The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, October 01, 1894, Image 6

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    same, i. e., besides a record of the chief happen
ings of the year, a list of the various college or
ganizations, class rolls and histories sandwiched
with college poetry and jokes. We can, however,
recall one college that makes its annual a medium
through which to vent its spite upon a neighbor
ing institution.
It is hardly necessary to say that slighting re
marks about a neighboring or any other institu
tion are wholly out of place, and shows an entire
lack of good taste on the part of the composers of
the 'volume. The mere mention of another col
lege in any other than courteous terms would
hardly be pardonable, but that any institution
should devote an entire page to the ridiculing of a
neighboring and superior one, is almost incon
ceivable, Such ridicule, resulting from and being
;he outgrowth of a petty jealousy condemns it and
the institution to - be treated with the utmost con
tempt. Bucknell's annual would be an acceptable
volume but for this breach of inter-collegiate
HELLO ! Old Man! How do you do?
When did you come in ?" With such
greetings as these and with many
hearty handshakes, the returned student greets
his college friends and class-mates. It might
almost be said that the chief events of a
student's vacation are his departure for home at
the close of one year and return at the beginning
of the next. To him vacation has its pleasures,
but there is something home-like and attractive
about the old college and its surroundings.
There is a feeling existing among the students for
each other and their institution that is to be
found nowhere else, and is only realized by the
students themselves after graduation. A close
ness of acquaintance and companionship experi
enced only during college life ; a satisfacton de
rived from existence as undergone only through
the duration of a college career ; a something
that excites a feeling of loyalty in the tt.44nt t for
his - college and a pride in her growth‘
Our college begins the thirty sixth year cf its
existence with the brightest of prospects. The
present Seniors will graduate ten more than any
previous class while the Freshman shows a large
increase over that of former years. The interme
diate classes are larger than ever before while a.
general feeling of good fellowship prevails,
Nothing could be more gratifying to those con
nected with the government of the institution
than this promise of a glorious future ; nothing
more stimulating to students than the prophecy of
a noted Alma Mater. NVith the continuation of
such a state of affairs, the future or our institution'
could indeed be painted in glowing colors.
ARE State's prospects in foot-ball as good as
they were last year ? At present we can
not answer this question in the affirmative
owing to the lack of games upon which to base
our judgment. Our team, however, is playing a
hard, fast game this year and there is no reason
to suppose we will be lacking . when it comes to
meeting the 'teams of other colleges.
The manifest interest and support of the entire
student body is most encouraging and should be
shown throughout the entire season. The larger
attendance this year means a larger number of
men from which to pick players to fill the posi
tions left open on the team. With the under
graduate rule in force, there is every inducement
offered to the men who are trying for these posi
A visit to the athletic grounds reveals the fact
that our, first team is not handicapped for want of
a strong second team in practice games.
This is perhaps the most important factor in
the building up of foot-ball teams. Many who.
have done good work on the second eleven are•
rewarded by positions on the first, and that too
as soon as they show themselves proficient.
It is said that Yale's reported victories over
Harvard were due largely to her stronger college
spirit. If college spirit does so much for the suc-