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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1886)
The Princeton Faculty arc about to sit on hazing.
Sixty students arc candidates for special honors at Yale.
A student committee at Princeton is rumored to be a thing
of the near future.
The present management of Student Life announce that
they assume charge with $63.50 in the treasury and no debts.
The Press and Badger deserves credit for its column on
"Other Colleges." We clip several interesting items from it
this week. 1
The young ladies of Rockford Seminary, Rockford, 111 .
have been struck with the athletic fever. A young lady from
Boston has been secured as teacher, the girls have had their
strength tested and are bragging how much they blew. So
says the Seminary Magazine.
At Washington University they give great encouragement
to the fair sex in fitting up a parlor a parlor, mind yon
for their especial use. Let not The Hesperian be considered
impertinent if it suggests that the girls of .Nebraska Univer
sity ought to have more, elegant quarters.
The University of Wisconsin has got out its new catalogue
No important changes have been made. The statistics show
losses in the classical, and gains in the science courses. The
Press and Badger pronounces the cut of the build.ings mere
caricatures, and wonders from what "cite" the" views were
The Press contains a good article on "Matthew Arnold" in
which he is called a "living example of the power of train! ng
and of human will," The writer says that he has refuted
the adage that "poets are born, not made." The Press also
makes a vigorous kick against depending on, and use of, writ
A writer in a recent exchange has an article on "True
Greatness," because he feels that old subjects are of the "ut
most importance." The thing abounds in triteness, com
mences. philosophers, warriors and statesmen with big letters,
and winds up by hoping that the writer will go "sustained
and soothed by an unfaltering trust." We devoutly hope he
may, and that soon.
The exchange editor dofls his hat and makes respectful
inquiry as to what idiot makes clippings from exchanges
without so much as spying "by your leave." Such an one is
an idiot for two reasons: for stealing, and for thinking that any
college paper contains anything worth preserving. A suit
able reward will be given for the apprehension and convic
tion of the guilty party.
The Hillsdale Advance still drags out the story of Ransom
Dunn to the ninth chapter, and the stage now reached
promises almost as many more. The Advance by undertaking
something which can never be finished, has perhaps insured
to itself a respectably long life, but, in giving extended ac
counts of the founders and builders of Hillsdale College, have
destroyed the possibility of becoming a college paper.
The Piies' Peak Echo argues philosophically against
the use of tobacco. c A clear mind, retentive memory, physi
cal health and a $4000 scholarship at Dartmouth are dragged
in to prove that students should not use tobacco. We would
suggest to our exchange that it takes unnecessary trouble.
We should do the thing about this way; tobacco is nasty; it costs
money; to get money and be clean are the hardest of tasks.
Consequently and so on.
We say that college papers go out of their way when they
give puffs, gratuitously or otherwise, to such blatant braggarts
as the Philadelphia crank who'poses before the public as aa
exposcr of fraud.
The Wesleyan Bee has a spread on "The Mission of Adver
sity" in which the following astonishing metaphor occurs'A.
soul cufTed by the hand of power, imprisoned by the walls of
despotism, crushed by the heel of the tyrant, burst asunder its
Chestnuts are the rage among college exchanges. The
most prominent of the before mentioned fruit are the ones
about "The king had flees' with two or three variations, ant
one which is no longer grey, but bald, about "Your coat it
too short sir." "I know it sir but it will be long enough be
fore I get another." We beseech our exchanges, if they raust
print such things, to mark them so that the exchange editor
may not be too suddenly shocked.
The Hesperian is the happy recipient of n sample copy of
American Liberty. For the enlightenment of our patrons we
would state that American Liberty is not the thing of which
our forefathers orated, but a four page paper, "devoted to the
interests of the entire people of the United States, more par
ticularly the laboring classes," three cents per issue, tern
cents perfyear, three for a quarter. We have it safely cageA
and on exhibition at two pins per peck.
The .J. W. P. U. J. follows our advice and braces up some
in the later issues. We are encouraged to keep on with the
good work and venture to make some further criticism. Ib
denouncing Ingersoll, if it were necessary at all, it should
have been done in a decent and business like mnnner; an
then for a college paper to fall back on that very interesting
formula where one starts with anyone's age and comes out
with I885 is excruciating and disgraceful.
And now another! Some weak-minded, idiotic editor of
The Academian has discovered that some of the college jour
nals are "beginning" to agitate the matter of physical educa
tion. . In the name of all the ordinary student is supposed to
venerate, spare us such exhibitions of ignorance. The afore
mentioned author, to make matters worse, attempts to fill
the aching void with some reflections of hisown on the sub
ject. He conclusively proves the need of physical education
for others and of mental'cducation for himself.
The Occident which, ns The Hesperian has informed its
readers from time to lime, hails from California, has a "lead
er" on "Mistletoe." The author laments that the parasite is
dying out and advises that it be specially propagated.
We don't see the use; a century or so ago the delicate per
formance known as kissing may have needed the mistletoe ts
makc it agreeable, but in our day. and in Nebraska, we got
along without it the mistletoe and its never missed.
Hamilton College Monthly from Lexington, Ky., comes to
our table. The girls got the thing up and we arcof course glad
to receive it. It is a neat appearing paper, and, like the Cal
lanan Courant, adorns itself with several cuts. Yet we notice
some incongruities in the thing. For instance, Old Father
Time,who is represented as laying bricks, has a pipe in his
mouth from which he is puffing a cloud of smoke. For the
boys this would be bad enough, but for the girls, we leave
it for their contemplation. The young ladicsshow their inex
perience in other ways; but they will get over their temporary
egotism which makes them sign their names to everything,
even the editorial, and the superabundance of gush is to be .
expected they're only girls. On the whole we think the
girls may continue the paper. k
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