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A Bittersweet December

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 Hunter Warren Bittersweet is the word I believe best describes my experiences during the month of December here at the Academy. The bitter part of the two weeks we spend here between Thanksgiving and Winter Leave is due to the stress of finishing work for five or six classes. This work includes anything from group projects and presentations to term papers and final exams. Although the stress level here at the Academy runs high during December, the mood is definitely helped by the thought of Christmas, Hanukah, New Years and three weeks of leave just around the corner! One of my favorite things about the Academy around the holidays is when most cadets decorate their rooms. Although the regulations are somewhat strict regarding “fire hazards”, this doesn’t stop the majority of the Corps from adorning their rooms with lights, wrapping paper on the walls, wreathes on the doors, and in some cases Christmas trees!

One more week and all of us will be having so much fun travelling, spending time with family, and seeing friends back home. I know that I will try to do some snowboarding in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains with my family, possibly travel to New York City to do some sightseeing, and even visit my high school for a few hours to do some work for admissions. Although the weight of three final exams is weighing down on me right now, I feel like a scale with the thought of three weeks of leave balancing this stress on the other side. I look forward to some new classes and stories from Winter Leave to share with you when I write again next month. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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