YAL in Action

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Tag: Hillsdale
  • Hillsdale College YAL Hosts “Goodbye Lenin” Watch Party on May Day

    May Day is traditionally considered a worker’s holiday, especially in Europe, with strikes and calls for socialism all around.  As a joking nod to May Day, Hillsdale YAL hosted a watch party of the German comedic film “Goodbye Lenin,” which focuses on what used to be East Berlin following the fall of the Berlin Wall.  …

  • Hillsdale YAL Recruits 25% of Freshman Class

    It was a beautiful summer day at Hillsdale College for the Source, our annual activities fair. After an extremely successful year last year, our excitement was high. Within the first 45 minutes of the fair, we had more sign ups than we had received at the entirety of the Source last year. Not only were …

  • Minarchy, Anarchy, and the Future of Liberty

    Ahead of YALCON I am excited to see the Anarchy vs. Minarchy debate between David Friedman and Austin Petersen.  Our chapter at Hillsdale College brought Petersen in to speak last fall about the future of the liberty movement and his thoughts on the state of libertarianism following the 2016 election.  He emphasized that it is …

  • Austin Petersen Speaks for Hillsdale YAL

    After a month of planning and excitement, Hillsdale Young Americans for Liberty was honored to host Austin Petersen as our first visiting speaker since the chapter was started last year.  The growing libertarian population on campus had been buzzing about Austin Petersen since his run for president earlier this year, and the conservative majority on …

  • Hillsdale YAL Hosts Deep Web Screening

    A good group came out to join us for our screening of Deep Web. It was a huge hit, regardless of preconceived biases on the subject. More so, there was a strong since of empathy for those affected by the trial. I was originally worried on whether or not the movie would hold people for …

  • YAL Participates in Hillsdale College Libertarian vs Conservative Debate

    On September 13th, a record attendance for a student vs student debate at Hillsdale was set as students packed Hillsdale College’s largest classroom for a debate on Libertarianism vs Conservatism. As president of Hillsdale YAL, I represented libertarianism in the debate, which focused on policies such as foreign policy and gay marriage (or privatizing marriage) …