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Week Three of Academics: Conquered. So far so good! I had my first exam in Pre-Calculus today, and I think that went well. I studied pretty hard these last few days, and I've done all the homework and did pretty well on it, so I think I have this one in the bag! Classes mostly lecture, with the exception of my biology lab. We got to play with pill bugs last week! That was a good time. We tested the pill bug's reactions to different stimuli like light vs. dark and ice vs. room temperature habitats. It was interesting to watch them and get to see how they interacted with their environments and how things changed. My major gets more and more interesting every day!
Patriot's Day (September 11, 2013): This was a very meaningful day for everyone in the Corps, as I'm sure it was for everyone across campus and across the nation. We had Echo Taps at 2200 Wednesday evening in honor of the men and women who lost their lives that fateful day. Echo Taps is one trumpet playing taps and another trumpet echoing. The sound evokes an emotion deep emotion within you that you'll carry with you as you march back to bed. Echo Taps is completely silent, and everyone's lights will be out. I peeked out of my window last night, and the UP was pitch black. It was a moving sight. Below is a photo taken on Wednesday, both powerful and moving, as a cadet marches to watch over those we lost.
We are a very patriotic school, full of very patriotic citizens and students. That's what I love most about NU: We're always here for each other and our country, and we will stand together no matter what it takes.