The Free lance. (State College, Pa.) 1887-1904, June 01, 1899, Image 16

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    THINKING that it might be of interest to our many readers
who were not with us during commencement week, and
especially to the Alumni, we have endeavored to give a
rather complete, yet condensed, account of the many events
which occurred. If it lacks of interest to those who were here,
we yet hope that they will bear with us, remembering that all
could not enjoy the pleasures and entertainments as they have,
and trust that they may have occasion to look back through this
issue in the years to come and find facts that may be of interest
and help to them.
THE LANCE would again take this last opportunity of re
minding the students of their duty to the college during
vacation. Both space and ability prevents us giving to
our readers all the good points that were expressed in the mass
meeting of June i3th, but we would like to print a part of a letter
from an Alumnus bearing upon this point.
" The students of State should be and must be her greatest
strength. Every fellow of State should thoroughly know his
college. The more the State man compares State with all the
Atiierican Colleges the more he will stand for her. He should
take a back seat to no other college man. It is not necessary.
" Each of you State fellows should be a representative State
man, which means the best manhood•. Say a good word for the
College in every proper season. Tell of her equipment and labo
ratories wherever not known. Believe in the College. Be en
thusiastic for the College. Let your efforts be to advance her
interests. If you have honest, carefully considered criticism to
make, state 'them only where nothing but good will result.
Never state any criticism to outsiders. In other words always
speak good words for your Alma Mater and never criticism
except for good purposes. Most criticism owes its existence to
lack of understanding, or lack of consideration. Don't allow
personalities to affect your regard for the high interests of State.
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