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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
Issued M-inl-niiinthly Ity the Hesperian Student
Publishing Association or the University of Nebraska
BOARD OF EDITORS:
Manager, Ed. J. Churchill.
(C. S Polk.
: " " G. B. Frankfortkr.
: Mary R. Campbell.
j It S.MOCKETT.
: W. S. Peerin.
: : C. G. McMili.ax.
: : Elmer Pierce.
: : Wm. E. Johnson.
Assoc ate, : :
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All communications should be addressed to the Hes
perian Student. State University. Lincoln, "Nebraska.
Press op the University Printkco Company.
It is passing strange that Nebraska politics, espe
cially in the Capital City are excessively quiet.
But one grand parade lias been made on either side.
While the student is not such an ardent politician as
the saloon bummer, yet he would like to have his
State brace up and help the political pot boil over
and spill all the bad contained in it.
At last the mortar board has struck the University
and that to stay. It is a nice idea for students to
have some outward token of union especially in these
stormy times. Some ocular indications of our one
ness is almost entirely essential. Although some
what divided, like the ancient Greeks, we are one.
Let all factions remember this when wearing their
We notice that communications are beginning to
come into this office. This is a healthful indication.
It gives us great joy to see students hand in some
thing especially when it is to the point. Give us
some more. Relieve the student editors of a little in
tellectual labor and your efforts shall go down to
posterity and thou shalt be know among the ranks of
the benefactors of mankind.
There is still among us that class of students who
can busy themselves with nothing except a general
standing around in the halls in stormy weather and
on the steps on pleasant days. The chief amusement
of this fraternity is to compel all students, especially
young ladies to "run the gauntlet" of their eyes and
tongues. In this intellectual pursuit each of them
whiles away enough time per day to pass an ordinary
medical student to his degree. This business ought
to be stopped and that too, shortly.
Ever since there has been a reading room in con
nection with our library there has been more or less
disorder. This year, however,-! t has been worse than
usual. Many of the students disregard the rules re
stricting conversation and gossip just if it were meant
for that instead of study. Now this is very annoying
to those students who study there during the vacant
hours. The fact is they cannot study when three or
four are whispering. Let the students remember
then, that they are injuring all who are in the
room when they attract and divert the attention of
those who come to the library to study.
The department of clippings connected with the
library is becoming quite an important addition.
It is advancing the idea that a thoughtful knowl
edge of the present history and workings of foreign
governments as well as our own is necessary to com
plete a college course. The students appreciate the
benefits derived from access to the list of papers pro
cured by the library, for this is the first time in the
history of the institution that we have been supplied
with daily papers. It is not necessary to enumerate
the great advantage to be derived therefrom, but we
think it will soon become an indispensible factor,
and will materially aid in ths study of history as well
as in the other branches.
Now comes up the question never settled, yet of
utmost importance to all. Should studies or outside
work be held most important in our college world.
To be sure, all books and no evolution of one's
knowledge is productive of book-worms and digs in
the approbrious sense of these terms. But the stud
ent who comes to college for polishing purposes alone
and fails to do his best in the class room in order to
apply the time needed for making the finishing
touches to his lessons, to literary or social purposes
will find out his mistake but too late, when he sees
how thoroughly he has missed the true idea of study;
to do ones level best in a definite and graduated line
of study. All students must make their studies first
and all things else placed after, according to their
judgement, if they want to get the most lasting good
out of their college course and not to work up a
quickly fading college reputation for fluency, sociabil
ity or politics.
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