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THE FREE LANCE.
THE FREE LANCE.
Published monthly daring the college year by the Students
of the Pennsylvania State College.
R. B. Mattern, ’93.
C. It. Fay', '93
.John White, '94, Ex.
J. F. Patrick, '94, Lit.
D. L. Patterson, ’95, Per.
Business Manager, Roger Bowman, ’94.
’ Assistant Manager, J. E. Quigley, ’94,
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OF all seasons of the year to the average col.
lege man, commencement time is the most
sober and yet joyful. Sober because
he feels that weight which accompanies the
transition from youth to maturity, from child
hood to manhood; he feels that he is no longer
a Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior, but
one year farther advanced.
He is joyful because the season of tiresome la
bor is over and everything is in shape for starting
D. W. Gross, ‘93.
11, P. Dowi.er, ’94, Loc.
B. B. Horton, '95 Loo.
PA„ JUNE, 1892.
We have just passed that period. Felt ourselves
carried on one step nearer the close of our college
days—for some the last step. We have witness
ed the return of alumni, some still young and un
touched as yet by the fingers of time and experi
ence. Others show what years of industry and
anxiety must inevitably bring.
When we look at them—men who have gone
the path of college work before us—we feel en
couraged in our work, and assured that this prep
aration is for something real, something earnest.
After all the closing week is not only a period
of pleasure in which to bid kind adieus to the
graduating class, but a period of recapitulation
and establishment of bearings.
WHEN we look at the records made by our
athletic teams in the past year a tinge of
pride forces itself upon us. The success
over other years we recognize to be due, very
largely, to more faithful training and co-operation
of the student body. The latter we have yet and
' only look to the former, with gain of good ma
terial, to eclipse anything P. S. C. has ever seen
in the opening of the athletic season next Fall.
Many of the more ambitious and calculating
colleges have their foot ball teams at work before
the opening of the Fall term• If we cannot do
this yet, we could have an understanding, each
man with himself, that he would get in shape for
the season in good time; and especially, as the
term does not open till almost a week later than
usual, ought the foot ball men endeavor to return
promptly and ready for, if not in training.
UNTIL within the last three years P. S. C.
has managed to put some kind of a Banjo
and Guitar or Glee club in the field, but
within these three years we have practically had