Long Runs and Long Nights: A Portrait of the Cross-Country Team

On any given evening, it is impossible to venture into the library without encountering the men and women of the cross country team dutifully at work, even as their legs protest all the miles they have braved that day in pursuit of athletic excellence.

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I Found Comfort at the Library Printers

Here at Hillsdale, connections between students can sometimes be found in the most unusual places. Case in point: Mossey Library.

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Kind Friends and Companions

I walked to the stairs of the white-and-blue house right behind Simpson Dormitory just like she said, didn’t see people, walked back to a tree, regrouped, and decided to go out on a limb, not knowing that my night at 62 Park St. would catch me in a web of friendship that has defined my college experience.

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Growing Pathogens: Genevieve Chiara’s LAUREATES Research

Genevieve Chiara, ’18, spent her summer researching Staphylococcus aureus with hopes of understanding how to prevent its spread in hospitals.

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Spotlight on Dr. Dwight Lindley, Associate Professor of English

Dr. Lindley summarized his philosophy of literature in this way: “The way that I tend to teach and think about literature is as a doorway to everywhere. It gives you an imaginative path into the things we care about that we have a hard time living with and thinking about. It is going to take us deeper into life, or else it is not worth doing.”

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Physics for Everyone

In a lecture for Physics 100, you might find yourself watching video clips of Neil Armstrong land on the moon, or laughing over Double Rainbow Guy, or observing your professor blowtorch a strip of metal. Hillsdale introduced this new physics class into its core science curriculum last year.

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Studying Obesity and Inflammation

While eggs serve as the cornerstone of the typical Hillsdale student’s Sunday brunch, they also happened to be the subject of Andrea Lee’s summer research. Her research studied ethanol’s effect on the embryo serum from chicken eggs in order to understand the importance of a good diet on a cellular level.

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Set for Summer

Every year, the Dow Journalism Program connects its students with summer internships. This year’s round-up of students include three rockstar women doing everything from gumshoe reporting to churning out editorials to longform magazine writing on the arts.

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Tackling Mental Health

  On September 28, 2017, former NFL quarterback Eric Hipple gave a talk about mental health. This presentation was sponsored by the Light House, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Hillsdale College Athletic Department, the Hillsdale County Suicide Prevention Coalition, and Psi Chi.

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“Proof the darn thing”: How to Conquer the Personal Essay

The essay is the only part of the application that is entirely under your control. It’s not dependent on what you’ve done in the past (like your GPA, for instance) or the extent of your knowledge. It’s about the quality of your mind. It gives you a chance to sift things over and narrow your thoughts down to the core idea that you want to communicate.

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Land and Lit: The Grand Opening to My Golden Years at Hillsdale

“The Land and Literature of England: A Muse of Fire” trip in the summer of 2014 was the perfect precursor to my college career at Hillsdale.

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Brothers in Arms: Finding a Friend on the Beaches of Normandy

While I had anticipated an adventure through the cities and byways of England and France, I did not expect to forge a friendship along this excursion that would last far longer than my ten days in the Old World.

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