University of Massachusetts Amherst - Index Yearbook (Amherst, MA)

 - Class of 1885

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E take pleasure in sending our first communication to the Index. ยป Some of our number have gone into advanced classes, one only having left the college. The usual struggle for supremacy has taken place 1I between ' 87 and ' 86. Cane Rush and Tug of War won by ' 87. This not satisfying the Sophomores, one of their number had the audacity to carry the forbidden cane from recitations, in consequence of which a rush followed, and just as we were on the verge of victory, the Juniors and Seniors interfered. Our inexperienced " Foot Ball Eleven " defeated the invincible " High Schools " in a sharply contested game. Our natural enemies, the Sophomores, have handled us very tenderly thus far, thinking perhaps that we were able to take care of ourselves, and we agree with them, although they saved one of our number the trouble of weekly ablutions, by giving him a shower bath, which is very invigorating. We see by the papers that hazing the Freshmen has ceased, but that the moth- erly Sophomores take pleasure in sitting up with them until three or f our o ' clock in the morning, and then seem surprised when told that the morning hours were fast approaching. We here express our thanks to the friendly Juniors for the points they have given us in our college life, kindly showing us some of the crooks and turns, thus facilitating our progress in the customs of the college. We enter upon our col- lege career with a good deal of anticipation, and with a will to push our way to the goal for which we seek, and as we pass the stages of Sophomore, Junior and Senior years, that we may not look back upon moments misspent and opportuni- ties lost ; but on the contrary may we see the moments used to the best of our SO

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ability in gaining treasures of knowledge, which be of great benefit in after life and from which we may reap a rich harvest. When in the summer of ' 87 we throw off the student mantle and go out into the world and be an honor to our- selves and to M. S. C. And may the History of the Class of ' 87 shine out with lustre upon her pages. And now, classmates, as we are settled down to steady work, may these words be ever before us. So close is glory to our dust, So near is God to man, When duty whispers low thou must, The " Youth " replies I can. SI

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