This week at Trinity, 100 years ago

   Posted by: rring   in Uncategorized

Tuesday, November 29, 1910

[Basically asks the faculty to give the students a break–proving that the issue of extending winter break by cutting class has an august tradition; our modern break of almost 4 weeks, coupled with the speed of air travel, seems luxurious in comparison]

The Christmas recess will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 22, and will last two weeks.  It has been brought to the attention of the Tripod that a number of students desire to leave on the preceding Saturday, thus extending the vacation by five days.  With this in view they have been regular in attendance at classes, chapel and church, and have a balance of allowed absences sufficient to permit such a prolongation of the recess.  But the old bugbear, the possibility of assigned tests in that week, is hiding behind a post, ready to leap out and break up their plans with a menacing flourish of its stuffed club.

Now it is true of many of us that the Christmas recess is the one opportunity of going home during the entire college year.  Some students are obliged to spend a considerable portion of it on the train.  To such as have been far-sighted enough to economize their cuts the faculty should offer no hindrance to a fair vacation.

Nearly three weeks remain in which the various professors may hold their tests, and there seems to be no adequate reason why one of those four days, viz., from December 19 to 22, should be chosen for such compulsory attendance.  Every professor who abstains therefrom will be rewarded by a silent vote of thanks from his students, their families and their friends.


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