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Football is the game of the period in California.'
Our exchange frAn Hillsdale adds its mite to the discussion
of the examination system.
Moral philosophy and Ethics is the name of a new chair at
Cornell. Endowment $60,000.
The monthly from Kansas State University pronounces one
of its literary societies to be no longer worthy of recognition
irom the University.
The State Oratorical Association of Kansas will tender a
banquet to visiting members and delegates at Lawrence on
the night of the contest.
1 Among the many attractions which our sister University of
Kansas is to ofl'cr on the occasion of the inter-state contest,
May 6th, is a field day with the Washburn Collegers.
Cornell Clippings: Senior class numbers eighty -six. A
new building is soon to be erected for the vetcrinaty depart
ment at a cost of $10,000. There arc sixty-seven students in
The Critic makes the assertion that Yale has more students
from California than from any other state in the Union. This
jn spite of the assertion of the Pacific Pharos that it is not the
fashion in California to go to college.
The University Review in its April number has some inter-
sting items concerning the oratorical contest at Topekn.
The delegation from Lawrence numbered one hundred and
forty-five and that from Baldwin fifty-eight.
The young ladies of Toronto University have formed a
, "Recluse Club" on the plan of our "W. G. I. A." Their
rules forbid "speaking to, or walking with, any of the gentle
man undergraduates within the college halls, or on the lawn,
. or within the enclosure of the grounds." Poor girls!
The publication of such articles as "Romance" in the Pikers
Peak Echo greatly shocks our sense of the aims of a college
paper. Love stories, especially of the "Romance" pattern,
arc unfit for publication in any paper and we arc sure do not
represent the ability of the students of Colorado College.
The University Register, of Lincoln, 111., recently made its
first appearance upon our table. The Register is neat and in
teresting, but the predominance of literary and local matter
over editorial is not a praiseworthy feature; however, it is just
. such a college journal that wc are always ready to welcome.
And now the complaint of overwork in schools comes from
far-off Scandinavia. A Norwegian paper thinks that the
greater efficiency of their schools as compared with the Eng
lish is gained at too great a cost. In middle-class schools
forty-eight hours per week are given to school work and in
higher class schools cightyty-ight.
The ranks of the opposition to retaining dead languages as
the element of a college course has been joined by Cannon
Farrar of Johns Hopkins. So the good work goes on. Col
lege faculties are awakening to the fact that there are other
things more essential to a good education than dead lang
uages. Science is gradually assuming its rightful position in a
The appearance of the Aurora from the Iowa Agricultural
College is promising. It is truly surprjsing what a vast
amount of information can be gathered from an encyclopedia,
but the time spent in collecting such information might be
spent more profitably in writing something original. To
make the Aurora subserve the true end of a college paper
college affairs should be made more prominent.
Iowa State Agricultural College has lost its president in the
csignation of President Hunt. Nine names are already pro
posed and of course all arc models, morally, physically and in
tellectually, possess unbounded influence and each is, in fact,
"just the man for the place." It is truly surprising how many
great men there are in this country when such a chair becomes
vacant. Wariness is sometimes a great virtue test it,
The editor of the Journalist does himself proud in an arti
cle on 'College Journalism." Admitting the fact that "the
ranks of professional journalism arc being largely recruited
from the editors of college papers," he hails it as an improve
ment upon the ways of the time of Horace Grcely and claims
"Native genius must be supplemented by some more thor
ough equipment than can be obtained in the composing room."
The man who displays true journalistic ability in the conduct
of his college weekly will continue it as a worker on a regular
Our contemporary from Rockford, the Seminary Magazine,
hides its head with shame and grief because of a certain ig
norance of current events caused by neglect of the papers.
That's all right but there are things to be said on the other
side. In the first place you arc not supposed to be so thor
oughly informed on the affairs of the day as is expected of the
stcrncr(?) sex; in the second place, no average student can be
blamed for neglect of the daily papers. It requires no small
amount of skill to cull from the dose of sensational and trashy
literature served up in an ordinary daily that which is good
St. Cloud, Minn., was visited lately by a terrific cyclone.
We had heard of its terrible effects and were moralizing on
the wasted energy etc., when a squall from the battle-worn
Niagara Index arrested our attention. On fuither reflection
we remembered that this squall was only one of a scries.
And then, once more, wc moralized on wasted energy and so
forth, but our train of thought jumped the track. Then wc
tried to account for the fact that with equal amounts of energy
used, the results obtained were so widely dissimilar. The cy
clone at St. Cloud succeeded in frightening somebody and de
stroying something, but the squall from the bridge succeeded
only in covering itself with dust. That dust has been accum
ulating to long that the Index, long since, needed cleaning
and an entire new dress. "A word to the wise ."
The Doanc students have enjoyed four weeks of spring va
cation. Scarlet fever the cause.
The time was when chivalry formed the mainspring to all
he actions of honorable men. That spirit still lingers, bright
ening and softening the hard, matter-of-fact routine of today.
May it ever linger ay, assume once more the position it for
merly held. We admire the chivalric idea, but as of old there
arc some, who, to gain notoriety and, perhaps, favor with the
fair sex, will rashly mingle in affairs piopcrly out of their
sphere. What tears of pride and groans of joy arc turned
loose when the Alabama Univ. Monthly doffs the garb of pro
priety and dons the blood-stained mantle of chivalry to chas
tise (?) The Hesperian for calling the fair editors of the
Hamilton College Monthly "girls." Poor manl What a mis
erable life he must have lived to have waited in suspense all
his life "for an opportunity to punish an insult to the intel
lectual ability of woman." Yes, and after this life of prepa
ration his greatest effort, "LIE! ignoble Hesperian," is in
deed worthy of the pen of an Egyptian mummy. So live, so
die and your name will b enrolled on the' altar of our
country's glory as one who, were itnotforhis "lack of brains,"
would have climbid the mountain of eternal fame and inscrib
ed over all in letters both bright and glorious the name of the
exchange editor of the Alabama University Monthly,