Hesperian student / (Lincoln [Neb.]) 1872-1885, February 15, 1890, Image 1

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THE HESPERIAN.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
Vol. XIX.
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, FEBRUARY 15, 1890.
No. IX.
THE HESPERIAN.
Issued semi-monthly by the HiisrERlAN Publishing Associ
ation, of the University of Nebraska.
JOHN B. FOGAR1Y, Editor-in-Chief.
associates:
T. F. A. WILLIAMS, '92, -Dan
W. BUSH, 'oi, -
Paul PIZEY, '93, - -
E. M. POLLARD, '93,
J. S. PEERY,'93,
t. D. HYDE, '92, -
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of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.
SOCIETY DIRECTORY,
PALLADIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.
Edwin Farmer, Trcs. A. A. Faurot, Scc'y,
UNIVERSITY UNION LITERARY SOCIETY.
Miss Edith Mockett, Pies. Miss Fannie Baker, Sec'y.
DELIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.
E. R. Holmes, Prcs. J. B. Fogarty. Sec'y.
UNIVERSITY Y. M. C. A.
F. C. TayijOR, Prcs. F. F. Almy, Sec'y.
UNIVERSITY Y. V. C. A.
Miss Rosa Bouton, Prcs. Miss O. VanIIise, Scc'y.
SCIENTIFIC CLUB.
Herbert Marsland, Prcs. A. C. Cope, Scc'y.
CLASSICAL SOCIETY.
Fred Hyde, Prcs. Miss Josie Treeman, Scc'y.
MODERN LANGUAGE CLUB.
C. E. Tingley, Prcs.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
t
HE school authorities at North Platte have
decided in the future to employ no one except
a college graduate as principal of the high school.
This is a step in the right direction, and one which
we hope will soon be taken by all the high schools in
the state, that are on the accredited list. As a rule
college graduates are the best fitted to prepare young
people for college. Thus when all the high schools
in the state are managed by college graduates we
may expect to receive students who are better pre
pared for the work and more in sympathy with the
aims of the University.
T seems to us that it would be no more than fair
(jH. for the faculty to excuse the editors of the Hes
perian from a certain amount ofkwork in the depart
ment of English. Every one of the editors receives
much more practice in writing than do most of the
other students. In eastern colleges it is the rule to ex
cuse the editors of the college paper from one essay
each term and thus if the faculty did decide to be a
little lenient with the Hesperian editors, they would
be only following a custom that has been established
by some of the best colleges in the country. It is not
pleasant for the editors to be compelled to do as much
work as the others students and in addition to that
run a paper.
EVERAL important changes have been made in
this University; during the present school year
the first preparatory year has been abolished, a sys
tem of marking with letters instead of with figures
has been introduced and now by way of experiment
it has been decided to dispense with orations by the
graduating class at commencement, and instead of
this old, worn out exercise, to employ some promin
ent orator to address us. All these changes are
in the line of progress. It is about time for
us to lay aside the customs of small colleges and
high schools and take our position where we
properly belong. It is to be hoped that the scheme
adopted for next commencement will be made per
manent and that in the future there will be no more
trouble between the senior class and the faculty in
deciding who shall and who shall not deliver ora
tions at commencement.