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bit of tan between
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Mine could dance,. ticket, but I furnished a
the corsages they
to wear with whiteye
Jawkwa. I remember one
was going with a Notre
that resembled N. D. was
be with blind dates. It
here we are in our Senior
tradition by going with
and Shorty.At leastGarden ?it didn'tACH one of you has a world to win, an empire to conquer. It is nota world made of material things, of land and water, or an empireof
in the field of finance and politics. It isa world that has no measure because it is made up of
heartsand it is an empire that has no limits because there is no end to love.This universe, which you can acquire, may be in any part of life.Wherever you go or whatever you do, there and in that work of life,you will find the parts that make up your world. If you marry,your empire will have as its chief elements the hearts and minds of our husband,your relatives,
it is God's
your children. These you can influenceand mould into a small world according to a very definite pattern. Or if you findyourself hard at work for many years, there will always be people around you. Allof these, too,
in an office or in a school, can be sbjects of
who can be led by your example to conform to the standards of theworld you wish to build. There will always be others around you and they will
the parts of your world-structure.What is the pattern of your building? During your years at Mercyhurst youhave come into contact with an ideal way of life. You have seen in operation principles of conduct. You have seen human lives made over according to a divinely-inspired model. You yourselves have been influenced and moulded by that pattern.That is the whole point of the education you received.
Now, it is your turn to goout and spread that influence.What are the methods
are to use? They are
same as the methods bywhich Mercyhurst was built and by which it functions today. Conformity to theLaw of God, prayer, and good works. These are the instruments that built the edificethat is named Mercyhurst; these fare the secrets of the great influence and powerit possesses.Why, finally, should you undertake this vast enterprise of winning a world of human hearts? That is the destiny of the educated
influence and to leadothers to higher things. That is perfection. It is the means bywhich you will save your own soul and help others to do thesame. It is the synthesis of the Christian life which will alonebring peace to mankind.
that conjures images of ivied
a note of hollowof time. At Mercyhurst, the
week of-tradition. Class
Lantern Night ... we know
formal about them. In-
hearts as the best and
one anotherft these memorable occasions,
are yet looking
find the answer to thiseniors, and we, their
because it embodies the
handmaids of tradition.
carry out their
Sacrament exposed upon theland of devotion around Our
a guard of honor for
from the tabernacle and^position. After Benediction,
darkened, and the Seniorsrift their King.
tyfor intimate conversation
WHAT IVE GOT
Now that IVe chewed
fingers nailsIn this task of acquiring knowledge,And risked my life for the morning mailsThey're letting me out of college.Now that IVe studied from daybreak till
When I stumbled to bed in a coma,Counting the number of days and of nights'Tween me and that blessed diploma,Now that IVe learned what Jit's all aboutAnd have finally earned my reprieve,Darned if I'm able to figure outWhy on earth I was anxious to leave!
they've 1™heart „f /
home.The seniors who are leaving
halls this year will havesome memories to carry with them. This reporter did a littlescouting and turned up with some rather amusing and tendernotions, too.
Since residents were near at hand, the tour begin atroom
Marie remembers "visits at Chapel"—
Martie puts in her vote for anyone who does things,crazy or
for more fun." From 61 I driftedto the triple room where Connie convinced me
a swell bunch of kids;
cooperationof the students; while Kirby vows she'll: never forgetSister Mary
tests 'till her dying day.Shorty will remember "masses, classes, dances and
(ed) scenes." I found Fitzie and
the little kitchen. Lutie was ironing so it tookher several minutes to think . . . finally she drawled:"Chrismas carolling and nights before vacation."Fitzie's
was "the beautiful Chapel."I cornered Yvonne in
library (of all
quickly replied, "Practice House." Ifound four
Gene's remark was "fun inDear
In the rush of the last few days at
I have stolena few minutes between rehearsals for a moment
reflection.Since you are about to enter my Alma Mater, I ask you to comewith me over my four years, as I take a last glance at thosehappy hours.There are so many things about Mercyhurst that I shall remember ..
first few 5
days as a freshman,
we were "green", yet
to become real college students.
Then came Investiture, when we received our academic capand gown. We
proudly then; and now,-
are about to turn our tassels for the last time at Mercyhurst,we find that the old cap and gown, with their dust,
spots, andtears,are still a cherished symbol.Our college days are filled with happy experiences whichwove the memories we cherish today. First among these arethe recollections centered around the Chapel of Christ the King:the visits at twilight when the soft rays of sunlight fall throughthe stained-glass windows, a faint odor of incense lingering afterBenediction. This Chapel is the center of our college life,
get acquainted with it.
The residence hall is filled with memories of late lights, campuses, parties in the dark, or sleepless nights before exams,last minute term papers or overdue assignments. These were
Mercyhurst, the things^ we leave behind.Well, Sis,
you and all the newcomers the
of luck. And will you do one thing for us? Keep up the finespirit now flourishing at
Love our Alma Mater andcherish her ideals. Then you'll always be proud of her, andsheof
In reflection,Your Sister, '43.
"HUMOR IN THEM
"ditto." Franny says "the coolness of
all seasons" while Phyllis made
With some luck Iworn hall benches,the lab" and June'sthethestartling statement: "Janus Club plays."I caught D. O'H. on
shecalled back. Jane, Kay and Rosalie were in thelounge. Quoth Jane: "that homey feeling."Kay was dealing a hand of bridge and volunteered: "bridge in the
Rosaliemumbled: "big mugs of coffee."I met Jo and Pat and M. F. coming from|Chapel. Pat evidentlymuch impressed with Forty Hourse declared "the serenity of thechapel"; Jo: "Senior's Vigil" while M. F.'s thoughts turned to"St. Bonas weekends and living at the practice house.'Nora! Jean was on
dash f or
ofMay Day." When I put the age-old question to Danota, shesmiled—"ice cream for Sunday dinner." And Harriet
wasin the cupboard with
weekends on the brain.My last two victims were Dorothy S. and Sr. Evangeiista. Dotlikes "the beauty of the building and organ
at Benediction." Sister's comment I'd like to put in CAPS-"the^fervor the girls show in going to Mass, saying the Kosary, andthe general Catholic Action
The rest of the seniors ducked when they saw me coming."My, what a glum bunchThey haven't a bit of punch."Well, we (hem) deny it.Why, we could top your
, day. When wewere Freshmen
* gee whiz...and Sophs and Juniors...Of course this year we havebeen too busy
around.Anyway it is beneath our.dig-nity.
But there was the
whenat least six alarm clocks
set at ten-minute intervals andfor. Glausen's room. Itour fault that she sur-us and
report thefloor. Then the pig'sremember how
the third floor landended up in Miss Regan's room.What happened
We don't recall!!
The first floor was the nextstep to a eircus. Dogs, chicks,frogs, and fish occupied JaneAnn's room and that of anyone who least expected them.As for side-show, there is ahappy recollection of Glo orsomeone tied to
her hair. Then shoes, boots,
belonging toall.peopleand all sizes walked
put inwasn'tprisedentirefoot .startedhall one day. Who walkedthem back or at whose command? That's beside the point.Speaking of candles, and noone was, there was Lutie'scandlelight scene and the surprise party for Dottie
up in the studio. And as fuelfor something, not the fire,,there were the continuouswater bottles with "drenches"on both sides, interlude forwhich were provided regularlyby Niagara (Falls).Stooges, big sisters, campuses . . •On and on they go."So we are -sissies.Who said so!!
EditorMartha HaleyAssociate EditorsAnne Johnson, Jane WalshArt EditorElinor