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The Christmas numler of the Varsity is a very pretty spec
imen of typographical skill.
The Doane Orel says: This age of ours is entirely too
blatant." Coming from such a source, comment is unneces
sary. The Pacific Pharos bearing date of December 21 is very
pretty, and lends us the suspicion thai it has some money in
The Vassar Miscellany for December is quite a contrast
to the insipid stuff usually flung at us by papers coming from
The Bellevue Star has the same 'old chestnut at the head
of its editorials: "Through unavoidable circumstances vc
were late." Were you ever on time?
A little sheet from Fail ' College, the Call, appears for
the first time this month. course, isn't much to brag
of, but is some better than no pa " at all.
The Dennison Collegian says the students of Michigan Uni
versity have 242 courses to choose from. The compositor
has evidently made a mistake. It should read 9,242.
The first number of the Hastings College Journal is at
hand. It may need encouragement it evidently has nothing
else and wc give it a good grip and ay Come again.
The Simpsonian is by great odds the best college paper of
Iowa. We are, however, sorry that the fact that a lady edits
its exchange column prevents us from saying what wc think
of that department
Several exchanges have lately discoursed to us on the
beauties of Volapuck. If some of them possessed the know
ledge of English that they profess to carry of Volapuck, such
articles would be excusable.
The Monmouth Collegian devotes five or six columns of its
last number to matter concerning Chivalry, the Crusades and
Socrates. It has the old familiar ring of our prep, history,
and therefore we suppose it is genuine.
The two microscopic intellects at the head of the Courier
and Washburn Reporter are having quite an interesting
scrimmage concerning whether the gentlemen from Wash
burn shall talk on the fraternity question or keep his mouth
The Chadded: Monthly is now one of our regular visitors.
It is not the work of the students in its college, but of a B.
S. If it emanated from immature student minds we would
have nothing to say, but it appears to us that this B. S. is in
The MessacJiorean tries to be practical as well as pretty,
and prints an article under the head, "Whom Shall We
Marry?" Our advice is that you get your mind ofl such sub
jects as soon as possible and devote your energies t j getting
up a better paper.
The Hiram College Star is one of the latest additions to
our list. We do not expect that its perusal in the future will
ever brighten our intellect to any noticeable extent, yet we
are willing to undergo that discomfort because the sheet
comes from old Hiram.
Just in a lriendly way we wish to advise the boy who edits
the exchange column of the Reveille, to bind a barrel hoop
tightly about his head belore it gets any bigger. One of the
most noticeable features of college journalism is the egotism
and irrepressible conceit which is everywhere apparent. We
never brag much about the U. of N., but when an insignifi
cant little institution like that from which the Reveille hails
is seriously compared with the first institutions of the conn,
try, wc lift up our heads and hope revives once more.
The students of Central University ought to produce a
better paper than the Ray, with the opportunities they have.
The appearance of the paper indicates a good financial con
dition. This ought to be enough to effect the change which
needs to be made in the paper.
There is certainly now no excuse for the brotherhood of
exchange men not knowing something about Leo XIII. Not
wishing to lie irreverent at all, we must remark that the
Notre Dame Scholastic occasionally makes us quite tired by
the preference it so plainly gives its religion over its
Sorrowfully we note the fact that one editor of the Athe-n-rum
has neglected the theological part of his education.
At the conclusion of an invective that would do credit to a
French patriot, he remarks that unless somebody toes the
mark, or words to that effect, he .will "swing as high as
The Holcad exchange man, with an effort to be wise, opens
his mouth on the subject of college journalism. Evidently
his acquaintance with his subject exists largely in his imagi
nation. Conceive of an ex. man, who knows his business
the Niagara Index man, for instance speaking of the "pro
fundity" of the articles in western college papers.
Some gentleman has a short sketch entitled "Influence of
Samuel Johnson," in the last College Index, which, were it
published to the world, instead of being hid away in a corner,
would he apt to cause American literature to retire to some
lone spot and weep for very shame. That writer, if he knows
what a genius he really is, will never stop short of undying
and eternal fame.
Some of our exchanges arc again printing that old chest
nut worm eaten and musty ever since Henry Ward Beccher
averaged fifty-nine at Amherst and Dan'l Webster started the
first American college paper, entitled: "Statistics of the
Senior Class." II may be excused in some papers, whose
editorial boards haven't brains enough to fill their columns,
but in a college paper claiming enterprise it is simply
The youth who runs the exchange column of the University
Magazine says the exchange editor is an anomaly, and then
further adih. in dead earnest, that he (not this particular
editor!) is a great man. Now, if we m ere . lady editor, we
should certainly become "riled," to the least. But, jok
ing aside, it is probable that when atleman penned the
above statements he was laboring under the impression pro
duced by reading the exchange page of the last Muhlenberg
The Hamilton Revi-evj for December has more than the
rdinary amount of good matter. One gentleman who, by
the way, is an M . A., and must therefore., wc suppose, be
approached cautiously, gives us a rehash of the cheap
socialistic laud doctrines, now so much harped upon because
there is nothing else to engross the attention of certain sore
heads. We are sorry we cannot appreciate a paper which so
evidently is one of merit. The writer, in a learned way,
speaks of the stages of "differentiation ridicule, and finally,
adoption." He says all great reforms pass through these
stages, hence Mr. George's land theory is a great reform.
Beautiful reasoning! "The invulnerable logic of Progress
and Poverty' " is an idea which must have originated with
this philosopher. Evidently he has confined his economical
J reading to this volume.
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