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UNIVERSITY of NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEB., JANUARY 15,1888.
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Assoc
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
E. R. HOLMES, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.
ROY CODDING, ,'88 C. F. ANSLEY, '90
CORA E. WHITE, '8S V. H. WAGNER, '88.
mittees working up a class. In our institution, at
the present time it is' difficult to persuade students
to enter the contest. It is wrong to suppose that
these contests are only intended for those who have
already considerahle experience in public speaking.
The prizes are offered as an inducement to enter and
if students lose sight of this fact in deciding whether
or not they will orate the contests .fail to accomp
lish the object for which theyere w interded.
Business Manager - ----- - Geo. H. Tinker
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Address all communications to The Hesperian, University
of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
The first number of the University Bulletin has
been issued. The.paper is entitled "Irrigation in
Nebraska," and Is one of considerable value. Its
author is Prof. L. E. Hicks of the University.
The time for the customary contests is drawing
near and we feel safe in saying that each of the con
testants have in reserve a burst of eloquence that
will do full justice to the occasion. It has long been
the custom of the Palladian society to have yearly
contests. The success and the beneficial influence of
these have made themselves felt on that 'society.
This year the Union society has taken the matter
in hand and are preparing for the struggle. The
prizes offered are not to be sneered at, but even aside
from these the benefit derived is sufficient remun
eration for the labor expended. There are now
ample oppertunities for every student to appear on
one of these oratorical contests sometime during his
college course. A careful consideration of these
facts would greatly lighten the duties of the com-
In presenting this, our last issue, to our readers we
do so with some feeling of regret; not that our du
ties have been at all pleasant or light, but because we
feel a peculiar interest in our college paper. We have
no doubt that the names which will grace the editor
ial page of next issue will be ample assurance of its
success. Our last two issues have failed to come
out on time but it was owing to the force of circum
stances rather than any fault of ours. This is especi
ally unfortunate for us as in this age of political
scheming it is best to go out of office on the swelling
wave of popularity. Our only consolation is that
we have no political axe to griqd. Our interest in
the paper will continue. Those on whom the hon
ors are about to fall may frequently be required to
fire us from the editorial sanctum so strong has be
come our custom of holding sway there. With many
good wishes for the success of the Hesperian we
drop the quill and retire to the rank of the mob.
The scheme of thesis work by students does not
meet with a very hearty approval. By far the largest
number of the present Senior class are asking for the
privilege of substituting regular elective work for it.
For the present it would be as well not to insist too
regidly on the writing of a thesis. To be sure it is a
grand privilege and one from which great good can
be derived if the student is prepared for that kind of
work. But few of the graduating class are ahead
enough with required work to spend any extra lime in
the development of any pet theory that their course of
study may have suggested. A student should be
well matured before he attempts anything of this kind.
If "he had completed nearly all his course then the
privilege of thesis work would be an excellent op
portunity for him to leave the drudgery of daily reci
tations and burrow into the mysteries of some in
teresting topic as deeply and as thoroughly as he
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