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Hobart herald. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1879-1942, June 01, 1895, Image 19

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TIIK OBSERVER- 9 T h e H e r a l d has played its part in the development o f Hobart, and is a rich source of information as to what was done iu college walls 15 years ago. There we can find the difficulties which were m et and overcome, aud feel the very pulse of c o llege life which like human nature, changes in no essential way from age to age ; but \ w e are the same that our fathers have been,” w e love the same old Alma Mater, aud now we have the same H e r a l d to maintain in its high position. W ith the exception o f a y ear or two it has been held to a remarkable uniformity in both quality and quan­ tity, while its character has somewhat changed and occasionally there has crept in material ju s ifying the following : But on the other hand T h e H e r a e d has had excellent poems in its col­ umns, as translations o f Anacreon, and many original productions. But above all T h e H e r a e d is accom plishing a work for Hobart whether its literary excellence is high or not. And there is in college sufficient talent to make it of creditable literary value. Remember, ye literary aspi­ rants, F a c u lty and Students, that T h e H e r a e d ' s pages afford you a good opportunity for d isplaying to the world your talentor genius. Be up then and doing. E x ert yourself in her behalf. Unbar the gates of day and bathe the world in a new flood o f light. r . O him who uses this rarely used faculty o f observation truly, m u ch is revealed w h ich to the vulgar e y e remains hidden. But to be worthy it must be married to the yet nobler faculty of reflection.” By these words the duties which the Observer proposes to him self are suggested. There are in our c o llege life certain elements, more or less characteristic, which are apt to escape notice, often from their couspicuousuess, like names in large type on the map ; certaiu phases which receive neither the observation nor the reflection which they deserve. To mirror these as he may, and to mingle grave and gay, sketches, thoughts and fancies connected with our life within “ Pointless doggerel, misused slang, Odes o f Bacchus with btery tang, O ! for a club with which to bang, T h e author of college poetry.”

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