Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, March 01, 1877, Page 78, Image 18

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Editor's Chaiii.
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bo a source of profit to tlio University, a
vast pecuniary lulviintugo to the students,
giving employment to many who depend
upon tlieir own efforts to procure the
blessings of a college training. All, we
say all, perhaps not, but the great major!
ty of the colleges have furnished the slu
dents printing presses, knowing of noth
ing so advantageous to the student as
learning the art of printing, and from the
majority of those presses, issue journals
far Inferior, far from reaching the stand
ard of journalism, which bus been at
tained by the IIkspkhian Studknt. The
Student has assumed a form which cans
cs much mental and physical labor to en
sure its existence, and being favored with
reduced rates, through competition of
city printing establishments, the students
have ventured to establish a magazine
with the long cherished idea, that help,
rewarding them for their perseverance
and ambitious desire, to established that
which would honorably represent them
and the University abroad, was at hand.
If tliis competition ceases, then will tho
Studknt be compelled to don its former
gnrb, crowning their efforts with n dis
couraging and disheartening reward.
"We urge the Uegent3 to lend the matter
your desired attention and deserving de
liberation, and show the students, by
your actions, your appreciation of stud
ent's work.
There is an obligation that rests upon
us all, which is life's duty to fulfill, and
while tho natural inclination of mankind
is to perform Hint duty, only a few, from
the many who attempt, reach tho goal of
life, feeling that their duty toward man
and society, was done, that life's ob
ligution was fulfilled.
Success in life Is one tiling, an object
another, but lie who would bo successful
must have an object. In each breast sits
enthroned tho power to do, to lay down
your own course, which will servo as tho
highway upon which life's journey will
bo traveled, and tho ambition which in
spires tho same breast points out a resting
place which if gained crowns the traveler
with tho laurels of a true life. Each ono
for himself nnut work. Wo may all bo
bound together for tho accomplishment of
some common purpose, but your individ.
mil success rests entirely upon your own
energies and attainments. Each for him
self must live, must think and act.
It is evident that without some well
conceived course is laid down, with an
object at the end to Inspire and animate
tho soul with spirit and determination, life
is a failure. It is irrational to suppose
that the mechanic, without some idea of
what ho is attempting to construct, would
succeed in completing a wonderful piece
of mechanism, perfect, beyond improve
ment. And if by chance he should, it
was only a casually, the chance for failure
was lar better than for success.
Students, then mako for yourself some
object, liuvo somo motive, if not blessed
with tho gift of genius, it tho Almighty
has not made visible tho destiny that Is
yours. If Ihroo talents have only been
given to you, do not give up because
there was no more, but make tho most of
that which is yours.
There are annually turn oil from uur col
lego doors, thousands of young men and
women, who after a long and irksome ca
reer of college life, are wholly unprepared -to
meet tho emergencies of tho busy
world, not because tticy had passed the
time in idle recreation, but they worked
with no particular object in view, and
have loft undone that which was most es
sential of college work. Tho idea that
Education Is confined to tho long list of
alumni that swell tho college circulars of
our land, is fading gradually away. They
fail to meet tho demands of tho times,
they are unprepared io perform tho duty
which they owe to mankind and society.
Life is short, rapid movement Is neces
sary, and, to accomplish tho desired end,
all force and energy must concentrate