the modern student the image of Prospect
Hill is that of thick forest; vibrant colors
during the Fall Semester, intermingled
evergreens and browns during winter. However,
though considered a place of natural beauty,
many contemporary students complete their
years at Mount Holyoke without ever having
actually been on Prospect Hill.
however, is a great change from the "Prospect
Hill" experience that most students
had a century ago. May Day celebrations,
theater productions and Pepper Box picnics
were just a few of the traditions that
occurred on a regular basis on the hill.
Now, in the 21st century, few students
ever venture up the hill. When and why
did these changes happen? Is there any
relationship between the increased forest
cover of the hill and the decreased student
use? Did the 'covering' of the hill remove
it from the forefront of our minds?
explore the mystery of Prospect Hill!