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Issued semi-monthly by the Hr.srF.RlAN Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
C. S. ALLEN, '86, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
A. G. WARNER, '85. C. G. McMILLAN, 85'
WILL OWEN JONES, '86. S. D. KILLEN, '87.
Business Manager ------
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Address all communications to the HESPERIAN, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
Press of the University Printing Company.
Instead of The Hesperian Student this paper
is now The Hesperian. Our friends will please bear
this fact in mind. The present issue, the last of the
school year, has been in type for some time awaiting
the arrival of the long-delayed "cover." We now
send the paper to press in its new clothes, hoping that
its improved appearance will more than compensate
for the suspension of five weeks that was made neces
sary by change in the office.
The senior class have lately found out anew that
time is not the all important factor in the accomplish
ment of school work. Given two weeks off from their
regular studies for the express purpose of being afford
ed time to work on their commencement speeches
none of them have probably ever found it harder to
get work of this kind done than now. The hurried
students are often the thorough students, man is born
unto laziness as the sparks to fly upward and as a rule
it is true those work that have to.
Among the good things secured by Commissioner
Furnas at New Orleans for the University is the
French exhibit of drawing models. The College of
Fine Arts will be the recipient of this valuable gift,
and The Hesperian believes that no department of
our institution is more worthy of such marked favors.
Miss Sarah W. Moore has accomplished wonders
during the one year of her work here, and with better
facilities and more assistance from the Regents she
will make her studio one of the most successful and
important of the many important adjuncts of the
Tut. Literary World for May 16th contains the
"We are glad to learn incidentally of the steady
growth and encouraging prospects of the University
of Nebraska, located at Crete. The efforts of the
self-denying men, who, aided by Eastern Generosity,
are laboring to buildup important educational insti
tutions in the great West, are worthy of all praise."
We would advise the World not to depend hereaf
ter upon what it "learns incidentally." Eastern gen
erosity has nothing to do with the University of
Nebraska, the University of Nebraska is not located
at Crete, and the institution that is located at Crete
is not a University. It would have been difficult for
any one to get more mistakes into so small a space.
For the most part the last year has been unmarred
by money-getting schemes put in practice by our
societies. One or two exceptions of no very flagrant
character might be mentioned, but as a rule when
the various organizations wanted any money the
members reached down into their pockets and brought
it forth. The two old societies have entirely cleared
off their debts and have some cash on hand, while
the Philodiceans have assumed the expenses attend
ant upon getting into existence in much the
same business like way. A good lecture occasionally
or a sociable where a little money is drawn from the
pockets of those attending, cannot be complained of,
but it should always be remembered that college lit
erary societies have better business than the engineer
ing'of catch-penny affairs copied from the proceed
ings of the "Female Aid Societies" connected with
the various churches.
This issue of the Hesperian is printed with new
type. We also appear in an engraved cover
from a new design which our instructor in art Miss
Sarah W. Moore has prepared, and the superfluous
word "Student" is dropped from the name of
the paper. The Hesperian has always suffered from
a lack of journalistic enthusiasm among the students,
but the present board of editors are resolved to make
it mechanically excellent at least. If nature has not
given them brains enough to make it possible for
them to publish a paper that is satisfactory in all re
spects, the persons who were foolish enough to elect
them editors must be blamed. All defects have here
tofore been intensified by poor type and careless
proof-reading. The time has come when the U. of
N. ought to support a college journal as good as the
best, and whatever we can do to bring about that re
sult shall most certainly be done.
A friend from another college is very confident
that our plan of having mixed literary societies those
containing students of both sexesis bad. He thinks
that it leads to less fighting, parlaimentary, and there
fore to less drill in parlaimentary tactics and in that
form of debate which is forcible and even acrimonU
ous because having to do with a struggle actually in
progress. Looking back over the history of our
three societies it is our opinion that the contests have
been sufficiently bitter for all human purposes.
Between our societies and those where co-education
ends with the class room, we suspect that there exists
about the same differences as between a co-educational
school and one where coats and petti
coats are not allowed together. With educators who
have had a chance to try both systems, we believe
that there is no doubt but that in humanizing influ
ences and for the production of a desirable man and
womanhood, the co-educational institutions are su
perior to others.