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EDITOR OF THE HEARALD-CRIMSON. Dear Sir : I notice in your issue of the 25th. a critical review of "College Annuals" and among the various publications of this class a few remarks on the Gulielmensian.
Now it would seem if your columns do present the public opinion of Harvard students in general that the only spot where a higher education should be sought is at Harvard and that all other colleges should disband at once,-ditto consequently their publications of all sorts and kinds.
You observe that simplicity of which the "Index" is an embodyment is one of the things dearest to the heart of a Harvard man, and I can not but say that I fully agree with you in that statement judging from what I have seen of these famed "Harvard men."
You say that our publication's familiarly called the "Girl"-I don't exactly see whether our "Gul" was transformed to the remarkable "Girl" through your near-sightedness or perhaps ignorance of orthography, or whether one of those proof-reading feinds who are so common in rural printing establishments, and who in 9 words out of ten substitute one of their own, occupies a prominent place on your board.
You say that it (the Gul) "is on the whole disappointing"-well it may be to unique and "simple" minds, but I have heard remarks from quite a number of men of other colleges, and, bye the bye, several of your own, which represent the Gul in a trifle more favorable light than the HEARALD-CRIMSON does. Painful witticisms, according to your statements, are perpetrated, upon unforteunate clasmates of the editors etc., etc., in every class-editorial.
Now in reading the Gul through I never came across anything of the kind except perhaps on the sophomore class which is always "ground" in what ever annual you may come accross, except, perhaps, that exceeding "simple" one of Harvard.
And also let me tell you a profound secret (don't you ever give it away)-that sophomore editorial is never written by any member of the sophomore class-a statement, perhaps, a little incongruous with the one you made about classmates of the editors etc.
You say the illustrations are "pretty bad." We do not pretend that they are the highest of high art-but if you consider them "pretty bad," I pity your artistic tastes, full as much as I have done, your literary ones in respect to the "Gul," at least as well as the other college annuals.
And in closing let me give you a little bit of advice-if you are "hard up" for matter to fill your daily, as you are often, doubtless, don't lower your august dignity so far as to overstep your own boundaries of common sense if you posses any of that rare article, and show your utter and most deplorable ignorance by criticising your neighbors, who can possibly survive and issue publications annually, as well as daily, weekly, and monthly, without the permission of your high and mightiness.
Yours, A "GULIELMENSIAN."The above communication was called forth by a recent article in our columns. The spelling and punctuation are original with the writer. [EDITORS HERALD-CRIMSON.
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