Lofty and Lovely: The Rhetoric of Hillsdale College Architecture

Written by Sara Garfinkle Our purpose here is high, and so are the ceilings. As students and faculty sit, studying, their voices carry lofty ideas upward, almost as if we are delivering them back from where they came. Those tall ceilings remind us to look up. Those long windows, evenly spaced invitations of sunlight, remind […]

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5 Unexpected Blessings from COVID-19

COVID-19 has taken many things from Hillsdale College students, but it has also brought some unexpected blessings. By focusing on these blessings, I can more easily manage the great losses. These five blessings are those that I focus on the most.

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College Means Partnership, and That Means Parents

Dr. Arnn frequently reminds students that “college means partnership.” As a freshman, I thought that partnership existed only between students and faculty. Now, as a second semester senior, I recognize—and finally appreciate—that partnerships must include parents as well.

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Discovering Winter (and the Fashionable Winter Coat)

I was born and raised in Southern California, where winters were nearly indistinguishable from other seasons. Learning to navigate college life as I learned to navigate the seasons provided unexpected challenges and blessings, of which discovering the joys of winter was my favorite.

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Interview with My Muslim Friend, Nour BenHmieida ’19

I interviewed Nour BenHmieida, a Muslim student and beloved friend. We talked about her journey to Hillsdale, her rich educational experience, her transformative leadership of the International Club, and her spiritual growth. Nour graduated in December 2019 with a B.S. in biochemistry.

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10 Unexpected Lessons from Hillsdale’s Greek Life

Going Greek is one of the greatest and certainly most unexpected blessings of my college experience thus far. Here are 10 lessons I’ve learned from Hillsdale’s Greek life.

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As the Leaves Change, So Do We: Autumn Reflections and Thanksgivings in Hillsdale

It is November of my senior year. The decadence is stripped from the trees, and the stark branches invite me to reflect on the preciousness of my time here; they beckon Thanksgiving.

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Spiritual Health: Q&A with College Chaplain Adam Rick and Director of Health Services Brock Lutz

At Hillsdale College we learn liberally, and while we study theology and physical health, the two subjects harmonize outside of class. I interviewed the College Chaplain and Director of Health Services to discuss spiritual health, its importance, and its emphasis in our campus culture.

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Jewish Students Gather to Celebrate the High Holidays

While being a religious minority presents challenges, both logistical and spiritual, it provides unique opportunities for members of The Hillsdale Chavurah.

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