It has gotten terribly cold terribly quickly. I will be experiencing my first fall this year and though the trees are beautiful I can’t say the same for the declining temperature. A lot of events have been going on in the month of October. We had Homecoming and the fourth class were granted modified carry-on for the week, which was a nice. We then received our midterms and I’m glad most of my shipmates and I are on track. I was also fortunate enough to take a trip to Canada with the Windjammers over the weekend! We went to Sherbrook, Quebec and it was so fascinating to see how cultures can be so different from just a quick drive over the border. The majority of the people there spoke French. Thankfully my fellow Windjammer Abby speaks some French so she was our translator for the weekend. We had some really good food and had a great time bonding as a team.
My favorite event in October was Halloween. It is my favorite holiday and the Corps of Cadets went all out for it. We had pumpkin carving contests, costume contests and a wonderful themed dinner. After dinner we were allowed to trick or treat or just hang out and explore the decorations in Chase Hall. It was a very successful day, and it was so great to see all my shipmates’ costumes because most of us had to pull random items from our rooms to put together a costume for Halloween.
This semester is really flying by; I didn’t believe it when the upperclassmen said it would but they were right. Thanksgiving leave is just around the corner and I can’t wait to see my family again!
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