The True Cost of Songfest: A Mugdown Investigation
The Mugdown sends a journalist headfirst into the world of Chi Omega’s Songfest, Texas A&M’s largest philanthropy event, only to discover a system built almost entirely on social obligation. To read this story, click here. 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
First-Ever Yell Leader Debate
Introducing: The First-Ever Yell Leader Debate Hosted by The Mugdown   We are pleased to invite you to attend the first-ever Yell Leader Candidate Debate, hosted by The Mugdown! This one-of-a-kind event will allow students to hear dialogue between candidates and interact as our white-swathed hopefuls. Meet the Yell... Read more
Corps of Cadets: The Musical
In case you may have missed it on Facebook and Twitter, we’re producing Corps of Cadets: The Musical this spring! Looking for a great date idea with your boot-chaser? Or a ‘guys night out’ with your ‘ol lady? Look no further than Corps of Cadets: The Musical, a dazzling, toe-tapping extravaganza.... Read more
Honoring Deceased Found to be Great Inconvenience
As students begin to accept that the spring semester is indeed in full swing, the Aggie schedule is moving at full speed. On Tuesday night, Aggies once again gathered in Academic Plaza to honor those students who have passed away, through the sacred and somber tradition of Silver Taps.... Read more
Star Wars Episode XII: The Empire Sharps Back
Don’t worry, there are no The Force Awakens spoilers ahead! We promise! We’re not that mean.Star Wars Episode XII: The Empire Sharps Back   Cast of Characters   Chancellor Palpetine → Emperor Sharp “Yes, yes. Let the hate flow through you.” “I can feel your anger. It gives you... Read more
Corps to Give Escorts Home for the Holidays
For all those Ags out there who have unfortunately fallen behind on their Ring By Spring timetable, the holiday season can be a difficult time to cope with. As a 16th generation Aggie, your family is heartbroken every time you fail to return with your perfectly paired redass soulmate.... Read more
$ongFe$t: Dance for a Dollah
This weekend, many parents, students, and sorority girls who do not want to get fined, will take their seats in Rudder Auditorium to cheer on their loved ones as they participate in this year’s installment of Dance for Money, Chi Omega’s most popular philanthropy event. The event itself —... Read more
BREAKING: Texas A&M Won’t Accept Student Refugees
COLLEGE STATION, TX– President Michael Young sent the following letter to Governor Greg Abbott Monday to inform him that Texas A&M will no longer be accepting refugee transfer students for fear that we cannot fully vet them. The letter, leaked by an informant in the president’s office, indicates that... Read more
Student Senator Finally Writes Perfect Bill
KOLDUS– Late Wednesday evening, an informant from the Student Government Association, who asked to be referred to as Sheep Throat– don’t ask us why–, leaked the text for the most controversial bill in SGA history. Consequently, it is also what students have been waiting for. And The Mugdown approves.  ... Read more