Sigma Chi won’t let tradition die

Tradition is a tricky topic when it comes to college life. Some traditions are worth keeping and add to the culture at the school. Other traditions can be worth dropping — especially if they’re detrimental in some way. Specifically, I’m talking about run night serenades. Run night, if you don’t know, happens every year. It is…

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How to have a successful semester

Semesters in college are interesting little gems. If you count spring term as part of winter term, then you really only get eight semesters during your time at Hanover College. When you find yourself in the midst of what each semester brings — the papers, the headaches, the friendships, the questionable weekend choices — it’s easy to…

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Concert night at Sigma Chi

One of the many objectives fraternities have is to give back to the community as well as to serve it. Specifically, Sigma Chi’s philanthropic beneficiary is the Jon Huntsman Cancer Institute, which helps with research and treatment for those battling cancer. Here at Hanover, we like to think a little outside the box and come…

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My first theater show

College is full of firsts; sometimes they happen when you’re a wee little freshman, and sometimes they happen when you’re kicking off your last year at college. I was always interested in theater and acting, but never found the motivation to put myself out there and audition for much of anything during the past seven…

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Senior year at Hanover

Here we go, last first blog of the year for me. It’s a strange feeling, knowing that nine months from now (approximately one human pregnancy, for those of us who prefer to think in awkward metaphors and comparisons) I’ll walk across the stage at The Point for my graduation. Each year here has changed me…

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On campus for summer (again!)

For those of you who weren’t avid subscribers to my blog last summer (and why wouldn’t you be?), I was fortunate enough to land an internship with the Rivers Institute at Hanover College. I spent three months acting with the Rivers Institute Traveling Theatre, in which I portrayed historical figure, John Tibbets, who with the help…

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Four tips when traveling to Italy

When I was selected for the Global Scholars Program here at Hanover, part of the program included a fully funded spring term trip abroad. Hanover offers myriad off-campus classes for spring term, and I chose “Early Christianity in Italy.” It happened to be the last theology class I needed to finish my theology minor, and I…

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Why my failure means success

-Enter me in high school. -Straight A student. AP classes. -First chair and section leader in two different school orchestras. -Two-time state champion in competitive speech. -Three-time national qualifier, and two-time national quarter finalist in speech and debate. -Winner of Battle of the Bands, having never rehearsed with said band. -Invited by choir director to…

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Behind closed doors at a fraternity

The movie, “Animal House” is a staple comic hit from 1978, and it might be one of my favorite comedies. I knew when I was a freshman that the stereotypical frat house depicted in the film wasn’t something that plagued Hanover’s campus, but the mystique of fraternity life has always been enough to get my…

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My average week at Hanover

Can a high school senior know what he or she is signing up for when a choice is made to go to Hanover College for the next four years? Sure, you might have an idea of what college will be like, but when it actually hits you for the first time, you’re likely to get…

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