University of Maryland College Park - Terrapin / Reveille Yearbook (College Park, MD)

 - Class of 1904

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of strength in any of these particulars. A young man of strong character there- fore fails to arouse a spirit of opposition. For his influence is not of the noisy kind. Its subtleness is its strength. It conquers without the meretricious show of the bugle note and the regalia of dress parade occasions. The tone of a college life gives evidence o; the scale of character of its best men. Such men make the esprit of the institution. They strike the key from which the gamut of college life is run. Student ideals create the standards of student life. Happy the college in which the student ideals are set on a high plane. Force of char- acter is like all other force. It produces results always in the direction of the greatest components. When the traditiofis of an institution are inspiring student esprit is not difficult to create. When the traditions are debasing a high grade of college life is almost as difficult to beget as it would be to produce a concrete object from a passing fancy. When young men present themselves for college matriculation they should come well armed with resolves to a manly Ufe in all that constitutes its highest type. This persisted in will lay the foundation for a code of college life under whose benign influences will spring up a class of men full fledged in all those characteristics which command the pride of the under graduates and create in the graduates a filial devotion to the cause of Alma Mater. When a senior feels that during his four year course he has acquired information of such a character as to qualify him to call in question the wisdom of every policy of its board of managers and further to regard the work in all departments as subject to amendment by the uggestive force of his monumental brain power, then the best element of the senior class with that of the under classman should realize that the esprit of the institution is being attacked from a vital point. The man thus sapping the vitality of the college with which he is associated should be brought to a realization that such conduct can find no congenial clime for its development in the college beyond its incipient state. The responsibility upon every young man is to keep clean the escutcheon of his institution. If from the student ' s standpoint he sees conditions which appears to militate against its good name, let him call attention to it in his class organization. Urge upon the class the importance of eliminating the evil and planting the good. Memorialize the college authorities for the correction of the evil. There can be no question as to a respectful hearing of any memorial coming up in the proper spirit from the student body. There should be the keenest reciprocal appreciation of the differ- ence between the points of view of the college authorities and the student body. 10

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College ILsprit. R. W. SILVILSTLR, President. OLLEGE life means much to a young man. Behind his matri- culation usually stands the experiences of fifteen or sixteen years. Blessed the boy who has gained this experience not as the result of his own volition, but rather as the product of an initiative born of his will and this guided by the wise counsel of thoughtful and prudent parents. In these years, in the main, the framework of his future char- acter is constructed, the same safeguarded and supported by a moral training which makes its possessor keenly sensitive to the most insidious attacks which will certainly be made, upon this foundation of every manly life. I would there- fore caution parents to beware of subjecting a weakling, from the character stand- point, to the temptation of college life. Commence early to draw out and train physical as well as character strong points. The intellectual life should be the superstructure to be built upon the foundation of strong physical development and splendid character fiber. There is little danger to the young man, possessed of these qualities, who presents himself for a collegiate career. His : trong heart pumps rich blood to his brain which gives nimbleness to his faculties in their grapplings with problems certain to arise for their consideration. His character structure is shock proof to the assaults which will be certainly made upon it. We will suppose then that we have a splendid animal physically bridled and con- trolled by a strong character which has not been strained and weakened by the shocks and assaults of unimpeded temptations. Such attacks as have been made have been tempered by parental interference and in every conflict defeat has been the possession alone of the temptations and not the character. Hence the matri- culate enters college life with a conscious strength to resist temptation. This conscious strength has the reinforcement of a reserve power, and thus accoutred the probabilty of defeat is reduced to the minimum. Nothing makes us so strong as conscious strength. This is true morally, mentally and physically. Character, tempe s the disposition to a feeling of self sufficiency, arising from a realization



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Each has its weak points, older heads should bear in mind that the pleasures, in the main, of youth appeal in vain to them. Youth should consider that the zest of life at this period of their existence is apt to lead to excesses which will permanently impair the prospects of the attainment of those ideals which should be the conscious possession of every young man. The authorities must tone down this disposition on the part of the student body and the student body must keep the college authorities toned up, by memorials and a manly life, to the ap- preciation of the fact that young manhood is constantly reminded by suggestion that their moral, mental, social, and physical beings have yearnings which must be gratified at due time and place, if development is to be the result. The world of education to-day is appreciating this great truth. Young Men ' s Christian Associations, College Clubs for mutual help in special lines of study,Class organiza- tions, and ath ' etics all encouraged by college authorities bespeak a mutual under- standing of this great truth. Let us at our college then lend ourselves with a single purpose to the development of an esprit de corps, which will be our Shibboleth and will be as sacred to every individual connected with our college as the Cross is to the Christian people. The teachings which the cross symbolizes, followed in our daily lives will be an immense support and aid in the considera- tion of this great purpose. 11

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