History of the Sophomore Class
■ J HOSE who know us best as a class need no record of our past achieve-
r I \\ in. ni- In which to judge us Bui lor thi benefit of our genth
~\7 U=^ readers of this page, who know us only by what we have to say
(A/W\ of ourselves, we will endeavor to write an autobiography of our
I \\a I first two years in college. We promise not to bestow honors too
freely upon our own heads.
In the fall of 1914. we entered college and ever since that time we ve been
making history of which we are today proud.
We won our first victory last year, when we bluffed the Sophomores out of
having the usual event, handed down to us by our predecessors, known as the
"relay scrap.' And thus being made to feel that we were feared and were really
somebody, we started off on the jump with a spirit and enthusiasm that has lasted
to this good day. and will last until June, 1918.
The primary reason a man conies to college is to study and learn something.
In this phase of college life, classroom work, we have always stood at the top.
having as few or less "flunk outs" and as many or more "shoot-'em-ups" as usual.
The majority of our men, however, have reached a happy medium of getting up their
work in good form—not exactly sharks—and doing some other things such as tak¬
ing part in athletics, debating, and writing for the school publications, all of which
go to make up a college man.
In athletics, although we haven t won on all occasions, we have always stood
at the top. and our teams have been feared by our opponents. In the basketball
season just finished we came out second, giving the Juniors no little scare in the
last game when they took the pennant away from us, we being defeated by the
gigantic and overwhelming score of fifteen to thirteen—two points, one whole goal.
Next vear we predict that the tables will turn in our favor. Among our ranks we
have seven "E" men who have not only worked hard and faithfully for their classes
but some of whom scored, last year at the track meet held against the University of
Georgia. Tech and Mercer. Also last year a Freshman was awarded the Athletic
Medal as the best athlete in school.
It remains to be seen what we will do in baseball, but it now looks and not
without ground or reason that we will take the "rag."
Our men this year and last have furnished no small amount of the material used
by our college publications, and in the literary societies Sophomores are always
seen to play a leading role.
We hate to brag, but we honestly believe that the Sophomore class is the very
best in school, and that the old "Class of 1918" spirit is bound to win.
W. E. Smith, Historian.