Something to lighten the mood before all heck breaks loose on R day for the new cadets..... During my beast I had 2 roomates. One turned out to be my best friend at West Point and still a dear friend all these years later. The other was a guy named John. John lasted about 1 week and then left. I still remember John after all these years even though I only knew him for 1 week. After beast my other beast roommate and I discovered that I had taken a picture of the 2 of them and were happy that we would at least have a picture to remember John. When we looked at the picture, I had cut John's head off so we didn't even have a picture of him! 2 lessons here: 1. Be a better cameraman than me 2. The people you meet in beast (no matter how short of a time you know them) will be etched in your memory for the rest of your life Best of luck to all on R-day and for the rest of the summer.