How Hillsdale’s Core Classes Helped Me Choose English

The core gave me a deep respect for all fields of study and gave me the chance to make my education my own.

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Fall Fun

Hillsdale’s campus is a great place to be in the fall. The high-arching oaks and maples explode in a kaleidoscope of red and orange and yellow. This warmth in color is accentuated by the fresh chill of the fall breeze, which blows up the hill and turns students to thoughts of cider and doughnuts. Here are some events that take advantage of all the fall fun to be had here on campus.

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Lunch with President Arnn

Of the many idiosyncrasies that make Hillsdale unique, President Arnn’s regular cafeteria visits stand out as possibly the coolest quirk of Hillsdale.

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A Friday in the Life of a Sophomore

Sophomore Aaron Andrews describes daily life at Hillsdale College.

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How to Harrow “Hell Week”: Tips from Matt O’Sullivan

Matthew O’Sullivan, a class of 2015 graduate with a 4.0 GPA, gives his tips for surviving “Hell Week.”

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College Tips from a “Wise Fool”

Freshman year presents itself in a flurry of new faces, and unfamiliar routines. Freshman year will present challenges to all students. With this uncomfortable truth established, here are a couple of tips that might help.

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Hillsdal-ology: Ten Terms You’ll Hear on Campus

Listen up freshmen! Hillsdale’s unique culture has given rise to the development of a quirky vocabulary. Here are ten words and phrases that you might hear around campus.

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What It Takes To Be a Hillsdale RA

I’m not sure what a Resident Assistant (RA) looks like at a big state school, but here at Hillsdale, the RAs are charismatic and energetic people who inspire their hall-mates to suck the marrow out of life. On campus, they are the rock stars, the top dogs, the people who really have it goin’ on.

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Benzing Dorm Easter Eggstravaganza

Saturday, March 28th, the Benzing Resident Assistants (RAs) hosted an Easter Breakfast event which they referred to as the “Benzing Dorm Eggstravaganza.”

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From Mindless Parroting to Deep, Independent Thinking

By my freshman year of high school, I had decided that I would attend Hillsdale College. When people asked me why Hillsdale and not any other school, I answered “’Cause I want to learn how to think, not what to think!”

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Spotlight on Dr. Weaire: Dead Elephants and the Art of Latin Grammar

By the time I applied to Hillsdale, I had a pretty good handle on Latin grammar, and I tested into the 201 level. I suppose that I thought that I had seen it all. One Latin class is the same as any other, right? Wrong.

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Professors of Influence: Dr. Stephens

A short, square man strides confidently into a classroom full of chattering freshmen. They don’t notice him. They are too busy arguing about Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, attempting to show off all that they learned from the preparatory assignment that Hillsdale prescribes to all incoming freshmen. The short man stops at his desk, looks ‘round the room quizzically, wondering at the air rich with arrogance, and slams his portfolio down hard. The sharp slap of paper on desk mutes the debate, and all students turn their heads to wonder at the man standing before them.

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