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An oII-campus gas leak evac-
uated residents in three houses
on Oak and Fayette streets last
Thursday, and they couldn`t
return until Friday morning.
Seniors Matt Perkins and
Kevin Frost were walking back
Irom SOMA on Thursday, Sept.
4, when they smelt a gas leak
on Fayette Street near the aban-
doned Mauck elementary school.
'We decided to call se-
curity who notifed the fre
department, Frost said.
An hour later, the fre de-
partment came to their house
to check on the water and sew-
age lines and determined their
house was saIe to sleep in.
Nick Krzeminski oI Michi-
gan Gas Utilities, the company
who cleaned up the Iumes,
said their service technician
Iound gas in the storm sewers.
Three other houses near
the leak were evacuated, how-
ever, including the house
oI new ProIessor oI Eco-
nomics Christopher Martin.
'I piled my Iamily into
our car with what supplies we
could gather in about three
minutes. We ended up getting a
room at the Dow Center Ior the
night, Martin said in an email.
They couldn`t return to
their houses until 11:30 a.m.
the next day, so Martin said
he had to teach his morn-
ing class in his street clothes.
'It was all a huge inconve-
nience, but beats getting blown
sky high. The Michigan Gas
people were quite eIfcient and
courteous. II there is a lesson in
this relevant to other people, it`s
that having a kind oI pre-packed
go-bag` with some essential
clothing and supplies might not
be a bad idea to keep around, in
case you need to leave your home
or dorm in a hurry, Martin said.
Frost said he fgured it was
a small leak and that when he
woke up the crews would be
gone, but that wasn`t the case.
'The lights were fash-
ing all night, said junior Jor-
dan Finney, who lives nearby.
Frost said some oI his Iel-
low housemates couldn`t sleep
because oI the crews work-
ing to isolate the gas leak.
Frost said one oIfcial
thanked him and Perkins Ior
calling because the situation
was potentially dangerous.
'We thought we were mak-
ing a big Iuss about noth-
ing, Frost added, 'but I guess
it was actually dangerous.
Krzeminski said by Friday
aIternoon the situation was no
longer hazardous and home-
owners were allowed back in
their houses. They still do not
know what caused the leak.
'I guess stuII happens,
Perkins added. 'At least
there wasn`t a spark and
stuII went down or up.
Author, fournalist, broad-
caster, and historian Max
Hastings spoke at this vears
WWI CCA about how the war
began and the command-
ers of the Western Front.
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tion, and I was in Chicago and
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covered Bobby Kennedy`s cam-
paign and Eugene McArthur`s
and so on. I thought I had a
good story to tell, so I wrote it
when I was 22. But as you can
imagine, when you write books
when you`re 22, they tend to be
pretty awIul, and this one was.
But, I was glad I did it. I`m al-
ways telling my children that it
was a huge thing Ior me spend-
ing that much time in America.
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editor later, I insisted that staII
did not just stay on the East and
West Coast. II you want to un-
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was a young journalist, mostly
Ior BBC TV. But aIter I came
out oI Saigon, oII the rooI oI the
American Embassy in 1975, I
said I was done war reporting.
I settled down to write books.
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time to report the Falklands
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in 1982, because I thought it
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A minimum wage in-
crease has caused budget
adjustments at the college.
Gov. Rick Snyder signed
a law on Labor Day that
raised the minimum wage
Irom $7.40 to $8.15 per hour.
'II the cost goes up, you ei-
ther reduce hours or increase
your budget, ChieI Adminis-
trative OIfcer Rich Pewe said.
'Ideally, we want to make sure
our budget doesn`t grow. There
might be other discretionary
things we can cut iI we need
to keep budgets under control,
and that`s what we plan to do.
Each department is han-
dling this challenge diIIerently.
Senior Assistant Director oI
Admissions Andrea Clark said
the admissions oIfce hopes to
hire more students this year be-
cause oI its goals, so student
pay will be a larger portion oI
their budget than in past years.
'Probably the most notable
adjustment would be that starting
student ambassadors used to have
a wage that was notably higher
than minimum wage, Clark
said. 'As the minimum wage
has increased little by little over
the past decade, the diIIerence in
minimum and starting ambassa-
dor wage has become smaller.
In Iact, the starting student
ambassador pay was lower
than the new minimum wage.
Now, those new to the posi-
tion will receive the minimum
pay, while those with more ex-
perience will earn above it.
The law also aI-
Iected Mossey Library.
'We were Iortunate enough to
have already budgeted addition-
al monies Ior our student work-
ers this fscal year, said Linda
Moore, public service librarian.
'Rather than cut student hours iI
our budget ran short, we would
have spent less in another area,
as the library cannot operate
without our student workers.
Director oI the College
Bookstore Cynthia Willing ex-
plained her budget is made
two years in advance. There-
Iore, student employees will
be working Iewer hours to
compensate Ior the increase.
The law also gave permis-
sion Ior an optional training pe-
riod where an employee younger
than 20 years old can be paid
$4.25 per hour Ior 90 days.
Pewe said, however, that the
college decided to jump straight
to the $8.15 per hour pay.
'When you start adding all
these diIIerent provisions oI
The Hillsdale College Classics
department has recently launched
into the world oI Twitter, wield-
ing the handle HDaleClassics.
According to Joseph Gar-
njobst, associate proIessor oI
classical studies and adminis-
trator oI the new account, this
new initiative oI the department
is to build a better community
between students, proIessors,
alumni, and Iriends oI the col-
lege and to promote the classics.
'The idea is to tweet primarily
in Greek or Latin, just because I
don`t think that you are going to
get that in any old place, he said.
Garnjobst, who thought oI the
idea aIter collaboration with the
marketing department, said that
tweeting in Latin and Ancient
Greek was such a novel thing.
He said that the only other per-
son he knows oI who tweets reg-
ularly in Latin is Pope Francis.
'Not that I`m com-
peting, Garnjobst said.
Kokko Tso `13, web con-
tent manager Ior the market-
ing department, said that he is
semi-able to read Garnjobst`s
Latin tweets, because he gradu-
ated Irom the college as a Latin
major. Tso said the marketing
department appreciated the Iact
that Garnjobst collaborated with
them beIore starting the project.
'We just said keep it Iresh
and keep it interesting, and Dr.
Garnjobst has more than deliv-
ered on that, he said. 'It`s go-
ing to be very Iun to Iollow.
Tso said departments do not
need permission to start twit-
ter accounts, but many seek
their Ieedback. He also said,
because social media is such
a new thing, the marketing
department is still in the pro-
cess oI determining rules and
guidelines Ior Hillsdale groups.
'We will probably work on
trying to develop something
along those lines, especially as
social media gets much more
prominent, Ior the saIety oI ev-
eryone involved, Tso said.
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Journalism students at
Hillsdale have a new Iace in
the classroom and the Colle-
gian oIfce Ior this semester.
Former Collegian editor Lau-
ren Fink `07 has returned to cam-
pus this semester as a temporary
lecturer in journalism and ad-
viser to the paper. She temorarily
replaces Maria Servold, assistant
director oI the Dow Journal-
ism Program, who is away on
maternity leave this semester.
Fink is teaching Journal-
ism 301, Introduction to Jour-
nalism, as well as advising the
Collegian staII weekly on the
production oI the paper and
grading the one-credit Jour-
nalism 380 Collegian course.
As a student, Fink
helped change the iden-
tity oI the Collegian.
'For many years |the Col-
legian| had been kind oI hostile
to the administration, she said.
'I thought that really needed to
be changed, because the Col-
legian really needed to repre-
sent the student body and its
view. It shouldn`t be a minority
oI students running the paper.
Fink also redesigned the
paper`s layout and masthead,
introducing the eagle design
used between 2007 and 2014.
Fink transIerred to Hillsdale
aIter attending the University oI
Houston on a volleyball scholar-
ship Ior one year. Fink switched
Irom volleyball to journalism,
studying English and working Ior
the Collegian as an assistant Iea-
tures editor and news editor be-
Iore interning at the Washington
Examiner in Washington, D.C.
'I Ieel like I was actually
here during a lot oI rebirth and
transition, not just building-wise
but actually student-population
-wise, Fink said. 'The identity
oI Hillsdale was kinda changing,
in an old-guard, new-guard mo-
ment, and students were more
and more knowing who they
were, and what kind oI school
they were coming to attend.
AIter graduation, Fink was
a news reporter Ior the Tyler
Morning Telegraph in Tyler,
Texas. She then moved back to
Michigan and worked as a tech-
nical writer Ior an engineering
frm, Ireelancing Ior the Jackson
Citizen-Patriot, the Ann Arbor
News, and the Detroit News.
Fink met her husband, An-
drew Fink `06, at Hillsdale.
He is an attorney in Ann Arbor
and a Marine Corps reservist
staII judge advocate. They have
three children, Evangeline, 4,
Frederick, 3, and Dietrich, 1.
'I love staying home with
my children, Fink said. 'It`s
my vocation, it`s wonderIul.
Writing and editing on the side
is also Iantastic and a great
job to do while you`re do-
ing something else Iull time.
Though she spends most oI
her time caring Ior her chil-
dren, Fink has edited Ireelance
Ior people including President
Larry Arnn. She helps Arnn
with books, essays, and ar-
ticles he writes Ior publication.
'We worked out an edit-
ing relationship about two
years ago so that he could
have some consistent editing
when he needed it, someone
who knows his writing, knows
his writing voice, Fink said.
John Miller, director oI
the Dow Journalism Pro-
gram, said Fink was selected
Ior her profciency in journal-
ism Iundamentals like report-
ing and editing, as well as her
Iamiliarity with the college.
'She understands Hills-
dale, Miller said. 'She knows
the mission oI the college,
and that`s something we can`t
take Ior granted when we
think about who works here.
Senior Morgan Delp, Colle-
gian editor-in-chieI, said she is ex-
cited to work with someone who
was both a journalist and athlete
while at Hillsdale, like herselI.
'She has brought so much
energy and ideas into our pa-
per, especially in terms oI
visual design, Delp said.
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was just going to carry on writ-
ing books - I was rung up at the
end oI 1985, and they said would
you like to be editor oI the Tele-
graph. I thought I couldn`t say
no. I said I`d do it Ior fve years,
and I ended up doing it Ior 16.
Then I went back to writing
books, which is what I love. One
oI the things that`s marvelous
nowadays about being an author
is I have a website, and you hear
Irom all over the world es-
pecially Irom the United States
and it`s Iascinating to hear
people`s comments and ideas.
You do Ieel in touch with your
audience in a way that 30 years
ago, beIore the Net, you didn`t.
You mentioned that
you`ve always been passion-
ate about writing. After a
long career what would you
say your biggest motivator
is to continue telling stories?
I suppose when I was young,
I wanted to have adventures. I
thought all right-thinking young
men should want to have adven-
tures. And I thought it was won-
derIul anyone was willing to pay
me money to fy around in heli-
copters in Indochina, and I loved
all that. But then there comes
the time when most oI us grow
up, and I suppose all the diIIer-
ent phases in my liIe, I`ve been
terribly lucky. Where one real-
izes one`s certainly lucky - two
things: one, most people have an
awIul lot they want to say, but
they never discover how to ex-
press themselves. II you`re able
to express yourselI, one is ter-
ribly privileged and lucky. Sec-
ondly, most people do jobs they
don`t really enjoy. They do it to
pay the rent. It`s marvelous iI
you`re lucky enough to do some-
thing you really enjoy doing.
You`ve written over 20
books. Do you have a favorite
topic to research, or even a fa-
vorite book you`ve ever written?
I wrote about Winston
Churchill during the war
which I loved doing, writing
about Churchill. He`s such an
amazing leader. I adored do-
ing that book, and it was re-
ally a pleasure doing it. It`s
a Iavorite among my books.
On your website, you said
you and your wife ~garden en-
thusiastically. What`s your
favorite thing to grow and what
do you like about gardening?
Sweet peas we love. We`ve
got good sweet peas, and even
now in September, they`re look-
ing good. Gardening is one oI
those things you can keep do-
ing til you drop. When I was
younger, I used to preIer fshing
and hunting. Nowadays, I still
fsh, and I still hunt, but I preIer
gardening. At every stage oI liIe,
diIIerent things open up to you.
For instance, when I was young,
I was completely uninterested in
the opera and the ballet, but now
we adore it and we go a lot. At
the backend oI one`s career, there
are always new things opening
up, as you will discover I hope.
laws, statutes, things oI that na-
ture, it costs you time, money,
productivity. Things you`d
rather spend doing benefcial
things, |like| serving the mis-
sion oI the college, Pewe said.
Not all departments
with student employees
will be aIIected by the law.
General Manager oI Bon
Appetit, JeIIrey Every, said
his employees are already paid
above the minimum wage. Deb
Johnson, coordinator oI the
copy and postal centers, ex-
plained her employees are paid
per piece oI mail they process.
However, the law also in-
cluded a 25 percent raise over
the next Iour years, so that by
2018, the minimum wage will be
$9.25 per hour. II this becomes
a problem, the departments
will fnd a solution at that time.
Fortunately Ior students
who are interested in on-
campus employment, Pewe
shared that there aren`t plans
to decrease the number oI stu-
dents being hired at the school.
'Employers today want the
employees they hire to have al-
ready had experience, Pewe
said. 'They want that trial period
to be with somebody else, and
once they know this is a good em-
ployee because they have done
great work Ior somebody else,
they don`t have to take a chance.
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Hillsdale`s 385 newest stu-
dents may not yet understand
the good, the true, and the beau-
tiIul, but their standardized
testing scores and interest in
campus activities indicate that
they will excel on Hillsdale`s
campus, according to Associate
Dean oI Women Rebekah Dell.
Dell described the class as an
'enthusiastic sponge, excited
to engage in campus activities.
The incoming class has an
ACT average oI 29.06, second-
highest only to the class oI 2015.
Additionally, their high school
GPA average matches that oI
both the 2016 and 2017 classes
at 3.81, according to inIormation
Irom Admissions InIormation
Coordinator Aide Kathy Fowler.
Although students had high
test scores, Assistant Director
oI Admissions Zachary Mill-
er explained the mindset the
students must have in order
to be accepted to the college.
'We try to interview all the
students who apply to Hills-
dale, and that`s because we want
to talk about why Hillsdale`s
unique Irom other schools,
why the classical liberal arts
approach, and why the classi-
cal liberal arts model is such an
important way oI educating,
Miller said. 'We`re looking Ior
students who want to be a part
oI that intensive academic en-
vironment. When you see a
student`s Iace light up because
you`re talking about Plato, you
know it`s going to be a good ft.
These Ireshmen are part
oI the 55 percent who got ac-
cepted this year and the 38
percent oI those accepted who
chose to pursue an educa-
tion at Hillsdale, Miller said.
'I`m impressed each year
not only with increased aca-
demic profle, but with en-
gagement as well, Dell said.
During orientation, the Iresh-
men were enthusiastic and
quick to connect with both Iac-
ulty and one another, Dell said.
Representing 40 states and
six countries, this class comes
Irom a variety oI diIIerent back-
grounds. While 34 percent oI
students come Irom Michigan
and 10 percent Irom Ohio, there
are nine international students
Irom Germany, Greece, Korea,
Kenya, Ukraine, and Bulgaria.
Additionally, eight percent oI
students are transIers, 38 percent
come Irom private schools, 42
percent Irom public schools, and
11 percent were home-schooled.
Both Miller and Dell
agreed that the greatest
strength oI the class as a
whole is their excitement to
join the Hillsdale community.
'They will carry that engage-
ment and desire to be plugged
in until they become the leaders
at this school, Dell said. 'But,
success without bumps is rare.
Dell said she believes the
students have demonstrated a
tremendous work ethic, desire
to excel, and ability to persevere
through challenging experiences.
'The goal is to bring in
students who ft the type oI
student that would be suc-
cessIul at Hillsdale, would
contribute to the campus
community, and be academi-
cally successIul, Miller said.
He said this class Iulflls
this description and will con-
tinue to add to the growth
oI the school as they learn
to call Hillsdale 'home.
This class may not know
the caIeteria as Saga, com-
plain over the lack oI Wi-Fi in
dorms, or consider Koon Resi-
dence a male dorm, but Miller
said the drive oI the Ireshmen
echoes the drive oI all current
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Today, Hillsdale`s cam-
pus honors the lives
lost in the 9/11 attacks.
The Hillsdale chapter oI
Young Americans Ior Free-
dom is participating in the
9/11 Never Forget Project.
Hillsdale YAF president Sa-
vanna Wierenga said YAF is
putting up 2,977 fags by the
Alpha Kappa Phi Civil War
Monument. YAF will hold a
memorial there at 12:15 p.m.
'We`re putting them up to hon-
or each oI the people who were
killed on 9/11, in all diIIerent
places on that day, said Christy
Allen, Hillsdale YAF secretary.
Hillsdale has several veterans
who remember that day well.
JeIIery Rogers, assistant
dean oI men, retired Irom the
Navy aIter 20 years oI service.
The college`s resident chaplain,
Bishop Peter Beckwith, retired
Irom the Navy as a rear admiral.
'I was stationed in Kefavik,
Iceland, at the Naval base there.
We were very busy. We delivered
a Iew babies, said Rogers. 'I al-
ways refect |on 9/11|. I know
it`s cliche, but 9/11 reminds
me that Ireedom isn`t Iree.
Beckwith said he
also remembers that day.
'I recall the day well. I was
running on the treadmill, watch-
ing TV when the frst plane hit,
he said. I was thinking some
really naive thoughts. I thought
it must have been an accident.
Then the second plane hit.
Beckwith experienced
the tragedy Irom sever-
al diIIerent perspectives.
'I had a Iriend who was a
reserve admiral, who was on
the American Airlines plane
that hit. He was coming back
Irom vacation, Beckwith said.
'It aIIected me as an American,
but also on a personal level.
During the YAF memorial
service taps will be played, and
Beckwith will give an invocation.
Along with having Iaculty and
staII that have served, Hillsdale
also has several student veterans.
'I like students to know that
we have students among us that
have, are, and will serve, said
Rogers. 'It will always be that
way...9/11 is an opportunity to
refect, but now, what are you go-
ing to do? You owe it to them to
be the best students you can be.
There are Twitter and other
social media pages Ior many
Hillsdale groups, including de-
partments, sports teams, hon-
oraries, and alumni. Tso said
that the marketing department
not only runs the main Hills-
dale Facebook, Twitter, Insta-
gram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and
Google Plus, but also accounts
Ior online courses and Imprimis.
Though the accounts are a
couple years old, the depart-
ment is now implementing new
changes to revamp the pages.
They are experimenting with
live tweeting events and pour-
ing resources into the project to
get the word out about Hillsdale.
'Twitter represents another
way Ior us to radiate Hillsdale
out to the world, as well as keep
people inIormed about what`s
going on on campus, Tso said.
'We want to build a sense oI
community, engage, and help
people Ieel that they are part oI
a larger community that is work-
ing towards a similar goal.
Jacob Mueller 13 is a social
media coordinator in the mar-
keting department who helps
monitor the diIIerent social me-
dia channels. He said that one
goal oI renovating the pages is
to Ioster conversation between
the college and all its audiences.
'One goal is to communicate
with certain audiences at diI-
Ierent times, so everyone is en-
gaged and interested in what the
college is doing, both externally
and internally, Mueller said.
Mueller also works with
planning and executing diIIerent
content campaigns, such as 'Fac-
es oI Hillsdale, which Ieatures
pictures and quotes Irom proIes-
sors and students on campus.
'We also want to spend
more time Iocusing on stu-
dents than we have in the past,
because the college is nothing
without the students, Muel-
ler said. 'That`s why we ex-
ist, to help students learn.
Garnjobst said that he hopes
not just to tweet ancient verses,
but also react to recent events,
such as his frst tweet Ior Iresh-
man convocation. The only
English he will use is hashtags.
'Being limited to 140 char-
acters though..Homer`s
probably not going to make
it, he said, as he fipped
through pages oI Marcus Au-
relius and Plutarch instead.
'The main idea behind it is
just to have some Iun and use
that medium to promote the
classics in a Iun way, Garnjobst
said. 'I think we can also do what
we do with a smile on our Iace.
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Lecturer in economics Lewis
Butler said he is used to being
busy, and two teaching posi-
tions at two schools are the new-
est additions to his schedule.
This past summer, Butler
was hired as an adjunct pro-
Iessor oI economics at Fer-
ris State University, located
in Big Rapids, Michigan.
Butler graduated Irom Hills-
dale College in 2007 and earned
his teaching position at Hillsdale
in 2012. He earned the adjunct
teaching position at Ferris this
year, aIter a recommendation
Irom David Hebert, an assistant
proIessor oI economics at Ferris.
As a Hillsdale graduate,
Hebert knows Butler through
their shared three years in un-
dergraduate studies. When
a spot opened at Ferris Ior
an economics teacher, He-
bert knew exactly who to call.
'Butler is a great teacher,
Hebert said. 'He gets students
involved in class and has already
built a pretty good group oI Ians
at Ferris aIter only two weeks.
Besides teaching, Butler`s
schedule includes running
daily, managing a small busi-
ness, working with the Detroit
Achievement Academy, a char-
ter school in northwest Detroit,
and planning his July wedding.
BeIore teaching, Butler also
worked as an economic consul-
tant Ior the Detroit International
Bridge Co., earned a Iellowship
at the Mercatus Center, a Virgin-
ia-based think tank, and coached
a cross-country team Ior a Cath-
olic high school in Virginia.
Although constantly
busy, Butler`s packed sched-
ule was not a concern to
those hiring him at Ferris.
'Lewis has always been
pretty busy; he`s always doing
20 things at once, but always
fnds time to give them all at-
tention and works hard to get
them done well, Hebert said.
Butler said he excelled even
while working at his part time
job during graduate school as
the Bishop O`Connell High
School`s cross-country coach.
'When I started coach-
ing, we only had fve guys on
the team who could break fve
minutes Ior the mile, and dur-
ing my last season there, we
probably had 30 guys on the
team and eight guys who could
break fve minutes, Butler said.
On Mondays, Butler drives to
Ferris Irom his home in Rock-
Iord, Michigan Ior an econom-
ics lunch and aIternoon classes.
On Tuesdays, he wakes up at
6:30 a.m. and arrives at Hills-
dale morning classes, an eco-
nomics lunch, and one aIter-
noon class. He runs, then drives
home. On Thursdays, he also
has an evening class, prevent-
ing him Irom returning home
until 10:30 p.m. or later. Butler
has no classes on Fridays, but
is still hard at work, managing
economics Ior his small busi-
ness, answering emails Ior his
board position at the charter
school, and preparing materi-
als Ior the next week`s classes.
'Butler is a testament to the
Iact that, iI you want to do some-
thing and work hard, you can
have a great and Iulflling liIe.
He`s only 29 and has already
done so much, Hebert said.
SOMA, the Greek word
Ior body, exemplifes the
goal oI the changes in Hills-
dale`s InterVarsity ministry.
InterVarsity staII member
Denny Brogan said the reason
Ior the changes which in-
clude consolidating the Well
and Unite and adding an art
ministry is to bring the
body oI Christ together and
to reach out to all oI campus.
'SOMA is a ministry in
which all the ministries come to-
gether, Brogan said. 'Last week
it was led by the athletes and the
Greeks, as an example oI this.
BeIore SOMA began, Unite
served the purpose oI uniting
Christians on campus once a
month, and provided an oppor-
tunity to bring in speakers, Bro-
gan said. The Well was a short-
er, weekly gathering to bring
students together in worship.
Eventually, the two minis-
tries became very similar, and
achieved some oI the same pur-
poses. Although, historically,
that wasn`t always the case.
'The major change would
be the combining oI the Well
and Unite and making one
single large group expression
in SOMA, Brogan said. 'In
terms oI other changes, we`ve
just been continually working
towards a more united Iront, so
that the various ministries on
campus can work together to-
ward reaching all oI campus.
These changes were de-
cided upon by the core team,
which consists oI the vision
team, seniors Hannah Wei-
kart, Shelly Peters, and Tim
Allen, InterVarsity staII, and
leaders Irom each distinct
ministry within InterVarsity.
Weikart said there are fve
distinct ministries in InterVar-
sity Prayer, Greek InterVar-
sity, Athletes InterVarsity, Com-
munity Building, and SOMA.
Weikart said that because
their goal is to reach all oI
campus, InterVarsity has
started a new arts ministry,
led by senior Hannah Ahern.
When approached by Han-
nah Akin `13 about beginning a
ministry in the art department,
Ahern was thrilled, at frst.
'I thought, maybe this is
where God wants me,` Ahern
said. 'Sophomore year, I hit
a wall, and I just wasn`t con-
vinced God was calling me to
this. I told Denny that I didn`t
think that that was where God
wanted me, and Denny just said,
Hannah, I don`t agree with
you.` And I disagreed with Den-
ny and just didn`t want to do it.
Ahern said God used her
mentor`s mural oI Nehemiah`s
wall to pull her out oI her Iear
and to give her a clear sign
that she was meant to do this.
'The mural had all oI these
tools laying on the ground, and
there was this cornerstone,
Ahern said. 'She reminded me
that Christ is the cornerstone on
which we build. And she said
she just wanted all her students
to be reminded that God has
given each person unique talents
and giIts and expects them to use
them. God was just very clear
about convicting me oI my Iears
and using another person in the
body, but also being so tender
with me by providing a mural.
Last semester, the art min-
istry had a Bible study, Iocus-
ing on the parables because
they`re very visual, Ahern said.
Ahern said the ministry
will continue to have activi-
ties and events just to reach out
to those who might not typi-
cally be interested in Christi-
anity. The group will also have
Groups Investigating God train-
ing, to teach active participants
in the ministry how to cre-
ate intentional conversation.
'There could be other groups
that rise up that reach other
groups on campus and minister
to them, Brogan said. 'These
changes are a refection oI our
goal to have a ministry that reach-
es out to the whole campus.
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More than 600,000 people
have registered to take the
college`s online classes, and
now the college plans to in-
clude the entire core online.
Instead oI having only a
Iew select courses available
to the public, the administra-
tion is now in the preliminary
stages oI putting the entire core
curriculum online, said Jona-
than Lewis, a 2013 Hillsdale
graduate who handles the on-
line marketing Ior the college.
According to Lewis, Hills-
dale currently oIIers seven on-
line classes to the public, Iree oI
charge. It plans to add two more
courses: Great Books 102, which
will be available to the public lat-
er this Iall, and The Presidency
and the Constitution, which will
be available Sept. 29 oI this year.
Provost David Whalen said
a large part oI the online suc-
cess is due to Hillsdale`s prin-
ciple oI making evident to a
non-collegiate world what a
Hillsdale education looks like.
'We get a lot oI really
good Ieedback, Lewis said.
Although the online curricu-
lum has seen major success, the
road travelled to reach this high
point was a battle oI unusual
parts coming together to pro-
duce something truly Hillsdale
-worthy, Whalen said. He said
at the start oI the journey, many
proIessors and Iaculty mem-
bers were enormously skeptical
about the online programs being
able to successIully refect what
their goals are in the classroom.
The goal oI the External AI-
Iairs department, which runs
the online courses, is that the
courses should not exactly re-
produce the classroom lecture,
but capture the various aspects
in a distilled version oI what stu-
dents experience, Whalen said.
'The idea here is not to ab-
solutely reproduce what you as
a student are experiencing, but
to capture a distilled but repre-
sentative version oI what you as
a student are experiencing. So
that when you see these cours-
es, you will realize that they`re
not Iully what you`re getting
in the classroom, which is a lot
more, but it is a proportionate
representation, Whalen said.
To help with this, External
AIIairs works with Wall-to-
Wall, a production frm that
flms, edits, and assembles al-
most everything seen in the fnal
video, Lewis said. Many pro-
Iessors participating in teach-
ing an online course Iace an in-
timidating experience oI taking
their class content, editing the
content, and presenting in Iront
oI a camera screen without stu-
dent participation with which
to judge their perIormances.
'|Online courses| are Iar more
condensed than a normal class-
room lecture, and there`s obvi-
ously no give-and-take, ProIes-
sor oI English, Dwight Lindley
said. 'Whatever dynamism they
have must arise entirely Irom the
teacher. In class, it`s otherwise.
The students provide a part oI
the energy and some oI the ob-
servations and interpretations,
so there`s a collaborative kind
oI learning that happens there.
He said the online lec-
tures try to recreate some
sense oI the student-teacher
dynamic, but it`s obviously a
world away Irom the complex
student-teacher relationship
developed in the classroom.
Whalen noted that bring-
ing in an outside company to
do the flm work presents a
number oI potential problems
oI diIIering agendas, but the
partnership accurately pro-
motes the intentions oI the col-
lege Ior the online program.
'When you look at that mis-
sion oI the College, the diIIusion
oI sound learning.this |the
growth oI the online courses| is
big. We`re doing that on a much
larger scale than the college
ever could beIore, Lewis said.
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Simpson Residence fnally
got cable service aIter a three-
month-long battle with Comcast.
This may lead Hillsdale to
reconsider their contract with
Comcast, according to ChieI Ad-
ministrative OIfcer Rich Pewe.
The story oI the Comcast-Simp-
son confict began in June, when
Pewe decided to improve the ca-
ble system, which had previous-
ly been strung through a window.
Pewe`s team decided to
take action and removed all
prior cables and restrung them
through a conduit to disguise
them. Once the college`s team
put this in place, Pewe contacted
Comcast to complete the job.
Three months aIter Pewe
made his initial request, Com-
cast had Iailed to make any
progress on completing the ca-
ble situation. They also charged
the college $11,000 Ior their
services. Pewe discussed this
problem with the company
and the high cost was waived.
AIter calling Comcast head-
quarters and receiving no an-
swer, an engineer fnally looked
over the dormitory and said
they would begin the process
by putting a diIIerent conduit
underground Ior cable access.
To achieve this, the city oI
Hillsdale requires a Miss Dig, a
precaution to prevent construc-
tion Irom digging underground
and potentially hitting a pipe-
line or other important systems.
As Comcast waited Ior
the completed Miss Dig, and
move-in day approached,
Pewe said he told Comcast
he would tally the company`s
neglectIulness to ensure that
they pay Ior their mistakes.
'They are a big company
with poor service, Pewe said.
Because the bulk bill agree-
ment with the company ends
this year, Hillsdale is look-
ing into possible alternatives
to dealing with Comcast.
The cable began work-
ing on Sunday, according
to Simpson`s Head Resi-
dent Assistant Andy Reuss.
'We burst into tears, we
were so excited, he said.
BeIore the cable was re-
paired, Ireshmen Simpson resi-
dents Evan Tandy, Jared Schip-
per, and Lane White stated
asked RA Hank White every
day since move-in when the
cable would be back in place.
They said they enjoy TV
because, as student athletes,
it`s nice to sit back and not
have to be active all the time.
The alternative was stream-
ing TV shows and mov-
ies through their computers.
'We |were| just really sick
oI not having cable, but thank
God Ior Netfix, Lane said.
Reuss said with the cable
working, Simpson men can
now enjoy each other`s com-
pany in the common areas.
'First thing, we put on
Sports Center, Reuss said.

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Student Federation is
back in session, searching
Ior a way to spend $63,000
in discretionary Iunds.
The team oI 20 students met
Ior their frst meeting oI the
school year last Thursday, Sept.
4. During the meeting, they ap-
proved a request Irom the A.A.
Milne Society and chose In-
structor oI Philosophy Lee Cole
as ProIessor oI the Month. They
also discussed their recently
discovered budget surplus.
Last semester, they dis-
covered a rollover budget
that had been saved Ior many
years. That, along with their
discretionary Iunds Irom
student Iees total $63,000.
They have already begun to
use some oI that money to build
an outdoor dining center. The
Ience currently outside the dining
hall was built this summer, and
Student Fed is hoping to buy pa-
tio Iurniture Ior that space soon.
They are also hoping to
spend more money on philan-
thropy projects. They have a
budget oI $2,000 a semester to
give away to community orient-
ed projects, and have had very
Iew requests Ior this money.
'We`re looking to do a lot
more philanthropy projects
this year, because we have that
money set aside Ior projects,
Sophomore Independent Repre-
sentative Jacob Thackston said.
'So, hopeIully, we`re going to
get to advertise that more, and
be able to give that money to
not only beneft our students,
but our community as a whole.
This is just one oI the ways
that Student Fed is hoping to Io-
cus more on students this year.
'The biggest thing we`re
trying to do this year is make
sure that we`re rewarding stu-
dent initiatives, Senior Sec-
retary Annie Teigen said.
'That`s why |Student Fed|
is valuable too, because it is
an avenue through which we
can Iund and support and grow
diIIerent organizations, diIIer-
ent ideas that really have the
potential to ediIy, enlighten,
and strengthen our students
on campus, Thackston said.
To help make things more
accessible to students, the bi-
weekly Student Fed meetings
have moved Irom the Knorr
room in the Grewcock Student
Union to the Student Activities
oIfce. They encourage students
to come with proposals Ior how
money should be spent. There
is also a suggestion box on the
monitor`s desk in the union.
'We`re hoping to be more
approachable this year, be-
cause we do want students to
come to us iI they need a new
boat Ior the rowing team or
whatever, Teigen said. 'We
would love Ior you to come.

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Dozens oI Ukrainians, many oI them students, have
died since the outbreak oI the Euromaidan and the 2014
Ukrainian revolution. However, Ukraine seems a world
away, and news Irom that part oI the world is oIten diluted
by time, space, and bias.
So when I met a young man Irom there, I jumped at the
opportunity to learn more. Why was there Iighting? Who
started it? And which side was he on, the Separatists or
the Nationalists?
His answer was proIound: Neither he is a patriot.
He explained that on both sides, a divisive and dan-
gerous sense oI nationalism overwhelmed common sense
and minimized charity. Pro-Russians seem to care only
Ior Russian power and imperialism, while pro-Ukrainians
seem to desire integration in the West and personal auton-
omy above all else. This tension is grounded in a regime
plagued by corruption, scandal, and capricious decision-
making, and is surrounded by a powerIul and manipula-
tive Russia on one side and a turbulent European Union
on the other.
A patriot does not Iall prey to such unrestricted pas-
sions. Rather, the young man deIined himselI as a lover
oI his country who was aware oI its Iaults. His loyalties
will always remain with Ukraine, and he will do anything
in his power to improve it. But this is not simply the re-
sult oI his upbringing and the Iamily members who live
there. It comes Irom something much more signiIicant and
Iundamental, something that exists beyond any nation or
tradition. This young man would give his liIe Ior Ukraine
because he believes that, at its very Ioundation, it stands
Ior human Ireedom.
OI course, a statement like that opens the Iloor to de-
bate ad nauseam. But whether or not Ukrainian govern-
ment is predicated on the deIense oI human Ireedom is not
my point. I want to state one simple thing: Our love Ior
country should not derive solely Irom one source.
Love oI country should come Irom both an attachment
to the place and people oI a nation as well as the abstract,
yet still real, principles Ior which it stands. For example,
this young man loves his country Ior its scenic beauty as
well as its cultural uniqueness, all the while aware oI the
human Ireedom it claims to represent and uphold.
Some may counter this, claiming that they`ve 'never
seen Ireedom or live according to the good earth alone.
But these are restricted views, and miss out on the greater
joy that comes Irom the Iull picture.
My Iriend Irom Ukraine didn`t risk liIe and liberty in
the protests without reason. He went to Kiev to stand in
solidarity with his people, honor his country, and Iight
Ior its rightIul principles. The conviction that something
greater than himselI was in danger, and deserved to be
saved, caused him to do that which we can only imagine.
As an American, my takeaway is brieI but powerIul:
For what am I willing to give all, to make that last Iull
measure oI devotion? In light oI the turmoil throughout
the world, Irom the Sudan to Ukraine, all oI mankind must
consider this question.
At the end oI our conversation, my Iriend remarked that
Ior us at Hillsdale, and Ior Americans generally, it could
always be worse. His Iamily lives day-to-day, uncertain
that their business will survive questionable regulation.
Each day, striIe and conIlict rock his town. Few oI us can
relate to this even slightly.
But the question remains, just as heavy on us as on him:
For what will you live, and, iI need be, Ior what will you
give everything?
On the topic oI gay marriage,
many students take the posi-
tion that the Iederal government
should have nothing whatsoever
to do with it. It should not give
special benefts to married cou-
ples heterosexual or not. As
long as religious liberty protects
our right to aIfrm traditional mar-
riage in our personal lives, it does
not matter what the state says.
A year ago, I would have
agreed with those sentiments. To-
day, I strongly disagree. Our gov-
ernment`s defnition oI marriage
does matter, and there are deIen-
sible arguments that suggest that
we ought to legally limit marriage
to heterosexual couples.
Either 'marriage is a certain
sort oI thing by nature, or it is a
legal fction. II it is the latter, then
there is really no moral reason
why any set oI individuals should
be excluded Irom marriage: There
are no claims oI justice against
amorphous relativism.
II marriage is a certain sort
oI thing, however, and not just a
legal fction, then there must be
some essential characteristics that
determine it as that particular sort
oI thing. The absence or presence
oI these characteristics, as the
case may be, would determine
whether or not a marriage exists
(whether the state recognizes it or
Princeton University ProIes-
sor Robert George defnes mar-
riage as a 'comprehensive union
oI spouses in his article 'What is
Marriage? Everyone recognizes
that the marital union is compre-
hensive to some extent, and this
comprehensiveness distinguishes
it Irom any other sort oI Iriend-
ship or union. When we think oI
marital unity, we think oI exclu-
sivity, permanence, the sharing
oI fnances, the sharing oI the in-
nermost details oI our lives, and
more. All oI these vague ideas oI
what marriage means point back
to its comprehensiveness as an
essential Ieature. The question is,
then, what is the core oI this com-
prehensive union that inIorms our
understanding oI it?
Some might say that an endur-
ing romantic and emotional com-
mitment is the essential aspect oI
marriage. It can certainly seem
that way. But saying the core oI
the marital union is an emotional
commitment excludes an impor-
tant aspect oI human existence.
We are not essentially a soul oper-
ating or using our body. In a ma-
terial world, the mind and body
are unifed in the act oI being
human. Because oI this embodi-
ment, any comprehensive union
will necessarily involve a bodily
union not just an emotional or
intellectual commitment.
The only way two human per-
sons can unite organically is in
the generative act. Our bodies can
do all sorts oI things on their own,
but in the generative act, two bod-
ies become an organic whole,
ordered Ior the sake oI new liIe.
Reproduction is a unique good oI
human nature, and yet it requires
the bodily coordination oI two
human persons in a way unlike
any other activity. II a marital
union is a comprehensive union,
and a comprehensive union is a
bodily union, then two men or
two women cannot be united this
way. The extension oI 'marriage
to same-sex couples would ignore
this essential attribute oI a marital
The principle driving the le-
galization oI same-sex marriage
is 'equality under the law a
principle that we all accept. Yet
equality under the law does not
withhold the possibility oI ratio-
nal discrimination. The principle
oI equality under the law claims
that like cases should be treated
in a like manner, and unlike cases
should not. That is, we should not
make attributes unrelated to the
question at hand a Iactor in delib-
eration. For example, a man`s Ia-
vorite favor oI ice cream should
not determine how we try him Ior
murder, but his mental capacity
should. It seems obvious that it is
not unjust to reIuse the status oI
'marriage to unions that simply
are not marriages.
The question remains whether
the state should make this distinc-
tion in the laws. The justice oI a
particular law does not necessar-
ily mean that it ought to be law.
We grow up immersed in a
cultural and intellectual discourse
that determines not only what we
think about issues, but also how
we think about them. The law is
one oI the ways in which we be-
come educated by the culture. II
the law teaches that there is no
distinction between same-sex and
traditional marriage, then the es-
sential characteristics oI marriage
become unclear. People will begin
to think, as they largely already
do, that emotional attachment is
the essential characteristic, while
it is, in Iact, only accidental.
Emotional attachment as the
only basis Ior marriage would
weaken the permanent and exclu-
sive nature oI traditional marriage
that sustains the perpetuation oI
society through the Iamily. This
weakening would, in turn, un-
dermine these norms as applied
to same-sex marriages. Thus, all
Iorms oI marital and romantic in-
volvement would be weakened by
this redefnition.
In addition, it is Ioolish to ex-
pect that our society`s staunch
support oI religious Ireedom will
protect those who do not agree
that same-sex marriage is mar-
riage. II there is no Iundamental
distinction between same-sex
marriages and traditional mar-
riages, then there is no legitimate
reason Ior people oI Iaith to act as
iI there be such a distinction. That
is, it would be mere bigotry to act
upon these belieIs, and the law is
Iar less likely to protect that sort
oI liberty. There are already ex-
amples oI this happening: Cath-
olic charities in Massachusetts
were required by law to place
orphans with same-sex couples;
in keeping with their principles,
they chose instead to shut down.
There is no claim oI justice
that demands that the state treat
non-marital relationships as mar-
riages. II the state Iails to make
the rational distinction between
the two, then the institution oI
marriage will be weakened, and
people who hold the opposing
view will be treated as hateIul
bigots like racists or sexists.
You`ll always remember
where you were Sept. 11,
2001, the exact place and
moment when the sense oI
security we`ve enjoyed all
our lives was suddenly, vio-
lently, and irrevocably shat-
As I write, they`re still
determining the magnitude
oI Tuesday`s tragedy, still
pulling bodies Irom the rub-
ble oI the twin World Trade
Center towers and Irom the
southwestern section oI the
Pentagon demolished in the
most devastating terrorist
attack ever pulled oII on
American soil.
The images we`ve
seen fashed over and over
across TV screens these
past couple days are surreal.
The numbers being thrown
around as people try to es-
timate death tolls and dam-
ages are astronomical. They
are hard to comprehend.
But nothing, short oI los-
ing a loved one, could drive
home the horrible reality oI
what happened in New York
and Washington Tuesday
more than the disruption
oI our everyday lives, oI
which playing and watching
our games has played such a
signifcant part.
The games will go on,
but when they do we won`t
take them Ior granted.
It`s hard to take anything
Ior granted anymore.
Abe Baver
Sept. 13, 2001
Imagine a Twitter that al-
lows you to post whatever
200-character musings cross
your mind, without any culpa-
bility attached. Your username,
picture, and Twitter handle are
not associated with the tweet
in any way. You can say any-
thing without any apparent
Welcome to Yik Yak, or as I
like to call it, 'mean Twitter.
Yik Yak is the latest social
media application. Your prox-
imity groups messages, so the
posts you see are Irom your
very own campus, workplace,
or town.
The app has enabled thou-
sands upon thousands oI
cowards to write mean things
about others. II there were not
enough opportunities to hide
behind evasive usernames and
subtweets, this application
makes it more than convenient.
'Spread the word to grow
the herd, reads Yik Yak`s
website tagline. The applica-
tion markets itselI as a 'com-
munity bulletin board, perIect
Ior sharing 'news, Iunny expe-
riences, shout outs, and jokes
in a 'tight-knit community.
Why you would need to be
anonymous to share news and
harmless jokes? The only logi-
cal reason to use such an app is
to say things about others you
wouldn`t have the guts to say
in person, or at least with your
name attached. Any humorous
observations, breaking news
posts, or mundane daily mus-
ings can be posted with a name
attached. Detaching a user-
name invites nastiness.
The U.S. Constitution
grants the right to Ireedom oI
speech, as Yik Yak reminds us-
ers on the legal portion oI its
website. But it does not grant
the Ireedom to speak without
As reported by psycholo-
gist Keith Ablow, the app
has wreaked havoc in middle
schools and high schools across
the country. Anonymous bomb
threats and serious examples
oI cyber bullying have cropped
up since the app`s Iounding
in December 2013. Legal ac-
tion has Iollowed, as attorneys
are taking their complaints to
Hillsdale students have suI-
Iered the consequences oI Yik
Yak as well. Already, there has
been name-calling about oII-
campus houses, sports teams,
Greek organizations, and indi-
viduals. At a school as small as
Hillsdale, even nameless posts
are not impossible to track
It is sad that court cases are
necessary, and that students at
Hillsdale have taken part in the
sort oI Ioolishness that inspired
such cases. But, oI course, giv-
en the chance to participate in
the crowd-minded cruelty that
is Yik Yak, many will chime in.
The app has the gracious
Ieature oI allowing partici-
pants to rate the Yak as good or
bad, and with enough oI either
'upvotes or 'downvotes, it
either will remain on the site
Iorever or become perma-
nently removed. But that`s not
enough to keep the initial reads
Irom hundreds oI eyes.
Included in those who can
see your posts are the master-
minds behind Yik Yak them-
selves. You may think that
what you post is limited to the
community around you, and
won`t be seen by others. Think
again. Reading the website`s
Iine print reveals that 'by sub-
mitting content through the
Yik Yak service, you grant Yik
Yak a worldwide, non-exclu-
sive, royalty-Iree license to
use, copy, reproduce, process,
adapt, modiIy, publish, trans-
mit, display, and distribute
such content in any and all me-
dia or distribution methods.
Think twice beIore you post
a diss to another Greek house,
or make Iun oI a passing stu-
dent or proIessor. Your Yaks do
have consequences.
II you don`t have anything
nice to say, quit your yakking.
Both the college and com-
munity are trying to answer
students` pleas Ior oII-campus
entertainment. Yet, on a warm,
Saturday evening, the sun casts
shadows over empty volleyball
courts and trails. The bowling
alley, roller rink, and movie the-
ater long Ior the laughter oI Hill-
sdale`s students.
Where are 1,400 college
students who live within a Iew
miles oI all these things? There
are restaurants, entertainment
venues, and hang outs located
oII campus explore them.
Last week, the Collegian
provided six examples oI oII-
campus places to visit in the
community. This week, the Col-
legian reports on the re-opening
oI Silos Fun Park (Ior real this
time) and a new bar and enter-
tainment venue, Broadstreet`s
Underground, along with own-
ers` plans Ior more renovations.
Another local couple hopes to
open a microbrewery down the
street Irom the college (see next
week`s Collegian).
HalI a mile Irom the Suites,
Hayden Park oIIers sand volley-
ball courts, mountain bikes, and
miles oI nature trails.
Baw Beese Lake is com-
plete with disc golI, beachIront,
and grill pits. Other trails wind
around its shore.
Admittedly, Hillsdale and
surrounding cities don`t oIIer the
numerous activities oI an urban
mecca, but there are things to do
Ior those willing to wander oII
the quad.
In a Iew years or less, every
student will graduate and likely
move to a new city. An important
part oI that transition involves
exploring the community and
fnding where to use their talents
as a contributing member (kind
oI like Aristotle`s polis).
Without interacting with the
people and places oI the sur-
rounding community, students
are wasting an opportunity to
learn how to seek out opportuni-
ties that won`t always Iall into
their laps.
AIter graduation, G.O.A.L.
won`t be there to email a com-
prehensive list oI volunteer op-
tions every week. Bill Lundberg
won`t organize running club and
cross country skiing.
Hillsdale teaches us how to
be a valuable member oI soci-
ety. Don`t wait Iour years to put
those lessons into practice.
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As time dwindles in the race be-
tween Terri Lynn Land (R) and Gary
Peters (D) Ior the open Michigan Sen-
ate seat, voters grapple with two can-
didates who have seemingly fipped
the stereotype oI 'women's rights and
right-to-liIe issues.
The race is backward: A woman
who opposes abortion and a white man
who supports it. Backward Irom the
stereotype, at least.
Peters would win the seat by six
points iI the election were held today.
But that number has dropped since July,
when he led the race by nine points, ac-
cording to a recent poll done by EPIC-
MRA and WXYZ 7 Detroit.
Though Land leads the male vote by
a small margin, Peters maintains a large
margin among Iemale voters, with 49
percent Iavoring Peters, 34 percent Ior
Land, and 18 percent undecided. Men
are voting Republican and women are
voting Democrat in this election. Land
needs to convince those undecided
Michigan women in order to have any
chance at the senate seat. And since
Land has improved her stance with
male voters, the election will come
down to the Iemale vote.
Land and Peters could not be Iur-
ther apart on the spectrum. Will Iemale
voters cast the ballot Ior the Iormer
Michigan Secretary oI State who op-
poses abortion, or an 'old white male
(the stereotype which Democrats love
to use against the Right) who supports
partial-birth, sex-selective, and taxpay-
er-Iunded abortions?
A recent ad Irom Senate Major-
ity PAC attacks Land's views: 'Back-
wards: That`s the direction Terri Lynn
Land would take Michigan women.
The ad Ialsely claims that Land
would outlaw common Iorms oI con-
traception. Land's campaign has stated
that she supports access to birth con-
trol, though she has not said outright
what her views on the 'morning-aIter
pill are. Land does, however, support
bans on all abortion, with the exception
oI saving the liIe oI the mother.
Peters`s website states that Michi-
gan women cannot trust Land because
she 'supports a constitutional amend-
ment to recognize personhood or that
Iull human rights begin at conception,
a position that is supposedly 'out oI
Land has responded by stating that,
'as a woman, I might know a little
more about women than Gary Peters.
Peters, on the other hand, supports
expanding Obamacare, NARAL, and
'pregnancy prevention. In July, the
Washington Post reported that close to
halI oI voters in Michigan greatly dis-
like Obamacare. This bodes ill Ior a
candidate who supports its implemen-
There are two key points: First, the
assertion that Land`s pro-liIe stance
makes her untrustworthy Ior Michigan
women is a sweeping judgement, and
an unwise one at that. I am a Michigan
woman, and in my eyes, Land`s stance
makes her more trustworthy.
Second, rather than all the political
mudslinging, both candidates need to
get down to the real questions oI the
election and come out with their own
views on issues, and why they hold
those views.
Why indeed would a woman wage a
'war on women? From a purely eco-
nomic standpoint, how do 'pregnancy
prevention and contraception meth-
ods do anything to Ioster and grow the
economy? Do voters want to live in a
culture where liIe is protected or 'pre-
vented? Is liIe precious, or isn`t it?
And is Ireedom to choose, Ireedom to
do whatever you want, real Ireedom?
A prospective Senator Peters's votes
would support high government in-
volvement, laws harmIul to women,
and a culture oI death.
Land in the Michigan Senate, how-
ever, would be a stepping stone to an
America that supports the culture oI
liIe and upholds true women's rights. It
would be not only the land oI the Iree,
but also the land oI the living.
I don`t want more money.
Yes, Michigan legislature, that`s
correct. I`m a college student. An
English major. An aspiring journalist
with little hope oI ever making big
money. In addition, I currently work
a minimum-wage job. I even come
Irom Massachusetts, where, until
this summer, our minimum wage
was $.60 higher than yours and com-
ing to college meant a pay cut.
I`m precisely the kind oI person
you thought would praise you Ior
giving me a raise. But the joke is on
I should be transparent and con-
Iess that, when my boss Iirst told me
I`d be making $8.15 instead oI $7.40
an hour, my heart Iluttered and I saw
dollar signs.
It was my Iirst day back at my
terriIic on-campus job. I`m part oI
Hillsdale College`s not-so-Iamous
'campus beautiIication crew. The
crew grows, plants, and nurtures the
landscaping all over campus.
I was rambling to my boss about
couponing and budgeting when she
told me that Michigan`s minimum
wage increased, so I was getting
a raise. It won`t aIIect my campus
newspaper job, but a raise Ior the
eight hours a week I spend beautiIy-
ing campus adds $6 to my paycheck.
Sure, that doesn`t seem like
much, but I was initially ecstatic.
It occurred to me that perhaps next
time I`m dying Ior a coIIee, I could
justiIy that $1.50.
But then my coworker piped up.
'Yeah, but now tuition is going to
go up, she muttered.
Cue Ialling rain, wrecking ball,
and super-depressing music.
You see, that extra $96 a semes-
ter won`t do me much good iI ev-
erything else around me costs more.
Maybe Hillsdale won`t actually raise
tuition that much, but what about
grocery stores? Restaurants? Wal-
greens? Chances are that $.50 an
hour will get eaten up by more ex-
pensive milk, burgers, and cough
Forbes magazine reported the re-
sults oI raising the minimum wage:
'Congress raised the minimum
wage 10.6 percent in July, 2009.
In the ensuing six months, nearly
600,000 teen jobs disappeared, even
with nearly 4 percent growth in the
economy, this compared to a loss oI
250,000 jobs in the Iirst halI oI the
year as GDP growth declined by 4
percent. Why? When you raise the
price oI anything, people take less oI
it, including labor.
That`s the problem with the mini-
mum wage hike. It initially looks so
good to those oI us who save change
and clip coupons and indulge our-
selves on Iresh Iruit even though ev-
erything canned is much cheaper.
Why would someone like me turn
down a decent raise?
When you promise me a higher
wage, you suggest that I can pur-
chase a bigger cable plan or a new
phone or a Starbucks latte. Obama
tells me some conservative Iolks
want me to go without. That`s why
they are so cruel and won`t raise the
What you don`t tell me is that iI it
costs my college more to employ me,
it is going to make cuts somewhere
else. II it costs the local Kroger more
to hire cashiers, either the Iood will
cost more or the quality oI it will de-
In Michigan, Kroger employs
some 2,500-5,000 people. Let`s as-
sume it has 2,000 Iull-time workers.
The hike will cost the company more
than $3 million more this year than
last year. Where do you think Kroger
will recoup that money? By growing
a money tree?
No. They`ll add a Iew cents to
my milk and hike the price oI eggs.
They`ll get cheaper produce with
more spots and bangs and dings Irom
a vendor with a lower price.
Best-case scenario, you think you
look like heroes who improved my
standard oI living, when, in reality,
my money has the same purchasing
power it did beIore you scattered
some Iairy change in my paycheck.
Worst-case scenario, you deval-
ued my money. Everything will cost
more and my higher wage will mean
nothing. You tried to Iool me, but
you Iailed.
Please, stop using us to make
yourselI look good. Stop trying to
appear compassionate while playing
political games. II you really want
to give me more money, how about
lowering taxes, or cutting back on
regulations to make entrepreneur-
ship more attractive? Those policies
would actually help the people you
claim to serve.
Everything changed Ior Ray Rice
this Monday.
Last Sunday, Rice was an NFL
star, an elite running back Ior the
Baltimore Ravens. The past Iew
months had been rocky aIter a do-
mestic violence scandal: In Febru-
ary, Rice knocked his Iiancee un-
conscious in an Atlantic City casino
elevator. But on Sunday, as Rice
served the Iirst game oI his result-
ing two-game suspension with the
Iull support oI his team and coach-
es, that scandal must have seemed
Iirmly in his past.
On Monday morning, however,
TMZ leaked security camera Ioot-
age oI the incident itselI. The act oI
violence spread like wildIire across
social media, generating huge cries
oI protest Ior Rice`s light sentence.
This public pressure Iorced more
decisive action Irom the Ravens
and the NFL: The Ravens cut Rice`s
contract, and the NFL handed him
an indeIinite suspension. In all like-
lihood, Rice will never again play a
down oI proIessional Iootball.
The question is not whether Rice
deserves this severe punishment. As
anyone who has seen the video (and
that describes every Iootball Ian in
America) can attest, Rice`s act oI
cruelty was horriIying and deserved
a severe consequence. But the NFL
knew it had been horriIying beIore
the release oI the video. So what
changed its mind on Monday?
'|The video| is something we saw
Ior the Iirst time today. All oI us,
said John Harbaugh, head coach
oI the Baltimore Ravens, on Mon-
day. 'It changed things, oI course.
It made things a little bit diIIerent.
But what did it really change?
The released Iootage was shock-
ing, but it changed none oI the Iacts,
which have been undisputed Ior
months. On Feb. 19, leaked se-
curity Iootage Irom the casi-
no (also Irom TMZ) showed
Rice dragging the uncon-
scious body oI then-Iiancee
Janay Palmer (the two are
now married) out oI the el-
evator. The rest oI the story
came to light over the next
Iew days: The couple had
a heated argument which
turned physical, and Rice
threw a punch. Although
he was charged with ag-
gravated assault, Rice
avoided trial by enrolling
in an intervention program
Ior Iirst-time oIIenders. BeIore
the release oI TMZ`s second video,
counseling and a two-game suspen-
sion were all the consequences Rice
would have Iaced Ior knocking out
a woman he claims to love with a
punch to the head.
Harbaugh says the video
'changed things, but Har-
baugh is Iudging: In reality, the
video changed one thing only.
The security Iootage released on
Monday did not make Rice`s hei-
nous act more disgusting. It only
made it impossible to ignore.
In one day, TMZ`s video
blew away the smokescreen oI
blame projected by Rice, the Ra-
vens, and the NFL since February.
In May, the Baltimore Ravens
tweeted out that 'Janay Rice says
she deeply regrets the role that she
played the night oI the incident.
In his press conIerence, Rice
apologized to his team, his coaches,
and his Ians (notably missing Irom
that list is the woman he abused) Ior
'this situation that me and my wiIe
were in.
To cap it oII, NFL Commis-
sioner Roger Goodell handed
Rice a two-game suspension,
which has been widely noted
as halI the regular duration
oI a Iirst-time suspension Ior
marijuana possession.
So while the video released
Monday changed no Iacts in this
case, it did remind everyone oI one
very important thing: The 'situa-
tion that Rice and his wiIe were in,
and that Janay Rice deeply regrets,
was a two-second span in which a
man who bench presses 400 pounds
clobbered a woman who Iell, hit her
head on the elevator railing, and
then lay unconscious Ior minutes
on a casino Iloor.
The video simply leIt
the NFL now Iacing
a complete PR melt-
down with no
other choice but
to cut ties with
Rice complete-
ly. In doing
so, the NFL
d i s p l a y e d
not a com-
mitment to
stamping out domestic violence, but
shrewd business sense.
Goodell has admitted that the
league should have taken a harsher
stance on Rice Irom the begin-
ning, and the NFL has signiIicantly
toughened its punishments Ior do-
mestic abuse in the Iuture. They had
no other choice, given the public
But the delay between crime and
punishment, and the Iact that Rice
only really received justice aIter
TMZ`s second video went viral, is
a stain on the integrity oI the entire
NFL, which cracks down harder on
players who use steroids to score
touchdowns than on players who
use their honestly-gained muscle to
beat their wives.
The penalty which Rice received
Monday night may not have been
too little but it was certainly too
late, and the NFL, already rocked
by concerns about player endanger-
ment and crime, will have a hard
time overcoming this latest blow to
its integrity.
'One thing I can say is that some-
times in liIe, you will Iail, Rice
said in a particularly poor moment
oI his conIerence. 'But I won`t call
myselI a Iailure. Failure is not get-
ting knocked down, it`s not getting
America has Iinally seen Janay
Palmer get knocked down and not
get up, but the Iailure rests Iirmly
on the shoulders oI Ray Rice, the
Baltimore Ravens, and the National
Football League.
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The Greek dramatist Menander
once wrote that 'time is the healer
oI all necessary evils. Not all evils,
however, are created equal. On this
date 13 years ago, an evil oI im-
mense proportion occurred on our
soil. But now, 13 years later, we can
look back and reIlect with greater in-
sight and wisdom.
I remember, near where I grew
up, there was a mountain where you
could see the top oI the New York
City skyline on a clear day. The Big
Apple to a young boy was baseball,
the Christmas carriage ride through
Central Park, and the most buzzing
metropolis in the world. There was a
conIidence that could only be Iound
in the Iinancial capital oI the world,
a swagger that the city could accom-
plish anything and its might could be
Ielt globally.
But everything changed.
I was 7 years old when the Twin
Towers Iell. I began my day like any
other, having Mom pack me up Ior
school. There, I learned penman-
ship and math, and looked Iorward
to going home to have my aIternoon
snack. My school did not inIorm us
at the time oI the attack and I went
home blissIully unaware oI the
events occurring 70 miles south oI
my home.
When I got home that day though,
my Iather sat me down and told
me that I was old enough to know
what was going on in the city. 'Two
planes Ilew into the Twin Towers in
New York, he said. An American
icon had been destroyed and, with it,
more than 3,000 people died.
I didn`t know how to react at the
time. As I grew older and began to
see the eIIects the attack had on our
lives and our country, I began to un-
derstand the signiIicance oI Sept. 11.
America has been gravely at-
tacked on two occasions: Dec.
7, 1941 and Sept. 11, 2001. Both
launched America into global war.
Both saw a nation awakened and
united by the sacriIice and the hero-
ism oI those who answered the call
in a time oI great need.
Sept. 11 was the second 'day
which will live in inIamy in our
history, but it is slowly becoming
just another moment in time. People
are starting to Iorget the heroism,
sacriIice, and terror that occurred
that day. 9/11 launched a new era in
American history, one dominated by
the threat oI Islamic terrorism, and
resulting in the greatest increase in
government surveillance in our na-
tion`s history.
Sadly, it seems many remember
the negatives that resulted Irom the
attack. While it was one oI the great-
est tragedies oI our lives, many peo-
ple my age should see and recall the
other Ieelings that came out oI this
awIul attack. America came together
to support the cities oI New York
and Washington, D.C. President
George W. Bush threw out the most
memorable Iirst pitch in baseball
history. There seemed to be a revival
in American pride, oI how great this
nation was and how we would come
back Irom this stronger than ever.
We are now 13 years removed
Irom that IateIul day. The impor-
tance oI it seemingly grows Iainter
and Iainter with passing year. We, as
Americans, though, should never al-
low this to happen, just as we have
never let the memory oI Pearl Har-
bor detach itselI Irom the minds oI
the 'Greatest Generation.
The children who lived during
those attacks, the ones just now
graduating college or recently have
graduated, are the custodians oI this
history. We will be the ones who de-
termine how Sept. 11 will be remem-
bered, and we will pass down the
lessons we have learned to younger
generations. We should never Iorget
the Iear that gripped our nation that
day, but we should especially never
Iorget the heroism oI those who gave
their lives in protecting us like
Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer,
who saved many lives by giving his
own, diverting his plane to a Iield in
Pennsylvania away Irom its planned
target in Washington, D.C., and the
New York IireIighters who ran into
danger and pulling us out oI our
darkest hour.
The Hillsdale City Council
decided Tuesday to approve
a Iall, deer bow hunt, switch
to Livestream Ior city council
meeting recordings saving
the city $11,000 a year and
ended with a heated exchange
between Board oI Public Utili-
ties Director Rick Rose and city
council members over the sale
oI a piece oI property.
The City oI Hillsdale owns
a communications tower in In-
dustrial Park, which was built in
partnership with another power
company. The BPU is allowed
to use six spaces on the tower
Ior services like cable TV or
radio assistance, Rose said. But
the BPU isn`t utilizing those six
spaces, which is why there`s
Because the Hillsdale Coun-
ty 911 board uses part oI the
tower, Hillsdale County Com-
missioners came to Rose in July
wanting to buy the property on
which the tower stands. Rose
'The county 911 board said
they were interested in the tow-
er property but we weren`t in-
terested in selling, Rose said.
Councilman Patrick Flan-
nery suggested conducting an
economic analysis to see wheth-
er or not selling the property
would be economically viable
Ior the City oI Hillsdale, but
Rose believes there`s 'no ben-
eft Ior the city.
'I have no Iaith that we can
deal with them |the commis-
sioners|, Rose told the council.
'You`re being used.
Councilwoman Emily Da-
vis clarifed that the property
in question is in Iact owned by
the city, and believes the BPU`s
motives are unclear Ior trying to
keep the property.
'He |Rose| won`t sell it to the
911 group, but he has unclear
motives, Davis said. 'He`s got
six spots |on the tower| Ior an
antenna maybe in the Iuture
it`s really vague. We do need a
good explanation oI why we`re
holding on to it.
In other business, the coun-
cil discussed eliminating the
position oI Director oI Public
SaIety and replacing it with two
new positions: a police chieI
and fre chieI. Davis wanted a
more detailed outline oI what
the new police and fre chieI
positions would look like, as
well as a budget Irom the Public
SaIety Committee, while Coun-
cilman Bruce Sharp wanted
more details about what each
new position would entail.
Since the council Iailed to reach
a decision on the motion, the is-
sue was returned to the commit-
tee Ior Iurther discussion.
City Manager Linda Brown
advised the council against al-
lowing the deer bow hunt this
season, based on data showing
a decrease in Hillsdale`s deer
sightings since the bow hunt
was legalized in 2010. The
council disagreed on the signif-
cance oI the data when Davis
and Sharp provided examples
oI multiple deer sightings with-
in the past month. The motion
passed 8-0 to oIIer the hunt.
The deer bow hunting season
runs Oct. 1 through Nov. 14 and
Dec. 1 through Jan. 1.
Dueling pianos, jazz nights,
beer and wine clubs, and ethnic
selections comprise a Iew oI
the changes students will see at
Broad Street Downtown Mar-
ket and Tavern since spring.
'Our theme is that we al-
ways have something happen-
ing, Broad Street Director oI
Marketing Maree Socha said.
Its new Downtown Under-
ground a bar, lounge, and
dance club space is the place
in which Broad Street hopes
many oI these things will hap-
'We were told by many that
there`s no place or venue like a
nightclub that people can go to
with Iriends and have Iun, Co-
owner Mick Ritter said.
More than 200 people at-
tended its grand opening Sat-
urday, Aug. 23, to show their
enthusiasm Ior the changes to
the Tavern, Market, and base-
ment extension, the Downtown
'The day was all that we
wanted to accomplish, Ritter
said oI the grand opening. 'The
atmosphere Ielt like a wedding,
because everyone was happy,
smiling, and dancing.
The Underground is open
Wednesday through Sun-
day and will Ieature karaoke
Wednesdays, bar trivia Thurs-
days, live entertainment Irom
bands within a 100-mile radius
oI Hillsdale, and looks to host
comedy club and jazz nights.
With the Underground`s bar
extension, Broad Street now oI-
Iers beer and wine royalty pro-
grams, where members pay $50
Ior a one-year membership that
includes a hand-thrown goblet
Irom local pottery shop Toast-
ed Mud and $1 oII every drink
with it. For those who want a
customized mug, they can take
it across the street to Toasted
Mud to paint themselves.
In addition to the Under-
ground, which Ieatures a stage
Ior live entertainment, 24 beer
taps, fat-screen TVs, a pool
table, darts, and table shuIfe-
board, visitors noticed changes
upstairs, too.
The Market 'is like taking
an adventure through Ioreign
countries, Socha said.
She compared the Market`s
oIIerings to what shoppers
would fnd at an urban grocery
store like Trader Joe`s or Whole
Foods. In addition to selling
locally-grown speciality items,
the Market now Ieatures Iood
sections organized by countries
like Italy, Spain, and America.
In an eIIort to boost aIter-
noon business, Socha said the
Tavern will begin oIIering
15-minute lunches in the next
couple weeks.
'We want people to get
in and out quickly but know
they`ll still get the same high
quality service and atmo-
sphere, she said.
Although the Underground
has only been open a Iew
weeks, Ritter is already look-
ing Iorward to Broad Street`s
next project.
'I used to say this |Down-
town Underground| was the f-
nal phase, but now I just say it`s
the next phase,` Ritter said.
In the next Iew months, Rit-
ter hopes to begin work on an
outdoor deck space that will
stay open year-round using fre
With all oI its renovations,
Broad Street hopes to provide a
location Ior all people in Hills-
dale to convene and enjoy good
'We want to be that place
where people come to cele-
brate, Socha said.
The doors oI Hillsdale`s
amusement park, Silos Fun Park,
are fnally open Ior business.
Park co-owners Dave and
Mary Cleveland ran it Irom
2004 to 2010, but other business
ventures and Iamily obligations
infuenced them to put it up Ior
sale or lease.
AIter being closed Ior nearly
three and a halI years, the park is
fnally back in Iull swing.
Joe and Christina Taormina
began renting the property in
February 2014 and have taken
over its operation.
Immediately aIterward, the
couple began renovations.
Because the arcade is now
closed due to outstanding ex-
penses, Joe was able to use his
fnances Ior other projects. 'The
swamp was cleaner than the
pool holding the bumper cars,
and the driving range was par-
tially damaged Irom vandaliza-
tion, he said. Now there are se-
curity cameras by the range, and
the water is clearer.
Though the 'Spring Cars Ior
go-cart racing are in the process
oI being repaired, all other rac-
ing cars are ready to be used.
Not only has the park been
repaired, it now serves Sicilian
style pizza, which Joe claims is
'the best you`re going to fnd
around here.
The Iood is made Iresh daily,
with no Irozen dough or sauce,
and Ior those who`d rather stay
cozy in their dorms, Silos oI-
Iers Iree delivery. The new
diner also serves various kinds
oI breadsticks, cinnamon bites,
coke products, and soIt-serve ice
Patrons walking into the
building will notice booths and
seating arrangements on the frst
foor, and the upper-level also
serves as a dining hall that can
seat up to 70 people.
Eventually, Joe said he would
like a sports bar in the upper din-
ing room, which would serve
alcoholic beverages. Although
the sports bar is still a work in
progress, Joe has high hopes
Ior Silos. He wishes to promote
the new business throughout the
community by giving a 5 percent
discount on any Iood item to a
student who shows their school
ID. Joe also plans to give dis-
counts to Hillsdale students,
teachers, college athletes, coach-
es, city workers and oIfcials,
and the police department.
'For every semester a student
maintains a 4.0 GPA, and can
show prooI through transcripts
or teacher`s signatures, that per-
son will receive a Iree meal on
me, Joe said.
The park hours aren`t set in
stone, but as oI now, Joe gives
a rough idea oI the schedule. He
says that Sunday through Thurs-
day the park will be open dur-
ing the day and close at 10 p.m.,
with the exception oI Mondays,
in which the park may be open
until 10:30 p.m. Ior the students
who wish to watch NFL on Mon-
day nights.
Although the outside activi-
ties will remain open as long as
weather allows, the Iood service
and dining hall will remain open
year-round, except Ior possibly
closing lunch service during the
Iall and winter months.
Rachel Moore, a sophomore
at Hillsdale College, said she`s
excited to try out the new activi-
'Silo-Joe`s has really picked
itselI up oII the ground, she
said. 'The mini-golI course
looks really Iun. I can`t wait
to head over there and check it
Sophomore Carrick Con-
way visited Silos within the last
Iew weeks and said good things
about his experience.
'I had a great time, the karts
exceeded my expectations,
Conway said. 'Prices seemed
decent to me not too expen-
Joe said the park will con-
tinue to be enhanced with new
ideas such as the sports bar, a
renovated golfng range, and
planned activities like mini-golI
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Grab a Drink
Where to
In Hillsdale and Jonesville
Rosalies Roadhouse
Known on campus for: the Long Island iced tea
When looking for that perfect frst date spot,
share a pizza at the quaint little house-turned-
Heres to you Pub & Grub
Known around campus Ior: beer growlers ($15
jugs oI your Iavorite beer to take home)
Karaoke nights on Wednesdays are a great way
to break up the week and grab a drink with
Hunt Club
Known on campus Ior: $2 well drinks aIter 9
p.m. on Thursdays
For a rustic, cozy Ieel, or some delicious buIIalo
chicken rolls, check out the Hunt Club!
The Saucy Dogs Barbeque
Known on campus Ior: the Iurry Iour-legged
Iriend, and other dog themed drinks
The Iun atmosphere at Saucy`s, combined with
classic BBQ, makes the drive to Jonesville well
worth it!
Johnny Ts Bistro
Known on campus Ior: bottomless wine Tues-
Johnny T`s is a Hillsdale classic. New wine
Tuesdays make their large meals even tastier!
Olivias Chop House
Known on campus Ior: the wine corner
Choose your own delicious bottle oI wine and
enjoy an upscale and memorable meal at Oliv-
El Cerrito
Known on campus for: favored margaritas
For tasty Mexican food and fun margs, stop by
El Cerrito, and check out their daily specials!
In addition to the exciting new Underground at Broad
Street Downtown Market and Tavern, grab a drink at one
oI these other popular locations:
AIter voting to change Irom
a village to city, Jonesville aims
to reduce taxation and stream-
line public services in order to
attract business owners and Ios-
ter growth.
BeIore becoming a city,
Jonesville was governed and
taxed by two units oI govern-
ment a village and a town-
ship. Now the city will uniIy
those roles and provide all
services previously divided be-
tween the two, such as election
services, street upkeep, and the
police and fre departments.
'The goal is that you would
come to one place Ior services
and not have to go to the vil-
lage Ior some things and the
township Ior other things,
said JeII Gray, Jonesville city
The Fayette Township oI-
fces are open Irom 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. Monday through Friday,
and are closed Wednesdays.
The Jonesville City oIfces,
however, are open 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. With elections han-
dled by the city, citizens may
need to register to vote. Now
they are able to do that under
normal business hours.
The City oI Jonesville will
tax the same amount as the vil-
lage did, and the township will
no longer collect taxes Irom
the city.
By eliminating the Fayette
Township tax, those with resi-
dential properties in Jonesville
will save money, and major
gains will be seen Ior commer-
cial and industrial properties.
'Part oI this was an eco-
nomic development initiative
to try and make sure we stayed
competitive and encouraged
growth in Jonesville, Gray
said. 'Removing the township
tax makes Jonesville more
attractive to businesses who
may look to build in our city.
Because Hillsdale County
borders Indiana and Ohio,
Jonesville is sometimes Iorced
to compete Ior the attention
oI local business owners. One
Iactor businesses consider in
choosing a location is the tax
'To be able to reduce taxes
is one thing that helps us have
an advantage Ior business
owners, Gray said.
Because oI the two cit-
ies` proximity, Hillsdale is
also a business competitor Ior
Jonesville, but Hillsdale Hu-
man Resource Director Kay
Freese doesn`t believe this
change will impact Hillsdale
'I can`t Ioresee that there
will be any impact at all, she
For years, the village gov-
ernment considered whether
Jonesville should become a
city. In 2011 there was enough
interest that the village council
appointed a Citizens Advisory
Committee to determine how
villagers Ielt about the idea.
The committee recommended
that the council proceed.
The state reviewed and sur-
veyed the village borders, then
approved the plan.
Residents elected a charter
commission oI nine eligible
voters to draIt the Jonesville
City Charter, defning the du-
ties and powers oI the city.
The charter was submitted
to the governor`s oIfce Ior re-
view by the attorney general,
and having met all require-
ments, went to a vote by the
people where it was approved
August 5.
Next, the city council was
elected. Five oI the six village
council members transIerred to
the city council.
'End oI story is what I`ve
talked about along the way:
this thing started with the peo-
ple oI Jonesville, the charter
was written by the people oI
Jonesville, and it was passed
by the people oI Jonesville,
Gray said. 'To me it really is
democracy in action, and the
people are choosing their own
action and the direction on their
own Ieet.
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didn`t make it on their teams`
rosters this year, they are added
to a growing list oI Chargers, 11
in the last six years, who have
signed with NFL clubs, mak-
ing their names both known in
the NFL world and legendary at
Muddy Waters Stadium.
Veldheer and Holmes gave
advice to the Hillsdale Iootball
team going into this season.
'I always thought playing in
the NFL was a pipe dream, espe-
cially as a Ireshman and sopho-
more, but as time when on, I saw
the possibility, and its there Ior
everyone as long as you work
hard and put the eIIort in to keep
improving yourselI, Holmes
said. 'All I have leIt to say is go
Veldheer advised: 'Work as
hard as you can, control what
you can control, and keep a posi-
tive attitude.
You can catch the Iormer
Chargers on Sunday when the
Raiders take on the Texans and
the Cardinals Iace the New York
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The Hillsdale women`s tennis
team opened their season with a
tough slate oI three matches over
the weekend, winning on Sunday
to fnish on a positive note.
On Friday, the Chargers Iaced
Ohio Dominican University, Iall-
ing 6-3.
Junior Lindsay Peirce said
that while the team Iought hard
in singles, the team displayed
much oI its strength in its dou-
bles matches, winning two out oI
Junior Sydney Delp contrib-
uted to the wins with a victory in
her singles match.
'For our frst match oI the
season, I was really impressed
with how the girls perIormed,
coach Nicole Walbright said.
'Everyone put their best eIIort
Iorward and we had good results
and a lot to learn Irom Ior the rest
oI our season.
On Saturday, the women had
to move to an indoor court due to
a rain delay, where the team Iell
5-4 to Walsh University.
Despite the changes, the team
adapted quickly and Iought hard.
'I was particularly happy be-
cause every time we have played
Walsh, we have gotten better and
better, Walbright said. 'Walsh
barely slipped by with a victory
over us, but we are confdent we
can win iI we meet them at the
conIerence tournament.
Despite the losses, the team
remained positive as they contin-
ued their trip through Ohio, en-
abling them to fnish their week-
end with an 8-1 victory over
Ashland University.
AIter not getting oII the court
the previous day until 10 p.m.,
the Chargers delivered an out-
standing perIormance, only los-
ing one singles match.
'Sunday was a perIect day
Ior tennis, Walbright said. 'We
went in confdent and had the
mental game oI how to take care
oI business. The nerves oI start-
ing a new season were gone and
everyone was able to put their
best game Iorward.
But the weekend wasn`t an
easy fght Ior the team.
'Playing Iour to fve hour
matches three days in a row can
take a toll on your body, senior
team captain Morgan Delp said.
But as the season progresses
Walbright said she looks Ior-
ward to improving the team`s
endurance, both mentally and
physically, to last through long
'Sometimes I think it`s more
taxing on the mental game than it
is physically, but then I remem-
ber how intense it is when I`m
sore Monday morning, Peirce
Despite playing three teams
this past weekend, the tennis
team looks Iorward to the Iree-
dom their new schedule allows.
Similar to last weekend, the
team has had many three-match
weekends in previous years.
However, this year the team will
enjoy more two-match weekends
thanks to a less intense schedule.
The team is now preparing
Ior its frst two-game series this
weekend, playing TiIfn Univer-
sity on Saturday and the Univer-
sity oI Findlay on Sunday.
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On a perIect Saturday Ior
golfng, with clear skies and lit-
tle wind, the Hillsdale golI team
opened their season with a Iourth
place fnish at the Kyle Ryman
Shootout held at Mohawk GolI
Club in TiIfn, Ohio.
The team shot a total score
oI 303 in the morning round and
314 in the aIternoon, led by se-
nior co-captain Chalberg with
rounds oI 73 and 74.
A stat the coaches like to keep
is called 'bounce-back, which
logs the number oI times a player
Iollows a double bogey with a
par or better. With only nine total
double bogeys Irom the Chargers
in 180 holes played, the team
was able to 'bounce-back seven
The Chargers were the only
team out oI seven in the tour-
nament to have played at the
Donald Ross designed Mohawk
course prior to the shootout, so
the team`s practice round on Fri-
day was especially important.
The course`s elevated greens
are unIorgiving to missed shots;
however, Chalberg noted that
'people were able to play decent-
ly well because we went over a
good game plan beIore.
Saturday was a long day oI
golI Ior the fve members oI the
week`s travel squad: Chalberg
and Ireshmen Joe Torres, Logan
KauIIman, Ben Meola, and Steve
Sartore. The day included 36
continuous holes nine hours oI
play with no break.
A day that long requires a high
level oI physical and mental ft-
ness, Harner said.
'GolI is very much a game oI
patience. You manage your Iu-
ture by managing your present.
In a long day it`s hard not to think
about what`s out there. Taking it
one shot at a time defnitely ap-
plies, Harner said.
The tournament provided the
coaching staII with a better idea
oI how to run a purposeIul prac-
tice and gave the players their
frst taste oI collegiate golI.
'Playing 36 |holes| was phys-
ically exhausting, Sartore said,
'but it was a great experience Ior
being my frst college match, and
I look Iorward to the next.
Coach Harner said he is
proud oI the way the Ireshman
perIormed and especially noted
Chalberg`s toughness and ma-
turity, pointing to his fnal hole
oI the day a 602 yard par 5.
Chalberg missed the Iairway and
opted to place a diIIerent Iairway
into play, hit his shot over pine
trees to the green and walked
away with a birdie.
Chalberg said a personal high-
light came on the 10th hole oI the
morning when he hit the fag pin
Ior what would have been his
frst hole-in-one.
Perhaps that will come this
weekend in Bay City, Michigan
as the Chargers compete in the
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Tim Dezelski has always
wanted to play proIessional bas-
ketball. Now he has a chance to
realize that dream.
The 2014 Hillsdale College
grad has taken his talents to the
N2 division in Luxembourg. He
will begin games soon Ior BBC
Residence WalIerdange, a team
that is going into its 49th season
as a proIessional squad.
'Playing basketball proIes-
sionally had always been my
dream since I was a young kid
and I am blessed and thankIul to
be here, Dezelski said via email.
The 6` 6 Iorward gradu-
ated as one oI the most deco-
rated players in school history.
In 2012 he was named to the
GLIAC All-Tournament team.
In 2013 he was named Second-
Team All-GLIAC, and in 2014
he was awarded with First-Team
All-GLIAC, Daktronics First-
Team All-Region, and Daktron-
ics Third-Team All-American
'He is hands down the most
competitive person I`ve ever
met. No matter the game, he
gave it his all and always wanted
to win, Hillsdale senior guard
Darius Ware said.
Dezelski gained some interest
Irom proIessional teams during
his career at Hillsdale and made
the decision to go to Europe aIter
he attended an exposure camp in
Las Vegas, Nevada.
'It was relatively early to sign
with a team but I Ielt like it was
the right ft Ior me, Dezelski
There are obviously some
cultural diIIerences between the
United States and Europe, but
Dezelski is making adjustments
on and oII the court to be suc-
'The European style oI bas-
ketball is much diIIerent than in
America. Everything Irom play
style to reIereeing, so it has been
a big adjustment, Dezelski said.
'The basketball situation is quite
diIIerent than some people might
expect because in my league
there are only two truly proIes-
sional players per team. The rest
are Luxembourgish citizens who
work or attend school beIore
coming to practice. A lot oI re-
sponsibility is placed on the pro-
Iessional players in games and
workouts as well.
II Dezelski plays anything
like he did Ior the Chargers, Res-
idence WalIerdange can expect a
lot oI production on the boards
and in the paint oIIensively. In
his senior season Dezelski aver-
aged 22.9 points per game with
9.6 rebounds. As it stands right
now he is the tallest player on the
team by two inches so he may
have to switch Irom being a Ior-
ward to a center.
One oI the things Dezelski is
enjoying about his new job is be-
ing able to Iocus on the sport he
'The best part about be-
ing over here is that I can Iully
commit myselI to the game oI
basketball and pushing myselI
to reach my Iull potential. With
no schoolwork or other job it can
become my sole Iocus, Dezel-
ski said.
II Dezelski has not reached
his Iull potential then the other
teams in the league are going
to be in trouble. He is already a
proven scorer with a tenacity that
makes him tough on deIense.
Although this is a great op-
portunity Ior Dezelski to contin-
ue his career, he is missing some
people and things Irom home.
'There are plenty oI things I
miss about America. Leaving my
girlIriend, my teammates, my
Iamily, and my Iriends behind
has been the most diIfcult ad-
justment, Dezelski said.
He is not the only one making
the adjustment. His girlIriend,
senior Kadie Lowery, a guard on
the Hillsdale women`s basketball
team, has to deal with the dis-
tance as well.
'The hardest part I`d say is
transitioning Irom seeing him
every single day while on cam-
pus Ior the past Iew years to
not at all. It`s defnitely an ad-
justment but we make it work,
Lowery said.
Fortunately, English is widely
used in Luxembourg so there
isn`t a huge learning curve as Iar
as a language barrier. The thing
that has taken the longest Ior him
to get used to is the laid-back
liIestyle they have in Europe, he
Dezelski leIt his mark on
Hillsdale basketball. His work
ethic that got him the opportu-
nity to play proIessionally stuck
with the team.
'Tim`s competitive nature
pushed the team and motivated
us to do better each day, each
game, and each possession. Al-
though we don`t have Timmy D
to help motivate us as a team, his
nature infuenced many oI our
guys to continue to compete day
in and day out, Ware said.
Playing in Luxembourg will
give Dezelski an opportunity to
continue playing the game he
loves at a high level and will al-
low him to harness his skills to
achieve Iuture success. II he can
be as consistently good overseas
as he was in Charger blue, he
will be able to play basketball Ior
a long time.
'I hope to play proIessionally
Ior as long as I physically can! It
is my dream and I hope to take
advantage Ior as long as pos-
sible, Dezelski said.
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AIter winning their frst game
at the Dunn Hospitality Invita-
tion this weekend, the Char-
gers volleyball team sunk into a
three-game slump.
At the Invitational, the Char-
gers Iaced Division II, non-con-
Ierence teams at the University
oI Southern Indiana.
The Chargers came out strong
on Friday against the Cedarville
University Yellow Jackets, beat-
ing them 3-2, but lost their sec-
ond match oI the day to the host
team, University oI Southern In-
diana, 3-0.
On Saturday, the Chargers
were bested by Missouri-St.
Louis 3-0, and then the Univer-
sity oI West Florida, 3-1.
Head coach Chris Gravel
said the team played two games
well, despite losing three oI the
Iour. He attributed the less stel-
lar games to kinks in the team`s
mental game.
'We played almost a little bit
nervous, which we shouldn`t be
doing anymore now that we`re
an older team, Gravel said oI
the mostly junior team.
Senior right-side hitter Mea-
gan McPhetridge mentioned
team synergy and serve-receive
as things to improve Ior the frst
regular season games this week-
'We had a pretty solid serve-
receive going into the weekend,
but the more we played, our
communication started to lack a
little bit, McPhetridge said.
She explained that when the
serve-receive is poor, the play-
ers can`t execute a 'Iast middle
a quick, precise set and spike
something the team normally
does well. Overall, however, she
said she views the weekend as a
learning experience, and a good
one in particular Ior the team`s
Ireshmen: setter and deIensive
specialist Brittany Jandasek, and
leIt-side hitter Jessie Kopmeyer.
Kopmeyer came out oI her
frst day oI collegiate play with
11 digs and 27 kills.
Jandasek admitted to ner-
vousness but said she was able to
Iorget it quickly.
'When I frst went in, I was
defnitely nervous, but aIter the
frst couple oI plays, you relax
and you just get into a groove as
you start to play, Jandasek said.
At Tuesday night`s prac-
tice Gravel anticipated that the
nerves will wear oII.
'I think it`s something we`re
going to grow out oI pretty
quick, but this weekend will
tell, he said.
Jandasek expressed an eager-
ness Ior the next competition
an emotion that was practically
palpable at Tuesday`s practice,
as women`s voices peppered the
air calling the ball and directing
their teammates.
The Chargers begin their reg-
ular season by Iacing Lake Erie
College on Friday at 7 p.m. and
Ashland University on Saturday
at 2 p.m. in the Dawn Tibbetts
Potter Arena.
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The combination oI the re-
turning runners and the new ad-
ditions made such an impressive
roster that it had to be nationally
The Hillsdale women`s
cross-country team received the
highest preseason NCAA Di-
vision II ranking it has had in
school history. The team ranked
2nd in the region and 8th in the
The preseason ranking is
based on the race times oI re-
turning runners as well as the
Ireshmen runners.
'It`s more oI a predication
than anything, senior Rachel
Warner said, 'But now it`s sort
oI an expectation too.
This ranking means the team
is expected to qualiIy Ior the na-
tional meet in early December.
'Yes, it`s exciting Ior the
program to be recognized on
the national level, however, it`s
just a ranking. We are at day
one. Come end oI the season,
only one ranking matters. We
need to do our talking out on
the course, head coach Joseph
Lynn said.
Lynn has a track record oI
success in turning collegiate
athletes into victors. 'It`s not
rocket science. It`s about being
consistent over time, runners
discipline and prepare them-
selves daily, Lynn said.
During his fnal year oI
coaching at Grand Valley State
University, Lynn`s team earned
three national titles, a Ieat that
set a new school record.
'II anyone can make us as
good as we can be, it`s him, ju-
nior Kristina Galat said.
Lynn believes the women
have a promising shot at being
on the podium at nationals, es-
pecially with the fve Ireshmen.
The newcomers, Hannah
McIntyre, Maddie Richards,
Amanda Reagle, Andrea Bodery
and Katie Mersereau, all have
5K times under 20 minutes.
'They have potential to have
a huge impact on the program,
Lynn said.
Seeing what they are capable
oI, Lynn has switched up their
training, adding more liIting and
cross training. To continue to
gain strength, every athlete in-
cludes anywhere between two to
Iour hours oI swimming, biking,
or elliptical workouts into their
weekly training.
On Friday, the ladies race
at Michigan State University.
Coach Lynn will use this meet
to gauge the teams` status.
'The meet will be a good
test oI our overall ftness to see
where we are at, Lynn said.
The Hillsdale runners` team
placing will determine iI they
travel to an invitational in Lou-
isville, Kentucky next weekend.
'We have a lot oI talent and
a lot oI hard workers so our
team is really deep right now,
Warner said. 'A lot oI people
perIorm better on race day than
they do in workouts so I`m ex-
cited to see the competitive side
oI our team.
Chief Staff Ofpcer for Dr. Arnn
and head Colf Coach Mike
Harner talks about coaching
the Men's Division II Colf
What were the motivations
to make Golf a D-II sport on
We had a golI team back when
I was a student here. The team
played other schools in the
NAIA conIerence (National
Association oI Intercollegiate
Athletics), many oI those same
competitors we now play at
Division II. It had always had
a presence on campus, but it
wasn`t well Iunded. Sadly, 10
years ago we had to discontinue
the team because other sports on
campus took precedence at the
time. Finally, the means became
available to us thanks to an en-
dowment by Dawn Potter, and
we were able to accelerate to the
next level.
How did you start building a
team, and what did you look
for when you were recruiting?
The club golI team helped us
identiIy the talent that was here
on campus. Many oI those play-
ers competed in the National
Collegiate Club Association
tournaments and that helped us
fnd what players we wanted to
start our Division II team with.
We recruited the high school
kids just like any other NCAA
sport. We searched the web, we
visited schools. The students we
recruited were able to compete
at college level, and they were
able to compete with Hillsdale
College academics. It`s a good
thing the students we were look-
ing Ior academically are not un-
common in the sport oI golI.
What is some going to be some
of your biggest challenges this
season as a new team?
Other schools have the advan-
tage oI visiting the same tourna-
ment felds every year, and be-
coming acquainted with them.
As a new team we don`t have
that advantage. It is something
we will have to address as we
move on. We are also a young
team with six Ireshman. College
golI isn`t like high school golI
where you just play 18 holes at
a time. Sometime you`re play-
ing 54 holes a day as a college
golI athlete. They are balanc-
ing studies as well as adjusting
to school. We told their parents
that some won`t play every
game or will just play Iall or
spring. Academics are their frst
What does an average prac-
tice day look like for a Hills-
dale golfer?
Imagine the normal academic
liIe oI a Hillsdale student and
then add 20 hours a week oI golI
commitment on top oI that. Most
oI the players get out oI class at
2 p.m. and they head out to the
driving range, or some days we
will go to the course and work
on chipping and putting. In ad-
dition to skills we work on our
mental game as well. I love the
Wimbledon quote, 'II you can
meet triumph and disaster and
treat those two imposters the
same. In golI you have great
shots, and low shots. Neither
oI those shots defne you as a
golIer, and our players have to
remember that. Look at both as
things to learn Irom.
Some of the players mentioned
some unique training methods
like early morning yoga. Care
to elaborate?
Well, there are tremendous
health benefts to Yoga. I am
not aIraid to call myselI a Yogi
Ior liIe. I used it as a way to
build fexibility Ior their shots
and also as an eIIective way to
wake them up when we went
on our team retreat at Rockwell
Lodge in Luther, MI this sum-
mer. I laughed at them Ior work-
ing so hard. I don`t think many
oI them realized how intense a
halI hour oI Yoga could be, they
were sweating hard, and breath-
ing heavy.
What are some of the ner
courses you`ll get to play on
now that you all are a D-II
There are many legendary de-
signers oI golI courses. One
such designer is Donald Ross.
We just recently played on a
course he designed in Ohio. We
will get to play on the exquisite
Harborside International GolI
Course in Chicago this year, as
well as incredible courses up
north. II you`re a Hillsdale golI-
er you will get to play some oI
the best courses in the country.
Our motto is Strength Rejoices
in the Challenge, and we em-
brace it by playing some oI the
country`s best.
What is you philosophy when
it comes to coaching and moti-
vating your players?
I am a positive leader, but I am
also a big believer in the com-
ponent oI personal responsibil-
ity when it come to your golI
game. Take responsibility Ior
making yourselI better, and take
each game as a learning experi-
ence. I agree with what philoso-
pher and Charger golI athlete
Brad Mitzner says every time
he walks on to a course, 'Where
is the frst tee, and what`s the
course record? I want all my
players to have that mentality.
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Hillsdale`s season opener
hardly lacked excitement. UnIor-
tunately, the Chargers came out
on the losing side as the Findlay
Oilers won a thrilling contest 46-
38 in Iront oI their home Ians on
'Our guys don`t have anything
to hang their heads about, head
coach Keith Otterbein said. 'We
were Iaced with a pretty big chal-
lenge. That quarterback is pretty
good. The Oilers` quarterback,
Iormer Ohio State recruit Verlon
Reed, accounted Ior all six oI
Findlay`s touchdowns, with Iour
on the ground and two through
the air. Hillsdale`s quarterback
was not too shabby either.
'Mark |LaPrairie| did a pretty
good job, coach Otterbein said
in praise oI his quarterback. 'He
showed composure. We took
care oI the Iootball. Redshirt
sophomore LaPrairie threw Ior
214 yards and a touchdown with-
out throwing a pick, in addition
to scoring a rushing touchdown
in his frst game as a starter. He
had a chance to lead the Chargers
to overtime with a last-minute
drive, but couldn`t fnd the end
zone beIore time ran out.
'It was exciting, LaPrairie
said about playing in such a close
contest in his frst start. 'Hon-
estly I liked |the pressure|. It was
really cool. I wanted to be in that
position. Ultimately, next time I
wish we would have had a time-
out or a little more time and we
could have fnished the drive.
LaPrairie was not the only Char-
ger to shine in the season opener.
Redshirt sophomore tailback
Bennett Lewis carried the ball
24 times Ior 143 yards and three
'He`s one oI those guys that
you really enjoy blocking Ior,
starting center Justice Karmie
said. 'He makes you look good.
Lewis suIIered a season-end-
ing injury in last year`s opener,
so it was great Ior the team to see
him out on the feld producing.
'He did a tremendous job,
coach Otterbein said about
Lewis`s play. 'I Ieel really good
at this stage about where we`re
at with our tailback position.
Backup tailback Wade Wood
also contributed Iour carries Ior
35 yards Ior the Chargers.
On the deIensive side, senior
Tim Moinet picked oII a pass
and redshirt senior Butch Her-
zog recorded 10 solo tackles Ior
Hillsdale. This Saturday, Hill-
sdale will look to pick up their
frst win oI the season at Lake
Erie. According to Otterbein, the
Chargers know what they need to
improve on to get the win.
'We`d like to be a little more
eIfcient on third down, coach
Otterbein said. Hillsdale fn-
ished just 3-Ior-9 on third downs
against Findlay. One key Iailure
to convert on third down oc-
curred on the opening drive oI
the second halI in which the
Chargers had a chance to take
the lead, but couldn`t convert on
'We were 3-Ior-9 on third
downs which isn`t great,
LaPrairie said. 'We can do a bet-
ter job oI controlling the ball and
not giving it back to them.
Hillsdale will also look to win
the big play battle.
'HopeIully we`ll be able to
generate some big plays, coach
Otterbein said. 'We had eight big
plays on Saturday which is about
where we want to be. |But| we
gave up too many.
Lake Erie is coming oII a hu-
miliating 66-21 loss to Ashland.
Hillsdale realizes such a result
makes a team dangerous.
'They`re a little bit embar-
rassed and want to make a name
Ior themselves, Karmie said.
'We`ve just got to play the way
we play, stick to the Iundamen-
The Chargers hope that, in do-
ing so, they`ll return to Hillsdale
Ior their home opener with an
even record.
LeIt tackle Jared Veldheer `10
was a vital ingredient to the Ari-
zona Cardinals` O-line success
against the San Diego Chargers
on Monday night.
The Cardinals trailed the
Chargers Ior nearly the entire
second halI, but pulled ahead
with just 2:25 remaining in the
game to win the tight contest by
one point, 18-17.
'It was great. Being out there
with a new team and getting the
win like we did, it was an awe-
some way to start the season,
Veldheer said.
The Monday night game
marked the frst regular season
game in which Veldheer called
the University oI Phoenix Sta-
dium his home feld. AIter play-
ing Iour seasons with the Oak-
land Raiders, Veldheer signed
as a Iree agent with Arizona in
When asked about the sea-
son`s goals, Veldheer`s answer
was immediate: 'the Super-
'To get to the Superbowl is
always the goal. There`s def-
nitely smaller goals along the
way-- basically doing what I can
to help the team, Veldheer said.
Veldheer was not the only
Iormer Hillsdale Charger to see
the feld during the NFL`s season
kickoII weekend.
Andre Holmes `11 suited
up in his no. 18 Oakland Raid-
ers uniIorm to Iace the New
York Jets on Sunday night at the
MetLiIe Stadium in New Jersey.
The wide receiver saw the
feld with special teams.
'I want to help my team in
any way that I can, whether it`s
with special teams or at wide re-
ceiver, Holmes said.
During the preseason,
Bleacher Report boasted that
Holmes could have a 'breakout
Although the Jets deIeated
the Raiders 19-14, Holmes said
the team is looking Iorward to
having a successIul season.
'We have a good team. The
sky is the limit, Holmes said.
According to Holmes, Oak-
land`s outlook is similar to Hills-
dale`s this year, almost repeating
Coach Otter`s plan when he said:
'the bottom line is: you have to
take it week by week, one game
at a time.
Hillsdale`s Iormer middle
linebacker Brett Pasche `14
and All-American H-back Cam
White `13 were also involved in
the NFL`s preseason.
Pasche was invited to the
Detroit Lions` rookie training
camp, and Cam White attended
the Indianapolis Colts` pre-
season camp.
'I went into the camp very
thankIul that I was getting any
sort oI opportunity, but certainly
ready to make an impression,
Pasche said. 'The Iacilities and
overall experience were very
cool. It is diIfcult to be prepared
your frst time to try to learn all
that you are expected to learn in
a couple days, especially trying
to learn two positions. It was
very demanding physically and
mentally, but it was defnitely an
awesome experience.
During his frst preseason
game against the Jets on Aug. 7,
White gained attention aIter he
caught a pass in which he drew
a deIensive penalty and gave the
Colts a frst down.
'That was pretty sweet. That
was my frst oIIensive snap in
that game. And I got in the hud-
dle and I heard the play call and I
had an idea that it could come to
me, so I was excited. And it hap-
pened, and I got the penalty with
it too, so I was really pumped aI-
ter that, defnitely, White said.
Although Pasche and White
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II President Larry Arnn gets
his wish, in less than three years
Hillsdale`s new 27,000 square
Ioot chapel will complete the
The college must raise the re-
maining $13 million oI the $26
million budget to start construc-
tion on the blueprints drawn by
Duncan Stroik, proIessor oI ar-
chitecture at the University oI
Notre Dame. Placed between the
Dow Leadership Center and the
Grewcock Student Union, the
campus chapel will be a sacred
place oI beauty and worship Ior
all students and Iaculty.
Since he became president in
2000, Arnn has envisioned a cha-
pel on campus.
'Reading the Iounding docu-
ments oI the college, in particular
Article 6 which explains how by
precept and example the college
will teach the essentials oI Chris-
tian Iaith and religion, Dr. Arnn
saw the need Ior a chapel, ChieI
Administrative OIfcer Rich
Pewe said.
In the last year, the plans Ior
the chapel accelerated when a
donor came Iorward with a gen-
erous giIt that covered about halI
oI the budget.
Provost David Whalen ex-
plained the architectural vision
oI the senior administration and
'We told Mr. Stroik, Design
something classical, Ameri-
can and liturgical, not Catholic,
Protestant, Greek, or Anglican,
Whalen said. 'Every element oI
the chapel is tied to our classical
Iorbearers, American Iorbearers,
and intellectual components oI
Central Hall.
To avoid competing with Cen-
tral Hall, the chapel`s two towers
are built to perIectly wrap the one
tower oI Central Hall. Whalen
and Pewe both stressed that the
chapel`s interior was designed to
Ieel capacious and suited Ior con-
cert venues but still intimate Ior a
group oI 100. Its limit occupancy
will be 1,400.
Compiling a short list oI con-
temporary architects who could
design something both beautiIul
and sacred, Pewe said that Stroik
quickly became the obvious
'Duncan connects with the
college and mission, and under-
stands the central importance oI
religion on our campus, Pewe
Studying the greatest church-
es oI all time, Stroik said he de-
signed Hillsdale`s chapel in light
oI what these buildings share: 'a
sense oI transcendence, appeal
to the visual senses, the use oI
noble and long-lasting materials,
the basic symbols oI Iaith and the
directionality Ior a pilgrim com-
The chapel is designed to re-
fect the historical and cultural
context Hillsdale sees itselI con-
'The architecture grows out
oI our rich inheritance in the
Judeo-Christian architecture oI
2000 years and Greco-Roman
culture, Stroik said via email.
'We are trying to tie into the clas-
sical tradition in America, both
Washington, D.C. and the colo-
nial period and we were especial-
ly interested in tying back to the
great English church tradition oI
Sir Christopher Wren or St. Mar-
tin in the Fields in London.
Once the $13 million is raised
and the construction plans are ap-
proved in the fnal budget check,
construction may begin as early
as next June.
'I suppose it is a kind oI
church that Thomas JeIIerson,
George Washington or Abra-
ham Lincoln would approve oI,
Stroik said. 'But it is also meant
to be a place that the Iuture stu-
dents oI Hillsdale will fnd wel-
coming and prayerIul.
Hillsdales chefs and the art of cooking
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Envision a cut oI bacon, heat-
ing on the griddle, spitting all
its spittle, waIting lovely odor,
becoming tasty Iodder. It`s al-
most poetic. It commands the at-
tention oI every sense. The frst
stanza, once eaten, reminds me
oI the goodness oI home, Iamily
meals, and luxurious breakIast.
It comIorts.
Good art does that. Good art
touches our emotions by provok-
ing our senses in a way that awes,
excites, or inspires. In that way,
cooking is one oI the greatest
arts. Visitors to art museums do
not touch the paintings. Sculp-
tors usually reIrain Irom eating
their sculptures upon comple-
tion. Musicians can only wish
that they could smell their music.
In unique contrast, the skilled
cheI produces art that seizes all
the senses. Good Iood smells
heavenly and tastes divinely.
It has a pleasing texture. The
sound oI cooking Iood produces
excitement and expectation. Vi-
sually speaking, in its color and
shape, well-craIted Iood stirs the
emotions. Eating good Iood is
a joyIul explosion oI the senses.
Good cooking is the dynamite.
The cheIs
at Bon Ap-
petit know
this dynamite
well. Pat-
rick Leach,
lead cook at
Bon Appetit`s
' Pa s s por t
section, be-
gins with pre-
'The frst
thing any-
body does is
eat with their
eyes, he said.
and delivery
rely on cre-
ativity, expe-
rience, and
me t i c ul ous
Bon Appetit Executive CheI
Steve Hickman devises many oI
the Iood service`s recipes, and his
years oI work as a proIessional
cheI have allowed him to retain
a precise sense oI how the dishes
ought to taste. In making Hick-
man`s version oI caramel chick-
en, lead cook Joe Moncada tastes
the sauce again and again in an
eIIort to reach the perIect favor.
When unsure, Moncada asks
Hickman to sample the sauce,
with his practiced taste. Accord-
ing to Hickman, every cooking
station has tasting spoons, and
cooks ask Hickman or one oI his
sous-cheIs to check the taste oI
their dishes
t hr oughout
the cooking
Both Hick-
man and
M o n c a d a
stressed that
the purpose-
Iul techniques
Iound in Bon
A p p e t i t ` s
kitchen are
not Iound in
other college
dining hall
' B e I o r e
Bon Ap-
petit got to
Hillsdale, it
was pretty
much heat
and serve,
Moncada said.
Beyond creativity and deter-
mined work, the cheIs at Bon Ap-
petit possess passion Ior cooking.
In his Iree time, Hickman enjoys
cooking Midwestern game birds,
Iresh lake seaIood, and local
Moncada named garlic as an
ingredient that gives him particu-
lar joy. He pursues cooking be-
cause he delights in making the
Iood: he says it`s like making a
'Here at Bon Appetit, every-
one loves what they do, Leach
Executive CheI Hickman`s
passion particularly fares when
he describes his vision oI how
Iood ought to be treated and
made. He considers a large
amount oI the success oI his art
to rely on Iresh ingredients.
A cook, he said, especially
one that serves such large num-
bers, must check meticulously
the Ireshness oI his ingredients.
Poorly treated supplies will not
only taste badly but will also po-
FrIday, Sept. 12 | 8 p.m.
Faculty Chamber Recital
Markel Auditorium
Featuring Brad Blackham, piano; Melissa Knecht,
viola; David Peshlakai, cello; Kristen Matson, so-
prano; Amy Ley, harp; Andrew Sprung, clarinet;
Jainie Taner, 1u|e, 0yn|hia Puaa Pan|, |assccn,
and senior Larae Ferguson, violin.
Friday, Sept. 12 | 7 p.m. - midnight
Open-mic Night
The Dawn Theater
Friday, Sept. 12 | 7 p.m.
Link Union
The Gospel Barn, 4751 Bankers Road
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. $5 admission. For more
information call 1-800-625-
Friday, Sept. 12 | 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Cosmic Smoke
Broad Street Underground
A local classic rock and roll band
Saturday, Sept. 13 | 8 p.m.
Dancing with the Celebrities
Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater, Mich.
$5 admission. Enjoy an evening of humor, fun, and
dancing, where seven couples will compete in the
theaters dance competition. Audience members
may cast votes for a couple at the event for $1.
Saturday, Sept. 13 | 9:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.
Tri-State Entertainments DJ Kory Osmun
Broad Street Underground
Sunday, Sept. 14 | 3 p.m.
Rachel Klaus & Rebecca Mayer
The Gospel Barn, 4751 Bankers Road
Detroit Symphony Orchestra violinist Rachel
Klaus brings classical music to
the country with pianist Rebecca Mayer. Free
event. Donations accepted.
Doors open at 2 p.m. For more information call
Thursday, Sept. 18 | 7 p.m.
Back to School Concert
Hillsdale High School
All musical performing groups will perform. Free
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Freshmen land eight roles in
Tower Players Almost, Maine
Classes had just resumed
when scores oI aspiring thes-
pians marched over to the Sage
Center Ior the Arts on Aug. 28 to
audition Ior the Tower Players`
production oI 'Almost, Maine.
Almost 50 students showed up to
try out Ior the 20 available roles.
Director and lighting designer
Michael Beyer is happy to put
on the contemporary romance-
comedy. The theatre department
rotates the role oI director among
its Iaculty, giving Beyer the op-
portunity to serve in two roles
this time.
He said that, rather than in-
terIere with each other, lighting
and directing are actually 'sym-
biotic positions.
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Beyer already had rehearsals
rolling as oI Aug. 31. The players
practice Irom 6:30 p.m. to 9:30
p.m., Sunday to Thursday, and
move Irom story to story, doing
Iull a runthrough at the end oI
each week.
Beyer said it was not unusual
that eight Ireshmen made the
cut, though the theatre depart-
ment saw more people come out
Ior parts this year, but several oI
the Tower Players` Class oI 2018
were shocked to get roles in the
'I`m very excited to debut as
a Ireshman, commented Nikolai
Dignoti. 'Just sitting in auditions
made me Ieel like a little fsh in a
very big pond and when I Iound
out that I had made the cut, I was
very surprised and oI course a
little excited.
Freshman Elyse Hutcheson,
who was cast as Sandrine, a
woman about to be married,
thought that most people seemed
to have more experience than her.
'Everyone was very talented,
she said.
'I`m really grateIul I was able
to get my Ioot in the door oI the-
atre, which will hopeIully lead to
more roles in the Iuture, Iresh-
man Jonathan Edelblut said, who
was paired with another Iresh-
man, Devin Ward, to play char-
acter couple Dave and Rhonda.
Freshman Laura Sanderson
had a diIIerent perspective on the
'This experience is particu-
larly interesting because I`ve ac-
tually been in this show beIore,
Sanderson said. 'It`s amazing to
see how diIIerent actors can cre-
ate such diIIerent characters out
oI the exact same lines.
Freshman Brooke Agee de-
scribed the play as 'a phenom-
enal show that tells the story oI
love and relationships that ev-
eryone can relate to. It is a show
about ordinary people in an ordi-
nary town, but I assure you the
people behind it are anything
The Tower Players will per-
Iorm 'Almost, Maine, Oct. 8-10
in Markel Auditorium in the Sage
Center Ior the Arts.
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Tattering pointe shoes lay
next to stacks oI school books,
exhausting practice coupled with
rigorous academics. This is the
world oI the dancer at Hillsdale.
Two students, senior Sarah
Schweizer and sophomore Pris-
cilla Larson, want to take their
commitment to dance even Iur-
ther and introduce Hillsdale`s
dancers to a new dance honorary.
The National Honor Society
Ior Dance Arts is a nationally-
recognized honorary, which
dance director Holly Hobbs said
requires artistic merit, leadership,
and academic achievement.
'It will bring our dance stu-
dents together, Hobbs said. 'Fo-
cusing on the more social aspects
oI participating in dance.
Schweizer said dance is one
oI the only places she meets un-
'It`s nice to know other danc-
ers and hang out with them and
do things only other dancers can
understand, Schweizer said.
Although the honorary is still
in the planning stages, Larson
said she has loIty plans Ior it.
'I`ve been waiting Ior this
Iorever, Larson said. 'In my
ideal world, we would do lots oI
perIormances because I love to
However, she and Schweizer
both said they need to talk to the
other dancers about what kind oI
commitment everyone can make
to more perIormances.
Currently, dancers only have
one chance a year to perIorm, the
Tower Danc-
er`s annual
spring con-
cert. But, Lar-
son said, the
Tower Danc-
ers requires a
big commit-
ment that not
all girls can
juggle with
their academic
'We want a
better support system and a way
to stay in shape, Larson said.
'That`s hard to do with just one
dance class a week and you can
get discouraged really easily.
Larson said the honor-
ary would provide dancers the
chance to dance in smaller per-
Iormances throughout the semes-
ter, bringing the dance commu-
nity together without destroying
their academic achievements.
The honorary wouldn`t be
confned to more perIormanc-
es. Larson and Schweizer said
they`d love to go on excursions
to see other perIormances or fnd
a way to give back to the com-
Because Tower Dancers Io-
cuses primarily on modern dance,
Larson hopes their honorary can
explore diIIerent kinds oI danc-
ing or dance
with other
o n - c a mp u s
'We could
c o m b i n e
ballet with
ba l l r oom,
Larson said.
'Or have mu-
sicians play
Ior a perIor-
Larson added that the honor-
ary is not girls-only and the Ie-
male dancers would love male
dancers to join.
'I love partnering so much,
Larson said. 'It would expand
the diIIerent kind oI things we
could do.
According to Schweizer, the
hardest part about doing more
perIormances will be fnding an
audience -- even more diIfcult
than fnding male dancers at Hill-
'I`ve met people who didn`t
even realize there was a dance
program, Schweizer said.
To combat the problem, she
said the honorary may perIorm
in unconventional places, such
as the quad, where people would
have a hard time avoiding them.
'We want to stress the impor-
tance oI dance, Larson added.
'Hillsdale puts so much stress on
academics, we don`t always look
to the arts.
Larson said that contradicts
a liberal arts education, and al-
though Hillsdale has strong mu-
sic and arts programs, dance oI-
ten gets pushed aside.
'Dancing is really important,
Larson said. 'It expresses emo-
tions you can`t with words.
She said students may gain a
greater appreciation oI dance iI
they are exposed to it more oIten.
'Think about pointe shoes,
Larson said. 'People think dance
shoes are all pretty, but the shoes
actually look ugly aIter they get
used so much. But something so
beautiIul can come Irom them.
With so much artistic talent
within our school, it can be easy
to overlook or neglect the artis-
tic liIe oI our local community.
But to do so is to miss something
valuable. There is something
natural and authentic about the
culture that has grown with and
Irom the area. It is personal and
accessible to Hillsdale`s inhabit-
ants iI they seek it out, and be-
longs to them.
The City oI Hillsdale and its
neighbors are home to a quiet
but growing art scene. Several
businesses in town are working
to supply and develop the com-
munity`s art.
Checker Records stocks a
variety oI music CDs and vi-
nyl and hosts occasional live
perIormances, as well as a popu-
lar coIIee shop. John Spiteri,
the store`s owner, says that their
biggest market is in blues, coun-
try, and rock music, but they
are willing to order whatever
people want iI they don`t have it
in stock, and can usually get it
within a couple oI days.
Volume 1 Books & Records
is Hillsdale`s principal supplier
oI used books, Irom paperback
westerns to philosophical trea-
tises, but it also has a notable
collection oI used vinyl upstairs,
and paintings Irom local artists
Ior sale. According to store own-
er, Richard Wunsch, the store
will soon be hosting the studio
oI local painter Dan Brown.
The Broad Street Downtown
Market and Tavern has every-
thing in one place: a small gro-
cery with top quality produce, a
little restaurant with a menu oI
traditional tavern Iood and vari-
ous entrees, and the brand new
Broad Street Underground, an
intimate entertainment venue
with Iull bar which hosts local
musicians every Friday night
and a variety oI other events
throughout the week.
But local art is not limited to
these businesses. A number oI
organizations in the surrounding
community are dedicated to the
Gallery 49 in downtown
Reading is an artist co-op that
brings together a community oI
local artists. It hosts gatherings,
classes, and art shows through-
out the year. The gallery will
have art on display at the Hills-
dale County Fair in late Septem-
The Hillsdale Community
Theatre is a volunteer theater
group that now perIorms in the
Sauk Theater in Downtown
Jonesville, putting on six pro-
ductions every year. Their next
show will be 'The War oI the
Worlds, opening Thursday,
Oct. 16.
The Tibbits Theatre in Cold-
water puts on a variety oI perIor-
mances and events throughout
the year, most notably their Pro-
Iessional Summer Theater se-
ries, which runs Irom June until
August every summer. The the-
ater recently received 11 Wilde
Award nominations Irom Encore
Michigan and two honorable
mentions Ior their summer per-
Iormances in the 2013 and 2014
The Dawn Theater, Hills-
dale`s historic theater and opera
house, hosts live music events
on occasion. InIormation on up-
coming events can be Iound on
the theater`s website.
II old-timey gospel music is
your thing, The Gospel Barn,
located between Hillsdale and
Reading, is your place. The
barn brings in artists every week
or so, with admission $5 at the
The Hillsdale Wind Sym-
phony is open to members oI the
community as well as college
students. Junior Grace Hertz has
played in the symphony since
her Ireshman year. Her experi-
ence with the symphony has
highlighted the importance oI
involvement with the commu-
nity outside oI college.
'It`s really awesome to get to
know people that you wouldn`t
have had the opportunity to meet
otherwise, Hertz said. 'To be at
the grocery or at Kroger or what-
ever and to recognize Iaces that
are not Irom here. It`s just really
great to be able to kind oI extend
your own personal community
in that way. I think it just really
makes me aware that my own
experience here and my own
stresses and my own worries are
not the end-all-be-all, you know,
it`s really nice to be reminded
that there`s a whole community
outside oI our tiny student com-
Last weekend, Hillsdale`s the-
atre department took a group oI
about 25 students and Iaculty on
the trek north to StratIord, On-
tario to attend several shows at
the prestigious StratIord Festival.
Over the course oI Iour days,
they saw fve plays: Farqu-
har`s 'The Beaux` Stratagem,
Brecht`s 'Mother Courage and
Her Children, and Shake-
speare`s 'Antony and Cleopatra,
'King John, and 'King Lear.
The shows were excellent, by
all accounts:
'We ended up seeing a re-
ally great lineup oI shows, said
junior Catherine CoIIey. 'The
StratIord theatre Iestival is just
pure, quality theatre.
'King Lear was met with
an extremely positive reception
Irom students.
'Throughout the play I just
Ielt so attached to the charac-
ters, said sophomore Anastasia
'There was a real interesting
spirit and energy, said theater
proIessor James Brandon oI the
However, the clear Iavorite
was 'Mother Courage.
'This was the most well done
production oI it I`ve ever seen,
Brandon said. 'It was absolutely
There were also some twists to
the shows. At one point, the cast
oI 'King John came on stage to
do the ALS ice bucket challenge.
'It was completely unexpect-
ed, and it was a lot oI Iun, CoI-
Iey said.
The trip boasted more than
just the chance to watch theatre
productions, however. Those
who went were able to spend
time exploring the city, chat
about shows, and relax together
in a more inIormal environment
than campus.
'It`s something that you can`t
do anywhere else, it`s a whole
Iestival devoted to the love oI the
theatrical, said Dennehy, who
loved having the opportunity 'to
see the actors oII the stage.
Overall, the trip was a great
experience Ior those who went.
'I will remember a Iew oI
the shows Ior a very long time,
Brandon said.
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tentially prove hazardous to saIe-
ty. Once assured oI Ireshness,
a cook must then know when to
stop tampering and adding. Food
must not become too complex, or
the favor oI one ingredient will
damage the favor oI another.
'Simple Ioods are better
Ioods, Hickman said.
Even superior to the act oI
making and tasting, the great-
est joy oI the cheI`s art seems to
come in serving their Iood. They
aspire to create masterpieces be-
cause they hope to delight those
who consume their Iood. Per-
haps unlike many modern art
painters and sculptors, whose es-
oteric selI-expression conIounds
the uninitiated viewer, cheIs aim
to please all who consume their
For Hickman, Moncada, and
Leach, who serve around 2,500
people daily alongside their col-
leagues, this devotion to oth-
ers` satisIaction means investing
huge amounts oI energy to shel-
tering those with Iood sensitivi-
ties Irom danger while serving
them delicious Iood. It means
analyzing all 400 pounds oI pot
roast to ensure its Ireshness. It
means littering the kitchen with
tasting spoons.
'When you`re Ieeding 3,000
people, you have to stay on top oI
not just the favor oI Iood but the
saIety, the handling oI it, Hick-
man said, 'Because someone is
going to sit down and eat that.
Whenever he gets the oppor-
tunity, Moncada watches the pro-
cession oI plates coming in Irom
the dining hall.
'Empty plates are beautiIul
Ior us, he said.
In this way, cooking is un-
usual among the arts. It is not art
Ior the sake oI art or loIty ideals.
It is art Ior the sake oI upliIting
the minds and stomachs oI those
who savor it.
Under a gunmetal Atlanta sky
in midwinter, with a Iriend beat-
boxing at my side, I became a
Actually, that isn`t true. I was
spitting rhymes, bad ones, ut-
tering proIanities and obsceni-
ties outside the art building at
school when a middle-aged
woman came out oI the glass
doors nearby. AIter taking in our
perIormance Ior a moment, she
looked disgusted and strode away
shaking her head. My Iriend and
I laughed, enjoying the richness
oI the moment, the Iact that she
wasn`t in on our joke, and we
resumed Ireestyling. I wasn`t be-
coming a rapper. I was becoming
a bad satirist.
Those original Ireestyle ses-
sions were not about the music,
they were about comedy. My
Iriends and I would try to make
each other laugh with our impro-
vised verses, laugh hard enough
to sputter mid-beatbox. Rap`s
stereotypical Ioibles oI misog-
yny, violence, and avarice are
easy to mimic and subvert, easy
to satirize. (I submit as evidence
comedian Jay Pharaoh`s imita-
tion oI Lil Wayne.) AIter amus-
ing ourselves with Ireestyles Ior
a Iew months, we recorded a Iew
joke-rap songs and distributed
them to our classmates under
the moniker 'The Brothers Chi-
canerious. Encouraged by the
resulting laughter, we went on to
create a thirty-track mixtape that
the world would be a much purer,
saIer place without.
It became so Iun to mock the
more oIIensive parts oI pop rap
that I spent more and more time
doing so, beginning to listen to
new material Ior inspiration,
picking through albums to fnd
new trends and new slang to in-
ject with irony and sling back
into the musical ether. As I did
this predatory research, however,
I became aware oI the vast, deep,
textured world oI southern rap
and, quite by accident, grew to re-
spect it. The genre I had assumed
to be comprised oI braggadocio
and anger began to Ieel more like
refective poetry.
On a single album, 'Aquem-
ini by Outkast, nuanced explo-
rations oI issues such as con-
fict between Iaith and reason,
southern cultural dislocation,
the transience oI existence, the
problems oI moral absolutism,
and the desire Ior transcendence
exist just beneath the surIace Ior
anyone who cares to look. Still,
even once I recognized the am-
bitious artistic enterprise oI rap-
pers, I was Iar more comIortable
satirizing rap than attempting to
hone my own craIt, and it was
Iairly obvious why. There is a
perceived riIt between rap and an
educated` audience that implic-
itly Iorbids the serious treatment
oI rap as a literary art.
In his ice-cold verse on 'Hum-
ble Mumble, Outkast`s Andre
3000 encounters a music critic
who says, 'I thought hip-hop was
only guns and alcohol. The street
scholar replies, 'Oh hell naw.
And yet it`s that too. You can`t
discrimihate cause you done
read a book or two. Here Andre
delineates the precise riIt that ren-
ders rap so diIfcult to stomach as
'high art, or art that resonates
with an educated audience and
can bear the weight oI serious
critical scrutiny. AIter all, rap is
still a nascent art Iorm, so closely
tied to its culture that most casual
listeners use the terms rap` (the
music) and hip-hop` (the culture)
interchangeably. This confation
makes it diIfcult to abstract the
lyrics away Irom hip-hop culture
and consider on their own terms.
Higher education Iorms a stu-
dent`s taste, and once he learns
to discriminate between good
and bad art, once he has struggled
through Sterne`s prose and Eliot`s
verse, it becomes easy Ior him to
classiIy rap as culturally favorIul
but artistically sparse, and 'dis-
crimihate against it.
So why do I rap? I suppose
at this point I could make a loIty
claim about how rapping reminds
me oI the humble vestments seri-
ous art can wear, which wouldn`t
be untrue, and I certainly do en-
courage anyone who reads this
article to go listen to some rap
with an open and critical mind.
I could also say I rap because I
believe some oI America`s best
poets disseminate their wisdom
over a phat beat and I want to
deepen my understanding oI their
medium. But all oI this would
miss the point, the one truth that
has revealed itselI to me clear and
bright in my exploration oI rap:
There are times when one can-
not, in good conscience, resist the
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When His disciples turned them
away, Jesus said, 'let the little chil-
dren come to me.
On Wednesday nights, the chil-
dren go to Hillsdale Free Methodist
Church. The church opens its doors
to the kids oI Hillsdale County Ior
Kid`s Club: two hours oI Iun, games,
and Bible teaching. Most oI its at-
tendees are unchurched, elementary-
aged kids.
Kid`s Club reaches children like
Kennedy, a fIth-grader who started
coming with her neighbor when she
was in kindergarten.
'It`s just really diIIerent Irom
a lot oI other churches, Kennedy
said, explaining what it is that has
kept her coming all these years. 'A
lot oI other churches, you go to and
you just sit there the whole time.
This church, you get to play games
and stuII and learn about God, but
it`s in a Iun way.
Jody Saunders, daughter oI Pas-
tor Keith Porter and Jean Porter, who
has been involved with Kid`s Club
Ior six years, remembers when Ken-
nedy frst expressed an interest in the
God they talked about so much.
'One day, I was doing a lesson
and all oI a sudden she said, Who is
this Jesus you keep talking about?`
Saunders said.
At one point, Kennedy and her
Iour siblings regularly came on
Wednesday nights,
even though their
parents never at-
tended church at
Free Methodist.
Most oI the kids
who attend hear
about it by word-oI-
mouth. OIten, their
school Iriends or
their neighbors will
tell them about it. II
their parents call in
to the church, they
can request that their child be picked
up by one oI the three vans sent into
the community Ior Kid`s Club each
When Saunders frst started help-
ing with Kid`s Club, there were
about 25 to 30 kids who came on a
regular basis. Last year was the frst
in which the number oI kids present
on Wednesday evenings consistently
exceeded 50.
But the church would not be able
to host the program without volun-
teers both Irom their church body
and Irom the college. About halI
oI the volunteers are either current
Hillsdale College students, recent
graduates, or Iaculty. ProIessor oI
History David Stewart, a church
member, tells the
Bible stories that
are so central to
the club.
Church mem-
ber Gartha Ha-
zen leads craIts
and has done so
Ior more than 20
years. She came
to Free Methodist
when the Porters
did and has been
leading craIts Ior
Kid`s Club ever since. BeIore that,
she prepared craIts Ior children`s
ministry at Addison United Church
in Addison, Michigan., and Ior the
nearly 200 kids who came to sum-
mer Iamily camp at Somerset Beach
Campground. She also worked as a
paraproIessional educator in local
Hazen`s motto is to make craIts
the kids will remember, even years
Irom now, as some oI her Iormer
students have done.
'II I`m going to do a craIt, it`s
going to be something that they`re
not going to take home and throw
away, Hazen said.
She usually tries to integrate part
oI the Bible story or memory verse
into the craIt somehow.
Senior Caroline Green is one oI
the students Irom the college who
volunteers at Kid`s Club. Her Ia-
vorite part oI the evening is seeing
the kids respond to Stewart`s Bible
story, even though they may seem
distracted or disengaged.
'He`ll ask questions and they`ll
raise their hands, and you`ll realize
that they actually were paying atten-
tion, Green said. 'So that`s just en-
couraging, to see that they`re getting
something out oI their time here that
will hopeIully stick with them.
And apparently, things are stick-
ing. At the end oI the school year last
year , according to Jean Porter. Two
were baptized just a Iew weeks ago.
'Seeing kids who don`t know
anything about God or what He has
done Ior them understand it and
be excited about it, Saunders said.
'That`s what`s most encouraging
about all oI it.
junior year, Montgomery received
a call Irom Colbeck, asking him iI
he wanted to run his state Senate
reelection campaign.
Montgomery described the
situation as a 'God-thing because
he had stopped looking Ior sum-
mer internships 15 minutes beIore
Colbeck called. Within a Iew days,
Montgomery accepted his oIIer.
Although Montgomery admit-
ted that initially he had no idea
what he was doing, by May he
learned how to run a campaign.
'I had a huge learning curve,
he said. 'At frst I really didn`t
know a whole lot about what was
going on: the systems, the web-
sites, the tools at my disposal. It`s
defnitely been trial and error.
Despite Montgomery`s lack oI
political experience compared to
others in Lansing, Colbeck was
impressed by Montgomery`s pro-
Iessional caliber.
'Character cannot easily be
taught, Colbeck said. 'But roles
and responsibilities can. He dis-
plays a level oI maturity well be-
yond his years.
This past summer, Montgom-
ery worked between 60 and 70
hours per week. His hard work
paid oII when Colbeck won his
Republican primary by 75 percent
oI the vote. Now that Montgom-
ery has returned to school, he only
works 15 to 30 hours per week.
Freshman Brendan Noble
worked under Montgomery during
the campaign.
'Andrew is a great guy, and
he`s defnitely a zealous campaign
manager, Noble said. 'He`s de-
voted to the cause wholeheartedly,
but he`s not bossy, he`s really Iun
to work with.
Montgomery said that Col-
beck`s reelection in November
would be a great personal victory,
but he also understands that the
election is bigger than himselI.
'You have to rely on others to
get things done, he said. 'At the
end oI the day it`s all about God
and it`s all about people.
AIter graduation this May,
Montgomery plans to go into busi-
ness, but he is open to a career in
politics later in liIe.
'What I`m working on is way
more important than myselI or my
career, Montgomery said. 'This is
a movement being reaIfrmed by
voters, reaIfrming that you can be
honest and you can have integrity
and still be in politics.
Chris said their age has also infu-
enced the way they practice.
'One oI the diIfculties is that
we are the youngest Ireshmen
here, he said. 'To be good, we
need to put a lot oI eIIort in. Be-
lieve me, it`s very tough.
In order to stay competitive,
the twins must dedicate an exten-
sive amount oI time on the court
and in the gym. Tharp said he
recognizes this challenge but has
Iaith in the twins` dedication.
'We know they are going to
work incredibly hard, Tharp said.
'They have those personalities
that make them very easy to love
and support so we`re hoping they
can be incredibly successIul.
Although the pressure con-
tinues, the camaraderie Iound in
the college community maintains
their morale. The brothers said
that not only does the basketball
team Ieel like a Iamily, but they
are also welcomed by rest oI the
'Everyone smiles at you, even
iI they don`t know you, Chris
said. 'For some people that is
nothing, but to me that is a huge
the International Symposium on
Staphylococci and Staphylococcal
InIections. ISSSI accepted McDon-
nell`s work, and requested that he
give a poster talk at the convention.
The symposium is a prestigious
biennial convention oI staph experts
Irom around the world. In 2012, the
convention was held in Vienna, Aus-
tria. On Aug. 26 and 27, McDonnell
and Steiner traveled to Chicago Ior
the frst two days oI symposium pro-
'At the conIerence, everything
about the organism is presented and
discussed, Steiner said. 'Things
about virulence Iactors and antibiotic
resistance and the the relationship to
the immune system. It was a great
opportunity Ior him because he pre-
sented his work in a group oI people
that was mainly graduate students
or major research labs and noted re-
searchers in the feld.
During the poster talk, McDon-
nell was approached by Dr. James
Cassat oI Vanderbilt University, who
invited him to apply to their master`s
program to study host pathogens. He
also met several experts whose re-
search he had relied on.
'I was the only undergraduate.
It`s an honor to be there, McDon-
nell said. 'To be able to give a poster
talk to some peoplePh.Ds in some
casesthat had never heard oI photo-
dynamic therapy and be able to give
them an introductory lesson on some-
While McDonnell`s discovery
does not slay the beast altogether, it
is an eIIective method oI treatment
that avoids several problems with the
antibiotic method.
'It`s not a cure. It`s a therapy
method, McDonnell explained.
'One oI the goals oI our research
was to look at ways oI antimicrobial
chemotherapy, but without using an-
tibiotics. So ours is based on this con-
cept called photodynamic therapy.
They`ve been using that since the 80s
to do things like imaging cancer cells,
treating skin cancer.
McDonnell`s treatment contrib-
utes to the feld in two ways: He
showed that both red and blue wave-
lengths oI light are eIIective in ren-
dering the bacteria inactive while pre-
viously, researchers have Iocused on
red light. He also used signifcantly
lower, non-toxic dosages oI photo-
therapy as well as the photosynthe-
sizer ALA than any other known re-
searcher. McDonnell`s dose amounts
to only 0.4 percent oI the lowest dos-
age that`s been reported.
'It would be less expensive than
current phototherapy methods be-
cause you don`t have to pay Ior a
bunch oI pharmaceuticals iI you`re
using a stock solution oI such a low
concentration, McDonnell said.
'Because there`s less photosynthesiz-
er some oI the side eIIects oI the ther-
apy would beneft the patient. When
you`re working with a really concen-
trated amount, a lot oI people report
Ieeling the tissue or their skin burn
because it`s light energy. It would be
a good option Ior physicians and pa-
tients alike.
Although McDonnell took the
Medical College Admission Test last
week, he does not plan to become a
physician. Instead, he dreams to pur-
sue a Ph.D and study host pathogen
interactions and bacterial pathogen-
'What I love about science is that
the more you learn the more you real-
ize that you don`t know anything, he
said. 'And the higher up you go, not
only do you not know anything, but
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From the side oI the basketball-
court a Ian is hardpressed to tell
twins Christos and SteIanos Gianna-
kopoulous apart, iI it was not Ior
their jersey numbers, 34 and 52.
The brothers, both towering at
6`5 hail Irom Athens, Greece near-
ly 5300 miles Irom Michigan.
Because Greek high schools do
not have basketball teams, Chris and
Steve began their careers playing
on club teams as shooting guards.
Though they have played on the
same team their whole lives, they
rarely play on the court together.
The brothers said they play a
similar game that oIten causes the
'As soon as I come out, he is my
substitution, Steve said.
'My brother and I think the same
way, so we make a lot oI mistakes
together, Chris added. 'That`s why
we avoid playing at the same time.
Steve and Chris endured the ex-
tensive recruiting process together
Ior multiple years. Hillsdale College
Men`s Basketball Coach John Tharp
frst saw the twins play when he vis-
ited Greece to watch a tournament.
The brothers said their communica-
tion with Tharp over the Iollowing
years played an infuential role in
their decision to attend Hillsdale
'Coach Tharp knew my coach
back in Greece, Steve said. 'They
had a good relationship, and my
coach trusted him, so I trusted him.
As Tharp got to know the broth-
ers` personalities and their skills, he
was eager to get them to Hillsdale.
'When we skyped with them,
they were personable and had big
smiles on their Iaces, Tharp said.
'They were so thankIul Ior the op-
portunity to come here and to get a
good education.
Tharp knew the twins were hard-
working students so he made sure to
stress the college`s academic rigor.
'The basketball program is great
and I knew that, Chris said.'But we
were also looking at the academic
As Chris conducted his college
research, he was impressed with
the college`s high post-graduate
employment statistics. Academics
were a priority and basketball was
an added perkan opportunity that
was not available to the brothers at
Greek universities.
'It was such a good combination
oI basketball and academics, Chris
said. 'It`s the one we were search-
ing Ior.
Tharp`s promotion oI the
school prompted the boys to
take the SAT, pack their bags,
and venture across the
world to the small town
oI Hillsdale, Mich.
Since the bas-
ketball team started
preseason workouts,
the boys have yet to
slow down.
'Everything is
very organized,
Steve said. 'We
have a strict sched-
ule, so we always
know what to do.
It`s diIIerent in
Greece where ev-
eryone is very last minute.
Despite the long and gruel-
ing practices and liIting schedules,
the twins said that they enjoy the
packed agenda.
'We are practicing and liIting
every day, and I just love it, Steve
said. 'I can`t Ieel my legs and I love
Adjusting to the level oI play
has added challenges embedded in
the rigorous schedule oI the college
basketball program. Steve said that
basketball in America is much more
physical. The players in Greece are
not as athletic and the game goes
without high jumping and dunking.
'I think the hardest part is that
the mentality is diIIerent, he said.
As iI pursuing an economics
degree and serving as vice presi-
dent oI Delta Tau Delta Iratne-
rity were not enough to entertain
senior Andrew Montgomery, he
has assumed an even greater task:
running a political campaign in a
battleground district.
Montgomery`s relationship
with Patrick Colbeck, Republican
state senator Irom Michigan`s 7th
District, began long beIore January
2014 when Colbeck asked Mont-
gomery to run his campaign.
In high school, Montgom-
ery was a member oI the Student
Statesmanship Institute (SSI), a
leadership program Ior students
interested in politics, justice, or
One oI Montgomery`s projects
as a member oI SSI was to inter-
view a local leader. Montgomery
discovered Colbeck aIter search-
ing Ior potential political leaders
Ior the upcoming 2010 election.
'I realized that he was saying
something that was completely
diIIerent Irom what everybody else
was saying, said Montgomery.
'He`s saying something that cuts
right to the truth, and it`s some-
thing that I wholeheartedly believe
AIter his interview with Col-
beck, Montgomery decided to
volunteer on Colbeck`s 2010 state
Senate campaign. Colbeck won
his election, and the two stayed in
AIter his Ireshman year oI col-
lege, Montgomery worked Ior Col-
beck Ior the remainder oI the sum-
mer, this time as an intern.While
the Senate was in session, Andrew
interned Ior Colbeck in Lansing
and then in Colbeck`s district over
the summer.
He continued to keep contact
with Colbeck that Iollowing sum-
mer in 2013, during his internship
in Washington D.C.
BeIore returning to Hillsdale
Ior the second semester oI his
Staphylococcus aureus is a mon-
The bacteria causes skin and
wound inIections, pneumonia,
bloodstream inIections, and oIten
death. Every year in America, more
than 80,000 people contract staphy-
lococcal inIections, and more than
11,000 people die Irom staph inIec-
tions, according to the Center Ior
Disease Control.
This summer, senior biology ma-
jor Wyatt McDonnell combatted the
monster, searching Ior a weak point
to attack. Working with two strains
oI staphMethicillin-resistant
staph, and a similar strain known
as MSSAhe Iound that at a cer-
tain stage, simply shining measured
amounts oI blue and red light on the
staph can kill the bacteria.
'We were able to show that it
signifcantly inactivated them, Mc-
Donnell said. 'We were shocked and
awed. There aren`t a lot oI times in
science where something works on
the frst try, much less on the second
and the third try and it`s repeatable.
Physicians usually treat staph
inIections with antibiotics, but the
antibiotics are only eIIective as long
as the strain remains unaltered. The
bacteria quickly develops mutations
which make the antibiotics obsolete.
The Food and Drug Administra-
tion has set a goal oI developing 10
new antibiotics by 2020, but Mc-
Donnell says that goal is ill-advised.
Even iI it were possible to quickly
develop the antibiotics, clinical tri-
als meant to fnd treatments suitable
Ior human use should not be a rushed
task. Even with a deadline, drugs are
oIten outdated by the time they ap-
pear on the market.
'UnIortunately Ior us, bacteria
are starting to get ahead, McDon-
nell said. 'We can`t churn out antibi-
otics quick enough. Antibiotics don`t
kill every bacteria in an inIection:
iI there are any survivors, and that
survivor has picked up the mutation
along the way, that`s the start oI your
next pandemic.
So McDonnell decided to look
Ior another way.
As a member oI the biology de-
partment`s LAUREATES program,
McDonnell received a stipend to
perIorm six weeks oI research in
college labs over the summer with
Dr. Francis Steiner, his research su-
pervisor. By mid-June, aIter spend-
ing hours in the lab each day, they
had results.
'We gave the bacteria a precur-
sor to hemoglobin, they take it up
because they think it`s Iood, Mc-
Donnell said. 'But when they go to
convert it to heat, the enzyme that
does that is very, very slow. So it
gets stuck at this compound that is
light sensitive. All we had to do aI-
ter waiting a little while Ior them
to incorporate it was hit them with
blue light or red light. It doesn`t even
have to be UV, just visible light.
They had Iound the monster`s
weak point and Iound a treatment
method signifcantly more comIort-
able Ior patients as the therapy treat-
ment does not involve radiation or
large doses oI antibiotics.
McDonnell stayed on campus an
extra week to complete his research,
veriIy, and collect statistics. With the
results, he wrote and submitted an
article Ior the Journal of Photochem-
istrv and Photobiologv, Irom which
he expects to hear later this semester.
Steiner also encouraged him to
submit an abstract oI his research Ior
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