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Winter Wonderland

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 Carol Yin It’s 9:59 AM and I’m sitting in seat 25F, probably over Memphis, Tennessee en route to Providence. Usually, many college students dread going back to school at this time of year because classes are wrapping up with projects and final exams which means sleepless nights, but this is my favorite time to go back to school for the few reasons listed below:
  1. A few days at home filled with non-stop gorging of turkey, green bean casserole, brown sugar topped sweet potatoes and a myriad of pies is enough time to recharge and get back to the grind with a fresh mind.
  2. Only 19 days, 2 hours, and 46 minutes until I’m back in good ole’ Texas again (who’s counting, right?) This is the shortest span of time between the Academy and going home again.
  3. On December 1, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza decorations go up in cadet rooms and dayrooms! This is my favorite part of the season in Chase Hall because a whole different feel and atmosphere can be felt throughout. Doors can be wrapped like presents, bright lights are strung across rooms, and Christmas trees can find a home in a corner of the room. My roommate and I are going to try to incorporate a fireplace this year! Talk about deck the halls (or p-ways).
  4. The Holiday Formal
  5. Your most important job during this time is to study and do well on your exams, and the Academy environment is conducive to your success. Since we have all come this far in the semester, now is the final push and instructors and peers are readily available to help you out and make sure you understand the concepts before going into the final exam.
  6. Last but not least, I miss my friends at school. Even though I was only away for less than a week, my friends at the Academy are like my second family.
Thanks for reading and good luck with your exams and holiday travels!

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