The Real Treasure in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, Treasure Island, unearths a world of seafaring adventures complete with a cast of ragamuffin pirates, English gentlemen, and an adolescent boy thrust into a situation that will force him to choose the type of man he wishes to become. Furthermore, the language of the sea that Stevenson so aptly conveyed […]

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Summer in Hillsdale

A quiet summer in Hillsdale ended up being my happiest of college, and was a much-needed source of quiet and perspective.

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College: A Time for Making Changes, Part 1

Even those who come to Hillsdale decided on a major may find themselves making an unexpected shift. From Greek to English or politics to biology, each of these stories is unique.

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City on a Hill, Part 3

Hillsdale has attracted not just patriotic professors but international students intrigued by its unique exhibition of American principles. Juan Vargas Hernandez ’21 hopes to take the principles Hillsdale stands for back to his home in Colombia.

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City on a Hill, Part 2

For professor of economics Ivan Pongracic, coming to America was a childhood dream come true. Having grown up in a communist country, he revels in teaching the American system and principles that were a beacon of hope to him as a child.

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All Will Be Received: Off-Campus Life at Hillsdale

“There is someone right here who knows you more than you do, who is making room on the couch, who is fixing a meal, who is putting on your favorite record, who is listening intently to what you have to say, who is standing there with you… This is where you belong.” —Sufjan Stevens, Michigan

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City on a Hill, Part 1

Associate professor of politics Khalil Habib watched Clint Eastwood movies as a child living in Bahrain, and his attitude immigrating at the age of nine was one of gratitude. Dr. Habib chose to study politics so he could take his experience as an immigrant and teach what America stands for.

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Beautiful Connections

Many students at Hillsdale are interested in both science and music. This overlap may seem surprising but is made easier in an environment that encourages excellence in all skills, not just those in your major.

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A Special Relationship: The British and the Americans—Lessons from the Colonial Period

There’s something unique about the relationship between Americans and the British—one that has endured for centuries through war and peace. Indubitably, that relationship stems from the fact that the first settlers and the customs they brought with them were British in origin. In a presentation for the Barney Charter School Initiative teacher training seminars, Hillsdale […]

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Student-Employment Know How

Anxious to start working to offset the cost of tuition? Many students prefer to have an on-campus job or two. These are some of the most popular.

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Student Honoraries and Dedication to a Craft

Hillsdale is home to more than twenty-eight honoraries. From music or literature to marketing or physics, these groups help students spur one another on in the pursuit of their passions.

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As the Leaves Change, So Do We: Autumn Reflections and Thanksgivings in Hillsdale

It is November of my senior year. The decadence is stripped from the trees, and the stark branches invite me to reflect on the preciousness of my time here; they beckon Thanksgiving.

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