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It’s that time of year again – students are preparing for exams, polishing final essays and putting the finishing touches on class projects before winter break. So, in accordance with requests from professors, here is a simple guide – though not complete – of grammar, punctuation and style tips from senior Mitch Galloway, editor of The Echo newspaper. 

Proofread. Don’t rush through an assignment. If you think a paper needs another look, it probably does. It was the esteemed author Oscar Wilde who once said, “I was working on the proof of one of my poems all... Read more

How does he do it? How does Olivet College junior Michael Brait find time for it all – the sports and the academics?

Brait is a defensive player for the men’s soccer team and an admirer of exercise sciences. An individual not from America, Brait’s had to adjust and balance while at Olivet.

“During the fall semester, I find myself being more disciplined as I am better at managing my time during the soccer season,” Brait said. “Having practice every day at 3 p.m. gives me the whole night to complete any assignments and papers, and to study for tests. During the spring... Read more

Written by Heather Kennedy, Olivet College Archives intern

A photo of the 1901 Championship Team (below), donated to the Olivet College Archives over Homecoming weekend by Martha Brunger Parks, shows the 15-member team (and accompanying sheep) with a record of 9-0, one being a forfeit. 

This picture also includes the scores from the nine games, and a chant that was yelled by Olivet College fans who attended. Olivet College Football has made major progress this season with a record of 7-0, winning every game they have played thus far. The last time Olivet College... Read more

Hannah Scott’s eyes light up a bit when she talks about the parts of Olivet College’s history that most interest her. As an intern in the Olivet College Archives, she has the privilege of digging through, cataloging and reporting on some of the college’s oldest and most precious photographs, publications and files. “From a writing perspective,” she says, “I’ve come across some beautiful speeches and op-eds and things – moments that have literally made me stop what I’m doing and transcribe it all because I get so excited about it. The way people spoke back then, even in editorials or guest... Read more

Science, medicine and tennis weren’t the only components of Kelsey (Singer) Smith’s ’12 collegiate career at Olivet College.

But they were definitely the most important.

“I owe much of my success to my experiences at Olivet College,” Smith said. “Because Olivet was such a small and welcoming school, I was able to become actively involved in both academics and sports. As a biology major, I got to spend an extensive amount of time in classes with science faculty who were all very approachable and dedicated to helping students in any way possible. It was at Olivet College, with... Read more

Mitch Galloway is a junior majoring in journalism. Since the beginning of his sophomore year, he has served as editor of Olivet College’s student newspaper, The Echo. He is also a member of the college’s baseball team. As an active member of the Olivet College community, Galloway was asked to represent the student body at the President’s Opening Convocation. Following is his speech titled, “What Does Olivet College Mean?”

Every story has a beginning:  A lead. A first act. An introduction.

Let me begin by telling you what Olivet College has done for this city – for me. 

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Choosing a major can be tough if you don't already know what you want to do in life. Susanne Lewis Ph.D., understands that. She is the director of the chemistry program at Olivet College and an associate professor of chemistry, and her many years of experience as a professor, as well as her own struggles to find the right major for her, make her keenly aware of how difficult choosing a major can be. 

See below for a few of her tips on how to find the right major for you. 


Pick an area of study

One of the tips I generally give students when... Read more

Halle Burke, of Warren, won the 2015-16 Global Citizens Honors Program’s (GCHP) full-tuition scholarship through an essay contest and interviews with Olivet College faculty earlier this summer.

An English major, Burke did not expect to win this award. She was overcome with emotions when a phone call full of good news came her way.

“Winning the GCHP scholarship was the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” she said. “The competition was a great experience, but I never thought that I would be the one to win it. I remember walking in and, after seeing all of the other people,... Read more

This article was originally featured in The Echo, our student newspaper. Written by Hailey Willett ’16.


This fall, the Olivet College community can look forward to more than just the sound of bright carillon chimes across campus.

After more than 30 years of silence, a loud buzz of excitement among students, staff and alumni has been generated by the return of the Olivet College Marching Comets.

Director of Bands Jeremy Duby has especially taken note of the “electric energy on campus that’s been missing... Read more

Your junior year of high school is the best time to begin preparing for your future. If you're already thinking about the steps you need to take, you may find yourself thinking:

  • What colleges should I consider?
  • Will my grade point average be high enough to be considered by my top three colleges?
  • How much money will I need to pay for college?


The good news is this:  you are not alone and we are here to help.  There are some things you can do right now to help you prepare for your senior year of high school and to... Read more


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