Kate Turner

Houston, we have a solution: Mount Holyoke students prepare for spring break service trip

BY  EMMA RUBIN ’20 AND KATE TURNER ’21

The Mount Holyoke Christian Fellowship, along with other Christian faith organizations within the Five Colleges, will visit Houston, Texas during spring break on a community service trip. The project will be led and sponsored by ServeUP, an organization that leads New England college faith groups on trips to help with disaster relief.

What’s the dish on the dish room?

What’s the dish on the dish room?

BY KATE TURNER ’21

When Mount Holyoke’s new dining commons first opened at the beginning of 2018, the dish room was generally rumored to be chaotic, with an overflow of dirty dishes and food waste during peak hours. Alleged issues included a non-stop stream of dishes during rush hour and few opportunities for workers to take breaks, as well as a general lack of training.

Microwave mishap in MacGregor Hall alarms student residents

Microwave mishap in MacGregor Hall alarms student residents

BY KATE TURNER ’21

Students evacuated MacGregor Hall and Ham Hall for two hours on Friday evening due to misuse of a microwave. As smoke filled the second floor of MacGregor, it set off the building’s fire alarms.

Presidential search continues with “role specification” process

Presidential search continues with “role specification” process

BY KATE TURNER ’21

This week a small committee, including several members of Mount Holyoke’s Board of Trustees, were present on campus to meet with students, faculty, staff and other community members to kick off the presidential selection process.

APAU celebrates 50 years with Black History Month kickoff

APAU celebrates 50 years with Black History Month kickoff

BY KATE TURNER ’21

This February marks the 50th anniversary of Mount Holyoke’s Association of Pan-African Unity (APAU). Created in 1968 after multiple protests by students of color, the APAU is looking back this month at the legacy of black student activism on campus, as well as its history as an organization within the broader environment of the College.

Blanch wall displays mix antique plates with modern replicas

Blanch wall displays mix antique plates with modern replicas

BY  KATE TURNER ’21

Since its opening at the beginning of the spring semester, the Mount Holyoke Dining Commons (more commonly referred to as SuperBlanch) has been the talk of campus. And the display of plates on the wall in several areas of the Dining Commons are no exception.

Healey speaks on student debt, American values at UMass Amherst

Healey speaks on student debt, American values at UMass Amherst

BY  KATE TURNER ’21

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey addressed an assembly full of college students and community members alike at her town hall meeting on Monday night, located on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus and hosted by the student Democrats Association and political science department.

South Hadley golf course remains open despite the financial strain

South Hadley golf course remains open despite the financial strain

BY  KATE TURNER ’21

The South Hadley Selectboard voted unanimously on Tuesday, Oct. 24 to keep the Ledges Golf Course open for another fiscal year. This decision comes despite a recently released report by Town Administrator Mike Sullivan which concluded that Ledges has lost the town $8.5 million since opening.

Bringing BOOM back: diversity initiative will be made annual campus event by 2019

Bringing BOOM back: diversity initiative will be made annual campus event by 2019

BY  KATE TURNER ’21

The Mount Holyoke campus shut down to allow faculty, students and staff to participate in the BOOM Conference, a new community-wide initiative that stands for “Building On Our Momentum” and is the first step in the College’s newly born Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (or DEI) initiative on March 27, 2017. 

Mount Holyoke Professor recieves grant from National Institute of General Medical Science

Mount Holyoke Professor recieves grant from National Institute of General Medical Science

BY KATE TURNER ’21

Mount Holyoke Professor Andrea Foulkes was awarded a $452,759 grant by the United States Department of Health and Human Services — specifically from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) on Sept. 21, 2017. Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA), who represents Massachusetts’ first Congressional District (where Mount Holyoke is located), congratulated Foulkes in a press release issued from his office.  

Senate has first meeting of the academic year

Senate has first meeting of the academic year

BY KATE TURNER ’21

The first official Senate meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year took place on Oct. 3, which also coincided with the annual Mountain Day tradition. Turnout was still strong. Senate chair Liz Brown ’20 ran the meeting and featured Acting President Stephens, Dean of Students Marcella Runell Hall and Dean of Faculty Jon Western as speakers.

MHC’s ADAP Celebrates 40 year anniversary

BY KATE TURNER ’21

This week marked the 40th anniversary of Mount Holyoke’s Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP). To celebrate the occasion, ADAC, or the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Committee — an offshoot organization of the college-run program — is holding several awareness-raising events, including a reading by Anita Devlin, the author of “S.O.B.E.R.*,” free training with Narcan kits for emergency response in the case of an opioid overdose and a history exhibit which will be featured in the library for the upcoming weeks.

Effects of Irma felt at Mount Holyoke

BY KATE TURNER ‘21

Hurricane Irma was the most intense Atlantic storm to make landfall in America since Katrina in 2005. The hurricane developed near the Cape Verde Islands in late August and grew to a Category 3 storm shortly after its creation. It made its slow but devastating way up the Atlantic Ocean, reaching Category 5 on Sept. 5 and growing to peak intensity on the next day. During its time in Category 5, Irma devastated the Caribbean Islands in its path, including Barbuda, Saint Martin, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and Cuba. 

New student co-op to bring affordable coffee to campus

New student co-op to bring affordable coffee to campus

BY KATE TURNER ’21

Mo’Coffee, the newly-established Mount Holyoke coffee co-operative held their inaugural event for the year on Sunday. Hosted in the All Saints Episcopal Church, the Kick-Off Coffee House featured music, board games and, of course, a steady supply of coffee and tea provided by student worker-owners and participating faculty throughout the night.