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The Maven: Raising Backyard Chickens

Have you ever had fresh eggs laid the same morning? They taste better and are better for you than store-bought eggs. Best of all they came from your chickens, so you know what went into them—sweet grass, organic feed, no growth hormones or pesticides. Chickens…... » Read more

A Sneak Peak into the Chicken Coop

Andrea LeClair ’02 had no farming experience when she first got chickens, but now she has a flock of ten in her five-acre backyard in Western Massachusetts. Get a peek inside her chicken coop to see firsthand what raising backyard poultry really entails. » Read…... » Read more

The Maven: The Power of You

As a distinguished Mount Holyoke alumna your degree will certainly be a factor in securing an initial interview. However, in order to maximize your impact during this critical conversation, you will need to employ a set of strategies to ensure that you put your best…... » Read more

How To Be a Writing God

Beth Dunn ’93 is a writer and editor at HubSpot, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based, marketing software company, where she manages the voice and tone of the HubSpot product, user experience, and customer communications, and coaches other folks who want to find their own voices. Read her tips…... » Read more