Pafre Two SKYSCRAPER E22 F lf l Wer* A Freshman Again ' Official Semi-Monthly Newspaper of MUNDELEIN COLLEGE 0303 Sheridan Road Chicago, Illinois Mundelein Chicaco's College For Women Under the Direction op the Sisters of Charity, B.V.M. Entered as Second Class Matter Nov. 30, 1932, at the Post Office of Chicago, Illinois, under the Act of March 3, 1897, 1.75 the year. Published semi-monthly from October to May inclusive by the students of Mundelein College. Vol. XIII Friday, October 9, 1942 No. 1 1941 Member 1942 Associated Colle6icrte Press Telephone: Ambassador 9011 Co-Editors-in-Chief Rae Haefel, Joan Leach Associate Rosemary Shanahan Feature Editors.Mary Kay Jones, Marie Nordby Associates Helen Egan, Mary Caughlin. Betty Jane McCambridge, Lorraine Super. News Editors Jayne King, Jerry Stutz Sports Editor Geraldine Hoffman Associate Jacqueline Michaelson Staff Artist Anita Caparros Reporters Eleanor Arends, Mary Grace Carney, Madeline Courtney, Constance Cross, Pa tricia Curran, Ellen Patricia Eblc, Dolores llartigan, Alyce Kilcy, Helen Nicholscn, Margaret McNamee, Betty Scgtiin, Joan Templeman, Geraldine Thorpe. Columbus Discovered America; We Must Preserve It Four hundred and fifty years ago, Chris topher Columbus sailed his tiny Spanish galleons through the terrifying mists of the unknown to the shores of a new world. Europe looked upon that new world with amazement. She brought home its riches, she experimented upon it with her new ideas. Then that continent took to itself its riches, and throve upon those ideas. It received with open arms the visionary, the persecuted, the discontented and the rebellious of the old countries. Four centuries later, after a growth without parallel in history, that contin ent boasts a union of 21 nations, ready to fight, with all that Europe has given them, for the ideals which much of Europe has discarded. We seek no new fields for growth and ex pansion. We are a continent united. We look to a united world. Yet for all our pride of achievement, for all our vaunted pro gress, we may easily become only another participant in the fruitless wars of the old world. We must now prove our mental maturity, our ability to .shoulder -responsi bilities. We must stand behind those who would speak for us. It is to us, the young men and women of America, that the world looks for leader ship. Once before we unfurled our aims and ideals to kindle the fires of hope in hearts which thought nothing was too diffi cult for America. We kindled those fires and left them to destroy the hearts that held them. This time we must not fail. We young Catholics know well that great dreams and great plans are cradled first in the heart of the individual. Here faith and hope flower, safe from brutality and bestiality. All of us therefore must resolve to hold within our hearts the universal and democratic truths which will one day give birth to a new world. As Columbus saw a wilderness and dreamed it civilized, so we must labor with a war-torn world to mold it into peace ; nd unity. I would cultivate the habit of setting aside a few minutes each day to discover and reflect upon something beautiful, thus developing a little each day my own appreciation of beauty. Marianne Donahoe, Student Activities Council President. 'I'd try to curb that 'just making the deadline' habit by doing all my work on time uiiefher it were class assignments or publicity posters. Julia Case, Senior Class Presi dent. I'd realize that the library is more conducive to study than the lounge or a friend- crammed drugstore booth. Jean Bemis, S.A.C. Vice-President. I'd come to Mundelein College. Helen Sauer, S.A.C. Secretary. I'd have that pages-long freshman English reading list in my notebook, not in the darkest comer of my locker and the red-pencil marks on it would mean 'look over,' not 'overlook.' Jerry Sluts, S.A.C, Treasurer. I would have on hand, always, a supply of mottoes sufficient to meet any situation, such as 'An eye to the future, an ear to the ground, and a nose to the grindstone.' Rita . Inn Mulhern, Junior Class President. I'd remember that by doing my assignments during the week, I could leave my week-ends free for relaxation and entertainment. Petty Jane McCambridge, Sophomore Class President. I'd go out of my way to meet the upperclassnien. Ellen Clare Dougherty, Sodality Prefect. I would not procrastinate. Delay often means a bitter end to a beautiful beginning. Mary Elisabeth Walsh, Co-Editor, Mundclcin Collcge Review. I'd take the negative side of that famous college question: 'to cut or not to cut.' (With apologies to William Shakespeare.) Ellen Poraii, Co-Editor, Review. I'd wear that characteristic 'careless' college garb only while the green cap (obvious mark of a freshman) still reposed on my head, and I'd dress the part of a chic collegian thereafter. Rae Haefel, Co-Editor, The Skyscraper. I would realize, I hope, that cooperative membership in a college activity would add more A's to my social standing and would give me, moreover, a sense of responsibility and the satisfaction of being a loyal and intrinsic part of my College. Joan Leach, Co- Editor, The Skyscraper. There Is Action on Home Front for You- We can help our country best by equip ping ourselves now. by means of our college education, to be intelligent, alert, self-sacri ficing citizens, fully able to meet with courage and assurance the critical problems that confront us in a world at war. In line with the authoritative words of the President of the United States and with other educational leaders in the land, our own President, Sister Mary Justitia, B.V.M., at the first Convocation of the year, reminded us again of our vastly important role in the world picture today. Ours is the great opportunity great at any time, but greater since we have it despite chaotic world conditions of being able to attend college and to prepare ourselves in tellectually and morally for our role in the modern world. The scene for our immediate role is Mundelein College. The action includes the cultivation of faith and courage and self- control, and the development of all the characteristics which tend to make the col lege girl of maximum value to her country in the future. If, as students, we can keep this end in view, we will become far-sighted, capable, discriminating, aware of the value of our training in sound philosophy and ready to face the tasks which may be ours tomorrow. We may think of ourselves as an armv. Virtually, we ARE members of the vast army of Americans who must do their part in the all-out war effort here on the home front. Our college schedules and regula tions, however, lack the toughness of the lighting army's regime. Our daily schedule of activities is no parallel for the marching, running, climbing military classes of the army plebe. Hut our task is important and the con scientious accomplishment of our daily maneouvers rests with each one of us, in dividually. With our eyes on the boys in the service, we will see the imperative need for doing thoroughly the work at hand. Triumph will come for all of us in pro portion as we unite concentrated study with fervent prayer, as we keep up our united front for the boys who are giving their lives that we may live. How can we do this effectively? We sug gest three ways there are scores of others. 1. Hy choosing our recreational reading from significant books, discussed in our classes, rather than from best-sellers. 2. By saying a Rosary every day for the boys in service and for victory and peace. 3. By visiting the Chapel each day. The Sign of the Cross, an aspiration, a brief act of faith all these are a matter of seconds but each one is a prayer. 4. By being consistently responsible, thoughtful, poised, considerate these are essential attributes of the college girl who is preparing for service to her country and they often require the maximum of self- control. / / Rush It Off The Assembly Line- What? Our Jeep While Amrrica is walking to its workai to its play and liking it the U. S. Araj finding self-perambulation costly and inef cicnt in this war of mechanized units. quickly and effectively maneuvering throu the use of war machines. The Air corps thrills to its powerful ominous Flying Fortresses; the Nad loves its swift P-T boats. But the clos est thing to any soldier's heart is thj rugged and ready jeep. A soldier's bea friend, it is an indispensible best frienl to the Army. But a jeep costs money, the kind mostl us spend too carelessly during the course each week. Whenever we are tempted squander a dime or a quarter, let us renie ber that thousands of young people are fo going the opportunity of attending colli in order to fight on the battle fronts of i and industry. It is our duty, unrelentingly and persel ingly, to make the most of our time at sclioi but it is also our duty to sacrifice sonietlii for these soldiers of war and industry a for our country, for which they are figlitii It is our duty to give materially to the alk war effort. We suggest a goal for our giving- goal to make more forcible the value o our contributions. We suggest thi Mundelein students buy a jeep for Unclt Sam. Last year's Bond and Stamp sales at ll College topped the price of one of the Ann; pets. Coupled with the profits from I Sophomore Cotillion pledged in advance Bond and Stamp money of this year shot certainly materialize in a fund sufficient buy a jeep for the .Army. We are 595 in number. If each out of us were to pledge herself to buy on 10-cent War Stamp the price of t cokes each week, a Mundelein jed would be off with the nation's medial ized forces in no time. It can be done Let's do it by beginnj now to buy War Stamps and Bonds ini bookstore lounge. ( A Freshman Speaks I LIKE . . . The front doors, but when do we gJ to use them? . . . that goes for the grail staircase, too . . . The College Song4 isn't it beautiful? I want to stand tn and cry whenever I hear it . . . The Ian next door, in all its glory, even though have to remain in the classroom . .1 Lunch periods and tea dances . . . Thl library and the beautiful view from tu browsing room . . . Study periods, whJ I accomplish something . . . The idea being a freshman as much as I com plain about it, I really like it ... Thl flag in the Sanctuary . . . Most of all, like being right next door to Loyola III I DISLIKE Green caps and sophomores . . . (Ifi just a joke, sophomores, don't believel word of it ) . . . Crowded elevators-J I'm afraid of elevators, anyway . . . AlsJ elevators that go up when I want to gi down . . . Outdoor tennis when it's coldj (Phy. Ed. department, please note ) .1 The two hours of study I have to put ij for every hour of class . . . Leaky pern and scratchy pens, and pens, period ... Required reading, especially looking ui elusive material . . . Sophomores, sopho mores, and more sophomores . . . (Jok-t ing again, as usual ) The Battle Front The Prayer and Study Front The Industrial Front Wanted: Precanceled Stamp anted: Precanceled and commeinoral stamps, proceeds from which will be ua to establish a fund for the Missions China after the war is over. All studeJ who have such stamps, or who know of possible source from which they may derived in bulk from mail order hotd business firms, or importers, will please port to Sister Mary Robert Hugh, B.V.M in the college library.
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