Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, October 05, 1887, Image 1
THE HESPERIAN. UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA. 7 Vou XVI. LINCOLN, NEK., OCTOBERS, tSS7. No. I. A THEHESPERIAN HESPERIAN STUDENT.) 1smic1 cmvmonllily liy ihc HicsntRl.vN ruMisfcing Aoci. alion, of the University of Nebraska. o E R. HOLMES, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF. ASSOCIATES: KOY CODDING, ,'SS LOGAN STEPHENS, 'Sg coka e. wnni; 'SS V. II. WAONEU, 'SS. j that the idea of change had not occurred to us. That it did occur to the authorities is evidenced by the comfortable chairs with adjustable desks, rubber mat ting on halls and stairs, newly painted walls and other formerly much needed improvements. It is right so long as the University has the money that it hould be used not only for necessaries but for con veniences. The University starts out this year with prospects flattering in the extreme. All department arc fuller ItfSlMfeS MANAtUvK - - W. W. ROBERTSON'. TKKXIS QV SUlteCKH'TlOX: Onccwjiy, pereollcgc year, Onccojvy, inc college term Single copy, ... -35 .10 ADVE-RTISIXG 'KATES ON AITLICATIOX. Address :nll communications -lo THE HliSl'EWAN, University ot Xclir-nslca, Lincoln, Nel. EDITORIAL NOTJES, As a natural consequence of the opening of the j new school year The Hesperian appears before you. , We offer no apology for its appearance. In spite of sneers and faction, of fights and poof support, it has struggled on, and we hope will continue to do so. I An institution which has gained the position of a'J e U, of N. should not only support a representative j ournal, out should support it royally. We may Ibe inexperienced and lack ability, hut we will do our best. If now, the students as a body will do theipj best, this will be the most prosperous year yet exper ienced by The .Hesperian. Let us have your help and ive will help you and the institution which is our -common pride. WEare surprised and pleased to observe the great improvement in the internal arrangements and furni ture of the University. We had become so accus- than ever before and the majority of the students seem to be here for work. Because of being drawn from larger and more varied circles, there are non more students than formerly who try to dodge their way to a decree with little stud'; but under the pres ent strictness of discipline and prevailing public opinion most of them either settle down to steady work or drop out because of not fulfilling the re quirements. This will, however, be an ever increas ing danger and it behooves each student with self- ' respect and a sincere desire for the good of the Uni versity," now and hereafter, to set his face against shirking. One shirk in a class not only does himself no good but hinders the work of all the other students. Let the habitual shirk feel that he is despised for his lazi ness and it will arouse his manhood and set him to work 01 weed him out of the "Institution. The historical department of the U. of N. lias for sometime been recognized as among the first of the land, and now more than ever deserves its reputation. It has more than kept abreast of the general progress of the institution. The University u proud of its head and his able assistant, the more so that they both are former students within its walls. The addi tion, as an elective, of a two years course in Ameri can history is a noteworthy step forward. This sub ject has Leen a rather neglected one, but unjustly so. Every citizen should have a clearer idea of the early history of his own country than of any other. He should be fully posted as to all the underlying princi ples of its government, and of the political partaes," past and present. This instruction has formerly been " Jieft almost entirely to the one year's mast element ary study in the grammar school. We aic glad that tomed to sliding down hill during recitations, trip ping up an the matting and gazing at discolored wallsia fuller and more comprehensive view of this, tons, s. ; v-i M "