1936The Happy Medium


Sept. 12, 1936, Glendale Junior College Galleon

When a student enters a junior college for the first time, he is faced with problems entirely different from those he encountered while he was in high school.

Besides meeting many new students and instructors, he will have to adjust himself to many new formalities. He will have to plan his days in accordance to his new study arrangements. He will have to become acquainted with such unfamiliar expressions as “units” and “grade points.”

After the student has settled down into the routine of his school work, he will find that there are many extracurrilcular activities in which he may participate. Many campus clubs, catering to the various interests of the student may be joined. There will be plays, assemblies, and operettas in which he may take part if he is so talented. After he has been at the college for a year, he may cast his hat in the ring — thus entering school politics.

However, if the student is too ambitious and tries to enter too many outside activities so that he neglects his college work, his grades will consequently suffer. As his grades go down, the student finds himself disqualified for whatever activity in which he is participating.

Therefore the new student is urged to take part in various extra-curricular activities at the college, but at the same time he is cautioned not to overdo to the extent that these activities come before his school work.