Austin Byrd

Posted September 11, 2008

On the 7th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, students here at Columbia University will be asked to consider the notion of service to one’s nation.

Posted September 26, 2007

During my time at Marine Corps Officer Candidates School this summer, I could not go more than a minute or two without hearing an irate Sergeant Instructor bellow "WHY ARE YOU SO STUPID?" to some unsuspecting Officer Candidate. It usually did not matter whether or not you had done anything wrong, because Officer Candidates School is all about maintaining your composure under pressure, and they do their best to rattle you constantly.