The Spice of Life
There has been a great discussion over the question of week-ends--and to which degree they should be carried. Some seem to think that it is not necessary for a fellow to leave school at the end of the week and go home or seek some other form of diversion. Others think it a wise plan to allow these week-ends because they tend to lighten one and prepare one for the work of the following week in others words, a complete change from the week-day schedule.
Suppose this question were put to any grown-up: "Would you care to stay in one place for a week or more without some change of surroundings?" The answer would almost invariably be the negative. No one cares to stay permanently fixed. When water stands in one place for a while, it becomes stagnant and unfit. Just 30 with the human mind.
Say the privilege of week-ends were suspended--the result? The students would become rebellious, a human trait, in that they would be reluctant in doing the work. Then the scholastic standing of the school would go down; not up. Some other way must be found to raise the scholastic standing of Hebron.
If a fellow has truly done his work through the week, I see no reason for denying him his justly deserved earnings. It gives a chap something to look forward to; he sees life in a different light, and thus the days will be more cheerful and he will develop a better and stronger Hebron spirit than in the other way.
Of course, this situation may be overdone, but I am pleading for the "happy medium", for those who do not abuse the privilege. --The Hebronian.