The Road to Messiah

Being a freshman in the first performance of Handel’s Messiah in Christ Chapel at Easter was a glorious moment for my choir experience. But what I was most proud of was our persevering through the journey to reach that moment.

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Getting into the Swing of Things

A look at Hillsdale College’s Swing Dance Club and the freshmen who are making it their own.

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Chemistry at Hillsdale: It’s not Just Washing Glassware

Alumna Madison Pletan didn’t come to Hillsdale for the science. She came to Hillsdale because of its foundational and lasting values and hands-on learning experiences. The now grad student, studying cell biology, hopes for a future in academia, thanks to the impact her Hillsdale professors left.

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Celebrate Spring in Hillsdale

Every small leaf, greening lawn, and blossoming tree sparks a memory of last spring, when most of these small miracles of nature went unadmired. The memory of our absence is a gentle reminder to appreciate Hillsdale’s beauty. This spring, my goal of celebrating the season in Hillsdale sparked a few poignant reflections.

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The Local Eatery: A Soon-To-Be Student Favorite

Believe it or not, Saga is not your only option when it comes to food. The Local Eatery is one of Hillsdale’s hidden gems, and they are happy to feed hungry students. Their extensive menu has plenty of classic diner fare, as well as some specialty items that you won’t find anywhere else.

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A Different Kind of “Campus Culture”

Curious about campus culture? Sophomores Griffin Johnston and Lucy Cuneo have a literal answer for you—each week, they cultivate true “culture” by brewing kombucha, a fizzy fermented tea.

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The Joys of Baking

Whether they’re making muffins, gluten-free hummingbird cakes, or dozens of cookies, students unwind and enjoy themselves by baking in their dorm kitchens—and the leftovers aren’t half bad, either.

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Dear Freshman Me: Take Care of Your Brain

Dear Freshman Me, there is really no reason not to open this door. The quality and quantity of mental health services here at Hillsdale are like nowhere else you will have in your life.

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Keeping the Study of Latin Alive in the Hillsdale Community

The vitality of Hillsdale’s Latin Teaching Program hints that Latin, the “dead language,” is very much alive.

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Summer of Shooting

Ida was recruited to our seven-time national award-winning shotgun team her sophomore year of high school and returned from nationals last fall placing sixth in the women’s division. With the summer quickly approaching, Ida has a lot more shooting to look forward to, but she’s also staring down the barrel of the MCAT.

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Northern Exposure: Spencer Stegenga’s Ventures in the Vineyard

For decades, northwestern Michigan has been a mecca for ski lovers, cherry lovers, and fall color seekers. In more recent years, the region has gained fame for another industry—winemaking. For 30 years, Spencer Stegenga, ’95, and his family have been at the forefront of this industry, uncorking the secrets of the vine for a growing national audience to enjoy.

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Using Science for Justice

Crime is gruesome and prevalent. How can a Hillsdale education give you the support you need when you’re at the scene of a crime, and how can your Hillsdale experiences prepare you for what comes next back at the lab? Alumna Danielle Wilhelmsen walks us through a day in the life of a Forensic Scientist DNA Analyst.

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