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Transitioning as a 3c

(The Cadet Experience, Class of 2015) Permanent link   All Posts
Zwenger Photo So a lot of things are changing around the Academy right now. We now have family style breakfast every morning. On top of that, since we have family style breakfast every day, the process of taking a late rack is a lot more complicated that it was last year. I guess the whole point of me telling y’all my problems is so one I can vent about it, and two because it helps me realize that change is always going to happen. The corps really doesn’t have any other option but to cope with what we have and try to make the best of it. Which leads me to say that this is kind of a trend here at the Academy. Changes are made, people complain about it, and then the people get used to it. It seems that sometimes when changes need to be made for the good the it takes a long time, but when changes are less positive (in the eyes of a cadets) it happens overnight. To me there seems to be some sort of disconnect there.


I’m sure y’all have heard enough of my complaining so there were two things dawned on me this month. One is that I have a lot of division work this year, a lot more than last year. Last year all I had to take care of was myself and ensure that my grades were up to par. This year I am responsible for my grades in addition to making sure my fourth class’ grades are not poor. Oh, by the way, getting greeted all the time by the fourth class gets old after about a week, sometimes you just want them to have a regular conversation with you without them calling you sir. Anyway, aside from what every third class is responsible for I am in prospective cadet division, so I am the one that assigns the visiting prospective cadets to the host cadets. So chances are if you’ve been here this semester I was the one that paired you with the cadet. And since we have prospective cadets coming in almost every week, we stay extremely busy as a division. Which, as I said, is a lot more that what I was doing last year.


As for my personal life, the most amazing weekend and best single day of my life happened over Labor Day weekend. I went to a musical festival in New York City in Randall’s Island Park. It’s called Electric Zoo. If you’re at all familiar with dance music you probably know that this is one of the best music festivals on the East Coast. People that were there included Steve Aoki, Bingo Players, Skrillex, Tiesto, Benny Benassi, etc. In fact the reason that Sunday was the greatest day of my life was because I got to see Tiesto and Skrillex in the front row. On closing night at a festival that hosts around 100,000 people, that’s kind of a hard spot to get to. Honestly, I can’t even begin to describe how much fun I had. The only way to understand is to go. I spent $800 that weekend; I do not regret spending a dime of it. In fact I’ve already bought my ticket for next year. Electric Zoo 2013! Any questions feel free to email me.


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