Archives for February 2013

Hundreds honor Brian Bill

When U.S. Navy SEAL Brian Bill, NU 2001, was killed in 2011 during a combat operation in Afghanistan, the entire student body and faculty was moved by his heroism and sacrifice for his country.

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Sutherland chosen for cadet colonel

In a matter of seconds after the president announced the regimental commander for next year at a private luncheon last Friday, the campus was abuzz. From Facebook posts and text messages, word of Ryan Sutherland’s success was out. [Read more…]

For coffee fans, NU looks at new option

Here in the state of Vermont, many local residents are supporters of purchasing local food products and the state’s capital, Montpelier, is famous nationwide for being the only state capital that does not have a McDonald’s nor any other popular chain restaurants.

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Poor choices end in cadre downfall

He wore a suit today. Not the cadet uniform with the rank and company patch that once showed everyone he was responsible for training freshman.

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Dealing with military demons The struggle of PTSD: How ‘One Warrior Won’ intends to help

Editor’s Note: Alina Wright graduated from Norwich University this past December, but shared this story about her family friend with The Guidon due to the large interest and number of people touched by PTSD in the Norwich community. Wright was a studies of war and peace major from Vassalboro, Maine. [Read more…]

Drill ranks 2nd nationally

After months of dedication, practice, and discipline, Norwich University’s Regimental Drill Team traveled to New Orleans to compete in the Mardi Gras Drill Meet at Tulane University against universities from across the nation. The drill meet consisted of events such as platoon inspection, squad basic drill, color guard, platoon exhibition and individual exhibition.

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Successful fundraising campaign benefits students, major NU projects

After three years, Norwich University has concluded its principal fundraising initiative, the “Bearing the Torch” campaign. The campaign formally ended with the end of 2012.

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A moment in Norwich history: The 1963 Panty Raid

Newspapers have a tradition of smearing Norwich cadets that dates back to the smallpox scare of 1912. After a single case of the highly contagious disease was confirmed, cadets briefly lived under a loose quarantine and slept in tents on the U.P. while the barracks were fumigated. That was it. But by the time news of the “catastrophic outbreak” hit central Vermont newspapers, the details changed dramatically and tales of infected cadets roaming the hills of Northfield like zombies in search of food were printed as truth. It happened again in 1922, when newspapers reported rampant Ku Klux Klan affiliation in the corps, and it continues to happen every time the press gets even the faintest whiff of a controversy on the Hill. But perhaps no other story in the history of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets was more misrepresented by the press and, over the years, distorted by Norwich men themselves, as the Panty Raid of 1963.

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Cadets have a disappointing result, but finish strong at wrestling championship

Norwich University’s wrestling team is nearing the end of its season as the students and coaches reflect on their hard work, discipline, and dedication. They have pushed through intense practices and had to maintain certain weight requirements in order to compete in a specific weight class each week, on top of being a student.

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Curry, Cabrera make NU history with high-scoring careers

With the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) men’s and women’s basketball regular season coming to a conclusion, Norwich athletes Aliah Curry and Josh Cabrera are the 2012-2013 leading scorers for the Norwich University’s men and women basketball program. [Read more…]