Fall art show highlights students’ creative triumphs

Stu­dents and faculty gathered in the gallery of Sage Center for the Arts on Tuesday to cel­e­brate stu­dents’ cre­ative suc­cesses at the Fall Student…

With ‘Songs of Experience,’ U2 delivers great tracks in mediocre album

I miss the old U2, the rock ‘n’ roll U2, chop up the soul U2, set on their goals U2. My thoughts turned to Kanye…

Choir to perform songs of the season

The voices of 150 of the college’s finest vocalists will fill the sanc­tuary of College Baptist Church at 3 p.m. on Sat­urday, Dec. 9,…

The bleaker the berry

In middle school, my friend Danny Cannon told me a story about race. As a 3-year-old, his younger brother had embar­rassed his mother in…

Food gathers family: Lessons from my grandma and green beans

When I started rationing my protein bars the week before Thanks­giving, I knew I needed a trip home. I fan­ta­sized about my mother’s cooking as…

Theater professor wins award for distinguished achievement

Pro­fessor of Theater James Brandon says he’s a little too young for a lifetime award in theater, but the judges at the National Com­mu­ni­cation…

Elise Clines’ vibrant spirit shines through art

  Scrolling through Elise Clines’ online art business is like walking through a candy store of pretty water­color designs, printed on every­thing from home decor…

Reanimating the dead

While senior John James searched for the words to describe his title within the Active Clas­sical Lan­guages Club, he rattled off a number of…

Orchestra repertoire promises holiday cheer

After the Hillsdale Sym­phony Orchestra plays Dvorak’s off-the-beaten-track 8th Sym­phony, it’ll sprinkle holiday cheer with Christmas music during its winter concert, which runs Sat­urday…

The Michigander ‘in the middle of the American century’

A por­trait of former Repub­lican Sen. Arthur Van­denberg hangs in the U.S. Capitol’s Senate reception room — a rare honor bestowed upon only nine…

CultureCorner

See how Hillsdalians keep up with the culture:

- Compiled by Rowan Macwan

David Gaebler, Assistant Pro­fessor of Math­e­matics:

 

What book are you reading right now? 

“My wife and I are slowly making our way through ‘Mid­dle­march’ by George Eliot. Eliot has a gift for cre­ating believable char­acters and for describing their everyday inter­ac­tions in a way that makes you think you’ve met someone very like them before. Her wry sense of humor results in numerous quotable zingers, but also in quieter reflec­tions that are equally winsome. The novel addresses issues including the con­di­tions of the working class, the place of women in society, and assorted reli­gious themes, but mostly it describes humans acting like humans.”