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Che'Mar Artis
San Diego, CA
All frogmen started off as tadpoles...
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Honestly, your guess is as good as mine. There are days where I look back on when I wasn't in college and I had some sort of stability. Things were easier now that I have an understanding of what was going on. Though I do love college, I hate it also. I'm not very fond of keeping my head in my books because I'm more of a hands-on-learner and am more of an "I'd rather" type of person. Instead of listening about what Julius Cesar did in Rome thousands of years ago, I'd rather focus my time on something I truly enjoy. Spending time with friends, Engaging in Norwich traditions, going off-campus to movies and etc. I'd rather travel and see the world than spend time learning my pre-requisites. My primary motivation for staying in college is the fear of being unsuccessful in the world. Sometimes you'll struggle for years... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at In Their Words
I do actually. Ironically, enough I had to take her class twice because I failed her course! (With a D+) How funny is that? Often times, when I would sit in her class I would fall asleep, due to being a sleep-deprived Rook. Her classes are always interesting, and for the chance that they aren't, she does her best to ensure our understanding of the topics. Professor Klinger-Lawrence is an awesome teacher and I'd love to take her classes all over again. Her teaching style is unique and she's the only professor I've had that actually takes time to give students 30-second breaks to process information. I wouldn't be as interested in Sciences even though my intention is to study it. Many make it seem easy, but Professor KL understands and allows study assistance during the lecture. For example, she'll give us silly acronyms to help study for the test... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at In Their Words
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Honestly, being a student from California for the second half of my life and living in Texas for the first half of my life it's just like living in Texas. The catch is though it's actually cold and there's actually seasons here! There's so much to adjust to being a corps student. As a rook, it was difficult from August to December we hardly had time to contact everyone (as much as you'd want to). You get used to it after the first two months, aside from that it's just living life the way you need to. Going back to the question, I am certain the biggest adjustment for me was staying in the moment. I was curious to see how my friends were doing, and how my family was doing. No matter how hard I tried, I was always desperate for my Sunday phone call. I noticed that in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at In Their Words
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I would honestly, remind myself what I'm getting into. I know that in the past things were a lot easier. I had my own job, I was in control of everything around me. I'd had already had a budget and a reasonable take on life. And now that I'm in college I lost my dependence. As ironic as it may seem, I feel as though I'm growing in discomfort while being comfortable. Doesn't make sense? No worries, I'll elaborate. Imagine being an 18-year-old: You accept that you don't have everything figured out. Your parents have pushed you to do everything and at this point, you feel ready to take on the world alone. You've been independent for a long while, and you want to break ties and grow from your roots. As enticed by many teachers in high school, you chose a school "oh so very-far-away" from home that there's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2019 at In Their Words
9:11 am Starting off the day at 6:30 and taking time to prepare. I reflected much on what I knew of the routine. The closer we get to the venue, the more anxious I feel about mastering the many minor details I spent countless hours trying to perfect. With my agitation, I find a very distinct motivation in nailing every motion during the routine. Being allowed to travel with my team is what has made this experience, experience for me. Spinning isn't as easy as it seems. Not only do I have to have competitive pacing, but competitive retention of this routine to maintain a position in the team. So countless hours is the only option. I've been very fortunate in terms of getting help in my drilling endeavors, but I still come a little short when it comes to the confidence aspect. Hopefully, the routine goes well. 11:06 We... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2019 at In Their Words
Being a Sophomore in the Corps is honestly a great experience thus far. It comes with many privileges like being able to be micromanaged as much as rooks are. For someone that hasn't been through any training where they are watched in every decision made, it feels horrible. But for some cadets, you are a bridge between the rook and cadet life still being fresh to the Corps.These Rooks are trusting you to guide them in the right direction. To set a standard beyond yourself and themselves, and the bar is only raised from there. Many people see this as a burden or as a dead-weighted responsibility, but in all truth its really something that can change your life. Any decision you make affects them, their future and their perspective on the Regiment. The way you do your job affects them and how the orderliness of will be going for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at In Their Words
As of lately, I've invested myself into a lot. Trying to harp down on academics a solid two months into school is a scary challenge. One second you're taking notes in class, the next you have three exams. I'm not stressing but the time has gone by so fast because I'm so busy that I actually lose track of the calendars.On top of this I've been trying to make sure I'm keeping up with my placement in the Drill Company. There's so many events this year and missing practices is almost like missing two days of college level courses-- especially when you're not that experienced at spinning. It gets so rough. I'm determined to finish this school year strong. It seems to me that we're not that far from midterms with how fast time is going by! I can't let grades catch me lacking! Doing the readings and taking notes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at In Their Words
This last weekend, I was blessed with the opportunity to meet Norwich Alumni from the previous years--some even decades ago! It was great to establish new connections and learn about how the Corps was in their time. One thing that caught me completely off-guard was how they approached the changes. They eagerly questioned and compared the differences to the university- with myself tending to forget their norms aren't mine- and see their reactions to something as simple as the structure of the Corps. Though they were happy with the Corps in it's change in academic resources, yet, they didn't hesitate to push the agenda of the good ol' reliable... ACADEMICS. With their Pride in the Drill Company maintaining the standard, they were honest about everything from performances to priorities. And a specific topic for me that was common among all Alums I encountered, again, was academics. They explained to me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at In Their Words
With academics actually starting I'm super stressed about how this year will go. I'm very concerned about figuring out when I'm going to land a contract— or even if. I'm confident in my abilities to make a path even if I have to leave but soon enough I know both end results will pay off. My dying urge to serve is my motivation to dive headfirst into studying. My classes seem pretty simple and I'm retaking a course. Mostly all I have to get down again is time management! Thankfully, I have my roommate to help me sort these things out. Ftx week was okay, and Rook week was interesting considering that it felt different not being one of the Rooks getting processed in l this year. I do have concerns about academics too and how it may be more difficult than expected? You never know if you're really mentally... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at In Their Words
So far I've trained Rooks in Drill and Ceremony, and have been advised on the expectations of the Drill company. In comparison to my rook year, or freshman year, things aren't as intense as I expected it and I still really miss it. So much has changed. From friends being busy to find common ground with those I long to become acquainted with, I learned that I don't really like talking to people all that much. It's pretty humorous because it's part of my personality to be social, and making "new" friends is a hard barrier to surpass due to my underlying trust issues. However, being part of this specialty unit has taught me something. Camaraderie can take many forms. It can be through acts of loyalty, support, respect, or even dependability. It's opened my eyes to many things about myself and my values in not only being a cadet... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at In Their Words
As I prepared to come home to the green mountains of Vermont, I reflected on how well my summer went and what my favorite events were. But for some reason, I was always talking about school. School was kinda an escape and a way to branch out into becoming my own person. Norwich is always teaching me more and more about myself by the day. And I'm determined to pursue personal growth in character and discipline. With that said my excitement only grows as the days dawn near my departure to Norwich. I expect to exceed my previous standard academically, physically and emotionally with this new lifestyle. Hopefully, things work for the best! Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at In Their Words
As mentioned in my last post, being in a specialty unit has opened my eyes to many things, especially the virtues of being in a specialty unit. These virtues can be perceived by some as good and some as bad. Henceforth, my reasoning for introducing to you my perspectives on Rookdom. As a freshman, you'll grow accustomed to all the yelling and training you experience. It's very somber. A vast majority vow to never return from these experiences, and as someone who's contemplated these thoughts, I assure you that it's easy to just walk away. With little to no training or even prior military experiences, you all suffer the same experience and it impacts a different way. A process meant to stimulate growth, maturity, responsibility and dependability falls on you as a freshman to just "embrace the suck" and try to absorb most of what you learn and apply it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at In Their Words
I may have highlighted everything before but the stress of being in the Corps as a Rook with finals coming up is hard. Time management is something that you'll need to have handled before the end of the year. It's not like high school where you can easily recover from finals or fall behind. You have to do everything on your own. Although the odds are against all of the students, there is hope. Even if we fail, we can learn from our mistakes and do way better next year. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at In Their Words
To be quite honest, in all my attempts to be a great recruit in Norwich University, I feel as though I've failed. I've failed as a person, a recruit, and a heir to the greatest corps America has to offer future Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, and Airmen. During this ride of passage, I've had numerous failures in which I hold above my head every day. I want to be someone great, who makes it out of college and impacts the world he lives in because that's what Norwich Grads do. Realistically, nobody is perfect, but some people come really close. I want to be that person. Rookdom doesn't define you as a person, but Rookdom does reflect conformity for the greater good. Simple things like how far you are willing to go to maintain a clean room for inspection shows how far you are willing to go to succeed -- speaking... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at In Their Words
Thanksgiving break was a blast! I had a great time with my Rook buddies who were nice enough to let me join them for the break. We had movie nights, went shooting, and I experienced sledding for the first time in the Vermont cold. Being a Cali boy, I wasn't expecting a blizzard to come but it gets so cold here you don't really see it coming as fast as it does. It hit one below (zero) one night, and it was shockingly/painfully cold. After that, any temperature above that wasn't bothersome at all. I wasn't really expecting much from the break other than to play catch up with friends and family in Cali, handle some homework, but it really turned out to be the opposite. Even on the weekdays, we always had something to do which was great, but I ended up losing track of time. Before I knew... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at In Their Words
One subject that really gets me hype every week is Naval Science. I'm always motivated to learn facts about the Navy. My goal for this year is to earn basic standing so I can ease my way into the battalion. The majority, if not, all of my life I've wanted to be a Midshipman. My passion for serving since my youth hasn't ceased. I really have a love for helping others medically, which has influenced my desire to become a Naval Nurse. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at In Their Words
One of the topics I feel most familiar with is communication. As a Rook, you're very limited on what you can do, whether that be simply talking in the hallway or in the chow hall. I can't emphasize how important it is that friends and family stay in touch with their Recruits. Many of them get overwhelmed with the work-load and the pressure of Rookdom, so they drop. If they're the ones to stay, they're generally lost in what's going on at home and how their friends are doing. I received a letter from my close friend in California. As she and I write back and forth, I realized that I missed a lot at home. Some of my friends were struggling, while some made some prestigious accomplishments. At that moment, I realized the impact I had on my peers. They actually missed me. They actually had concerns about how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at In Their Words
Parent Family Weekend After the March Down, things went smooth. All the cadets and recruits got to leave campus to spend time with their families. Unfortunately, my father is deployed so I didn't get that time with him. One of my Rook brothers was kind enough to take me under his wing for a few days. It was pretty interesting because we had our rook cousins come with and another from another company. We cracked jokes and reminisced on the memories we had from Rook Week. Although it has only been two months, it has been long, stressful, and tiring. I'm thankful I got to experience this with them, and look forward to making more memories with them. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at In Their Words
Abare Picnic, Labor day Weekend, and Alumni weekend made the month of September extremely stressful. The march downs were hot. and what made it worse was the turf on Sabine, because it absorbed the heat that the sun gave off. If you stood there long enough, you could feel the turf's heat in your shoes. So many people passed out. While these events went on, you truly take the time to enjoy these moments -- believe it or not. As a freshman in the Corps, many people drop for many different reasons. It sucks for them because they're missing out on the best experiences, like push ups after touchdowns, or simply just earning privileges. Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at In Their Words
I'm so grateful to have roommates that I do. They're always funny and upbeat in the mornings. Whenever they go out, I go with them. The bond between us is pretty sweet. Dorming with three guys can get pretty messy. Yet, they take the time out of their day to meet the standard and exceed it by making sure everything is in order. A sense of teamwork got us through Rook Week, I'm sure it'll get us through Rookdom! Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at In Their Words
For those who aren't going civilian, try your best to exceed your standards that you set not only for yourself, but the others around you. Everyday will be a challenge another hardship, another grief, but in the end of it all, it'll be seen as another easy day. Your core values are more than likely what brought you here. If you truly want to progress, you'll fight for it. A couple of days ago, my company did the Dog River Run. It was one of the most heart warming events that's occurred in my life. Platoons full of of young men and women destined for greatness creating a lifelong relationship to embark on the quest of Rookdom. It's the moments like these where you'll suffer through, but if you push your limits, you get to see the beautiful results of suffering. Keep in mind what the Recruits and Cadets wear,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at In Their Words
Today truly marked a time in my life where a significant change has been made. My personal feelings towards Rook Arrival were very inconsistent. Above the surface, like everyone else, I didn’t really express much but excitement. Below the surface, was completely opposite; I was confused and uncertain -- maybe joining the Corps of Cadets wasn’t the best decision for me. Everything around me was happening so fast. I saw the speeches, I saw my Rook Buddies, then I saw my mother’s tears… lastly, I saw the Cadre introducing themselves. It got hectic for me, being a former Navy JROTC cadet you learn easily that you need to learn to follow before you can lead. These people you don’t even know are yelling and demanding you do all these unknowingly purposeful actions while moving with a sense of urgency. I began to contemplate again, “Why do I have to stand... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2018 at In Their Words
Hello! I am Che’Mar Artis, a seventeen-year-old from the prominent city of San Diego, California. I’ll be an incoming Rook for the Class of 2022 at Norwich University. I am observed as sedulous in my work and polite in my character. As far as composition goes, I took AP Literature & Composition in preparation for college. To be quite frank, it isn’t my forte, but I am skilled in helping others with questions and concerns they may have about knowledgeable subjects. This can be evidenced by my work experience as AMC’s crew member. I held the positions of Concessions, Guest Services, and Box Office, in which, I had to be knowledgeable of products & policies, tenacious in assisting others, and willing to learn new methods of dealing with guests! To add, I also served in my school’s NJROTC program where I held accountability over 165 cadets who always needed help... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at In Their Words
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