The Hilltop News Launches “Spring into Service”

The Hilltop News Launches “Spring into Service”

By Emily Webb

 

Editor-in-Chief, ’17, English

unnamed (2)One of LaGrange College’s pillars is service, and the college is quick to promote service projects with Service Saturdays, the creation of the Servant Scholars, and service trips during Jan Term. But what does service really mean?  Is it volunteer work?  Is it helping someone else?  Service is a broad term, and it has different definitions and can be experienced in many ways. Read more

The First Word: Rebekah Lee

The First Word: Rebekah Lee

Rebekah-LeeIntroduction from Dr. Justin Thurman, English Professor: Ignore for a moment that this essay celebrates perhaps one of the greatest final paragraphs of one of the greatest novels written by an American in English. That’s not why this essay is good (but, really, The Great Gatsby is amazing, right?). Rebekah Lee’s “What’s Your Line, Old Sport?” is successful because she worked through draft, after draft, after draft. And then she worked on it some more. It’s a great piece to kick off the Spring semester of exemplary first-year writing; it’s about paying attention and learning to love what you read and see in this world. Read her essay here.

All Things New: The Expansion of the Career Development Center

All Things New: The Expansion of the Career Development Center

by Emily Webb

Editor-in-Chief, ’17, English

resume (2)The Source Center was a valuable asset to LaGrange College students.  It helped students with graduation petitions, writing résumés, choosing a major or minor, as well as other duties.  Many of the students were shocked, confused, and intrigued when they received Dean Shook’s e-mail that Mrs. Goldwire had left LaGrange College, and the Source Center was going to transform. Read more

Fighting That Good Fight: Freedom Rider Hank Thomas

Fighting That Good Fight: Freedom Rider Hank Thomas

by Ben Fuller

Copy Editor, ’16, English

hank thomas (2)On January 22nd in the Dickson Assembly Room, LaGrange College celebrated Martin Luther King Day with a CE Event welcoming speaker Hank Thomas, one of the original Freedom Riders during the Civil Rights Movement. During his speech, Thomas gave tribute to Martin Luther King, reflected on his experiences during the Civil Rights Movement, evaluated the current state of the United States in terms of race relations, and looked ahead to a bright future.

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The First Word: Alexis Vitovic

The First Word: Alexis Vitovic

Alexis-VitovicIntroduction from Dr. Jack Slay, Professor of English: I’ve enjoyed watching Alexis develop her writing this semester; with each assignment she seems to work a little harder, dig a little deeper. In this essay she explores Heraclitus’ maxim that “character is fate” — and, with the help of a local celebrity, draws some interesting conclusions. Read her essay here.

The First Word: Amy Webb

The First Word: Amy Webb

amywebbIntroduction from Dr. Laine Scott, Professor of English: Amy Webb, a member of this fall’s honors section of ENGL 1101, was recently asked to write a 2-page paper about a current event. All of Amy’s work so far this semester has been top-notch, and this effort was no exception to that trend. She did exactly what I asked of her, painstakingly conducting research, maintaining sufficient focus for such a short essay, and meticulously proofreading until the finished product was clean, informative, and succinct. Anyone who has ignored the recent news about the Ebola virus can get a decent overview from Amy’s paper. Read her essay here.