The Harvard cheer is unfortunately losing its distinctive character. In former years the nine "'rahs" came slowly, and the final "Har-vard" was broad and deep; in the Pennsylvania game the cheer could be but little distinguished from the short, sharp Yale yell. Even the "nine long Harvard's" which used to be so impressive are now cut much too short. The leaders of the cheering seldom try to maintain the old-time cadence, and there is danger that it will be entirely disused. The merest hint should surely be sufficient to check this tendency.