The Nearly Impossible Call of the “Courageous Middle” 

October 16, 2020

For the past several years, I have used the words “Courageous Middle” to describe the ideal “location” of Houghton in…read more

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A Visitor’s View of Houghton’s Culture

December 4, 2019

On the second weekend of a relatively busy October, I had the opportunity to visit my closest friend, and by…read more

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Harvestival: A New Houghton Tradition

December 1, 2019

The Harvestival at Houghton College is “one last fall hurrah” before the start of the cold weather and the beginning…read more

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Top 5 Tips for Fall Fun in Western New York

November 28, 2019

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year for so many reasons: leaves changing, perfect sweatshirt weather, football…read more

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A Thanksgiving Community for 2019 | President’s Reflection

November 26, 2019

Last week, the Student Government Association sponsored an “Open Conversation with the President” in the Van Dyk Lounge. I always look…read more

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Community Involvement in College: Service Matters

November 22, 2019

How You Spend Your Time is How You Spend Your Life When I arrived at Houghton College as a first-year…read more

What I wish I knew before College

What to Expect in College (Things I Wish I’d Known)

November 12, 2019

Dear High School Seniors (future Houghtoners?), Hi! This is Emily from Houghton College. Whether Houghton is the college for you…read more

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11 Best Places to Go Walking in Houghton | Highlander Blog

September 5, 2019

I love taking walks; I always have. When I was little I would walk around my old neighborhood with my…read more

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Invitation to the Communion Table | President’s Reflection

August 29, 2019

This past Sunday we took Communion at Houghton Wesleyan Church. While we celebrate the Lord’s Supper nearly every month, I…read more


Sharlene Cady ’69: Are Your Pieces Missing? | Highlander Devotional

August 26, 2019

Lately, I have been exploring new ways to relax, while at the same time keeping my brain sharp. I already…read more

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Seasons of Western New York | Highlander Blog

July 19, 2019

I have lived in Western New York my whole life, and I think it is absolutely beautiful here. There is…read more

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My Favorite Produce Places Near Houghton | Highlander Blog

July 17, 2019

In the summer, Houghton gleams. Early in the morning, when the birds are still chattering and the sun hasn’t fully…read more