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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 18. September 20, 1939

Or Mature?

Or Mature?

"But," someone has said to us, "you are not to expect anything mature or original from a university student."

"Then," is our immediate reply, "in this case why trouble to print 'Rostrum' at all?" Of what value is such a collection of work? It may be interesting as a testimony to those outside the university of our immaturity showing that Just at present too much is not to be expected of us. But it is bad for us Inside the university in that by it we are taken in by our own pretensions and cleverness. Again, we cannot presume to believe that we are telling anything to anybody. We are not.

But it must certainly be said that the fundamental intention of "Rostrum" was good, and that alone is admirable, when so many are bad.

Celia Frederick.