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  • Music to Her Ears: Tori John Embraces Olivet’s Musical Community

    When rising junior Tori John started band in fifth grade, her instrument was bigger than she was. Though she’s grown a bit since then, Tori still holds the same passion for playing her baritone saxophone. At Olivet, Tori has continued her musical journey, now participating in Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, the Marching Comets and the […]

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  • Blake Johnson – The Path Less Traveled

    The city of Olivet is at the heart of small-town America, and the college campus has all the qualities you could ever expect from a quaint, peaceful town. For some students from larger cities, the adjustment to campus living is quite the adventure, and for standout senior Blake Johnson, it was a similar story. Blake […]

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  • Grace Wheeler’s Reducing the Stigma Behind Mental Illness

    Rising junior Grace Wheeler doesn’t believe in silence. She’s not afraid to share her voice with anyone who will listen. “I think it’s our responsibility as individuals to speak up and do something,” she said. “It’s our right. We need to speak up to make a safe environment for people to be in. It’s our […]

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  • Melanie Keusch — Debt-free With a Degree

    Senior insurance and risk management major Melanie Keusch has had an engaging and life-changing college experience. She’s completed top-notch leadership opportunities and prestigious internships and built incredible relationships with her classmates and professors. To sweeten the deal, Melanie will graduate debt-free thanks to scholarships from Olivet College and insurance organizations. “After entering college, I made […]

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  • Comet Volunteers Make a Difference at the Special Olympics

    Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) recently hosted the State Summer Games, the organization’s largest annual event. The event draws 2,900 SOMI athletes along with an additional 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members and spectators each year. Eight Comets proudly served among the volunteers and chaperones, including Jaylin Alexander, Logan Beaudoin, Lucas Bunn, Dylan Gann, Devin Pascavage, […]

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  • Bryan Plesner ’19 is Making a Splash

    Bryan Plesner ’19 could’ve been a runner. Or a baseball player. Or a bowling or soccer star. But when it came down to it, none of those sports felt like the right fit. When he hit the pool, however, he felt right at home. “I did so many other sports besides swimming, but swimming was […]

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