You’ll Never Find Me in a Big City

My first weekend in Hillsdale, I went out to lunch with my father at a local hot dog restaurant. When I saw the customers behind us pull up in a bona fide horse-drawn carriage, I was worried I had traveled back in time.

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Time for a Study Break

There comes a point in every college student’s week when a fifteen-minute break scrolling through Instagram just does not cut it. Because we are no exception to this rule, here is a list of the myriad activities that both the College and city provide students who need relief from the rigor of Hillsdale College academics.

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Discover Hillsdale in the Fall

It’s hard to stay inside as leaves whirl before the warm October wind. It’s like the blue skies are raining gold. The beautiful weather this autumn has made it the perfect opportunity to explore Hillsdale and the surrounding countryside.

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Fall Fun

Hillsdale’s campus is a great place to be in the fall. The high-arching oaks and maples explode in a kaleidoscope of red and orange and yellow. This warmth in color is accentuated by the fresh chill of the fall breeze, which blows up the hill and turns students to thoughts of cider and doughnuts. Here are some events that take advantage of all the fall fun to be had here on campus.

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WRFH 101.7 Spreading the College’s Mission on the Air

On July 10, WRFH 101.7 FM—Hillsdale College’s new radio station—crackled to life, and with it, the dreams of many students to have their voices echo across Hillsdale’s airwaves. Though an automation system currently selects songs from a “Patriotic Music” catalog to fill those airwaves, the mic will soon be in the hands of students.

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Smitten with the Mitten: 10 Places to Visit in Michigan

I’ve spent a great deal of my life preaching the Pure Michigan campaign to out-of-staters. Through this feat, I’ve found that the best way, and truly the only way, for me to convince a non-Michigander that this oddly-shaped state is a hidden gem would be to encourage him or her to venture through it on their own.

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The Heritage Room

Tucked away in the corner of the library there is a special room. The Heritage Room, colloquially referred to as the “Eagle Room” because of the abundance eagle statues dotting the walls, shelves, and tables, was constructed in 1994 during the extension of Mossey Library.

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What You Didn’t Know About Downtown Hillsdale

You already know the popular downtown shops for a cup of joe, a scoop of ice cream, or a mid-week break from studying. Here are the lesser-known sides to five of your favorite Hillsdale haunts.

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Preserving History through Books: The Heritage Room

The Heritage Room in Hillsdale College’s Mossey Library aims to preserve first edition texts that have shaped the western heritage. From Niccolò Machiavelli to Thomas Paine, many of these books are rare and ancient.

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