Creators of Culture: The Impact of the Visiting Writers Program

This program looks to invite writers who are in a conscious dialogue with the tradition we study on campus and is an opportunity for students to meet some of the great writers of our time. It has altered the way I look at my own writing.

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Motivation for Graduation

Written by Nolan Ryan The great composer Leonard Bernstein once said, “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” At Hillsdale, you might have a physics exam, an American Heritage paper, and a Latin quiz all on the same day. There are simply not enough waking hours to […]

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Why I Stayed at Hillsdale

Hillsdale is the perfect fit for me. I know that sounds clichéd, but it’s true. I’m loving life here at the Dale, and I love the school that I’m calling home for four years. But I didn’t start out that way.

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Taking Chances to Change: A Reflection on My Time at Hillsdale

Opportunity may not be a lengthy visitor, but it certainly is a frequent one. It took me a year at college to realize this truth.

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Mapping the Music of the Mind

After a ten-year research investigation, Dr. Melissa Knecht has published a book of musical exercises that aim to improve music cognition and help advancing string musicians develop their musical mental maps.

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Beauty Across the Lines

The life of a college student is stressful and tedious sometimes, but it’s worth it because our education lets us seek things that are true and beautiful, things we can find outside our own field of study.

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Combatting Stress in the Newsroom

The staff of The Collegian have plenty of opportunities to let stress get the better of them. How do they avoid burnout in such a busy, fast-paced environment?

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Game On

Sitting around a table, playing a card game, a group of friends hurl accusations at one another, claiming someone is the culprit. Maybe this doesn’t sound very relaxing. But for some students, it is a favorite way to escape the relentless load of assignments that need to be finished.

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“Mauckoodfeldt” Means Family

It’s getting late on a weeknight. Commotion and laughter are coming from Mauck’s spacious lobby. If you investigate, you might find an intense game of Clue ensuing among friends. Why aren’t they stressing about midterms? The answer is a conglomerate word: “Mauckoodfeldt.”

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