Tag: Midshipman

A beautiful day for the Annapolis Cup

A beautiful day for the Annapolis Cup

| April 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

Thousands gathered on the Great Lawn at St. John;s College this afternoon to partake in the 32nd Annual Annapolis Cup–a croquet battle between the St. John’s College Johnnies and the Midshipmen of the United States Naval Academy. The Annapolis Cup brings together two starkly different institutions for an event that has “no parallel in intercollegiate […]

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Second Midshipman dies in Shock-Trauma

Second Midshipman dies in Shock-Trauma

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Midshipman Third Class (sophomore) Hans Loewen, 20, of Hampstead, N.C., passed away Saturday, March 29 while in a coma at University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma in Baltimore.  The death comes six days after Midshipman Loewen sustained injuries in a skateboarding accident while on liberty away from the academy Saturday, March 22. Loewen was […]

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Tickets available for 48th International Ball at USNA

Tickets available for 48th International Ball at USNA

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tickets are on sale now for the Naval Academy’s 48th annual International Ball to be held Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall; doors will open at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public, ages 18 and up. Tickets are required and can be purchased for $15 each until Wednesday, April […]

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Midshipman Dies In Auto Accident At USNA

Midshipman Dies In Auto Accident At USNA

| February 17, 2014 | 3 Comments

A midshipman was found dead after an automobile accident Sunday, Feb. 16. An automobile was discovered Sunday afternoon in College Creek near the Nimitz library on Naval Academy grounds.   An Anne Arundel County Fire Department Dive Team was dispatched to the scene to search the vehicle, and discovered a body underwater near the seawall.  The […]

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Army-Navy Hockey Selling Out

Army-Navy Hockey Selling Out

| January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Brigade Sports Complex Ticket Office is nearing the Sold Out mark for the Army-Navy Contest on Saturday, 01-March-2014. Only 100 tickets remain unsold for the game. Nearly 900 tickets have been sold to date. The number of Midshipmen attendees is not capped. Fans still holding tickets for the originally scheduled Army-Navy Game are still […]

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Induction Day 2013

Induction Day 2013

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The buses started rolling into the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland at 6 AM on June 27. Aboard those buses were approximately 1200 young men and women who will make up the class of 2017 at the Academy. Induction day nicknamed “I-Day” marks the day that a group of carefully selected applicants are […]

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MIDN Pat Lien Tops Herndon Climb At 1:32.43

MIDN Pat Lien Tops Herndon Climb At 1:32.43

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pat Lein a Fourth Class Midshipman from Orlando, Florida placed a midshipman’s over atop a greased Herndon Monument this afternoon in one hour, 32 minutes and 43 seconds–the fastest time since 2007. The Herndon Monument Climb is the traditional culmination of plebe year at the Naval Academy. Demonstrating the teamwork and perseverance they have learned […]

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Herndon Climb On Monday

Herndon Climb On Monday

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Naval Academy’s Class of 2016’s Herndon monument climb will begin at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 20, near the front of the Naval Academy Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Each year, the roughly 1,000 members of the academy’s plebe (freshman) class form a human pyramid around the 21-foot tall Herndon […]

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USNA Sea Trials 2013

USNA Sea Trials 2013

| May 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Naval Academy freshman class endured 14 hours of rigorous physical and mental challenges during the Academy’s annual Sea Trials training exercise, today as part of the culmination of their plebe (freshman) year. Sea Trials is modeled after the Marine Corps’ Crucible and the Navy’s Battle Stations recruit programs.  It is a “capstone” event for […]

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USNA’s 24th Company To March In Inaugural Parade

USNA’s 24th Company To March In Inaugural Parade

| January 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eighty-seven members of the Naval Academy’s 24th Company will proudly march in the 57th Presidential Inaugural parade Monday, Jan. 21, in D.C. The event will be broadcasted nationwide. The 24th Company was chosen to participate in the parade due to their status as the Brigade’s Color Company. The Academy’s Color Company competition is a tradition that began in 1867 and […]

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Mule ‘Dies’ In Large Fire At US Naval Academy

Mule ‘Dies’ In Large Fire At US Naval Academy

| December 5, 2012 | 6 Comments

Nearly 4000 midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy were in attendance at a party this evening that got a little out of control and ended with the football team igniting a large fire in the middle of Farragut Field. While no midshipmen were injured during the melee, one Army mule (effigy) was found dead […]

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I-Day At The US Naval Academy (PHOTOS)

I-Day At The US Naval Academy (PHOTOS)

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Each year, the Unites States Naval Academy welcomes approximately 1200 young men and women to Plebe Summer where they are inducted as Midshipmen at the USNA. These pictures are from their morning “check-in” on June 28, 2012. All images are ©2012, Kevin X. Carroll. To order high-resolution copies, please contact Kevin Carroll by email.

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Herndon Climb Video

Herndon Climb Video

| May 22, 2012 | 3 Comments

The Herndon Climb is the culmination of plebe year (freshman) at the United States Naval Academy. A “dixie cup” plebe hat is affixed to the top of the 21′ granite Herndon Monument. The obelisk is then greased with lard by upperclassmen. The plebes work as a group to remove the “dixie cup” and replace it […]

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Herndon Climb Scheduled For May 22nd

Herndon Climb Scheduled For May 22nd

| May 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Naval Academy’s Class of 2015’s Herndon monument climb will begin at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, near the front of the Naval Academy Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. Each year, the roughly 1,000 members of the academy’s plebe (freshman) class form a human pyramid around the 21-foot tall Herndon […]

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Midshipman Receives Truman Scholarship

Midshipman Receives Truman Scholarship

| April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2013 Midshipman 2ndClass (junior) Phoebe Kotlikoff  has been selected as a 2012 Truman Scholar. The Truman Foundation announced today that 54 students from 48 U.S. colleges and universities have been selected. Midshipman Kotlikoff, of Ithaca, N.Y., is a quantitative economics major pursuing a minor in Spanish and will train as […]

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Mid Receives Gates Foundation Scholarship

Mid Receives Gates Foundation Scholarship

| March 7, 2012 | 1 Comment

U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 1stClass Thomas Paul has been selected as a 2012 Gates Cambridge Scholar. Paul is one of 40 U.S. students, and the tenth student from the Naval Academy, to be awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Paul, 21, of Norfolk, Va., is mathematics honors major and Chinese minor at the Naval Academy, coxswain […]

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Naval Academy Winter Musical

Naval Academy Winter Musical

| January 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Naval Academy will present the annual winter musical Feb. 24, 25, and 26 and March 2, 3, and 4 in the academy’s Mahan Hall. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $15 or $18. They go on sale Jan. 24 and can be purchased online at http://www.usna.edu/Music/Accessable/tickets.html, […]

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Opinion: Was Justice Served?

Opinion: Was Justice Served?

| December 4, 2009 | 3 Comments

Or Was Shropshire Railroaded? By now all of the local papers (here and here) and blogs (here and here) are abuzz with the news that soon to be former Alderman Samuel E. Shropshire of Annapolis was convicted of sex crimes against a midshipman. Some will thumnp their chests in victory and feel that society and […]

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Mayoral Candidate Charged With Molestation

Mayoral Candidate Charged With Molestation

| May 20, 2009 | 2 Comments

Alderman Shropshire Charged With Molesting Midshipman The Arundel Muckraker is on a roll this week with breaking news stories. Ward Seven Alderman Sam Shropshire has been charged with fondling a 21 year old male midshipman. Shropshire is also a Mayoral candidate and has claimed that there is no truth to the charges. He was arrested […]

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