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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1937. Volume 8. Number 15.

Mr. Mcglynn Speaks

Mr. Mcglynn Speaks.

The reason for articles not forthcoming is not that students have not the ability to write or to think, but due to the inherent laziness of human nature. A student will swot for an exam because there is an end to gain and the means of acquiring that end are obvious to all. But if the effort is left entirely to ones own initiative most of us would, I am afraid, never settle down to work. What we want is a scheme whereby Smad indicates exactly what it wants on various topics. A list of suitable subjects should stimulate thought, and would encourage students to express themselves on those subjects. Once the craze has started it would soon become a tradition. I certainly do not think that Smad should be discontinued. To do so would be a superficial solution of the matter - cutting off your nose to please Mr. Seller's face. Have you ever heard people saying of a Wednesday "Smad is out tonight". The advent is eagerly looked forward to even though they know it is "only a rag", and its abrupt demise would have serious repercussions on 'Varsity life. There is little enough to hold the 'Varsity people together as it is, but if Smad goes there will be still less, and we should become more than ever "a glorified night school". I have spoken.

R. J. Stanford.

T. J. McGlynn.

Chief Reporters, "Smad".