The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, April 01, 1893, Image 1

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    The Nebraskan
Vol. I.
Lincoln, Nebraska, April, 1893.
No. 7.
THE NEBRASKAN. the interests of the U. of NM as untir-
wurere - -.--- ing, conscientious and effective. This
A Monthly Paper, Issued at the University of Nebraska, recognition of his successful efforts is very
Entorcd as Rocontl-olnss mail nmttor. gratifying to his friends.
T. 13. Wing Kditor-ln-Chiof
II. G. "Whitmouk Uuslnoss Managor
The Representative College Paper.
In the realms of college journalism at
least at the U. of N. we know of no more
fitting way to celebrate April Fool's Day
than to play a trick on ourselves and get the
paper out promptly on the 1st day of the
month. So here we arc. April Fool !
In another column we publish a partial
list of new b oks received at the library
since January 1. Hereafter we shall print
such a list in each issue. It was sug'gestcd
by the Librarian that often times valuable
reference books or volumes in general litera
ture come in without the students knowing
anything about them. Many volumes are
being added to the library daily, and we
adopt this method of announcing the most
important, that everybody may have the full
use and benefit of additional volumes as soon
as they are available.
We were looking over a college song book
the other day. Page after page of Harvard
songs, Yale songs, Princeton and Williams
songs were there, bnt none from the western
colleges and none from the U. of N. We
might just as well have a University song as
not. With musicians like Lehmer and Pol
lard and such poets as Tallmadgeand Fisher,
to say nothing of the girls, we ought to turn
out some genuine art gems. We haven't
many of the "blest ties that bind" here
among the students, and a song is a splendid
thing to start with. College spirit needs
cultivating. Let's have a song. We shall
be glad to submit in these columns for
approval or rejection by the students any
thing anyone will volunteer to compose for a
U. of N. song.
The State Oratorical Association in con
vention March 10 at Cotner University,
unanimously elected Mr. Adam McMullen
president for the ensuing year. No more
appropriate choice could have been made.
Mr. McMullen has more than earned the
honor conferred by the State Association.
His work as Secretary and Treasurer of the
Local Association up to the time of the local
contest and from that time to March 10, in
What's the matter with a University But
ton ? The question was agitated last year,
but nothing came of it. A neat, plain button
for college students is an admirable device,
especially in a town like Lincoln, where stu
dents from seven different colleges adorn the
streets at all hours of the day. It would
serve to distinguish us from other students
a distinction contributing much to the
peace of mind of neighboring colleges, al
though, doubtless, greatly to our own embar
rassment and disadvantage. However, we
are nothing if not magnanimous. Lets
brand ourselves with an educational trade
mark. Il will save some of the needless
questions fired at us daily : "Do you go to
the Advent college?" "Are you a cadet at