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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (March 15, 1882)
THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
TV li i ! ti n iil i i
tioiid mul plans, and that the penalty is
dentil. How much longer this high pres
stiff system will be maintained we enn
not say, hut certainly It Is true that the
pressure can't possibly be increased and
Hint sooner or later the brakes must be
put on and engineers and conductors be
content with a little less speed to the im
measurable advantage of those under
their care both as regards health and life.
Tint Student docs not believe that the
.chorus class is appreciated as it should
be. If all who sing, can sing at all, would
take hold of the class enthusiastically it
might be made one of the most attractive
fentures of Commencement week. There
is no musical instrument in the world so
beautiful as the human voice and no one,
we might almost say, who does not ac
knowledge its power and sweetness. And
few things arc more inspiring than a well
trained chorus of fifty voices. There is no
doubt but that there fifty students who
could sing in such n class aud they are
enjoying exceptionable opportunities
and opportunities which many of them
may never find again. It is an argument
in favor of co-education that it makes
choral music u possibility in the hundreds
of colleges all over our country. The
young men at Yale and Princeton can
never have anything more serious than
their rollicking" college songs, and cho
ral music is an impossibility at Vassar,
Smith or Wellesley where male voices are
entirely wanting. The American people
are not musicul except in their love and
admiration of singing. They do not
themselves sing sing, we mean, as the
Germans do, from their earliest infancy,
even before they can talk; the childrenJ
in uie nursery, ineir urouicrs ami sisiej-a
in school, the University and Gymnascum
students, the tithersand mothers, teachers,
professional men and all, sing. The high
est order of choral music could be real
ized iu our western colleges where co-ed.
ucntional principles are universally car
ried out. And those who would avail
themselves of the advantages all'orded by
these chorur classes would find, at the
end nf their four years' course, that they
hud made no li'tlu advancement in a
musical education and had become skill
ful in reading music and gained practice
aud proficiency iu general singing. Not
many years would elapse until the large
number of such graduates would aid wry
materially in establishing the musical
standard of our towns aud villages all
ver the countiy. and render valuable
assistance in realizing it. The Student
would like to see more enthusiasm man
ifested jii this chorus class and if all who
know one note from another would come
regularly to practice, they would get up
some choral music for next commences
meat which would astonish the natives 1
No smoking on the campus at Cornell.
One of the Regents of Kausas Uuiver
sity is a lady.
Illinois College is to have a new Pres
ident next term.
Trinity College is to have a professor
ship of boxing.
The Obcrlin Glee Club contemplates a
western concert tour.
Attendance at college prayers is now
voluntary at Harvard.
The American College Sons; Book is to
be published next June.
A Freshman has u gun ou the wall, and
under it is the touching inscription,
"Loaded forbear I " Illini.
Professor iu Rhetoric requests student
to give example of climax. Student:
"He hesitates, he stammers, he flunks."
If Oscar Wilde wants to become dis
gusted with the beautiful, let him see the
Seminary girls as the Seniors do at eight
in the morning. Transcript.
Parkham Adams, a fourteen year old
student of the University of Tennessee
smoked forty cigarettes aud inhaled the
smoke on a wagei, and is reported to be
Kansas University students have been
admonished by the powers that be to
spend more time ou their studies aud less
in the social lifs of the city. They man
ifest a disposition to comply to a reason,
"" The latest method of making an oyster
stew is to drive a couple of small oysters
with rubber boots ou through a pan of
diluted milk. One of the boarding
houses in town has taken out a patent.
The boys say that the stew is good, aud
don't taste badly of the rubber. Kclw.
Tall many a hope of high per cent Is raised
By work examinations have entailed;
Full many a one is doomed to bo amazed,
So find that ho. Iu pite of all, has failed.
Full many a man has poked up glycerine
And flown promiscuous through the air;
Full many a man lias handled kerosene,
And gone to glory In a gorgeous glare.
Many readers of the Student have been
puzzled to know the meaning of the term
"co oil," which oiten appears in our local
columns. The definition given by the
Berkeley an will eu lighten them:
"A coed is an angelic creature and of
herself infinite iu glory aud perfection,
all sufficient, unchangeable, incomprehen
Bible, everywhere present, almighty, know
w nit thinirs. most wise, most holy, most
just but long suffering, and abundant in
goodness and truth."
The Seniors at Wisconsin Uuiversity
will soon don the conventional silk hat,
the Juniors white "plugs," and the Soph
omores "mortar boards." This is a new
departure for that institution.
The "deformed method" of spelling
used by the local of the Illini causes
ljucIi comment aud not a little merriment
a nong the exchauges. In our humble
opinion his system is inferior to that used
by T. Billings, Esq.
Ttie live college paper of to-day con
tains one or two brief literary articles,
short and pointed editorials, exhaustive
local columns, ami an exchange depart
ment brim full of college news and wit.
The antiquated style is different. The
literary and ediloriul departments contain
matter only remarkable for weight and
extreme length The locals are few in
num er and very dignified, while the
exchange editor notices in a listless way
the p pcrs of other collegcss aud praises
or cc Jilemns according to the state of his
temper at the time of writing. It is per
haps unnecessary to state that the first is
the most attractive style and also the moat
profitable to all concerned.
"A wily Freshmau" is title of an
alleged poem which is credited to the
Boston Post. The first few verses are
excruciating, but the finale, which we give,
is bearable. The Freshman in questiou
had made himself unpopular among the
Sophomores by wearing flashy clothes,
sporting a cane and pllk hat, aud usurp
ing other Sophomoric privileges. They
resolved to haze him with the following
lie learned their scheme and in it joyed;
That afternoon he came to town,
And for n certain sum employed
A fighting man of great renown
To sleep that night within his bed.
To which he smuggled him with care,
As night came on, and at its dead
The band of bold bad men came there.
Darkness intense was in the room;
No light gave out a single ray.
And in the dense and awful gloom
The Sophs began their pranks to play.
Then spoke tho Freshman: "Get ye hence.
Or, by all things that I hold dear,
I'll beat Into your heads more sense
Than else will get there for a year! "
They answered wih a Jeer. lie gave
The fighting man the sign to rise.
The bruiter did so. Heaven save
The Soph who got It 'twixt the eyesl
Then In the darkness yells arose,
Load cries of agony and fear.
As one man got it on the nose,
Another Just beneath the ear.
The window opened. Out they flew,
Heels over bead. And soon they found
Themselves, all battered blackfand blue,
Stacked in a pile upon the ground.
And now the Freshman -wears Mb hat,
And sports his most obnoxious airs;
He smokes cigars, and, more than that,
He sometimes even almost swears.
Do Sophs insult him f Not at all t
They even Btrlve to be polite,
And wonder how a man so small
tfverlsjtlnul caa fl;ht.
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