Things from the Desk of the Editor-in-Chief
FOR EVERY HEART IN GRAY
RITES OF PASSAGE SEASON we’re totally in the thick of it. Between the MARCH BACK welcoming new cadets back from beast and A-DAY which bestowed upon them acceptance into the Corps of Cadets and essentially giving them their white service caps (to one day, a long time from now, toss at graduation) to AFFIRMATION sealing the deal for Cows and RING WEEKEND this weekend solidifying Firsties ability to annoyingly claim “my last blah blah blah” as they spend the next 9 months trying to not get in trouble. Poor Yearlings, no one is even thinking about you. Don’t worry Yuks, we aren’t either.
FIRST CAPTAIN DAINE VAN DE WALL congratulations to the NEWLY APPOINTED FIRST CAPTAIN
HAS HE LOST HIS MIND this MARVEL + BLACK SABBATH mash-up has not a single thing to do with West Point, and man…it’s cheesy as all hell but I love every single bit of it. Enjoy fellow nerds.
THE DESIGN OF THINGS
DESIGN OF A CLASS MOTTO on August 12th, USMA 2023 unveiled their class motto “FREEDOM IS NOT FREE” here’s a few other recent class years ending with a “3”
2013: Defending the Dream
2003: Protectors of the Free
1993: Defenders of the Free
1983: Proud to Be
1973: Proud and Free
(yeah, that’s it…Quality…oddly enough, its also the USNA 63’s motto and while searching for this I came across this gem: A CADET ON A 1963 EPISODE OF TO TELL THE TRUTH)
1953: still searching for it
And the first ever class motto:
1835: Amicitiae Periculique Foedus (Danger Brings Forth Friendship)
CADET: THE MAGAZINE
SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW START WITH VOL IV thats right ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS now begin with VOL IV (OCT 2019). You can still get your hands on a copy of VOL III - check out our BACK ISSUES. There are only a limited number of copies left. GET YOURS BEFORE THEY”RE GONE
FOR YOUR EYEBALLS
GIG POSTER #3 please hurry and check out our latest gig poster. We’re only printing 25 of them - there are currently 8 left. This latest one is from our summer “Beast Poster Series.” The third installment is a colorful rendition of the final phase of Beast- THE MARCH BACK
WHAT I AM READING
ASFORFOOTBALL has us really looking forward to the start of Army Football. HERE THEY OUTLINED WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THEM THIS COMING SEASON. It’s gonna be good.
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PODCAST FROM THE WEEK
MONKEN MONKEN MONKEN do you love coach Monken? Good, cause we sure do. Here he is on a PODCAST
West Point 100: CREATORS
DO YOU KNOW A WEST POINT CREATOR well, then…let's us know about them. We want to CONNECT WITH 100 CREATORS WITHIN THE WEST POINT COMMUNITY and we’re almost there.
RADIO GA GA
MICHIGAN HONOR VIOLATION I am still diving head first down a rabbit hole that includes a BOB DYLAN RADIO SHOW a University of Michigan Fight Song that has been linked to countless OTHER HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BANDS plus THE BONZO DOG BAND’S DEBUT ALBUM from 1967 and a deep cut DUKE ELLINGTON NUMBER
A few days ago @dvandewall1 was announced as @westpoint_usma 2019-2020 First Captain. Join us in offering up a big congratulations to Daine 🇺🇸 * We met and photographed Daine last fall at a West Point Society of Annapolis event. He was an exchange cadet at @usnavalacademy at the time. We're real glad to have him back and in charge of the Corps of Cadets. * #beatnavy #westpoint #usma #usma2020 #indiemag