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Alums showcase their art on Instagram

It’s been almost 10 years since Instagram was launched and almost seven years since the Alumnae Association joined the platform. While our intent is primarily to share beautiful photos of campus to “lure you home,” we also love learning about alums through their own Instagram…... » Read more

Jess Inserra '98 posing in front of a teal background. She stares straight into the camera with her hands on her hips and her shirt reads "hysterical female."

Comedian Jessica Inserra ’98 on her return to the stage

“Can you imagine the masochism involved in being like, ‘Okay, I am going to get up there and expose my soul, try to make you people laugh,’ with the distinct risk that they won’t?” says comedian Jessica Inserra ’98, who faces this question sometimes on…... » Read more

Zoe Darrow plays her Celtic fiddle.

Female Gaze: Musician Zoë Darrow ’12

Fierce as a Fiddle When you hear Zoë Darrow ’12 play Celtic fiddle, you won’t be surprised to learn that she first picked up a violin when she was only three years old. “I grew up from birth seeing my older sister practicing violin,” she…... » Read more

Female Gaze: In Stitches

One of more than 100 student organizations, Knit Happens was founded in 2011 as Mount Holyoke’s fiber arts club. Eight years later, the group is still going strong, with an average of 15 active members — and an engaged Facebook group of more than 100…... » Read more