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About Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1889)
The Occident is a neat paper and contains much Interest
Ing rending matter.
The Reporter from Washburn college seems to be over
(lowing with oratorical enthusiasm.
The best department of a very good college paper, the
fennessee University Student, Is the literary.
Wc are much pleased with the November Chronicle in gen
eral and with its literary department in particular.
Judging from the November Sybil wc should say that the
poetic muse must dwell near the sanctum of that journal.
The Athcutrum contains an able article on the study of
the anpicnt languages. Rend it and be benefitted thereby.
The Lawrentian contains several good articles, but the
fact that n few of them arc clipped detracts from the credit of
The DePau-.o Adz man is a typical frat. He tries to an
swer antt-fratsrnity argument by insinuating that every antl
frat is a sore head.
The University Aetvs has a receipt for a novel, a some
what peculiar receipt, to be sure, but it may fit most of the
things called novels now-a-days.
The Richmond college Messenger in its scientific and edi
torial departments is very good. We arc sorry wc cannot say
as much for its local depattment.
The Washburn Argo contains an article, "Inexactness in
Study," that Is good and right to the point. Wc advise all
the underclassmen in this university to read it.
The November number of the Dakota Collegian bids the
world farewell until after the holidays and promises its friends
that it will come forth from its rest much improved.
The November number of the Indiana Student is at hand.
This is the first time wc have had the pleasure of meeting
our friend from the Iloosicr state, but wc trust that it may not
be the last.
Wc arc pleased to note the appearance upon our table of
the High School Drift, a journal published by the students of
Salamanca, New York, high school. It is a very good paper
and a credit to the institution from which it comes.
The fiatcrnity men and 'independents," as the Argonaut
styles them, seem to be having a little trouble in the Senior
class at the University of Michigan. At laTt accounts the
Irats had withdrawn and left matters entirely in the hands of
the other parties.
The Current says it has been criticised on account of&ome
partisan articles that it published .recently. This reminds us
that people of peculiar views are not confined to the Univer
sity of Nebraska. We get criticised ourselves on account of
The faculty of the Kansas stale university have decided
to publish the catalogue during the fall term instead of wait
ing, as heretofore till the end of the school year. Thus one
by one the live institutions of the west wheel into line and
follow the example set by universities of the east.
The athletic association of Illinois college is making efforts
to raise by private subscription, fifteen thousand dollars with
which to build a gymnasium. Wc should like to know how
long it would take thc'athlctic association in the U. of N. to
collect one-tenth that amount of money? Evidently we are
not such enthusiastic admirers of athletic culture as the peo
ple of Illinois college.
The Northwestern is on safe grounds when it advises stud
ents not to strive so much to get an average of 95 in some half
down studies as to keep posted on live topics of the day.
There is no place for a fossilized book-worm in the world,
and the sooner students realize this fact, the better it will be
for themselves and the public.
The Geneva Cabinet contains a clipped article that gives
some vcr) good reasons why women should study political
economy. Hut it seems to us that women arc as a rule about
as well posted on matters relating to political economy as arc
the other half of humanity. We believe that the study of
social problems should be given more importance that thcy'at
present receive in the ordinary college course.
It seems to require a 'powerful lot' of stimulant to
even induce the students to come to meetings. This is.a de
plorable fact if true. The students should be loyal to the
societies because there is great good in them. In
no other way is the existence of a literary society possible."
And thus the University Courier mourns that that the stud
cuts of Kansas university do not take sufficient interest in the
welfare of their literary societies. Wc have nothing to re
mark farther than that at Kansas university there are nine
flourishing fraternity chapters and three other organizations
called by courtesy (as wc arc led to infer Irom the remarks of
the Courier) literary societies.
The editor of the University Spectator sighs: "O, that wc
could arouse ourselves from our Rip Van Winkle sleep."
We, too, wish he could awaken, for judging from his editori
als wc think he has been slumbering for about a century. He
can't see "how a woman can be a preacher and yet believe in
the inspiration of the Sacred Scripture." He is afraid that
"woman is to be man's mastci" because "the divine order
that man shall be the head is set aside or ignored." Yet he
docs believe that woman has a soul and thinks the people of
the past were mistaken in their idea that she did not possess
that luxury. "Perhaps, after a little more enlightenment
some ray of light may penetrate" your darkened intellect.
Wc hope so.
The Rambler is one of the very best of our exchanges.
The November number of that paper is filled throughout with
interesting matter. Illinois college boasts three flourishing
literary societies, and the Rambler says that they do not wish
for any fraternity but yet do not oppose a college lraternity
as such. Dear Rambler, you arc not so well acquainted with
fraternities as wc arc, else you would never intimate that they
take any interest in literary societies. At least that has been
our experience here. Withdrawing from the open societies
in the fall of '84, because further admission of fraternity
members was prohibited, the fraternities formed a literary
society of their own. This society struggled on until this
year, but now rests in peace, although the barbs have found
it to their advantage to establish a third society, and although
the number of fraternity chapters here has doubled since that
time. Do not be offended, Rambler, when we say that if our
fraternities arc fair samples, then you are better off without
T. Ewing & Co have now an opportunity to show offan im
mense stock of clothing to great advantage. Their new quar
ters 1115-17 O street arc undoubtedly the finest in the city.
Call around and inspect both store and goods.
Efforts arc being made to establish a club among the students
whereby gold watches may be obtained at the rate of $35
each and the money to be paid in weekly instalments
of one dollar. For further particulars call on The Hesperian
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