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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1886)
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
WILL OWEN JONES, '86, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
P. F. CLARK, '87. E. C. WIGGENHORN, '87.
E. FULMER, '87. H. P. BARRETT, '88.
The Hesperian does not desire to bring upon the
University a flood of bad poetry and underdone fic
tion, but it does believe that a little effort in that 'di
rection will be beneficial to the students. To this end
prizes are to be offered, of which a full announcement
will be made later.
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To-day we celebrate the seventeenth birthday of
the 'University. It is appropriate that we turn aside
from the regular routine of college work on the fif
teenth of February each year to go over with each
other the scenes of our early history; to acknowledge
our debt of gratitude to those who were instrumen
tal in securing our charter; and to consider our indi
vidual duties and responsibilities in the matter of assist
ihg In the upbuilding of this, our cherished institu
tion. Tonight the story of the early struggles of
the University will be told in the chapel, and we
trust that it is unnecessary to remind any student that
duty bids him be present at the gathering. It were
well, to make the seventeen years of our history as
familiar to the student body as any well-known inci
dent in the history of the great outer world. A feeling
of genuine affection for alma mater will be followed
by a desue to know the measures, the means and the
men who brought it into being. Conversely, this
knowledge oten results in love for the institution
where it did not exist before. The University ha
much to gain in telling over and over again the story
of its life, and in making Charter Day a special time
for calling attention to itself and to its needs.
The few chapters of Charter Day history that we
print in this issue are quite accurate historically, even
though they are written in a careless strain. It is our
intention, now that we are in a retrospective mood, to
give a few reminiscences of the terrible combats that
were waged over the possession of The Hesperian
in early days. If any of the old warriors who fought,
bled and died for this paper in thejjeriod just preced
ing the advent of the present Senior class will send
us an account of the unpleasantness, they will receive
the thanks of the public and the everlasting gratitude
of the board of editors. .
The second failure of an attempt to consolidate the
June exhibitions has been defeated, this time by the
refusal of the Palladians to enter into the agreement.
The plan proposed, that of equal representation of
the societies with music from the University conser
vatory, was satisfactory to all parties. The refusal
came from the fact that the Palladians had made ar
rangements for their exhibition and did not desire to
recede from their action at this late date. Without
further foolishness this matter should be decided for
next year at once. An amicable adjustment can be
made, now that the hosti'e factions are in the proper
mood, and the opportunity should not be lost.
The feeling that the students of the Universitv are
verworked is steadily spreading, and is said to have
even ibtuieu me iacuuy. ihe Hesperian thinks it
a difficult matter to injure a whole collegeful of young
people by piling up work before them, for as a rule
only as much will be done by the majority as is found
convenient. It is undoubtedly true, however, tW
better results will be obtained from pursuing a course
01 iweive nours a week than one of eighteen. The
work will be more thoroughly done and more time
will be available for thought and supplementary read
ingthings of more importance than the average col
lege faculty will admit. The writer hereof has passed
through feverish terms carrying twenty hours, and
knows that the growth in these periods could not have
been equal to that gained in other terms of 1 v
and anxiety. A gentleman of large experience among
.. uunCMcb gives n as nis opinion that our students
do more work than those of anv inRfimrinn ifM
his knowledge. He also tells us that there is less col-
ege snint here than at any college of any importance
in the country. Is there any connection between
the two statements?
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