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Hartwick College's Student Newspaper

The View From Oyaron Hill

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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"JUST DO IT!" Shia LaBeouf Might Be On To Something

Posted on September 21, 2016 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Joanne Georges - Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

Granted he might also be ON some things and TAKING others, but he still has a point.

Although it’s been awhile since Shia LaBeouf’s intense motivational video hit the Internet, I don’t think anyone has forgotten the mess...

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Hakuna Matata

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Joanne Georges - Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

We all know it means “No Worries,” but I implore some of you to genuinely believe in it.

I’m impressed, awed, and very proud of this year’s graduating class, especially after what I saw and heard at Student Showcase. The showcase is meant to show off the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears that we...

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I Walk On the Wild Side. I Laugh in the Face of Danger

Posted on April 26, 2016 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Joanne Georges - Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

Okay, maybe not laugh, but I flirt with obvious consequences.

Okay, maybe I don’t really flirt with consequences, but I think I want to. This last week has been stressful, tiring, and down-right boring. Even with the flurry of events and talk on this campus, I’m a little bored. I have a growing list of responsibilities, with growing detachments to a lot ...

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I'm Only Brave When I Have to Be

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Joanne Georges - Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

If it was meant to be easy, it wouldn’t be worth it.

Growing up, I never really got to do anything. My parents worked two jobs each and had our family on a needs-only budget. While I never really wanted for anything, I never really got the opportunity to enjoy or take part in a community. My parents stopped put...

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The Monster under Our Bed

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Letter to the Editor-Brianna MacMahon- Student Submission


There was a monster. It didn’t have one name; it didn’t have one home. Over time, it took on many forms. It called itself Slavery. It called itself War. It called itself Segregation, Violence, Sexism, Racism, Bigotry, and Homophobia.

Most recently, in my beloved nation, it has called itself Fear.

We liv...

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