Hilltops
Hartwick College's Student Newspaper

The View From Oyaron Hill

OH FEST XI Exclusive Student Interview with Headliner Kid Ink

04.26.16


OH Fest came and hit the town of Oneonta hard this weekend with live music and celebration. After a weekend of local acts getting their time to shine, drunken buffoonery, and shattered windows, Kid Ink came to close out the event. He capped off an energetic concert in Neahwa Park, filled with hit songs including “Try Me”, “Promise”, “Show Me”  and his “Cheerleader” remix. After his self-proclaimed “lit” act, local student media had an opportunity to speak with the star of the show.


The Inside Scoop: Pie in The Sky Rumors Upheld 

10.13.15


Coming back to Hartwick after a long summer is always exciting! I love the Main Street culture and the breathtaking views up on Oyaron Hill. Possibly one of my favorite mom-and-pop shops in the area is Pie in the Sky, a Hartwick favorite located just south of Oneonta on State Highway 7. However, rumor has had it that, after this fall season, Pie in the Sky will no longer serve ice cream, which has struck many students as unbelievable, given that this is one of the best features of the business. So, in an attempt to discover the truth (and enjoy some treats too), I ventured to the outskirts of Oneonta.


By Lauren O’Brien

Oneonta Fall Concert 2015: Exclusive Student Interview with Echosmith

09.22.15


This year, Hartwick College and SUNY Oneonta joined together to host the Fall Concert during Labour Day Weekend to both school’s student

bodies. Students had the opportunity to attend a concert with acts that included Naughty, Oh Honey, Finish Ticket, and the headlining act, Echosmith. The band, consisting of Jamie, Noah, Sydney, and Graham Sierota, has been a family been for close to 10 years and have been touring nearly nonstop since 2013, from Warped Tour to opening for Neon Trees to headlining their own tour. 


By Kayce Savoie

Exploring the Hanford Mills Museum

09.22.15


If you’re interested in history, museum studies, alternative power, and engineering, or if you just have a general interest for the area in which you are currently going to college, then the Hanford Mills Museum in the nearby town of East Meredith is the place for you. Unlike most regular museums, which feature exhibits in a single building, Hanford Mills Museum is itself a functional hydro-power mill, consisting of a series of buildings where you can observe first-hand how things were made with the precision of steam and hydro-power in the 19th century.


By Tim Raimy

OH Fest X: Exclusive Student Interview with Panic!At The Disco

04.28.15


Through the hardworking skills of HCAB, SUNY Oneonta’s student activity board, and many others, student representatives from SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick’s media organizations were fortunate enough to interview lead vocalist Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco. As the OH Fest concert began and  Naughty and Big Eye Phish, started their sets, students were given access to a designated section back stage and got to sit and meet with Urie. The bands tour manager even mentioned that student interviewers haven’t been allowed since 2008, and that Oneonta’s colleges were able to really rally for this opportunity.


By Joanne Georges

Big, Beautiful Noise: Oneonta’s own instrumental noise rock group, The Brave Cosmonauts hit the stage for the first time last week.

04.28.15


Pulling back the curtain hung over the doorway at the More Art Space gallery in Oneonta last Thursday night, I was reminded of how much I miss art galleries and underground music scenes (which I do not get enough of while in college). In the gallery, surrounded by an eclectic selection of formalist sculptures and collage pieces, stood a group of five men armed to the teeth with all manner of instruments and seemingly miles of instrument cable, snaking in, out and through an impressive array of guitar pedals and electronic sound generators.


By Charlie Feher Pieker