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Historic Hysteria: The Collegian advertised Hillsdale parties

Early 1900s dorm parties are sure to deliver some compelling stories. On May 18, 1916, The Collegian printed this headline: “East Hall Girls’ Party...

Historic Hysteria: Hillsdale flooded Martin Field to make winter fun

Following the now infamous Benzing flood, I decided to look into Hillsdale’s extensive history with aquatic disasters.  Imagine my surprise when I unexpectedly discovered that...

Historic Hysteria: Delta Tau Delta heats up

As the temperature lowers and the use of heaters and fireplaces rises, house fires become a more prevalent issue.  Unfortunately, this has been the case...

Historic Hysteria: Course Encourages MRS Degree

The Hillsdale Collegian published its most inconsequential front-page headline on Feb. 28, 1951: “Home Ec Hears Decoration Talk.” How did this become a front page-worthy...

Historic Hysteria: The Agony Column fostered gossip

The Collegian has seen its share of gossip columns, fashion columns, and currently a history column for its lucky readers, but in the 1920s,...