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THE FREE LANCE.
THE FREE LANCE.
Published monthly during the college year by the Students
of the Pennsylvania State College.
D. L. PATTERSON, '95
W. M. WRITTEN, '95.
H. A. Ktruti, '96. Lit. G. F. W. frAwbny, '96. Loc.
F. A. flutritita., '96. Ex. C. W. HARDT, 97. Loo.
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THE oommenoement which has just passed
was the most successful in appearances
and in numbers in attendance, that our
college has ever had. This is a needless state
ment to those of our friends and alumni who
were with us during the week, but to those who
wore not able to attend the graduating exercis
es and accompanying festivities; it is one well
worth mentioning. The weather during the
STATE COLLEGE, PA., JUNE, 1894
R. L. MACDONALD, '95.
time was all that could be desired, and added
nothing to mar the, occasion. The people that
were within our gates added a large part to the
enjoyable occasion, and in return, if appear
ances are not deceitful, were well repaid. The
dances given by the different fraternbies, the
Adelphi club and the Junior class were of the
most enjoyable character while the different ex•
131 cises and athlethic sports were very entertain
ing and instructive. Everything was taken in
by the visitors and everybody seemed bent on
having a good time.
All these facts show many things. In the
first place, State is getting popular, or at least
her commencements are. Each year shows an
increase in the commencement crowd of visit
ors, which is composed of sbme of the best peo
ple in Pennsylvania and which does much to
make the week what it is. They have a warm
place in their hearts for our college, and know
where to spend a fe.v enjoyable days. Another
thing noticeable in this last commencetn , nt Sias
the return of an increased number of the alum
ni and the interest with which they took hold
of things.. This 'was manifested in the annual
Alumni meeting, and work was formulated
there, which if carried out, can produce nothing
but the greatest good tat our institution. It
was in a good measure the same as suggested
in a recent issue of the LANCE and along the
lines pursued by* many of our other leading col
leges. The Alumni Association intends to or
ganize branches in the two leading centres of
the state,• Philadelphia and Pittsburg, imme
diately, and in time to increase the number by
placing branches in the smaller towns. The
Material for these associations is at hand, all
that is needed is organization and work. Let
this work succeed in its projects and in a few