Corps Freshmen Glad They Aren’t Sorority Littles
As members of an organization widely considered to be the worst organization for new members, freshmen, or “fish,” in the Corps of Cadets expressed sympathy for the new “littles” in sororities. Though freshmen cadets often seem like the most poorly-treated new members of any group on campus, many are... Read more
Bootchasing Makes Way for Boot Investors
Boot investing, the act of buying stock in a freshman cadet early on so that one may reap the benefits of senior boots in the future, has spread in popularity as a new practice for catching male cadets. For years, Bootchasers have roamed the Quad, desperately searching for a... Read more
Corps to Reinstitute Dueling Policy
Blood-stained concrete and the sounds of metal clashing have become new and permanent features of the renovated Quad. During outfit activity last week, Company E-2 introduced dueling, using sabers found on the Quad in order to rekindle their connection with the Spirit of Old Army. Their effort to regain... Read more
50 Shades of Khaki
It was a quiet night on Zebra Company’s deck. The sergeant of the day’s desk was empty and the sound of cadets gently snoring could be heard from the hallway. Despite the peaceful exterior, there were dark forces at work. One sophomore, Richard Hardonne, lay in his rack fighting... Read more
Corps Hazing Incident Finally Brought to an End
The Office of the Commandant held an emergency meeting to address an incident that happened in the Aggie Band dormitories last night. With hazing occurring in a zone that should be secure, leaders knew they had a crisis on their hands. Zachary Mitchell, a junior cadet in A-Company, was... Read more
Duncan Food Considered Self-Hazing
With a new year, Duncan Dining Hall has been reopened with the promise to better serve cadets. The first few weeks of school were uneventful, until the definition of hazing was read to freshmen cadets during their first discipline brief. Since then, reports of self-hazing have seen a massive... Read more
Texas A&M to Install Campus Virtue Signal
Following a move by the Office of the Commandant at Saturday’s game, Texas A&M University felt called to renew their campaign against intolerance. The ability for the Corps of Cadets to demonstrate their stand against bigotry by a small gesture at march-in has revolutionized campus policy. Starting on Friday,... Read more
First-Ever “Bootchaser 5K” to be Held This Spring
The Corps of Cadets is proud to announce that it will be holding its first annual “Boot Chaser 5K” this spring.   About The Race: Since 1964, when the first females were admitted into Texas A&M University, catching the eye of a man in boots has been the deepest... Read more
First Openly Female Student in the Corps
The comments section of The Battalion came alive after students began sharing the leading article in the student newspaper. The article in question, “First Openly Female Student in the Corps,” garnered much debate among students online where the article was shared. Some students recognized this landmark achievement for what... Read more
What You Missed: Corps Policy Updates

In case you happen to be a non-reg not required to spend Sundays in Rudder or a cadet that simply fell asleep, fret not— The Mugdown has provided a briefer-than-the-brief summary of the 2016- 2017 Policy Updates.

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