‘Life is short’ – the motivation behind pandemic pivots

From launching a food truck to art classes to even joining a different book club, how the pandemic is inspiring a change in direction.

Survivor support

Even though cancer treatment ends, the need for physical and emotional care continues. When Marty Hogan found out at age 34 that he had acute lymphocytic leukemia, a rapidly progressing blood cancer, the news devastated him and his pregnant wife, Whitney.

Paying it forward

Alumna Bobbi Rougeau '06 established the Alphabet Soup Scholarship to benefit students in HCC's Early Childhood Education program … [Continue reading]

Counts can be scary

On Halloween, I enjoyed a treat: Wynton Marsalis and a big band playing arrangements of Sesame Street songs while The Muppets sang along. … [Continue reading]

Easy to get confused after four re-birthdays

It’s probably unusual for someone to wake up and wonder if it’s their birthday, but that’s what happened to me the other day. … [Continue reading]

A family business

You just got to keep showing up, going in every day, and doing the best you can. … [Continue reading]

See more smiles

Inspired by a student, a Holyoke Community College literacy specialist launches accessible face mask campaign … [Continue reading]

Stem cell transplant: just the basics

A friend who has a friend facing a stem cell transplant thought, with good reason, that I could pass on some useful information. … [Continue reading]

Some people just don’t get it

A friend made a comment that shows some people have no idea. No idea what, you might wonder. No idea what blood cancer patients go through during and after stem cell transplant. … [Continue reading]

Virtual theater keeps people engaged

Many are staying connected to live productions during the pandemic … [Continue reading]