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I promised I would make this post on why I stayed, so here I am, making good on that promise. I stayed at Norwich for a lot of reasons, one of them being pushed by my mother. No, she didn't say "YOU HAVE TO STAY THERE", but my mother always... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Student Blog
I've been asked many times why I chose Norwich for my education, and I found that I should probably list them here: Norwich is very close to home. I live in New Hampshire, and I'm only about 2 and a half hours away. It's nice to know that should anything... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Student Blog
Here we are, about to dive into the truest depth of the winter here at Norwich. Truly, March is the longest month. It's the longest month for Norwich students. It's the longest month for faculty. It's just the dullest, most boring, truly agonizing month that has been delivered to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2018 at Student Blog
In 2 months I'll be able to put this ring on my hands, surrounded by my freshman platoon, and enjoying the camaraderie of Norwich. It will be a huge night for me. It's said that there are 3 days to look forward to at Norwich. Recognition, Junior Ring, and Graduation.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Student Blog
In order to preserve tradition, I'll keep many of the details out of this post when it comes to recognition. But yes, on February 11th, 2018, the Rook Class of 2021 was Recognized as Cadets at 11:04pm. This is a momentous mark in their journey here at Norwich, and it's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Student Blog
Hello all, I intentionally took December and January off so that I could focus on finals and enjoy my break. I'm happy to say that I did both successfully. I had to come back earlier on my break so that I could participate in MCW's Ice Trek, a week of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak to Sophomores in the Corps about what my job as a Platoon Sergeant is like. After some reflection I thought about how much different my life is compared to other kids my age. Here's just a general overview of my day-to-day life. o530:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
This Thanksgiving break was a great one. I not only went to see the Grateful Dead in Boston, I also went to Brooklyn to visit my sister. It was her first time hosting Thanksgiving for us, rather than her coming home. It was definitely a good time. Before we left,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
Those of you who know anything about me will not take this next phrase by surprise: I am a deadhead. I've said it before (i think) in one of my really old post when I was a freshman. Being a "deadhead" by definition is "a devoted fan of the psychedelic... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
I missed last weeks post, but I'll be sure to make up for it. The other weekend was Regimental Ball, and my platoon were gentlemen like. That's something I'm really focusing on training them for. The world lacks gentlemen now a days. People have a perceived view of Americans, and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
It was right around this time that I kind of stopped blogging. I hope to keep up as much as possible this year with it. So far, with my schedule I'll be able to keep this up. The sun is getting weaker, and this past week, we've had a spell... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
The weather is getting colder, the leaves are turning dull, and the sun is getting weaker. That's right. Winter is on it's way! Being honest, I'd rather the weather be cold than humid and hot, and I know that's an unpopular opinion. This weekend is mid-semester break, I'll be leaving... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
Another Family Weekend has passed me by. It's still hard to believe that I'm already a junior. For my recruits, being able to show off the skills they have learned from the past 52 days here on the Hill. The entire freshmen had a drill competition, and we all had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
Here we are, another October on the hill. The air is getting cooler (which I personally don't mind), and the leaves are changing. This weekend the Rooks will get their first taste of freedom, Family Weekend. I'm urging all of my rooks to get off campus because it will give... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
Alumni Weekend is a huge event at this school. Norwich has years of proud history in its books. My platoon and I live in Alumni Hall, and I made sure that 4-1 had their rooms looking good. It was important to me and to my company leadership that the alumni... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
While it may seem like I've been dead from this blog for nearly a year, I promise you it's been on my mind every few days. This is now my junior year at Norwich, and the stakes have never been higher for me. I'm a Vice Chair for the Norwich... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2017 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
Yes, yes, I know. "but you said you were back! you said you were gonna keep up!" I know, and I'm sorry, but the thing about Norwich is that it requires your attention. Since my hiatus, not much has occurred. A few breaks here and there, MCW KAP week, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
Hello all! I'm here again live from the Hill. Another busy Sunday passes us by, and I'm watching the Pats game as I write. (You just can't keep the Patriots down!) On Monday, we held Echo Taps for 9/11. The entire Corps of Cadets (and many Civilian students) silents form... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
This past week was spent in very humid weather. On Monday, we had the Labor Day parade, a huge event for Northfield, VT, and Norwich. Every year, tons of people come and watch the parade, where the Corps of Cadets forms and marches through town. It was a hot day,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
Friends and Family, I'm back. After a long hiatus from my blog due to time crunches and focusing more on my academics, I'm happy to start my sophomore year here at Norwich. In February, I was recognized into the Corps of Cadets and was officially a Cadet Private. It was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
What a great weekend. What more could one ask for than to sit on the couch and relax with one's own mother? Yes, this weekend was so special because I was home in New Hampshire. My mother and I watched movies, like we normally do while I'm at home, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
This weekend, I had the pleasure of taking my girlfriend to the Regimental Ball. I've never felt so good about showing someone I love how prideful I am about the school I attend. Family Weekend was a blast and seeing my family all together was great, but it was nice... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
Spending time with my family this weekend was the extra push I needed. For the first time in 2 months, I was able to see my family and venture off campus. Family Weekend, an event that all recruits look forward to is when you're family comes on campus and you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2015 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
The past week felt like it didn't even happen. Even know I'm trying to remember large events that happened for our platoon and my mind draws a blank. It's a normal here at Norwich, that the days drag on and it'll feel as if you'll never make it though your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke
This past weekend, Norwich University held it's annual Homecoming Weekend, where we honor alumni back to the hill and Norwich also receives generous donations from past classes. A great way to find work after Norwich (if you're not commissioning) is to network and speak with alumni. For many employers, seeing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Gdebanen-Noodenimin Clarke