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Vol. 142 Issue 7 - October 11, 2018

Hillsdale’s religious demographics unusual for Christian school, survey shows By | Brooke Conrad Features Editor A recent Collegian survey found that Hillsdale College has an unusual mix of religious affiliations, and that the majority of students underestimate the number of Protestants and overestimate the number of Catholics on campus. Protestants make up 58.7 percent of the student body and Catholics 26.1 percent, according to the poll. The Collegian received a total of 185 responses, which is about 12 percent of the student body, after publishing an online link last month. After the top two results on religious demographics, 8.1 percent of respondents said they are “not religious,” and another 7.1 percent claimed “other religious affiliation.” Several faculty and staff members at the college, as well as scholars from outside Hillsdale, said the college’s mixed religious demographics are unusual, as many other Christian colleges are either vastly Protestant or vastly Catholic. They and many students concluded that the large representation of both traditions on Hillsdale’s campus fosters healthy and vibrant discourse about the Christian faith. College Chaplain Adam Rick, who also serves as rector at Holy Trinity Anglican

Parish, said that compared with other schools like Patrick Henry College, which is largely Protestant, and Franciscan University of Steubenville, which is largely Catholic, the religious demographics at Hillsdale are somewhat unique. “The institution didn’t re-emphasize its commitments to Christianity until more recently, and so that might have created this interesting sort of demographic spread across multiple traditions that you don’t see at other schools that are founded to be Catholic or reformed or whatever,” he said, adding that Hillsdale is “certainly unique” with regard to the high level of devotion among both Protestants and Catholics on campus. Survey respondents underestimated the percentage of Protestants and overestimated the percentage of Catholics on campus. When asked what percent of the Hillsdale College student body they think is Protestant, the majority of respondents, 63, said they think 46 to 55 percent of the student body is Protestant, and another 55 respondents said they think 36 to 45 percent of the student body is Protestant. In estimating the percentage of Catholic students, 65 respondents selected the 36 to 45 percent range, and another 56 selected the 46 to 55 percent range.

Adam Laats, professor of education and history at Binghamton University in New York and author of “Fundamentalist U,” a study of the history of conservative evangelical colleges and universities in the 20th century, pointed out that many interdenominational evangelical schools tend to be fastidious about theological commitments, but are less unified than Hillsdale in terms of political conservatism. “Hillsdale is one of the few places that is very loud and proud about its conservatism, and though it historically was Protestant, that’s not as heavy an emphasis as it is at other schools like, for example, Calvin College, a reformed school,” Laats told The Collegian. “I don’t mean Hillsdale’s not serious about its religious commitments — I don’t mean that at all. It’s a sort of cultural conservative package that certainly does include important and serious religious ideas, but those religious ideas are part of a package — all different types of conservatism wrapped up into a sort of very unified cultural kind of conservatism. Hillsdale certainly is and has been a Christian school.” Laats also said even though the college was founded by Free Will Baptists, he’s not surprised Hillsdale also has

Kavanaugh hires Hillsdale grad according to the New York Times, and as chief counsel to Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. “She has a good record here and in law school,” said Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn in an email, noting that Lacy clerked for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. O’Scannlain “admired her work very much,” Arnn said. “She has gained credit wherever she goes.” Ryan Mauldin ’07, a close friend of Lacy, said no one who has followed Lacy’s career is surprised that she got the clerkship. “She’s worked extremely hard,” Mauldin said. “She’s

lic, as are Graphic created by Morgan Channels | Collegian nominational categories and about 81 another 18 percent fell into percent of freshmen at Notre the Catholic category. Patrick Dame, 96 percent of students Henry College reports that at Thomas Aquinas College, 100 percent of students affirm and 97 percent of students its statement of faith, and the at Franciscan University in top five religious groups are Steubenville. non-denominational, followed A Grove City College by Baptist, Presbyterian, Asreport found that out of the sembly of God, and Lutheran. students who responded, Christian Smith, professor 79 percent identified with a of sociology and director of Protestant denomination or the Center for the Study of as non-denominational and 6 percent identified as Catholic. Religion and Society at the Additionally, a Church Repre- University of Notre Dame, agreed that many other Chrissentation survey of 2018 entian college student bodies rollees at Hope College found that 63 percent of enrollees See Religion A3 fell into various Protestant de-

By | Madeline Peltzer Collegian Reporter By a 50-48 majority, the U.S. Senate voted on Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, a Yale Law School graduate and a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals judge of 12 years, to the Supreme Court of the United States. Kavanaugh was sworn in that evening and has already assumed his place on the bench. He is President Donald Trump’s second appointee to the Court. Kavanaugh’s approval was fraught with controversy. Over the course of his confirmation hearings, three women brought forth allegations of sexual misconduct from Kavanaugh’s high school and college years, throwing his confirmation, character, and career into question. The accusations prompted Kavanaugh to share his side of the story during an interview with Fox News, an unprecedented move for a judicial appointee. Testimonies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee from Kavanaugh’s primary accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and Kavanaugh himself were televised nationally. The saga culminated in an FBI investigation into the claims, which proved to be a deciding factor for several senators.

As the hearings unfolded, Professor of History Brad Birzer said he doubted the Senate would confirm Kavanaugh. “After I watched Ford testify, I thought he was done,” he said. “And then when he testified, I thought he saved it. He did a great job in his defense that Thursday afternoon. If you can’t be angry about having your reputation demolished, then you can’t be angry about anything. That’s the most personal thing there is. His anger was totally justified.” The allegations follow the rise of the #MeToo movement, which has spotlighted sexual abuse and called out prominent figures for inappropriate conduct. Deon Claiborne, a lecturer of sociology, said that while the hearings sparked drama, they also helped to continue drawing attention to an issue embedded in American culture. “If this nomination process points to anything, it’s the need to have real, honest conversations about sexual assault in this country because it happens and it’s underreported,” she said. “Whether it’s framed as the #MeToo movement or just a groundswell of women who want justice for the harassment and assault that

Professor perspective: Faculty respond to SCOTUS confirmation

Megan Lacy ’07 and Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn at the Alan P. Kirby Jr. Center in Washington, D.C., 2013. External Affairs | Courtesy

By | Nicole Ault Editor-in-Chief Newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh took office this week with the first all-female team of clerks — and Hillsdale alumna Megan Lacy ’07 is one of them. “Justice Kavanaugh has made a wise choice,” said Ryan Walsh, the chief deputy solicitor general for the state of Wisconsin, a 2009 Hillsdale graduate and a friend of Lacy. Lacy stepped into the position from a prestigious career in law, following her graduation from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2010. Before Kavanaugh hired her, she worked with the White House counsel on Kavanaugh’s nomination,

a large number of Catholics, based on the past several decades of America’s political history. “It makes perfect sense because, since the ’50s, there’s been this closer and closer connection between conservative Catholics and conservative evangelicals,” he said. “And then in the ’70s it really took off with the pro-life movement, politically.” Statistics from various other Christian schools show less-mixed religious demographics than those at Hillsdale. A University of Dallas survey found that 80 percent of its freshmen are Catho-

well prepared and eminently qualified.” As a student, Lacy was “brilliant,” Arnn said. “She is also fine person in mind and character,” he said. “She is delightful to know. She has that mixture of assertiveness and humility that is impressive and breeds trust.” Friends of Lacy who knew her at Hillsdale said she had a rare combination of talent and humility. “Megan has always been friendly and loyal and humble and hardworking, and also pretty much correct about everything,” said Jason Gehrke ’07, recalling a time when he wished he’d heeded Lacy’s advice about a

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they face in this country, that’s a force to be reckoned with.” On the other hand, Lecturer of History Dedra Birzer warned that the Kavanaugh hearings highlight the pitfalls of #MeToo. She said the “believe all women” mantra disregards due process, which is something that particularly concerns her as a mother of boys. She added that women have a unique role in defending the reputation and character of the men in their lives. “The anti-Kavanaugh bloc asks, ‘What if Ford was your daughter?’’ Dedra Birzer said. “But the other side of that is, ‘What if Kavanaugh is your son? Or your husband? Or your dad?’ Imagine you’re watching those testimonies and seeing the pain in his face. The left said from the beginning they’d do whatever it takes to take him down and they did. They let no strand of decency get in their way.” With a generation of Supreme Court rulings at stake, contention was inevitable. The tensions quickly gave way to an outcry across the media and internet, violent protests, and even death threats to Kavanaugh, Ford, and senators. Assistant Professor of Politics Adam Carrington said the sheer nastiness of the ordeal

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Hillsdale celebrates Kirk’s legacy 100 years later By | Kaylee McGhee Opinions Editor “Every single thing Russell touched became magical,” Annette Kirk said of her husband, the late historian and conservative thinker, Russell Kirk. In a tribute to Russell Kirk’s long-lasting influence on both conservatism and Hillsdale College, Annette visited Hillsdale and spoke there on Wednesday, along with Alan Cornett, a long-time friend of the Kirks; Professor of History Brad Birzer, who holds the Russell Kirk Department Chair; and prominent author and scholar Gleaves Whitney. Since his passing, Annette has carried on her husband’s Follow @HDaleCollegian

work, becoming a spokesperson for his thoughts and writings and passing them on to the next generation through the Russell Kirk Center. Even before she met Russell, Annette said she was involved in politics. She was one of the “Goldwater Girls” and followed former President Ronald Reagan’s presidency closely. After marrying Russell, Annette said she “cleared the desk for him so he could do his work.” Cornett said Annette handled the logistics, scheduling lectures at various universities and contacting publishers — all while raising four daughters. “Annette is just as interesting as her husband,” Birzer said. “Her legacy is equally as

strong.” Annette Kirk said that Russell never expected to become the face of a new kind of conservatism. When he wrote “The Conservative Mind,” he did not expect it to do well because “there wasn’t a conservative presence, let alone a mind.” Regardless, he submitted it to his publisher and noted that the book was his “contribution to the endeavor to conserve the intellectual and spiritual” facets of conservative thought. “He gave the movement its name, its identity, its genealogy,” Annette said, recalling a New York Times review of the best-selling book. She said that what made Russell’s movement different

than others at the time, was its literary and historical tradition. Unlike the political and economic conservative ideas centered in policy, Russell Kirk was concerned with culture, but not in regards to social questions. Rather than focusing on political gain, Russell Kirk was concerned with the permanent things. He was often called sentimental, Annette said, but he believed a “world without love is hollow.” This, more than anything, set Russell apart, she said. “No matter how people felt about conservatives, they all liked Russell,” she said. Birzer said this dedication to “living what they professed” struck him the most: “His ex-

ample of living the Christian life will be most remembered.” Even now, Annette said she wants to “keep Russell above the fray.” Russell Kirk defined conservatism as a “disposition and a way of being, not an ideology, ” Annette said. This distinguishes him from other conservative thinkers, and Cornett said it will make him more important in the days to come. “With the rise of Trump, there will be a lot of reevaluation,” Cornett said. “And I think they’ll go back to Kirk.” Russell Kirk is renowned for his work in fiction, as well as in history and philosophy. His short stories are just as important and influential as

“The Conservative Mind,” Birzer said. These works allowed Russell Kirk to “let his imagination loose,” which Birzer said is the “ultimate manifestation of conservatism, outside charity.” Imagination is the expression of the individual human person and storytelling is the only way human beings can truly understand permanent truths, Birzer said. “Kirk isn’t just a conservative, he’s an imaginative conservative. And that’s different,” Birzer said. “And Kirk would never want anyone to be a Kirkian. There’s no such thing as a Kirkian. There’s only you and who you are as an individual.” Look for The Hillsdale Collegian



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Extreme makeover: Galloway dorm edition By | Elizabeth Bachmann Collegian Reporter Galloway Residence will reveal its brand new face next semester after only seven months of construction. Although it will not house students until next fall, the

Richard Péwé says that it will not only feature four extra beds, but it will be up to the quality of Simpson and McIntyre Residences. Péwé said he was most excited to be bringing Galloway up to modern standards and unifying the separated spaces of the dorm.

Renovations to Galloway Residence are set to be finished in December, and students will be returning to living there next fall. Nolan Ryan | Collegian

dorm will be completely finished by December. The new building will feature small study nooks, large gathering spaces, a new kitchen, and new plumbing. Built in 1949, Galloway was Hillsdale’s oldest unrenovated dorm. Until this year, it had walls with peeling paint, no air conditioning, and unreliable plumbing. Now, Chief Administrative Officer

“I think that the idea of having this fluid community space where you can see and be seen is going to be exciting for the residents,” Péwé said. “It is a unique dorm; the rooms are not all the same, so we tried to make sure each floor had community space and study space.” Whitley Resident Assistant Christian Betts, a junior, plans on returning to Galloway

next year. He and some of his fellow former Galloway residents claim to have known about the plans for the interior of their new dorm since the beginning of the semester. Betts is most excited for the new outdoor amenities, which includes a fire pit. He said it will add to Galloway’s weekly Feast, a tradition in which the men of Galloway grill meat every Thursday night, accompanied by an eclectic mix of music from Johnny Cash to Taylor Swift. “I think that it is going to be a great improvement to Feast,” Betts said. “We have always wanted a firepit, and last year, we were trying to raise funds to buy one and try to get permission to burn it on the lawn. And now we will have one. It seems like it will be a fun addition.” Junior Ethan Visser, a former Galloway RA, who is currently an RA at Park Place, a college-owned house, said he is eager to return to his home of two years as an RA his senior year. In the meantime, however, he is working with the construction team to get the dorm ready for its residents come Fall semester. “Josiah Leinbach emailed all the former Galloway guys and he said it would be like Nehemiah returning to build the walls of Jerusalem,” Ethan said. “I wanted to help build because I thought it would be cool to help build the place I am probably going to live next year, also its a nice break from the books.”

SAB preps for rustic, classy Fall Fest

Students can bring their families during Parents Weekend to a autumn party this Friday. The Student Activities Board will be hosting Fall Fest on the quad behind Central Hall from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 12. It will feature autumn-themed games and activities, as well as seasonal food for students, faculty, and families to enjoy. Claire Lupini, a sophomore on SAB staff, said they plan on having a more rustic, comfortable theme for the occasion, compared to previous years. “It’ll be a lot less orange and more representative of the fall season. There’ll be more white decorations, candles, and bistro lights to make it more intimate,” she said. “We want people to

show up and interact with each other because it’ll be a good way to build community.” Alex Whitford, assistant director of SAB, said this event will be a great opportunity for the campus to engage in traditional, fall activities that people all love at home. “We have a lot of different components for the student body to enjoy. It’s a more relaxed atmosphere and people can stay as long as they want,” Whitford said. While some activities are still being planned, the event will be catered by Bon Appetit. They’ll have traditional fall food such as apple fritters, apple cider, and bratwurst. Whitford said she is excited about SAB hosting one of the last outdoor events for the semester. “I’m excited to enjoy the fall weather, some good food and music and seeing the

student body coming out to enjoy this fun Friday activity,” she said. SAB hosted this event during Parent’s Weekend last year. Because they had a successful turnout at last year’s fall fest, they decided to do it during Parent’s Weekend again this year. “This is an opportunity for parents to do a fun, family activity and for students to show their parents more of the social side,” Whitford. Lupini said the event not only welcomes students and their families, but also faculty and their families, hoping that they’ll all participate in the fun activities. “It’s a small event, not too overwhelming nor extravagant,” Lupini said. “I hope people take advantage of the pumpkin painting and carving. It’ll be really interesting to see what people do.”

Wax was invited because she is a “bold, outspoken” conservative legal professor, senior Taegan James, the club’s secretary, said in an online message. “Much of what she has to say about law and justice aligns with what we believe to be true at Hillsdale College,” she said. Perry also noted Wax’s expertise with a wide variety of issues. “Wax has done extensive work in social welfare policy on topics related to desperate income theory and group demographics, rational choice and family structure, and same-sex marriage, in addition to arguing 15 cases in front of the Supreme Court,”

Perry said. Wax, who earned her bachelor’s’ degree from Yale University, her from Harvard University Medical School, and her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, is an expert in civil procedure, law and economics, social welfare law and policy, and family law. Perry believes Wax can help students learn how to handle politics in the real world. “She has courageously handled the backlash over her divisive, and politically incorrect views and we believe that Hillsdale students could learn from her unique insight,” she said.

University of Pennsylvania law professor to speak today on workplace equality By | Liam Bredberg Collegian Reporter

Amy Wax, a Robert Mundheim professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, will give a lecture titled “The Perils of a Push for Equal Rights.” The event, hosted by the Hillsdale College Federalist Society, will take place today at 12 p.m. in Lane 124. Subway will cater the event. “The Federalist Society is dedicated to bringing the brightest legal minds to campus in order to encourage discussion about important topics,” said senior Anna Perry, president of the Federalist Society. “Professor Amy Wax is one such mind.”

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Jim Spiegel, professor of philosophy and religion at Taylor University, said in a lecture that the Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights beliefs were based partly on Christian doctrines. Nicole Ault | Collegian

Spiegel speaks on racial justice, open-mindedness By | Nicole Ault Editor-in-Chief

Few memorials to Martin Luther King Jr., pay tribute to the true bases of his civil-rights progress — which “pivoted on ideas that are much less popular now,” argued Jim Spiegel, professor of philosophy and religion at Taylor University. Speaking to an audience of about 30 people in a lecture at Hillsdale College on Thursday, Oct. 4, Spiegel said King grounded his arguments for racial justice in natural law and biblical theology — and that no purely philosophical argument could substitute for King’s theological ethics as an adequate foundation for racial justice. King’s ideas were a “major reason why the civil rights movement was a success” but have largely disappeared from public discourse on racial issues today, Spiegel said. King’s natural law and biblical foundations provided both the logical foundations and necessary motivation for racial justice, Spiegel said, that other philosophies could not offer. Spiegel addressed five philosophies in particular:

utilitarianism, Kantian ethics, virtue ethics, social contract ethics, and anti-theory. More than Kant’s categorical imperative, for example, “what is needed is an unambiguous moral mandate,” Spiegel argued, that can be found in biblical theology. Citing King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and other writings, Spiegel noted that the civil rights leader grounded his arguments in the biblical ideas of agape — or unconditional — love, and imago Dei, the idea that humans are created in God’s image. But a “naked public square” in recent years — a civil discourse stripped of theological conversation — has kept discussion of these ideas at bay. “If theological resources have effectively been banned from public discourse … then what are our prospects of achieving King’s dream of lasting racial justice for the country?” Spiegel asked. Persuading people to talk in these theological and natural-law terms may not be so easy, though. “That’s the rub,” Spiegel acknowledged. “The only hope for them is they’ll be positively impacted and look for the transcendent.”

Spiegel’s lecture on King was the first of two he gave last Thursday as a guest of Professor of Philosophy Ian Church. Spiegel’s second lecture, delivered after a dinner that evening, addressed the “virtue of open-mindedness.” Junior Katie Bell, who attended Spiegel’s first lecture, credited Spiegel with that very quality. “He seemed very open-minded,” she said, “but very informative. It was really interesting; I didn’t realize that people were losing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideas.” Church, who studied under Spiegel out of pure interest in philosophy while working for information technology services at Taylor University, said Spiegel’s talk on open-mindedness “contributed to the ongoing academic atmosphere here, where we’re quite interested in the intellectual virtues.” Spiegel’s speech on King showed his desire to argue from foundations other than identity politics in the discussion of racial justice, Church said. “He’s contributing to those dialogues [about racial justice] in a helpful way,” Church said.

Data vizualization, programming course to be offered over Fall Break

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According to Professor of Math and Computer Science Thomas Treloar, Forman Most Hillsdale College hoped to attract a wide range students take time for leisure of students. over Fall Break, but for the Registrar Douglas McArfirst time in recent history, thur said there has never students have the option to been a course over Fall Break take a class instead. during his time at Hillsdale. The class, Visualization and He expressed surprise that 17 Analysis of Data, students signed will be taught up for the 25 Oct. 17-20 by potential spots as George Forman, soon as the class a senior machine became available. learning scienTreloar tist for Amazon. attributed the Forman will also original class idea give a lecture on to Ken KoopMonday, Oct. 22. mans, executive “We offer the director of Career class to provide Services. tangible skills,” Koopmans said Mark Pahad the “idea naggio, assistant of looking at professor of connections to mathematics. the college, and “Given only a few seeing their skill days, data visualset, and what ization is as close they could offer,” to a universal Treloar said. use in coding as The course, can be, because which is listed the course is as an interdismeant to reach a ciplinary study, broad audience on George Forman, a senior machine learning scientist for covers slightly Amazon, will be teaching a course over Fall Break on data campus.” different material Panaggio de- vizualization and programming. LinkedIn than some courses fined data visualalready offered by ization as looking at data in The class has attracted the math department. an informative way, and dips students from many differ“There is some programinto some computer program- ent disciplines, including ming, but not as much proming techniques. economics, finance, French, gramming as people would “The class is a hybrid of Greek, and chemistry. Only like,” Treloar said. “We have theoretical knowledge about one declared math major math stats classes already, and visualization design and prac- and one declared applied several courses are already tical knowledge about how mathematics major are taking pointing in that direction.” to do it in Excel and Python,” the class. There are several Sophomore Caleb Ramette Forman said in an email. undeclared students in the is taking the course because The class will be brief, but course, but Forman believes he saw it as an easy opporForman said he sees this as the subject matter is univertunity to jump into Python a good introduction to data sally applicable. programming. analysis and programming. “In this increasingly tech“I don’t have the kind of “It’s nice to have a shortnological world, data analtime for a full class, so I’m breadth introduction, so you ysis is becoming pervasive,” thankful for this class giving can pick your path, or even Forman said. “For an examme that opportunity,” he said. know that you don’t want to ple, in the humanities, word Ramette said he’s most go further down those paths,” frequency analysis is used to interested in using the class as he said. “You can validate that help determine the authorship a starting point, to learn the you like the real thing before of contested writings. Every “base principles.” you go further, and if you discipline is being touched, so “It’s easier to get that base don’t like it, the information familiarity with some technol- first, then apply it to specific gained has even greater value ogy for analyzing data will be problems.” to you, so you can change useful.”

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course sooner.” One purpose of data visualization, Forman said, is “discovering the patterns and correlations in one’s area of study.” It’s also helpful for “communication with your audience, so they can easily absorb the most important points of your findings.”

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Penny’s, SAB partner to hold campus painting contest Winner’s artwork to be displayed inside Penny’s coffee shop By | Emma Cummins Collegian Reporter

Penny’s coffee shop, which opened earlier this semester, will be hosting a campus-wide painting contest tonight. Student Activities Board and Penny’s have partnered to host “Penny’s and Painting” on Thursday, Oct. 11 in the

making an event with Penny’s we could not only make a fun event for campus, but also boost awareness for Penny’s,” he said. When Ball approached Penny’s on behalf of SAB, sophomore Caroline Hennekes, the creative manager at Penny’s, was pleased to be able to host an event.

Penny’s General Manager Emily Barnum ’18 and Assistant Dean of Women Rebekah Dell in Penny’s coffee shop. Carmel Kookogey | Collegian

New Dorm from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free coffee will be available and the winner of the contest will receive a voucher for a free drink. The winner’s artwork will be displayed in the coffee shop for a week. Junior John Ball, a member of SAB’s creative team, originally had the idea for the event. “We were thinking by

“We’ve been wanting to do an event to get more people out,” she said. It will be really relaxing at this time of the semester to have some time to exercise the creative part of your brain and a time of community to enjoy.” Penny’s management hopes the event will increase traffic as well as induce more students to visit the new space.

“Once they come into our space, they come back,” General Manager Emily Barnum said. “We already have some regulars. It will be cool to expose people who haven’t been exposed yet to our product and our vibe.” Ball noted that the combination of coffee and painting would create the intended

atmosphere for the event. “I thought it would be a great event to pair with coffee,” Ball said. “Coffee boosts creative energy. Painting is a relaxed way to have a nice, creative atmosphere.” Hennekes hopes the event will further Penny’s mission statement. “Our whole heart behind it is connecting community and building it,” Hennekes said. “Having an event is another way we’re trying to do that.”

Hayden Park sports new soccer fields By | Liam Bredberg Collegian Reporter With more than $200,000 in recent improvements for Hayden Park, the park’s staff is looking to attract larger crowds than ever to the recreation spot, according to Hayden Park Fitness and Recreation Director Bill Lundberg. Lundberg, one of the driving forces behind the improvements to the park, helped make the decision to allocate funds to a 100-by 140-meter grass field, which was completed three weeks

Academy students as well as local residents. Although the park has seen its share of minor improvements since its inception, Lundberg said park staff have been looking to make more major upgrades for some time. Before the recent improvements to the park, and before the park itself existed, the plan for the bare 190-acre plot was to build an exclusive community of houses and apartments. The housing was advertised as “a retirement community that values intelligence, integrity, and independence,” as stated in the original designs. Before

The annual Wild Bill’s Fun Run was held in Hayden Park, where new soccer fields were recently unveiled for student use. Bill Lundberg | Courtesy

ago. The area consists of two full-sized soccer fields and a smaller practice field. The Hillsdale College men’s and women’s club soccer teams, intramural teams, and the Hillsdale Academy soccer teams will use the fields for practices and games. Lundberg said he would also like to use the field for rugby. The field alone used $170,000 of the $200,000 total spent on the improvements. Lundberg and the park staff said they hope to add stadium lights to the field in the near future. Hayden Park is a favorite leisure spot for many Hillsdale College and Hillsdale

construction began, however, Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn and the college’s Board of Trustees decided to use the land to build a park and a cross-country course. Hayden Park’s construction began in 2008 and opened to students and residents in 2011. More improvements to the park include grooming the disk-golf targets and the mountain bike trails, the addition of a new putting green, and general improvements to the driving range and golf practice course as a whole. “When we can provide more offerings for students, it allows students with all sorts

of different interests to gather together and experience this unique environment,” said Ashlyn Landherr, director of Student Activities Board. Many different organizations within the Hillsdale community use Hayden Park. “Hayden Park provides a much larger field for us to play sports like flag football and soccer,” said junior Jacob Sievers, member of the Campus Recreation club. Lundberg said Hayden serves as home for the freshman icebreaker event, He takes pride in the fact that there are no gates at the entrance, no rental fees for any of the facilities or equipment, and of the general open-door policy for members of the Hillsdale community. The park is often used as a location for events hosted by Hillsdale organizations including the GOAL Program, SAB, and others. These events can range from cookouts to bonfires to fundraisers. Hayden Park has also been used as a classroom of sorts for the Wilderness Survival class taught by Associate Dean of Men Jeffery “Chief ” Rogers and Joe Kellam. The Hayden Park improvements also included the relocation of, and the inscription upon, a boulder placed near the new fields. This 16-ton boulder is marked with the Hillsdale “H” logo as well as a short mission statement for the college and the athletics program. Hayden Park is also the location of the annual Wild Bill’s Homecoming Fun Run, which took place for the last time on Sept. 22, during homecoming weekend, according to Lundberg, and the Color Run, hosted by SAB. Lundberg and Hayden Park staff work to ensure that the park is kept in good shape so the Hillsdale community may enjoy all it has to offer.

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October 11, 2018 A3 email. Senior Sammy Roberts, who served as president of the Catholic Society last year, said the Catholic Society made a “concerted effort” throughout the year to foster relationships between denominations. He said that last year’s lecture series, “This Far By Faith: The Reformation at 500,” which was co-sponsored last year by the Catholic Society and Hillsdale’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, was “indicative of the experience that Catholics and Protestants can have at Hillsdale.” “There were Catholic speakers, Lutheran speakers, evangelical speakers,” he said. “And Father Rick’s point was, this wasn’t a celebration of the Reformation, but it was a discussion which everyone should have, whether they like it or not.” Roberts said during his college search, he was originally deciding between Hillsdale and the University of Dallas, but he said he does not think he would have grown as much in his faith if he had gone to an institutionally Catholic school. “You have Mass, the chaplain’s Catholic, you have opening and closing Mass for the school year, everything is so readily available that, as a Catholic, you can just kind of atrophy and take everything for granted,” Roberts said. “At Hillsdale, it’s not like you have to defend your faith here, but with the Catholic community here, you do kind of have to search it out. I mean, nobody was forcing me to get out of bed in the morning, and Mass wasn’t a five-minute walk away from my dorm like it is at Notre Dame. And so it really put the onus on me to do that; it made me grow up in a way.” Greek Intervarsity staff member Josh Brooks ’18 noted that in addition to the Reformation lecture series, Catholics and Protestants collaborate in other ways, including in a 12/5 prayer routine in which 12 people per day pray for campus 12 hours out of the day for five days a week. Intervarsity also hosts prayer breakfasts that are open to students of all traditions, and that Brooks has known both Catholics and Protestants on Intervarsity staff. “The only way that I’ve seen tension is if individuals choose to create tension, and if they choose to let their differences override their commonalities,” he said. “I’ve seen many students come together who are able to say, we celebrate our tradition, but we also celebrate Christ.” Junior Brigid Majmudar, head of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship on campus and one of eight students who regularly attend Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Albion, said that despite sometimes observing “tension in the air” on campus, particularly on Reformation Day, she said she finds Hillsdale to

be a great place to have conversations about religion. “That’s what I really respect about people on this campus: if people know me, they’re not going to fight with me. And people who I want to talk with are not going to even bring anything up unless they know me, or if they do, it’s going to be in a spirit of civility,” she said, adding that this dynamic is “not necessarily true of people who come in, because that’s just not how they’re taught to be, and here, we’re learning how to do that. You grow into your ability to have those conversations.” Professor of Philosophy Lee Cole attended graduate school at Villanova University, a Catholic university with over 10,000 students. While there were a lot of Protestants there, he said it lacked the same kind of “common conversation” about the relationship between Protestantism and Catholicism that one experiences at Hillsdale. “If you’re at a school like Villanova or Georgetown or Boston College, you’re generally less interested in asking that kind of question,” Cole said. “At Hillsdale we’re likely more aware of these differences because there isn’t a default denominational setting, and many are attracted to Hillsdale for just that reason; if I’m studying and living alongside of other Christians, especially if I count them as friends, I’m naturally interested in knowing what Christianity looks like for them.” Professor of English Dwight Lindley, who is also Catholic, agreed. “Somehow Hillsdale fosters the attitude of, on the one hand, deepening your own faith that you come with, but also concern and interest for the others’ faith, which is a really beautiful thing actually,” Lindley said. “I’ve had a lot of students I’ve talked to who have grown a great deal because of that. I just feel like there’s a general environment of love, you know, mutual trust and friendship, where you can do that without feeling threatened, for the most part.” Roberts said the small Knorr Center chapel has always encapsulated for him the nonsectarian nature of Hillsdale’s religious environment. “I have soft spot in my heart for the little chapel over there [in the Knorr Center],” Roberts said. “It’s from the ’70s, it’s got that red carpet in there, it’s a nice spot to go and pray. But it just recognizes that, whether you like it or not, Hillsdale is a Christian school in its identity. It was founded as that. It’s non-sectarian nature means we can be Christian, all Christians can come to us, and we can all reason and debate what we believe.”


Already, some on the left have called for Kavanaugh’s impeachment, but Carrington dismisses this as mere rhetoric. “There is basically zero chance that he will be removed from office,” he said. Instead of seeking Kavanaugh’s impeachment, Carrington suggested that a more prudent route would be to return to the Supreme Court’s original intent rather than viewing it as a political tool. “Some people are arguing that Kavanaugh will buckle down and be even more Republican or conservative while others say that he might try to ingratiate himself to his opponents by becoming more moderate,” Carrington said. “My hope is that he does neither. I hope

he rules on the basis of the law and that he, like Federalist 78 says, exercises ‘neither force nor will but merely judgement.’” Brad Birzer offered a hopeful perspective. “I think a lot of times, because we haven’t seen a trend before in our lifetimes, we tend to think it’s going to keep going this way,” he said. “But if we look at American history, we’ve had these kinds of radical moments that we’ve gotten out of. Things may keep declining in terms of our social relations with one another, but history shows that we get out of things. Americans come to their senses.”

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after church with friends, help cook, and chat around the kitchen table. “She was an excellent student, very bright, very conscientious,” Kalthoff said. “She was very interested in ideas and life of the mind, but also very serious about her Christian faith and the work that she does.” A member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Lacy was heavily involved on campus and in volunteer work and remained a top-notch and committed student, Gehrke

recalled. Lacy was a competitive ice skater before coming to Hillsdale, Mauldin said. “She was always at the top of anything she’s going after,” he said. Arnn said he’s “not surprised” that Kavanaugh thought highly of Lacy. “She will do great work for the Justice, and thereafter she will be one of the leading young lawyers in the country,” Arnn said. “But she was already that.”

are either vastly Protestant or vastly Catholic, not mixed. “That is because those colleges are themselves institutionally Catholic or Protestant, and so attract their kind,” Smith said in an email. “Hillsdale is uniquely not denominational but known as conservative broadly, so attracts a greater religious mix.” Wheaton College could not release information about the religious affiliations of its student body. Professor of History Darryl Hart, an elder at Orthodox Presbyterian Church who started his career at Wheaton, said the school was largely Protestant when he was there, and he finds Hillsdale’s environment to be more open to religious debate and discussion. He noted a particular, widely reported case from 2006, in which a Wheaton professor was fired after he converted to Catholicism. “Here, we’re Christian in some way, but we have this spectrum of Protestants and Roman Catholics and Orthodox, and we even have some Muslims here, and Jews,” he said. “So it gives you the opportunity to explain yourself more than at other places where people might just assume, ‘Oh because you’re at Wheaton, well then you’re one of those kinds of Protestants.’ Here, no one can necessarily assume what you are. And then if they find out that you are something, then that invites discussion, argument, debate.” Professor of Religion Donald Westblade, who serves as an elder at College Baptist Church, said that the college can not be defined as a “strictly secular liberal arts institution” nor as a “confessionally Christian” institution. “We may confess that we are Christian, but we are not Christian with a view to the particular confessional tradition. So we’re not a Protestant school, we’re not a Catholic school,” he said. “I think it’s a healthy thing for students to come and find out that there are Christians of other denominations, whether it’s another Protestant denomination, or whether it’s Protestants and Catholics, to learn that there are Christians of goodwill across those denominational boundaries and that we can learn from them.” Director of Health and Wellness Brock Lutz also noted the particular wording of the college’s mission statement, which states that the college is a “nonsectarian Christian institution,” and that it “maintains ‘by precept and example’ the immemorial teachings and practices of the Christian faith.” “Because we have a fairly broad mission statement, there are many different denominations that are attracted to Hillsdale and comfortable with the religious atmosphere at Hillsdale,” Lutz said in an

from A1 surpassed even the hearings of Robert Bork, an appointee of former president Ronald Reagan, and Clarence Thomas, whom former President George H.W. Bush appointed. “I think the division in our country is deeper now than it was back then, but I also think that social media ratchets up the hatred and vitriol as well,” he said. “If you read the Federalist Papers, especially those by Madison and Hamilton, they want the people to rule and to rule reasonably. And that doesn’t mean you can’t be passionate and be spirited, but it does mean that reason is ruling and spiritedness is in its service.”

freshman year paper for a history course. Full of “ardent curiosity,” Lacy was always eager to engage in deep discussions and ask professors questions outside of class, Mauldin recalled. Professor of History Mark Kalthoff said he knew Lacy as a student in several of his classes, and she became a family friend; often, she would visit his family’s house

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Apple cheats its customers with each iPhone upgrade By | Liam Bredberg Collegian Reporter

motion video in 4K and taking photos that rival DSLR cameras. The iPhone XR, however, has a single lens camera comLast month, the world parable to the cheapest iPhone waited and watched as Apple 7, released in 2016, which had CEO Tim Cook presented the a starting price of $549. new and improved versions of The iPhone XR has no America’s favorite smartphone. practical upgrades save a few The usual hype surrounded system differences. It has a the new iPhone XS, XS Max, new and improved A12 Bionic and XR. The innovative XS Chip, wireless charging, and max boasts a 6.5-inch, high a larger screen compared to definition screen, “the smartall previous models (except est, most powerful chip in a for the iPhone X released in smartphone,” and the general 2017). aura of class that comes with One benefit of the iPhone every new iPhone. XR is its longer battery life, The most notable difference according to Apple statistics. between the phones is, as usuCompared to the XS and XS al, the price tag. The iPhone Max, the battery in the XR XS starts at $999, the XS Max outperforms in every statistiat $1099, and the XR at $799. cal category. Talk time, audio Apple advertises the lower and video playback time, end, budget-oriented iPhone and internet usage time are XR as an entry-level smartall substantially longer with phone that appeals to younger the iPhone XR, all for $250 users, those looking to avoid less than the baseline XS and the outrageous price tag of $350 less than the XS Max. the XS and XS Max, and those The longer battery life in the seeking the user-friendly iOS XR proves that either Apple is operating system without the capable of extra features creating that come with a better the higher end phone for phones. a lesser “Slowing down Upon closer price, or examination, phones forces iPhone the XS however, it and XS is apparent users to upgrade to ver- Max are so that Apple sions that actually work incredibly purposefully powerful held back the that the how they are supposed technological battery advancement of drains to. Apple is making its their lower-end faster than iPhones so new phones more and that of the they can boost cheaper more necessary.” the price of phone. the high-end Knowing models. Apple, it’s The iPhone probably 4, released in 2010, had a the former. screen resolution of 326-pixels Apple was recently in per square inch (PPI). The hot-water with consumers iPhone XR, released just weeks regarding a claim that they ago, has a screen resolution of “slowed down users’ phones — low and behold — 326-pix- without their knowledge or els per square inch, according permission,” according to to the Daily Dot. Apple has in- CNN. Once it was revealed corporated its high-end retina that older models were slowdisplay into everything from ing down, Apple admitted they their phones to their watches purposefully slowed down and computers. The multibilolder phones because the older lion dollar company should models couldn’t handle newer incorporate this higher-end software updates at a normal screen into all of their phones speed. It is true, however, that to show some form of imslowing down phones forces provement from those released iPhone users to upgrade to years ago. the versions that actually work Granted, the human eye how they are supposed to. Apcan hardly recognize the difple is making its new phones ference between the 326-pixels more and more necessary. and the 458-pixels per square Regardless, the simple fact inch resolutions offered in the of the matter is that Apple high-end models. However, creates products that appeal when we take into account to users’ brand loyalty and that a 2016 iPhone 8 Plus, with name popularity. I have been a 401 pixels per square inch an iPhone user for years and screen resolution had a startdon’t plan on switching to ing price of $699 — $50 less another brand any time soon. than that of the new iPhone Although the company may XR — it is clear that Apple is hold back technology to jack trying to pull a fast one on its up prices, they continue to loyal fan base. create the most accessible, Another feature separating user-friendly, aesthetically the new round of iPhones is pleasing, and powerful prodthe highly sought-after camera ucts year after year. built into each model. The XS and XS Max models each carry Liam Bredberg is a sophodual-lens, 12-megapixel cammore studying the liberal arts. eras capable of shooting slow

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When it comes to campus amenities, students can easily adopt an entitled, “It’s-myworld-and-you’re-just-livingin-it” attitude, without even realizing it. But the college’s purpose is to prepare students for life, and at no point during our lives will all things align for our convenience. Often, the best things — most beautiful things — take time and drag us through an uncomfortable process before we reap the benefits. One of these things

is our education, and another, literally looming over us right now, is the chapel. Stop complaining about the chapel. Yes, the one that’s covering the quad, along with wire fences, construction machinery, and overgrown weeds. College is short, and it should be. The curriculum and professors teach us to think big, and to think about the long term. How we view the college should be no exception: The school exists, not only for

past and present students, but also for students to come. Past students suffered the construction process of the Grewcock Student Union, Lane and Kendall halls, and the Howard Music Hall, just to name a few. We benefit from these additions to campus. It would have been unfair to us, who were once “future students,” if the administration did not construct these needed buildings simply to please the students at the time. If they were like us,

they too preferred clean quads without construction. As we pursue careers and relationships after college, we will be faced with countless inconveniences that we must choose to deal with, either with petulance and short-sightedness, or maturity and perspective. Time is a gift, both here and wherever we go after. Treat it with more gratitude and less entitlement.

Office Hours Music is Power: Pursue and embrace this ‘transcendental language’ By | Brad Blackham Professor of Music This is your brain on music. When you listen to music and, even more so, when you sing or play music, your brain lights up. And it’s not just one locale along the neuro-super highway. The entire map erupts like fireworks. It’s not unlike a satellite time-lapse view of the eastern half of our country at night – bursts, and clusters, and veins of light connecting city to city. What’s especially interesting is that playing or singing music turns those fireworks into a gala event. It turns a backyard display into the Macy’s Fourth of July in New York City with seven barges in the East River launching pinwheels and pulsing hearts and swirling fountains. We know the brain does this from various imagery scans we can now do, like MRI and PET scans — something that wasn’t really looked at even twenty years ago. Neurologists used to think that music happened in one side of the brain. Music in one side, language in the other. They now know that music, especially playing and singing, touches at once every part of the brain that has been mapped thus far. In fact, music has even been found to increase the capacity of the corpus callosum, the bridge between the brain’s two hemispheres. Neurologists also know that the neurons in your brain actually fire along with the tempo of music to which you are listening. Athletes,

for example, whether or not they are aware of the science behind it have figured out that listening to music with just the right tempo can improve the physical actions needed for whatever sport they are participating in. Find a song with a beat a little faster than your normal running pace and it will be easier to increase your speed to match the song’s pulse. In other words, listening to and playing/singing music, engaging vast areas of the brain, gives it the equivalent of a total body workout. I don’t have the space here to go into the possible health benefits of music, but if you get a free moment, google music and dopamine; or music and metabolism; or music and NK (natural killer) cells, along with music and T cells (pretty cool stuff); or music and mental health; or heck, just google music therapy and you’ll eventually come across all of this. By the way, music therapy is a blossoming field of study and if any of the college students reading this have an interest in it, there are more and more undergraduate and graduate programs getting started all across the country. Certainly, any pre-med students thinking about neurology who either play an instrument or simply have a love of music should consider the study of how music affects the brain. I knew I wanted to be a professional pianist when I was a kid. And while I had no idea of the spectacular physical reaction to the brain on music, I was certainly aware of

the emotional reaction. I can still remember being nine and watching Arthur Rubinstein performing the Grieg Piano Concerto with The London Symphony Orchestra and getting chills and thinking, I want to do that! Or being ten and crying tears of happiness listening to The Cleveland Orchestra performing a concert at Blossom Music Center. My first goal was to be a performer and I reached that goal through wonderful teachers, top music schools and summer programs, and practice, and practice, and more practice. At some point I understood that teaching would complete the circuit of music’s importance to me and I applied to and won the job here at Hillsdale College. It was that, a love for teaching, and I wanted to settle down with a steady music gig and have a family. It’s the perfect job for me because I can earn a living both performing and teaching. Fourteen years later, I still consider myself a student, I’m still learning every day, and I still get the same emotional reactions to music. And I hope that I can bring the love and passion I have for music to all of my students. You might be thinking, “What do I have to do to get this connection to music?” The best part of all of this is that you don’t have to be a music major or a concert artist to reap music’s benefits. Not to go all Yoda on you, but the power of music lies within all of us. You know what music you like and you know when

to listen to or play different types of music, based on your moods or desires. And if you want to learn an instrument or sing, then go do it. You’re not too old. Rhythm and melody are innate to human nature and have been a part of us going all the way back to our first appearance on this planet, regardless of how you believe that occurred. American composer Charles Ives once wrote, “Maybe music was not intended to satisfy the curious definiteness of man. Maybe it is better to hope that music may always be transcendental language in the most extravagant sense.” I like that a lot, though I’d change “man” to “humanity.” It makes me very happy to think of music having this kind of power. But maybe even more to the point, it was the virtuoso cellist Pablo Casals who once said, “Perhaps it is music that will save the world.” Wouldn’t that be something?

The editors invite faculty members to contribute to Office Hours, a weekly column dedicated to promoting relationships between staff and students through the giving of advice and stories. Send submissions to the Opinions Editor at kmcghee@hillsdale. edu.

Opinions are important, but stories are worthwhile By | Nic Rowan Columnist Dear Hillsdalian, What a time to be alive. You’ve survived midterms, can quote “The Nicomachean Ethics,” given Mock Rock everything you’ve got, shared a lunch table with Dr. Arnn, and played Thatcherball. Yes, you are a full-fledged Hillsdalian. But even if you know your way around campus backwards and forwards, it means absolutely nothing unless you write about it. I’m not suggesting you adopt a dorky Roman pseudonym — nothing like Publius Decius Mus — and splash your opinions all over the pages of the Collegian. Unless you are Todd Beamer himself risen out of the Pennsylvania soil, few people will care when you say, “Let’s roll.” We have our own stories down here, no need to steal other people’s lives. Like, I just remembered the time I met President George W. Bush. It was December of 2008 and he was a lame duck. For reasons still unclear to me, my elementary school was invited to sing Christmas carols at the White House Christmas party — a rare honor, they say. But when we arrived, the scene was a farce. White House staff jammed the Heights School boys choir — some 50 strong — in a downstairs closet with only a jug of lemonade and a plate of sugar cookies to keep us company. We were told to wait for

when the president was ready to receive us. Until then, it was Lord of the Flies. We fought over everything: the cookies, the lemonade, and of course the napkins stamped with the White House seal. And as our squirming bodies skyrocketed the closet’s temperature, our armpits — sweating under white shirts, red ties, and blue Nautica jackets — made the place smell like a locker room floor. But finally, finally, Bush was ready to meet us. We tramped out in a single file line and one-by-one we shook W.’s hand. Then we sang, poorly. Mission accomplished. In the years following, hardly anyone at school talked about it. Why would we? We sweated for a couple hours in the White House. Chuck Colson did that every day — and he went to prison! What we did talk about (and what really ended up mattering) was the time we raced down Wisconsin Avenue at 4:00 a.m. Or all those times we smoked cigarettes in the woods before school. The time my brother got in trouble for chasing a barefoot kid around Olympia, Greece, clapping the poor kid’s shoes together while playing the Spice Girls on his iPhone speakers. Even now, in college it’s the little stories like these that my friends and I talk about the most. No one else really cares to hear these stories, and that’s alright. We’re here to entertain each other, not change the world.

Nic Rowan and his elementary school peers with former President George W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. | Nic Rowan

So write your opinions, but hold your stories more dear. It doesn’t matter if they come off as corny as the first paragraph of this piece (which, yes, I ripped from the “Current Students” page of myhillsdale. edu). If you’re building lasting friendships, everything else can wait. Sometimes when I get dreamy, I think of a group of 40-year-old divorced men all sitting around a bar. It’s open mic night and one of them requests Billy Joel’s “Vienna.” A particularly disgruntled stockbroker takes the mic and wails out that despairing chorus: “But you know that when the truth is told, That you can get what you want or you get old.

You’re gonna kick off before you even Get halfway through. When will you realize, Vienna waits for you.” The whole bar joins in his sad song. They’re old and they didn’t get what they want. The best they can do now is to drown their sorrows in song — and they stories they tell themselves to live. It won’t be long before we’re there too; you’d better hope you have a written record to keep yourself level. Sincerely, A true American. Nic Rowan is a senior studying history.

Opinions The Roman Catholic Church Protestantism frees Christians from false doctrines preserves beauty, tradition

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more effectively demonBy | Joshua Brown Special to the Collegian strated by the writings of influential early Christians. Cyprian, bishop of For many Hillsdale stuCarthage, wrote in AD 251, dents, faith is central to our identity. It can be a source of “If someone does not hold fast to this unity of Peter, fierce loyalty and occasioncan he imagine that he still al conflict. But aggression holds the faith? If he desert is the last thing we want the chair of Peter upon surrounding the topic of whom the Church was built, religion, and as Christians, can he still be confident that dialogue about theology he is in the Church?” ought to be conducted The unity of doctrine with charity and humility, found in the Catholic especially when pointing church may be the most out differences between eloquent point in support Catholic and non-Catholic of Catholicism. Since the Christianity. Bible says the gates of hell Perhaps the most distinwill never prevail against guishing characteristic of the Catholic Church is papal Christ’s church, the church must maintain unified, authority. Unique among sound doctrine. The diverse the Christian denominarange of beliefs among the tions, the Catholic Church Protestant denominations claims its single human leader has authority derived calls into question which church, exactly, is the true from Christ himself and is one. Papal authority is arguinfallible when defining ably the central topic to any doctrine in matters of faith and morals. This teaching is discussion of Catholicism, as many of the Catholic founded in Peter’s preemiteachings hinge on papal aunence among the apostles, thority, and if true, it lends a evidence of which is found in Matthew 16, where Christ far greater weight to the rest of Catholic teaching. calls Peter the rock upon After papal primacy, the which he will build his true presence of Jesus in the church, gives him the keys Eucharist through tranto the kingdom of heaven, substantiation is perhaps and grants him the power the next most distinctively of binding and loosing. It Catholic teaching. Catholics is true that Jesus later gives the power to bind and loose believe that Jesus is physically present in the sacrato all of the apostles, but ment of communion, and Peter is the only one whom that the appearance of bread he renames and gives the and wine is just that — an symbolic power of the keys, referencing the role of stew- outward appearance. In John 6, Jesus says, “Except ard found in Isaiah 22:22. you eat the flesh of the Son The primacy to which of man, and drink his blood, Christ appointed Peter passed to his successors, the you shall not have life in future bishops of Rome. This you…For my flesh is meat teaching can be defended in indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.” Christ meant Scripture, but it is perhaps

this literally: When some of his followers refused to accept this extreme teaching and departed, Jesus turned to the twelve and, instead of clarifying that he what he said was a metaphor, Christ simply asked if they planned to leave as well. Finally, prayer to Mary and the saints represents possibly the most misunderstood teaching of the Catholic church. Contrary to popular opinion, Catholics do not worship Mary and the saints or offer them the homage due to God alone. In fact, in Catholic theology, there are dedicated Latin words used to distinguish between the worship given to God (latria) and the honor and respect given to the saints (dulia) and Mary (hyperdulia). Prayer to the saints is not offered to ask their independent help, but simply to request their prayers to God on our behalf. Just as I might ask a friend to pray that I do my best on an exam, I can ask past Christians — particularly those who exhibited heroic virtue in their lives and are considered role models — to pray to God, adding their prayers to mine. The beauty and tradition found in the Roman Catholic Church are worth consideration from serious Christians. But this dialogue should continue — the exchange of theological ideas and truths is necessary as we grow together in Christ.

Joshua Brown is a senior studying the liberal arts.

church is in fact the true By | Jonathan Ashbach Special to the Collegian Church, and all Christians ought to join it. If it is not true, then members of the Catholic Christians Should Roman church should leave Leave the Church’s Roman that denomination so long as Denomination it requires them to affirm this Everyone knows that doctrine. at Hillsdale, the “ProtesThe question then betant-Catholic” debate will comes: Can the Roman come up continuously. I see church defend its claim that this as a good thing. Hillsdale an authoritative teaching magis full of students who take isterium exists and that the their faith seriously, which Roman one is it? The answer means presenting reasons for is no. None of the arguments believing it, and (hopefully) made in defense of this idea sincerely considering the are sound. reasons presented by others. The stereotypical defense In an effort to further healthy of the Roman magisterium and friendly discussion of this and the authority of the pope, question, I argue that truly originates in Matthew 16. catholic Christians should Peter was the preeminent leave the Church’s Roman apostle and the first pope, it is denomination. said, therefore, the pope has It is important to note magisterial teaching authority. what I am not arguing. First, There are multiple probI am not arguing that Roman lems with this claim. It is cerChristians are unsaved, or are tainly true that Peter was the bad Christians, or anything preeminent apostle, but the like that. They are my brothers important question is: In what and sisters in Christ. It is, in sense was he preeminent? fact, precisely unwillingness to He is given the keys to the divide myself from any part of kingdom, but the text defines the real catholic (“universal”) this as the power to bind and Church that leads me to conloose, which is given to the clude that Christians should other apostles just two chapavoid its Roman denominaters later. And to predicate tion. the entire doctrine of papal Second, I am not arguing authority on the description of that other Christians have Peter as “this rock” would be nothing to learn from Rome. I eisegetical in the umpteenth have attended several tradidegree. There is no credible tional masses and they are evidence for papal authority. glorious. The typical evangelIf the case for a Roman ical church has much to learn magisterium is basically nonfrom this. existent, the evidence against There is, in fact, only one it is strong. The magisterium fundamental issue in dispute requires Roman Christians between Roman and non-Ro- to affirm numerous doctrines man Christians: The Roman that there is good reason to denomination claims to posbelieve are false. Considsess a teaching magisterium er Roman teachings about with the authority to make Mary. Members are required infallible doctrinal statements. to believe that Mary always If this is true, then the Roman remained a virgin, contrary

Don’t underestimate the Greek system By | Ryan Goff Assistant Editor

The Greek affiliations of Hillsdale students and alumni are often overlooked, but in many cases, these connections are a contributing reason to continued success. Regardless of the letters they wear, Greeks across the business landscape are proud of and fondly remember their fraternity or sorority. This pride pushes them to go above and beyond for their broth-

ers and sisters, which is why alumni connections are often so strong within the Greek system. There is something deeper that binds them. As I reported on Oct. 4, Hillsdale College has built an influential relationship with General Motors through alumni connections, built in part by Hillsdale’s Greek community. Both Director of Employer Relations at Hillsdale College’s Career Services John Quint and Senior Financial Analyst at Cadillac Michael Koziara were active

Words define us: Choose them wisely By | Anna Timmis Culture Editor

Words wield power. We read books that have shaped intellectual movements, preserved history, and impacted the language they were written in (such as Shakespeare, who coined phrases we still use today, and Dante, whose “Divine Comedy” has allowed the Italian of the 14th century to remain well preserved in modern Italian). Words can make things happen, and not only the words of brilliant figures such as Dante and Shakespeare. Our words also have force, and I don’t just mean eloquent words that we may one day have the skill and wisdom to write. I mean the thousands of words that we speak in a day, during lunch, during quick conversations on the quad, and over the phone. They have the power to build or destroy — and it’s all too easy to destroy. With a student body of about 1,500 young adults — 18 to 22-years-old — students at Hillsdale pass on information about each other flippantly and rapidly. Like all gossip, the more people talk about an issue, the more opportunity for a story to gain inaccuracies. Even the first person to recount a story or incident has their own angle and bias. I doubt many people want

others to define their character based on their college lives. Few at 22-years-old can look at the last four years without regretting something, be it broken rules, broken friendships, and academic or even moral failings. The maturing process accelerates at college, and it’s a bumpy ride. Consider the impact that five minutes of gossip could have before repeating a story about one of your peers. Even seemingly harmless information, such as what *insert name* said or did last week or last year, can drastically change someone’s reputation in the eyes of multiple friends. Even if only one person loses respect for another due to gossip, those words have done damage that is most likely irreparable. To maintain the trust of your friends, practice distinguishing between giving advice and gossiping. In the specific situation that a peer acts in a way that threatens safety or well-being, perhaps talk to a mentor figure in your life who has the discretion to keep information to themselves and the authority to give good advice. Maybe actually speak with the person in question about it. Chatting it up with friends probably won’t help, and it will definitely get the gossip mill working. Anna Timmis is a senior studying English.

members of the Sigma Chi fraternity during their time on campus. Quint graduated in ’09 and Koziara in ’15. Though they did not attend school at the same time, they knew each other through the fraternity. This allowed Quint and Koziara to establish a relationship that has employed at least one Hillsdale alumnus each year since Koziara got to GM, representing a tangible good done for others through the fraternity and the college. Hillsdale students, past and present, will always feel a con-

nection to each other because of their alma mater. But the Greek system takes those connections and instills in them an automatic level of trust — actives and alumni in the same chapter of a fraternity or sorority share a background that goes beyond just Hillsdale College. This bond spans generations. Being involved in the Greek system may not guarantee a job opportunity or connection with someone in power (nor should it), but it does provide a sense of familiarity that could lead to

further opportunities. I wore letters when I attended the GM presentation during Resume Week on Sept. 28. When the alumni made their introductions, Koziara introduced himself as a Sigma Chi and greeted me with our motto, “In Hoc.” After the meeting, he came over to where I sat to ask about the chapter’s progress. Though I had never met him, he made it clear he’s invested in me and our house, and wants to see us succeed. This relationship — this brotherhood — is what

to Matthew 1:25, which states fairly directly that she did not. They are required to believe that Mary was sinless. Again, scripture strongly discountenances this idea. Mary offers a sin offering; she refers to God as her savior; and, of course, “all have sinned.” Finally, Roman Christians are required to believe that Mary did not die, but was bodily taken up into heaven. Once again there is little to no scriptural and traditional support for this idea. It was more or less forced on the church only in 1950 by papal decree. As another example, consider transubstantiation: The Roman denomination claims the bread and wine of the Eucharist are literally the body and blood of Christ. But the cases from scripture and tradition stand against this reading. John 6 indicates that Christ’s common metaphors “eat my flesh” and “drink my blood” mean coming to and believing in him. And in one of his surviving fragments the patristic bishop Irenaeus describes the idea that the Eucharist “was actually flesh and blood” as an intolerable accusation. Truly Catholic Christians — those of us whose allegiance is to the entire church across the nations and the ages, not a parochial fragment of it — are free to join any denomination that does not require us to affirm things that are false or do things that are wrong. Until the Catholic church allows members to question its unsubstantiated doctrines, Christians should avoid membership in it. Jonathan Ascbach is a student at the Van Andle Graduate School of Statesmanship.

binds people together even after college. When I spoke to Quint, he said of his networking with Koziara, “The connection was Hillsdale first, Sigma Chi was an added bonus.” But added bonuses should not be discounted, and the ability to network Greek life encourages should not be ignored.

Ryan Goff is a sophomore studying economics.

Hillsdale should invite Kavanaugh to speak at its 2019 commencement

Kavanaugh’s judicial By | Krystina Skurk Special to the Collegian record speaks for itself. Kavanaugh sided with Hobby Lobby in Burwell v. Hobby Brett Kavanaugh will be Lobby, an important 2015 President Donald Trump’s case in which the craft store greatest legacy. For the first argued that the Affordable time in generations, the Care Act’s contraception Supreme Court has a conser- mandate infringed upon its vative majority. To celebrate religious liberty. Kavanaugh this new era of American has also shown his conservapolitics, Hillsdale should tive inclination on financial invite Supreme Court Justice regulations, school choice, Brett Kavanaugh to speak at and the Second Amendment. its 2019 Commencement. Kavanaugh is commitKavanaugh is an audated to the separation of cious choice for commencepowers. For example, he is ment speaker. Just like skeptical of Chevron DeferHillsdale, Kavanaugh is a ence, a 1984 precedent that bulwark against progressive says courts should defer to liberalism. This is why Dem- regulatory agencies when ocrats so ruthlessly attemptinterpreting ambiguous laws ed to stop his confirmation. instead of to Congress. AdKavanaugh’s defense of his ditionally, during his tenure reputation and family amidst on the D.C. Circuit Court sexual assault allegations is of Appeals, Kavanaugh a great example of strength was known for denying the rejoicing in the challenge. Environmental Protection Nothing deterred Kavanaugh Agency’s attempt to regulate — not the Democrats’ obviwhen he believed it was actous delay tactics, Christine ing without the authorization Blasey Ford’s uncorroborated of Congress. allegations, or the activists Kavanaugh also underclawing at the door as he was stands the proper role of sworn in. the judiciary and will fight Kavanaugh embodies against the court’s tendency much of what Hillsdale as an to usurp Congress’s power institution stands for. As a by making laws instead of textualist, Kavanaugh cares adjudicating them. In his about the correct interpretaopening statement at his tion of the Constitution and confirmation hearing he said, he understands that govern“In our independent Judiment exists to protect indiciary, the Supreme Court is vidual liberties. Though he the last line of defense for the often deferred to precedent separation of powers, and the in his decisions as a lower rights and liberties guarancourt judge, as a member of teed by the Constitution.” the Supreme Court he has Kavanaugh is not said his only authority will just a good judge, he is also a be the Constitution. good man. After Kavanaugh

accepted Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court, he left the White House to serve the homeless at his local parish. Charity is part of his normal life routine, just as he coaches his daughter’s basketball team and hangs out at a bar where he is simply known as Brett. Moreover, Kavanaugh is an advocate for social change. As he told the Senate Judiciary Committee, “A majority of my 48 law clerks over the last 12 years have been women.” Kavanaugh has sent more female law clerks to the Supreme Court than any other judge in the country. In a letter to the Senate Judiciary, his women law clerks wrote that he is one of the strongest advocates in the federal judiciary for women lawyers and the legal profession is a more fair and equal place because of him. In an effort to continue this trend, Kavanaugh is now the first Justice on the Supreme Court to have an all female staff of law clerks. Justice Kavanaugh was humble throughout the confirmation process. During the two days of questioning, Democrats attempted to halt the proceedings numerous times, and protestors interrupted 63 times on the first day alone. The protests were so disturbing that Kavanaugh’s wife had to remove his two young daughters from the hearings. Throughout all of this, Kavanaugh remained courteous. It wasn’t until Democrats and activists assailed

his personal reputation and threatened his family that Kavanaugh’s demeanor changed. They attacked him in an area he is particularly proud of — his treatment of women. With little evidence, he was accused of heinous crimes. In his opening statement, he vacillated between angrily accusing Democrats of ruining his reputation for partisan ends and choking back sobs as he denied any and all allegations of sexual assault. Kavanaugh’s reserve during the first hearing made his assertiveness during the second hearing all the more important. He demonstrated that strength does not mean meekness. He proved that a man can be both moderate and courageous. Having Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a commencement speaker would be a great honor to Hillsdale. His commitment to the Constitution, his character, and his record as a judge all do him credit, and inviting him to Hillsdale would do this institution credit. It would show students an excellent example of statesmanship just as they prepare to begin their own careers, ones that will hopefully mirror the integrity and audacity of Kavanaugh’s.

Krystina Skurk is a student at the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship.

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Zack Bigelow (left) and Joe Kesselring (right) are two of the three co-founders of Ramshackle Brewing Company. Collegian | Julie Havlak

Ramshackle Brewing Company starts construction, plans to open in January By | Julie Havlak Collegian Reporter If you can’t get a pint of craft beer in Jonesville, blame snakes. Ramshackle Brewing Company remains but a cement slab in a downtown alley of Jonesville because its builder got bit by a rattlesnake. But walking on the cement foundation, Zack Bigelow and Joe Kesselring picture a brewery with white-washed walls, industrial decor with a colorful spin, and a bar with five or six taps. They hope to open the doors of Jonesville’s first community-owned brewery by January, when they hope to realize the work of the last four years. Bigelow and Kesselring started brewing in 2009 with hand-me-down equipment, sawed kegs, and a repurposed turkey burner — a makeshift system that coined the brewery’s name one Sunday. “Zach and Joe were brewing in the garage, and Zack’s dad walks up and goes: ‘What

kind of ramshackle stuff you got going on here?’” Jessy Bigelow, co-founder and Zack’s wife, said. “And it just kind of stuck.” But after they spent most fair-weather Sundays brewing, random people began pestering them for beer, and even the “notorious Bud Light drinkers” at the sheriff ’s department tried to buy their beer, Jessy Bigelow said. “We knew we got someplace when all of the other deputies were trying to buy beer from us — and it was very illegal for us to sell beer at that time,” Zack Bigelow said. “We had to tell them, ‘That’s bootlegging’.” They decided to open a brewery in 2014, the same year the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption legislation opened business’ crowdfunding to Michigan citizens. But the ink was barely dry on the law, and it only allowed them one year to raise $200,000. “At the time, no one knew how to handle it,” Zack Bigelow said. “The lawyers were

being super cautious with it, the banks didn’t know how to handle it.” Their lawyers forbade them from saying “investment” or “opportunity” until they were in the room with potential investors, effectively cutting them off from any promotion on social media. So they corralled potential investors by disguising business meetings as beer tastings — with mixed success. At their first meetings, they had to evict out-of-state guests because of the regulations, and they met mostly blank looks. “That was an interesting experience,” Jessy Bigelow said. “Zack and I got ‘Business 101’ slapped in the face.” But after missing the deadline in their first two attempts, they succeeded in raising $200,000 and becoming a 47.5 percent community-owned business. “We’re trying to get investment into the community by letting our investors own a piece,” Zack Bigelow said. “We didn’t just mortgage every-

Sophomore Marcus Lotti and eighth-grader Ashton Montez were paired through the Hillsdale Youth Mentorirng Program. Courtesy | Pam Montez

Youth mentoring program builds relationships with local youth and college students By | Emma Cummins Collegian Reporter If you walk by the benches outside the weight room in the Roche Sports Complex on Monday at 4:30 p.m., there’s a good chance you’ll see sophomore Marcus Lotti and eighth grader Ashton Montez playing Polish poker or Gin rummy, discussing what they want to eat for dinner that night or the most recent song discovery they’ve made. The meeting is set up by the GOAL Hillsdale Youth Mentoring Program, which aims to help at risk youth and provide mentorship for the Hillsdale community. The program has about 15 to 20 students who meet with their mentees, normally at Davis Middle school. Building the relationship happens for each pair differently. For Lotti and Montez, that relationship began with cards and music. After almost two semesters, Lotti has found a certain familiarity with both Montez and his grandmother and guardian, Pam Montez. “I think we all clicked,” Pam Montez said. “That is very important because we don’t always click with people.” At first, the relationship was slow going. Ashton Montez is generally very shy, while Lotti describes himself as “the most outgoing of all the kids in his family.”

The two, however, have made progress. “I think we’re at the point of feeling comfortable,” Pam Montez said. “It helps to have Ashton be around people who are more outgoing. We have come a long way in getting over that in the last year.” Ashton Montez and Lotti have gotten so comfortable that they Facebook message each other with song suggestions. “I’m glad he’s comfortable enough to reach out to Marcus,” Pam Montez said. “Ashton doesn’t trust easily so it’s fantastic that he trusts Marcus enough to Facebook message him.” As they continue to build the relationship, Lotti describes the slow nature of such a thing, but the importance which cannot be undervalued. “Being able to look up to someone in whatever way shape and form and have them sit down and talk to you, it’s great,” Lotti said. “In whatever way I’m able to do that, I have a duty to.” Although their interactions may be only once a week for 30 to 45 minutes, the effects have been clear to Pam Montez. “Marcus is consistent and that’s very important to Ashton to be consistent and responsible,” Pam Montez said. “Marcus is always here.” As a single grandmother, Pam Montez felt that she

needed to find someone to be a male role model for Ashton Montez. “He needed to have someone in his life, a male rodel who is a good decent person,” Pam Montez said. “Someone who is striving for more in life than just averageness.” After meeting Lotti for the first time, Pam Montez was confident in his character. “From the get-go I liked Marcus,” Pam Montez said. “He’s intelligent and he’s got a very good heart. And that’s really appealing. It’s important for any person, including a young man, to have a good heart.” Head of the mentoring program senior Rosemary Pynes emphasizes the relational nature of the program as well as the vital element of consistency. “The goal of the program is to build real relationships,” Pynes said. “We try to make sure our mentors go consistently and through that relationship show the kids that they matter to someone.” In building a relationship, giving is the only way to establish trust and go beyond the surface level. “We are going to give something of ourselves,” Pynes said. When you invest in a relationship it’s two way. You have to give something for them to give something back.”

thing to the hilt. We said to the community, ‘Let’s share in our experience, share in our wealth. As we grow, so do you’.” Ramshackle Brewing Company will specialize in Dead Ales, or rare historical beers that fell out of favor during the Prohibition or during various wars. Their Brown Ale, Cream Ale, and Kentucky Commons will each own a permanent tap, and one tap will feature a foraged beer made with professionally foraged ingredients. “What they would have done 100 years ago, before the advent of all this modern technology is go out and forage for the beer,” Zack Bigelow said. “One of our goals for historical beers is going into it full tilt.” When the trio met with the Brewers Professional Alliance, an organization that assists breweries in the process of getting started, they won the help of the alliance because of that drive, said Dan Slate, accountant at the Brewers

Professional Alliance. “One of the criteria we are looking for when we work with folks is a real drive and passion. We help bring the business skills...but we can’t create passion,” Slate said. “One thing really unique about Zack is that he’s very studious about his beer-making...Most homebrewers are just out there throwing things together. Zack is very studious, almost scientific.” Jonesville City Manager Jeff Gray hopes that Ramshackle Brewery’s historical beers will earn it a niche in the craft brewing scene in Michigan and bring visitors into Jonesville. “Craft beer is a big part of Michigan right now. There is a ton of interest from Michigan residents, it is a source of tourism,” Gray said. “It seemed like a really good compliment to the food and arts scene we had here.” Patrons will be able to get a pint for $4 to $5, and Ramshackle will serve food. It will likely be open until 11 p.m. on

most nights. “We’re going to throw in a little bit of ramshackle. You will see things doing things they are not supposed to,” Jessy Bigelow said. “Ramshackle for us isn’t necessarily dilapidated. It’s making do with what you’ve got to make it work.” As they look for another mason, they are making it work even as their equipment arrives. The brewery’s cooling system—which filled a semitruck—is stowed in Jessy’s mom’s garage. But by January, Ramshackle Brewery should be open for business, said Zack Bigelow. “For us, a brewery doesn’t mean a bar. It means a place of community,” Jessy Bigelow said. “Beer brings people together. You can be sitting next to a doctor or a guy who just got off of his shift in factory. It doesn’t matter what kind of collar you have, everyone’s getting along.”

By | Calli Townsend Assistant Editor

The event will provide fun for the whole family. Kids can participate in pumpkin painting and movie watching at the Hillsdale Community Library, while adults can enjoy the Pumpkins and Pit Stops scavenger hunt. Participants of Pumpkins and Pit Stops will have a chance to win one of four prizes: an after-hour party at Toasted Mud or $50 gift certificates to Smith’s Flowers, Hillsdale Filling Station Deli, or Nell’s Nest. Stewart said the event has since grown, but the turnout often depends on the weather and athletics. “We actually have had more people on rainy, icky, blustery days,” she said. “We recently moved it to a Tuesday for people with sports. It used to be on a Thursday.” Owner of the Hillsdale Filling Station Deli, Cindy Bieszk, is also a member of the Hillsdale Business Associ-

ation and a chair of the event. She said the college’s athletic teams often participate in the scarecrow decorating contest. “We use the scarecrow decorating contest as a way to connect the kids with businesses,” Bieszk said. “We want as many students to get involved.” The business association hosted the Santa’s Sleigh Hunt as its original event, and has since added Awesome Autumn to its list of community activities. President-elect of the Hillsdale Business Association Connie Sexton said Awesome Autumn has been a great event for eight years now. “We have a neat downtown. We want people to see what a great downtown we have,” Bieszk said. “We need the college as much as the college needs the town.”

year, but switched providers. “The service was terrible,” Vogel said. “It got to the point where if I wanted to use my phone I needed to switch providers.” According to AT&T spokeswoman Teresa Mask, the tower should allow residents and employees who have AT&T as their provider to get better service on their mobile devices. “With 4G LTE service, customers will experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends,” Mask said in the news statement. Over a quarter of Hillsdale residents use AT&T. Mayor Adam Stockford said in an email that it’s long past due that the city has an operating AT&T tower in the city. “We might not be a metropolitan area, but we’re still a city, the biggest in the county,

and it was unacceptable that we didn’t have usable service for one the biggest telecommunication companies in the world,” Stockford said. Stockford also said that he is excited that those residents will now have better service to keep in touch with friends and family, and have access to the emergency services. Despite the new cell tower, junior Philip Berntson, a customer of AT&T, has not noticed a difference in his coverage. “Despite anticipating the new cell tower, I have not noticed a difference in service,” Berntson said. “I even forget they built the tower because nothing has changed.” Sophomore Calli Townsend said she has experienced better reception. “I have noticed a positive difference in AT&T service,” she said. “I can actually make phone calls now.”

Awesome Autumn to highlight fall in Hillsdale Scarecrow decorating, pumpkin painting, costume judging, and around town exploring are just some of the activities part of the Hillsdale Business Association’s Awesome Autumn event that will take place Oct. 23 from 5-8 p.m . Awesome Autumn was founded by Jane Stewart, owner of Smith’s Flowers and a member of the Hillsdale Business Association. She said she began the event as a way to generate more business for her new shop. “I started the event in 2010 when I bought the shop,” Stewart said. “It hasn’t always been called Awesome Autumn. The first year I just used the words ‘free food’ and ‘party’ and I had a lot of people come.”

AT&T tower live in Hillsdale By | Stefan Kleinhenz Assistant Editor Hillsdale County Sheriff ’s Office announced Sept. 19 on Facebook that the AT&T tower, which was scheduled to launch in December, started providing coverage three months ahead of schedule. Lieutenant Todd Moore said that the sheriff ’s office was in contact with AT&T over dealings in regards to its first responder network. Moore said that they received an email from AT&T that said the tower was up and running. AT&T said in a Sept. 21 news statement that the new tower will provide faster and more reliable wireless service in the area. In the past, there have been well-known issues with AT&T in Hillsdale. Sophomore Trevor Vogel was an AT&T customer last

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Elder Ethan Schmidt, Elder Micah Starita, and Dorothy Perry organized a family history seminar at the Hillsdale Library. Collegian | Danielle Lee

Library hosts family history seminar

By | Danielle Lee Collegian Reporter Elder Ethan Schmidt and Elder Micah Starita from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jonesville organized a free family history seminar at Hillsdale’s Public Library on Oct. 2. With the assistance of Dorothy Perry, a director for family history at the same church, they assisted those who were new to genealogical searching or already experienced and wanted to expand their own family tree. The seminar provided brochures, packets, and powerpoint slides about using Perry said this website, which requires users to make a free account, allows people to update, preserve, and learn more about their family history. Members can input family documents, photos, and audio recordings. “People have different reasons why they go into family history,” Perry said. “We’re encouraging people to go into family history because our elderly are dying so fast. If we don’t get it written down we may lost it forever.” While teaching at Hallmark University, Perry said she as-

signed a genealogy project to her students using this website and one of them discovered that he was related to Perry’s husband. “Some people do it as hobby, we do it for church reasons,” Perry said. “But DNA is becoming much more important. With DNA and ancestry, you can find medical issues with your family, other relatives.” Elder Schmidt said while growing up he found genealogy searching boring, but now he enjoys the process ever since he arrived in Jonesville for mission work. “It wasn’t until I got out here and started doing it that I honestly I found a lot of joy and happiness from doing it,” Elder Schmidt said. “It’s just cool connecting your family. We have our religious reasons and receive blessings for doing it.” He even shared a story of his great-grandpa traveling to Scotland for his mission and finding a lover there. Elder Schmidt said his grandpa’s family didn’t approve of his girlfriend, but his grandfather saved enough money, sailed back to Scotland, married her, and brought her back to the U.S.

“She was a Wallace and a direct descendant of William Wallace,” Elder Schmidt said. “There’s no record of William Wallace having children, but his brother did.” Elder Starita is a family history librarian who helps people start exploring and recording their family history and said the whole procedure is like a puzzle. “Before I came here, I was asked to be a family history consultant when I was 16 and at the time I thought, like Elder Schmidt, this is kind of boring,” Elder Starita said. “I went to our church members’ houses and helped them get started on it. It was a lot of fun seeing where I came from, how my family got here, and finding the cool people you’re related to.” Elder Starita even helped his adopted sister from China use the website to find her direct parents. “She still hasn’t found them yet, but China doesn’t have the best records. For her it’s been a quest,” Elder Starita said. “She has found some ancestors, but it’s kind of like a puzzle with a lot of different people.” Many members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Lat-

By | Julia O’Neil Collegian Freelancer St. Anthony’s Family Center provides much more than food to fill empty stomachs. It’s a place of rest — spiritually feeding the dozens of visitors that come to the center weekly. It’s a place of encouragement — opening its doors to people of all backgrounds. It’s a place where community grows. The family center, located behind St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, opened in the 1970’s with the funding of Catholic Charities. At the time, its purpose was to counsel those in need with assistance regarding their financial responsibilities. Throughout the years, the family center has evolved into a place where people from all walks of life can go to receive groceries, a free meal, or even hope. Director of the St. Anthony’s Family Center Shelly Taylor, said she never thought she would be doing the kind of work she does today, but that she knows God led her to serve these people through this ministry. Each week, the family center serves around 40 families. On Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a home cooked meal for anyone who wants to eat and be a part of their special community is provided. Groceries are distributed after Tuesday’s meal as well as on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Most of the food at the center comes from the Feeding America food bank in Battle Creek, Michigan. All of the food supplied from Feeding America are “leftovers” from big grocery stores which are then distributed to food pantries across nearby counties. Other donations are made from the Jonesville Walmart and a small portion is donated by parishioners of St. Anthony’s. When Taylor took the job as director, she knew that the family center was not only

going to be about providing food, but would also be used for evangelization. “I wanted to ask each person that came in if I could pray with them, if they wanted me to,” Taylor said. “Believe me, it was difficult because it wasn’t something I was comfortable doing in the beginning, but once I started doing it it just flows. It’s so simple.” Clients coming into the center come from different faith backgrounds. Most people have a spiritual base, but Taylor says most clients, “somewhere along the line, they fell away.” “We want to be brave and serve them, I don’t think we are as interested in inviting them to be Catholic, as we are to just to be Christians and to get them to know that God loves them,” Taylor said. Taylor said she still seeks to plant seeds of hope and faith in each of the people who come to the center. “I ask everyone who walks through this door, ‘Do you want prayer today?’,” she said. “‘There are no strings attached, I’m here to offer you prayer today.’ Some people look at me and I just say, ‘Maybe next time you come back’.” Taylor has the opportunity to sit with each client who comes to receive food while their order is being processed. During that time, Taylor gets to know each of her clients. “They always have something on their mind when they come in,” Taylor said. Taylor also said she sees past the differences in socioeconomic background and faith, wanting to simply be kind and welcoming to the people in front of her who could be facing challenges. “We know how this world is and we feel like this is our little piece that we can do to help people get in touch with God again,” Taylor said. At the Tuesday lunches, a small talk based on the Gospel is given, in addition to a story about the feast day of a saint.

Although the clients may not be Catholic, Taylor said “they are always interested in learning about the faith.” “That’s where the little seeds are planted, even if they don’t ever come to our church or another church, they are still getting fed,” Taylor said. Diana, a client of the family center who asked that her last name not be used, is a mother of 7 children and is now temporarily living in a trailer park. With a warm and gentle spirit she shared the challenges she has faced. “The prayer, it’s comforting,” Diana said as she walked into Taylor’s office. Although many clients are apprehensive about prayer, about 98 percent of them allow Taylor to pray with them, Taylor said. The prayers are no magical way out of their situation, but rather a way to keep these people going. “Most of them tell me, if anything, when we’re praying, they feel uplifted and they feel like they can go on again,” Taylor said. “If anything, they get peace for the moment.” The family center could not continue to run without the 10 dedicated volunteers at the center. These volunteers, some parishioners of St. Anthony’s and some non-parishioners, devote countless hours of their time and energy into serving the people of their community. Susan LeFevre has volunteered at the family center for the past five years and spends five days a week giving her time and heart to the people of her community, of which she has been a part her whole life. LeFevre does everything from cleaning the facility, to picking up food from Walmart, to cooking and serving lunch on Tuesday’s, to stocking shelves, to delivering food to those who can not make it to the center. Most importantly, she works on building personal relationships with every person who walks through the door. LeFevre understands the

ter-Day Saints use the website, Elder Starita said. “We all have this massive heritage,” Perry said. In addition to its free membership, Perry said includes mini games, such as jeopardy, testing how well members know their family tree. “Once you get a family tree in, it’ll create a jeopardy game from it,” Perry said. Elder Schmidt said the website also has an app people can access on their phones. “You can click on ‘Relatives Around Me’ and it’ll scan his phone and scan our trees and say we’re 13th cousins,” Elder Schmidt said. Edler Starita and Elder Schmidt said since it is their first time having this seminar at Hillsdale’s public library, they plan on having another one in a couple of months and host a family research gathering every second and fourth Sundays of each month at Jonesville’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Anyone interested in gaining more access to local family records is welcome to join.

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Hillsdale County moves into new office building By | Regan Meyer Web Content Editor Various Hillsdale County government offices will move to a newly renovated building within the next week. The County purchased the building, which once housed the Hillsdale Daily News, about four years ago for about $200,000. Renovations didn’t start until two years ago when funding finally came available. County Maintenance Director and Project Manager Randy Finley and his staff did almost all of the renovations. “Everything that we could possibly do ourselves, we did,” Finley said. “We ripped it down to the bare bone. We gutted it all. We put a new roof on, put new floors in the basement, new HVAC systems in. It’s brand new from top to bottom.” Many of the county offices are currently housed in the District Court building or annex across the street from the courthouse. The annex is currently for sale. “We’re hoping that it will be put to better use for the downtown area, maybe a restaurant or retail with some offices or apartments above,” District 2 Commissioner Julie Games said. “We’re just hoping it’s put to better use.” The county could have renovated the annex, but renovations would have had to take place after hours as the annex is a functioning office building. Furthermore, the the offices cannot be shut down during business hours per state law. “It’s extremely high labor costs,” Finley said. “By doing it this way, my staff is able to do a majority of the work ourselves at a much slower pace, obviously, but we’re able to do it at practically the same cost if we were to refurbish the other one. It’s money well spent from the standpoint that we’ll have a more solid building in the end.” Finley and his staff modernized the building with LED lighting throughout and pervious concrete in the parking lot. The pores in the concrete

act as a drain for runoff. “There are a lot of innovations that we put in the building that maybe we wouldn’t be able to afford if we had everything hired out,” Finley said. “It took us a little longer, but what we did was state of the art stuff.” Finley hired an architect to draw up the blueprints for the building, but was able to make changes as needed. “We used those as the base, but we didn’t adhere real tight,” Finley said. “If we saw that we needed to change something for the better, we did.” The IT department is one of the offices moving from the courthouse to the new building. IT Director David Holcomb is balancing both the move, taking care of IT needs for the new office, and running IT for the rest of the County government. “I have probably got at least 400 hours spent on the new building since they started construction,” Holcomb said. “It was a lot of planning. There is close to 12 miles of wire in that building just for the networks.” Holcomb worked with Finley and his staff to ensure they were all on the same page. “You have to have a lot of communication with all the people who are involved in the project and make sure everybody is on the same timeline,” Holcomb said. The renovations should come in right on budget at around $665,000. “We have to spend money to do this,” Games said. “But to build this building would have cost us millions. We’ve kept the building and made it a little more modern. I’m pretty proud of the way it’s turned out.”

St. Anthony’s Family Center nurtures community

The St. Anthony Family Center provides food and groceries to about 40 families each week. Collegian | Julia O’Neil

needs of every person who walks through the door, down to which food preferences each person has to what kind of spiritual needs they have. She hopes that by welcoming all people, she clearly demonstrates her desire to make each person feel fully known and fully loved. “They’re here. They’re here for a reason. So we have to do what we do best,” LeFevre said. Before the volunteers begin to serve their fellow citizens of Hillsdale, they always begin with prayer , knowing that their service must come from the grace of God.

“We could be very judgemental people if we wanted to be, so we pray every day before we meet people,” Taylor said. “Before we serve people, we pray together.” All volunteers at the family center have their own story and all recognize the importance of serving others without stopping to judge or question whether someone is worthy of their service. “I pray and give all my worries to God and I see a path to go on and I go on it, I go for it, I don’t take two seconds to think about what I’m going to do because if it’s a path open for me to say,

‘Hey you need to go do this,’ just don’t worry about what happens,” LeFevre said. Those who walk into the Family Center in need of food serve the volunteers just as much as the volunteers serve them by demonstrating what true strength and vulnerability is. Taylor invites any person to be apart of this inspiring and heart touching community: “Have lunch together with people, come down and have lunch with us, it doesn’t matter if you need food or not, just to come down and sit with people they love it.”

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Cross Country

Chargers sweep Hillsdale Invitational By | Calli Townsend assistant editor Nearly 50 people huddled together in the barn at Hayden Park on Saturday morning. Pouring rain and lightning bolts shooed athletes and spectators off the course, but this didn’t deter the women’s cross country team’s energetic spirit. As they endured the 30-minute weather delay, the Hillsdale women’s cross country team showcased skills other than running: dancing, football throwing and soccer ball kicking. “I feel like for me, the delay kind of helped me destress about the race a little bit,” freshman Claire McNally said. “We were just having fun together in the barn and just hanging out, it was a good time.” The gun finally signaled the start of the race at 12:15 p.m. and the Chargers were off, dashing up the long hill before them. Before the meet began, freshman Sophia Maeda said the girls were hoping to sweep the competition, taking first through 10th place -- and they did, earning a perfect score of 15 points. Going into the one-mile mark, much of the team ran together in a pack with only one Lake Superior State runner near them. By the end of the race, however, she faded away, leaving ten Chargers to cross the finish line, right in a row. The first Charger to cross the finish line was sophomore Maryssa Depies, running the 5 kilometers in 18 minutes, 39.9 seconds. On Tuesday, Depies earned the G-MAC Women’s Cross-Country Ath-

The Chargers run at Hayden Park during the Hillsdale Invitational on Saturday. Hillsdale took the top ten places in the race. Calli Townsend | Collegian SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 | HILLSDALE INVITATIONAL




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NCAA Pre-National/Regional race lete of the Week honor. “It was fun to go out and race with your team and not have a lot of pressure on you,” she said. Next to cross the finish line was Junior Arena Lewis, with a time of 19:04.2. “[The race] was kind of like a practice, so it was kind of fun to chat with Maryssa, and about halfway through, well, I fell, and it just got kind of hard,” Lewis said. “But it was still fun to see us go 1 through ten.” Sophomore Christina Saw-


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yer and senior Ally Eads were next, finishing in 19:27.8 and 19:38.3, respectively. After a strong finish and some intense training, the Chargers are looking good as they head into their next meet on Oct. 20. They will be racing at the 2018 Pre-National/Regional Cross Country Race hosted by Slippery Rock University, in Pittsburgh, Pa. This is a change in the original schedule, as the team is looking to face steeper competition as preparation for the championship season.


NCAA Pre-National/Regional race By | Sutton Dunwoodie collegan reporter When junior Alex Oquist crossed the finish line in 10th place, dripping rainwater and sweat, he clinched the men’s cross country team’s first victory of the year at Saturday’s Hillsdale Invitational. Despite one runner falling on the muddy course, the Chargers were able to persevere and defend their home course against regional opponents Lake Superior State and Northwood University. Leading the way for the Chargers was junior standout

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Joey Humes, who finished first for the second meet in a row, and the third time this year. Following close behind Humes was sophomore Mark Miller and senior Eli Poth, who finished third and fourth respectively. Rounding out the scoring runners for the Chargers was sophomore Jack Shelley and Oquist, who finished seventh and 10th respectively. Saturday’s meet was the first home meet of the season, and many team members had family or friends come out to watch them compete, Humes said. Among the fans watch-




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ing was Miller’s father, who ran cross country at Drexel University. Miller said his dad enjoys coming to the meets and cheering on the team. “My dad is really good at pumping people up and everyone likes to see him,” Miller said. “He just raises the energy level and he’s really encouraging. When you are really tired during the race you just hear this guy yelling to you and you’re like ‘Ok let’s go.’” Hayden Park, in addition to being the Chargers’ home course, is the site of the Midwest Regional on Nov. 17. Assistant Coach R.P. White said the meet location will give his runners the advantage during the regional meet. “We’re going to be the team at regionals who has ran the most miles at our course. From a strength standpoint, it being a tougher course that will help us and the familiarity of it will help us,” White said. “We know every nook and cranny of it.” Humes said he was surprised more teams didn’t compete in Saturday’s meet in order to see the course they would be racing on in one of the most important meets of the season. “It was a confidence booster for us this weekend because we now have raced on the course and we know what it’s like and nobody else in our region does besides Lake Superior State and Northwood,” Humes said. “Hopefully they try to go out too fast and those hills just eat them alive.” The Chargers’ next race will be the Division II Pre-National/Regional Meet on Oct. 20 in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

Motor City Invitational, TPC of Dearborn By | Ryan Goff assistant editor At Fox Run Golf Club in St. Louis, Missouri, the Chargers put together a few consistent rounds and placed sixth at the difficult Fox Run Golf Club. Sixteen teams competed at the University of Missouri-St. Louis Championship Monday and Tuesday, and the Chargers’ 598 fell a little short of Lindenwood University’s winning score of 577. Freshman Josh Davenport posted a one-over-par 145, which was the low score for Hillsdale and tied-fourth in the tournament. Coming in behind him were freshman Logan Anuszkiewicz and senior Ryan Zetwick with six-over-par 150s. Seniors Liam Purslowe shot nine-over par 153 and Andy Grayson finished three strokes back at 156. Grayson’s first round 80 was the only round outside of the 70’s, but overall the team had to fight its way up the leaderboard on the second day. “We put ourselves in a hole after the front nine on Monday,” Grayson said. “While we did fight back, which was good, it was just too much to overcome” A disappointing start could be attributed to the tough weather conditions. After a rainy weekend, the course lengthened as the balls

stopped rolling as far in the fairways. Davenport said the course was “very wet,” which meant the course “played longer than expected.” A consequence of a longer course is less scoring on par 5s, traditionally scoring holes for talented golfers. Having longer clubs in to greens that are already difficult to hit allows fewer opportunities for birdies. How the Chargers played par 5’s compared to last week frustrated Grayson, he said. “The biggest difference from the GMAC was that we didn’t play the par 5s as well and made too many big numbers to stay in contention,” he said. Looking ahead, Grayson said he is expecting precision to be a big factor at next week’s tournament at the Tournament Players Club in Dearborn, Michigan. “There are a lot more hazards out there so it’s going to be very important to keep the ball in play to keep the big numbers off the card,” he said. He also expects the colder weather to throw an added variable into the mix, though he said this can be managed by the team. “Figuring out distances of clubs will be a big challenge,” Grayson said, but also added, “Our team is a bunch of good ball strikers and those are the types of players that can play well at TPC courses.”

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ACUI Midwest Regional By | Austin Gergens collegian freelancer On Saturday, the Hillsdale Shotgun team hosted the second American Trap Association shoot with 100 American Trap targets. Thirty-seven total shooters, comprised of high school, collegiate and elder participants were present. Junior Lucas Pieraccini had the highest team score with 98 targets, and was succeeded by freshmen Tommy Rodgers, with 97 targets, and Anthony LaMacchia, 96. With looming lighting and sporadic rain showers during the competition, the team was fortunate to shoot early enough to avoid the grim storms. “Despite initially poor weather conditions, our shooting wasn’t really affected,” senior Emanuel Boyer said. Senior Amanda Klug says she is excited to have their newest member, sophomore Kylar Kuzio, shoot in her second official team competition. “She is a great addition to the team,” Klug said. “And it’s nice to have another girl around.” Kuzio has been shooting for a total of five years and competed for her high school’s trap team from freshman to senior year. “The shoot last weekend was really exciting but I put a lot of pressure on myself,” Kuzio said. Her extensive background in trap has given her a solid foundation going forward in the season. In high school, she and her friends would go to the range on weekends and shoot sporting clays for fun said Kuzio. Last spring was

the first time she ever encountered skeet shooting. “I’m most excited for skeet because it’s a challenge,” Kuzio said. “It’s more fun to tackle a new animal.” Coaches and team members said they were glad to watch some of their potential high school recruits perform well during the shoot. One of whom shot 99 targets out of a 100. Klug, freshman Brandon Korhonen, and sophomore Barrett Moore each shot their best round of trap in competition this season. “I focused on each shot that I was taking, rather than the shots already taken and the ones still to come,” Moore said. Klug and other teammates also attempted to adapt such a mindset during the competition. “Besides focusing on each shot individually, I had three or four songs that I would keep repeating the lyrics in my head which helped block out distractions,” Klug said. Assistant Coach Jordan Hintz was pleased with the team’s progress this season. “We had our best composite trap score as a team in competition,” Hintz said. Up to this point, the team has been practicing mostly the physical techniques for competitions, but are starting to develop mental strategies to endure the longer rounds of skeet and trap to come as well. The team next competes Oct. 13 and 14 at the Association of College Unions International Midwest Regional shoot in Sparta, Ilinois. They look forward to shooting trap, skeet, sporting clays, and super sporting clays.



Chargers take on former head coach in exhibition By | Julia Mullins collegian reporter The Hillsdale softball team fell 7-4 to Division I Toledo University, who is lead by former head coach Joe Abraham and former assistant coach Jim Zoltowski, whom the Chargers call “Z”, in an exhibition game Oct. 7. For the upperclassmen, this was their first time playing against Abraham. Senior infielder Amanda Marra said she felt a little strange at first. “I played for coach Joe for 3 years, so being on the same field with him but on opposing sides was a strange feeling,” Marra said. “I understand how he thinks about the strategy of the game though, so it was fun trying to guess what signs he was going to give or how he was going to position his players.” Senior outfielder Katie Kish had similar feelings throughout the game. “It was odd seeing another team do what we had always been used to doing in the past, like the pregame huddle, running the ball in to the pitcher from the outfield, and Z calling pitches against us,” Kish said, “but it was a very friendly atmosphere and we all enjoyed competing against

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chance to take the lead. A pair of personal foul penalties against Findlay allowed Hillsdale to move the ball into the Oilers’ territory, but the Chargers’ drive stalled when a third down play lost eight yards, pushing Hillsdale back to Findlay’s 34-yard line. That’s when Otterbein turned to Philipp. “Coach asked if I had enough leg to kick that field goal, I saw that we had a little bit of wind in our favor when I looked up, so I told him ‘Yep, I have enough leg,’” Philipp said. “So he said ‘Alright, let’s give it a shot.’” While the wind had been gusting toward Philipp during his kicks all day long, the wind was at his back when he lined up for the 51-yard attempt, the longest field goal he’s attempted to kick during a game all his life. The snap and hold were clean, and the kick split the uprights with room to spare. The Chargers led, 20-17.

K.J. Maloney is a sophomore from Lansing, Michigan. He is studying exercise science at Hillsdale, and is a wide receiver on the football team.

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Men’s Tennis

Hillsdale finishes fall season with winning record

them.” In the top of the first inning, the Chargers scored early. “Offensively, we scored with two outs, and we hit a lot of line drives at players,” Head Coach Kyle Gross said. “Our offensive approach did not change because we were playing Toledo, and that was good to see, and it was successful again.” The Chargers were unable to maintain their lead due to a couple of errors throughout the game. “We didn’t have our best defensive outing,” Gross said. “But no matter who was in there, we still executed plays and did things.” Abraham and Zoltowski were not the only familiar faces in Toledo’s dugout. The Chargers faced former teammate Erin Hunt in the pitching circle as well. “I was so excited to get the chance to hit off of Erin,” Kish said. “It was weird at first, but I gave her a peace sign and it was like nothing ever changed and it was just another intrasquad.” Marra said she remembered hitting off of Hunt last year and felt prepared for her at-bat. “I know the types of pitches

she likes to throw and how she normally sets up hitters, so I felt pretty confident in the box,” Marra said. “I just had to keep telling myself to lay off the rise ball.” The Chargers found ways to manufacture runs throughout the game. Junior outfielder Victoria Addis said she was happy with the team’s offense this fall season. “We’re more aggressive than we’ve been in the past,” Addis said. “We’re swinging at first pitches, in situations where we never would have.” Junior outfielder Carlin MacDonald-Gannon said she has never felt more confident at the plate. “We’ve been pretty disciplined at the plate,” Gannon said. “Even if we’re not getting on base, all of our players are having good at bats.” Both Addis and Gannon said they have developed more power and consistency within their swings through Gross’ coaching style. “Coach Kyle is really strong with hitting technique and power,” Addis said. “I know he has a lot he wants to work on with everyone’s power, and we’re gonna have really strong hitters.” Freshman Morgan Cox said she loves Gross’ coaching

style and has enjoyed her first fall season as a Charger. “I love absolutely everything about the team; the girls, the lifestyle, the friendships,” Cox said. “I can’t imagine being anywhere else playing with anyone else.” Gross said the team will be working on improving its offensive power and defensive strategy over the fall and winter months. “Our pitchers are gonna continue to work execution, that will be important,” Gross said. “We’re gonna work on overall strength of our team in the weightroom and refining some defensive techniques.” Marra echoed Gross and said she is optimistic about the spring season. “I’m excited to see how much we’ll continue to improve over the winter,” Marra said. “Our team has a reputation to uphold from last season, and I am confident that we will be able to achieve an even higher level of success this season.” The Chargers also played Jackson Community College Oct. 9 in two exhibition games and defeated the Jets with scores of 4-3 and 11-0.

“I was just trying to focus on the fundamentals and letting the wind do the rest with the ball and hopefully having enough leg behind it to make it,” Philipp said. “When it hit my foot it felt pretty good, and I was just hoping I would have the right accuracy. When we looked up, it was going through the uprights, and we were pretty happy.” The field goal was the longest by a Chargers kicker in 16 years, and the longest in the three-year history of the G-MAC. The kick earned Philipp the G-MAC Special Teams Player of the Week award. After the field goal, the Oilers’ offense had 86 seconds to try to tie the game or take the lead. Beginning at the 20 yard line, Findlay moved the ball 70 yards to the Chargers’ 10 yard line and took a timeout with 14 seconds remaining. On the next play, the Oilers ran a trick play in which their quarterback caught a pass out of the backfield after handing the ball off to a sweeping wide receiver. As

he was being tackled, reaching for the goal line, junior defensive back Drake Temple knocked the ball free, where it trickled into the end zone and Batdorff recovered for a touchback. “He tried to stretch for the goal line and it came out, you could see that, and our guys got on it in the end zone,” Otterbein said. “It was a heck of a call for them, but the break went our way.” With just seven seconds left, the Chargers took a knee and the clock ran out, giving Hillsdale an extraordinary 20-17 win. Though the Oilers came just inches away from taking the lead with less than 10 seconds left in the game, it was Philipp’s 51-yard boot that stood as the consequential distance. Though he missed a pair of field goals earlier in the game, Philipp said his mind was only set on the potential positive outcome as he trotted onto the field to attempt what would be the game-winning kick. “He’s mentally tough. Just to go on to the next play,

that’s what we talk about all the time, and Joe did that,” Otterbein said. “Just really proud of him. He banged the heck out of it, and we’re happy about the win.” Stewart completed 25 of 41 passes in the win, and seven different receivers had at least two receptions. A week after 10 passing plays went for 20 or more yards against Malone University, Stewart’s longest completion of the afternoon was 18 yards. “They took away some things that we thought we were going to get a little bit,” Stewart said. “Just had to dump the ball down sometimes, not be too greedy, and take what they gave us.” Hillsdale’s defense continued its stingy scoring prevention, holding the Oilers’ offense to just 10 points. Findlay’s first touchdown came on special teams. The Oilers had been averaging more than 46 points per game before playing Hillsdale. The Chargers are the only team in the G-MAC to limit opponents, on average, below 20 points per game.

Temple had his best game of the season for the Chargers, making 10 total tackles in addition to his forced fumble at the goal line. He also made an acrobatic interception during the second quarter inside the Chargers’ 5 yard line, thwarting a scoring threat for the Oilers. With the win, the Chargers are now 5-1 and 4-0 in the G-MAC. Tiffin University (6-1, 3-0 G-MAC) is the only other G-MAC team undefeated against conference opponents. Hillsdale plays Tiffin in its final conference game of the season on Nov. 3. While the Chargers’ performance in the conference this season might come as a surprise to some outside of Hillsdale, Stewart said the team is doing exactly what it expected before the season began. “We knew who we were going into the year,” Stewart said. “We went out there and have been accomplishing what we thought we could, and now it’s just a matter of doing that week in and week out.”

Hillsdale finished 5-2 in the conference last season, with its only conference losses coming against Ohio Dominican University and Findlay. The Chargers have now defeated both teams this year. “This was a big one for this team, for this season, for me personally. It was a big staple win for us this year, and with that win it just makes this week even bigger now,” Stewart said. “Every week keeps getting bigger and bigger, and I know this team’s going to look forward to that challenge.” Hillsdale returns home this Saturday to host Alderson Broaddus University for a 4 p.m. game. The Battlers are 2-4 this season and 1-2 in the conference. The Chargers defeated ABU last season, 37-31. “Now it’s all up to us. Beating Findlay and ODU is good, but we still have very important games every week,” Temple said. “We have to prepare for those just like any other game.”

Q: What brought you to Hillsdale?

Q: What are some differences between playing high school football versus college football?

Q: How did you recover from your high school injury?

Q: What do you enjoy about Hillsdale football?

Q: Whom on the team do you admire?

KJM: My senior year of high school, I was having a pretty good season; we were undefeated and I was getting a lot of looks from different colleges. But at the fourth game, I dislocated my shoulder and in the process I broke my bone and tore my labrum all the way down. I had to get major surgery and stop for six months. I slowly rehabbed it and it was a long process in getting it back to normal. It was a tough time, because I’ve always been a three-orfour-sports guy during the school year. I went from doing everything to doing nothing. It kind of drove me nuts being bored all the time. I love playing sports and different activities, so when I couldn’t do those things it was really depressing. My parents were there to help. They’re such big influences in my life; always my biggest support system.

KJM: We got a great team with not only great athletes, but also great guys. I think it’s rare for colleges to have this because a lot of times college teams have great football players who are not religiously great. Here, we have well-rounded people with good character. I can play football and have a great relationship with others as well. The coaching staff is great; they do well in preparing us as a team against our opponents. They try to make us the best people and athletes. I love how Dr. Jennings, our team chaplin, does chapel before our games. He’ll gives us a message that goes along with some bible readings and verses. This was something new to me. Another cool thing we do is team bible studies every Wednesday. We can incorporate faith into football and our team, which is really great.

KJM: Trey Brock, he’s a great receiver and role model to look up to. He has a very strong, religious life and does a great job academically. He’s a great guy to look up to. Chance Stewart also, he’s a great guy and he and Trey both lead the bible study. There’s a bunch of great guys on the team who I can always look up to. ----

KJM: I knew I wanted to play sports in college and Hillsdale would let me play football and run track if I wanted to. Then I came on a couple of visits here and got along well with the coach and staff. I loved how they ran the program, like the honor code and what Hillsdale stands for. When I was trying to find a school, my parents encouraged me to find a school where I also liked the education. Hillsdale has great academics and that was definitely a major selling point. The way that everyone holds themselves to a higher stander — being respectful and treating each other with care. You don’t get that a lot at other colleges.

Everybody is bigger, faster, and stronger in college. I came from a pretty small high school; we only had around 500 students. The other schools we played were also very small, so we didn’t have a lot of guys playing college football after graduating. It’s also a lot more mental than I thought — being prepared for the team, watching a lot of film, seeing how to fix your mistakes. It’s a lot more technical in a lot of ways. It’s also a huge time commitment compared to high school. It was weird getting used to it, but now it’s not that big of a deal. But it’s a lot of meetings, weightlifting, and practices. The normal day is around four to six hours a day.

By | Isabella Redjai assistant editorw The Hillsdale Chargers closed out their fall season with a 16-11 singles and doubles record at the Racer Invitational last weekend in Lima, Ohio. Head coach Keith Turner felt positive about the tournament, considering the tough competition the Chargers faced. Similarly, Turner felt the fall season helped the team improve and served as a gauge for the upcoming spring season. “I could see the improvement overall with the team from when we started 6 weeks ago,” he said. “We need to continue to work hard on the practice court and in the weight room during the off season until our next match on Feb. 2. If we continue to improve we will have a chance as repeating as G-MAC champions.” Sophomore Gabe Katz won the no. 5 singles flight, beating Northwestern Ohio and Wayne State in straight sets and then Northwestern Ohio again in a tiebreak 4-6, 6-2, 10-4. Junior Charlie Adams won

the No. 1 singles consolation bracket against Tiffin’s Nikita Parfenov and Northwood’s Kobus Sauerman with scores of 6-3, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-3. Senior John Ciraci won no. 3 singles consolation, beating both Austin Mohamedali and Justin Kopronica of Tiffin 6-2, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-0. Freshman Brian Hackman won no. 4 singles consolation bracket, beating Tiffin’s Ryan Gase 6-1, 6-1 and then Northwestern Ohio’s Duarte Teixeira in a three-set 6-4, 4-6, 10-7 final. In no. 3 doubles, sophomores Gabe Katz and Nico de Enrique beat Kane and Szarek in finals with a victory of 8 - 0. With the conclusion of the fall season, Katz, who achieved several victories this season, found the fall to be a time for critique in order to improve for the upcoming spring season. “The fall season is mostly just a warmup for the spring season, and the tournaments we played this fall showed that I need to improve a lot by the time spring comes,” Katz said. “I’m excited for the spring season, because we play a lot of very good teams, but we have a long way to go before then.”

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Sophomore K.J. Maloney Hillsdale Athletics | Courtesy

Charger Swimming

Chargers win season-opening meet By | Liam Bredberg collegan reporter The Hillsdale College Women’s swimming team hosted its season home opener with a win over Davenport University on Saturday. The meet was the first for Davenport in its school history. The Chargers’ sprinters had successful races, with senior Suzanne DeTar taking first place in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.60 seconds and junior Victoria Addis taking third in 25.99. Freshman Taylor Boyle placed second in the



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100 freestyle in 57.00 while freshman Madeline Breay took third in 57.50. The Chargers swept the 1000 freestyle with Breay taking first, finishing in 11 minutes, 17.78 seconds in her first home meet. Senior Grace Houghton took second in the event with a time of 11:27.43, and freshman Becca Briskey took third in 13:09.56. Junior Catherine Voisin

took first in the 100 butterfly with a 1:00.90 finish, while freshman Anna Clark took an extremely close second in 1:00.92. In the 100 breaststroke, senior Anna Ellingson finished first in 1:07.52, and Breay followed in second with a time of 1:10.55. Sophomore Katherine Heeres added another first place finish for Hillsdale, in

consisting of Heeres, Ellingson, Voisin, and DeTar, took first in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:50.76. The Chargers’ “B” team, featuring Boyle, sophomores Mary Vita and Emma Rao, and DeTar, finished third in 1:52.77. “Obviously times will improve as the season progresses, but I think we all came out of the meeting feeling good about where we started out,” Heeres said. “Now we just have to buckle down and continue to work hard throughout the rest of the season.”

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the 100 backstroke, with a time of 1:00.28, while junior Bailey Bickerstaff took third in 1:01.87. “It’s always a little difficult to know what to expect going into the first meet of the season,” Heeres said. “Coach really encouraged us to just do our best and have fun, and I think we did that pretty well.” In the 500 freestyle, soph-

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omore Hannah Wilkens took second place with a time of 5:30.32. Freshman Stephanie Walker made her college debut with a third-place finish in 5:31.73. Heeres took second in the 200 individual medley with a time 2:16.30, while Ellingson took third with a time of 2:18.78. The Hillsdale “A” team,


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Chargers spoil Findlay homecoming with momentous win The Hillsdale College Chargers cleared another big hurdle in their quest for a G-MAC Championship on Saturday, defeating the University of Findlay Oilers on the road, 20-17, in an instant classic. Sophomore kicker Joe Philipp’s 51-yard field goal in the final minutes of the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner, and the Chargers’ defense stood tall on the Oilers’ final drive, forcing a


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fumble inches away from the goal line. “They played really well. Played well against the run,” head coach Keith Otterbein said of his defense’s performance. “At times, we didn’t tackle great, but they came up with some big third down

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stops, and just played their guts out.” The Chargers quickly fell behind 10-0, but battled back in the second quarter with a pair of touchdowns to take a 14-10 lead by halftime. Junior running back David Graham’s 1-yard touchdown rush put Hillsdale on the board, and sophomore tight end Martin Petersen’s 8-yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Chance Stewart with just over three minutes remaining in the half completed a 9-play, 96-yard

drive that put the Chargers ahead. The Oilers scored a touchdown midway through the third quarter to take a 17-14 lead. Sophomore kicker Joe Philipp, who missed a 48-yard field goal attempt earlier in the third quarter, responded with a 33-yarder to tie the game at 17. Philipp missed an opportunity to give Hillsdale the lead midway through the fourth quarter, when he hooked a 29yard attempt. But Hillsdale’s defense again made a stop, forcing a turnover on downs when senior defensive back Wyatt Batdorff stuffed a 4thand-1 rushing attempt at the Chargers’ 31 yard line. That stop gave the Chargers’ offense one more

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By | Regan Meyer web content editor The Hillsdale College Chargers are still perfect. Beating two G-MAC teams this past weekend extended the Chargers’ conference winning streak to 11. Hillsdale began with Kentucky Wesleyan University on Friday. Though the team handled the Panthers in three sets, head coach Chris Gravel said he felt his team could have played better. “Kentucky Wesleyan didn’t have their best match and neither did we,” Gravel said. “We were able to get the victory. We did have a lot of people contribute to the win.” Sophomore defensive specialist Madie Schider agreed with her coach. “The game overall was not our best play,” Schider said. “A lot of the time we were not as focused as we should have been and made many mistakes that could’ve been controlled.” The Chargers focused on tough serving to keep Kentucky Wesleyan out of system. “We focused on shutting down their stronger hitters,” sophomore outside hitter Maddie Clark said. “To do that we kept them out of system by serving aggressive. One of our team goals against Kentucky Wesleyan was to get two aces per set and we did.” After defeating the Panthers, Hillsdale played Trevecca Nazarene University on Saturday. “We played well, served tough, passed well, hit well, defense was solid,” Gravel said. “They made some big plays. But, at this stage in the season, we were too much for

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them.” The Chargers focused on the same strategy against TNU as they implemented against KWU. “One of our team goals was to serve aggressively and keep Trevecca out of system,” Clark said. “Serving aggressive is definitely one of our main focuses going into all of our games.” The Chargers dominated the Trojans in the first two sets, defeating them 25-13 and 25-8. Trevecca bounced back in the third set, however, but Hillsdale squeaked out a 2624 win to sweep the match. “It was a fun game to play,” Shider said. “Especially in the second set we all gelled nicely and got the task at hand done. Trevecca frustrated us by getting close in the third set, but we were able to pull through. We all had trust in each other that we would get the game done.” Hillsdale will now travel to Indianapolis, Indiana for the Midwest Region Crossover on Friday and Saturday. Gravel said it’s one of the biggest weekends of the season. “We play the region’s best. Right now, the best team in the region is Drury and we play them first on Friday,” Gravel said. “We play, later on in the day, Lewis who was first in the region last year.” The matches at the Crossover have the potential to heavily affect the Charger’s postseason standings. “They could really set us apart or really put us behind the eight ball,” Gravel said “But, it doesn’t affect conference standings. So in that sense, we just play hard, have fun, and let everything else take care of itself.”

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Senior Madeline Barry's is featured in Penny's. Christian Yiu | Collegian


Student work at Penny’s adds creativity and warmth By | Alexis Daniels Assistant Editor As light streams through the windows of the New Dorm café, Penny’s, students flip through pages of homework, laugh with the baristas, and admire the student displays on the wall. Though established recently, Penny’s has quickly become a campus favorite for studying and chatting, and the student art on its walls — paintings and photographs — add a more personal touch, according to junior and Head Resident Assistant Annie Ingham. “It’s just really cool that students get to be represented,” Ingham said. “I have friends that have their artwork up, and it’s really neat to admire their work and see it displayed because I wouldn’t get to otherwise.” The nine pieces on Penny’s walls were created by sophomore Mary Caroline Whims, juniors Joanna Dell, Sienna Mckinley, Abigail Teska, and Emma Trist, and seniors Ethan Greb, Madeline Barry, Emilia Heider, and Nicole Ault. While some pieces, like Dell’s and Greb’s, are photography, others like Teska’s are colorful paintings, and Whims and Mckinley use watercolor, pen, and ink. Sophomore and Creative

Manager of Penny’s Caroline Hennekes said though the artwork is diverse, they all portray “meaningful and reflective, thought-provoking images.” “Having art from various students is a small way to display the talents of our fellow students, and celebrate those treasures, opening the eyes of customers to beauty in ways in addition to a delightfully foamy latte,” Hennekes said in an email. “It also gives a sort of seriousness and uniqueness to Penny's, that we are not only a coffee shop, but a gallery and a place to pursue and celebrate that beauty. It is a space to come be refreshed and reminded of the unique camaraderie of our pursuit as life-long seekers and learners — and sometimes you need other peers and artists to show that to you.” Dell, whose photo “Hillsdale in Autumn” shows downtown Hillsdale in the fall, said it was an opportunity to represent the city. “Especially with Penny’s just starting up, I thought it could be a really neat opportunity to just show a different side to campus,” Dell said. “I would just carry around my camera last fall and my backpack and … I would pull it out and shoot some film.” Dell got into photography

at a young age and started carrying a camera around when she was 11 or 12 years old. She said she probably first got into it because her sister was an art major with a photography emphasis, but now she does wedding photography as a job. She did her first wedding photoshoot when she was 15, and said she has especially enjoyed photographing Hillsdale couples. “I wouldn’t say I really have a style,” Dell said. “I always have really tried to strike a balance between natural and genuine, like candids, but also showcasing very traditional poses.” Dell said a lot of her passion with photography goes in hand with her love of traveling abroad. “I went to Europe, and I only took my film camera,” Dell said. “When I sent those films in to be processed and I got them all back, that was really neat. I was just kind of able to relive all my travels.” Some pieces explore the world beyond Hillsdale. Greb, whose photo “Weighed on Scales” is of Grand Teton Park in Wyoming, said he took the photo while driving through Wyoming with his dad and brother. “We pulled off the side of the road just because it was so beautiful,” he said. “I

Conserving the Classics: Jim Jarmusch’s 'Down By Law' By | Nic Rowan Columnist This is the hangover you do deserve: a half noir, half slapstick, and completely ridiculous screwball doozy. With “Down By Law,” independent director Jim Jarmusch sends up the whole southern gothic—and remakes the genre in his own image. The film stars Tom Waits as Zack, a sarcastic DJ, John Lurie as Jack, a disgruntled pimp, and Roberto Benigni as Bob, an optimistic Italian. All three men wind up in a Louisiana jail cell after being framed for various trumpedup charges. But the big house can’t hold Zack and Jack’s clashing personalities (or Bob’s rabble-rousing cries: “I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream!) for very long. The trio escapes and winds its way through the bayou in a sort of postmodern retelling of Huck Finn.

Zack and Jack bicker the whole way down the Mississippi, until Bob brings them together in a hilariously gruesome scene involving a rotisserie rabbit. After another period of wandering, Bob falls in love with another Italian (Benigni’s wife in real life) and leaves Zack and Jack to work out their troubles. Every major player in “Down By Law” is a superstar. Jarmusch is lighthearted—that’s the best Jarmusch—expanding on the minimalist stylings in his break-out film, “Stranger Than Paradise,” which followed three people who take a roadtrip from New York to Florida (via Cleveland) and become irretrievably separated after losing all of their money at dog races. Waits was just coming off of his 1985 album “Rain Dogs,” and right at the crest of his weird phase, which began through the inspiration of his wife in the early 1980s.

Jarmusch makes masterful use of Waits’ music from “Rain Dogs” — especially “Jockey Full of Bourbon,” which soundtracks the opening shots panning across the derelict home fronts of New Orleans. Lurie, still the drummer for Sonic Youth, grouches about with the lovable bad humour Jarmusch consistently inspired in him. It’s no wonder he once enjoyed the position of being one of the two people Father John Misty followed on Twitter (the other was Kanye West). But it’s Benigni who steals the show. He plays Bob with the same sincere levity that would win him an Academy Award for “Life Is Beautiful,” a surprisingly tasteful Holocaust-themed comedy which likely steals its title from Benigni’s final line in “Down By Law”: “Life is sad and beautiful.” And so it is.

wanted to capture it because, growing up in Michigan, you don’t really see snow on top of mountains in the middle of July. Seeing snow in the middle of July is kind of cool.” He said he normally does portrait work in photography because he likes working with people and capturing their emotions, but he liked the opportunity to see the beauty of the West. “I would just encourage people to go out West,” he said. “Because I grew up in the city and then went to the extreme other end of the spectrum, it just made the effect so much more greater.” While Dell’s and Greb’s displays are focused on capturing beauty through a lens, Teska chose a different medium: oil painting. Teska said oil painting is her favorite because it is a “forgiving medium.” One memory that is special to her was painting a piece for her grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s disease. “I wanted to make a painting that reminded him of something that was really important to him,” she said. “He served in World War II and I did a painting of his destroyer ship and gave it to him, and he felt that it was special.” For the wall of Penny’s, she chose another nautical subject. Her painting of a light-

Junior Abigail Teska created an oil painting for Penny's. Christian Yiu | Collegian

house on a cliff, “A Beacon of Hope,” is her way of sharing her love of art with others, Teska said. “I’m always inspired by lighthouses and water and seascapes,” Teska said. “I really like to show color and how color works in nature.” Ingham said the displays

brighten up the dullness of the gray walls, making Penny’s more welcoming to the campus. “It just made it more of a home and a welcoming place,” Ingham said. “And it’s cool that students get to be represented.”

together in a big group, that was the biggest thing we inherited.” The Donnybrook, for many, was a place of brotherhood and literature. Spiotta describes it as “folk culture.” Rather than the house providing spirit to the people, it was the people themselves who gave life to such a love for poetry and fellowship. Many who lived in Donnybrook worried that the culture would fade as people graduated. Josh Rice ’14 didn’t find that to be a problem, when describing the house in the 2016 Collegian article. “The fact is that ‘the Donnybrook’ as a term has really come to symbolize something bigger than itself, which is good,” Rice said. “As a term it has always been something bigger than itself.” With such a legacy behind them, the current members of the Donnybrook still value brotherhood, even if that brotherhood finds its place in different activities and people. The new members consist of three juniors and six sophomores, all residents of Galloway last year. Head Resident Assistant and junior Ethan Visser organized a weekly Bible study on Thursday nights. According to Visser, the nights are an invaluable opportunity for the men of the house. “As a group of friends living together we have a big opportunity to better each other and grow closer as a group,” Visser said. “It's an exciting thing to be able to study God’s word together and grow in our faith as well as grow in our relationships with each other. I love these guys and to be able to do this together with them is humbling.” Amidst the minutiae of each day, the culture that the house cultivates seeks to create a deeper unity and bond. “Small group is a time of putting aside the day to day interactions, the ‘bro culture’ stuff,” sophomore Ben Jagoda

said. “There’s been a lot of time for heart-to-heart interactions and talking through our struggles, our problems, and many aspects of our life.” The members of the house can easily spend hours in the living room listening to new music one of them discovered, or having long conversations, encouraging each other to grow in character. “Being vulnerable and being connected with one another really improves the dynamic of the house and how you interact with one another on a daily basis,” sophomore Gabriel Kramer said. “We’ve already started to challenge each other to lead more moral lives.” The group, however, finds time to make almost nightly runs to Subway and McDonalds, watch Vines on end, and crack jokes every chance they get. “We’re a slew of cowboys,” sophomore Henry Eising said. “You sit around, you make jokes, you watch the world go by.” This “happy go-lucky group,” as Eising calls it, tries to find a balance between the challenge of growing as men and enjoying the lighter moments of life, described in one word: “Rambunctious,” Visser said. “We are pretty wild and loud. The other floors did a lot of stuff together [in Galloway] but we were mostly just loud.” While the men of Donnybrook change over time, the zeitgeist of the house remains intact through the fellowship that each group has brought with it. “Even outside of small group, as humans, we need a good amount of emotional interaction and deep bonding with other people,” sophomore Cal Abbo said. “The men that live here, I can’t put into the words how much I love them.”

The Donnybrook lives on By | Emma Cummins Assistant Editor Under the glow of $4 Christmas lights hung by nails found in the lawn, nine young men recline in chairs scavenged from campus. Passing by, you’ll hear any music from Alicia Keys to Dropkick Murphys to XXXTentacion. After construction in Galloway Residence displaced the men who lived on the dorm’s fourth floor, the college gave them the opportunity to stay in a college-owned house at 62 Park Street. Affectionately called “the Donnybrook” by students of the college in past years, the house used to be an off-campus hub with Friday night “poetry readings,” usually accompanied by Irish drinking songs, ballads, bluegrass, and country music. As reported in The Collegian in 2016 by Micah Meadowcroft, the Donnybrook has always been a place of fellowship. “According to Forester Mc Clatchey ’16, the Donnybrook was considered ‘the epicenter of literary culture on campus.’” The house’s residents organized readings of their favorite poems by the poets themselves when they visited campus. Daniel Spiotta ’13, considered the pioneer in creating the Donnybrook culture, described his own experience in carrying on tradition. “There was a group of nine guys that lived there before and they were good guys — faithful, manly men,” said Spiotta, who for many current upperclassmen defined the Donnybrook and campus literary culture. “I really loved them and wanted to keep a lot of their traditions alive. The song tradition, the tradition of singing folk songs


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Flavors of fall coming soon to AJ's By | Isabella Redjai Assistant Editor

Sauk Theatre to present 'Anatomy of a Murder' gripping Michigan history By | Gladys Oster Collegian Freelancer Playwright Elihu Winer may have released his newest production “Anatomy of a Murder” in 1963, but its story began long before. Ten years prior, a local lieutenant stationed in Big Bay, Michigan murdered the owner of a nearby bar on the grounds that the owner had raped his wife. The state brought the issue before the court, but the local judge fell sick before the case could begin. They soon hired Judge Charles O. Arch from Hillsdale County. Arch accepted and planned to spend his extra time in the Upper Peninsula at his cottage fishing in Big Bay. The lieutenant’s defense attorney, John Voelker, later made the trial into a novel, which was later turned into a popular film and eventually a play. Starting next week, the Sauk Theatre will perform “Anatomy of a Murder,” bringing this local story to a local stage. A special performance at the Hillsdale Courthouse, where Judge Arch had served, has already sold out. But, the

show will also be performed at the Sauk Theatre on Oct 11-13 and 18-20 at 8:00 p.m. with additional shows on Oct. 14 and 21 at 3 p.m. Tickets will be $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students with an ID card, and $8 for children. The directors and actors of the show expressed excitement about bringing the story to life, as it challenges the audience with issues that remain prevalent today. “It has a lot of relevance to what’s going on in today’s world,” said Trinity Bird, executive director at the Sauk. “The prosecutor [in the play] raises the question at one point if the defendant’s wife was actually assaulted, and that sounds like it came right from CNN or Fox.” Not only an opportunity to learn Michigan history and grapple with relevant issues, the play is also just plain entertaining. “Not to give too much away, but there’s something that happens at the very end of the play that you just don’t see coming,” Bird said. “That’s just good writing.”

AJ’s Café is welcoming chilly weather and exciting new drink and food options to complement the coming fall season, ranging from kombucha to the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte, simply called the “PSL.” Within the next month, AJ’s Café will be offering autumn-inspired lattes, including a Cinnamon Brown Sugar, Pumpkin Spice, and Maple Spiced latte, hot apple cider, locally-produced kombucha, and, with the arrival of a new machine, nitrogen cold brew. “Some of the new offerings at AJ’s include Numi Fair Trade golden milk lattes, Zingerman’s candy, nitro cold brew, and assorted new drinks and snacks, like Dasani sparkling water or new varieties of Kind bars and beef jerky,” Marketing Coordinator for Bon Appétit William Persson said. “Part of these changes are in response to student feedback we received requesting more options. Another facet of the introduction of some of the items is our dedication to purchase locally-sourced goods.” With a focus on local goods, Persson said most of the new syrups including the lavender and pumpkin syrups at AJ’s and Jitters located in Lane Hall are all produced in-house. Bon Appetit AJ’s Supervisor Lisa York gathers natural ingredients and makes the syrups herself. “Guest satisfaction is our primary goal and we have to make sure our offerings are continually relevant to our guests,” General Manager of Bon Appétit David Apthorpe said. “Further, we find that in order to increase satisfaction we have to disrupt the expected and present our guests with experiences and choices that they may have not had before. As our

partnership with the college has matured, we have a better understanding of what may resonate with our guests and we're hopeful that these new items hit that mark.” Bon Appétit’s motivation behind the new influx of products and food options is solely for the sake of the students they serve. “We’re AJ's will feature new fall flavors, including cinnamon brown sugar, pumpkin trying to get spice, and maple lattes. Isabella Redjai | Collegian a variety, and that’s what specials are all about,” AJ’s them to students. can’t have access to the latest Lead Supervisor Lisa Beasley With experimentation food and drink trends.” said. “We want to give with “trends” like foamy The kombucha is sourced students something different nitro coffee, which has the from a vendor called Sacred so they don’t get bored with consistency reminiscent of Springs, located in Grand chicken tenders and fries.” draft beer, Beasley says that, Rapids, MI. Persson said Recent specials that although true to the caffeinethis relationship with reflect this “disruption nature of AJ’s, it still proves Sacred Springs is new, and to the expected” include unique to student customers. Bon Appétit would have overeasy egg flatbread pizzas “We’re trying to considered implementing and turmeric smoothies. keep things exciting and kombucha as a drink option Some of these specials have interesting,” Beasley said. earlier but decided to “go the proven successful, such as “When adding the nitrogen extra step and make it a local the turmeric golden milk to the coffee, it’s supposed to product.” lattes, which now remain as make the drink smoother and “With kombucha permanent menu items. sweeter. We’re still wanting especially, not only is it “The golden milk lattes are to master the brew before we delicious and refreshing, crafted with Numi powders; start selling it, but it’s coming but it’s also good for your Numi is a fair trade-certified out soon.” immune system,” Daley said. tea company that we provide Students are anticipating “Maybe if we have everyone in the Knorr Family Dining the arrival of these new items get some kombucha and a Room,” Persson said. “Our and the opportunity to try flu shot, we can avoid a flu commitment to fair trade AJ’s fresh options, especially epidemic like last year!” tea is company-wide, and it as midterms draw near and AJ’s staff is also planning only made sense to introduce healthier options are offered to add other items in the this new and trendy item to to combat the commencing months to come. AJ’s and Jitters in a way that flu season. “Coming soon to an AJ’s maintains our commitment “The idea of AJ’s bringing near you: possibly more to do this.” nitro brew coffee and locallyversions of Zingerman’s Many options have yet to sourced kombucha to campus candy, new Grab ‘n’ Go be released since baristas and is really exciting,” sophomore options, and locally baked managers are making sure the Anna Katherine Daley said. goods,” Persson said. products are fully-developed “Just because we live in rural and mastered before serving Michigan, doesn’t mean we

'Hold the Dark' is beautiful, baffling, and chilling By | Grace Houghton Collegian Reporter “Hold the Dark” is a self-fulfilling psychological thriller that leaves the viewer torn between the impulse to embrace its beautiful presentation and to recoil in horror at its chilling subject matter. Though both the film and the book on which it is based are set in the wilds of Alaska, “Hold the Dark” was filmed in Canada and Morocco. “There was not a single green screen on this set the entire film,” said director Jeremy Saulnier at a question and answer session at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. The wild landscapes are properly awesome, and mountains, frozen lakes, and forests frequently dwarf individual characters. Nature is both beautiful and cold in “Hold the Dark,” completely neutral to the horrors which her inhabitants may commit — which is the drama of the film (warning: spoilers ahead). When her young son is reportedly taken by wolves, Medora Sloane (played by Riley Keough) pleads with behavioral scientist Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright) to track down the guilty wolf. She harbors no false hopes her son is still alive, but wants “something to show” her husband (played by Alexander Skarsgård) when he returns from his tour in the Middle East. Having spent a year among wolves, Core is at home in both human and animal worlds. He does indeed track the boy’s killer — who proves to be Medora herself, not a wolf. Vernon Sloane returns at the news of his son’s death and hacks a bloody trail through the Alaskan

wilderness tracking down Medora, while Core and local law enforcement scramble to get to her first. Unlike Jeremy Saulnier’s previous films, “Hold the Dark” lacks a tight, coherent plot. The horror of this film is not “what happened” but “why.” Saulnier relies heavily on a cohesive aesthetic, combining everything from wooden wolf masks to monstrous mountains to flickering firelight to immerse his viewer. While Wright called the script “one of the most descriptive and lyrical and evocative” he’s ever been given, the film goes the understated route, using quality more than quantity of speech. Dialogue is often minimal or choppy, usually whispered or growled. Many scenes are left without a soundtrack, mimicking the nearcomplete isolation of Alaskan wilderness. When Saulnier opts for music, the soundtrack never cushions anything; instead, it sharpens the emotional experience, using growling cellos or primitive chanting, acting much the same as the stark beauty of the natural landscape. Violence forms the basic vocabulary of “Hold the Dark,” as the first scenes portray the implied capture of the son by a wolf and the graphic knifing of an American soldier whom Vernon stumbles upon raping a native woman. Whether

irrational or just, violence is the universal means to particular purposes. A gory gunfight consumes about half an hour in the middle of the film, as the one friend Vernon has gives him a headstart on pursuing his wife by poking a machine gun out of his attic window and slaughtering the local police department. But the viewer’s initial horror is quickly numbed. The viewer quickly becomes a detached bystander, interested only in outcome and not in casualties. “Hold the Dark” is true to its name; it teems with darkness, both physical and moral. I punched my brightness key probably 17 different times just trying to discern the scenes lit only by firelight, which gives a primitive feel and ghost-story atmosphere. Darkness is both within and without, as Medora says: “Do you have any idea what’s outside those windows? How black it gets? How it gets in you?” Saulnier exposes the irrational forces that drive these characters by refusing to give a neat explanation for the horrors they commit. Both science and myth, represented by the behavioral scientist Wright and a local native American Indian woman (played by Tantoo Cardinal), fail to give closure to the horrors committed in this movie. The best answer Wright and the sheriff can give for Medora murdering her son is that she wanted to “save him from...darkness.

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In her. In him. Outside her window.” Indeed, outside the sheriff’s kitchen in this scene is the impenetrable Alaskan night. Despite the night outside the window that frames Wright and the sheriff, this is hardly a sufficient invocation of sympathy for Medora. The audience is left without a satisfying explanation for her actions. Against the villagers’ belief that Medora is possessed by the spirit of a wolf, Wright helpfully points out that wolves eat their own too; we witness them devouring one of their own in an early scene. “In behavioral terms, savaging,” he said. Though the sheriff condescendly remarks “I’m not talking about animals here, Mr. Core,” his comment rings false. The barrier between man and animal is as thin as the plywood walls of the little Alaskan outpost huts. The audience bears witness to the human capacity for evil against the sheriff’s testimony and our will. In “Hold the Dark,” both man and animal kill and spare without reason, underscoring the lack of any underlying law of man or nature. “Hold the Dark” opens to belly growls of cellos and a quote from poet Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “Wreck of the Deutschland:” “O unteachably after evil, but uttering truth.” Unlike the Jesuit poet, who portrayed the hope that a nun found in suffering while being drowned at sea in a snowstorm, we get neither intellectual closure or hope from “Hold the Dark.” Man is “after evil,” unteachable by science or by myth.

Lady Gaga shines in a 'Star is Born'

By | Regan Meyer web content editor “I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in, I’ll never meet the ground,” sings Lady Gaga on stage with Bradley Cooper in the new film “A Star is Born”. It’s the song that introduces Gaga and Cooper’s on-screen relationship and the film. It’s an invitation. Fall into the world of Ally and Jackson Main, their love and their music. The film follows Ally, played by Gaga, an aspiring singer/songwriter who has all but given up on stardom before she meets washed-up country star Jackson Main, played by Bradley Cooper. Main helps Ally realize her full potential, coaxing her into the spotlight and taking her on tour with him. The two fall in love, but as Ally’s career takes off, their personal relationship begins to deteriorate. This is due, in part, to Main’s alcohol and drug addiction. Gaga plays Ally with a palpable authenticity. Her performances are raw and emotional. We first get a glimpse of Ally’s talent when she takes the trash out at work and waltzes through the alleyway singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” A few bars of the song in, and it’s apparent that Ally has something special. A few scenes later, Ally belts “La Vie En Rose.” It’s enchanting and awe-inspiring. Gaga’s talent as a vocalist is no secret, but it’s her acting chops that truly impress. When Ally performs in front of a crowd of thousands for the first time, she’s anxious and afraid. Gaga, a seasoned musician who plays sold-out arenas, portrays Ally’s timid confusion with an expertise striking for someone making their silver screen debut. Much of Ally’s character is based on Gaga’s own rise to fame. Cooper, who also

directs the film, spent hours interviewing Gaga about her experiences in the music industry. She spent the early days of her career singing in drag bars on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. When Jack and Ally meet for the first time, Ally is singing in a drag bar that Jack has stumbled into just looking for a drink. The nod to Gaga’s own life gives the film a more profound personal element. While Gaga blossoms on screen, Cooper’s Jackson Main slowly succumbs to addiction as the film progresses. The only thing keeping him from self-destructing is Ally. Jack’s addiction is thoroughly explored. He tries to beat it, falls back into it, embarasses himself because of it. Cooper brings the tragedy of addiction to heartbreaking attention with his portrayal of Jack. Jack is a broken but loveable man, and Cooper finds the sweet spot in Jack’s character to bring him to life. Underlying the gripping relationship is the film’s soundtrack, co-written by Gaga and Cooper. Much of Ally and Jack’s story is told through song. The melodies are catchy, the lyrics unique, and the vocals powerful. The live performances bring authenticity to the film. Gaga and Cooper sing every track, because this film is about Ally and Jackson Main. The film’s main focus is Ally and Jack, their music, and their relationship, and the soundtrack reiterates this. “A Star is Born” offers an intimacy between the couple and the audience, drawing them effectively into the film. As the story unfolds, Jack and Ally come to life on-screen and we fall in love with the Mains. You laugh with them, you cry with them, but, ultimately, your heart breaks for them.

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Science & Tech ‘Community Health’ program expands volunteering choices for students By | Crystal Schupbach SCIENCE & TECH EDITOR For students interested in offering support to people in the community or looking for further holistic insight into health professions, the Great Opportunities for Assistance and Leadership (GOAL) office has a new option. Beginning this semester, junior Sarah Becker will lead the Community Health GOAL program, which has replaced the former Students Against Cancer GOAL program. Through this program, students can be connected with volunteer opportunities at Hillsdale High School, Hospice of Hillsdale County, Red Cross blood drives on campus, Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility, and Alpha Omega Care Center, among others. “Sarah has a great combination of creativity and organization,” senior GOAL Program Director Lucile Townley said. “So far she has reached out to dental offices and clinics, arranged folders for miscarriage awareness, and she is going to help run the Red Cross blood drive this year.” Townley said the GOAL office decided to phase out

Students Against Cancer because it was no longer a good fit as a GOAL program, given that the Relay for Life was the only main volunteering opportunity. The GOAL office hired Becker to explore ways to incorporate more initiatives that focused on community outreach. In addition to a busy summer researching through the LAUREATES program at the college and spending time at Gift of Love, a hospice for women with advanced cancer, where she was a live-in volunteer, Becker spent time during her summer break developing this plan into a mission. “With this program, I wanted to give students an understanding of what it might look like to support health, whether that’s from a preventative health perspective or through encouraging people to take advantage of the resources in their community,” Becker said. While Becker said she still highly values her time as a Hillsdale Hospital volunteer and plans to continue volunteering for a fifth semester, she aims to offer students another opportunity to meet community needs outside of a hospital setting. “I’ve been very privileged

Junior Sarah Becker holds cards made by Hillsdale College students for families affected by miscarriages. Sarah Becker | Courtesy

to work with a lot of local leaders who really know their communities. It’s amazing to be able to put our hours into services that people have established,” Becker said. “You can’t say as a student that you automatically know what the needs of the community are.” According to Becker, Leslie Keeling from Hospice of Hillsdale County has dedi-

Students react to iOS 12: Never-Updaters or Future Forward? By | Isabella Redjai ASSISTANT EDITOR With the recent release of the iPhone XS, Apple has also released their new software update iOS 12, receiving mixed feedback and a flurry of emotions from its users. Featuring new emojis and “Memoji,” along with Do Not Disturb, Siri Shortcuts, and Screen Time features, the iOS 12 offers a series of subtle changes for its users, with the update occupying 1.37 GB of phone storage. Although the update uses 1.37 GB after installation, in order to install the update at all “requires at least 2.08 GB of available storage during installation,” according to the iOS 12 description found in the iPhone’s General Settings. “I’m not planning on updating to iOS 12 because I think it will just slow down my phone that is already outdated,” sophomore Ryan Flaherty said. “I’m guessing a new update would cut into the battery life of my phone too, and then how would I be able to watch Netflix during my classes?” The iPhone’s new update does not add any new features to the device but build upon previously established features. For example, iconic emojis are now complemented by Memoji and Animoji, which the update describes as a way to “make Messages more expressive with personalized characters that are di-

verse and fun.” Some Animoji updates include stickers of a T. rex, ghost, koala, and tiger. Other updates include a special feature called Screen Time, which allows users to know how much time they are spending on their phone or on apps. The feature allows parents to control how much their children use apps or go on certain websites. “Screen Time provides detailed information and tools to help you and your family find the right balance of time spent with apps and websites,” Apple’s software update said. Users, especially students, are finding the feature enlightening with how much time they spend on their devices as well as motivating. “The new Screen Time feature is amazing,” junior Joel Meng said. “Now it’s a game for me to see how little time I spend on my phone.” Although many responses rave the new feature, some people find it to be an invasion of privacy. “It’s kind of scary that it tracks your phone usage time,” junior Allie Matti said, but added, “It’s eye-opening how much time we waste on our phones every day.” In terms of privacy, Apple considers Safari data usage confidentiality and finds solutions to dissolving online cookies and ad retargeting in iOS12. “Enhanced Intelligent Tracking Prevention in Safari

prevents embedded content and social media buttons from tracking cross-site browsing without your permission,” the software update said. “Strong and unique passwords are suggested automatically when creating an account or changing a password in most apps and in Safari.” But many users feel that, in spite of these efforts in the iOS 12 update for greater privacy from external sites, Apple still invades the privacy of its users. “I updated, and it turned on Location Services on all of my apps,” freshman Ian Renkes said, “making my battery last about one hour rather than lasting the whole day. It took me forever to figure out what was going on. Also, Location Services? Creepy, if you ask me.” Apart from mere wariness, many feel that although the update provides some helpful tools and greater variety, it is not worth updating to since its changes appear so miniscule and ultimately uninteresting. “iOS 12 changes very few things,” freshman Michael Fleischer said. “Each update doesn’t add value - or at least very little value. Don’t get me wrong, I love iPhones and Apple. I just don’t think they’re very innovative anymore.”

cated her time to providing hospice training for students in-person and online, helping fit student schedules. Becker said developing these relationships with people in the community has helped her understand the needs of the community and create possibilities for volunteering. Additionally, Student

Success Worker Susan Postle, who was formerly house director at Benzing dormitory, develops ways to bring positive influences to Hillsdale High School students, often through peer-listening groups. Becker said Postle has been very helpful in bridging the community and the college by helping her find opportunities for college students to mentor students at Hillsdale High School through the holistic health education program. Junior Mairead Cooper is a team leader for the students visiting Hillsdale High School to lead interactive classes about social and emotional health. She said her group specifically will have two focuses for its curriculum — family dynamics and healthy relationships. “It’s a great way to connect the community and the college,” Cooper said. “Often, I feel as though people see them as two separate things, but through this program, we can bring them together.” Cooper said her group has been spending time this semester developing activities for its plan so that these harder topics will be easier to understand, and the group plans to visit the school after fall break.

In order to introduce students to some of the new Community Health opportunities and other GOAL programs, Townley hosted a ‘Community Service 101’ event for a week in which the leaders of each GOAL program arranged carpools for brief volunteering sessions. “It was really an opportunity to learn without commitment to one program,” Townley said. “As our GOAL Coordinator Michaela says, ‘It’s volunteering for millennials.’ ” Townley mentioned that she has already seen success in the Community Health program. “I’ve seen it take-off in how quickly we’ve already established a volunteer base,” Townley said. Becker said there are already roughly 35 students volunteering, and she is anticipating a large student interest in the blood drive, which will have sign-ups in the Grewcock Student Union Nov. 5-8. In order to get involved with the Community Health GOAL program in any capacity, email Sarah Becker at sbecker@

Hillsdale Hospital gives free flu vaccines By | Nicole Ault editor-in-chief Following a 2017-18 influenza season classified as “high severity” by the Centers for Disease Control, Hillsdale Hospital is hosting a free flu-vaccine clinic in the TV room of Hillsdale College’s Grewcock Student Union this week. The hospital has offered the service annually for about four years. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, five or six nurses will administer approximately 450 influenza vaccine shots, according to Randy Holland, the infection control nurse at Hillsdale Hospital. The clinic will cost the hospital about $7 per shot, not including the expense of the nurses and other staff who will be running the clinic. But Holland said he hopes the cost of the clinic will be paid off in better public health, although the effectiveness of the vaccine can vary. “We’re trying to get more in the community vaccinated,” Holland said. “The more that are vaccinated, the better it will be.” Holland said the number of people taking advantage of the free vaccines at the college’s clinic has risen from around 300 to 450 over the last three or four years. In Hillsdale County, 1,368 cases of influenza or influenza-like illness have been reported from October 2017 to Aug. 30, 2018, compared with 1,525 cases in the same range the previous year and 724 cases the year before that,

according to Yvonne Atwood, director of personal health and disease prevention at the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency. If all influenza cases were reported, the numbers would be significantly higher, Atwood said. Last year’s influenza vaccine was about 38-percent effective, and “not the greatest,” Holland said. Nationally, the CDC reported a severe flu season: Influenza-like illness reached 7.5 percent last year, the highest percentage since 2009. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, influenza-like illnesses in Michigan ran above base level for 15 weeks and peaked at 5.9 percent. The vaccine developed last year targeted the deadliest strain of the flu virus, but didn’t offer the greatest protection against it, contributing to the severity of the flu season, said Assistant Professor Biology Silas Johnson. According to Johnson, most years, the vaccine provides about 40-60 percent protection. The CDC performs constant yearly surveillance to determine the most common circulating influenza strains, then coordinates with the vaccine manufacturers to match the yearly vaccine to the three or four strains predicted to circulate most widely. The influenza virus is “a moving target,” making it difficult to develop an effective vaccine, Johnson said. Genet-

ically, one strain of the virus can look very different from another, and the virus has a high mutation rate compared to other viruses. “Influenza as a virus is constantly evolving,” Johnson said. Johnson noted that influenza is a respiratory disease ­— not the “stomach flu” that people often refer to. Though effectiveness varies, Johnson said his recommendation “is always to get vaccinated” because the benefits for public-health outweigh the potential downsides of getting the vaccine. The most common side effects of the vaccine — including redness and soreness at the injection site, and sometimes fever or lethargy — are short-term and localized, Johnson said. The benefits, meanwhile, include a reduced risk of catching the flu and a shorter duration of the virus for those who do catch it. Those who get the vaccine are also less likely to pass the virus to someone else. Holland said he has not seen a reduction in flu cases in the area since the hospital has begun providing more free flu vaccines. But he said he thinks more people are reporting their cases than before. The vaccine reduces severity and risk to others of catching the virus, Holland said, but he noted that sanitary measures can be just as effective. “Wash your hands a lot and don’t touch your face,” Holland said.

Faculty, students discuss logistics, future of United States Space Force By | Stefan Kleinhenz ASSISTANT EDITOR

Hillsdale students reached for the stars as they listened to a panel of faculty discuss the future of space. The Alexander Society hosted a panel of professors from various academic departments to discuss the newest military branch — the Space Force. Professors speaking were Associate Professor of Economics Charles Steele, Assistant Professor of Physics Timothy Dolch, and Paul Moreno, professor of history and dean of the social sciences. Each spoke for 10 minutes about their disciplinary perspective on the creation of the Space Force, and then the panel answered questions from the audience. “I never knew what the implications of the Space Force would look like,” freshman Morgan Billingsley said.“I wanted to see what three

more learned people had to say.” President Donald Trump proposed the establishment of the United States Space Force as the sixth branch of the military on June 18 of this year. The current plan is to create the proposed service by 2020. Though from different disciplines, the panel agreed that the development of the Space Force is an appropriate and fitting decision; however, they expressed different reasons for supporting their belief. Steele chose to focus on the potential economic development of space and militarization beyond earth. “Below earth’s orbit—the space between here and the moon—is military high ground, and it’s going to be occupied,” Steele said. He said there is already an economy in space, and if the United States does not advance in space, someone else will. “Space is already militarized,”

Steele said. “And I think it is inevitable.” Steele also referred to the Soviet Union and their long-running efforts in space as well as the Russian Space Force. He compared the conquest of space to the European efforts at sea in the 17th century. Steele said a decentralized market approach to space works well if there is a physically defined goal such as going to the moon. “If you’re trying to maximize consumer value, then you need something that is more market based,” Steele said. “That’s the direction we’ve been moving.” Steele also said in order for development to happen, the space economy will be based on exclusive property rights. “The reality is that we will see a trillion dollar space economy,” Steele said. He focused on the history of space development and made the

claim that the Space Force, as a general concept, is nothing new. He noted how space technology developed after World War II, specifically with the space race that led to the development of going to the moon during the Kennedy administration. “There has always been this close relationship between the military and space exploration of various kinds,” Steele said. Dolch noted that a major motivation for the Space Force is to have a space-based tracking and defense system that would defend against the sort of weapons that come out of space to earth. Dolch said the biggest reason for Space Force is to defend satellites. “One of the reasons of now for increasing military activity in space, is utterly dependent on the GPS system which is a global networking system,” Dolch said. “If a foreign adversary took out a network of these satellites, we would be utterly

crippled.” Moreno said the militarization of space is inevitable. “The human record is almost 100 percent certain that there will be militarization wherever human beings can militarize things,” Moreno said. Sophomore Philip Andrews said he had some important takeaways from the panel. “I agreed that space will keep expanding, and I think it should keep expanding,” Andrews said. He added that he is curious to see how recruitment will work for the Space Force and who will join. Moreno said the history of humanity has led to the militarization of space. “Something in human nature guides us to space,” Moreno said. “Human societies will stop at nothing when they think their survival is at stake.”



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Hillsdale performs drama of a hometown judge’s murder trial

By | Gladys Oster Collegian Freelancer In the sleepy Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a small coastal town of 319 people still boasts their claim to fame: a 1952 murder of bartender and former police officer Mike Chenoweth. On July 30, 1952, Coleman Peterson, a lieutenant recently assigned to Big Bay, Michigan, waited for his wife, Charlotte, to come home. Shortly after midnight, she returned in hysterics, claiming the owner and bartender of the Lumberjack Inn sexually assaulted her. Peterson loaded his gun, drove to the Lumberjack, and fatally shot Chenoweth. The state charged Peterson with first-degree murder. The trial date approached quickly, but the local judge had fallen ill and could not preside over the case. The county was in desperate need of a fair judge to resolve the issue. Around the same time, Jerry Sharpnack of the Hillsdale Daily News profiled Hillsdale’s beloved circuit Judge Charles O. Arch, who would eventually inspire the character of Judge Harlan Weaver in “Anatomy of a Murder,” which will be performed at the Sauk Theatre over the next two weeks. Arch never attended law school, learning instead from discussion with Justice Glen E. Miller and by taking night classes. In 1935, Arch passed the bar, and eventually worked his way up to the Circuit Court. Hillsdale County praised his honest, unbiased work in the courtroom. Sharpnack hoped to capture an accurate image of Arch as a judge and as a man. “A man with the heft and bearing of a Pennsylvania coal miner, the dour countenance of a disgruntled Buddha, and a wit as sharp as an old man’s pocket knife has been dealing out justice and judgment from the Hillsdale Circuit Court for 20 years,” Sharpnack wrote of Judge Arch.

Sharpnack asked Arch to comment on different aspects of daily life and working in the law. Judge Arch gave his thoughts on the people who watch the trials. “They miss the best ones. Murder trials have glamour, but they are easy to try and they often are less interesting than a good civil case,” he explained. Little did he know, Arch was only a few weeks away from presiding over one of America’s most famous murder cases. Big Bay County summoned Hillsdale’s Judge Arch to fill in for their sick judge. Realizing

elements. He courteously gave Judge Arch a copy of the book, and Arch recognized the Judge Weaver character; throughout the book, Weaver spoke direct quotations from Judge Arch during the trial. “Lawyers are far too modest,” Arch had said to Voelker during the original trial. “They do not seem to realize their enormous talents for consuming if not wasting time…” Judge Weaver also said those exact words to the defense attorney in Voelker’s book. In a 1958 article, the Hillsdale Daily news considered the parallels of Judges Weaver and Arch. “‘Judge Harlan Weaver was a big, slow, ponderous-looking man in his mid-fifties... He had big hands and big fingers. A droopy sandy-gray cowlick, which he kept patiently brushing out of his eyes, lent him a curiously boyish look. I could almost picture him as a barefoot boy at the old swimming hole in the rich farming community of lower Michigan where he know regularly sat as Judge...’ Does this sound like a description of Judge Arch?” Readers around the country — including the Hillsdale Book of the Month club — applauded Voelker’s work, and its fame soon reached Hollywood with the film adaptation starring Jimmy Stewart, Lee Remick, and Joseph Welch, among others. The movie was filmed on location in Big Bay, and the tiny town took advantage of the publicity and continue to do so today. The Lumberjack Inn has been completely renovated into an “Anatomy of a Murder” monument. A poster of the 1958 movie is plastered outside of the bar, and the body outline of Chenoweth is painted into the hard-

“Judge Harlan Weaver was a big, slow, ponderous-looking man in his mid-fifties...He had big hands and big fingers. A droopy sandy-gray cowlick, which he kept patiently brushing out of his eyes, lent him a curiously boyish look.” he could spend his free time fishing at his cottage in Big Bay, Arch gladly accepted. Arch presided over the trial, and after much deliberation, he declared Peterson not guilty by reason of temporary insanity. He underwent an examination of psychiatrists after the case, who determined the insanity had passed. With the case closed, Arch returned to his Hillsdale courthouse, and all the others involved returned to their normal lives to the best of their ability. John Voelker, Peterson’s defense attorney, had another idea. Six years after the trial, he wrote and published a book titled “Anatomy of a Murder” under the pseudonym of Robert Traver. In the book, Voelker fictionalized the trial, changing names and adding more dramatic

wood floors. Newspaper and magazine clippings about the murder and the movie line the walls, and the current owners take time to sit with each group of tourists to tell the

Arch’s home of Hillsdale County. Hillsdale’s community theatre will perform Winer’s play at the Sauk Theatre of Jonesville.

Arch never attended law school, taking night classes and learning from Justice Glen E. Miller instead. Trinity Bird | Courtesy.

true crime history of the bar. Shortly after the movie’s release, Elihu Winer, one of Voelker’s friends, put the book onto the stage with his adapted script. The play has been performed across the country and has finally reached Judge

“I’d like to tell you it was the local angle that drew us to the play, but I can’t,” Trinity Bird, the executive director at the Sauk, said chuckling. “We picked it because the October slot is traditionally a drama, and we hadn’t done

courtroom drama in five or six years. It was a crazy coincidence, and it was just meant to be.” After having learned of Hillsdale’s historical connection to the play, Bird and the director Bruce Crews have embraced the opportunity to include pictures of Judge Arch and items from his courthouse in the show. Hillsdale County’s current Circuit Court Judge Michael Smith is also participating in the show, taking on the role of Dr. Homer Raschid, a pathologist who performed the autopsy after the murder. A couple of weeks into rehearsals, another production occupied the Sauk Theatre, leaving the Anatomy of a Murder cast with nowhere to practice. Bruce Crews, the production’s director, suggested to Smith they relocate to the Hillsdale Courthouse for the night. “Somebody started saying, ‘You know it’d be fun to do it here. There’s almost 100 seats and the rake of the floor has a steeper decline than the Sauk,’” Crews recalled. “I came back talked to Trinity then we brought it to the board, and we just ran with it.” The October 17th show at the Hillsdale Courthouse sold out within a week of being posted on the Sauk’s website, but it will also be performed at the Sauk Theatre on Oct 11-13 and 18-20 at 8:00 pm with additional shows on Oct 14 and 21 at 3 p.m.

Judge Arch passed the bar in 1935. Trinity Bird | Courtesy

Pulp Michigan: White Castle, Fast Food Royalty something unmentionable on the floor near the toilet. Maybe the staff scheduled its cleaning for later in the day. Back in front of the menu, I was tried to figure out how (much less what) to order in my first White Castle experience. A middle-aged man with rotted teeth and wearing a Kool-Aidcolored t-shirt approached me. “Hey, you drive out here all alone?” he asked. “Uh, yeah,” I said. “Is that your car?” He pointed to the convertible red Jeep outside. “You lock that thing up?” “Um, no. I hadn’t thought to.” “Well, you gotta be careful. When you’re out here all alone no one looks after you.”

I nodded. He seemed homeless, one of the half-lucid jabberers from a street corner or the metro platform. “All alone,” he said. “Don’t

right?” “Well,” I said, trying to restrain my contempt. “I can’t have kids if I don’t have a wife.” He chuckled and gestured over at the guys with the boombox. “They don’t think about they kids,” he said. “They sit there all day and go crazy when OSU wins and set the place on fire.” He shifted his weight. “You too old for that. You think about your kids. And you go home now,” he said. What else could I do? The world is bigger than a bow tied boy and his bag of burgers. I still don’t have kids and I don’t have a wife, but that burn-out in the Columbus White Castle was right. Without love, life is a ghetto of loneliness.

“White Castle may be based out of Columbus, but that doesn’t except the homebase locations from the squalor for which the chain is famous.”

White Castle, around since 1916, first opened in Wichita, Kansas. | Wikimedia Commons

By | Nic Rowan Columnist Harold and Kumar have nothing on this. I found salvation in a White Castle, when I was a freshman driving through central Ohio. These were the days when Spotify classified me as in “the top one percent of Kanye West listeners.” The days when I kept a copy of “Infinite Jest” and polaroid of myself in my backpack at all times. Stravinsky on my stereo: the solipsism of a loner. Then, as at all times, fast food was on my mind. I had just discovered that oil and grease are the Midwest’s greatest assets. It boasts Culver’s, Steak ’n Shake, and — for those hardy and inscrutable Nebraskans — Runza®. And now, as I was passing through Columbus, I found the Big Baby Jesus of fast food. White Castle. Now of course, White Castle is a classic, the classic fast food chain. It’s been around since 1916, when Walter Anderson open his

first burger stand in Wichita, Kansas. Its distinct blue and white packaging and assembly line-style preparation methods helped restore American faith in ground beef — after Upton Sinclair threatened to destroy hamburgers forever with the publication of “The Jungle” — and paved the way for bigger chain like McDonald’s and Burger King conquer the nation. Sure, it’s fallen off in quality since the second World War, but the raincoat drunks of every American city still love White Castle — when nightly, they load up on its grease packages in vain attempts to stave off the all-day hangover. That is, except in Washington, D.C. My hometown is not a fast food city. We have no White Castles, no Culver’s, and certainly no Steak ’n Shakes. We don’t even have a measly Sonic. Which meant that as I was driving back to Hillsdale from my freshman year Christmas break, I had to visit the first White Castle I saw. It wasn’t at all what I

expected. White Castle may be based out of Columbus, but that doesn’t except the homebase locations from the squalor for which the chain is famous. The Big Lots across the street had closed from what appeared to be fire damage. Blank-faced women and their children lolled about near empty shopping carts in the parking lot as the slow procession of cars rolled by. I pulled at my bowtie and nervously twisted my cufflinks. My clothes felt inappropriate, dirty. The walls inside were covered with spitballs. Four guys in do rags and grey sweatpants — immaculate white Hanes hanging off their backsides — were listening to trap beats on a boombox that would have made Radio Raheem choke in envy. The menu posted above the cash register was mostly hand written, in a script I found hard to decipher. I bolted to the bathroom to wash my hands. Its appearance was no better: a broken mirror, the n-word scrawled on the wall, and a pile of

you have someone to hold onto at night — don’t you got a wife?” “Well … no,” I said, thinking about how I had just turned 17, and wasn’t even thinking about girls; there’s no money in that. He looked at me sideways: “Yeah, but you got kids,

The restaurant is famous for its blue and white packaging and assembly line- style preparation methods. | Flickr

Features ‘Hey mom, it’s the music guy!’: GOAL sings at Head Start

By | Sofia Krusmark Collegian Reporter Their eyes dance in awe as they watch the flute. For some, it is their first time. Little jaws drop as the sound lingers in the air at the end of “Twinkle Twinkle little Star.” Wisps of music scarves follow behind the mini feet that move to the music. For the first time, the “Music in the Community” GOAL Program has partnered with the Community Action Agency Head Start Preschool. Goal Leader and sophomore Gabe Listro hopes to bring music to every area of the community. In times past, “Music in the Community” has volunteered at Drews Place, an assisted living home. “I wanted music in the community to be more than singing at Drews Place. I wanted to reach kids as well,” Listro said. “I want it to be educational for them. I want them to be able to say, ‘That one time I remember them seeing an oboe.’ They’ll just know more about music than turning on the radio or listening to a song on YouTube. Music will mean more to them than that.”

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Sue Walberg, Head Start dents and often at high-risk, very excited for this.” symmetry. It’s all there and teacher for 30 years, said Walberg said. Often times, she Every Thursday mornthey can’t express that, what students first started volsaid, these kids come from ing from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., makes something beautiful,” unteering at the preschool rural areas. students introduce different Listro said. “It’s giving the during the first Hillsdale “A lot of times these kids musical instruments to 34 kids something beautiful that Spring Break Mission’s Trip in are isolated, and they may preschoolers. From showing really they’d typically never 2016, after which experience. It also alumna Katherine helps form the creLewis ’17 began ative mind.” the CAA GOAL Sophomore program. Students Madeline Jeffes, have been volunweekly volunteer for teering there ever “music in the comsince, and when munity,” said that Listro initially apmusic teaches the proached Walberg children invaluable about the new lessons. project, Walberg “Music can teach said she was kids the difference “overwhelmed.” between right and “When they wrong before they came to us about can reason because doing this, we they know what fits were just like, together and what ‘Wow,’ we just do doesn’t musically,” CDs,” Walberg Jeffes said. “They can said. We now have apply that knowlour own personal edge to higher things GOAL volunteers Gabe Listro sings and Madeline Jeffes (flautist) make music with children music time and when they grow it’s just really neat at Head Start Preschool. Sofia Krusmark | Collegian. older.” for them to get to have that. learn the rural aspects of the kids different instruments When asked how this And for them to be exposed things, like taking care of the to singing the ABC’s, Listro program affects the kids in this early to live music and to farm,” Walberg said. “But to aims to give them a fresh the long run, Walberg said the have all these students come expose them to these differperspective on music. effects start now. in? It just makes a big different things that Gabe does, it’s “There is beauty to music “They will go home and ence.” really nice. They’ve never seen that these kids are experitalk about it. There are so The children attending the these things. This is brand encing and they don’t even many different things that preschool are low-income stu- new for them and they are know it. The harmony, the are happening in these kids

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lives; many of them are at risk children,” Walberg said. “This affects them at the moment. This makes their lives positive and happy.” And talk about it, they do. While in line at the grocery store, Listro said, a little boy looked at Listro and smiled at his mom. “He didn’t recognize me at first,” Listro said. “But then he said, ‘You’re the music guy!’ And then he looked at his mom and said, “Mom, mom! That’s the music guy!” But these kids aren’t the only ones receiving. There are some things, Jeffes said, that only children can give to us. “It’s easy to forget the simply joy of learning that comes with the amazement of learning something new,” Jeffes said. “You can experience this joy through the kids. It reminds you to take pleasure in learning for its own sake.” Many have heard the mantra, “It’s the little things.” “At school you’re never surrounded by little people,” Listro said. “It’s really fun to just see them live life. This sounds weird, but I just like seeing their snotty little faces sometimes.”

Historic Hysteria: Sock Day

By | Callie Shinkle Columnist “Men will Don Gay Colors while Girls Wear Hair in Curls.” What. A. Headline. The April 21 1921 issue of The Collegian did not disappoint in its description of an extinct, but absolutely electric, Hillsdale Holiday: Sock Day. The article reads, “Some years ago, we don’t know just when, the men of Hillsdale College with malice aforethought and intent to kill, established the custom of Sock Day.” With that one quote, the so-called fashion police just fell in rank to these sock soldiers. Who could these men possibly have intended to kill? Who knew that socks were the most lethal kind of footwear? Neither the fashion police nor I will ever have enough courage to ask this clothing mafia these pressing questions. A Collegian article published in April 1927 describes when Sock Day was created. “[It was] long ago, when the college women carefully concealed their ankles by long flowing skirts, and no man thought of entering into campus life without first growing a crop of sideburns.” What a long, long time ago that must’ve been. It must have been way back in 2018. How does one celebrate Sock Day? According to the Collegian in the beginning of

May, “every man in college is expected to appear with a full three inches of glorious sock exposure — the more glorious the better.” First of all, bravo to anyone who can find a glorious pair of socks. Second of all, I am coming to the conclusion that the men of Hillsdale College were a little confused as to where socks

they normally stop at the of 14 stunning mares, and as By | John Arnold McDonald’s drive thru, which Barney added jokingly, “We Collegian Freelancer is always a surprise for the only ever seem to get the While most in the Hillsdale employee working the drive mares with blazing stripes,” area sport pickup trucks or thru that day. For the Traypointing out the beautiful sensible Subarus, one Hillslors, the monthly experience flashes of white that streak dale couple opts for a differmore than outweighs the costs the heads of all their horsent style of transportation: a of their favorite pastime. es. The Traylors make the horse-drawn wagon. wagon rides At least once a into town month, Barney and whenever Teresa Traylor can they can, be seen driving in but it can be downtown Hillsdale difficult at in a horse-drawn times. wagon, taking a Barney break from the has even regular hustle and taken his bustle of modern horses to life. For the Traythe national lors, horses are a level, belong-time, simple coming the constant in their life, U.S. Nationand now they are al Plowing able to share it with Champions fall on the clothing hierarchy. their community by in Kentucky The unfortunate folks who using their houses in 2016. The couldn’t live up to the sock for events upon training also game of their fellow students request. has its own were penalized in the most For the Traylors, practical brutal of ways. An article in the wagon outings applications: April 1921 describes the punare relaxing and, as sometimes ishment. Barney Traylor puts Barney will “Any man who fails to it, the horses are “an use his horsanswer this call may expect to expensive hobby.” es to plow do penance in the fountain or Sometimes, other his own in Cold Springs.” members of the fields. Public humiliation for not Hillsdale commuBeyond publicly humiliating yourself: nity will request the the ocSock Day has to be the most Traylors’ services, Barney Traylor stands with one of his Belgian horses at the casional stunning display of “an eye for for wedding venues Hillsdale County Fair. John Arnold | Collegian. rides into or holiday church town, the events, birthdays, “The world slows down,” Traylors also train their sleigh rides, or organized fall Teresa Traylor remarked with horses for competitions and outings. a smile, as Barney busied shows, including competitive Sometimes they will charge himself bathing two of their plowing. In the advent of venues for their services, Belgians, Lily and Roxy, gettractor plowing, Barney said other times they do it for their ting them ready for their show competitive horse plowing community: As far as the at the Hillsdale County Fair. is like a “science” or “hidden Traylors are concerned, “We Barney, the custodian at knowledge.” Barney trains his know half the county, what one of the Hillsdale local elehorses in speed consistency, are we supposed to do?” mentary schools and Teresa, in their ability to maintain a The couple has no desire a bus driver in the school steady trot, and in the orderly to make money off of their district, have been raising and manner with which the horses passion. training horses for the past pull the plows that till the Barney Traylor said he 20 years in their family home ground. doesn’t see his horses as a just 10 minutes outside of In accordance of the fabusiness as much as he sees Hillsdale. milial impact horses have had himself as a business trying Teresa has grown up on their lives, Teresa plans on to sell a product; he enjoys around horses all her life, and moving forward with getting the thrill of driving his horses Barney said he has always their grandchildren involved. into town, wife and grandkids been fascinated by them. In The Traylor grandchildren in tow, so the town shouldn’t 1997, the couple purchased have begun to learn the ropes go without such an experience their first mare and began behind raising the horses. at its own disposal. breeding Belgians in 1998. “We’re doing the grandWhen the Traylors do find Since then, the Traylors’ kids thing now,” Teresa said, themselves riding into town, A Calendar of May activities. | 1914 Winona Yearbook stables have become the home smiling. need that. Also her relaof time working with Assisuses problem-solving and you it is, the language and the Barnum from B6 tionship with God, that just tant Dean of Woman Rebecca actually see the results. You ideas but even coming up centers everything, transcends Dell to get it off the ground. actually hand someone a cup with the best font,” Barnum someone. If she was everything, and impacts evWith the shop now open, of coffee. ” said. “I’m very sensitive to talking to someone, I would erything.” Barnum stocks, does inventoBarnum credits much of what New Testament or text I go take it back to my room.” Perri Rose Force ‘17, who should have based on the how Ingham would wait a few runs the The Grotto, the they have written the Greek minutes, dump out her water, on-campus Catholic ministry letters. Part of Penny’s is what go back to the front of olds, center, said she’s gotten to is our aesthetic and how do and see if Barnum was still know Barnum this year. While we deliver not just good prodengaged in conversation. she never knew Barnum as a uct but how shall we serve it, “I just really liked talking student, the two have become attention to detail.” about her day and hearing friends quickly. When asked if she’d give a about her life,” Ingham said. “She’s so kind and so genPenny’s drink a Greek name, “It gave me a lot of peace and erous,” Force said. “One day, Barnum said she would name comfort.” she was just like, ‘If you ever it after Alcibiades, an AtheIngham said the way Barneed help with Convivium, nian statesman who counted num conducts herself is why I’d love to help.’ Tim and I had Socrates among his enemies. she felt drawn to it in the first Barnum serves customers at Penny’s. Regan Meyer | Collegian. just been talking about how “He’s not the most boring place. he was going to be coachcharacter ever,” Barnum said. “She is just really open and ing and couldn’t be here for ry, and trains baristas, among Penny’s aesthetic to Dell, but “It’d probably be a little edgy. understanding,” Ingham said. Conviviums. I was just really other responsibilities. also said her love of Greek We’d put a little chile pepper “She’s very wise. It’s really stressed out about it and she “I think it’s cool to be able has allowed her to appreciate in there and a little bit of evident in the way that she just offered that. ” to do something tangible, ” design. sweet.” carries herself. She’s always As manager of Penny’s, Barnum said. “Being part of “One of the things I love Overall, Barnum said she open to receiving people and Barnum spent a fair amount something that’s creative and about Greek is how beautiful wants people to come and feel open to listening. People just

“Every man in college is expected to appear with a full three inches of glorious sock exposure.”

an eye” since that of ancient believers. The article continues by describing how women responded to this sacred holiday. “It took the girls just two years to recover from the first blow of surprise. Then they organized in self-defense; and on the next May Day blossomed out on the campus with their hair a la sweet sixteen.” It was a hijack on Sock Day using hairstyles that even Jojo Siwa couldn’t re-create. Sneaky, sneaky women of Hillsdale College, 1921. Smarter than the men, the women even gave an option to those (aka everyone) who could not complete the mystery hairstyle: “braids or waves tied in any case with the jauntiest ribbons that could be obtained.” Girls, way to really stick it to the Sock Day fanatics. I guess my entire point in writing this article is this: Men of Hillsdale College, it is long past time to bring back Sock Day. The people don’t just want chicken tenders at an unbelievably well- decorated event while bopping to the best musical talent around. Oh no, we want a day to “don gay colors” and “wear hair in curls.” DM me to organize forces and get this restarted.

at home at Penny’s. “It’s beautiful and unique and refreshing,” Barnum said. “It’s a great place with great product, but most importantly, great people. We’re building campus community one cup at a time. We really want people to come and slow down and enjoy something good.” Managing Penny’s and Benzing takes a good amount of time. It’s been a growing experience for Barnum, but she said wouldn’t change a thing. “I’m thankful for it,” Barnum said. “I think it’s really taught me to keep an open hand and kind of take what comes. When you run into people and they’re not okay or there’s a problem, I’m learning to roll with it and see it as an opportunity to love someone and to grow.”

B6 October 11, 2018 Emily Barnum ’18 stayed on at the college this year as Benzing house director and manager of Penny’s, the New Dorm’s coffeeshop. Regan Meyer | Collegian.

Campus Chic: Caterina Moran Alumna Emily Barnum now Is fashion something week this summer I re- What’s one piece of you plan on pursuing? alized it’s something I’ll fashion advice you always love but don’t have? managing Benzing and Penny’s I wasn’t sure at first but plan on pursuing. It will working


fashion definitely be something I see a lot of the 90s that’s always a part of trends coming back into style and that’s my life though. why I never get rid of What are some of your my clothes. You never know when it’s going to favorite items? come back. Definitely a really comfy pair of jeans are always a Are there any fashion go-to and also jackets. I’m rules you adhere to? super into jackets, so this fall weather is really killer No. I think the rules of “don’t wear black and for that. navy” and “don’t wear What’s one trend you white after labor day”-hope never goes out of if you wear them properly, as long as you do style? Junior Caterina Moran standit well, I think you can ing on her balcony with a view Right now I’m super make them work. of the Eiffel Tower during her into sock boots and study abroad in Paris. Caterina Moran | Courtesy. sneakers.

By | Regan Meyer Study Break Editor Walk into Benzing on any given night and you just might find House Director Emily Barnum talking and laughing with a few of her residents, or you might find her washing her hands after dumpster diving to find a student’s wallet. Both are likely circumstances. Barnum is also manager of the new coffee shop, Penny’s. Barnum graduated last May with a Bachelor of Arts in Greek. She also was Head Resident Assistant of both Olds and Mauck during her time as a student. “I just kind of knew that’s what I needed to do, so I did it. I didn’t even know why I

needed to do it. Then I started doing it, and I thought this is the most meaningful thing I have ever done.” Barnum worked and formed relationships with many students on campus through her RA positions. “Working as an RA, I got to know a lot of people,” Barnum said. “That’s been really helpful, because residence life is fundamentally, besides keeping the building and rules, relationship building. I think through being an RA in previous years, I built good relationships with people I work with now.” Barnum said one of her favorite things about being a house director is her own availability. “While I was a student, I

always wanted to be available for people, especially as an RA,” Barnum said. “You want to be there for people all the time, but then you have papers and classes and school always hanging over you. It’s been really refreshing to be available pretty much 24/7.” Nevertheless, during Barnum’s time as an RA, her residents knew they could come to her with anything they needed. Junior Annie Ingham was a freshman when Barnum was Head RA of Olds. “I would always look at the RA calendar to see if she was sitting desk,” Ingham said. “There’s a water bottle filling station by the RA desk. I would go and fill my water and see if she was talking to

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Hillsdale Collegian 10.11.18  

Publication of the Hillsdale Collegian Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI