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Hobart herald. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1879-1942, June 01, 1895, Image 13

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3 in thinking about it, take some definite step in this matter? Cornell made use of its chances, and wins and w ill win. Hobart has b u t to make the ven­ ture to show herself muscular as w ell as brainy. Think on these things and act. If there is one question which T h e H b r . a u > wants to have rele­ gated to oblivion it is that dismal wail, “ W here is College Spirit ? ” T H E annual \ moving-up ” of the classes in chapel, which occurred June 5, is an important event in college-life. T h e most thoughtless can. hardly help a momentary feeling that he is growing older, and a sober thought or two of fresh duties and responsibilities. In one sense it is a sort of N e w Y ear’s Day, m arking an epoch in each student’s life. As such i t should be recognized by some appropriate observance. T o th e minds o f many alumni as well as undergraduates will rise at once remembrances o f the old salt-rusli. T h e new-fledged Sophomores, on leaving cliapel, used t o be m e t by their class-enemies, and liberally salted, iu order that they m ight be n o longer “ fre-h .” Fierce were the battles which raged in th e perpetu­ ation of this aucient rite. T o the class o f Ninety-five belongs t h e honor o f its abolition. A n d this leads to th e reflection that class-spirit i s apparently dying. During the year past there h as been no hazing, ancl b u t two '1 scraps- ’ ’ T h e outside world rejoices at this evidence o f advancing civilization, as it i s called ; and yet it is a noticeable fact that by the majority o f undergraduates it i s not looked upon with unm ixed approval. Yes, we believe there is s till a word to be said for class-spirit and the contests which it occasions, when kept within proper bounds; and w e hope to discuss the subject further a t another time. M eanwhile some fitting ceremony, whether athletic or liter­ ary. should be found to take the place of the cane-rush, and t o mark tire day when the Freshman becomes a Sophomore, the Sophomore a Junior, and the Junior a “ grave old Senior.” U Y J E S , ” said an old-timer, w h ile w a tching the H igh School hoys wallop A- H obart’s second team, “ I can remember the yearw k en our first nine played the Union School, and were beaten a s badly as you fellows a r e now .” If this statement be true our newly organized second nine i s not entirely w ithout a future. A t any rate, it is not a bad plan to show t h e world that

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