Finding My Home Away From Home

Before I even came to Hanover, I knew that I wanted to join a sorority. In high school, I had many friends, but not friends that I saw outside of school. I knew that I had always wanted a close knit group of friends, that I knew would love and support me, and be able…

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Rejoining the cheer squad

I am having some serious Throwback-Thursday moments this senior year. In high school, I used to do competition and school cheerleading. I did not do it in college because I was too busy. BUT, some friends and I go to this gymnastics gym in Madison, Ind., in our spare time to tumble. It is a…

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Lynn Hall

I finally moved back to Hanover today. I am so excited. Instead of living in house this year, I am living in Lynn Hall. Lynn is one of our newest dorms; I will be in the second round of students that has had the privilege of living here. It is almost in the dead center…

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Grad school visits

I cannot believe that this is my last year at Hanover. It is finally time for me to start visiting graduate schools to decide where I want to spend the next two years. I have lived in Indiana my entire life and I love it here, but going abroad to Australia made me want to…

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Serving on the Best Buddies staff

I have been with the organization Best Buddies for more than eight years now. Best Buddies is a program based on building friendships between individuals and individuals with intellectual/developmental disorders (IDD). That is right. There is an actual program whose sole purpose is to help you make friends. I fell in love with this program…

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Studying animal behavior in Australia

Blue skies, towering mountains, and the salty sea air greeted me as I looked out upon the Illawara for the first time. Although I realize that I am joining a thriving educational community — the University of Wollongong — I could not help but see my surroundings from a biological perspective. The crisp winter wind…

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The Real World

As my junior year of college comes to an end, I realize that I need to start thinking about what life after college will be like. That is crazy! I feel too young for this; it is almost like I am back in high school looking for colleges. What is good, I guess, is that…

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Spring Term

Most colleges get out of school in the end of April, so when prospective students hear that Hanover doesn’t get out until May, it can be discouraging. However, we don’t get out until May because we have this glorious time called Spring Term or May Term. We have our normal first two semesters just like…

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An amazing night at the Gala

One of the reasons that Hanover College is unique is because of the professional events that students are invited to attend. My favorite of all of these this past semester was the annual Gala. As a freshman, this was my first time attending, but all of the great things I heard about it definitely lived…

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