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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 29, 1912)
T TT E DAILY NEBRASKAN
Status of the Freshman
(Continued from Pnge 2.)
become ndnpted to the new environ
ment. The flrnt ImprenHton likely to strike
the freshman forcibly Ih the extreme
activity of nnderRrnduate life at New
Haven. Me has, perhnnp, usually
thoiiKht of college as a place where n
man did more or less as ho plensed
when he pleased, and followed his own
Inclinations, Intellectual or otherwise,
to the exclusion of Interfering obliga
tions, nut It Ib not Yale.
Our freshman will soon discover that
all the men In his class whose friend
ship Is much worth having are rather
strenuously changed In the pursuit of
some one or more of the various rec
ognized college activities One man
may be out for class football, another
for "The News,' a third working in
boys' clubs or some other department
of university religious life, and so on.
He will next notice (also with some
perplexit ) that it does not seem to
matter so much what Held a man
chooses, so long as his efforts in it
are earnest and his purpose sincere
The freshman will be surprised to llnd
the athlete and the literary light (up
per classman) rooming together, and
each most highly appreciate e of the
Many a man lias made a fulse start
through procast ination lit; was "mean
ing" to go out lor football all the fall;
but never quite got started, and so on
Not only has he lost ground In accom
plishing something, but he has lost an
opportunity for making friends, be
cause the pick of the men are always
on the tiring line, and consequently tin
freshman who spends his afternoons
hanging around will probably have foi
company the least desirable element In
Provided a man is human and does
not permit the race for Intellectual
honors to make a freak or a hermit of
him, the better the work he can do In
the classroom, the greater the respect
in which he will be held by his own
class and those above him. This is
true and is Important, because failure
to grasp this fact has probably been
responsible for more false btahts, and
consequent untimely ending of college
careers, than any other ailment that
the freshman is heir to.
The freshman will do well not to
allow himself to worry over the future.
If he is properly busy, he will not have
time to; but In any case he should re
member that the first year Is u mere
opprentlceshVp to real participation In
the life of the university ; that It Is a
chnnco to get a taste through his own
closs organizations of what Is In store
later, and to fit himself for tho more
stirring times of sophomoro, Junior,
and senior years, Just aB the university
itsolf Is a preparation for the more
Important business of life. So he
should try his hand here and there,
and develop such latent ability as he
may possess, and above all cultivate
the friendship of the men of IiIb own
In the years that follow he will find
duties and responsibilities demanding
an Increasing share of IiIb time, and
will fiequently find himself looking
back longingly on the carefree library
of freshman year
Finally, the freshman must cultivate j
the idea that whatever he does is not
primal ily for himself- he is working
for the university. He must come to
feel and to believe that his successes
will have their highest value in adding
a little more luster to the fair name of
the alma mater, and that his own
greatest honor will be to have his
name handed down through college
generations as one of the army of
strong men and true who have done
something for Yale. This is Yale
spirit Let the freshman ponder upon
it, and welcome It to his heart and
cherish it there; for it is. like love of
country and love of kin, one of the
mightiest influences that will ever
come into his life to give it purpose
Not at Nebraska.
A well-known business man attended
his daughter's commencement exer
cises at an eastern college recently
He had been greatly pleased with the
beauty and dignity of the exercises
and was discoursing to his wife upon
the refining Influences of college life
Suddenly his impressive monologue
was cut short. A girl, in cap and
gown, came dashing down the steps of
the main hall waving her diploma and
shouting. "Kducated, by gosh!"
Read the "Rag"
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J. L. FERGUSON
of Broken Bow,
United States Senator of Nebraska
I am a farmer and was educated at the University of Michigan1
and am running tor the office of United States Senator by request of
business men and fair-minded farmers, and I stand pat against, and
for the repeal of the PARCELS POST LAW, as it now standsrund I
ask the support of every jobber, traveling man, merchant, railroad
man, rural route carrier, drayman and every fair-minded farmer, as it
is a vital questiontoall of them. - .
I Have not asked for a penny to help me in my campaign, BUT
DO ASK the support of every fair-minded voter in Nebraska.
J. l! FERGUSON.
Broken Bow, Nebraska.
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