Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Reality, meet the Poli-Sci Major

Woman's brother signs up for Annapolis, goes into vapor-lock when she finds out it's part of the military.
Soon that pride turned to anger and fear: after my mom dropped him off at Annapolis, she came home with an acute sense of grief. The only thing she could talk about was how to get him out. In addition to missing his presence at home, she was scared by the extent to which her son had suddenly become the property of the U.S. Navy.

It all ended well at least.
My brother ended up liking Annapolis and he has decided to stay.
Imagine that - finding out that there are things bigger than one's self and worthy of a modest amount of dedication
While it has been difficult for me to accept that I have a brother in the military,
It's one step removed from bi-lateral frostbite or discovering lice on your kid's head. The horror.
I must allow him to pursue whatever path he is drawn toward,
Mighty big of you, Sis.
and he has admitted to me that he feels called to being there. However, for anyone else out there considering a career in the academy, let it be known: the U.S. Naval Academy is not an elite college; it is first and foremost a branch of the U.S. military.

Define College
an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university

You'd have to be a Poli-Sci major not to have known exactly which part of United States Naval Academy did not mean 'military'.
The author a Barnard College senior majoring in political science.

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