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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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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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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Blue Christmas: Pain has a Place

Blue Christmas is a service that honors the pain of the past and provides a space for students to honor their story in light of the Christmas story. It all started in 2016 as a joint effort between Father Adam and Brock Lutz.

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Beyond the Tea

Written by Victoria Nuñez “Please take a teacup from the shelf behind you,” says a handwritten sign positioned near the teapots on a table full of angel cake, cookies, bundt cake, and pies. The lively chatter of students who just got out of class and are ready for the weekend fills the house as well […]

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What It Means to Be a Hillsdale Senior

Some of this year’s most impactful seniors on campus share their wisdom on college life gained from their four years at Hillsdale.

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Dorm Life as A Reflection of Liberty

In a day and age when co-ed housing is in vogue for most colleges and universities in America, Hillsdale’s on-campus housing upholds a different tradition.

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How Google Landed Me a Summer in England

As a college student, it’s easy to resent the question, “What are you doing this summer?” A simple Google search turned that resentment into excitement for me as it opened up an international opportunity I never would have dreamed was possible.

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