Aayushi Mishra ’17

Aayushi Mishra ’17 is a biology and environmental studies double major. The concentration of her major is environmental policy, politics and economics. As president of the 2018 class board for the 2016 – 2017 academic year, having begun at MHC as a red pegasus, her duties include overseeing traditions such as the Big/Little Sibling program and the Junior Show, and keeping in touch with 2018’s sister class of 1968. She works at the Groves Health Center as a health education assistant. You can find out more about Mishra on her website.

Recent Posts

April 3, 2017

Why I chose Mount Holyoke

Why Mount Holyoke? For an exceptional experience. Here’s my story.

First impressions

When I saw Mount Holyoke College for the first time, I felt slightly breathless. I had seen hundreds of images of the campus since I’d been admitted early decision. But I couldn’t help but stare. I was relieved to look around and see other students sporting the same awestruck expression.

February 8, 2017

The Junior Show

Junior Show, one of the College’s most creative and student-driven traditions, has been a source of entertainment and general merriment on campus for more than a century. It features an original play that is typically heavy on humor and parody. Costumes, dance numbers, songs, inside jokes and a smattering of stereotypical representations of both Mount Holyoke and the other members of the Five Colleges? Yes, yes, yes!

Initially produced by the senior class, and known as Senior Show, the tradition was passed to the junior class in 1920 and subsequently recoined. It comes around each February — a welcome bright spot during a predictably bleak time of winter.

January 23, 2017

Siblings for life

The Big/Little program is one of Mount Holyoke’s oldest traditions, tracing its origins back to the early 1900s. At its heart, the program is a really simple recipe for friendship: a junior (the “Big”) is paired up with an incoming first-year student (the “Little”). Big + Little = friends.

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