THE SKYSCRAPER THE SKYSCRAPER Official Monthly Newspaper of MUNDELEIN COLLEGE 6363 Sheridan Road Chicago. Illinois Mundelein Chicago's College for Women Under the Direction of the Sisters of Charity, B. V. M. Entered as Second Class Matter, May 1, 1931, at the Post Office at Chi cago, Illinois, under the Act of March 3, 1879. 1.25 the year. Published monthly from October to May inclusive. VOL. II WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1932 No. 7 Editor-in-Chief Margaret Roche Features Justine Feely Organizations Frances Davidson Athletics Evelyn Lincoln NEWS STAFF Alice Duplantis Magdelene Kessie Majella McDonagh Anna Marie Erst Ann Lally Helen Ryan Margaret Hoyne Margaret Ludlow Virginia Woods Reporters: Beverly Balster, Helen Blume, Rosamond Carney, Mary Garrity, Veronica Kearney, Irene Lavin. Pauline Madison. Lucretia Michels. Telephone: Briargate 3800 The SKYSCRAPER'S Platform: 1. A greater Mundelein. 2. One hundred per cent loyalty. 3. Support in athletics and all student activities. 4. Everv Catholic student a socialist. COLLEGE DAY College Day makes us pause and reflect upon what our college really means to us. And as we sit back and think, so many things crowd into our minds that we are overwhelmed. We realize that we live in a metropolis on a miniature scale. Each one of us is a mem ber of this society, entitled to our rights and privileges and in turn giving our best to the other members. Also, as the logicians tell us, every privilege entails a duty and we know duty must not be overlooked. We are governed by a set of laws, we are active mem bers of a community, we work and obtain recognition and reward. Thus, we owe many things to our colleges, most important of these being, appreciation. Some people are inclined to think that we, the Modern Youth, fail to appreciate what is done for us, the many sacrifices made in order that we may have education and comfort. We ourselves know how grateful we are, but perhaps we feel that in our comparatively new code, we might be considered sentimental if we are profuse in our thanks. That sort of thing doesn't fit into our scheme of life. We have gratitude.yes, but we are reticent about expressing it, and if we do, we are often terrifically- frank and sometimes a little blunt. It's just the age we live in. For, under our apparent sophistication, we really are true at heart, believe us I even think that we have a deeper, fuller appre ciation than our grandmothers did because we come in contact with different circumstances and people and by comparison, our gratitude becomes deep-rooted in our natures. Wre know how lucky we mod erns are. This especially applies to us here at Mundelein, I think. What great advantages we have How many privileges are accorded to us What wide vistas are open to us And not forgetting the logician's words, we know that we have a duty to our college. What is it? It is to be the type of woman our college can be proud of the type of woman that will stand by her in all her enterprises the type of woman who exemplifies all of her ideals. That is what we want to be and that is what we will be. CULTURE VERSUS UTILITY The recent Classical Conference held at the University of Chi cago makes us think of the value of the Classics in education; since some of the big universities have dropped the entrance requirement of four years of Latin, there has been much discussion of the matter in scholastic circles. Some deemed it a wise thing to do; others did not. Nor is the discussion limited to the different faculties; the stu dents, too, have shown an interest in the matter. A student of Greek or Latin is often bombarded with such questions as, What earthly good will that do you when you've finished school unless you intend to teach it, and even that is going out since it is no longer required? Why are you taking it? There are any number of subjects required in college, which are probably of no immediate financial value after graduation. But they are eminently useful from another point of view that of civilizing the student, making him at home with the world's greatest minds. rescuing him from the soul-smothering narrowness of his own imme diate needs and interests. Many people seem to be looking merely at the utilitarian side of education. It is true that most of us must prepare ourselves to keep the wolf from the door, but need his howl ing deafen us completely? Who of us is content to measure all of life by a price tag, or to limit our mental horizon to twentieth cen tury America? The Classics provide a broader culture and, in fact, they are necessary to the attainment of culture. Since they are the founda tion of all the arts, it would seem wise to get that foundation so that the others may be seen in their proper setting. Most modern litera ture is based on the writings of the ancients. Many modern lan guages are derived from the Greek and Latin. So great a writer as Milton went back to Homer for his vivid descriptions and apt phrases. When one wants a name for some new science or invention he goes to the Greek or Latin for it. The student of medicine or law must know Latin. The philosophy of Plato and Aristotle is the foundation of our present philosophy. And yet it is said that the Classics are of no value. Besides all this, Latin is the language of the Church, and in knowing it we can have a better understanding of the liturgy. In the study of the Classics, the relics of the glorious past are brought into the present to enlighten and enrich it. Of course, for many it is impossible to spend a great deal of time at Greek and Latin, but does this justify their being neglected entirely for the utilitarian aspect of education? GIRL SCOUTS IN COLLEGE Girl Scouts in College? Why, of course, there are Girl Scouts in college, especially in Catholic colleges. Naturally their position in the Girl Scout organization is quite different from that of the girls from ten to sixtee'n years old, but nevertheless, they are honest- to-goodness Girl Scouts and proud of it What do they do? Well, that question is easy to answer. They are mastering- the requirements necessary for Scout Leadership, realizing that there is ever a need for capable, intelligent, enthusi astic young women to carry on the splendid work that the Girl Scout organization is doing today in almost all parts of the world. Why, you ask, is Scouting so emphasized in Catholic colleges? For the reason that Catholic colleges have seen the splendid achieve ments of this great organization and have determined to further it as far as possible. Every Catholic Scout with a Catholic Leader is their motto and they hope soon that this aim may be realized. They want to send out young women who will not only teach pro ficiency in the usual arts woodcraft, cooking, sewing, and the like, but who will present them from the Catholic viewpoint. It's a chance for true Catholic Action and a grand way to serve one's God, one's community, and one's self. Yes, T said self, and I meant it, for although it seems like quite a task to be a Leader, really it's not. Girl Scouting is lots of fun no matter what branch of it one is in, and teaching is just as much fun as being taught A Leader stays young with her girls. As she plays with them, keeps them out of mischief and trouble, helps them over life's stumbling blocks, and does her best to make and keep them healthy, physically, mentally, and morally, all the while she is absorb ing their light-heartedness. their enthusiasm, and their sturdy, youth ful courage until it is part of her. She is a boundless influence for good on her girls, and she is boundlessly influenced by them in turn. A happy combination, is it not? Future Leaders at Mundelein, with an eager, far-away look in their eyes, walk absentmindedly along the corridors, unconsciously humming the lovely melody of Taps. Spring is here and soon summer will come with its glorious promise of deeply-wooded for ests, clear beautiful lakes, and multitudes of happy, eager young girls in Girl Scout camps. To this they are looking forward. Helen Demetrv HONOR ROLL SENIORS Elaine Krambles JUNIORS Mary Lally Doris Barnett Elizabeth Boyle Cecilia DeBiase Gretchen Kretschmer Gertrude Lennon Katherine Brennan Rosamond Carney Alice Durkin Morel Farmer Irene Galvin Valeria Sruibas SOPHOMORES Jane Gorski Evelyn McGowan Mary Josephine Greer Olga Melchione Helen Lange Helen Newhouse Evelyn Lincoln Betty Smith Catherine Manske Lilian Ryan Marguerite Walker FRESHMEN Theodora Alexopoulos Anna Marie Erst Lucretia Michels Lucile Barrett Rose Boland Helen Driscoll Alice Duplantis Margaret Grace Ruth Hazle Ruth Hottinger Trene Lavin Virginia Woods Irene Nugent Mary Paoli Marie Sturm Mary Agnes Tynan Alice Yocum uhe S/cy-vCine The Sweetest Story Ever Told No school the second week in June.' Little maids of Mundelein Now that Spring is here. Like to go a-Maying The. little birds to hear; But Profs, misunderstand them And give them toork to do. So little maids of Mundelein Are feeling awful blue. Peter and Paul. Sophisticated elder, passing the Field Museum: What kind of columns are those? Struggling Frosh: They look plenty Ironic to me * The Student (With apologies to Markham.) Bo-wed by the weight of term papers, she leans Upon her pen and gazes on the lake. The emptiness of ages in her face And on her back the burden of daily assignments. * * * Words of the Wise One of the provisions of the Peti tion of Right was that no one could be tried by Marshall Law. Adelaide Crapsey invented the poetic form called quinine. Verbum Sap. Avid art student: Sister, please, how do you make a medieval dollar sign f * * Believe It or Not It was quiet in the assembly room at the Chicago Medical College. The visitors from Mundelein and elsewliere were intent upon the words of the lec turer. We will now bring in two patients, both hopelessly insane, both unaware of their condition. They Will take the two vacant seats in the back of the room. Observe them carefully, but make no demonstration whatever. Re member, they are not aware of their condition. The door opened quietly. A girl and a young man entered. They looked at each other for a moment, surveyed the assembly despairingly, and then made their way resignedly to the two vacant chairs. The tenth Mundelein student had arrived late. * Seniors: Why stand you here all the day idle? Sophomore: They also serve who only stand and wait. * * * Question before the game: If the athletic editor is killed in action, will the flag be put at half mastt * * * Cherrio, Sky-liners, it won't be long now. Even Heaven isn't a safe place any more, or should we say, It happens in the best of families? Jehovah Defeats Redeemer in Lutheran Cage Tilt (Headline in Chicago paper during basketball season.) * * Squelched Again. Having struggled long, to my teacher I said, How did you like my verse? She looked at me; she looked at it; I would have called it 'worse'. * * Teacher (to student who had fin ished scanning some Greek): What made you stop before? Student: The first time I did it I lost a foot. Teacher: Are you sure you didn't lose your head? * * * Bits of Wisdom. Bad isn't such a good word anyway. The Invincible. * Night Life. As I climbed from my room up a ladder of stars. I called to the Man in the Moon, Hi Watcher of Night Please open your door, For I will be up there right soon. And ichat do you think the old Moon did When I bellowed my plea once morel He winked, and he winked, and he winked at me. But he WOULD not open his door. The Invincible.
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