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So, What Was I Up to in October?

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Merritt Photo Hello blog readers,


It’s almost the middle of November, which means that I made it through October unscathed!


So what was I up to in October?…hmm, well I went to Six Flags New England for Fright Fest with Genesis Council, survived midterms, had a Connecticut College/USCGA ice cream social to foster relationships between our respective student unions and as of right now I’m less than a week away from going on Thanksgiving Leave, which I’m going to spend in NYC! I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone! Barely two and a half weeks after that and I’ll be finishing up finals and heading on home for Winter Leave. The chill is picking up here in Connecticut, which means it is definitely a good time for me to go reconnect with my support team back home, namely my father and older sister who definitely make me tread a fine line when it comes to managing my phone bill!


Though the cold is starting to pick up, let me tell you, fall in New England is absolutely incomparable. You know how they always have those pictures of fall, and they just so happen to be in like Washington or near this area because of the splashes of vibrant yellows, oranges and reds? Well, those pictures are not a lie folks. The color display is just brilliant—absolutely priceless. With all this talk of weather, I won’t forget to mention a bit about Hurricane Sandy. So we did get hit, but the Academy is built to last (both structurally and systematically) so during the entire time I felt totally safe thanks to precautions I had personally taken, the Academy required and the support of the cooking staff who insisted on coming in to feed us. Thank you Aramark!


Well, that’s all I’ve got for now…besides class which I need to head off to!


Until next blog,
3/c Jalle Merritt


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