Here’s your daily moment of sweetness.

In New Hampshire, high school seniors spent some of the year raising the $8,000 it would take for a class trip to the Adirondacks of New York, part of the perk of being a high school senior.

Then they found out their principal, Courtney Vashaw, has cancer. They canceled the trip and gave her the money to help pay for her treatment.

“Every one of us has a connection with her, and she has given so much to us that we just wanted to give back,” said Christopher Sirois, the senior class president.

Retiring CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer has some parting thoughts on the changing nature of news reporting. Evan Agostini | Invision, via AP

If you didn’t read all the way through the Associated Press story on Bob Schieffer today, you might have missed an important cultural nugget.

Schieffer, longtime newsman at CBS, is hosting his final Face the Nation broadcast this week, and so he’s reflecting on the changing nature of news.

“I suppose every generation thinks that the kids younger than them aren’t as good as they were and screwed it up in some way,” he said. “I try not to sound like an old goat, but the fact is there will always be a need for reporters, whether they are doing it on television or a website or for a newspaper that is not on paper anymore.”

Then there’s this part that proves that he is either an “old goat” or we’re doomed. I’m not sure which.

Recently, an aspiring reporter in Texas sent Schieffer a note seeking advice on a school project. Schieffer sent his phone number and the student replied that he’d rather talk via email. Schieffer Rule No. 1: pick up the phone or drop by.

“How do you ask a follow-up question?” he said. “How do you listen to a person and the tone of his voice to know whether he’s putting you on? The best way to interview someone is face-to-face and I think we ought to get to that whenever we can.”

I had a similar experience recently when an area university student asked to interview me as part of his final class project. Keeping in mind that I insist on face-to-face interviews precisely for the reason Schieffer gave, and I often spend several hours with a student, I gave him several options for times and dates.

“Those won’t work for me,” he said. And that was that.

Schieffer’s rule on picking up a ringing phone is born of experience. After President Kennedy was assassinated, the phone rang in his Dallas newsroom. He answered it with annoyance.

“I picked up the phone and a woman said, ‘Is there anybody there who can give me a ride to Dallas?’ and I almost hung up the phone,” Schieffer recalled on the 50th anniversary of the assassination. “And I said, ‘Lady, you know, we’re not running a taxi service here. And besides, the president’s been shot.’ And she says, ‘Yes, I heard it on the radio. I think my son is the one they’ve arrested.'”

It was Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother.

Andrew Henderson and a local police department are at it again.

Henderson, who was acquitted by a Ramsey County jury last year for refusing to stop taping police and an ambulance crew in Little Canada, was detained by St. Paul police this month for taping cops to see if they wore seat belts at the same time they were enforcing seat belt use.

A police spokesman tells the Pioneer Press that officers wear their seat belts “99.9 percent of the time.”

The St. Paul city attorney tells the newspaper that his office will work with the police department “to clarify the rights of way applicable to the sidewalks around the public-safety buildings in the area.”