First Semester Reflections

When I arrived on campus as a freshman three months ago, Hillsdale fit me like a new glove—a little unusual, but made to fit perfectly.

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Baker Unknown: The Enduring Tradition of Waterman Tea

Weekly tea at Waterman Dorm spans the last decade or more. No one quite knows when it began, but before the weekly tea there was an annual party at Waterman open to all of campus.

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Comfort Ye My People

This was the year of “Messiah,” sung every four years at the College, and we were glad to have the chance to sing something so glorious.

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From Hayfields to Hillsdale

“Why did you come to Hillsdale?” my professor asked me as I sat in his office. When I graduated from high school, hazy ideas about my future peppered the horizon, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do because I didn’t know who I was.

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Constitutional History with Dr. Moreno

Dr. Paul Moreno, dean of social sciences and a professor in Hillsdale’s history department, is back from a five-year hiatus in Washington, D.C., where he worked at the College’s Kirby Center and taught, among other classes, Constitutional history.

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It’s All In The Presentation

Ryan Kelly Murphy wasn’t born with a propensity for rhetoric. “In the beginning, public speaking was definitely a challenge,” Ryan says, laughing. “But my mom reminded me that the people who are now at the top didn’t start out at the top.”

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Thinking About Grad School? Do Some Cartography!

If you are thinking about going to graduate school, or are preparing to apply, one of the most fruitful things you can do is engage in a pre-writing stage.

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Psychology 101 and the Hillsdale College Core

By discovering the ideas that give life to modern psychology, students come to understand where their own commitments lie.

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Cultivating Friendships That Will Last A Lifetime

By the end of freshman year, I had developed a close bond with several girls living on the upper west side of McIntyre Residence, so much so that we did not want to leave it behind come sophomore year. Koon Residence allowed us to keep our community.

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Science and Friendship at Hillsdale College

A Spotlight on Matt Katz, ’17. The president of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and a frequent volunteer in the Hillsdale Hospital emergency room, Matt plans to attend medical school, inspired partly by his work at the hospital.

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From Counting Bacteria to Analyzing Poetry

“Can such old books really hold my interest?” Judy Moreno wondered, a question asked by many freshmen who crack open the The Odyssey with trepidation.

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We are Upper West

From the excitement of freshman convocation to a budding sense of homesickness at the overwhelming number of strangers, to the anxiousness of already having a thick pile of reading due by Monday, the first week of college was nothing like I’d ever experienced. I found sanctuary in my suitemates’ room in the Upper West hallway of McIntyre Dormitory.

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