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  1. WestPointer2014

    WestPointer2014 Member

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    What's the deal with media for plebes? When I was on my candidate visit, a plebe had an xbox and watched tv on the computer. Is this allowed normally or is this a special circumstance?
     
  2. WAMom68

    WAMom68 Founding Member

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    When my son was a plebe they couldn't have an Xbox in their room. Watching TV on the computer was okay though. Maybe the Xbox rule depends upon the company.
     
  3. Gray Hog

    Gray Hog USMA Alumnus

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    Because I know you enjoy "Old Corps" stories...

    In my day, there was only one TV for the entire cadet company. It was in the day room in the basement of the barracks. Plebes were never allowed in there (except when the room was being used for company-level training). Even yearlings could use it only before evening academic call-to-quarters.

    Plebes had to wait until second semester to be allowed a [small] stereo in their rooms. An old gag Yearlings used to play on Plebes early in the academic year was to ask them if they wanted to come to their room to "rest" or "hang out" and listen to music. If a foolish Plebe accepted, he would be allowed to listen to music (of the Yearling's choice, usually something obnoxious), but "rest" meant "front-leaning rest" (aka the pushup position) and "hang out" meant from a pull-up bar. Good times.
     
  4. vampsoul

    vampsoul Candidate

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    on my overnight, my plebe said movies on the computer are not technically allowed, but it is one of the rules you are expected to ignore as long as you don;t make a big deal about it. An officer came into the room during a check of how the cadets' Thursday night studying was going, and he completely ignored the quiet dialogue coming out of my plebe's computer monitor (House).
     

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