A Monthly Paper, Published by the Students of the Mankato
Managing Editor, - - D. R. STOCKLEY.
Local Department, -
Miss Julia Hyland.
Miss Anna Porter.
John K. McBroom.
j Miss Hattie Noble.
I Frank Dean.
j Miss Grace Clark.
I Miss Maud Hays.
j Clayton Kennedy.
/ Burt Weld
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(Entered at the Mankato Postoflice as Second-Class
Perhaps to no class of people in our
commonwealth did Thanksgiving come
with greater benediction than to the stu
dents of the Normal.
The short vacation gave additional zest
to school requirements and further served
as a prelude to the longer holiday recess.
Eagerly anticipated by all, the holidays
have an especial charm for those who, having seldom if ever before been long from
home, have here encountered the stern rea-
. lities of homesickness and have not only resisted this mysterious attack upon the sympathetic system but have as a result of perseverance a list of credits that may be
proudly exhibited in the home circle.
Surrounded by the profitable and enjoyable influences of Normal school life the pulses
thrill with quickened impulse, yet warm
hearts will respond with an added throb
and bright eyes will glisten with unusual
luster at thoughts of the domestic reunion
which has for so many years been so happily associated with these winter holidays.
Into these homes The Student goes,—a
welcome, silent guest.
If we, as we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, could add to
your enjoyment we would do so. If it were
in our power to add to your faith in the perfect Man, Jesus, the Christ, whose Birth
Christmas so fittingly celebrates and whose
rest and peace are ours to enjoy, we would
be happy indeed.
In writing a letter it is well to remember
that whatever is worth the postage for sending is worth careful perusal by the writer to
discover what mistakes have been made,
that words once written can never be recalled, that an impression once made is hard to
efface, and that so surely as a letter is receiv
ed so surely is a knowledge of the character
of the writer portrayed to the recipient.
Some letters go astray by being improperly directed, resulting not only in the loss of
stationery but also in loss of time which
might have been put to good advantage;
others dampen the feeling of friendship with
their very evident carelessness; while still
others unfortuitously sent, result in pecuniary loss to the owner.
The heedlessness of sending is sometimes
equalled by the indifference of receipt. A
letter that is worth redeeming from cremation is deserving of a more secluded receptacle than the pockets of a jacket or the opening leaves of a text book where it is so
positively subject to the curious gaze of some
It were well to consider these points and
bear in mind that even a letter has a mission
to perform and will fulfill it according to the
skill or intention of the writer.