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

 - Class of 1894

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be jfresbman. 5EE the freshman ! He has come From his quiet country home, With his soul on learning bent And with eager mind intent On improving every moment as it flies. So he rises with the sun When the day has just begun, And he tries to persevere. For the time is drawing near When to seniors he will dare to raise his eyes. But the freshman little dreams Life is not just as it seems ; That the sophomoric mind Will not tolerate the " grind, " As he finds out to his very great surprise. 25



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Sophomore " Class Colors — Lavender and Crimson. Class Yell — Rah-Rix-Rive ! Rah-Rix-Rhie . ' Boom-a-lang . ' Boom-a-lang ! ' 95 HISTORY. 1 f I E gain knowledge in the same manner as we mount a ladder, first one step is VJLy taken and then another. We, the class of ' 95, have mounted one step higher on this ladder since our last communication to the Index, and now it gives us pleasure to hand in our Sophomore history. Let us take a retrospective glance over our Freshman year with its varied experi- ences and see in what respects we, as a class, have advanced in the several branches of college life. We entered a class of forty-one men ; as brilliant scholars it is doubt- ful if ever a class entered " Aggie " walls which surpassed us. Not only are we brilliant in our studies, but we also have sustained well the athletics, both of our class and of the college. In the fall of our Freshman year we defeated the High School eleven at foot-ball, while in the spring we had the satisfaction of defeating our prede- cessors, the class of ' 94, in base-ball; as this was the first time for many years that Sophomores had been vanquished by Freshmen in this game, we take pride in placing that victory on record. Perhaps the one thing above all others for which our Freshman year will be remembered is establishing the custom of having a class supper out of town, in place of the riotous proceedings held about college by previous classes. This supper was held at Brattleboro, Vermont, ail our plans being carried out to the letter without any opposition from the class of ' 94. The banquet was followed by exciting speeches, which were much enjoyed by all present, and the evening closed with cheers for the •class and college. Our journey home was made very enjoyable by songs and various 27

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