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The number of Jan. iSi 1886 of the Hesperian will be
gladly paid for if brought to this office.
The DePamu Monthly is working up quite a reputation on
the strength of its article on "The Literature of the Indians."
The Univ. Reporter, oi Georgia, has a new staff. In their
first number they have well sustained the former excellence of
Young lady with blouse costume: "How do you like my'
new dress?" Young man: "Oh, it looks just like a bolt of
cloth thrown at you." Ex.
The Denison Collegian devotes nearly all its exchange space
to the Bradshaw Oratorical case. The Ohio Oratorical Asso
ciation has made a mess of it this time.
Our April Fool number has called out quite a number of fa
vorable notices from our exchanges. A few more such puffs
and we will be tempted to try it again. Beware!
The Yale Record has recently changed editors. From all
indications the new board is as able as the old one. At any
rate the standard of the paper is as high as ever.
Edwin L. Sherman, author of "Literature as an Expression
of the Age in which it is Produced," in the Northwestern,
will please accept our compliments. It is an excellent arti
cle. That Owl from Crete put in an appearance about the 1st
inst. It is a neat little paper but we would be much obliged
if publishers would condescend to send it with some regular
ity. The Hillsdale College Publishing Co. claim to issue 1,200
copies of the Heraldcach week. This ought to be ample in
ducement to influence the editors to make their sheet better
than it is.
College Chips occasionally flies into our office. It is usually
late, yet it is always welcome. It may be interesting to some
to know that that paper represents the Scandinavian clement
n our educational institutions.
We do not hesitate to say that the Williams Weekly has the
best editorial department of all our exchanges. It is truly a
paper by the students not of an isolated staff; It is also one
of our new exchanges, and we hope a regular one.
Our exchanges are waging war against the present system
of examinations. We are not going to admit that they arc
injurious. Nevertheless we hop their argument, if effectual,
will bear fruit before the coming final exams. It would re
lieve us of many gloomy thoughts and hours of laborious
The interest in base ball playing is stcadil) increasing. Our
exchanges arc each sending in news from their respective col
leges. The Williams Weekly even devotes four or five col
umns to games recently played. We most earnestly wish tha
the U. of N. boys would do something in this line. Come,
wake up, boys. The Hesperian longs for something to fill
Marietta college has a new law: that any student who fails
topass any final examination shall be allowed to continue in
the class, but is virtually suspended from college until his con
ditions are made up. The paper from that college thinks tha
the plan will be effectual in preventing failures. We doubt it.
We welcome the Olio, recognizing its high position as a col
lege,, journal, and as the paper hailing from our Chancellor's
"Give me a kiss, my darling, do,"
He said as he gazed in her eyes so blue.
"I won't," she said; "you lazy elf,
Screw up your lips and help yourself.
Within the last few years the scientific departments of our
University have been greatly developed. At the present
time this course we think equals the literary. This being the
case, why is it we have so few scientific subjects discussed in
the Hesperian? Wc find some consolation in the fact that
many of our exchanges arc in the same boat. But this docs
not help the matter much. Science should be better repre
sented on our editorial staffs everywhere.
The Nutshell is one of our new exchanges. The appear
ance and general make-up of the paper are very good. We
think however that the present number is not a fair sample of
the amount of real work bestowed on the sheet. It is com
posed almost entirely of contest productions. These,as a mat
ter of course, arc excellent. We will carefully watch the
Nutshell in the future, and when the editors fall back on
their own strength wc will be better able to give a true esti
mate of its value.
Thcig School Register, of Omaha, comes to our table
quite regularly. It is one of the best of its class. The arti
cle on slang is deserving of special notice. Understand us
now. Wc do not recommend it because of the amount of
brains or rhetorical power displayed in composition, but be
cause the subject needs agitating. Slang, of course, is harm
less, but the habit grows, and the good Anglo-Saxon is lost
sight of. Some of our college exchanges would do well to
follow the example of this high school paper. College slang is
on the increase.
The Washburn Argo jumped on to the Hesperian last
week. Well, wc like to be noticed; but wc respectfully ask
our friends to stick to the truth. Wc have not made any at
tack on Doane or York. In fact, quite a friendly feeling ex
ists between us. In their contest struggles we wish them the
greatest possible success. But as far aswc arc concerned wc
think wc can get more benefit from close attention to every
day studies. Again, the above-named paper has taken upon
itself to defend the- Courier. This is entirely uncalled for be
cause there is more fighting stock in one inch of the Courier
than in a dozen columns of the Argo, No jealous feeling
prompted us to write as wc did, and even to our 'rival' in
Kansas wc extend a friendly greeting.
One thing that wc have noticed and which has pleased us,
is the general good feeling that apparently exists between the
various editorial staffs represented. Now and thcn.ofcoursc,
some editor breaks the peaceful calm by his howl. But it is
an isolated yell, and soon loses itself in the all-prevailing
stillness. Last week the echo of a war cry from our sister
university of Kansas reached our cars but it did not grate up
on them to any dangerous extent. But this is not intend
ed for Kansas alone. There is evidently some cause for this
peace. Let us hope that it is caused by a realization of the
fact that each staff owes a duty to their institution and them
selves that does not allow them to stoop to contemptuous pen
tilts. It is in times of peace that greatest progress is made.
It is when criticism is given kindly that it is most heeded.
Therefore let the present peace continue. Let each staff
bring out the very best interests of their institution. Let the
smoke of the lately fought battles roll away once that we may
see exactly where our forces stand.