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cadet blogs

It’s the Little Things in Life

(Just for Fun, Class of 2016) Permanent link
Roesch Photo Free-time: one aspect of Academy life I feel is severely underplayed. Now that I’m well into my 3rd semester here, I’m beginning to become quite familiar with its importance. Of course, you need to keep up on your grades and military obligations, but it’s equally essential to keep in touch with yourself and what you enjoy outside of Academy demands. For example, I love music. Singing it, writing it, playing it, discovering new and unusual instruments – I am passionate about anything and everything about music.


Something I forgot to do during my 4/c year was allotting myself the time to reconnect with who I am. It’s really easy to get caught up in what you’re doing here. I find I am most stressed when I am disconnected with the person I am outside of the military. Even just giving myself 15-30 minutes of strumming the guitar, drawing a new picture or just zoning out to some Beatles or Pearl Jam gives me the ability to tackle whatever homework or tasks I have for the rest of the day/night.


Basically what I’m trying to get at here is that no matter what or where you are (cadet, high school student, whatever!) you should always keep in touch with things that really make you happy. It alleviates any unnecessary stress you can place upon yourself and allows for you to focus and be a more positive person!



More about Allie.


Thoughts on a Quiet Evening

(Academics, Athletics, Just for Fun, Class of 2015) Permanent link
Driscoll Photo Dear Readers,
Please enjoy this stream of consciousness piece about my night


“Coach, if there is no food, we can’t stay down here and row. The wardroom closes at 1900, whether we’ve eaten or not.”
“Coach, we can’t stay. I’m going into the dock.”
“I’m hungry.”
“I’m really cold and wet.”


“Jake, stop. That crosses the line.”
“I should go get some cereal.”
“That was good. I should go get some chocolate soy milk.”
“I really hope they have whipped cream that I can put into my soy milk.”
“They do!”
“Oops…this is awkward. As if the crew team wasn’t a cult already, and now we are breaking stuff in the wardroom. Time to go.”


“What homework do I have?”
“I should check Facebook first.”
“Wow, that’s cool.”
“Whoa—it’s 2000 already?! I should really get my homework started.”
“Okay, I’m going to study. Wait, what am I supposed to study again? I should go ask someone.”
[This leads to me having a twenty-minute conversation in someone else’s room.]
“Okay, I’m bored with studying. I wonder how the last NCIS episode went.”  



“I wish the Internet would move faster…”
“Oh, look, Leann sent an email. I think I’ll write a blog entry in my spare time.”

“I’m hungry.”

A Typical Cadet


More about Peter.