Boston University - HUB Yearbook (Boston, MA)

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If The Student Activities Office-organizations' information center Christmas, 1957 Studies begin in earnest. Books, lecture notes, and syllabi open up a bright new world. The studious individual wades into them vigor- ously and searches for a unity of purpose in his education. For most, fraternity and sorority rushing is a brand new experience. Many sign up purely out of curiosity, and a good number pledge be- cause they like the Greek way of life. For others: the perennial class politician, the language major who wants to join the French Club, or the aggressive young high school editor who is anxious to write for the Boston University News-each one discovers different kinds of organizations especially geared to his own enthusiasms. "lVhat kind of football team will we haveiw is the cry in September, 1954. When we lick Brandeis, 33-0, and go on to the best season in University history, we feel a "twinge', of pride, and school spirit is given a big boost. The one vital, necessary, absolutely essential element is the faculty. It has been said that for each undergraduate there must always be a particular teacher who is inspirational. A teacher who inspires an un- quenchable thirst for learning, in even one student, fully earns the title "teacher.', Final exams can be rough, and the student who didnit do enough work during the semester and went into the finals with a couple of D's, must cram. He finds this unhealthy, and usually, unsuccessful. Most students, good or poor, study late, drink pots and pots of coffee, and worry incessantly. Everybody worries-most often, unnecessarily-but most make the grade, and they are proud-rightfully so-for they have cleared their first major hurdle. 12



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if Reception following Scarlet Key tapping In the second semester, formal procedures are more familiar and many close ties have been formed, but more new expcriem 1-s are in store-lunchtime on the grass in front of the Commf:-nf-:, 1,31 icsmta- tion to cut "for today is opening day for the Red Sox," :un UlIff2lSlO!Hll class outdoors, breaking out the new sports jacket, and a Sunday trip out to Nantasket. The month of hlay comes, and finally, at last, the freshman year is ended. Nine of the most wonderful, important months of a person's life are over. The alert person has learned much, has changed greatly, yet still retains his individuality. The impressionable freshman becomes the aggressive sophomore and the anxious junior. He is a bit more sure of himself as he finds his way through the intricacies of college life. Soon, his vocational objec- tives are clarified and the future is less muddled. However, he still lives for the here and now. Friendships are solidi- fied-many are to become life-long-but as his academic program be- comes more specialized, the student meets other people with similar aspirations and hopes. ' The football team isn't as successful as it was in 1954, but the hockey, basketball, and track teams are doing well. The Class of 1958 furnishes the nucleus of an up-and-coming hockey squad. Turmoil rips Hungary and the Near East. Ike is re-elected, and seven Terrier athletes make the Olympic team. Buff Donelli, PAL, and the TV variety show are replaced by Steve Sinko, SFAA, and a new kind of horse opera. Kennedy sky-rockets i11to the political limelight, women are weft: ing menis shirts, Bermuda shorts, and trenchcoats, and f n.rcolo 1 elected Governor of Massachusetts. John Foster Dlfifs is 11. name printed in every newspaper as he hops by plane here and there 'nbmit the World. The price of tuition and cigarettes goes up and Tad VVilliams leads the American League in hitting. The automobile market is charac- terized by the "new look." sports Pars, an-i xrlorf- and more- lmrsc- power. The University's vast new development program goes into effect. 13 :fix S ff The door to the Den' of lNlvn's Office is always open

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