Next time you’re kickin’ it with some friends or cheering on your favorite sports team, think about that beer in your hand. It’s much more than just 12 ounces of refreshing cold beer. It’s much more than just a nice way to relax on a Friday night. It’s a taste of tradition that has transcended time and culture for upwards of 5,000 years. I’d say that cool beer just got a whole lot cooler. [Read more...]
Not much is known about George.
People know that he has been in some way involved with the men’s rugby team, but mostly they just know him because they have seen him eating in the chow hall all times of the year, with either the wrestlers, or the rugby team. [Read more...]
For generations, the routine way of reading the newspaper was sitting down at the breakfast table with a coffee to start the day, flipping through the pages one by one to find out what’s going on in the community, sports, or the world.
Like many traditions that have lasted for decades, however, fewer people are reading the morning paper, turning instead to myriad online sources, during work, during family time, or when they cannot sleep to read blogs, magazines, virtual newspapers, or watch TV broadcasts. The Internet is taking over more and more when it comes to the news, leaving fewer printed newspapers that people turn to, from big brand names such as The Boston Globe or local papers like the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. [Read more...]
However, for the senior class of 2014, some of those expected traditions would not be celebrated. Rudd, a 22-year-old criminal justice major from Ocean, N.J., soon find out that the commandant’s office would put an end to “senior rip” day.
“I was surprised,” Rudd said. [Read more...]
The black cap and gown lay neatly folded, thoughts of the future consume the days and nights. No more worrying about final presentations, meeting deadlines for journalism, getting in hours for television production, and handing in that 10-page essay Monday morning.
Instead, Lindsay Evan worries about having the perfect resume, job interviews and having enough experience and qualifications for a job.
Graduation was upon Evans, 22, a senior majoring in communications from Canterbury N.H., along with the rest of the Norwich University class of 2014. NU has provided her with experience, knowledge, and direction as she goes into the workforce. However the job market is increasingly competitive and like many seniors, there’s anxiety about the future. [Read more...]
Committing four years after graduating college to the United States Army is a daunting decision for anyone to make. At age 18, men and women are allowed to enlist without their parents’ permission into the armed forces, but some choose to become officers through different means.
Norwich University and the ROTC departments within the school are a means to grant young men and women a commission as a junior officer. For four years, students train and study to become the less than one percent who serve as officers in the United States military.
Bryan Kunz is one of those individuals. “I always wanted to be in the military and I came from a family of all enlisted people” said Kunz, 22, a studies of war and peace major from Pennsville, N.J. Kunz, like many others in his class, is preparing to embark on a journey of a lifetime after earning his commission. [Read more...]
Today in the work force, education usually means a better job and maybe a higher salary. Facing the message that education is essential to get ahead in the workforce, thousands of students pour into colleges for more information and experience each year.
And each year, more and more students graduate from college and are pushed out into the workforce. Once they are there they get told they need more hands-on experience. You have to start from the bottom to get to the top. [Read more...]
As kids grow older, they find that living does cost money and in most cases their parents will not be able to support them forever. When students graduate from high school and enroll in college, they are more financially independent and have increased expenses. And many will decide to get their first credit card.
“When I was finishing my LNA courses my mom pushed me to look into credit cards (in order) to start building my credit,” said Bridgett Isabelle, a 20 year-old licensed nursing assistant (LNA) from Hill, N.H. [Read more...]
In undergraduate circles, ‘homework’ is a dirty word. Even from a young age, children would rather be outside and playing rather than adding numbers and studying for spelling tests.
Early on, parents and teachers are involved making sure their students get their work done, in hopes of teaching them responsibility and time management that they can use in the future.
When students enroll in college there is a huge shift, and the weight of getting things done is placed entirely on the students’ shoulders. They are expected to do their work on time, and to the standards of the professor, on their own. Students are expected to build their own schedules, and it is their responsibility to graduate on time.
April 10, 2014 Leave a Comment
Norwich University Assistant Commandant William Passalacqua still remembers what it is like to be the leader of the NU Corps of Cadets, and after 25 years he still understands the importance of trust and respect in relationships.
He was not just the cadet colonel, but also once a 22-year-old college student who made a decision to take the high-ranking position within the Corps.
Now, in his position as assistant commandant in an executive position in the university administration, Passalacqua has the job of looking after the members of the regimental staff as well as assuring the structure of the Corps is upheld. In that role, he has recently changed the policy on fraternization in the Corps of Cadets, a move that has created some controversy on campus. [Read more...]