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  • Firsties take on new ACFT: Class of 2019 gets first crack at new Army Combat Fitness Test

    Class of 2019 Cadet Will Miller completes a deadlift rep during one of the six events that makes up the new Army Combat Fitness Test. (Left) Class of 2019 Cadet Olivia Capasso pulls a sled during an event while performing the new Army Combat Fitness Test. See Page 3 for story and photos on the Army Combat Fitness Test.   Photos by Brandon O’Connor/PV

    Soon, the days of a simple Army physical Fitness Test consisting of just pushups, sit-ups and a two-mile run will be a thing of the past.
    Monday and Tuesday, cadets in the Class of 2019 got their first look at the new Army Combat Fitness Test, which is in phase one of implementation and will become the fitness test of record throughout the Army in October 2020. The new test consists of six events including a deadlift, medicine ball toss, hand-release pushups, a sprint, drag, carry event, leg tuck and a two-mile run. The new test is geared toward testing the full scope of a Soldier’s fitness and not just his or her upper body and core strength and aerobic endurance. Read More



Sports

  • West’s career night leads Sprint Football over Penn

     Senior quarterback Keegan West’s career day under center led the Army West Point Sprint Football team to a 28-6 victory over Pennsylvania in a rematch of the 2017 Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Championship game Oct. 12 at Shea Stadium. West set single-game personal bests in completions (38), pass attempts (59) and passing yards (374), in addition to throwing at least four touchdowns for the sixth time in his career. Photo by Mady Salvani/Army Athletic Communications

    Senior quarterback Keegan West’s career day under center led the Army West Point Sprint Football team to a 28-6 victory over Pennsylvania in a rematch of the 2017 Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) Championship game Oct. 12 at Shea Stadium.
    The Black Knights improved to 4-0 on the season and extended their winning streak to 12 games, while the Quakers dropped to 2-2 overall.
    West set single-game personal bests in completions (38), pass attempts (59) and passing yards (374), in addition to throwing at least four touchdowns for the sixth time in his career.
    The West Point, New York, native managed to share the wealth as seven different Cadets caught a pass, including four players with at least five receptions.
    Leading that group was sophomore wide receiver Nitai Chun with a game-high 14 catches and 123 yards, while senior wide reciever Mike Shannon (five receptions, 74 yards), junior wide receiver Tom Williamson (seven receptions, 68 yards, two touchdowns) and senior wide receiver Clayton Carter (five receptions, 47 yards, two touchdowns) also contributed heavily in the win. Read More



Leisure

Extra!

  • The Dean’s Book Club: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

     Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6. From Oct. 6 -23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The U.S. Military Academy’s Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6.

    From Oct. 6-23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The book delves into the impact that Henrietta Lacks’ cells, known around the world as “HeLa cells,” have had in science throughout the last 60-plus years, as well as the ethical and scientific implications of human cell research.

    “The history of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells raises important issues regarding science, ethics, race and class,” Skloot says in the introduction of her book. “I’ve done my best to present them clearly within the narrative of the Lacks story… There is much more to say on all the issues, but that is beyond the scope of this book, so I will leave it for the scholars and experts in the field to address.”

    The Dean’s Book Club consists of three sessions—each of which highlights a different interdisciplinary topic that is discussed in the book. Read More



 

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