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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 5, 1898)
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A CLASS BUSH
In a college wkere there is decided
antagonism between classes, in oth
er words"c)aas spirit" there is of ne
cessity an occasion in the year when
this antagonism may break forth un
leashed. This occasion in some col
leges is called a cane-break, in others
a spree. Tn Princeton it is called the
rush, and the rush, in college chrono
graphy, ranks with the Yale game and
the mid-year exams. The rush U a
queer institution and to anyone but u
Princetonian it would mm the most
idiotic of barbarous customs, you -may
call it by any disagreeable appella
tion you choose brutal relic of feud
alism, insane exhibition of lawless
ness, but the fact remains that it has
its uses and its good points.
It happens on the second night of
the fall term and the two lower class
es take part. The Sophomores know
what to expect and are prepared. The
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thirstiness of the men who are about
to fifrht. You will have better cause
Fresmen are unorganized, it is ail new fo niarvel later
to ithem end most of them are fright
ened. The object of the Freshmen is
to capture an old cannon that stands
muzzle down in the middle of the
quadrangle. The cannon has a story
of tHr own, but that can be told some
other time. The Sophomores take
possession of tb cannon before the
Freshmen arrive. If the Freshmen
drive the other class away from the
cannon they have won the rush. Oth
erwise the victory belongs to the
Sophomores and the Freshmen never
hear the last of it.
Now the rush is prohibited by the
Slowly the Frehhman column starts,
and as it swings into motion, winding
like a long serpent under the flick
ering gas lights, cheer after cheer
rises from hundreds of throats, and
grim, sweaty faces testify to the men
tal and physical strain. Onward the
heavy body charges, gaining momen
tum at every step. Silent are the
Sophomores, end the big men in the
front ranks gather themselves for the
attack. With a plunge the two classes
come together, there is a sickening
shock, then all is tumult. Tossing,
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nw-nmeit of the Umversiftv. but it surging, pustung, striving men by
comes off regularly, despite the rwahithe mass of human men loseslts
' watchfulness of certain offensive identity and a general melee follows,
functionaries Jcnown. as proctors. The Sometimes a Freshman succeeds in
Sophomores fall into line after dinner climbing upon the cannon, but he
on the night of the rush, and parade 6cai disappears in the midst of a
the streets with hideous yells and seething: mass of wildly fighting
class songs, probably for -the purpose forms. Sometimes a pair of men. will
f vi!.n;nn- -til!,, mimm. Thrn roll out from the side of the human
they proceed to the cannon and watt.- malestrom fighting like cats. Some
Meanwhile the upper classmen are times a Freshman will stagger away
busy rounding- up the freshmen fro'a nold Ws nead for a moment and jump
their beds and rooms. It must be " "to Je frey again with utter
.known th?t- a Sophomore is an Ish- disregard for self. And thus the bafc-
maelite against whom is every man's le rages over the cannon in- the dark,
'hand, and the sympathy of the college " n man can ever tell which class
. alnv.Q veiih th Fwshmen. A ren- wins. A fhe end of half an hour the
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dezvous is appointed and here the
Freshmen are herded and organized
intto a long" column, six men wide, wide
the big men in front, to bear the
brunt of the strife and the little men
behind to push. The Sophomores
are not idle, and they mass themselves
men leave the field, exhausted and
black-eyed, covered with gore and
glory, and the rush is over.
Disgusting affair, isn't it! Yet it has
been productive of one good result.
It has taken a conglomeration of men
from every corner of the earth, and it
has hammered them into one solid,
undivided sentimental organization
known as a class. The men have
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Both, classes fill the atmosphere with
hurtling' yells and challenges, and if
you are a stranger in the land you
marvel at the fierceness and blood-
crass dies seventy years hence the
name of that class will be loved and
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