5 Question Game by cycalhou

§ February 8th, 2011 § Filed under Memories § No Comments

1) What is your favorite MHC tradition? Why?
The Laurel Parade. I love marching with all the other classes, I love celebrating the new alumnae, I love singing “Bread and Roses.” It’s just such a lovely thing to be a part of.

2) Favorite M&C?
Oh, this is hard. Mostly I remember regularly stealing bags of rice cakes from the bread bin, which was open during M&Cs, an action which Laura Khor rightly judged me for. In case you were wondering, that’s why there were no rice cakes in Prospect dining hall in 01-02. Oh, and I enjoyed me a cup of hot chocolate every once in a while. Aislinn-Marie Rocamora knows what I’m talking about.

3) Favorite class? / Favorite professor?
My favorite class was a seminar on the films of Alfred Hitchcock, taught by Elizabeth Young. The movies were fabulous, of course, and there was a really great mix of people, and the readings were awesome. I enjoyed that class so much — it’s the kind of space I want to create when I get the chance to teach my own courses.

Favorite professor: Mary Renda, of history. If I say any more, I’ll embarrass myself. Or her.

4) Favorite spot on campus to unwind? / Your favorite spot on campus?
The library. It’s beautiful, with just enough scary parts to make it interesting (ever been down to Cutter?).

5) What would the you from college be surprised to know about your life today?
I think that college-me would be surprised by how much Mount Holyoke, and my experiences there, continue to shape my life today. I’ve changed in a lot of ways since graduation, but college-me and today-me are very similar because Mount Holyoke helped me to be the person I [still] want to be.

– Claudia Calhoun

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