In Their Words
  • It’s that time of the year again - the snow piles up and all you want to do is curl up with your blankets and take a long nap. Fighting that urge is especially difficult when you don’t have a car, restricting your options of things to do for fun to what's on campus. I never imagined that I would end up at a military college, spending my Saturday night watching The Bachelor with a group of guys. We pile into someone’s room, often times with barely enough chairs or bed space to seat everyone comfortably. Someone pops a bag of popcorn and we settle in for the late night showing. With a show like The Bachelor, you have to get overly into it - picking favorites and overreacting to every little thing. It may just be a dumb reality TV show, but it brings us all together for a...
  • Everyday at chow I eat the same exact thing. Is that bad? Mmmmm, maybe but it sure does taste good! There are definitely various opinions on Sodexo breakfast, but I prefer it over our lunches (I normally end up just making a decent sandwich) and dinners (which sometimes I skip altogether to opt for ramen). It's been so ingrained, that I even made it when I got home: two hardboiled eggs, avocado, a little bit of mayo, and siracha. And of course, chocolate milk (which we didn't have in my house). Too often the chocolate milk has run out by the time I get to chow - that's when I know it's about to be a baaad day.
  • I’ve been very lucky because all of my finals are in the form of essays or projects that I can turn in online, so I’ve been home since Wednesday, while others are still at school, on Sunday. Before actual finals week I had a couple of tests, so the typical finals stress was definitely still there. Tuesday is Reading Day, essentially a day to get all of your studying ready for finals to start on Wednesday. However, many students use the day to relax and have one stress free day before the panic of finals week. A few friends and I decided to spend the day in Burlington, from The 99 Restaurant, to Frozen II, to Dominos and of course a lot of good music on the car ride. I think this was very helpful to lift everyone’s spirits to be in a good mindset. I hope everyone did well...
  • Of course this is a pretty big deal, there’s no denying that. It was very strange experiencing it on the other side of things. Seeing the chaos and intensity created by the cadre brought me back to my own recognition night. You can’t help but think back on to how you felt when it was your time. There’s extreme stress by the outer noises and yelling, but also an immense sense of relief. It’s over, you’re free. Being a CTC Corporal, I’ve been able to see these rooks develop and change for the better - slowly but surely for most of them. I’m excited for them as they start to consider going out for corporal positions next year. I hope that they keep their intrinsic motivation as they lose the presence of someone always telling them exactly what to do. Many people, after they are recognized, lose their sense of...
  • Prior to my rook sister, Maggie Thornton, telling me she was going to present at the Students to Scholars Symposium event, I had no idea it existed. Whenever any of my rook siblings and I post in our Facebook group any big achievement, as many of us that are free try to attend and support their hard work. Immediately I was in a good mood as there was free food and drinks at the entrance, which I am always grateful for. There were about seven of us that were there, sitting together to support Maggie. Kaylee Jefferson’s presentation was on her intent to use the mountains in order to know the best place to make dams to be the most effective. When they opened the floor up for questions there was a large pause before the moderator asked her a question. I was almost certain that there would only be...

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