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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1885)
Issued semi-monthly by the Hr.svr.ulAN Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
C. S. ALLEN, 'S6, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.'
WILL OWEN JONES, '86. E. C. WIGGENHORN, '87.
E. FULMER, '87. H. P. BARRETT, '88.
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ADVKKTISINO KATKS ON AI'I'I.ICATION.
Address all communications to the Hksit.uian, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
Some adventurous members of the Senior class are
in favor of graduating in cap and gown. They will
be out-voted by the conservatives, however.
The bare, blank -wilderness of wall behind the
chapel rostrum should be furnished with something to
relet ve its tediousness. If nothing better can be
suggested it might be rented to a patent-medicine
man. Fine place for a sign.
It is reported that a society paper published in
the metropolis of the state is seriously considering
the project of running a column of University news,
thus "doing away with the necessity for continuing
the Hesperian." As the proprietor of the aforesaid
journal is a loyal son of the University, there can be
no foundation for the rumor. Every Alumnus is a
friend of the Hesperian.
A little more life around the Medical Department
would be a pleasant thing to contemplate. The em
bryo doctors do not have enough energy to
even kick their foot ball, an exercise in which they
formerly excelled. Will somebody please stir them
Again we request that this paper be no longer spok
en of as the "Student." We desire that the new
form of the name become universally accepted at
once. Old friends of the paper will find it a little
hard to unconsciously make the change, to be sure,
but a little healthy brain work will aid them materi
ally. It is to be regretted that the Lincoln editor of the
Omaha Bee has considered it his duty to meddle in
University affairs, at a time when nothing has occurr
ed to justify newspaper interference. It should be
borne in mind that we have a strong Faculty and an
unusually intelligent Board of Regents whose duty it
is to manage this institution, and they are succeeding
reasonably well in that undertaking. The impudent
assistance of the Bee is as unwelcome and unneces.
sary as it would be injurious to the University, if that
paper possessed either character or reputation.
In the press of other matters, athletics seem to bs
entirely forgotten by the students of the U. of N.
A scrub game of base ball occasionally and dread
fully scrub at that is the only indication we show
that there is any life around the campus. The desir
ability of forming two nines for the practice of the
national game is urged upon the students as a body.
Let the matter be talked up enthusiastically and the
players can be found. We would also like to see
foot-ball and tennis clubs formed at once. Nebraska
fall weather is glorious for such games and should be
The city library and reading room is much frequent
ed by the students, especially in the evening and on
Sundays. They find pleasant quarters, a large sup
ply of books and abundance ol the best current liter
ature and the poorest gas light to be met with in the
city. On the last item, we might grow eloquent,
had we the inspiration of an audience, composed of
the Board of Directors of that otherwise excellently
managed library. The jets are small, flickenng, and
altogether to few in number. A student with weak
eyes should shun this room at night as he would a
pestilence. If suitable burners cannot be provided
for the jets in use, the substitution of oil lanps would
give at least a measure of relief.
To set at rest the minds of some of our co-laborers
in other colleges who are anxious to know the
exact position of The Hesperian on the one ques
tion of politics that is inter-collegiate, we will state
that the editorial board is officially strictly neutral.
The paper represents the two strong and well organ
ized factions, and is pledged to do so in good faith.
On this account many events that would make choice
morsels for the exchange editors of our contemporar
ies are not even mentioned in our columns. The
University of Nebraska can at the present time sup
port but one paper, and support it well. We prefer
to exercise the little sense that we know
we possess and unite in the production of something
creditable than to divide and issue two factional sheets.
Much difficulty has been experienced of late years
in keeping an accurate record of our Alumni.
That such a state of affairs should be found -when the
Institution is scarcely fifteen years of age is to beje-
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