The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, April 15, 1893, Page 2, Image 2

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their natural course unmolested and undis
turbed. The Hesperian is still opposed to
fraternities, but, nevertheless, we do not
cure to discuss the question. However, un
like the childlike spirit of the JS7ebraskan.
we wish to say that if we find any new mat
ter that will be of importance to our side of
the fraternity question, that will not be the
"same old story" we propose to set it forth
in the columns of the Hesperiax; and we
will not put after it, whatever it may be,
"Now wo have had our say and shall keep
quiet hereafter. v We invite anyone to an
swer any article that appears in these col
umns on fraternities, or on any other sub
ject for that matter, and answer it in the
Hesperian if you wish. "Ve are ever ready
to promote free inquiry and expressions of
honest opinions, and if wc print matter in
our paper that is contrary to the opinions of
the editors, what matters it? "We would see
both sides represented, and represented in
as able a manner as possible. The Hesper
ian represents all classes in the University,
and the JXtbrutskun, can not show a single
case where any communication from frat or
barb on a fraternity or uou -fraternity sub
jeet was ever refused by the board of edi
tors, and certainly the present would not re-x
fuse any. No, we need not worry about the
hereafter of a "Pal" or "Sig." ' Undoubt
edly these persons, especially the latter, will
walk through the pearly gates without a
question mark attached to their names; but
how about some of the frats outside of the
Now we wish to say a word about this
"Representative Paper business." The
Hesperian claims to be th representative
paper of the University of Nebraska the
JScOratikan makes the same claim. No
amount of arguing on the part of the Hes
perian will convince the JScbraslfan that she
is not what hhe claims to be. No amount
of arguing on the part of the Nchwkan will
convince the Hesperian that we are not
what we claim to be. If we go on arguing
the case we will hash and re-hash old argu
ments, please no one, and in the end be no
nearer a finite result than wo were in the he
ginning. Now what had we betlcr do? As
far as we are concerned, we think we had
better drop the subject. If the JMntdvn
does not think so, well and good. "We also,
propose to run the Hesperian in the future
as well as in the .past "in the interest of the
rniwrsity students." We do know a diff
erence in these columns between a frat and a
barb, but either may show that difference if
he sees fit. Either may also set forth matters
on any other subject if he chooses. Now
Miss JYebraokan, we have said our "sav,"
and if you do not agree to it we will not
"play with you any more."
We know that there are many important
subjects that we might discuss with the V
Iravfcan, and we accept in a friendly spirit
the friendly challenge to discuss soberly and
earnestly any question we may bring up.
In our discussions we will endeavor to hi
fair and earnest, and wo believe the itV'w
kan will be so also. It will not be lone un
til the present school year will be at an end.
There will be but a few more numbers of
the college papers published before the pre
sent managing editors of the two papers
will be thiough with college journalism,
perhaps forever. Nothing could be further
from our mind than the thought of saying
anything that would be unfair or harsh to
the feelings of our esteemed contemporary.
We would rather sever our connection with
the paper now, than do such a thing. So
we hope questions will be brought up that
will admit of free and interesting discussion,
and we will endeavor to perform our part in
a manner befitting the body of students and
the University we represent.
In an editorial in the Hesperian, a shon
time ago comment was made about the mis
erable light in the library in evenings. We
wish to go on record with another editorial
on the same subject. The gas burned is of
a poor quality we judge since it gives such a
poor light, and, besides this, there is always
a flickering of the exposed light caused by
the breeze which circulates through the library