I am currently in the process in applying to USNA and have done extensive research about the academy. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find out what the midshipmen do on the weekends (Yes I know you don’t get much free time) but what do they do?
They may make more now but DD could definitely blow through half of her Plebe pay with dinner and a movie.As mentioned the weekend varies for everyone. I was an athlete. We had games most Saturdays. Liberty consisted of nearly none as a Plebe when in season. It might have been dinner in town with a team mate or my sponsors. Out of season I had more time. A lot of time at my sponsors napping, movies, homework, more sleep and good food. Sometimes I would go to dinner and the movies with buddies. Other weekends I had watch. You figure out what works for you. For some sleep isn’t an issue. If someone is an introvert this might be their time to ‘recharge’ the batteries away from everyone. We didn’t make much as Plebes, they make a lot more now. That played a big role in our liberty ‘back in the day’ as a cab, dinner and movie was about 50% of our paycheck as Plebes. Everyone finds their thing and what works for them and get through it.
My DS is also a Plebe - I thought they didn't rate media as Plebes? But they can watch movies in their room? Aren't movies "media?" Or maybe what they rate is company specific? DS handed off his music headphones to his sister because he doesn't rate listening to music yet. I am confused.My DS is a current Plebe.... He spent the day in DTA with several friends (had lunch and dinner out) and then watched a couple of movies with his roommates back at Bancroft.
DD turned 21 last week. The weekend's "After Action Report" suggests that Mids are able to find things to do in Annapolis.