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THE absence of familiar faces and the appearance of strange ones, the gladsome welcomes and the hearty hand-shakings, remind us that another college year with its duties is upon us. Those who bear the responsibility of editing a college journal find their task both pleasant and irksome, yet in the past year it has been rendered less arduous by the gentlemanly courtesies of subscriber and contributor. The reception which the Magenta met and the interest exhibited in its welfare warrant us in continuing its publication. The first official duties of the newly elected Editors begin with this number; augmented thus, the Magenta bids fair to improve.

Students eagerly look for the appearance of a new issue, though if there are mistakes in it, or an exhibition of poor taste either in the subjects chosen or in the style of composition, these meet with but little allowance. In view of this, we ask the co-operation of all interested in college journalism, and shall aim to avoid the faults incidental to it, endeavoring to present to our subscribers at least a readable paper.