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Back Again

(Academics, Class of 2014) Permanent link   All Posts
 Nick Capuzzi Welcome back to second semester! Now here we go…

That is pretty much how this semester started. Everything seems to be rushed. The first semester began slowly, and then accelerated after midterms. Now, after three weeks of life on the outside, we came straight back to that increased tempo.

All of my professors are great. They are also very giving people, as in they give you tons of homework. I just finished the first draft of one of three papers I have due in the next week. I also had a calculus test this morning.

Three days ago, I had so much work to do that I worked non-stop from 1600-2300, went to bed, woke up, and worked for another two hours. Then, having finished all my assignments, I went to class and as rewarded with even more.

There is a lot of work to do at the Academy, but there is also a lot of help available. I spent an hour trying to finish one problem for Statics and Engineering Design. Try as I might, I could not get the right answer. So I walked over to MacAllister Hall, paid a visit to my professor, and we spent 15 minutes working it out together. I don’t think you would have that kind of student-faculty interaction anywhere but here.

Despite all the work, there is still time to have fun (except for that one day I told you about). Whether it is snowball fights on the field, dinner at Dry Dock, or Nerf wars in the trunk room, fourth class cadets know how to have a good time.

Any questions? Let me hear them.

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