And Now It’s Time for This Month’s Horror By: Luke Cummings

During Marine Corps boot camp the second month is spent at a separate location from the main depot where the first and third months are spent. During this phase all of the field training and rifle qualification is done, which includes plenty of hikes – or humps, as most Marines call them. One day we were on a mid-range hump (ten miles or so) with … Continue reading And Now It’s Time for This Month’s Horror By: Luke Cummings

Winter Break Reading Recommendations By: Luke Cummings

And so the time comes for all college students to take a much needed breather and soak in what little time they have before they head back under water for the spring semester. I’m in your boat, and I feel your pain. I don’t know about you, but for an English major like me (and just a reader in general), breaks between grueling semesters provide … Continue reading Winter Break Reading Recommendations By: Luke Cummings

When Skin Color Starts to Matter Again By: Luke Cummings

There’s a saying in the Marine Corps that goes something like this: “All Marines are green.” It means that skin color is not a factor like it sometimes is in our world; everyone is the same and will be treated the same and should treat each other the same so that the mission can be accomplished. But what happens when skin color starts to matter … Continue reading When Skin Color Starts to Matter Again By: Luke Cummings

Need There Be a Veteran’s Day? By: Luke Cummings

It occurred quite a few times this year. I heard the thanks. I saw the flags flying. I saw the discounts offered, as well as the free meals. I saw the social media posts. I saw the messages on magnetic letter signs. We see it everywhere on November 11th, and yet, do we feel the sincerity? Do we sense a true appreciation? Or is it … Continue reading Need There Be a Veteran’s Day? By: Luke Cummings