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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 15, 1889)
If it will do any good vc would like lo add our voice to
the swelling chorus "Fold exchanges, do not roll them."
In the university of California they hold recitations six
days in the week. The Occident objects and rightfully so.
Two cadets at the state university of Iowa were suspended
for two weeks for leaving the ranks after roll call without
The Hesperus of January has over live columns of clipped
matter, and six columns and a half of contributed matter.
How industrious the ten editors must be!
The Current from Ohio university is a recent arrival.
The usual departments seem to be well represented. Will be
pleased to receive the paper regularly.
The Christmas number of the Reveille from Pennsylvania
military academy is rather late in reaching us. It is a most
commendable number both in matter and appearance.
When Anthony Comstock recently lectured at Princeton
the sudcnts, with a considerate regard for his feelings,
draped the statue of The Gladiator" with a bifurcated
garment of red flannel. Ex.
We arc glad to note the change of the Cyclostyle from its
former process to old-fashioned type. It is pleasanter to
read now. It does not present a very imposing appearance,
it is true, but we will allow for youth.
Happy to make your acquaintance, Tuf Ionian. We may
be a little rude and unconventional for you at first out here
on the prairie, but you will get used lo us and may even
come to like our western frankness. Come again.
Wc notice by a well written article in the Tuf Ionian that
the glee club of Tuft's college, Massachusetts, recently made
a concert tour through Vermont. They report an enjoyable
trip and won for themselves much praise for their fine
The High School Times from Dayton, Ohio, makes its
first visit to us. It is a good high school paper. The essays
show .youth and inexperience and the locals, though they
may be intelligible and even funny to those who know all
the facts, arc quite the reverse to an outsider.
Down at the state agricultural college of Kansas they
have a ten cent lunch on Fridays, prepared by the thirty
seven charming damsels of the cooking class. It is well pat
ronized by the boys, who are anxious to stand in with the
co-eds, even if their stomachs have to suffer a little.
The Miami Student congratulates their students over the
advantage they have over many colleges where "oratory and
debate are unknown outside of the often formal professions
of secret societies." They have two flourishing literary
societies. And yet some people say that such societies are
The faculty of the University of Nebraska are very much
grieved at hearing that the Monmouth Collegian thinks them
"greatly mistaken" in allowing optional chapel attendance.
In the meantime chapel exercises proceed as usual, the
great majority of students availing themselves of a few min
utes song and prayer. Even the ex. man goes without
being prodded with a sharp stick.
We accidentally got hold of a copy of the Ogontz Mosaic.
We suppose the young ladies who conduct the journal would
not have sent it lo us without an introduction. The cover is
novel rnd striking. A large part of the paper is taken up
with essays. Locals are scarce and not remarkable for
interest. Exchanges are given brief but pointed comments.
Wc should be pleased to have the Mosaic call regularly.
A colored man recently won the first prize in an oratorical
contest at Lombard University. The Review claims this to
be the first time this has happened.
The .-Egis prints an article in a late issue called "In the
Skeleton Works of St. Denis." As a collection of horrible
suggestions and revolting descriptions it is a success. If
entirely imaginary, as we surmise, wc would advise the
author to do something for his brain. A man who can
imagine such things as he describes and take pleasure in
disseminating such ideas, is too morbid to be and ornament
We tearfully announce to those who have not alread y
heard it, that that pleasing little item showing the advant
ages of a college education to those who arc aspiring to a
position as a "worker in stone" at Jolict, is nearing a violent
end. The Mail and Express struck the first blow, and this
has been followed up by a half-column editorial in the
Northwestern. At the outside there arc but two college
graduates among the Illinois zebras, and the warden doubts
the statement that these gentlemen have ever received the
culture of a higher institution of learning.
The exchange editor of the Occident, out in the land of
climate, California, is independent, to say the least. He
tells his fellow exchange editors that he thinks he knows
better than they do "what is advisable to print in the Occi
dent." He evidently will thank no one for suggestions.
Now he may know all he claims to know, and then again he
may not. We like to sec a man, no matter how rise he may
think himself, be open to suggestions for improvement. It
might be well, Occident, U. open your shell once a month.
There may be ideas afloat which your finely organized brain
has not evolved out its inner consciousness.
The University Reporter of the University of Georgia has
for some time been covering the fair white paper of its first
page with an alleged drama. This production is supposed to
be written in choice Shakesperian language, and even the
condensed wisdom of that bard is imitated (a long ways ofl).
The characters bear such names as "Edunardo Lovelli" and
Alferdo Harringtono." They are evidently local celebrities.
Occasionally the author gets a little modern slang mixed up
with his more stilted diction. The culminating interest of
this realistic piece of literature lies in a mistaken identity
caused by certain huge stripes worn by a couple of the hero
ines. We wonder what the Reporter will fill up on when
this long drawn out production comes to a sad and sorrowful
We have at last gotten our hands on a copy of the Collegian
of which we have heard so much from our exchanges. It is
the new inter-collegiate magazine, published under the auspi
ces of the New England Intercollegiate Press association.
Vol. I No. I is a neatly printed magazine of ioo pages. 'The
intention is to have in each number, "a leading article by an
eminent graduate," contributions from undergraduates, let
ters on subjects of general interest to students, letters from
foreign universities, a sort of extended exchange column, de
voted to review and criticism of college journals, book re
views, and items of general college news. If the succeeding
numbers are as interesting as is the first, this magazine will
be a most valuable addition to college literature and will be
productive of much good. Wc wish the Collegian all success.
To all readers of The Hesperian who wish to keep abreast
of college life throughout the country we would recommend
this magazine. The subscription price is $3.00 and the
address 34 Temple Place, lioston.
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