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Autumn Fun

(Academics, Athletics, Just for Fun, Class of 2017) Permanent link
Beck Photo You’ll hear it a lot from cadets, but it really is true how fast time passes here. Just like during Swab Summer, the days are long but the weeks are short. The days are significantly shorter now that we get to manage our own time, though!

 

Academics are ramping up as finals approach, but October ended on a really high note and we’re all ready to stick with our studies for a few more weeks. Halloween festivities last month were far more enjoyable than I expected, never really being the type to dress up before. Myself and 3 other shipmates in my company dressed up as Ghostbusters (and a slimer!) for the evening’s events. These included a very upbeat dinner together as a corps culminating with a costume contest and trick-or-treating at the Superintendent’s (and her staff’s) houses on campus. There was also a pumpkin carving contest and I went nautical with my company Fourth Class’ pumpkin and carved a square knot into it with a friend’s help. It turned out great! It was such a great night and really brought us together for some mindless fun.

 

That night also turned out to be the last warm night of the year, it’s only gotten colder since. I hope you have some thick skin and motivation to work out to stay warm here! Crew season is over for the winter but I still find myself working out for 1-2 hours every day when I would have had practice. After a full day of classes, I’ve really learned to value the mental break that exercise provides.

 

 


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Winter is (Almost) Here

(Academics, Just for Fun, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2017) Permanent link
Mills Photo It has gotten terribly cold terribly quickly. I will be experiencing my first fall this year and though the trees are beautiful I can’t say the same for the declining temperature. A lot of events have been going on in the month of October. We had Homecoming and the fourth class were granted modified carry-on for the week, which was a nice. We then received our midterms and I’m glad most of my shipmates and I are on track. I was also fortunate enough to take a trip to Canada with the Windjammers over the weekend! We went to Sherbrook, Quebec and it was so fascinating to see how cultures can be so different from just a quick drive over the border. The majority of the people there spoke French. Thankfully my fellow Windjammer Abby speaks some French so she was our translator for the weekend. We had some really good food and had a great time bonding as a team.

 

My favorite event in October was Halloween. It is my favorite holiday and the Corps of Cadets went all out for it. We had pumpkin carving contests, costume contests and a wonderful themed dinner. After dinner we were allowed to trick or treat or just hang out and explore the decorations in Chase Hall. It was a very successful day, and it was so great to see all my shipmates’ costumes because most of us had to pull random items from our rooms to put together a costume for Halloween.

 

This semester is really flying by; I didn’t believe it when the upperclassmen said it would but they were right. Thanksgiving leave is just around the corner and I can’t wait to see my family again!

 

 


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