In Defense of Satire at A&M: Or a Perspective on Propaganda
In Defense of Satire at A&M: Or a Perspective on Propaganda   “The Mugdown exists to challenge the thinking of the Texas A&M community by delivering relevant satirical news.” —The Mugdown Mission Statement We are both immensely proud and humbled by what we have created. We believe we have... Read more
Engineering Major Unsure if Everyone at Party Knows He’s an Engineering Major
Freshman general engineering major David Chapman glanced around the house party nervously as he refilled his drink, looking for anyone he had not yet introduced himself to. “My time is valuable,” said Chapman. “Everyone here needs to know that there is so much schoolwork I could be doing right... Read more
Corps Bans Shaking Hands to Cut Back on Hazing
As the new semester begins, students across campus are, as usual, looking to the quad with wide eyes and bated breath. All of these preternaturally open eyes were on Dr. Anne Reber, current interim Director of Student Life and Director of Disability Services at Texas A&M as she reviewed... Read more
Student Loses Breakaway Tag, Salvation Next?
It is a new semester here at Texas A&M, and the first Breakaway of the year was last Tuesday. Everyone knows what that means: new Breakaway backpack tags. An essential part of the typical Christian outfit, you can usually spot these white and blue tags on just about any... Read more
The 10 Cutest Corps Guys on Campus
1. This adorable couple of corgis beneath the Century Tree. 2. These corps guys are the best of friends. 3. They’re just so excited to get their picture taken with Sully! 4. Workout today was ruff! Washing up at the end of a long day. 5. This corgi being... Read more
Study Finds Quad Only Visible to Those Who Know of Its Existence
COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Results of a recent study by the College of Architecture regarding campus design yielded an interesting and surprising result: The Quad, home to all twelve Corps of Cadets dorms and Duncan Dining Center, can only be seen and accessed by students who already know of... Read more
7 Little Known Facts about the UT Class Ring
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LITERAL BOOT CHASERS TERRORIZE CAMPUS
There is a college stigma that can ne’er be told, and it is the stigma of the infamous and elusive MRS Degree. Many young women invade Aggieland every year in search of the perfect man, and most agree that a uniform is one of the most attractive qualities a... Read more
KOLDUSGATE: The Seedy Underbelly of TAMU Politics Revealed
This letter was delivered late last night, February 12th, to Mugdown HQ addressed from former Student Body President, Jeff Pickering. At first we did not think anything of it, that is until we opened it. The following are the unaltered contents of his letter: Mugdown, If you received this... Read more
Texas A&M to Transition from Pepsi to Coca-Cola
In a move that has shocked the campus, Texas A&M University Dining has announced that it will be severing ties with PepsiCo. In its place, University administrators have awarded rival company Coca-Cola Bottlers Consolidated the exclusive right to sell products on campus. The University’s contract with PepsiCo, a multi-year... Read more