The return of "Bloody Monday" night, shorn of all its former horrors, brings vividly to mind the change in student life and sentiment that has recently taken place here. Now, when the advent of a new class makes but little appreciable stir in the college routine, it is difficult to realize that the college could ever have been greatly moved by the struggles between sophomores and freshmen. And yet, only a few years ago, it was an honored prerogative of the sophomore class to annoy the freshmen in every way, under the convenient name of "hazing" when it was looked upon merely as a joke for a new student to be assaulted or his property destroyed, simply because he was a new student, and could not resist. Great was the honor meted out to one who could invent some form of annoyance more offensive or humiliating. No one stopped to look at the question from the other standpoint. No one thought it was an unmanly thing for four or five men to enter a man's room, and knowing him to be powerless to insult him in every way. Such an amusement from some distorted way of looking at it was held quite worthy of gentlemen. So, looking back, it seems indeed to be a source of congratulation to the college that all such performances are banished to the past. Nor has this change taken place here alone. It is going on in nearly every college, and as the tendencies of "hazing" are brought more clearly to light, it must of necessity be put aside with all its childish accompaniments.
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