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

An Ode to Parent’s Weekend

An Ode to Parents Weekend (© all rights reserved) Chaplain Joe Molina CDR, UMSC / Chaplain to the Corps of Cadets Way back in 1990 there was a “T-shirt testimony” making its rounds in the local south Florida market.  A number of people wore it proudly with no fear of recrimination or ridicule.    It read: … Continue reading An Ode to Parent’s Weekend

An Open Letter to The Corps

It is time to organize a SUMMIT where cadet leaders of our Corps and members of the Commandant’s Office can meet to resolve matters which have been the cause of escalating tensions. The greatest of all issues recently has been the perception in the Corps that certain TACs have consistently set examples of poor leadership … Continue reading An Open Letter to The Corps

Local Latino Leaders Speak at El Cid

On the evening of Tuesday, September 18th, cadets and faculty gathered in Bond Hall Room 165 along with honored guests for a Hispanic Heritage Month panel discussion. The topic was “Latinos in America: Finding the Balance Between Identity and Integration.” Moderated by Chaplain Joe Molina, the panel included Father Gildardo Garcia - the Catholic Chaplain … Continue reading Local Latino Leaders Speak at El Cid

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.

Declawed Tigers

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

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