Wit and Wisdom in Cyrano de Bergerac

By Tomek Grzesiak When one thinks of classic drama, familiar titles include works such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Oedipus Rex. But one lesser-known play worthy of our attention is Edmund Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite its relative anonymity today, its first public performance was allegedly met with a full hour’s standing ovation, after […]

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Dr. Coupland’s Six Fundamentals of Good Instruction

Dr. Daniel Coupland is chairman and professor of education at Hillsdale College. At the Barney Charter School Initiative summer teacher training, he gave a lecture summarizing years of research on teaching into what he calls the “Six Fundamentals of Good Instruction.” Manage the Classroom: Your students want to know where the parameters are and expect […]

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Interview with My Muslim Friend, Nour BenHmieida ’19

I interviewed Nour BenHmieida, a Muslim student and beloved friend. We talked about her journey to Hillsdale, her rich educational experience, her transformative leadership of the International Club, and her spiritual growth. Nour graduated in December 2019 with a B.S. in biochemistry.

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A Brief Literary History of Hillsdale College

Hillsdale students have been committed to studying great literature since 1844 and to producing it for almost as long, an effort that has led to today’s student publications, including The Tower Light, The Forum, and The Collegian. But how did these publications begin?

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The Day I Met Dante

A lifelong perfectionist, I had struggled all semester with trying to accomplish each and every task in an increasingly difficult workload—until I got some much-needed advice from Dante’s Paradiso.

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Physics, Philosophy, and Sci-Fi

A class that united science with cinema and discussion highlighted Hillsdale’s liberal arts mission for me.

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Fanciful Flights and Starry Nights: Reality and Neverland in Peter Pan

What child hasn’t wanted to fly off to a world of fantasy like Neverland, where pirates and fairies abound? J.M. Barrie’s novel Peter Pan immerses us in this imaginative world, but there’s a time and place for such flights of fancy.

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