Beyond the Gates: Camille Coklow '16

Beyond the Gates: Camille Coklow '16

BY HALEY ROBINSON '17

This week’s spotlight shines on Camille Coklow ‘16. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Coklow’s father was the driving force behind her interest in Mount Holyoke. “[He] really wanted me to attend a ‘pedigree’ institution and felt as though Mount Holyoke would be the perfect place for me,” Coklow shared. 

Local residents address MoHo stereotypes

BY MADELINE SKRAK '18

“It’s so weird that I never see any boys there,” says a young woman referring to the Mount Holyoke College campus, which is just 4 minutes away from where she works at the Cumberland Farms gas station and a half-mile drive from where she grew up in South Hadley. Her plastic nametag reads “Cortney.”

Beyond the Gates: Laakan McHardy '16

Beyond the Gates: Laakan McHardy '16

BY HALEY ROBINSON '17 

Laakan McHardy ’16 describes Mount Holyoke as “an inclusive community of forward thinkers and ambitious agents of social change.” McHardy, an international student from Montego Bay, Jamaica, is just that: bold and determined.

How students influence energy consumption

BY SHILOH FREDERICK '17 

“Desserts with Sonya” doesn’t have quite the ring that “Nutella with Pasquerella” had, but Nancy Apple, the director of environmental health, safety and sustainability, hopes that a chance to dine with the head of the college will motivate students to actively participate in this year’s War of the Watts.

The history of J-Show at Mount Holyoke

The history of J-Show at Mount Holyoke

BY FLORI NEEDLE '20

Junior Show, or J-Show, is a time-honored tradition at Mount Holyoke College. According to materials from the Mount Holyoke Archives, it began in April 1901 and continued intermittently until 1921, save for one show in 1919 that did not occur because of World War I. J-Show originally had a different name, and was once called the Junior Play and Junior Vaudeville.

Beyond the Gates: Ali Safran '14

Beyond the Gates: Ali Safran '14

BY HALEY ROBINSON '17

Content warning: This column mentions sexual assault and domestic violence.

Ali Safran ’14 is anything but common. In June 2013, Safran started Surviving in Numbers, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence.