The Everyday Life of a Warrior: The Churchill Fellowship

Funded by generous contributions, the Churchill Fellowship offers a group of nine graduate and undergraduate students the unique opportunity of transcribing Churchill’s documents, researching, and editing volumes before publication, as well as working on the Churchill blog.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Sarah Chavey

Hillsdale was hardly on my radar during my senior year of high school. I wanted a big school, a place to develop as a music major and journalist. The impossibly difficult core classes at Hillsdale College did not tempt a girl who didn’t care about Homer and Aristotle.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Andres Torres

I wish was one of those students who could say, “After properly researching many colleges I applied to Hillsdale and immediately accepted my admissions offer.” However, that was not the case. The real story is that I still had no idea where I wanted to go after applying to eight colleges.

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How to Harrow “Hell Week”: Tips from Matt O’Sullivan

Matthew O’Sullivan, a class of 2015 graduate with a 4.0 GPA, gives his tips for surviving “Hell Week.”

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History is Now: Dr. Yaniga Remembers the Day the Berlin Wall Came Down

Hillsdale’s chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom annually celebrates the tearing down of the Berlin Wall with a spray-painted drywall partition, which students and professors wreck with a sledgehammer. The experience is no doubt meaningful, but it’s hardly novel to Dr. Yaniga, who was actually in Berlin and helped tear down the real wall.

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Demystifying Writing with PEN Award Winner Mark Richard

This fall, the Visiting Writers Program brought PEN (Poets, Essayists, and Novelists) Hemingway award winning author Mark Richard to campus. The fiction workshop he taught at Hillsdale brought the abstract concept of storytelling into tangible focus for all who attended. He used the power of simple metaphor to demystify the writing process. Here are a few tips he gave us for writing a story.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Isabelle Parell

I came into my freshman year at Hillsdale College expecting failure. A great way to start off a major life change, I know. I’d never attended college before; I had no idea how it was supposed to go.

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Taking a “Chance” on Hillsdale

Upon transferring from Western Michigan University to Hillsdale College this year, Chance Stewart may have lost his brand new car, but he gained the close-knit academic and football atmosphere that’s right for him.

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A Conversation with Writer Mark Richard

In our interview, Mr. Richard told a story about his own time as an undergraduate learning from a visiting writer.

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Visiting Writers: Authors and Friends

Dr. John Somerville, associate professor of English and director of the Visiting Writers Program, summarizes the goal of this program: “The Visiting Writers Program is meant to introduce authors and introduce our campus and students to them.”

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Tips for Applying for Chemistry Grad Programs

Do as much research as you can and visit the places you are considering. Start at the top; don’t sell yourself short. Apply to a few “safe” schools, but do check out top-ranking universities.

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God, Sophists, and Planetary Motion

Although Kristiana Mork currently plans to double major in Politics and Speech, her first encounter with both subjects in high school debate was less than favorable.

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