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now I am in my third year at the academy
and can honestly say that it has been tough at
times, but I have also had some of the best
days of my life here. The friends you will make
at this school will outlast almost any other. Friends here
become “family” to you. It just happens that way when
you go through the same bull shit together.
only problem I have with the school, and 90% of
students here will say the same thing, is how lame
the school is becoming. This lameness is directly related to
the few sensative, crybabys who go here. These winers absolutely
DESTROY every tradition this school had by running home and
telling mommy and daddy how poorly they are treated. Mommy
then goes to the parent association and explains how little
Johnny was hazed because he had to do 15 pushups.
It's a military school... toughen up. The school is so
worried about being sued for a hazing incident that the
place really isn't any kind of military academy anymore. We
wear the uniforms and have our own little parade every
morning, but this is just for show, and it will
fool any outsider.
I am NOT saying that hazing is
acceptable or should be tolerated by any means. I am
simply saying that kids become tired of the regiment and
will cry the word hazing to get out of punishment.
Yes, there is a demerit system in place, but I
would take 100 pushups anyday over walking around for 5
hours picking up cigarette butts.
Ten years ago, there
was a feeling of pride for attending MMA because it
had a certain “badassness” to it. Any shred of that
feeling that was left in me faded in the past
year. My prediction for MMA in 10 years is that
the school will be regiment optional, which will make it
just a regular state college.
|An interesrting perspective which has some merit. While I agree that MMA is becoming less "Bad Ass" then it has been in the past, relative to "typical" colleges, it remains unique. Maine, Suny Maritime, and other State Maritime colleges have all gone part regimental, part not. I belive this is a disturbing trend as it undermines comraderie of the corps when incomming freshmen have more privledges that a regimented first class cadet. I have not heard any discussion of MMA changing from 100% regimented and hope it remains that way.
You also bring up hazing and the Parents association. I have not heard of hazing being an issue at MMA. Dicipline yes, hazing, no. The parents association is another aspect you mention. It is a double edge sword which on one hand communicate valueable information on school culture, events and scholarships, it also can be abused by "helicopter parents" who hover over every challenge endured by their precious little Johnny. Be that as it may, technology has enabled parents to exercise greater influence on goings on at the academy than ever before and this will not change.
You are correct, the school is not the same as it was 10 years ago, but it still fills a nitch in industry it prepares students for and boasts the highest job placement (97% last I heard) upon graduation of ANY other school in the State system.|