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Every student at Norwich waits for the day that they get to put there ring on for the first time, whether they are corps or civilian. This is a truly special day for everyone. That day finally came for me and I was more than excited to do it. While my three years here seems have to flown by, this day seems to have taken its sweet time. I was really happy with the way my ring turned out and how it looks, I got a more classic styled ring, but that’s exactly what I wanted and am so happy it came out the way it did. Now I just have to wait till March 27 till I can finally have it and take it with me. For the juniors congratulations the day is finally here and for the underclassmen keep going your day will one day be here and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2020 at In Their Words
We all know the days on campus can seem to do nothing but drag along with seemingly no end in sight. One thing I like to do is play baseball , but I know that’s not something everyone can do. Other things I do to pass the time is getting pulled into the dark hole of Netflix or my roommate and I will play some video games together to try and pass the free time. Another thing you could do is take advantage of the snow and weather and go to the Shaw center on campus and rent some equipment for a great time in the snow. They can offer you sleds to go sledding down Paine, of course the protective equipment is included. Another technique to pass the time, even though it wont be very popular, would be to study or do some homework to get ahead in your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at In Their Words
Now that we are a few weeks into the new semester, we are getting into our new routines. One of my new routines is an exciting one for me. My new routine is baseball. Our season has started and the practices are in full affect. This will be my junior season and I am more than ready to get started. However, it is a bitter sweet moment. Even though I know I have one more season after this one, watching the seniors go into their last season reminds you that it all will come to an end eventually and that nothing lasts forever. Another lesson I have learned from them is that you cherish anything you do because, someday someone will come up to you and ask for your jersey, your badge, or whatever it is that is important to you. We must cherish everything we enjoy doing. At the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at In Their Words
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am fairly big Dallas Cowboys fan. Being from Virginia the extent of my experiences with my team don’t go past the T.V. Screen. However, during this break it would all change. On Christmas morning I got the surprise from my mom that we were leaving that weekend to fly to Dallas and go see the Cowboys play their rival Redskins. Not only was I excited to go to see the Cowboys, but also was excited to go and make memories with my mom, we don’t get to do this very often anymore. Once we landed in Dallas, we found our hotel and immediately found the nearest In and Out burger, this is restaurant only found on the west coast or in some big cities. Then Sunday came and we headed for the stadium. The game didn’t start till 3:30, but anyone knows that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at In Their Words
We finally made it to that time in the school year, the time where we get to go home and be with our families for an extended period of time. I know for me this is always an important time because, I don’t get to see them very often and if I do, it is not for this long of a period. A huge highlight for me is getting to see my dogs. They are always excited to see me. Another thing that makes this break a little more fun is it is the holiday season. I enjoy the Christmas music and obviously my grandma’s Christmas dinner, she always gets it right. The down side is its back to work to make some money for the new semester and to pay for the baseball team’s spring break Florida trip. While it does suck to work again, its always nice to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at In Their Words
With the passing of Thanksgiving, it has gotten to one of the better times of the year, Christmas is almost here, the semester is almost over, and we have the chance to go home and be off campus for an entire month. I know I can say I get excited for this time of year. The one downside to this break is while I’m home I have to go back to work, but it is nice to make a little money for myself. I am looking forward to Christmas celebrations with my family and my grandma’s cooking. Another great aspect of this break is there is no constant worry of school work looming over your head because, the new semester hasn’t started yet. Also, in my opinion, it is nice coming back to new classes and a fresh start. I wish everyone the best of luck with the new semester... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at In Their Words
We are finally here, the last full week of classes for this semester. I know sometimes it has felt like we would never get to this point, but we have. This is the time that we have to buckle down and put in that last bit of effort for the final push towards finals. This is by far the most stressful point of the semester. The best thing you can do is plan and organize your studying with your final exam schedule. The worst thing you can do to yourself is study for your exam at the last minute, there is simply just too much information to study at the last minute. Also another big thing, for me at least, is to still leave some time for a break or a non academic activity. I like to maybe hang out with some friends or even play some video games for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at In Their Words
I’m sure we all had different experiences while on break. I’m sure some of us struggled getting back to campus with the weather and the storm that the northeast got hit with, but one thing is for sure, we all needed it. I was more than excited to see my family and be able to spend time with them after being away for a few months. The highlight had to obviously be Thanksgiving dinner at my grandmothers house. It is always a good time when you get to gather around the table with your family and enjoy good food and better times. Although, its always tough leaving them to go fight through the airports and come back to campus. However, knowing that in just a couple of short weeks I will be back for a little bit longer always makes it a little bit easier. I hope everyone enjoyed their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at In Their Words
The long wait is finally over, Thanksgiving break is here and all of us here at Norwich are on our way back home. For some people its a couple hours in a car for others its hours in an airplane. No matter the distance or your means of transportation, it’s just good to be finally going home. This is probably a much more exciting time for the freshman seeing as how this is many of their first times being away from home for a significant amount of time. All of the upper class men know that feeling and how good it truly feels. I can say personally I am extremely excited to go home and see my family once again. I hope everyone has a safe trip to their destination and a safe one returning here, back to campus Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2019 at In Their Words
There are several clubs, organizations, teams, and other groups offered here at Norwich and I believe everyone should belong to at least one. We only get four years here and should make the best of them. For me, I chose to join the Norwich baseball team. However, you do not have to play a sport or join a sports team, just join something. Joining a club or a team is a great way to make friends, gain a lot of experience, and even make memories with people you care about. I also think joining any sort of extracurricular activity helps mature you and teach you lessons of time management and responsibility. Another great thing that clubs and organizations can do for you is open doors to new experiences. For example, recently the group, Unify, here on campus put together a Special Olympics event centering around baseball. The baseball team was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at In Their Words
We have hit that point in the semester where we are deep into classes, but still have a ways to go before the semester is over. I know in my personal opinion that I find the months of October and November to be the longest stretch of the semester. The one positive however, is that the end of the semester is broken up by Thanksgiving break. We go home for that week and come back with only a week before finals week starts. Another thing that I do tend to look forward to as well is the hockey season. The weekend hockey games also help make these in between weeks a bit more bearable. First semester is always my slow dragging semester, not necessarily from my classes, but second semester is when baseball begins so it always flys by and seems to move quicker. Another huge thing that helps me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at In Their Words
That time of year has come, the time when everything that doesn’t involve books, study guides, and coffee is put on hold. That time is midterms, one of the most stressful times in a semester. The amount of sleep you get at night diminishes and the hours you spend reading, writing, and typing grow and grow. The worst part of it all is that there nothing we can do, students have no other choice but to do it. In my personal opinion I find the earlier you begin to study the easier it will be in the long run. For some gifted people, studying can happen just hours before the exam, but I on the other hand am not that gifted individual. Another tip is to not skip out on meals. If your gonna be efficient at studying, you need to take care of yourself both mentally and physically. At... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at In Their Words
It’s always a special time of year when family weekend rolls around. Seeing all of the familiar faces you left behind to come to school is always a great feeling. I know for me in particular, being so far away from home, I look forward to this weekend every year. I can say from experience one of the most memorable moments for a rook is the first time seeing your family since arrival day and recognizing how proud of you they really are. This year was a little more special with it being the bicentennial year, here at Norwich. This special time provided some special ceremonies and events for all to enjoy. There isnt necessarily a whole lot of activities to do outside the university, around the town of Northfield, or in the state of Vermont, but just the familiar feeling of being around love ones makes the whole experience... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at In Their Words
Coming into college every single person, no matter who it is, knows that fear of the unknown. As an incoming freshman no matter who you were or what you did in high school you are still “the new kid.” The fear of being left out, passed up on, and just simply alone haunts every college freshman, some in a big way and some in a less serious manor. However, any upperclassmen, such as myself, will tell you that you will find your group, your inner circle. It may not be big, but it will be yours. The challenge that comes along with that is the ability to successfully grow and maintain those relationships and bonds with those individuals. As time goes by, you find that more and more of your time will be consumed with other obligations and your friendships may seem to fade. In my experience as a member... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at In Their Words
Most people here at Norwich are from states or cities relatively close, we see a lot students from Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, and of course Vermont. However, there are those students that aren’t from this neck of the woods, myself included. While being from Virginia means I’m still one long car ride away from home some students here are a plane flight from home. I know homesickness kicks in for a lot of people no matter if your from right down the road or across the globe. It can be a hard thing leaving family behind. Its never an easy thing to do, but the more you do it the easier it does become. I don’t say this to mean you start loving your family less. What I am saying is that the more time you spend here the more friends you will make and the easier coming... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at In Their Words
Being at Norwich this time of year means something different for everyone. For some, it is the beginning of a new chapter in their lives, for some it is the beginning of the end, and for some its just another year towards something much bigger. No matter what it is, its the start of a new school year full of memories waiting to be made and challenges waiting to be faced. Through our first week of classes I’m sure some of us are thinking this year is gonna be a breeze and some are thinking this will be the end of me. No matter how you feel we all began that next phase of our life. For me personally, its an exciting year as I get to experience the junior ring events and receive my junior ring. I also get to begin my junior season with the baseball team here... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at In Their Words
My name is Chris Henderson, I am currently a junior here at Norwich. I am a member of the Corps of Cadets and a three year member of the baseball team. As far as why I chose to come to Norwich, I simply could not over look the opportunities that Norwich would offer me post graduation and during my time there. I come from a family that has deep roots in the military and it has been my goal to follow those roots. Norwich, being the prestigious military college it is, made those goals attainable while still offering me a valuable education. Another pull factor was the offer to play baseball at the next level. Baseball has always been a passion of mine since I was a young boy hitting it off a tee. As a member of the team here at Norwich I have made countless friendships and memories... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at In Their Words
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