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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 15, 1890)
Professor Lccs has recently received applications from
the high schools of Noith Platte, Bloomington, Broken Bow,
and Loup City for examinations for admittance to 'the major
course; and from Dorchester and North Bend for the minor
course of the University.
The applications that ar rolling in from different high
schools of the state show that they are gradually raising their
standard; and wc hope the time Is not far distant when every
high school in the state will be able to admit their graduates
into the Freshman class.
The U. of N. is taking great . interest in the beet-sugar
industry of Nebraska. About fifty samples of beets are re
ceived by the chemical department each week for analysis;
while Professor Fulmerhas analysed during the past year sev
eral of the different soils of the state.
The whole process: The innocent victim is noticed to
wear good clothes; he is taught how to play tennis; he is fed
at Brown's; he is allowed to sit in the same row in chapel
with some of the elite ; he rides the goat, and wears a piece of
ribbon. Then behold the aesthetic Greek!
Two young men at Talmage, who are studying up botany
to enter the Sophomore class next year, recently sent up their
herbariums to Professor Bessey, who says that they have iden
tified several plants better than some of his students have
when working under the best of advantages.
First Prep in history class: "I don't see why wc can't let
the geography go, and just learn the lacts concerning our
work." Professor Caldwell calmly crossed his legs and re
plied: "I am afraid you will have to learn history as I teach
it or wc shall not get along very well together."
The faculty of Cotncr University invited the faculty of the
University of Nebraska to be present at the celebration of
Cotr.er's first anniversary, October 7. The relations existing
between the two institutions are very pleasant, President
Dungan having been a regent of th'c State University foi six
The prospects ol the University battalion this fall are far
better than ever before. Up to date there are sixty-one new
recruits, while at the same time last year there were only
forty. The whole number of men drilling now is 145, while
at the same time last fall the registry showed only 130 men to
be drilling. '
The Athletic Association met Thursday evening, October
9, and elected the following officers: C. M. Skiles, president;
A. M. Anderson;' trice-president; J. A. Barklcy, secretary; G,
L. Sheldon, treasurer; Thcophil Bruggcr, custodian. Two
committees were ulso appointed to organize foot ball and
base ball teams.
There are enrolled at the present time sixty one more stud
ents than in all last fall term. The aggregate of the Fresh
man and Sophomore classes is the same as in all last fall term.
The Junior and Senior classes aggregate a few more, and of
specials in college work there arc sixty-four wheie there were
forty-five last fall. The second yer.r Latin School has in
creased nearly 50 per cent, and the first year nearly 36 per
cent. About 160 books have been catalogued this week in
the Greek department and enough in various other depart
ments to make up 200. "
When you want photographs call on the business manager
of The IIesteiuan and secure-orders at special rates on any
of the leading galleries of the city.
Of the Pacific rharos we would say that punctuality and
fairly good looks are about its only redeeming qualities.
Wc want to thank the Athenaeum (or an excellent essay
on Chaucer which may come handy some time when exams
dot the firmament.
The Lombard Review appears to he as heavy and as solid
as ever. Fo- downright lnboriousncss in a literary way wc
commend the Review.
The Washburn Reporter and ihtArgo arc having a tiff this
year. Whether it be for money 01 life wc know not. It
looks like very little of cither.
University of Michigan now sports a daily, not content with
even a weekly. 1'crhaps, however, a little of the experience
of Cornell in this line may render it satisfied, Nevertheless
we admire enterprise.
The Baker Index presents in its first issue for this year the
portrait and innnugural address of its newly elected president
W. A. Quayle, the youngest of college presidents. Baker,
it seems, is thus noted in one way at least.
'The literary societies arc chiefly defunct here, and their
future is a problem." Northwestern. Will the Northwestern
now please tell us plainly what has been the cause of their
decease? A simple question for information.
Latest from the K. S. W.: There is but one weekly paper
published here now tusd, Oh, that there were none! The
Courier has a good circulation and a co ed for an exchange
editor. For these reasons it may possibly live a while longer.
The Elite Journal again shows forth none the worse for
wear and tear so far as we .can sec. It is the better for it and
wc want to compliment it that it retreats in nothing in its
principle?. Move on, friend Elite, a paper with principles
has a mission in the college world.
Out Scholastic Dane again is ranking its weekly visits as
serene as ever, as regular as ever, and withal the same as cvor.
Big heads (used in the colloquial sense) seldom accept advice
so we'll not tender any in this case. Suffice it to say that
improvement is possible even in the Scholastic.
The Brookings, South Dakota, Collegian gives much space
to a discussion of the capital question in that state. It is in
teresting reading whether it be strictly in the province of a
college paper to print suci matter or not. IJut whnt interests
us most is, "Was there anything in it for the Coliegian?"
The EarlhamUe seems to have but little profited by the
advice we conscientiously gave it last year as to how to con
duct its paper in such a manner as would make it more of a
live college paper. In literary merit it stands high, in true
college spirit and brightness, low. Wc would suggest that
it is never too late to mend.
The Muhlenberg makes its appearance as speckled out
wardly as ever and with a new exchange editor who in his
salutatory hopes that "you will pardon all criticisms that may
seem harsh to you" and who then proceeds to write out two
full columns of exchange and makes not a criticism, hut some
insipid commendations that ceitainly will never effect any
body, either negatively or positively. Such is life in the ex
We take pleasure in noticing a new exchange that has
come to our desk, the Northwestern Journal of Education;
published in Lincoln. Of good size and of good matter it
certainly has good prospects of success in. its wide tcnitory,
the Northwest. It is a journal that should be of considerable
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