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  1. 2018 Rules proposals

    I doubt anyone cares but here’s my thoughts on each proposal: 1. Adding four members won’t hurt, they should atleast be truthful about the reasoning behind the proposal though: they just want more members to be able to help setup and move props around during a show 2. Increasing to 15 finalists is a stupid stupid idea. Everyone gets a trophy. How are they going to fit 15 corps onto Lucas Oil for awards? 3. Interesting proposal from Will Pitts. Seeing that he has gone through multiple seasons as a leader in DCI, he probably has more insight than a lot of those on DCP do about the dynamics that occur in corps at the beginning of a season. I’m just not sure how not having official scoring will influence ticket purchases at the beginning of the season. I’m 50/50 on it 4. Of course Hopkins would propose the dumbest one of them all. Ordinals? Really? That’s not going to do anything to stop one judge from influencing an outcome. If anything, it could make things even worse, taking the nuance right out of it. 5. Annual rules congress is a good one. I don’t see a reason why not. Especially with the rate of change in trends in DCI. 6. This is THE proposal. If only one of them can pass THIS HAS TO BE IT. Bravo to Martin from Cavies for bringing it to the table, the excess amplification has to go. 7. I like the proposal to have a Brass 2 judge at larger competitions, but not if that means proposal #8 is passed too. If there is a separate brass judge for the ensemble, then there’s no need to have two music analysis judges. At that point, keep the two percussion judges and keep music analysis as it is while implementing any new verbiage from proposal 9
  2. Phantom Regiment 2018

    Tell that to the Blue Devils
  3. Carolina Crown 2018

    Disaster score-wise or not, it was pretty clear that a good amount of those who marched with Crown last season were not happy with the crowd responses they were generating last season. There were quite a few reddit comments from members expressing this sentiment. Now I’m not saying that will or will not affect retention, but it’s something to avoid doing multiple seasons in a row
  4. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Looks like great adds. Particularly interested to see how BD chooses to approach all the synth bass with a new sound design consultant
  5. Sign the Petition

    Ahh the offseason
  6. All time shows: Carolina Crown

    They’re in my top 10
  7. All time shows: Carolina Crown

    Favorites: 1. 2007 2. 2016 3. 2012 4. 2000 5. 2014 6. 2011 7. 2015 8. 2013 9. 2008 10. 2010 Bonus: shows I really dislike 2009 2017
  8. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Oh really? How exactly does someone get a job in today’s market without a bachelors degree? It’s quite easy for people already established or retired to say “nobody’s forcing a gun to your head” But more importantly, what changed so dramatically in the last 10-15 years to justify such a big increase in tuition? You do realize rates are going up 3-5 percent every year right? Why is that?
  9. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Huh? So it’s somehow our fault that college tuition is significantly higher than it was 10-15 years ago? And no, inflation has nothing to do with it
  10. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Spot on imo. There’s no way schools would be as expensive as they are now if the federal government wasn’t so willing to lend anyone and everyone so much money. It allows schools to push the limits of what they can ask for while forcing students to take on ridiculous debt in order to obtain an absolutely useless bachelors degree that has unfortunately become the bare minimum to obtaining a job nowadays. I am considered to be “lucky” that I’m only taking out the maximum federal loans (about 44k a year) rather than any additional high-interest private loans on top of those federal loans.
  11. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Dental school is the most expensive education in the world. I believe the national average is approaching 300k for dental students. Quite ridiculous. I can sincerely say I’m thankful for only having 180k coming out of school. The 150k starting salary does make things a little easier to stomach
  12. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    Any treatments without lab work involved(that are not purely cosmetic) are free. So cleanings, extractions, fillings, etc are covered
  13. 2018 Staff Announcements (new thread)

    I’ll be graduating with around 180k in debt. Not great, but way better than a majority of my peers!