Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, December 01, 1885, Page 8, Image 8
8 ' K 11 K S PERI A .V C "y JDt nt into Hell until The last Lawrentian contains an enthusiastic defence of Ireland which is well written. The Lnwrentian is another clean exchange but its exchange column is not to prominent as it should be. At Princeton, where the discipline is said to be very pater-. nal, hazing is fiercest. It" is a matter of general comment in our exchanges and the idea of self government seems to be rooting itself more and more strongly in the belief of college men. A Professor of Systematic Divinity being unable to hear his class, the following notice was given: "The Professor being ill, requests me to say that the Seniors can keep on through Purgatory, and Juniors continue the further notice from the Professor." Some of our "esteemed contemporaries" seem to be worried because some exchange says they're the worst college journals. They should console themselves, with the thought that every exchange man must have some "worst specimens" and they 'fll a place which would otherwise he vacant. Some of our brother ex. cds. arc disturbed because we do not come up or down to their standard of college journal ism. Perhaps our ideal is incorrect, but it would be more charitable to tell us how to do than'to scnsclesslycondemn. "We bog of our exchanges, don't talk so about us. And now another Muhlenberg Monthly. It is an improve in :nt on the last one especially in the inside matter which looks mora like "getting there." The intellectual article "A Fresh man on Socrates" was evidently written by a genius. Some body will be president some time. A writer in Doatte Cncl pays his compliments to Henry George in the following words: "Henry George's principles of taxation are nothing more than a scheme whereby the suc cessful, the saving, the temperate, the industrious, shall as sist the unsuccessful, the profligate, the vicious and the idle." We welcome the Richmond College Messenger, which for short we shall hereafter denominate R. C. Mess. Among its articles we find every variety of subjects. It aspires to have lJWar Papers" and contains "Trip to Battle-Fields below Richmond." We are not informed whether thev are contin ued or not. The students of Michigan Univ. have had a racket with the city police at Ann Arbor. The police appear to have been very officious in dealing with the students and evident ly acted for some chance to exercise' iheir power. "We heart ily sympathize with the students for we have experienced a certain measure of unapprcciative attention from those who nevcrsaw the inside of a college; yet here, as everywhere, keep cool. "The Hesperian, published by the students of the Univcr. sity of Nebraska, tried to be funny at our expense. It is true we are small in appearance, but there is nothing small about us. It is far better to be a diamond, sparkling in the sun, diffusing light and truth, than a huge Nebraska boulder of no use but to crumble and fall to pieces. Innter Academy Review. Thanks; nothing pleases us better than to receive such complimentary appreciation. We wish to inquire how much the Wooster Collegian will takefor its poetry machine. It has one of the best -we know of. Its efficiency has been proved by the production of a po- m(?) of seventy-five verses and an average of one and a half Indian cognomens of the latest and most approved style to the 'verse, the whole nicely spaced into -vcrses'df -an even length. ,To'be sure the quantity-is'inore prominent 'than the quality, bnt qitan'ity is a good deal. The Argonaut is stoutly upholding the students in their little squabble with the police at Ann Arbor. It seems to be a nther mixed mess. The first trial in the' case has happened and has resulted in a verdict of guilty, with a fine of $50. an"d costs. The students may possibly have exhibited somewhat less than regulation amount of humble deference towards the guardians of the law but we sympathize with them all the same. Humility is not a prominent characteristic of stu dents. The Scholastic for Nov. 21 has two vindications, one of "Historical Certitude", the other of "The Cow Boy." The former containssomc good thoughts. But after wading around through profane history and mentioning Pericles, Sallust, Thucydidcs, Livy and Caesar the writer comes around to the almost inevitable vindication of the veracity of the canonical Gospels. This may be all right but there can be too much of even a good thing and we yearn to see somcthingin the Scholas tic which lacks that smack of sanctity which so generally per vades its columns. Our contemporary from "Washington University docs not show an appreciation of the HksI'EKIAX's good qualities. "We are sorry, but after looking through the last number of our C. of W. U. we have concluded that it has not yet reached the years of responsibility. Said number consists principally of two short stories, one good quality, one which its author compares, in a roundabout way, to the toad-stool which con forted Wordsworth. The editorials are certainly not worthy the name, and the local column is so mixed with stale jokes as to be uninteresting. The Hesperian. "With the exception of the "Courier,"" the "Hesperian Student" is the poorest specimen of college journalism that has yet come to us. It contains but one thing at all literary, and that is without a name. It seems to be an antithetical display of Laertes and Hamlet in Shakespeare. The production may lay claim to some merit more, indeed than the heading, "Miscellany," can give. "The Hesperian" may fulfill the purposes for which it is designed, but it is sadly wanting in some of the most important features of a col lege magazine. Alabama Monthly. Rats! The Blackbttrninn has an editor on its staff who fairly over flows with good advice boiled down, e. g-i "Be not sparing in good acts. Be beneficent. Pour forth your whole soul in the bounteous tide of charity, and mankind, drinking of the waters, will bless you. Happy is the receiver; noble is the giver." -and more to the same effect. It also contains an oration on "An Unfinished Task" a discussion of the American negro. A writer pleads that prize orations, essays etc. be bound and preserved for the use of students. The paper shows a fair amount of ability but perpetrates a most foolish thing in that class diagnosis. The Northwestern for Nov. 20th contains "Addison's'Writ ings" and various other articles of general and local interest. "We should like to compliment the Northwestern on its clean appearance but must hasten to notice a piece which commen ces: "The student who expects to earn his own bread and butter after leiving college cannot afford to make his educa tion too liberal in its scope, however much he might wish to do so." Then it goes on to compare the getting of an education to shooting a rifle and makes the sage remark that a man can learn to shoot more quickly by firing at a mark than by firing into tt.e air. Just as though education could be too liberal or that he who seeks such an education must necessarily do tit airnlefssiy. In our own opinion -the writer 'had a good iidea though 'he so confuses ivwith oilier Ideas not so good (hat it is almostvalueless. '