Charge On: Rediscovering Hillsdale’s Fight Song

After some conversation and consternation, “Charge On!” was declared the official winner of Hillsdale’s fight song. Written by a man named Jerry H. Bilik, it apparently debuted during the 1968 football season when the “Dales” officially became the “Chargers.”

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Hillsdale Roundnet: Serving up the Fun

Hillsdale students have established a thriving Spikeball community, bringing together students who love the sport for a little friendly competition.

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Fifteen Random Things to Try (Once) In College

Maybe these aren’t optimal weekend activities. And maybe you won’t even do most of these things intentionally. But here are a few of the wild and wacky situations you’ll probably face at some point during your time at college.

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Day Trips from Hillsdale

When it’s time for a break from midterms and assignments, check your oil, nominate a DJ, and pack some snacks. It’s time for a road trip!

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Driven to Succeed: Kraig Heeter Advances Career in Industrial Real Estate

After a successful collegiate golf career, Kraig Heeter, ’01, became a professional after graduating from Hillsdale College and played in California’s Pepsi Tour. However, he ultimately decided to take on a career in industrial real estate.

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Taking a Stroll Down the Hillsdale College Liberty Walk 

The next time you visit Hillsdale College, make sure to say “Hello!” to James Madison or snap a picture with Ronald Reagan, and lift up a prayer of thanks to God for our great heritage and the blessing of freedom. 

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Holding Court: Jerry Hewitt Helped Hillsdale Restart Men’s Tennis

When Hillsdale College decided to restart men’s tennis as a collegiate sport in 2015-16, Jerry Hewitt, ’19, was the very first recruit to commit to the Chargers. By the time Hewitt graduated, he had helped build the Chargers into a championship program.

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Hometown Hillsdale: Nick Rorick, ’01

Nick Rorick, ’01, might be new to planting his family’s roots in the city of Hillsdale, Michigan, but he has loved Hillsdale’s small-town feel since he was a student. For Nick and his family, the close nature of the community and the College has helped them call Hillsdale home.

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Judge of Character: Eric Tamashasky Works to Improve Justice System

Eric Tamashasky, ’96, the former prosecuting attorney and current magistrate judge for the St. Joseph County Superior Court in Indiana has found his legal career in law enforcement and the justice system far more enriching than his original plan.

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Fresh Fingers: Piano Teacher Cate Larsen Bryan is Impacting Iowa

Cate Larsen Bryan, ’06, lets her “fingers do the walking.” Playing and teaching piano isn’t just an interest or a career for the Iowa native, but a way of life.

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Finally Finding Those “Lost” Friends

College is where you start with a core of friends, and then expand into a very large contingent of folks by the time you graduate. Graduation comes, and you go your separate ways. The Alumni Office may be able to help our alumni find those “lost” classmates and friends with a new online directory coming in 2024.

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Charger Catalyst: Katie Kish Hall Helps Hillsdale Back to Championship Status

Katie Kish Hall, ’19, wasted little time making her mark on the Hillsdale College Softball program. Hall was one of the most decorated players in program history and helped guide the Chargers to a conference championship and NCAA Division II tournament berth.

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