Fox Company – Pugil Sticks Training – Dec. 9, 2014 - Rct. Landon A. Rudisill, Platoon 2008, strikes Rct. Theodore-Ethan K. Buettner, Platoon 2009, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, during a pugil stick match Dec. 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits fight with pugil sticks, which represent rifles with attached bayonets, to simulate a close encounter with an enemy. Rudisill, 18, from Rutherford College, N.C., and Buettner, 18, from Honolulu, are scheduled to graduate Feb. 13, 2015. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple) by MCRD Parris Island, SC http://flic.kr/p/q2RNsh

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Rct. Landon A. Rudisill, Platoon 2008, strikes Rct. Theodore-Ethan K. Buettner, Platoon 2009, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, during a pugil stick match Dec. 9, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits fight with pugil sticks, which represent rifles with attached bayonets, to simulate a close encounter with an enemy. Rudisill, 18, from Rutherford College, N.C., and Buettner, 18, from Honolulu, are scheduled to graduate Feb. 13, 2015. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple)

Mommy wanted to listen to Bruno Mars, but when you’re in the car with DaYe you only have a few listening options: The College Dropout, Late Registration, Graduation, 808s & Heartbreaks, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Watch The Throne, Cruel Summer or Yeezus. 

With so much going on over the past few months - starting a new job and getting ArtMastered onto the press lists of the major galleries and museums in London - I’d almost forgotten about my Masters graduation altogether! A year of manic essay writing and long commutes to campus has finally paid off. Congratulations to everyone who finished, and to those of you still working hard, good luck with the rest of your course!