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Practical Journalism — Matthew Rice

Veteran Matthew Rice is from North Manchester, Indiana, and he is studying media production and communication and political science. Matthew previously attended a Division I university from 2009 to 2013 with a major in journalism and enlisted in the Navy as a naval...

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What a Wonderful World — Justin Hatt ’19

Trees rustle in the wind, and nature goes silent listening to the gentle plucking of guitar strings in Justin Hatt’s arrangement of “What a Wonderful World.” Justin Hatt, a 2019 alumnus of Olivet College from Lansing, graduated with a degree in music. He focused his...

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Gaming is for Everyone — Senior Aaron Goudie

The clicking of controllers and mousepads has become a familiar sound in the dorms at Olivet. Many students use gaming as a stress reliever when life throws curveballs or classes get tough. Aaron Goudie is a senior media production and communication major and music...

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Sophomore Savannah Baker — From Homeschooled to College

Savannah Baker is a sophomore English and business administration major at Olivet College. “I grew up in DeWitt with a big ‘ole family of 11 kiddos. I was homeschooled, and I knew about Olivet, but it wasn’t really on my radar until I had some friends go here. I loved...

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A Front Row Seat to Xavier Vance’s Filmmaking Journey

When Xavier Vance graduated from Olivet College in 2017, her goals were clear: she was determined to become a filmmaker. In August, Xavier officially checked that goal off her list when her film, “Day One,” was selected as the Best Student Film in the Detroit Trinity...

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Sophomore Andrew Sadler — Using His Voice to Stand Out

You may recognize sophomore Andrew Sadler from his successful radio show, “Sadler’s Selections” broadcasted on WOCR, OC’s student-led radio station. With a goal to work in radio and voice acting, Andrew is preparing for a successful future while at Olivet College. “I...

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