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Bring Out the Bridge Coats

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Doctolero Photo Half way done! This semester is going by so fast. I can’t believe it’s already midterms. Midterm tests were stressful but I definitely had a better study plan then I had last year. As a freshman there was a lot of late night cramming; this year I was able to get to bed at a decent hour. I’m starting to like my courses more and more as the time progresses. I don’t know if I actually like the material, or just like that I’m getting good grades.


We just had Halloween. Unfortunately, I did not have time to go get a costume this year; and it's frowned upon and punishable by death to dress up as a “civilian.” So I threw on my Jake the dog T-shirt and some tights and called myself a dog. I could have put on cowboy boots and a flannel, like every other cadet at the Academy, and been a cow girl but that’s what my best friend was going to dress up as. As per tradition, we had a Halloween dinner and trick or treating on Admiral’s hill. It’s not the most exciting way to spend Halloween, but it is a chance to get a short or long if you’re an upper class or carry-on as a fourth class.


But as midterm comes and goes, so does summer. The leaves are changing and the weather is getting colder. While some people welcome the winter with open arms, I loathe it. Last year while everyone was having snowball fights and making snow angels, I was wrapped up in a blanket, in my room, far away from the snow. I’m a Miami girl that spends Christmas on the beach. This winter thing is no bueno for me. It feels like no matter how many layers I wear, the cold find its way to my skin. The worse days are the ones where they say we can’t wear a jacket and it’s like 60 degrees. The UOD (Uniform of the Day) god obviously is not from the south or he would understand my pain. This year I’m investing in some long johns, hopefully those will keep me warm on the cold days ahead.



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