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03/18/2017

Our website is now completely up to date with all the content we have printed this semester. Feel free to catch up on what's been happening on campus!

03/17/2017

Good news, our website is finally working again! We will begin slowly adding the new content from this semester, and will begin regularly updating, once again, with our weekly news. Huge shoutout to Michael L Sievers, our media editor, who was able to fix the problem and restore our website!

12/05/2016
Forty Students To Graduate In December | Houghton Star

Congrats to our readers who are graduating in just a few days!

Forty students will graduate at the close of this semester. A reception will be held on Wednesday, December 7 to honor these mid-year graduates and recognize their hard work during their time at Houghton. The recepti...

12/02/2016
Like Son, Like Father | Houghton Star

We were very excited to hear from Travis Trotman's father today in chapel! And we have appreciated hearing for others this semester too! Read the article below for more!

Three International Students’ Fathers Give Talks on Houghton Campus Three international students recently had a taste of home as their fathers visited campus to deliver lectures. Senior Travis Trotman’s father, Livingston Trotman, is schedu...

11/18/2016
Ceramics Alumna Invitational in CFA | Houghton Star

Looking for something to do tonight? From 6-8 p.m. the Ortlip Gallery will be filled with beautiful ceramics and the alumni that made them, including pieces from professor Gary Baxter!

Ceramics Alumna Invitational in CFA Posted by Bethany Kuiken November 17, 2016 Former Art Students Return for Ceramics Alumni Invitational Each year Houghton graduates art students who use a variety of mediums, clay being one of them. On Monday, November 18, the Houghton Art Department will host som...

The wonderful ladies of Gillette Hall (previously East Hall) are getting ready for Gillette Thanksgiving! Did you ever p...
11/16/2016
Gillette Hall Gives Thanks | Houghton Star

The wonderful ladies of Gillette Hall (previously East Hall) are getting ready for Gillette Thanksgiving! Did you ever partake in Gillette Thanksgiving as a student? Feel free to share your memories in the comments below!

Annual Hall-Wide Event Offers Food and Fellowship to Gillette Hall…

11/14/2016
Seniors Present Research At Penn-York Conference | Houghton Star

Seniors Present Research At Penn-York Conference | Houghton Star

Three Houghton College seniors presented independent research at the annual Penn-York conference last Saturday, accompanied by professor of English and writing, Laurie Dashnau. Photo courtesy of Laurie Dashnau…

It's Veteran's Day! We're thankful for all those who have served our country. One of our own students, Matt Young '18, i...
11/11/2016
Remember, Remember, the 11th of November | Houghton Star

It's Veteran's Day! We're thankful for all those who have served our country. One of our own students, Matt Young '18, is a veteran and has written an opinions piece in honor of this day. Be sure to click on the link below to read it!

Remember, Remember, the 11th of November Posted by Matt Young November 10, 2016 Today is Veterans Day 2016. This is the holiday on which we honor all those who served, or are serving, in the United States Armed Forces. Earlier this week we had a Presidential Election. Many of us exercised our right…

11/08/2016
The Privilege and Honor of Chivalry | Houghton Star

Looking for an interesting read to get your mind off of todays' elections? Here are a few thoughts on the topic of chivalry by Junior Connor Barnes! Click the story below to read more!

What is chivalry? Quite the fairy tale-like topic, you may think. Not at all. Chivalry is much more than the romanticized deeds of a prince for a princess, of the likes we see in Disney classics. This tradition has, through...

11/07/2016
National // Standing Rock Protests Escalate | Houghton Star

Have you heard or seen anything about the Protests in Standing Rock around Facebook? Read this weeks national column (linked below) for more on this story!

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota have shown signs of escalation. The New York Times reported that police forces attempted to move protesters out of an...

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow night? Check out this great new resource available to Houghton Students! Click ...
10/05/2016
Transit Offers Houghton-to-Wellsville Connection | Houghton Star

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow night? Check out this great new resource available to Houghton Students! Click the story below to find out more!

Students can now enjoy an afternoon in Wellsville for a small fee by utilizing Wellsville’s ACCESS Allegany transit bus Houghton-to-Wellsville service.

In Travel We Trust | Houghton Star
10/04/2016
In Travel We Trust | Houghton Star

In Travel We Trust | Houghton Star

The concept of “wanderlust,” a strong desire for travel, fills our Pinterest boards and news-feeds. It shapes our Instagram posts, our conversations, and our futures.

Campus // GenEd Revisions | Houghton Star
09/30/2016
Campus // GenEd Revisions | Houghton Star

Campus // GenEd Revisions | Houghton Star

Campus // GenEd Revisions Posted by Jordan Trautwein September 30, 2016 Faculty received approval to make comprehensive changes to the current curriculum October of last year. They hope to approve a new set of clearer requirements better aligned with the values of Houghton College that will be easi...

05/05/2016
Physics Senior Present at RSPS | Houghton Star

Physics Senior Present at RSPS | Houghton Star

While it may appear to many undergraduate students that research conferences are reserved for professors and graduate students only, one benefit of a Houghton College education is participating in these conferences as an undergra…

05/05/2016
Canadian Killed in Philippines | Houghton Star

Canadian Killed in Philippines | Houghton Star

On Monday, April 25, Canadian hostage, John Risdsel, was executed in the Philippines by Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf. Risdsel’s severed head appeared on the remote island of Jolo Monday, just five hours after a ransom deadline s…

05/04/2016
The Danger of Forgetting Foresight | Houghton Star

The Danger of Forgetting Foresight | Houghton Star

We live in an incredible period of history which might one day be viewed the same way the Renaissance is viewed today. The past twenty years have seen an astounding leap forward technologically and socially. This pace of innov…

05/04/2016
Spring Sports Fight for Postseason Play | Houghton Star

Spring Sports Fight for Postseason Play | Houghton Star

Spring sports are entering their last week of regular season play. Every team faces an Empire 8 opponent, which gives them an opportunity to improve their record and a chance to squeeze into a conference playoff spot. In…

05/03/2016
The Force of Words: Reflections on Dialogue at Houghton | Houghton Star

The Force of Words: Reflections on Dialogue at Houghton | Houghton Star

As outgoing editor-in-chief I’d like to conclude my career at The Star with a few remarks regarding the paper this year. I stated at the beginning of the year that essential to any healthy and thriving co…

05/03/2016
New Faculty, Staff, And Coach To Join Houghton | Houghton Star

New Faculty, Staff, And Coach To Join Houghton | Houghton Star

As the academic year wanes, Houghton College has hired one new faculty member, one new residence life staff member, and is still searching for a men’s basketball coach. Paul Martino will be joining Houghton College…

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