Rats no more. Congratulations to the class of 2013 at VMI on your Breakout yesterday. Despite close to a foot of new snow you "plowed on" and are now the newest class in Barracks. Now- a word of caution-one less positive tradition is that GPAs often slump after breakout as the new 4th class Cadets forget some of the hard won study habits that were successful as Rats. Just because you can walk normally between your rooms up there on the 4th stoop and wrestle with your company mates without the fear of sudden interruptions doesn't mean that you should start trying to study in barracks and fool around on the stoop. The instructors on Monday will still be looking for the same level of work that you put in when you were Rats on Friday. So- good job with the breakout and keep bearing down with your studies. Rah Virginia Mil- '13, '13- '13!!