Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, June 13, 1884, Image 1

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Vol. XII.
LINCOLN, NEB., JUNE 13, 1884.
No. XVI.
Issued semimonthly by Hie Hesperian Student
Publishing Association of the University of Nebraska
Managing Editor, A. G. "Warner.
EDITOII.-1K.01I1EF, : : : : j iSes
Ln niAltY, : : : : : E. J. Romkson
Local, : : : : : Will O. Jones
Dmft, : : : : : C. G. McMillan
Associatf., : : : : : Anna Saunders
M edical, : : : : : : S. H. Lktson
Business Manager, : : : W. 0. Knight
One copy, per college year, . . . . $1.00
One copy, one half yenr, .50
Single copy, ...... .10
One columi, one insertion, 3.00
Two squares, one insertion, 75
One squat e, one insertion 40
All communications should be addressed to the IIes
peiman Student. State University, Lincoln, "Nebraska.
Editorial f?flf&
Now that the first nomination is before the people
there is talk of a campaign club among the students.
The Student thinks it an excellent plan. There is
no better training for an active part in politics than
an organization of this kind and if it is carried on in
tle right spirit it will have its influence.
It is hopedthat the first issue of the Student next
fall term, which will be the last one brought out by
the present board, will be more worthy of the Uni
versity in all respects. For the issuance of that
number we expect to have new type, an engraved
cover, and that indispensible piece of machinery, a
professional proof-reader. This whole institution is
going to boom next fall and the Student does not
propose to lag behind.
The first number of the "Sombrero," our college
annual came out last Saturday. It is rather modest
for such a publication but can grow and g t mean as
circumstances may demand. One feature which we
have not seen in its contemporaries is a double list of
the students in the college classes, one being official
and another giving the class list made up on the basis
of the aspirations of the individual members. W'j
hope that all will graduate with the classes that they
desire to be in, but "we are harrassed with doubts."
There is not the least provision in the University
building for accidents by fire, in spite of the fact that
it is peculiarly liable to danger of that kind. In the
winter time there c-e irom fifteen to twenty fires in
the various rooms most of which are only looked at
a few times a day. Then in the chemical laboratory
few weeks pass without accidental explosions of great
er or less dimensions. A few Babcock Extinguishers
at convenient points might be the means of saving
thousands of dollars' worth of property.
The propriety ofdoing away with the first prepara
tory year has been much discussed of late. There
seems to be no real reason for its continued existence
since there are at least a dozen High Schools in the
state which prepare students for the second year in
the University. We are already somewhat crowded
in this'building, especially since the advent of the
medical department and each year will make the
need, for room more pressing. It would be better then
to take time by the forelock and be prepared for the
coming army of students before we are obliged to pile
them two deep in the recitation rooms.
In making up the catalogue for the school year of
1S83-4 the faculty have been more severe in their
grading than previously. The unhappy Junior class
is reduced to five members, nearly half of the would
be Sophomores find themselves among the Freshmen,
and many who have been attending regularly the
Freshman sociables are thrust down into the "deep
dark valley" of Prepdom. We understand that
Chancellor Manatt would have been pleased with a
yet severer classification. We are glad to note the
advances that are being made towards greater care
fulness in the matter of passing students from one
year to another. There are a class of students in this
school that will do almost any amount of work