Completing the Core: Advice from an Upperclassman

When told that I would have to give an eight-minute speech in front of my entire Logic & Rhetoric class, scenarios of me running straight to the registrar’s office for a drop card flashed through my head. I had gotten away with dropping a cycling class eight weeks into my sophomore year, but this wasn’t something I could get out of. The only option was to clench my jaw as my professor verbally listed our options for argumentative speech topics. My heart rate sky-rocketed and subsequently fell as my hand flew into the air and I secured the first, and only, science-related topic. After spending hours researching, constructing, and delivering my speech, the relief and pride I felt when I received a grade that reflected my effort was well-worth the initial terror.

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Penny’s: Coffee and Community

When temperatures dropped to a frigid -15 degrees with wind chills as low as -35 degrees, the usually bustling life on campus slowed to a glacial crawl. But the cold couldn’t keep students away from the warm and friendly atmosphere of the College’s newest coffee shop, Penny’s.

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Romeo and Juliet: Exploring the Delights and Dangers of Love

By Katarzyna Ignatik, ’20 Romeo and Juliet is easily one of the most known, referenced, performed, and adapted plays in English. Dr. Benedict Whalen, assistant professor of English at Hillsdale College, agrees that the play’s cultural significance is a good reason to teach it at the high school level. “Being an educated, cultured person means […]

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Women’s Health Class Debuts on Campus

Women’s Health offers a comprehensive study of female health, equipping Hillsdale’s young women with the knowledge they need to lead educated and healthy lives.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale: Olivia Mulley

Olivia Mulley was initially attracted to Princeton’s humanities sequence, but she quickly realized she was trying to customize her Princeton education to be what she would automatically get at Hillsdale.

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First Latin and Coffee, Then the World

Lisa York and Emily Barnum, graduated classics majors and managers of campus coffee shops, talk about their time at Hillsdale and plans for the future.

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Educating by Example: A Tribute to Dr. Lehman

Dr. Jeffrey Lehman taught his last semester at Hillsdale College this spring and will be missed around campus, but his legacy lives on in those students whose understanding of education is forever changed, and especially in those who will go on to teach the next generation.

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Alternative Viewpoints: Democrats at a Mostly Conservative School

The presence of College Democrats on a largely conservative, Republican campus is a testament to our esteem of the First Amendment and the inalienable rights it enshrines.

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Taste of Manning

That Saturday the street was blocked off, and students could wander the street, taste the different foods, and hang out in the beer tent provided by SAB, all while listening to live music. Taste of Manning was a hit.

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BCSI Teacher Spotlight: Kate Nadolny

Kate Nadolny teaches music at Pineapple Cove Classical Academy at West Melbourne, Florida. A native of the Sunshine State, she received her bachelor’s degree in music from Stetson University and her master’s degree in opera performance from the University of Michigan.   Describe how you came to Pineapple Cove: When I was finishing my master’s […]

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Civilization and Violence: Discussing Lord of the Flies with Dr. Tom West

By Avery Lacey, ’20 Lord of the Flies by William Golding, according to Professor of Politics Dr. Tom West, “is a great little book.” He says the novel “reveals secrets about human nature that are hidden from civilization, but that you have to know in order to build and maintain civilization.” The book begins with […]

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The Jungle Book: Cultivating Virtue and Imagination in Young Readers

By Tomek Grzesiak Barney Charter School Initiative Instructional Coach Written over 100 years ago, Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book continues to be read by and to children of all ages. Despite his controversial colonialist views, Kipling has proven himself a master storyteller in his ability to draw readers into his rich and memorable worlds. Many […]

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