When parent's week- end arrives, the mothers of the one half that have survived are justifiably proud.She now sees that To Fall Introduction 5 model cadet she once invisioned.The major changes during the junior year and the new and greater responsibilies that the cadet has brings one more respect in the Corps.The second classmen are often leaders of clubs, organizations, and outfits within the corps.Once the rats break out of the ratline they are considered to be cadets and are treated accordingly.During the first year all a rat has to look forward to is Breakout.At this point the cadet is half way to becoming the VMl man.Another memory filled year has passed and the cadet now looks forward Ring Figure and life as a second classman.
By the end of the first month here he is familiar with the VMI system.
Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2010 with funding from Lyrasis IVIembers and Sloan Foundation The 1987 Bomb Volume Ninety-Three Virginia Military Institute Lexington, Virginia "Oldest College Annual In Ttie South" Andrew C. A new Cadet arrives in the hot months of summer and is quickly indoctrinated into the VMI system.
Throughout the year she invisions her sons' fresheman year. Mother quickly writes back sending food, love, kisses, and reassurances knowing that things are not nearly as bad as he makes them out to be.
After the Christmas break the rat returns not knowing what to expect, and by this point, not really caring.
His thoughts, and energy are channeled towards breakout.
His mother notices the change in pos- ture, and the gain in strength.