From Biology to Brewing: Life is a Rough Rough Draft

When Carly Hubbard graduated from Hillsdale College in 2016, she advanced her biology background by pursuing her truest passion—specialty coffee and craft brews—and opened Rough Draft.

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One Last Lecture with the Blackstocks: Reflections for Living Your Best Life

In commemoration of their forty years as professors here at Hillsdale College, the Blackstocks offer some final thoughts for students before their retirement.

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Redefining the Major

Michael Lucchese, ’18, responds to criticisms of the American Studies major with a meditation on how the freedom to determine your education goes hand in hand with the responsibility of living in a free society.

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Logic and Rhetoric: An Intellectual Self-Defense

Understanding logic and rhetoric enables us with a willingness to see things differently, but not defenselessly. In recognition of the cultural de-emphasization of what promotes strong civic discourse, Hillsdale College introduced Logic and Rhetoric to its core curriculum.

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Friendship in Competition

Competition is a test of mental strength. There’s the cold sweat, the nervous energy, and above all the thrill of the win. In tennis, you are constantly waging a battle against the chaos of your mind and the match at hand.

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Collegium Through Religious Differences

Agnostic, Protestant, and Jewish students aren’t deterred by their differences in faith. In each other, they find lessons to strengthen their collegiate community.

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Calling the Past Home: The Stories of Oak Grove Cemetery

The eldest residents of the cemetery at the end of West Street lay in quieted repose a little farther down the graveyard’s winding pathways. There, smatterings of smaller gravestones bear the names of those most crucial to Hillsdale College’s beginnings.

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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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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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Finding Home In The ICE House

As a freshman, you’re never fully confident in the choices that you make or the person you’re becoming. My actions lacked consistency and clarity my entire first semester at Hillsdale, and it was all I could do to keep my head above water while I balanced classes, tennis, and budding friendships.

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Finding Inspiration in The Land and Literature of England

The Land and Literature trip to England eased the transition from the less challenging curriculum of my public high school to the rigorous, demanding academia of Hillsdale College. It not only immersed me in the rich heritage of the Western-European traditions that form the basis of my studies, but also solidified my dream to become a writer.

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