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Look magazine, in a forthcoming issue, probably
offers the best remarks for'a new academic term.
The words are reassuring to the majority of students
who have never quite realized their dreams of high
"All-U's" and have watched the select group of those
that have receive numerous awards and plaudits for
Harold A. Fitzgerald observes in "Needed:
A University for the C+ Student" that the average
student, with a cumulative average that just ap
proaches 3.00, is the "Average Young Man who built
"Always be kind to your A and B students," the
author quotes Novice G. Fawcett, president of Ohio
State, in a letter Fawcett received from the president
of Yale a few years ago. "Someday, one of them will
return to your campus as a good professor. And, also
be kind to your C+ students. Someday, one of them
will build you a $2,000,000 science laboratory."
The author adds that the C+ student is the
"collective backbone of the nation." The logic of the
C+ student eventually wins out when the theories
so well-memorized by the A+ student don't always
We tend to agree. And. we'd like to add' that
those students who protest, who participate, who
lead at this university, can only boast a handful of
the "top. students" in their ranks. The majority don't
have academic records as shining as their extra-
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curricular records, but their contributions and their
practical learning cancel that so-called negative
aspect. Their time is spent doing, instead of locking
themselves away with their textbooks.
The C+ students are the ones you'll see at the
majority of programs and functions at the Univer
sity, the ones speaking out while their fellow A+
students are too busy at the library.
And, we are not attending the University pri
marily to go to classes and pile up credits. Learning
involves much more than that to make a university
important and to make a student's time here valuable
The University should realize that its C+ stu
dents are really the most important part of the stu
dent population. And, as long as a good number of
A+ students seem only content in fostering their
own academic averages instead of trying to use their
ability towards more constructive activities, the C+
student will continue to deserve more admiration.
A+ students are the top echelon at any institu
tion of learning thanks to the layers of C+ students
supporting them and keeping them up there— aca
demically, if nothing else.
Buy books, study and go to class. Sure. But don't
only buy books, study, and go to class. Use your
ability and energy profitably, even if you're a "C+"
TO THE EDITOR: On Nov. 22 a group of students pro
claimed a day of mourning for our troops in Vietnam that
have made the ultimate sacrifice. Of course, the theme of
this insolent demonstration was that our troops have died
in vain, that they have been needlessly sacrificed for a
Conspicuous'by their absttnce at this degrading display
of yoUthful ignorance were the veterans of Vietnam.
Strange, indeed, that none of our men who have served
decided to take advantage of this demonstration to make
their countrymen aware that our fighting men see no rea
son for our presence in Vietnam, are there against their
will and are being forced to fight a war of aggression.
Since none of our veterans showed up to participate in
this demonstration, and in fact have never showed up for
any long-haired show of disenchantment with the war
effort, one must wonder about the opinion of the men who
have been there.
If Americans have a shred of respect left they must
prevent the reoccurence of anything approaching the spec-
Thetacle that occurred on the mall on the eve of Thanksgiving.
opinion of our fighting men as a group has been
accurately summarized by Carl Janus.lll, a 23-year-old
sergeant serving in Vietnam. He writes, "Everytime I read
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in the papers of these protest marches I get sick in the
stomach." If our deceased veterans somehow voice their
opinion of their "mourners" they would effectively com
municate their feelings in the same way Pfc. Ronald Pad
get.). a Vietnam veteran did upon observing a group of dem
onstrators in front of a Detroit bar. He threw a pitcher of
beer on them and spat on the picture of Mao-Tse•Tung
which they were carrying.
Our men in Vietnam loathe and despise the draft card
burning protestors. The dead would turn over in their
graves if they knew they were being defiled by a group of
so-called mourners that unforgivably insulted them by
associating them with an anti-war demonstration.
American citizens have the cherished freedom to
dissent, but common decency dictates that a mockery must
not be made of our war dead. On Nov. 22, every man that
has died in Vienam was shamelessly degraded by indi
viduals that, had he lived, he would not have blemished
his reputation by associating with them.
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Ever since Will Shakespeare wrote, "Above all to
thine own self be true," people have gone around thinking
that self-honesty is one of mankind's greatest virtues.
Today's young adults set such value on self-honesty
that it remains their primary goal in life—after marriage,
of course, for the girls.
Coupled with the self-truth principle is a search for
identity. This is where Shakespeare and the psychiatrists
come in. The men of the mind help us help ourselves. They
can't tell us what we are, but they try to direct us to find
out about ourselves. These men, of course, swear by Will.
"If I never accomplish anything else," remarked a
one-time Penn State engineering major, "let me be true to
myself." That seine student later said, "You can lie to your
friends. Everyone does anyway. But if you lie to yourself
.. . Well then, life just ain't worth livin'."
Most of us agree with the student. At least that's the
consensus one gets whenever one hears or participates in
a bull session which isn't dwelling on sex or sports. Right?
You bet. But , no matter what you're theorizing, it
doesn't matter because this self-honesty bit is some ro•
mantic concoction of little practicality. False! Fool, you
I say there's no greater virtue than self-deception. In
the words of the architect who designed Willard Building,
"Those who deceive themselves best/live happiest."
Look, who are the people who end up in asylums?
Aren't they the ones who, after having caught a glimpse of
reality, simply snapped out?
And what about that most revered and respected man,
the artist? He lives and creates in a world of illusion. Wasn't
it Friedrich Nietzsche who said lies are necessary to rise
superior to reality, to the horrible truth of life?
There's no need for us to get bogged down in the psyche
of Nietzsche. He really wasn't a pessimist anyway. Art,
which misrepresented reality, caused him to be optimistic.
Who are the happiest people in the world? The answer's
a snap for any parent: children. Kids are so happy because
they don't see life in terms of dollars and cents, birth and
death. They live in a phony world, a world of illusion.
Nevertheless, it is a world of happiness. Give a kid a
few blocks, and he's built a pyramid; give 'aim a gun and
holster, and he's Wyatt Earp.
Children aren't saddled with a station in life like
adults. They can change their position with a spark of the
imagination. If adults don't like what they're doing, they
still have to think of bringing home the coin.
But you don't have to be a child to enjoy life. Of
course, you must make money to live. But you don't have
to do it honestly. I mean you can rationalize, a sophisti
cated term for lying.
We rationalize every day to make life more bearable.
To put it a bit more refined, we study our great politi
cians like Lyndon Johnson and speak tactfully or (as
Nietzsche would have it) with art.
You still don't believe me? O.K. What excuses did you
give your parents when they saw last term's transcript?
Girls: what kind of line will you throw to the fella' who
asks for a date tonight? Men: what did you say to your
buddies after you called her?
As tough as 'it is to be honest with your associates, it's
infinitely more difficult to be true to yourself? Suppose
you find your identity. What would you do? Wallow in the
satisfaction of knowing that you're perfectly suited as a
No. You'll rationalize out of whatever you find. So
why expend all this unnecessary energy?
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