Why I Chose Hillsdale – Crystal Schupbach

I applied to eleven schools before settling on Hillsdale. Despite the harsh connotation, “settling” is actually the word I would use to describe how I felt about choosing Hillsdale leading up to the May 1 deadline.

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We Are Friends Because Of What We Share

Emma and I are stubborn. She’s a protestant Mainer studying biology, and I’m a Catholic Tennessean studying economics. Emma is extroverted but prefers to stay in; I’m introverted but need to go out. Through it all, we are best friends.

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Rejoicing in Different Challenges

Hillsdale is hard, there’s no doubt about it. Sometimes all I want to do after finishing classes is lie down on my bed and scroll through social media, but tennis doesn’t leave me with that option.

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We Look After One Another

My time in D.C. that summer gave me a chance to experience the Hillsdale bond away from campus. Drawn together by the rigorous academics and the mutual pursuit of truth, those in the Hillsdale community look after one another even outside of our college years.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale – Colby Clark

Why did I choose Hillsdale? In my penultimate semester here, I find myself asking the same question but with an appreciation and a sense of reverence I never could have foreseen.

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Mixing Music and Journalism

Katie Scheu and Sarah Schutte have been deeply involved in music since the beginning of their college careers while also juggling academic life.

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Smoke Machines, Stage Lights, and … History Papers?

Whether he’s jamming out during a percussion ensemble or tapping out a beat with his pencil while reading for a history class, Dean Sinclair has found a rhythm at Hillsdale that allows him to find his stride musically and academically.

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Liberal Arts in the Lab

Sitting in science class and learning about the interactions between molecules, cells, and forces is one thing. Getting your hands gloved up and making these discoveries yourself is a whole different ball game.

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Recognizing a lion by its claws: Poetry and Creativity in Mathematics

If someone asked you to list the authors of great books within the Western tradition, chances are high that Shakespeare, Homer, and Dante would be among the first authors suggested. But if you ask Dr. David Gaebler, assistant professor of mathematics at Hillsdale College, he would make the case that Euclid, the “father of geometry,” should also be included on this prestigious list.

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Studying Gravitational Waves at Hillsdale

The science of astronomy has come a long away from its roots in mythological folklore and fortune-telling, and many scientists today have devoted their careers to further understanding the nature of the heavenly bodies. Luckily for Laura Salo, a senior physics major, she didn’t need to go to NASA to walk a few light-years in their shoes.

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From Hillsdale to Oxford and Back Again

Going between Hillsdale and Oxford and experiencing the different teaching styles and focal points changed the way Madison understands the role and scope of undergraduate and graduate educations.

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Why I Chose Hillsdale – Corinne Prost

As an American studies major with a deep fascination for Constitutional law, I consider myself a pursuer of truth and defender of liberty. For these reasons, I feel it necessary to clarify that I did not choose Hillsdale College for its political reputation. I chose Hillsdale for its song. 

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