A Monthly Paper, Published by the Students of the Mankato
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D. R. STOCKLEY.
Miss Julia Hyland.
Miss Anna Porter.
John K. McBroom.
| Miss Hattie Noble.
i Frank Dean.
) Miss Grace Clark.
I Miss Maud Hays.
j Clayton Kennedy.
I Burt Weld
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(Entered at the Mankato Postoffice as Second-Class
Commencement occurs May 28th. There
will be the usual sermon, address, class-day
exercises and orations. These, if collected
and published, would be much valued by
With this end in view it has been decided
to print the May and June numbers of The
Student together. By this arrangement,
without unduly increasing the expense,space
will be furnished for the publication of all
approved matter that may be heard during
this most momentous week during the school
year. All orders for extra copies should be
handed in early that the edition may be
large enough to supply the demand.
About the usual number of students left
at the end of the Third Quarter to teach
Since normal schools expressly train for
teaching, this annual egress of undergraduates may be expected. We may note with
propriety in this connection a point in ethics.
There is a tendency for teachers to flirt
with schools and schools with teachers not
to the credit of either party.
It may be all right for a clergyman to
" angle" for a pastorate of larger influence
and increased salary since it is his business
to go where the Spirit moveth, but a teacher
or school is bound by the terms of a contract till its expiration.
The chances are remote that both parties
to the contract are at one and the same
time willing to annul it. This is written to
We are prepared to listen to a number of
extenuating circumstances, and to reply in
vigorous language that we know of nothing
more demoralizing to the progress of a school
than to have a " break and a new beginning " in the middle of a term.
This says nothing as to the effect on the
priinples of a teacher.
One who is constantly living in the expectation of immediately severing connection with the present surroundings and going to some one out of many places for
which a standing application exists, does
not teach school satisfactorily.
This fable relates how much good may
be accomplished by planning to carry forward indefinitely an existing contract.
It is as safe now as it has ever been to
follow conservative leaders.
When the veterans in the ranks of the
schools shake their heads at some latter day
methods that conveniently shelter themselves under cover of a " New Education,"
it might be well for recruits to proceed with
Experience teaches that he who performs
an assigned task does so usually from compulsion not from love of work.
Pretty statements about perfect schools,