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More residents of Flint will start the New Year off with clean, safe drinking water thanks to the Olivet College Black Student Union (BSU). Members of the BSU recently hosted a water drive for the city, which is currently facing a major water crisis due to lead contamination.

Many student organizations, Greek societies and employees pitched in to donate bottled water and filtering systems to the Flint community.

"The BSU students delivered more than 3,200 bottles of water to Dozier Memorial CME Church in Flint to help those dealing with contaminated water," said Linda Logan,... Read more

When senior defensive lineman Andrew Pabst heard the news that he had received Academic All-American status in football, he wasn’t sure how to react.

“When I heard about the award, I received texts and other messages from current and past coaches as well as friends and teammates,” said Pabst, ​who is a Grand Ledge native. “The positive communications helped me recognize and appreciate its significance, as well as the many years of hard work it took it earn it.”

Pabst, a criminal justice major, has known about this award since his freshman year of college football camp... Read more

Four weeks in as the new gospel choir director for Olivet College, and La’Rae Trice has hit the ground running. In her new role, La’Rae serves to grow the gospel choir by developing and recruiting students who share her love of music.

“My first goal is to develop the students who already love singing but want to be better singers. Once we have a solid student choir, then we can travel and recruit new participants, including people in the community.”

In addition to nurturing the existing choir, La’Rae is also working with admissions on recruitment events and... Read more

Following the college’s final exams on Dec. 5, a group of 33 Olivet students and two employees traveled to Georgetown, S. C., to help rebuild areas of the city affected by massive flooding. Senior Mitch Galloway, who participated in the winter service trip, shares the group’s experience.

Saturday, Dec. 5 – On the Road

John Denver’s “Country Roads” played softly in the foreground. Rolling hills to the right. Rolling hills to the left.

It was the first day of the service trip toward South Carolina, and West Virginia and Virginia were just... Read more

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. 

... Read more

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