Archives for February 2014

Gym crunch prompts changes, but students see opening of South as an inadequate fix

This semester, the South Hall Fitness Center will be open to all students instead of just South Hall residents, according to an official university announcement made to the entire campus. [Read more…]

Students criticize IT Department for network, Wi-Fi issues

For the past few weeks, students have been pulling their hair out as they failed to connect to the Internet.

Many students complained that the Wi-Fi at Norwich University did not work properly and that was causing inconvenience for the students. [Read more…]

Are smartphones our new addiction, or just a useful tool?

Cell phone colorIn a generation where technology is heavily relied on to provide information and entertainment, cell phones are a common means of communication. However, cell phones have also become an obstacle to communication and more of a distraction, at least in the view of some Norwich students. [Read more…]

That’s what she said

A s some may know, I wear many hats on this campus aside from just being the Editor-in-Chief of The Guidon. I am a cadet, a student, an intern, a published journalist and the Public Affairs Officer (PAO) in the Corps. We at Norwich all carry with us a selection of covers, ready to switch out to fit the situation. Even I do not need a code flag to tell me who I need to be at any given time.

But, what happens when these different roles we play cross? I was recently faced with this dilemma when I was writing the story in this issue on recognition. I pride myself on my journalistic ability, but this one was difficult to piece together while withholding my own bias.

As a cadet, I was supportive of the delay. As a journalist, I was happy for the big story. But, as the PAO I was defensive.

I was worried for the image issues that would conflict with the strong front our cadet leadership worked hard to put out all year. That bias began to influence my ability to give you the truth. And then I realized, while I was transcribing the interviews for my story, that sometimes you have to remove all of your hats and accept the fact that you are one person created by your experiences. The story you have in your hands has come from the PAO, a cadet, and your favorite Editor-in-Chief all wrapped up into one.

They are the facts balanced by my mixed emotions which I think makes it a fair story.

 

‘Frozen Fenway’ brought excitement during winter break

Cadets take the ice at the Frozen Fenway game held over winter break at the historic stadium. The game is equal parts NU alumni reunion, hockey game and fan scene. Norwich beat Babson 1-0 on a goal by senior winger Shane Gorman.

Cadets take the ice at the Frozen Fenway game held over winter break at the historic stadium. The much anticipated game is equal parts NU alumni reunion, hockey contest and fan scene. Norwich beat Babson 1-0 on a goal by senior winger Shane Gorman.

Ben Cohen, a diehard Red Sox fan, found himself in a familiar setting at Fenway Park one chilly Thursday January night – for hockey, not baseball.

The atmosphere of the game was “very very alive, you could say it was almost like you were inside of a chaotic tornado of people,” said the 21-year-old criminal justice senior from Barnstable, Mass. [Read more…]