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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., JUNE i, 1887.
Issued scmimonlhly by the IlKsritKiAN Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
A. H. MGELOW, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
LAURA M. ROUISRTS,'87 J. 11. McCANCE, 'S9
CORA E. WHITE, '88 V. II. WAGNER, '88.
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ADVEKT1SINO KATKS ON Al'I'l.lOATlON.
Address all communications to TllB Hksi'KKIAN, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
The Hesperian is not a sporting paper, but nev
ertheless it seems to the aggregate of intellects that
has control of it that more might be done in that line
among our students without injury to the institution.
There is so little interest taken in any kind of games
that it was difficult to get enough men together to
"do up" the bricklayers at base ball last week. As
base ball fc about all the exercise to be had these days,
and will be till our gymnasium is completed, more
interest should be taken in it. We do not recom
mend doing as some of the Seniors do, that is, haunt
the city ball park; but let the boys get out and play
among themselves more often and their health will
be better and lessons will not suffer thereby.
We would like to join our voices with those of the
various college tenses in uiging every student to re
main through Commencement week. '1 he exercises
are invariably full of interest, and the student who
purposes saving a few dollars of board bill certainly
misjudges his opportunity and loses many dollars
worth of information and enjoyment. The desire to
be back home, however intense it may be at the close
of the last term, should be withstood for a few days
and the joys of Commencement week shared as well
the hurd class work during the year. We earnestly
hope that the number who leave as .soon as the exam
inations are through may be less this year, and Com
mencement exercises be made more of a success by
the attendance of the entire student body.
We would like to enjoin every participant now, as
it is upon the eve of Commencement week, to exert
his influence toward beginning the various exercises
on time. If the time et to begin is eight o'clock,
the performance should begin at eight. The novelty
of tardy performances has, to say the least, worn
away, and we venture to say that the exercises of the
evening will be far better appreciated by an audience
which is not fatigued by long waiting than by one
which waits from 7530 to 8:45 for the performance to
begin. lint we do not intend this injunction for the
performers alone; it is more forcibly applicable to
those who attend the exercises. If we
could but impress upon all students the
importance of being on time at ail Com
mencement exercises, we would be accomplishing an
object deserving of unlimited praise. It is true that
the spirit of rivalry between the societies has a tend
ency to spur up the lazy, yet this has not proved suf
ficient. If all would consider that each performer
has spent many busy hours in preparing his produc
tion, and it is but justice to him that you do not dis
turb him by your late entrance, or in wearying the
audience so that his production will not be appreciated.
We are sorry to note a feeling rife among our stu
dents and as general as among students of other in
stitutions in which not nearly so much freedom is giv
en the students as in our own, of undue and careless
fault-finding with the management of our University
affairs. It may seem out of place for the Hesperian
to be sorry over such a state of affairs, judging from
the criticisms we have often indulged in; yet we main
tainihat if all criticisms and fault-findings were made
in the same spirit as were ours, we would not feel cal'-i-d
upon to lament the fact of the existence of such a