St Paul Academy - Review Yearbook (St Paul, MN)

 - Class of 1954

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X7 N :"'- U 117 Page 2 NOW AND THEN David Beadie . . Walter Mayo Peter Frenzel .... Bill Budd .... George Burr .. Norb Winter . . f w 'Elyria .........Edit0r . Associate Editor . . .Sports Editor . . . .Business . . .Advertising . . . . . . . .Circulation Roger Countryman ..Photographer Editorial Staff: Charles Tilden Jim Neher Burt Bigelow Rod Bacon Editorial This edition of the Now and Then opens the 1953-'54 publica- tion season at the Academy. The Now and Then this year will be a more expansive project. The schedule allows for six issues be- fore Christmas, and about fifteen for the whole year. In further compensation for no SPAR, all is- sues for the school year will be bound, and handed out at the graduation ceremonies. This vol- ume will contain the graduation issue also, and thus will be a com- plete review of the year featuring the events as they did occur. Write- ups of masters and classes will ex- tend throughout the whole year. The seniors will be accommodated in the final issue. More issues and better coverage will, we hope, im- prove the quality of the Now and Then. It will be a senior class ef- fort this year, affording oppor- tunity to the whole class to par- ticipate and not just the chosen few. A LETTER By James Slade Several years ago, when our present system of grading was pre- sented to the school, there were various opinions on what the ef- fect would be. Now that we can look back upon and analyze the system we can see several results. Students are not made to feel the benefits of good marks to the extent that they formerly were. The emphasis has been put almost completely on bad marks rather than good ones. There is no doubt, of course that the oflice staff and the teachers have an easier time, but I sometime wonder if changes are made to help the student or the teacher. Has the new system improved grades, has it hurt them, or have they stayed the same? I can only speculate at the answer for no data concerning the change has been released. Until that time I can only look with pessimism at the new system. Faculty Column By Mr. Rogers As a new faculty member, I have been asked to write an article for the faculty corner of the Now and Then. I suppose that it would be natural for me to write of my im- pressions and observations made of the life at SPA. I feel, how- ever, that I have not yet become familiar enough with the school and its students to report accurate- ly on these things: therefore, what follows must be confined to the Department of Classics and my hopes for this department in the months and years to come. My great hope is to see the Greek language introduced into the curriculum next year and elect- ed by many students. Greek has become defunct in almost every secondary school in this country undoubtedly because of this tech- nological age in which we have carried ourselvesg however, I feel that both Latin and Greek are of utmost importance to scientists and I quote what a distinguished scien- tist stated concerning Greek: "In an experience of more than forty years as a teacher of medical stu- dents I easily distinguished among my auditors those who know Greek and those who do not, especially when I use scientific terms, such as 'toxicogenic bacillus' or a 'pathog- nomonic symptom'. I see the eyes of the former fill with the light of comprehension, while those of the latter are closed in ignorance and mystificationf' Greek here has a practical applicationg however, for those who are not scientifically in- clined but rather are interested in literature, the Greek language opens a golden world of poetry, drama, and philosophy. Latin, too, possesses both of the preceding qualities. Thus, both languages are important. I therefore hope to see many of you in an Introductory Greek course next year. If you have studied Latin, you may find Greek easier, but nevertheless, you will soon come to enjoy it if you give it the proper application. Library Program Expanded An expanded library program is being scheduled for many of the forms. As usual, the prep form library class, which teaches the student how to use the catalogue and other basic fundamentals, is being continued. Last week, the seniors and juniors heard a talk given by Mrs. Bray in the more extensive use of the library. As- signments will be given in connec- tion with English and History classes which will necessitate this use of the library. The primary purpose of this program is to pre- pare the juniors and seniors for the use of college libraries. COUNCIL fCont'd from page ll In the category of driving, a new gate has been installed in the park- ing lot to be used, when finished, as an exit gate only. A right turn is to be made when leaving the gate. IV. This year the Saturday ses- sion will begin at 8:30, assuming that the White Bear group can make it. Everybody would be out of the building by 10:30 if this were done. V. The election of class officers has been set for September 28, on Monday. ORDWAY tCont'd from page lj complete friendship of all those around him". While we sorrow at his loss we are happy to have known him and to have been a part of his life. His memory will remain with us al- ways, a source of constant inspira- tion and strength. Certainly, the Academy is a better school for his having been here. COMPLETE ONE-STOP SERVICE D O N ' S Highland Texaco 726 S. Cleveland DE. 9887 FACULTY fCont'd from page ll to next year. He would very much like to see a First Year Greek course added to the Academy curri- culum next Fall. I think that everyone will agree that such a course would be extremely useful if it could be arranged. It is quite a coincidence that Mr. Rogers happened to become a Master at the Academy. He and Mr. Bray both attended Brown University and also graduated from the same Prep school as did Al. Smith, Holderness School in Plymouth, N. H. These two should have some interesting tales to swap. In closing, I would like to say that we all welcome Mr. Rogers to the Academy, and hope that his stay with us will be a very pleas- ant and interesting one. Odds S1 Ends By D. Beadie Yes, now we are seniors, the very ultimate. The Senior Room is a reality. Already, plans are be- ing made to bring in the World Series via TV. The ten-day free trial plan is usually adopted . . . Baumeister says he doubts that his mental age will decline from ref- ereeing a table of Second Formers at lunch-time. On the contrary, he sits next to the intelligent Wolffes, Robert and Richard, and learns something every day. Ik lk Sk A few of the boys haven't com- pletely adapted themselves to the rigors of school life - notably, Pete Ward, who was caught sound asleep in study hall, and Tim Slade, who became ill during one of Mr. Ra.ssmusen's more gory biology lec- tures. SF ll Q In spite of the fact that our school colors are blue and gold, green appears to be the prevailing color around the Academy this year. Most of the grass, the tennis courts, the dining room, and even the Prep Formers, possess this pleasing color . . . All of which prompts Doc Mayo to say, "The true clue is a new hue. School goes Green!" Ik HF all Seen watching early football practice: alumni Jocko Schlick and Charlie Wood. "Put on your hel- met," .said Jock to Charlie, "and protect the players." . . . Alumni note: Holman and Stringer have gone out for freshman football at Williams and Amherst respec- tively .... SPA should be the best dressed team in the conference sporting new pants fnylonl and helmets .... At the start of the second half of the Cretin game fand what a gamell, Coach said, "Captains Rick and Driscoll, out on the field!" . . . and then added, "Who's excited?" . . . The new trophy case, a gift from last year's seniors, is a welcome addition to the school. Now all we have to do is fill it. 1 WE WOULD APPRECIATE it it the students would patronize our advertisers. They've helped usg please helpthem... THE STAFF I. T. Schusler Co. 379 ROBERT s'r. FINEST IN FORMAL WEAR Discaunts Given To All Students HUNTING SUPPLIES CLOTHING - BOOTS - GUNS df AMMUNITION GOKEY COMPANY SPECIAL SPORTING EQUIPMENT 94 E. Fourth St. CEdar 2581

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