Jonathan Church, ’17, On Competitive Speaking at Hillsdale

Senior Jonathan Church took third in the Edward Everett Oratory Competition his sophomore year, won it last year, and plans to compete again this semester.

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Pursuing Statesmanship

Class of 2014 graduate Ian M. Swanson may be young, but that’s not stopping him from diving into politics. This year, he ran for state Legislature in his home state of Nebraska.

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From Student to Teacher

Few can offer as fascinating a perspective as Dr. Gaetano when it comes to what it means to be not only a Hillsdale professor but a student as well. An ’05 graduate, Dr. Gaetano said that he was introduced to “the life of the mind” by his professors when he was a student at the College. His journey on the search for truth led to a desire to help others along a similar path of learning.

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The Art of Rhetoric and Public Speaking

I interviewed speech majors Katharine Torres, ’17, and Christine Nishinaga, ’16, separately, so it was by pure coincidence that both emphasized how much they love their advanced public speaking course and Dr. Kiledal herself. It was exciting to see how passionate these girls are about their major and how much good the speech department has done for them already.

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A Study of Church Tensions

Written by Chandler Lasch Senior Bryan Morey has been interested in religious history since high school. While the majority of his studies at Hillsdale have focused on the Jacksonian period, his passion for religious history has continued to grow during his time here. After taking a class on the history of England, he was inspired to research the […]

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The Joys of Hillsdale’s Theatre Department

When I auditioned, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. I’d auditioned for plays before, but this was college. Surely the process would be far more competitive than anything I’d experienced so far. My audition was with a group of six other students and the talent I saw blew me away. I remember thinking that if I was up against them for parts, there was no way I’d be cast.

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Living, Working, and Learning in the Nation’s Capital

Spotlight on Emily Depangher, ’17 Written by Chandler Lasch Emily Depangher is in a unique situation. She completed one semester with the Washington-Hillsdale Internship Program (WHIP) and is already itching to return to D.C.—with plans to stay a little longer this time. She’ll return this fall to take two more classes at Hillsdale’s Kirby Center and plans to […]

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