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| This school is amazing, simply put. It's somewhere to get an outstanding education, you have so many helpful resources that you can turn to, the faculty and staff are wonderful, and the classes are interesting and challenging. |
|Sep 22 2006|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2010 |
| I am a current student and I cannot believe the previous post which just went up a few minutes ago. It states my thoughts exactly. I am very disappointed but I do not feel I can leave because my parents would be angry. I want to be an independent thinker, not an argumentative drone. There is just an uneasy feeling here that you have to be this particular mold. The concepts are extremely idealist and unrealistic. It is almost a joke, but most people fall for it. It is an expensive school and many a lot of the students are snobby, not financially necessarily, but morally. In their minds they are completely perfect in thought and action which drives them to make fools of themselves outside of the bubble. I really want out of this place. I am not a lesbian or bisexual. I think the comments of denying who you are is an interesting way of putting it. It is unhealthy environment but oh so common here. This Fake Gay thing really exists. One person I know became a diehard lesbian for a few years and really pushed it, but never came out to her own family. It was her Holyoke Persona. I ran into her 2 years later married to a man. She said she wasn't and never was a lesbian. Tons of girls claim to be bisexual and never date another woman once they graduate. I am ofcoarse very pro-any orientation (you are not allowed otherwise), but this psychological problem that exsists here is just strange. You don't get to be who you really are. Scary. |
|Sep 14 2006|| Male --
Class 2000 |
|Not so bright|
| Diversity Diversity Diversity Diversity Diversity |
Do not fall for the "Hard Sell" This school shoots out so many lines but is really none of these things. There is no diversity other than skin color which they make such an effort to emphasize. I would never attend this school again and I think anyone considering it should really think it through. Basically you are taught to eat up the self-promotion. Everyone says that they are great, so smart,the school is great, professors are great, everyone will change the world, yadda yada. Don't fall for it. You will be taugh a rigid way of thinking rather than to think for yourself. This is an unhealthy, isolated environment.
Not everyone is the genius that they think. They are simply hard workers. Most people including me couldn't get into other schools so we came here because they constantly say how great and respected and fabulous they are. They aren't. I went to a state school and transferred in. The classes were a lot tougher there than the spoon fed courses at MH. At the state school you were responsible for yourself, you were independent and not everyone graduated with honors, in fact there are a series of grades A, B, C, D and professors gave them out according to the work. Unheard of at MH, everyone gets A's on everything. No men means no diversity like in the real world. Many of the students and staff are Arrogant and Elitist. These students don't even realize it. They also believe this is one of the best schools in the world. Go anywhere outside of New England and no one has ever heard of it. There is a high price for tuition, the lack of social life, and becomming a drone. I am a lesbian but I do think that there is a certain tone and group mentality depending on orientation. If there were men there would be real diversity. Another issue I noticed on some other posts was that many people play "gay/bisexual" while at MHC then go into the real world as a heterosexual. Is there not something wrong with an environment that makes so many young woman lie to themselves and others and deny who they really are? This is just my opinion, but really think before you go.
|Sep 14 2006|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |