Things from the Desk of the Editor-in-Chief
Flags & Mags + early 90’s Basketball Cards & Comic book Artists + The Days (adult version) + More Snow at West Point + The Original Bingeing = Movie Bingeing
CADET was designed to be a collaborative endeavor. While VOL I was comprised entirely of images and articles attributed to the CADET team, VOL II proudly features the works of several individuals from the USMA community. Highlighting grads old and new, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share their talents with you.
Here’s a look at the contributors that helped make VOL II of CADET a success.
We couldn't have imagined a more loving, dreamy and intimate day. We were wed at West Point on May 12, 2018 in the presence of our closest friends and family members - forever linking the classes of 2003 & 2010.
A huge thank you to Wander & Range photography for capturing our day exactly how we envisioned and experienced it - check out a few of our favorite moments!
We have already begun to run into West Pointers at every turn - random happy hour near the White House: a West Pointer is there; waiting room at an eye doctor appointment: a West Pointer is there; walking down the hallway at the Pentagon: many, many West Pointers are there.
So, if you call DC or NOVA home please, please, pretty please reach out. You and your stories are at the heart of this publication - we want to help tell your story. Additionally, we are always excited to work with the West Point community and Grad-owned businesses.
HELP US WITH OUR MISSION TO LOCATE 100 WEST POINT CREATORS
Our sleeves are rolled-up, gas tank is full, cameras are poised and we've got approximately 147 questions queued-up. Our mission is simple. We want to meet, photograph and interview the creators, the innovators, the artists, the trendsetters, and the pathfinders within the ranks of the Long Gray Line.
The list is growing, but we could use your help: Do you know a West Point creator?
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
A Blast from the Past! The entire Grayboy issue of The Pointer has been scanned into a PDF file that is now available for download on www.MikeConradArt.com
2018 was special to us for many reasons. It’s the year we, the CADET TEAM, were married at West Point. It was the year we moved our operations and small family across country from Chicago to the Washington, D.C. area to embark on new, exciting challenges. And it was our first full year as a hard-copy, print publication. With all those momentous happenings, it can be hard to let go. But, it’s now time to bid farewell to 2018.
On Saturday, December 22, 2018 the CADET TEAM was hired to photograph the 2018 Joint Service Academy Ball. The West Point Parent’s Club of MD, D.C. & VA was the host for this year’s ball and several weeks prior they reached out to us. It was a perfect collaboration. Below are a few of our favorite images from the evening. The full gallery can be found by click the “view gallery” button below.
How’s everybody doing? It’s Thursday and I miss Army-Navy.
You know, the anticipation of this rivalry is really quite palpable.
At this time last week we were frothing at the mouth, chomping at the bit, and sitting on pins and needles waiting for this game.
And it’s terribly possible that the only thing more palpable than the anticipation, is the Army-Navy withdrawal the week following the game. I know I am not alone on this?
The Prisoners. Seven West Point cadets will rejoin the Corps on Saturday, December 8th. For four-quarters they will cheer, once again, with their class and company mates. After a semester away they have earned the right to once again grip hands with the Long Gray Line, in-person.
Judge a book by its cover? Yes, yes you should. Books are given covers for you to judge and HOPEFULLY become interested in them and possible buy them. Now, if you were to ONLY judge a book by its cover then we can start talking ethics and morality.
Here’s a century’s worth of Army-Navy covers for you to judge.
What’s one thing you own that you should throw out but probably never will?
Old military shirts. They're not all comfortable or fashionable, but they have this ability to travel through time in a metaphorical sense.
ONE OF THE DEFINING MOMENTS IN KIM JUNG’S (’08) UNENDING LIFE ADVENTURE BEGAN WITH A DEPARTURE. IN HER DECISION TO GO TO WEST POINT, A REBELLION OF SORTS, KIM MADE A MAJOR DEPARTURE FROM THE CAREER PATH HER FAMILY EXPECTED OF HER. NOW, WITH COMBAT MISSIONS, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL, A SHARK TANK DEAL AND A SUCCESSFUL, IMPACTFUL COMPANY UNDER HER BELT, KIM CONTINUES TO DEPART FROM EXPECTATIONS AND RELENTLESSLY CHALLENGE HERSELF AT EVERY CORNER
CHANCES ARE, IF YOU’VE HEARD THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE OF SOME METICULOUSLY PLANNED, FLAWLESSLY EXECUTED, AND SMASHINGLY HILARIOUS PRANK ON THE NAVAL ACADEMY, IT WAS THE BRAINCHILD OF MIKE NEMETH (‘04). MIKE IS THE OZ-LIKE ORCHESTRATOR BEHIND AMAZON’S #1 BESTSELLING BOOK ON THE NAVAL ACADEMY (SPOILER: IT’S ENTIRELY BLANK), THE FAUX NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CITY OF ANNAPOLIS CELEBRATING “GO ARMY BEAT NAVY DAY” (YAHOO! NEWS PICKED IT UP) AND THE LEGENDARY “BARRACKS LINEBACKER” VIDEO
LUKE PELL IS IS NO STRANGER TO THE GRIND OF LIFE ON THE ROAD. EACH NIGHT HE PLAYS TO PACKED ROOMS OF ADORING FANS. HIS FANBASE CONTINUES TO GROW AND LUKE FINDS HIMSELF PLAYING OVER 100 SHOWS A YEAR. ON THIS NIGHT, WE GOT A BACKSTAGE VANTAGE POINT TO LIFE ON THE ROAD WITH RISING COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR LUKE PELL.
This year Army Sprint Football is undefeated and poised to defend its CSFL title against Navy this weekend. The game is being played about 45 minutes from West Point at the Joseph T. St. Lawrence Community Center Field at 115 Torne Valley Rd in Hillburn, NY 10931.