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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, JANUARY 15, 1890.
No. VII .
Issued semi-monthly by the Hesperian Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
E. R. HOLMES, Editor-in-Chief,
Frank F. ALMY '90,
E. T. BROWN, 'qi.
. U. l'UUAKTY, '91,
b. Mcdonald, '92, 1
tt-K, '92, j
Dan W. BUSH, '91, -
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PALLADIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.
Edwin Farmer, Pres. A. A. Faurot, Sec'y.
UNIVERSITY UNION LITERARY SOCIETY.
Miss Edith Mockett, Pres. Miss Fannie Baker, Scc'y.
? '$&& E' K Holmes, Pres
.... & tixtii
DELIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.
J. B. Fogarty. Sec'y.
UNIVERSITY Y. M. C. A.
F. C. Taylor, Pres. F. F. Almy, Sec'y.
UNIVERSITY Y. W. C. A.
Miss Rosa Bouton, Pres. Miss O. Van Hise, Sec'y.
Herbert Marsland, Pres. A. C. Cope, Sec'y.
Fred Hyde, Pres. Miss Josie Treeman, Sec'y.
MODERN LANGUAGE CLUB,
& E. Tingley, Pres.
HE last Sigma Chi Quarterly, in a chapter letter
from this University states: "It is said that an
other fraternity will soon make its appearance, and
will take some seven of their first men from the bar
barians." We had heard about the new fraternity
for lol these many months, but scarcely recognized it
in this item, couched as it is in such tropical language.
This leads us to remark that if all the exaggeration,
brag, and downright lies were evaporated from the
fraternity journals we have seen, there would not be
enough matter left to furnish one respectable journal.
HE editors of this paper have found it their plea
sure and preference to pass considerable adverse
criticism on the fraternities ot this university and the
fraternity system in general. We did not expect to
get much sympathy from other papers, for we thought
that in most other institutions the anti-fraternity feel
ing had died out, or that, at least, the anti-frats were
not allowed to air their views in print. But we have
been agreeably surprised. A number of college pa
pers have copied our sentiments and made favorable
comment thereon. They have said that what we said
was true and that the same faults we noted they could
note in their respective institutions. One gratifying
notice came from a southern exchange editor, a
frat, who concurs in what we have always urged as
to the effect of fraternities on literary societies and on
the growth of trickery and quarrelsomeness in college
politics. On the other hand although frat papers have
been free with their insinuations of "soreheadism"
and have warned us not to expose our ignorance by
talking about fraternities, not one has answered an ar
gument or disproved any made by us against the frat
ernities. The fact, that although often latent, there
there yet exists so much sentiment and conviction
against this college evil, inspires us with new hope
that a system of plutocracy and snobocracy,of social
caste and secret conuption, will yet be swept from
the colleges of our land, In several eastern colleges
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