New Orleans: One Year Later

Glodean Champion It’s funny how the universe works. Ever since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, I have been obsessed with visiting the area to do something, anything to help. Almost a year later, I had this brilliant idea: I would go to New Orleans and photograph some of the children affected by the hurricane […]

Inspired students bring legendary activist to Mills

Photo by Glodean Champion Yuri Kochiyama's sweet face and gentle presence belies the powerhouse that resides within her. Kochiyama, 84, is a pioneer who has been committed to social justice for over forty years. She has worked to build alliances between diverse cultural groups and has championed civil rights, protesting racial inequality and supporting political […]

Sci-Fi author Octavia Butler will be missed

Just two years ago, Octavia E. Butler wrote in her autobiography, “I'm a 56-year-old writer who can remember being a 10-year-old writer and who expects someday to be an 80-year-old writer. I'm also comfortably asocial – a hermit in the middle of Los Angeles – a pessimist if I'm not careful, a feminist, a Black, […]

Williams’ execution nears, debate grows

Halie Johnson There are less than 13 days for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to decide whether to grant clemency to Stanley “Tookie” Williams, 51, who is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 13. With each passing day, the momentum builds to spare Williams’ life, creating a political noose around the […]

Students stage silent protest

Halie Johnson Nearly 200 Mills women flanked the entrance to the F.W. Olin Library in silent demonstration during the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, Oct. 28. Their purpose was to express their frustration with the Mills administration on a number of issues: lack of diversity within faculty, ADA accessibility, family care and shuttle service, […]

Rosa Parks leaves a life full of legacies

Photo by KRT Campus The story of Rosa Parks has been retold time and time again and is recorded in our history books. But there is more to her life's story and not mentioning it does a disservice to the memory of a woman whose courageous act launched the Civil Rights Movement and a 381-day […]

The Book That Changeed My Life

Glodean Champion As a creative writer there are books that have left an indelible impression on my heart and mind: for their prose, use of metaphors, symbolism, and complex character development, just to name a few. It is not often these works of literary genius cross my path, but when I find one, I cherish […]

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