The athletic life of the college took a fresh start yesterday afternoon; out-door work began. It is always an important occasion when the teams can get out of doors; for indoor work, however faithfully it may be done, is still only the laying of foundations. With out door practice begins the rapid progress of a team in the fine points of their work; more life, more of a feeling of actually accomplishing, something takes hold of the men. The spirit with which the crew rowed yesterday showed the advantage of actual work on the river. After the sifting out of candidates the men have got down to solid work, and their practice from now on will be watched by the college with a great deal of interest. The cold weather prevented the very best work of the crew and was still more telling on the work of the nine. However, the out-door season has come, and with it fresh activity in athletic life.