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September Slipping Away

(Academics, Just for Fun, Class of 2015) Permanent link   All Posts
Driscoll Photo A brief note for everyone before I dive into all my homework:


School is quickly ramping up. I really enjoy most of my classes this semester. Sometimes, I get lost in Principles of Electronic Communications Systems—after all, when I graduate, I will only need to know how to change channels and encrypt data, right? The joking notwithstanding, it is an important class, but I get lost easily in all the calculations of bandwidth and frequency. My favorite class this semester has to be my most challenging (naturally!). I take the National Security Law seminar each week with Captain Sulmasy, a nationally recognized expert in this field of law. It’s an interesting blend of international and constitutional law. Each week, I am astounded by the complexities of the laws governing conflict, humanitarian intervention, and the treatment of terrorists. I’m not sure what my term paper will discuss yet, but I have to figure it out by next Monday! The papers, exams, and presentations just seem to be rolling in this week. On the other end of the spectrum, I look forward each week to my Nautical Science lab. We are FINALLY starting to apply the basics of charting, relative motion, and communication to scenarios we role-play in communications drills and simulations. That’s about as hands-on as it can get…


On the military side of the house, Chase Hall is busier than ever. Or maybe I’m just swamped? I’m in Echo Company’s Morale Division this year, and we’ve been busy getting adjusted to the beginning of the school year. We go to Dunkin Donuts for the company each Wednesday and Friday, on top of everything else we do. Sometimes, it feels like anything that is REMOTELY related to morale is given to us for action. At least my 3/c and 4/c are picking up a lot of the slack. Shout out to them: 3/c Jaime Davis and 4/c Elliot VanDeren! Speaking of them, they are organizing yet another Dunkin run for tomorrow morning—and I’d better get some sleep!


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