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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (June 9, 1894)
UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, JUNE 9, 1894.
Issued semi-monthly by tho Hesperian Association of the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
BOARD OF EDITORS.
W. CATHER Managing Editor
G. F. FISHER Editorial
F. BULLOCK Literary
AMY C. BRUNER Literary
A. C. PANCOST Athletic
W. E. KIRK Alumni
NED: C. ABBOTT Exchange
W. H. FORSYTH Local
A.B. LYONS Local
W. R. HARDY, Business Manager.
, It is the common belief that the graduates
at this time of the year do so object to leav
ing their old friends forever and to sever their
bonds of friendship so suddenly. We think
the majority of tho graduates are glad they
are free, that once more they can call their
souls their own. It is not so hard a thing
to go out and fight one's way. There is a
charm and a fascination even in thinking of
it. Everyone knows ho has many idols
which will be shattered, or at least he should
know it. If ho is prepared, then it should
be a joy to sally forth and to fight, to find
out wherein lies weakness, and wherein
strength. The sentiment attendant upon
graduation is artificial. It is too often
"roses, roses all the way." It is a good
thing to get out and face things. It makes
men and women out of graduates.
The Jnniors give the Seniors no banquet
this year. It was hoped that the class of
'95 would derive enough pleasure from their
Annual "gags" on the Seniors to cause them
to open their hearts and give a banquet as a
sort of atonement; but tho Juniors don't
seem to look at the matter in that light. Tho
Juniors have been getting out an annual,
and for that some allowance must he made.
Still, they should not allow their zeal to ex
pend itself in one direction alone. They
might of left something that tasted good for
the Seniors to remember them by. It strikes
this department that tho class of '95 might
havo distributed its favors more evenly.
Ninety-five is without doubt a wonderful
class. Its existence now is an anachronism,-'
but this is a gastronomical age, especially
about commencement time.
We notice in several of the college papers
a tendency for the Seniors to discard the
"plug hat" and go back to tho "caps and
gowns." This is largely a matter for taste
to settle. Some men look well in silk tiles, yv
and some look as idiotic in them as they
would in a cap and gown. As between the
two, there is not much choice. The custom
of wearing this hat and that because others
do, is nothing more than an adherance to,
fashion. Where the students have money,
it is probable that they will choose some
distinguishing feature of dress. Where they
are poor, they will not. It seems, therefore,
that "caps and gowns" or "tiles" or "sen
ior suits" do not express much but the indi
vidual tastes of a certain class of wearers,
and in the West, at least, do not have ?nuch
but looks as arguments in their favor. They
lend no dignity or prestige except in the
case of tho girls of whom, be it known, we
havo not been Bpeaking.
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