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THE FREE LANCE.
THE FREE LANCE
I'r:Wished monthly (luring the college /ern• b// the Students
of the Penn.4rylvania, State College.
1). L. PATTERSON, '95
E. P. ILARDsit, '95
H. A. Kunx, '96. Lit. G. F. W. HAwt,mT,
F. A. Ummuir.r., '96. Ex. 0. W. HARDT, 97. Lo;
E. R. !Immo, '97. Per.
Business Manager, C. W. BURKETT, '95.
.4ss/. Business .Mtn., G. M. McKEE, '96
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ANOTHER college year lies open before us.
Already part of the way has been traversed
and never before has the outlook been bet
ter and brighter for State than it is for the coming
year. It is true that at first we missed the well
known characters and individualities of last year's
graduating class, on returning to college, expect
ing every moment to see the well known figures
STATE COLLEGE, PA., OCTOBER, 1894
R. L. MAuDoNALD, '95
and recognize their familiar voice, but time, the
healer of all such emotions, is working his wonder ,
ful remedy, and they are fast passing Into the col ,
lege traditions, only , to be followed too soon
the present undergraduate classes. Rapidly the nely
men settle into the grooves cut out for them and
the wonder then is that the community could ever
have existed in a different form. Thus time pass
es swiftly along and as little is lost in the adjust
ment of things as possible. The vacancies in the
different college organizations are quickly filled
with new material, easily dispelling that frequent
illusion that certain men are indispensable in cer
tain positions. The former occupant is forgotten,
except when accidentally recalled by story or iii•
cident, and the advancement of the new man is
the engaging topic.
Such is the endless chain of college life, and it
is such competition and variety that gives it snap
and zest. At the beginning of this year we find .
many applicants for the glee club, and the banjo
club bids fair to double last year's membership.
On the foot-ball field a strong second team is
never lacking, while our first eleven faithfully
represents the student body, thus giving a fair
field for all who may wish to strive for a place
on it. With such a beginning, let us hope that
every department in the college will advance
equally, and upon the realization of this hope we
can look back on this year with pride and profit.
IN the various colleges throughout our country,
it is customary for each class, upon its advent
to the junior year, to publish a volume of
some three or four hundred pages containing a
record of the chief events of the college year. At
some institutions this book is published by the
Greek letter societies, while the large universities
publish two or more. Whether published by fra
ternity or class its contents are practically the