I could fill 16 tabloid-size pages with all my thoughts about the Mount Holyoke News, and I could probably do it on a tight deadline. But who would read that?
What I will say is this: Joining the student newspaper was the best decision of my college career. Nowhere on campus feels more like home than Blanchard 324, the paper’s newsroom since 1988.
On May 7, 2018, at 7:55 pm, the sun set over the Connecticut River in Northampton, Massachusetts. For the past four years, my friend Sally Ma ’18 and I have been meaning to go to the Norwottuck Rail Trail bridge, and it was only until now that we made the trip over.
The sun’s rays hit the new foliage and the metal beams of the wooden bridge, casting shadows along the walkway. Sally asked why we hadn’t come here previously — it was only a 30-minute bus ride away — but I shrugged and said that we’d never made time for it.
What does a learning landscape that extends for nearly two centuries look like? What does it feel like? What does it promise? What does it invite? Watch the video.
“You can’t write six essays, have several free dinners and trek through New York City’s Chinatown in a monsoon without becoming good friends.”
– Haili Giglietti ’21
The transition to college can be hard for any first-year student: adjusting to a new home, new friends and a new level of school work. Mount Holyoke tries to alleviate some of this stress through the First-Year Seminars Program, where students participate in small, writing-intensive, discussion-based courses. Seminar subjects range from Jack the Ripper to Latin American social movements.
There’s accepted (“I’m in!”) — and then there’s accepted (“I belong!”).
So why do you belong at Mount Holyoke?
Because our community is built for you — and your success and empowerment. Our community is lit by students who share your passion and curiosity. Our alumnae network is enviably remarkable. And our diverse student body contains some of the most fascinating people you’ll ever meet in your life.
At Mount Holyoke, you’ll blur lines between learning and doing, living and being. You’ll chart a global course at each turn. You’ll be unstoppable: filled with the verve to do it all.
Watch the video for a message from current students — with one, two and three years of experience under their belts — to the class of 2022.