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105 Years Ago

            In addition to learning another bit of school history, this week you also have an opportunity to learn a scrap of Latin if you have none. The phase in question may be freely translated as “New things.”

from The Hermonite, vol. XXI, no.6, p. 100; February 1913.


“Novae res” have come for the Seminary. It used to be printed in the catalog that one half hour’s exercise was required of each student daily. Teachers used to advise it as cure for headache and as first aid to mathematics. It was frequently chosen as a topic for discussion in English classes, but alas! only a few were faithful.

Now one half hour’s exercise is taken daily. Time is set aside for it; it is anticipated with pleasure, and the new exercise cards just give the final reminder to obey the old rule with new enthusiasm.