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
New Athletic Recruits Excited to Witness Aggie Family From Afar
This past year, we have seen Texas A&M Athletics continue to make immense strides towards becoming a national force to be reckoned with, and witnessed extraordinary successes from our track and field, baseball, soccer, swimming and diving teams, and many more. With national recognition comes a surge of new... Read more
The Mid-Fish Crisis: Freshmen Suffer Across Campus
Following a semester of skipped classes, Chick-fil-A, rogue FLO all-nighters, and too much damn Fuego, every freshman must face the harsh reality of their second semester. After three and a half months of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed oblivion, many returning freshmen spiral into what is notoriously known as the Mid-Fish... Read more
Football Player Released to Prevent Campus Conversation
Over Winter Break the Texas A&M Football Team quietly released one of their players, who was an unfortunate victim of sexual assault in late November while out at Northgate. The Athletic Department justified their actions by stating that student reactions to the event would only hamper the prevention and... Read more
Mugdown Lowdown: How to Have the Perfect 21st Birthday
It is a well known fact that the most important day in any young Aggie’s life is the day they turn 21— Ring Day and graduation pale in comparison to the feeling of being able to legally consume alcohol. It is only right that such a monumental event is... Read more
Student Disability Services to be Moved to Galveston Campus
Yesterday evening, Chancellor John Sharp announced that the Board of Regents has voted to relocate Student Disability Services, previously in Cain Hall before being relocated to White Creek, to the Galveston campus. In its place, a lazy river will be constructed in a circuit around West Campus, with convenient... Read more
Super Unique Student Wears Cat Shirt
Seen walking to class last Friday in a t-shirt depicting two kittens riding a unicorn through space, Texas A&M junior Andrea Mendez caught the attention of a few other pedestrians with her unique style choice. She says this happens often, and has spent much of her college career honing... Read more