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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 1, 1876)
hound to do nil In hlsorherpowertosustiin
the credit of this institution. This can
only lio done by giving ni'itcrial aid to
tliu dilljrunl enterprises connected with
the school, ;uul iioim cnn !o more impor
tant than the college journal, which !
scattered over this entire State, since the
standing ofihe school is determined in no
small degree by its literary meiit. Win n
the abstract question of femul equdily i
broached, the fom lie pillion of Hie school
boldly maintain lor their so intellectual sit
periority. This is well, but the unanswei
able nruument would be to present s mie
of the fruits of this .superiority.
It is not just from Ihc fact that the 'a.
dies have, and oxccrclse the. right of
voting in the paper association, and on
more than one occasion have determined
into whoso hands the paper should be
placed. It would be no more than justice
that if their vote is to determine who shall
control the paper, their pen should aid
thru one in the performance of his duties-
During the past year earnest endeavors
have been made to secure this eo-opcru-tion
but with no success, and these re
murks are made hoping they will roiiMj to
action talent which certainly exists.
Willi the appearance of this iiiliele the
Student, we are informed, is to take on
magazine form. This is a step that has
been contemplated for some time but for
various reasons has never been realized
The enterprise of the new Hoard is com
mendable in thus at the outset of their la
bors making a forward move, and in such
hands the future prosperity of the paper
"With the showim: that can bo made at
the close of the present year it is to be
hoped that the Hgunts will feel warrant
ed in supplying the olllce with a press and
other needed material.
Some reason for our resignation may be
expected. There is none other Hum the
fact that we find more labor upon our
hands than can be tatisfactoiily per
formed. Our connection with the paper
has been very pleasant and we retire, hop. i
ing the Studicnt may march forward to
thai high literary .standard which has over
been the aim of its founders and suppoit
' A. W. K1121.D.
In some degree we realize the rcsponsi.
biliiics of editor-in-chief. Partly because
of these duties the olll.-c lias on our part
been unsought, and therefore cune lines,
pectedly. NevcrlholehS. we arc thankful
to the members of Hie Associalion for
whatever honor they may have confi rred
upon us by the selection. We shall, thon
fore, endeavor for the remainder of -he
term to inaintai.i the good mine which
the paper his aequir. d Hiioiigh the ability
f those who have heretofore conducted
Fur several reasons we h.ive seen til to
change the Student to magazine form.
In the filM place it has been for stunt?
time contemplated by thoe who have had
it in charge, hccim-c it is a much nea'er
and mo i-o convenient form. The pivs.
cut als seemed a proper -imc for this
change We are thus ei.abled to offer
to our .subscribers a journal comparing
favoi.tbly with other college joiira.ils or
the country. The appearance, however, is
always a second iry consideration. In a
paper, us 1 everything else, there should
besomethinir of genuine worth. Let
mcniber, then, ihm we innst not only
have material, hut that material must be
of as high a grade as possible.
There are many in the school who can
and do write well. From the.-o we shall
ah. ays be glad to receive ooiitrlhu
tions. But the Stddkxt would miss
its aim, and the purpose or the wi iters
would wither in their own bauds, weie
we to publibh thai which Hie author
themselves had not corrected "ad xtnrjuem."
"Language,- says Spencer, " Is only u ma
chine (or bearing thouirhl fiom the mind
of the author to that of theicnder." llnw
often the words go without a burden I
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