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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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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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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