Cadre and the the curious case of the coloring book

As we all know, the Superintendent put out a statement saying that he supported cadet life initiatives for the Corps during exams and that “stress-busters” were a long standing wellness initiative. LtCol P had addressed this in a previous post.  Although I do not remember the Cadet Equity Association having any such thing to do with them.  In fact I never thought the CEA was a good use of resources as the Officer of the Guard Association had the ability to execute the same function and did when the Corps was all male.

Stress Busters were a thing when I was at the funny farm and they were run by Cadet Counseling Center and the Cadet Peer Educators.  There weren’t coloring stations or coloring books; there were games, free books, lots of candy and cookies.

Now I’m not as Old Corps as JPP and DaveO…but yeah…coloring books were real.  My biggest issue with the evidence present over at Citadel Safari.  Below is a Snapchat screenshot that was posted far and wide on Facebook, my largest problem with it, because there are too many to begin with.  Obviously I’ve talked about how the Corps has gone soft, and VMI never was or ever will be…but Master Sergeant, please explain why you are at the coloring table with what appears to be only Rats?

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5 Responses to Cadre and the the curious case of the coloring book

  1. Outlawalumn says:

    What the hell has happened to VMI? Coloring books really. When i called the Commandant he flat out lied to me over the phone about this, but i expected no less from the administration. I guess gone are the days of VMI cadets being made of harder metal than their peers. Now their just uniformed snowflakes like the rest of their generation. Like i said to the commandant there an’t coloring books in combat. This is why I don’t give my money to VMI.

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    • DaveO says:

      More to the point: you say a member of the Administration who is also a role model of an Honorable Man to our Corps of Cadets engaged in apparent deceit to an alum. General Peay did the same in published remarks. If this program is good then why lie?

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  2. Ragnar says:

    Hey look! It a color Sgt.! Lol.

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  3. Reynolds, GM says:

    I’m happy to still send a check, once a year every year, to the History Dept., for $19.97

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  4. CooperEP says:

    I used to go on runs or watch movies to de-stress most of the year, and I would also take naps during finals week. We would have unceasingly made fun of anyone partaking in the coloring table, but we were a different group.

    If someone needed a creative outlet to express themselves during my cadetship, I imagine that those cadets could have gone to their major’s spaces and done so in peace. Those of us who were engineers were much too busy debugging our design projects and cramming untold numbers of equations into our heads to design for fun.

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