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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, OCTBER 18, 1894.
Issued scju-monthly by the Hesperian Association of the Univer
sity of Nebraska.
BOARD OF EDITORS.
BEN. C. MATTHEWS, . Managing Editor
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DELI AN SOCIETY.
Prest., Stella Duckku
Frest., C. R. Wrldhn.
Prest., V. E. Kirk.
Y. M. C. A.
Prest.: C. R. WELDEN,
Y. W. C. A.
Prest., Stella Loughridge. Sec'y, Ella McCrosky
Prest., C. R. Welden. Scc'y, Ned C. Aiiijott
Prest, Sidney White. Sec'y, Ralph Johnson
Sec'y, MISS WooDSUN
Sec'y, S. J. Corey
Sec'y, Maude Trii'Lett
Sec'y, A. N. Moody
It seems that the character of the Uni
versity chorus is to be materially changed.
Instead of being as it has been for so many
years, a distinctively University organization
for tho students, by them, and of them, it
will be, we fear, a University chorus in
name only, called so because the meetings
are held in the University building, and be
cause it contains a sprinkling of University
students. Iho admission of so many out
siders into tho chorus will destroy not only
the individuality of the organization but will
materially weaken the ability of the students
to sing alone. The trained singers will take
the lead and the less experienced singers fol
low after. Doubtless the singing will be
stronger and better. But that will be no
credit to the students. Any teacher in the
University could get more showy results
from liis classes if they were composed of
specialists in that line. But the presence of
specialists as students is a drawback rather
than a help in the class-room. The Uni
versity chorus is properly a class. It has
with ite own strength done very respectable
work in years past, aud certainly will do
better and better, even if still a University
organization pure and simple. The old
members of the chorus seem to consider it
hardly right that the class should be filled up
with more or less professional singers who
have paid no maticulation fee into the Uni
versity. The plan may create a large chorus
but to call it a University chorus will be
Tna failure of Senior boys to establish the
Oxford customs as insignia of their wisdom
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