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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1886)
Yale has a female law student.
Webster and Worcester were both alumni of Yale.
The Central Raj; in its last issue, is typographically poor.
The Roman Catholics are alwut to found a great college at
An anxious public awaits the revised "Webster" at the
hands of Pres. Porter.
A test case on student voting has lately been decided at
New Haven. The decision was adverse to the students.
We suggest to Press and Badger that it is rather late to
print eves so good an oration as that which took the prize in
the Illinois Stale Contest.
It is said that Sunset Cox, having access to the imperial ar
chives of Constantinople, is about to write a history of the
invasion of Europe by the Turks.
We can scarcely refrain from smiling when a college editor
says he delights to see a dignified person slip on the pavement
and go "soreing" off toward the heavens.
A committee of fifteen chosen by a citizens' meeting at
Iowa City declare that the rumors circulated lately, and detri
mental to the University, arc entirely unfounded.
Wc clip the following from an eloquent Freshman's oration:
'Throughout the whole history of the world the footprints
of God's hand may be traced." Pikes' Petit Echo.
A boarding club at Colorado Springs is included in the col
lege director' along with oratorical and athletic associations
and announces that it meets three times a day for practice.
The Washburn Argo, from Topcka, comes out la a new dress
of striking pattern. But the discrepancy between the outside
and the inside is rather too striking. Too many of the articles
are strained, and, while making desperate attempts at humor,
fail of their object.
The St. Charles College Gazette says, "one of the results of
science is the quite remarkable fulfilment of the weather bu
reau predictions." Sure, sonny? Wouldn't it be better to
say that correct predictions of the weather, rather than their
fulfillment, are results of science?
Our exchange from Lancaster, Penn., has opened a depart
ment of fiction, and reports good receipts of material for it.
Good idea! Why may not the Hesperian have a similar department-
We certainly have in the University some of the
most accomplished liars in the state.
By a late exchange we notice that Messrs. Fords, Howard
and Hnrlbut, of New York, have issued a distinctively Ameri
can New Testament and contemplate following it with an
edition of the Old Testament if they meet with sufficient en
couragement. It is rather shocking to old-fashioned ortho
dox to hear any portion of the Bible called distinctively
American. Our readers will remember, however, if they have
read the revised version, that, in numerous places, the Amer
ican revisers gave different renderings from those of their
English brethren. In the regular English edition these
changes are noted in the margin or in the appendix. In the
edition of Fords,, Howard and Hurlburt these American ren
derings are incorporated iaio the text and the English are
put in an appendix. The idea pleases ns. In most of the
cases the American changes were preferable to the English.
Ira none of the cases where the English and American re
visers differed are -we aware that the Americans were given
the preference. So we, too, say, "Give ns an American
The College Student contains an encyclopaedic article on
An intercollegiate oratorical association is being talked up
The Epoch discusses the prospective Stanford University;
admits that Berkeley will feel it heavily, but says that, as the
new university will not be in good running order for erhaps
ten years, Berkeley has no immediate cause for fear. 7 he
Epoch attributes the founding of Stanford University to po
litical jealousy which kept Senator Stanford from being a re
gent of the slate institution.
The woman suffragists in Kansas have been stirring things
up in great shape and, among other things, circulated peti
tions for municipal suffrage for women. The curious fact is
that of the Univeisity faculty, only the married men signed
the petition, and one of the suffragists proposes a second pe
tition thai no man who has not arrived at sufficient cars of
judgment to take unto himself a wife shall be allowed a col
Supreme Court Justices Thornton, Sharpstein, McKee and
Ross, sitting in bank, devoted the greater part of yesterday to
the examination of a class of eighteen applicants for admission
to practice as attorneys and counsellors. The examination was
conducted by Justice Thornton. John W. Ahem, Joseph Craig,
John J. Allen, E. P. Unangst and Charles E. Snook answered
satisfactorily and were diharged from further attendance.
San Francisco Chronicle.
A new revision of an old chestnut has come under our
notice. It is that old and trusty one about the number of
American students in German universities and is rendered
thus: one fourth of the students in German universities are
Americans. We dislike to have such a valuable chestnut
demoralised, and that too, when it was just getting fossilized,
but if it must lie changed we suggest that it read this way:
three fourths of the students in German universities arc not
The Weekly University Courier comes out with colors fly
ing and the news that the two papers which have been so
vigorously disputing titles to supremacy at Kansas Univer
sity for some time past, have been consolidated and peace
reigns supreme. We hope so; undoubtedly the strife over
the papers has done the University harm in many ways.
But we judge from the tone of the "consolidated" that all is
not so peaceful as it would have ns think, aud we would not
be surprised to see another issue of Sullivan's paper before
The question of fashion among students is agitated in some
quarters. The richer class dress too expensively for their pov
erty stiickea brethren and so put them cither to shame or
to bankruptcy. In nothing is the complaint more vehement
than in regard to graduating outfits. Claw-hammer or no
claw-hammer, Prince Albert or not, becomes an all-absorbing
question, against which a vigorous protest is made. A certain
writer discusses the question at some length in a late ex
change, and thinks that the wealthier students should dress ,
plainly that they may not be stumbling blocks for others.
While we agree fully with the main thought as to the foolish
ness of fashions in college life (or anywhere else) yet we think
the latter part of our friend'sargument uncalled for. If schol
arship, backbone and character are the standards by which
students judge each other, then the one who allows himself to
feel disgraced because his clothe are not so fine or so costly
as those of someone else is excuse ns a fooL He who fee's
that his reputation and character depend on the cut of his
clothes has no proper place among students.
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