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plebe

(plebeian) first or lowest class, especially at U.S. Military and Naval Academies. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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The pressure and rigor of Plebe Summer is carefully designed to help plebes prepare for their first academic year at the Naval Academy and the four years of challenge, which awaits them.
Albayalde: PNPA cadets who allegedly forced plebes to perform oral sex should be dismissed !-- -- Rosette Adel (philstar.com) - October 23, 2018 - 3:36pm MANILA, Philippines Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde said he would ensure that the three cadets who allegedly forced two police academy freshmen to perform oral sex would be dismissed from cadetship.
Rock's upperclassmen, as well as his fellow plebes, are complaining that he is always under guard, doesn't sleep in the barracks and goes out most nights.
The incident happened on October 6 but it was only a few days later when the two plebes decided to tell it to the leadership of the PNPA, headed by Chief Supt.
During the sermon, the six-foot chaplain, a John Waynish type of a guy, posed a challenge to the more than 1,000 plebes:
It's just right for corrupt customs officials and employees to be treated like trainees in a military camp or plebes at the Philippine Military Academy.
But plebes or freshmen are not allowed to wear them, only seniors.
But have we counted how many PMA plebes have died due to hazing since the premier military school was founded in the early part of the 20th century?
Even the plebes won't salute you or call you 'Sir' because you had violated a time-honored tradition.
The rest of the plebes can just hope the hospitals we have to visit when we are sick and the schools we send our kids to don't suffer staff and equipment shortages as well as plummeting morale when the money runs out.
All eyes are on this year's class of plebes to serve with no less distinction than those who came before them.