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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1887)
The Crescent comes in looking neater than ever.
The Earlhamite is one of our new exchanges. We arc
pleased with it and cheerfully recommend it to our college
friends. The range of topics treated is much broader than
hat of the average college paper.
For the benefit of some of our pugilistic sophomore friends
we mention the fact that the entire sophomore class of Madi
son university was suspended. The faculty tried to suppress
the usual "cane rush," when the "sophs" assailed the college
with missiles with the above result.
What has happened? Last year the Lineolnian could not
abuse us enough. But judge our surprise when on opening
the first number of this year, we found a complimentary
notice of The Hesperian. We take it for what it is worth,
and hope the spirit that prompted it was sincere.
Wc are in receipt of Vol. I, No. I, of the Greeley Aleros
published at Greeley, Neb. It is a very neat, readable paper,
but what attracted our attention most was the name of Anspn
H. Bigclow as one of the two editors. Wc arc glad that A.
H. has made the venture, and trust it will be successful. He
received most of his training in the journalistic line on The
Hesperian and we naturally feel an interest in him. May
the ATeros grow and wax fat as likewise the editor's pocket
Wc acknowledge the receipt of The Eton Forinigntfy.
It is quite a treat to receive an exchange from "grand old
England." The most striking characteristic we noticed was
the great attention paid to atheletic sports. This would lead
us to believe that in English colleges physical training receives
far more attention than in America. While wc are inclined
to think that our English friends carry it too far, we do not
hesitate to say that a happy medium would greatly benefit
The faculty of Lincoln University have gone crazy. At a
recent meeting they passed a law prohibiting inter-visitation
of society members. They not only forbid students to visit
each other's societies, but exclude the public from attending
their meetings. This is certainly an intrusion on the rights
and privileges of the students, and we arc pleased to notice
that the students have made an organized resistance. Wc
hope that the faculty will soon awake to their folly and treat
their students as men.
As we were sitting in our sanctum the other day, patiently
waiting for exchanges to come in, from which we could crib
an article or two to fill space, the mailman came and broke
the silence by dropping the Shorthand Writer. We eagerly
opened it expecting to find something, but lo, it was printed
in shorthand. What is written on those black pages is a
mystery to us, yet we trust that there' is nothing detrimental
to The Hesperian. It is laboring in a good cause and we
are pleased to exchange.
The Dartmouth board of editors is composed entirely of
seniors. These have the privilege of selecting one assistant
from the juniors and one from the freshmen. These selec
tions are based on the result of a competition open to all mem
bers of the two classes. Heretofore the Dartmouth has been
a good average paper, but under the management of seniors
we will expect to see an inferior journal. A few years col
lege life has taught us that in point of executive ability seniors
are worthless and even if they do happen to be unusually en
dowed they have to spend too much time looking after the
dignity of the institution to devote time to a college paper.
The Faculty of the University of the Pacific have at last seen
their folly in suppressing the publication of the Pacific Pharos.
The suspension of this sheet caused a deep lccling of regret
among its various exchanges and its rc-appcarancc will be
hailed with delight. Under the new regulation the president
of the facuUy is the sole tribunal before which the editors arc
to appear for any sins they may commit. The arrangement
seems to strike their fancy and wc hope that hereafter they
will have peaceful sailing. As a literary paper it has held a
high place among its contemporaries. The litfrary depart
ment of the September number is indeed excellent. The dis
cussions of "Chancer" and "Puritans and Cavaliers" show
investigation as well as literary ability.
The McMicketi Pez'iero shows some good sense in the article
on "Our Social Life." This plan of college life cannot be
too much discussed. How many of those who enter our col
lege fully consider the great advantages that arc to be derived
from the social side of our work? The number of hours spent
in pondering over a book or the number of 98's that the stud
ent carries off arc not always a true index to the amoant of
benefit he is receiving. It is the man who is developed in
tellectually, socially and physically that commands our admi
ration most. It is true that most students can use all their
time in preparing lessons, but notwithstanding this, we leel
like insisting on the i; ct that it is not always the best tiling
they can do. Many of those who come from the farm have
that great obstacle bashfulncss, to contend with. When
they have successfully fought against this thy have
made a great step forward. The social part of our school IHc
is the only place where this can be accomplished, and the
student who does this, even at the cost of class standing, has
little to regret. What good is a college education to one who
cannot use it, who loses his self-possession at every little
circumstance? The utility of an education is measured by a
man's ability to use what he knows, and he who goes out
fully developed in this particular is better prepared for the
world than he who leads his class but lacks the executive
ability. But do not think su.-cess in these two lines are in
compatible; both may, and often do, go together. Time
taken for social development is not lost. The mind is re
freshed and the memory becomes more tenacious, so that
when the study hour comes, twice the work can be done with
the same amount of effort.
W. R. Dennis for spring goods in latest styles
Go to Kelly's for fine work in photography.
Hats and capsat Ed. Cerf &Co's. 4
Cadet suits, gloves and caps at Ewing's.
Clothing for every body at Ed. Cerl & Co's.
Kelly always docs well by the
Give him a
Shilling Bros., 237 south Eleventh street, for drugs, sun
dries and prescription work.
Jas. H. Hooper is on hand with his new Eureka steam
laundry and does the neatest work. Leave orders at this of
fice and he will call at your room.
You can buy anything in tht holiday present line at Shilb
ing Bros., 237 south Eleventh street.
Special prices to students at T. Ewing & Co's.
Students will receive best of attention at Manley's.
Go and sec Shilling Bros., 237 south Eleventh street.
Manlcy has the cream of the candy trade.
Go to Hayden's for Pictures .and have them fin
ished up with the new enamcller, the latest thing in the pho.
tographic line. 1214 O St.
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