September 30, 1958
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What is to become of the Student Board ofDiscipline? The air of indifference whichhas been increasing"! each year will weaken,not only Student
but the entire systemof student government, if it is not curbed.Are we not mature enough to accept the responsibility of handling our own disciplineproblems
Or must this area of student participation be put back into faculty hands? Ifwe agree with the majority of college students
the country that we canhandle it successfully,
it is time we examined
system under which weoperate.As a means of carrying out such an evaluation, questionnaires will be distributedthroughout the school with the hopes thatstudents will openly express their views concerning the Student Board of Discipline.Your cooperation will determine the futureof our all-student Board.As part of the solution, the Demerit System, an
method of penalizing, willbe put into effect immediately. An accumulation of demerits will result in
thus eliminating many lesser
andmake unnecessary a personal appearance before the board for every infraction. But theBoard can merely put it into
interested students must make it succeed.
I am a Catholic college student. I am interested in the Little Rock situation and you because I am a student, and your actions areaffecting the student world; but even more
because you are a leader in our Christiancountry.I know that you, as aChristian,must haveread the New Testament. How do you thinkthat Great Leader would act in your positionif He were on
Would He be so prejudiced that He wouldnot want negroes and whites
side inthe same school
It hardly seems?
Hisgreat commandment was love of neighbor;He respected the dignity of every individual.If you do not show respect
others, howdo you expect others to respect you? If youthink you can defy the decisions of ourSupreme Court, are you not gnawing awayat the foundations of our democracy
can do more to make our countrycrumble than can
with all of hisnuclear weapons.As
college student I neither admire/nor respect your leadership. You, inyour blindness and prejudice, are tearingdown in a short time what it took our forefathers years to build. Yes, you, GovernorPaubus, are wrecking our country, abandoning Christian principles, and depriving manyof my fellow students
the education towhich they are entitled.
Wake up and learn to
Sincerely yours,A Catholic college student
Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa.
Associated Collegiate PressPublished MonthlyEditor
StarkAssociate Editor Mary Lou KellyAssistant Editors Mary Anne Koss,Theresa ProulxEditorial
Joan Connors, Elaine Curtis,
Lolly Lock hart, Mildred Man-zione,
Mary JaneSt. George,* Rosemary
Mary Connell, Betty Phelan,Peggy Ragley, Mary Ellen Smith. Pat
By Joan ConnorsSeniors, Juniors, Sophomores,
Each through busy schedule runs,Glad to be back? Sure,
thattime again,For Mercyhurst girls,! life has tohum!Big sisters meet Little; a link isforged,To sophomores, a successful initiation is charged.For senior practice teachers, anewhorizons open up,Daily they look on faces "holdingwonder like a cup."To every class of MercyhurstIn its varied, vast pursuits,A "Welcome back!" and we earnestly hopeOf study and fun we will bearthe fruits.The year ahead looks promising,what
with populated Gannondances, a stimulating StudentCouncil Study Day, and a livelyand
class of '62. Speaking of the freshmen—upperclass-
perennially smile at theirrefreshing faux pas.
frosh,stranded in the midst of thebustling art studio, queried,"Which door leads to the dormitory?"
FROM THE NEWEST TOTHE OLDEST
Recent graduates Lucille Turnerand Ruth
found the urgeto revisit college
grounds"Irresistible.The latterpartner of this unforgettable twosome is the proud possessor of a
sportscar. Other unexpected visitorswere '57 graduates, Helen Clancy,Liz Tatu,
Liz Wahl.' Let there be song!" with thearrival of the long-heralded "Little Singers of Paris," and let therebe homes to put them in! Membersof D. S. O are supporting this"housing project," acting as hostesses to "Les Petits Chanteurs."With this, the great ship "Academic Year 1958-59" is launched
we, as official ship's recorder,sign off, slightly exceeding ourtraditional 'ounce' of etcetera.
British Pianist, Space SpreeOpen Autumn Entertainment
Autumn arrives in a bevy of color and autumnal
opportunities equal the varieties of hue ....Some of the
girls have already purchased Erie Philharmonic Society memberships for the coming season.A famed British pianist, Maura Lympany, will appear for
firstconcert at Strong
Vincent Auditorium. This year the Philharmonic
begin its presentations October 21. For the Society, 1958 is itsforty-fifth season. jTelevision will also be displaying its entertainment quotient,especially on Wednesday evenings,
YOUR EDITORS THANK:. . . the administration for theimprovements on campus.. . . the day students who soldtheir quota of tickets for theLittle Singers of Paris' performance.YOUR EDITORSWELCOME:. . . new faculty members, SisterM. Anita, Reverend Robert F.
Catherine Dur-kin, Sister M. Helen Jean,Sister Maria, Mr. Gerald McNeils, and Mrs. Charles Tre-acy.. . . Gannon's additions to ourcampus, Richard Bleumle,Ronald Glowacki, ThomasPower.. . . the new demerit system tobe initiated by the StudentBoard of Discipline.. . . letters to
editor, whetherpro or con the
. . , new students from
countries.YOUR EDITORS RECOMMEND:. . . that students correct thelack of courtesy toward faculty and fellow class members.. . . that conversation pieces ofintellectual value be introduced into leisure moments.YOUR
. . . Mary Jane Bauer, Jean Gris-dale, Virginia Taylor, andMartha Flaherty, on theirdecisions to enter the religious life.. . . the sophomores on theirhandling of initiation.. . . students on their successfulLeader's Day.YOUR EDITORS SAY:. , . farewell to Sister M. Charles,now Praeterita advisor, and. , , welcome to Sister Maria,Merciad advisor.starting October 1. From 7:00-9:00 P. M., WSEE-TV will telecast shows filmed since 1950. Afew of the outstanding films tobe shown during this season are"Morning Becomes Electra" withRosalind
RussellI and ^Kirk
las j "FoUow
the Fleet" co-starringFred
and Ginger Rogers;
of New York" with CaryGrant; "Abe Lincoln in Illnois"starring Raymond Massey; and"Journey into Fear" with JosephCotton.
Genevieve, la recent
ion"The Jack Paar Show,"
starring in the musical, "CanCan," at the
Warner Theater,Monday, October 13, and Tuesday, October14.j
"An Evening with Fred Astaire"to be presented by NBC-TV Friday, October 17, at 9:00 P. M.will introduce and
dancing partner.Louisa May^
novel, "Little Women,"
bepresented by CBS on October 16.The Erie Playhouse will open itsseason with the comedy, "A Visitto a
Friday.October 3. The plot takes a roguefrom a flying saucer on an hilarious spree. "No Time for
geants," the well-known comedyand recent motion picture, willbe shown beginning on Tuesday,October 21.Little SingersJust a
sure to useyour cultural series ticket for theLittle Singers of Paris appearingat Cathedral Prep Auditorium,October 12, at 8:00 P. M. It hasbeen included in your activitiesfee so take advantage of the opportunity. . .
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Gifts have always implied love and esteem.We take great pleasure in giving them toothers and are pleased when friends bestowthem upon]us. An
scene is thatof a child at mother's knee, clutching sometreasure with which to surprise her. Themother daily imparts
he gifts of securityand affection upon her
and, morebasically, she
in giving the giftof life
We can even picture ourselves
verysimilar scene, as children kneeling at theshrine of Our Mother, Mary. Her
to hersuppliant children are countless; she givesgenerously of her
love and mercy.In a vital sense she gave us life, too,
shegave birth to Him Who is the Author of
and she aids us throughout our existence inthe attainment of a life of Grace.In this month of October we turn withspecial attention to the rosary. This, too, isa gift from Mary, Queen of the Most HolyRosary, and we show our gratitude by dailyoffering rosaries in her honor. Downthrough
centuries Mary has called us to its recitation.It
a prayer strongly-rooted in Catholicity.It should become an integral part of ourevery day. What better gift to present toOur Mother during this month than a renewed!
devotion to her holyrosary that will last throughout our lives.The sophomore class is delighted to havethe opportunity to welcome"officially"theClass of 1962. Strangely enough, every timewe've tried to do it verbally, we've been greeted by horrified squeals, retreating backs andslammed Moors!Ser
the first act of the drama which will beyour life at Mercyhurst. And a
drama will be, with scenesrapidly changing from classroom, library and
to ballroom, lounge and gym.We sophomores are glad to have "frontrow
the performance and will beeagerly applauding you through leach act,until the curtain rings down on that lastscene las you become seniors. Best of luck,Frosh, and
show must go on!"
is up to leaders to improve existing systems and
promote higherintellectual pursuits. How can they do so?Let us first determine! how intellectuality canbe developed in a person or a group.
facts and how to use them;forming conclusions after considering the
Tor more and better knowledge are requirements for development ofthe intellect to advantage. Therefore, to turnthemselves toward higher intellectual goals,leaders must follow these requirements.They must remember, of course, that to leadothers toward the same goal they must setthe example as well as encourage others intheir striving.
who are the leaders that must leadothers to higher intellectual standards? Youand everyone around you! Hardly a day goesby when
do not lead someone Jin some
small it may be. For example,did you realize that, consciously or sub-consciously, every upperclassman is a leader?Underclassmen will naturally follow theirpredecessors.Remember, leaders
operation will promote progress toward higher intellectual goals; rebellion, though often
As Mother Eustace said in her welcomeaddress to the student body, "The best satisfaction comes from proper use of intellectand will. In the training of these two thingsdo you come to the fulness of life here and
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