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    Model UN at the McGill Model UN Conference12 cadets of the West Point Model United Nations team competed in the McGill Model United Nations conference (McMUN). Debate was intense and consisted of topics ranging from the UN Environmental Assembly to simulations of the United States Congress during the first 500 days of FDR's New Deal. The cadets performed well and achieved recognition in a wide range of committees. The following cadets earned individual distinctions in their committees: Bagdadi ’17: Outstanding Delegate (2nd Place) Scofield ’18: Book Award (3rd Place) Williams ’18: Book Award (3rd Place) Berry ’17: Honorable Mention (4th Place) Lowe ’20: Honorable Mention (4th Place)


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    Fly Fishing Attends World's Largest ExpoThe Fly fishing club traveled to Somerset, NJ to attend the largest fly fishing expo in the world. Cadets had the opportunity to meet with professional guides, fly tiers, industry celebrities and global retailers. Most importantly, each cadet also had the opportunity to interact with the thousands of civilians who traveled from around the country to attend the expo. Attending the event in Uniform pushed each cadet into countless conversations with aspiring cadet candidates, graduates dating back to the 1950's, veterans and appreciative, inquiring citizens. These interactions actively broadcast the story of West Point to hundreds of civilians from around the country. Cadets grew as leaders by rising to the opportunity to tell their own story and answer questions about the USMA mission. The club leveraged the event to network and establish new partnerships with other organizations in the New York City metro area, which will likely lead to future broadening engagements.


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    Mr. Carbone Speaks to Civil & Military EngineeringThe civil engineering club hosted a luncheon with the head of engineering at Bensonwood, Mr. Chris Carbone. The speaker provided an overview of Bensonwood's current state-of-the-art timber projects underway at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Red Stone Arsenal. Mr. Carbone also explained current technology in wood design including cross-laminated timber, which has shown a high resilience in blast testing. Approximately 45 cadets and faculty attended this event.


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    Cows Janae McNeal and Aliyah Murray, and yearling Madison Hovren all posted double-doubles as the Army West Point women's basketball team overcame an early 11-point deficit and earned a 57-47 Patriot League victory over Colgate on Wednesday evening at Christl Arena. Army improves to 17-6 overall and 8-4 in the Patriot League following the win, while Colgate drops to 8-15 and 5-7. Click here to watch the video recap: https://youtu.be/JC0TR--Sbz8. McNeal totaled a season-high 17 points to lead all scorers while also adding 11 rebounds, and Hovren finished with 15 points and 11 boards for her second straight double-double and her 13th of the season. Murray registered 11 points and 12 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the year. Read More


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    Debate at the McGill Model UN ConferenceTwelve cadets of the West Point Model United Nations team traveled to Montreal to compete in the McGill Model United Nations conference (McMUN). Debate was intense, and consisted of topics ranging from the UN Environmental Assembly, to simulations of the Fortune 500 Summit, and even historically analytical committees such as a simulation of the United States Congress during the first 500 days of FDR's New Deal and a conflict simulation of the Fall of Constantinople - pitting the Ottoman Empire against the Byzantine. Overall, Cadets performed well and achieved recognition in a wide range of committees, while representing the academy favorably and helping to bridge the civil-military divide. The following Cadets earned individual distinctions in their committees: Bagdadi '17: Outstanding Delegate, Scofield '18: Book Award, Williams '18: Book Award, Berry '17: Honorable Mention, Lowe '20.


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    CDT Mac Hoffman '17Army West Point men's basketball saw firstie Mac Hoffman named to the 2016-17 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Men's Basketball Team. Hoffman has been recognized as one of the nation's top student-athletes for his combined performance athletically and his efforts in the classroom. He and six others make up the NCAA Division I District 1 Team. The Pleasanton, CA native boasts a 3.71 cumulative grade point average and is set to graduate in May with a degree in Systems Engineering. Hoffman has started every game this season, averaging 21.4 minutes. He is second on the team with a field goal percentage of .563 and is recording 6.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest. In his firstie campaign alone, Hoffman has notched six double-digit scoring nights, including a career-best 20 points in an outing against Holy Cross on Jan. 18. He finished 9-of-10 from the floor and 2-for-4 from the free throw line. He also registered three double-figure rebounding nights with a career-high 12 coming in a victory over Binghamton on Dec. 21. Read More


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    Chinese New Year NY Philharmonic ConcertTen Cadets from the Chinese Language Forum attended the Chinese New Year Concert presented by the New York Philharmonic at the Lincoln Center as part of the organization’s 175th anniversary series. The Cadets had the opportunity to share the celebration of the Chinese New Year with a very large crowd of residents from New York City, along with attendees from around the country. Several of the Cadets noted that this was their favorite multicultural experience as a Cadet thus far.


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    In the midst of the crossover season for winter and spring sports, athletes on one side see the end of their season approaching, whereas the latter is stepping onto the field for the first time of the year. Click here to watch the video: https://youtu.be/HPIrXXHJFoM. For Dalton MacAfee of the Army West Point hockey and men's lacrosse teams, the conclusion of one just means the beginning of the other. MacAfee is able to balance the challenging academic and military aspects of the U.S. Military Academy, while being an impact player on a pair of NCAA Division I high profile teams. Story


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    Cadet Christopher "Lars" Lofgren '17The Flipper Dinner has been held ever since 1977, the centennial anniversary of Flipper's graduation from the Academy. Each year, as part of the event, the Flipper Award is given to a senior cadet who has demonstrated the highest qualities of leadership, self-discipline and perseverance in the face of unusual difficulties. The 2017 recipient of the Flipper Award was Cadet Christopher "Lars" Lofgren, who was injured during a military summer training activity in the 2015 and has since been confined to a wheelchair. This past summer, Lofgren competed in the 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games and received six silver medals and one bronze medal.

    The family of Henry O. Flipper presented Lofgren the award. "I have always seen the Flipper Award as an amazing opportunity to show everyone how resilient and strong people can be," Lofgren said. "I know so many people who have and continue to go through greater hardship here. My fellow cadets have lost friends, family and so much more. "While my condition is more obvious and in the open, it also means I don't go through any of my challenges alone. I work hard, but I've gotten a lot of help to be where I am. Friends, family and the whole Long Gray Line have been at my back and supporting me all the way." Full Story»


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    Pipes & Drums Performance WorkshopUSCC Pipes and Drums hosted a productive and fun performance workshop with the visiting RMC Highland Band and Dancers. The groups practiced in individual sections, and then joined to rehearse the performance for the hockey game that night. New skills, songs, and techniques were shared with their northern allies. That evening, the RMC and USCC bands and dancers held a 25-minute performance outside the Hollender Center prior to the hockey game. The weekend was a memorable and enjoyable experience for both nations, and highly contributed to the cadets understanding of working with international allies.


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    Director of the CSA Speaks to CadetsThe Director of the CSA's Strategic Studies Group, Colonel Charlie Miller, spoke to National Security Seminar cadets about the role of the military officer in advising national security policymakers. His visit also included a seminar with faculty in the Department of Social Sciences.


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    Alpine & Freestyle Skiing at Belleayre Mt. The Army Alpine and Freestyle Ski Teams had a great weekend at Belleayre Mt, NY. The weekend’s race consisted of both Giant Slalom(GS), Slalom(SL), Ski & Boarder Cross and Slopestyle disciplines. Cadet McCarthy ’20 took 5th in Ski Cross and 4th in slopestyle, and cadet Paul ’18 took a 15th in Boarder Cross and 15th in slopestyle. Galen Robison served as a judge and in course management, he was a great asset for the conference overall at Belleayre and received many praises for his service. Army women finished 4th in GS and 3d in SL. Cadets Hall ’19, Paulo ’18 and Harvey ’20 finished 10th, 11th and 23rd respectively in GS and 9th, 12th and 17th in SL. Army men finished 3rd in both GS and SL. Standout racers were: cadets Harkins ’18, 2nd in GS and a 1st in SL, Flanagan ’20 6th in GS and 7th in SL. Top 20 finishers included cadets Kearney 13th in GS and SL, Riley, 15th in GS and SL, Walters ’20 12th in GS, Whitlow 19th in GS and 14th in SL and Trust ’18 20th in SL. Other racers making their presence known and finishing at the Belleayre Mt. race included cadets Mueser ’19 and Young ’19, and Carter ’20.


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    Debate at the James Madison University TournamentMembers of the Debate team participated in the James Madison University Debate Tournament in Harrisonburg, VA. The team had one of its best performances of the year and dominated Navy in two matches! CDTs T.J. Kilcullen and Denton Knight advanced to the semifinals of the Novice Division, and Coach Joe Patrice was named “Best Judge” of the tournament.


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    Led by junior attacker Rachel Hornick's career-high seven goals, the Army West Point women's lacrosse team topped Marist 13-12 in its 2017 season opener. The Black Knights won their season opening game for the first time in program history. Hornick led the team with a career-high seven goals and started the game with four straight. Click here for the video recap: https://youtu.be/D9Y63Xd0tAU. Erin Jollota also tallied record numbers in the game as she dished out five assists. Maddie Burns stepped into the game to notch eight critical saves and a team-high five groundballs. Amy Johnston added three points in the game off two goals and a helper, while Morgan Shorts also had two goals. Rilee Scott and Manuela Cortes each netted one a piece for Army. Read More


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    Yearling Winter Weekend CelebrationThe Class of 2019 celebrated Yearling Winter Weekend recently. Cadets and their guests executed receiving lines on the red carpet inside Washington Hall leading into the reception and banquet. The Cadet Hostess reviews military protocol and social decorum at a class briefing prior to all class weekend events. The Benny Havens Band provided entertainment for the Hop in Cullum Hall’s historic ballroom. Cadets and guests received complimentary photos to commemorate the evening’s events.


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    CDT Cole Johnson '17The Black Knights jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the second quarter and never looked back in a 9-2 win over UMass to open their 100th season. Army (1-0) was led by a trio of scorers as Cole Johnson, David Symmes and Matthew Donovan each had two goals apiece. A total of seven players had goals in the win. AJ Barretto was spectacular in net with seven saves and allowing only two goals in just over three quarters of action. UMass (0-1) saw Gianni Bianchin and Dan Mueller score its two goals and fell to the Black Knights for the third-straight season. D.J. Smith did his job in net with 12 saves on the day. The Black Knights dominated in the ground ball battle with a 33-16 advantage and Dan Grabher was 10-for-15 in face-offs. Read More


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    CLS Supports STEM Outreach in TexasCLS supported a renewable energy workshop led by the Center for Leadership and Diversity in STEM which was held at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, TX. Cadets and faculty worked with 30 middle-school students. Using teamwork and hands-on activities, the workshop exposed students to the benefits and challenges of deploying wind-power technology. CPT Onwuanumkpe, along with MAJ Motupalli (Systems Engineering) and Mrs. Sheetz (Math) facilitated the workshop and guided student teams to design, test performance and asses manufacture costs of a miniature wind-turbine. The workshop provided an enriching experience that encourages students to develop interest in STEM education and career.


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    CDT Alee Rashenskas '17Plebe Katie Ontiveros hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to give the Army West Point softball team the lead in an eventual 6-5 victory over Nevada on Sunday afternoon in the Lion Classic at North Oak Park. Army grabs its first win of the season to move to 1-4, while Nevada drops to 3-2. Along with the three runs batted in by Ontiveros, sophomore Izzy Gates picked up a pair of RBIs, while firstie Alee Rashenskas and yearling Nena Riccoboni each totaled two hits, with Rashenskas going a perfect 2-for-2 from the dish and drawing a walk. Yearling Renee Poirier tossed all seven innings and retired three batters via strikeout to pick up her first win of the year. Melissa Arriaga and Alyssa Mendez each recorded multiple hits for Nevada, while McKenna Isenberg and Kali Sargent each tossed three innings. Read More


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  • 02/13/17--11:06: 99 Hours of Math Straight!
  • 99 Hours of Math Straight!26 Cadets (9 teams with majors ranging from Math to History to Kinesiology) competed for 99 continuous hours, representing USMA in the in 32nd Annual Mathematics Contest in Modeling (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM), an international mathematics competition (one of only 3 world-wide) in which teams were tasked to research and model one of the following problems: managing the Zambezi River (decide whether to repair, rebuild or removing/replace the Kariba Dam); merge after toll (design of toll plazas); cooperate and navigate (effects of self-driving cars on roads);– optimizing the passenger throughput at an airport security checkpoint; sustainable cities needed! (implement smart growth theories); migration to Mars (create a sustainable society by maximizing GDP and happiness). West Point has been competing in this competition for over 30 years, and this year like in past years, was represented well by this outstanding group of cadets. The results of the competition will be released in the spring.


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    As the Army West Point hockey team neared the end of overtime against Niagara Saturday night, Conor Andrle netted the game-winning goal on a rebound following Zach Evancho's initial attempt with 41 seconds remaining at Tate Rink. Army earned four points in its weekend sweep over Niagara. The Black Knights improved to 15-11-4 overall and 13-9-2 in the AHA. Click here for the video recap: https://youtu.be/-NFJ2AXTonU. The Cadets now boast 28 points in the league to rank third. This was the Black Knights' first overtime win since facing Niagara last season on Jan. 30. C.J. Reuschlein netted two in the game, one coming on the power play. This was Army's first power play goal since Jan. 14, against Mercyhurst. Tyler Pham also had two in tonight's contest, a season-high. Read More


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