Rooming in the Yard has become a recognized tradition, and much effort is expended every year in persuading the members of the Junior class to follow it. Sentiment and association are argued at length, nor are class unity and intimacy forgotten.
It is all very well to talk about such things, but few people will believe them until they learn from experience. And even then their judgments will differ. Some Seniors undoubtedly feel the sentimental value of the Yard; some merely enjoy rooming with a sleeted group of friends; while many of them waste no thought on it at all. Or perhaps the most universal approval arises from the convenience to the class-rooms.
The Seniors cannot put forward any argument that will appeal generally to every one. The Juniors must experiment for themselves. All that the graduating class can say is that there are indubitably many advantages to rooming in the Yard, not the least of which is the intangible sentiment attaching to it. And there the case rests. It is for the Juniors to reject or accept it; theirs alone will be the loss or gain.