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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., DECEMBER i, 1887.
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ
ation, of.thc University of Nebraska.
E. R. HOLMES, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
ROY CODDING, ,'S8 C. F. ANSLEY, '90
CORAE. WHITE, '88 W. H. WAGNER, '88.
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Address all communications to The Hesperian, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
The manner in which our appeal for drinking wat
er did not operate shakes our former implicit faith in
the power of the press.
Heretofore our paper has represented only the
Literary and Classical departments, but, believing
that none should be excluded, we hereafter allow the
Scientific Club to use one column for purely scientific
articles. We hope the scientific students will so much
appreciate this new departure that, they will give us
Already this year we have heard articles read in
the society programs which were not original. As a
rule only young and inexperienced members are
guilty of this fault, sin we might almost say. Think
ing themselves unable to produce anything original
they select a choice bit from some encyclopedia or
sjome author whom they think is little read and, after
making a few alterations, bring it forth as original',
We only wish we could make the culprits feel how
mean and contemptible they seem to their hearers.
They commit a compound sin. First, they sin against
the man who really wrote the article. That is theft.
Second, ihey sin against right and truth in passing for
their own what they have no right to claim. That
is deception. Third, they sin against themselves in
depriving themselves of the good they might obtain
from trying to write something. The practice is dis
honorable from first to last, and we know no valid
excuse for it. Better to read an essay full of errors
than to crib the work of another.
Announcement has been made that the University
will in the future issue occasional printed volumes, in
magazine form, of work done by University people.
A.n appropriation for the purpose has been lying at
the disposal of the committee for some time past, but
till now arrangements had not been completed so
that anything definite on the subject could be said.
Preparations are now being made under the manage
ment of Professor Sherman for issuing as soon as
possible a first number, which will probably be called
the "University Bulletin." When this paper has been
well established a second publication will be com
menced. The two are to be made exponents of what
can be done by this institution, and nothing will be
admitted to their pages which has not a true scientific
value. The Hesperian, together with all students,
will indeed rejoice when it can feel that this Univer
sity has shown by its printed work that it stands
squarely on a level with much better known institu
tions oi the cast
Men are prone to forget the past and to this cause
is due the fact that it takes but a short time for the
real significance of a day set apart for a certain pur-,
pose to be. lost or put in the back ground. The maj
ority of people think of Christmas only as a day upon
which to give presents. Hallowe'en has totally lost
its original meaning and become merely an occasion
for mischievous tricks. Even our national birthday,
though too recently instituted for much change, is
gradually losing -its significance. Old-fashioned,
patriotic celebrations are being done away with and
the day h devoted to frolics which do not help to
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