Discovering Winter (and the Fashionable Winter Coat)

I was born and raised in Southern California, where winters were nearly indistinguishable from other seasons. Learning to navigate college life as I learned to navigate the seasons provided unexpected challenges and blessings, of which discovering the joys of winter was my favorite.

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What’s In a Name?

Hillsdale’s friendly community starts with a surprisingly simple act of courtesy: using individuals’ names when you talk to them.

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“A Moveable Feast”: Returning to Galloway

In the men’s dormitories, upperclassmen and resident assistants work hard to maintain a stable dorm culture with each incoming class of freshmen. So when Galloway Dormitory closed down for a whole academic year for remodeling, upperclassmen were understandably nervous.

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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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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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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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Acknowledge Our Humanity: Conversations with Brock Lutz

The first step of asking for help is often the hardest. Sometimes, the admission of our need makes us feel like failures. Brock Lutz believes it is important that we acknowledge our humanity and take that first step, “We want people to express their emotions but recognize they can still do something with them.”

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Who Runs the Burt House

On any given night you can expect the same thing: a group of guys sitting around the couches, one outstretched on a reclined chair, all smiles, and a nice little handwave when someone new walks in to join the gathering. Nights at the Burt House provide a good picture of off-campus community.

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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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Pursuing the Beautiful: Nighttime at Dark Sky Park

Since seeking out the good is not an endeavor limited to the classroom, it can mean sunset-chasing or star-tipping.

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Top 10 Hacks to Beat Procrastination

Somehow, you just can’t make yourself start that five-page essay or begin the assigned reading for the day. Sound familiar? Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of proven ways to crush that procrastination monster and boost your productivity, especially when you’re running low on motivation.

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