Staff Editorial: Student distrust of Mills administration continues

As returning students settle in for the fall semester, a growing sense of distrust and dissatisfaction with the Mills administration seems to be the topic of many back-to-school conversations. In between classes, students can be overheard exchanging stories of errors increases in their student bills. Within the past year, the sticker price to attend to the […]

Staff Editorial: Civic engagement has always been and is still encouraged at Mills

On Feb. 26, President Hillman sent an email to everyone at Mills to let them know that civic engagement is welcome at Mills, and to encourage them to spread this message. Following the recent student activism surrounding gun control after the Parkland school shooting on Feb. 14, Hillman explained that some college admissions offices have […]

Staff Editorial: Net neutrality is necessary for journalism and movement organizing

Social media and online platforms have allowed the public to closely track the mounting absurdity and violence of the Trump-era. We’ve followed the president’s volatile outbursts on Twitter, witnessed horrific videos of the Las Vegas shooting and participated in narratives of sexual assault allegations and transparency – which have been powerfully controlled by women. We’ve […]

Staff editorial: #MeToo movement demands nothing of abusers

Following the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct allegations, actress Alyssa Milano sent out a call to action on Twitter asking all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to write “me too,” to illustrate the magnitude of rape culture. Since then, the #MeToo social media movement has centered the national conversation on experiences of […]

Staff Editorial: Media and white shooters

When violence occurs on a national scale, our first thoughts are mourning the lives lost. Our grief is followed almost immediately by necessary vigilance against the onslaught of heavily racialized media reports and political dialogues. How will instances of violence result in the criminalization of vulnerable communities? How does the race of the perpetrator determine the […]

Professor of Ethnic Studies Vivian Chin poses with supportive students after testifying to the Mills College Board of Trustees on June 22, 2017.

Staff editorial: With the FSP, Mills College transitions from a liberal arts school to a neoliberal institution

This fall, Mills students return to a campus that was gutted by the hastily announced Financial Stabilization Plan, a decision which resulted in the sudden firing of tenured professors and various staff members. This past May, students were informed that Mills declared a state of financial emergency. Despite overwhelming student protest and a thoughtful alternative […]

(Marisa Tangeman)

Staff editorial: Berkeley protests: white supremacism is not a legitimate political stance

In this issue, The Campanil staff talks about how to handle white supremacists.

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