Columbia University Quarterly Volume 2

Columbia University Quarterly Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...when she returns from a consultation with an essay patterned in red ink, manages to derive pleasure from that excitement. As for the " daily theme" course, it will always remain the delight of its members and the curse of the outsider. Nothing is sacred; your hat, your diction, your anecdote about your maiden aunt--all may serve as copy for the voracious " daily-themer," who finds her mind barren of a subject ten minutes before the class. Yet, in spite of all this, the Morlarboard remains the only publication. The Mortarboard is issued every spring by the junior class, and compares most favorably with others of its kind. It is tolerably characteristic of Barnard, inasmuch as it shows a real sense of humor, an excellent feeling for literary forms, especially those metrical, and a commendable ability to mind its own business. It is supposed to be selfsupporting and at times has so far exceeded expectation as to bring the class treasury a substantial addition to its revenue. By means of the Mortarboard the girls are able to poke a little good-natured fun at their companions and instructors, and, in the same spirit, to offer suggestions concerning existing abuses. Note, for example, the classic brief for argumentation in the '99 jllortarboard on the subject, " Should Rhetoric C be Abolished? ' 'May a spirit of self-laudation be far from us; but a member of '99 observes with pleasure that Rhetoric C is no longer compulsory. Difficult though it is, we must now imagine a class pursuing its way toward a degree without having recorded its opinion on " Should Capital Punishment be Abolished?" or " Is Cremation preferable to Earth Burial P"--possibly even without need of...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971884
  • 9781236971883