Since the war effort is now justly the center of attention, extracurricular activities and tradition must suffer. Acceleration has cut into the spare time of many undergraduates and the intensification of the usual four year course leaves neither the time nor the inclination to get into the swing of things.
But further and unnecessary damage has been done by the attitude that nothing is of importance beyond the actual war effort. The cessation of "Business As Usual" has become the common excuse of men who have a schedule as leisurely as Mil Sci and Ec A.
Some of the traditions and activities that complete a college are sure to suffer under war conditions, but more can be saved than is usually realized. As much as possible should be maintained, so that the college we have known may not change beyond recognition, but that '47 and '48 may still know what "Reinhart" means and still be publishing an Advocate.