Reflections on the Passages Israel Trip

Five students offer their thoughts and opinions on the Passages Israel trip, unanimously agreeing they would love to return.

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From Butterfly House to Biology Lab

“I owe my career to my mother. When I was in high school, she encouraged me to get a job at a butterfly house,” says Ben Proshek, ’07.

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Counting Sheep (and Caribou) in Alaska

Apart from the cold and snow, it would seem Hillsdale and an Alaska survival show have little in common. But Hillsdale alumna Erin Julianus, ’08, has a connection to both.

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From Fashion to Automotive

Alumna Rachel Fernelius, ’15, has taken on work in both the fashion and car industries, and to her surprise, she prefers the latter.

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Science and Friendship at Hillsdale College

A Spotlight on Matt Katz, ’17. The president of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and a frequent volunteer in the Hillsdale Hospital emergency room, Matt plans to attend medical school, inspired partly by his work at the hospital.

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For the Aspiring Lawyer

Hillsdale Alumnus Paul Ray clerked for Justice Alito in the Supreme Court for a year. He provides three pieces of advice to students interested in a law career.

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A Law Student’s Dream

For a lawyer-to-be, clerking in the office of a Supreme Court Justice is an incredible honor. Hillsdale alumnus Paul Ray, ’08, was privileged enough to spend a year clerking with Justice Alito.

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A Liberal Arts Education for Missionaries

Why bother spending four years in a classroom studying Greek philosophers and ancient history when you could be spending your time helping others as a missionary or in an orphanage? That’s what Kathryn Lewis, ’17, wanted to know when she began studying great books at Hillsdale.

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Learning to Ask Questions

Though junior Jared Eckert spent many years growing up in Hillsdale, he wasn’t drawn to the college until a “shameless” Google search for top politics schools led him to Hillsdale College. He then began to seriously consider staying in his hometown for undergraduate studies.

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Psychology and the Liberal Arts

Dr. Collin Barnes’s interview at Hillsdale was by far his most difficult for an academic position, though he’d completed a few. The questions were unusually stimulating, not simply testing his knowledge of psychology but his ability to place his knowledge into a much larger context. Four years later, Dr. Barnes is not only better equipped to answer those questions but has become fascinated by the pursuit of understanding them.

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Pursuing Artistry In Literature And Dance

At first glance, dancing and book editing have very little in common, but sophomore Rachel Watson has found a connection. Rachel has been dancing since she was five and is pursuing Hillsdale’s dance minor, but she is also studying English and minoring in Greek, as she aspires to be an editor for young-adult books.

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A Hillsdalian in Virginia

Rather than attending a cheery parade complete with firetrucks, mini American flags, and lollipops, junior history major Hailey Morgan spent her Memorial Day last summer working at a luminary event for a national cemetery.

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