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Hilltops is written by and printed for the students of Hartwick College. This newspaper is an important vessel for creating a voice on campus and providing a unique look into Hartwick College through the personal perspective of enrolled students. Information on important events, student opinions, and campus wide spotlight articles are available in print and online. Every Hartwick student is welcomed and encouraged to include their voice and ideas in the pages of Hilltops newspaper.

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Football Season Ends with Controversy, Suspensions


The Saturday, November 7 football game ended in a scuffle between Hartwick and St. John Fisher. In response, Hartwick suspended five players and head coach Mark Carr. According to eyewitness accounts, and corroborated by videos of the incident, the altercation began after Hartwick’s (4-6, 2-6) Matthew Ali ’16 tackled a kneeling Cardinals (7-3, 6-2) quarterback Matt Naton. Naton took a knee in the last minute of the fourth quarter in order to preserve St. John Fisher’s seven-point lead. Ali’s tackle incited the Cardinals to clear their bench.

By Tiffany Metty - Student Submission

Mountain Bikers Shine in Rampage 2015


Red Bull Rampage 2015, the 10th Edition of the Rampage Series brought some of the most talented downhill mountain bikers in the world together to compete in Virgin, UT to become this year’s champion. In the end it was Canadian Freestyle rider Kurt Sorge who took home the gold. Last year’s winner Andreu Lacondeguy scored second place....

By Tim Raimy

The One-Sided Championship Series’ in the MLB


While the Major League Baseball Playoffs have been fairly action-packed, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) and the American League Championship Series (ALCS), both of which recently concluded, were lopsided. The New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals had the upper hand against the competing Chicago Cubs and the Toronto Blue Jays, respectively. 

By Morgan Halperin

Ramping up for Red Bull Rampage


Red Bull Rampage is a downhill and freeride-style mountain biking event that was introduced in 2001, and is coming back in 2015 for its tenth year of competition. In 2005, Rampage was canceled and remained on hiatus until 2008 due to the 2004 competition being deemed too dangerous, as riders kept pushing bigger tricks and faster speeds. 

By Tim Raimy

Athlete Spotlight: Brad Garcia


The Hartwick Hawks football team hosted Western Connecticut in Wright Stadium on September 5 for the season opener. Senior quarterback John Garcia had an exciting game in the pocket with 24 completed passes, 422 yards in the air and five touchdowns. Although John had a field day against the opposing Connecticut Colonials, the most valuable player of the game was sophomore wide receiver Brad Garcia, John’s younger brother.

By Gary Gaeta

Let the Madness Begin


March Madness, the time of the year when people all throughout the country frantically prepare their brackets for the upcoming Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. Debates arise over which seed everyone’s favorite team will get, President Obama has his own presidential bracket and Warren Buffett offers $1 billion dollars to whom ever can pick the perfect bracket.

By Robert Noto