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THE VOLANTE. VERMILLION, SOUTH DAKOTA. --------------------- Published Monthly by the Students' Association of the University of Dakota. --------------------- J. E. POWERS, Editor-in-Chief. J. G. MORRISON, Editorials. FRANK BLAIR, Literary. BYRON TREMAIN, Miscellany. LILIAN B. HEALD College Notes and Exchanges. THOS. GARY Personals and Locals. GEO. DUDLEY, Business Manager. --------------------- --------------------- EDITORIALS. --------------------- --------------------- It is to be feared that examination day is not ooked forward to with the interest with which all earnest students should greet that event. It is true there is nothing very pleasant about writing from one to four hours on one subject but the slight amount of extra labor should not be considered when compared with the inestimable value of test given by a thorough examination, not as a basis of classification but as a drill for the student. If he stands the test he feels that he can leave that portion of the subject behind with a clear conscience. If he fails in the test it were better for him to find it out sooner than later, for the foundation must be builded firmly or the superstructure will not stand the wear of time. --------------------- Some of the general remarks delivered from the chapel rostrum the morning before Thanksgiving might well be made more specific and applied to a large class of the students of the University. Some may object to the words "large elass" but they can not deny that the number is much larger than it should be. It appears that some minds are capable of very rapid development. They soon find out that there are few things perfect about the Institution. The professors are superficial and ignorant, or narrow and cranky. Their classes are not intelligent enough to make it possible for them to leave the elementary details and get at the more profound facts of a subject in the recitation-room. The library is so poor that it is not worth their time to visit it. The literary societies are composed of drones. The institution in general is going to rack. Such remarks and such a spirit is far too prevalent and it is also noticable that it finds most expression among the class of students who do the poorest work. Indeed, it is hard to see how a student can do good work who entertains such unpleasant feelings. Nor is the right way to remedy these evils by ventilating our pessimistic ideas. Doubtless much of the fault lies in ourselves and our own negnegligence. If we had made the proper preporation, we might be able to appreciate the work of our professors, and when we are loyal to the best interests of the University we shall see that the authorities are not so inconsistent as we had supposed. --------------------- If you do not believe that social reform is the all-absorbing question of the day, you will be convinced by a careful study of the first three Junior orations.
|Title||The Volante. Volume IV Number 3. December 1890.|
|Time Period||1890s (1890-1899)|
|Subject (LCSH)||College student newspapers and periodicals--South Dakota|
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|Source-Original||Volante, volume 4, number 3. December 1890.|
|Rights-Original||This work is in the public domain and is free of copyright restrictions.|
|Digital Publisher||University of South Dakota. University Libraries. Archives and Special Collections|
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