THE COLLEGIAN EDITOR CONTRIBUTES A 1911 NEW YEAR’S EDITORIAL
Frank E. Weyer
THE NEW YEAR
Josiah Strong has said, "The ox never knows a New Year; he lives the same old year over again." If the New Year is to do anything more than mark time for us, it must bring us new growth, new inspirations, new victories. The year nineteen hundred eleven will not merely mark time for Hastings College but will bring forth new growth because of the splendid results of the past year’s work. Many interests and activities have been developed which place the College among the first of the West.
The new gymnasium, which is now ready for occupancy, will soon prove to be the means of a most excellent physical growth among the students. A great interest has been manifested in the speedy completion of the new building, which means that added enthusiasm will be shown in all the practices and games during the year.
Father Yarndley’s Orphans have so increased in numbers with the new year that he will have in store many added treats for his audiences as the Club goes out next spring to warble with the songsters.
There is not only a growth in athletics and the musical departments but the campus itself has begun to grow. This is due to the increase of students living in the dormitories, whose privilege it is to be confined to the campus a greater part of the time.
Many other things point to a rapid and steady growth for 1911, and as we grow, new inspirations will ever be before us. With a bright goal not far distant we are inspired to do the very best that lies within us.
The past work and interest in the classrooms, as well as the ardent zeal of the instructors fills the student body with high aspirations, which will lead to new and greater victories.
So let us resolve with the New Year that we who are connected in any way with Hastings College and its interests, will strive to make this the very best year in the history of the institution. "Who knows what opportunities may come to us this year? Let us live in a great spirit, then we shall be ready for a great occasion."