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THE HESPERIAN STUDENT.
Ji-Mieil M'iii!.iiMiitlih by the Hesperian Student
Pulilisliinp Association of tlio University of Nebraska
C. S. ALLEN, '86, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
A. G. WARNER, '85. C. G. MoMlLLAN, 85.
WILL OWEN JONES, '80. S. D. KILLEN, '87.
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Pit EBB 01-' THIS UnIVKRBITY PlUNTINO COMPANY.
There is much of a wail over the manner in which
the all' powerful attraction of the skating rinks has
drawn certain students from their studies and their
other school work. Curse not, kind friends. If it
wasn't the rink it would be something else.
It is with more pleasure than usual in such cases
that the Hesperian notes the arrival from Sweeden of
Prof.Hialmer Edgren, the new occupant of the chair
of Modern Languages. In the name of the students
we welcome the professor to the University of Nebras
ka. This paper is in no wise connected with the med
ical department, yet it knows enough to give a little
valuable advice in that line. The spring term is
the hardest of the year for study a veritable terror
to both professor and student. Now if less moon
and starlight and more sleep be taken by the ladies
and gentlemen of our constituency, we are certain
that the results will make the registrar smile when the
reports go in. Try it at least one term.
The medical class graduated from this institution
on the ioth of March, can be favorably compared with
the product of any doctor-factory west of the Atlant
ic. Taken as a whole, the medical students in atten
dance here are manly and womanly young people,
with fewer faults than the average of their class, and
less recklessness than was to be expected. The Hes.
perian believes that when the standard of admission
is raised to the point now contemplated, that our Col.
lege of Medicine will take an honored place among
the schools of like character in the west.
The Methodists of Kearney conference are making
preparations for the founding of a new college, the
third controlled by that denomination in this state.
The foolishness of such a course ought lo be plain to
anybody even the worthy but short-sighted gentle
men who are so anxious to dot Nebraska with christ
ian "colleges." The first college at York, no soon
er shows signs of rising above the grade of a prepara
tory school than nearly two-thirds of its support is
withdrawn in favor of a new institution. In the con
ventional language of journalism, "comment is unnec
essary. The lecture by Prof. Mills upon Emerson was not
so well attended as it should have been, but as well
as could have been expected. The students were not
enthusiastic on the subject, and many of the members
even of the society that brought the professor here
failed to attend the lecture. The fact is that men
who are willing to lecture are too numerous to make
the advent of one of them very much of "an epoch in
college life." The rule of going to hear only such
men as are already famous may cause one to miss some
excellent and inexpensive treats but on the whole it
is the most economical one to follow,
Our chancellor seems not inclined to discourage
the great American vice of speech-making. It was
formerly pretty well confined to the students, but now
the professors are "trotted out" on various occasions
ranging in importance from an ordinary meeting
in chapel to the inauguration of a new man. This
cannot be an evil because there is a certain natural
limitation in the form of an inclination to stay away
that will ever prevent it from becoming such. All the
addresses have thus far been good but the wonderful
ease with which one can get "too muchofagood
thing" is to be remembered, and the awful depress
ion consequent upon an audienceless lecture should
"give us pause" even while it is yet even infinitely
As warm weather comes on the mind and body de
stroying nature of them! work makes itself felt more
forcibly. A student can skip recitations, cram for
examinations, go through on cheek, or evade his
duties in countless ways, except he be oppressed by
the horrid nightmare of a theme. Under such cir
cumstances "No roat the laboring alavo may nslc,
ForoTor worrying o'er his task."
the slow revolving days but add new burdens of men
tal anxiety, till at last the "authorities" and the
"sources" go madly waltzing through his dreams to
the ragged music of "page references") while in hi3
waking hours, the black cloud of impending failure
shuts out all joy, and his very food seems seasoned
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