This multi-part series will look at West Point through the lens of creativity and design - exploring topics like Photography + Graphic Design + Film + Fashion + Publications + Networks + Illustration + Sound + Identity Marks + Architecture
Class Crests + The In-Between + Law Department’s Summer Road Trip + Remembering Cadet C.J. Morgan + Remembering D-Day Visually + USMA 78’s Has a Kick-Ass Website + Help Us Find West Point Creators + Zero Blog Thirty Live Tweets D-Day + Hand Shake to Handshake
Hats + Hats + Hats + More Hats + Remembering Cadet Tom & BJack28 + The Road to Being a Responsible Army Football Fan Begins… + The Road to a New AD + The Road to Omaha + The Road to AOG 150 + The Road to #BEATEVERYONE + Our Monthly Newsletter + What’s Your Favorite/Most Iconic West Point Sound? + WWII Harmonica Man + West Point’s Ordinary Everyday Heroes + The End of #95Daysof2019
In VOL II of CADET we ran a photo essay on graduation. Those photos are now a decade old. When I photographed them in 2009, there was no instagram. Twitter was text only and sharing too many photos on Facebook was highly, highly suspicious. The social sharing landscape was minimal and ineffective. But today we have the tools to present and venues to share. So, enjoy!
Graduation Photos + Baseball Photos + Baseball Cards + Baseball Drawings + A West Point Comic Book + Behind Enemy Lines at Annapolis + AOG Turns 150 Years Young + USMA Library Earns Top Honors + Actual Trophy Point, the Point for Trophies + The History of the West Point Band + Reunion Bikers + The Problem with the Good Old Days is That They Weren’t All That Good
Supporting the Army Team has been at the root of CADET from the time before the magazine even existed. Whether it was a trip out east from our then Chicago-based operations or supporting the Corps-squad and DCA Club teams that made their way out to Chicago (Boxing, Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, etc), we have always made a point to be there to cheer on the Pride & Dream and capture a few images along the way.
The Graduation Collection + Support a West Point Inspired Graphic Novel + Connecting Most of the Dots + Linebackers & Doris Day + Pinky & Athena + Thanks Emma + Bonus Army-Navy Baseball + First New West Point Song in 100 Years + 90’s Cartoon Composer + Smokers & Jokers + Distinguished Grad Illustrations + Army Football Inter-Generational QB Convos + Grotesques + Who Saved the Thayer + Napster Flashbacks + USMA 2003 is Awesome
BROTHERS & SISTERS + CIC + BROWNS, GIANTS, PHDs & MDs + DRESS GRAY SWIMMING + PLANNING STAGES FOR VOL IV + TANGIBLE FREEDOM + PHOTO-REALISTIC BLACK KNIGHTS & HOCKEY RINK FAMILY PHOTOS + THE IMPACT OF GEN MILLS + THE COMPLICATIONS OF R-DAY AFTER WWII + SO MANY WEST POINT CREATORS + SQUIRRELS
Beyond the Point Book Event in DC + Cadet Film Forum Meets Hollywood Royalty + AOG’s On This Day Project + West Point Cookbook Needs Your Help + RLTW + Who Won a National Championship + Patriot League Honors + Captain America’s is Part of the West Point 100??? + VOL III Subscriber Stats + WKDT Goes Live (Streaming) + More…
So Much Good Stuff to Share: Cadet Media Group Trip Section + All-American Gymnists + (Young) Old Grad TEDTalk + 4-Time Boxing Champ + G-3’s Legacy Project + Things We Wish We’d Photographed + VOL III in the Mail + Sam Cooke - YES! + AOG Mag + West Point on SNL + Army-Navy Emmy? + Beyond the Point Released + Danny Wild + Bullet Brass Coffee + Our Content Calendar + more, more, so much more (maybe too much)
Congratulations to Carlan Ivey on becoming West Point’s first ever 4-time National Boxing Champion. Oh, while majoring in Nuclear Engineering and earning a Master’s Fellowship to NC State. It’s been our pleasure to photograph you over the past few years and even meet your family. You’re an inspiration and just flat impressive.
As a team, Army Boxing had 10 medalists - 6 of them gold medalists. Well done!
As dawn broke on Saturday, April 6th, the CMG was introduced to USMA 1990 grad Mark Kirby. Mark is a retired FBI special agent who is a dedicated and talented street photographer. He joined the CMG as they took the metro from their Alexandria hotel to the Federal Triangle metro stop in the heart of D.C.
Women of West Point NYT + Laura Walker Memorial Tournament + VOL III Update + Firstie Portraits + The Oboe + Time Travel Trailers + Stanley Milgram + Designing an Editor-in-Chief + Designing a Language from Scratch + For the Love of Libraries + Variations on a Comic Universe
Icarus & Daedalus + Softball & Astronauts + Writing Women for the Big Screen + Founders Days and Record Books + Plebe Kade Caroll’s video tributes to Peter Zhu USMA 2019 and The Golden Oar Run + Two Ghost Stories + a USMA Grad Architect
Feb Newsletter + CADET’s 1st Annual “Academy” Awards + Multiple Vision Quests + Weird Army Football Stuff + Documentary Recs + USMA 2019’s Sammi Price and her 100 days countdown project + Navy Grads’ Headshots?!?!
I know you’re probably thinking it - “If there’s one thing I miss about West Point, it’s got to be the mess hall food.” Yeah, just kidding. BUT we all have those nostalgic favorite dishes that seem to come up every time we get together. In recent conversations on this topic with old grads of all ages, I realized that what I think of as “the classics” are often completely foreign to grads of different eras.
CADET was designed to be a collaborative endeavor. VOL III proudly features the works of 20 individuals from the USMA community. Highlighting grads old and new, current cadets and members of the West Point community, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share their talents with you.
Here’s a look at the contributors that will help make VOL III of CADET our best effort yet.
Church Music + A West Point Playboy Parody + Boo Goes Bye-Bye + A DC Cadet Trip Section + A Maggie Dixon Book + When in doubt KEEP GOING + A Mess Hall Show on Netflix + History of the Football Helmet + Poorly Design Football Logos (again) + West Point Coffee, Sticker & Trading Cards
Can’t you still here it like it was yesterday? COOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNN CHOWDER! I hated it. You probably hated it too. But somewhere, deep, deep, down in the depths of your USMA pride, you kind of love it too. Maybe? Well either way, this jazzed up version is a MAJOR improvement from the mundane original served up like yellow-tinged gray slop out of metal bins in the mess hall. Keep things classic and pair this recipe with another OG cadet fave - the infamous Spicy Chicken Patty.