Wrestling looks to raise bar for upcoming season

The graduation of seven senior starters would be detrimental to any collegiate wrestling team, but the coaching staff does not believe that is the case for the Norwich University squad.
“Our upperclassmen have grown into the roll they should be,” said Head Coach Alex Whitney, NU ’08. They have big shoes to fill, but the team is not one-dimensional. With names like Will Burns, Steve Maldonado, Alex Stewart, Nick Smith and Cody Gladstone the team looks balanced and strong. [Read more...]

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Drill Team represents Norwich and U.S. in international competition

This past summer, members of the Norwich University Regimental Drill Team were invited to perform in Switzerland, according to the leader of the regimental band, Lt. Col. Todd Edwards. [Read more...]

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Landmark campus chapel faces issues

Norwich University’s White Chapel was last renovated almost five years ago, according to the University Chaplain. But the landmark campus building is again being viewed as a potential candidate for renovation and expansion.
In the past few years, other projects have taken priority to the chapel when it comes to updating or renovation. The renovation of the chapel hasn’t been pushed aside completely because “they did the chapel completely over,” said Reverend William S. Wick, University Chaplain and Director of Student Ministers. [Read more...]

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From ‘Kui’ to kegger: What’s hopping with beer and ale

What better way to celebrate a beautiful Vermont day than with a hike up a local mountain or trail, finished off with a fine brew. But that bottle or can in your hand reflects a lot more than liquid satisfaction: Beer has a long and storied history.

What better way to celebrate a beautiful Vermont day than with a hike up a local mountain or trail, finished off with a fine brew. But that bottle or can in your hand reflects a lot more than liquid satisfaction: Beer has a long and storied history.

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...]

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‘George': A man of mystery, revealed

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...]

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Admissions is going the extra mile to recruit next year’s freshmen class

Tim Reardon is swamped right now, trying to fill next year’s freshman class with rooks and civilians. Together with the rest of the staff, he’s “biting his nails” waiting to see if the university makes its numbers.

The admissions building is a busy place in spring as Norwich tries to meet its enrollment goals for next year.

The admissions building is a busy place in spring as Norwich tries to meet its enrollment goals for next year.


This is Reardon’s seventh year at Norwich after his academic studies. He spent his years as a cadet and now he is working to bring people to study at Norwich.

“I went to Norwich for both my bachelors and masters degree. I graduated as the XO,” said Tim Reardon, Norwich University’s senior associate director of admissions as he browsed through files recently. [Read more...]

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For Norwich Guidon staff, an eventful year

The 2013-2014 Guidon staff (from left to right): Jacob DeHaven, Liam Carroll, Thomas Carson, Jenn Passalacqua, Seamus Delehanty. (Front): Editor-in-chief Arielle Eaton. (Missing): Mitch Pryzbocki, Allen Ramsay, Nick Toscano.

The 2013-2014 Guidon staff (from left to right): Jacob DeHaven, Liam Carroll, Thomas Carson, Jenn Passalacqua, Seamus Delehanty. (Front): Editor-in-chief Arielle Eaton. (Missing): Mitch Pryzbocki, Allen Ramsay, Nick Toscano.


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...]

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‘Rip Day’ turns into ‘Burn Day’ as Norwich shakes up an old familiar tradition

Senior Thomas Banyacski Jr. burns his winter B uniform as part of the new tradition, “Senior Burn Day,” which has replaced “Senior Rip Day.”

Senior Thomas Banyacski Jr. burns his winter B uniform as part of the new tradition, “Senior Burn Day,” which has replaced “Senior Rip Day.”

This past August, senior Norwich cadet Brian Rudd began his final year with the hopes of participating in the many rituals that mark the final year. “I was excited to be a part of the many traditions that seniors get to do,” Rudd said.

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...]

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Tough job market means hard work for graduating seniors

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...]

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For Cadet Bryan Kunz, a proud day awaits

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...]

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