduation... Read more
Graphic Tee Student Loves Coffee, Sarcasm, Bad First Impressions
It is mid-afternoon in the wildlands of northside campus (colloquially known as The Engineering Corner): It is chilly out, yet still…this curious creature has insisted on short sleeves and cargo shorts for the day. At least his feet are warm with those thick, white ankle socks stuffed into black... Read more
Big Event Forms Singles Group for Uninvolved Students
It is time to sign up for The Big Event, and many students are finding themselves in a stressful situation. While those who are heavily involved have abundant choices of groups to sign up with, other Aggies struggle. The Big Event allows for students to do community service alongside... Read more
Modern Musical Genius Crafts Perfect Playlist for Any Occasion
Referring to him as a “musical genius” and a “modern-day Mozart,” friends of junior environmental studies major Dillon Cantlon are praising his musical gift of crafting the perfect playlist for any occasion. Cantlon’s roommate, Joseph Lopez, recalls a party that was “totally lit” thanks to Cantlon’s savant-like understanding of... Read more
Students Protest Valentine’s Privilege
TRIGGER WARNING: Valentine’s Privilege is discussed below. A new wave of progressivism has swept across campus as students are beginning to check one another’s privilege in regards to Valentine’s Day. This movement seeks to change the societal criterion that Valentine’s Day can only be celebrated by people in relationships.... Read more
Student Orgs Begin Outsourcing Banner Holding To Foreign Exchange Students
As the semester comes to a close, students have become noticeably less motivated to put effort into promoting their organizational events. For decades, banners have been the flagship method for spreading the word around campus. However, controversy has arisen over the old-fashioned approach, and many are calling for change.... Read more
More Engineering Fish Must Flunk
The Mugdown continues a rich tradition of satirical publications at Texas A&M. Cushing Library and Archive houses copies of satirical publications produced by students from as early as 1916. The article below is reprinted from an issue of “THE BUTTALION,” released on April Fool’s Day in 1957. Sixty years... Read more
Student with Truck Helps Friend Move, Justifying 5 Years of Truck Ownership
Chad Adams, an Economics student at Texas A&M and proud pickup truck owner since 2011, has been anticipating an opportunity to use his truck to haul something ever since he bought it.  After spending $40,000 on his Chevy Silverado—and $15,000 more modifying it—he expressed his excitement about an opportunity... Read more
Mugdown Lowdown: How to Become Student Body President
A version of this article was first published in the August 2016 print edition of The Mugdown. So you want to be Student Body President, huh? Most students are asking themselves questions like “Can I wash my maroons with my whites?” or “How many days can I safely go without... Read more