Leslie Reyes

Juggling the French Horn

As a  tiny child in his Sunday best, a young Alan Taplin sat in front of the stereo and listened to “the coolest sounding instrument,” an instrument upon which he has since based his career. “From the earliest point that I can remember I’ve always known what I wanted to do: I wanted to play […]

Alumni return to college

An estimated 2,000 alumni are expected to attend this year’s homecoming. “Alumni are coming back not only because they remember the school but because they want to see their friends,” said Joyce Curby, coordinator of alumni activities and events. “So we have to give them lots of opportunities to be able to visit and yet […]

A summer in Florence

The stones along the walls of the Bargello in Florence are rubbed smooth by the centuries. It is a place rich with artistic history, and two Hillsdale art students took advantage of that legacy this past summer. “It was just unbelievable,” sophomore Forester McClatchey said. “I mean, every crack growing out of the wall deserves […]

Hillsdale Right to Life petitions abortion insurance

Hillsdale County’s Right to Life group met Sept. 12 to finish their plan for gathering support for a petition in favor of the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act The group gathered at the home of Charles “Bud” Vear, president of the group, to plan their booth for the Hillsdale County Fair, where they hope to collect […]

Art exhibit juried by sculpture artist Chris Untalan

At 4 p.m. on April 23 the Spring all-level student art exhibit will open not only to the public, but most importantly to world renowned artist Chris Untalan, the outside juror of this year’s annual student art exhibit. “He is a very accomplished artist and we appreciate the work that he does in traditional and […]

Women’s soccer club joins league

The dedicated women of the Hillsdale College club soccer team, who went from Hello-Kitty duct-taped jersey numbers to obtaining legitimacy as a club team by joining the Women’s Midwest Alliance Soccer Conference (WMASC) in the span of two years. They are now faced with their next challenge: money. The answer: hosting a silent auction on […]

Reedmaking: investing in the instrument

The oboe is, in general, a lesser-known woodwind, but, like any instrument, requires skill and dedication. Not only does the oboist have to master the instrument, but its tempermental double-reed as well. “It is an ongoing kind of nightmare for double-reed players to have a reed that is always working well,” said James Holleman, chairman […]

Students host Oscar parties, neglect homework

“Shhhh…..” Under the fluorescent lights of the Olds Dormitory lobby and in the year-round Christmas light-lit ambiance of the Love Shack were Hillsdale College students, awaiting the outcome of the 85th annual Academy Awards, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. “Hey guys, I am so glad we get to do this together,” said Mary Clare Smith, freshman, […]

Women’s soccer club names coach

“The big news is that we have a coach,” said sophomore Larissa Yashko, vice president of the women’s soccer club team.“He is volunteering and everything. We offered him a small portion of money, it is kind of laughable, but we wanted to try and offer him something and he turned it down and said he […]

Q&A with Ken Myers

Ken Myers is a writer, editor, and radio personality who created Mars Hilll Audio in 1992 with the aim of producing “creative audio resources that encourage Christians to grow in obedient wisdom concerning the cultural consequences of our duty to love God and neighbor.” He sat down with The Collegian during a recent visit to […]