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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., NOVEMBER 3, 1887.
Issued 'semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
E. R. HOLMES, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
ROY CODDING, ,'88 C. F. ANSLEY, '90
CORAE. WHITE, '88 W. II. WAGNER, '88.
.. Geo. II. Tinker.
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Our two debating clubPalladian and Union Boys,
are doing well. The two girls' clubs we should like
very much to report but have so far been unable to
attend. New students especially should make it a point
to attend these orators' training schools.
We are glad to see that there is little of the aristo
cracy of wealth in our institution, but there is a grow
ing tendency towards this evil. A student who is
working his way through.school and therefore cannot
wear fine clothes is infinitely more worthy of respect
than the dudish, fast young fellow who wastes enough
monej to send a poor boy tluough college. Let us so
long as possible -frown down these purely artificial distinctions.
In this connection "we would like to suggest,
with a dozen or so pardons for meddling with
co-ed. matters, that it would be a fine thing
for the fair maidens of our institution, to form
some Kind of a club for exercise, either gym
nastic, dalisthenic or better still a walking club. If
the authorities could not be induced to furnish an in
structor in calisthenics, there are doubtless those
among the young ladies who have taken courses else
where and could act as leaders. No matter if the
boys have no enterprise this year, lead on and show
them how to do things.
It has come to be a custom among all men so far
as known to pass comments on the weather when
other and more interesting topics of" conversation do
not readily present themselves. We dislike to de
scend to this expedient in talking through a college
paper. But we sometimes are forced to do that
which we least wish to do, for instance in that most
painful performance, flunking. We therefore attack
this subject, which like the teeth of rodents, seems
never to be any the less extensive no matter how
much used. Most of our readers know that the
weather is cold, or will be by the time The Hes
perian is out. It is easiei to get good lessons in cold
weather, partly because of a stimulating, bracing ef
fect which comes from cold itself and partly because
there is not so great a temptation to spend time in
seeking pleasure out of doors. But in this latter cause
of improvement in scholarship lies a danger perhaps
too little realized by students. On account of the
greater ease in studying and the greater comfort in
doors, many neglect to take even that amount of ex
ercise in which they were accustomed to indulge
during warm weather. We venture the assertion
that there is nota student injthe University of Nebraska
who takes too much exercise. Nine-tenths do not
get half enough. While we are patiently waiting for
the gymnasium which it is supposed is sometime to
be ours we must get exercise in the more primitive
methods.- Walk, run, jump, play ball and foot-ball,
anything to make our blood circulate and our lungs
act more rapidly. Time taken from study for exer
cise is not stolen, neither is it wasted. Education
without health to enjoy it is a dear bargain.
At the beginning of the year there is more or less
"working" of the new students in order to get them
into the different societies. In the abstract' we
disapprove of working. It savors too much of
the methods of ward politically Onafeelsinclified
to say "Let the new students select for ihemselve's a
society and ask for admission thereto." There are
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