You have to pay to pee.
That’s it. That’s the show.
But it is still a winner of multiple Tony awards and an overall Broadway sensation.Continue reading “Urinetown: A Great Show with an Awful Title”
You have to pay to pee.
That’s it. That’s the show.
But it is still a winner of multiple Tony awards and an overall Broadway sensation.Continue reading “Urinetown: A Great Show with an Awful Title” →
Days before Thanksgiving break, fear and panic swept over the LaGrange College campus. Fear turned into anger as news spread of a possible attempted kidnapping. Students spent what should have been a relaxing break calling for change, some fearful to return to campus. Students doubted whether they were safe on their own college campus, a place for learning and education. Not a place to fear for your health and security.Continue reading “Fear Inspiring Change” →
LaGrange College is a place that prides itself on tradition. Students, faculty, and staff enjoy yearly events on campus like homecoming and the fall festival. These on-campus traditions bring noise, joy, and smiles to the Hill, but what happens after the semester ends? What about when all through the Hill not a creature is stirring, apart from the odd chipmunk? Some families enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner, opening presents around the tree, and sharing feelings of warmth and joy. Others embrace different established cultural traditions or create new traditions unique to their family. I sat down with several students and faculty members to find out what kinds of traditions wait for them away from the Hill.Continue reading “Winter Traditions and Where to Find Them” →
Though Thanksgiving may often be overlooked due to being directly between Halloween and Christmas, it is still a beloved holiday. It represents a sense of unity within family and friends. The classic celebration is well known; a full dinner with a golden-brown turkey and a table surrounded by loved ones. But how do the various people we see every day celebrate their versions? I’ve asked around our lovely campus, and I’ve found some new traditions from your classmates and advisors.Continue reading “Thanksgiving Traditions Across Campus” →
“Please don’t try to psychoanalyze me.”
“You probably think I’m crazy!”
“Wow, I better not tell you too much about myself.”
“Maybe you can figure out why my family members act the way they do!”
I hear these light-hearted, half-joking comments on a regular basis as a fourth year psychological sciences major. It seems that the layman’s understanding of a bachelor’s degree in psychology involves learning how to “psychoanalyze” every person one comes into contact with. People expect me to know how a person with schizophrenia may behave. What they do not realize is that psychoanalysis and the fascinating psychotic disorders only make up a small portion of what psychology students actually learn.Continue reading “Learning to Be Discontent with the Unknown” →
In 1906, Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, an exposé of the harsh working conditions immigrants faced in Chicago, was published. At the time, it was the preeminent critique of the way an unchecked capitalist society can exploit its most vulnerable members. It chronicled the lives of hard-working Chicago citizens who faced dangerous and oftentimes fatal workplace environments. The publication of The Jungle led to the creation of the Food and Drug Administration (among other things), and helped make work environments safer.
Where 1906’s The Jungle mainly concerned immigrants working in the meat-packing industry, Melanie Marnich’s These Shining Lives is set in the roaring ’20s in the Radium Dial, where women paint the faces onto watches.Continue reading “These Shining Lives: The Golden Women of the Gilded Age” →
John Lawrence’s office is nestled on the second floor of the Lamar Dodd Art Center, and I say “nestled” because it feels like the perfect place to sit with a cup of tea and watch the rain. Various photographs that he has taken in Italy, France, and Greece decorate the walls, and the soft lighting casts a warm glow on the shelves of books, photos, and knick-knacks. A rocking chair draped with a knit blanket serves as a guest chair. This is where I sat while Lawrence spun his life into a captivating tale.Continue reading “The Storyteller of LaGrange College: An Interview with John Lawrence” →
I entered the office of Brian Carlisle, the Dean of Students at LaGrange College, where I was welcomed by low lighting from a single lamp in the corner of the room. Before I arrived at his office, I had expected to simply learn about his knowledge of the foster care system, but I gained much more. I left with an understanding of how one person can impact the lives of many.Continue reading “Providing Hope for the Five Percent” →
Voting. A concept well known by all Americans, as it should be, considering that many things about this country are decided by elections. President, judges, mayors, and governors are all voted upon by the general population; and if not, they are decided by elected officials.Continue reading “Educate, Evaluate, Vote” →
On October 24, 2019, LaGrange College participated in an active shooter drill on campus. Campus administration worked extensively with the LaGrange Police Department in order to prepare for the event, and students were notified via email days before the event. The question heard most in classes and around campus was, “What are we supposed to do if this ever does happen?” This training opportunity for LaGrange Police Department (LPD) and college faculty, staff, and students answered this question in a very realistic way.Continue reading “Active Shooter Drill: A Necessary Precaution” →
If you have been around the music department this year, you have more than likely seen a new friendly face. Kirk Habana has joined the staff at LaGrange College, starting classes in the fall of 2019. Habana will be teaching as the applied saxophone instructor.Continue reading “New Faces: Kirk Habana” →
LaGrange College is going through an exciting time on campus as students and faculty alike are finishing up 2019. Along with the newest class of students also comes a new face for the history department. History students and faculty would like to welcome Dr. Richard Soash to LaGrange College.Continue reading “New Faces: Dr. Richard Soash” →
Josh Russell, novelist and professor at Georgia State University, visited LaGrange College on September 19th to speak at a Cultural Enrichment event. After speaking, he took some time to talk about his path to becoming a writer.Continue reading “Getting It Down to Work Through It: Writer Josh Russell” →
The play within the play has never been as hilarious or precise as it it in Noises Off. It has been explored before, from The Mousetrap in Hamlet, Hannibal in Phantom of the Opera, to even the Kander and Ebb musical Curtains, which will also be put up by LaGrange College in the spring.Continue reading “Art Imitates Life in this Smashing British Comedy” →
October 14th will officially kick off this year’s most anticipated event, the 2019 Homecoming week. While Homecoming Day, which includes tailgating and alumni reminiscing on their own college experience, is not until Saturday, the Student Government Association and Panther Activities Committee will have a jam packed week full of excitement and competition.Continue reading “Welcome Home, LaGrange Panthers!” →
The LaGrange College Writing Center
On the topmost floor of the Lewis Library, the Lagrange College Writing Center sits crammed between two study rooms. A table in the middle of the room waits for students to throw their rough drafts down for revision, and a whiteboard spanning one of the walls occasionally contains a cartoonish doodle or a rough outline for an English paper. The shelves of disorganized law books on the opposite wall give the room a studious quality, even though the students who tried to alphabetize them last year renounced the project halfway through.Continue reading “Honing the Craft of Writing with an Open-Door Policy” →
The LaGrange College tutoring center is a resource for students to receive help in your classes outside of scheduled class hours. Tutors serve in the Moshell 24-hour study center, located in the library, and offer help to anyone who walks in.Continue reading “Here To Help: The LaGrange College Tutoring Center” →
Jayme Middleton, Editor-In-Chief 2019-2020
When I wrote for The Hilltop News during the Jan Term of my freshman year, I told everyone I knew that I was going to be published in the school newspaper. The general reaction to that by my peers was, “We have a school newspaper?”
Like many institutions of higher learning, LaGrange College does indeed have a student newspaper, and it’s been publishing since the early 20th century.Continue reading “Back and Better Than Ever: The Revival of The Hilltop News” →