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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The Center of Campus: Hillsdale’s Quad

Though the quad might look like just another patch of lawn, it’s a vibrant center of activity at the heart of Hillsdale’s community.

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The Hidden History of Slayton Arboretum

Slayton Arboretum is one of the most beautiful—but also the most underrated—places on campus. Junior Mattie Schmidt, Arb expert, explains the rich history behind the Arb and reminds us to spend more time in nature.

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‘Hillsdining’: How to Make the Most of Mealtimes During COVID-19

Because of COVID-19, eating arrangements look different this year. But, thanks to Hillsdale’s new takeout options, the possibilities for student dining are endless. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for mixing up your mealtimes.

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Watch the Leaves: A Senior’s Thoughts on Time

What do autumn leaves and mock trial have in common?

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A Newfound Appreciation for Quarantine

Like many other students, I was skeptical of the rules and regulations surrounding COVID-19—but when I got quarantined, I gained a newfound appreciation for the policies.

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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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