Glory at Sea: A Review of a Short Film by Forester McClatchey

“I try and think about how the storm and all of these people dyin’ was part of God’s plan. But mostly I just stare up to the water hopin’ I can have one last look at them.”  Writer-director Benh Zeitlin’s 2008 short film “Glory at Sea” opens with an underwater view of a rain-dimpled ocean surface, an eerily beautiful image that sets the tone for … Continue reading Glory at Sea: A Review of a Short Film by Forester McClatchey

The Kirby Center Mk. II by Charles Fry

Most Hillsdale students realize that while the first election of Barack Obama was survivable, his reelection spells absolute doom to freedom, liberty, and morality. But rather than wallow in despair, they now have the opportunity to make a difference in the world by leaving it. In a spaceship. Due to the detrimental outcome of America’s presidential election, Hillsdale College has decided to use its endowment … Continue reading The Kirby Center Mk. II by Charles Fry

Autocracy Now by James Inwood

“If a land is rebellious, its princes will be many; but with a prudent man it knows security.” Proverbs 28:2  A nation once elected a new, revolutionary government. Its promises were as extraordinary as its incompetence, and country descended into chaos. A military coup overthrew the republic and replaced it with a dictatorship. The new leader implemented a program of economic reform and refused to … Continue reading Autocracy Now by James Inwood

Hillsdale: We’re the People by Sam Ryskamp

It’s time for us Hillsdale College students to stop apologizing for our college town. We love to boast about Hillsdale College’s first-rate academics, excellent job placement, and award-winning conservative magazines, but we consider the town to have little value beyond being the punch line of our jokes. In fact, Hillsdale College students surveyed by the Princeton Review recently ranked our college town as one of … Continue reading Hillsdale: We’re the People by Sam Ryskamp

Medium And Message by Caleb Eatough

Separated and alone. The only company, the whisper of one’s thoughts. No images flashing before the eyes, no music dancing inside the brain. The only source of knowledge contained in words on the dusty pages of an old, battered book. The rustle and sway of the habit as the scribe copied word by painstaking word. Such was the beginning of widespread rational discourse on the … Continue reading Medium And Message by Caleb Eatough

A Biblical Critique of the Liberal Arts by Rachael Wierenga

Many Christians on Hillsdale’s campus say that their studies here have deepened their faith and their understanding of God. Such a statement implies that a liberal arts education and the Christian faith fit together neatly and work together for common ends. Unfortunately, this complementary relationship between the liberal arts and Christianity is too readily assumed. Three years of reflection on my Hillsdale experience has convinced … Continue reading A Biblical Critique of the Liberal Arts by Rachael Wierenga