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October at the Academy

(Academics, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2015) Permanent link
Duplessis Photo October is both stressful and awesome. Although we have midterms (I have three on the same day) and regular homework building up, the Corps of Cadets always looks forward to “Halloween on the Hill,” which is an event that takes place on Halloween. All of the cadets, including the 4/c, dress up in their Halloween costumes, have a dinner during which we vote on the best, funniest and scariest costumes, and then trick or treat on the hill where the Superintendent lives. It’s a fun morale event for everyone.

 

This past weekend was Parents’ Weekend here at the Academy. Our parents are able to come visit us, go to our classes, and see our dorm rooms. It’s always nice to watch my dad slowly fall asleep in my classes, and going through an average day gives all parents in general a hint of how hard we work to maintain academics, athletics, and military professionalism. I was also able to go home for a couple of days and relax. I have not had a chance to sleep past 9 a.m. in about a month, and it was glorious.

 

Coming back into school as a 3/c is completely different than last year. It’s nice to actually know what’s going on, and, of course, to be able to look around and talk to everyone. We definitely have a lot more responsibilities now though, too. I have two 4/c that look up to me, so it’s important for me to be a role model for them. There are a lot of things I wish my upper class did last year for me, so I’m trying to do all of things for the 4/c in my division as well as on the soccer team.

 



More about Lindsay.

 

Midterms Already

(Academics, Class of 2015) Permanent link
Cardoza Photo It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through our first semester of our 3/c year! It’s all gone by so fast! Once the year began, we all knew that this year would not be an easy one, but we are all pushing through it one day at a time! I have to say, being in a sport during the fall season has definitely saved me so far. Classes are very difficult and stressful, but rugby gives me the right outlet that I need. I did not rely so much on sports last year besides just being something that I loved to do. Now I find myself waking up early to work out and going to practice every day not only to clear my mind but to enjoy myself as well.

 

Even though this year brings about a lot of work, it also brings new opportunities. Last year, we were given the task of being followers, but now we have someone looking up to us. It is a very different dynamic altogether, but as a class I feel like we are doing a fantastic job with being role models for the 4/c. It is nice to have someone looking up to you. Not only does it keep you accountable in order to be a good role model, but it also gives you that leadership experience. I love this year so far. Even though it is hard and can be frustrating sometimes, the people definitely make it better. I don’t know what I would do without the people I have here with me.

 



More about Samantha.