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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 22, 1897)
TJJK . HlWPEltlAN
Stand up for the Uni 1. Estill not loo late
to huv a season ticket.
Perhaps some students ar. not aware that
tihe tAVO hundred dollar gold medal, offered hy
the "National Society ofthe Sons of the "Rev
olution" for the hest pai)cr on the "Principles
ninny students have thoir ambition1! aroused, thoir
butter natures stirred, thoir whole liv s awakened
through this ve.ry elinnnol where almost notliing is
Kvr since wc have attended tho University there
has been more or less discussion as to whether n Stu
dent should vote in Lincoln or nt Ids old homo.
This vear on coimr to reirister we hear the ssfuiu
fought for in the American "Revolution," and old story, that these students have no lm-moss to
Avhieh Avaslast yearAVOnhv our "ownest own" nn'ddlo with city elections.
11. S. Baker, is contested for annually. Such
is the case. This year there is every induce
ment to cuter the local contest. Prof. Cald-
Avell says that tho person presenting the hest
In the Ursa place that question has been settled by
tho courts, which have decided that u student, Who
has all the qualifications of an elector in any pre
ciue.t of the city may voto there, providing he is not
making tins his temporary home and is not leceiv-
paper to tfie local committee Avill not only re- ing support from his parents.
coive the silver medal oH'cvd hy the society
hut also a ten dollar cash prize in addition.
This should insure the competition ofthe hest
Students in the institution. Fierce competi
tion in the local contest means a good paper
to go to the national contest. To Avin in the
national "contest, Avliere all colleges and uni
A'crsitics are free to compete, is an honor well
Avorth attaining. It is not only an honor to
the student hut reflect credit on the "University.
J?i ii(1mi1 ()iiiiiien(.
Tho young i orson who enters the Stale Uni vers ty
finds himself surrounded by manifold opportunities
for broader development, physical, mental and
spiritual There is that greater freedom, character
istic of University life, which is seldom extended to
high schools. The only question is, "Are these stu
dents ready for such a change Are they ready to
be thrown wholly upon their own responsibility?"
The one instance where the university freedoin'is
most shamcful'y abused is in the manner of attend
ing chapel. From the knowledge ihat one need not
nttund unless he wishes comes to many the feeling
that they need show no espucial reverence for the
exorcises when they do go. Th result is lliat what
was once meant for a means of rest ind spiritual
stiongth has come to mean to many an opportunity
to assemble for a brief gossip or a display of good
Tho net consequence is that those who go with a
feeling of worship go away, feeling that thoy havo
not only wasted thoir time but that thoy might havo
boon in butter company. To these student chapol
exercises are oftouer a desecration and an outrage
than a means of added strength.
It would bo far better if there Avoro no exoreipos at
all than tltat they fall so wide of tho purpose for
whioh thoy Avoro intended. It woidd bo far hotter
for 'individuals if thoy never went to chapel, if they
caunotgo in tho right spirit.
is it not possible to muke this twenty minutes a
means Of culture as well as worship? 'Might not
Even if the courts had been silent on the matter.
common sense woul 1 teach any fair minded person
that the student votorsshould have the privilege and
ought to participate in municipal elections.
When we come to the city of Lincoln, we expect
to enjoy the protection of the eby govcivincnt, and
to be subject to the laws of the cit. Some of us pay
taxes into the city and county treasurcy; then why
should we be scut to our old honi"S t vote?
A huge pioportton of the young men who enter
the University, are not depending on their parents
for suppnit and have no intention of uu'm had; to
thotn when they have finished thoir university course.
Lot us consider this city our home- and participate
in muuici.ial government, which is our ligln.
While the Chancellor gives chape! talks about ithe
petty thieving, and organized student opposition Uo
it, the thieving still goes on. The students wonder
wh the (nock rooms are not made use of as a most
elVeetive aid to honesty. It is now the time of year
when the cloak rooms begin to be filled with wraps,
rubbers and lunches. In the many rainy days of
late, students have either been at the inconvenience
of carrying umbrellas, rubbers mid mnrkiiitoslio
from class to class, or leaving them in tho open clonk
rooms, running the risk "f having them stolen.
If tho chock rooms are to be run again, it surely
is time to bugin, and save a great dual of annoyance
to tf- -students.
We 'have just opened a new lot of station
ary hy far the hest for t lie money we ever
handled. AVe have a hcautiful line of Irish
Linen paper and envelopes whioh we sell at
25c per 11) hox. Envelopes 10c per box of
125. aVo can supply you with this in octavo
or commercial note, ruled or plain. AVe sire
also selling a Scotch 'Linen paper at 20c per
11) hox which can not he nought for 510c any
where else. Envelopes to match 40c pur 'hox
of 125. A new lot of our oelchrutefl (Wc
(Fountain 1'ensjust received.
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