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BOARD OF EDITORS.
K. U. Perry...
S. J. Corey
J. A. Sargent
L. Idilla JclTery
Martha Gimp pell
J. II. Saycr
L. K. Mumfonl
Barbarians point with pride to the number of Phi
Beta Kappas elected from among their number.
Oh, how thorny is the path of the man who con
sumes his life in seeking a place of ease.
If the "big-headed" studentcould only see himself
as others behold him, his landlady would only need
to place a pocket mirror on his dresser.
Truth is like the butcher's cat You think you
have decapitated it, but lo and behold it bobs up the
next day, serenely holding its head in its mouth.
The university summer school is to be a perma
nent thing. It also in the future, promises to be of
more importance. For the first time the legislature
has made an appropriation to maintain it. More
instructors will be added to the facnlty and more
courses offered . By next summer regular university
work will be ottered and f till university credit will
The last days of the university year promise to be
as interesting as usual. But the days just preceding
the lasl promise to be dull and monotonous The
boys go to camp after examinations are over, on the
3rd, 4th and 5lh of June. Every student who does
not have to stay is going home before the 3rd There
will be almost an entire week before commence,
meut when university life aud spirit will bo practic
al ry dead.
The success of the Lincoln Beatrice high school
series of debates should bj an incentive to every
high school in tho state Inter collegiate and inter
high school forensic contests are gradually supple
menting, if not supplanting athletic contests This
is as it should be. The first object of an institution
of learning should bo intellectual, There is mi m
sou why there should not be just as much school
rivalry and enthusiasm over a forensic contest as
over an athletic contest. Tho Lincoln-Beatrice
series proves thero is.and tho success in this instance
should be sufficient to incite every high school in
the state to make arrangements for inter hih scho,.i
debates tho coming school year.
Wo can be justly proud of our base ball team this
year. Although wo lost a majority of the games ou
the trip east, yet our boys played line ball and bill
dowu the score with some of the best college teams
in tho land. We havo been afraid to undertake any
thing of such consequence as an extended trip lure
toforo, but the success this year will warrant the
undertaking of a strong date season next year.
All, from the stately "Prof" to the jaded bwk
worm were constrained to hold their sales for fear
of a mirth broken blood vessel on Monday evening
The caprice of a few hundred night go a nod cadet
isuotan every day spectacle. It sn-nied that all
the fun for a whole school year had bei-n carefully
bottled aud then uncorked for this spe.-id occasion
'Ridiculous!" gasped the prude. Hi fu-ulnis? Ye?.
but what pray you, would this old woil I be without
the ridiculous? A joker without a joki
This year will graduate tho largest class that the
university has yet bceu alma mater to. Not only
the class of 'u7 the largest but judging fn.ui uppear
ances we predict for its members ub.ight liti""--Never
before have such a proportion t the suumr
class plauned for a life in some specialty, lhciv
seems to be m re definite ohoojtng o: a life work
than before. A great number intend i specialist'
in some brunch of college wo. k, and nuke msiriw
tors of themselv. s ' Tuis is tlie ago of tin specialist.
The choice of such a profession is a i-miuueuilable
Tlie face of tho senior is rather serinn now tint
commencement week d.aws near, liisascii
matter this being a seuior. Tiling- go very
smoothly while our college work hums incrrilj
along, but when one comes to the 'jumping"
place," it is quite different. All of the warm a"1
mating associations of a college life behind aud not i
ingbut a cold, "dig for-yourselt" world Illfl'"11
The consolation of an A. B. or even a I'm lkU
Kappa, is anything but satisfying when one set
nothing ahead save a com cultivator or book ugee)
But then there is the other side. It is i',,WuB'"J
suppose, to know that one 1ms attained tnai P"1'"
in life which subsequent kuee-pauts or aprons
would be nice to atuiiu a broader view of tl,(' "'
if it were not that tho sense one hail of oeuiipyii'h'
few in iguiliccnt, square inches in it did net co
so forcibly home.
This is the last issue of tlie Ukumskias for
school year. The J1e41ekia.S believes that it "
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