archive-edu.com » EDU » C » CGA.EDU

Total: 484

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
    next week I will be sitting for my first exam of my collegiate career and three days after that I will be going home for three weeks The home stretch between Thanksgiving leave and Christmas has been incredibly quick but Thanksgiving break was a much needed chance to revitalize and honestly catch up on some sleep While I was on Thanksgiving break I got a chance to tour the Point Judith Lighthouse and Station simply by telling them that I was a cadet here at the Academy It was a really great opportunity to say the least and it helped to give me an idea of the possible summer assignments that I could get Just before that I celebrated my 18th birthday and my first birthday away from home The weekend prior my parents drove to New York City and surprised me for my first collegiate swim meet with cake in tow of course Then I got to spend my birthday with some of my best friends and of course the Chase Hall Duty Officer for that day who also happens to be my Nautical Science teacher He thought it necessary to drop by my room and inform me that he could hear me clear across Chase Hall as well as to re emphasize that the amount of food within my room was slightly absurd Anyway it s clearly Christmas time in Chase Hall with everyone adorning their room with various holiday decorations My room has a fiber optic Christmas tree stockings on our door and everywhere throughout the room a gingerbread house and roughly eleven strings of Christmas lights decking out any surface to which they can be blue tacked My 1 c s room has an inflatable Christmas tree with a door that sings any time someone trips

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=1766 (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive


  • United States Coast Guard Academy
    awesome people and not only within my class The upper class who act as mentors are always willing to put their needs and wants aside in order to help out a fourth class whether it be with personal military or academic issues The people here are unlike those you will meet anywhere else Speaking of a group of awesome people the swim team is another example Everyone on it is so welcoming and downright awesome It s like a family with 70 or so siblings Coach is great too As an injured swimmer I have yet to swim in a meet but we re hoping for this weekend On top of being understanding and looking very long range coach really understands if you can t make practice for a legitimate reason such as academics Academics are pretty rigorous here I have a full schedule complete with one free period a week which happens to get consumed by swim practice My classes include Macroeconomics Chemistry Principles of Fitness and Wellness Fundamentals of Navigation English and Calculus 2 I have an introduction to college class as well Other things I do to keep myself busy as if I m not busy enough include Rosary Group Catholic Club Bowling Club and author the class wide articles for the Alumni Bulletin The great thing about the Academy is that you re busy all the time but not to the point where it s extremely overwhelming I remember growing up thinking what a pain church was and was so sure once I left home that I d stop going to church but now that I m actually away from home its so nice to have mass on Sunday morning and Wednesday night vespers mass and Rosary group and Catholic Club It s kind of like

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=1765 (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Andreasen October 2012
    Involvement Just for Fun Overcoming Challenges The Cadet Experience Life as a Junior Officer Class of 2019 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs Special Events at the Academy PARENTS WEEKEND Academics The Cadet Experience Class of 2013 Permanent link All Posts October 5 2012 at the Coast Guard Academy this marked the beginning to one of the most special weekends of the fall semester Parents Weekend This year I was involved in the planning of Parents Weekend which provided me with an insight to how much effort a special event requires It also took me back to my 4 c year as I saw cadets with their parents and remembered my family s first visit Though my parents did not visit this year I had the opportunity to see so many rejuvenated cadets and excited family members I will cherish these memories as I cherish the time spent with my family Parents Weekend also brings the beginning of preparations for midterms The semester is nearly at the halfway point by this time and cadets are already preoccupied with thoughts of Thanksgiving and even Christmas while of course painstakingly studying

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=3579 (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • United States Coast Guard Academy
    Returning to My Roots Rollin on the River Excited About My Research Projects Academics Athletics Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Just for Fun Overcoming Challenges The Cadet Experience Life as a Junior Officer Class of 2019 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs Community Service Event Clinton Rotary Amber Alert Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Class of 2013 Permanent link All Posts Each cadet is required to fulfill a certain number of hours of volunteer service in the community and within the Academy each semester To help cadets achieve this Hotel Company sends out an email to the Corps with volunteering opportunities each week I happened to see that the Clinton Rotary Club was to be hosting a booth for Amber Alert at the Hartford Convention Center This sounded like a great program to help with so I signed up and this past Sunday I worked the event with the Rotarian in charge and four other cadets The premise of the event was simple tell parents about the Amber Alert program and register their children in the database However after speaking with the

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=1667 (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • United States Coast Guard Academy
    Based Involvement Just for Fun Overcoming Challenges The Cadet Experience Life as a Junior Officer Class of 2019 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs October The Cadet Experience Class of 2013 Permanent link All Posts October We have officially survived midterms with most of our sanity intact This has been a busy few weeks as cadets studied for their mid semester exams and prepared for the arrival of their parents I m not sure which is more daunting But in true Academy fashion everything worked out in the end

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=1666 (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • United States Coast Guard Academy
    2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs One Person s Perspective on Diversity The Cadet Experience Class of 2013 Permanent link All Posts I grew up in a neighborhood that saw the arrival of more cultures as time passed and the city grew Growing up with essentially four parents two were not born in this country going to high school with classmates who had their own unique family dynamic and then attending the USCGA brimming with cadets from all over the world and representing such a vast multitude of cultures there is not a spectrum large enough to hold them all Because of this I am led to believe that my opinion of diversity is perhaps different than others Diversity is not as simple as the color is one s skin it has more dimensions than that When I sit at a table to eat dinner in the Wardroom I hear my friend from Arizona attempting to speak French to my friend from Belize I ll also hear a different friend from Virginia with a mother from Laos speaking Spanish to that same friend from Belize Then when I go back to my room I ll discuss how I was raised in comparison to how my roommate from Colorado was brought up the beliefs that we have in common and those that we do not Here at the Academy we have cadets from one parent homes two parent homes in some cases

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=1665 (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • United States Coast Guard Academy
    July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs Spring Leave Just for Fun Class of 2013 Permanent link All Posts As I ascend the scuffed concrete steps my eyes immediately focus on one of New York City s massive skyscrapers Lit by a pristine white light the imposing building instantly struck me as a foreshadowing of all of the adventures I knew I was about to embark upon with my aunt and uncle Spending my Spring Break in New York City and Washington D C is not necessarily conventional however after living first on the West Coast and then a simple train ride away and still never visiting either city seemed like a serious problem that needed to be fixed After arriving in New York City my break had really begun and my aunt was determined to see as many things as possible in these two historic cities She would have made the most ambitious and professional tourist envious of our schedule I thought that I had done a lot of walking since coming to the Academy but we tested that a couple of times on our explorations of Times Square and then at the nation s capitol It is truly a novelty that such history resides in this part of the country whether it is more recent pop culture

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=1664 (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive

  • United States Coast Guard Academy
    School Starts Again Reflecting on Our Blessings Administrative Action Returning to My Roots Rollin on the River Excited About My Research Projects Academics Athletics Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Just for Fun Overcoming Challenges The Cadet Experience Life as a Junior Officer Class of 2019 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs One Way To Cope The Cadet Experience Class of 2013 Permanent link All Posts I sit here typing my journal fully realizing that there is something academic based that I could and probably should be doing Yet I continue to type my rationalization is that I am providing invaluable information to those who will maybe one day make the world a better place It s important to have your priorities in line Today marks the first day of classes of the spring semester the key word here is spring because there is currently a healthy portion of snow on the ground seen from the rooftops and being thrown at the 4th class as they march in section that was a joke of course It is not even half way through the first

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=1663 (2016-02-15)
    Open archived version from archive