Dear Freshman Me: Take Care of Your Brain

Dear Freshman Me, there is really no reason not to open this door. The quality and quantity of mental health services here at Hillsdale are like nowhere else you will have in your life.

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Training for the Battlefield: Hillsdale Students and the Civil War

Over 300 students from Hillsdale volunteered, fought, and died fighting for freedom and equality in the Civil War. How are modern students like us impacted and inspired?

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Saving Louis the Space Otter: The Remarkable Origins of @Charger_Chalk_Draws

From intricate portraits to quick, cartoony doodles, the drawings left around Hillsdale College’s campus reflect bits and pieces of students’ lives. Ryan Littley, a custodian for the college, has taken it upon himself to share these works of art through Instagram.

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Gather ’Round and Listen: Pianos and Dorm Bonding

Every piano that resides in a Hillsdale College dormitory plays an important role in bringing housemates together.

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Charger Football Tailgate: A Hillsdale Tradition

The Post-Game Tailgate is an unique part of Charger culture and the special nature of autumn Saturdays in Hillsdale. 

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TV Lounge: Hidden Gem in the Student Union

Though only a small, unassuming corner of the Union, the TV lounge is an important part of the student experience at Hillsdale College. There are very few places on campus that serve so many purposes and impact the student body on a daily basis in the way the lounge does. 

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Greek life: An Ancient Alternative

Have you ever considered Greek life? No, I don’t mean a sorority. Community at Hillsdale is present in the classroom and a good community of students can make a hard class the best class.

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A Lament for the Month of May

Seniors graduate, seasons change, relationships come and go. Things happen; that’s all they ever do. But how can we preserve friendships? Practicing intentionality in friendship and grateful reflection on shared experiences can help you prepare yourself for when May comes around.

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10 Tips for Surviving Finals Week

Dreading your finals? Check out these 10 tips to conquer the stress and intensity of finals week.

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The Art of the House Show

Student bands, frontmans, good jams, and best friends – the house show at Hillsdale College is where we enjoy live music and dancing while practicing the art of celebrating properly. A staple of the student’s time here, the house show is a must-see part of the Hillsdale experience.

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Dear Freshman Me: Congrats on Your Campus Job!

Dear Freshman Me, most students will work an on-campus job at some point during their four years here, but only some find the community and professional development hidden away in the basement of Kendall hall.

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Learning and Love: Volunteering with Journal Buddies

By writing letters in journals, Hillsdale College students serve as academic and relational mentors to younger kids at Gier Elementary.

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