Mountain Cold Weather Company endures frigid trek up Mt. Washington

 

Members of the Norwich Mountain Cold Weather Company survived a real training test ascending New Hampshire's Mt. Washington in frigid temps and dangerous winds. (Photo by Timothy Smeddal)

Members of the Norwich Mountain Cold Weather Company survived a real training test ascending New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington in frigid temps and dangerous winds. (Photo by Timothy Smeddal)

Every winter break, cadets from the Army ROTC special unit Mountain Cold Weather Company (MCW) head off for a week-long training exercise known as Ice Trek.
This year it more than lived up to its name. [Read more…]

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Complaining is a common human behavior. Complaints serve to show that we are dissatisfied with a situation and believe that it can be changed. That’s not a bad thing. As Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” So, to call for change is to call for improvement. Here at Norwich, I hear these calls for improvement every day. [Read more…]

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University officials continue investigation into U.P. 500 incident

It is almost a month since the U.P. 500, whose running Jan. 27 was marred by injuries and controversy. The unsanctioned event has been held almost every year since at least 1998, and in years before that as well.
Every year, on a night where an exceptionally large amount of snow is expected, the sophomore (previously freshman) class in the Norwich University Corps of Cadets participates in the rambunctious and spirited event.
In the U.P. 500, cadets run laps around the Upper Parade Ground (U.P.), often while wearing little to no clothing. Meanwhile, upperclassmen who have participated in the event in years past traditionally throw snow or water at the runners. [Read more…]

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Students reflect on prescription drug misuse

Some Norwich University students utilize the benefits of prescription drugs to focus and stay awake, whether or not the drugs have been prescribed to them, based on interviews with students.
According to one Norwich University student, “finals week is when drug use is most prevalent at Norwich.”
Francisco, a freshman student at Norwich, guesses that about a third of Norwich students lacking a drug prescription still consume the drugs, even more so around midterms, and finals. [Read more…]

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Student skiers

For Spencer Guerschuny, cruising down the slopes is exhilarating, even though it seems to be shortly followed by a face plant.
Guerschuny, a Norwich sophomore and Massachusetts native, picked up skiing at the age of 20 after spending a year living in Vermont. After just one time on the mountain he was looking to buy his own gear. [Read more…]

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Training key to prevent cold weather injuries threaten climbers

 

A participant in this year's Mountain Cold Weather Company Ice Trek shows proper attire for the below zero conditions encountered in 2015. (Photo by Timothy Smeddal)

A participant in this year’s Mountain Cold Weather Company Ice Trek shows proper attire for the below zero conditions encountered in 2015. (Photo by Timothy Smeddal)

It is crucial to beat the frigid temperatures of New England’s outdoors to save both lives and extremities. Norwich students in the Mountain Cold Weather Company (MCW) train to become cold climate experts and learn how to take the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of injury.
All of those different skills and safeguards were needed in order to stay safe during Ice Trek at Mt. Washington in N.H. from Jan. 5-10. [Read more…]

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Army, Navy ROTC hold annual Dining-Ins

Keeping with age-old military traditions, the Norwich Army and Naval ROTC battalions held their annual dining-ins on Friday, Feb. 13. [Read more…]

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Men’s hockey team heads for quarter-finals

It starts with a dream. College athletes work their whole lives to get to a high level in their career. It’s about teamwork, trust, and perseverance. You go into the game having your brothers’ backs.
That’s what Norwich hockey is all about. [Read more…]

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Women’s lacrosse prepares for new season

The Norwich women's lacrosse team features a lot of young players, but team leaders make sure they fit in and learn the ropes.

The Norwich women’s lacrosse team features a lot of young players, but team leaders make sure they fit in and learn the ropes.

Three days into the start of their season and Leandra Flores-Nieves looks on as her teammates go through basic passing drills that many of them had done before. But for Flores-Nieves, an 18-year-old from Colorado Springs, Colo., this was not just the beginning of her first collegiate lacrosse season; it was the beginning of her first-ever lacrosse season. [Read more…]

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Evolved alcohol policy

NU’s alcohol restriction has evolved into a policy over time into what it is now for a series of reasons, according to staff and older NU rules and regulations. [Read more…]

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