first year student at a military academy
clues: Academy frosh; Annapolis rookie; New
West Pointer; West Point freshman; First-year cadet; Military
once a year
plebe year was worse than Abu Gharaib”
virtually all other bachelor-degree granting institutions in the
U.S. (but like the other military academies), the West Point does
not refer to its students as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, or
seniors; they are instead officially called "fourth class,"
"third class," "second class," and "first
freshmen are "plebes"; sophomores, "yearlings"
or "yuks"; juniors, "cows"; seniors,
"firsties." Most cadets consider plebe year to be the
most difficult because of the transition from civilian to cadet.
However, the third class year, or "yuk" year is
generally considered to be the hardest academically.
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