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Contents Under Pressure

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 Katie Priesing Whew! Two down, three finals to go. We’ve entered finals week and the prize at the end of this marathon is winter leave! I am so excited to get home, but first I have to get through three more exams.

Believe it or not, my favorite time of year around the Academy is right now. Most things are quiet and focused. Everyone is excited about leave, but we are also aware of all the hard work that’s got to be put in before we get to go. Roger Staubach (no, I’m NOT a Cowboy’s fan…) said, “Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” This certainly applies to these few weeks. Right about now, a thousand cadets stop just about everything to buckle down and study with the hopes of bringing up their final grades. To be able feel that sense of accomplishment, first we’ve got to log off the computers, silence the cell phones, and open a few books. Well, maybe we can just put the cell phone on vibrate…a little study break never hurts anyone!

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