THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
Vol. 4, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, 5. C, FEB. 1, 1896. No. 14.
Advance in College Life.
Put Aside Childish Things and As
sume a New Spirit.
Nowhere is the spirit of modern
Y. M. C. A. Building.
A very enthusiastic mass meet
ing in the interest of the Y. M. C
A. building- was witnessed here last
Friday. The Association had with
it on this occasion Mr. Brockman
progress more prevalent than ui the Tllf,;ni ot. n t,0 v
OJ:,--i-. . v if p A TVf r- -R1o
is this apparent in the changes that
have occurred within the last few
vears in College Life. Simultan
eous with the large increase of stu
dents and colleges, there has been
a decided chance in the spirit and
character of the students.
The colleere student has ceased to
be a boy he has become a man
The elevation of the standard of
admission has insured a higher de
gree of scholarship. The gfeneral
adoption of the elective system, es
peciallv in the upper classes, while
it gives a certain class of students
larger facilities for just passing yet
more than compensates for this by
the advance in sound scholarship
and special preperation which is af
The great interest in athletics has
also done much to infuse a spirit of
manliness into the boys. It has
ceased to confine itself solely to an
interest in the team which repre
sents the institution, but has become
in a sense individual. A student is
beginning- to itake pride in his own
personal development, in improving
and perfecting vear bv year his
The admiration for the athletic
hero has contributed powerfully to
produce a spirit of emulation a
spirit not so much to surpass
others, and beat them for the team
as to improve self.
The spirit of manhood is also
shown in the attitude of students
towards college morality. The "col
lege tough" has forever lost his
pristine glorv and importance. In-
stead of a pet he has come to be an
acknowledged pest.. The student
of worth and ability is being recog-
ni7fH n-nrl flip iirninitiWKT. wlrir.1i is . . ..
- . made to the alumni
msuue, tuiutu xiuu. Af t thousand dollafs has
The success of a student lies en- been kd the firt instalment
tirely in his own hands, and his q 25 cent faUs Tf those
merit is being- recognised whenever f h students who have not pledg
ana wnerever maniiestea, x ne thinff will come to the aid of
general prevalence 01 uonor sysiems fa movement it can be made a sue
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01 examination; ue i uduic Many of our fellow students
uecrease 01 tne nazing mania , me . . f seifsacrifice.
marked tendency towards an increase go Ms aU ajd in buIldin a home for
ot sound morality are a tew evi- Y. M. C. A. and the student
aences ot tins growth or maniy coi
legespirit,of independence and self- Docv
reliance, which are a product or the
the meeting a history of the build
ing movements in other colleges
showing- how the movements had
been made a success in many in
stances. The movement had its be-gining-
at Yale and from there it
has spread over the United States
All of the larger colleges and most
of the larger towns have nice build
ings. A movement of this kind can
only be accomplished at a sacrifice
In every college where we hnd a
Y. M. C. A. building-, we also find
it was accomplished by a self-sacri
fice of those interested in Christian
work. All enterprises that spring
into existence lull born are never
valued as those that come by con
stant effort. Several students also
made talks on the need of a building
at the University. The tone of the
meeting was that the movement
should be entered into not wholly as
an enterprise Dy the x . lvi. c ..,
but by the students as well. There
is at present no place on the campus
that the student can call his. The
object ot this building is to have a
home for the Y. M. C. A. and the
Many evidences of the interest
taken in the movement have been
shown recently. Since the meeting
nearly eight hundred dollars has
been subscribed by those who had
pledg-ed amounts, and some doubling
and some quadrupling their pledges
A canvass of college is soon to be
made in the interest of the building
All new men and those who have
not subscribed will be given an op
portunity. It is hoped by this means
to raise the student subscription to
ten thousand dollars. When 'this
amount is pledged an appeal will be
team gave the association the pros
pects for his team and stated that
the coming field day would be one
of the greatest days of the year.
Several members of the Associa
tion made pertinent remarks on the
subject of the track team, commend
ing Captain Thomas for the earnest
work he is doing toward making
this one of the features of our Col
They are Necessary to the Student's
Is "the period of March examina
tions beneficial to the student body?
Does it not answer to a need, es
pecially in the first two years of col
These questions have been much
discussed by the student body since
President Stephens announced this period of examinations was dis-
that he hoped to give a gymnasium f th . . . .
exhibition some time during the year s for the best; while a large major
and suggested that it might be well ity are united in the opinion that
to add this exhibition to the field day. the change will cause a great deal
There being no further business 01 "necessary labor.
before the Association the meeting JinT V y IJ
& I tor their nisr.ntiT.iniinrf nrp- no tHp
adjourned. work of the vear is now arranged.
the examination period coming, as
it flops in flip mir1r!1p nf Vip turm'c
The Glee, Banjo and Mandolin woru sprvpis n1v fn hrpi. fV, . '
Clubs, after several months of dili- Llpfptipc nf fhp laffr nr,rf nf i,p
gent practice, have moulded thetal- vear. the work wiu be more th
ent at their disposal into a we 1- ough wthout them; they foster the
trained, harmonious whole The rusom of rrnmmiW iitWnr P.smJ-
clubs are decidedly better this year nation.
than those ot any previous year. To men who have been j th
1 his can be attributed as much TTM;vprR;fv niiH hnw mii,HtiPfw.
to the abundant talent derived from ers and experience of grasping a sub
the new students, as to the untiring - ct as a whole these reasons are up
zeal and skillful training of Frofes- in avuu w riae nf,0
remedy an existing evil and will
prove beneficial. But with the
Freshman or Sophomore, more es
pecially the former, it will prove
very onerous. His first year's work
is spent in learning now to study.
sor Harrington, Messrs. Batman,
Lake and Dey. The annual Mid-
Winter Concert will be given on St.
Valentine's night, February 14. A
rare musical treat is in store ior
those who attend, and as the man
conditions of the last generation
and which clearly betoken a signal
adyance in education.
Are we here keeping apace with
this general progress in college
spirit? .Haveve"put away child
Athletic Association Meeting.
A meeting of the AthleticAssoci-
ation was held on last Saturday.
Manager Charmichael announced
to the Association the prospects of
ish things", ai.d recognized that the coming Base Ball season,giving
our conduct isaresponsibityrAre we in datail the schedule of games as it
has been arranged and also the dates
that may probably be added to the
schedule later on during the year.
Captain Staley made a short talk
1 1 ' i TT
regard to ins team, xie says
assuminp- a manlv spirit? We be
lieve we are. Our students are
some younger than the respective
ones in Northern Colleges, and our
preparatory schools are not so ad
vanced vet this tendency towards
college manhood is seen surely and there is a great deal of material in
continually, and can not end but in colwe and he expects to get out a
miinire good to tne univt-isity , .
c,. w r artui very strong: team.
i;f : i. Captain Thomas of the tarck
agement has reduced the admission, Many of our Freshmen come to the
no one snuum uu w neai tne tiuus. nivorc tv hnnr hr nrm tvrl r1
The program this year is of an ith t anv method of study. How
especially high order, our clubs com- W1n these men be able to swallow
paring favorably with those of the an entire Geometry at one time? It
jNorthern colleges. is evident that they will not be able
We understand that the German to do it. This being the case, the
Club will give one of their delight- ciaim of an advance in scholarship
ful germans, and as Mr. Carr, the goes to the wall. If a task is put
leader, has kindly consented to hold UDOn the shoulders of the student
the german till 10:30, the clubs will which he has not the ability to mas
doubtless have the honor of appear- ter, his grade of work is undoubted
ing before some of Carolina's lovli- iv not raised. He is graded not on
est daug-hters. efforts but on results. True the
The clubs will give a concert lat- present system will be a deathblow
er on, probably during Commence- to men who depend on memory to
ment, but the management assures g-et through, but this tendency is
us that the admission on St. Valen- rmlv renresented bv a small minori-
tine's night will be decidedly less Uy of the whole. Men of this class
nan at commencement. onlv remain in college lor a short
The Tar Heel sincerely hopes while and this condition should not
all the students will attend the con- have weight on either side.
cert and thus encourage the clubs. It is also argued bv the Faculty
tlinf flip nresent arrangement fos-
A Much Needed Walk. ters the system of "cramming."
When we look back on the campus of We doubt that many prepare exami-
the past and remember the walks, nations this way, but what evidence
which were many inches deep in mud have we that this custom will not
and the shabby bushes that lined De weu. . u ,
their edges, we are right in rejoic- .t swaflow entire subjects at
ing-that the walk, are now hard nrp and with the maioritv this cus-
and firm and that we can see across torn must be used to prepare the ex-
the campus. And another cause amination properly. If more mat-
for rejoicing is found in the electric ter is put upon these men, the only
lights. But one place in the campus remedy will be more cramming to
forcibly reminds us of the boy who get it up.
blacked only the toes of his shoes. Again, the Faculty say the pe-
And more especially on a dark riod serves to break up the terms
rainy night when we hear the pray- work. We grant this, a.nd claim
ers(?) of the medical student, as in that it is just the thing wanted.
the deep shadow of the Memorial The Medical Professor does not
Hall, after emerging from some give his class the entire man for an
puddle suitable for the sunning- of a examination, but takes limb by limb.
Berkshire hog, he finds that it is not We want the period broken up and
a cyclone but that he has only fall- the March examination did this, so
en over z friendly root, and has to give it back or its equivalent.
decide the perplexing question
whether he would rather handle
himself or a "stiff". So, to whoever
has charge of it, we respectftlly ask
their attention m the hope that the
Medical student of ,97 at least, may
not have this added to his list of
troubles. Give us either a light or
or a walk.
Dr. Samuel Sapport, Scientific
Optican of Baltimore, Md. will be
heve for several days. He can be
seen at Roberson's Hotel. No charge
for a prelimenary examination of