Student Life Stories: Aretha Nelson ’22

By Aretha Nelson ’22 on April 18, 2019 at 9:40 AM

In preparation for my first year at Mount Holyoke, I asked a lot of alums about their residential experience. Though many said that they had a mostly positive experience, some students mentioned that they wished their dorm halls felt like more of a community. I quickly realized that I would not enjoy living in a dorm where I felt as though I would not know my neighbors.

I was fortunate to arrive at Mount Holyoke just as the Shirley Chisholm Living-Learning Community (LLC) was beginning its second year on campus. The “Shirley” was created to provide a supportive space for students of African and Caribbean descent. As a black girl coming from Ghana, I was not sure I would be able to find a community well-suited for me. Even as I moved into the Shirley, I had my doubts about whether or not I would find my people.

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Student Life Stories: Emily Carle ’21

By Rachel Nix ’20 on April 12, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Meet Emily Carle ’21, a religion major from Newington, Connecticut. Emily fell in love with Mount Holyoke’s academic offerings, vibrant spiritual life and endless opportunities for involvement within the campus community. In addition to the numerous clubs and organizations that she’s involved with on campus, Emily is also the youth director at Center Church in South Hadley and an intern for Cathedral in the Night, an outdoor Christian community in downtown Northampton. She also manages an instagram account featuring photos of Mount Holyoke (@picturesofmhc) and enjoys skiing, eating, watching the Patriots and researching her family genealogy.

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Student Life Stories: Rachel Nix ’20

By Rachel Nix ’20 on April 4, 2019 at 5:14 PM

Before I transferred to Mount Holyoke at the beginning of my sophomore year, I remember browsing the Student Life section of the College’s website and learning about the many traditions that take place on campus each year. In particular, I recall watching a video of the 2016 Convocation, which featured a faculty flash mob dancing to “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake. This moment, though seemingly inconsequential, cemented my decision to attend.

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Choose Student Life

By MHC Advancement on March 28, 2019 at 3:06 PM

The Division of Student Life complements and enhances every aspect of the Mount Holyoke College student experience. With professionals across campus — specializing in student programs, residential life, diversity and inclusion, religious and spiritual life, health, counseling and accessibility — the team provides the resources and support that students need to craft a college journey rooted in wellness. And fun!

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Nooks for knowledge

By Rachel Nix ’20 on December 26, 2018 at 6:58 AM


Mount Holyoke students eagerly await for their senior year, excited to begin the final chapter of their Mount Holyoke story. This memorable year kicks off during Convocation, as seniors don their graduation robes for the first time. A lesser-known rite of passage occurs later in September, however, when students line up in the library to
choose their carrels — highly sought-after study desks tucked away in the Williston Library stacks — for the year.

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Celebrating micro media: zines at MHC

By Rachel Nix ’20 on December 21, 2018 at 1:20 PM

Throughout the centuries, history has been recounted through countless media: books, photographs, movies and more. One of the newest modes of storytelling comes in a cute pocket-sized booklet, a zine (pronounced zeen). Short for magazine or fanzine, and usually handmade, zines can be thought of as small scrapbooks that are reproduced several dozen times for a larger audience and used to document everything from recipes to historical movements. 

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Providing personal spaces

By Rachel Nix ’20 on December 13, 2018 at 4:32 PM

The Williston Library, one of the most stunning college libraries in the country, is home not only to thousands of books, journals and online resources, but also to myriad places for students to research, try new things and build on their skills. From reading rooms to a computer diagnostic center, these diverse and unique spaces offer a haven for students to work, discover and reflect.

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Choose Library & Archives

By MHC Advancement on December 10, 2018 at 2:39 PM

 

Every aspect of Williston Library — one of the most beautiful campus libraries in the country — is central to a student’s Mount Holyoke education. In addition to housing extensive print collections in the humanities, social sciences and sciences, the library provides access to digital resources from anywhere on campus or around the world.

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Choose a destination. Choose MHC faculty.

By Rachel Nix ’20 on November 16, 2018 at 5:06 PM

 

Are you interested in supporting Mount Holyoke’s world-class faculty? Or are you passionate about creating an exceptional intellectual environment? By choosing a destination — such as Faculty or Technology and Teaching Tools — for your gift through The Mount Holyoke Fund, you help support Mount Holyoke’s incredible learning experience.

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Choose a destination. Choose Jahiya ’20.

By Rachel Nix ’20 on November 9, 2018 at 11:03 AM

Are you passionate about sustainability? Are you interested in supporting Mount Holyoke’s commitment to carbon neutrality by 2037? By choosing a destination — such as Sustainability Initiatives — through The Mount Holyoke Fund, you support energy efficiency and conservation efforts on campus, prepare students to tackle issues as environmental leaders and help Mount Holyoke shape a legacy of sustainability for future generations. You support incredible students like Jahiya Clark ’20.

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