St Johns College - Yearbook (Annapolis, MD)

 - Class of 1895

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207 ST. JOHN'S nearly to the close of the,one-hun- dred and ninety-ninth year of the in- stitution's existence, and that we must take up our editorial quill and make therewith our little valedictory. Others before us have vacated the chair, some with sad words of part- ing, others with joy for a freedom gained-our's must be one of mingl- ed gladness and regret. We shall- not, in our closing columns, attempt to explain why the COLLEGIAN has not done what it anticipated, we leave that to our kind readers. Our errors have been manifold and our feelings great in number, but we ask for com- passion for these, our many short- coniings. Our experiences as college editors have been of a most pleasant sort, and we realize that the most joyous phase of college life is draw- ing to an end. We have endeavored to make the COLLTEGIAN an impetus to healthy college spirit and enthusiasm and a means for the cultivation of the stud- ent's powers. Our criticisms upon some of the most prominent college reforms have been given in a spirit looking to the betterment of the ad- vantages of St. Johnis. lt cannot be denied and the student of years to come will find that some of these must be recognized for the good of education. To the editors of the class of '96, into whose hands we give this prec- ious charge of our Alma Mater, to them we must express our best wishes for their success. live know the-ni to be men of earnest purpose and great Capacity, and we shall he-pe to see 9 COLLEGIAN. . I emanate from their combined efforts a better paper than any of its prede- cessors. 'Stern purpose and constant application will -enable them to ac'- complish much more than we have done. So may success be .theirs and their success that of St. Jrohn's. ,May their misgivings and trials be not so great as ours, who now abandon those cherished desires and all that might have been, and as gracefully as pos- sible-now step down and out. i We would take this last opportun- ity to urge from our lowly, station, that new effort be made to rapidly in-. crease the endowment fund of the college. At its inception the pros- pects for a large fund were very great. No' one can, for a moment, doubt or deny the claims of St. John's' for aid in her upbuilding, Standing as she does, the descendent of the iirst free school on the North American Continent, the sturdy spirit of sound education then im- bued, has remained with her to this day. With a curriculum well wor- thy of her history and position she merits the earnest support of all promoters of education. A glance over the long list of her departed sons, suffices to reveal the good she has done the commonwealth by training and lnstillinginto the minds and hearts of the illustrious sons of Maryland and thenation that received their education within her walls, principles of justice, honor and patriotism for their guidance in the adairs of state. Statesmen, ora- tors, poets, lawyers, divines and phy- -ai ,sa L-. 51, ,f,.,4ue- 1 1

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S M .-- 5 u-'Eta 4 ' . 4 . Q . ' , + ' n et. ' ' J ' gt' V ' K I Vol. VII. Annapolis, Md., June, 1895. No. 9. ST. JOH Ni' S COLLEGIAN, g ..,- gli. ,' i .. ANNAPOLIS, MD. . -i-'-'v'--""A""r" "WL" ""'s"' "'-T"- . 'ff -9. "' V .r 7'l ", gf l ie . W , COND UUTED B Y THE SENIOR cL.l.s.sf OF . Q.. Q - sr. JOHNUS' UOLLEGE. f f. -EDITORIAL BOARD.. - f f X 1 . ' " " ' , N -. , ' , swf Q ' 5-223 -md I 1- A v""a's 'ff . ASSOCIATE, ' - 'N J ' - S L. A. OLIVERQ . I Literary Editors, S ' 1 VV. Z. CHILDS, f AQE. MULLIKIN. I Q Town, amd Campus iEdiz50rs,A i E. W. IGLEHART, ' J. STINE. Aluimfai Editor, , V Escltafage E'CZ?f.7fO'2', R. H. SNYDER.i ' Cf JOYCE-. A so Imfe7'--Colley-icmfe' Ecliior, 'E. M. THOMPSON. U .-. BUSINESS MANAGER. . f L. B. K. umoeisfrr.. s ..i4 . , , - 1 f 'Assis'rAN'rs,:'f' . 7 C. B. JONES, . S. H. LINTHICUMA. Ente1'ecZ.a.t the Anvza Jolis Posto .ce as sec- . 2 . . 17? c ond class vncozlvrmffw. i The ST. 'JOHlV'S OOLLEGIAN is issued on the 20th of each month, ffrom October to June, inclusive. . T - Contributions and communications upon topics of interestare solicited -from students, alumni and friends. . SUBSCRIPTIONS, -S S1 per year li1NblLE,CQPY,i.l - elacana All literary contributions should be addressed to the'Editor-in-Chief, and all business communications to the Business Manager. i Ein accordance with the U. S. Postal Law, the COLLEGIA-N will be sent until ordered discontinued and all 'arrears paid. A I - It is not an easy and pleasant task for us -to say farewell. V We shrink from making ourfinal bow to the lit- tle group-of readers that have with such. fliind sympathy for our inabili- ties suffered- some -of their leisure hours in pursuing the columns- that thisipresent volume has presented to themq' .But as Weghave seen each day duringlthe past monthgjevident signs 'of .the deepeningof Springg-I as we have -looked 'out ,upon the campus in front, so-familiar and dear after four years- of' acquaintanceg. as 1 We have fviewed the old white horse -plodding his weary Wayover the green svvard, the swift growing blades being hewn down, after himg as wehave ,watched the vigorous preparations for beauti- fying and clothing the old' institu- tion in an airy garb offsummerg i the urchins scampering here and there in the gleesonieness of happy childhood -as we have .seen all this We have be- gun to realize that our hoary-headed sire, old Father Time, in' his relent- less onward march, has brought us

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ST. JOHN'S COLLEGIAN. 208 sicians of fame have graced her his-I tory, and surely the memory of these should he an incentive to help her aggrandizement. ' A -There are today in the ranks of her living alumni, men of state and nat- ional reputation and influence. It is for them now to rally to the aid of their mother, it is for them to band .together and by a strong united effort lift her to a higher and more pros- perous position. She is prospering now, but how much more can that prosperity be increased by the help of her influential sons. Let them come forward now and help swell the endowment fund to great propor- tions, not only from their own means, but by securing the interest and aid of philanthropic educationalists. Despite all the adverse comments made upon the conduct of the college students, a mass, and notwithstand- ing the fact that there may exist in many instances much that contains elements that should be excluded from the student's life, there are yet undoubted advantages, and some ad- vantage as is seldomed considered in the present system of college life, that commends itself to all good thinkers. This is leaving out of the question all effects or benefits derived from the portion of the prescribed curriculum pu1'sued. It is as much in the rough and tumble push of college life, the con- tact with men of many minds, the viewing of the busy world as from afar, the intermingling in societies, - n 1 1 fraternites and all other organizations that are essential to the perfect whole of the modern institutions, it is in these that more of practical .knowl- edge, more ofcommon sense doctrine, and more of the training of charac- ter, is brought out, fostered and en- couraged, We may say that all such outside affairs have but a tendency to direct the attention of the student to more frivilous things and distract him from those for the cultivation of which he comes to colleges. But can we say thatsiich is the intention and purpose of a college education ? Gan we say that the literary organi- Zations, in which are developed the innate genius, and the class-room principles put into argumentative shape, can we say that they are not excellent branches of liberal educa- tion ? Or are those contests in which the physical man seems to 'play the most important part-foot-ball, base- ball, etc.-are they unprofitable parts of the educational make-up? 'Itis claimed, because some few wild, un- tamed sports make manifestations at these games and act in a seemingly disgraceful manner, that the extent and number of such contests should be limited, if not altogether stopped, as tending to the detriment of good education. Such argument eannot hold 5 for these few boisterous so'- called students are bound to find some way in which to give vent to their inclinations, under any circum- stances, good or bad, 'favorable or unfavorable. All systems of education have their

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