Sisterhood Retreat

It was bright and early — okay, early by college student standards — Saturday morning. At 10 a.m., all of the Chi Omegas gathered in our house’s basement, bundled in sweatshirts and fleeces. We were prepared for the first activity of our annual sisterhood retreat: a hike through Happy Valley. Hanover College is home to…

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Working with pumpkins

It’s official: I will never understand America. I decided to delay this announcement because before Fall Break I wasn’t sure of it. Now that Fall Break has past, I can say it loudly. I don’t understand your coins, your slang and your passion for pumpkins. To be more specific, I don’t understand pumpkin shopping. What…

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FALLing for Hanover

Well, fall break is over, and I’m back in my dorm typing away. While break was a much needed hiatus from a hectic life of juggling classes, social life and food, it’s great to be back on campus. Many upperclassmen have told me that fall is one of the coolest (no pun intended) times of…

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Falling in love with fall

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I know, you are probably thinking Christmas. While I do love the Christmas season, nothing beats a warm mid-October afternoon like spending the day in southern Indiana. This fall break, driving around seeing all the changing leaves and enjoying the fall weather with family and friends, was…

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Enough to Make Your Heart Race

That’s what the first letter from the Registrar’s Office about graduation is. Enough to make your heart race, make you panic, make you sweat. Following this is a series of “I can’t even believe it’s time to worry about _____. ” sentences and then eventually you get it together long enough to take care of…

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Winds of Change

The past week was quite different than any week so far this year. We have had rain, yes, and lots of it actually, but right after fall break what we needed here at Hanover to really get us motivated was sunny weather. We didn’t get that lucky, instead we got freezing cold, raining, bleak days….

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One Month Down

Knock Knock. Someone is at my door. I roll over and see that it is 8:57. My Latin class starts at 9:00! I jump out of bed, throw a sweatshirt over the t-shirt I slept in, grab a bottle of water, and head out. While I am in Latin class, I realize it is October…

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Ready? Break!

Ahhh the calm before the storm, a.k.a., Thanksgiving Break. Returning to campus Sunday was definitely a bittersweet experience. Looking on the positive side, there are roughly two and a half weeks before Christmas vacation. On the negative side, there are roughly two and a half weeks before Christmas vacation! That means surviving Dead Week (what…

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Five Things You Should Know!

When you get to a certain point in your journey at Hanover, you may want to start mixing things up and going on adventures. My adventures have lead me in many different directions but have all been great experiences. I thought I would share some of my newly gained knowledge with you all! 1) Terrific…

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