Laughter and Learning: The Joys of Improv Underground

Every other Thursday night in Olds Dorm, Improv Underground leaders and students gather to be entertained, while learning more about living with each other in the process.

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Sing, O Muse, of Hillsdale’s Favorite Books

There’s a chalkboard at the Writing Center that asks students, “Which one’s your favorite: the Iliad, the Odyssey, or the Aeneid?” Students mark their votes. Fighting words are thrown. The question is still up for debate. There’s no denying that Hillsdale students love their books. 

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The No-Reshelve Rule

The Mossey Library has a unique policy: When you’re done reading, don’t reshelve the books. This not only ensures the books get returned to the right place, but it also provides an interesting snapshot of what Hillsdale students are reading.

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An Ode to Hillsdale

Hillsdale in springtime is a place with so much beauty to behold. This is a poetic tribute from Victoria Kelly, ’24, to her beloved college.

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A Moment Years in the Making

On March 20, 2022, Hillsdale’s Mock Trial team made program history by securing a spot at the National Championship Tournament. After months and years of hard work, we finally earned our moment of glory.

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Respectful Debate: A Hillsdale Tradition

Ask a Hillsdale student to defend their beliefs on a topic, and you’ll find them prepared. Hillsdale’s culture of critical analysis sparks debates that are often intense, but students don’t argue—instead, they listen to each other and learn from differing viewpoints, leaving every interaction with deeper interest and understanding.

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Finding Friends in Unexpected Ways

Whether it’s through losing a tire on the freeway or playing a three-part piano rendition of the Pink Panther theme, unanticipated friendships at Hillsdale form in many ways.

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The Joys of Baking

Whether they’re making muffins, gluten-free hummingbird cakes, or dozens of cookies, students unwind and enjoy themselves by baking in their dorm kitchens—and the leftovers aren’t half bad, either.

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Dear Freshman Me: Take Care of Your Brain

Dear Freshman Me, there is really no reason not to open this door. The quality and quantity of mental health services here at Hillsdale are like nowhere else you will have in your life.

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Saving Louis the Space Otter: The Remarkable Origins of @Charger_Chalk_Draws

From intricate portraits to quick, cartoony doodles, the drawings left around Hillsdale College’s campus reflect bits and pieces of students’ lives. Ryan Littley, a custodian for the college, has taken it upon himself to share these works of art through Instagram.

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Dear Freshman Me: Congrats on Your Campus Job!

Dear Freshman Me, most students will work an on-campus job at some point during their four years here, but only some find the community and professional development hidden away in the basement of Kendall hall.

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Closer Listening: Saturdays at Penny’s

Whether it was from a folk trio comprised of banjo, mandolin, guitar, and harmonica or a simple acoustic guitar and voice duet, the music played at Penny’s that day was a balm to the soul.

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