BY SARAH/SAL COSMEDY ’20
Performances for alums are simultaneously the most rewarding and stressful of my a cappella group’s gigs. Every time we perform for alums, they’re attentive and tell us just how special it is for them to hear the V8s sing. But as Mount Holyoke is an ever-changing place, the version of the school they remember is often very different from the one that I know. So along with the praise and kindness we receive at these performances, we also encounter gendered language.