All About Hospitality

As soon as I walk in the door, I am struck by Sue Postle’s love for Benzing. She’s bubbly and incredibly warm, and she can’t stop talking about how much the dorm’s residents mean to her.

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Community, Service, and Tradition at the “Quiet” Dorm

After Niedfeldt’s impressive showing in the Spirit Week competitions, I asked Head RA Sam Clausen to give some insight on how a quiet dorm comes up with such notable performances.

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Galloway’s “No Man Left Behind” Mentality

“We try to emphasize the ‘no man left behind’ mentality,” said Calvin, a resident assistant in Galloway Dormitory. “Everyone knows everyone, and everyone includes everyone. If I am leaving to go do something on campus, I will stop by other guys’ rooms to see if they want to come along.”

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What It Takes to Be a Hillsdale Residence Assistant

At Hillsdale, the resident assistant position is one many students would love to have but only a few get. Hannah Fleming is one of those few, an outstanding woman and the head RA of freshman girls’ Olds residence hall. She has a friend in everyone because of her ability to make people feel comfortable and valued.

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How to Turn a Dorm into a Haunted House

The idea seems pretty radical: convert an entire dorm housing two hundred guys into a haunted house for an evening. Yet this is exactly the feat that Simpson has been pulling off for the last three years; with its ever-increasing popularity each year, the Simpson Asylum event has become an integral part of Hillsdale’s Halloween celebrations.

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Spirit Week: Simpson’s Challenge

Virtus tentamine gaudet. Hillsdale College is widely known for its high-minded pursuit of excellence. But there exists one week out of the school year when students rejoice in more than just an academic challenge and lose sleep over more than just their GPA. This is Spirit Week.

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Mauck Hall: A Transplanted Community

Attempting to transplant a community is always a risky endeavor. How will the integral relationships change, and will they disappear altogether?

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A Reflection On My First Year

I came to Hillsdale only knowing one other student, and that student didn’t live on campus. I was really on my own. Except I wasn’t.

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Life in Olds Residence

When I think of Olds, the first thing I think about is community. A lot contributes to an atmosphere that makes everyone feel welcomed and loved.

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Things Not to Bring to College

Moving at any point in your life is stressful, but moving from home to college is possibly the most daunting experience. I believe this is because no one really knows exactly what one may, or may not, need. Being a senior at Hillsdale College, and having moved nearly every semester, I now find myself a master of moving. For the new freshman on campus, here are some brings and do-not-brings.

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Things to Bring to College

Moving at any point in your life is stressful, but moving from home to college is possibly the most daunting experience. I believe this is because no one really knows exactly what one may, or may not, need. Being a senior at Hillsdale College, and having moved nearly every semester, I now find myself a master of moving. For the new freshman on campus, here are some brings and do-not-brings.

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A Hillsdale Mother’s Day

The dorm moms here at Hillsdale are some of the most beautiful souls we’ve known in our time on campus. They’ve been there when we’re hurting, when we’re joyful, and they’re there to tell us to get our lives together and pull us up by our bootstraps. Today, we’d like to thank them for their dedication, love, and constant encouragement. They are some of the best examples of leadership on Hillsdale’s campus. We asked them to share a favorite memory or their favorite part of their job as dorm mom. Here are their answers:

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