The Things I’ve Learned as a Freshman in Mock Trial

Written by Jenny Wiland “You make too much eye contact,” said Bryson Phillipe, a captain of Hillsdale’s mock trial team. I stared at him from across the table, a bit surprised by the novel advice. “Eye contact is good,” he continued, “but too much eye contact can make people uncomfortable. Try glancing away every five […]

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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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Summer Class and Vacation: Marine Biology in the Florida Keys

Written by Victoria Nuñez Some subjects lend themselves to hands-on learning outside the classroom. That’s why Dr. Anthony Swinehart teaches a summer class that takes students to the physical place of the content they are studying: the Florida Keys. Why the Keys? Because, as Swinehart says, “It is the only real subtropical environment in the […]

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Gravitational Waves and Great Walls: A Summer Abroad in China

Students in Hillsdale’s physics department take advantage of national programs to get the extra research experience they need–even as far away as Beijing.

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Studying Virtue in Painting and Poetry

Each year, millions flock to Vatican City to view the art that defined the Italian Renaissance—including the Raphael Rooms in the Vatican Museums. While marveling at the artistry of these works, we may ask what we can learn from these frescoes, particularly about teaching students the virtue of prudence. Like Raphael’s frescoes, poetry also offers […]

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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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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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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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(Unexpected) Major Opportunity

Senior philosophy major and recently awarded Fulbright scholar Colleen Prince didn’t arrive at Hillsdale considering her major, but leaves convinced that the discipline can prepare you for literally anything–even a scholarship to train in Ukrainian folk dance.

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Remi Brague: a Philosopher and Friend

To many, Remi Brague is a French historian and philosopher who studies Arab, Jewish, and Christian thought in the Middle Ages. To Hillsdale students, he is a friend.

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