About Us

The Campanil is the only student-run, multi-platform news organization at Mills College, a private liberal arts institution located in Oakland, California. The print newspaper is funded through a combination of advertising revenue and a portion of the undergraduate student activities fee. Established in 1917, the newspaper underwent several name changes throughout the years, including The Weekly and The Stream. When The Campanil confirmed its current title in 2007, it committed itself to experiment with new methods of storytelling.
Today, we continue to do so. Our current website, for example, was launched in September 2009, and we have made vast forays into multimedia and communicating via social networks. Above all, we strive to engage and interact with Mills students present and past, faculty and staff as well as the local community on issues of importance.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Campanil is to serve the Mills College community through the practice of ethical and responsible journalism. Knowledge and progress in all areas of life are accomplished through the sharing of correct information. The Campanil strives to accomplish this standard by reporting and writing the truth in a way that enlightens and informs our entire community, while providing information in a manner that seeks participation through thoughtful response, dialogue and action. Our clear objective is to serve the student body and we realize the importance and impact of this endeavor. We do not make news but cover the events that stimulate and change our community and college life.


Our Staff

Emily
Editor in Chief
Emily Burian
Calli
Arts and Entertainment Editor
Calli Storrs
Sam
Asst. Arts and Entertainment Editor
Sam Barnett
Marissa
News Editor
Marisa Tangeman

Jeanita
Online Editor
Jeanita Lyman
Dani
Design Editor
Dani Toriumi
Melissa
Asst. Design Editor
Melissa Berkay

Copy Editors:

Molly Stuart
The Campanil‘s faculty adviser is Sarah Pollock.

Distribution

Our print newspaper is produced biweekly (every two weeks), with a circulation of 1,000. New issues are distributed and can be found throughout the Mills campus, particularly at Adams Plaza, Mills Hall, Founders Commons, F.W. Olin Library, Lucie Stern and residence halls. Is there a location lacking in papers? Let us know by emailing eic@thecampanil.com.

Spring 2017 publication schedule:
Issue 1: Jan 31
Issue 2: Feb 14
Issue 3: Feb 28
Issue 4: Mar 14
Issue 5: Apr 11
Issue 6: Apr 25
Issue 7: May 9

Need a paperless option? We publish each print copy as a downloadable PDF on Issuu.com.


Recent Awards

• Best Special Section/Issue, second place, 2016 California College Media Association Awards
• Best Use of Social Media (among all colleges), second place, 2016 California College Media Association Awards
• Best Arts and Entertainment Story, honorable mention, 2016 California College Media Association Awards
• Best Editorial, honorable mention, 2016 California College Media Association Awards
• Best Headline Portfolio, second place, 2016 California College Media Association Awards
• Best Feature Story, honorable mention, 2016 California College Media Association Awards
• Publication Small School, fourth place, 2016 Associated Collegiate Press Best in Show Awards
• Best Special Section/Issue, second place, 2015 California College Media Association Awards
• Best Arts & Entertainment Story, third place, 2015 California College Media Association Awards
• Best Non-Breaking News Story, third place, 2015 California College Media Association Awards
• Best Feature Story, honorable mention, 2015 California College Media Association Awards
• Publication Small School, sixth place, 2015 Associated Collegiate Press Best in Show Awards
• Best Arts & Entertainment Column/Criticism, third place, 2014 California College Media Association Awards
• Publication Website Small School, second place, 2013 Associated Collegiate Press Best in Show Awards
• Four awards at the 2012 CCMAs: Best Personal Opinion Column, Best Arts & Entertainment Story, Best Arts & Entertainment Column/Criticism and Best Features-Page Design
Seven awards in the 2011 California College Media Association Awards: Best News Page Design, Best Sports Column, Best New Series, Best Arts & Entertainment Story, Best Feature Story, Best News Photo, and Best Features Page Design
• Best Small Schools Website, sixth place, 2010 Associated Collegiate Press Best in Show Awards
• General Website Excellence, second place, 2009 California College Media Association Awards