The Press: Painful Duty

Classes come and classes go but undergraduate college publications keep on, more or less, forever. Tradition is strongly upon them but with annually changing boards of editors their excellences and taste fluctuate. The spectacle of an institution as old and honored as the Harvard Lampoon (monthly funnypaper) falling (as it did the past autumn) into the hands of editors callow and ribald, is neither unusual nor significant. The Lampoon's coarse insults to Princeton, subsequent inept apologies and yet more recent displays of awkwardness in prose, verse and cartoon, were simply the sort...

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