Five Ways to Keep in Touch over the Summer

Each year after dancing at Centralhallapalooza, stressing over finals, and final trips to Baw Beese, you say goodbye to your very best friends for a whole three months. You’ve invested in deep friendships at Hillsdale, so don’t let them waste away over the summer!

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One of Hillsdale’s Finest: Ally Eads

Whether she is conquering a physics lab, laughing at the long table in the dining hall, or representing our school at national championships, senior Ally Eads takes advantage of Hillsdale’s small-school atmosphere to achieve multifaceted success.

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Behind the Scenes with Haley Walsh

Haley Pelissier Walsh, ’14, gets to the theater early to make sure the costumes and props are in place before the actors arrive. By the time they walk through the doors, she will have checked the backstage safety precautions by putting glow tape on the floor to limit tripping and checked the costumes and props a couple more times.

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Growing Goodness: Katrina Iott’s Passion for Produce

Just as the Internet began to take off, Katrina Iott, ’90, received a call from her mother, asking her to start an online business for their family farm—and so tomatoes.com was born.

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Living Among the Walking Dead: 1984 Alumnus Evan Stitt’s Neighborhood

Evan Stitt, ’84, hasn’t mowed his grass or trimmed the trees on his lawn for more than three years. That’s because his house in Senoia, Georgia, is on the set of the AMC hit-television series The Walking Dead. Stitt is living in a zombie apocalypse.

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Bowling Buddies

Many schools have programs for children with special needs but lack resources for adults. This is a void that SPARC and volunteers with the Hillsdale Buddy Program aim to fill—and do so with weekly trips to the bowling alley.

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Acknowledge Our Humanity: Conversations with Brock Lutz

The first step of asking for help is often the hardest. Sometimes, the admission of our need makes us feel like failures. Brock Lutz believes it is important that we acknowledge our humanity and take that first step, “We want people to express their emotions but recognize they can still do something with them.”

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Finding Common Ground on our “Islands of Sanity”: Preserving Classical Tradition in a World of Chaos

In 2003, author and economist Thomas Sowell sent a letter to then-Hillsdale Academy Headmaster Ken Calvert, thanking the school for being “an island of sanity in a crazy educational world.” Indeed, classical schools such as Hillsdale Academy strive to provide a stable environment rooted in the books and educational methods that have stood the test […]

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Going Green While Saving Green

There are actually many small ways college students can lower their carbon footprints without spending extra time or money—it just takes some creativity.

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Lived Studies: My Summer at Oxford

Formal classrooms are just a part of our whole education, which encompasses everything that forms our being, including short conversations with people on the street.

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Office Hours Observations

In addition to being fantastic academic resources and mentors, our professors have amazing stories to tell and experiences to share that we leave unknown when we don’t visit them and, at least once in a while, let the office space as well as the professor speak to us.

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As Flies to Wanton Boys

When registration week rolls around, students scramble to figure out which classes they want to take and how to manage their schedules in the upcoming semester. Thankfully, there are a few tricks to making registration a little easier.

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