BEASTS IN THE BARRACKS

Few know that I spent four years behind bars.  No, I wasn’t a bartender, nor was I a criminal.  I was a Citadel cadet, attending the military college of South Carolina, where they locked us up at night. Ground floor room windows had bars, and each barracks’ iron gates safely secured five hundred men each … Continue reading BEASTS IN THE BARRACKS

“No Mercy for Mercer”

  The Citadel Bulldogs opened up their inner conference play against the Mercer Bears. The Bulldogs entered the contest rolling on a three-game winning streak and looked to extend it to four. They capitalized on this opportunity by defeating Mercer (4-4) 79-69. Lew Stallworth led the way with a double-double including 16 points and 10 … Continue reading “No Mercy for Mercer”

LET THERE BE PEACE!

It was the Sunday before Christmas and a precocious four-year-old boy, attending Sunday school class, told his teacher, “There are some poor kids next to us who have no daddy, no toys and no aunt Jane.”  The young Sunday school teacher felt that she had identified a teachable moment. She seized the opportunity and asked … Continue reading LET THERE BE PEACE!

In Your Dreams

And so, the story goes that the young missionary living in a land far, far away was daydreaming. In his daydream state, he was imagining what a meeting would be like with the chief of a cannibal tribe that he was planning to visit that week.  He imagined asking the cannibal chief: “Do you people … Continue reading In Your Dreams

Physics Department Hosts Stargazing Night

As the sun disappeared over the Western horizon of the Ashley River, mysterious silhouettes appeared on Summerall Field, only barely visible by the dim lights of the surrounding buildings and the pale moonlight. Walking closer to investigate, one would find a small group of cadets and professors, with three odd looking cylinders on tripods pointed … Continue reading Physics Department Hosts Stargazing Night