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A ciitic in one of the lilerary societies said that if
there were any members who did not wish to do
thorough literary work they had better withdraw.
He was severely taken to task by some members of
his society and almost driven to recant. If any of
the students would like to discuss the question
through the columns of the SxuDENt we will try to
find a corner for them.
might, in the years to come, have enough college
enthusiasm to designate ours as a real college, and not
as a gathering place for those who do not know
what a live college should be.
Many of our exchanges have something to say con
cerning the benefit of society work, and the argu
ments urged in favor of public literary exercises are
in style and force as varied as the writers. An active
part in society work will be of more practical benefit
to a student than any thing else in the college course,
requiring the same amount of time. No college
course is comp'etc without this drill, and we would
urge our new students to loose no time in joining one
or other of the societies, and let each choose for him
self. A good student who is willing to take an active
part in society work will be welcome in either.
There are more students attending the University
this term than at any other term in its history. Near
ly every seat in chapel, including the tabooed back
seats, is occupied, and it begins to look as if the
professors must soon "go up higher" upon their own
platform, so that the side seats may be used by others.
Whether or not this necessity exists, it seems to us
that the rostrum is the proper place for the faculty.
They would look more dignified there and their
presence would have a tendency to preserve order
among our recruits. Every teacher knows that a
single glance of his eye does more toward preserving
order in the school room than a bundle of birch
The roof of our chapel is at last repaired, so that
there is now a probability that the rain will find its
way into the cistern instead of into the room. The
next thing on the programme ought to be to repair
the plastering, and recalcimine the whole interior.
The room in which all the students meet daily, ought
to be the finest in the building, instead of being as it
is now the most unsightly. Those black streaks on
each side, and the tobacco-colored stains on the ceil
ing are not very aesthetical ornaments for a college
A Base Ball Association has at last been started.
This is, as it is customary to say, a move in the right
direction. There always ha been a lack of genuine
college spirit in this institution, and an association of
this kind will tend to increase such a feeling. If a
foot ball team and a boat club (which latter might
practice on the raging Salt) could be formed, we
The only Greek letter society in this institution is
prospering, like every thing 'else connected with the
school, and its membership has been increased during
the present term. A membership in one of these
organizations is a pleasant luxury which, like many
luxuries has certain drawbacks. In proportion as
the members of a fraternity are united they are apt
to become unjust to those outside of the order, and
to consider themselves the ".upper crust of creation."
This of course often creates a feeling of dislike and
sometimes of contempt in the minds of the outsiders,
and so the ill will between the "frats" and "anti
frats" tends to perpetuate itself. We can control
our feelings in reference to others more than some
suppose, i-ience when a young tellow has paid ten
or fifeen dollars for the privilagc of experiencing fra
ternal feelings toward about the same number of his
fellow students, he labors with his emotions for the
simple purpose of getting his money's worth, and
often succeeds in pumping into his heart quite a
fondness for those whom he would otherwise have
considered wholly "unlikable." In view of these
facts the Greek letter societies live on, fraternizing
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