Don’t visit Hillsdale too often after graduation.
We seniors at the Collegian haven’t developed any sort of hatred for the college. Rather, this warning stems from a deep and deepening love for our soon-to-be alma mater.
Ask anyone who has attended Hillsdale in the past few decades — Hillsdale remains perpetually the same in many, fundamental ways. We complain about Saga, whine about the size of the core, debate the merits of the Greek system. Our college culture abides and thrives, even while class after class departs.
But that doesn’t mean we should come back and try to relive our own college experiences.
The buildings, the smells, the air would be the same, yet the faces about campus eerily different. The token union dwellers would be replaced by other pock-marked freshmen, so similar yet so different than those you knew.
So stay away for a while, maybe visit occasionally, but not too often. Cherish your Hillsdale by remembering it. Don’t become that one guy who returns repeatedly.