Coping with Shakespeare: Why Writing Hurts

About a year ago, I walked into the office of one of my English professors, sat down, and struck up a conversation. Purportedly—as far as he was concerned, and, even as far as I had convinced myself—I was there to talk about graduate school. And we did, for quite a while.

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Professors of Influence: Dr. Stephens

A short, square man strides confidently into a classroom full of chattering freshmen. They don’t notice him. They are too busy arguing about Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, attempting to show off all that they learned from the preparatory assignment that Hillsdale prescribes to all incoming freshmen. The short man stops at his desk, looks ‘round the room quizzically, wondering at the air rich with arrogance, and slams his portfolio down hard. The sharp slap of paper on desk mutes the debate, and all students turn their heads to wonder at the man standing before them.

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Dr. Yaniga: A Passion for German

As anyone who has chatted with Dr. Fred Yaniga knows, he is passionate about everything German—the language, the culture, and the country itself. Walking down the hallway or in the cafeteria, Dr. Yaniga converses with students and professors in German as if it were the most natural thing in the world, and for him, it is just that.

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Spotlight on Dr. Somerville: A South Korean Childhood

As many students already know, Dr. Somerville loves storytelling. Yes, as an English professor, he has a vested interest in telling stories—fictional or not—but in almost every class, he seems to sneak in just one more anecdote about his past. He certainly has had an interesting life.

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10 Tips to Surviving Hell Week

The week before finals, otherwise known as “Hell Week” is finally upon us. As you’re scrambling to finish papers, projects, and exams, don’t give in to desperate panic! Use these practical tips to help you navigate this stressful time—and emerge with great grades and your health and sanity intact!

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Greg Wolfe, Editor of Image Magazine, Visits Campus

Several weeks ago, Hillsdale hosted Greg Wolfe, Writer in Residence at Seattle Pacific University and founder of Image literary magazine.

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Phoebe Kalthoff, Art Major

You’ll find more than a couple people double-majoring in English and art at Hillsdale, and Phoebe Kalthoff argues that this happens because English is art with words. Phoebe is a junior at Hillsdale, hailing from the town of Hillsdale.

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A Portrait of a Freshman: Elsa Lagerquist

Elsa Lagerquist is a freshman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, majoring in Art. She is a member of the Hillsdale College Honors Program, and she participates in Orchestra, Swing Dance Club, and Ballroom Club.

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Learning How to Live

“As a high school senior, I was dead-set against coming to Hillsdale College,” Victoria Fassett confesses. “My mom actually forced me to visit the campus.”

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Dr. Whalen “Absolutely Thrilled” to Be a New Part of Hillsdale College

From the beginning of his teaching career, Dr. Benedict Whalen has “aspired to teach at a small liberal arts school.” His invitation to teach at Hillsdale College allowed him to finally realize this dream.

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A Big Fan of the Liberal Arts

What can be gained by a liberal arts education? Christina believes that this education is foundational to living a good life regardless of vocation. The classes move beyond the GPA and become part of leading a good life.

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Discovering Beer as a Science

Matt Drogowski’s passion for science needs no embellishment. When speaking with him, his interest in his research spills into nearly every aspect of conversation.

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