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Editor's Letters

Monique Quistorff is a senior majoring in Psychology/Philosophy and is pursuing minors in Studio Arts and Writing. She is the Editor of Hilltops Student Newspaper, as well as the General Manager of Hartwick 's radio station, WRHO, and an RA at Pine Lake. Monique has worked diligently the last three semesters in making Hilltops a more hard-hitting, respectable newspaper. She spends most of her free time writing, reading, taking photos while wandering around in the woods, and drinking coffee.


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My Least Favorite Thing About Being The Editor

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Monique Quistorff- Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

Writing the letter from the Editor is my least favorite part about putting the newspaper together. I dread it. It is always the last thing I have left to do before I send the paper off to be printed and it usually takes me that long to actually figure out what it is that I want to write about. I struggle tremendously in producing a coherent message because I’m already so tense from working on the newspaper all morning that by the ti...

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Dear Class of 2015

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Monique Quistorff- Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to your last semester as a Hartwick undergraduate. We have made this place our home. We have nestled in, staked our claim, and have made ourselves comfortable in the most unexpected of places. We have met people we needed to meet and we have done things we never thought we could do. Soon, we will graduate and we will bring into the world everything that Hartwick has taught us.

Since the start of the semester, I have ...

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The Importance of Being Humble

Posted on January 2, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Monique Quistorff - Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

A story of how a Hartwick Confession post caused me to think about how other people might see me and if that’s really how I want to be seen.

Whenever I set out to write my Letter from the Editor for the week, I’m always conflicted about what my overall message should be. I wonder if I should try to get a chuckle out of you by telling you a funny story about something that happened to me during the las...

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The Worst Week of My College Career

Posted on December 31, 2014 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Monique Quistorff - Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

When you get knocked down,

getting back up isn’t enough.

You have to get out of the way

for whatever is coming

at you next.

I’m currently recovering from what I consider to be one of the worst weeks of my college career. There will be a moral to this story, but ...

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The Balance in Life: Taking the bad with the good and getting the most of what you need

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Monique Quistorff - Hilltops Editor-in-Chief

     Amid the stress of the last couple of weeks, I’ve been forcing myself to acknowledge the good things that happen to me, no matter how small they seem to be at first. Doing this consistently has shown that all the sacrifices that I make are often rewarded. With the daily stress that we experience and the bad days that plague our week are the memories that we make laughing with our...

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