Shell Lin

Senate discusses First Generation students, campus police

BY SHELL LIN '17 

The Student Government Association Senate met in Blanchard great room Tuesday night to discuss recent issues on campus, including transgender students’ experiences, the Five College First Generation Conference and the SGA budget.

Fourth annual Women of Color Conference fosters dialogue

Fourth annual Women of Color Conference fosters dialogue

BY SHELL LIN '17

The Women of Color Conference took place at Mount Holyoke College for its fourth year on April 1, gathering more than 100 students from marginalized communities in the Five Colleges and beyond to create an open dialogue about racial and gender-related issues, and promote social justice on a college level.

A girl and her lost city: Nada Al-Thawr '19 remembers wartime in Yemen

A girl and her lost city: Nada Al-Thawr '19 remembers wartime in Yemen

BY SHELL LIN '17

It was 2 a.m. on March 26, 2015, in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. In early spring’s chilly air, the street was empty and quiet, with only a few street lamps flickering dusky lights. Inside a warmly- lit room with four windows, Nada Al-Thawr ’19 was lying on her purple cotton sheets and flannel blanket, scrolling down Facebook, too bored to sleep. Suddenly, streetlights went off. Her phone stopped charging. In the complete darkness, she heard a distant sound like a car crash.

Community leaders meet at Mount Holyoke, discuss sanctuary cities

BY SHELL LIN '17

Last Wednesday, the Community Based Learning program sponsored “Creating Brave Communities,” a panel on immigration, refugee resettlement and sanctuary cities. 

Pot legal in Massachusetts: what’s next for Mount Holyoke students?

Pot legal in Massachusetts: what’s next for Mount Holyoke students?

BY SHELL LIN '17

Massachusetts voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use on Nov. 8, following similar votes in California, Arizona, Maine and Nevada. This event brought a familiar question back into the spotlight: Is marijuana allowed on campus?