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THE PHOENIX

"CLASSIFICATION DAY" For the benefit of those who think that their particular college or university has all the problems of classification day, let me tell you of the troubles, heart-breaking moments, embarrassing situations, and nerve-racking experiences that the students of Michigan State Normal College must endure each term. We have a-hunt and punch system in typewriting; so have we a duck and dodge system in classification. We duck or dodge the professors who have been "put on the spot" by older and would-be wiser students. Such expressions heard around the study table as the following are quite typical: "Don't take that History course. You are simply swamped with work, have to write a term thesis in it, must needs go to the library every night for at least an hour, and besides, he favors the boys." "Yes, but Betty, I have to take that course, and he is the only 'prof' who teaches it. Why couldn't that young, goodlooking one give it this term? And they say that he never gives an 'A'. Oh dea路r, I'll probably pull a 'D'." "Well, you should worry," from another. "If you could see the perfectly inhuman program that I am literally forced to take, you would stop 'sobbing' over one professor. And imagine! An eight o'clock in the winter. Who ever started the idea of going to a class before daylight anyway? And I never get a chance to take that Astronomy course. They say that you actually get two o'clock permits for it." And so this goes on. Usually two hours a day is the limit for any human being. The best thing to do after such an ordeal is sleep for at least eight hours. This torrent usually breaks forth the night before the fatal day. About twenty minutes before you are due at the classification building, proceed to rise and make a rush for your destination. Of course you must get as close to the door as possible. In this gathering will be found college folk equipped with elbows of varying degrees of sharpness. Do not mind. What is a broken rib or two on classification day? Also, prepare yourself for rain while you are herded in front of the building;

Profile for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority

Asa phoenix vol 18 no 4 may 1932  

Asa phoenix vol 18 no 4 may 1932