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Editor's Letters

Joanne Georges is a senior double major in English and business with a minor in graphic communications. She is the Editor of Hilltops Student Newspaper, as well as the president of SOSU/BU, and the secretary of Cardboard Alley Players. She hopes to bring the best to Hilltops that she can this year. With a growing love for the stage and entertainment, Joanne can be found roaming the theatres of Hartwick College in her free time. 


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Invisibility vs Visibility

Posted on March 2, 2017 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (3)

Joanne Georges Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

I live my life both seen and unseen.

On Sunday evening, an article about an incident between two groups of Hartwick students surfaced on Facebook. The article explains that an alleged attack occurred against a group black female students by a group of white male athletes, as well as the reaction the ...

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Taking Care

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Joanne Georges, Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

Sometimes slow and steady is YOUR best way to win.

A few weeks after Mike Brown, the 18-year-old African American boy who was shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson Missouri, I wrote a series of articles about the implications, patterns, and statues of police brutality against minorities, women, and communities at large. Each article was a min...

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Morning After the Elections

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Joanne Georges - Hilltops Editor-in-Chief


I’m imagining the day after Election Day to be bit like the walk home after a night with someone else in your bed. For some it’s the Walk of Shame, for others the Victory Lap (my personal fave: Got Laid Parade), and for few the Bounty-Call Bounce.

Bounty-Call Bounce

You put yourself out there for months! You told eve...

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What's the Word

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Joanne Georges - Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

There isn’t a word for realizing you’ve done right by your younger self.

When I was younger and my siblings were just learning how to drive, I would think, “I can’t wait to drive too!” I’d imagine coasting down the highway blasting my favorite songs of the time and ...

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One's an Accident, Two's a Coincidence, Three's a Patten

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Joanne Georges - Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

The three times someone I love has felt racial or national disparity, in a single week. And my tired response to it.

My eldest brother, Rock, works as a foodstuffs delivery man and often does heavy labor in the sweltering heat. It’s not a glamorous job, it keeps him in shape and keeps him, his wife, and their two dogs hous...

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