Declawed Tigers

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We all fall victim to the old-aged ethos of The Citadel of “Old Corps”, similar to an aspect of the “Good Old Days”. “Back in my day, it was like this...that...or the other.” This applies to a plethora of things, extending into corps life, mess hall procedures, classes, air-conditioning, etcetera. Having finished knob year and … Continue reading Declawed Tigers

Knobs are Bracing for Florence

No, the title is not a typo. Knobs are bracing for the upcoming Category 4 hurricane in a desperate hope to appease it. It is unsure as of now how many knobs have fallen victim to its catastrophic leadership power, however, it is estimated to be in the high hundreds. However, the big question is: … Continue reading Knobs are Bracing for Florence

On 911: In Remembrance of Them

It feels incredible that we have now had nearly twenty years for the experience to settle into our collective consciousness.  I guess that we could rename the terrorists “the equal opportunity destroyers.” When those four massive airliners crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the open field in Pennsylvania, all the innocent victims shared in one common, terrifying moment.  That experience eliminated all social, religious, economic, racial and ethnic differences that may have existed. All the souls that perished, perished equally.

Reconstitution Recap

The end of summer is always brings a bittersweet feeling, especially for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. The new knob class of 2022 has started their journey to complete the longest fourth-class system in the nation (granted, it’s not as long as it used to be). Their summer came to a screeching halt as … Continue reading Reconstitution Recap

Class of 2022’s First Impressions on Their 1st Sergeants

As “Challenge Week”, formerly known as “Hell Week”, comes to an end, we take the time to reflect on the day that it all began. Every Cadet 1st Sergeant in the Corps was asked, “What was the funniest and/or dumbest thing a knob did on Matriculation Day?” and some of their answers were comedy gold! … Continue reading Class of 2022’s First Impressions on Their 1st Sergeants