In celebration of the holiday season, students indulge in themed style dinners at the Wise Campus Center (WCC) and cadets renew bonds they forged back when they were rooks. “It’s a time of the year students plan to eat together with friends and platoon members before everyone heads home for break,” according to Samel DeLong, 21, the Regimental Executive Officer (XO).
DeLong, 21, a senior criminal justice major from Barnstable, Mass., added that, “having a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner is very valuable, because it offers a time for students to bond over a fun-filled meal”.
When the dates are set for the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, students begin planning for the event. “For those of us in the Corps, platoon members schedule a time a place to meet up to march down to the WCC,” said Francisco Martinez, 22, a senior criminal justice major from Aurora, Ill.