LET THE HELL WEEK BEGIN

FOUR WOMEN ARE ENTERING THE CITADEL. THEY JUST WANT TO BE REGULAR KNOBS

By the time they arrive in Charleston, South Carolina, this week, many of the 600 or so freshmen--otherwise known as knobs--entering the Citadel hope to be ready for the rigors of Hell Week and beyond. Local alumni representatives will have taught them what is the best kind of sandpaper to keep their uniform brass tarnish free, the most effective bug repellent (knobs are not permitted to scratch in public), the most reliable alarm clocks and the most durable T shirts. They will also be mentally prepared for the ritual hazing, designed to remind cadets that the military has no room for...

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