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cadet blogs

September 2015

(Athletics, Just for Fun, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2018) Permanent link
Chang Photo (9/14) Continuing on from my last post, the PFE went great! I guess a steady diet of NYC street food really is the best way to train. I will be conducting further study on this experiment and am planning a nutrition regimen with hot dogs and deep-fried pretzels. Unfortunately, however, that will have to wait because it is finally time to start training for boxing season! We’ve only been training for a little over a month, but the team is getting stronger every day. Soon we’ll be having a Friday Night Fight, where our boxers duke it out against each other in front of a raging crowd in the attic of the Alumni Center. What I’m looking forward to the most is fighting other schools, especially West Point. Go Bears!


(9/21) Surprisingly, it’s true when they say things get better as you progress along here. Sure, there’s more work and fewer reasons why you would make mistakes, but it’s the little things that make life at the Academy, and in New London, better. When you become a 3/c, you wear a polo/khaki golfer-getup instead of the Tropical Blue uniform when going off campus. It’s also easier to get around because, once you get used to it, New London is pretty easy to navigate. This past weekend there was this cool Indie music festival downtown. We pretty much spent the whole day there, watching the bands play and eating sushi. It was a great way to hang out and catch up with friends.


(9/28) I’m trying to write a little summary every week, and I think this format’s going to work for me. Having this blog’s pretty nice because it’s like having a journal; and so many things happen here, I can always reference the cadet blogs if I need to remember anything. It’s also a great outlet for productive procrastination. I probably shouldn’t be writing this down, but being a 3/c is very relaxing. Maybe it’s because I’m a Government major or perhaps it’s the newfound freedom of 3/c year. But now, I can honestly say, without wincing, “Gotta love New London.”


More about Olivia.


Classes, Lacrosse and Glee Club, Oh My!

(Academics, Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2018) Permanent link
Eshleman Photo I cannot believe that it is already September 21st. This month has flown by. My typical week this year has changed a lot since fourth class year. The workload is much greater but I am very interested in all of my classes. In my Intro to Mechanical Engineering Design class we are building finger engines. First we design them on SolidWorks (which I have never used before but it is a lot of fun) and next week we’re moving to the lab to actually begin constructing them. Getting to be hands-on in the classroom is exciting and challenging.


Sports wise, fall ball is about to begin for lacrosse. I am thrilled to get back on the field. I have biweekly meetings with my coach leading up until the actual season where we discuss anything and everything. Sometimes going to a small school can be frustrating because there is not much privacy, but I also really appreciate how close everyone is and how interested all of the teachers, coaches, and mentors are in their students’/players’ lives. It is nice to know people are looking out for you.


Glee Club has been insanely busy. Fall is the season for performances. I have my first solo called “O, America!” arranged by Dr. Newton. I sing the alto 2 part while there’s also a soprano and alto 1 part. We have our big NYC trip coming up in the beginning of October. Many people are looking forward to it. Getting to travel to sing is such a blessing, and I am so glad I was introduced to the club as a fourth class. Next weekend is Parents’ Weekend, so I am thrilled to show my parents around and tell them about all that has been going on here at the CGA.


More about Hannah.