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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, JANUARY 16, 1894.
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Association of the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
cOARD OF EDITORS.
W. CATHER Managing Editor
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Many of our exchanges seem to consider
it a duty to notify their student readers when
the holidays come and then after they are
over to inform them of the fact by a few
thoughts that breathe and words that burn.
If there is any being in this world who needs
less to be told when Christmas comes than
the student, we have not, as yet, made his
acquaintance. College papers are too much
addicted to putting this sentimental slush in
their columns. It does not even serve as an
excuse for filling, much less is it able to
serve as legitimate copy. '
Theue is not a poet among all of our
eleven hundred students. It seems to be
the craze, of late, in eastern colleges, to pub
lish little volumes of verse that have been
thought out or have been allowed to gush
out of the brilliant minds of their poetasters.
But out in this extremely practical western
1 vorld, it is a rare occurrence to see any one
express their thoughts in poetry. There is a
false idea prevalent that it is not manly to
be poetic. As a rule, the very mention of
poetry calls up the image of an effeminate
long haired, sentimeutal individual, who
parades around with his hand upon his
heart, and with his wits gone wool gather
ing. No doubt there are some such, but
theirs' is not a pleasant existence. If one
such were to appear in the University of
Nebraska he would meet with a warm re
ception. Poetry in its proper form is to be
desired by students. The individual who
can put a thought in rhythm with or without
rhyme, and put feeling in his thought so ex
pressed, is to be envied. The editors of the
Annual offer a prize for the best short poem
that is written by any member of the student
body. It will doubtless be long before a '
volume of verso written by our students can
be published. But there surely must be
some one in our midst who will risk becom
ing the author of the first poem.
The Greek and Latin departments are go
ing to spread themselves on the fatal fif
teenth. The Greek department will present
a scene from Antigono, with Miss Grace
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