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It is with no little reluctance that we take it upon ourselves to censure the acts of men in college, but some doings that are occasionally brought to our notice cannot rightly be passed by in silence. It has been the custom of some of the instructors to send the men in their courses postal cards giving notice of the marks received by them in their examinations. Some men, over-flowing with the jubilant spirits of youth, have seized this opportunity to "play tricks" on their follows, and have sent them bogus notices of their marks signed with some instructor's name. There is something essentially funny in this playfulness. We can hardly suppress a smile when we think of the sensation experienced by a man who has really earned A and receives notice that his mark is E. The thought of the annoyance to arise from the investigation that will follow, both to him and the instructor, is almost irresistible. However, with a severe effort, we manage to control our mirth. If the authors of such tricks are freshmen there is possibly some excuse for them, though it would seem that six months at college ought to be enough to teach most men to suppress the school-boy exuberance of spirits known as "freshness." If the offenders are upper-classmen, we can only feel sorry that men have to exist whose intellects are feeble enough to find enjoyment in such juvenile tricks.

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