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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Student
Publishing Association or the University or Nebraska.
BOARD OF EDITORS:
Editorbw.Ciiief, : : : j JoSie
r ( Will E. Joiinson.
LK)CAW' : : : : - E J Churchill.
Literacy, : : : : : Cius. S. Allen
ASSOCIATE, : : : : : 0. E. Vertty.
Hxdical, : : : : : : S. B. Letgon.
Business Manager, : : : W. C. KNianT.
Josie E. Chapman.
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All communications should be addressed to the Hes
ferian Student, State University, Lincoln, "Nebraska.
The themes and lectures prepared by the students
in the various history classes this term have, in some
cases, consumed more than their proper share of the
student's time. Original work has a fascination for
some persons shat is really dangerous. A good sol-
dier learns to obey before he learns to command, and '
a good student must learn to do thorough class work '
before he attempts original investigation to any great
A movement is on foot to organize a society for
the promotion of the student's knowledge of German.
The plans, so far as they are formed, are to have one
meeting each week, all the proceedings of which are ;
to be carried on in German, and where members .
shall have certain exercises in the same language. '
If the society is sucessful its members will perhaps '
enact a German drama or something of the kind.
Success to them.
reflection it seems unnecessary, and we simply leave
1 it in the form of a local that has got into the editori
We heard some one of the classical students say
that Socrates used to expose himself to great and sud
den changes of temperature, to go walking in winter
without his overcoat or over shoes, and sometimes
even to walk in the snow without his sandals on in
order to strengthen his constitution, et cetera. If
Socrates were a student at the University of Nebraska
he could secure that very desirable condition of body
without any trouble or thought on his part. He
might even so accustom himself to breathing carbonic
acid gas as at last to be able to live in a gas tank with
perfect impunity. Some of the rooms are hot
enough to make Vulcan sweat, others are cold
enough to give chills to a Laplander, and this cold is
always accompanied by gas, but whether the cold is
caused by the gas, or the gas by the cold, or both
by a defective flue, we cannot say. However we do
n ot wish to grumble, we are always content.
What is the matter with the societies and Hespe
rian Association? Has the old Grecian spirit frdSen
in your veins that ye do now elect your officers with
so little enthusiasm? Time was, it was not long ago,
the office of President in the society, or Editor of
the Hesperian Student was a worthy object of am
bition. Now scarcely any one is so humble or self
sacrificing as to accept either. It used to be custom
ary to begin electioneering a month or more before'
election, to indulge in all sorts of filibustering, and
finally for the defeated candidate to appeal to the
faculty or break into the University building, at the
hour when spirits of evil are freed from their prison
house, steal the type and hide it in some old thresh
ing machine. These are certainly signs of the times
but we are not philosopher enough to say whether for
the better or for t he worse, but are inclined to think
for the better.
One of our professors said some time ago that col
lege journalism in this country was a nuisance. On
being reminded that the students of each nation had
their own kinds of amusement, he said that in his,
opinion it would be better for the students of this
country to give wine parties like those of England
-rather than to make blackguards of themselves by '
publishing nonsense in the college papers! We had
extended to make some comments on this, but after
Many of the students find themselves bothered in
their work by the irregularity of the order in which
their classes come. When one's recitations in each
study come or.lj two or three times per week each, it
often happens that on one day he will have four or
five recitations and on another but one or two.
Such a state of things as this inevitably leads to irreg
ular habits of study. On one day the student
"burns" and on the next he has more than he can do
and hence he doesn't do it. The vice or crime
of splitting up studies is not nearly so rampant as it
was during the time of Prof. Emerson's pious admin
istration. The same students sometimes recited to
him five times per week but had a different text book
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