News

  • Finding the right branch as Army transitions

    A representative from the Field Artillery Branch talks with a cadet during Branch Week Sept. 11. Representatives from the 17 branches spoke to cadets Sept. 10-14 and enabled cadets to learn more about the branches available upon graduation.

    The Army is changing, but as the cadets at the U.S. Military Academy prepare to become the next generation of Army leaders, they are getting ready to face that challenge head on.
    During the annual Branch Week at West Point from Sept. 10-14, the cadets had the chance to learn about each of the branches open to them upon graduation and how they are adapting to the changes currently facing the Army.
    After 16 years of warfare in the Middle East and with the constantly growing importance of electronics in the Army, the challenges facing this generation of cadets are different than any before.
    “The Army is in a transition right now. We have fought wars in a certain way for the last 16 years and we are facing threats that are near-peer,” Capt. Read More



Sports

  • Corps of Cadets enjoy pugilist tastes with Boxing Rumble

     Sophomore A.J. Farrow-Maynie (wearing red) takes a right jab to the face from junior Kyle Taylor (blue) during the West Point Boxing Rumble Sept. 14 in Central Area. However, Farrow-Maynie fought back to take the bout.                                                                   Photos by Brandon O'Connor/PV

    The Army West Point Men’s and Women’s Boxing teams put on an exhibition event, West Point Boxing Rumble, Sept. 14 in Central Area.
    The event was held in conjunction with the Combined Arms Tailgate. In attendance were the Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Mark Esper, and his wife.
    The West Point leadership as well as the branch chiefs and commandants were also on hand to enjoy the show.
    In total, 11 bouts were held, four women’s bouts and seven men’s bouts. The results are as follows:
    • 120 lbs.—Ahliyah Lablue defeated Amira Mohamed;
    • 130 lbs.—Isiah Ortiz defeated Aung Moe;
    • 130 lbs.—Jackie Chronister defeated Emma Begin;
    • 140 lbs.—Nate Rodriguez defeated Thomas Cruz;
    • 140 lbs.—Evan Walker defeated Julianna Fustolo;
    • 140 lbs.—Lawrence Shepherd defeated Greg Smith;
    • 140 lbs.—Janel Tracy defeated Adaya Queen;
    • 150 lbs.—Moses Sun defeated Justin Cooper;
    • 165 lbs.—A.J. 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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