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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1902

Similarities and Differences

Similarities and Differences.

The latest number of "The Otago University Review'. has several items which should appeal to us just now. The exchequer was exhausted. An appeal was made to the Government, and a subsidy of £2 for every £1 raised by public subscription (up to £750) was promised. In ten days .£750 was subscribed. Then a larger scheme was proposed for the liquidation of the debt of £16,000, and subscriptions ranging from page 36 £500 have come in so quickly that the authorities are said to be practising a new chorus, entitled, "Now we shan't be Long."

How would this do for a description of our capping efforts : —

"The song practices were scandalously attended last term, with the consequence that good songs were as nearly a failure as they could possibly be. . . It would certainly be a distinct advantage to have a captain to the crowd—to organise jokes on a large scale-anything rather than let the evening drag—yell the roof off the house or grab hold of one of the audience by the hair and make him yell."

We observe that an athletic club ha3 been formed, and that an "inter-faculty" sports meeting is to be held with a view to readiness for the Easter Tournament. What are we doing?