Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by Falcon A, Feb 3, 2018.
Resurrection Week was all this week that included a special "sweat party" with their "Dykes". (VMI Grads can confirm . . . the term Dyke has been used for years at VMI and comes from the Southern drawl way to say "to get all decked out" . . . it is a term of endearment for the member of the senior class, Class of 2018, that has been their mentor.)
. . . at the end of Breakout today, the freshmen will no longer be known as a "Rat Mass" (Rat Mass 2018+3)...they will have instead earned the right to be called the Class of 2021.
Even though now a Class, they are still (or have become) 4th Class cadets. While they no longer have to "strain" (we called it "bracing" at USAFA . . ."an extreme form of "at attention" that improves one's military bearing and posture" . . . it actually does) . . . and no longer have to "push on the stoop" (do push-ups for an Upperclassmen) they still have very limited privileges.
Breakout culmination! They now get black, instead of white name tags, they can now buy bathrobes to wear to the communal bathrooms, instead of having to get dressed in a uniform!
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